Vacation rentals in France (farms, cottages, gites, apartments)
Review 2826: Paris Address, FRSA 5
Studio apartment in the 5th arrondissement, Paris
May 2007, 4 weeks
What an ideal location for Paris, the apartment is on a small side street between Blvd. St Germain and the Quay. (5 rue Frederic Sauton) You can actually see the side and back of Notre Dame from the street in front of the apartment.
There are many restaurants of all kinds and price ranges on the street and within a three-minute walk. Numerous markets nearby, Franprix, local markets, wine shops, flowers, specialty markets (Greek etc.)
There is also a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday street market at the Maubert/Mutualite metro station half a block away.
The apartment is two flights up in an older building that is in very nice condition.
Entry to the apartment is by digicode through a set of big doors on the street, there is a small courtyard, no seating however.
The apartment has been recently renovated with simple type furniture. A nice modern bathroom, toilet room separate from the bathroom. The kitchen is very workable, small, two- burner cook top and a microwave/oven combo. There is a combo washer dryer ... everything worked well.
The bed was a king size and very comfortable.
The only problem I found with the kitchen was that I'd rather have a regular oven and separate microwave rather than a combo.
Otherwise everything you need is there (no BIG pot for spaghetti). We always travel with our own kitchen knives ... there were no sharp kitchen knives for cooking.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises...Johann was able to get us hooked up the Internet (rather slow however)
Agency and Representatives (and price)
On site, we were met immediately having been provided with the phone number, Johann speaks English and explained everything to us ... very helpful ... would have been handy to have a working cell phone however. (you can buy mine if you like, see for sale on the site).
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Would absolutely stay there again.
Things to do in this area
We found two really great restaurants ... Antinea (Italian), and Delicat & Zen (French) both reasonable and very good.
See the restaurant reviews (Antinea).
Three good wine shops locally, lots of cooked home take home type food if you like.
We Metro'd to Monoprix, they have a great market of cheeses, prepared food, meats and frozen stuff ... good prices (for Paris).
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