I am French, my wife is American, we have two children and live in Germany.
I rented an apartment for 1 month. The apartment is very nice and is located in a very nice district. Nicolas himself is very friendly and ready to help. I had a great time!
The flat fit our needs to a tee. The location on the 1st floor of a gentle flight of stairs put us just above the street.The kitchen was well supplied and roomy enough for two to be cooking and someone chopping at the kitchen table. We enjoyed many cooked meals at the flat. The dining room table looks down the ave and you can watch all the coming and going of the day. I enjoyed many morning teas their watching the street come to life. The flat is sparsely decorated but very tastefully painted and the two common rooms offer enough separation, should you desire a bit of your own space. The new granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, and the old fire places were exquisite. Nicolas was unable to greet us at the flat but the turn over still went smoothly and the directions for the flat were good. He also responded promptly to any of our questions and he gave us his Mobil phone number.We also arranged a time for him to stop by and show us some of the finer workings of the flat. The Metro and buses were a short 5 minute walk and there is a large Carrefour grocery store within 5 minutes as well.
The flat is steam heated and there are some associated sounds that go with it, but you and the building all blend into gray noise very quickly. I would highly recommend the flat to any one wanting three rooms, and it is my first choice on a return trip to Paris.
-Cafferata's and crew
I stayed at Nicolas' apartment for 7 weeks with 3 other girls. The apartment was extremely spacious and well-equipped. It is just a 3 minute walk from the nearest metro and I have found the area to be one of the safest and quietest in Paris; a really lovely place to live. There is a huge supermarket within a minute walk too.
Nicolas was an excellent host; very welcoming, easy to deal with and we were always able to get in touch with him if we had a problem. Although we did not actually meet him, we spoke many times on the phone and the housekeeper downstairs provided us with the keys.
An excellent stay, I would recommend this apartment to anyone!
Nicolas, son épouse et ses deux enfants ont passé une nuit chez moi. C'est une famille, respectueuse, conviviale. Je les recommande vivement.
Nicolas and his family are great guests. They are welcome anytime.