Fantastic way to visit Paris
Submitted: September 16, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Our visit was a trip for our daughter's sixtenth birthday and we decided to try something different and rent an apartment. It was the best decision we could have made. This property had everything we were looking for.
It was in a beautiful residential community with great access to both the Metro and the RER, great patisserie shops, wine shop, and all sorts of tasty restaurants within walking distance. There was both a small grocery store and a larger food market nearby where we were able to get everything we wanted to prepare breakfast in the well appointed kitchen and eat in each morning. And despite there being few tourists in the area (something we really liked) all of the shopkeepers and restaurant staffs were very patient with our poor French and very helpful in figuring out what we wanted.
The apartment was on the second floor and had access both by stairs and an elevator (which we only used to take our luggage up and down). The living space was large and comfortable. Everything we needed was considered - high-speed internet access, free phone calls to the US, cable television (although remember that the majorty of stations are not in English - but you aren't in France to watch TV). The bedrooms were also large and comfortable. The bedding was very nice and the beds were so comfortable we wanted to take them home. The terraces were lovely - unfortunately we were visiting during some unseasonably cool weather so we didn't spend much time out there. The kitchen had an American refrigerator/freezer which is uncommon and having a washer and dryer allowed us to pack fewer items.
The neighborhood was quiet and very safe and the apartment building had extensive security - both to get into the building as well as into the apartment, so anyone not comfortable traveling should feel very secure in this apartment.
We also took advantage of the transportation to and from the airport organized by the owner's agent and that was also a fantastic decision.
All-in-all, this experience has convinced us to never again stay in a boring hotel in cramped space. We'll also go for the local charm of an apartment and would highly recommend this one.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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