Live in an artist's atelier turned into a modern apartment. This studio used to be Fernand Leger's and other major 1900s French and Italian artists living and working in Paris.
Take a unique opportunity to live like a XXth century artist today!
The apartment used to be an artist atelier which belonged to prestigious painters in chronological order Fernand Leger, Edouard Pignon.
45sq mts studio with loft, set on the third floor (no elevator, 45 steps) it consists of::
Small entrance with coat hangers. It leads to the kitchen and bathroom on the left and straight to the living, each of the above rooms has its own entrance door.
Comfortable living room with 2 double sofa beds easy to open and operate, table and chairs, bookshelves, two puff pillows for comfort watching TV, satellite TV/DVD/VCR, phone and large and wide window with curtain overlooking rue du moulin vert. Please Note that one of the two double beds is kind of old and not comfortable for one or two adults, it should be considered as a bed just for young people (since my children are happy to sleep there, but I would rather not). Also the two sofa beds share the living room and from the bedroom upstairs you have to pass through the living room downstairs to go to the toilet, so, if you are more than just a couple and privacy is an issue, you are being avised here ;)
Small kitchen with window overlooking inner courtyard, electric stove, sink, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, coffee maker (both American/French and Italian), toaster, crockery, pots and pans;
Toilet and window only;
Staircase from the living room leads to loft with
With double bed, bedside stool, wardrobe, window with curtain overlooking Paris roofs. Bedroom has a door for privacy.
en suite bathroom with shower/bath tub, basin, bidet, mirrors;
Very easy access from Paris Orly airport (max 20 euro by taxi) or by RER train from Charles de Gaulle's airport. Metro stop around the corner.
Interaction with Guests
I live in Rome, but I will take good care of you through Michelle that helps me there and I'm always available phone or message for anything
The XIVme doesn't need much introduction. At the beginning of the last century it used to be the area where all leading artists would like to have their studios (ateliers). Nowadays it's a reasonably central area very well connected to the rest of the city with all kind of venues and attracions
Metro stop Alesia is around the corner, but I hate being underground and I always use either bus 28, 38 or 58 or the velib' bikes that you will find a couple of blocks away
Other Things to Note
You'll be shown all how-tos at the apartment upon arrival
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Check-In / Check-Out
• Arrival: Please always make sure to call the number(s) provided in the booking confirmation for any last minute communication regarding your arrival (ie: your arrival is delayed, etc). At luggage claim at the airport or one hour before the estimated arrival at the apartment if you're traveling by car or train, always call the key holder/owner number you've been provided in the booking confirmation. Please note that the key holder will not go to the apartment unless you set an appointment with her/him, don't assume to find anybody at the apartment or you may end up waiting. Please always ensure to call and to be punctual after you set the appointment. Any delay may result in a failure to meet the key holder, the need to set a new appointment at the agent's next available time and 10 euro fee before 8:30 pm or an amount to be agreed upon if later.
• Check-in Time: Check-in is free if it takes place between 12:00 am and 8.30 pm. If you want to check in earlier, you will not be charged any extra fee, but you may have to leave your luggage at the apartment and wait until the apartment is ready. Late check-ins between 8.30 and 10:30 pm are charged an extra fee of 20 euro. Check-in between 10:30 pm and midnight incurs an extra fee of 30 euros. Should you require to check-in later than midnight, please inquire with us or the owner of the apartment if it can be accommodated and at what cost.
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Only for rentals longer than 4 weeks, the deposit must be paid in cash (EUR) or by bank wire. It will be refunded no later then 2 weeks after check-out by bank wire.
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The flat is located in a very nice and friendly neighborhood. It's perfectly surrounded by nearby boulangeries, Monoprix, varied restaurants and even fast food chains McDonald's and Burger King. And it is quite near the metro.
Guglielmo's apartment, while it was able to accommodate all 5 of us, is more well-suited for a couple. It is a lovely place, with the living area opening to a nice balcony.
Internet access was fast. The only downside to this rental are the following:
1) No elevators/lifts. We had to carry our luggages all 3 floors up through a sort of spiral staircase.
2) Towels and bedsheets are old. Washed but old.
3) One of the double size sofa beds needs repair and is only good for one person.
4) Taking a shower was a huge challenge - there aren't any curtain showers and one has to take a bath sitting in the bath tub so as not to spill water on the floor.
5) There is a cap to electricity usage. If one exceeds the 50 euros allocation for the duration of the stay, that's additional cost. We had turn off the heating system every time we left the apartment.
Overall, the apartment is nice and cozy. While it needs improvement, especially the bathroom, the location would make me want to go back and rent it again.
First and foremost, I would like to thank Guglielmo and his staff for outstanding customer support. I contacted him about apartment in Paris, Saturday and was able check in the same day! They speak perfect English (on top of other European languages), reply to e-mails very efficiently and make your stay comfortable. Highly recommended!
I stayed at Gugliemo's apartment for about five days in April… it is just as advertised. It has a spacious main room with a lovely balcony and tall drapes. If you want to get away from tourists and live with real Parisians, this is a good neighborhood to experience everyday Paris life. There's a small bedroom upstairs, and a futon downstairs In the large, airy main room… so there is plenty of space for a group. The subway station is at the end of the block. And, of course, this apartment once belonged to Cubist painter Fernand Leger. Please don't ask Gugliemo to update the kitchen sink, because it is the same sink Leger once used. Some things to keep in mind about the apartment: it does not have a shower, but a shower wand in a tub. Also, like many Paris apartments, there is no air conditioning, so keep that in mind if you are going to rent in the summer. Lastly, the kitchen is quite small with no oven – only a microwave and hotplate – so keep that in mind if you plan on doing any large-scale cooking. While the apartment in not right near major tourist site areas, they are only a short subway ride away… but do make sure that there is no Metro strike when you visit! Gugliemo himself is a very charming man and easy to work with. Make sure to stroll the market on the Rue Daguerre, two Metro stops north at Denfert-Rochereau.
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