About this listing
Centre of Paris for up to four people
If you would like to wake up to a view of the Louvre each morning, stroll down to the boulangerie or Montorgeuil market, meander through the passage Vero-Dodat, sit and read in the Palais-Royal gardens while dipping your feet in the fountain (summer only!), walk everywhere or use the multiple transport options (metro, bus, bike, boat), this one bedroom, central, light and well appointed apartment could be for you. It can be used as one large room, or divided in two using a sliding wall, with a separate bedroom for more privacy. The 160cm sized bed can also be used as two single beds, and the two couches become single beds. Recently renovated, the white, clean, light space is unrecognisable from the gloomy office it once was. Double-glazed wooden street-facing windows block out all noise, including the passing police-accompanied Banque de France money-filled trucks at approximately 10 each morning, with the bathroom looking on to the courtyard. Surrounded by cafés, boulangeries, shops, art and restaurants. Two supermarkets are a 2-minute walk. Wifi, free landline calls, bluetooth speaker, cd player, cable tv, dishwasher, hot-water jug, all utensils/cutlery/knives/knife sharpener(!), Limoges china plates, washing machine & detergent, nespresso machine & capsules, friendly restaurant for late-night-pizza on ground level, fluffy towels & robes, lots of books, gym across the road with a 25€ day pass, hairdryer, multi-country electrical adapters, sewing kit, fire extinguisher, pencils & sharpener, oven, microwave, xmas tree & decorations (December only), a children's cot & high-chair on request, a box of children's toys, monopoly, cross breezes, 'Zazie dans le métro' DVD, grapefruit soap, a list of my favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood... Good intercom security and flexible check in/check out, depending on departure of previous tenants. No security bond. Second floor - 25 steps.
I am happy (really) to welcome guests at any time of day or night.
Although the apartment is on a main street, the numbers on each side of the rue St Honoré don't correspond. Numbers 198-200 are situated between the rue de Valois & the rue des Bons Enfants, on the same side of the street as the Palais-Royal. When you arrive at the apartment, use the door code: 78a96 to open the front door. When you are inside, use the intercom SCI TABOUIS ST HONORE to let me know you are there. The second door code is B75001. Both these codes are replaced by a swipeable green fob, attached to the keys.
Interaction with Guests
This apartment is only used by friends & guests, I don't live in it. My home however, is only a 10 minute walk away if you need help, or you can phone me using the apartment phone.
The metro station 'Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre' (line 1) is across the road from the apartment. A taxi station is 100m to the right, along the rue St Honoré, next to the fountain. The Easy Bus travels between CDG airport & the Palais-Royal, arriving & departing every 15 minutes, 100m from the apartment. The Bus 48 (Garde du Nord) departs & terminates across the road from the apartment.
Other Things to Note
Getting from CDG airport to the apartment has just become much easier & cheaper thanks to the EasyBus transfer which is direct from the airport (CDG terminal 2) to the Palais-Royal.
Trust! Please let me know if something breaks so I can replace it before you leave.
If towels/sheets have been stained by mercurochrome/betadine or any other type of non-removable product, or any types of cream/products that contain bleach, they will need to be replaced. The replacement fee will be charged to you via airbnb.
No smoking in the apartment please. I hate tobacco-yellow walls.
Please call me if you have misplaced your key, not the locksmith! Break a window pane if necessary. (It's cheaper to replace).
You are staying in a residential building and a simple 'bonjour/bonsoir' is appreciated by the neighbours. Adding Madame/Monsieur makes it feel even friendlier & more polite and the neighbours don't feel like they are living in a hotel.
When you depart, please turn the dishwasher on if there are things to be washed. (If you have cooked with eggs, please rince items well before adding them)
Please leave the keys on top of the cupboard when you depart, and pull the apartment door closed. Turn off lights & heating.
I provide map books but please remember to leave them in the apartment when you leave.