About This Listing
Air Conditioning for those hot summer nights!
Newly painted and updated.
We're watching the euro get weaker by the moment and for those traveling based on U.S., Australian or Canadian dollars, this is a godsend. The euro is at an 11-year low against the dollar and is marked as one of the most dramatic periods in the history of currency trading. We’re seeing a real comeback by tourists whose greenbacks will get them a whole lot further on European soil.
We are located in the sought after Latin Quarter/St. Germain arrondissement, one of Paris's most prime locations near shopping, restaurants, museums and monuments.
Welcome to Paris Latin Quarters, a family townhouse run by Robert Reuter in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Here you will find us, perched on the slopes of St. Genevieve where the Pantheon dominates the hilltop and the bustle of cafe life and academia of the Sorbonne has thrived for centuries.
Decorated in contemporary period complimented with modern amenities and equipped with all the appliances you will need. You'll be received in a manner to make you feel as if you are a part of the city. This two room apartment measures 520 sq. feet, or 48 sq. meters. The AirBnB listing doesn't give ample space to describe the two sleeping area's. One Queen size bed in the bedroom and one twin Empire Sleigh be in the living room. Although listed as a two bedroom, there are two rooms in addition to the kitchen, entry and bathroom.
High Speed Internet access and wireless ready. Free international phone calls to the US and US cell phones, Canada and 90 other countries including the EU. Cable television with over a dozen language channels, English language channels include CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and more. All linens, bath towels, washing machine/dryer, oven with ceramic halogen burners, dish washer, fridge, CD/stereo, shower, hair dryer, iron & board and phone with answering machine included.
Travel deals should be abundant throughout the year, and likely late into 2015. A competitive travel market is a boon for travelers, so take advantage of the weaker Euro while you can! As Paris is the most visited city in the world the 2% downturn in travel might just make your visit a little less crowded and a little more personal.
With 13 years experience in accommodating travelers to the best vacations of their lives, I look forward to making your upcoming trip comfortable and memorable.
Kind regards, Robert
There is an interphone/camera at the front door of the townhouse. When you arrive, ring the buzzer and I will come down to greet you and bring your luggage upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
I live on-site and am able to assist you with your day-to-day activities or provide suggestions for any wishes you may have in visiting Paris.
Directly downstairs in the building is an organic grocer where you can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs, bread and scones to a large selection of teas, juices, elixirs and home remedies.
Across the street is a Mediterranean restaurant (see my online guestbook) called Le Risale. With home made soups and salads, fresh pasta or vegetarian dishes to full hardy meals. Diagonally across the street is a late night grocer for that sweet tooth snack after midnight. Our block is lined with a wholesome baker, homeopath pharmacy, French Deli and Italian Deli. Walk a block further and you will find a fish market on Tues. & Fri, butcher, cheese store, wine store and chocolate shop. Not to mention the variety of French specialty shops with the old fashioned painted glass storefronts that have become historic treasures to be preserved.
One block away in front of the Luxembourg station is the Hotel Luco which serves a full breakfast as well as Sunday brunch and meals all day long.
Conveniently located just one and one half blocks from the Luxembourg RER B Metro station, which serves as a direct link to/from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly Sud airports as well as Gare du Nord train station where the EuroStar arrives from London.
Guest book provided on site for full function of the apartment.
These apartments have a complete smoking ban. No Smoking allowed in the apartment or common areas, not even with the windows open!
Smoking guests are asked to step outside the building and smoke on the sidewalk or stroll the neighborhood if they care to smoke.
Breaking smoking rules will result in a forfeit of the security deposit to perform a disinfection procedure (not just Febreez) to remove nicotine and 3-ethynylpyridine (3EP) carcinogens from the surfaces and fabrics of the entire apartment. We try to provide a clean environment to protect non-smoking guests from exposure to tobacco smoke and tobacco-specific carcinogens.
Even before arriving in Paris, Robert was the perfect host. He politely and quickly answered all my e-mail questions about the apartment, as well as how to reach it from our arrival point. When we arrived he helped with our luggage, showed us around the apartment, and gave us a run-down of the rules as well as general info about the building and surrounding area. He even warned us about the hot water, so we knew to space out our showers.
The apartment itself is lovely, though small. The beds, a regular queen and sleigh-day-bed, were very comfortable (and in my experience unusually so for rentals), the bathroom was cozy and had a decent amount of cabinet storage space since the sink area is quite small. The kitchen is tiny, but the fridge is large which was important to us. We didn't use the stove or washing machine, but they are there and seem in good condition.
There is no real dining table, however, which is the one problem we had. There is a table near the wall, set up as a side-table, which could be (and was) used for quick breakfasts, but it might be awkward for a large meal. We ate all our lunches and dinners out, but if you were to cook a sit-down meal you might need to be creative about where to eat it.
The apartment is also quite a distance from the M metro lines, but is a short walk from the RER which transfers to the M a few stops away, so it's not a big deal. The RER is also much more convenient when traveling with luggage, as it tends to be less crowded and directly connects to many arrival/departure destinations in Paris.
Overall the apartment was lovely and Robert was wonderful. I would absolutely recommend this apartment to any couple or family with a small child, though I might hesitate to recommend it to someone with teenagers as it is a very intimate apartment space-wise.
Thank you for your lovely review Randi. We enjoyed your visit and energy in the townhouse and look forward to seeing you or friends again soon.
I apologize for not pointing out that the dining table has two leafs that pull out on either side. Making a small 2 person table into a four person table. I will be sure to include that in my welcome check-in. All the best to you!
Robert is a great host and we enjoyed our stay at his place. Everything you need is there, the neighborhood is great, and it was a very comfortable experience in general.
The apartment was great! The location was perfect! Robert was a great host and very helpful. The binder with information is very helpful as well.
Robert, is an excellent host... he was very responsive to my questions and concerns before arriving. I made arrangements with him to receive a package for me in advance to my stay, which was very helpful. He also provided me with an extra TV for the living room area and a DVD player! Upon my arrival he met me and assisted in getting my bags upstairs, then he explained the apartment and how things worked and the neighborhood thru his very detailed guest book. The apartment is as pictured on-line very clean. The washer/dryer took a little to getting used to, but Robert took the time to show me how to make it work better. The location is a great base in a usually quiet area. There is a free jazz club a few blocks away, (even on a Saturday night). the RER is very close, so getting around was never an issue.
I did notice that this building and the apartments are probably one of the most secured ones I have been to (a plus for the ladies).
It was very nice to see how the locals live, the Middle Eastern Restaurant across the street was good. The grocery store is good for last minute stuff,( a little expensive) but open very late. I would recommend going to Spenser and Marks on St. Michels towards the St. M RER stop for a wider selection of goods.
Overall, a great stay, I would highly recommend this apartment!
Robert has been very helpful and friendly throughout our stay in his apartment. Prompt in answering and meeting our needs. The place, towels and bedsheets were clean and comfortable. Location is great, easily accessible to nearby grocers, bakery shop and eateries etc . Nearby RER makes travelling to attractions really easy! The best part was he actually sat down and explained and answered any queries we had at our first meeting, which was really important to me as a first time user of airbnb! Double thumbs up!!
Great experience. Robert was a friendly, enthusiastic, and warm host. He gave us great advice on our trip and was willing to answer any questions we had. The room was very well made and had a home like feel that you could never find in a hotel. The location was great as well. All the major sights were within walking distance or a short metro ride away. All and all this is hands down the best airbnb experience I've had with airbnb!
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About the Host, Robert
Health conscious, Yoga teacher, gym program, outdoor activities.
Spontaneous & Adventurous. Travel to mystic places to relax & grow keeps me balanced and dynamic. Would rather have a role model with people who have parallel interests and are driven & matured into who they are meant to be.
Sports; Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Swimmer, Rock climbing, Water-ski, Gym, & Lambretta Scooters. Obtained my Advanced PADI Scuba certificate to get one step closer to the next paradise vacation.
I would enjoy sunsets even if I were blind.... You can feel a sunset.
Member of Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) US Embassy; Paris, France. Facilitating communication between U.S. Businesses and the U.S. Embassy in France.
Volunteer Fireman with Protection Civile de Paris 5th: activities related to Emergency Device Forecast (DPS) in humanitarian and social aid and training in first aid (PSC1).
PADI System; Advanced Scuba Diver Certification. The world leader in the educational development of scuba diving professionals and enthusiasts.
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