AtitI had a good stay in Paris. Location : The property was location at good site and parking (Paid) is just outside of the property. but we found it difficult to search the exact house on 3rd floow as nothing was written on the door of property. There are more 4 house on the 3rd floor. Host need to add...4.02015-11-17T17:25:32+00:00
SabineWe had a wonderful stay at Nadia's apartment. I was able to communicate very easily with her about our stay, and prior to us coming she emailed a detail list of things to know, like the directions, keycode, local supermarket opening hours, etc. which was very helpful. The place is spacious and warm, and feels like coming home. We have...5.02014-11-23T21:04:12+00:00
Giselle"Wonderful stay. Lovely building and great location, conveniently located near 2 metro stations and bakeries and late night eateries. Loved the apartment and all the added amenities. Would stay again!" Giselle C. (Etats-Unis) - June 20135.02014-11-22T19:46:12+00:00
AnneBeautiful apartment! Nadia was such a great host and was very good with communication. She had someone wait until midnight for us to check in because our flight got in late. It was a perfect place to stay for a quick trip place, and it was very close to the metro station! Thanks Nadia! April 2017, CALIFORNIA-US5.02017-04-24T21:54:26+00:00
MatejThe apartment is close to a beautiful park. Unfortunately the door of the apartment is not marked, so we had quite a few problems before we found it. The metro station is close , from which you are anywhere fast. The apartment is big enough for four adults. The kitchen is good equipped but some scratched containers need to be...5.02015-09-30T21:54:45+00:00
RainerL'appartement est très bien situé. Tout ce que vous avez besoin. Très belle réception et un contact simple. Hôtesse parle allemand. Nous aimerions réserver de nouveau. Rainer, AUGUST 2015 from GERMANY2015-09-30T21:39:32+00:00
CrissyThis place was a wonderful Parisian oasis for us. The location in the Latin Quarter was perfect for walking around and super close to the subway. It's a bit of a hike up to the 5th floor, but we didn't mind - once you get up there and open the windows to look out from the top floor it's totally...5.02017-11-20T17:49:50+00:00
DeborahWe were shown a room that was indeed cute (i.e. tiny), but was stocked with everything we might have needed in the way of dry goods. Since we weren't going to be spending much time there, it didn't need to be anything more than a place to sleep, shower and eat the occasional meal. It served that purpose admirably. It...5.02014-11-23T21:10:41+00:00
RonnOur stay was excellent, exactly what we wanted, a comfortable place that we could call our home for a week, while we toured Paris. Having both and inside and outside space allowed for us to truly feel like we truely lived in Paris. The apartment was large enough for the 4 adults that we were, with space to spare. It...5.02014-11-23T21:01:15+00:00
AlexandraLocated on a quiet street, the flat was perfect, with plenty of space, comfortable beds, a properly equipped kitchen, a marvellous outdoor terrasse and good neighbourhood amenities, including an excellent bakery at the corner and wonderful take-out food place /épicerie fine just down the street. The closest metro station is steps away and anothr very near by. Our host as...5.02017-06-21T09:42:13+00:004.010
PARIS’ SECRET INFOS!
PARISFLALTIST has created this section to give you all its personal advices/tricks you should know to live like a Parisian and avoid some “touristic trap” to get the most of Paris during your stay!
- MUSEUMS:the right way to visit them
The City of Lights counts numerous museums and for some of them, you really have to be patient as queues are huge.
Therefore, the Paris Museum Card is very interesting as it offers you a free and direct access to more than 60 museums and is valid for 2 ,3, 4 or 6 consecutives days at a very competitive price.
Most part of museums are FREE the first Sunday of the month. Nevertheless, we highly advice us to be there very early and avoid long queues.
It remains the MOST VISITED museum in the world and the biggest museum in Paris and the queue is sometimes so huge that one has to renounce.
To avoid any frustration and be sure you will visit the Louvres, PARISFLATLIST strongly advise you to purchase your eticket before your stay.
Also, few tourists also know that LOUVRES has many entrances... not only the main one in front of the Pyramid, so if you have already your eticket, the entrance Richélieu under the archs inbetween metro exit Palais Royal and the pyramid is for your reserved.
If you have not bought your e-ticket neither a Museum Card, you have to be patient :
-avoid the PEAK HOURS: prefer lunch time between 12H00 and 13H30 and the early moring at 09H30 as soon as the Museum opens.
–ENTRANCE :prefer to go through the Galerie du Caroussel du Louvres=the shopping mall entrance (at 99 rue de Rivoli)-an other entrance for the louvres. It will lead you directly under the Pyramid so will make you save some time if there is a queue on the Pyramid entrance side.
VISIT LOUVRES BY NIGHT: the museum is open until 21h45 all wednesday and friday and is much more quiet.
-THE LOUVRES is closed on TUESDAY and public holiday:1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
-Every sunday of each month, from October to March, the entrance is FREE for ALL VISITORS.
-young people from Europe aged 18 to 25 do NOT pay but have to show their ID and proof of residence.
–disabled and their accompagnying do not pay
If you are coming to Paris, you might surely admire the stunning Dame de Fer!! You can choose to buy your tickets directly on the counter under the Eiffel Tower. It is opened 24/24 from 09H30 to 23H00 and even to midnight during summer. Though, you might be very suprised to see the huge waiting queue (from 45 to more than 1 hour!)…so PARISFLALTIST advices you different options:
-the best one is to BOOK YOUR TICKET ON LINE at least ONE month in advance (or even TWO if you have planned to come for the Xmas Time)=you can select a date of your choice and timing and reach directly the counter for those who alreday have a ticket!Be careful to strongly respect the timing as those tickets are NOT refundable.
–Visit it BY NIGHT: as written up, Eiffel Tower is opened until 23H00 and midnight, so if you go there towards 19H00, you will benefit from the stunning night atmosfere as it sparkles during 5 minutes lights up every hour!
–USE THE STAIRS instead of the LIFT (only up to the second level) as you will save money, time and preserve your body!!
- WHERE TO GET THE BEST FREE PANORAMICAL VIEW OF PARIS?
If you are coming to Paris for a very short stay and do not have time to do queue either on Eiffel Tower or Montparnasse Tower, PARISFLALTIST advises you alternativers:
–Printemps Haussman nine and last floor terrace: you can whether eat there or have a coffee or simply profit of the amazing breathlesse 360 degrees view of Paris on its opened terrace: Opera district, Madeleine Church, the Sacred-Heart and the Eiffel Tower….
–Hyatt Regency: it is actually the highest sky scratch Paris’ and it offers a without breath view at its 34h floor where you have a bar at 120 meters with a view of Paris at 360 degrees!
–Park of Belleville on Rue Piat: this park, often unknow by tourist but very appreciated by Parisians, situated up to Belleville offers an original, and quiet unknown, view of Paris
- TRAVEL BY CAR: if you are travelling by car or have rented a car during your stay and want to park it outside; the are 3 ways of paying your parking ticket at the timestamp:
– by credit card.
– by « Paris Carte » that has replaced the former «Carte Monéo ». It is a prepaid smart card that allows you to pay your parking directly on the ticket machine and most of tabac offices sell them.
-P phone= since July 2015, the new apply for phones
Now, Paris’ Commune has limited the parking for visitors at 2 hours. Please avoir the MARAIS district as it is quite impossible to park
Parisian taxi are easily recognizable thanks to their «hat» on their roof.
When the light is red, it means it is occupied.
When the light is green, it means it is available.
Please note that “normal taxis cars” can charge a maximum of 3 people for security reasons as they are not authorized to let a passenger sit in front (=next to the driver)
Therefore, if you are travelling with more than 3 people and/or with many lugages, we recommend you to prebook a taxi that will give you a proper car model
There are many different taxis compagnies, but be careful of the FAKE ones, especially on airports and stations site!!