Parisians head to the Left Bank district of Montparnasse to "find more reasonable rents, well-priced cafes, and the kind of real-life vibe" that's lost in some of the city's more touristy areas, writes Fodor's. Visitors will find similar savings in this neighborhood at the Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse, where current rates have fallen as much as 45%.
Visit July 12 - Sept. 8 for $128 (€99) per night. The first five bookings per night will receive a free upgrade to a superior room with views of the city. For $148 (€115) per night, start each morning off with a hot buffet breakfast for two (reg. $32).
In this quarter of Paris, visitors can take sun-dappled strolls among summer blooms in the Jardin du Luxembourg, decode cutting-edge modern art at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, and delve below street level to the shadowy, bone-lined pathways of the Catacombes. All of these are within a 20-minute walk of the hotel.
Note: Bookings require full prepayment and cannot be cancelled.