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Last updated: 07/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paris Arrondissement 18 apartment description

Our apartment may be just right for you -- especially if you're looking for a comfortable, well-furnished place in a quiet residential area, with good bus and metro connections to the rest of town.

We're on the 'troiseme etage' (three flights up) of a beautiful art deco building with a modern elevator.

All of the rooms face south and overlook a garden courtyard, with a glimpse of the Montmartre Vineyard beyond. There is a large living room, a good-sized bedroom with a queen-size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious modern bathroom with a full-sized tub (and shower as well), and a hallway that doubles as an art gallery.

The apartment is 66 square meters in size; quite comfortable for one or two persons.

In one half of the double living room there is a sofa and two armchairs, a flat-screen HD TV (with a cable connection as well as a multi-zone DVD player -- the photo shows our old CRT set) and a Yamaha hifi system with FM tuner, CD player and ~100 CDs. Plus two bookcases with ~200 books on Art, Paris, and French and European History, and a bunch of novels. On the other side there's a dining table that seats six, and a second smaller table where you can set up your laptop, should you bring one along. (We have a wideband internet connection, accessible via wifi or Ethernet cable.)

We also have a regular France Telecom telephone line, which allows others to call you, particularly from abroad, without incurring the surcharges added to calls made to portable phones, but in addition we also have a separate 'voip' line, which allows free outgoing calling to both fixed and portable phones in the United States, Canada, and France.

The apartment was completely renovated in the fall of 2007. We restored the original hardwood floors (topping them with several oriental rugs), and there's plenty of closet and storage space.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave, a full size built-in oven, a full-height refrigerator, a five burner gas stovetop, a granite countertop, filter and espresso coffee pots, and plenty of cookware, and pots and pans.

Because we are in a residential area, most of the people you'll see on the streets or in the nearby shops and restaurants are those who live in the area. This has a profound effect on the local merchants, since their survival depends on giving good value and good service to a repeat clientele, rather than 'processing' tourists they'll never see again. Yet the charming byways of Old Montmartre are literally only a few steps away. Over the years we have vacationed or lived in many different quarters of the city, and have fallen in love with the charm, beauty, convenience and true village-like atmosphere of this very special part of Paris - and hope you will too.

Local transportation is excellent. The Lamarck-Caulaincourt metro station (on the number 12 line) is a two minute walk from us, and two bus lines -- the number 80 and the Montmartrobus -- pass nearby. (Walk a little farther and you can catch the 30, 85 and 95 routes as well.)

(The 'Montmartrobus' is a mini-bus whose route takes it right over the butte, from its starting point near the Jules Joffrin metro station to its terminus at Pigalle. In the process, it passes close to our apartment! A handy thing to have when you're loaded up with goodies from the rue du Poteau outdoor market!)

The route of the number 80 bus begins close to Jules Joffrin as well, the difference being that the 80 bus crosses the entire city, all the way to the Porte de Versailles. Stops en route include the Place de Clichy, and the Gare St. Lazare, not far from the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette department stores. It continues on to the Rond Point des Champs-Elysses, and then crosses the Seine at the Pont de l'Alma, passing close to the Eiffel Tower before descending into the uncharted depths of the 15th Arrondissement. A route that is both scenic and useful -- we ride the 80 bus a lot!)

The number 12 metro line is one of the main 'north-south' lines in the city. Stops along the route include Abbesses, St Georges, St Lazare, Madeleine, Concorde (where the Champs Elysses and the rue de Rivoli meet; change here for the Louvre), Solferino (close to the Musee d'Orsay), Sevres-Babylon (close to the Bon Marche department store, along with (it's just next door) its incredible food hall) and the Gare Montparnasse (just in case you're planning to run down to visit the cathedral at Chartres while you're in town!)

If you'd like to see our exact location please scroll down to the Google Earth map. (NOTE There seems to be a problem with the Google map on the vrbo site - hopefully it will be corrected soon but in the meanwhile you can see our location, and learn more about the apartment and our neighborhood via the link further down, which will take you to the apartment's webpage.)

There is no smoking in the apartment and, because some of our guests have allergies, no pets are allowed.

References are available upon request.


$1200/week for 1st week, for one or two guests.

Additional nights are $120; additional weeks $840.

$3960 for 1st (30 day) month (the $3600 figure appearing later on the page was calculated by the vrbo computer, and is incorrect); and $3600/month for each additional month.

Please note that our rates are in US Dollars.

Our rates are constant during the year; we don't push them up for 'high season'.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 66 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • In addition to a regular full-size bathroom, there's also a small 'powder room', with W.C. and a small sink. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            In addition to being a full-height model, the freezer compartment is below, so that the food compartment is at eye level. Better than the one we have at home!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All brand new, with complete cookware and china service. Gas cooktop with vent hood and five burners....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            All sorts of kitchen gadgets, plus a full set of serving pieces. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            In apartment. (The washer and the dryer are separate, full-sized units.)...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Answering Machine, DSL, Widescreen TV with cable connection (CNN, BBC, etc, ), Component Yamaha Stereo, CD Player and ~100 CDs, library of ~200 books on Paris, art and history, full complement of kitchen equipment, Filter Coffee Pot, Espresso Pot, Towels and linens are provided...moreless


              • Video Library:

                About 25 English-language and French DVDs. Mostly oldies -- if you're always meant to see Irma la Douce or An American in Paris, this is your big chance! ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                100+ cds -- a mixture of classical, opera, jazz, rock and pop. (We have a Yamaha component system rather than the usual boom box.)...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Access to Bloomberg, BBC, etc. as well as French programs....moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                A regular France Telecom landline, so calls can be received without surcharge. (Local outbound calling is free.)...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                There is an internet voip line that offers free long distance calling to France, the United States, and Canada....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Connection via ethernet cable or WiFi....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    There are two 'Balconets' in the living area, accessible via the full-height windows, and a third in the bedroom. These aren't wide enough for a chair or table, but still are nice to have! ...moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Museums
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing


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                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  • Taxes Not included


                  Cost of the first week is $1200. Subsequent nights are $120, so that a 30 night visit would be $3960, rather than the $3600 calculated by the vrbo computer!

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                  Last updated: 07/20/2014
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                  • Lapin Agile Cabaret and Montmartre Vineyard

                    "(If the various points of interest indicators are clustered too closely together, click on t..."

                  • Daily outdoor market

                    "Located at the intersection of the rue du Poteau and the rue Duhesme, a few minutes' walk fr..."

                  • Fine food shopping on the rue Caulaincourt

                    "This section of Caulaincourt is lined with an array of fine food shops. There are also nu..."

                  • The park in the photo

                    "Our favorite place for kicking back and soaking up the sunshine. "

                  • Place du Tertre

                    "The heart of Old Montmartre, and the Capital of the Republique du Montmartre"

                  • Saturday Outdoor Organic Market

                    "Although there are several roving street markets that set up in our neighborhood, and even a..."


                  In addition to the attractive parks, gardens, and squares nearby you'll also find a selection of excellent family-owned restaurants in the immediate area, plus an array of fine food shops ranged along the nearby rue Caulaincourt, less than 100 yards away, A five minute walk takes you to the rue du Poteau and a lively outdoor market open six days a week, plus a similar array of fine shops. In addition there is a superb outdoor organic market -- one of two in Paris -- that sets up in our part of town every Saturday morning is easily reached from the apartment. (You'll find full details in the apartment information folder.)

                  (At point we probably should mention that a public swimming pool and a fitness club are also located nearby!)

                  The Musee d'Orsay is one of several popular destinations that are a direct ride on the number 12 Metro line from our stop.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: THE MAP SHOWING OUR LOCATION IS NOT VISIBLE IN ALL WEB BROWSERS. IF THE MAP DOESN'T APPEAR ON YOUR BROWSER YOU CAN SEE IT BY GOING TO THE APARTMENT'S STAND-ALONE WEBPAGE, BY CLICKING ON THE LINK TO THE LEFT. . For years our fantasy was to -- someday -- have an apartment in Paris. About fifteen years ago, and after months of looking, that dream became a reality. The apartment was ideal—in a beautifully maintained building in a quiet residential area of Montmartre, and fronting on a little tree-shaded square. But then, with the passage of time, my knees began to hint that an elevator might be in order. And so we started looking again. That first apartment had spoiled us though, and we weren’t easily satisfied. But then one morning, walking out to pick up a baguette for lunch, we bumped into the realtor who had sold us the apartment. We hadn’t seen him for years but just the same there he was, and it was clear that he was glad to see us. Just fifteen minutes earlier, he claimed, he had taken a listing for an apartment that he said would bowl us over. “Right” we thought. But as they say in Paris, 'on ne sait jamais', and in any case the apartment was only just around the corner. Turns out he was right, and we were the first (and only) clients to see it. It needed a LOT of work (though that's what made it affordable) but now that the renovations are done we're simply delighted. It's truly our dream apartment. Come share it with us.

                  Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 18:
                  When we started to look for an apartment we had a pretty good idea of what we did and didn't want. Three particularly important things were, first, to be in a real Paris neighborhood, rather than in a commercial area, or one inundated with tourists; second, that the apartment should be quiet (some of the places we stayed in earlier got a lot of street noise); and third, that wherever we settled, we wanted to have good transportation to other areas of the city. What we like to call the 'Back of the Butte' quarter of Montmartre meets those, and our other needs, 100%

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  This apartment is our home, and was chosen, remodeled, and furnished as such. We hope you will be as comfortable when you visit as we are when we are there.

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                  Speaks: english


                  • Looking into one half of the double living room.

                    Looking into one half of the double living room.

                  • Looking down the hallway towards the bedroom.

                    Looking down the hallway towards the bedroom.

                  • Kitchen (The outside scaffolding has since been removed!)

                    Kitchen (The outside scaffolding has since been removed!)

                  • Other side of the bathroom  - the washer and dryer are off to the left.

                    Other side of the bathroom - the washer and dryer are off to the left.

                  • Radishes at the nearby rue du Poteau market.

                    Radishes at the nearby rue du Poteau market.

                  • Our favorite boulanger.

                    Our favorite boulanger.

                  • The Montmartre vineyard is just around the corner!

                    The Montmartre vineyard is just around the corner!

                  • The entrance to our building.

                    The entrance to our building.

                  • Looking the other way.

                    Looking the other way.

                  • Bedroom. (A corner of the desk is just visible at the bottom left of the photo.

                    Bedroom. (A corner of the desk is just visible at the bottom left of the photo.

                  • Tub and shower.

                    Tub and shower.

                  • One of the bookshelves in the apartment, showing cookbooks and guidebooks.

                    One of the bookshelves in the apartment, showing cookbooks and guidebooks.

                  • Veggies at the organic market.

                    Veggies at the organic market.

                  • An afternoon scene in a nearby park.

                    An afternoon scene in a nearby park.

                  • The the long way 'round to the Montmartre Vineyard!

                    The the long way 'round to the Montmartre Vineyard!

                  • A welcome sight after a day of running around town!

                    A welcome sight after a day of running around town!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2001.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  $1,200 per week (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 07/20/14
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