Parisien, historien de l'art
We had a wonderful stay at Paul-Louis'. I recommend it! Thanks again.
This is the first review for this apartment so I want to make it as comprehensive as possible.
The apartment is beautiful - a triplex on Rue De la Roquette with several bedrooms, walls filled with books, a beautiful and massive living room, and a sun drenched kitchen, terrace and dining room.
The neighborhood is amazing - busy, surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping, the bastille, the opera house etc. You would think it would be loud and noisy in the apartment but ...its not - its an oasis of peace and calm. There are large balcony like rooms on every floor with sliding french doors. I know this seems counter-intuitive when you look at the pictures, but they hardly do this apartment justice. The apartment is several times more impressive.
The kitchen is wonderfully stocked, and allowed us to make and enjoy several home cooked meals on their beautiful, and private terrace. There is a grocery store right across the street, a baker a few steps away, and a pharmacy, an electronics store, and if needed even a 'natural' store just beyond that.
Its a wonderful apartment for families, our 11 month old child loved it, even learning to maneuver the steps from the living room to the kitchen by himself.
Paul-Louis left us some delightful home-made jam and a bottle of champagne on our visit. They were extremely communicative, answered our questions in detail, immediately, and went out of their way to help.
There were 4 bedrooms on the lowest floor - 2 of them large enough to field a couple comfortably and 2 that were smaller - single beds. One of the smaller beds was actually a trundle bed, that opened into a double, but still I'd recommend it for two singles instead of as a double. There is also a bathroom and a toilet on this level.
The living room on the middle floor was large, had several comfortable couches, and opened into the balcony that had a lounge chair, and a smaller table with a coupe of chairs. Attached to the living room is the library and the winter garden, both of which are very well stocked.
On the top floor is the kitchen, the dining room, another bathroom, and the terrace. We spent most of our time as a group up here enjoying our meals on the terrace or in the dining room, with fresh bread from the baker and wine from the grocery store.
The wifi works only on the bottom floor, but since thats where the bedrooms are - this wasn't a big deal.
If its your first time in Paris - some possibly helpful suggestions.
1. Consider getting a Navigo card for public transport. The weekly pass pays for itself if you take more than 12 rides in a week ((website hidden))
2. A lot of things are closed on Sunday - get your shopping done prior or arrange to bring things with if you arrive on Sunday.