Apartments in Paris, Heart of Paris, Eiffel Tower area, between
Champs Elysees and Invalides, 3rd floor (US) with a lift
of the apartment
and the apartment was just renewed. The building from the summer
2002 to the spring 2003, the apartment in the second part of 2003. So they
are very clean and beautiful.
1- In the
bedroom: there is a main bed, a very high quality French double
bed with a double 2*20cm deep mattress, a part of the external wall
was cleaned from the plaster to display the original white stones
used as building material. A small Japanese garden with a bamboo
tree was installed where the fireplace was before. There is also
a large double window from oak, a table and chair to work, a
library with English guides of Paris, updated information about
Paris and several books from the English (language) and a wardrobe.
All in colonial style.
2- In the
living room: there is a second bed, a double sofa bed. There is
also a convertible table (from 2 to 4) a TV, DVD, CD..
3- The kitchen
is equipped with a high quality induction double hot plate, combined
oven/microwave, fridge and everything for 4 adults including ancient porcelain. As the original construction stones on the
wall was beautiful, it was painted with a transparent painting.
4- The Bathroom
is covered with sand stone and brick colour marbles. It is equipped
with 2 golden (shielded) taps, a toilet, a shower, a wash basin. Ther is also furniture with a large mirror etc.
Here you will also find a set of hot towels provided within the
As the building
where the apartment is located was designed to host the officers
from the French Colonial army and their families (the military
school is 100m from here) and some noble construction materials
was used. We have decided to protect this past and offer to you
a piece of real Paris from 1870.
During the renewal works 3 construction elements was decided to
All three are original 19 century components of the apartment:
The Oak on the floor
b) The Brick on the ceramic floor and kitchen walls
c) The Sand Stone from the main wall of the room.
Two of these elements was dismounted (oak floor, brick ceramic)
then renewed and remounted back. Two pieces of original walls
was cleaned from the plaster to display the original construction
We had to complete it with some modern materials but we used only
natural stone and wood : red and coffee marble in the bathroom,
mounted according to 19 century techniques, to be in harmony with the sand
stone and the brick, several types of colonial oak harmonize with
the oak floor and the colonial history. The furniture was also
carefully selected for your pleasure and to respect the colonial style. Even
the porcelain and the shower tap (covered with fine gold) are
from this colonial period (good copies)
There is also a 2m high Bamboo tree in a small marble stone garden
to remind these dolce vita times.
is all modern and high-tech : computer driven, induction hot plates
to make high level kitchen, TV with MP3, DVD and CD reader, sophisticated
micro-waves combined with grill and oven... You can also have
a phone and Internet access (on demand).
March 15, 1888
December 26,1888 March 12,1889
2. The area:
Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Invalides
is located on Avenue de la Motte Piquet a fabulous avenue
joining the Eiffel Tower with Invalides, 2 of our greatest monuments
in Paris. This avenue has plenty of artist shops, excellent French
restaurants, beautiful buildings and embassies ... It is
a very large, green, quiet and very safe avenue (as it is also
just behind several of our Ministries and near the Parliament,
it is one of safest places in Paris). Champs Elysees are 15 minues
from the flat.
Just to the front of our building there is a pedestrian street
where you can shop for food and everything you need for the home
(even if it is one of most expensive areas in Paris, from the
real estate point of view, the shops in this street are rather
reasonable from the pricing point of view)
As a historical
curiosum: Mr de La Motte Piquet was the Admiral of the French
fleet allied to the American army in the American civil war against
John Paul Jones sailed to France. On February 14, 1778, six days
after France decided to join the Patriots in their fight against
the British, John Paul Jones was sailing into Quiberon Bay in
France. He and Admiral La Motte Piquet of the French Navy saluted
each other with gun fire. This was the first time the new flag
of the Colonies had been recognized by a foreign government
It is located
150m from 2 big gardens (parks): Champs de Mars (the Eiffel Tower
park) and the Invalides Gardens with plenty of green and quit
places to sit, rest , drink a good cafe or tea in a garden
It is also located 10 min walk from the Seine river where there are
many river walks, you can also take from here the BatoBus (the
bus on the river)
(10min walk) from the Charles de Gaulle airport terminal (do not
be afraid, the planes do not lend over here but there is an AirFrance
city center terminal with a cheap and very comfortable, direct
Bus from here to the airport) so no need for the taxi or metro
and train to and from the airport.
walking distance to Champs Elysees , Le Louvre, Latin Quarter
.. is also very reasonable (about 20 to 30 minutes)
50m from the
metro station ,100m from 4 bus stops going everywhere in Paris