About this listing
In the heart of the Pajol area, the latest in-place to be and the most multicultural area, 6 metro-lines and 3 rapid transit (direct from both airports), not to mention the buses, calm, elev. 7th floor, fully equiped kitchen, terracee.
Big sitting room with 2 bay windows, a space for eating, a space for sitting and a fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, toaster etc.). Plates, cutlery, cooking plates and supplies (salt, oil, vinegar, spices etc.) provided.
This flat is very high in demand. There is hence no use in writing me to ask for dates others than those displayed as "available" in the calendar. My calendar is up to date!
Bedroom with very comfortable bed for 2, another bay window and air conditioning.
Bathroom with bathtub, shower facilities, a toilet with waterjet.
10 sqm terrace with view over the Eastern Paris Skyline (Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Belleville, ...).
There is an elevator (flat on the 7th floor), and a doorman.
6 Metro, 3 rapid transit (RER B direct from both airports, D, E), and countless bus lines will take you to all sightseeing relevant places in Paris in less than half an hour.
Metro Stations near by: La Chapelle (line 2), Marx Dormoy (line 12), Stalingrad (line 5, line 7 and line 2), Gare du Nord (line 4, line 5, line 7), Louis Blanc (line 7b)
If you want to stay in the "real", multicultural Paris, and not in a museum-hotel for tourists, this is the place to be. You will find in a short walking distance everything you need: several supermarkets of all kinds (european, tamul, chinese, african ...) and in all price categories, most being open also on Sundays, bakeries, various bars and restaurants from 3€ snacks to 3 stars cuisine, an organic food store, 2 open air markets and 2 indoor markets... Some places our of many: (URL HIDDEN)
Some ideas for visiting, hanging out and people watching:
- Walk up to Sacre Cœur (see map above) – try to be there before 10 AM not to be trampelled by the crowds,– as a matter of fact the sooner the better - sunrise is worth it.
- Have a look what's on in the « 104 », the contemporary art center. Cross the railway in front of the building (heading East) over the Northern bridge (rue Riquet), then take left for some meters. There is an organic market on Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM, and (free, open) Qi Gong on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM and 12 :15PM.
- Walk to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont – its a lovely place with views over the city, eg. for a picnic, description to walk there see below. If you are tired, you can also take the bus #60 to get there (stops near Metro Marx Dormoy, direction Gambetta, get off at Botzaris).
- Walk around « Little India » starting at the bottom of my building and continuing South of the #2 Metro Line (« La Chapelle ») – look around Rue Louis Blanc
- Take a look at « La Goutte d'Or » (African neighbourhood) – to go there cross the (main) Rue Marx Dormoy, cross the railway-line (heading West) and go ahead – walk around Rue Myhra, Metro Château Rouge. Look what's on in the Institut de Culture Islamique, and the Echo Musée de la Goutte d'Or.
- Walk over to the Bassin de la Villette and the Rotonde by Nicolas Ledoux– nice places to sit on a bench under trees or in cafés and restaurants. To go there, cross the railway line in front of the building (heading East) on either bridge, go ahead as you can to the East (after crossing the Avenue de Flandres) … and just care not to fall into the water ;-). Continue to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont through rue de Crimée (with the old bridge going up and down), if you want.
- Hang out around the « Canal St Martin » with all the (other) bobos. Walk to Metro Stalingrad, then head South along the waterfront (Western side).
If you are tired, take the bus # 65 instead (stops rue du Departement / rue Marx Dormoy) to Place de la République, there take the Rue du Faubourg du Temple heading East till you see the « Canal », then walk North.
You might be surprised by the pricing of this flat. As a matter of fact, it is (mainly) a flat rate to compensate for the "stress" of cleaning, preparing, changing the sheets, communication, organizing etc. Once I am through this, I almost don't mind how long you are going to stay.
See house manual. Smoking only on the terrace please.
I am a digital communications consultant with an international background. I am fond of travelling, gardening (as far as this can go ... on my terrace ;-), urban cycling (my favorite way to get around in Paris) and interior decoration. I love sharing my ideas on how to enjoy Paris off the beaten tracks.