Your English host has been living in France for many years and has created a warm and welcoming Bed & Breakfast environment within the smart but comfortable top floor apartment that she is happy to share with you.
52 Clichy is the only B&B in the 2016 Frommer's Paris Day by Day guidebook and it is listed as the Best Value property in Paris.
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.
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 won't 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 searching for '52 Clichy apartment ' as it is completely functional for wheelchair users.
Your ensuite bathroom has a shower in bath. Your private WC 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.
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.
Transportation is excellent, 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 very close by (ask for the internet link) and if you book in advance it is half price.
'Vélib' & 'Autolib' (bike & car hire) stations are just opposite the building for the brave at heart.
Why stay here and not opposite Notre Dame ? If you take your map of Paris and draw a line from Montmartre/SacréCoeur church in the North, to the Arc de Triomphe in the West, scoop round the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and back to Montmartre you have a triangle with the Opera and the luxury shopping area of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps in the middle. Rue de Clichy is 3 minutes from there. Also we are not bothered by the downside of any of the very touristy areas ; constant traffic noise, millions of tourists and the accompanying tourist restaurants. Here we are close enough to walk to everything but just far enough away to have an amazing garden view, THAT terrace, birdsong, no traffic noise and excellent local restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Metros St Lazare, Trinité, Liège or Place de Clich 200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|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|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Very comfortable beds. Either super-king size bed with feather mattress OR 2 singles with luxury cotton bedlinen. Ensuite bathroom with shower in bath. Private wc opposite. There is an elevator to the front door of the apartment. There are NO steps to or 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. 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.
|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. Search for " Neoparking 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.