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Montmartre - Abbesses View on Paris -1BR-Where Picasso Lived

Bedrooms 1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1BR + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The apartment offers a rare view on a charming & lively square planted with spanish oak trees. In 1920-40, the building was the furnished “hotel du Poirier” (Pear tree hotel). Many famous guests lived in (MODIGLIANI, Albert CAMUS, Max JACOB …). PICASSO and other painters artists lived across in the “BATEAU LAVOIR”.

This unique apartment sleeps 4. Located at the third floor, it is very bright and has many large windows (four in total). Our guests enjoy it very much.

The apartment is located on the 3rd floor (Fr standard) and offers a living room with 2 large windows, an open kitchen, one bedroom, and a bathroom.

The furniture is a mix of antique wooden French furniture and pictures, and modern pieces as the bed, comfortable convertible sofa and closet.

The living room has a lounging and a dining space. It offers a comfortable sofa, dining table and design chairs, a flat screen television and 2 windows with view over the trees.

The sofa can be converted into a comfortable double bed in the evening.

The kitchen is open on the living room, fully equipped and offers a bar table perfect for those quick on-the-move meals or to savor a glass of wine wine.

To the left of the living area is the bedroom. It offers a comfortable queensize bed, with nice bedside tables, a wardrobe and a writing desk.

The tiled bathroom offers a sink, a walk in shower and a toilet. It is clear and sunny in afternoon thanks to a large size window.

The apartment has been largely renovated in 2012 and 2017. When renting, have had a long history of 5 stars reviews. In early 2017, 3 of our guests were disappointed. We contacted them for opinion and advice. There was an issue with cleaning. That was solved. Listening to our guests suggestions, we decided to upgrade the apt :

The living room was repainted. We bought some new furniture : bed tables, nice design chairs, a nice and easy to open sofa bed, a new fridge and changed the white curtains to more colorful ones. The kitchen work plans and the ancient wooden tables & desk were re-varnished. And more details.

New photos were taken. We believe they show the apt as guest will find it. We want our guests happy.

We are living on the 4th floor, just above and our son inhabits the apt when not rented. We are here if you need help, but do not worry, we will not be intrusive.

On the left of the building is the 'Abbesses' district, on the right the Old Montmartre village. All the rooms enjoy a view of the square. The area is very safe : we are in the same block as the fruit & vegetable stand featured in the famous movie “Le Destin d’Amélie Poulain”. The Abbesses subway station is 2 mn walk and the Sacre Coeur Church a few hundred yards. Most interesting places in Paris may be reached in 15mn.

As a bonus, Phone calls to land lines in France, and to US, Canada and australia are generaly free. It is also true for more than 50 countries. More over, calls to cell phones towards specific countries (often US & Canada) may also be free. Ask us for detail as it may vary with time and policies of operators.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About The Owner

Just a point, important to us. We decided to rent the apartment when our son does not need to stay in. We enjoy meeting foreign people and believe this is a way to meet nice people as well as getting some return on the apartment. We want people to enjoy their stay as much as possible.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Why The Owner chose 18th Montmartre

The apt is on a famous square, where PICASSO had its studio. We live in Montmartre since 1992 and will never leave the area. Montmartre is really a village. One easily meets people around here. Not like in a big city.

We are living in the apt uptstairs and have bought this other apt with the idea of transforming ours in a duplex once kids will become teenagers.

What makes this apartment unique

We feel on holidays everyday. Light, charm, nice people around, and No cars, No stress.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For anyone seeking an authentic Paris lifestyle experience, the Apartment "DOUIS" is perfect! The building is older-and has a spiral staircase. This is very typical of older buildings, and adds to the experience of the apartment. Right outside of the apartment is a lively little square that is full of life and energy, but not overly touristy. There is a cafe and a bar down the street, which provides background sounds during the day, but at night with the windows closed the apartment becomes a refuge of quiet. The unit iself is just as pictured-small bathroom and kitchen, living area and bedroom. Having a washer and dryer was nice-operates very differently that American units, but the instructions are clear and posted on the front door (inside the unit.) Overall, given the location, price, and amenities--I'd rent this unit again. The manager is highly professional and renting the unit was very smooth. Even if you do not rent this unit, rent from the manager-outstanding!
Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare du Nord & Gare Saint Lazare
Nearest Point of Interest
Le bateau Lavoir - Picasso Studio
Nearest Point of Interest
Le moulin de la Galette
Nearest Point of Interest
Sacre coeur Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Abesses subway
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue lepic fresh marekt
Nearest Point of Interest
Montmartre vineyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Place du tertre
Nearest Point of Interest
Moulin rouge cabaret
Car: not necessary

Montmartre combines the atmosphere of an Old Village as well as Trendy Shops and Restaurants, Many Artists and Movie Stars live in the district, Climbing up the Hill, you will find a lot a Small Streets with Wonderful Views on Paris, Charming Stairs and Small or Gorgeous Houses, look for the Montmartre Vineyard, the Square 'Rene Clement' where nature is purposely left alone to develop, walk to 'Place du Tertre' where artists will offer to draw your portrait, going down 'rue des Abbesses' you will discover Shops, Caf+¬s, and Clothing Stores, 'Rue Lepic' there is a Nice Market, Wine Shops, the Cheese Shop was rated n-¦ 3 in France, Bakeries, Charcuteries, Subway Station 'Abbesses, ' just down the apartment will lead you to the Center of Paris quickly, Champs elysees is only a ten-minute subway ride, Eiffel Tower 15 minutes as well as Le Marais, Les Halles, and finally Saint Germain would be 20 minutes


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grandes-Carrières in 18th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Fully equipped Kitchen, 32 Square Meters/345 Square Feet, Sleeps One to Four People, Third Floor in a Four-story Building, Traditional Oak Wooden Floor, Four Windows (all noise proof), Master Bedroom (queen-size bed), One Living Room and Open Kitchen (sofa bed), the Building has NO Lift as most building in Montmartre, Bathroom has a Nice Shower, but NO Bath, Kitchen is open in the living room through a bar, Baby Bed and Toys available on request, DSL internet access through Wifi(wifi card may be rented)


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Montmartre - Abbesses View on Paris -1BR-Where Picasso Lived
average rating of 4.428571 based on 29 reviews

Great stay at lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment, clean and furnished with all things you need. Highly recommended! Thank you Jean Noel!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver

Great Location

  • 2 of 5

Loved the location however the accommodation was not what we expected. The place needs updating and a good cleaning. We ran out of hot water every morning even though there were only two of us. The shower stall is extremely small so if you are above average size ~ beware. The place was dark and cold. Limited lighting was available. Kitchen seemed well stocked however we did not use it since we found the place depressing. Bed was comfortable. Bring your own hand soap. Would love to stay in the area again because we enjoyed staying in a community with the locals. Lock box was broken- opening and closing the box was challenging. Noise was not a problem once we closed the windows. Many restaurants and pubs close by. Easy to walk to attraction sights

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN

Clean, three flights of steps, this must be what it is like to live in an apartment in Montmartre!

  • 4 of 5

We loved experiencing Montmartre. Staying in the apartment Douis felt as if we were living there rather than being tourists in Paris. There is night life outside the windows as songs and conversations drift up through open windows and pigeons to wake you in the morning. Closing them shuts out the sounds. The view of treetops provided a wonderful place for dreaming of the next day's exploration. If this is what you are looking for, this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

We are back home and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It was refurbished recently, including a brand new sofa bed, and very comfortable. I miss it already. The location has to be the best in Paris! The charming square outside the window with the happy sounds of musicians was just heavenly. We will tell all our friends about Apartment Douis. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in the heart of lively Montmartre!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay on the leafy green quad, super convenient to all my favorite Montmartre cafes! The apartment is roomy and bright with many wonderful large French windows. Refurbished wooden floors add a special charm and there is plenty of storage space in the bedroom and kitchenette. A perfect place from which to enjoy Paris - only a 5 minute walk to the Metro! InBeauParis is a great organization - the staff are always kind and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay, the owner hospitality, the cozy apartment and neighborhood. It is an enjoyable area, rich with music and art! We have already recommended it to a few friends.

The available amenities made our stay comfortable. It was a pleasure staying in the apartment while we were in this beautiful city.

The owner said the place was recently refurnished and we found all was nice and clean, starting with the comfortable sofa bed in living room that is super easy to maneuver. The bed was comfortable. The sheets were fresh. The mix of the contemporary feel with the antique pieces of furniture added to charm of the apartment.

We couldn't have picked a better apartment location for our first family trip to Europe!

We made it back to NYC safely and miss Paris already, Montmartre in particular.

Hope to return to Paris in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, Thanks for your very kind review! Glad to know you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment to be cozy, charming, comfortable and in a great location. We are happy the recent renovation of the apt pleases our guests. Hope to host you again in Paris! Sincerely, Jean
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grandes-Carrières, Paris

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
HIGH Autumn 2
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
HIGH Christams
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
LOW Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
MID March
1 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
HIGH Spring 1
29 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
HIGH Spring 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
HIGH Spring 3
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Linen £49.53 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.7%

- We may accept 3 days stays : simply send us a mail for 4 days and add actual dates in the comment.

- A mail with further details & instructions about your booking will be sent with confirmation of your booking.
• Electricity, heating is included (not included only in case of monthly rental).
• Full end of stay cleaning included (includes Linen&Towels)
• Internet included
• Phone is free to many destinations (often US, Canada landlines & cells please ask details)
• City tax included on behalf of Paris city.

- Tax/Handling charges will depend on payment way

- Rates may change at any time. Rates vary depending on season, nbr of guests if applicable, occupation & owner.

- Damage protection will be requested with 2nd and last payment

- Our cancelation policy might differ from that of VRBO/HomeAway, please contact us directly to know more.

- Note that this site automatic estimated quote system calculates rents in a basic way : it may result in higher quote for 6 days than for 7 days or other discrepancies. Therefore, we systematically send a detailed quote with description, process & photos via mail.

- The quote is for 2 guests : a 25€/day/extra guest fee will be required for additionnal guests. It is capped to a max of 150 €/stay. Unfortunlately, the site system does not enable capping the extra guest fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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