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Here in the First Arrondissement - the historic and geographic heart of Paris, we have just renovated two lovely apartments! The building used to be home to a Duke who held a weekly salon always attended by Benjamin Franklin, when he was ambassador to France. We have taken the ground floor space - facing the street and courtyard - and made a charming one bedroom apartment with a mezzanine, and an attached studio apartment. They can be rented separately or together.
This is our studio apartment, with a fully equipped open kitchen. There is a full window-wall that gives out onto the beautifully maintained, quiet courtyard. The bathroom has a free-standing salon tub and a separate jet shower. The kitchen has four top burners, an oven, dish-washer, microwave, clothes washer-dryer, small refrigerator with freezer, small appliances, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. The apartment has a flat-screen television, high-speed internet access and WIFI, the telephone includes free calls to most countries.
The neighborhood is incredible - located just off of the Ave. de l'Opéra, mid-way between the Opera Garnier and the Louvre Museum, just steps from the Palais Royal, Rue de Rivoli, St. Honoré, the Tuileries, Orsay Museum, Place Vendôme, you name it!
Keywords: apartment, flat, studio,
Frankly, I never thought I'd end up living in Paris but - you see, I met a man. On a ski trip - Alps - chalet - fireplace - well, it's been twelve years. I can't give you the complete insider's guide to Paris yet, (I believe that takes three generations) but I can give you an ex-New Yorker's guide to this fabulous City of Lights. Our first studio was my husbands - that's where we lived once we decided to share a continent. We were there until our son was about negative-one-month old, and we didn't want to have to convert the bidet into a bassinet. Once we moved, I started renting out that apartment and everything fell into place. As an architect, I love fixing up the apartments, and as an ex-pat, I love meeting the people who come to enjoy their vacations in Paris.
Naomi Benamy purchased this apartment in 2010
The apartment is located in a great area of Paris. The Paris Tourism location and Paris City Tours is within a few minutes walk of the apartment. The Pyramides metro stop is close by along with a Monoprix and ATM. The apartment had everything I needed with the exception of a Nespresso machine and the dishwasher was broken. The listing should be updated if these items are not available I saw one in the pictures and thought one would be available. My only complaints about the apartment is there was someone banging about upstairs. I couldn't tell if it was someone running around. It was very annoying, but at least it stopped before I went to sleep. I would also recommend reorganizing the kitchen cabinets. I loved having the garden tube and I used the washer quite a bit. The clothes would never dry in the dryer so I used the dryer rack and the towel warmer instead. The bed was very comfortable. I would stay here again.
The Ben Franklin Hideaway is in a perfect location! It is centrally located near the Opera Garnier and the Louvre, the Pyramides metro station, a full service Monoprix store with sundry items and groceries, ATMs, and the Tourist Information Center. This is my third stay in one of Naomi's apartments and she is wonderful to deal with from start to finish. There are many great cafes in the neighborhood, many Japanese restaurants, and some "take away" stores with freshly prepared food. Thank you, Naomi, for another wonderful stay!
The little apartment is all that is advertised and more. Naomi was pleasant and accommodating. The location was perfect and the security excellent. Although small, it was well appointed and easy to settle into. The soaking tub was very useful and the kitchen had everything one needed to be self sufficient. The bed was very wonderful and comfortable, one of the best experienced in our travels recently. We highly recommend Ben Franklin's Hideaway.
What a wonderful place to stay so close to everything.
Definitely stay again and recommended already for friends of ours.
Great location. Pictures shown as it is. Clean and well maintained.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Prices (in euros) all year are :
2 nights = 260, 3 nights = 390, 4 nights = 500 euros
5 nights = 600, 6 nights = 650, 7 nights = 700 euros
2 weeks = 1350
3 weeks = 1950
1 month 2400
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.