Natacha was a great host. She welcomed up & was happy to suggest places to explore in her neighbourhood. She speaks English fluently but was also very happy to help us practice our French.
Belville is an interesting area - we didn’t know it at all so it was great to explore and learn about a different part of Paris. The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is really lovely & we were happy to wander through it and watch the world go by. We also visited the Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie and spent hours exploring the different exhibitions. A visit to the submarine beside La Géode was a highlight!
Food wise, Natacha recommended lovely restaurants for us to try. We had dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant, which was filled with locals and also a lovely evening at a very friendly couscous restaurant. In the mornings, Natacha left us a typical French breakfast of coffee, croissants & bread, with jam, fruit & yoghurt. There was plenty of food to set us up for the day! On our last morning, Natacha asked is she could join us for breakfast & it was lovely to sit and chat with her.
All in all, staying with Natacha was a great experience. We would like to say a very big thank you to her for her wonderful hospitality and would love to stay there again some day.
Hope this helps Regina. We will also look at our photos & put some up on Instragram.