This is a family four-room apartment, sunny and pleasant, in a typical XIX century building (the facade is not quite pretty but the facelift is coming soon). Bathroom, kitchen and wifi.
- Living room: large sofa and a large TV (with access to Netflix).
- Kitchen: this is the heart of the apartment, the place where everyone ends up. If you wish to cook, no problem, everything is at your disposal. Washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, plenty of plates and pots...
- Parents' room: double bed with a new mattress, a small desk, a fireplace (not used but is typically Parisian), a TV with DVD player.
- Girl's room : our 12-y.o. daughter's room, bed with a new mattress, desk, fireplace and lots of girly things :)
- Boy's room: our 7-y.o. son's room. This one is quite messy, with LOTS of toys, books etc. We tried very heard to make space, without success... :(
- Bathroom: shower + wc, recently renovated, small and large at the same time (you'll see) and very sunny with natural light that enters through a large window.
This is a family place, so it will not be as clean and uncluttered as a hotel room, but we are sure you will feel right at home!
The apartment has been renovated 2 years ago. All the rooms have large double-glazed window. Despite soundproofing, you will hear a few cars and sometimes an ambulance from the nearby St. Louis hospital.
We love day light, so the curtains are not very heavy.Guest Access
Everything except the walk-in closetsThe Neighborhood
Belleville is a multiethnic and popular area which also recently became fashionable among young Parisian families, artists and students.
Before WWII, the neighborhood was populated by Central European Jews. After WWII, North African Jews and Arabs settled there. Today Belleville is one of the Chinese districts of Paris (known for its grocery stores, its restaurants ... but also its prostitutes). If Asian stalls are the most numerous, there are still places in the neighborhood that recall the successive faces of the district.
Belleville also now a new face, young and trendy. The Sainte Marthe area was rehabilitated (do not miss the Place Sainte Marthe, with cafés, music shops and artisans). The popular Café Chéri is right across from us, packed even on weeknights! A quarter of an hour on foot, the Oberkampf district is a Mecca for a late drink. Good eateries around: couscous, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Georgian ...
A food market settles under our windows on Wednesday and Saturday mornings: a must see! Normandy seafood, Auvergne cheeses, fish from Boulogne sur Mer, greengrocers ...
And for the warm baguette and croissant in the morning, the bakery is 10 meters from home!Getting Around
Less than 5 minutes to Belleville metro station (lines 2 and 11).
Père Lachaise, Montmartre within 10 minutes.
Town Hall, Centre Georges Pompidou, Marais, Ile de la Cité, Conciergerie in 15 minutes.
Louvre, Orsay Museum: 30 min
Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter: 35-40 min
On foot: Buttes Chaumont (10 min), Canal Saint Martin (7 min).
From the airports:
Roissy Charles de Gaulle: RER B to Gare du Nord, then line 2 towards Nation to Belleville. Allow 1 hour in total.
Orly: Orlyval then RER B to Gare du Nord, then line 2 towards Nation to Belleville. Allow 1 hour or less.
From the train stations:
Gare du Nord: Metro line 2 from the "La Chapelle" station to Belleville, 15 min.
Gare de l'Est: it is 20 minute walk or 15 minutes by metro: line 5 to République and then line 11 to Belleville.
Gare Montparnasse: line 4 to Châtelet then line 11 to Belleville (45 min)
Gare de Lyon: line 1 to Nation, then line 2 to Belleville (25 min).
Gare Saint Lazare: line 12 to Pigalle then line 2 to Belleville (30 min).
Nearby buses: 26, 46.