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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue de la Folie Méricourt, Paris, Île-de-France 75011, France

Experience Paris like a Parisian while staying in an elegantly renovated and charming apartment on the top floor of a historical 1890s building. Discover the hip 11th arrondissement, dubbed the "New Left Bank" of Paris.

Your host, Kristin
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Experience Paris like a Parisian while staying in an elegantly renovated and charming apartment on the top floor of a historical 1890s building. Discover the hip 11th arrondissement, dubbed the "New Left Bank" of Paris.

The Space

This bright and sunny apartment (5th-floor walk-up) is located in the heart of Paris, next to the lovely Canal St. Martin (with its iron footbridges and tree-shaded quays), Place de la République, the Oberkampf neighborhood and the Marais district and Bastille.

* 1-bedroom, fully renovated top-floor apartment located on rue de la Folie-Méricourt, in the trendy 11th district.

* Large, bright living room with a sofa, dining table and hardwood floors
* Fully equipped modern kitchen (oven, microwave, toaster, blender, French coffee press, Nespresso machine, large fridge and freezer)
* Bedroom with a big, comfortable bed (new mattress), and a spacious closet for your belongings; 3-drawer dresser.
* Roomy and sunlit bathroom with a bathtub/wall-mounted shower, washing machine, blow drier, iron
* Separate toilet
* Telephone, internet/WiFi and TV
* Large windows in every room, very bright apartment on top floor

* Within easy reach of all tourist attractions (by metro or on foot)
* Nearest metro: République metro (lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11) or Oberkampf (line 5). Accessible from airport via RER.
* Several Vélib stations (bikeshares) nearby

* Located in the 11th arrondissement: a hip, local neighborhood - close proximity to numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and bakeries + open-air markets: at the heart of the city's latest "gourmet renaissance".

* Safe and friendly neighborhood: you'll feel right at home! The apartment is located near a tree-lined avenue and a relaxing park where you can watch Parisian men in berets play pétanques.

Guest Access

Make yourself at home. Nothing is off limits.

Interaction with Guests

I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the apartment, the neighborhood and Paris in general. Ask away! I'd love to share some of my favorite spots with you.

The Neighborhood

The Onzième is the most dynamic arrondissment in Paris, a magnet for innovative chefs, creative boutique owners and likeable people in general. It isn't touristy (yet) so you can experience the real flavor of Paris in a serene setting.

Getting around

5 metro lines converge at République, a 7-minute walk from the apartment. Many buses are also available and several Velib stations can be found nearby.
Easy public transportation to CDG airport (via metro line 5 and RER B) and Orly airport.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Terrific communication from beginning to end. Place was in great condition and just as expected. Only warning is that the apartment is on the top floor, so there are many steps. OK for us, but something to be aware of. Overall, Kristin is one of the best hosts we have had.

    June 2014
    Response from Kristin:

    Thanks for the nice review! Sorry the stairs came as a surprise. The description refers to a 5th-floor walkup but perhaps it isn't clear enough. Many older Parisian buildings don't have elevators. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Have a great summer!

    June 2014
  • This was an ideal apartment! The photos reflect what a lovely, immaculately clean and charming space it is. If you (email hidden)ly neighborhood with lots of great dining and entertainment options it is perfect for you! And who doesn't like those things? We loved walking and running along the canal, exploring the area like "locals" (I wish!), and venturing out to nearby spots like Parc des Buttes Chaumont and the Marais. Kristin was a fantastic hostess! She was easy to communicate with and incredibly helpful. She went out of her way to help us set up our trip and sent lots of great recommendations for things to do and restaurants in the neighbourhood. All in all this was a fabulous experience! I can't recommend Kristin and her sweet apartment enough!

    June 2014
  • Kristin's apartment was fantastic. It was gorgeously furnished, with good appliances, and fast wifi. The bed was extremely comfortable too. The apartment is located in the 11th arondisement, about a 5 minute walk from Republique. This makes it a very convenient base from which to see the city. There are also a lot of cool bars / restaurants in the neighborhood. Kristin was very helpful and (email hidden) of places to see in the area. I highly recommend this apartment.

    May 2014
  • Comfort and convenience, this apartment was a wonderful home during our month visit to Paris. Close proximity to metro and rail lines, wonderful green spaces, as well as markets held 4 days a week, all within a 10 minute walk.
    Kristin was wonderful. If we had questions, regarding either the apartment or
    Paris, she would followed up immediately. Her familiarity with her neighborhood, coffee shops, bistro's, markets, etc., as well as her "sights to see" suggestions for Paris or days trips from Paris were invaluable.
    Thank you Kristin for creating such a wonderful space and sharing it with others.

    April 2014
  • Kirstin was the perfect host - easy to communicate with and extremely responsive, nothing was too much trouble. Upon booking the apartment I was provided with an area guide listing local restaurants and transport options from the airport.

    The apartment itself is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. The building has a charmingly Parisian feel and this is very much reflected in the apartment. The apartment is perfectly situated within easy walking distance of multiple transport options and key sights.

    I cannot recommend Kirstin's apartment highly enough and hope it will be available next time I'm visiting Paris!

    March 2014
  • This is a great and well-located apartment in Paris! We walked everywhere from the apartment (we like to walk), and taking the metro and train (from Saint Lazare) to Versailles worked fine. The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped, and quiet. The security door made the apartment feel very safe. We enjoyed having the fully equipped kitchen available, and having the washing machine was great as well. Heating is available, and it was easy to operate to get the apartment warm on a cold day. We would definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
  • Tout était parfait ! Du rdv pour la remise des clés, à l'appartement lui même, exactement comme décrit sur le site. Quartier bien placé, pratique (métro République)
    Très bonne expérience. Si l'occasion se représente je reprendrai la même location !

    February 2014
  • I had THE BEST time at Kristin's flat. Check-in and check-out were super easy, Kristin is a dear and the flat is even better than I expected. It's just as cute as it seems to be in the pictures, everything works just fine, there's instructions everywhere in case you don't know how to use something and the bed is very comfortable. The location is great, the nearest metro station (République) connects with 5 different lines and they pretty much go everywhere (I never had to change lines more than once). The neighbourhood is nice as well. Great market down the street, many places to eat nearby, walking distance from Oberkampf, canal Saint Martin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Carnavalet Museum and so on. The flat is on the fifth floor and there's no elevator, so going up and down with luggage isn't exactly nice but on a daily basis it's not a problem. Actually, looking on the bright side, after a month in Paris eating like a horse I didn't put on a single pound and I guess those stairs (plus the crazy walking) had everything to do with it. I could keep writing, but bottom line is I don't think I could have got a better place (except if I were filthy rich) and I most definitely recommend Kristin's place for a perfect vacation in Paris <3
    Thanks again, Kristin. Hope to see you soon :-)

    January 2014
  • This apartment was perfect!! We loved staying here and while we never met Kristin she was a perfect host. Always returned my e-mails, gave us helpful information about Paris, etc. The apartment was stylish and clean. The location was amazing, outside the tourist areas so I felt more like a local. Close to shopping, restaurants, the Canal and much more. I would stay here again without any hesitation. 5/5 stars, it made our stay in Paris wonderful.

    October 2013
  • Nice comfortable flat in the heart of Paris. It's very convenient being that it's just a couple minute walk from the Republique metro and you can get to and from the airport quite easily. Lots of places to eat and drink right by as well.

    Didn't meet Kristin, but everything was arranged and went smoothly, and she was very accommodating given our last minute schedule. She also sent us a few documents with recommendations on places to go in the area, etc.

    Highly recommended and would stay again.

    October 2013
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I love to travel and am always on the go. My apartment is my haven of tranquility in the beautiful city of Paris, where I've lived off and on for 20 years. The 11th arrondissement is a fantastic neighborhood, very vibrant and alive. So much to discover and explore... My favorite pastimes include hiking, snowboarding, eating out, wine tasting, reading, meeting new people and spending time with my friends. My motto in life: "je ne regrette rien!" Enjoy your stay in Paris!
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