(Text automatically translated) It is an apartment with hardwood floors, moldings and fireplaces on the 4th floor with elevator, very clear and bright, tastefully decorated and sought and 3m high ceiling.
- Apartment1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay4 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This flat was absolutely perfect for our stay in Paris. It was centrally located, only a 5 minute walk from Gare du Nord. The decor was beautiful, with large windows and a huge living space. This accommodation comfortably slept my family of 6 adults. Eric was very welcoming and gave us a tour of the apartment at the beginning of our stay. Would love to stay again when I return to Paris.
Excellent location for this large apartment with historic charm. Great experience except for lift getting stuck with our granddaughter and her luggage inside!
Great apartment for a week in Paris with family
Classic apartment in 10th Arrondisement. Amenities are a little dated, but working and comfortable. Owner is terrific. Great bakery a block away on the Bd. Magenta, several good restaurants within a short walk for the first night (e.g. Bar Magenta right around the corner). We got pizza at a local pizzeria one evening after a long day at museums, worked perfect. Funky immigrant neighborhood, with metro stop about 100m away. Excellent value all around.
Faded grandeur but a great base for visiting the City of Light
This is a typical old style Parisian apartment on the fourth floor (thankfully there is a lift) with large rooms and high ceilings. The layout is slightly awkward in that you have to pass through one bedroom to reach another. There are two shower-rooms (one is a shower over bath) but only one toilet which is in a room on it's own. The kitchen is small but has a dish-washer. Everything in the apartment is a bit grubby and worn. The decor is out-dated but I guess that is part of the charm. Faded grandeur is the phrase I think. The apartment has a balcony from which you can glimpse Sacré-Cœur. The apartment's owner, Eric, is a real gentleman. He replied promptly to our questions ahead of our visit and was there to welcome us when we arrived. He was very helpful indeed and spoke excellent English.
The apartment is situated on Boulevard de Magenta just 5 minutes walk from Gare du Nord. The area isn't the most select but it does give visitors a feel of the real Paris. Montmartre's beautiful Sacré-Cœur and Place du Tertre are just a 15 min walk away. Boulevard de Magenta is a busy street. Like many Paris streets it can be quite noisy; sirens, horns, motorbikes, etc. We quite liked the hustle and bustle. But if you're looking for peace and quiet this may not be the spot for you.
Being close to the Gare du Nord and Barbès-Rochechouart metro station is great. Notre Dame is just two stops south on RER B from Gare du Nord.
There are several small supermarkets nearby. Bakeries are everywhere - we used one on Rue de Dunkerque. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis is great for fruit and veg as is the Marché Barbès on Boulevard de la Chapelle each Wednesday and Saturday, which is also a great place to spot local colour. But beware it does get very busy.
All in all a great location to base yourself for a visit to Paris, as long you aren't too fussy about cleanliness and being in an unfashionable area.
Comfortable and grand apartment with excellent transport links
Mr Testelin was charming, answered emails promptly, and met us at the apartment. The apartment is a 5 minute walk from Gare du Nord (Eurostar), and although in an area that is a bit run-down (full of wedding clothing shops!), we however did not feel unsafe. It is on a very busy Boulevard, and for the 2 bedrooms at the front, it was noisy with traffic and occasionally police sirens. The apartment itself is a graceful old lady of a Haussmann apartment, high ceilings, big rooms, elegant, but starting to be more shabby chic. It could do with updating of the paint work. The wall coverings are classic and stately, made from a textile. The apartment was clean enough, and plenty of crockery etc in the kitchen. One of the bedrooms has to be accessed through a choice of 2 other bedrooms. There is a separate shower room, and a shower over the bath in the bathroom which can also be used as an en-suite. There is one toilet in a separate room. Access to transport hubs was excellent, 5 mins to hop-on-hop-off bus stop, 3 minutes to catch the No.30 bus to Trocadero and Arc de Triomph, and 5 minutes walk to underground. We enjoyed our stay here.
Perfect for 5 adults - Great Experience of Paris Living
The apartment was perfect for our family of five with two parents and three adult siblings. One bedroom is accessed only through two other bedrooms. This was not a problem as our youngest and earliest up stayed in this room. The toilet/bathrooms are unique but worked quite well. The first has a tub/shower and bidet and two sinks. The second has a toilet and a tiny hand sink. The third has a elevated shower and a hand sink and a clothes washer and a clothes line. We split up between the bathrooms and never got in each other's way. All the bedrooms were spacious enough that you had your own space. The Master has a fire place and doors opening into the hallway, living room and the adjacent bedroom plus a window into the courtyard and a large curved sofa. That's where I had tea and wrote in my journal. The living room/dining room was in constant use with a sofa, table & chairs and several loose chairs. There was plenty of space for everyone and the floor to ceiling windows in this room and the two adjacent bedrooms where lovely and opened to the balcony. The owner was great to deal with - texting, calling and making arrangements before hand. He met us at the unit and gave a tour and explained the area around the unit. We did not need to contact him during our stay as everything was perfect. The lift was out a couple time during our stay so we climbed 4 flights of stairs - be healthy! We spent a lovely 12 nights here in July and would love to go back. The last couple days were warm and steamy and the apartment got a little uncomfortable. We opened windows and got a nice cross breeze. We spent time on the balconies sitting in chairs or just standing with a glass of wine and watching the busy sidewalks and streets. The apartment had some noise from the street but we were in Paris to experience life and it did not bother anyone. The bustle added to our experience. We rode the Metro almost everywhere and the close-by station was great. We went to the market near the Metro stop every Wednesday and Saturday and bought our meat, veggies and fruit there. The bread and pastries are better at the many close-by bakeries and pastry shops. There are little grocery shops all over and larger stores just down the street about four blocks. The location was perfect to get everywhere. We went to Mass at Sacre Coeur the first Sunday, but a smaller church to the south the next week, St Vincent de Paul -- a much better and calmer experience.
(Text automatically translated) North Station, nearby, gives you access to the Eurostar and Thalys trains and the RER B to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. (Text automatically translated) Located just steps from Montmartre, department stores, pubs and famous cabaret of the capital.
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