Paris Apartment Guest Review

for Viognier Apartment

by C Johnson, United States

Paris Apartment Guest Reviews

"The views! The views of the Eiffel Tower from the Viognier living room and main bedroom windows were incredible. So close, in fact, that we could see and read clearly all the names of the famous French scientists and engineers engraved in gold across the tower's first level. We had no idea they were even there, and learned that they were specifically added by Eiffel to help market support for his unusual engineering masterpiece. This very large apt was a splurge, but totally worth every penny - modern, spacious and fully air conditioned. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms had great showers and lots of hot water, and there was tons of closet space. The eat-in kitchen was large with its own laundry room. Plus the apt had the best location ever! Most mornings we walked up Ave de Suffren, a gorgeous tree lined residential Parisian street offering boulangeries, patisseries, cafes, small grocery stores, and specialty shops galore. Our favorite cafe was Le Suffren. Fantastic corner location next to Ecole Militarie and the Champs de Mars. Delicious traditional French food with a friendly and funny staff. We loved the steak frites and the moules marinieres. We also loved just sitting outside and having coffee…or a glass of wine. Or two! Other mornings we walked across the Champs de Mars park directly in front of the Eiffel Tower to Ave de la Bourdonnais and Ave Rapp toward the daily rue Cler market - another fantastic residential neighborhood full of traditional cafes, beautiful old churches, and narrow streets with historical mansions and beautiful courtyards. The Sun weekly neighborhood market at Dulpeix metro and the Thurs Saxe-Breteuil market behind the Ecole Militaire metro were straight from a movie set. We bought beautiful apricots and cherries from Provence and chose five different kinds of goat cheese from the Loire Valley. We tasted homemade rabbit terrine and goose rilliettes and watched a man make the largest and most delicious pan of paella. We recorded a woman singing French folk songs and picked up a few scarves for gifts, as well as vintage jewelry and pottery. The neighborhood itself was so wonderful, it was hard to leave the area to get out to Notre Dame and the Louvre! But luckily when we did, the Bir Hakeim metro and Champs de Mars RER stops were just 2 blocks away from the apartment door! An amazing stay!"

C Johnson, Georgia, United States

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