This lovely, newly refurbished studio is nestled on a quiet one-way street on the left bank. This is a real neighborhood with a generous assortment of restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, markets and bars within an easy strolling radius. The lively and colorful rue Mouffetard is about a ten minute walk where you can kick back and enjoy the bustle and join the locals dancing on Sunday mornings. Rue Mouffetard has buildings that date from the middle ages and it now hosts a colorful, daily fruit and vegetable market. The Jardin des Plantes, its museums and the Seine are both easily accessible by foot with the Jardin des Plantes being no more than a few minute walk. Also easily accessible is the Pantheon, Place Monge, Arène de Lutèce, the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens.
If you love to eat, there are a plethora of choices including a one star guide Michelin restaurant which is one of our favorites and is no more than two blocks away. In addition to the traditional bistros, local restaurants and bars, the neighborhood offers some excellent ethnic choices. If you get tired of dining out, the apartment offers dishes, pots, pans and silverware so as to enable you to prepare a lovely dinner. (Keep in mind that there are five bakeries, not including rue Mouffetard, so you should always be able to find fresh bread and goodies daily.)
The bathroom provides a good size shower (by french standards) and will be a nice luxury if you have previously stayed in a typical Parisian hotel. The apartment is about 322 square feet (or 30 meter square).
The apartment is well lit with two large original windows that allow for cross ventilation when open. They, of course, have shutters that will close out the morning light.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING APARTMENT WITH ELEVATOR BUT SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED.
I decided to retire in Paris after having lived and worked in Key West, Florida for about 20 years. I recently published a book called 'Parisian Postcards : Snapshots of Life in Paris' and I continue to enjoy sharing my experiences of living here with others.
Location, location, location! Here is a neighborhood not overwhelmed with tourists but everything is at your fingertips from great restaurants to shops, marchés and banks. Best of all, it is easy to get to the Seine for a daily walk! Life can really be great if you live like a local.
Amenities include a large, flat screen TV, CD player, wifi, stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and an elevator.
I will be meeting you at the apartment with keys to give you a tour of the apartment, the neighborhood and to help answer any questions on getting settled into your home away from home.