About the Apartment
This lovely little apartment is in a small cobbled street in the lively Abbesses area of Montmartre, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet just around the corner from the legendary foodshops of the rue Lepic and the famous 'Amelie' café. It's a safe and friendly neighbourhood, with a real Parisian village atmosphere. Two handy metro stops and wonderful buses connect you with all the sights of Paris, and Sacre-Coeur is an enchanting walk up through small winding streets - or save your legs and take a quick ride on the funiculaire.
On the fourth floor with an elevator, the renovated apartment has three French windows, each opening onto a balcony with views of the Montmartre rooftops. Decorated in greys, with colourful rugs and cushions, it is light, airy and very comfortable. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day's sight-seeing - try a glass of wine on the balcony as the evening sun lights up the street, with swallows flying low as they fly home to the treeptops of the famous Montmartre cemetery. Use the perfect little kitchen to prepare a meal, or saunter out to the buzzing cafes and restaurants just moments away in the rue des Abbesses. And at the end of it all, sink into our luxurious Simmons king-size bed. All the character and comfort you need for an idyllic stay in one of the world's greatest cities!
Step outside the apartment and you'll find yourself on sweet little rue Constance, a quiet gem of a street, located just a 1-minute walk down to rue Lepic, filled with boulangeries, greengrocers, a fromagerie, butcher, wine shop, flower boutiques - as well as a couple truly Parisian neighborhood cafes, like Lux Bar on the corner at rue Coustou. If you walk uphill on rue Lepic and make a right on rue des Abbesses, you'll find the Parisian dream continues, as you wind your way through the picturesque streets of Montmartre, filled with boutiques and, of course, more food shops, restaurants and cafés with plenty of outdoor seating. Within a 10-minute walk, you'll be at the foot of the glorious white Sacre Coeur basilica. Walk off some of that great French food and do the stairs up the hill to the church, or "cheat" and just take the funicular to the top! Transportation is a snap in this neighborhood, with two different metro stops (Blanche or Abbesses) less than a 5-minute walk away, and several bus lines (74, 68, 30, 54) to help take you anywhere in Paris quickly and easily.
Walk 60 seconds and you'll find rue Lepic, and frankly, you could come here everyday and never grow tired of its shops and energy. Filled with cafés, boulangeries, green grocers, cheese shops, a butcher, a fish monger and a wine shop, you're free to experience every foodie adventure you can imagine. On the practical side, you also have two supermarkets (G20 and 8 a Huit), a pharmacy, and several cash machines on rue Lepic. In this neighborhood, if you can dream it, it's here - from fresh oysters to cheeses you've never heard of, from fruit tarts nearly too pretty to eat to rotisserie chickens to take home for dinner. There is also a handy Monoprix supermarket at Place Blanche, just down the hill on rue Lepic - the supermarket part is downstairs. You'll also find restaurants in all price ranges for all tastes, from seafood at La Mascotte to fresh and friendly Italian at Pepone to the outrageously big salads topped with heaps of thinly-sliced, garlic-fried potatoes at Le Relais Gasçon.
Line 2 - Blanche station - Parc Monceau, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, Gare du Nord, Pere Lachaise
Line 12 - Abbesses station - Musee d'Orsay, Madeleine, Concorde, St. Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse
74 - Notre Dame, Marais, Grands Boulevards, Quartier Montorgueil, Les Halles
68 - Opera Garnier, Galleries Lafayette, Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, St. Germain-des-Prés
30 - Parc Monceau, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations.
54 - Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations
About the Owners
French couple Carine and Yann purchased this apartment in 2012 from the previous owners and kept the entire apartment in tact because previous guests loved it so much! Although they live in Barcelona, they enjoy visiting family and friends in Paris and using their sweet new home on rue Constance when they are in town. They are happy to share it with travelers and wish you a wonderful stay in Paris.