-- Be welcome to your home from home in the City of Lights in this peaceful romantic Parisian apartment, decorated with old French family furniture! THIS LARGE 2 ROOMS APARTMENT (= 52m²) IS COMFORTABLE FOR for 2-3-4 or 5 PEOPLE as there is a folding bed for a fifth young person. --THE LARGE FLAT (52m²) CONSISTS OF ONE DOUBLE BEDROOM, A LARGE LIVING ROOM SEPARATED BY A HALLWAY and USED AS A SECOND DOUBLE BEDROOM with a comfortable large sofa bed (for two people), and also a folding bed (for a fifth young person), a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and separate toilet. The apartment with a sunny balcony is on the 5th floor of a secure building, with a very helpful caretaker, with lift. The balcony overlooks private courtyards of Parisian buildings. The apartment was renovated two years ago. --YOU CAN ASK FOR THE PRIVATE PARKING SPACE, in the basement of the building (please ask for conditions). From the parking you access with the lift to the 5th floor where our apartment is located. And now, make yourself at home! --IT'S NEAR 7/7 late opening shops, supermarkets, restaurants and metros, buses with good connections. You are 10 minutes walk from the known historical 'Place de la Nation' with its so many good connections to public transport and its famous department store 'Le Printemps'. --OUR BUILDING IS VERY WELL LOCATED WITH GOOD CONNECTIONS NEARBY : from 2 to 10 minutes by foot, you have the choice between 4 subway lines, the RER line A (Defense - EuroDisneyland), 3 lines of bus and 1 line of tram : It is so easy to cross Paris to join the station or the airport and visit the historical monuments. --In the street, near our building, there is a station called Vélib' where SEVERAL BIKES ARE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. --Close to our building, AT THE END OF THE STREET, THE FAMOUS PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY is a 44ha of criss-crossed treelined paths, with flowering shrubs and stone staircases. --For more details see my Web site.
In surroundings :
In the steps of the Revolution: -----As you walk around the local area, you may see a game of pétanque at the Place de la Nation. Take a look at the imposing bronze statue of 1899 « Le triomphe de la République ». In 1660, Place de la Nation was called Place du Trône to commemorate the entry into Paris of Louis XIV and Marie-Thérèse of Austria, his new wife. Then, it became Place du Trône Renversé at the time of the Revolution. It became Place de la Nation on July 14, 1880, at the introduction of the first national festival. It’s one of the greatest Places in Paris built as a symbol of Nation or Republic, like Place de la Bastille which is only about 30mn on foot from it, or Place de la République, only about 40mn on foot. Have a good walk following in the steps of the Revolution !
Unusual stroll: -----Here’s a suggestion for an unusual stroll, in a peaceful cemetery ! Close to the apartment, at the end of the street, this picturesque Pere Lachaise Cemetery is a 44ha of criss-crossed treelined paths, with flowering shrubs and stone staircases. Père de La Chaise, (Louis XIV’s confessor), lived here before this area became the first secular cemetery in Paris, dating back to 1804. There are numerous sculptures and recumbent statues from the past two centuries of France's (and other countries) most famous artists, politicians, scientists, etc, eg. Apollinaire, Molière, Balzac, Chopin, Sarah Bernhardt, Modigliani, Champollion, Piaf, Wilde … and the well known Mur des Fusillés de la Commune (1871), called ' Mur des Fédérés ', with these heads and busts standing out in the light of the setting sun, a poignant, striking reminder of what happened long ago. Indeed, they are all worth seeing ! It's like visiting a huge open air museum!
Have fun the Parisian way !: -----Within easy reach of the apartment, you have either the chic or cheap shopping at the Printemps Nation Store or in the rue d’Avron. You also have a real choice of attractions, sports and activities for any age, eg. swimming (open air in summer), cycle hire or horse riding. *) Go into the famous Bois de Vincennes with its Zoo, its Tropical Aquarium, its Parc Floral de Paris for children’ s activities,(nature centre, theatre), or row a small boat on the lake. *) Run in Buttes-Chaumont, the best known park with its grotto, lake, waterfall & suspension bridge, …. *) You can spend some memorable moments in the Cité des Sciences, going from one interactive exhibition to the next, and with a 3D film, it would be a great way to round off your visit. *) Or go by train from RER Nation straight to Disneyland to have fun in the Park & studio. *) And why not, have a break from culture, on Sunday afternoons, by joining the special circuit for Rollerblades. Have fun the Parisian way !
I'm French. I was born in Paris and I lived there for 60 years. Now I am retired and I live in the countryside. I am a regular visitor to Paris to see my family a few days.
This flat has been in the family for two generations. This apartment is also our family base when we are in Paris. We love it. We left our family furniture in the apartment. We want enough comfort to welcome us, when we come to see our family in Paris, and also enough comfort to welcome our guests during their stay here. So, be welcome to us!