This family perfect 2 bedroom-flat is cosy and perfectly set between the huge park of the Buttes Chaumont and the trendy neighbourhood at Jourdain with all its shops, metro and facilities and only 6 stops away from the heart of Paris !
The living room and open kitchen with a dining corner will be comfortable for you to share relaxing moments and meals. There are 2 equally large bedrooms: 2 adults can sleep in the queen size bed, 1 young child under 10 can enjoy the second bedroom (an extra matresse is available for a child under 4) ; the living-room sofa can fit 2 or 1 other person, adult or older child.There is a nice bathroom with a bathtube and separate toilets. The appartement is very bright. All rooms (except for the bathroom and toilets) have large windows opening onto a quiet street. The bedroom area is separated from the living room area. Oh, and there's a pleasant balcony.
You will be able to watch tv, international programmes; there is free wifi access for your internet connections. You can do your laundry too. The kitchen is fully equipped. Children will be able to enjoy our young daughters' toys and books, some in English. A set of drawers in the bedroom will be useful for you to unpack. Traditional music is accessible (Cds, record player (!) and a jack connection for your mp or smartphone play lists).
Either one of us will host you on arrival to show you around. If we are away, relatives will provide you with the keys, a "tour" of the apartment and any necessary information.
Children are welcome (max. 3), sorry no pets; no smoking in the flat.
We are a French family with a little girl who is 4. We have both lived in this neighbourhood since 1999 and we have moved to this flat only 2 years ago: we needed one more bedroom as our family grew! It took us time because we ddin't want to leave this area of Paris and we wanted a balcony by all means!
I work in a typically French bistrot not far from here and have always done so but before moving to Paris, I grès up in the Drôme and in the Ardèche where my parents, my 2 brothers and I owned a restaurant.
My partner is a teacher in a secondary school and teaches English as a second language. She is a "real" Parisienne, so to speak even if she doesn't recognize herself as a such...She was born abroad, lived abroad until she was 6 and later on studied and taught in the US for a while.
We both feel citizens of the world, very European and are keen on travelling. We've always cherished people's hospitality wherever we went and consider it as an essential value.
We hope you will feel at home in our place and that you'll appreciate our "quartier" as much as we do. As to Parisians, going for them is probably the best way to discover their true friendliness and open-mindedness...underneath the somewhat "distant" surface.
Voilà, this is who we are.