The entrance, the kitchen and the dining table make one unique cozy and hyperfunctional space. It has all the necessary amenities.
The Nespresso coffee pot with its coffee capsules, the toaster, the kettle... are all at your fingertips.
There are basic cooking products in the cupboards (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, sugar...), and for general maintenance (household products, laundry detergent, mop, kitchen towel, toilet paper), as well as a vacuum cleaner, ironing board, fire extinguisher...
Moreover, the household appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave, hob, dishwasher and washer/drier, mostly camouflaged behind a white or red door, while all the instructions for use are carefully arranged (next to the electric meter)) are brand new.
There are some breakfast items in the fridge - butter, homemade jam (made in the countryside and brought back to the studio to please the guests).
The "blackboard" is at your disposal to put up messages or maps (of restaurants, galleries, stores...) discovered while walking through the neighborhood.
However, this area can also be transformed into office or meeting room to receive professional partners, customers, clients... simply by folding down the large shutter of the kitchen/hut.
There are four large windows in the living-room and the bedroom, which are side-by-side, that can be opened to the West and you can enjoy the very beautiful natural light.
The location on the third floor gives an unusual view of the "Nazareth" courtyard, the typical Parisian building of the Marais and its zinc rooftops. However, it also offers peaceful quietness in this vivid neighborhood.
The library is stocked full of books and reviews on architecture, design and Fine Arts, which stand witness of the past activity in this place.
In addition, another set of shelves are a proof of attention paid to guests in the studio.
The "Paris" bookshelf has beautiful books and guidebooks for discovering the capital city and to help you prepare for visits and walks.
The "kitchen" bookshelf is designed for the pleasure and delight in preparing some French dishes.
The DVD shelf has some of the cult movies (that can be played on the iMac).
The "travel guides" bookshelf is for choosing your next destination.
The "children" bookshelf is to find peace after having a hectic day in Paris.
Last but not least, the CD-Rom shelf is to help you listen to the most beautiful selections and compilations of Radio Nova.
The office space is connected to the Internet by fiber optic cable, the iMac is at disposal, the laser printer (black and white), the pack of paper...) are suitable for conducting a research on Paris for taking walks, visiting museum, etc.), but also for arranging a professional meeting.
The living room is equipped with two fold-out sofa beds for "one person" which can be pushed together depending on the number of guests, using the large sofa cushions, thereby creating a cozy place for comfortably watching television.
The bedroom concealed behind the acoustic panels offers a fine quality double bed.
Here and there you can find some objects of art - paintings, sculptures, photographs - some Chinese collection objects purchased on the flea market, and some contemporary furniture and lighting that gives atypical ambiance to the space.
The bathroom is nestled in a red and orange hub. There is no doubt that it is small; it has a walk-in shower and is very comfortable. You can find shower gel, shampoo, cotton balls... in the shelves under the sink which are at the disposal of the guests.Guest Access
Between the Meslay and Notre-Dame de Nazareth streets, the building has two interior courtyards. They are both accessible to all the residents of the premises and to the guests of the studio - to go from one street to another, but also to have a drink, to smoke a cigarette... in complete peace
The Meslay courtyard is pleasantly lined with trees. It has garden benches, patio furniture, tables and red chairs that invite you to have relaxed, friendly talks and enjoy the freshness of the large ferns and bamboos. You can also observe the 18 c. building characteristics and how everything has changed over time... you can also admire the main staircase of the building that faces the street from the porch.
The Nazareth courtyard has modest buildings and landscapes but it is nonetheless very pleasant. The large windows of the third floor studio look at the West facade.
Either way, peace is guaranteed. Respecting the peace and quietness is a civic imperative.Interaction with Guests
I live and work on Meslay street. I am at your service for any practical questions, in reference to proposing nice restaurants, exhibitions and performances... Moreover, the condominium is particularly nice. Everyone helps each other. In case I am not available or around, travelers can easily find someone to give them answers or advice.The Neighborhood
Haut Marais, one of the oldest districts in Paris, is going through some changes. It is refreshing, its population is diversified and rejuvenated, its activities are transformed and energized. Good food, galleries, alternative stores and beautiful letters of nobility start to spread. You can live there without moving and with even greater pleasure!! But you should not forget the southern part of Marais. You should visit its museums, restaurants, bars, stores...Getting Around
It is very easy to get around! The metro for the sake of its speed, the bus for observing the city, the taxi for a quick return, the bicycle for pleasure... In Paris, all means of transportation are rather effective. The only thing to avoid is driving a car.
The studio is within a 3 minute walking distance from the République, Strasbourg and Saint Denis metro stations, and is less than 5 minutes away from the Temple, Arts et Métiers and Réaumur Sébastopol metro stations. This unique location puts all of Paris, especially its tourist attractions, within your grasp. This is the reality, more or less.Other Things to Note
I have prepared a very personal guide for the guests in the studio, that consists of all the good places in the district that I personally enjoy... the good restaurants and places to eat, design stores, fashion houses, shopping malls, theaters, and even sport venues, parks and gardens, as well as other information.