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Claudine’s apartment is absolutely fantastic. If you want a taste of Paris living, this is the perfect stay, from the roomy, perfectly stocked, perfectly decorated apartment to the diverse, family-friendly neighborhood.
Claudine is the IDEAL hostess…she should be hired to give lessons to other VRBO homeowners. We did not get a chance to meet her due to flight difficulties (American Airlines!) but she made sure to arrange for a place for us to pick up the key at the boulangerie right next door - and included delicious croissants and bread. This cute little boulangerie became our daily (sometimes twice daily) stop for bread and pastries.
Inside the apartment, Claudine had left us a bottle of French wine and champaign to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary. The apartment was spotless and comfortable and very quiet.
The neighborhood itself is bustling with people from all walks of life but was such a respite from our visits to some of the famous, tourist-packed sites in Paris. We had more fun just exploring the 13th arrondissement than we did on our tour-type days. There are numerous, very good, bistros, bars and restaurants within walking distance and Claudine made sure to leave us her recommendations (Chez Trassoudaine was our favorite!). For those places we didn’t want to walk to, the Nationale metro station is very close and easy to navigate - the whole transportation system in Paris seems great.
This was our second visit to Paris, 20 years apart, and it was, by far, our favorite stay. Hopefully when we return Claudine will still be a VRBO homeowner. It was such a lovely experience!
How nice you are Judy ! I think you gave the more precise and positive appreciation I ever got ! Je suis gênée de tant de compliments. Hope to meet you before ... 20 years !
Great Paris Get Away
The flat was perfect for our family of four (two teenage daughters). Very clean and nicely appointed. Claudine was wonderful and met us at the apartment and immediately offered us refreshments after our trip. Even left a bottle of wine. The location is about an 8 minute walk to the metro station, and a two minute walk to the bus stop. Easy walk to Place d’Italie which has some great places to eat. We also went up Rue Jeanne d’Arc our last night and found some other great places to try. There were several Patisseries/Boulangeries within walking distance, including one steps away from the flat. A little corner market across the street made it easy to get basics. Wonderful farmers market on Sunday morning which was great to buy some fruit, but you can get fresh cheeses, meats and wines as well. It was nice being away from the crowds of downtown Paris after a long day. It was a wonderful space and Claudine was excellent to work with. Highly recommend and we would certainly return.
Très gentils locataires positifs et accommodants... A refaire !
Charming apartment in a real Paris neighborhood
Claudine’s warm welcome helped us feel at home immediately. Together with our 14-year-old granddaughter, we got to know the diverse and friendly neighborhood, explored the Sunday morning market, found all the convenient bus and metro routes to Paris’ museums and monuments, and thoroughly loved coming back at the end of each day to a sunny, airy and beautifully furnished apartment. We could not have been more comfortable or well situated for exploring Paris. Claudine checked in with us regularly, for which we were grateful.
Très gentils locataires qui pourraient devenir des amis ! Entente parfaite !
Claudine has an elegant yet very comfortable flat in a quiet neighborhood. It was perfect for us. Claudine joined us for a glass of wine on our last evening , and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. This was our best VRBO experience ever and we hope to return!
Anna and Bill ont été des hôtes charmants et tellement positifs sur mon appartement et la France, que cela a été un réel plaisir de les recevoir.
Le programme du prochain voyage est déjà fait !
A completely charming apartment!
My stepdaughter and I had a joyful week in Mme. Claudine's lovely hideaway. It is spacious, well appointed, with so much "character", filled with interesting objects, art, and books, and decorated with great charm, and the apartment has lofty high ceilings, crown moulding, - so many fantastic features. You can reach any location in downtown Paris using the Metro, and bus lines nearby, we took advantage of the multi-day Paris Visite unlimited pass for zones 1-3, and got our money's worth, easily. My only suggestion to visitors who stay here is that the "8 minute" walk to the nearest Metro station, , for me, at my age, was more like 15 minutes, and it is a solid kilometre from the apartment. Be prepared to add some walking distance to your day. The good news, you will not have to walk far for your croissants, there is a magnificent bakery only steps from the building!
Je n'ai pas eu le plaisir de rencontrer Karen, sa belle-fille étant venue avant elle. Mais nous avons échangé et tout s'est bien passé...
Right at home in Paris
Madame Claudine is a kind and wonderful host. My mother and I arrived from the airport and she had breakfast waiting for us. She helped us get settled into the apartment, answered questions, and provided so much useful information. The apartment is large and Claudine has everything you need. If not, she is accessible and promptly answered all my questions. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, well-decorated and located in a quiet neighborhood while still being close (25-30 minutes by public transit) to the tourist sites. After our long days touring Paris, it was a reprieve to come back and spend time relaxing in the apartment or wandering about the 13th arr. There are several pastry shops, a grocery store, market, and wonderful restaurant all within a few minutes walk. I have only positive things to say about Claudine and her apartment and look forward to my next stay in Paris.
Adorables locataires, positives et charmantes. Elles reviennent quand elles veulent !
(Text automatically translated) National Olympiad subways and bus 27, beautiful journey to Notre Dame, the Louvre and Gare Saint Lazare.
(Text automatically translated) all kinds of restaurants within walking distance, walking along the Seine, beautiful Natural History Museum (Botanical Garden) within walking distance.