This was my first European apt rental and I was very apprehensive. It exceeded our expectations and we were in need of nothing. It is located in St. Germain Des Pres, and despite the fact that the area is a fun party every night, the apartment was amazingly quiet. It's a short distance to metro lines St. Germain, St. Michel and Mabillon, so you can always get where you need to go. WiFi was always consistently good, even on the quiet, PRIVATE roof deck, that has a table and 6 chairs. Apt is multi-level. Bldg elevator stops at the bedroom or at the higher, living room/dining/kitchen level. Deck is accessible by a sturdy built-in ladder. We were two middle-aged married couples and bedrooms appeared to be equal size. One has a large shower, the other has a large bath with European hand-held shower attachment. My advice is that if you plan to do laundry do NOT assume you know how to operate the washer/dryer if you're from the U.S. - get instructions in the orientation, we blew this off and wasted time figuring it out later. TV in the living room worked well, we didn't try the other one. Plenty of kitchen dishes, pans, utensils. Didn't use the phone. Food market is around the corner with everything you need (closes at 8pm), toiletries and a good wine selection as well. We stuck our cell phones out the window and used Yelp "Monocle" when we were too lazy to research a good restaurant. I'll be posting TA reviews for those as well - but two very close places would be La Jacobine for an excellent, reasonably priced sit down dinner - and Cosi if you want a quick, but very tasty sandwich (seating available upstairs). Finally, while we had only 4 people, I can easily see 6 adults sharing this, with two sleeping on the sofa (I didn't check to see if it's a sleeper). There is a half bath off the living area, so you'd only be sharing the shower/baths. Meghan at the rental property was very efficient, attentive and easy to work with, we did everything via email.
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