Paris, Île-de-France, France
I’m a Swedish translator currently improving my Spanish in Madrid. Languages are what I love most and learning them is a life-long project. I sometimes need to go home to Paris for work, but when I’m not there, I’ll be happy to let you rent my home in central Paris.. The apartment is all about the view. For anyone wanting to write, get inspired or work in the city of light, this is the place. The apartment is on the 6th floor with a lift in a Bauhaus building designed by architect Michel Spitz-Roux. As it’s high up and facing a square, it overlooks the entire city. Have your morning coffee on the sofa and look straight at Notre Dame, or step out on the balcony and see the Eiffel Tower glittering at night. Through the panoramic windows and from the balcony you can see almost all the landmarks of Paris: Notre Dame, La Chapelle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Panthéon, Les Invalides, La Tour Eiffel. So far I’ve counted to 12 church towers; perhaps you can find more. Another great thing about the apartment is the light. As it has panoramic windows and is facing south it’s extremely bright, even on cloudy days. You also see plenty of sky. It’s great to watch the moon coming up over the rooftops or the sunrise in the morning, suddenly illuminating church towers and windows and making the city glow. It’s nice to watch thunderstorms coming in from the south, with walls of rain covering the different landmarks as they approach. The apartment features a big entrance with plenty of storage space, a living room with an open kitchen, a balcony, a bathroom in marble with a bathtub and a separate bedroom. The fully equipped kitchen features kitchen ware, a washing machine, fridge/freezer, stove, oven, tea boiler etc. There’s a great De Longhi coffee machine that automatically grinds the beans. Have the freshly ground coffee in the living room, either on the sofa or at the extendable table seating six. Or if the weather is nice you can have breakfast on the balcony, either at the table on the eastern side with morning sun or in deckchairs on the southern side looking at the Eiffel tower. In fact, the balcony goes around the whole apartment. It’s full of plants: bamboo, roses, lavender, even a lemon tree. In the bedroom, which is the biggest room in the apartment, there’s a reading corner with bookshelves (books in English, Swedish, French, Spanish and Italian), plants and a comfy armchair. There’s also a desk and an office chair when you need to work. The desk is easy to move if you'd rather work in the living room, enjoying the view. The bed (140x190 cm) is really comfortable. One important thing about the apartment is that it’s not a quiet place. That’s the price you have to pay for the central location and the view. It’s facing a square, so you will hear the traffic below, some sirens and people shouting every now and then. This is simply ”the sound of Paris.” Personally I love it. But if you’re used to a quiet house in the country side or an apartment facing a courtyard, it might bother you. The bedroom faces a street, not the main square, so it’s a little more quiet than the living room, but you will hear the traffic. Earplugs can do the trick if you’re sound sensitive, plus the comfortable bed. The reason I’m not bothered is that the apartment is so high up in the building, so for me it’s like a buzzing sound far below. The neighbours are generally quiet and the building has concrete walls, so there is no close, invasive noise in the bedroom.
Comments: I'm currently staying in Madrid, but I sometimes need to go to Paris and then I stay in my apartment. The best thing is to write a message and check availability.
Université Paris Descartes
Comments: The apartment is located in the Montmartre/Batignolles neighbourhood. Metro stop Place de Clichy is in front of the building. A few minutes walk to Saint Lazare train station and Opéra Garnier where you can take Roissy bus to the the airport.
Comments: If you stay longer than two weeks rates are negotiable.
There are some indoor plants that need water weekly. The outdoor plants depend on the weather. On hot, sunny summer days they might need water daily. When it's rainy and during the rest of the year, they only need water occasionally.
Comments: The plants make this apartment cosy. It's relaxing to water the balcony plants while looking out on the city, it's like therapy.
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Balcony or Patio
Comments: A De Longhi coffee machine that grinds the beans and does creamy lattes. Deckchairs to put on the balcony. An extremely comfortable bed. It’s a Simmons, the same model as they have at the Ritz Hotel. A lot of plants, indoors and on the balcony.
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