Paris, France
Hotel Maison du Dupré





August 2012
Juni 2013
April 2014
October 2019



The hotel is only a block away from the station Gare du Nord and we cover the distance, whilst draging our suitcases, in under ten minutes. You can check in at the front desk, leave your luggage in care of the hotel and venture out into town. Rooms are available as of Hrs. 14:00.

The staff is friendly and helpfull, and the rooms are kept clean on a daily basis. Since this used to be a regular house, the rooms are not square and not as spatious as you may expect in a modern hotel. This however adds to the ambiance, or "couleur locale" as the French call it. In the morning a small breakfast is served in the dinning area on the ground floor. It is a clean hotel, affordable and close to transport!

 




 




Walking back to the Gare du Nord, you will find all sorts of restaurants and bars in the Rue de Dunkerque and walking further to the station the Place Napoléon. We had dinner at the Café Foresta at the Rue de Dunkerque, the Restaurant Hippopotamus at the corner of the Rue de Compiègne and the Rue de Dunkerque, and the Buffalo Grill Paris facing the Gare du Nord station. There all good but my personal preferance goes to the Restaurant Hippopotamus where I enjoyed a very good meal.

The restaurant which is on top of my list is located somewhat further away. It is the Bistro Marguerite located at the corner of Quai de Gesvres and the Place de l′Hôtel de Ville on the north bank of the Seine River. We have dinned here several times before and I will go out of my way to get there. Good service, good food, great Bistrot!

 




 




Close to the hotel at the Gare du Nord station there is an entrance to the Metro. You can buy a one day card or a three day card for a specific number of "zones". Most things worth seeing for the average tourist are within two zones.

 




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View north

View north

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View south

View south

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Evening

Evening


Rue de Maubeuge


 




In the Gare du Nord station there are escalators that bring you down to the underground metro station. Be aware that the Gare du Nord is a hub where a number of transport lines come together; trains and metros alike. Here three lines (4, 5 and 7) cross each other on various levels.

During rush hours it is the most busy place you have ever seen! People are running around in every direction going up and down on escalators. Know up front where you want to go to or you will simply drown in the masses.

 
























and welcome!




 




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Gare du Nord and the Hôtel Maison du Pré location

Gare du Nord and the
Hôtel Maison du Pré location



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Breakfast choice

Breakfast choice



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Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord
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