Just wanted to thank you Lars for allowing us to stay at your wonderful apartment. I don't think I have ever met anyone who is so detail oriented with your apartment guide book! everything was spelled out so perfectly for us down to where we ate!
Thank you also for the nice bottle of wine.
Martine was fantastic and we wanted to take her back to California with us!
For the prospective guest reading this; The apartment is in a great location close enough to everything but just far enough away to be out of the huge Paris crowds. So many wonderful restaurants close by and especially in the Bastille.
Transportation to everywhere was a breeze. The apartment is well furnished, comfortable, modern and chic. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend this place to anyone heading to Paris.
Once again, Thank you so much Lars!!
Bonne Annee, Lars!
From the moment we stepped inside your apartment in Paris I knew I couldn't wait to write to you. But then our wonderful trip turned into celebrating New Year's at home with our families and then back to the routine of work and school and here we are a month later and I'm just getting a moment to share our thoughts with you of the absolute wonderful time we had while staying at your place.
Your apartment turned a very nice vacation into an extraordinary memory for our family.
As much as our family adores to travel we love spending time with our extended families especially over the holidays. But a trip to Paris deserved more than a long weekend and in order to do that with our school aged daughter we needed to do so while she was off from school and with that we chose winter break for our trip. It wasn't easy telling our families we would be traveling over Christmas and not with them but we knew we would have a nice experience doing so. What we weren't prepared for what just how nice of an experience we would have.
Paris is just a remarkable city and one that will forever hold a place dear in our hearts. The sights, the food, the shopping, the history, the splendor around every turn. We can't say enough about this amazing city. But, we would have had those wonderful experiences in the city wherever we stayed. What we didn't expect is just how much your apartment would become one of the key treasured memories of our vacation. It was warm, clean, welcoming, stylish and cozy at the same time, and very comforting, especially after long days touring the town.
We relaxed, read, watched movies, planned our next steps, and celebrated Christmas all in the comfort of your home. I catch myself daydreaming of the time I spent in your kitchen. It was so perfectly equipped and the food we prepared, although simple, still remains one of our favorite parts of the vacation. I listened to Christmas carols while preparing a full Christmas day breakfast and we snacked on late night pizza after sightseeing. We even found ourselves with a free afternoon one day and instead of filling our time with another excursion, we chose to return to the apartment just to spend some quality down time in the flat's wonderful environment.
We are so happy to have had the opportunity to stay in your home and hope our paths cross again someday!
Andrea (and Tim and Anna, too!)
PS Please give our best to Martine - she was a pleasure to meet and to work with!
We loved the apartment - very clean and comfortable. Close to Metro, grocery store, restaurants in a lovely neighborhood. Owners so helpful and willing to make sure our stay was perfect.
A friend and I rented this apartment for several days in May/June, 2016. Unfortunately for us, it was the time of some of the worst weather Paris has seen for many years! From the first moment we were in touch with Lars, the owner, everything went incredibly smoothly - great communication and attention to detail by Lars. This is a beautiful apartment on the 6th floor but with very reliable lift access. It is spacious, beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. Lars' personal touches of artworks and objets d'art made a difference if you are looking for something other than the usual accommodation offerings. The location was excellent; walking distance to Gare de Lyon, Place de Bastille, local markets, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay and the wonderful Marais area. An excellent CarreFour supermarket is a few minutes away making it very easy to self-cater. The check-in process was extremely efficient (thanks to Martine) and a very comprehensive information booklet has been prepared for guests. We would recommend this apartment to anyone looking for above-average accommodation.
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This is the 8th different flat we've used in Paris in our search for somewhere peaceful, spacious, well appointed, in a great location and with excellent facilities nearby (shopping, transport etc), and at last we've found the apartment which ticks all the boxes.
In addition, we travelled by car and the subterranean secure parking was a real bonus.
I don't think we ever mastered the TV, but if you go to Paris to watch TV you may need to see a therapist.
If you're unfamiliar with the buses a bit of time studying the routes and procedures will be infinitely more rewarding than using the metro.
And Paris at Christmas is a lovely and lively city - we visited a museum on Christmas Day (Jacquemart-Andre, with its lovely café), and also went to the opera - try doing that in the UK!
Finally it's congratulations to the French for asserting their identity and determination after the appalling murders of 13th November - there was a great spirit in the city.