REASONABLE - SAFE - FUN & ADVENTURE
BICYCLE & WALKER'S PARADISE
Enjoy French country village life and the excitement of Paris at the same time! The historically classed village of Carrières sur Seine is a bicycler and walker's paradise. It was a favorite of the impressionists who painted its little winding streets with quarry stone houses built up along the Seine. You can live in a village house as the only American in town and yet be only 20 minutes by public transportation from the Champs Elysées and 30 minutes from the Latin Quarter. And if you want to visit Versailles, Giverny, and destinations west, staying in Carrieres means you are already on your way!
In Carrières, you can walk everywhere. Shop in the open air town market, and be known by the boulangère. Spend time in the little jewel of a Parc across the street, designed by Le Nôtre, gardener to King Louis XIV. Walk the lovely miles along the Seine on a pedestrian path past the old lavoir (now an art gallery). Or head to the café by the river and watch the local folks playing boules.
Our little, one bedroom apartment is on the ground-floor of a three-story house in the center of the old village, two steps from a beautiful park on the Seine. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, tile floors, and functional IKEA style furniture. There is a double bed in the bedroom and a pullout couch in the living room. A washer and dryer are available in the cave with plenty of storage space for suitcases.
We have adored living in Carrières and have kept it a special secret. We’d be glad to share our special place with travelers who are bound to appreciate it the way our family has. We have left lots of information in the apartment about how to enjoy the area. We accept payment in dollars, which we hope will reduce your expenses while giving you an unforgettable trip to Paris.
You will find enclosed some attachments of photos of Carrières and of our apartment. If you are interested in a vacation rental, please return this e-mail with your projected dates of stay. We will return information about rates and rental conditions along with a full set of pictures of the apartment and the neighborhood.
Roger and Andrea