Desirable refurbished Paris apartment in lively 18th arrondissement. Sunny, light and spacious on 5th floor with balcony, views and elevator.
Why pay tourist prices for accommodation, food, drink and entertainment? Staying at our comfortable apartment you can live like a Parisian in a lively residential quarter, eat and drink locally and inexpensively, walk to Montmartre and the Marche aux Puces, and have convenient and cheap metro access to all the major city attractions.
Set in the lively 18th arrondissement, and high up in the hills of Montmartre, one of Paris few remaining villages, the apartment is a stones throw from steps that lead up to the Basilique du Sacre Coeur, with its sweeping outlook over the city, and the artistic quarter of Montmartre. Place Pigalle (Moulin Rouge), Place de Clichy, Place des Abesses, Marche aux Puces (the famous Paris antiques market), and Gare du Nord are all within easy walking distance.
Completely refurbished and refitted, this sunny, light and airy apartment retains its characteristic Parisian features, including original doors, high ceilings, traditional fireplaces, attractive coving, and polished oak parquet flooring.
The apartment of about 42m2 comprises an entrance hall, a large double living room with balcony, a practical and modern kitchen, a new bathroom and a bedroom. The living room, with two wall-to-ceiling French doors opening onto the balcony, has a generous and comfortable sofa (convertible to a double bed), table, chairs and cabinet/bookcase. The quiet and secluded bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and storage space. The kitchen is equipped with a ceramic glass top, oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and generous capacity washing machine/dryer. The bathroom has a shower, vanity basin and cabinet, and toilet. Together with multi-channel TV (with several English-speaking channels), there is a stereo system, telephone (Europe, USA landline calls free), and internet (wifi) access. All everyday living requirements, including cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils, electric kettle, toaster, towels and linen, are provided.
Located on the 5th floor, you can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the rooftop and distant panorama, complemented by a bird’s eye view of bustling street activity below. The apartment building has an elevator and secure entry.
Step out of the front door to discover a traditional artisan bakery opposite and a famed Vietnamese restaurant next door. Close by the busy and bustling everyday life revolves around the shopping streets of Place Jules Joffrin and rues Caulaincourt and Custine. Restaurants, bistros, bars, bazaars, boulangeries, charcuteries, mini-supermarkets, banks, internet cafes, and tiny everyday and speciality shops abound.
The apartment provides easy metro (Jules Joffrin station 2 minutes away), bus, and cycle (sign up for a VELIB cycle for 5 euros/week, see www.velib.paris.fr) access to the major Paris sights and experiences. The Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Quartier Latin, and world-renowned museums and art galleries are at your doorstep.
We absolutely loved the Mont Cenis apartment! Its in the perfect location and very well maintained. The view was amazing and a perfect neighbourhood, away from the tourist hotels. Weve already recommended the apartment to others and will definitely stay there on our next trip to Paris.
- Laura W., Toronto, Canada - April 2012
Genny from Philadelphia
I highly recommend this apartment and this location in Paris. The apartment was neat and clean and everything needed (including instructions on how to operate everything) was easily accessible and understandable. Previous guests and owners as well, I am sure, even left maps and recommendations for places to try out. Good places to dine and shop were very close by as was access to several metro stations. As convenient as the Metro was we often found ourselves walking and amazed at how close we were to many places and being there in April when temperatures were around 70 made walking quite enjoyable. I hope to return again and would definitely stay at this apartment again.
- Genny O., Philadelphia, United States - April 2011
7 other reviews
Its a game of chance, booking on the 'net, on the basis of photos, but we really felt we'd struck gold at Rue du Mont Cenis. A beautiful apartment, well situated, and very kind and generous owners. We lost a day thru flight cancellations, and they immediately offered us an extra night, and also left a bottle of wine to cheer us up (it did). Their instructions were clear and concise and we had no problems at all with any of the appliances etc. Thanks so much, www,rentals-paris.com for representing such a great property !! We'll be back. Jocelyn and Rex- Jocelyn F., Auckland, New Zealand - October 2009
We stayed in the apartment over our Spring Break 2009. How lovely and relaxing to be in an attractive apartment instead of a nondescript hotel! The neighborhood was charming, the apartment quiet, and had all of the amenities we needed. We cooked dinner with ease, and the bakery across the street came in handy for baguette breakfasts! Everything you need is close, and it was no problem taking the RER from CDG to the Jules Joffrin metro stop ƒǅ minute walk). We hope to stay there again!- Jo B., Van Buren, USA - March 2009
The Mont Cenis apartment was fantastic and made a great home base for our stay in Paris. The apartment is just north of and in walking distance of the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, but away from the heavily touristed area which made it feel like we were residents, not tourists. Everything one needs was nearby: grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, bank, metro stops, etc. The apartment, bright and sunny with a balcony overlooking the street, was very clean and the bed and sofa bed were both very comfortable. We had a wonderful time there and hope to stay there again when we return to Paris.- Andrea H., Victoria, Canada - September 2008
My husband, daughter (age 12) and I stayed for a week in the apartment on Rue du Mont Cenis in August 2008. It is a lovely apartment, very well equipped (laundry, dishwasher, cooking) in a great location. It is on the fifth floor and there is an elevator. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors that overlook Rue du Mont Cenis open to provide a lovely breeze -- even in August! We enjoyed the neighbourhood and even became regulars at one of the cafes. We would definitely return.- Susan C., Toronto, Canada - August 2008
We enjoyed our week at the Rue du Mont Cenis property! Excellent location - Metro just down the hill. Views of Montmarte on the balcony beautiful at sunset. I'd gladly stay here again.- Ken C, NY - July 2008
The Rue du Mont Cenis apartment was perfect for our purposes. We visited Paris with our adolescent daughter, who felt right at home, sleeping on the generous pull-out sofa-bed in the living room. She and my wife quickly learned about the local shops and pâtisseries, and loved the walk up to Sacre Coeur. The apartment's full kitchen and the washer/dryer allowed us to save money and pack lighter than we normally would. And we had easy access to the Metro. The apartment definitely eased our first family stay in Paris.- Ross E., East Lansing, MI, USA - May 2008
Our first visit to Paris was wonderful, mostly due to the excellent accommodation we had. Rue du Mont Cenis was everything and more that was presented to us. The apartment was clean, fully equipped with everything that we could possibly need and was located conveniently to shopping, dining, and the Metro. We enjoyed the roominess, which was perfect for the three of us, and really appreciated the fact that we could live like residents of the neighborhood rather than like tourists. The owners were efficient and extremely helpful and organized, which made our trip pleasant. - Kathy J., Sterling Hgts Mich, USA - October 2007