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June 4
The 16th annual Carnaval Tropical parade with 4000 dancers celebrating French West Indies cultures as well as other dancers from Brazil, China, Colombia and other nations around the world. They start at Hôtel de Ville at 2pm, up to Place de la République until 6pm. Come see the dancers and try out the exotic foods on sale! 

June 19
Get out your fancy hats and picnic baskets for the annual Prix de Diane races at Chantilly Hippodrome (just 45 minutes north of Paris from Gare du Nord). Read more about the event from previous years here. 

June 24-26
Solidays is one of the best summer music festivals in France. This event unites more than 150 musicians (including Cypress Hill and Keziah Jones) and 160,000 attendees every year in the fight against AIDS, and this summer is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Day passes starting at €39.  

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Jun292006

Residence les Gobelins

Residence les Gobelins
9 rue des Gobelins, 13th
Tel 01 47 07 26 90.
M° Gobelins

www.hotelgobelins.com

The Residence les Gobelins is a small hotel on a quiet, cobblestone street in the 13th run by Jennifer and Philippe Poirier. It has an adorable garden patio, elevator, and brightly-colored rooms with satellite TV, direct-dial phone (with no extra surcharge fees!), and tiled bathrooms. The entire hotel and patio are non-smoking. Rates are from €75 for a single, €87 for doubles, €98 for triples, and €110 for quads. Breakfast is €8, or you can wander up a block to the famous Rue Mouffetard market street. NOTE: It’s on the tiny RUE des Gobelins, not the busy AVENUE des Gobelins!

 

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Reader Comments (1)

We stayed here for 5 nights in October 2007.Staff was very friendly, the location is very convenient and the price is less than half of what one pays in a more touristy area. The hotel is entirely non-smoking! The rooms and lobby are a bit spartan, but clean and entirely satisfactory to us.
October 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllan

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