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by Vernon Edwards, United States
"We found the Beaujolais apartment to be just as it appeared at the Paris Perfect website. It was very attractive, fully furnished, quiet, and very comfortable. (If you don't know Europe well, understand that dwelling spaces there are typically smaller than they are in the U.S.) There is a TV and DVD player, and a nice selection of DVDs. You really can see the top of the Eiffel Tower from the master bedroom window, although the view is partially obscured by trees in spring and summer. The tower itself is close, just a few minutes walk.
Although Avenue Bosquet (don't confuse it with Rue Bosquet) is a large street, it is surprisingly quiet most of the time, except for occasional trash pickups, which did not bother us. We found the quiet to be a pleasant surprise in Paris. The neighborhood is, of course, delightful. The famous Rue Cler is just around the corner, and there are an astonishing number of first rate (and some famous) restaurants within very easy walking distance. There are several good cafes in the neighborhood, and there are several pharmacies and "supermarkets," lots of bakeries, and a at least three wine and liquor shops, all within a five minute walk. There are at least three bookstores (if you can read French). There is a post office from which you can mail stuff home with confidence (we do that on every trip). There are lots of other shops that sell clothing, camping gear, shoes, luggage, hardware, stationary, etc. Anything you might need or want.
A great convenience is that the apartment is close to the Ecole Militaire and La Tour-Maubourg Metro stops and to stops for several convenient bus routes, including the 63, 69, and 80, which we used often. (Buses are frequent, easy to use, and great ways to see the town.) About half a block from the front door of the apartment, at the corner of Avenue Bosquet and Rue Saint-Dominique, is a stop for the famous number 69 bus, which, after passing the Hotel des Invalides, travels a pleasant and picturesque route along shopping streets and past the Louvre, les Halles, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, I'ile Saint-Louis, the Marais, and ultimately to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
If you are a serious walker, the apartment is a great location from which to explore in all directions. It is an easy and pleasant walk to one of our favorite museums, the Musee Rodin, and to the Grand Palais.
We are experienced travelers and have rented apartments in other cities in Europe. We have rented with Paris Perfect twice now and found the staff to be professional, friendly, there when you need them (which you probably won't), and helpful. They have their act together, and you can speak English without fear of embarrassment. Kevin, the young man who met us and got us situated, was on time, thorough, helpful, and kind. Based on our personal experience, you can rely with confidence on the Paris Perfect staff.
Vernon Edwards, Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States