Vacation rentals in France (farms, cottages, gites, apartments)
Review 5258: Owner, Montmartre Apartment (#399262)
2bed/1bath apartment in Montmartre, Paris
March 2012, 7 nights
We rented this apartment at 40 Avenue Junot in Montmartre for one week in March, 2012. It's located in a quiet area of Montmartre, just northwest of Sacre Coeur. The apartment looks over the courtyard behind the building, so it's very quiet -- getting none of the street noise from the other, busier side of the building.
Everything we needed was within easy walking distance of the apartment, including grocery stores (2), markets, bakeries, patisseries, cafes, wine shops, gift shops, and a wide variety of restaurants as well. All of these were within three blocks of the apartment.
The apartment is located in a beautiful, old building in a lovely, non-touristy area of Montmartre. There are two spacious bedrooms with lots of natural light, and ample living space, including a dining area that seats six, a couch, chair and coffee table, a writing desk stocked with many Paris guidebooks and maps, a well-appointed kitchen with everything needed to cook meals, and a washer and dryer. Everything was in good working order.
We were three adults staying at this apartment and it was very comfortable for us. We had a lot of room to spread out, and we were never under each others' feet. There was plenty of comfortable seating and all of the furniture was in good shape.
The beds were large and comfortable -- much appreciated after long days of walking through Paris. There is a large bathroom that includes a bathtub/shower, sink and washer dryer, and then a separate room for the toilet. We found this arrangement convenient.
The kitchen was perfect for us. We prepared a few light meals there, and found all the tools we needed on hand, including dishes, pots and utensils. There is a large refrigerator, stove and dishwasher.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The owner of the apartment is a native English speaker so language was not an issue. He responded quickly and positively to all of my inquiries before and during our stay.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would definitely stay here again.
Note: This would not be a suitable location for anyone with mobility issues. In fact, there are a lot of stairs to climb to get to and around Montmartre in general. If you don't want to or aren't able to climb stairs, I'd recommend you stay in a a different part of the city altogether. But for us it was great. There's an elevator in the building, and having such a great view of the city made it worth the climb.
Things to do in this area
We enjoyed a couple of meals at Chez Ginette, right across the street. Their staff was very friendly and we loved the food. And don't miss Arnaud Larher, a patisserie/chocolaterie just down the road from the apartment ... amazing desserts and goodies to bring back to your friends/family. There's a great wine shop just across the street, and a cheese shop a block or two to the west.
We had a great time wandering along the quiet streets between the apartment and Sacre Coeur.
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