Paris, France Reciprocal Club – Cercle National Des Armees

8 place Saint-Augustin

Tel: (33) 1-4490-2700
Fax: (33) 1-4522-1775
Overnight Accommodations: Yes

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9 Responses to Paris, France Reciprocal Club – Cercle National Des Armees

  1. Ronald F. Rosner says:

    Over the past 12 months we have had the pleasure of staying at the Cercle National des Armées (CNA) on four occasions, both as a couple and my wife separately with other members of our family. We have found the CNA to be the outstanding star of the Marine’s Memorial Associations list of reciprocal clubs. The combination of location in the heart of central Paris (it is an easy walk from the Opera Airport Bus stop), availability of both subway and bus connections, comfortable accommodation and above all- value, should make the CNA the first choice of anyone visiting Paris. In addition the CNA has three restaurants: the informal Bistro, the middle level La Petite Carte and the formal haut cuisine L’Elite. La Petite Carte is especially recommended for its extremely reasonable prices for true French cooking without frills. La Petite Carte has another attraction for Americans as the dining room is called the Salon Yorktown, commemorating our joint victory over the British in the American Revolution.

  2. Craig V. Shuey says:

    Bottom line up front: We enjoyed our stay and would return to this hotel. This is our fourth recipriprocal hotel that we have stayed in.

    The Cercle National des Armees (CNA) is well located in the hustle and bustle of Paris. Metro stops, brasseries, cafe’s, restaurants, major shopping, convenience shopping and even a Starbucks is nearby. The public areas of the hotel are, arguably, elegant. The staff is helpful and speaks more English than I do French. Reservations are easily obtained via email and the cost is reasonable. You do not need a letter of introduction, your Marine’s Memorial Card and Military ID/Passport are sufficient.

    The restaurants are nice, but miss the charm of restaurants outside of the hotel – if you are going to France don’t waste your time on the hotel restaurants. The rooms are typically European – small, clean and utilitarian. Our room had a bathtub and hand held shower head without enclosure – water got everywhere! If you want a room to lounge in, go to a Mariott. These room are for sleeping only – they are okay and fine while touring and eating your way through Paris – moreover, they are safe – hotel staff is stationed at the front entrance to insure security.

  3. Bob Schmitt says:

    In late September, my wife and I stayed at the other Cercle National des Armees hotel, the Sainte Genevieve in the Latin Quarter/Left Bank. The location, staff and room (with kitchenette) were terrific. We had views from two sides, to a garden and the cafe square and to the accurate clock on the Sainte-Genevieve church. And the price was also great!

    It was an easy walk to the RER and Metro train stations, Notre Dame, the Pantheon and Luxembourg Garden – also to many cafes and shops. Early in our stay, a medical emergency sent us to the American Hospital, fairly distant, but the staff was very helpful with this also.

    This hotel contributed greatly to a fine vacation and, in the best of all possible worlds. I’d be there right now again!

  4. James M. Williams says:

    The only thing good about this place is the price. Two of the three resturants in the first note serve the exact same bland menu only the third more expensive one differs. My wife and I spent 4 days here in early October. We came down to breakfast the first day and were told that walking shoes were not permitted so back to the room to change and change again to go out. I had the American breakfast and wife had the mini. Although I’m diabetic and can not drink orange juice, I could not give mine to my wife because there is no sharing of different breakfasts. Returned at 6pm after touring, entered the bar (no one else present) and was promptly told to leave because of the walking shoes. These shoes requirements are not written in the materials on the desk in the room. Did not eat or drink here again! Thank God for Resturant LeCarre next door; it didn’t mind our shoes.

  5. Sherrod Bumgardner says:

    Stayed at the Cercle National des Armees (CNA) in April, 2011 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Our sense of this grande establishment was one of slightly faded glory. Its a big hotel and located wonderfully for sightseeing. But price-wise there are many Parisian hotels available at the same or less cost, starting with the Sainte Genevieve mentioned above. And the waiters at the CNA are sticklers about what you wear. My wonderful wife wore a very tasteful New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival T-shirt to breakfast and although they did not make us return to our room for her to change, we warned not to return the next day in casual attire. Will we return? Perhaps, but after looking at other options.

  6. Dr. James H. Craft says:

    In September of 2012 my wife and I and our oldest daughter Elena and her husband spent three weeks in France and England. The Cercle National des Armees was wonderful in every respect. The location is great and the staff are outstanding.

  7. CDR Richard Walker USN (ret.) says:

    The Cercle National des Armees has an annex called the Sainte-Genevieve hotel. You can find its location on the web site. We had a wonderful stay at the hotel, the price is really low compared to the other places that you can stay in the Latin Quarter. The rooms start at 76 Euros. We rented for 5 day the suite (133) that had a kitchen so we could have breakfast in our room and invite in friends that were staying in a smaller room. BUT you must consider this hotel to be a good BOQ not a hotel. If you want a more grand place go to the main building. The breakfast is only a bun and juice and coffee; but you can walk to blocks to 2 super bakeries. There are no common rooms or a bar. 2 Blocks to the left of the hotel as you enter it is a group of about 12 small restaurants we liked the Le Volcan that has mussels and fries for 10 euros.
    It also near 4 bus lines and a metro stop. They do not enforce the dress code.

  8. Bill Zell says:

    In early October (2013) we spent a weekend in Paris and stayed at the Cercle National des Armées on Place Saint Augustin. I must say I am flabbergasted to see negative comments about the hotel as we had a absolutely delightful time during our stay. Our room was in tip-top condition with very modern amenities (can’t say enough about an BBC World News in English) and a wonderful view of a garden. We found the restaurants to be well worth the cost and the staff very attentive and helpful, Almost every staff member we encountered spoke some English — enough so that my bad French and their English got us what we were looking for. Others have commented favorably on the location so I will not duplicate those comments here. I would definitely recommend the hotel to other members!

  9. Hiram Patterson says:

    My wife and I spent a week at the St. Augustin hotel for our 10th anniversary in 2011. Everything was outstanding and close to the subway in great location for touring We only ate breakfast twice and the selection was great. The staff was superb and though the room was small it was perfect for us. We definitely will go back again. Speaking a little French goes a long way.

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