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The property is unlike any other available for a similar price in central Rouen. I grew to love this city and will surely return. I hope Chantal would welcome me in her apartment again. It is very stylish, has a slight faded elegance about it (I mean this in a respectful way). It isn’t up to the minute modernised, but that is why it is charming. There were some elements that I imagine some people might be concerned about, but for me, I can overlook them. The entrance off of the street is very secure as there are several doors to get through - the locks were a bit tricky (watch out for catching your fingers on the main door) but once mastered, it was easy. The staircase to the 1st floor is elegant and shallow so it is easy to climb with heavy cases. Beautiful spacious and interconnecting rooms were charming. The kitchen, was a bit of a low point. I actually spoke to Chantal and she was very understanding. It needs updating and crockery to be replaced. Only one pan seemed to work on the induction hob and both dishwasher and washing machine are no longer supplied as operating which is a shame as washing up in the single sink wasn’t easy and seeing as the kitchen had access to the roof terrace, it would be where I would have loved to have prepared some of the wonderful produce available from the stunning market nearby. The bathroom was a bit old fashioned but it was clean and everything worked, so it didn’t bother me at all. The beds in the main room are two singles pushed together. I didn’t mind that at all but I can see that for some people this may be a problem. The bed linen supplied was of fair quality but the towels supplied were a bit thin and small and I also mentioned to Chantal that one tea towel per stay wasn’t enough (especially with no washing machine!). I still love the place and would definitely return. It reminded me of my home in London with similar architecture and it was very cosy. We went at the end of August when the temperature was perfect, so we had no need to cool or heat the place. There was plenty of good seating and sockets everywhere to charge our phones or use hairdryers. We were allowed to take our small dog who settled in very well. If you are looking for total perfection, this place may not be for you. Personally, I loved it. A word about parking- I downloaded the app written on the meter, and paid 4.8 Euros per day. It’s not easy to decipher the tariff, but that was what I paid. Underground parking nearby as well