We enter our Parisian apartment in Montmartre, conscious of the French old building smell and home cooking filling the air. Our apartment is light and airy with double opening doors out of the living space and bedroom. All of the rooms face south (remember we are in the northern hemisphere so this is good!) and are flooded with light, something that is very important to us.
We also appreciate plenty of opening windows so we can open up our rooms to the fresh Paris air.
There are two big floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and another in the bedroom, each with a little balcony and a view over a quiet garden courtyard, with a corner of the Montmartre Vineyard just visible, and great views onto the gardens of the neighbours. We will love living in Paris for a whole month.
The apartment is a spacious 700 square feet and has a double living room, a modern, well-equipped kitchen, a good-sized bedroom, a spacious bathroom with a full-sized tub (and shower).
There is plenty of room for the two of us and the large dining table is awesome for working at with our laptops.
The apartment is a calm retreat from the overwhelming richness of Parisian culture and life. After wandering around the beautiful city of Paris for over a week now, it feels good to be deposited in one place for a good length of time.
Our neighbourhood feels special too; local restaurants and food shopping are excellent in our Montmartre neighbourhood.
Because we are in a residential area most of the people we see on the streets or in the nearby shops are not tourists, but rather those who live or work in the area.
Our ‘little Paris home’ is in a fantastic location 250 yards from Sacre Coeur and is within a two minute walk of a Metro, Bus Stop, an ATM, a chemist, a hairdresser, a nail technican; everything one could possibly want for a convenient time.
There is a row of fine food shops (a greengrocer, two boulangiers, a butcher, a wine shop, two traiteurs, a chocolate shop, and a cheese shop, among others) on the nearby rue Caulaincourt, and a little further away there is another cluster of shops, along with a Monoprix supermarket and, to balance that out, a lively six-day-a-week outdoor market.
There are literally dozens of such shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. All of the charming byways of Old Montmartre, the Montmartre Vineyard, the Lapin Agile cabaret, and several beautiful neighbourhood parks are literally just around the corner from us.
We have truly have fallen in love with the charm, beauty, convenience and true village-like atmosphere of this very special part of town, and our own little piece of it (for a month) on the rue Paul Feval.
Check out ; Our little piece of Paris apartment here.