About this listing
Dear guests, in July and August 2015, if you're interested in renting out my place, send a booking request directly - no need to double-check the availability first. My calendar is updated daily.
As I travel quite often, I rent out my studio - the flat I really live in. It's in a lovely downtown Parisian neighborhood, Gambetta, 6 minutes walk from the famous Père Lachaise cemetery. My 30 m2 studio in a 1920's building is very sunny, has a separated kitchen (new fridge & washing machine; gas oven, kettle, toaster, citrus press), bathroom with bath tub, separated toilets.
The main room, usually full of light - and with blinds if you need them - has a totally new and incredibly comfortable queen size sofa-bed bought in July 2015 (that's the reason I check the box "real bed") sleeping two. There is a ventilator for the very hot summer days. Elevator in the building. The entrance to the building is secured with a 'badge' so only people who live there can enter the building.
Bedding, sheets and towels are provided. A fast WiFi internet connection is included in the price.
There is a typically Parisian street market with fresh produce (vegetables, fruits, cheese) every Wednesday and Saturday morning. A huge supermarket (Monoprix) with a wide range of organic options is just around the corner, as well as one of the finest bakeries in town.
The area is full of smaller supermarkets (some very cheap ones) and shops (a special cheese shop and an excellent chocolate manufacturer, just to name the two).
The MK2 cinema on place Gambetta shows films in their original version with subtitles, so mostly in English. If you're fluent in French, there are a famous national and several alternative theaters in the neighborhood. Not to forget all the cafés & eateries. In short, you'll be able to feel the vibrant and 'real' Parisian life outside your door steps.
My flat is cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaners only. Sustainability is part of my everyday life philosophy.
If you have any kind of allergies (feathers, gluten, lactose), please let me know in advance and I'll do my best to meet your needs. If you are vegan, I'll be more than happy to provide you with specific groceries. I am a vegetarian myself and could give you suggestions of the best veggy places in Paris.
As a non-smoker, I expect people not to smoke at home, and to be careful with my place. Feel free to contact me if you need more information of any kind.
You can reach my place from CDG airport in 1h and from Orly airport in 1h10 using public transportation, and in 20 min by taxi (when no traffic jams).
Metro stations Pelleport (line 3b, 1-min-walk away from home), Gambetta (line 3 & 3b, a 5-min-walk away ) or Télégraphe (line 11, a 10-min-walk away).
Directly from Gambetta, you'll reach République in 5 min, Opéra in 14 min. Changing once : Louvre in 25 min, les Champs-Elysées in 30 min.
From Télégraphe, you get to Beaubourg/Hôtel de Ville and Châtelet in 12-13 min.
Downtown Paris (zone 1 for the public transportation system) means there are, besides three metro lines, several city bus lines running directly to all the important touristic sites. I always encourage my guests to take the busses as it's a lovely way to explore the city, watching neighborhoods connect and change, making the discovery of Paris truly amazing.
Among many other Paris city guides and maps and specific schedules for the airport suburban trains, I provide a very detailed guide for all the busses running through Paris, with each stop clearly marked.
Bus 69 takes you directly to the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, Invalides, the Eiffel Tower and rides alongside the Seine to all those breathtaking spots Paris is famous for.
Bus 96 takes you to the heart of Paris : the old Marais neighborhood, rue Oberkampf, Hôtel de Ville (the city hall of Paris), Châtelet, Notre Dame cathedral, St Michel, St Germain de Près, ending at the Montparnasse train station with trains leaving to the West of France.
Bus 26 takes you through the bucolic East of Paris to the railroad stations Gare du Nord (Airport trains, Thalys, Eurostar), Gare de l'Est and Gare St Lazare - all of them being major train stations.
Bus 60 takes you to the beautiful Buttes Chaumonts park nearby, and to Montmartre.
Bus 61 will take you in 15-20 minutes to the Gare de Lyon and Gare d'Austerlitz (two major train stations).
All the listed busses stop next to my place.
If you enjoy biking, there is a Velib' station (public bikes) next to my place.
I do expect my guests to be respectful of my neighbors and my place.
My home is definitely NOT a party location.
I provide a detailed guide to my place and neighborhood in English with suggestions on where to eat, to shop and how to get around.
Sometimes, especially if you contact me in advance, I might be able to adjust my traveling to your dates. Or, if you're planning to come to Paris but don't know exactly when, check in with me and I may tell you when I'll be away next time.
Please contact me through airbnb.
Studio 30 m2 à louer dans Paris 20e, près du Père Lachaise, m° Gambetta ou Pelleport, dans quartier très sympa et vivant, lumineux, confortable sofa-lit pour deux, cuisine équipée d'une cuisinière à gaz, d'un frigo et d'une machine à laver, salle de bain avec baignoire, WC séparé ; ascenseur. Electricité, gaz, internet (wifi) compris.
Bedding, sheets and towels are provided. There is a fast WiFi internet connection included in the price.
Please smoke on the little balcony only and make sure the smoke won't get into the apartment. Be careful with my home. I expect you to leave my place cleaned - the way you've found it, and the dishes thoroughly washed.
If you plan to wash your clothes, please bring your washing soap with you.
Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I had a wonderful stay at Faina's home. The location is about a 10 min walk from metro, and there is a supermarket, bakery, grocer within a 5 min walk. Her lovely friend was there to meet me with the keys and show me around. I thought it was really great that Faina had prepared a sheet of instructions and a whole book of Paris information for guests. New bed is comfy, and there's a little elevator so I didn't have to drag my luggage up stairs. Definitely recommended.
Had a great stay at Faina's place. The apartment was in a fantastic location which was convenient to get around with the metro around the corner. Supermarket and fantastic boulangerie at the end of the road. Directions made locating the place very easy also. Thanks a lot.
Faina was super prompt and communicative and generous. We felt very well taken care of by her and her friend Judith.
Neighborhood great - easy access to the city and a short walk to fascinating Pere Lachaise Cemetary.
It was a bit difficult to find, but once we were there everything was great. Faina's friend Judith met us there and she was very nice and welcoming. Everything was great with the room, it was perfect for two people for a few days. Thank you to Faina for the great restaurant recommendations in the area! Overall it was a great experience!
Thank you Faina. We had a comfortable and quiet stay at your place. It was exactly as described and Josephine who welcomed us was very sweet and helpful.
Premetto che sia faina (proprietaria dello studio) che l'amica judith che ci ha accolto, sono state molto gentili e hanno reso semplice ogni comunicazione, sopperendo anche al mio scarso inglese. Detto questo, non si può però non dire come lo studio lasci molto a desiderare. Pochissima cura negli arredi, essenziali al limite della decenza, lenzuola tirate fuori da un cesto (ho preferito non sapere se fossero lavate o meno), sapone usato, un odore di fogna insopportabile, un divano letto su cui non ci si può dormire per più di una notte senza compromettersi seriamente la schiena, coperte singole per un letto francese, persiane completamente arrugginite da maneggiare con attenzione per evitare di ferirsi. Unica nota positiva la vicinanza alla metro. Per il resto, io non lo affitterei e comunque, non ci tornerò. Mi spiace.
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About the Host, Faina
Political scientist, world traveler, multilingual, warm-hearted and genuinly interested in building a world where borders cease to exist, I'll be happy to welcome you at my Paris home.
I do travel quite often, so I decided to rent out my place when I am not there. I hope you'll enjoy my home and the beautiful Père Lachaise/Gambetta neighborhood.
I am passionate about alternative politics, feminism, Jewish history and presence, good documentary films, Russian and Italian opera, delicious vegetarian / vegan cooking, strolling in cities with their specific architecture & cultures.
If you are interested in Paris beyond the usual touristic sightseeing, I'll gladly help you with informations and insights.