Home Exchange / House Swap

Paris 75005 France

Listing # 76308

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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quartier Latin Paris, comfortable 2-bdrm, child-friendly

Situated in the lower portion of the 5th arrondissement, between the Jardin des Plantes and Luxembourg (both 10-15 minute stroll away). Close to Sorbonne, Ecole Normale Supérieure and many other similar institutions in central Paris. -- Elevator. Eat-in kitchen. 70m2, light-filled, liveable. No smoking or pets please. Kind neighbours. Babysitting possibilities. We are interested in short 'holiday exchanges' for various dates. Please email us. Children's beds have a 3rd pull-out bed for a guest, and couch opens to be a double bed.
P.S. sorry, but we cannot do any exchanges if a cat has lived in the house at any point... allergies! Bad allergies. Even if the cat is gone, the house is not suitable for us.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
70 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Saturday, October 20, 2018 until Sunday, November 4, 2018
Available from Saturday, December 22, 2018 until Sunday, January 6, 2019
Available from Saturday, April 20, 2019 until Sunday, May 5, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are interested in exchanges please. Sorry, no renting/AirB&B. thank you
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Paris
Postal Code - State or Province 75005 Île-de-France
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Quartier Latin, Jardin des Plantes, rue Mouffetard
Closest University Sorbonne, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (Jussieu)
University nearby Science Politique (and many others!)

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Neighborhood Keywords
London, Greater London

Destination 2: Courtenay

State or Province

Neighborhood Keywords
Comox, Courtenay

Destination 3: Toronto

State or Province


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, June 24, 2016 until Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: very handy Paris bike 'Velib station is steps away


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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About Me
NB: I'm sorry but our apartment is not for rent. We are looking for exchanges, and cannot offer our place during the school year. Thanks! Summer 2018 is already 'booked'. We are open to other dates. I currently work as a freelance translator www.shenawilson.com, and have a part-time contract to teach English to French diplomats and support staff. I also write fiction and look after my young children. Am a graduate of the University of Toronto, MA in French Literature (unofficial minor in Philosophy). When I was playwright in residence in a theatre in Ontario, I travelled to Paris to sublet/share a friend's apartment and then met my husband... Am still here several years later. Have worked as a dance critic, translator, cultural industries consultant at the Ontario Arts Council, Ministry of Culture (Ontario) etc.... We live in Paris (Quartier Latin) in a comfortable, 15-year old, 5 storey apartment with 2 bedrooms and potential sleeping possibilities for 6 adults (with pull-out). Fabulous neighbourhood. Close to beautiful parks, charming shopping (rue Mouffetard), in central Paris. Quiet, accessible apartment, with washer, dryer, bathtub, elevator and a piano...

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I was contacted by Shena quite ahead of her desired rental time. Communication was easy and effective both prior and during her stay. I did not meet her personally but my assistant reported that Shena and her family treated my house with respect. They will be always welcome back. Excellent Cecilia G 9/2/2016 4:57:00 PM