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.
Stayed early July for 4 nights and had an excellent time in this very centrally located and well fitted apartment. From booking the accommodation, Alvin was straight away very helpful with providing any information or enquiry we had. The apartment was very welcoming with refreshments. This is much appreciated after a long journey. There are plenty of reading materials provided on Paris which make your stay more informative and authentic. Excellent free wifi. Very clean and comfortable beds. All bakeries, patisseries, gourmet cheese and meat stores including convenience stores are all located 5 minutes away. No need to look elsewhere! Thanks for the great stay Alvin!
Alvin was the perfect host - he allowed us to drop off our luggage early and provided thorough instructions and helpful suggestions for things to do in the area. The apartment was as described, cozy and comfortable, and in the perfect location to explore Paris on foot, or metro. Overall we loved our stay, and highly recommend this location for anyone looking to have an intimate Parisian experience!!
Alvin was very accommodating. .. we lost the key on our first outing ( needless to say we left it in the lock box after) but Alvin was very quick and kind to respond and make us a new one. The apt. was very clean.
The apartment was precisely as described, and very attractive, well-designed and equipped. The neighborhood is great, with the markets and stores near-by. It is a great location. Alvin left cookies and water. There were fans for two surprisingly hot days. We had a small problem with the kitchen faucet and he promptly took care of it, amd kept us informed about it.
We had a fantastic stay at Alvin's place. The location of the flat was fantastic, maybe 4 minutes away from the nearest metro station which we used extensively throughout our trip and 2 blocks away from a very reasonably priced grocery coopt. My sister used the pulldown bed and found it extremely comfortable (we easily rearranged furniture to accommodate her luggage) and the views from his kitchen were serene. I'd highly recommend staying with him.
-Excellent location just outside the hustle and bustle of the Latin Quarter and close to cafes, restaurants and different Metro lines
-Easy arrival process
-Comfortable bed and Murphy bed
-Smaller and darker than pictured, no comfortable space to relax in
-At the top of a narrow, steep, winding staircase...was ok for us but could be very challenging for many people
Overall it was a good value for the low price.
This apartment was absolutely wonderful. The location is great - Latin Quarter on the left bank right near cafes, shopping and a supermarket. The metro is extremely close, which was enormously convenient.
My daughter & I found the space to be enough room for us without sharing the bedroom, and it was very clean. Everything in the apartment worked great, the showers, refrigerator, lights, etc.
Alvin was so accommodating. He greeted us when we arrived and helped us carry our heavy suitcases up the last flight of stairs. He even allowed us to drop our bags off early so we didn't have to drag them around until check-in, which was very thoughtful. He responded promptly when I had questions and even left us cookies. I highly recommend staying at this apartment if you have the opportunity. It's perfect!
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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 !