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Irma & Alfio greet you

Your Hosts 19-294

Irma at the kitchen window in june 2004
Irma and Alfio are in their sixties and are retired.
Both are parisian born but also both of them have parents in Venice (Italy).
Very active, they have decided in june 2002 to create a bed and breakfast, home stay in there private familly home. Both wish to share their spare time, their passions and their house with visitors.
Irma love to receive and says that thanks to her guests she is travelling all over the world staying in her confortable house ...
Friendly and chatterer, they will welcome you like dear friends and if you wish they will be able to tell you the life in Paris during and after the second war,and during "les années folles"...
If you would appreciate to learn on Paris and the real Parisian life that will be a real happiness for you to meet them.

Irma is creative and makes pottery and paints on fabric, silk drawing paperÖ
She adores gardening in her landscaped garden where she creates home-made jams, bunches of flowers or small dishes of which only she holds the secret.

They speak fluent french and Italian and they can understand a little Spanish (but no English).

here you may have access to (Samples from their guest book).

Irma_and_Alfio' house in Paris Entry door of the house

Hosts' Dwelling

Your host’s house was built in the 1900s.
Thanks to the knowledge of Alfio who bought this little nest for his family in the 1960s, their house is an architectural marvel.

Located in a dead end where cars do not pass, your host’s home is a true haven of peace in Paris (except during the nearby school’s playtime).
A rarity in Paris, the house has a private garden, where on good weather days, you can rest or chat as you sit beneath a shaded recess, while admiring the fruit trees or the English-flowered garden beds.

You may relax in the evening in the elegant living room, and speak with your hosts or watch television.

Guest room #213

Your bedroom N° 213

The guest room is located on the first floor. It measures 14m2 and its window opens onto the garden.
It offers a double bed (140 X 190) with a wooden, carved headboard and a bathroom with a wash-hand basin and a toilet.
The refined atmosphere of the room, its parquet floor, its mouldings and its privacy will allure you.

Bathroom and Toilet

You will have in suite with your room your own toilets and Wash hand basin but will shared the use of the main bathroom with your hosts. (You will always be the unique paying guest using the bathroom)
It is on the ground floor and for your comfort, your hostess leaves bathrobes for your use.
Large with refined decoration, it is equipped with a wash-hand basin and a bathtub with a hand-held shower.
Bathroom products and a hair dryer are available for your use.
A second toilet is in the bathroom but separated by a door.

Sunny kitchen


As you prefer, a breakfast of quality fresh products, the traditional French baguette and crusty croissants as well as homemade jams made with the products from the garden, may be taken in the garden or in the kitchen, which is floral decorated with copper utensils.

Your hostess proposes to you for a supplement of 10 Euros (for 2 persons) an organic breakfast with special breads, or an English breakfast with eggs and bacon or German with cheese.

Additional information

You may leave your luggage or arrive at the accommodation in the morning, providing that you contact your host before arriving and you are e on time. If not, your hosts will welcome you between 6pm and 8pm.

Your hosts do not own animals and do not wish to receive them.

Your hosts do not smoke and only wish to receive non-smoking visitors. However, if you smoke a little, you may smoke in the garden.

An iron and ironing board are available for your use.

Additional services

Your hostess would be pleased of one evening during your stay you share their meal, or Alfio will make you a small barbecue (starting from 15 Euros per person).

Irma can also give you a mini-course on French cuisine (20 Euros per hour + the cost of the ingredients).

For 10 Euros, you can use the washing machine and washing powder; if your stay is of more than 5 days, this service is free for one time.

If you are foreign and that you want to improve your French, Irma will grant to you a few hours of conversation (tariff on the request, approximately 15 Euros per hour).

A baby's crib can be added for 15 Euros /night. Irma was a professional baby sitter most her professional life and will be more than happy to take care of your little child for 40 euros per day, if you need. .

20-Panneau-Per Lachais

Location and touristical interests

District: 19 ème Arrondissement
Metro : Porte des Lilas à 4 min. walk
Nearest main street : rue de Romainville

Canal de l'Ourcq 20-30 min. walk
Walks, bikes, roller , boat trips
"Ginguettes" during the summer, arts, café with outdoor terrassesÖ

French farmer market 5 min.walk

Garden "des buttes chaumont" - 15 min. walk or with metro
Cité des Sciences, Parc de la Villette - 15 min. in metro, 20 min. walk
Centre Georges pompidou << Beaubourg >> - 20 min. in metro
Chatelet & Marais - 20 min. in metro
Champs Elysées, Quartier latin - 30 min. in metro