About this listing
A cosy corner of residential Montmartre away from the tourist hordes and surrounded by heavenly French food. Honeymooners love it, as do remote workers and writers looking for inspiration.
My charming, cosy flat is tucked below the Sacré Coeur basilica, in the heart of the gorgeous Caulaincourt-Custine quartier. The 1-bedroom flat is modern, well-designed and spacious while the building retains the charm of 1900s Paris*
Ideal for couples, the apartment has a double bed, modern bathroom with shower and separate loo, well-equipped kitchen (convection microwave, hob, fridge, dishwasher...) and comfortable lounge.
In addition to wifi and Airplay sound system, perks include a large library of French, English, Spanish literature, a yoga mat and Pezzi ball, and an African art collection. (Also, economists will delight in my array of PhD textbooks).
Rue Caulaincourt is lined with cheese shops, boulangeries, small supermarkets, fruit and veg shops and of course, patisseries. From a hair cut to a shoe repair, you can get pretty much anything done on this street.
The area is well served by public transport: bus no. 80, 95, Montmartrobus, metro lines 12,4,2,13, and 3 Vélib stations. Famous sights such as Notre Dame, Opéra and Eiffel tower are reachable within 20mins. Note: The "Butte Montmartre" is in fact a hill, so the Montmartrobus is designed for those who wish to avoid the stairs.
The Eurostar is 10 minutes away, and CDG airport is 50 minutes by train. Regional train stations (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon) are either direct on the métro, or have one connection.
I look forward to giving you a warm welcome ~ A très bientôt à Paris !
*The flat is situated on the 2nd floor and there is no lift, therefore not ideal for the elderly or disabled.
Guests have access to the whole apartment. Access to the communal bike and pram room on the ground floor can be arranged.
Interaction with guests
The guests occupy the whole apartment, so our interaction is typically limited to the check-in and check-out. That said, if I'm town I'm always up for a chat over a glass of wine in the neighbourhood!
Other things to note
Hairdryer and dishwasher available.
Strictly no smoking inside the apartment.
No downloading content that is pirated or illegal in France. Use your VPN if necessary. You will be liable for fines that I receive (yes, this actually happened once!).
No sitting or leaning heavily on the bathroom sink - it is made of beautiful glass and might break. (Yes, this also actually happened once!).
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
A long-time francophile of South African origin, I've been living in Paris since 2005.
I love hosting international guests in my Paris apartment as much as discovering people's homes around the world. I am a big believer in community-based services such as Airbnb, and love the diversity of experiences it brings. Looking forward to meeting you!