BEING THERE :
Location: Paris, France, Europe
Our studio is located close to the Madeleine Place, at the corner of the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th district. This is the central part of Paris. You are in the perfect place for visiting, shopping and business. The neighborhood is very safe, even at night.
The studio is located in an old traditional French building, on the 3rd floor that can be reached by elevator. The building access is digit-controlled, day and night.
We propose a studio for two, with a separated kitchen, a separated bathroom and a very large walk-in closet.
We purchased this studio for our children when they get older. We totally renovated it in March 2013 in modern style, as for our own use. It is now a fully equipped place with all amenities, to feel like at home, but in Paris!
You are at walking distance to many cultural and entertainment places such as the Opera, the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Palais-Royal, the Comédie Française, the theatres and movies theaters. It is also very convenient for shopping since you are at walking distance of everything, between the prestigious Rue Saint-Honoré and the two famous department stores of Paris : Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette. And if you come for business, you are in the heart of the financial and insurance companies district, where many companies have their headquarters, and where are located most of the largest law firms.
Please note that smoking is strictly forbidden inside the studio and in the building. We regret, but pets are not allowed.
We propose :
• a large living-room with a real bed queen size. The sheets and pillows are of course provided.
• a real comfortable sofa where you can relax, read, and watch TV
• A design desk and chair where you can work if needed
• Free wire and WiFi internet
• TV set with more than 180 channels
• a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook, from simple breakfast to sophisticated diner, including tableware, utensils, cookware, cooker with 4 electric cooking zones and oven, a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stainless steel appliances, a coffee maker, a toaster and a boiler.
• a separate bathroom with a shower, a set of soft towels and a hair dryer
• toilets in the bathroom
• A separate large closet for all your luggage and stuff, so you can unpack, store and relax without having everything in front of your eyes
• A brand new washer/dryer. We provide 5 doses of liquid detergent. You save money : no need to buy a full box for a limited use ! An ironing board with an iron are also available.
GOING THERE :
Since the place is very central, it is very easy to reach and leave.
You can come by taxi, by metro/RER (For Parisian, RER for “Réseau Express Régional” corresponds to the railway public ground transportation which goes to the far suburbs of Paris. 'Métro' corresponds also to the railway public transportation, but for the city of Paris only, or to the very close suburbs only) and by bus from any place.
From Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
A taxi will cost you around 50/70 €, depending on the traffic. It takes 30/45 mn when traffic is moving well.
We recommend using the ROISSYBUS, operated by RATP (not the AIR FRANCE coach). It is a 45mn direct drive up to the terminus station, just behind the Opera Place, 5 minutes’ walk from the studio. It is the cheapest (10,50 €) and safest way to come from CDG.
From Orly Airport (ORY)
A taxi will cost you around 40/60 €, depending on the traffic. It takes 30/45 mn when traffic is moving well.
We recommend using the ORLYVAL/RER, and to change once in Paris for the metro or a taxi.
From railway station Gare de Lyon we recommend using the Metro (line 14, direct in 15 minutes). Gare de Lyon is the railway station for the high speed train for Lyon, Marseille and the Provence-Côte d’Azur.
From railway station Gare du Nord we recommend using the RER (line E, direct in 15 minutes). Gare Nord is the railway station for Lille, London (Eurostar train) Brussels and Amstrerdam (Thalys train).
From railway station Gare de l’Est we recommend using the Metro (line 7, direct in 15 minutes). Gare de l’Est is the railway station for high speed train to Strasbourg and many cities in Germany.
From railway station Gare Montparnasse we recommend using the Metro (line 12, direct in 25 minutes). Gare Montparnasse is the railway station for Bordeaux, for visiting the Castles of La Loire, for Brittany and the Mont Saint Michel.
From railway station Gare Saint-Lazare, ther is no need for transportation: it is a 10 minutes’ walk. Gare Saint-Lazard is the railway station for Normandy, for Deauville, for visiting the house of the impressionist painter Monet, or even the Chateau de Versailles.
At walking distance (15 minutes or less)
CULTURAL / LEISURE :
Musée du Louvre
Musée de l’Orangerie
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée Jacquemart André
Madeleine Place and Madeleine Church
Saint Augustin Church
Elysée Palace (house of the President of France, but it is not possible to visit !!)
American and Japan embassies
Pariscityvision (CityRama), Les Cars Rouges and Paris Open Tour (the three main sightseeing bus tour operators). Their offices are nearby and they have stops around the corner at Madeleine Place for hop on hop off.
FOOD AND DAILY SHOPPING :
- Daily Monop’, supermarket mostly for food and drinks (Monday to Saturday, from 9:00am to 12:00pm), 2 minutes
- Monoprix, large supermarket (Monday to Saturday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm), 5 minutes
- Franprix, supermarket mostly for food and drinks (Monday to Saturday, from 9:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday morning, 2 minutes.
- Hediard and Fauchon: luxury grocery stores and French cuisine caterers (Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 7:00pm). 2 minutes. You can buy some meals and bring them for and excellent meal at home after an exhausting day of shopping in Paris. It is worth the visit ! We strongly recommend Fauchon’s affordable croissants, baguette bred, pastries, not to mention the cheeses…
- Laduree, for the famous macaroons, and a tea break (Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 7:00pm).
- Angelina, for a tea break in this so traditionnal parisian tea room
- Open market for fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese. Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, till 13:00. 10 minutes from home. On Saturday, you will meet all the Parisians people living around chatting over a coffee or a glass of wine in one of the many “bistrot” around.
- La Vie Claire Organic supermarket. (Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 7:00pm). 5 minutes.
There are also many “bistrots” and restaurants around for daily French cuisine, but also many restaurants for very fine (and expensive...) cuisine. If you like truffle, caviar and smoked salmon, this is the place to be!
A Starbucks coffee is also around the corner.
The prestigious Rue Saint-Honoré, Rue Cambon, Rue Royal with the luxury fashion shops and the hyper hype shop “Colette' are less than a 10 minutes’ walk.
The Vendôme Place, is a 10 minutes’ walk
The Chamsps-Elysées shops are a 20 minutes’ walk.
A paying parking is available under the Madeleine Place, with a car rental office, less than 5 minutes from home.
You can easily grab a cab since this is a very central place and there are four taxi stands around.
EASY TO REACH :
By taxi :
Every place can be of course reached by taxi. But they are expensive, not friendly and we sometimes wonder if they just know anything about Paris… Well, we don’t like them, but try them by yourself if you want to have an opinion of your own!
By metro/RER :
Musée Beaubourg, (line 1, direct in 15 minutes)
Eiffel Tower (line 9, direct in 15 minutes)
Montmartre (20 minutes)
Saint Germain des Prés and the Quartier Latin (line 12, direct in 15 minutes)
City Hall (line 1, direct in 15 minutes)
Notre-Dame (line 1, direct in 20 minutes, with 5 minutes’ walk)
Château de Versailles (Train from Gare Saint Lazard, 20 minutes)
Disneyland (RER line A, direct in 45 minutes)
By bus :
If you prefer to take your time and look around, the following bus lines, with stations around the corner, will bring you to those places:
line 22 to the Arc de Triomphe, The Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower
line 28 to the Champs-Elysées, and the Invalides
line 24 to Notre-Dame
line 29 to Musée Beaubourg and Le Marais district
line 32 to the Place du Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower
line 80 to Montmartre
line 84 to the Champs-Elysées, Saint-Germain des Prés, the Luxembourg Park, The Panthéon