You’ll know that you've arrived in Paris when you fling open the living room shutters to take in the view, over the rooftops, of the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Our apartment is in a charming, historic building dating back to the mid 1800s. While walking up the stairs to the 4th floor (no elevator) pause on the landings to enjoy the view of the lovely courtyard below.
The apartment, with hardwood floors and cornices, is flooded with natural light. It's steps away from the vibrant thoroughfares of rue Saint Dominique and rue de Grenelle, where you’ll find bakeries, cheese shops, chic boutiques, bookstores, restaurants, bistros, buses, métro stops and bicycle rental stations. We are two streets from the famous rue Cler, a bustling, all-week-long, open street market made famous by Rick Steves in his Paris guide books.
From the bottom of our street ride the 69 bus – one of the most interesting bus rides in Paris (see Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik) - to the Orsay museum, the Louvre, the Hôtel de Ville, the Marais district and the Père Lachaise cemetery. Just around the corner, hop on the line 8 métro and within minutes you’ll be at the Tuileries Gardens, the spectacular Opéra Garnier, or the Place de la Bastille.
By foot you’re minutes away from the Eiffel Tower, the Rodin museum and sculpture garden, Les Invalides (home of the Army Museum and Napoleon’s tomb), the Esplanade des Invalides (stop by and watch a pétanque game) the ornate Alexandre III bridge and the Grand and Petit Palais.
If you’re the adventurous type, consider renting a Vélib bike from one of the bike rental stands just a few steps from the apartment.
Before you head out too far afield, however, you might enjoy exploring the surrounding streets and sampling some of the enticing little shops that line rue Saint Dominique and rue de Grenelle. Rue Cler is the perfect place to fill your shopping bag with fresh produce, meat and fish.
Back in the apartment take advantage of our fully equipped kitchen to create your gourmet meal which you can enjoy while watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle (after dark, every hour on the hour, for 5 minutes).
A high-speed wireless Internet connection, phone with free calls to North America and Europe, and flat screen cable TV with international channels are at your disposal. We have a small library which includes guide books, métro and bus guides, phrase books and dictionary.
Our apartment has been lovingly furnished and maintained as a home-away-from-home. We trust that you will enjoy it and appreciate it as we do.