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Cheap Hotels Paris - Finding Value In The city of light

Contrary to public perception, it's not hard to find cheap accommodation in Paris. It's just a case of knowing where to look.

This site is designed to help you get the best of the bargains ... without having to stay in the middle of nowhere.

And this is a key point: many of the low cost Paris hotels you see advertised are cheap because they're not in Paris! Instead, they're off in some town that's outside the city and you're going to use up precious time going to and from the hotel.

Plus, you're going for the romance of adventure of Paris , not the "romance and adventure" of St Ouen (a ghastly place - I wouln't go there after dark), or La Defense (a soulless business zone) or any of the other towns that circle the city.

(but dishonestly claim to have "cheap Paris hotels")

I'm going to show you a foolproof way of knowing whether a hotel is or isn't within the city limits - and, also, how central it is.

And I'll show you how to find inexpensive hotels even in nice areas of Paris so, wherever you're staying, you'll be within walking distance of a major Paris landmark.

And, if you decide to enjoy the city's nightlife, you'll be less than 15 minutes away from a major social hotspot - like the Champs Elysees, St Michel, Bastille or Montparnasse Bienvenue. Or, if a moonlit walk along the Seine is your thing - where you can enjoy sites like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower - then that's no more than a few metro stops away.

Where to stay in Paris

Because it's so easy to find low cost lodging in Paris (even in the very center), the answer should probably be "somewhere central" (though both Montparnasse and up the hill in Montmartre have their charms and are covered on this site).

The site is broken down by neighborhood, so if you have somewhere in mind, you should be able to find information quickly. But, if you've arrived "with a blank slate", let me give you 3 areas to think about:

- the Marais district

- near the Place De La Republique

- close to Place Monge in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement)

Whichever area is your favourite - and, let's be honest, anywhere within walking distance of the town center is likely to be good - I hope this "Cheap hotels Paris" guide helps you find a place to stay that helps make your holiday special.

Interesting fact: Every May, Paris holds a vintage car rally