A home away from home, our apartment is located in the heart of the left bank. We share it a few weeks a year with selected guests. It is a stylish, sunny, very comfortable and quiet modernized apartment in an old Paris building, on the top floor with a lift. We provide complimentary housekeeping service once or twice weekly. It is steps away from three subway lines and buses, in the heart of St-Germain/Montparnasse.
There are two bedrooms (queen bed in one, double bed in second), an open kitchen and dining room that is a dream for cooks and elegant cosy dining (seats 8), a spacious living room with electric fireplace, a romantic bathroom and separate WC. There is Wi-Fi and an excellent sound system. Ceiling fans in bedrooms and the living room keep the apartment fresh during the warm months. You will live among our books, music and art, like at home. All basic amenities are available on arrival (toiletries, dry goods for cooking, products for washing and cleaning), so no time will be taken from your holiday doing initial basic shopping.
Owners provide you with detailed tourist information and guidance about the neighborhood. The price is all-inclusive. There are no hidden extras.
Apartment: Our apartment has oodles of charm. It is on the top floor of a 1900 building with dormer windows, is beautifully located at Metro St. Placide, with two other subway lines and several bus lines very close. It has light and sun all day from exposures in every direction. It is very quiet. All of the infrastructure is up to date and highly functional.The living space is generous, the two rental bedrooms are smallish. Beds are high quality, one queen and one standard double. The standard double bedroom has a recessed washbasin with a granite countertop. We have Wi-Fi, a superb sound system with speakers in living and dining room, and HD television. Bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans and there is a decorative electric fireplace in the living room. The living room also has a desk. There is comfortable seating in the living and dining room for eight people. The kitchen is wonderful for anyone who likes to cook, with modern equipment including a washer and dryer. The bathroom has a designer tub for two that is also equipped with a rainforest shower. The toilet is separate.
Neighborhood: We are between St Germain and Montparnasse, the intellectual hearts of Paris. The apartment is steps from the rue de Rennes, fifteen minutes walk from the St. Germain church or the Sorbonne, five minutes from the Luxembourg gardens, and ten minutes from the St. Sulpice church. There is a market two blocks away (Raspail) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday (the latter is organic) and another slightly further (Edgar Quinet) on Wednesday and Saturday. Downstairs is a small grocery store that can meet all your needs. Other stores and more elegant food shopping in specialized stores is nearby. The Bon Marché, one of the best department stores in Paris, that also has a spectacular food store, is two blocks away. Montparnasse railroad station is within walking distance, or three bus stops away. Shopping for clothing, records, books is excellent in the neighborhood. Restaurants and cafés abound, several with live music.
The owners: We are two professionals retired from the UN. Our Paris apartment is our home; we have a house in Normandy a few hours away from Paris where we go during rental periods. Since renters are staying in our home, we want people who stay here to understand and agree to treat it as they would treat their own. In return, we do everything in our power to make sure you have our help to make your stay as agreeable as it can be.
We provide detailed guidance on the neighborhood in notes left for guests. If you decide to stay with us and have particular questions about tourism in Paris, let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to oblige.