Let me introduce myself. My name is Molly, and I'm a University student. My travel, and life, partner's name is Tristan, and the two of us took a one month journey to Europe this summer. We actually just returned yesterday. We've been together for three years, and lived together for two, so the time seemed right. Although I have never been outside of the U.S. before, Tristan has been to many places, including Mexico, Turkey, and New Zealand. Our trip began in Paris, and that is where we stayed at the wonderful place Villa Les Coquelicots (The Villa of Poppies).
This definitely qualifies as a bed and breakfast. There are indeed beds, and breakfast is wonderful. Maybe it's just because we're American, but the fresh baguettes and croissants delivered every day to our door accompanied by our choice of hot chocolate or coffee and a variety of little butters, jams, and nutella packets was perfect. There is also a private kitchen in the room we stayed in, where we could make our own food. However, both Tristan and I would emphasize the importance of taking advantage of the opportunity to have dinner prepared there for you. Madame Evrard is a wonderful cook, and the French food we had the opportunity to taste was incredible. At only 10 euros a plate (arriving with salad and dessert) it's also cheaper than any good French restaurant you're going to find in Paris.
The room was very clean, and everything was in working order. The beds are comfortable; the kitchen furnished with pots and pans, plates, and glasses; and the bathroom very quaint with plenty of hot water, which is not an accomody found easily in Europe. The house is within easy walking distance of several food stores, an ice cream parlor, hair salons, markets, and other conveniences. The area is residential, even though it is only 15 minutes or so by train from Gare St. Lazare, so it is quiet and safe for families. We didn't rent a car, so I am unsure about parking availability, but locals do just fine so I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard.
Finally, I cannot stress enough what a wonderful family the Evrards are. They were helpful and friendly, even though Tristan and I do not speak any French. Any time we had questions, they were happy to help, and our trip to Paris could not have been better. Having a safe, comfortable place to stay at night is well worth the very affordable price, and I would recommend Villa Les Coquelicots to anyone.