About this listing
Get a taste of real French living in this light, artistic and sumptuously furnished apartment with a view onto a quiet private courtyard with cobblestones and trellises.
Tastefully furnished with silks and velvet, as well as plenty of paintings and art books; it has a sunken bath (towels and toiletries are provided), satin sheets and a fully-stocked kitchen complete the decadent experience of this cozy pied-a-terre with hi-speed wifi.
You'll be able to live a Parisian's life in a neighborhood both lively and elegant. Centrally located less than two minutes walking from Bastille square, major metro (lines 1, 5 and 8) and bus stops and a variety of shops, boutiques, grocery stores and cafes, as well as two popular bars/nightclubs just across the street; the apartment is quiet due to its location behind a security door, accessible through the peaceful courtyard. Neighboring sites include: the Marais (seven minutes by foot), Notre Dame (15 - 20 minutes walking) and the Latin Quarter (same as Notre Dame).
(please note: for possible guests with dander allergies, there is a dog and occasionally a cat living in the apartment with me when I'm not hosting anyone from airBnB)
Kitchen appliances and utilities, foodstuff in the refrigerator (eg milk, butter, homemade jam), cds, dvds and books. There is a Dutch bike that can be loaned to guests - to be decided on a guest by guest basis)
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests depends on the guests' preferences and my schedule. I am a historian by profession and have been born and grew up in Paris. I enjoy giving tips, travel advice and even tours if guests' like and if my schedule permits. Otherwise, I leave the guests' undisturbed during the entireity of their stay.
Bastille is in the heart of one of Paris' liveliest bar and club scenes, and their is a charming combination of upscale restaurants and low-end snack bars for all budgets, times and moods.
The metro intersects 3 of Paris' main metro lines and Bastille is one of the scheduled stops of both of the major bus tour companies.
Other Things to Note
There are many original paintings in the apartment and a large easel stand in the bedroom. Guests are allowed to exchange the paintings and exhibit the ones they like during their stay.
If something is broken, please notify me as soon as you can.
Pets are allowed, and I appreciate owners taking care of cleaning up after their pet and preventing any damage to the apartment or furniture.