Alex and Julie where FANTASTIC!
First of all Alex was out of the city for work but Julie welcomed us with a large smile on her face and made us feel already confortable. After we put or stuff in the room we walked a little bit in the neighbourhood and surroundings and after that we had a great a chat with Julie until later that night.
Alex arrived the second evening at home and we finaly met, very easy going person with great sense of humor he descibed us what is he working and why he must travel sometimes.
The apartment was just PERFECT! We had our private room which was large and very warm, we just felt ourselves like home. Julie gaved us a key for the apartment so we could leave and come back whenever we wanted. We shared the living room and bathroom with Alex and Julie but everything was perfect because they where not facing if we didn't need them to so we really felt like we were alone to enjoy the house.
One evening Alex cooked for us a specialty from a region of France which was like a pankake with ham and eggs and vegetables which it was so tasty! In the last evening we cooked pasta for them, zucchini and bacon, and they offered us a cidre drink made of apples and they said is also a home made drink which is usually do in France. The last night was fantastic, we had a great chat, we laughed, we tell stories, we exchanged thoughts about our countries and everything else and the atmosphere was just great, as we know each other since ever.
Alex and Julie are the perfect hosts and you can feel there like home. The apartment is perfect for couples or teenagers.
The neighbourhood is nice and quiet, it's in the North of Paris, in the Saint Denis area. The Metro is about 10 minutes of walking but we enjoyed it because you cross a long corso and there every day was full of sellers with different kind of things (like an open market) . Other transports like bus and tram is just outside the apartment so it's very easy to go around.
We were on budget so we found a Carrefour near the Metro station and we bought everything we needed from there, but near Alex's apartment it's a non-stop shop where you can find almost everything but it's a bit more expensive but still, you can buy drinks and snaks late in the night.
THANK YOU ALEX & JULIE 4 EVERYTHING!!!!