Friday, February 18, 2011

See our NEW B&B available now

 Welcoming Monique, our new host in Paris offering her very charming B&B apartment to Aussie travellers.  

Located in the 17th arrondissement in a quiet, peaceful street and close to the Parc Monceau, you are welcomed by your lovely host Monique in this art deco beautifully decorated apartment. Located on the 7th floor it offers on one side a view of the eiffel tower and on the other a view of the Sacre Coeur - a real rarity in Paris. Your room is a bright and cosy little nest, romantically decorated. A second room is offered if you are are seeking 2 rooms.

During the summer of 2004, Monique, who likes to meet people, exchange views and share, created her first B&B in her previous apartment in the Ternes area, 17th district. 
In 2008, she moved to the Batignolles area, also located in the 17th district, where she found the apartment of her dreams! It offers a beautiful terrace with trees on the last floor of a 1930s building, and a large idyllic view of the rooftops of Paris, as well as on the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Cœur. She decided to continue her B&B activity here, a role which fits wells with her other job as a communication coach which she carries out from her home. 

Moniques career is in the field of communication. After working as Communication and Marketing Manager in a company, she created her own communication agency though she has been retired since 2010. 

As she was born in Alsace and lived in Germany in the past, she still understands German a little. She speaks very good English as she has travelled extensively for business all around the world and especially to the countries North of Europe, in Lapland and Russia. She is also learning Italian and hopes to be able to speak fluently within a few months.

Monique knows Paris very well and will always be happy to offer you her experience or help you to make reservations for shows, restaurants, etc.

Over the last past years, the ‘Batignolles’ area has become fashionable with the young executives wealthy enough to appreciate to living in beautiful Haussmanian buildings with an unexpected ‘village’ atmosphere.

actual view of the Paris rooftops

There are many shops, markets (even a ‘bio’ market on Saturdays mornings), the art galleries and many squares with lively cafés and restaurants terraces, it is one of the ‘villages’ in the capital which has kept its soul and one of the most lively and pleasant places in Paris. 

The area is very well connected to public transportation (subway, buses) and is only 15 minutes’ from the department stores. 

The building is located in a small and quiet street, very close to the main shops and close to the gardens: Parc des Batignolles and Parc Monceau. 

Witness its architecture in ‘art déco’ style, beautiful stained glasses decorating the staircase and the entry door. The apartment where you will be welcome by Djeepsy, the cute little Westie, is 75 m2 wide and is located on the 7th and last floor. 
As a rare privilege in Paris, it offers on one side a view on the Eiffel Tower and on the other side on the Montmartre Sacré Coeur Basilica. The view on the Eiffel Tower can be appreciated from the terrace where Monique puts outdoor pieces of furniture when the weather is fine. 

It offers a large living room of 40m2 divided in three parts: dining room, living / TV room, and office. You will be welcome there after a long day visiting Paris, as well as on the beautiful terrace of 20 square meters, obviously when the weather is fine. 

The room is bright, the walls are white and the decoration is harmonious with beautiful pieces of furniture, a fire place, paintings, carpets and lots of plants. 
In front of the radiators, there are original metallic ‘Majorelle’ grilles, in memory of ‘Art Nouveau’ style, and a large library all along the corridor which leads to the bedrooms and the bathroom. 

Located on the seventh floor, this small bedroom (11 square meters) is a sweet nest where you will sleep perfectly well. It is very quiet and bright as the large French window opens on a balcony on the inner yard and gardens. 

Harmonious and comfortable, it is equipped with a double bed with bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers covered with mirrors, a piece of furniture which comes from Monique's family and a small television (French channels only). 
The room is very romantic with its flowered pillows and cushions and its spring-like decoration. The chandelier is original and unique, designed by Brothers Muller in Lunéville. 

bedroom window / view

The walls are white, the ground is covered with carpet. The pillows do not have any feathers. 
In the corridor, just facing your door, there is a little cosy space with a set for warm drinks, coffee, tea, herbal teas, at your disposal. For your clothes, part of the wardrobe in the corridor is left free for you. 

If you wish to have a second bedroom Monique can offer you a small bedroom with twin beds (70x190 cm) which can be put together to make a perfect double bed (140x190 cm). 

The parents, friends or children travelling with you and staying in this bedroom will also share the bathroom and apartment with you. 

Decoration is very modern. The bathroom offers a jacuzzi-bath with a shower, a wash basin, a towels dryer and toilets. 
It is just besides your guest room. 
Towels, gowns, bath products and a hair dryer are at your disposal. 

In Monique's apartment, there is only one bathroom. Therefore it is to be shared with your host. However, she will always give you priority use and she will only use it when you are out for your visits. Often visitors report that they had the feeling that the bathroom was only for their personal use, as Monique was very discrete. 

You will appreciate the quality, quantity and variety of the fresh products offered, among which the traditional crispy baguette and croissants, coffee, tea, milk or chocolate, fruit juices, butter, jams, cereals, fresh fruits and yogurts.

Upon request, and for an additional cost of 5 euros, Monique can also give you eggs and bacon, sausages and toasts, or cheese. 

1 person = 115euro per night
2 person = 119euro per night

Visit our website to make an enquiry or contact me to find out about availability for your travel dates. 

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