About the Apartment
You’ll find all the essential elements of a Parisian apartment here – the 19th century building with marble entry and winding staircase. Inside, the foyer opens to a large salon, and gorgeous hardwood floors mesh with decorative molding on the ceilings to create that perfect mood for a Parisian vacation. The apartment is filled with comfortable furnishings, with a welcoming living and dining area to come home to after a day of exploring the city. The apartment also has two bedrooms of similar size, and both have closets. The second bedroom has two twin beds, but they can be combined into one larger bed for couples. This apartment wraps around the building to offer a variety of Parisian views and people-watching down the streets below. Just don’t worry about missing your favorite things from home: You'll have Wifi, a telephone, a clothes washer/dryer combination unit, dishwasher and all the comforts to help make your Parisian vacation carefree.
Within a 10-minute walk, discover the wine and cheese shops, restaurants and market atmosphere of rue des Martyrs, a fabulous market street described in a 2005 New York Times article as "a slice of village life" that will "satisfy that perennial desire for discovery." If you would rather walk to the north, enjoy the village of Montmartre, known for the legendary artists who once called it home, and tiny, picturesque streets that transport visitors imaginations to Paris' rich past. It’s always a treat to wander around, visiting Sacre Coeur cathedral and the two remaining windmills perched up high on the hill.
If you're traveling with kids, make good use of the park with a children's play area just down the street at Square d'Anvers. Parents can take a break on a bench and take in the view of Sacre Coeur while the kids work off a little excess energy. And should you want to go to the much larger Jardin de Luxembourg across town, just pick up the 85 bus and it will take you right to it! The merri-go-rounds at Place des Abbesses and Sacre Coeur are also a hit with kids.
If you're a foodie, don't miss the traditional weekly food market on Friday that wraps around the park at Square d'Anvers, about a two-minute walk from the apartment. It's an afternoon market beginning at 3:30 p.m. each Friday, so no need to rise-and-shine early to get the best selection. Plan on a delicious evening meal at home that night!
On other days, take advantage of the daily market street rue des Martyrs, as well as the neighborhood supermarket, Franprix, which is just down the street from the apartment. For clothing, you'll find some very cool vintage and retro boutiques in the neighborhood - take the time to explore!
Line 2 - Anvers station - Parc Monceau, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, Gare du Nord, Pere Lachaise
30 - Parc Monceau, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations.
85 - Louvre, Latin Quarter, Pantheon, St. Germain-des-Prés, Luxembourg Gardens
67 - Marais, Ile St. Louis, Jardin des Plantes, Grands Boulevards, Quartier Montorgueil, Les Halles, Louvre, rue de Rivoli
Montmartre bus - Visit the tiny, steep streets of Montmartre - without taking the stairs!
54 - Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord train stations
About the Owners
Kansas City natives Donn and Robin purchased the Fontaine Classic apartment in 2007, and have now sold that apartment and purchased the Dunkerque apartment from its previous owners. Donn and Robin are thrilled to have a larger apartment to accommodate their family and friends, and look forward to sharing their new home with travelers as well and hope you will love it as much as they do.