After much indecision on my part, I finally booked with LastMinute last night a 3 night stay at the Hotel Trianon Bastille, plus Eurostar return for £159 each for this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Not at all bad! Am now feeling v pleased, and have been seeking out useful info, like:
– Public transport with RATP Metro map, the travel planner, and ticket prices (and smiled at the link to “How to print our maps ? with a Macintoch“.
– The Hotel Trianon Bastille.
– And info on the 12e arrondissement, which is an unfamiliar part of Paris for me:
“Residential neighborhood bordered on the east by the Bois de Vincennes. What was formerly a humdrum neighborhood (Bastille area) rapidly gained chic art galleries, shops, theaters, funky jazz clubs, restaurants and bars, and is now one of the trendiest sections of Paris.” (1st Paris Hotels)