Wonderful Time in Paris and Central to Everything!
I took my son to Paris for his 16th B-day to explore Paris, This was my 3rd visit and his 1st. I did not want to stay in a hotel and I did not want to break the bank for accomodations. We boys did not need luxury. We needed something comfortable, safe, central to restaurants, museums, sites, etc. This lttle place on the ile de st louis, 2 minutes walk behind Notre Dame, was perfect for us. We are seasoned travelers. Sometimes we want high end resorts on an island and sometimes we want a good experience with good value for the dollar. The Studio was just that. It was not luxurious. It was not grande. It was a small, cozy spot to sleep for 8 hours before getting up an exploring again. To this day, my son and I still laugh at how the two of us slept on the futon. We had a great time and the studio was perfect for our needs. When the futon was folded up, it made a nice couch to sit on, read, send emails, etc. When folded out, it did take up most of the floor space. However, we did not put the bed out unless we were going to sleep. So it did not matter. The stairwell was narrow, but a very cool design. The Kitchen was a galley kitchen with a microwave and a washer dryer combo. We did not cook in the studio. We eat all our meals out. The bathroom was very nice. The owner has used every inch of space and it is compact but functional. The studio was clean and, best, central to everything. We could walk all around the 4th, 5th, 6th and 1st Arrn's without trouble and within 25 minutes of the Ile De St Louis. We loved it. Yes, it could have been bigger. If you need luxury and wasted space, do not go here. But if you are traveling for the experience and enjoy the out of the ordinary, this place is great. We are coming back to Paris in 2014. Unforunately, all 4 of us are coming, so the studio is not an option.
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