Paris, the second arrondissement in the quarter Montorgueil. Enjoy a pedestrian only area in the center of Paris. The daily open air market street contains 30 cafes and restaurants and Tiquetonne alone has an additional 20.
The apartment is located on the fifth floor with an elevator. It is a newly renovated one bedroom with a walk-in shower in the bathroom and a separate water closet. There is a leather sofa in the living room that opens into a queen-sized bed. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a large armoire and chest of drawers. The kitchen has all the amenities for cooking. There is cable TV, DVD, CD players, and a DSL line.
This is in the geographical center of Paris. Most everything is within easy walking distance or a short Metro ride.
The Quarter Montorgueil, 1: Paris is divided into 20 districts called arrondissments and each one has 4 quarters. Historically this was a way to insure that everybody lived close enough to walk to anything necessary for daily living because each Quarter provided a bit of everything for daily life. The 20th century slowly destroyed that by the political support of the fast growing 'Car Culture' which in turn brought about the grouping of the various amenities that one needs for everyday living. Nightclub areas, residential only areas, shops grouped together, etc. The Quarter Montorgueil is a template for the future of great cities because it has returned to its original function of providing all the sevices one needs in a walkable area. Pay your gas bill, electric bill, and complain to the Mayor's office all within a 3 minute walk. Shop at high end stores while you check out over 50 places to eat, drink and watch people. Oh, and by the way, there are no cars allowed into this quarter.
The Quarter Montorgueil, 2: All of the entrances to the Quarter have bollards that stick up about 3 feet and only purveyors, taxis and residents with garages can drive in. The feeling is of an intimate village that's comfortable to stroll around in. I believe it's the future of all world class cities and it is the answer to the increased density that we all experience. NYC and Paris both have about 62,000 residents per square mile. In San Francisco where I live it's only 17,000 per square mile.
This is located in the physical center of Paris next to the Les Halles park. The Quarter Montorgueil is actually a village within the center of Paris. It's a pedestrian only area with a daily open air market street. It has over 50 cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating so it is superb for people watching. Museums, shopping, entertainment and just strolling in Les Halles Park or the Tuileries are all within walking distance. The Blue Marble bicycle rental place is 1/2 block away from the apartment at 11 rue Tiquetonne.
Other Activities: Every morning we jog through the Tuilieres to the Place de la Concorde and back, 4 miles. Lots of people watching on the way. Picking up the Herald Tribune and breakfast rolls happens. Walk to the Louvre or the Pompidou Museum. Drink coffee, watch people, shop the many boutiques, sit in the sun and have a beer and watch more people. Take long nap before going out at night for dinner. Go late, very late, to really see Paris at night. Have dinner after 10 p.m. Across the street from the apartment, Babylon Bis opens from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and it's not a night club. Just another restaurant. Ask for my 'Welcome attachment' for more places to go.
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