Grand Hotel Français 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Heather Stimmler in 11th arrondissement, Bois de VIncennes, Hotels €150-€250, Nation, Parc Floral, Paris hotel, Père Lachaise, boutique hotel, contemporary, design hotel
Grand Hotel Français
223 Blvd Voltaire, 11th
Tel 01 43 71 27 57
Fax 01 43 48 40 05
M° Rue des Boulets or Nation

Completely redecorated in early 2009, the contemporary Grand Hotel Français has 40 rooms with soothing colors, minimalist design, dark wood furnishings, fabric-covered walls, French linens, and tiled bathrooms with Italian shower heads. The metro line 9 is right by the front door, and the Nation metro/RER hub (lines 1, 2, 6, 9, and RER A) is three blocks away. Père Lachaise cemetery and the Bois de Vincennes aren’t far, but this is not the most exciting nor quaint neighborhood. You can’t really walk to any major sites, although the Bastille, Marais and central Paris are only about 15 minutes using public transport or taxi.

Doubles €135-€175.

40 rooms. Soundproofed windows, minibar with free softdrinks, flatscreen TV (CNN in English), free WiFi access.

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