Address: Quai de Valmy 75010
Size: 50 sq m
Building level: 1
Min stay: 1 month
Metro: Republique, lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11
This one bedroom apartment can sleep up to 4 people and is located on the Canal St Martin. Within walking distance of the Marais, it has all amenities close by: local shops, supermarkets, food and art market, as well as an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes. The flat overlooks the Canal St Martin at the front while the terrace is at the back so there is no vis-a-vis from the terrace! The apartment has an entrance hall, a large dining/sitting room, an en-suite bedroom, separate toilet and a standalone kitchen equipped for people who love cooking. Both the kitchen and the dining side of the salon open onto a terrace overlooking a small garden. The comfortable sitting room has a two-seater sofa and a queen size sofa bed (both by Natuzzi), a 42 inch flat screen TV, Cable TV with integrated Blu-ray DVD player and a music player docking (iphone, ipod and MP3). The dining area has a square dining table allowing for comfortable dining of up to 8 people. The large pictures on the walls are by Bernard Villemot, a famous French graphic artist known primarily for his iconic advertising images. The bedroom has a double bed, a large closet. The ensuite bathroom has a shower with bathtub and a basin. The toilet is off the entrance hall in the flat and includes a wash hand basin and mirror. There is free high speed Wireless connection and unlimited International calls to landlines. Parking is available in the lower basement, reached by a car lift - let us know if you would like use of the parking during your stay as there is an extra cost for the use of the parking space. The building was constructed 10 years ago so has a large elevator and good size rooms with no lost space and was designed to blend with neighbouring Haussmanian architecture. The apartment is minutes away from metro Republique, 12 minutes away from Rue de Bretagne with all its lovely food shops plus the oldest food market in Paris, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges (dated back to 1615), 20 minutes from Modern art museum: Beaubourg and 30 minutes from Hotel de Ville. In the spring and summer evenings, the canal-side is a popular picnic place for local people, and aspiring musicians sometimes entertain the diners. Cafés and quirky boutiques flank the water, which is traversed by beautiful wrought-iron footbridges (Remember the skimming stones in the opening shot of the movie 'Amelie'? This is where it was filmed). There is an outdoor market along the canal in the direction of Bastille, which is open Thursdays and Sundays (largest market in Paris) and the Bastille creative art market on the same location every Saturday. On Sundays, the streets directly alongside the canal, Quai de Valmy and Quai de Jemmapes, are reserved for pedestrians, roller-bladers and cyclists - perfect for renting a bike and seeing the city from a different perspective. Another possibility is to take a tour of the canal by boat. Visitors of all ages should find something to love alongside the Canal Saint-Martin including numerous playgrounds along the canal going towards Bastille (15 minutes away).