The studio is in a 1920’s built-in building dedicated to artists during the period of Ecole de Paris located in Montparnasse: there is only artists studios in it. Friendly and quiet neighbours, a very charming and typical parisian atmosphere. The studio is at the first floor, overlooking the garden.
It's a one bedroom of 40m2: french designers furnitures, bedroom upstairs, fully equiped kitchenette with one classic oven plus a microwave oven, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a washing and drying machine for your clothes, and a cosy bathroom with a bath. Wifi connection and TV with HDMI are included.
It has a reinforced door, and from outside the building, a digicode and an intercom to let your friends in. Drop your suitcase and be zen!
I like the apartment to be perfectly clean when you arrive.Guest Access
From Charles-de-Gaulle airport, take the RER B, ( 9,75 € and 35 mn) to Denfert Rochereau station where you change, take the line 4 ( direction Porte de Clignancourt-Montrouge) and 3 stations forward, hop off at Alesia. From Orly airport, take the Orly-bus to Denfert Rochereau stop ( 20mn). Then take metro line 4 to Alesia station: the studio is at 2 mn by feet. The metro line 4 goes to Notre Dame de Paris -station Saint-Michel (10mn), Saint-Germain des Pres (8mn) and the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre, station Barbes Rochechouart (20 mn).
From the studio, you can also walk to Saint-Germain-des-Prés by the Rue de la Gaieté, a mythic neighborhood known for its little cafés and burlesque cabarets. In the streets around your home are some of the citie’s best restaurants (see our list of adresses in our Guide). The Gare Montparnasse is at 10 mn walk to escape by train to the Wineyards of Bordeaux, the Châteaux de la Loire or the Château of Versailles (25 mn ride, 1 train every 20 mn).
In termes of accessibility and transports, the place is ideally located.
There is also a VELIB station avenue jean Moulin, to rent a citybike with your credit card.Interaction with Guests
I welcome you at the arrival, give you your keys, show the facilities, give you addresses of good shops, restaurants and galleries...or any usefull information you need.The Neighborhood
On Sunday, flee market at the Porte de Vanves (5 mn walk), lots of antiq and vintage shops in the aera, cinemas, traditional bakeries (good bread and fresh macarons), organic fruits ad vegetables shops, fresh fish and butcher, wine shops, chinese take away… and the mythic Marché aux Puces de St Ouen directly at the end of the metro line n°4…
About food now ;)) here are my best places to enjoy exquisite french food and wine:
There 's a secret address where i love to send my guests (not all of them ;)
it's called Les Rouquins, 146 rue du Chateau (15 mn walk with the GSM) : the outside is not classical: like a closed shop with white painting hiding the inside, no name... but inside is great a bistro with a touch of design, incredible food for 7-20 € the dish, organic wines from confidential producers in France- for me, my preferred place! there's also AU VIN DES RUES, a classical bistrot and restaurant, 21 Rue Boulard, 75014 Paris (10mn walk from my home). Then closest is les PETITS PLATS, 39 rue des Plantes,(5mn walk), a french bistrot-restaurant with a team of young dynamic barmen..;)
then on place d'alesia, Le Bouquet, a great "steack a cheval" (a burger with
an egg on the top) on demand.. "Bon appétit"!!
you can find adresse of organic groceries around in the Guide just beneath this Description..Getting Around
To reach the loft: from the Airport Charles de Gaulle, take the RER, change at Gare du Nord to take the line 4 direction Montrouge and go down at ALESIA station (our station). Take the exit Helène Basch, cross the rue des Plantes, take the avenue Jean Moulin. The 3rd street on the right is Rue Antoine Chantin. (1hour+ 5 mn)
From Orly Airport, take the Orlybus or Air France bus and go down at Denfert Rochereau station. From there, take the bus n°38 and go down at Alesia (20mn+5mn).
The nearest metro station is ALESIA.
There is also the Tramway to reach the Parc des Expositions de Versailles (6 mn from the station Jean Moulin).
DURING YOUR STAY:
To move in Paris by bus and metro, buy a NAVIGO PASS for one week: it's really the cheapest to move around. You can buy it at the metro station Alesia.
With your NAVIGO PASS, you can take a VELIB (a bicycle) there is a station in the avenue JEAN MOULIN...you take it here and leave it in other stations in Paris. ( cost: 1,70 € for one day + 3€ for 1h30 of use). Read here: (URL HIDDEN)Other Things to Note
All cleaning products available, sheets and towels too.
Also available : iron and iron table, hair dryer, coffee/expresso machine (Nespresso), microwaves oven.
TV Channels: CNN, CNBC, BBC World, France 24, AL Jazeera, NHK World, Euronews, etc...
INTERDICTION DE FUMER dans l'appartement ou à la fenêtre
Strictely forbiden to smoke.
CONSIGNE: en cas de vol tardif, pour profiter de la journée, vous pourrez déposer vos bagages à une consigne de ce réseau: il y en a plusieurs dans Paris dont une à Saint Germain des Prés ou à Gare du Nord: (URL HIDDEN)