Geneviève is retired.
She worked as an art restorer and was passionate with her job. She can tell you as much as you want to know about it if you are interested.
She was born in Lyon and came to Paris when she was twenty years old.
She moved a lot and lived in many different areas ; she likes to go outside for entertainment in theaters and museums, therefore she will be able to give you good advice for your visits.
In any case, if you want to talk with her, Genevieve is very interesting, you will spend excellent time and learn a lot with her.
She traveled a lot when she was young, and went to India before it was much open to tourism.
Now, she opened a B&B in order to go on traveling staying at home at the same time.
She thinks the B&B activity is an open door on the world and she is interested in having exchanges with people from different cultures.
She is a Lady, she loves to receive people from any countries as long as they are well educated
and behave themselves ; she remembers how disgusted she was when one of her visitors came
every morning stripped to the waist ...
She points out that she does not want to receive visitors who want to save money by having lunch of dinner in the bedroom .
She appreciate friendly and natural contacts with German, Scandinavian and Japanese people for their straight, organized and clean way of living.
She speaks good English and some Spanish and Italian.
She does not have dogs any longer, but she is in love with Bassets Hounds and Dachshunds. She sometimes looks after her daughter's one when she leaves for holidays.
Genevieve's apartment is ideally located in one of the most beautiful area of Paris : Saint-Sulpice area.
It a a perfect triangle between Boulevard Saint-Germain (5 minutes' walk from Geneviève's apartment), Boulevard du Montparnasse (2 minutes' walk), and the Luxembourg garden (5 minutes' walk).
But what the lovers of this area appreciate most is the contrast between its cultural heritage and the busy life of the streets around which are full of shops of all kinds.
Between the fashion cafés and the atmosphere of the Parisian streets, there is Saint-Sulpice church which is visited by tourist from all over the world.
We will especially remember the important part that this church played in the famous movie "Da Vinci Code" with Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou (who also played a major part in another movie which was very successful : "Amélie Poulain" who was run in Montmartre area).
The display of the rooms in Geneviève's apartment is ideal for a B&B activity,
as the doors of the guest room, of the bathroom and of the toilets open on the hall.
On your right when entering the apartment is a corridor which leads to the kitchen
(where breakfast will be served).
The private rooms of Geneviève (where you cannot access) are at the end of the corridor, separated by a door. This display allows the visitors as well as Geneviève a complete privacy. They can spend time together if they wish, but all of them also have much autonomy and freedom.
Your bedroom N° 413
Your bedroom is very independent, as it is just close to the entry of the apartment. Its private bathroom and the toilets are just in front of the bedroom.
Its window opens on an inner courtyard bringing much day light. If you have a look down the courtyard, you will notice that she is very clean and decorated with some plants that Geneviève maintains which much pleasure.
You will appreciate to have a large bedroom at your disposal (20 square meters) which is very rare in Paris.
The bedroom is perfectly equipped and very comfortable.
You will have at your disposal :
- a large Queen size double bed (160X200), prepared with sheets and a blanket, and pillows without feathers.
- two bedside tables with individual lamps,
- a chair and an armchair,
- a small table,
- a desk with documents on Paris,
- a chest of drawers with two drawers for your clothes,
- a television set,
- two low tables to put your suitcases
- a wardrobe.
The walls are harmoniously decorated with drawings, lithographies, paintings that Geneviève has selected according to her tastes and for your pleasure all along her career as an art restorer.
Its styly furniture, the chair covered with leather and the armchair covered with a white plaid, together with the decoration of the walls, give the bedroom a very middle-class charm.
The bathroom and toilets
The bathroom and the toilets are in front of the bedroom, they open on the hall.
The bathroom is equipped with a sink and a bath with a hand-shower.
A towel and a bath towel per person are at your disposal (changed every 4 days).
There is no soap nor bath products, but some samples, a hair dryer and teeth glasses will be there.
The toilets are outside the bathroom. They have to be shared with Geneviève.
Geneviéve doesn't like to exit from hom in morning time.
She go to to the backerie in late afternoon to buy the croissants and baguette.
In the morning, you will wake up with the smell of the croissants that Geneviève will warm for you.
Breakfast is served by Geneviève in the kitchen (where the visitor has an access for breakfast only),
a very nice room with decoration of Provence. Discreet, she will let you appreciate it by yourselves and will come back a little later to make sure that you do not miss anything, and talk with you about your day if you need her help.
Breakfast is typically French with baguette and crispy croissants. Your host will also offer : coffee, tea or warm chocolate, milk, organic orange juice, jams, organic butter, sugar...
Upon request, your host can also add cereals, fresh fruits, yogurts, boiled eggs or cheese.
Your arrival or drop of your bags is possible at any time of the day if you let your host know about it and respect it. You can have an immediate access to the bedroom if there is no departure of other guests on the same day. Otherwise, you will have access to it in the afternoon, after it is prepared for you.
For breakfast, Geneviève will warm croissants and baguette that she bought the day before.
If you want to have products of the day, then you have to chose another accommodation.
Geneviève's apartment is Wifi equipped. With your laptop, you can get Internet connection.
Geneviève does not smoke and wishes to receive only non smoking guests.
Geneviève prefers not to receive children, even if they are accompanied by an adult.
This accommodation is not suitable for people who suffer from allergies as there is a carpet on the ground.
Please do not eat in the bedroom.
Geneviève is allergic to heavy perfumes, therefore she asks you not to use them in the bedroom or in the bathroom, because she could be make her sick.
Location and tourist interests