The Most ROMANTIC escape 2012
About the home
The most romantic and original Parisian experience!
Winner of the most romantic escape 2012 by the Guardian, winner of Tripadvisor excellence awards 2011 and 2012 ! Selected by Lonely Planet as a top romantic destination.
This former Parisian Bakery has been recently converted into a stylish and romantic studio with the highest level of comfort for a unique and unforgettable stay. There's WIFI and a Nespresso machine. It's located in a safe and quiet neighbourhood with numerous shops, restaurants and supermarkets nearby.
It is centrally and conveniently situated in the Rue du Commerce area, a few minutes from Eiffel Tower and the nearest metro station at just a short walk away.
Owner Christophe is from Paris himself. He can help you with any questions and insider info about things to do and see in the area. He can also suggest you to walk around the area after the check in to show you his favorite places. (bakery, supermarket, bistro, restaurants, ...) Do not worry if you do not speak french , because he speaks French English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese :-)
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 1|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
- Most original apartment in Paris for sure !
- Excellent area (Village spirit and family area)
- Equipped with famous designers furniture : chairs from Arne Jacobsen, rocking chair from Charles Eames, decoration appliance from Paola Navone, ...
- The studio is on the ground floor in a prestigious 19th century building with 2 security system at the main entrance.
- It has parquet flooring + old "cement tiles"
- It has large windows overlooking the quite street.
(Windows are made with a specific material (eye protection + security protection) so that you can not be seen from the street and you are in total security inside.)
- Nespresso coffe machine
- Queen size bed
Further details outdoors:
Public Parking nearby
Bicycle renting point 1 min from the apartment
30% deposit at reservation, 70% paid at check in.
No deposit asked.
Minimum 2 nights
The Paris/Ile de France region
The apartment is about 15 min walking from Eiffel Tower.
It is only a fw min walking from the famous rue du commerce, place du commerce and Motte Picquet grenelle Area.
The area is safe and ideal for bycicling.
The Central Paris / 7th / VIIe area
Here are just a few unmissable thing to in Paris...
Rue du Commerce
Place du commerce
Champ de Mars
Sein River sight seeing
How to get there
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From airport (Charles de Gaulle) you can come by public transportation, the easiest way is to take a bus in CDG called "Roissy bus" till Paris Opera. Then in Paris Opera, enter the metro, take line 8 direction Balard and get off at Felix faure. The apartment is 2 min walking from there. (Price is about 12 € / person, it takes 1 hour)
You can also come by taxi, it will take about 45 min and cost about 40 €.
Activities near Central Paris
19 May 2013
The owner of this apartment met us at the apartment, took the time to show us around the neighborhood, shared his knowledge of the area and was a sheer delight. The apartment was described perfectly. It was clean, comfortable and perfect for a week getaway in beautiful Paris! We loved the apartment so much we plan to book again next year!
06 May 2013
We lived in Paris like Parisians! That is how we felt about our stay in the Lafayette apartment. Our apartment was and quiet; it is in the interior of the building, overlooking a courtyard. It is located on a street where you will see few tourists and yet it is within easy walking distance of many attractions, and access to every type of public transportation is nearby. Despite proximity to the Gare St. Lazare, we never heard any trains, and if you are are short of time, you can buy almost anything in the train station - but we recommend the local shops as a better choice if you are not rushed; Christophe, the owner, will give you a heads up on where to begin your exploration of the local shops. Many buses begin and terminate their routes near the the Gare St. Lazare and there are 3 metro stops nearby: Europe (the closest), Liege, and St. Lazare (takes some work to learn to navigate this station). In our favorite local cafe we never saw another tourist but we were always made to feel welcome.
The apartment we stayed in was rather minimally furnished. We were there in the spring, but there seem to be plenty of heaters for the winter. The bed was quite firm, but comfortable. We needed to use two cushions to make the futon in the living room work for us and the arm chair is very soft. The wifi and TV/radio were fine. Two warnings: the water gets extremely hot, so use caution if you have young children. Also, the tub in our apartment had quite a high rim so would be a problem for anyone with hip or mobility problems.
We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment and would highly recommend it. It is certainly where we will want to stay when we return to Paris and we will check its availability before we set the dates for our stay - to make sure that we will be able to stay in this apartment again.
14 Feb 2013
My husband and rented the Lafayette Apartment from Christophe for two weeks in Oct/Nov 2012. Christophe has several rental properties that are all well reported on according to Tripadviser and vrbo.com. He is very professional, friendly, and accommodating. My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay! The apartment is quite a bit bigger than you would think, with a separate bedroom, a four piece bath, laundry, a full kitchen, and a large living area. The apartment is on the inside of a Haussmann era building with big windows that open to a sun drenched courtyard. Very romantic! Because it's located on the inside of the building it was so quiet and peaceful that we almost forgot we were staying in the heart of Paris.
The location was a dream; looking back we can't believe that we could afford to stay in such a chic area! The neighbourhood is incredible! There's so much to do. This is the area that Manet and many other artists chose to paint. Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are just a couple blocks away in one direction and in the other lies Rue de Levis famed food market. Needless to say you will eat very well. Our favorite local restaurant was Dome which is located at the opening corner of the market.
So many metro lines are available to you that we could be anywhere in Paris within a few minutes. I would recommend booking a shared shuttle to and from CDG airport. It's cheap and very easy!
In summation, I've already recommended this property to my relatives and friends. I can't wait to return and when I do I will definitely be renting from Christophe again.
Merci for your sweet and detailed review that will help for sure other travelers to take their decision. All the best to you and your family. Warm regards. Chris
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 Jan 11||30 Dec 12||£ 500||£ 100||£ 100||Flexible|
|Year Round||2 Mar 13||1 Mar 14||£ 499||£ 89||£ 89||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
90 € to 130 € per night
500 € to 700 € for 1 week
No additional fees or taxes except 50 € for cleaning
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