Re: Paris accomodation
Don't know about B&B- but we stay at Citadines Le Marais- simple but nice rooms with a kitchenette and fridge- and very reasonable. We go by train, so it is close to Gare de Lyon, which is perfect. Le Marais is a bohemian area, with a great atmosphere, and you can pick up Métro and the Tourist buses at Bastille, just a couple of minutes down the road. They have about 5 other locations too- but not been to any of the others.