2 2. HOTELS. Preliminary
Omnibuses (Omnibus de famille) are generally in waiting, but it is
safer to engage them 4, 6, or 12 hours beforehand (see below). The
order may run as follows: (M. le Chef du) Service des Voitures Spe-
ciales or des Omnibus de famille, Gare du Nord (de I'Est, etc.), Paris.
Priere de faire prendre — personnes au train de (hour of arrival);
signature. Telegrams of this nature are forwarded free by any station-
master on the route.
At the Gare du Nord and the Gare de VEst the Voitures Spiciales are
stationed behind the omnibuses (see the placards); fares, per drive, in¬
cluding luggage, for 4 pers. 21/* fr. by day (6 or 7 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.), by
night 3 fr., or when ordered beforehand 3 and 4 fr. Omnibus de famille:
fares (Gare du Nord), 6 pers. 6 fr., 12 pers. 10 fr., incl. luggage; (Gare de
TEst) for driving to domicile, 3 pers. 3 fr. by day (7 a.m. to midnight),
each addit. pers. 1 fr.; by night 4 fr. and 1 fr. For driving from domicile
to station, 5 pers. 5 fr.; 60 kg. (135 lbs.) of luggage are carried free for
1-3 pers., ICO kg. (225 lbs.) for 4-10 pers; excess 1 c. per kg. — At the Gare
Saint-Lazare and the Gare Montpamasse these 'voitures speciales' (for 4 pers.)
cost per drive 2, per hour 2'/z fr. (at night 2J/2 or 23/4 fr.), or if ordered
beforehand (12 hrs. notice necessary) 3'/2 or &V2 fr-; luggage 25, 50, or
75 c. for 1, 2, 3 or more pieces. — At the Gare d'Orlians (4 hrs. notice)
the fares are: 1-2 pers. 3, 3 pers. 33/4, 4 pers. 4'/2 fr., each, addit. pers.
V2 fr. more. — At the Gare de Lyon the scale varies from 3 or 4 fr. for
2 pers. to 10 or 15 fr. for 7 pers. according to the 'zone' (orders must be
sent 12 hrs. in advance).
2. Hotels and Pensions.
Alphabetical List at the end of the Book, after the Index.
The large hotels of the first class, which are among the finest in
the world, are, of course, provided with all modern luxuries and
comforts, such as electric light, passenger elevators or lifts, steam
or hot-water heating, and baths. The charges correspond to the ac¬
commodation. Our list includes many other hotels of more modest
pretensions, and even of the second class, where good accommodation
is found at a more^ moderate rate. It is, of course, impossible to
enumerate them all. The traveller who arrives in Paris in the evening
will probably find the best chance of accommodation at one of the
large hotels in the centre of the town, such as the Hotel Continental,
Grand Hotel, Terminus, Hotel du Louvre, which have hundreds of
rooms. These hotels have also the advantage that one pays for what
one consumes at the time, without being bound down to regular meals.
The prices given below have been furnished by the landlords or
managers, and refer to one person for one day. Though they doubt¬
less vary somewhat from time to time, they will at least serve as
a guide to the class of house one may expect. The double-bedded
rooms are invariably the best, and the charge made for them is not
always double that for a single room. If desired, breakfast is served
in the visitor's own room at an extra charge of 50 c. or more.
Luncheon (dejeuner; 12 to 2) and dinner (dmer; between 6 or 6.30
and 8 or 8.30) are served in the hotels of the first class at separate
tables. In the winter-months (Dec. 1st to about the end of March)
prices are lowered at many houses.