Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In the heart of Montorgueil, in the 2nd district, on the first floor of a historic and classified building, in a very quiet area. Newly refitted, kitchen with all the amenities, bright, 5 big windows for 48 square meters, bathroom with big tub, dressing, bedroom. There's Wi-Fi, TV with international channels, DVD/CD player, electric fan. It's a very sought after area, pedestrian streets, markets, cinemas, theatre, close to everything Paris has to offer.
One of the highlight of this wonderful part of Paris are the prototypical of indoor shopping malls, the Galleries, which got their start in 1786 when the Duke of Orleans realized that there was money to be made by renting out his cloistered garden to small shops.
A walking tour of the galleries can easily be accomplished in an hour or so, and is worthwhile. Start with La Gallerie Vivienne which is the best preserved of the galleries and whose décor has been maintained in authentic colors from the era. It's really the mosaic floor which is the star of the show. The shops are distinctly upscale, and all about conspicuous consumption: a wine seller, a tea shop, and a dealer in antique books are among the highlights.
The Passage Choiseul is a considerably more down-to-earth gallery. You can find more galleries throughout the arrondissement, including the Passage des Panoramas, the Passages des Princes, and, last but not least, the Passage du Grand-Cerf, to which this flat is attached.
The Passage du Grand Cerf is considered a favorite by many, not as famous as the Gallerie Vivienne maybe but full of charm and character, with a very high ceiling and many great shops. A hidden gem!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|