About this listing
Dear guests, in September 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.
From Oct 18 - 24, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
The experience at Faina's home is great. It is clean and nicely-decorated. It is so different from a hotel stay as we can live in a local home and experience the French daily life. The location is great. It is close to the bus and train station. There are super market and bakery nearby. Faina always gave good suggestions regarding food, shopping and restaurants. Although she had to postpone our check-in time close to our trip, she gave good recommendations for brunch places where we can eat and wait. Judith was very friendly and helpful. Overall, the experience is very positive.
Faina was so helpful, right from the get-go! Any questions I had regarding the area, her home, and even my future plans in Paris, she answered with kindness and genuine interest. She has a great apartment, situated super close to everything you could need (metro, groceries, restaurants, cafés) in a neighborhood that is relaxed, inviting, and full of Parisians instead of tourists :)
This was a great Airbnb experience!!
This was my 2nd time for visiting Paris. Living in Faina's room was my perfect choice. Small and enough for my daughter and I to enjoy everything inside . Faina was so caring from the beginning even if I didn't meet her in person. She still always cared about how we felt . And her friend Judith was helpful to introduce everything to us .
This is a very cute and warm home in Paris. Faina has prepared everything needed for us . It was very clean and safe .There were supermarket ,restaurants and different shops close to the home . Transport was very convenient. Only some minutes walking for all of those .
One week staying I loved this home so much . I would like to recommend Faina's home to anyone will try to feel real life in Paris . And Faina is really very sweet , understanding and kind girl. Hope next time I could meet her with any chance . Best memories in Paris ... Thank you Faina and Judith !!!
Die Zeit in Paris in Fainas Wohnung war wirklich schön. Sie ist eine sehr zuvorkommende Gastgeberin, sie selbst konnte ich leider nicht kennen lernen aber eine Freundin von ihr hat sich liebevoll um alles gekümmert. In der Wohnung hat es an nichts gefehlt, ich kann sie nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen.
Faina is an amazing person and a great host, even when she wasn't in Paris at the time we stayed there. Her friend Judith waited for us and even after our traffic delay it wasn't a problem and she was still really helpfull. The communication was really great, even as the neighbourhood! It's calm and quiet, non touristic like you would expect in Paris. Metro is very close and takes you to everywhere. Faina made a guestbook with information which is very usefull aswell. Go visit Canal Saint-Martin and its nice area! If i stay in Paris next time, i'd love to stay with Faina again :)
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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.