Subject: Paris hotel near the Louvre
Paris Travelers,

I will be traveling to Paris mid October and would like some recommendations for a hotel close to the Louvre. I believe that this is called the First District. I already have a reservation for three nights at a hotel called The Clarion Saint James & Albany on Rue de Rivoli for about three hundred American dollars per night for a single but in reviewing the postings at, I see that many guests had complaints about the service and the accommodations. I stayed at this hotel six years ago but the prices have risen and it appears that the service has decreased. I only want this location. The fees quoted to me seem extremely high for spotty performance and poor maintenance.

My preference would be a hotel for less money and a more consistent service.

After my visit to Paris I will join two friends to attend a three-day cooking school in Provence and will send reports after our gourmet outing.

Thanks to Linda for wonderful links to Yad V' Shem, the newly dedicated museum here in Jerusalem.(You're welcome:-)

Bettina Jerusalem