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This one bedroom apartment is just around the corner from the famous Marche Daguerre - a pedestrian street entirely devoted to gastronomic pleasures! Bakers, cheese and regional specialty stores, restaurants, all buzz with locals, while others just watch the world go by from sidewalk cafes. The area used to be, and still is, a haunt of that particular species - the Parisian intellectual, as well as jazz musicians and bohemians.
Two direct metro lines will take you in 15 minutes or less to the Quartier Latin, Boulevard St. Michel, Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and much more. There is also a direct bus line to the Musee dOrsay and a RER line to both airports; a real Parisian quartier, near to everything!
This apartment is in a late 19th Century building straddling an arched entrance, from which you take a typically small Parisian elevator to the 5th floor. This is a traditional airy three room apartment (approx. 500 sq. ft.) with rooftop views and lots of sun. It is warm and welcoming, offers comfortable modern furnishings, polished parquet floors throughout, and two decorative fire-places (not in use).
All rooms are off a central hall. Tall double glazed windows face east onto the Avenue General Leclerc. There is a Cable TV in the living/dining room, a separate sitting room has a comfortable double sofa bed, and can be used as a full time bedroom. The main bedroom, which overlooks the courtyard, has a queen size bed. There is an excellent modern bathroom with a tub with shower attachment; the toilet is separate. The modern kitchen has a dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment has gas central heating.
We have stayed in this apartment before (booked through another booking agent). It is a cozy, charming apt. very close to the Daguerre street market and the Place Denfert- Rochereau. Very easy access to the Metro and RER trains to the Charles de Gaulle Airport. The apt. is comfortable enough and plainly furnished in a casual French sort of way, with a small living room, dining room and one bedroom. The kitchen is very small but adequate to make whatever you want. Some pots and pans need to be replaced as they are very old. This apt. has been rented out to vacationers for many years.
Our only concerns were that is was not as clean as it should have been. There where unwashed dishes left in the dishwasher, and the floor needed to be swept. We ended up just pre-emptively washing all the dishes over again. The second concern was the that "on ground" contact/agent in Paris seemed like this was not his real job. Answered the phone with just "Hello" so we always had to ask if this was the right number. He was nice enough on the phone, but was late arriving to the apt. to let us in, even after we called an hour out and arranged a meeting time, and he stated someone would be waiting for us. And he just did not present even an average professional appearance. But he did eventually arrived and he did have the keys.
On the whole a good place to stay for a week, but I think it wouldn't be hard to find a better place at a better rate in the same area now.