Subject: Re: recommendations for Paris needed...
Here's some info about the Hotel de Nice where we stayed:

Hotel de Nice, 42 bis rue de Rivoli, tel 0142785529 fax 0142783607 . A real charm hotel in the heart of the Marais. Elegance, refinement, discretion, a polyglot and smiling welcoming, a cozy and warm ambience and looking out on a nice square. The hotel is everywhere decorated by beautiful furniture and beautiful patina objects . This concern about a harmonious surrounding is also visible in the sound-proofed rooms, decorated with classicism and style, with paintings on the wall, wooden desks and velvet chairs. Impeccable baths or showers. all rooms have TV and direct phone. Single for 380 FF. Doubles with shower or bath, hair-dryer and TV for 500 FF and 630 for a triple. In the summer prefer the rooms looking upon the cute place Bourg-Tibourg.

See Jack's web site:

http://goto-europe.com/i_am/jack.travel/htmArticlesParis/ParisHtml/inexpensive_to_moderate_hotels_p.htm

You can book by phone, but here's a web site for both hotels mentioned above:

http://www.myhotelinparis.com/

Doug Weller Birmingham, England http://www.ramtops.demon.co.uk