The Area- Located almost next to the 16th century Saint Augustin church, this apartment is very centrally placed. Across the street, there is a fantastic bakery where you can get fresh bread, pastries, breakfast and coffee everyday. There are also many great restaurants in the neighborhood, ranging from organic to Indian to classic French Bistros. You will find a list of some ones we suggest in the apartment. Around the corner is the Square St. Augustin, with the St. Augustin Cathedral majestically looming overhead, plus plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops. There is also a large Monoprix store, where you can do all of your grocery shopping. There is a spa neighboring our building where you can get massages or facials.
Location - You can walk in any direction and within 5 minutes you will be in the Madeleine area (with many gourmet shops as well as many wonderful restaurant selections), the avenue Champs Elysee or avenue Faubourg Saint Honore (all with restaurants, clubs, movie theatres and high fashion shopping), the Parc Monceau in the other direction (where you can go jogging or relaxing in the park), the Saint Lazare Train Station (where you can take the trains and metros) or the big department stores (Galeries Lafayette or Printemps) facing the Opera.
The area is truly exciting to live in and visit. Just a short metro or bus ride will get you to the Louvre, the Marais or the other areas of Paris.
There are 3 metro stops within minutes of the apartment: St Augustin (line 9), St Lazare (lines 3, 12 and 13) or Miromesnil (lines 9 and 13).
The Apartment- This luxurious two bedroom apartment is situated in one of the most affluent areas of Paris, the 8th district, close to the avenue Faubourg St. Honore. It is located on a side street, which is bustling during the day but very quiet and safe at night. The building has coded entry and a concierge.
The apartment was recently renovated and is furnished in a very comfortable yet elegant décor, with a typically Parisian mix of antiques and moderns.
The size is about 900 square feet or 92 square meters and it can comfortably sleep 4-6 people.
The flat is on the 1st floor (2nd for North Americans) of a very quiet building. Should you need, there is a typically French, small elevator but please be sure you do not put luggage in it without going in yourself. As with all French elevtaors, there are inner doors that can get blocked when luggage shifts, preventing you from opening the door.
The elegant entry has an antique sideboard as storage area for shoes and keys or other objects. As with all Parisian apartments, we ask guests to remove their shoes when entering the home so as not to disturb our neighbours.
The entry opens onto an American style kitchen which overlooks the spacious living room. The kitchen is very modern and well laid out. It is fully equipped with cooking and serving items including spices, tea and coffee.
There is seating at the granite island for up to six people.
The salon is large and inviting. After a long day of sightseeing, shopping or business, you can relax on the comfortable sofa and leather chairs of the living room, while watching TV or listening to CDs.
There is also a desk area for computer work or post card writing and a small table with chairs for additional seating or desk work.
The decor in the living room is a mix of modern sofas and chairs complimented by antique and art deco cabinets.
The first bedroom has a king size bed for a comfortable night's sleep.
There is also an art deco armoire for you to store your belongings and a dresser with mirror. We have installed a second wall mounted plasma TV in this bedroom.
The second bedroom has two twin beds, which could be pulled together to form one king sized bed if you prefer.
We also have a bookcase and desk facing the window plus a small sofa. For your convenience, there is a Victorian armoire to store your clothing.
There is an iPod player/stereo for private listening in this room.
When you enter the apartment, the toilet with sink decorated in pink and white tiles is on your immediate right.
Just after the single toilet, there is the red and white bathroom which has a bathtub and overhead shower plus an electric toilet.
Our apartment is equipped with electric heaters, air conditioning, two plasma TV's, DVD-CD surround system, internet access, phone, washer/dryer machine and all living necessities you will need to make this a perfect stay in Paris.
We love Paris and have made our home inviting with hopes that you will enjoy your days on rue de Laborde as much as we do.
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