Subject: Paris Hotel - St. Germaine de Pres

With just a little more help from Ziner friends, we'll have summer travel plans locked in! :)

We'll be in Paris from July 10 to 17 - hurray, we'll get to celebrate Bastille Day! Do you have any hotel recommendations in St. Germaine with the usual specs - 5 start quality and service and 3 star prices? Two summers ago we stayed a couple of days at Duc de Saint Simon and a couple of days at Hotel L'Angleterre - bookends on our time in Provence. We'd like to not pay quite as high a price for 'chic' but still be almost as centrally located as these two hotels were. My daughter stayed at Hotel Nouvel Orleans last October and felt it was good value, impeccably clean with good service; although, it isn't quite as central as we would like. Also, should we be looking at 'other' types of accommodation for a week's stay? I explored a lead on an acquaintance's Paris apartment for the week, but unfortunately it wasn't available.

Do any Paris savvy Ziners have recommendations?

Thank you ... I am so grateful for all of your advice and guidance.

Lesley Toronto, Canada