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 (brand-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 sofa-bed with Simmons mattress and an extra padding sleeping two. And a new fan/ventilator for the very hot summer days. Elevator in the building. The entrance to the building is secured by 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 leave my place perfectly cleaned.
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$9 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$1721 /month|
|Neighborhood:||Père Lachaise - Ménilmontant|
Unfortunately Faina and I didn't meet in Person while my stay in Paris, the communication was quick, always nice and clear to be able to arrange everything. When we arrived in the flat in Paris, it was really clean to feel comfortable right away. Fainas friend showed us around in the flat perfectly.
Also the flat is well sized for two people for a trip to Paris (the area of Gambetta is quite nice as well - little bars, cafés, restaurants, boulangéries, great traffic connection etc. Â bientôt et merci beaucoup!!!
I had the pleasure to stay in Paris for two weeks because of my work. The appartment of Faina was perfect. It has a nice atmosphere, is very bright and clean. I can realy recommend!
Cozy and beautiful place, very well conected because the station metro is very near, also has a hospital very near if you have an emergency. Faina and her friends are nice persons!!
Nice and clean place, close to metro. Different in size from Château de Versailles, otherwise very satisfied.
we went there about 3 weeks ago and stood in front of the wrong apartment thinking its Faina's place. We called her friend and she came and get us and showed us the place. her place is cozy and like described . close to metro station and super market . She is fast with emails . over all great experience. Thank you Faina
Faina apartment was a great experience for us both. Tidy, quaint and enough room for 2. The area in which you'll be staying is quiet and far from the tourist track that you'l experience alot whilst in Paris. If you don't plan to see alot while you're here this area has more than enough to explore right on your doorstep. Great cafes, bars and true Parisian life right on your doorstep.
Her apartment has everything you need and more. Everything is in working order and she provides maps for neighboring areas and wider Paris.
Thanks Faina, hope all is well!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Faina's for 4 nights this August, and we couldn't have picked a better place! Faina was very easy to reach both leading up to and during our stay. I really appreciated that she was so quick to respond!
Her friend Judith met us on the night that we arrived and was very helpful. We had a problem with our phone, but Judith saw us out the window of the apartment and came down to get us. She showed us the whole apartment and made sure we had all of our questions answered before she left. There were also lots of helpful maps and books for our use in the apartment, and we loved Faina's suggestions for places to visit in the neighborhood.
The apartment itself is very accurately described on the AirBnB website. It was very well-kept and had everything we needed for a short stay. We both found it very comfortable!
The location is also great - a charming non-tourist neighborhood and very close to the metro and a bus stop. It was also around the corner from a good grocery store, cafes and boulangeries, chocolate shops, etc.
I loved my stay and would highly recommend this apartment for 1 or 2 people. Faina is a perfect host!
Faina is a great host. She coordinated our route from CDG and made sure her friend Barbara was at the flat just in time to meet us. Barbara is a lovely woman and was very welcoming. She showed us in and we were very happy with the flat. The lift is small but it is nice how it delivers you directly to the door. And it's really not that hard to reach the flat by way of the stairs either.
The flat has a relaxing, open air feel. We opened the windows wide and enjoyed the sounds of the street below. The kitchen is charming. We made coffee in the French press and enjoyed fresh croissants from the nearby boulangerie. It was exactly what we had in mind for our trip to Paris! The bathroom is nice and there was plenty of hot water.
The flat is in the 20th, and we enjoyed being away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Walking along Avenue Gambetta, we found plenty of great eats. Yet, it wasn't hard to reach the Paris touristy destinations we wanted to see. The Metro is about a ten minute walk, and it was especially easy to navigate because Faina left plenty of maps for us!
We visited Paris for the 100th Tour de France. It was an incredibly special time for us and staying at Faina's flat was the cherry on top. When we come back to Paris, we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Faina's flat for five nights, and it was our first experience in Airbnb accommodation, thus we cannot compare it with other accommodations. Our experience in Faina’s flat was good one.
the outdoor environment wasn’t good and three nights we couldn't sleep; because there were some guys that were chatting aloud. The flat was in third floor, nice and clean, with a double sofa bed (not so convenient) everything that is shown in the pictures are the same as you see in real flat.
We met Faina and her friend Judith on the first day. They were so welcoming and they provide us the information about the house and the Paris attractions.
There were some shops including butchery, bakery, cheese shop, a big supermarket (Monoprix), cafes and restaurants near her flat so you can get whatever you need from the neighborhood.
The flat was 20-30 min far from city center depending on where you wanna go. The metro station was near and it was 10 minute walk.
We stayed at Faina's for five nights, in the middle of June 2013 and it was a great experience, so far the best accommodation I had in numerous times I have visited Paris (including Hotels).
The apartment is cosy, functional and very bright, on the third floor. There is a lift, quite small, but fine for two people, or one person with a big luggage.
We were met by Judith, Faina's friend, who showed us the flat and provided us with all the information we might need.
The rooms were clean and there is a good storage space made by shelves for clothes, shoes etc, as well as a welcome booklet written by Faina with detailed information about the apartment, including house rules, metro and bus stops, restaurants etc.
The sofa bed, for two people, is very comfortable, and the duvets (it is not a double duvet, but two single duvets) very warm.
Should you be sensitive to light coming in the room in the morning, I suggest you to bring with you an eye mask for sleeping, just in case, because even if there are curtains the daylight comes in. Not a problem for me, but maybe someone could be bothered about it.
I enjoyed very much the neighbourhood, it was the first time for me in that area and I found it more Parisian and less touristic compared to others I knew. I particularly loved this! There is a huge Monoprix really close to the building, several small shops and nice places where to eat. The only thing I was a bit uncomfortable about it, it was the fact that every evening, until quite late, there was the same group of people, around 20 years old, chatting and screaming quite aloud right in front of the building (but they were not sitting at a café or so, just being there in a group standing and being very aloud for hours), but this is not Faina's fault of course, and I surely would stay again in her apartment in the future!
As for the communication with Faina, she was really quick in answering and very kind, definitely go for it!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.