My family and I spent six days following the last few stages of the Tour De France, and after watching the final stage, we remained in Paris for another five days. We spent the second part of our vacation in Claude and Lucile's apartment and it was wonderful. The apartment itself was perfect for us, excellent location and everything we could ever need and more was provided for us, down to umbrellas (not that we needed them) and all comforts of home. It was so helpful to have a washing machine in the apartment too. We arrived late our first night and Claude had waited for us outside, and took us up to the apartment, giving us a quick tour of it. The following morning he met us at our convenience and gave us a tour of the neighbourhood, highlighting where to eat, places for best ice cream, groceries, and the best baguettes. We were also welcomed with a lovely fruit basket and yummy nespresso coffee. During our stay Lucile and Claude were very helpful in planning our day trips, even getting tickets for us for the museums. They made themselves readily available for any advice we needed, and it was incredibly helpful to have a local's view on where to go, when, and how to get there.
I think what really impressed me most, however, was all the communication leading up to our stay. Claude would reply to all emails almost instantly, and really helped to plan our vacation. He gave us very helpful advice regarding our travel, suggesting we take the train from Bordeaux to Paris, rather than our rental car as we had initially planned. And Claude and Lucile even went as far as purchasing our train tickets online and mailing them to us to Canada.
I cannot say enough about Claude and Lucile, I have no doubt our stay in Paris would not have been half as wonderful had it not been for them. Their english is impeccable as well, and all there were also multiple english guidebooks in the apartment.
The main reason I chose their apartment was all the great reviews others had left, and the experience was even better than I expected.
Thank you for everything Claude and Lucile, I hope we meet again.
Tourists without a Car,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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