About the Apartment
Make yourself at home at this typically Parisian apartment on rue Caulaincourt, one of the loveliest, tree-lined streets in Montmartre. This spacious apartment is perfectly suited for families and groups, with three separate bedrooms, a large bathroom with a shower/bath combo, and a separate WC (toilet room). Two large bedrooms have queen-sized beds and built-in closets with lots of storage, while the third bedroom has two twin beds and a large armoire. The living room area is huge, with a large dining table and buffet on one side and a comfortable salon area for relaxing. Street views from the windows are perfectly Parisian - pull up a chair and watch the world go by! If you need to work, no worries! You'll be connected with WiFi Internet access and free calls to landlines in most countries from the apartment telephone. The architecture along rue Caulaincourt is irresistible, as are its boutiques, bistros and bakeries! We hope you'll find all you need for a welcoming stay.
Located on rue Caulaincourt, this apartment is nestled in a residential part of the 18th arrondissement, where you will discover many of the daily delights of Parisian living. Visit the local wine shop, green grocer, butcher, cheese shop, florist -- just steps away. Want the hustle of city life? Walk 5 minutes east and explore the winding, tiny streets off rue des Abbesses, visit Sacré Coeur, and maybe even have a drink at the "Amelie's" café on rue Lepic. Or walk less than 10 minutes south to reach the bustling Place de Clichy and then take a peek in the Mouin Rouge near Place Blanche. Cafes are everywhere in this neighborhood!
If you're traveling with kids, this is a great apartment for families. The immediate neighborhood is filled with families and the building is generally quiet at night. The third bedroom faces onto a courtyard (not the street), so quiet for the little ones in your travel party. There are several small parks through the 18th, and of course the merri-go-rounds at Place des Abbesses and Sacre Coeur are always a hit with the kiddos.
If you're a "foodie," you'll have several choices: On rue Caulaincourt, you'll a smattering of everything: an excellent chocolate shop, a small neighborhood wine shops, cheese, boulangeries and lots of little cafes. You'll also find the Franprix supermarket just downstairs, one door away! On nearby rue Damremont, you'll find the well-known Delmontel boulangerie/paitisserie just up the street as well as many other local traiteurs with ready-to-go French treats. Or, you can head over to rue Lepic and stock up on fresh food on this charming street made famous by the movie "Amelie," where you'll find fresh fish, cheese, baked goods and just about everything else your hungry mind can imagine. Or head east to the top of rue des Martyrs, a fabulous shopping street described in a 2005 New York Times article as "a slice of village life" that will "satisfy that perennial desire for discovery." On Saturday mornings, you can also head west at Place de Clichy on Boulevard des Batignolles to the organic food market. Let your taste buds lead the way and find your neighborhood favorites.
Line 12 - Lamarck-Caulaincourt station - Musee d'Orsay, Madeleine, Concorde, St. Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse
Line 13 - Place de Clichy station - Gare St. Lazare, Champs Elysees, Napoleon's Tomb, Montparnasse, Porte de Vanves Flea Market
About the Owners
This apartment was purchased as the Parisian home-base for American couple Doug and Sandra and their daughter. These world travelers are currently living in Africa and have had a lifetime of adventures all over the world, but they have chosen Paris as their second home. We think you'll find it quite homey and comfortable during your travels. Like most Americans, their busy jobs keep them away from rue Caulaincourt more than they'd like, and so they have chosen to share it with travelers who they hope will come to love it as much as they do.