Guide

This is the house guide section for those renting the place from AirBnB. Some of the more technical information such as the Wifi password etc. you will find in the AirBnB Guest Resources section.

About the apartment

The Kitchen 

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 

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! 

The bathroom 

This is an original industrial-style bathroom, with a 200 year-old copper showerhead (and a handheld) and Alsacian tiling.

The Terrace 

The terrace, located in the courtyard, is for your private use.

 

Important information

The basics 

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. 

Dishwasher 

We’ve left dishwasher tablets for you. No wood, kitchen knives, iron or coffee pots in the dishwasher please! 

Heating 

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. 

Hot water 

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. 

Lighting 

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. 

Parking 

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 

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. 

Security 

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 

Smoking is permitted on the terrace only. Please don’t smoke inside. 

Supermarket 

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. 

Washing clothes 

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. 

Water 

Best not to drink water from the tap. There is plenty of bottled water supplied. 

Wifi 

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

TO DO… 

Bastille Markets 

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 

Rue Oberkampf, 75011 

Hippest nightclub/bar area in Paris! Nouveau Casino on 109 Rue Oberkampf is a great music venue, within walking distance. 

Le Zingam 

75 rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 

Beautiful fruit and veggies, cured meat and cheeses. Welcome to France! 

TO SEE… 

Père Lachaise Cemetery 

16 Rue du Repos, 75011 

If you’re a Doors fan, you can’t miss it. And only 5 minutes’ walk. 

TO EAT… 

Aux 3 Passages 

11, rue St Maur 75011 

Good food very close by. Good for lunch & dinner. 

Balls 

47, rue St Maur 75011 

A cool fun restaurant, if you want something quick and like balls with sauce! 

Le Chateaubriand 

129 Ave Parmentier, 75011 

Top French restaurant but you’ll have to book. 

Le Dauphin 

131 Ave Parmentier, 75011 

Gourmet tapas though it’s a bit starkly decorated, unless you like white marble… 

Les Niçois 11

7 Rue Lacharrière, 75011 

Trendy restaurant and bar. You can play boules in the basement. 

L’Osteria Dell’Anima 

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! 

Au Passage 

1b Passage Saint-Sébastien, 75011 

Acclaimed French restaurant. You probably need to reserve unless you get there after 11.00 pm. 

Square Gardette 

24 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011 

A nice French restaurant close to the apartment with a nice kids’ section. Highly unusual for a French restaurant! 

 

Private Chefs

If you are interested to an amazing food experience prepared for you in the apartment please contact me for further information.

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