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This apartment is near the open market, Marché d'Aligre, and not far from the historic Place de la Bastille where the Opera de Paris, considered one of the best in the world, is located. It was inaugurated for the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. Within walking distance is the royal Place des Vosges, the city's oldest and most beautiful square, where many historic personalities have lived. Built by Henri IV, its perfect symmetry and verticality are fine examples of classic French architecture. There are many choices of restaurants, cafes, and other sorts of shops and essential services in the neighborhood.
This loft apartment is located on the fifth floor (sixth in the USA) of an 18th century, well-maintained building that was a part of a monastery. The main entrance gate is protected by a coded security system and it opens into a corridor leading to the modern elevator.
The apartment has a parquet floor throughout as well as exposed ceiling beams.
The entrance door opens into the living room and the open kitchen. On the right, a narrow hallway goes back to the bedroom area and the open bathroom. The separate toilet is accessible from the bathroom area.
The living room is decorated in an eclectic style and has a southern exposure. It has two double-glazed French windows closed by curtains that open onto a small terrace. This room is furnished with a double-size sofa bed, two coffee tables, two armchairs, a decorative fireplace, a wooden dining table with a wooden bench and chairs, bookshelves and a stereo system. The terrace overlooking the street has a small table and an exterior Brazilian shower.
The open kitchen is stylish in a contemporary way. It is equipped with a gas stove (six burners), an extractor fan, a refrigerator/freezer, a dishwasher, a combo washer/dryer, a coffee maker and a toaster. The kitchen area has a window that overlooks a courtyard with a northern exposure.
The bedroom area has two double-glaze windows with curtains overlooking the courtyard with an eastern exposure. The bedroom area is divided into two parts and separated by exposed beams. The first part is the open bathroom space, which is equipped with a tub and a washbasin. The second part is the bedroom space, furnished with a king-size bed, built-in shelves and a large closet closed by curtains. This room has cable TV, a DVD player, a VCR, a phone and an Internet connection (Wi-Fi).
The separate toilet also has a window.
The nearest metro station is Faidherbe - Chaligny (line 8).
Heat and hot water use gas and are individually metered.
Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.
Review by: A Renter,
Jun 19 2012
From: United States,
Apartment Rental: 1 month
The apartment is a beautiful retreat in a centrally located neighborhood in Paris -- a location off the tourist track where Parisians live. The furnishings are unique and the patio with flowers and a Brazilian shower make living there a special experience.
Answer by: Apartment Owner
Jul 02 2012
Thank you for your review, such comments are always useful to try and improve the level of comfort for my tenants.