Max guests: 4
Location: 14ème - Montparnasse/Catacombs
Street: Rue d'Alesia
Nearby: Vanves Antique Flea Market
1 guest: 140.00 euro/night
2 guests: 140.00 euro/night
3 guests: 229.00 euro/night
4 guests: 249.00 euro/night
Minimum nights: 2
About your hostess:
Your host, Martine, was born in Paris in the area where she still lives at present. After spending 25 years in London, she decided to come back to Paris and she had the opportunity to buy two apartments on the same floor, which allows her now to offer an independent guest room.
She knows Paris very well and goes on exploring it by herself or with friends from the French-British association of which she is a member. Through this association, she is well aware of all the new exhibitions, books, theatre shows and movies. Moreover, she is the one responsible for the cine club.
She will be happy to give you advice on all these subjects, as well as to recommend the best restaurants that she also knows well also.
Martine is a free lance foreign languages teacher, she has a diploma from the Sorbonne University. When she was living in London, she was teaching French and Spanish. Now she is back to Paris, she teaches English and Spanish, she makes translations and works as an interpreter. She also speaks Italian and German.
Martine loves cooking and realising dishes from different countries, and when she has time enough, she wrotes novels.
Thanks to her B&B service, she meets many tourists and gets to practice many foreign languages, speak and exchange views with people from different countries and status, which she loves especially.
About the apartment:
Martine lives in a Haussmannian building from the end of the 19th century. It is located on the 'noble' level, i.e. on the second floor (without elevator) and offer a balcony of 30 meters all around the apartment. Martine had her apartment furnished in different styles, there are old pieces of furniture which come from her family, English and French pieces of furniture, and contemporary ones.
About your independent guest bedroom:
In the past, the private part of this Bed and Breakfast which is offered
to the visitors was an independent 2-rooms apartment close to Martine's
one. Martine bought it for her daughter, so that she can live by
herself progressively. Now that her daughter does not live there
anymore, she decided to transform it into a guest room, and she replaced
the kitchen by a bathroom, and she opened a door between the two
Therefore, the guest room benefits from a private entry.
It has been renovated in 2012 and it is equipped with a large new Queen Size double bed (160 x
190 cm), two small bedside tables, an armchair, a chest of drawers, a cupboard and a television.
The bedroom is very quiet as it window opens on an inner courtyard with trees, from which you will see Montparnasse Tower in the distance.
The ground is covered with a carpet, so it may be not suitable to people who suffer from allergies.
About the second bedroom OR private living room:
If you travel with a family (no children under 5 year old),
or with friends, or just if you want to benefit from a private living room,
there is a second room it the private part offered to the visitors.
There is a convertible sofa in this room which can be opened as a double bed (140x190cm)
and then receive two other people from your group (this bedroom is never rented to another family).
If you just book for 2 person, this second room can be put at your disposal for an additional amount of 25 euros per night. You will then have at your entire and private disposal a "suite" of 40 square meters.
If you make your reservation for one or two people and do not pay for the second room, you cannot access it during your stay.
About the bathroom and toilet:
The bathroom is en suite with the bedroom. It is large with lots of daylight as it has two window, which is rare in Paris. It is equipped with a double sink, a bath with a hand shower and a large cupboard.
Toilets are in the bathroom.
Martine put at your disposal bath products and bath towels, as well as a hair-dryer.
About Breakfast service:
Breakfast will be served by Martine in the dining room in her private home next door, a very pleasant room full of plants.
Breakfast is always made of warm drinks: coffee, tea (breakfast or green tea),
orange juice, corn flakes, fresh bread or baguette, croissants, butter,
jams, honey, season fruits and yogurts.
For an additional cost of 5 euros per person and per day, Martine can also give you ham, cheese and boiled eggs.
- Your arrival and drop of your bags are possible at any time of the day if you let you host know your arrival time and respect it. You can have an immediate access to the bedroom if there is no departure of other guests on the same day. Otherwise, you will have access to it in the afternoon, after it has been prepared for you.
- Martine preferes not to receive children under 5 years old.
- Martine does not smoke and wishes to receive only non-smoking guests.
- She does not have pets and does not want to receive any at her home.
- The apartment is Wifi equiped. Therefore, with your laptop, you can get connected to Internet.
- Martine can accompany you for a guided tour in Paris for 30 euros per hour.
- Martine often receive foreign people who come for a total immersion stay, she can also give you lessons to improve your French (for an additional cost of 35 euros per hour)
- 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)
- Tea/coffee Making
- Bedroom Balcony
- Shelves storage
- Luggage Rack
- TWIN Beds
- 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 - $
- Room Service
- Safety Box
- FREE Parking on-site
- Cleaning INCLUDED
- Cleaning - $
- 24hr assistance
- 24hr tea/coffee
- Luggage storage
- Laundry - $
- Parking - $
- Car Hire - $
- Breakfast INCLUDED
- FREE laundry service
- Specialty Services
- Language lessons
- Art lessons
- Guided walks
- Cooking lessons
- Home cooked meals
- Platters with wine or champagne
- Flowers and/or wine at arrival
- Wine on Arrival
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About the Neighbourhood
14ème - Montparnasse/Catacombs
The building is located two minutes' walk from the subway station Plaisance (line 13) and from the bus stop for buses 28 , 58 and 88 (as well as for night buses 88 and N63).this neighbourhood is extremely tranquil, authentic with more locals than residence and it is known for its secret laneways and cobblestone alleys of streets that resemble Provence, colourful facades, vines growing on the buildings, flowering and very picturesque. At your door are lots of shops, cafes, boulangeries, bars, brasseries, all the usual. You will arrive on Rue de la Gaité, where there are many theatres, restaurants and the famous music-hall Bobino on nr 20, Montparnasse theatre, and the Comédie-Italienne. and cult literary cafes such as La Cupole and Le Dome. Within 15 minutes' walk, you can also to to Montparnasse cemetary where you will find cinemas, more famous cafés and many restaurants. If you come to Paris to attend an exhibition at Porte de Versailles, it is easy and fast to reach. And for antique and flea market lovers the best Flea Market is only 10mins walk away.