About this listing
Located in a peaceful residential street in the heart of the traditional Latin Quarter, this apartment is close to all that Paris has to offer.
The Latin Quarter is primarily known for its vibrant nightlife and is itself a city within a city. The area has an amazing history and this street was once home to Rene Descartes - renowned for his Cartesian philosophy. More recently the Latin Quarter has been home to the filming of the latest Woody Allen movie, 'Midnight in Paris' and the street ends in lively Place de Contrescarpe & Mouffetard area, where you will find traditional boulangeries and bistros, bookshops and boutiques.
In the opposite direction the Mouffetard area intellectuals and academia (from Sorbonne and Polytechnique) mix with tourists with a glass of wine and a discussion or two.
Most of the streets in the Latin Quarter are named after intellectuals, philosophers, scientists and educational personalities of history and heritage. The apartment was right out of the movie "An American in Paris" right down to the pigeons cooing in the eaves outside the widows.
Here you'll have a room and a folding bed in the living roon . Allow to accommodate 3 persons in this Cosy apartment . There is a double bed and a wardrobe in the room also You will receive the keys, blankets, towels, sheets and what ever you need for a comfortable stay.
The apartment is very practical with a bathroom and the kitchen, where you can use anything you want, especially the washing-machine and coffee machine. I also share my free Wifi access and FREE phone calls to Australia and USA home line. (Land line Only)
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
This was a perfect apartment in a great location. Ok, there are quite a lot of stairs to reach it, but once you're there it couldn't be nicer. The cookies on arrival were particularly welcome. Despite being a central location because you are in a courtyard it was very peaceful. Nearby there are lots of lovely bars and restaurants. You could walk to the tourist spots or there are two nearby metro stations. We're hoping to come back again soon. Communication from the owner was great.
Alvin was a life savior when our other deal with a rented house feel through last minute. We were in the middle of Paris, with a toddler, our backpacks and no place to go, phone battery dying and Alvin arranged everything very quickly. He was at the place waiting for us and made us feel comfortable and safe.
That aside, the apartment is great, has everything we needed, very clean, and excellent location.
Our stay was quickly but we would definitely go back, still so much to explore around that neighborhood. Thank you Alvin for the hospitality!
Alvin was a wonderful host. Even greeted us and helped us carry our luggage up the steps! Gave us great tips for the neighborhood! Unit is located in a wonderful centrally located neighborhood.
First, the directions from CDG airport that Alvin sent were brilliant! Took a lot of stress out of the journey. Secondly, when I arrived there, on a very hot day after a long day of travelling, I opened the fridge to find a very cold bottle of water - just what I needed - and enjoyed a glass with delicious chocolate chip buscuits also left by Alvin, which I thought a lovely considerate touch.
The flat was perfect for my friend and I. We wanted a quiet place in Paris, but near some cafes and food shops/markets. The Place de la Contrescarpe just two minutes around the corner was sooooo lovely. Just a perfect little square to relax in and have a beer - fountain in the middle, lovely trees and open blue sky above. Very very relaxed atmosphere. Just down from there was a wonderful street called the Rue Mouffetard where the food stalls were fantastic; cheese, fish, fruit, veg, wine.... all the wonderful flavours of France. From this location, the river was only a 10 minute walk and everywhere is accessible - we walked all over Paris from this location. Alvin had left loads of maps and books that were very helpful in helping us to navigate our way around Paris.
Coming back to the apartment every evening to cook wonderful food and sit listening to the sound of the occasional dove cooing outside our windows was delightful. The apartment was comfortable and peaceful and being up high, very light and airy. The beds were really comfortable - I used the fold down one in the living room which was great and my friend said that she found the other very comfortable too. It was also extremely well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen and the bathroom and the shower was great! Oh, and the fan was great too!!!
My friend and I had a truly wonderful break at Alvin's apartment and so it's a very big thank you!!!! Great place and great location!
While we never met Alvin, he was a very welcoming host. We had all the information we needed to let ourselves into the flat and everything was as pictured in the add. Alvin was very responsive to our requests for information, and while he couldn't let us check in early, he did allow us to drop off our bags so that we could do our first day of sight-seeing without suitcases.
The bed was quite comfortable and the living room was spacious enough for yoga. The flat was quiet as it faces the interior courtyard of the building and the neighbors were not noisy. The location was quite convenient to two metro stops and a lively neighborhood. All-in-all, this apartment is a lovely, peaceful base for a trip to Paris.
A very good apartment in a great area. I had a short stay, alvin was excellent and discreet host, good directions and information. The apartment is clean and organised, with everything I needed.
Alvin's unit is perfect for a visit to Paris. Centrally located in the heart of the Latin qtr, It is really steps away from everything. Access instructions and directions were very clear and easy to follow!
There were cookies awaiting our arrival too, and very clear house instructions. Alvin was very responsive as well via email and phone! Hight recommend this unit. Very quiet as well, especially fir this neighborhood.
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About the Host, Alvin
My name is Alvin and Im a friendly and low key kind of guy. I've been on a airbnb host over 3 years. I've enjoyed every minute of my hosting experience. I always greeting my guest with openess , friendliness and an expectation that airbnb select for genuinely good people to use this service .
I have always loved travelling and hope I will be able to keep visiting more new places and meeting new people. Being a host on Airbnb is always fun to share with other who are having their own travel adventures !