Hotel Métropole Opéra Located near the department stores, the Opéra, walking distance from the Tuilleries Gardens and the Louvre, this small and typically French hotel offers studios with kitchenettes and a couple of two-room suites. The rooms are smallish and simply furnished, but the location is great and for those who want to "dine in," it could be ideal.
Ile St. Louis 1000 Beautiful professionally decorated studio apartment with original stone entrance; full kitchen, bath has shower only. Overlooks the Seine, ground floor with electronic access. No smoking, no pets, 5 day minimum and utilities pass required.
Marais 1027 Large two bedroom two bath "duplex" (two floors) apartment; one full bath, one with shower only. On second floor (third floor American) without elevator plus one floor up in the interior. Non-smoking, no pets, utilities pass required.
Citadines Haussmann This elegant four-star apartment hotel (with only 53 units) is located very close to a Metro stop, and offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with daily maid service. Kitchens are not separate, but are nicely equipped with ovens, microwaves and dishwashers.
Apartment Fauberg St. Honoré 133 Studio apartment on the seventh floor (with elevator) in an area of luxurious homes. Full kitchen, full bath. Twin beds and a dining area (no sofa.) Requires five day minimum, utilities pass.
Apartment St. Augustin 965 Large studio in newer building, sleeps three. Full bath, kitchenette (microwave only, no oven) washer/dryer. Five day minimum, utilities pass required.
All through the excursion, your guide-interpreter will bring back to life the history of the Palace of Versailles where, from 1682, Louis XIV officially installed the court and government of the kingdom.
Free time is allowed at the end of the excursion to stroll through the French gardens surrounded by sculptures