|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful place that can sleep 5/6 people plus there is a baby bed. We equiped it like the way we want to travel ourselves to make your life easier: 2 french cellphones with free communication so that your group can split and communicate easily (free of charge), hair iron, towel dryer, nespresso machine for great expresso, baby accessories etc.
It is located right on 2 subway lines and 5 buses lines to visit all monuments with no trouble (I will provide itinerary guide).
Recently renovated by an architect, it kept its classic touch as it has parquet floors, molded ceilings but has modernity thanks to the designers furniture (Philippe Starck, Poltrona Frau etc...), antics and authentic classic advertising from the 1930’s (you will love them !!). There is no doubt you will feel at home. While being in a lively area, this 5th floor condo (with elevator) is incredibly quiet as it opens on 2 courtyards on both sides. It proposes a master bedroom with a queen size bed and a dressing, another bedroom that can be set up with a queen size bed size or 2 twin’s beds and, an extra sleeping in the living room with a sofa that can sleep 1 to 2 people. One baby bed is also available if needed. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances to cook fantastic French dinner
Neighbourhood: Our appartment is located in the 9th, the real Paris, in the 'trendy' SOPI - South Pigalle that the NY times describes as ' “There is no better place to rent an apartment and to pretend, even for a brief time, to live in Paris.”
Walkable distance to Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Place des Abbesses, the bar staged in the movie Amelie, and all the shopping area of the Grand Magasins/Opera, and the garden of the museum of the vie romantique! Historically, this neighbourhood, famous in 19th Century literature, was called the 'New Athens' as most of the intellectuals of the era were living there at the time: Hugo, Chopin, Sand,Gauguin etc… while less wealthy artists were living in Montmartre. This unique intellectual energy and the mosaic of people living here, makes it one of the neighbourhoods valued by the Parisians to live. It has been celebrated by the New York Times as the 'real Paris’ off the standard tourist track. Jean Paul Gaultier and several movie stars are living a few houses away and can be seen in the street. This neighbourhood is a unique one, which explains the limited number of apartments that are available. Today, many young, talented fashion designers have located in this neighbourhood and are side by side with authentic food store and the numerous guitar shops. The famous 'rue des Martyrs' is 5mn away proposing one of the best and authentic choices in term of food shopping and real Parisian fooding (NY times describes it as 'the last real street in Paris.”).
Transportation: Very well located to discover Paris, it is connected to most of the key neighbourhoods by 2 subway lines that covers Paris from North to South (line 12) and east /west (line 2) and 5 buses (30/54/67/74/montmartrobus) will take you directly to the Champs Elysees, the Louvre, the top of Montmartre, the left bank etc..
Adjacent to the building, you will find a grocery store open every day until late (very unique in Paris) andstores with very nice owners. Our building host as well a tiny standing comedy theatre that has some English speaking shows in the summer time (no noise for you as it is on the street side). It is located on a quiet courtyard just off the animated ‘rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle and the rue des martyrs
We are an Franco/American family- Diane is Parisian and my husband is American. We have been traveling a lot, lived in the 2 countries. One of our source of joy is to share our best times and addresses of our trip. Paris is a very special place for us. If you need any tips for family travel in Paris, let us know.
Diane J. purchased this condo in 2000
this neighborhood is the real Paris: fun, classic, intellectual and in the center of everything. the new york times finally discovered the neighborhood... I fell in love with it when I arrive to study in paris... in 1990.... and I am still in love with it.
as the NY times describe it:
“There is no better place to rent an apartment and to pretend, even for a brief time, to live in Paris.” “FOR me, the Rue des martyrs is the last real street in Paris.”
The quietness of our place in a lively neighborhood. the style of the place with unique piece of furniture from our french family country home, unique piece of arts from the 1930's and the fact you can do everything walking or enjoy the fantastic subway and bus connection that are right there.
you will enjoy all the details to make your life easy: 2 local cellphones to use during your trip, beauty accessories such hair iron, adaptors, etc...
I stayed in Paris for 3 weeks and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The two bedrooms, bathroom and the living room are very well-sized. The apartment is bright, well-decorated, and has an airy feel. The apartment is in an old building with a lot of character, and the apartment itself is very well-appointed, with all the modern conveniences (dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, cable TV, wifi), so I felt I got the best of both worlds (old and new). There are also cabinets full of linens and towels, plenty of dishes and cookware.
Because I spent a lot of time in the apartment working, it was important to have a relatively quiet apartment that has good wifi. The wifi worked fine, and the apartment was very quiet and peaceful. I could sometimes hear neighbors walking around and talking, but never very loud or at unreasonable hours. Because the apartment faces a courtyard on one side and the back of another apartment building on the other side, there is no exposure to the street, so there is no street noise.
The location of the apartment is also quite remarkable. I stayed in St. Germain des Pres a few years ago, and I much preferred this neighborhood. Don't be afraid of the "Pigalle" neighborhood stereotype. This neighborhood is amazing! It's true that the nearby large boulevard (Boulevard de Clichy) has a lot of porn shops, etc., but they're also mixed in with organic grocery stores, cafes, etc., so even that boulevard is not threatening in any way. And right after you pass that boulevard, you get to a great neighborhood (Rue des Abbesses) on your way to Sacre Coeur.
But the real star of the neighborhood is Rue des Martyrs, very close by -- a market street filled with cafes, restaurants, cheese shops, butchers, pastry shops, clothing boutiques. It's just a five-minute walk away via a quiet residential street. The apartment itself is on a quiet street, also very charming, with many restaurants and stores. I loved the neighborhood so much, I was in danger of not seeing the rest of Paris.
For touring Paris, the apartment is also very well-located. It is less than a block away from a metro stop with two train lines, but even so, I mostly walked everywhere -- to the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, and very importantly back and forth to Gare du Nord (with convenient RER access to CDG airport, Eurostar to London, Thalys to Brussels).
A great place, highly recommended. I can't wait to return.
We enjoyed the location of this quiet, authentic apartment very much. It was easy to explore Paris from there, either by metro or by foot. The apartment was well stocked and accommodated two couples nicely. Diane was very helpful and made herself available should we have questions. We saw so much beauty--the art, cathedrals, museums, neighborhoods, Versailles, and dined at wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. We had great weather for lots of walking as well. We recommend this convenient and comfortable apartment whole-heartedly.
Diane's apartment was a perfect place to stay while we vacationed in Paris. Diane is one of the nicest people that I have ever corresponded with when trying to find somewhere to stay when I am traveling (and I have emailed many, many, people). She also gives you a lot of information for the area in which you would be staying and it is all very accurate and informative. The apartment is as listed and looks just like the pictures. It is comfortable, central and was a nice 'home' to come back to for a rest or a meal. It is accessible to all forms of transportation and we found the locals very friendly. We also realized after the first couple days that, if you like to walk, there are many places you can walk to including the Louvre. I hope to get back to Paris in the next couple of years and would definitely try and book this apartment again.
We loved our time in this apartment. The owner was very helpful and gave us very detailed information about the neighborhood. Beautiful, airy and light, with plenty of space. Would definitely stay here again.
Nous avons étés heureux dans cet appartement et en sécurité.Diane a été merveilleuse du début à la fin ,toujours disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Le quartier est tout à fait charmant, restos,boutiques, marché d'alimentation juste à coté, boulangerie etc. Situé dans South Pigalle et près de place des Abesses...
Nous sommes une famille de 5 et nous étions très confortable. L'appartement est très beau et meublé avec goût.
Vraiment un coup de coeur! Merci Diane!
We are a family of four with kids 4 and 8 years old. We spent the first week of July 2014 in Paris. We decided early to rent an apartment instead of a hotel. Searched around the internet and looked at a lot of different choices. When we found this apartment we immediately got a good feeling. We got in contact with the owner Diane who was extremely nice and helpful from the first e-mail we sent her. After booking we got a lot of information about the apartment, the surrounding area, bus and metro lines, where to find parks for kids, where to eat etc.
The apartment is located on the fifth floor of an apartment building close to Pigalle. We loved the area. It is very close to both bus and metro lines and you have a lot of nice restaurants and cafés near by. We always felt safe. The private court yard was very nice and handy providing a safe area for the kids to move around a little bit just outside the apartment.
The apartment has everything you need and is very clean and stylishly decorated. It looks just like the photos.
What more can I say other than that we all loved it. We will definitely rent this apartment again the next time we are in Paris.
Thanks again, Diane, for all your good help!
what the NYtimes says about the neigborhood:
' There is no better place to rent an apartment and to pretend, even for a brief time, to live in Paris.”
“FOR me, the Rue des martyrs is the last real street in Paris.”
alkable distance to Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Place des Abbesses, the bar of the movie Amelie, Grand Magasins/Opera, and the garden of the museum of the vie romantique! Historically, this neighbourhood, famous in 19th Century literature, was called the 'New Athens' as most of the intellectuals of the era were living there at the time: Hugo, Chopin, Sand, etc… while less wealthy artists were living in Montmartre . This unique intellectual energy and the mosaic of people living here, makes it one of the neighbourhoods valued by the Parisians to live. It has been celebrated by the New York Times as the 'real Paris’ off the standard tourist track. Jean Paul Gaultier and several movie stars are living a few houses away and can be seen in the street. This neighbourhood is a unique one, which explains the limited number of apartments that are available. Today, many young, talented fashion designers have located in this neighbourhood and are side by side with the numerous music stores. The famous 'rue des Martyrs' is 5mn away proposing one of the best and authentic choices in term of food shopping and real Parisian fooding. The owners (Franco/American) that lived there for 16 years will share all the great addresses and tips to make your stay unforgettable, so that you can surprise the most blasé of your Europhiles friends.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Jan 10 2016 - Apr 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||Hello/Bonjour - Just updated new rates. Note that Christmas is high season There is a 81$ fee for the check out cleaning and a refundable damage deposit of 300$ as soon as the cleaning is done. A very detailled guide to make your stay wonderful.While we prefer to rent our condo for a week minimum we are opened to specific request.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.