Studio | sleeps 2
This recently modernised sunny second floor apartment, in a traditional Parisian building, is situated in the Quartier Daguerre, with its daily food market and rich variety of restaurants, food shops and boutiques. With all of Paris' main attractions within easy access, it is the perfect romantic retreat from which to discover the city. The quiet surroundings are equally conducive to resting at home and to sampling the wonderful selection of foods and wines which are available within a short stroll.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orly 10 km, Nearest railway: Gare du Nord 3 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Further details indoors||
The studio has a modern stylish open plan living area complete with dining facilities and a well equipped kitchen - enabling you to eat comfortably at home.
Tall French windows bathe the room in light and open to provide a gentle breeze into the apartment.
Cable TV is provided if you are too tired to venture out and need a quiet evening in.
High speed wifi cable internet connectivity is available in the apartment - bring your own laptop. For those who do not wish to bring their computer, there is an internet cafe within ten minutes walk.
- Welcome pack available on arrival
- There are several self service or serviced laundry facilities within a few minutes walk of the apartment
The Paris/Ile de France region
Historic centre for artists over the century, the cultural life of Paris is incomparable. A city full of new delights to be discovered every day.
Also easily achieved by direct travel from the apartment are visits to the highlights of tourist Paris: climb the Eiffel Tower, visit Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides and and don't miss the great Arc de Triomphe which stands at the head of the famous Champs Elysees, where you can also find the nearby Grand and Petit Palais, homes of internationally renowned permanent and touring exhibitions.
Retail therapy is within easy reach too. The Art Nouveau splendours of department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps on the Grands Boulevards and the stylish shopping at Sevres Babylone and Rue du Bac are readily accessible by direct bus, RER or metro, as are the modern shops and sports complex at Bercy, and at St. Denis-Porte de Paris is the magnificent Stade de France, world class venue for football, rugby, athletics, concerts and many other events.
Located in central Paris, you will experience real Parisian living in the Quartier Daguerre. Buy your croissants fresh each morning from any one of a choice of several local boulangeries, or take your morning coffee in the cafe and just people watch. On Sundays, the roads in the Quartier are closed to through traffic and families take to the street, to "flaner" - stroll about.
There are several weekly markets in the immediate area, for both food and arts and crafts.
See a film at one of several local cinemas - look out for English speaking films being shown in "version originale V.O " which retain the dialogue in English.
For those seeking a more vibrant nightlife, try the adjacent quartier Gaite with its numerous theatres and venues, all of which can be reached easily on foot.
The 14th arrondissement has been the home of artists for centuries. Rue Daguerre is named after Louis Daguerre the inventor of the daguerrotype one of the earliest photographic processes, and there remain strong connections to the worlds of photography and art nearby.
The Fondation Cartier modern art gallery is a few minutes walk from the apartment, as is the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, with its visiting photographic exhibitions.
Each spring the Mairie organises an open studio weekend throughout the arrondissement, where artists welcome visitors to view their work .
For those of a stronger constitution, visit the Paris catacombs in Place Denfert Rochereau, or see the tombs of Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett and Serge Gainsbourg in the Montparnasse Cemetery.
The Tour Montparnasse with its fabulous views of Paris is a 10 minute walk away, as is the Jardin du Luxembourg, favourite park for Parisians to see and be seen on Sundays.
Getting around Paris from the Rue Cels couldn't be easier.
Choose from a range of local buses, and several Metro and RER lines, from the local stations Gaite, and Denfert Rochereau, which will take you all over the city on direct routes to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain des Près, to the wonderful Musee d'Orsay and across the River Seine to the Hotel de Ville, the Pompidou Centre and Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde on the edge of the Tuileries Gardens, the Opéra Garnier and the majestic church of the Madeleine, northwards to the nightlife area of Pigalle and further still to Abbesses, close to the Sacre Coeur, set in the centre of the artists' quarter of Montmartre.
And for something completely different ride the 88 bus westward to the ultra modern Parc Andre Citroen on the left bank of the Seine where you can take a trip in the moored Eutelsat gas balloon for panoramic views over the city.
For daytrips from Paris there are regular mainline trains from the Gare Montparnasse to Chartres, Versailles and Rambouillet.
For the fit and intrepid traveller the recently launched Velib scheme of bicycle hire is reasonably priced and fun to try - there are several Velib stands in the area.
More detailed travel and tourist information will be available for you at the apartment.