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Safe and Quiet Neighborhood near Montparnasse and the Famous Catacombs

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

air conditioning, double glass windows, king size bed, very fast internet access


Beautiful apartment situated close to all Parisian sights. Most major tourist attractions can be reached in less than half an hour. The nearest metro is also close - 550 m, a 6 minutes walk.

Tourist attractions in the close neighborhood are the Catacombs of Denfert Rochereau, le Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tower of Montparnasse, the Rodin Museum and La Fondation Cartier.

Montparnasse is known as the artists' quarter. In the 1950s, famous people like Miles Davis, Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir and Ernest Hemingway (among others) spent much of their time here. Well-known places to visit are le Closerie des Lilas, la Coupole or le Dôme.

The apartment is located in a very popular neighborhood near the authentic Rue Daguerre. This typical French market street has not been invaded by big retailers and still features real small neighborhood shops and tiny trendy boutiques.

People from all over Paris come to this pedestrian street for their food shopping, enjoy a glass of wine on a terrace of a side-walk café or savor dinner in one of the many restaurants the Rue Daguerre offers.

This bustling street reflects old-time Paris and is the charm of this lively and wonderful neighborhood.

The light and sunny three-room apartment (57m2 or 614 sq. ft.) is suitable for 4 persons. Situated on the fourth floor of a quiet building from early 20th century. Furnished with beautiful antique and modern furniture and equipped with a mobile air conditioner. The apartment is also fully equipped with double glass windows.

Several buses and metros are nearby and will lead you quickly everywhere in Paris.

Arrival- and departure day is flexible, depending on the previous and following guests. It is always possible to leave your luggage upon waiting for your apartment.

Accessibility: The apartment is situated on the fourth floor. There is no elevator.

More Details
Registration Number : 7511400777085

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Elisabeth

Thank you for your interest in my profile. I have the Dutch and the French nationality and I came to Paris to work in 1981. With my husband and two children, I have been living in the neighborhood of Montparnasse for many years now and I still enjoy every minute of it. Now that my children are studying, I have time to take care of the rental and the guests. It is great to receive visitors from all over the world.

Elisabeth purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Elisabeth chose Plaisance

The building in which the apartment is situated was built by the great-grandfather of my husband in 1911. The great-grandmother said to the great-grandfather: "But why are you building in the country side?" as there were just farms, cows and chicken around. The building was finished after WWI when the apartment was let to Mr and Mrs Robbe-Grillet. They were the parents of Alain Robbe-Grillet, the famous French novelist and filmmaker. Until recently, his sister Anne-Lise rented the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The area around the apartment is quiet and safe but lively at the same time. The Rue Daguerre is, as so many guests mention, an oasis of food shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. I live in the same building as the apartment and I am always available to give information and help if needed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Plaisance in 14th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with a walk-in shower and a separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beds with quality and comfortable matresses
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Bedlinen of superior quality, soft satin-coton
  • Master bedroom with a king size bed (180 x 200) Second bedroom with two single beds (90 x 200)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
As mentioned before, the apartment is luxurious and comfortable. The white china is lovely and thin. The beds and mattresses are of superior quality with comfortable pillows and duvets. The bed linen is extremely delicate which will provide you with a very good night sleep.


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Safe and Quiet Neighborhood near Montparnasse and the Famous Catacombs
average rating of 4.94 based on 100 reviews
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Wonderful, quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with Elisabeth! She met us on our arrival and explained how to get to the grocery store, metro, which was very nearby, and also suggested restaurants, and helped us feel entirely welcome. The apartment is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable for a family of four. It was very quiet at night, and the air conditioning was wonderful after a warm day in Paris. The beds are very comfortable! The kitchen was fully stocked. The neighborhood is great! It is very safe and has many restaurants, fruit stands, and a lively atmosphere. We will stay here again on our next trip to Paris! We were entirely pleased with every aspect of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment with a lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is wonderful and immaculate. Very comfortable and fully equipped. Elizabeth was quite lovely and helpful. The neighborhood had everything you could want from cafes,shops and easy transportation to all of Paris. Hopefully we’ll be able to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Quiet, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

We loved Elisabeth's apartment. It was extremely clean and quiet. The beds are very comfortable and we slept well every night. Elisabeth lives right upstairs, so this is very convenient for any needs that may come up. Ask her for the name of the restaurant about 3 blocks away. It was our best meal in all of Europe.

The walk to the subway takes you down Rue Daguerre. This is a wonderful, pedestrian friendly street full of shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious for 4 guests - easy local shopping and public transportation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week's stay at this lovely 2 bedroom flat. Clean with lots of natural light, and in a quiet neighborhood for restful evenings and nights. Upgraded, modern kitchen and bathroom are lovely and functional. 1/2 block away the Rue Daguerre, a foot traffic street with a series of neighborhood vegetable and fruit stands, grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes to meet all your daily needs - as it clearly does for the locals. I felt completely comfortable allowing my teenage niece to do shopping independently. The metro/ RER B train station (and Orly Bus destination) is only a 6-8 minute walk - allowed for easy access to the major sites and both airports - with the added benefit of live! ticket windows where you could get all your questions answered on ticketing and navigating as needed. A local friend visited who also lives in the 14th neighborhood, and she took a tour saying she wished she had such space and light - enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in great location,

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean, comfortable and beautiful. There were 3 of us and there was lots of room. The location is close to many bistros, a laundry is right next door and it is very close to 2 metro stations. The 4 flights of stairs will give you a good workout!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything about our stay was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was in a wonderful location near everything in Paris, yet in a quaint, and historical neighborhood in and of itself.

Elisabeth was the perfect hostess. The place was emaculate. Not a speck of dust or dirt anywhere! Beds were comfortable and the kitchen just right for preparing small meals or storing leftovers. So many great eateries and shops right around the corner. Elisabeth the hairdryer was a life saver as were all the other little extras!!!

Montparnasse is the area where all the up and coming artists (Picasso, Hemingway, Cocteau, ManRay, Dalí, Fitzgerald, Stein- think Midnight in Paris) from the early 20th century lived, shopped, ate and created. Lots of their old haunts are still in business today!!!

We will cherish the memories from this trip and our stay at this sweet little authentic Paris apartment. Au revoir and Merci. 😘?

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Paris - Charles de Gaulle: 23 miles
Nearest Train
850 Metres
Gare Montparnasse: 0,5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Cornichon: 0,03 miles
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated near the metro and RER station Denfert Rochereau. It is a direct line from Gare du Nord if you are travelling by Eurostar or by Thalys.

If you are travelling by plane, there is a direct RER rail link from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and a direct bus from Orly airport.

The railway station Montparnasse is also nearby if you are coming from the west or from the south-west of France or if you wish to go further afield to Chartres.

Paris itself, not including the suburbs, is relatively small and from the apartment - as I have already mentioned - you can reach most major tourist attractions in less than half an hour. The nearest metro stations are Denfert Rochereau and Gaîté. Denfert Rochereau is 550 m away and about a 6 minutes walk, Gaîté is 650 m away and about 7 minutes by foot.

Euro Disney is easily reached by RER B and A or by car (motorway A4).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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