Do you want to enjoy center Paris hustle bustle and yet sleep in a very calm cosy place, walk to main touristic sightseeings within 15 minutes, enjoy Paris cafés, restaurants at his best in a flat with CDs, travel guides and cook books ? Welcome !
Very cosy and sunny RENOVATED FLAT (since jan 2014) with original wood beams which are very charming and typicall of old buildings in the neighbourghood, very centrally located in the walking aera of Chatelet les Hallles with an incredible view on St Leu Church (the bells don't ring!), near Montorgueil markets & shopping area, near Le Marais. Everything is 5 min walking distance from the flat. You will love the situation.
The area is perfectly safe, busy and nice, day and night, and yes there is 1 or 2 sexshops near the flat but also some of the best restaurants, terrasses and hype bars in Paris, this area is one of the trendiest and most search for, and unbeatable in Paris concerning the price. So enjoy being there!!
Metro stations :Etienne Marcel (5min) and Chatelet les Halles (7min)
10 min to Gare du Nord Eurostar RER B directline
35 min to CDG airport direct line RER B Roissy Charles de Gaulle - Chatelet les halles
30 min to Orly airport direct line RER B to Antony and orlyval to Orly Airport - Chatelet les Halles
Chatelet les halles is the central connection station for all Metro, RER lines
4th floor with no elevator, very calm bedroom with one big bed (futon mattress), 1 big comfortable bed within the clic clac coach (the gold one on the pictures), large living room, nicely furnished with ethnic & comptempory furniture, bathroom with bath and shower, kitchen with fridge, ceramic hobs, electric oven
There is a BRAND NEW WASHING MACHINE but after many breaks, please be careful when you use it, for big laundry its better to use the laundry 5 min from the flat in "rue aux ours"
even though the kitchen is small everything is there : dishes washing machine and cooking ware, so please look, the expresso machine is working and you can find capsules at dailymonop (2 min from the flat)
you will find a projector for films and DVDS (I have some and you can rent some also to the renting store nearby), everything is provide so that you feel perfectly at HOME, the apartment IS CLEAN, and in a very good shape though in an old building, it has been renovated since Jan 2014 and is very clean and cosy.
The apartment is idealy situated near Beaubourg museum (5min), Saint Eustache Church (5min), forum des halles shopping center (3 min), Montorgueil, le marais, rue Tiquetonne, Le Louvre, Notre Dame (10 min)...you can walk to most of this great paris attractions from here,
Within 5 min walking you will find :
. dailymonop : open 8:30 until midnight everyday except sundays, g20 on "rue aux ours" is open on sundays
. biocoop Lemo sebastopol : 66 bd de sebastopol 75003 (5 min ) : best bio grocery in Paris - monday - saturday 10AM - 20PM
. UGC Cine cité les Halles inside Forum des Halles : biggest cinema in PAris with all films in VO
. Jazz clubs in rue des Lombards
. Les Halles olympic swiming pool inside Forum des Halles open 7:00 until 23:00 almost everyday, the best swiming pool in Paris
. Many famous bars (le Fumoir, le coeur fou, le café) and clubs (chacha, le coeur samba, le Globo) and restaurants with terrasses and all gay bars and clubs in or near le Marais
In the apartment you will find everything concerning cooking : world cooking books, spices, and all ustencils for cooking fans! And also I will offer to the guests my little Paris secret guide with best adresses for restaurants & bars, THIS MAKES THE EXPERIENCE UNIQUE FOR FOODIE HOSTS!
JUST LET ME KNOW IN CASE YOU INVITE FRIENDS
I provide tea, coffee (regular coffee, for expresso please buy your own capsules) , water for your stay
You are more than welcome to leave comments after your stay to share your own experience of your stay in my little gem
Please read carefully the description over here because everything is written, no bad surprise.
Also you can book 3 nights (sometimes 2 nights) when 4 nights are not possible, so please check well the calendar, if its not possible to book directly I will send you a special offer for 3 nights (or 2 nights)
To leave your luggage near the flat when you wait for early check in or late check out, now "city-locker" is right near the flat, price >= 10e / day / casier, its very useful
Enjoy your "like home" Paris stay at Christie's!
I'm sometimes sleeping in the living room
Interaction with Guests
In case I sleep in the flat, we can have occasional meal and I will show you around
The flat is situated in the center of Paris, in the walking district of Chatelet les Halles that is Paris hub concerning transportation. The neighborhood is very vivid, with a lot of gourmet shops in Montorgueil, many restaurants, bars, cafés around les Halles, in rue Tiquetonne, you can walk to the "japanese" street rue St Anne, to famous le Marais, Opera, Louvre and Rivoli, to Concorde, Notre Dame and Ile Saint Louis, Saint Michel and Quartier LAtin, all PAris center is right here at your feet.
You will find Metro Etienne Marcel (line 4) in 2 minutes walking, RER Chatelet les Halles 5 min walking so you can get to CDG airport in 35 min and Orly in 30min, many buses to everywhere in the city including night buses "noctilien". The best Paris transportation network is at your feet!
Other Things to Note
I'm sometimes sleeping in the flat
No special rules, its a non smoking flat though and its recommended to take off your shoes when you get in for your comfort and to respect the building quietness .
Overall, we were disappointed with the flat and the behavior of the host. The flat (descriptions and photos) did not reflect reality.
Here a snapshot of what we experienced:
- We were greeted by a strong smell when we came into the flat and had to open all windows immediately
- The bathroom was dirty, covered with mold in the corners and toothpaste stains on the mirror – moreover, the pictures of the bathroom look very different
- There weren’t enough blankets – 2 people had to sleep w/o a blanket in a flat which has one small, electric heater for the entire surface
- Beds sheets were dirty, covered with stains
- The couch was absolutely unsuitable for sleeping as it was too short
- There were not enough sleeping pillows – 5 people need 5 pillows
- Emergency number from the host did NOT work. We called after check-in to ask for a cancellation. We left a message on the mailbox stating that we were more than unhappy and willing to leave the apartment directly. We asked for an immediate callback. We never received response
Thus, me and my friends would not recommend to stay at this place – this would be only acceptable for a much lower price than offered. Moreover, we highly recommend the host to updat the photos of the flat!!!
L'hôte a été très concilient a cause d'un très grand retard.
L'appartement et situé dans un cartier vivant et agréable.
L'ambiance y est calme.
buongiorno ho soggiornato presso l'appartamento di arlene l'accoglienza è stata ottima e l'appartamento è come le foto.
Magnifica la vista dal soggiorno
Christine's may be the only place I stay in Paris from now on. The flat was charming, and very quiet even though in the centre of town. Everything was tidy, and in order, and easy. Christine was very communicative, even walking me through a tricky ground floor lock. All in all a 5-star experience in one of the most perfectly situated apartments I've ever seen. I'm back next year Christine - if you'll have me :-)
Great neighborhood and very comfortable flat. Close to the Marais, Notre Dame and the Louvre. I would definitely stay again. Thanks Christine.
Ett väl fungerande och personligt boende i en charmig och centralt belägen lägenhet. Fyra trappor, ingen hiss, tyvärr. Många restauranger i kvarteret och nära till Metron och tåget till flygplatsen. Prisvärt. Rekommenderas!
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