Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Paris

Have an Authentic and Relaxing Stay

best neighborhood in parisI often get the question, "Professor, where should I stay in Paris?".   First of all, you want to avoid the area near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees.  They are way too touristy, are overpriced, and are crowded.  The Champs Elysees is hardly "French" at all. However, there are a few neighborhoods in Paris I like to stay in.  My criteria is based on convenience of getting to other sites I want to see, restaurants, transportation access, value, and overall pleasantness of the area.  See my choices in today's blog post.

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (796)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8
Categories: Paris

Why the Latin Quarter is the Best Place to Stay in Paris

Location, Location, Location

small group tours to parisWhenever The Traveling Professor brings tours to Paris or whenever I travel solo to Paris, I always stay in an area on the Left Bank called the Latin Quarter.  It is called the Latin Quarter because it is where schools like the Sorbonne are located.  In the good old days, students spoke Latin. Hence, the Latin Quarter.   In today's blog I will explain why the Latin Quarter is the best place to stay on a tour to Paris.

Thursday, August 7, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2284)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Two Neighborhoods to Visit in Paris and One to Avoid

You Might be in for a Surprise

maraisWhen going on a tour to Paris, take the opportunity to visit the varying neighborhoods of Paris.   Some are sophisticated, some are smutty, some are charming and others are cheap.    They all have an element of "je ne sais quoi" making each of them appealing in their own way.   I have written about two neighborhoods to visit while on your tour of Paris, and I have listed one, that may be of a surprise to you, that I recommend avoiding.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2596)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
Categories: Paris

My Favorite Paris Hotels

Let's Hear Your Recommendations Too

Paris hotel recommendationsOne of the most important decisions in taking a tour of Paris is lodging.   For me, location is the most important factor.  I look for a hotel that is centrally located, in a safe area, and near transportation options.   Next, I want to make sure my Paris hotel is clean, comfortable, and quiet.  I don't necessarily look for a luxury Paris hotel, in fact, I prefer smaller, family owned Paris hotels. Read my blog post for guidelines on selecting a Paris hotel and for my recommendations.
Monday, July 15, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3798)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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6 Tips on Staying Healthy While Traveling

travel insurance the traveling professorThe Traveling Professor is on the road with his small group tours about 150 days a year.  We visit places like Paris, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Italy, and Croatia.  We can be in a warm climate one week and a cold one the next week.  For instance, we finished up a trip in Croatia where the temperature was in the 90's and the next week in Norway we saw snowflakes.  We travel on all types of transportation, at all hours of the day, eat all kinds of foods, and use all kinds of public facilities. Keeping healthy on a trip is a challenge and in this blog post, The Professor gives his best tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
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The Professor's Favorite Places to Travel in 2020

where to travel in 2020

People are traveling more than ever.  The economy is good, people seem to have more leisure time, and they want to go to new places and experience different foods and culture. The Traveling Professor small group tours go all over Europe, to Canada, and South America.  People generally travel to places they have heard of before, but in today's blog post, The Traveling Professor has some suggestions of places to travel in 2020. Take a look, some of them are quite interesting!

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