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“A great place to simply be in Paris”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Paris, Ile-de-France

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Travels_w...
Newport Beach, California
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great place to simply be in Paris”
Reviewed 28 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

My husband and I just stayed for 12 nights and we would have loved to have stayed longer. We could easily access all of Paris from the nearby Metro and on days when we didn't want to go out we were at home just being part of the neighborhood. We suggest having a fan for warm nights and then you have no reason to need the front window open as it is noisy. We ate lunch out and usually a light dinner in - easy to do in the kitchen. The washer and dryer allowed us to continue on with our cases packed as if we had just left home. Our host and hostess immediately took care of our every need or question - their baby boy made us happy just to see him. We will return again when possible - a great spot to just be.

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jthiriot
chicago
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great getaway”
Reviewed 24 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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This is a great location. Lots of restaurants and bars close by. Within walking distance of things to see. A non-tourist area so much more interesting than other areas.

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Graham H
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Live like a Parisian or be a Tourist?”
Reviewed 24 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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This studio enables you to achieve both lifestyles. It presents as described by the owners, plus they provided numerous 'extras' such as tea bags, sugar & coffee grinds for the machine etc.The kitchen & bathroom floor space, by Australian standards is very tight but still acceptable The quality sofa bed provided a very comfortable nights sleep. Prompt attention to each email query resulted in the provision of accurate information. The owners prepared & provide briefing booklets on the local area plus appliance instructions.The wi-fi is very good. With the locality not being within the recognised tourist areas of Paris, you do get the chance to observe and meet with local Parisians. The locality is rich in restaurants cafes bars and markets. I am not a french speaker, but whenever I requested assistance from waitstaff to assist with the choice of menu items, their assistance resulted in an enjoyable meal .The local Metro station, Corvisart is within 300m of the front door. This provides cheap, safe and swift access to all that Paris has to offer in a tourist sense. A very friendly welcome awaited me.

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Liked best: Te chance to meet some local residents and the swift transport to other areas of interest.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Un nid d'amour a la butte aux cailles”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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The apartment:
4 interconnecting rooms: one living room with a sofa bed, leading to one kitchenette, leading to one bathroom area, leading to one small, open, private courtyard.
The decoration is every bit like in the photos above. The exterior and first separation walls show exposed stones, the second separation wall, bricks. It all looks very neat, harmonious, and cleverly organised. The owner has done the decoration himself, as a hobby. You could tell.
The space is judiciously utilised to provide modern comfort and host most of usual domestic equipment, including a washing machine and dryer. It doesn't go totally without trade-offs though. You can't do extensive cooking and, if you have the morphology of a first or second row rugby player, you may feel cramped in the shower (70x70 cm). But in the love nests category, it's a palace.

The location:
La Butte aux Cailles is like a little town and a time capsule within the city, where you can witness the traditional French way of life, or 'art de vivre'. Wake up early. Go and buy your morning croissants in the nearby 'boulangerie', on the way crossing fathers or mothers sending their offspring to the local nursery or primary school before going to work. On Friday or Sunday, go to the fresh market and stroll between displays of cheeses, fruits and vegetables gathered from the different regions of the country. The local, overcrowded, swimming pool, one of the oldest of Paris, is an experience too.
There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the streets near the top of the mound (butte means mound in French), where the apartment is situated. This hasn't really altered the nature of the environment; it reached a stage of development where it brings livelihood, not nuisance.
20 meters from the apartment door is a pathway that goes downhill through a park to the Corvisart Metro station. This is your immediate gateway to Paris…
Particularly accessible are 'Denfert Rochereau' (Les Catacombes), 3 stations away, and 'Bir-Hakeim' (The Eiffel Tower), 9 stations further, on the same line.
If you relish the glitter, hustle and bustle of a capital city but appreciate reaching back a more relaxed haven in the evening, this is a place for you.

The welcome:
I felt like being received by a family friend in Paris.

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istanbul
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72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Feel as if a local!”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Butte-Aux-Cailles is a special location at the hearth of Paris. The studio apartment was in the core of it! Even with my 10 months son we had so good days but i prefer this place for young love who would like to feel and live Paris. The studio was so comfortable for a couple

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome, beautiful apartment with attention to detail and lovely area”
Reviewed 27 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
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We had a great welcome starting with travel advice from the airport and were met by our hosts at the train station. The apartment was beautifully finished with lots of attention to detail and some lovely guides to the local area, produced by our host. Little details such as bottled water in the fridge, teas, coffee, condiments, washing powder, nice shower gel and shampoo made it feel like a 4* apartment despite the bathroom being quite small if you are tall. The area is lovely with very few tourists and lots of lovely places to eat and drink right on the doorstep. For those that love their food(as we do) there are great markets, boulangeries, fromageries and patisseries . It was easy to get to central Paris both on foot and by the metro a few hundred yards away but it was hard not to come back to Butte aux Cailles in the evening for the restaurants, friendly atmosphere and cosy apartment.. If i was being picky, the only criticism was a very noisy but comfortable sofa bed, which squeaked every time you rolled over. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and I would love to go back and stay again.

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Liked best: lovely friendly area with great food and atmosphere
Liked least: nosiy bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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