If you are looking to live in the center of Paris, this apartment in the 6th arrondissement is ideally situated for transport links, walking or cycling. The neighborhood is perfect for the artist, the art collector or investor, families, retirees, students, tourists, historians, shopaholics & foodies.
In comparing parisian apartments upwards of 3 bedrooms & 120 square meters (over 1200 square feet), this one ranks among the best values available. Don’t mistake value for cheap either. Nothing in Paris is cheap, or if it is, it’s certainly not of value. Its only misgiving is the lack of elevator. If you can handle the 5th floor, keep reading.
In the heart of St. Germain des Prés, this duplex apartment has a social side & a private one: Split on 2 levels, the bedrooms are all on the quiet, interior courtyard, while living & dining areas have views of famous restaurants & jazz clubs. The bedrooms are all separate, allowing for privacy, with 2 bathrooms on either side of the apartment. There is bed space for 8 to sleep comfortably. There is a large bathtub & shower, a big kitchen bar & gas stove top. It is also typically French, with a mix of hardwood & French terra cotta tiles (tomettes), as well as exposed wood beams. This apartment is not short on historical surroundings.
Benjamin Franklin resided only a few doors down. He brought together representatives of the 13 American colonies & English representatives to sign the Treaty of Paris in 1783. It was here that England acknowledged US Independence.
Café Flore, Les Deux Magots, Brasserie Lipp are among the most remarkable eateries within a couple of minutes, followed by the macarons of La Durée & Pierre Hermé or the tarts from Gérard Mulot. Previous tenants remarked they would stick their heads out the window at dinner to monitor the line in front of Relais de l’Entrecôte to decide whether or not they would pop down for a quick steak frites. L’Entrecôte is famous for its peppercorn sauce. As the French palate branches out, there are also a number of Asian cuisines on offer, including “Chinese,” Thai, sushi. There is no shortage of crêperies either.
Spring is the time to scout out potential dwellings for next autumn. Take the time to consider Paris 6ième as your new quartier (neighborhood). This apartment is available for longterm rental from September 1, 2012.
Métro: Line 4 St. Germain des Prés Bus lines: 39, 95, 96, 24, 63, 86, 87 – Within a few minutes’ walk: Line 10 Mabillon, Line 12 rue du Bac, RER C Musée d’Orsay, RER B St. Michel – 2 Velib’ vélo stations within a block of this apartment; one is opposite the front door of the building.
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