About the Apartment
Call this bright, comfortable, tastefully-renovated apartment home while you explore Paris! Situated in the heart of one of Paris' liveliest neighborhoods, the apartment is just steps away from the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre and Sacré Coeur, and just 1km away from the Grands Magasins (Galleries Lafayette and Printemps department stores) and the opulent Opera Garnier.
This fourth-floor apartment with an elevator has a spacious open-concept living area, incorporating a spacious living room, kitchen, and dining area -- all of which overlook rue Fontaine through two large windows. The living area also has a sofa which converts into a sofabed suitable for two guests. Enjoy free international phone calls to most countries, WiFi Internet access and cable television - including a few news channels in English.
On the back side of the apartment, you'll find the master bedroom, with a high-quality queen bed and a large closet. Enjoy the private balcony off the master bedroom for an afternoon drink or romantic dinner. The bathroom is modern and beautifully designed -- including both a clothes washer and tumble dryer.
This apartment is located just a few doors down from Fontaine Classic, which is handy if you are traveling with a large group or extended family and need two nearby apartments.
Just two blocks south of the Moulin Rouge, you'll find the neighborhood lively in some directions, quiet in others, so let your spirit of adventure guide you and dive in! This is a gentrifying neighborhood that seems to become trendier by the minute, with lots of new boutiques and restaurants popping up every month! If you're traveling with kids, two small neighborhood parks are nearby. Head downhill to the sweet little park on the square at St. George or walk west on rue de Douai to play on the jungle gym and sandbox at Square Berlioz.
For food shopping, just head out the door to your right and you'll see your G20 supermarket a few doors up. There's also the larger Monoprix supermarket at Place Blanche - the supermarket part is downstairs. If you continue uphill past the Monoprix, you'll hit rue Lepic and can stock up on fresh food on this charming market street made famous by the movie "Amelie." Also try the new chic gourmet grocery Causses, just down the street at the corner of rue Fontaine and rue Pigalle. If you love chocolate, don't miss Denise Acabo's acclaimed (and adorable!) chocolate shop just up the street from the apartment, L'Etoile d'Or. Unlike many sterile chocolate shops in Paris, you'll find her store overflows with warmth and never fails to delight visitors and locals with her array of sweets. A great stop for gifts to bring back home, too.
Line 2 - Blanche station - Parc Monceau, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, Gare du Nord, Pere Lachaise
Line 12 - St. George 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.
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!
About the Owners
Irish couple Tom and Ann purchased this apartment for themselves as a second home, planning to split time between their home in Switzerland and Paris. But as time passed, they realized they weren't using the apartment as often as they'd hope and hence decided to share it with travelers from around the globe. They have lovingly renovated
every inch of this apartment and hope you find it a great place to come home to while exploring Paris.