"We were delighted with our stay in the apartment. Our initial contact with the owners could not have been clearer, more professional or kinder. The process of arranging the rental and our arrival was most civilized, and the owners were onsite at our arrival to introduce us to the ins and outs of the loft. The “customer service” was outstanding. It seemed we were treated more like friends than customers.
The street is busy with a café below, introducing some noise. The owners recommended we keep the windows closed to minimize noise, and since there are fans above each bed living with closed windows was possible. However, we preferred hearing some of the street noise making our connection to Parisian life more intimate. The pace of city life could be felt along this vibrant street. Each morning we went to one boulangerie for our baguette, another (Poilâne’s) for our croissants, across the street for fresh fruit and just beyond for wonderful cheese. Ah, what a magnificent location, yet far from the maddening crowds of tourists.
The spacious, by Parisian standards, apartment itself is filled with personality with hundreds of books, delightful and quirky artwork, a piano, and an entire wall of windows for “Paris gazing." The kitchen is small and efficient, just steps away from the dining table where four of us shared breakfast, dinner, and stories of our adventures of the day.
The street cafés are convenient and friendly, bus 96 was a very short walk away, and metro stations within a few blocks. While public transportation is convenient we enjoyed walking to Place de la République, Canal St. Martin, Ile de la Cité, Centre Pompidou, and on an especially ambitious day, the Arc de Triomphe. In our sixties the last walk was admittedly long leaving us to take the Metro for our return.
Without hesitation we have recommended the apartment to friends and colleagues."
Guest: Lynn R.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 27, 2015