Old Artists Apartment in Bastille
Old Artists Apartment in Bastille
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Pros - An old artists apartment in the Bastille area of Paris. Big windows for lots of light, in a quiet courtyard for a smidgeon of peace, and 10-15 minutes WALK from the centre of Paris for a tonne of convenience (and a lot of shops and good food).

Cons - as mentioned, it's kinda ancient. The carpet is probably older than me, and it gets a bit dusty if you disturb the books.

Extra pro - Did I mention books? There's a billion of them, and plenty of comfy spots to browse them from. :-)

The space

The apartment used to belong to an artist, and is filled with her works, for anyone who would like to browse through them. There's also a small libraries worth of books to peruse in English, French, and Dutch. The courtyard is generally peaceful and well-lit, perfect for throwing open the windows and basking in the sun while you read and drink your coffee in the mornings. Yes, it's a little higgledy-piggledy, yes it's old as all hell, but it's comfortable and peaceful, perfect for a Parisian shopping expedition, or a safe haven during a business trip.

On the locational side of things, both Ledru-Rollin and Bastille stations are a stones throw away, connecting you to lines 8, 1, and 5 respectively. For the centre of Paris itself, however, I would forgo the metro and meander through the nearby streets around St Paul and in the Marais, past the Picasso museum, Place des Vosges, and the National Archives until you reach such delights as the Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville, and the ever-inspiring Notre Dame. Good food, excellent wine, and beautiful boutiques are easy to stumble upon in this area, and you can easily while away several afternoons exploring it!

As for the nightlife, well there are few better locations. Aside from the (in)famous Rue de Lappe, Oberkampf is a short walk and even shorter metro ride away, providing an excellent array of bars to stumble in and out of until the wee hours of the morning.

Interaction with guests

I'll be available to let you into the apartment and then collect the keys when you leave. I'm also available by phone or mail to answer questions/provide assistance should you have need of me.

Wireless Internet
Smoking Allowed

Extra people No Charge
Weekend Price £80 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

If you move the books and/or art, please try to put them back in the same place.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Second floor.
Potential for noise - Occasionally there is a party in one of the apartments surrounding the courtyard. It's never too late though.
Pet(s) live on property - They won't be here during your stay, just to be aware if you suffer allergies.
No parking on property - Several independent parking lots nearby.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

10 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
June 2017
The apartment is as advertised with lots of charm and character. We didn't want the sterile, hotel experience so this rental fit us well. The flat is located on a very liveley street with primarily clothing boutiques as your neighbors. The Place de Bastille is very lively after the working hours. If you want to be in the center of the local evening scene, this is a good area for you. The kitchen is functional and Phillip offered to pick up any essential groceries we needed before arrival. The bed was a bit firm and well-used for my taste. If you're looking for a bit of whimsy, this is a good option.

Derek User Profile
June 2017
Charming place. Description is accurate, pictures tell the story best. Good location, comfortable walk to Note Dame and train station with baggage. Antiques in the multi room apartment add to the dust. Clean linens and safe local for my wife and I.

Toivo User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ana-Rita User Profile
May 2017
Phillip was super helpful and friendly, always available on comms, very generous :)

Hannah User Profile
May 2017
Phillip was very attentive and made a huge effort to make us feel welcome. The place is very cool, lots of nick nacks and interesting books. It is locateted in a great spot that feels safe and convenient with lists of restaurants and bars around the corner.

Jon User Profile
May 2017
This place is quaint and I feel like it gave a true impression of what it's like to live downtown Paris.

Jean-Luc User Profile
June 2017
L'appartement est vraiment très agreable, Philip est un hôte sympatique... A refaire dès que j'en aurai l'occasion...

Maisons-Alfort, FranceJoined in March 2014
Phillip User Profile

Hmm, about me...I'm a gregarious sort, who loves meeting all the strange and beautiful people out there in the world.
As for my airbnb etiquette, my mother taught me to never turn up anywhere with both arms the same length (whatever that means!), and that a good host never has an uncomfortable guest. I think that just about says it all, doesn't it?

Languages: English, Français

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