Odile, Parisian born and Parisian in her heart, has a large family. Her parents live in Normandy, in Lisieux, one of her daughters live in Orleans, the other one in Switzerland and her husband’s family is from Ales.
She will share with pleasure with you her knowledge of the different areas of France. She will also make you discover her aera.
As a doctor, Odile first worked at the magnificient Reunion Island, then in the east of France, in Epinal, before she followed her husband, working as doctor at the OMS (“Organisation Mondiale de la Santé” – Worldwide health care) when he began to work abroad.
First of all in Europe : Ten years in Copenhagen (Denmark) and five years in Bonn (Germany), allowed her to get a good level in English, a little in German and Danish.
She also learned a few words in Russian when she went with her husband in Armenia, Albania, Ouzbékistan or Kirghizstan.
This « globe trotters » couple also had opportunities to go on private travels to Canada and the U.S.A, as well as to South America(Brazil, Peru, Argentina).
After she raised four children, Odile
, born in 1957, lives by herself as her husband died, in the large apartment that she loves to share with her visitors.
She has five grand children. Her two grand daughters (born in 2002 and 2005), who live in Switzerland, come from time to time and spend a few days with her.
Her two grand sons (born in 2004 and 2006) live in Paris and come more regularly to spend a day with their grand mother.
The XVth district is the most crowded district of Paris with its 200,000 inhabitants, let’s say as much as in a large city ! It is a district where you can find a mixed population in terms of ages. It is very lively with lots of shops, especially Rue Saint Charles and Rue du Commerce and the famous Rue Cler. It also offers many gardens and public parks, among which the Violet Square, Andre Citroën park or Saint-Lambert park where you can gently walk in a quiet and green area, or private entertainment parks such as the Aquaboulevard, the large aquatic centre located at Porte de Versailles. Montparnasse is quite close, with its 53 levels’ tower from which you will have a large view over Paris, its famous restaurants, as “la Coupole” or “la Closerie des Lilas”. And, of course, the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides and lots of museums not far.
Your host apartment
This large apartment of eight rooms on two levels
is located on the 9 th and 10 th floors (with an elevator:lift until 9 th)
of a building built in 1960, located in a small and quiet street, very close to the Violet Square,
near the metro station Felix Faure.
This building of high level standing is very secured :
automatic supervision of the building all day and night as well as a keeper during the day.
It offers several terraces
the largest (35 m2) being close to the guest room 324 , with a magnificient view on Paris,
with the Eiffel Tower in front of you.
On the level downstairs, there are the
guest room 357
and it bath, the dining room, open on a large terrace on the west, and the kitchen.
The floor upstairs is composed of Odile’s bedroom and bathroom/toilets,
an office and the two guest rooms 324 (the one descripted here) &
guest room 325
with their bathroom and small guest living room.
As art lovers, Odile and her husband decorated their apartment with lots of paintings
modern or from the past centuries, depending on their love for them.
With its large windows, the apartment offers a modern style where you can find some traditional old pieces of furniture brought from travels or inherited from the family... such as, in the living room downstairs, two “closed beds” typical of Britany
with their sliding doors, or the Danish clock.
Your room N° 324
The main guest room
(15 m2) offers the advantage of a direct access on the large
Just imagine, watching from you bedroom, the majestic Eiffel Tower
shining and sparkling in the evening on the roofs of Paris… What a show !
As spring comes, this terrace is full of flowers and equiped with a table, chairs and a beach umbrella.
It is equipped with twin beds (90 x 200) prepared with quilts.
If you wish (to be told to your hostess a few days before your arrival), these beds can be offered separated or joined to make a double « Queen size » bed (180 x 200).
The bedroom is furnished with two bedside tables, an oak wood wardrobe which is over 300 years old, and the desk of the grand father of Odile’s husband who was also a doctor.
The walls are white with lots of paintings
You will admire the superb tapestry from Aubusson of the XVIIIth century.
Son sol de parquet est recouvert de tapis achetés lors de différents déplacements au Maroc, au Kirghizstan et en Inde.
This bedroom is not suitable for people who suffer from allergies because of the carpets.
The small living room
« En suite » with this bedroom, you will have at your disposal the small living room
faing the main terrace with a large view on all the famous monuments of Paris.
On the coffee table in this living room, there will always be at your disposal
a kettle and a set for warm drinks (tea, instant coffee and herb teas...)
as well as some documentation on Paris.
Also at your disposal a fridge and a microwave.
This lounge give acces to the main terrasse and is to be shared with the guests of the 2 others
The bathroom and toilets
and the toilets are for the unique use of the visitors.
The bathroom is “en suite” with the main bedroom n° 324.
It is equipped with a bath, a wash basin, toilets and cupboards which have been created in Lituania by a local artist cabinet-maker from the drawings made by Odile’s husband when they were travelling in the URSS.
Bath products as well as bath towels and a hair dryer are at your disposal.
The toilets outside the apartment are also equipped with a wash basin, which gives can be used by the visitors staying in the second bedroom.
Odile offers a breakfast in the French way, i.e. with juices (orange, grapefruit), coffee, milk, teas, « baguette » and fresh croissants (cooked every morning by herself), jams, most of them are made by Odile, butter and even cheese like “gruyere” (if you ask directly to Odile before your arrival).
From time to time, she makes a cake for you : her specialy is a cake with walnuts (if your stay is at least for four nights, do not hesitate to aks her if you want to taste it).
If you drink tea, it will be served in admirable china cups from Villeroy & Boch.
is served on the large table of the dining room (large enough for eight people ) opened on the kitchen from where you will have a beautiful view on the above terrace, drawn on the tiles of the working space, real work of art made by an artist from the North of France.
If you want a more complete breakfast with ham, eggs… you can ask for it to your hostess for an additional cost of 10 euros (1 or 2 people) per day.
The arrival or deposit of the luggage is possible at all times if you let your hostess know you arrival time and respect it. You can have immediate access to the bedroom if there is no departure of other guests on the same day. Otherwise, you can access your bedroom in the afternoon after it has been prepared for you.
Odile does not smoke and wishes to receive only non-smoking guests.
Odile does not have any animal at her home and does not want to receive any.
Thanks to the wi-fi system in the apartment, you can surf on the Internet if you bring your laptops.
You are welcome to watch cabled television with Odile in the living room downstairs.
The access to the kitchen is possible for you to warm a snack or prepare some sandwiches.
It is one of the rare accommodations that we recommend where you will not
be the unique paying guest, except if you book the 3 rooms.
If you reach her personnally before your arrival, Odile can offer you a parking space, for
extra 20 euros per night. This supplement is to be paid also at arrival.
In the evening, Odile who is a fine cook and loves gastronomy, can offer you a diner. A complete gastronomic meal (drinks, first course, main course, cheeses, desert, coffee, half a bottle of wine) from 30 euros/pers depending on the time of the year, for 2 people minimum (please make your reservation with Odile before your arrival).
If you came to celebrate a birthday or want a particular attention, she can also organize a diner with candles for you, from 50 Euros/pers.
She can also put some champagne in the refrigerator and serve it on the terrace or in the living room upstairs with cocktail snack (from 50 euros, 1 bottle of champagne, 10 pieces of cocktail snack).
If you need to wash your clothes, Odile can do it for you for 20 euros (5 to 10 pieces of clothes, 10 small or 5 large one ). If you have more clothes to wash, she will tell you where the nearest laundry or dry cleaning is located.
If you travel with a baby or a young child (less than 3 years old), Odile can put at your disposal a baby bed for 20 euros, to be paid to your host on your arrival.
Location tourist interests