Our 2 bedroom apartment facing the woods of Vincennes is bright, refined and quiet and has true French appeal.
Near the Chateau and on the top floor with magnificent views , but only 5 minutes away from the metro.
A rare and enjoyable experience !
The location is rare and premium , as it sits right across the wood of Vincennes and 60 yards away from the Chateau .
It is away from the congested and noisy Parisian life but still only 20minutes away from the Center of Paris by metro.
It is on the top floor of a 1903 renovated French building with exquisite moldings and very thick walls .
The hardwood floors are original pine , the walls are "peints au chiffon " and the furnishings are top quality.
Marble bathroom with double sinks and separate toilets . Very large closets in both bedrooms and great quality beds .
Everything you'd expect for a comfortable and restful stay while in Paris.
High debit WI-FI , 240 cable channels with the major US news channels ( CNN, NBC , Bloomberg ) and other foreign channels ( Russian, North African, Italian, Spanish, Polish,German, etc, etc ) and some Us entertainment channels as well ( MTV, E, USA , CW, etc ) , large flat Screen TV in living room, smaller TV in master bedroom . Brand new electric heaters in all the rooms with ambient heat, very large empty closets, fresh towels and linens,as well as toilet paper and tissues, a fully equipped kitchen with electric steamer, electric kettle, convection oven, electric burners, toaster, mini-vac,dish washer, washer/dryer , double sink, frig and freezer ,breakfast tray, refined dinnerware, etc, etc
Marble bathroom with double sinks, bathtub/shower and bidet and a large vanity mirror as well as a hair dryer ; separate toilets with lock and wash basin, grocery shopping trolley, ironing board with steam iron ,
A small desk in the 2nd bedroom and free national and international calls to most countries as long as you are calling a fixed number.
YOU CANNOT CALL INTERNATIONAL CELL NUMBERS , IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR OUR COST ( we get itemized phone bills which we will send to you for proof ).
PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF WHICH COUNTRIES YOU CAN CALL FOR FREE.
You have access to the whole apartment and can use all the amenities available, except some of the glasses , which are clearly marked "do not touch " as well as the fireplaces which are not in working order.
Interaction with guests
I live in Los Angeles, so I will not be there to greet you or interact live with you but we can speak on the phone or talk through email.
A lovely French man called Nicolas will be there to greet you , give you the keys and show you around the apartment .
He lives 15mns away and is readily available by phone and speaks good enough English with that oh so lovely French accent !
Other things to note
The building and flat keys are rather expensive and lengthy to reproduce , so we would appreciate that you make sure that you don't loose them.
If you do we will have to charge you $200 for them.
Non smokers are preferable. For sure so not smoke in bed !
No pets , sorry .....
Please close the kitchen window when you leave the flat ; you can leave any other open though.
No huge parties , but we welcome dinner parties
I am American but Parisian born and schooled so I am totally bilingual.
I am happily married for 18 years to my American ,UK born hubby.
I am currently retired after running a successful fashion boutiques chain for 30 years , here in the US.
My stores carried imported European goods which took me very frequently to Paris , Italy, Spain, Germany and London , hence the purchase of my flat in Vincennes.
Because of my hectic schedule whilst traveling to Europe , I specifically wanted a place where I could recharge and relax ,away from the congested and noisy center of Paris, and because I love nature and old stones , I chose my flat across the Vincennes woods, next to the Chateau.
I am a very detailed oriented person and have numerous interests in life :
tennis is my passion ( I play almost everyday and competed for 2 years )
Wellness is my new pet peeves ( I research everyday how to better my life : meditation, yoga, homeopathic remedies, organic gourmet cooking , empathy and helping others )
I enjoy good movies, interesting reading , concerts, try to go to the theater at least twice a month, the opera, dining out with friends, documentaries, hiking, gardening, good art shows, occasional swap meets and cooking .
Friendship and family are prominent in my life and I stay close to my friends and family in Paris as well.
As a host I want your stay to be the most wonderful experience you can have .
I will be glad to help you while you are visiting and you can call me for free directly from the flat, but only between the hours of 6PM and 11PM , Paris time because of the 9 hours time difference.
My life motto has always been the same : who wants can , but I now have another one every day I wake up : thank you for another day !