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hotels that are in easy walking distance of main railway stations in
This guide classifies hotels into three categories, for
three different types of traveller:
this page, About-France.com has carefully selected a choice of hotels
near the main railway stations in France. All hotels on this page are in easy walking distance of
the station, and are good bases for anyone travelling round France by
- Hotels for backpackers
hotels or hostels offering very basic but acceptable accommodation
essentially for younger travellers.
- Budget hotels
three star hotels providing the essential comforts for visitors on a
- Upscale hotels,
three star hotels and above, boutique hotels and other hotels offering
comfortable and fully serviced accommodation.
If visiting a city for a night or two, it makes sense to
hotel close to the station, and avoid having to lug bags and suitcases
around with you more than necessary. As an added cost advantage,
without your bags you may prefer to walk into town, see the sights as
you go, and save on expensive taxi fares.
name of any hotel for full details and online booking at best rates
stations in PARIS
- Gare de l'Est, Gare du
Inn Gare de l’Est
Right opposite Gare de l’Est (trains from Strasbourg, Germany
this hotel is in a large nineteenth-century Parisian building, and is
only a couple of minutes from Gare du Nord
- Gare de Lyon
hotel Gare de Lyon - Ledru Rollin
Mid-range hotel near Gare de Lyon station, close to Bastille, river
Seine, Jardin des Plantes
- Gare du Nord - Hotel
Small traditional Paris hotel 5 minutes on foot from the Gare du Nord
station. In walking distance of Sacré coeur. Easy access to
the rest of
Paris by bus.
- Gare de l'Est / Gare
du Nord - Timotel
Basic no-frills two-star hotel, whose main asset is the price. Pretty
much as cheap as you'll find within Paris. Easy access to the
Gare de l'est and Gare du nord, so well located if you get in late at
night, or need to leave early in the morning.
- Gare du Nord - The
Mercure Paris Terminus Nord
Located right opposite the Gare du Nord railway station (trains from
London, Amsterdam, Brussels etc) this is a classic Paris hotel with 236
recently renovated air-conditioned rooms,
Montparnasse - Ibis
hotel Paris Gare Montparnasse
45-room hotel located on Avenue du Maine close to the Montparnasse
railway station (trains to Bordeaux, Brittany, western France etc) .
Restaurants and public transport close by.
- Gare Montparnasse - The
Mercure Paris Gare
185-room hotel located on a small street close to the Montparnasse
railway station (trains to Bordeaux, Brittany, western France etc) .
Easy access to the whole of central Paris.
Located just a few minutes walk from the train station and tourist
attractions including the castle, the cathedral, and the museum, this
is a handy base for anyone visiting Nantes without a car.
Just called "L'hôtel" (nothing more) this is a small midscale
few minutes from the train station. Rooms either look out over the
castle (the front of the hotel) or onto the gardens at the back.
Small comfortable hotel, friendly staff, rooms average size.
- Ibis hotel Nancy centre gare
This hotel right next to the train station offers modern 82
air-conditioned rooms. Predictable Ibis quality, clean and well
maintained but little in the way of character. Reasonable value for
money. The Place Stanislas and the historic city center are in easy
- ECO/BCK -
- L'Hôtel Foch
Nancy standards, this hotel is quite cheap; the rooms are small but
clean, and the staff are friendly. But this is a fairly basic two-star
hotel, fine for a night or two but not perhaps the kind of place you'd
want to stay in much longer. It is, however, right beside the railway
Kyriad Dijon Gare
Hotel located opposite the railway station, and a good choice for
visitors arriving by train. This air-conditioned upper **
with swimming pool, is well located for exploring Dijon and
area, and is well reviewed by travellers. Restaurants close by.
Campanile Dijon gare
Almost next door to the Kyriad hotel, the 83-room Campanile is a
cheaper option. Standard two-star chain hotel quality, not much
character, but fine as a place to spend a night or two while visiting
Dijon and the surrounding area.
Seasons hotel Strasbourg gare
Rates at this hotel include breakfast + unlimited Wi-Fi. The 48-room
hotel is located close to the railway station, and on the street
leading to the historic city center. Easy access to the city
center, cathedral, shops and historic Petite France area on foot or by
Modern upscale *** hotel across the piazza in front of the TGV
train station, suitable for business trravellers and tourists. 10
minutes' walk from the city center and the picturesque "Petite France"
- The Hotel
du Faisan Bordeaux
The two star Hotel du Faisan is a traditional hotel located in a calm
location on a pedestrian square opposite the Bordeaux Saint
Jean station. It has 62 rooms . A simple hotel with friendly
staff, and good value for money.
Saint Jean hotel
Classic three star hotel just north of the Saint Jean station, between
the station and the river. 37 rooms. Easy access to the historic city
center by tram, or on foot. .
Pullman Toulouse Centre
Elegant modern four-star hotel, fully air conditioned, three hundred
metres from the station. Located on the Allée Jean
Jaurès, close to the
Canal du Midi, and the historic centre of Toulouse. The hotel
gets good reviews, apart from the price of the breakfast; but there are
plenty of cafés nearby, where breakfast can be enjoyed at
- The Hotel
de Bordeaux Toulouse
A small, clean, friendly two-star hotel just 200 metres from Toulouse
Matabiau station. The hotel overlooks the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world
heritage site, and is in easy walking distance of the Place du Capitole
and St. Sernin Cathedral. Good value for money
- Part Dieu station
Lyon Part Dieu
There no four-star hotels less than 500 metres from Lyon Part Dieu
station; but the Novotel Lyon Part Dieu hotel is a quality three-star
hotel in easy walking distance of the station. This hotel has
comfortable, fully soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms. Easy access
to the centre of Lyon by bus or tram
- UPS / ECO
- Part Dieu
Modern hotel right beside the Lyon Part Dieu train station (TGV
high-speed trains from Paris, Brussels, Lille, etc). Clean and well
soundproofed, and being right beside the station this hotel is well
located for urban transport links - bus or tram
- Part Dieu
Classe Lyon Part-Dieu centre
Just a couple of hundred metres south of the station, this is a modern
one-star hotel. Rooms are clean but basic, and buffet breakfast is
available. There are restaurants and bars at the station, and others
nearby in the Part-Dieu area..
- Perrache station
Traditional 37-room hotel is a quiet side street just a short walk from
Lyon Perrache station. Friendly staff, basic facilities, good value for
money. Good location in Old Lyon, between the two rivers. There are
plenty of bars and cafés in this part of town. Trains link
Part-Dieu stations every few minutes.
Gare Saint Charles
beside the station, the Ibis Gare St. Charles stands on a promontory
overlooking the old city, so many rooms come with a view over the
rooftops. Plenty of buses for transport into town, but the old port is
only a ten minute downhill walk, the second half of it on the
Canebière, the city's most famous street.
five minute walk from the station, ten minutes from the old
and close to the Canebière, the most famous shopping street,
Lutetia gets generally good writeups. There is a friendly and homely
atmosphere, rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and the staff
are welcoming. Good value for money.
This is the closest top quality four-star hotel to Nice railway
station, slightly over 500m. It is a finely restored Belle Epoque hotel
offering a level of service more in line with five stars than four.
Indoor pool, spa, sauna, terrace, fitness room, bars and restaurants.
Five hundred yards from the Promenade des Anglais and the sea.
Large modern hotel, 199 rooms, right next to the Nice train station.
Air conditioning, terrace, pool. Easy access by modern tram to the
centre of Nice, the old town, and the beaches. Convenient location for
discovering Nice and towns and villages along the coast (the railway
follows the coast).
- Nice - Hotel
This is a two-star hotel on rue de Belgique, a couple of hundred metres
from the station. Compared to other low-cost hotels in the vicinity, it
gets much more favourable reviews. The hotel has 40 rooms, and is in a
part of town with shops, restaurants and other facilities..
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