About the apartment
The 30m2 Kitchen is a converted apartment. I’ve paid meticulous attention to detail, decorating with my favourite French storage jars, many filled with my own preserves, recycled ceramic sink, butchers’ block filled with functional and decorative knives and spices, butchers’ hooks for meats, and custom handles for industrial-style cupboards. It has custom shelving forged in wood recycled from Haussmanien parquet with a ladder to reach the high shelves – plus space for magnums. I installed visible copper pipes throughout. And a serious oven and stove!
The bedroom has a double bed, which also serves as a fold-up couch. There are hooks for storage and some small cupboards. And a hairdryer!
This is an original industrial-style bathroom, with a 200 year-old copper showerhead (and a handheld) and Alsacian tiling.
The terrace, located in the courtyard, is for your private use.
The apartment contains all you need to start cooking ASAP: condiments, spices, oil, etc., and a bottle of wine and cheese to start you off!
Bathroom sink taps
Don’t be afraid to use force to turn on the taps in the bathroom! They are industrial-build.
We’ve left dishwasher tablets for you. No wood, kitchen knives, iron or coffee pots in the dishwasher please!
There is 1 electric heater in each room. Please make sure you turn them off when not in use. You can dry your towels in the bathroom by using the heat-controlled racks.
The water heater, located above the oven, is set to 2 people. Please turn it up if you need to but it should be Ok.
There is a computer set up to control the lighting behind the shelves for all occasions: romantic meal, group dinner, team meeting. There is a remote control on the counter with presets.
Metro and buses
Closest metro is Voltaire, line 9. Plenty of buses leave from Léon Blum.
If you have a car, you will usually find parking on the street close to the apartment. Be aware that you must pay for parking from 9 am until 8 pm from Monday to Saturday. It’s 1 EUR per 15 mins, while the local carpark is 12 EUR/ day…
Oven and stove
The SMEG oven is gas and electric. It’s seriously big – and I love it.
Pets are welcome but be sure to take them out to the local dog square on Rue de la Roquette, about 3 minutes’ walk away.
We’ll give you a key ring with 1 key and 2 badges. There is an alarm system, which is located between the door and the fridge. This is activated and deactivated by the small grey badge on the key chain. The other badge is to get into the two doors of the building. The key is for the front door and the courtyard. Don’t forget to lock the doors and close the shutters at night and when you go out.
Smoking is permitted on the terrace only. Please don’t smoke inside.
There is a big and cheap supermarket, Simply, about 5 minutes’ walk to the end of the street (left) on 144 rue St Maur. Open 7 days a week and until 10 pm most nights.
There is no washing machine in the apartment but there is a cheap and cheerful laundromat at 1 Rue St Maur, Lav Club, 2 minutes’ walk.
Best not to drink water from the tap. There is plenty of bottled water supplied.
Please check the AirBnB resources, or contact me drictly
If you break or damage something…
Please let me know. It is a small space full of stuff so it’s easy to do.
What to do (food and fun )), see and eat nearby
13 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011
Open Thursday and Sunday mornings from 6am to 1.30 pm. A 10-minute walk and a MUST!
Boulangerie le Petit Poucet
121 Rue de la Roquette, 75011
Fabulous bakery. Check out the huge meringues in the window!
Epices et Saveurs
2 Avenue Parmentier, 75011
If you fancy some exotic spices to use in Kai’s Kitchen, or just want to explore the place!
Rue Oberkampf, 75011
Hippest nightclub/bar area in Paris! Nouveau Casino on 109 Rue Oberkampf is a great music venue, within walking distance.
75 rue du Chemin Vert, 75011
Beautiful fruit and veggies, cured meat and cheeses. Welcome to France!
Père Lachaise Cemetery
16 Rue du Repos, 75011
If you’re a Doors fan, you can’t miss it. And only 5 minutes’ walk.
11, rue St Maur 75011
Good food very close by. Good for lunch & dinner.
47, rue St Maur 75011
A cool fun restaurant, if you want something quick and like balls with sauce!
129 Ave Parmentier, 75011
Top French restaurant but you’ll have to book.
131 Ave Parmentier, 75011
Gourmet tapas though it’s a bit starkly decorated, unless you like white marble…
7 Rue Lacharrière, 75011
Trendy restaurant and bar. You can play boules in the basement.
One of the best Italian restaurants in the area. They make fresh pasta in the entrance. There are few tables and not sure if you can book, so get there early!
1b Passage Saint-Sébastien, 75011
Acclaimed French restaurant. You probably need to reserve unless you get there after 11.00 pm.
24 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011
A nice French restaurant close to the apartment with a nice kids’ section. Highly unusual for a French restaurant!