A lovely pied-à-terre in Paris!
Submitted: September 3, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
This flat was the perfect home away from home for our stay in Paris. Cecile responded promptly to our email inquires, and was willing to accommodate our arrival and departure, as well as our request for a receipt. The flat is a 35-40 minute taxi ride from Charles de Gaulle airport and is located off a main avenue behind a secure entry in a quiet Latin Quarter neighborhood. When we arrived Dina, the concierge, greeted us in the garden courtyard, gave us some time to navigate the winding stairs with our over packed suitcases, and then showed us around the flat. Dina speaks several languages fluently and we appreciated being able to converse with her in English, Spanish, and French. The online photos accurately depict the flat; however, they cannot capture its full light, charming views, airy ambiance, and peaceful tranquility. We were grateful to be able to return to this quiet retreat after a long day of conferencing, shopping, and sightseeing. The free wifi, and use of a landline with free local and free long distance calling were welcome and reliable amenities. The all-in one-washer/dyer was convenient and easy to operate. Having Dina on site and her reassurance that we call her should we have any questions made us feel right at home. We enjoyed waking to the sound of birds chirping in the morning, hearing children’s laughter in the afternoon, listening to a pianist play Chopin or jazz from across the courtyard while we dined in the flat, and falling asleep to a gentle rain. Although wonderful café-bars, brasseries, and bistros surround the flat, our favorite meals came from the shops and farmers' market, on Rue Mouffetard. Whether exploring Latin Quarter sights such as the Sorbonne, Parthénon, Jardin des Plantes, Rue Mouffetard, Rue St. Germain, Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame, Shakespeare & Company or for sights outside the 5th such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, P?re Lachaise, La Madeleine, Arc de Triomphe, or Champs-Elysées access to metro, bus, and taxi stations were conveniently located near the flat. Thank you Dina for making us feel so welcome. Thank you so much Cecil for making our visit special by generously sharing your lovely flat with us. We hope to visit again soon!
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