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Flat in PARIS, France
=> Looking for long week-end exchanges all over Europe depending on cheap tickets opportunities
We live, Josephine my daughter and I, in a beautiful true modernist ensemble of 3 18-floors towers, Le Corbusier style in the North of Paris. The flat is bright and gets a lot of sunlight. 2 covered balconies will allow you to enjoy a nice rest after a day of sight-seeing.
There is plenty of room for 2 (80m2 = 850 sq ft) or more people: one double bedroom, a nursery room with a sofa that sleeps 2. And there's a lot of space in the living-room for an air bed if you carry one. FYI, people staying in the bedroom, study and lounge can still use the kitchen, bathroom and toilets without bothering others sleeping.
Our kitchen is very pleasant and ideal for those who like to cook ; we've also got many addresses to share if you're into French comestibles, from great local food stores to posh gastronomic restaurants, to hidden deli's...
A large TV, computers, WIFI, many DVDs to choose from, a SONOS music system with over 5000 albums, as well as guitars and plenty of books in English and in French.
The 18th is a cosmopolitan area, essentially mixed up with afro, Indians, Turkish, Balkans and more ! It's peaceful and quiet though. Our favorite neighbors live accross from us (the dad is a night cab driver by the way...) they are from the Senegal ; our towers are a melting pot of army families, treasury civil servants and social Housing. A doctor/GP has his office on the 3rd floor.
There is a stadium across our backstreet (Stade des Poissonniers) with tennis courts, climbing wall, soccer fields, running tracks and flowers and trees. 2 public pools nearby : Dauvin and Les Amiraux, less than 10 minutes’ walk from home.
- 1 Adults
- 1 Children
- 15 Exchanges made
- IT Professional
- House Type: Flat
- Floor: 4
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 4
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Long-term exchange wanted
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Washing machine
- Park / playground
- No smoking
- Suitable for disabled people
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- London, UK
- Hamburg, Germany
- Berlin, Germany
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Ghent, Belgium
- Antwerp, Belgium
- Brussels, Belgium
- Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
- Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
- Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Manchester, UK
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy
- Barcelona, Spain
- Dublin, Ireland
- Bruges, Belgium
- Stockholm, Sweden
- The Hague, Netherlands
- New York, NY, USA
- Utrecht, Netherlands
- Bath, UK
- Bristol, UK
- Vienna, Austria
- Kraków, Poland
- Prague, Czechia
- Montreal, QC, Canada
Our flat is inside the North border of Paris, Porte de Clignancourt (on the North-South axis of Metro Line #4). Here you are at the gates of Montmartre and in the immediate vicinity of the famous Saint-Ouen Flea market.
* * WALK * *
The Saint-Ouen flea markets are a mere 10 mns walk : vintage clothing, gorgeous classic and contemporary furniture as well as your usual bric-a-brac...
The narrow cobblestone streets of Montmartre are 13 mns away, add another 5 for the Sacré-Coeur Basilique. Moulin Rouge, Place du Tertre, the vineyards, Dali museum, the funicular are only a stone throw away
+ rock music venues Elysées Montmartre, Boule Noire and Trianon.
Local life : at tube station Porte de Clignancourt (5-6 mns) supermarket opened daily + a market (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday mornings) is a little further up (fruit, veg, meat, fish, cheese…). Rue du Poteau holds awarded food shops !
* BY TUBE *
Line 4 (5 mns from flat, 0,2 miles) direct for stations:
- Gare du Nord et Gare de l’Est - under 10 mns
- Châtelet: Centre Georges Pompidou, Louvre, Notre-Dame and Marais area - under 15 mns
- St Germain des Prés 20 mns
- Gare Montparnasse 25 mns
Ligne 12 (Station Jules Joffrin 0,6 miles) direct for tations:
- Abbesses and Pigalle for Montmartre under 5 mns
- Gare Saint-Lazarre 10 mns: trains for Normandie seaside + department store 'Printemps' and 'Galeries Lafayette'
- Concorde 12 mns : entrance for 'Jardin des Tuileries' leading to Louvre, + Musée de l’Orangerie et Jeu de Paume
- Solférino for Musée d’Orsay 15 mns
* * BY BIKE * *
3 velibs stations nearby
* * OUTSIDE PARIS * *
City of Saint-Denis: Basilica of St Denis, the "royal necropolis of France", started 12th century.
Chateau de Versailles: which includes the Grand Trianon and Domain of Marie-Antoinette. Close by is King Louis XIV's (the 14th) vegetable garden called Potager du Roi, established way back in 1678 and amazingly still producing delicious veggies. Around 40 mns from Paris
Vallée de Chevreuse: Would you like to visit little villages in a huge national park with many bushwalking tracks? Or a day of cafe, restaurant and farm hopping to sample the local produce - a real treat for foodies. Family-run farm which specialises in tastings of their production. Around 40 mns from Paris
Auvers-Sur-Oise: Before you visit the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, spend a day in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise where you'll learn all about impressionist paintings, and in particular, Vincent van Gogh. This is also Vincent's final resting ground. Around 60 minute
- IT Professional
- Girl - Age: 7
- We do not have pets.
About Our Family
There are 2 of us : Pierre and my 5 years old daughter Joséphine.
We have been using Intervac for the last years but more so since having our baby. She has already visited Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, UK, Holland and Belgium. We either fly or drive.
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