♥SUNNY&BOHEME in the heart of Canal

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Vinaigriers, Paris, Île-de-France 75010, France
Elena & Olivier
Your host, Elena & Olivier
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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!

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 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.

♠ ♠ ♠ 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.


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).


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

- 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.

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Other amenities include: supermarket 50 m, bakery and pharmacy in front

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Monthly Price: $3366 /month
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $42
Cancellation: Strict

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  • Thank you Elena & Olivier! Perfect location. Was great to be away from the main tourist trails. So many fantastic bars and restaurants at your doorstep. Was great to just take a bottle of vino over to the canal and sit to enjoy the atmosphere. Would definitely return :-)

    July 2014
  • Eine wirklich nette Wohnung in einem jungen, interessanten und vielfältigen Viertel. Von der kleinen Boutique über den Supermarkt bis zum internationalen Restaurantangebot ist alles zu finden und das hat auch noch Stil. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit, aber in keiner Weise aufdringlich. Sie wohnen gleich nebenan. Zu dritt ist die Wohnung vielleicht ein wenig eng, aber man ist ja auch viel unterwegs. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und haben uns in dieser großen Stadt hier gut regeneriert.

    June 2014
  • Location was very close to Metro and shops. Quiet location as not near tourist hub. Very comfortable apartment on third level which we were happy with. Stairs not a problem for us. Oliver met us and assisted us up with our luggage and showed us around the apartment. They live next door so if any issues arose they were close by. Comfy beds and well presented apartment.

    June 2014
  • Elena and Olivier were correct that we would enjoy Canal St. Martin as much as we have enjoyed the Marais over many years. This bijou apartment is located on Rue des Vinaigriers which has many small restaurants. We liked restaurant de Bourgogne. In the evening young people would picnic on the banks of the canal. The area was multi-ethnic which we liked. This is somewhere we would come back to and our hosts who lived next door could not have been nicer- allowing us to leave our luggage in their apartment while we squeezed an extra day in Paris before our flight.

    May 2014
  • It's very good cosy place in center of Paris in an old house. Really "parisian" place. The metro station Jacques Bonsergent is 5 minutes far from house. Good location for getting quickly to city center for sightseeing and coming back home in the evening. A lot of cafe, brasseries, bistro, small restaurants and also Carrefour grocery shop in this location near Saint-Martin canal. Anyway place is quiet and nothing disturbed us in the nights.
    Хорошее место недалеко от достопримечательностей Парижа, до метро 5 минут пешком, до центра 20 минут по 5 линии, удобно добираться вечером, когда уже нет сил, лучше чем холмы Монмартра. Небольшая уютная квартирка на 4 человек. Нас было трое, завтраки делали сами дома, иногда ужинали дома вином и сыром и готовили на плите. Рядом множество кафе, ресторанчиков и небольшой продуктовый carrefour. Хозяева приветливая молодая пара, старались нам не мешать, вызвали такси когда уезжали. Очень хорошее настоящее парижское местечко для непритязательных путешественников.

    May 2014
  • This cozy apartment was everything we were hoping for. It was easily accessed from the metro, in a wonderful and interesting neighborhood, it was clean, the beds comfortable and provided us with the ability to go out or cook meals in. The tub, wi-fi and the washing machine were a real plus. Elena and Olivier were friendly, available and very interested in helping us if we needed anything during our stay with them.

    April 2014
  • J'ai eu le plaisir de passer deux nuits dans ce petit appartement très sympa, très bien entretenu, très très propre et aussi très bien placé. J'étais en déplacement pour le travail et c'était vraiment agréable de rentrer après une journée de réunion et de se retrouver dans un appartement aussi familiale et plaisant.
    Elena et Olivier sont des hôtes parfaits et le quartier bien desservi et plein de commerce et endroits sympas pour manger.

    March 2014
  • Our family of four enjoyed a very pleasant stay in this apartment. It was exactly as described and very quiet at night- which is important to us. We would not hesitate recommending this apartment --as well as the fabulous Liberte bakery across the street for fresh pastries each morning!

    March 2014
  • We had a nice stay at Elena & Oliver's apartment. There is an amazing Patisserie and plenty of cute, trendy restaurants and cafes very near by. Great location.

    March 2014
  • Great place! Elena and Olivier were both extremely helpful and understanding hosts. The apartment has everything you need for even an extended stay in Paris, including comfortable bed!

    The apartment is located in the 10th arrondissement in a safe,quiet but interesting neighborhood. Lots of nice shops, a great boulangerie, well-stocked market, and excellent restaurants are nearby.

    You have convenient access to the metro to get you speedily to key tourist spots and, major train stations are within walking distance. Don't miss a walk along the Canal Saint Martin. Even in February it was delightful.

    If you want a real and enjoyable experience of Paris this location is perfect!

    February 2014
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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.
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