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Balcon Au 5eme Ciel.Enjoyed a Drink After Touring Paris

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the balcony ,west side,sun in the afternoon..have a welcome drink..Bedroom east side so get up with the sun,and the bird in the courtyard,Quiet neighborhood. Easy access to monuments,to your train from airport.2 buses 21 and 27 right there,going to Luxembourg,St Michel,Conciergerie,Louvre,musee d'Orsay,Opera and bigs stores.

Down the street 91Going to Montparnasse and Bastille and 83 to Champs Elysees ,Grand and petit Palais,Quai Branly and close to tour Eiffel...I guess you did most of the touring.

Subway Censier Get you there too.

For best results please email first !!!

Adrian ,person in charge is also taxi and can pick you up at airport or train station if you wish.

Keywords: Very peaceful apartment ,sunny ,5th floor with elevator, 50 m2.Close to monuments ,Universities, restaurants and transportation.

More Details
Registration Number : 7510500029543

Genevieve Dulac
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Genevieve Dulac

Born in Paris,live in France until 1971 and move with a post scholarship in US( and stay 28 years).When to Sorbonne 1 ,Phd in LIterature,Arts and sciences humaines'.Master in sports ,artist and dancer.Currently live in Paris but travel a lot. Teach and coach excercises and Yoga .Do art work.

Why Genevieve Dulac chose Val-de-Grâce

Want to be here for my retirement.Enjoyed my life with my family and friends !!!!

Go also to St jean de luz ,south-west of France where my famili live and where I go to the beach..!!!

What makes this apartment unique

I have a balcony ,oriented Est/west.Sunshine and quiet with alot of light on the 5th floor.

Epoque 1920 is my favorite period.I kept all the details originel in the apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying in your apartment. It was much bigger than I expected and had everything we needed (except a phone – but we knew that). It was quiet in the bedroom, comfortable, convenient and, of course, spotlessly clean. We had not really ever taken buses before in Paris, but once you learn how, they are much better than the Metro (we didn’t try to go anywhere in rush hour though) and, as you promised, there were several convenient ones within a few blocks of the apartment. We found we could walk to restaurants of many different types and, in spite of the rain, that was pleasant. Having an excellent bakery at the corner was also really great. And I didn’t expect to find supermarkets so close – and to find them open such long hours. Another major plus, of course, was Adrian. Having him meet us at the airport relieved us of the anxiety one has in arriving tired in a different country. It was also a pleasant surprise that he speaks excellent English and his charges were very reasonable. So, thank you for making our stay in Paris so pleasant. We would certainly rent your apartment again if it is available next time we return to Paris.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Val-de-Grâce in 5th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub and shower.Antique sink(1920).Decoration with glass tiles by owner and fusing glass window. Washing machine.Towels driing radiateur ( in winter). Toilets are separate.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen bed could be also 2 singles beds, Double Beds (1) Clic-clac,sofa bed in living room,separate with doubles doors from corridor and rest of apartment., Twin or Single Beds (1) Italien beds,can be separate or 1 queen bed, Baby Cribs (1) Baby portable crib for baby only under 1 year,extra charge 30eur, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cheminee 1920.original.Not permitted to do fire in Paris,Artist work in Glass,painting from family.Objects from 1950.


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Balcon Au 5eme Ciel.Enjoyed a Drink After Touring Paris
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 23 reviews

Nice apartment with good balcony in residential left bank.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment had good cross-ventilation which can be important in the summer. The kitchen needed repair, but I am sure that would have been taken care of after we left. The metro is not very close, but bus line is across the street. Genevieve was helpful when we needed her. We enjoyed breakfast with rooftop views from the balcony every morning. Quiet, good location with stores nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Billie , Merci ,thanks. I am glad you enjoyed your time and bus ride,more wonderful to look at Paris monuments.Metro is 10 minutes but buses are just across,that of course eliminate to want to walk !!!I do to but I bike ,so not often. The assurance still working on the ceiling problem.the link come from the building so more administrative work ....But if do you not look up every thing is wonderful and work. Have nice summer. Cordialement, Genevieve
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Our month in Paris

  • 4 of 5

What a great welcome - to arrive off the plane from California and be welcomed by Raffael in his family apartment! The space was easy to find, large (by Paris standards), clean and attractive. It included a well appointed kitchen. The proximity to the famous Rue Moufftard made home cooking a daily adventure. The family was able to guide us to music, gardens, art and shopping - including a free museum night and walks to the Jardin Luxembourg and Jandin des Plantes. A bus that stopped directly across the street from the apartment made for easy travel to activities on Paris. We were advised to purchase a Navigo pass and a sim card for our Iphone from Freephone. They made getting around Paris easy and reasonable.

I recommend this apartment for a Paris stay. It is perfect for a couple and can accommodate a visitor on a futon couch in the living room. The 5th arrondissment is historic and fun, near enough to parks and shopping, yet where Parisians actually live.

After a month we felt part of the neighborhood. We were sad to leave this place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI both of you, Thanks for coming sharing our place and the rewiew .It was a plasure to help you ( even the lost passeport..!!) but we could have a glass of wine on the balcony.. I hoppe next time you come in Paris we can share some others activites and drinks.. Thanks for taking care of the place .Enjoyed your family and California. Cordialement , Geneviève
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A cosy place to spend January in Paris

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at Genevieve's apartment. She and her family were extremely welcoming, and everything about the apartment was easy to understand and operate.

Having spent several months freezing in Paris rentals, I was especially appreciative of the excellent heating. The windows kept the cold out, but the radiators made it cosy, and this was a particularly cold and unpleasant January, weather-wise.

The location was good-- plenty of small markets and bakeries in the immediate vicinity, and the Rue Monge and Mouffetard markets in walking distance. Also lots of good neighborhood restaurants. I learned to use the 21 and 27 busses, but it was also no big deal to reach St Michel and St Germain on foot. So the apartment gets a good Walk Score.

When my daughter came for a week, we were able to separate the bedroom and living room (futon sofa) completely, and the kitchen and bathroom were accessible from each room. A third person could have occupied the other twin bed in the bedroom if we'd wanted.

All in all, a great month. The apartment is sweetly decorated (my favorite being the bird in the shower room). The lift worked fine, the building was very quiet, and the area very safe. I hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danice ,thanks et merci beaucoup.Even the doctor is close by if needed !!!! I like verry much enjoyed and help my guest when I can and not disturb them easier... Since I am above I do appreciate the same things then you do...Next time a cup of the or a glass of white wine ,une belle rencontre ...A bientot
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Perfect Location, Apartment Exactly As Described

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience start to finish. Genevieve was very communicative from her phone call the day I submitted my booking request, through emails providing information about transportation to the apartment, to our arrival when she sat down with my friends and I and provided us with a map and recommendations of things to see and do in Paris. Her tips were spot on and much appreciated.

The apartment is in a great location in the 5th arrondissement, walkable (for us, this means within a few miles) or a short Uber ride to everyplace we wanted to go. The apartment itself was perfect. We were three friends traveling together, and she arranged the beds to our specifications, with two individual beds in the bedroom, and the pull-out sofa in the living room set up for sleeping. The kitchen was well-appointed with everything we needed, and Genevieve was kind enough to loan us her small trolley for carting groceries from the store. The balcony was a dream. We loved enjoying our coffee and breakfast there each morning, and finishing each night with wine enjoying the breeze. We also liked that there was a toilet area separate from the bathroom, so we could still use the facilities while someone was showering.

Overall a great experience, would definitely rent from Genevieve again if I make it back to Paris.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you verry much,did you have chance to do some of suggestions or the plan is to come back ?!!!!!! have a great year. Genevieve
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Helle Wohnung, schöne Terrasse

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist hell und freundlich und mit der Terrasse ein absolutes Highlight! Nach dem Shopping und Sightseeing den Tag mit einem Apéro auf dem Balkon ausklingen lassen, einfach wunderbar. Bus und Métro sind in unmittelbarer Nähe, dabei ist die Lage sehr ruhig. Geneviève ist eine freundliche Gastgeberin, die jederzeit für unsere Fragen da war. Ich kann die Wohnung allen empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Danke,Ich habe verstehe ein bessern ,Wunderbar... Vielen grusse Genevieve
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 4 weeks in the apartment. A great location with good access to buses and the metro and near Rue Mouffetard. The place was spacious --- especially by Paris standards and there is lots of light. I liked that Genevieve and her son were upstairs. The place is ideal for two single people as the front room has doors that close, giving privacy to both.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you verry much,merci beaucoup.It was also a pleasure to have you with us. Nous sommes heureux de votre satisfaction. Maybe another time ....A bientot. Genevieve
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a experience to do
Rue Mouffetard
sunday morning,sing along and danse popular songs
beautifull story and behind a church..with the most beautifull steps in marble lace....
Notre Dame Cathedral
go upstairs ,a must
La Conciergerie
Le Marais
walking around and eat some place,shopping as well
Fontaine Saint Michel La
Institut du Monde Arabe
Les Arènes de Lutèce
Romain Fundation
La Mosquee
have a cup.. of mint the and dessert
Église du Val de Grâce
Concert Sunday afternoon,beautiful history..
Look at it...sometimes in septembre visit
Orly airport
access to CDG and ORY,bus stop 21 and 27 ,3 stops from the apartment
Paris Observatory
Not always open but a verry special place to visit
Cimetière du Montparnasse
place to walk and visit..
Le Jardin de Montsouris
Hills ,nice for running and picnic My favorite place,from chidren to adults...
La Butte aux Cailles
Higly recomanded,small village in Paris, Also swimming pool,with fresh water...and historic ...
L'eglise St Etienne du Mont
Marble lace steps inside,Ste Genevieve also
Berges De Seine
Lovely place,where you can also danse ,Tango,Salsa,Rock...etc..
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
in the corner
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
MOntparnasse/Lyon/Bercy/Gare du Nord/Austerlitz
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autoroute Lyon/Bordeaux
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
French, vietnamien/Cambodgien ,Italien
Nearest Point of Interest
rue Mouffetard
Nearest Point of Interest
RER acces to CDG and ORY
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame
Nearest Point of Interest
Conciergerie,Palais de justice
Nearest Point of Interest
Fontaine St Michel
Nearest Point of Interest
Le Marais
Nearest Point of Interest
Monde Arabe
Nearest Point of Interest
Arenes de Lutece
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Eglise Val de Grace
Nearest Point of Interest
Senat jardin du Luxembourg
Nearest Point of Interest
cimetier Montparnasse
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Jardin Montsouris
Car: not necessary

Movies,bowling,walking.visiting all over Paris and around.

All things that a capital have....


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Additional pricing information

cleaning £44.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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