Chez Claude is located on the Seine in The Sixth Arrondissement. ‘The Sixth’, with its antique shops, cafés and designer shops, is one of the most sought after areas in Paris. By staying at Chez Claude, you’re in the centre of Paris; the perfect position to explore the whole city. Remember, Chez Claude’s bibliotèque includes plenty of guidebooks for you. Here are just a few recommendations and some useful links as you begin planning your trip.
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Chez Claude is in a 17th Century building on Quai des Grands Augustins. 'Quai', means 'wharf'. Chez Claude is on the famous Left Bank of the River Seine, an area rich with an exciting history.
The best way to experience The Sixth - and the rest of Paris - is by foot. This way you can take your time, and discover the many hidden possibilities. Travelling by bicycle is not only fun, it's also environmentally-friendly. Vélib, which means “vélo libre” or “vélo liberté” - ‘free bicycle’ or ‘bicycle freedom’ - is a great way to explore. Simply rent a bicycle from a hire point, cycle where you like, and return the bike to one of over 750 points located around the city.
Chez Claude is within walking distance of some of the world’s best restaurants. In St Germain are two of the most popular in Paris: Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, or if you are a fan of Midnight in Paris, Cremerie Polidor is a ten-minute walk away.
Walk out of Chez Claude and you're in an area full of fantastic shops. From designer boutiques to bakeries, from antique shops to modern bookshops. It's easy to while away many hours, whether you're here to pick up a bargain or simply enjoy some window shopping.
Chez Claude is across the river from these two famous landmarks. Sainte Chappelle was built by Louis IX in the 13th Century, and features truly spectacular stained glass windows. The Conciergerie was the first palace of the French kings. It has also been the prison of Marie Antoinette. Today you can take a tour to enjoy the stunning gothic architecture.
The famous cathedral is just 300 meters from Chez Claude. It's considered to be one the finest examples of French gothic architecture. Make sure that you stand at 'Point Zéro', situated in the square in front of the cathedral. This is where all distances in Paris are measured from.
The Latin Quarter with its rich literary and artistic heritage is a short walk from Chez Claude. Enjoy a walk through the bustling streets to literally follow in the footsteps of great writers and artists, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Pablo Picasso, who came to Paris to create some of their greatest works.
RER Station "St Michel"
is only 200 metres away, with easy direct connections to Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Gare du Nord.
Watch the booksellers and bateau-buses along the Seine from our barstools.
Enjoy our sweeping view of the magnificent Notre Dame cathedral.