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I have a peculiar history with this hotel. Nearly 40 years ago when I was a student, I walked through the neighborhood admiring its links with 20th century authors in english (see more below). I spotted the hotel from the outside. At that time, I...More
We spent 8 nights at the Grandes Ecoles ( purposefully returning after our wonderful stay 17 years ago on our 1st visit to Paris). It had not changed, and was still a charming and peaceful oasis in the heart of the Parisian Latin Quarter. It's...More
We were spending 3 days in Paris at the end of our trip to France, and I chose the Hotel des Grandes Ecoles based on TripAdvisor reviews and because I had lived in the area as a student many years ago and was curious as...More
We enjoyed this comfortable, friendly hotel with a lovely garden for 3 nights . The front desk people were very helpful and patient with directions , restaurants, bus routes , etc.
Easy walk to Notre Dame, the Seine, and many great restaurants and cafes along...More
2 floor, delicious bed, linens, peaceful surroundings
looking over the garden was so relaxing, just the break we needed
lovely breakfast fresh fruit yogurts juices
accommodating staff wonderful recommendations great restaurant reservations
2 nd visit
we are planning to return in the summer,...More
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During
the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
Response from daytripper2012 | Reviewed this property |
As per previous answer it costs 9.00 euros, consists of delicious croissants, baguettes, butter, Bonne Mama preserves, individual packaged cheese, coffee, hot milk, or hot chocolate, and a Yogurt. It's certainly filling and... More
As per previous answer it costs 9.00 euros, consists of delicious croissants, baguettes, butter, Bonne Mama preserves, individual packaged cheese, coffee, hot milk, or hot chocolate, and a Yogurt. It's certainly filling and tasty.
For a breakfast with eggs, great dress
We found the bistro 'Le Descartes' just down the block, you can see it to the LEFT as you exit the front gate of the hotel. They have complete breakfasts for a set price of about 10 euros including omelette, side salad, basket of fresh baguettes, butter and coffee.
Omelettes are on the menu all day, as in most other French cafes.
It's a very local place, in the evening the tv will be on with news or a soccer game, and neighborhood people enjoying a dinner and/or drink. The set menu is very reasonable, and it's a darkish place with wood tables and nice atmosphere. The barman and wait staff are friendly and attentive, we enjoyed it very much after discovering it!
Great desserts too. Open late. ...and a minutes walk back to the hotel.