This bright and airy 600 sq. ft. apartment is located in the picturesque community of "South Pigalle" in the upper part of the 9th arrondissement just under Montmartre. It is a two-floor walk-up, consisting of a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a spacious bathroom with "rain" shower, washer/dryer, and a living-room/dining room/well-equipped kitchen. There is a comfortable, very easy to operate, pullout couch in the ample living room (phone with free calls to most places, TV and Wifi). Upscale appliances and fittings are new, including dishwasher, induction cooktop, convection oven and a refrigerator/freezer.
You will feel part of Parisian daily life in this early 19th century structure with hand-hewn ceiling beams and tall French windows. Your helpful hosts live right upstairs and are happy to provide information to make your stay in Paris enjoyable.
On the ground floor of the building, you will find the wonderful Buvette, described by Bon Appetit Mag. as “The Best Little Bistro in Paris”. Here you will inevitably get to know all of the young, friendly, international staff. For a preview:
The charm of South Pigalle is that it feels like a village far from the tourist crowds; everyone knows one another and this proximity makes you feel comfortable. Recent demographic changes to the area have drawn it away from a past as a red-light district with hostess bars, but it has kept its edge as a creative territory. In the mid-1800s, this area was known as "Nouvelle Athènes", a nod to the architecture of its "hôtels" and to the renewal of the classics by the writers, actors, painters and musicians who flocked here: George Sand, Chopin, Delacroix, Victor Hugo, and Géricault, to name a few. The neighborhood has a wide variety of great restaurants, food shops and small boutiques. At the foot of the Montmartre hill, the apartment is within walking distance of the Opera and the Louvre. Bus and Metro connections are close by.