Max guests: 6
Queen (or twin): 3
Location: 15ème - Grenelle/Tour Eiffel
Metro: Félix Faure
2 min walk
Street: Rue de l'Eglise 75015, Paris
Nearby: Seine River and Eiffel Tower
1 guest: 155.00 euro/night
2 guests: 165.00 euro/night
3 guests: 299.00 euro/night
4 guests: 319.00 euro/night
Minimum nights: 2
Welcome to an art lover's home! Odile’s Paris B&B is a gorgeous inviting home full of character and charm with pieces of art and antique decor to intrigue and delight. This is a cozy, homey and most quintessential and traditional Paris family home with one of our most loyal and experienced professional hosts, having offered her B&B for over 15 years. On the first level of Odile's apartment is a large guestroom with large window and terrace access with Eiffel Tower views; on the second level of her apartment are 2 more air conditioned guest bedrooms both with exceptional views of the rooftops of Paris and the sparkling Eiffel Tower seen from the balconies. Each room has a private bathroom and located between the rooms is a guests sitting area/lounge with a balcony and Eiffel view again. Odile serves fresh traditional breakfasts downstairs in her dining room daily or on the balcony when it is warm. This Paris bed and breakfast can accommodate up to 6 people.
About your host:
Parisian born in 1957, Odile comes from a large family. Her parents live in Normandy; one of her daughters lives in Orleans, the other in Switzerland; and her husband’s family is from Ales. She will share with pleasure her knowledge of France and she will also offer to guide you through her area of Paris on a personal walking tour.
Odile worked as a doctor at the magnificent Reunion Island in the east of France in Epinal before she followed her husband, also a doctor at the OMS (Organisation Mondiale de la Santé – worldwide health care), when he began to work abroad. They lived ten years in Copenhagen (Denmark) and five years in Bonn (Germany), which allowed her to acquire a good level of English, a little German and Danish.
This ‘globe trotting’ couple has also travelled to Canada, the U.S.A., and South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina). Odile now lives by herself in the large apartment that she loves to share with her visitors as her husband passed away and her children are now adults. She has four grand children, two granddaughters living in Switzerland who visit from time to time, and her two grandsons born in 2004 and 2006 who live in Paris and visit regularly.
About the home:
This large Paris apartment of eight rooms on two levels (170 m2) is located on the 9th and 10th floors (with an elevator lift until the 9th level only) of a building built in 1960, located in a small and quiet street very close to the Violet Square and metro station Felix Faure. The apartment offers several terraces on all sides with magnificent Eiffel views. This building of high level standing is very secure, with 24 hour security supervision as well as a keeper during the day.
Odile and her husband bought their apartment a few years ago and made lots of changes and renovations to it, going so far as changing the location of the internal staircase to a spot that allowed more light to come into the apartment from east to west. It offers several terraces both sides, the largest (35 m2) being close to the guest room with a magnificent view of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower directly in front of you.
On the level downstairs is where you will find guest room No 3 with its own private bath, the dining room opening onto a large terrace on the west side and the kitchen. The floor upstairs is Odile’s bedroom and bathroom/toilets, an office and two more air conditioned guest rooms (rooms 1 and 2) each with private bathroom and balcony with Eiffel views and there is an extra small guest living room sitting between the two rooms as an extra living space for guests to relax in.With its large windows, the apartment offers plenty of light and ambience and it has a wonderful mix of modern and antique touches. You can find some traditional valuable old pieces of furniture purchased during the hosts travels or inherited from the family, such as the two ‘closed beds’ typical of Brittany, with their sliding doors, or the Danish clock in the living room. As art lovers, Odile and her husband decorated their apartment with lots of modern and classic paintings. Odile loves to show interested guests the different pieces and share their stories.
About Guest bedroom #1 - on the first floor:
The first guest bedroom (14 square meters) opens its large window on a magnificent view on Paris and the great Eiffel tower. This room is equipped with two twin beds (90cmX200cm) or one queen size double bed (180cmX200cm). Please advise of your preferred configuration prior to arrival.
The bedroom is furnished with two bedside tables, an oak wood wardrobe and a small table where you will find a set for warm drinks, and two cane armchairs. It is decorated in a somber way, with white walls and striped curtains which create a very serene atmosphere. The oak wooden floor is covered with rugs purchased from travels in Morocco, Kirghizstan and India therefore this bedroom is not recommended to people suffering from allergies.
The shower and the toilets for this bedroom are private for guests and are beside your bedroom.
The shower room is equipped with a shower, a washbasin and some cupboards.
Bath products and towels, as well as a hair dryer are at your disposal.
The toilets are independent from the shower room and are also equipped with a washbasin.
About Guestrooms #2 and #3 - on the second floor of the home:
Room #2: (15 m2) offers the advantage of direct access onto the large terrace where the majestic Eiffel tower shines and sparkles in the evening over the rooftops of Paris. In Spring the terrace is full of flowers and is equipped with a table, chairs and a beach umbrella.
This room is equipped with twin beds (90 x 200) prepared with quilts. If you wish these beds can be offered separated or joined to make a double ‘queen size’ bed (180 x 200). Please advise before your arrival. The bedroom is furnished with two bedside tables, an oak wood wardrobe which is over 300 years old, and the desk belonging to Odile’s husband’s grandfather. The walls are white decorated with beautiful paintings. You will admire the superb tapestry from Aubusson of the 18th century.
This bedroom is not suitable for people who suffer from allergies as it is laid out with exotic carpets.
Room 3: is not far from bedroom #2 and it has its own private bathroom. Note: these 2 rooms are always offered to the same group of people. If you book room 2 only, then room 3 on this floor will be vacant.
This room (11 m2) is equipped with twin beds (90 x 200) which, upon request can be joined to make a queen size double bed. Its decoration is simple and relaxing. A few paintings with bright colours are placed on the white walls. It is equipped with two bedside tables, a wardrobe from Normandy, and a little library with books for children. It also gives an access to a terrace, on the other side of the apartment.
This bedroom is suitable for people who suffer from allergies, as it is free from allergens. There are no feathers in the pillows and the carpets can be removed before your arrival if requested.
The bathroom and the toilets are for the private use of the visitors. It is equipped with a bath, a wash basin, toilets and cupboards which have been created in Lithuania by a local artist cabinet-maker from the drawings made by Odile’s husband when they were traveling. Bath products as well as bath towels and a hair dryer are at your disposal. The toilets outside the apartment are also equipped with a wash basin which can be used by the visitors staying in the second bedroom.
Please note: If you are 2 guests and you wish to book 1 bedroom each, the price is not that of 2 guests in one room (which would be 165euro) instead it is priced as 2 rooms at a discounted rate of 299euro per night for bpth guests. If you would like this arrangement please CONTACT US to request it.
Between room 2 and 3 on this second floor of the home you will have at your disposal a small living room as an en suite to both bedrooms which faces the main terrace with a large view on all the famous monuments of Paris. On the coffee table in this living room, a kettle and a set for warm drinks (tea, instant coffee and herb teas) will always be available, as well as some documentation on Paris. There is a small desk to write your postcards and mail or to check your emails when you wish.
There is also an accessible small room that is for guests exclusive use with a fridge and microwave for those guests who wish to store and warm up basic foods e.g soups. There is no cooking at this bed and breakfast. Note: these facilities will need to be shared with guests occupying the other guest room on the first floor offered at this B&B.
About Breakfast service:
Odile offers a traditional French breakfast served on the large table of the dining room (large enough for eight people) opening on to the kitchen from where you will have a beautiful view of the above terrace. Drawings on the tiles in the kitchen are real works of art made by an artist from the north of France.
Breakfast consists of: juices (orange, grapefruit), coffee, milk, teas, baguette and fresh croissants (cooked every morning by herself), jams (most made by Odile), butter and cheese such as ‘gruyere’ (if you ask Odile before your arrival). From time to time, she may bake a cake for you; her specialty is walnut cake (if your stay is at least for four nights, do not hesitate to ask for it if you want to taste it).
If you drink tea, it will be served in admirable china cups from Villeroy & Boch.
If you want breakfast consisting of with ham and eggs you may request it for an additional cost of 10 euros (1 or 2 people) per day.
- Deposit payment is required to secure this B&B via secure online payment using credit card or Paypal.
- Once deposit is sent the B&B is booked and a booking confirmation email will be sent.
- On arrival at your apartment the remaining balance is due in euro cash to your apartment owner
- Note: This is one of our special homes and unique hosts that requires special attention and is only available to book via email; for guests who are happy to wait for personalized service and care. Please email us directly with your travel dates and we will advise of its availability and suitability asap and answer any other questions you may have about the home. If available, Petite B&Bs will guide you through the swift, secure and easy booking and deposit process.
- Cleaning fee - due on arrival.
- Towels & Linens
Check in and Check out:
- 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 prior to arrival.
- Check-out by 10AM
- The B&B is non smoking
- No pets allowed in the B&B
- The B&B is wifi equipped.
- In the evening, Odile who is a fine cook and loves gastronomy, can offer you a home cooked dinner. A complete gastronomic meal (drinks, first course, main course, cheeses, desert, coffee, half a bottle of wine) from 30 euros/person depending on the time of the year, for 2 people minimum. Please make your reservation direct with Odile after booking but before your arrival.
- If you are celebrating a birthday or want particular attention, Odile can also organize a dinner with candles for you, from 50 Euros/person. Please request this service well in advance of your arrival with Odile direct.
- Chilled champagne can be serve on the terrace or in the living room upstairs with cocktail snacks (from 50 euros, 1 bottle of champagne, 10 pieces of cocktail snack). Please request this service well in advance of your arrival with Odile direct.
- Laundry service is 20 euros (5 to 10 pieces of clothes, 10 small or 5 large one). Odile will recommend a nearby laundry for larger loads.
- If you travel with a baby or a young child (less than 3 years old), Odile can put at your disposal a baby bed for 20 euros, to be paid to your host on your arrival in addition to the balance of your stay. Please ensure you request this at the time of booking or prior to arrival.
- 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
03/11/2017 by Marion - AUS
Comment: Odile was welcoming, kind, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed staying at her home (B&B). There was plenty of space for all 4 of us. Everything was very clean and had a lovely homely feeling. It was a very convenient situation for shopping and for public transport and it seemed a very safe area. She greeted us at the right time, gave us a lovely breakfast at the time we agreed to. She didn't mind the times we came and went and she seemed totally reliable and wanting us to enjoy staying there. I would happily recommend her B&B to my friends. Sincerely, Marion
01/11/2017 by Dorothy Prentice - AUS
Comment: Dear Regina, Thank you for your email and for asking for some feedback on Odile's accommodation. Everything went smoothly at Odile's accommodation. We were able to arrive more or less when we had indicated and she was there to greet us and to show us our rooms which were very suitable. One twin room did not have en suite facilities but the toilet and shower rooms appeared dedicated to our use only. There was also a small room with a fridge and a microwave that we were free to use if required. The tea and coffee facilities in the bedrooms were very much appreciated Odile was a pleasant host and she and her husband assisted us with settling in and directing us to suitable eateries in the neighbourhood. She also organized a suitable (large) taxi for us when we needed to leave to go to the airport. Breakfast was adequate with cereal, yoghurts, baguettes, disc-like ?rye biscuits and croissants, butter and jams. I would have appreciated some cheese and ham also to give some extra protein and non-sugar items to the breakfast. The view of the Eiffel Tower from the small lounge area between the bedrooms and from the northern bedroom was a real bonus and we enjoyed the sparkling tower in the evenings. The nearby Metro station was very useful for our travel around Paris and we also used a bus which dropped us very near to the apartment. The apartment was our base particularly for our visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Musee d'Orsay and Versailles and was well-placed for transport to these destinations. I would be happy to recommend this accommodation to other travellers. Thank you for arranging this for us.
About the Neighbourhood
15ème - Grenelle/Tour Eiffel
Your home is in the 15th district of Paris, the most residential and therefore authentic with lots of shops with typical village feel, especially on Rue Saint Charles, Rue du Commerce and many charming gardens and parks like the Violet Square and Andre Citroën park. Porte de Versailles is nearby, the Georges Brassens park and rare-print book market, the Vanves antique Markets and Tour Montparnasse with its panoramic view over Paris. Also the Eiffel tower, Invalides and lots of museums not far off. The seine river is a 10 minute walk from your home with Eiffel view and the Metro (2mins away) will take you to all other neighbourhoods easily - St Germain 10mins, Latin Quarter 15mins, Marais 20mins, Louvre 15-20mins, Montmartre 30mins.