Max guests: 3
King (or twin): 1
Sofabed (double): 1
Location: 14ème - Montparnasse/Catacombs
3 mins walk
Street: Rue de la Sante, 75014
Nearby: Les Catacombes de Paris
1 guest: 155.00 EUR/night
2 guests: 165.00 EUR/night
3 guests: 210.00 EUR/night
Minimum nights: 3
Max guests: 3
About your hosts:
Your hosts, Dominique and Erik, are in their early
sixties. Erik was born in Toulouse, he has lived in the Tarn area, and come
to Paris. He works as an interior designer. He knows Paris very well where
he travels most of the time with his bicycle. He loves the activities
related to arts such as drawings, visits to exhibitions, cinema, theater.
Dominique was born in Madagascar, she works in the medical field. She is very interested in photography, gardening, Tai Chi. She loves to visit exhibitions, goes very often to the cinema and theater. She will be able to help you to select your cultural visits.
Up to 2008, your hosts had a large experience in having foreign students at their home (U.S.A., Italy, China, Saint Domingue, United Kingdom). They wish to continue this opening on the world by welcoming tourists in Bed and Breakfast. In that respect, they have made some renovation in their house to be able to receive people with a better level of comfort.
Both your hosts speak English. Erik speaks a little Spanish.
From time to time, Lotfi, a neighbour who is a close friend of them and the nephew of M'zali who was the Prime Minister of Bourghiba, come to their home to help or replace them. He also speaks good English, as well as German and Japanese (he has lived in Japan for a few years before coming to France).
About your hosts home:
Your hosts' house (a two story building), surrounded by the neighbours' gardens, was built around 1890, probably at the same time as the building which separates it from the street.
From 1927, a famous French painter and decorer, the grand father of the present owner, lived there. His work can be seen in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and in the house where there are still some paintings and pieces of furniture. A brief history of his work and creations is presented to the visitors on panels hanged on the walls in the staircase leading to the second floor where his workshop was. Besides, it is this workshop which has been transformed into a "suite" for guests up to 2 or 3 people.
In addition to this "suite", your hosts are in the process of renovating
another guest room with a private shower room, on the first floor. For the
time being, you will always be the only guests.
The garden, quiet and welcoming, is equipped with garden furniture which is at your disposal to relax when the weather is fine. Your breakfast can be served there if you want.
On the ground floor, the main entry, reachable by a few steps, leads you directly to the living room and dining room, where breakfast will be usually served.
On the first floor, there is your hosts' bedroom, their private bathroom, a dressing room, a small office and the b&b second bedroom that is not yet completely renovated and may be used for child or friends joinings the party in the main b&b suite.
The second and last floor is the painter's workshop and the B&B guest suite offered. With a large height under ceiling and a glass roof, the bedroom and its private bathroom, is sunlit and completely private to the visitors staying in this suite.
About the Guest 2nd floor suite:
It is the most beautiful part of the house which is offered to you. It is approximately 50 square meters, and offers a large living room, a
bedroom and a "en suite" bathroom. Its location on the last floor of the house and its double opening on
gardens guaranty your privacy and complete quietness.
The bedroom, 14 square meters large, is equipped with two twin beds (210cm X 90cm) which can be transformed into one large king size double bed, two wardrobes and different pieces of furniture created by the above mentioned grand father: a chest of six drawers, two chairs, a lamp and, on the wall, a mirror, a painting representing a nude woman lying, a lithography representing two horses.
The bedding is made of cotton, the pillows and quilts are without feathers to be convenient for all the people, even suffering from allergies. There are two pillows with feathers in the closet, if you prefer them. The curtains are dark enough so that you will not be disturbed by the day light.
The ground is covered with an oak wooden floor, as old as the house.
Very quiet, its windows open on the garden, you will
only hear the songs of the birds.
Your private living room is full of charm: it is the former artist's workshop where Erik works from time to time when there is no visitor in the "suite".
It is equipped with a library with books about painting, paintings painted by the painter, a pedestal table and four chairs designed by the artist, a Eames armchair, a table on trestles and a chair, two easels, a high stool and a sofa 1,20 meter large and 1,90 meter long an extra bed for a thrid person, a carpet, a coffee table, small other pieces of furniture, lamps and a television.
You will also find a set for preparing warm drinks.
About the bathroom and toilet:
You will access your private bathroom by two steps through the
Its window opens on gardens at the back of the house.
It is equipped with a bath with a shower, a wash basin, toilets and a towels-dryer radiator.
Bath towels and bath products will be at your disposal, as wall as a hair dryer.
About breakfast service:
Breakfast is typically French. It is always made of warm drinks (coffee, mil;, tea, chocolate), french orange juice, fresh bread and croissants, butter, home made jams. Breakfast will be served in the dining room on the ground floor of the house, or in the garden, usually between 8.00 am and 10.00 am. This is flexible and can be adjusted according to the wishes of the visitors. Then, the hosts may not be at home, and the drinks will be kept warm for you in thermos left at your disposal.Additional Information:
- Your arrival or deposit of your bags is possible all day if you let your hosts know your arrival time and respect it. You can have an immediate access to the bedroom if there is no departure of other guest on the same day, otherwise you can access to your bedroom in the afternoon, after it has been prepared for you.
- This accommodation is not suitable for a young child as the bedroom opens directly on a staircase. If you want to come to this accommodation with a young child, it will the parents` responsibility to prevent him to go to the staircase, as there is no door.
- Your host have a black cat named Jean-René, or Boubou, born in 2004. This accommodation is therefore not suitable for people suffering from allergies because this cat is very friendly and you will see him very often in the house. Due to the presence of their cat, your hosts do not want to receive other animals at their home.
- Your hosts do not smoke and wish to receive only non smoking guests.
- The house is Wifi equipped and you can get an Internet access from your living room on your personal laptop.
- You can telephone for free in France and some other countries, using your hosts' telephone. Please check with them first if the country you want to call is on their list.
- Your hosts have a piano and if you are a trained musician and want to practice your art, you can play on their piano. It is forbidden to piano learners.
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- Booking Service fee is required to secure this apartment via secure online payment using credit card or Paypal. Simply enter your dates and click BOOK, you will be prompted to enter your details and checkout.
- After booking, you will receive an instant booking email confirming your reservation.
- Balance is due on arrival/check-in to your host Dominique.
- Your host/apartment owner Dominique or Erik.
- Check-in time is generally after 2PM. Guests may have earlier access if they request it prior to arrival, if there are no prior guests and cleaning has been completed.
- Arrival and deposit of your bags is possible anytime if you let your host know and you can have immediate access to the apartment if there is no departure of other guests and if the room has been cleaned/ prepared for you. Otherwise, you can access it in the afternoon after cleaning.
- Check-out by 10AM
- Dominique and Erik have a cat but do not accept other pets in the apartment.
- The apartment is non smoking.
- Your hosts apartment is wifi equipped if you have a laptop, mobile or other device you can connect to the internet.
- Air Conditioning
- Lift or Ground floor
- Private Entry
- With a View
- Baby friendly
- Babybed (x1)
- Private Bathroom
- Shared Bathroom
- Bathtub (with shower)
- Shower (walk-in)
- Clothes Hanger
- TWIN Beds
- Luggage Rack
- Shelves storage
- Bedroom Balcony
- Tea/coffee Making
- Bedroom Desk
- Bedroom TV
- Kitchen Use
- Coffee Machine
- Private Lounge
- Shared Lounge
- Host Languages
- English Speaking
- French speaking
- Spanish speaking
- Italian speaking
- Portuguese speaking
- German speaking
- Dutch speaking
- Japanese speaking
- Korean speaking
- Chinese speaking
- Media & Technology
- Phone - local calls
- Free overseas calls
- General Services
- Airport transfer - $
- Breakfast Delivery
- FREE laundry service
- Room Service
- Safety Box
- FREE Parking on-site
- Cleaning INCLUDED
- Cleaning - $
- 24hr assistance
- 24hr tea/coffee
- Luggage storage
- Laundry - $
- Parking - $
- Car Hire - $
- Breakfast INCLUDED
- Breakfast delivery (1st morning only)
- Specialty Services
- Language lessons
- Gourmet Tour
- Friendly conversations (English)
- Guide/Tour by Car
- Wine on Arrival
- Flowers and/or wine at arrival
- Platters with wine or champagne
- Home cooked meals
- Cooking lessons
- Guided walks
- Art lessons
- Yoga class
20/05/2018 by Sally Dawe - NSW, AUSTRALIA
Comment: “We felt at home there in a way I had not expected. We were included in their family life. Our apartment was beautiful with art books galore They helped with online bookings and Erik went with Lloyd to collect our car to drive on to the Loire. We couldn't have been happier. A huge, comfortable bed with pillows of varied sizes and softness, beautiful linen. Erik brought us tea early every morning and always offered it on our return each day. We were extremely comfortable and welcomed in their own private dining room and sitting room even though we had our own upstairs
17/09/2017 by Susan Edmond
Comment: "We loved our stay with Erik and Dominique and their cat Boubou. They were very welcoming and delightful hosts who offered to share their evening meals and drinks of an evening. I loved the house and the art was fabulous. Our room was superb, spotless with very comfortable bed. A lounge to come home to was a bonus. Breakfast was always ready, delicious fresh croissants, baguettes, pastries from the local boulangerie, freshly juice fresh brewed coffee & Dominiques homemade jams. On our last night they were gracious enough to allow some French friends of ours to join us in their garden for aperitifs. We had a lovely time and will have no hesitation in recommending this delightful B&B to friends and family. Hopefully will have the opportunity to stay again here. We were sad to leave it"
07/09/2017 by Susan Edmond
Comment: We loved our stay with Erik and Dominique and their cat Boubou. They were very welcoming and delightful hosts who offered to share their evening meals and drinks of an evening. I loved the house and the art was fabulous. Our room was superb, spotless with very comfortable bed. A lounge to come home to was a bonus. Breakfast was always ready, delicious fresh croissants, baguettes, pastries from the local boulangerie, freshly juice fresh brewed coffee & Dominiques homemade jams. On our last night they were gracious enough to allow some French friends of ours to join us in their garden for aperitifs. We had a lovely time and will have no hesitation in recommending this delightful B&B to friends and family. Hopefully will have the opportunity to stay again here. We were sad to leave it" ...
22/07/2017 by Sally Dawe - AUSTRALIA
Comment: “We felt at home there in a way I had not expected. We were included in their family life. Our apartment was beautiful with art books galore They helped with online bookings and Erik went with Lloyd to collect our car to drive on to the Loire. We couldn't have been happier. A huge, comfortable bed with pillows of varied sizes and softness, beautiful linen. Erik brought us tea early every morning and always offered it on our return each day. We were extremely comfortable and welcomed in their own private dining room and sitting room even though we had our own upstairs.
About the Neighbourhood
14ème - Montparnasse/Catacombs
Rue de la
Santé, the street where your B&B lives, has always had a very good reputation for its healthiness and its fresh air thanks to its quaint flowering lane ways and streets and its village like hilly neighbourhoods.
This street is on
the famous Denfert hill, part of the mythical Montparnasse district frequented by the likes of Hemingway, Stein and Sartre at cult cafes such as Le Dome and Les Closerie des Lilas. Today as was in the past,
there are many tisserands, dry cleaners, leather merchants, together with
vegetable gardeners and all the usual local cafes, brasseries, boulaangeries, patisseries, restaurants and nearby is the beautiful "Butte
aux Cailles" a 12 min walk away and an absolute MUST VISIT. It is gorgeous tranquil secret little hilly village (the next Montmartre). The Catacombes of Paris (9 min walk away) as well as the observatory (also 9 mins) and the Montsouris garden entry (11min walk) can be seen from the end of your street. Near the B&B, a little further down Boulevard Arago, there is the
"Flowered city" an area known for its workshops for artists (some times, if you are lucky, they are open to the public, ask your hosts about visiting them). To the North and only 5 minutes' on metro (or 20min walking) is theLuxembourg garden, the Latin Quarter is a 16min walk away reaching the famous oldest street in Paris Rue Mouffetard a long cobblestone pedestrian only open market with an abundance of classic old-world cafes, brasseries, gourmet shops and often with festive street performers. A 10min metro ride leads you to the seine river, the islands and Notre Dame Cathedral and an extra 5mins of metro reaches the trendy Marais village, the Louvre, Tuileries jardin, Palais Royal and more. All of Paris' highlights are easily accessible yet you will reside in residential tranquility and uniqueness.