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Lovely Parisian flat, well decorated & bright, ideally placed at the top of the Marais, perfect for your weekend in Paris where you can do almost everything by walk ! Small balcony on Temple Street, overlooking Beaubourg & Eiffel Tower.
Lovely two parts Parisian, well decorated & bright, ideally placed at the top of the Marais, perfect for your trip in Paris where you can do almost everything by walk & discover its charms : exhibitions, museums, terraces , restaurants and bars.
The apartment is typical Haussmann style and is decorated with antique furniture & modern . It is an area of 30 m2, and the room is separated from the lounge by a partition. It is on the top floor , with two small balconies from which you can enjoy views over Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Pompidou modern art museum .
The living room has a sofa bed for 2 extra beds, a desk, high table and two chairs, an armchair and a video projector .
The kitchen will allow you to restore and prepare your breakfast. It is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, kettle, juicer for you juices & orange house, a toaster, and everything needed for breakfast (Coffee and tea provided) .
A hotplate and oven will also allow you to prepare your meals.
The room has a double bed , 140 cm, and a separate bathroom with bath, basin and toilet.
The apartment has a washing machine, a dryer and wifi. Linen and towels are provided if you need it.
Interaction with Guests
You wan ask me any things you want, advices or good places to have a drink, having dinner, or do a great exhibition.
Ideally located at the top of the Marais and rue de Bretagne , you will be close to trendy places & bobo Marais du Marché des Enfants Rouges, the Place de la Republique , Canal Saint Martin , Oberkampf , the Place des Vosges, the Pompidou Contemporary Art Museum, the Place de la Bastille , etc. . You can do everything on foot or by bike through many Vélib terminals near the apartment.
The apartment is served by several subway lines 3 , 5, 8 , 9 and 11 , and you can easily get to Saint Lazare in 12 minutes , Saint Germain des Pres in 15/ 20 minutes , or Charles airport de Gaulle in 45min.
First I was very thankful that Charles replied right away as I had trouble with the last 2 hosts that I tried to contact (long story). We contacted each other and we were going to finalize everything before I leave for Europe starting in Amsterdam. However, a few days before the trip I tried contacting Charles several times to no avail. Before I go on a trip, I would like to finalize everything to make sure I am prepared. Especially in a different country where communication via cell phone/email may not be readily available. In any case, I went to Europe with a worry about where and when I should pick up the key. He FINALLY contacted me the day before I was supposed to arrive in Paris and things were settled. So as far as communication he gets a LOW.
The apartment itself is located in a good location near the subway station. A bit out of the outskirts of le Marais but its somewhat near (Bring your walking shoes!) I had wanted to be more in the heart of le Marais but I didn't know, it was my first time in Paris.
Somewhat sketchy neighborhood but manageable. (homeless family sleeping in front of the entrance). To get to apartment you have to go through a maze up, down, and around the corner. Im not kidding! It was b*itch to get in and out of the building especially with huge luggage. That part sucked!
When we walked in, I did elements of what I saw in the pictures I saw on airbnb. It did look like the picture, kind of. Picture: low ceilings, cramped, dungey, old fashioned, and unkempt. But otherwise, everything looked like the picture. (As with anything online, you can't be sure of a picture because things may appear not as appealing in real life ie photoshop, good lighting, angles, etc)
We found out later, what we stayed in are maid chambers from back in the day. Interesting tidbit.
In any case, the view was spectacular and the windows gave that airy feeling in the morning. This place is great if you know you are going to spend most of your time outside enjoying the city like we did.
And by the way, I called airbnb about Charles' lack of communication and the rep named ,Emma, was not very helpful or friendly. She basically she would try contacting him but if not then I am basically sh*t out of luck because of the strict policy. This is not a way to deal with customers especially using this for the first time. She did not leave me with any ease that if anything was to happen that I would be safe. She offered none of that. This was my first time using airbnb. May be well my last.
Thank you for your comment. I hope you had a great stay in my place, but I would like to precise a few words :
- The flat is in le Marais, on top of it, in the more family and bobo district, at 100m of the new Carreau du Temple or Rue de Bretagne
- I don't understand your message regarding pictures, the flat is 100% like the picture, and now the bathroom is brand new.
- Communication was difficult, I recieved your email in spam, so I was not able to see that you tried to reach me, in any case, use Text or Airbnb, it's much more easier. As soon as Airbnb called me, I called you. It was unpossible to reach you during the whole week end, when I asked you if you need anything or if everything was well... stressful, especially when you entrust your apartment.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans l'appartement de Charles. C'est un petit appartement charmant, lumineux et très bien situé, qui correspond à ce qui est annoncé. Le quartier est vivant, alors il ne faut pas s'attendre au silence dehors (rien de dérangeant, quand même). Les deux matelas sont des futons. Charles est un hôte qui se préoccupe de ses invités, il communique efficacement et est très gentil.
L'appartement de Charles est idéalement situé, métro Temple, à deux pas de République.
Appartement pas immense mais très fonctionnel et avec une super déco !
Le lit et le canapé lit sont tous les deux très confortables.
Rien à redire. Charles a également été très disponible.
Perfect place, great location. Would stay there again.
Charles was a great host and very flexible with arrival and departure times. The apartment is really light and in a great location. The only problem for me was that the bed and pillows weren't very comfortable. The bed isn't a real bad as it's a mattress on some wooden crates. But otherwise everything was great.
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