A great way to live like the Parisians
Submitted: September 26, 2008
Stayed: September 2008
This is definitely a great way to live like the Parisians do.
We stayed at this property in early September. It's very well situated (close to Canal St. Martin) and a 5 to 10 minutes walk to Metro stop Chateau Landon (7), Gare de l'Est (Metro 4, 7, 5), Gare Du Nord (Eurostar) and Magenta (RER E). We found the area safe and well lit for walking very late after sightseeing as there are many people about with the many cafes and restaurants in the area.
The apartment is as it's described...clean, spacious and the kitchen was well equipped. This is a great location for everyone; the budget conscious tourist wanting to experience Parisian life or stay away from the very expensive "touristy" areas. Well suited for two or three people comfortably. Small issue with the TV & DVD players....if you plan on using them have owners demo both (DVD player & TV stations) if possible. Also, the dishwasher and washing machine (a very nice perk) was in French (English translation would be ideal for English speaking guests).
One of the big selling points, in our opinion, is the patisserie right across the street (for fresh baguettes every morning..YUM!). Shopping for food and snacks was no problem as there are a couple of supermarkets and mini-markets within 5 minutes walk.
All in all, we had a great time. The owners are VERY nice and available via phone if needed.
Tourists without a Car
Helpful votes: 12/12
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