Sunday, March 25, 2012

See our NEW Paris B&B Apartment

Where is it?

In a historical and central area, where you will find lots of theatres as well as many cafes and restaurants. This B&B is close to the Grands Boulevard and Department Stores (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps) and many typical covered galleries of Paris, that not many tourists have the chance to appreciate the charm and authenticity of. 10 minutes walk from the North and East stations.

Your hosts’ accommodation: Laurence and Eric’s apartment is located on the 5th and 6th floors (without elevator) of a superb building made of Paris stone in 1883. The building is from the same time as the Eiffel Tower and benefits from a bow window staircase entirely decorated with stain glasses from that time. The staircase is a historical monument by itself. All the spirit of Paris at the “Belle époque” time is there.

The staircase being classified as historical and it is not allowed to be changed with an elevator in the middle of it - but your hosts will be pleased to come and carry your bags on your arrival and departure.

Your hosts live on the 5th floor and your independent suite is on the 6th floor. You will have an access by an internal staircase or a private entry opening directly on your studio which will offer you complete privacy.

Your bedroom / studio n°400: Your room is more than a guest room, it is a studio of 24 m2 which has been totally renovated in 2012.

 Completely independent, you can have access by a private door which opens on the 6th floor, which allows you to go in and out without crossing your hosts’ apartment.

This bedroom-studio is very bright and well lit by natural daylight, and its windows open onto the roofs. You will appreciate the quietness and the absolute charm of the roofs of Paris.

Its decoration is modern, in the spirit of Paris, with a simple, comfortable and practical style.

It offers a bedroom area equipped with a double bed (140 cm x 190 cm), a relaxing armchair, an office area with shelves, a modern shower room as well as a kitchenette.

The shower room is private.
It is equipped with a washbasin, a shower and toilets.
Bath towels and bath products are at your disposal, as well as a hair dryer.

The bed linen do not have feathers. There is no carpet on the ground and the bed carpet is made of synthetic material, and cleaned after each departure. Therefore, this b&b is convenient to all people, even those suffering from allergies.

The kitchen is equipped with a table, chairs, micro wave oven, refrigerator, hot plates, a washing machine as well as the necessary kitchen utensils, and food products of first need like salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, rice, pasta.

You will also find in your bedroom a set to prepare warm drinks (coffee, tea, herbal teas, instant chocolate, milk), as well as documentation on Paris. 

As a welcome gift, your hosts will offer you a bottle of red wine for a stay of at least three nights.

On the same floor, just after the stairs and before the entry of your studio, there is a library which is also used as a TV living room, where you can stay for reading or watching TV, some channels of which are in English. From this living room, you also have a view on the roofs of Paris, and an opening on the Eiffel Tower.

As your hosts both work, they offer to serve breakfast in their living room only on the weekends. On the other mornings, they will prepare it on a tray which they will leave for you in the living room close to your bedroom. You can then have it at any time convenient to you in your bedroom while admiring the rooftops of Paris. The tray will be prepared with fresh bread and croissants, cereals and season fruits. You will find milk, butter, orange juice in your refrigerator, jams and honey in the cupboard.

During the weekend, your hosts will offer you scrambled eggs or omelette, as well as a pastry of the day and a fruit salad.
For breakfasts during the week, you will find eggs, ham and cheese in your refrigerator.

Location and tourist interests
District: 9th
Subway: Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8 and 9), Cadet or Poissonnière (line 7)
Close to: Grands Boulevards
Montmartre: 30 mn walk or 20 mn by subway
Champs-Elysées: 20 min. by subway
Louvre: 25 min. walk
Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro: 45 min. by subway
Quartier Latin / Saint-Germain des Prés: 30 min. walk
Marais / Bastille: 15 mn. by bus or subway

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