Your hosts, Brigitte and Gérard, are in their fifties.
They have offered their guest room to visitors since 1994 because they are
fond of meeting new people and exchanging cultures.
Brigitte works in a bank and Gérard works for the car company BMW.
Brigitte, Parisian-born, will be able to provide you with
good advice for all your visits
or to assist you with booking a restaurant, a
show or a taxi.
Brigitte and Gérard offer you to watch a video on Paris (in English) and to
a drink with them at the same time
Brigitte speaks very good English.
(Extracts from their guest
Your Hosts' apartment
Your hosts' quiet and bright apartment was built in 1950 and is located on
the seventh floor (with elevator).
A small hall separate the private rooms of Brigitte and Gerard from the
guest room, which gives much privacy to both guests and hosts.
You will be most welcome in the large and comfortable living-room if you
wish to relax in the afternoons and evenings or talk with Brigitte and
Your bedroom N° 121
From your bedroom, you will have a view in the distance on the Eiffel Tower,
the towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Invalides dome.
You will appreciate the cosy atmosphere of the room
, which is always
supplied with biscuits, chocolates, sweets, a kettle and coffee bags, teas
bags, herbal teas to prepare warm drinks, mineral water and fruit
Thanks to its good soundproofing (double-glazed window and oriented on an
inner courtyard), you can completely relax peacefully.
The bedroom is furnished with
queen size double bed (160 cm X 200 cm), with feather pillows and a thick
quilt. Pillows without weather are available upon request for people who
suffer from allergies to feathers; a mini-refrigerator and a microwave
You will find a lot of documentation and maps of Paris in your room, as
well as a small library with books in different languages.
Shower-room and toilet
The newly renovated "en suite" shower-room is for your private use.
It is equipped with a wash-basin and a shower.
Towels, bath products and a hair-dryer are at your disposal.
The toilet is next to your bedroom. It has to be shared with Brigitte and
Breakfast is served by Brigitte in the living room.
You will enjoy the quality of the fresh products offered, especially the
fresh “baguette” (bread) and croissants, as well as the warm drinks (coffee, tea, warl milk or chocolate),
fruit juices, butter, milk, jams, yoghourts and cheese.
week, you are offered to help yourselves in your hosts' refrigerator for
all the goods which have to be kept in a cold place.
Your arrival or deposit of your bags is possible every day between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.
If your hosts cannot be at home to welcome you, they will let a key for you at a neighbour's
so that you can access directly to your bedroom and have a little rest, even if they are not there.
They both love animals.
Your dog, if he is small and well educated, will be most welcome, but you
cannot leave him alone in the apartment during the day.
From time to time, Brigitte and Gerard look after a dog who belongs to
friends of them. He sleeps in their bedroom and is not allowed to go to
your room. Thus you will not meet him often. However, if you are allergic
to dogs, please tell Brigitte so that she will not have him at home during
The bedroom is strictly non smoking.
Gérard is a smoker, but he does not smoke in the apartment ; if you are
also smoker, when your hosts are at home you can smoke on the balcony of the dining-room,
but never in the guest room.
An iron and an ironing board are available upon request.
Brigitte loves music and she has a piano that you can play if you wish, when
she is at home.
In the afternoon, Brigitte can be available to spend time for a
conversation in French with you
or to accompany you and to show you the real Paris
for a guided tour in the neighbourhood, or to an open-air market, or to
some interesting places less visited by tourists than the usual well-known
touristic places recommended in the guide books (25 euros for one hour,
tours for two hours minimum – these are private tours personalized for you
only, not in a group).
If you travel by car, you can have an access to a garage behind the
building for 10 euros a day.
Location and touristic places