Vacation rentals in France (farms, cottages, gites, apartments)
Review 2381: Rental France, Rue Duvivier
Studio apartment in the 7th arrondisment, Paris
August 2001, 8 days
The apartment I rented was on 11 rue Duvivier in the 7th arrondisement. It was on a street parallel to the rue Cler. The rue Cler has a street market but the studio faced the courtyard of the building and there was no noise from the market.
The unit was a short walk from the Ecole Militaire Metro stop. In addition to the rue Cler street market, there were plenty of restaurants and shopping in the area.
I really did not look at the building as a whole, but the unit I rented was totally modernized with a small kitchen with a washer dryer. The bathroom was also modernized. I had use of a landline telephone so long as the calls were within Paris, which was very nice. I was not charged extra for the few calls I made.
Note from Kim: It appears this specific apartment is no longer listed with Rental France.
This was in a traditional Paris apartment building. The unit faced the courtyard. There was, of course, no pool.
The apartment was comfortable with utilitarian furniture. This was fine for me as I was just sleeping and showering there, etc. I was not holding a wedding in the apartment, where I might have been concerned with decor. If you want antiques in the apartment, this is not the unit for you. If you want a basic clean place to sleep, it is.
The bed was a futon. Remember, this is just a basic unit. The futon comfortably sleeps two. I would not try and and put more than two in this unit. The bed, when opened, was roughly the size of a double bed.
There is a small usable kitchen. There were enough pots and pans and dishes and a coffee maker. I would not recommend it if you wanted, say, to have guests in, but for me it was sufficient. There was no separate dining area, so meals in the kitchen were just at the counter standing up.
Problems or Bonuses
Agency and Representatives (and price)
I am not sure if Pascal, who was a rental agent for this unit, still handles it, but I just wanted to assure people that he is wonderful to deal with and speaks perfect English. He meets you at the unit when you arrive and, in my case, brought the owner over to show how everything works. I would recommend him most highly to anyone needing a unit in Paris.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would stay there again without hesitation.
Things to do in this area
Well, this is Paris. The apartment was walking distance from Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. Of course, since it was Paris, I walked a lot of places, but Metro access is easy to places farther away.
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