Bright and calm 1BR on the rue de Charonne, a central and lively neighbourhood in Paris.
Located on the fifth - and last - floor of a courtyard building, the flat is walkup (no elevator). Bright and calm, the apartment features an extendable dining table, equipped kitchen, ample seating and a double bed in the large and sunny bedroom. In addition to the small sofa that could sleep a child, there is also a twin-size aerobed available.
Wireless internet connection and free telephone use to French landline numbers and to any US numbers. Television connection via your personal computer + internet is possible.
I live in the apartment year-round, but frequently travel the world for business or pleasure. My personal belongings are mostly (hidden) in the apartment so I ask all tenants for trust and discretion.
Interaction with Guests
I'm available for any questions before and during your stay, and if I'm in town will personally welcome you at and show you around the apartment (and neighborhood, if desired!)
The apartment is located on the rue de Charonne, very close to the Père Lachaise cemetary, and up the street from the neat boutiques, bars and restaurants around the Faidherbe and Bastille areas. The 11th arrondissement is largely working-class, very animated and relatively trendy - great for all ages, but especially for 20 to 40 somethings!
Metro stations Charonne (line 9) and Alexandre Dumas (line 2) are each about 5 minutes away by foot. Bus 76 is in front of the building and takes you to Bastille, the Marais, Hôtel de Ville and the Louvre, and a vélib station is just out front as well.
Other Things to Note
There is a market on bd Charonne on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Many supermarkets are nearby as well as numerous cafés and restaurants (especially near Faidherbe and Ledru Rollin).
Since the apartment is in a quiet courtyard, loud dance parties are not possible (but dinner parties are fine)! As mentioned in the description, I live in the apartment year-round and while my personal belongings are hidden, trust and discretion are essential.
We felt perfectly safe and comfortable with all the information and instructions we received from Carolyn about the apartment. It was very nice and clean, and cozy as expected, she took great care of us despite that we didn't get to meet! Her apartment is in a lovely neighbourhood of Paris, we had an exquisite experience thanks to her!
Great apartment. Great location. The pictures are honest & accurate. Carolyn was great with local knowledge!
An American in my early thirties, I've been living in Paris for eight years. I frequently travel on business trips and occasionally rent out my apartment to short-term guests.