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A fantastic Latin Quarter location, steps from Notre Dame and the Seine
This hotel's location has a perfect mix of proximity to tourist sites and local flavor. It is, of course, steps from the Notre Dame Cathedral (as well as the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens) -- and it offers some extraordinary views of the Seine. It's on the edge of the Left Bank, right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, so when guests have had their fill of tourist sites they can explore historic streets and discover booksellers, theatres, and a number of restaurants and bars in the area. For public transport, the Mauber-Mutualite or Saint-Michel Metro stations are nearby helping to make it easy to travel throughout Paris.
Paris is one of Europe's most densely populated cities, and is currently one of the world's most important business and cultural metropolises. Known as "The City of Lights" for its growth during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris is home to some of the world's most luxurious fashion (Hermes, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent), iconic museums, and structures, as well as major media and business outlets.
Perhaps the best aspect of this mid-range hotel is its close proximity (literally steps) to Notre Dame Cathedral. This also means guests have direct access to the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain for unbeatable culture and many restaurants. But it's not only about the location -- the rooms, designed by Christian LaCroix, are something special, with funky colors, fabrics, and eccentric touches everywhere. The building is about 400 years old, so it has some quirks. For example, the lobby is on the second floor, and guests have to lug their bags up the stairs to get there (the elevator doesn't go there). For the young and adventurous, the Hotel Le Notre Dame is a great choice. The area is bustling with vendors, tourists, and traffic, which brings in a bit of noise but also a lot of excitement. But for those who want to relax and have a lot of options in the hotel itself, they won't find it here -- aside from the necessity to climb stairs, there is no fitness center, or restaurant (though there is a breakfast served).