|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Live as a local, with all international comforts, in a newly renovated architect designed, 32 square metre apartment, plus 8 meter balcony, (Caroline Hentschel DPLG),smack bang in the centre of Paris, near new and trendy rue Montorgueil (For those of you who have read 'Almost French'-by Australian author Sarah Turnbull- we've been unintentionally living the live version as a Franco-Australian couple in the same area of Paris).
Our apartment is easy to find being conveniently located within 1-3 minutes walking distance of 3 metro stations, including direct connection to Gare du Nord (Eurostar terminal) and also close to Chatelet/ Les Halles (direct connection to CDG airport) and a taxi rank is near by. There is even a bike place which has just opened up downstairs.
Once you arrive, you won't need to worry about transport because you can easily walk to the Louvres museum, the Georges Pompidou Center, the Marais area, Palais Royal and loads of Paris shopping bars and restaurants.
At the end of the day, it's easy to relax in our modern minimalistic light apartment, but still typically Parisian, with it's 18th century beams, which gives our (your) home a very cozy feeling. You've got all modern conveniences, highspeed internet (Apple G4) / free international phone to contact home, cable TV, DVD (all zones), etc (all listed below).
A feature is our garden balcony (with optional sail) where it is lovely to sit out and overlook all the roof tops of Paris with a nice glass of wine or with your 'café et croissants' in the morning (we're on the 5th floor - no lift - easy daily workout, save money on gym pass!).
Upon arrival,Breffni, Julien, Noella, or Vincent (who speak English!) will welcome you after your journey and be happy to answer any questions you may have. (They will then also 'be there for you 24/7' during your entire visit, should you have any further questions).
73 has been a perfect home for us (Australian classical singer/ music theater director and French journalist/ doco maker) and all our international friends and family...we hope you'll enjoy it as much as we have!
Franco-Australian couple, Elizabeth and Albert Lecoanet lived 'the Parisian life' in 73 rue de clery 5 years together (13 years altogether for Albert) before they decided to do a total architect-designed renovation of the apartment in the summer of 2007, and move to New York City, and rent out their Paris home.
The simple reason why they kept and rented their apartment in Paris, is because they have lived such a great Parisian local life, that they wanted to share this unique experience with fellow travelers.
French born Albert is a TV journalist now working as a foreign correspondent for French TV in the USA. You may see him or his name on M6, France 2, Canal Plus, TF1, Arte or some of the cable channels. Albert is also a documentary filmmaker.
Elizabeth (Liz) was born in Australia (Brisbane!) and is a singer, music theatre director, a teacher and a massage and sound therapist. She directed 3 musicals whilst living in Paris including Les Miserables (in French of course!)
She also sang beautiful ancient music at the church St Eustache, just down the road from the apartment, where thanks to the rehearsal each week, she also learned to speak French. You can go and hear the Choir 'Les Chanteurs de Saint Eustache' each Sunday morning at 11am, (free).
Today, Liz and Albert love, live and work in New York, and enjoy regular trips to France, Australia to visit their families and friends; and they also enjoy discovering America and other countries when the opportunities arise.
'Our apartment is for people who want to have a taste of what real life in Paris is like (except that we added all the 'non-French conveniences' like air conditioning, free international phone,etc.!).'
We hope you'll love Paris in our home, as much as we did!
Welcome to Peace and Light in the Heart of Paris!
Elizabeth and Albert Lecoanet purchased this apartment in 1998
Whilst we didn't purchase our Parisian home for a 'vacation rental', it was bought as a home to live in; it is located right in the heart of Paris and within walking distance to all the major 'tourist attractions'; for example, we are a 10 mins walk to the Louvres, 10 mins the other way to the Georges Pompidou Centre etc.
More interestingly though, for us, is that the current local hot spot for Parisians, Rue MONTORGUEIL, is only 3 mins away from our apartment. The Montorgueil street is a pedestrian street filled with cafes, restaurants, bars and specialty food shops. Fine local French cuisine. Need I say more?
This area is called Les Halles (or literally 'The Halls') and was the original market place of Paris (back in Roman times and up until the 70s!). When the car was invented, the small cobble stone street got all congested and the commercial markets moved out of the centre, however the Les Halles area kept its flavor and many fromageries, patisseries, and French specialties can be found in this area (including the Patisserie Stohrer dating back to 1750).
Elizabeth and Albert were very attentive to our needs leading up to our arrival in Paris. They paid attention to all of the details to make sure we would make it to their lovely apartment in one piece and when we got there, we found we had made the right choice. Centrally located, we were very comfortable arriving back at our nest at the end of each day and even the 5 flights up was part of a Paris experience we will never forget.
My daughter, a friend and I recently stayed in this apartment (second week in December) and had a fabulous time - apartment was fantastic, brilliantly located and perfect for our needs. We managed to fit so much into a week but not so much that we were overwhelmed. Security was high which was reassuring and we loved the feel of Paris in December – brilliant time to go!
My husband and I just returned from staying for 6 days in this wonderful apartment in the perfect location. The apartment was clean, bright with a fantastic balcony where we enjoyed our cafe and of course wine! We can't say enough about the location. We were able to walk to almost everything we wanted to see. Rue Montorgueil is a few blocks away and is lined with amazing shops and restaurants. It was one of our favorite spots!
Liz was very helpful and informative throughout the whole process and a huge thank you to Breff who met us and helped carry our bags up the stairs! The stairs may seem daunting at first, but they become second nature and help walk off all the delicious breads and pastries! The manual put together by Liz and Albert was so helpful and informative. It became our home away from home! Exactly what we were hoping for and will stay there for our next visit. Thanks Liz and Albert.
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying for 5 days in this wonderful little Parisian flat. Liz was so informative and lovely in the reservation process, and when we arrived the place was exactly what we had hoped it would be. The flat is well stocked with all the comforts of home, and thank god there are a few extra stairs to get up to the fifth floor because I was able to work off all the wonderful treats from just around the corner at Rue Montorguil. Don't hesitate - this is your place in Paris!!!
This was truly a wonderful experience and having a cozy apartment in the heart of Paris made it a perfect anniversary vacation. The apartment was bright, clean and so cozy. The balcony was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and watch life in Paris. We were centrally located and were able to walk to all the attractions, including the Eiffel Tower. We can't thank you enough for letting us stay in your apartment allowing us the wonderful experience of living like a Parisian for 12 days.
I stayed in this wonderful apartment for 15 nights and can only confirm what other guests have said. The apartment is very comfortable and has everything I needed. It is well situated, in a quiet street, close to the metro however I chose to walk to most places as the apartment is central to many attractions. Rue Montorgueil is a few minutes away where there is an amazing boulangerie and fromagerie as well as cafes and restaurants. Coming home each day was something I looked forward to, opening the doors to the balcony and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
Breff met me on arrival and departure and carried my bags up to the apartment which was very much appreciated. Liz and Albert have put together an extensive manual that explains everything you need to know including recommended restaurants and cafes. If there were any queries, Breff was only a phone call away.
I have stayed in apartments in different areas of Paris over the past few years and this one I will return too as it felt just like home. Thanks Liz and Albert.
The rates above are for 2 people (one bed included). An extra 1/3rd of total is added for 3rd and 4th guest (negotiable).