Your English hosts have been living in France for many years and have created a warm and welcoming Bed & Breakfast environment within their smart but comfortable top floor apartment that they are happy to share with you. As the B&B overlooks an inner courtyard and private gardens, 52 Clichy is an oasis of calm and peace where birdsong is normally the loudest noise you will hear - this is surprising because you are in the heart of the city and close to many transport links.
Your bedroom can be organised to accommodate either a very comfortable 2m wide bed with feather mattress or 2 twin beds. Bedlinen is luxury 400 count thread cotton. However you wont need to spend too much time in the bedroom because you are encouraged to spend your time in the rest of the apartment, especially the wonderfully sunny terrace (from which breakfast will be provided on warm mornings); take an aperitif there before dinner whilst planning your next day's schedule. You could also spend the evenings sitting on the comfortable sofas in the living room resting your feet after walking around the city all day.
Another advantage - there are NO steps / stairs to the top floor - there is an elevator to the front door of the apartment. Wheelchair friendly - Internal doors are at least 80cms / 31 inches wide so if you need a wheelchair at times the B&B is perfect. You need to be able to take a couple of steps if you come to the B&B, not completely wheelchair - bound. If you are completely wheelchair-bound take a look at my apartment by seaching for '52 Clichy apartment ' as it is completely functional for wheelchair users.
Your ensuite bathroom has a shower in bath. Your private w.c. is opposite (as in most French homes the toilet is separate from the bathroom).
The washing machine and / or the dryer is available to all guests at €5 per usage. They are in the kitchen so are accessible to both the owner and the guests.
There is Free (and very fast - 100 Mb/s) fibre optic internet access and Wifi. The internet provider also offers free telephone calls to almost all landlines around the World and calls to cell phones in the USA and Canada.
'Make yourselves at home' is the only house rule. My website calendar is updated after every booking if you want to check it out to be sure of availability as there are sometimes time lags on the Trip Advisor site.
We are so central, we are an ideal base for walking / visiting all that Paris has to offer.
We are surrounded by theatres and restaurants. In less than 10 minutes walking you can be in Montmartre with the famous Moulin Rouge up to the fabulous Sacré Coeur that dominates the Parisian skyline or you can pop down the road to the Opéra Garnier and the upmarket shopping area of Galéries Lafayette & Printemps. There are 3 metro stations on rue de Clichy (which is only half mile long), the metros come every 2 minutes on average and there are dozens of buses from Place de Clichy and St Lazare going to all the places you want to go.
If you are driving there is a secure Car Park 50m from the apartment at 44 rue de Clichy - €25 per 24hrs. 'Vélib' & 'Autolib' (bike & car hire) stations are just opposite the building for the brave at heart.
I am the only B&B reviewed in Frommer's 'Paris Day by Day' travel guide (see photos).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Metros St Lazare, Trinité, Liège or Place de Clich 200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Very comfortable beds. Either super-king size bed with feather mattress OR 2 singles.
Luxury cotton bedlinen with 600 thread count.
Ensuite bathroom with shower in bath. Private wc opposite.
There is an elevator to the front door of the apartment. No steps in the building.
Doors are at least 80cms / 31 inches wide so accessible for people who use wheelchairs but who are not completely confined to them.
(For wheelchair users, the toilet is not wheelchair accessible so you will need to be able to take a couple of steps.)
The washer and / or the dryer is available to all guests at €5 per usage. They are in the kitchen so are accessible to both the owner and the guests.
Free (and very fast) fibre optic Wifi.
The internet provider also offers free telephone calls to almost all landlines around the World.
You are encouraged to take advantage of the shared living space and the terrace.
'Make yourselves at home' is the only house rule. Flop on the very comfy sofas, read a book, plan the next day, relax.
My calendar is updated after every booking.
|Further details outdoors|
'Vélib' & 'Autolib' (bike & car hire) stations are just opposite the building.
There is a secure Car Park under St Lazare train station that you can book in advance and enter even if it shows 'full'. It is half the price of other car parks in Paris. 'Neoparking' website search "Parking Saint Lazare / KLEPIERRE".
What does anyone need to write about being in Paris!
If you must leave us it is only 45 minutes on a TGV train to Reims and the champagne region, a shorter journey to Giverney to Monet's Gardens or an even shorter train journey to the Chateau de Versailles....
"Left, left and 2nd left" are the directions necessary to arrive at the Moulin Rouge and the base of Montmartre or "straight down the hill" to the Grands Magasins and the Opéra all in less than 10 minutes.
Surounded by restaurants and with 3 theatres on the Rue de Clichy you are close to everything but without being disturbed by the bustle of those quartiers.