My humble apartment is the perfect Parisian getaway. Comfortably fitting a couple (sofa bed for a 3rd if needed). The lively neighbourhood is filled with restaurants and bars, otherwise, grab some fresh food from the market. Close metro and Bastille
Cute little apartment in Bastille, in the very atmospheric neighbourhood around Place d'Aligre.
Around the corner from the fresh food market Place d'Aligre, where you can pick up great cheap fresh food to cook yourself a lovely meal. Less than 10min and you'll arrive at the Bastille. There are lots of bars nearby a Michelin restaurant just downstairs, along with cheaper restaurants too.
The whole apartment is offered including a nice comfortable queen bed as well as a fold out couch (a good one, not an uncomfortable one that hurts your back). You can use the kitchen to cook and there's a washing machine (no dryer) to wash your clothes. Shower and toilet are inside the apartment (don't laugh, some french apartments still share a toilet per floor). Don't be surprised if space is a little smaller than what you might expect in other cities. Paris is a very densely populated city, but at 25m2, it's actually quite large for its kind in Paris. The views from the 4th-floor windows lead into the street where you can spy on all the activity flowing along the street.
Guests have access to the entire apartment as I won't be present whilst you are there.
Interaction with guests
If I am not at the apartment to meet you, I will leave the key in a secure location so you can let yourself in. If you stay for longer than ten days I will come in and change your sheets during the middle of your stay.
Other things to note
Building Date : 1850
Size : 25sqm
Level : 4th (5th for Americans)
Lift : No
The street is lively with bars and restaurants... this means there is noise from the street, especially in Summer.
My bathroom is good to have a shower in. Americans will find it small, along with everything else in Europe.
Someone once complained that my fridge smelt like cheese... I do live in Paris after all. So if you are offended by cheese I would recommend changing your plans and visiting England instead.
People have said my apartment is dusty. I vacuum regularly and dust often and have even bought an air modifier. However, Paris has topped the most polluted cities in 2016, so I can't do much more than I already do.
Do not expect a hotel... I live here, I love it, and I am sure you will too, as long as you realise there is no concierge, room service, no maid. I clean and maintain the apartment to a high level myself.
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Respect the neighbours and keep things quiet after midnight. The entire apartment lives in close contact with each other and the walls aren't the thickest walls in the world.
Please only flush toilet paper. The pipes in France are very small, and this is an old apartment. DO NOT flush tampons, condoms, earbuds, last night's dinner, socks, hair, little statues of the Eiffel Tower into the toilet. It WILL block the toilet, and then you will be swimming in excrement. Speaking from experience here, maybe not the Eiffel Tower bit, but please, nothing into the toilet apart from toilet paper.
I live in this flat, and everything in it is very precious to me, so please respect it as you would you own.
I'm a photographer that loves to travel the world. I think the most interesting place I have ever been would be Zanzibar off the East African coast. It's a wonderful place with such a mix of cultures, making it a melting pot of Africa, the west and the east. I guess I'd say my motto is "Je ne sais pas où je vais, oh ça je l’ai jamais bien su - Mais si jamais je le savais, je crois bien que je n’irai plus". I don't know where I am going, or if I ever will know, but if I do, I don't know I would want to go there.