Dear Ms. Planche,
It was a pleasure to meet you this afternoon and reminisce about the Jeanne d’Arc of the past. Here is the information you asked us to give you for the Web site.
We first visited the Hotel Jeanne d’Arc in 1985, with our daughter, who was 8. She’s now 34. In those days, the hotel was a secret. It was in no guidebooks, and we were lucky enough to have heard about it from friends who often stayed there. No elevator, but lovely hosts and pleasant rooms – a bargain for its quality. And, of course, the superb location in the Marais near the Place des Vosges. That year, because the dollar was strong, a double room — No. 33 — with two double beds and private bath was $19 a night. We came back the next year, and there was an elevator. I think we’ve visited the Jeanne d’Arc something like 18 times over the years. Now it is famous, in so many guides to Paris. And still a bargain. Some things have changed. The breakfast room is elsewhere, the office has moved around. But it is still the Jeanne d’Arc, and its reputation for value, hospitality and comfort is the same. We have so many fond memories.
Ruth and Merv Rothstein