"Practicalities in the 4th Arrondissment" Paris Favorite Tip by jglsongs

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Favorite thing: If you're staying in the 4th arr. (IMHO the absolute best), here are a few practical tips you might need for a longer stay:

There are a million internet cafıs in Paris; one good and central one to the 4th is Web46 at 46, rue de Roi de Sicilie (the small street parallel and just north of Rue de Rivoli).

If you have to do laundry, it's a lot easier and cheaper to do it yourself. In the 4th, there are two- one right on Rue de Roi de Sicilie (near Web46- see above) and the other on Rue St-Antoine between Sevigne and Turenne, right by the Mıtro St. Paul and across from the church of the same name.

Also right there by the St. Paul mıtro are plenty of stores and places to stock up on food items (and buy some food/wine gifts at lower prices than specialty stores):

G20 Supermarchı - right on Rue St. Antoine at the St Paul mıtro stop

Monoprix- 2 blocks further (toward Bastille and right at the Village de St-Paul)

BHV- there's always the Bazar de l'Hıtel de Ville (dept. store) across from the Hıtel de Ville itself. Besides general dept. store stuff, the basement is a hardware paradise in case you need batteries, electrical appliances, converters, etc. If you go to Europe a lot, it's easier in the long run to get small electrical appliances (hair dryers, etc.) here.

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  • Written Jan 4, 2004
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