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A three-bedroom apartment on the 6th floor of a new building (12 years old â€¦. with lift) offering easy access to all of Parisâ€™ landmarks. It is comfortable and light filled with a small terrace and views over some typical Paris street/roof scapes.
There are two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes. The third bedroom is used as a study/office but has a double sofa bed for occasional use. The apartment has large flat screen HD TV and cable access, DVD, stereo and high speed WIFI. It has good security
We would make a garage available in the basement, should you need it and would be open to a possible exchange involving use of a small city car (Fiat Panda) â€¦ great for getting around Paris and its environsâ€¦ but not really a car for long distance touring.
We have a cleaning service once a week which we would like to continue during the exchange period.
The apartment is around 115 sq metres and while the open plan, combined living/dining is a generous size, the constraint with this kind of Parisian apartment is that the bedrooms and kitchen are relatively smallâ€¦and it has one, simple bathroom ( that also houses the â€˜laundryâ€™= washing machine) . There is a separate toilet. All that said, the apartment is perfect for a coupleâ€¦ and gives all the advantages of a good location without many of the hassles of the old Parisian apartments.
We are located in the east of central Paris, next to the Gare de Lyon that gives easy access to the main rail link to the south â€“ for skiing in the alps in winter and for Provence and the Mediterranean at all times.
We are 50 metres from a station of the Line 1 metro â€¦ the main east/west mÃ©tro that takes you directly across Paris and gives access to all the main, central attractions (Arc de Triomphe in 20 minsâ€¦. via all the mÃ©tro stops of central Paris, including the Louvre and the Champs ElysÃ©es).
We are 10 minutes walk to the Bastille â€¦.from which you can continue into the Marais, one of the oldest and most interesting parts of Paris. In the other direction, you can walk to the Seine in 10 minutes and then stroll along its banks to Notre Dame (15-20 mins walk)
This is a diverse and interesting area. The east of Paris, once a very â€˜popularâ€™ area, is gentrifying but still retains an interesting authenticity. We are surrounded by restaurants and convenience shopsâ€¦. (a bakery is right next door and a small super market across the street, + chemist, ATM machines etc). Somewhere in the streets around us you can find just about everything you could need. We are near the colourful Aligre market (daily fresh fruit and vegetables and a brocante on Wednesdays and weekends) as well as the specialist artisan shops on Blvd Daumesnil and the old furniture street of Faubourg St Antoine. There are an infinite number of things to do and see â€¦ but sometimes we (still) find it interesting to just walk around and discover new things. There is always something to see â€¦.and you can never cover it all. Not even after 30 years here!.
We are pet free and non smoking (apologies to pet ownersâ€¦and smokers)
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We are retirees ---in our early 60s. Anne-Marie, who is a Brit, has just retired from an international organisation in Paris where she has lived for 37 years. Ron is Australian, born in Sydney, and has been respectively a diplomat, international civil servant, business executive and consultant.
We divide our lives between this apartment in Paris and our main home in Normandy where the continuing saga of house renovation and gardening consumes most of our time and energy. In our spare time we enjoy good restaurants and museums/galeries. Ron golfs and tinkers with old cars. Anne Marie reads and is the principle garden designer and flower guru.
Our large brood of kids has left the nest and we would like to start some real recreational travel (after an excess of business travel) --- starting with an extended visit to Australia where we have not spent much time since the 1980s. We hope that home exchanging can provide a platform for some interesting and mutually rewarding experiences.
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