About this listing
Live as a Parisian for a few days in a cozy apartment located in the middle of the "Rue des Martyrs" district.
3 bedroom apartment, totally refurbished in March 2013, by an interior architect/designer, located in the middle of the famous « rue des Martyrs » in Paris’ 9ème - St Georges district. The "rue des Marturs" is even warlmy celebrated and recommended in an article of the "New York Times" (copy of the article at the end of this ad or search for "new york times rue des martyrs" on the internet to view it in its original format.
No pets allowed, thanks for your understanding.
The apartment is made up of:
- Large main hall
- Master bedroom (160 cm x 200 cm bed) with bathroom equiped with shower, sink and WC,
- 2nd bedroom with two 190 cm x 90 cm in mezzanine
- Third bedroom with one bunk bed (mezzanine) + one baby bed. Pictures listed are not updated so they do not show the mezzanine and baby bed.
- Bathroom with bathtub, sink, WC as well as laundry washing and drying machines
- Living room with home cinema
- Vast open kitchen over dining room
All bedrooms are very quiet. They have double-glazing windows with view over interior courtyard.
The living room and dining room + kitchen have their windows on « Rue des Martyrs ».
The balcony all along the kitchen, diningroom and livingroom offers a nice view over the lively "Rue des Martyrs".
The street of closed to trafic on Sunday mornings, making it even more peaceful.
Bed sheets and towels are provided.
The apartment is 103 sq.m located on the 2nd floor (with elevator) of building of the late 19th century with balcony all along facing west direction. Typical Parisian apartment known as « parquet, moulure, cheminée ».
The apartment is walking distance to many famous places of the city: Montmartre and the Sacré Cœur, the Abbesses district, Garnier Opera house, department stores (Galerie Lafayette and Printemps), The Moulin Rouge, the Louvre museum, different places where used to live various artist, musée de la vie romantique, musée Gustave Moreau, Oylmpia theater, Passage Vivienne etc...
Many public transports nearby : Bus, Metro (St Gerorges station), RER, Gare St Lazare, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Vélib' (take away bike rental) and Autolib' (take away car rental).
Hi-speed internet connection included.
The area, known as the « Village des Martyrs », is famous for the quality of its food stores, numerous restaurants, bars, design shops.
Article of NY Times:
"FOR me, the Rue des Martyrs is the last real street in Paris.
It is here that I find artichokes so young they can be eaten raw, a Côtes du Rhône so smooth it could be a fine burgundy, and a cow cheese so creamy it’s best eaten with a spoon.
I take my cues from the late, great Julia Child. “The Parisian grocers insisted that I interact with them personally,” Julia wrote in her 2006 autobiography, “My Life in France.” “If I wasn’t willing to take the time to get to know them and their wares, then I would not go home with the freshest legumes or cuts of meat in my basket. They certainly made me work for my supper.”
So I interact. I work for my supper. Sometimes I even pretend to be Julia, with her American-accented French. I caress tomatoes, inspect lamb loins, sniff Camembert, sample wild boar charcuterie and go all wobbly over sugarcoated brioche. No one except my children makes fun of me.
I have been embraced as a member of the neighborhood “family,” as the merchants call the bas (lower) Rue des Martyrs. They know — and seem to like — one another. When I needed a stool small enough to fit into a shower after my older daughter injured her leg, the manager of the variety store borrowed one for me from the nearby jeweler. When Fahmi Hamrouni, a greengrocer at the Petit Jardin (No. 3), ran out of flat green beans one day, he grabbed handfuls for me from the greengrocer across the street.
The feeling of intimacy is enhanced on Sunday mornings, when several blocks of the street moving up from the Notre Dame de Lorette Church in the Ninth Arrondissement are closed off to traffic.
The “family” designation comes with privileges but also a code of conduct: smile and say “bonjour” to every merchant you pass, ideally stop in for a chat. It can take 30 minutes to walk a few hundred feet....."
The whole place is at the disposal of the guests.
Interaction with guests
We let our place while we are away so we only see the guests upon their arrival and departure. We of course we can be reached at any moment during their stay if they have any requirement.
Welcome to your home away from home.
We hope you will enjoy your stay in Paris and that you will appreciate to live as a Parisian family while you are here.
Attached is a map of the places we recommend in the very near neighborhood.
1.You have one key to open the door of the flat and one for the door of the building which is usually left open so you will probably not use it.
2.Please remember to always lock the main door as you leave the flat, even for a very short period.
3.Please do not insert the key in the lock inside the apartment as it will prevent any possibility to open the door if you forget to remove the key before leaving the place
4.Wioletta, our faithful cleaning lady and nanny, will be there on Monday and Thursday
5.Feel free to use the home appliances.
6.Feel free to use food basics you may need from our kitchen.
7.Please replace the material and food you have used (coffee, detergent…)
8.The electrical power supply panel is in the closet located on the right as you enter the apartment
9. We have emptied one closet in our room + two in the kids’ rooms for you to tidy your clothes
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Nous sommes une famille parisienne de 5 personnes. Clémentine est Directrice Artistique d'un studio de design, Emmanuel est Directeur Export, nous avons 3 enfants de 7 à 10 ans. Nous habitons le quartier depuis 10 ans et à Paris depuis notre naissance.