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Looking toward entrance, television with DVD player. Kitchenette on right.Bedroom, real bed with good reading lights, dresser drawers, door separates the two rooms.
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Why do our guests return so often?

Bill User Profile

Why do our guests return so often?

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4 guests1 bedroom3 beds
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds

The space

This is a fact. Some guests have rented this quiet and comfortable apartment, spring and fall, for the last seven years. We like all our guests to feel at home here.

The apartment is 400 sq ft (37 m2) one flight up (no elevator). We have AIR CONDITIONING, rare in a century old building like ours. We have owned the apartment for 12 years and the last total renovation was in 2010. You'll notice the walls are white, pure white, because I am a photographer and sometimes do photo shoots in either this apartment or the studio with patio next door, or both. The polished, hard wood floors, molded plaster-of-Paris ceilings and two marble fireplaces add distinguishing touches.

All Paris is easily accessible by metro (3 stations at a 3-7 minute walk): Ménilmontant, St Maur, Père Lachaise, crosstown buses 96 & 69, bicycle (Velib) or walking. Nearby sites are Père Lachaise Cemetery (Jim Morrison!), Bastille, trendy Oberkampf (100+ restaurants/bars within a 15 minute walk). The Tuesday and Friday morning street market, fifty meters from our door, are just the place for fresh fruit and veggies, flowers, fish, meat and The Cheese Lady! A fully stocked mini-market is a 2 minute walk. An internationally known celebrity couple in the cinema (who shall remain unnamed for their privacy) are close neighbors. From our point of view however the best thing about our neighborhood? This is the unpretentious Paris where real Parisiens live.

The apartment is well equipped with fridge/freezer, induction hob and extractor fan, microwave oven/grill, clothes washer/dryer. Tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and good pressure, iron, hair dryer. Real bed in separate bedroom, not foldout, is very comfortable with good reading lights. Two comfortable folding chair beds in living room for up to two extra people (with 4 inch/10 cm latex). Two closets, one with safe.

FREE TELEPHONING to over a hundred principal countries, high speed wi-fi, collection of DVDs. Linens are provided by us but guests are expected to clean the studio at departure (not the linens!!!) because we live 2 hours out in the country at our "Champagne B&B". We encourage guests to split their time between the two!

Another feature of this apartment, it is on the same landing as the studio described in Airbnb #219871 ("Private and quiet with green patio"), and shares with it double soundproof doors for those wishing to rent both to accommodate up to six persons. That depends on both being available at the same time.

Please drop a line if you have more questions.

See you soon maybe, Bill


Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

House Rules

No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM


18 Reviews

Stanley User Profile
October 2011
A sweet little 1-bedroom in a great neighborhood, with everything you need to settle in. The flat is in excellent repair, though the washing machine may prove a bit daunting and the instructions gave me a headache. I did manage to make it work. Bill the landlord is extra helpful,…
Maria User Profile
October 2018
The location and the apartment is great!
Janet User Profile
August 2018
Great location, very clean, just what we needed! Bill also gives great tips on how to get around in the area. Wonderful for a one week stay!
Ulrike User Profile
July 2018
It was a great stay in a great place. We would come back anytime!
Anastasiia User Profile
June 2018
Good location
Rachel User Profile
June 2018
This apartment had everything I was looking for. The shower is nice, the bed was very comfortable, it has a European clothes washer, and it was close to public transit. It’s close to quite a few stations, with Ménilmontant (which takes you directly to many sites) right up the str…
Acile User Profile
February 2018
The place is cute and comfortable, just like we thought it would be. Bill and Meridith were very communicative and responsive and we had a lovely chat when we met. The only negative point is that the shower drain does not work as fast as it should despite all our cleaning efforts…
Bill User Profile
Response from Bill:
Sorry about the shower drain. Washing long hair (they were three women) tends to clog the drain and my documentation neglected to mention how to pull up the drain and rinse it off.
February 2018

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Paris, FranceJoined in September 2011
Bill User Profile
85 Reviews
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I'm an American living in France for 30 years. My wife and I run the "Champagne B&B" an hour east of Paris and rent out two small apartments in the city. Photography is my passion which you can peruse by googling cerf, book, fr.
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 67%
Response time: within a day
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