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Space (60m2) charm, sun and comfort of an old apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Large 1 bedroom apartement in a typical Paris stone building, wooden floor, very sunny, 5th floor, lift, the charm and comfort apartment in a lovely neighbourhood. 3 minutes walk from Métro Ménilmontant, direct to Pigalle and Montmartre; Bus 96 direct to Marais, Notre Dame, Seine Riverbanks, Montparnasse, 10 Minutes to Père Lachaise. Books, CD, DVD, basic groceries and household materials available.

Bénédicte Surun
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Belleville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(74 traveler reviews)

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Large apartement, very sunny in a lovely neighbourhood
average rating of 4.9594593 based on 74 reviews

Wonderful stay in a cozy apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience life like a real Parisian! Being spacious, cozy, and very clean i couldn't have made a better choice. My partner and I were happy to have the space of this apartment after being cramped in a tight london hotel the week prior. Benedicte our host was very responsive, helpful and sweet as she handed her home of 27 years over to us for the week. We felt welcomed as if it was our home and very quickly learned the neighborhood which was very comfortable and safe. Although it may not be the nicest or most popular neighborhood to stay, it is close to a very trendy, young and emerging area of Paris, which is great when you want to be away from the tourists for a bit and live like the locals. (Visit Mama Shelter for dinner which is 2 stops south headed towards Nation on the M2 train if you want to taste some of the best food in Paris and enjoy a young social crowd.) But when your ready to see the sights the metro is literally at the end of her street and will take you everywhere you want to go for about 2 Euros! Overall my partner and I really enjoyed our stay here and will come back next year.

Thank you Benedicte for the use of your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much Gregory for your review. I am very enjoyed if your stay in Paris and in my apartment was super. I have some difficults to write you, by website before. It's ok now. Take care of yourselves. bénédicte
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Great apartment and neighborhood in Paris

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Bénédicte's Paris apartment. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed having a well appointed kitchen and washer for clothing. This is a residential street with a church, bakery and cafe just down the block, and convenient grocery stores and a produce market, perfect! With Bénédicte's encouragement and map book collection we went everywhere by bus so we could see the local neighborhoods. The bus is frequent and goes to the tourist and museum areas. There is also a subway stop at the corner. Twice a week there is a street market just outside the subway station. The area is diverse, interesting and safe.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Wonderful, spacious, well-appointed apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many rental apartments in Paris over the years, and I have to say that Benedicte's apartment in Menilmontant is my absolute favorite. More beautiful than the pictures, spacious, clean and definitely the best equipped of any apartment I've rented. I cooked dinner for the first time in Paris, and had everything I needed. There are numerous books, movies, cd's, etc. Benedicte is so helpful, I was already familiar with the neighborhood (it's my favorite in Paris) but she is available to help anyone find their way around. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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seattle, wa

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better time at Benedicte's lovely apartment. The apartment was clean, very well appointed, and just as light filled and charming as the pictures indicate. Benedicte could not have been more thorough and solicitous, and we really felt welcomed and at ease in her space. We didn't know much about the Menilmontant/Belleville area before booking the apt, but we ended up being so happy we chose to stay here. The neighborhood is vibrant and lively, culturally very diverse, and genuinely friendly. It is not in the direct "center" of town, but all of that is very accessible via the Metro and bus system, which we had no trouble figuring out and using. It's a great neighborhood to walk around as well. There is a lot of really great street art in the area, Pere Lachaise is close by, and Oberkampf, which is very close by, is a fun area for bar hopping. That being said, the street the apt is on is actually very residential and quiet at night, which was nice as well. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Paris Perch

  • 5 of 5

This apartment and the helpfulness of Benedicte were an absolute joy. She was very quick to respond to e-mail and streamlined the reservation process. Her directions to the apartment were clear and easy to follow and upon arrival she met us and even supplied maps and travel books for Paris. After she got us settled in in and familiarized she even went with us to return our rental car which was a major boon in that it was very difficult to find and our French language skills are poor at best. At the end of our stay Benedicte was both punctual and helpful and we felt we were parting with a dear friend.

The apartment was far greater than our expectations; very tastefully decorated, large and airy, great light, charming Parisian rooftop views, comfortable bed, plenty of linens, lovely and varied books, music and movies, superb entertainment system, land-line telephone, balcony off of the bedroom, well supplied kitchen/pantry, good appliances, quiet building and street, good security, elevator, nearby Metro stop (Menilmontant), several supermarkets, a beautiful church at the end of the block with lovely bells and on Tuesday and Friday an open-air street market at the other end of the block.

The only limitation is the tight bathroom and even tighter shower stall; if you're wider than normal you won't fit, period. Two little things that we would've liked would've been to know the land-line number and to have had discount-program numbers for the adjacent supermarkets. Other than that we can't think of a thing that wasn't delightful during our stay and would highly recommend this let to anyone.

To sum it up we didn't want to leave and can't wait to stay here again!

Greg & Kathleen

Portland, Oregon


  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This is a brilliant plac...

  • 5 of 5

"This is a brilliant place to stay in Paris. The apartment is every bit as charming as it looks in the photos.It had every convenience we wished for: DVD, washing machine, well equipped kitchen and wi-fi. The apartment is a cool, quiet, comfortable haven to return to each day after sightseeing. There are lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants very nearby, and the metro or bus stop is an easy 2 minute walk away. I especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony at the end of each day and admiring the view of the church. When we return to Paris one day, this is where we want to stay again!"

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A partir de Janvier 2017 le tarif semaine sera de 560€/semaine et 90€/nuit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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