Max guests: 3
King (or twin): 1
Location: 17ème - Batignolles
Metro: Porte de Champerret
Street: rue Aumont-Thieville, 75017
Nearby: Le Palais de Congres de Paris
1 guest: 159.00 euro/night
2 guests: 159.00 euro/night
3 guests: 229.00 euro/night
Minimum nights: 3
About your hosts:
Sylvie and Francois are in their early sixties and were both born in Paris. They love this city and know it perfectly well; its entertainments, its theaters, its museums, its walks etc, they will be happy to help you in the organization of your visits or evenings.
During her childhood, Sylvie lived in Brazil and Uruguay. François studied in France, in England and in the
United States (University of Washington,
Seattle). They have traveled a lot together, Mexico,
Peru, Cuba, Morocco, Tunisia and in all Asia
which they know perfectly: India, Nepal, Sri
Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam,
Korea, China, Tibet and of course they know France and
part of Europe well.
Sylvie is a photographer specialized in Asia and François is an Asian traditional music record producer. They met on the radio where she was the assistant to the most famous producer broadcasting for teenagers in the sixties, and he was a journalist in the same radio station. They have lived together since May 1968! Then Sylvie was a press agent working for the show business, the record industry and movie, then in the publishing field. She is also the writer of many books on cooking recipes after attending cooking lessons in different countries.
François has been a producer and host for radio and television shows. He has written many books on the rock counter-culture. He has also been (in the seventies) the director for some successful movies.
They both love meeting new people, and quite
naturally at the beginning of 2009, after their two
children had left the nest, they decided to open a
bed and breakfast in their home. The accommodation is very convenient and they receive visitors for all over
the world with much pleasure.
They both speak English well. Sylvie understands Spanish. Francois knows a little Russian (his grand-father was from Ukraine).
Their passions include music, movies from all the continents, reading, photographs, cooking and long-distance travels. They have lots of collections: books, graphic novels, thousands of old vinyl records which they will make you listen to if you are interested.
About the apartment:
As far as architecture is concerned, this area is typical with Haussmannian buildings from the middle of the XIX century, and Art Déco style from 1920-1930. The facade of the building where you will stay will be registered soon with the Historical Monuments in Paris, the artist's studio then being considered as parts of the Parisian patrimony.
The building was built with a metallic structure by Gustave Eiffel, civil engineer, in 1889, at the same time as his Eiffel Tower and with the same materials.
Made of different artists workshops, lofts on two or three levels, it is included in guided tours of Paris, and the tourists are always surprised by this strange construction. From the time they were built, they have been occupied by numerous famous or not artists, among them the painter and actor Joe Hamann, a friend of Buffalo Bill, as well as the designer Joseph-Porphyre Pinchon who created the famous Bécassine, the little maid from French Brittany.
Sylvie and François have lived at this amazing
address for more than 30 years. All along the time, they bought several workshops. Today, they receive you in a magnificent loft of 200 m2 on two levels.
Downstairs, on the second floor of the building, without elevator, you will find the living-room with a ceiling up to 6 meters high, the kitchen and your hosts' private rooms.
The floor above, where the guest rooms are located, can be reached by an internal staircase made by the famous designer Talon in the seventies, but also by the staircase of the building so guests can come and go without having to pass through the home first if they do not wish to all the time.
The decoration of this workshop was made at the end of the sixties-beginning of the seventies with the purple-orange-brown colors from the origin and it is full of souvenirs brought from travels in Asia, with Buddha statues and many masks from different countries.
The living-room, central part of the loft, is a large room whose ceiling is 6 meters up. Lit by a window 5 meters high, it reflects your hosts' passion for traveling. A tall Ramayana wooden statue from Bali stands close to a palm tree of 4 meters high which grows well close to the window. Up to ten people can take place on the two comfortable and large sofas. The wall is decorated with a large painting from Bali representing a moon calendar looking like a cartoon. The Louis-Philippe chest of drawers is covered with Asian sculptures and Buddhas from different countries. A large mirror made of painted glass from Marrakech is hanged above.
One of the walls is covered with a large library made of white plastic from the sixties. The shelves are full of thousands of old vinyl LP records collected by François at the time he was working for the radio. A lithography of Mick Jagger, signed by Andy Warhol is above. François is very proud of his collection of records, he knows that many of his visitors are impressed by it and it will be a pleasure for him to show it to you and explain the life of the singers pop and rock stars from the fifties up to now who he met: Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, etc.
Special note: This is an accommodation of rare quality with most exceptional hosts. Should the walls talk, they would have much to tell you ...Your hosts have lots of culture and memories of the past. You will love this accommodation for its beauty, its originality, as well as for the pleasure of sharing time with your hosts.
About your private entry suite:
Very independent, your suite has its own entry,
on the third floor, without elevator. You will be
given your keys and can go in and out as you
wish. In the morning, breakfast will be served in
your hosts' apartment, downstairs, that you will
reach by the internal staircase,
which will allows you to go there without any shoes, if you like.
This suite is composed of two bedrooms of 13 m2 and 14 m2 separated by a bathroom with two wash-basins and a shower. You will always be the only paying guests in this B&B : these two bedrooms are always offered to a single family or a group of friends.
You will access to the main bedroom of the suite by an internal corridor opening on the private entry. It is 13 m2 wide, and very quiet as its window opens on the internal yard. The twin beds 80 cm X 200 cm are made of mattress convenient to people who would have allergies. The bedding is completely new. These two beds can be joined to make a double bed 160 cm wide. Another mattress 160cm X 200cm make this queen size bed very comfortable for a couple.
A chandelier, a lamp and a bedside lamps Art Deco style give a soft light in the bedroom. The walls are painted in peach color, the curtains are blue, which give a serene atmosphere. This bedroom has a television set with more then 300 channels (French and foreigns ones) and a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a library with CD, videos and books in French and English.
You will reach this second bedroom directly from the internal corridor opening on the private entry, or from the main bedroom and crossing the shower-room. It is 14 m2 wide and offers a large single bed 120cm X 190cm, perfect for one or two children, or two thin adults or lovers, or a single person who likes to be comfortable.
A convertible bed 80 cm X
180cm, with a new mattress can be added on
request for a child or a single person
who likes to be comfortable.
This bedroom mixes modernity and refined old style. The large window which opens on a quiet street is in the same Eiffel Tower style as the one of the living room. There is a modern piece of furniture of grey color, with drawers, make a long table on which stands the television set, the tape recorder, the hi-fi system, the radio and CD player (lots of CDs are at your disposal).
Two Louis XV chairs are covered with precious materials and a chest made of golden wood and a white marble table, as well as a mirror framed in golden wood complete the decoration in Louis XV style and give a feeling of warmth and comfort atmosphere to this bedroom.
Above the bed is a library with books and
travels books in English and French, as well as
many videos in French and English (as well as a
complete collection of 26 Hitchcock
and 19 James Bond movies).
The ground is covered with a Persian carpet.
The Shower and Toilets:
The shower room and toilets are for the private use of the two bedrooms.
The shower room is between the two bedrooms.
On each side, there is a wash-basin. In the middle is the shower that you will reach with a step, like for a bath tub.
Towels and bath products, among which a new soap and a hair-dryer, will be at your disposal.
The toilets are outside of the shower-room, and can be reached through the main bedroom.
About Breakfast Service:
Breakfast will be prepared for you in the kitchen a very convivial room
in the style of the seventies.
The walls are painted in light grey and white and the doors of the cupboards are painted in light vanilla and grey.
5 to 6 people can be comfortably seated at the table.
The metallic chairs, rotating, whose height can be adjustable, are grey.
One of the walls is made of glass, which makes the room looks larger and gives the feeling that the kitchen in part of the living room.
Continental French style, the breakfast is made
of warm drinks: tea, coffee, milk or chocolate,
fruit juice, fresh baguette and croissants,
butter, jam, yogurts, cereals.
If, like your hosts, you like a late breakfast, exceptionally not before 11.00 am, breakfast can be served in the dining room .
This room is Art Déco 1920 style. There is a blue, purple and orange glass 1920 chandelier. The table and a chest, light brown with a black wooden frame, have been made by a designer in the eighties. The black metallic Art Deco chairs, are copies of 1920 Mallet Stevens chairs, made by the famous architect Andrée Putman for Ecart International. On the wall is a painting from Amazonia, a Khmer statue coming from Angkor, Buddhas from Vietnam, Laos, Burma. Some little pieces of Chinese furniture and wooden flowers from Thailand complete the decoration of this warm dining room. She shows the taste of your hosts for their travels in Asia.
- The deposit of your bags is possible all day long if you let your hosts know about your arrival time and respect it.
- For security purpose and mainly because of the internal staircase, our hosts prefer not to receive children under 5 years old.
- Your hosts stop smoking a few years ago and wish to receive only non-smoking guests.
- Your hosts do not have any pets and do not wish to receive one at their home. They occasionally look after their daughter's cat, but he never goes to the suite.
- The bedding are without feather, and the carpets on the ground are anti-allergenic.
- You can telephone for free to 45 countries, among which United States and Canada.
- An iron and ironing-board will be at your disposal upon request.
- The apartment and the bedrooms are Wi-Fi Internet connected, for free.
- You will find a lot of magazines and documentation on Paris and surroundings, in English and in French.
To enhance your stay we offer guests staying at this apartment an intimate tour of the city with our Paris chauffeur Karyn. Karyn will pick you up and the home and in her impeccably comfortable vehicle, and like your own concierge she will whisk you away to all the best spots of Paris. A charming local Karyn offers prestigious service while being her warm genuine self offering information and tips about the city. She will quickly and easily become a friend in Paris. To BOOK this service please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. COST: 100euro for 1.5hours for 4 guests.Booking/Deposit Payment:
- 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 Sylvie or Francois.
- 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 - $
- 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
- 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
- Gourmet Tour
22/11/2017 by Diane and Alec - USA
Comment: Francois from the moment I met you I thought you were a crazy Frenchman...and I was right. But your humor and hospitality was good fun and something I would have missed out on in an ordinary hotel. Your directions and guidance around Paris was most helpful as I am sure we would have gotten very lost. Thank you again. merci beaucoup.
08/10/2017 by Holly and Eric
Comment: It was a memorable first trip to Paris.We had a beautiful room, a great location and it culminated in a romantic marriage proposal. But equally memorable was the warm hospitality of our B&B hosts, Francois and Sylvie.
17/03/2017 by Renee, NSW - AUSTRALIA
Comment: Being welcomed to a country where they do not speak your language first is a great feeling. Francois and Sylvie genuinely made you feel like old friends that they were so pleased to see
About the Neighbourhood
17ème - Batignolles
Sylvie and François have chosen to live in the 17th district located between Monceau park and the Ternes area, mainly because it is one of the safest areas in Paris, while also being quite reserved, classic and more on the upper-scale side. Then, if you like shopping, the building is just in front of a large discount fashion department store and very close to the Espace Champerret which offers every week exhibitions such as: wine exhibition, gastronomy, antique and antics, etc. Staying here you will be close to Porte Maillot, the Arc of Triumph, the Defense area, the Palais de Congres de Paris )making this ideal for business travellers). From here you will join the Champs-Elysées in less than 20 minutes' walk and will easily stroll along the most beautiful avenue in the world or go to the Trocadero to admire the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower.
It is worthy of noting for the tourists of Jewish origin who traditionally have kosher food that this part of the Parisian XVIIth arrondissement comprises at least a dozen of nice and good places to eat that offer a wide choice: not only delicatessens and snacks with terraces, but also Italian pizzas, Tunisian couscous, Japan sushi, Chinese caterer that are all kosher. In other respects, a synagogue, two catholic churches, a Russian orthodox church, an Armenian church and a protestant temple are nearby our B&B from which all these places of worship can easily be reached by walk.