About this listing
What I love about my flat is that it's really cute & cosy but with its high ceilings & tall windows feels very spacious too.
As a lover of French interiors, I renovated the flat keeping all its original features, but didn't hesitate to knock down some walls to maximise the space & adapt it to modern living. The walk in shower room with its underfloor heating is a definite luxury - one that they didn't have in the 1700s!
My district is busy & bustling & has delicious food, wine & flower shops!
Charming, renovated 2 room appartment just 15 minutes walk away from the heart of Montmartre, 20 minutes away from Sacre Coeur, le Moulin Rouge and le Cimetière de Montmartre and a 10 minute metro ride away from the middle of the Champs Elysées!
27m2 cosy but spacious, light and airy 2 room flat at Metro Guy Moquet, my road is wedged between Sacre Coeur, Buttes de Montmartre & trendy Batignolles district. Its narrow cobblestone road leads you up to the Cimetiere de Montmarte and on to Place des Abbesses and Sacre Coeur.
The flat is for you alone / totally private.
It is ideal for 2 people.
Couple plus a baby is fine and there is no extra charge.
Couple plus a young child is possible + charge.
3rd floor no lift. With the restoration finished in August 2012, the appartment offers the CHARM OF THE OLD & THE COMEFORT OF THE NEW.
1) KITCHEN - DINING ROOM fully equipped: fridge, 4 ring induction hot plate, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, plates, clothes washing machine etc plus food basics such as tea & coffee, milk & butter, condiments etc all provided.
2) SHOWER ROOM
Beautiful walk-in, mosaic shower room - no shower trays or doors to squeeze around, plenty of space to have a shower! Heated floor a real bonus! Elegant washbasin too.
3) SEPARATE LOO
3) BEDROOM with double bed
Desk and seating, sofa area.
Lovely wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and shelf space - all ready for you to unpack.
NB. Towels and sheets provided.
Internet - with Wifi connection for FREE
Radio & CD player
Electricty in the flat is completely new. Electric hot water system and heating. All kitchen equipment electric.
The flat was renovated and designed so that it could be transfomred from either being my own private home, or becoming CLEAN, COMEFORTABLE, UNCLUTTERED & EASY TO USE rental accomodation for tourists.
YOUR ARRIVAL / KEYS
I or another person will be at the flat to welcome you and to give you the keys.
Occasionally, if you arrive late in the evening for example, we can pre-arrange to leave the keys at the café called “Barklays” which is just around the corner.
It's a good starting point for going sight seeing as well as being an ideal place for just walking around and enjoying the day to day life and pace of the area.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
Montmartre is like a charming, old village which feels totally independant to Paris. It spreads across the hill known as the "Butte de Montmartre" and leads up to the church Sacre Coeur. It is also the heart of where artists such as Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Van Gogh, Modigliani, and Picasso lived and assembled in their early years. The "quartier" is steeped in artistic history and animated today with typically French cafés, bars and restaurants as well as trendy boutiques.
- EGLISE DE SACRE COEUR: 15 - 20 minute walk
- PLACE DES ABBESSES:12 minutes ( charming square at the heart of Montmartre. )
- PLACE DU TERTRE: 20 minutes ( at the top of the "butte" and to the West side of Sacre Coeur, contemporary artists gather with their drawing boards and easels. Cafés and restaurants abound. )
- LE MOULIN ROUGE: 15 mins ( famous cabaret theatre. )
- LE CIMETIERE DE MONTMARTRE: 10 minutes
2 ) LES BATIGNOLLES
Known as "Bobo" land ( name given to "Bourgeois Bohême" Parisians ) les Batignolles is an 8 minute walk in the opposite direction of Sacre Coeur.
It's a lively, residential area with no tourist attractions other than a busy covered food market, lots of food shops, trendy boutiques, cafés, bistrots, restaurants and a charming circular square with a church in the middle and a lovely small park behind it.
Nearby too is the new "Parc Clichy des Batignolles - Martin Luther King" which could be perfect if you want to go for a jog.
3) MUSEUMS in the area and close by
- Musée de Montmartre : 12, rue Cortot.
- Le Bal - contemporary photography exhibition space - 6 impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris
- Musée d’Art Juif : 42, rue des Saules.
- Musée de la Vie Romantique : 16, rue Chaptal.
- Musée de l’Erotisme : 72, bd de Clichy.
- Espace Toulouse Lautrec, 11, rue A. Antoine.
Closest Metro - Guy Moquet line 13 - 500 yards away or Place de Clichy lines 2 & 13 - 10 minutes away.
Bus - 200 yards away - taking you to the "Hotel de Ville" ( Town Hall ) in central Paris
Vélib - bike station 200 yards away
Batignolles - Bichet bus - 500 yards away - local circuit bus that connects the two areas
Montmartrobus - 10 minutes walk away - takes you all around the Montmarte area.
A FEW OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FLAT
It is in an 1850 building with an authentic, well trodden, wooden staircase.
Smoking ( out of the window ) is tolerated but not encoraged!
Checking in / checking out times can be agreed per person / per visit closer to the time.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and welcomng you to my flat and "quartier"!
We meet at the flat. Time agreed before hand. I will give you a set of keys.
You have complete use of the flat and will be totally independent.
I'll either be staying somewhere else or will be on holiday myself.
Interaction with guests
I or a close friend of mine will be there to greet you and to tell you about the flat and the area.
I provide leaflets and maps of Paris so that you can see where you are in relation to all the sights and so that you can discover some off the tourist track destinations too.
I remain available on the phone throughout your stay if you need any help or advice about anything. If I'm away, I'll have a local contact for you too.
A booklet about your security in Paris is also provided.
Beware of pickpockets! Don't trust anyone who approaches you asking for something!
Come with sensible zip up hand bags.
What do I love about my area?
The variety of different "village" type atmospheres and food shopping options close by!
The nearest street market is at Guy Moquet, scarcely a 5 minute walk down the avenue de Saint Ouen. Lots of colour and animation as vendors adorn the pavements and flaunt their produce. If you love cakes you've got a great traditional "Patissier" called Vaudron just off the avenue de Saint Ouen. There are lots of fresh food & fish shops, wine shops, flower shops and organic food shops around. There's plenty of choice and lots of bustle and atmosphere.
Then just 8 minutes walk away is the the lovely Batignolles area with a wonderful covered market - open every day, plus the other delicious food shops and cloth and trendy deco commerces in la rue des Moines. Great bars and restaurants are to be found in the road parallel called la rue Legendre. Follow either one of these streets up to the church called L'Eglise des Batignolles and you'll find yourselves in a charming semi-circular square with a lovely boulangerie, café-bar, restaurant and flower shop around it. Behind the church is a lovely peaceful garden from which Manet painted one of his famous master pieces "Le Chemin de Fer."
Alternatively, turning right out of the front door, just a brisk 13 minute walk up hill following the wall of the Montmartre Cemetry you get to la rue Lepic that runs through the heart of Montmartre. Again there are some great food shops plus trendy boutiques and art galleries as well as masses of bars, restaurants and brasseries. Street musicians play classic French tunes and give the final touch of making you feel you really are in Paris.
When you're there, you'll be walking in the tracks of the famous Impressionist artists who chose to live there at the end of the 19th Centrury and were inspired to do some of their most famous paintings ( Renoir's "The Moulin de la Galette Ball" for example. ) Picasso and his contemporary artist friends followed the Impressionists' lead and chose Montmartre to start their bohemian artistic lives, stetting up their studios in the famous "Bateau Lavoir."
The charm and history of Montmartre is endless and timeless. It's the Paris that films and dreams are made of.
........ A definite must for you to visit and to enjoy.
The Metro Guy Moquet is just 2 minutes away down the avenue de Saint Ouen and Metro stop La Fourche is 5 minutes away up the avenue. Once you are on the Metro it is only 10 minutes to get to the "Champs Elysées Clémenceau" Metro stop which is between the Champs Elysées and the Place de la Concorde.
There's also a bus stop at a stone's throw on the avenue de Saint Ouen and the number 81 bus can take you straight to the big shops such as "Galéries Lafayette" & "Printemps." For luxury shopping it couldn't be easier! The bus continues on to Le Louvre as well and terminates at Chatelet ( where there are more shops in particular the BHV. ) At Chatelet you are right next to the River Seine and you have easy access to the Ile de la Cité ( where you'll find Notre Dame ) and the Ile Saint Louis ( where you'll find the charm and romance of an island. )
If you walk North away for the river you will find the Georges Pompidou Centre which is also neighbour to the charming "Marais" area; the oldest part of Paris!
Other things to note
The famous Flea Market "Marché des Puces" is also just a bus ride away going further North.
When you leave the flat:
1 ) Please strip the bed.
2 ) Please do your washing up and put everything back into the cupboards.
3 ) Please empty your rubbish bins!
4) Check out is officially at 11h but it can be flexible if I don't have anyone arriving at lunch time.
During your stay:
The books on the bookshelves are private. However, there are some Parisian guide books and maps available for your use in the kitchen/dining room.
Thanks a lot and enjoy your stay!!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I am English, I love Paris and I want you to get to know it as well as do! Don't hesitate to ask if you need any help or suggestions as to where to go, what to do etc!