Subject: Paris in May
I think your choice is perfect, especially if this is your first trip to Paris. The 4th arrondisement is fairly large and so it is important to locate your hotel there wisely. We stayed at the Hotel de la Brettonnerie, and really liked it as well as the street it was on. But I will add that another Ziner didn't find the street to be anything special.

We thought it as a tremendous fun. A fair amount of gay nightlife and shopping was centered on the street, and coming home in the evening, we would encounter a little music and some friendly young people; no noise or anything the least bit threatening. There was a bakery, a small fruit and grocery store, an utterly wild and fascinating small-home furnishings store where we bought silver silk rose petals for our costumer daughter, a great young men's clothing shop where we went to purchase a gift, and where the clerk stopped in the middle of ringing up our purchase to do a pirouette and twirl in time to the disco music! The street also contained a small alternative theater and a very good and very romantic, well-priced restaurant, The Cour du Fond. The hotel is about 3 or 4 short and interesting (lots of shops, services, and eateries) blocks from the Hotel de Ville metro stop.

Here is a link:

http://www.piaf.com/bret.html

I will add that we stayed in a deluxe room because we were celebrating a special occasion, but I would return and stay in a regular, if a bit smaller, room.

Bon Voyage, Debbie Pittsburgh