About this listing
IN THE HEART OF PARIS BOHEME : THE VINEGAR MAKERS VILLAGE IN CANAL SAINT MARTIN DISTRICT
Bright and sunny studio, renewed in 2012, in the CENTRAL, SAFE, TRENDY and ROMANTIC district of Canal Saint Martin, between Republique Square and Gare de l'Est. In the heart of rive droite, the apartment is located in the picturesque and authentic Vinegar Makers Village, formerly Vineyard Trail since XVI century.
The flat is very close to the relevant points of interest, in 15 min by foot you are in: MARAIS district, the Pompidou Centre, the BASTILLE, Belleville and the Grands Boulevards.
The neighborhood is lively, family friendly, safe and considered to be one the place where the action is!
SPACE AND EQUIPMENT
Clean, cozy and well-organized 30 sqm brightened by big windows and composed in a bedroom with double bed and large wardrobe; a living room with a sofa double bed really comfy (French standard queen size 140x200); a new charming kitchen fully equipped; a renovated bathroom with shower and bathtub.
The FEE included fresh sheets and towels and WIFI connexion.
In the kitchen you will find all staff to cook as a chef : many dishes, kitchenware, and pots for 6 people, ceramic top cooker, fridge, microwave, Italian coffee maker (moka), mixer for smoothies, toaster.
Moreover, in the flat is included a washing machine, ironing facilities and a hairdryer as well.
The HEATING in individual , so the guests can set it up as they needs.
The flat is on the third floor. You get access to an ancient staircase, typical of pre Haussmann period (1850).
★ ★★THE GUESTS ★★★
COUPLES will love this cozy cocoon in a romantic and “atmospheric” neighbourhood (see the movie Hotel du Nord before your visit!)
FRIENDS will appreciate hanging out in this authentic Parisian spot besides classical touristic places. Note : the apt is 30 mq so, you would share intimacy, space and complicity :)
FAMILIES with children are welcome and babies too (baby bed an stroller available for free). A nice park, equipped with children's playground, is located at 100m in the garden of a formerly ancient convent.
TRANSPORTS and DISTANCES
By foot :
- 5 min from Republique ( Line 3, Line 9, Line 5 , Line 8)
- 5 min from Gare de l'Est ( Line 4, Line 7, Line 5)
- 10 min from Gare du Nord
SUBWAY Jacques Bonsergent, République, Gare de l’Est, Chateau d’Eau (lines 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9).
DIRECTE LINES FOR : LOUVRE, EIFFEL TOWER, LATIN DISTRICT AND NOTRE DAME, MONTMARTRE.
BUSES : 38, 47 (for Notre Dame an Latin district in 10 min), 39 for LOUVRE (in 10 min) , 65 for Gare de Lyon (10min)
VELIB ’: 2 stations of bike-sharing services at 50m
MAIN RAILWAY STATION (by foot) :
- GARE DU NORD direct to/from Roissy Airport Charles De Gaulle (25 min). Eurostar to London (2h) and Bruxelles (1h) leaves every hour!
- GARE DE L’EST to Reims, the Champagne region in only 45 min (!)
You will love the natural light that floods this tiny apartment. Nothing feels better than opening the windows and watch the typical Parisian roof, whatever the weather is.
We have created a cozy, clean space inspired by a vintage style emphasized with industrial touches.
We have specially decorated it with a mix of old-fashioned furniture and some exotic objects coming from our trips around the world: Polynesian tiki in bathroom, fabrics and furniture from India, painting from Vietnam, potteries from Africa. This mixed up with our passion for classic design as Eames and Baumann Art deco chairs. All this, completed with the new modern pieces from Swedish brand that you know.
Our Style: eclectic, vintage, industrial
Inspiration: Our travels, friends, bohemian Parisian style
Favourite element: the marble table with legs made in cast iron, typical of the parisien bistrots.
The flat is located near the waterway's iron footbridges and lock immortalized in the famous movie "Hotel du Nord", by Marcel Carné (1938) and in romantic wanderings of Amelie Poulain.
The canal was built in Napoleon III period to transport materials from quarries in the north to the Seine and was completed in 1825. Extending over 4,5 km of which two are underground, the canal has remained authentic and it flows across an area punctuated with locks, swing bridges, venetian-style footbridges, some art deco buildings, and lined with chestnut trees. Throughout the day, barges or pleasure boats past along the greenish water.
Here you will find also the remarkable 17th-century Hôpital St-Louis that was founded in 1607 by Henri IV to care for the victims of the plague.
Nowadays, living around Canal offer a different approach to discover Paris.
Here artists, young creative workers and families seduced by the area's lazy charm have begun to settle in to the district, setting up small cafes, bars, boutiques, ateliers and lofts. At lunchtime, photographers, art directors, graphic designers and families wander around, especially in the weekend.
Actually, the atmosphere in the weekend is very unique because the banks are pedestrian therefore the walkers can stroll around, sporty people can run or even fish, lazy people just stay to watch acrobats, street artist and musician performing all around.
In summer and springtime the sun sets late over Paris, even at 10 p.m. You may sit on the stone banks of the Canal St.-Marti, and spend a warm evening eating saucisson and baguette and drinking French wine.
In winter, you will spend your end-afternoon and evening drinking and eating French specialities at several cafés, restaurants and brasseries, open every day, including Sunday.
The area is rich of famous place to eat and drink, as the bakery DU PAIN ET DES IDEES, that won the price of the best PARISIEN baker in 2008; or le VERRE VOLE, one of the best wine cellar of Paris, or the unique VOY ALIMENTO a reference in a vegan cuisine, or LE CAMBOGE, the ultimate Cambodian restaurant ever.
Other amenities include: supermarket 50 m, bakery and pharmacy in front
M station : Gare de l'Est, République, Jacques Bonsergent.
From CDG Airport , take RER B until Gare du Nord, here : take M Line 5 , direction Place d'Italie, go out Jacques Bonsergent station.
Enjoy Paris and the neighborhood in respect of other residents of the building,
which means be discreet After 10 pm.
When you leave fallow these instructions :
- don't leave organic things in the fridge or anywhere
- empty any bin, any trash, throw away any garbage
(in the apposite bin at ground zero right door)
- put the all dirty sheets and towels in the bathtub
- leave the key inside on the table
This is a beautiful bohemian bolt hole in a nice up and coming neighbourhood in Paris near the beautiful Canal St Martin. We enjoyed our stay immensely! Very convenient location, great facilities and homely feel. We were made to feel very at home by our hosts, Olivier welcomed us and showed us around the apartment with care and attention that made us feel very comfortable, we even got a few recommendations for local restaurants! Would definitely recommend staying at this property.
Nice apartment in a nice area, easy access to metro and central without being touristic. Wonderful bed and duvets! Don´t bother to wonder too far for bars, the ones in the adjoing streets where the best we came across...
Es war eine gemütliche schön eingerichtete Wohnung. Wir fühlten uns sofort wohl. Durch die zentrale Lage kommt man schnell zu jedem Ort in Paris. Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
L'appartamento di Elena e Olivier e' perfetto per vivere e scoprire Parigi!
5 minuti a piedi dalla metro, zona molto tranquilla, ma allo stesso in evoluzione ed esplosione.
Nei dintorni c'e' tutto quello che cercate: piccolo supermarket, pasticceria, localino per gli smoothies, negozietti, parrucchieri, fioristi... e persino localini per bere una schiocchezza prima di rientrare la sera.
L'appartamento e' piccolo e coccolo, eravamo 4 ragazze e siamo state benissimo.
Molto pulito, con a disposizione asciugamani e lenzuola ed un bel cestino di frutta come "benvenute".
Abbiamo incontrato Elena la prima sera x le informazioni generali su Parigi e su locali e ristoranti adiacenti.
Lo consigliamo vivamente, anzi, di sicuro ci torneremo!
Elena and Olivier were perfect hosts. So friendly and welcoming and generous with their time and suggestions . I wouldn't hesitate staying with them again. Their apartment in the Canal St . Martin area is perfectly located - close to major transportation and easily walked to from the major destinations . As well , the local coffee shops , boulangeries , and restaurants are top notch.
Elena and Olivier stayed up very late to welcome us to the apartment. It is very well equipped and everything worked well. Very comfortable bed and nice duvet and pillows! Great location with excellent boulangerie and various restaurants and bars within easy walking distance, metro close too. Definitely worth a return visit.
Tivemos uma exelente estada neste passeio a Paris.Estavamos viajando com um bebe de 1 ano e Elena e Oliver facilitaram tudo para uma otima estadia em seu apartamento.O apartamento funcional nos atendeu em tudo que precisavamos e os anfitrioes foram extremamente solicitos em tudo o que precisamos(inclusive alterar o horario de check out para nos facilitar).Altamente recomendado e confiavel.
Quanto ao bairro, foi simplesmente sensacional.Melhor impossivel.Tudo o que precisavamos estava a alguns poucos minutos de caminhada(supermercado, farmacia,restaurantes,boulangeries) e o ambiente da regiao foi o melhor que ja senti em paris(foi minha 3ª estadia na cidade).
Quem estiver em duvida, pode ficar neste local que nao ira se arrepender.
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About the Host, Elena & Olivier
Elena and Olivier compose with their kids a multicultural family living in the lovely and trendy Canal Saint Martin district.
Olivier Garcia , french with spanish origins, works proudly for the french national airline company that give him the pleasure of trips, discovery and hospitality. Because he likes the differences and because he likes eating well, he ' ve chosen to have a Mediterranean wife.
Elena is Italian, but parisian since 14 years and works as a designer in innovation firm, where she designs new experiences with digital technologies.
Being herself abroad, she knows the value of being warmly welcomed in a new city, facing with another language and culture. There is nothing better than living in an apartment carefully designed, customized and adapted to the guests.
Moreover, Elena and Olivier, living next door, will be at your disposal in case of need and will advise you on how to discover the city and the neighborhood in a different way, not formatted by the traditional guidebooks.
They will waiting for you with a welcome gift that you can eat or drink.