Manifique Monceau - Le Vrai Paris
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This is le vrai Paris! Ask any Parisian where they would like to live and ultra-chic Monceau will always be on their list - and why not? As an area it has everything...the famous Paris stores, lovely Parc Monceau, rue de Levis street market, a host of cafes.
Our first floor apartment on a quiet street is newly redecorated. Bright (6 windows!), open style with a great layout and lots of space. A modern bathroom with a terrific shower, and we removed the wall so the kitchen and dining room are now one, and all of the modern conveniences of life (DVD, Cable Television, fast speed connection computer, washing machine). Finally our cosy bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed, ready to fall into at the end of a busy day. It's also lovely to wake up in a room it with a window directly across from the bed.
Decorated with modern equipment and antique furniture the ideal place to stay from 4 nights to 4 months this is the place to stay in the heart of the Monceau area.
The apartment is tucked away on a tiny side street, providing a quiet haven after a day (or night!) in the city. Once inside you will find a bright, well laid out and inviting pied a terre. The apartment has windows on both sides, which provide light throughout the day.
The wide plank, herringbone parquet floors date the apartment to sometime before 1875 and some of the antique furniture is from the same era. Original ceiling mouldings adorn the main rooms of the flat.
The entry foyer of the apartment has a large storage area for extra linens, towels, coats, suitcases and more. It's a great spot to drop your bags after a day shopping around the street market. This foyer leads directly into a living room with large windows, an antique armoire and bookcase (with plenty of guide books about Paris) as well as a traditional, French gold mirror over the fireplace. Bright and sunny, the dining room has a lovely antique table making it just right for enjoying a meal at home.
Liz, Malcolm and Lizzie - UK : • We had a great time in Kate's flat. It was well thought out, well equipped and very comfortable.
It was great having access to the internet whilst away from home and not having to go looking
for an internet cafe (which I have never used but was willing to try). The only time we looked at
the TV was to look at the liberation festival information on Wednesday. We saw the tanks and
other military and civilian vehicles having extremely noisy practice circuits around the Hotel de
Ville area on the Tuesday evening which was very interesting.
Just a bit of information in case anyone else asks, we parked the car in the garage at the end
of rue Claude Pouillet at a cost of 66 Euro for 10 days (much better than 2 Euro per hour on
the street!) and it was very easy to organise.
I'll be in touch with you before our next trip to Paris, until then - take care.
Wayne & Kaarina – Toronto, CA 14 August 2006: • We have been to Paris several times but this is the first time we rented an apartment (vs. hotel
stay). What a fabulous idea! Thank you for your hospitality. We really felt at home here and
enjoyed living in this neighbourhood – so lively and colourful! Being so close to the metro has
been excellent and being able to contact home via Internet was such a blessing being away
for so long. The apartment flooded with sunlight with the windows open so we could hear the Parisian street noise! Paris in the any time is always wonderful and we were glad to have
stayed here this trip. Thank you for providing such a lovely home away from home!
Summer & Jill 19 August 2006
• After travelling to seven countries in 30 days, this beautiful apartment was straight out of our
dreams. We loved the small town atmosphere, the welcoming people, and the feel of a home
away from home. One of our most favourite past times was cooking dinner after shopping on
the Parisian streets.
- 50 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- 1 double.
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Not Necessary
- City Centre
sports and adventure activities
- Dining Area
- Computer Available
- Linens Provided
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided
- Broadband Access
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
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Comments from Owner Guestbook
Comments from Owner Guestbook
Mary Bach - MN, USA February 2005 • Hi Gail – you know we loved it – roadwork and all. Rue des Dames we refer to as “eat street” and the interesting cafes & sandwich shops stretch all the way to the cemetery. I enjoy cooking so we ate in a lot so I could experiment with crepes (buckwheat, whole wheat and chocolate (Nutella). Favorite bread was the country baguette at “Blonde Pain” take a right on rue des Dames (open most days). The excellent frozen food store Picard is in 2 locations nearby. They are good & very popular it seems. It was cold during our stay & we love coming back to this cozy home away from home. Check out Parc Monceau, the nearby museums and music presentations at the music schools near too. The Henner Museum on Villiers is free since it’s partially closed, but very interesting. Nissam Comonda in Parc Monceau and the Jacquesmart-Andre on Haussmann- both great & near. Ride the little bus around Montmartre- especially uphill. Skip the flea market.
- Guest HRGuestBook51189
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/06/07
A true Parisian experience
A true Parisian experience
If you are looking for a lovely apartment to use as your home base in Paris, look no further. The Manifique Monceau apartment is close to the rue de Levis, a wonderful market street. The Villiers metro station is a short walk away, as is the bus stop for the bus line that will take you to the Trocadero and the Eiffel tower via the place des Ternes and around the arc de Triomphe .... The apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures on the website. It was perfect for our needs as there was a baby bed and a sleeper sofa for the children - there was also enough storage space for all our bags and suitcases. The layout works really well and the apartment was spotlessly clean. There is no elevator in the building, but the apartment is on the first floor and the street is very quiet. We were welcomed by a friendly student who does the cleaning. The complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated and it was great to have the internet access and the interesting books to read. It was easy to deal with the financial aspects of the arrangement and the customer service was good. There are wine shops like Nicolas, a Monoprix grocery store and lots of interesting market stalls, bakeries, cheese shops and restaurants literally one block away from the apartment. We walked to the parc Batignolles and parc Monceau and we watched the black swans and the people playing boulles. We have rented a number of apartments in Paris, but Manifique Monceau is our first choice for a holiday rental, we would definitely go back!
- Guest Paris fan
- Date of stay 07/30/08
- Review Submitted 11/18/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
40 Euro extra for use of sofa bed. Check in 2 pm, check out 10 am with flexibility. Booking deposit of 50%, unless within 60 days of stay when payment in full is required. We hope not but if you need to cancel and you let us know before 60 days, your money is returned in full less a €50 fee. Payments by credit card, or through PayPal. €200 deposit for breakages (£130), although this has never happened, returned in full when leaving.
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Sofa, converts to comfortable double bed
Magnifique Monceau living room
A bright bedroom
Kitchen & living room, open plan