We (me and my wife) stayed in the studio 8 days out of our recent two weeks visit to France. We rented it a bit late, so it was available in parts of 5 and 3 days for our travel period, but it was OK with us since we planned several days trip to Lyon anyway.
The studio is a new offer from Marie-Christine and Marc, they just completely renew it and we were one of the first guests in the apartment. The studio is not big, but it is very efficiently equiped and organised (e.g. we have never used Murphy's bed before, and found it rather convenient: the bed itself is comfortable for sleeping. at least not worse than most of hotels' beds, and when it is stored, you have enough space in the day time).
All the things you may need during the stay are provided and the fast spending ones with some excess, so you should not worry you can run out of it, including e.g. a bottled mineral water which is better for drinking and making coffee (it was a nice surprise for us that the water was also provided as well as coffee, sugar and salt). We also liked the washing machine (with drying possibility that is quite practical) and iron, which both help us especially during the second part of our stay. So we feel us absolutely like at home in the studio. And when we visited to Lyon between two parts of our stay, we often refered to the studio as to our Paris place and felt really as back to home for the second part of our stay.
Sure, everyone has different priorities, but for us such type of accomodation is preferable - for the price of a room in a moderate 3 stars Paris hotel you get a signinficantly higher level of comfort and more options to choose - you may try a life of real Parisians, e.g. buy some food from a farmers' market and cook it yourself if you like or just taste different types of farmer's cheese with a wine as we've done. And don't forget the location of the studio in the very heart of Paris, just several steps from Notre Dame de Paris (and it means in a walking distance to many other tourist destinations: museums, sights, good restaurants, and so on) and a perfect view to Seine river and Hotel de Ville, so we took pictures again and again and sometimes saw that people from the street took pictures of the building we were in, since it is historical by itself being built in 17th century).
Marie-Christine and Marc help very readily with some arrangements is you need. They have advised us some good museums and sights, recommended us several good restaurants nearby and helped to book one when we asked, as well as ordered a taxi for us back to the airport. And in addition, they arranged us some pleasant surprises at the begining of each of the parts of our stay - the first time it were flowers and two fresh brioches and the second time it was new flowers and a wine bottle. Sure we appreciated it very much!
By the way, as we can judge by the description at tripadvisor, everything in the studio is arrange in a way similar to their other offer, which is situated in the same building just one storey below the studio we stayed in (we stayed on the 3rd floor, but the building has a small lift/evevator, so it is OK to get the luggage to the apartment and to go up and down, especially for elderly persons). So I believe if you stay in the second studio you get the same perfect experience.
And the last remark is that we met Marie-Christine and Marc first time when we travelled to Paris in October 2011 in a bigger company jointly with my mother-in-law and my sister-in-lawer and stayed in the same building in a bigger apartment from a different owner, but Marie-Christine and Marc were our greeters for the stay as well, and we felt their hospitality first time during that stay, which makes us quite happy to rent their studio, when we decided to be back to Paris again. And I'm sure we will try to do it again if we are happy enough to be back to Paris in the future.
I really like to thank Marie-Christine and Marc again for their perfect service and hospitality!
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