This is the first time we ever tried to rent an apartment instead of staying at a hotel and I was nervous. We narrowed our search to a location close to the Champs d'Elysees and my favorite monument in the whole world, the Arc d'Triomphe. This apartment fit all of our criteria and more. My first contact with Mr. Ghassan Khoory, the owner, set me at ease. He communicated often and also provided us with a list of must places to see and restaurant suggestions. All were spot on. We were also given great directions on how to arrive at the apartment and who we would meet. Mr. Khoory even called us from the USA to check on our stay!
Alan was there to meet us and from the first, the apartment was more than advertised. The layout and location were fantastic and we felt at home immediately!
The apartment was in move in condition, very clean and well maintained. Alan met us to make sure that all of our questions about the apartment were answered and we were properly settled in. When I called him with a few questions, he answered immediately .
So we arrived rather late the first night and went down for a nap. I awoke at 2:00 am hungry and searched for food. Around the block and I was on the Champs d'elysees and in front of a Pizza Pino open for business. Just the right thing to eat at 2:00 am. I ate one there and took one to go for my wife. Point was that the neighborhood was extremely safe to walk around, even in the middle of the night. The next day we were ready to go!
There is nothing to dislike in Paris. Just walking the streets and sampling the bakeries, cheese shops, sidewalk cafes, and of course Eric Kaiser, which is down the street from the apartment while going from site to site are priceless. My wife called it "walking around aimlessly." But that is the best way to be in Paris! And this apartment was a great launching point to do exactly that. Fresh food every morning, a small grocery store two doors down, and a Monoprix [grocery] right around the corner were pluses. On the other corner, crepes!
Bottom line, this the place for a mature couple to stay while in Paris. Ghassan provided great customer service as did his folks on the ground. I would not recommend it on the days that we would like to come back but highly recommend it when we are not there. I am sure that his other apartment near the Louvre is as well maintained. I am buying this place if he ever sells it!