Mrs. MM and I decided to rent a flat for five days in Paris. She did all the research and legwork, and narrowed the choices down until we picked this place in the 6th arrondissement… We wanted a small, clean flat in a quiet area, close to transport and markets/food, and with a decent kitchen so we could cook or prepare meals when we inevitably got up in the wee hours of the morning with jet lag. It was our first time to book an apartment using airbnb, and our experience was a very good one. The apartment was exactly as the photos in the link here indicate.
The building was located on a quiet street, and the apartment itself was in the back of the building with windows opening up to interior courtyards. You couldn’t hear any traffic or horns at all (this can be a problem in Paris). A five minute or so walk to La Grande Épicerie of Le Bon Marché and about the same distance to the Boulevard Raspail market, it was ideally located for us. It was perhaps more than a coincidence that the area was fairly close to where Mrs. MM lived when she pursued her graduate degree in Paris many years ago. We quickly made the place “home” for a few days.
While I love luxury hotels, it’s really nice to have a flat with a kitchen, and at half or more less than the cost of a much smaller hotel room. This apartment could have easily accommodated three people, but we were just two so it was nice and spacious compared to a hotel room, and it cost half or more than a good hotel.
But the real bonus was the wonderful host, Josephine, who made sure we had an enjoyable stay. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place should you be searching for something similar in Paris. Just be forewarned it is a very tidy, immaculate apartment, so you’ll have to leave it that way. I wouldn’t want to send messy guests her way…
If you have specific questions about this flat, please email me directly and I can put you in contact with the owner. And no, I have no financial interest whatsoever in this place. We just really enjoyed our stay there. :)