Very charming and quiet "pied-à-terre" just 15 minutes away from the heart of Paris.
Located between the Buttes Chaumont park, rue de Mouzaïa, Place des Fêtes and rue de Belleville, this charming 52m2 flat, with western exposure, is ideal for those who are searching for a quiet place to stay in Paris, hoping to experience the authentic Parisian life, less troubled by the noise and crowd of the more touristy neighborhoods, and still only 15 minutes away from the city center by the underground.
The apartment is on the third floor of a 19th century building; it is composed of a small entrance corridor leading to the bedroom, the living room and a full bathroom (shower). The kitchen and dining room are located at the back.
It is immaculately clean and furnished; original wood floors and decorative cast iron fireplace. Flat screen TV, cable, internet, Wifi, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom linen and towels are provided.
Ideal for a couple - even with a small child, baby bed can be provided - or someone on a long business trip.
Excellent living and working conditions for a post graduate student.
In the past, the 19th district was an area in the outskirts of Paris that concentrated an important part of its the industrial and commercial activity, and this explains its working class character up to this day.
On theses old sites, many of them abandoned for years, a big effort
has been done in terms of urban renovation and important architectural projects have seen the day, contributing to the economical boost that the district has been experiencing for the past 15 years, still without loosing its authenticity.
In the 80s, the site of the city's old slaughterhouse and beast market
was replaced by the Parc de la Villette, an enormous landscape
project regrouping the Cité des Sciences (Science Museum), the Cité de la Musique, the Zenith concert hall, the La Villette school of
Architecture, the conservatory, and since January 2015 the latest project of French architect Jean Nouvel: the Paris Philharmonic.
"Le 104" is a new space for the artistic and cultural life of the quarter, it opened recently at the site of the city's former main funeral services building.
Another very successful intervention is the renovation of an early
20th century public swimming pool. The Pailleron sports center, now includes, apart from the original 33m long pool, a second pool, a skating ring and a fitness center.
These are only a few examples, however the 19th district is really best known for the Buttes Chaumont Park.
This very steep site was originally a quarry that produced most of the lime stone that was used to re-build Paris during the Haussmannian renovation period. Later, in view of the 1867 Universal Exhibition, Napoleon the 3rd had it transformed into a 25HA park, one of the largest in Paris and considered the most beautiful by many. Its steeply and cliff like topography was used to reproduce the Normandy seaside landscape, which makes it so original. From the highest point, the Sacré Coeur can be seen with La Défense in the background.
Together, the la Villette Park and the Buttes Chaumont are two fun and unique places that are highly enjoyed by families, joggers and cyclists.
The rue de Mouzaïa area is a reminiscence of the industrial history of the quarter, its narrow streets and little townhouses are a reminder of the working class community. It is no unique that we forget we are in Paris.
The Place des Fêtes, a more contemporary construction, is where one of the largest and most renowned street markets takes place three times a week: tuesdays, fridays and sundays.
Finally, the apartment is not far from the Porte des Lilas and the Porte du Prè Saint Gervais, which now benefits from the extension of the tramway line circulating around Paris.
The apartment is located on a small street that crosses over the rue de Crimée, mid-way between the Buttes Chaumont or Place des
Fêtes, less than 200m either way.
The neighborhood is very well served in terms of public transportation: metro Place des Fêtes line 11 and metro Botzarits line 7bis; bus lines 48 and 60; several velib (bicycle sharing) stations in a radius of a 100m.
It is a very lively neighborhood thanks to its shops and restaurants; you can be sure to always find a nice and affordable place to eat
or have a drink.
A large supermarket is located just 5 minutes walking distance, on Place des Fêtes.
So if you wish to experience Paris differently, from the inside, I can only recommend this place full of charm and surprises.
This apartment is very dear to me, I trust that my guests will care for it as if it was their own. I also ask to be respectful towards the neighbors by not disturbing the piece and quiet of the building, which means no partying.
Any booking longer than 6 weeks will require a 1500 euros deposit.
At the end of your stay I simply ask that the bed sheets be removed and the dishes and pots be left cleaned.