Full of paintings, books and CDs, this is a home rather than than a rental apartment. Extremely quiet, flooded with light, on the 4th floor (with elevator) all the windows of the apartment look out over a court-yard.
The apartment (70 square meters or 750 square feet) has a living/dining room with an extendable table, a desk, cable TV, wi-fi ADSL internet access, DVD with a collection of films.
The flat has a main bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a desk and an additional folding single bed. A second room has a double sofa bed and desk. For both bedrooms there is plenty of cupboard-space for personal belongings. The kitchen is equipped with all basics, sugar, spices, flour sugar, etc that guests should use and replace if necessary. There is also a dishwasher, stove, microwave and fridge. A small storeroom contains cleaning materials, a washer-dryer, printer and an extra sink. The bathroom has a tub and a shower.
The flat is a short stroll from Henri IV’s Place des Vosges, the Bastille Opera, the Picasso, Arts and Crafts, Jewish History, and Carnavalet museums. Nearby you can find a church with a Delacroix painting, the oldest market in Paris and delightful old cafes and restaurants now mercifully smoke free.
It is a wonderful setting-out point for discovering Paris's Marais district and for longer walks across the river: the isle Saint Louis, the Pont Neuf, and Pont des Arts, Notre Dame, the Botanical
gardens and the Latin Quarter. A couple of metro stops takes you to Montmatre and the Sacre Couer.
We have borrowed the neighbor's children simply for an excuse to go to the Cirque d'Hiver - the all year 'Winter Circus' at the end of the street. It is magical and the 1850’s structure is an architectural curiosity and delight.
The metro Filles du Calvaire is only a few steps away and will take you easily and cheaply to the Louvre, the Opera, the Eiffel Tower and other sights of Paris. The 96 bus outside the door will carry you to the Latin quarter in twenty minutes and give you many views of Paris on the way.
Apart from the Opera house there are also three cinema houses at the Bastille within a short walking distance where four or five films are shown at once and always in the original. For Latin Americans the Latina cinema, a fifteen minute walk away, specializes in Spanish and Portuguese speaking films.
Extremely quiet, flooded with light, full of books and music this is a home away from home rather than a rental apartment.