Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel
yes, apparently it doesn't compare to the Moscow métro either (according to a russian friend of mine). nonetheless, i find it is most of the time relatively effective for getting around. and it's worlds better than no métro at all. i also affirm that it's infinitely better than the san francisco métro (ONE line !! pff.). it could be better... but it could be much worse. or even nonexistent.
I definitely love the Paris Métro. Try New York's sub once and you know what I mean. As for hotels, The Campanile near Gare du Nord is a really good one. I have stayed there a few times and I will probably will be staying there for our meet-up.