About this listing
Cosy little flat, very near to the Canal Saint Martin and only about 7 minutes walk from République (transport hub). Fully equipped, it is a comfortable option for a 1 or 2 guests (sharing a bed) visiting Paris. Lots of trendy restaurants right around the corner.
Cute little flat in old parisian building. If you are looking for comfort, cosiness and practicality, my flat is a good choice. If you are looking for Parisian views, this is not for you. Unfortunately my neighbours aren't always very respectful in keeping the building clean, and the entrance to the main building can be a bit off-putting.
Quiet and peaceful, since it is in the inner courtyard, and easily accessible (first door up flight of stairs)
It is a small flat but it was built thinking it was big. So you have all the Parisian charm (fireplaces, moldings,etc) condensed in 25m. You have a living room, separate double room, kitchen and a tiny functional bathroom. Ideal for a couple.
Fully equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay in Paris (see lists at the end of description)
The building has been half refurbished and the end of the refurbishing is in stand by at the moment.
The flat is located just a 5 minute walk from Canal St.Martin, plenty of trendy restaurants just around the corner! At 4 minutes to Goncourt Metro Station (just 5 stops to city center - Pompidou Museum, etc) and 8 minutes walk to the transport hub in République (4 metro lines). So, all in all a great location.
4 minutes walk from Metro Goncourt (line 11)
8 minutes walk from Metro République (lines 5, 8, 9 and 11)
From Airports by train, get off at Gare du Nord. Switch to Line 5 (get off at République) or take a taxi (about 5 minutes ride, it shoudl cost around 10 euros)
Bus number 75 takes you straight to City Center.
FOR YOUR COMFORT
- Clean towels
- Freshly made bed
- Roof fan (if it ever gets hot...)
- Comfy double size bed
- Free wifi
- TV (international channels)
- Telephone (for local and international land phones) (Mobile phone calls will be charged)
- Hair dryer
- Microwave oven
- Coffee machine
- Oven / Gas cooker
- Toaster / Boiler / Italian style coffee pot
- Washing Machine / dryer
Access to a fully equipped flat. Free wifi, coffee machine, microwave oven, clean sheets and towels, cooking material, washing-drying machine,... All you need for a comfortable stay.
Interaction with Guests
If I'm around I welcome guests to the flat, show them around, tell them about the area and tips about restaurants and transport. I make myself available during their stay, via phone or email for any question concerning their stay. If I'm not in town for arrival, I send either my boyfriend or a good friend to meet them.
The area is in full gentrification. Very near to the Canal Saint Martin, a meeting point for young people. When the weather is nice, you will find it full of people sitting next to it drinking wine and eating cheese. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars, supermarkets, just around the corner from the flat. My street however is very calm and well lit up at night. It is also reasonably close to the city center, you can stroll through the marais and get to Hotel de Ville in about 35 -45 minutes.
You will find a guide that I have made in the flat, with all my favorite addresses in the area.
You have a metro station just up the road (line 11) that gets you straight to city center in just 3-4 stops (about 5 min to Hotel de Ville) You can also walk to République (around 5-7 min) where you have 5 different metro lines (lines 3,5,8,9,11) buses, etc.You also have Vélib (public bicycle rental) stations very close by.
Other Things to Note
The flat is very compact, so I can be surprisingly small for people not used to Parisian flats, specially the bathroom, which is very small, but the shower is surprisingly comfortable too :)
Leave it the way you found it :) Clean and tidy.
Try and keep the door to the bathroom open while out of the flat (specially after showering) and remember to take the rubbish down at the end of your stay. There is a trash can, just downstairs in the inner patio.
I'm half spanish (catalan) and half british. I grew up in Spain (Barcelona) and now live in Paris. I love travelling, and when holidays are far, long weekends around europe are a must! I also love hosting people in my lovely little flat.