This was our first experience at a B&B in Paris, and my husband and I were unsure about what to expect. We were so pleased with Courcelles-Parc (17th arrondissment), and we would definitely return! Our hosts Philippe et Nathalie were delightful; Philippe has a terrific sense of humor (and makes fun of his English which is quite good), and Nathalie was so knowledgeable and passionate about her city and its history. If you don't know Paris, they will guide you; if you have been before, they will offer more out-of-the-way ideas, and there are maps available if you need them. Philippe and Nathalie reside on the 6th floor, and breakfast was served every morning in their beautiful apartment. Each morning brought a different mixture of people, so our breakfasts tended to last a long time with all the conversations going around the table. I particularly enjoyed being able to speak French with Nathalie and some of the guests. Our room was La Tour Eiffel with the WC across the hall, only steps away - not a problem, because it was ours and ours alone. Our room was beautifully appointed with large windows and, although it was on the 1st floor (second floor in American parlance), it was very quiet; the bed - an important item after a long day of walking - was large and very comfortable. We were only steps from the Villiers Metro stop, and if you forgot to pack something, the Monoprix was just behind the B&B. Parc Monceau was just a block away (be aware that it closes at 8 p.m.) The neighborhood was busy but not touristy, and when we explored, we found great little pockets of local restaurants and bars. Merci, Philippe et Nathalie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest rooms are situated in an hausmannian building in a very lively district in the center of Paris. On your door step:the parc Monceau, close to the “Champs-Elysées”. We are located at equal distance from “l’Arc-de-Triomphe”, “the Opéra” and the main department stores and also “Montmartre”…A dreamed place for all the visitors for” the city of Lights. You will be under the spell of this charming Parisian place. ... more less