Claudine, your hostess, is a lovely, friendly and energique retired Lady .
A parisian by birth, she will happy to tell you about the story of her life : Paris before the war, during the occupation then Paris thoughout "les années folle"... And if you are interested she will tell you about her life at the court of the Shah of Iran, in the Fifties, where her husband officially commanded a private jet for Her Majesty The Queen.
After her return in Paris in the Sixties and after her children moved away, she decided to
begin receiving guests in her home as a bed and breakfast.
She has been offering her two rooms as a Bed & Breakfast since 1987.
Very available, she loves doing what she does and will take you in as if you were one of her own.
She will be delighted each time you come back home to share a pleasant moment with you.
Very friendly and helpful she also may assist you in making dinner or show reservations, or in calling a taxi.
Although Claudine makes annual trips to the USA where one of her daughters now lives along with her grandchildren,
she speaks only very little English and politely asks, as a friend, that you try to speak some French with her. Then again, as she says with determination, hand signals and a good dictionary make it easy to communicate. She even has a Japanese dictionary!
(Samples from her guest book
Located on the fourth floor (with elevator) of a Hausmanian building constructed in the beginning of the century, Claudine 's apartment is yours.
In the evening you can make yourself at home by relaxing in the lounge .
Television is also available.
Your bedroom 124 and 125
The two bedrooms are always rented to the same family or group of friends;
you will always be Claudine' unique paying-guests
Both rooms are well decorated and large.
our hostess updates the rooms by changing the curtains according to the season.
You will sleep perfectly in this refined and comfortable surrounding
(feathers pillows) nestled in a universe of peace and quiet.
Mineral water and tourist information on Paris are at your disposal in the rooms.
Under request you may also gave a fan if it is warm.
is the most spacious and serves as the principal room.
Provençal colors abound where a window opens onto the street.
It offers a double room, a authentic old fashion Dutch chimney,
a very pretty round old wood table which is overhung in real Provençale fashion by a hand-worked mirror.
A corner living room offers a comfortable "bergère" style armchair.
is situated within a calm and bright courtyard.
Its many pillows ensconced in tender colours exude a cosy atmosphere. You will appreciate the rare stove of Prussian origin. It
It offers a Queen size bed(160X 190), a register armchair and a cupboard.
Claudine will cross this bedroom to reach hers, which is just behind.
Even if this bedroom is equiped with a double bed, Claudine wishes to receive only one child as she is getting older and having more than a couple with one child would be too tiring for her.
If you are two friends and want to have a bedroom each, you can make your reservation for three people, than the two bedrooms will be prepared for you. Nevertheless, you must keep in mind that Claudine will have to go through this bedroom to reach hers.
Bathroom and Toilet
There is just one bathroom in the appartment, but your devoted hostess Claudine will not use it while you are present in the dwelling so that you may feel perfectly comfortable.
It is a brand new bathroom complete with washbasin, bathtub with hand-held shower nozzle and hair dryer.
Its use is exclusively for guests of the two guestrooms.
The toilets are separate, and they are shared with your hostess.
The breakfast is served by Claudine at the family dinner table in the living room;
This will feature quality produce, including the traditional crusty baguette and flaky croissants that she will
personally warm each morning for you.
Eggs, Cheese and Ham can also be offered for extra 3 euros/pers.
Arrival and/or baggage drop-off are possible in the morning hours provided guests indicate in advance
the exact arrival time at the property and that they honour it.
Otherwise, check-in will be anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 in the evening.
Claudine also request that you never arrived after 10 PM;
Be sure before confirming that your train or airplane will be in time.
Claudine does not have animals and prefers not to not have any in her home.
She is a non-smoker and prefers that you do not smoke in her home. If you are a light smoker, Claudine
will give you an ashtray so that you may carefully blow the smoke out the window.
An iron and an ironing board are available for use.
You may make use of the kitchen. Its use is limited to reheating food. Visitors, of course, must maintain a clean and respectable kitchen.
Thanks to the wi-fi system in the apartment, you can surf on the Internet if you bring your laptops.
If you wish to polish up on your French, Claudine would be happy to sit and visit with you at great length.