We stayed at few nights at the Hotel Eldorado on Rue, 18 rue des Dames, off the Place de Clichy (that we later found out is known as Paris' "red light district." That explains the blocks of XXX businesses.)
The hotel reminded me of inns I stayed in with my family in Amsterdam. Long, twisty, warped stairs leading to small rooms with smaller bathrooms, older fixtures, eclectic furnishings.
We didn't have a portable crib, so baby slept in a suitcase.
Our room overlooked the "garden" which turned out to be the garden of a restaurant, so we were serenaded each night by loud laughter and the clinking of glasses and silverware on plates.
But the price was right, and the location was convenient to a Metro station. Within walking distance we had our patisserie, laundromat and what became our favorite little cafe on the Place - Le Petit Poucet (translation: The Little Thumb, or so we were told).
On the first evening, we decided to walk to Sacre Couer (Sacred Heart) on the top of Montmarte. The walk was a slow climb up a gradual hill along winding cobblestone streets...
This is just the first entry of a series of posts about our travels with baby...Stay tuned...