Bijou de Bellefond - Peaceful oasis in the Grands Boulevards
A tiled entrance to the building leads to the first of two meticulously maintained courtyards where the live-in concierge keeps her wonderful plants. An elevator just before the first courtyard takes you to the third floor (North American fourth) where our apartment is easy to find as it's the only one on the floor.
With two double bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen with dining area, a bathroom with separate WC and a storage room, this wonderful Parisian flat has all the comforts required for a relaxing stay in the most beautiful city in the world. Lovingly restored and maintained with period ceiling mouldings, original herringbone parquet flooring throughout and a modern fully-equipped kitchen, this lovely apartment is a perfect pied-à-terre.
*** We require a refundable security deposit of 200EUR. Contact me for more information ***
The living room features an original marble fireplace and has a double window looking onto the quiet street below.
There are three comfortable armchairs along with a leather sofa which converts to a full sized double bed with spring mattress which can sleep two adults very comfortably. There is a Louis XV style desk with an antique brass reading lamp which is perfect for working on your laptop or writing postcards to friends.
With a Philips LCD TV and a home cinema system with surround sound for use when you are too tired to participate in Parisian nightlife, this is truly a home away from home. We have a collection of movies which were filmed in Paris so you can continue to enjoy the sights and sounds after a long day.
The TV cable provider is Noos digital service which has over 100 channels including English ones such as CCN and BBC World. There are some games and plenty of English books to browse through. The walls are decorated with early 20th century prints of 18th century French engravings.
The kitchen has been completely renovated and is fully equipped with full size oven, hob/cooktop, dishwasher and refrigerator with freezer. One very good reason to stay in an apartment in Paris is to live like a Parisian and shop for fabulous food to prepare at home.
With double windows to the courtyard, a round antique "lions-paws" dining table, antique crystal chandelier and seating for up to six people, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a few bottles of wonderful French wine with a delicious dinner.
The first bedroom is tastefully decorated in red with a queen sized bed beside which stands an original art-deco marble-topped locker. Just behind the door, there is a glamorous gilt Louis XV style chaise-longue with two gilt-framed silk paintings above it. A charming inlaid chest of drawers, also in Louis XV style, and built-in shelving provide storage for clothing. To the left of the window, there's a pretty red armchair and to the right, there's an original caricature drawing from the well-known early 20th century Alsace artist, Jacques Gauchot.
The second bedroom has a double bed along with a large Louis XV style inlaid chest of drawers. On either side of the window, there are beautiful antique Louis XV armchairs. There are two bedside lockers which are convenient for storing personal items.
The bathroom contains a full size bath with shower overhead and a towel-heater.
The washbasin sits in a black granite countertop with two well-lit mirrors above it. The large window to the courtyard lends a bright and airy feel to the room. The washing machine is stored underneath the countertop.
As is common in Paris, the WC is in a separate room next door to the bathroom.
NOTE - This apartment is not suitable for children under 10 years of age
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(+ 3 reviews from partners.)
allan 5.0 04/20/2015
Host and my "greeter" were available to me 24/7 but I had no need for contact as everything was absolutely straightforward.
Sebastian 5.0 08/04/2015
We just booked this apartment on the same day because another one we booked wasn't available. Within 1,5 hour we got in the apartment. Thank you so much for this outstanding service Gail!
The apartment was spacious and location is perfect. We will definitely come again.
Simon 5.0 05/19/2015
It was a pleasure to meet Gail. She was very helpful and the handing over of the apartment was very easy and comfortable.