Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
Where do you stay when you visit Paris?
Once Earl and I stayed in a hotel outside the center of Paris. The room and the bathroom were very American and luxurious, but traveling by Metro to get in to the action outweighed the luxurious aspects. Since then, we've always stayed at Hotel Sunny. We discovered it because one of our French friends lives just up the road.
The hotel is in the 5th arrondisement, on Port Royal Boulevard not too far from la rue Mouffetarde.
From there, we can walk to the metro easily or catch a bus right outside the hotel. It's close enough to walk to Les Jardins du Luxembourg. Oh, and it's inexpensive for Paris. A lot of French people stay there rather than tourists, which is a good sign.
Here's the view from the hotel window when we were there in April 2006.
And here's a photo of me with the kids in front of the hotel. Notice Tucker, then aged 10, is trying to give me rabbit ears. He did that throughout the trip. Also, note Grace's blue poncho. She now curses me for letting her wear a blue poncho throughout Europe.
Have you found a great place to stay in Paris or another place in France?