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Old Mar 13th, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Hello,
I just want to share with those of you who are looking for an apartment, like me, that google maps is incredible. I was able to input in the search bar simply "Paris rue Pot de Fer" and then click on "street view" and get a clear street level image of the place. In some cases you can even find the number of the building and see exactly what the place looks like. You can spin around and see the surroundings, and by clicking on the arrows, "walk" down the street a few blocks, take a left, explore the area.
You don't need to download anything or have any special progam. Just search for Google maps.
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Old Mar 14th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions in this thread. We have reserved vrbo 116297 for the end of this month. It looks to be exactly what we want - I'll report back. As sparsam 7 noted above, the google map street view and satellite features are very helpful and a lot of fun. I feel as if I'm already somewhat oriented to our neighborhood.
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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cummingsfamily,
That is a very nice, spacious apartment--I esp. like the terrace, which will fun when it's dry. I look forward to your report...
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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We are staying in the 7th at this apartment http://www.parisaddress.com/paris-ap...php?ref=BRANLY
Anyone have any experiece in this area?

We will be there from Sunday May 10th until Sunday May 17th. It is our 1st trip to Paris and looking for ideas for things to see/do/eat, etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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You can look up the location onwww.mappy.com You are betwee Bourdonnais and Rapp..closer to Bourdonnais.

The 7th is my favorite area and I stay there all the time. I stay in the Bourdonnais area closer to St. Dominique. I will be there mid April to mid May.

The area is wonderful for easy walks to many tourist attractions..you have the Eiffel Tower wonderful view, great shopping on Montaigne and George V..3 great market areas and super bus, metro and wonderful restaurants...

You will enjoy..

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Thanks Joan, That was fun to look up the area on mappy. Since you are well versed on the 7th, could you reccomend affordable restaurants, shops, etc. We arrive on a Sunday and I have read lots of things are closed. We rented an apartment so that we could cook if we wanted to and have a little more space. We are getting so excited to spend our 30th wedding anniversary in Paris.
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.......Happy Travels!
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Old Mar 21st, 2009, 12:45 AM
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scrapwithval,

you might want to take a look at this recent Fodor's thread:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...nding-area.cfm

A lot of information for nearby...

Enjoy reading..

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Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:18 PM
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I can now add an apartment we just left in Paris to this thread. http://haveninparis.com/rental/Monceau.php
We left Paris yesterday and are in the UK.
I can't honestly say I'd recommend this wholeheartedly, but there were many good points about the apartment.
The apartment itself is huge and more beautiful than the pictures. I was thrilled when I saw it.
The location turned out to be less than ideal for us, as we spent much of our time in the Left Bank and the Marais and this made it difficult for us to return to the apartment during the day- something we never did!
Another issue we had: the day after we arrived my husband had gone out to pick up pastries and I was sitting in the living room with nothing on but a robe. In walked the owner of the agency (in Paris from Boston) with a potential client, very business man type. Quite a shock! She said she had misread the calendar. Not a lot of apologizing. My husband arrived at that point, pretty upset with the whole thing.
I got an apology later but no explanation as to why the doorbell wouldn't be rung- some small courtesy to avoid such a misunderstanding. I had just had an email conversation with this woman a few days prior asking specific questions about the apartment.
That aside, the dishwasher gave us a nasty shock. They offered to have a plumber come in about the dishwasher and said others had complained. We said they needed to speak with an electrician and we weren't willing to wait for someone to fix it. We were just careful.
There was a huge amount of noise coming from the two apartments over this one at all hours of the day and night. We spent a lot of time speculating about what was going on above us.
And there was an awful sewage smell that was always in one of the bathrooms and sometimes in the dining area and kitchen. No offer was made to fix this although we were told there had been other complaints.
I guess any of the above could be fixed and someone could love the apartment. I wasn't thrilled with the agency for a few reasons but I know others have had a different experience.
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Scrapwithval, we will be in Paris the exact same days! We will be staying in the 5th but maybe we'll see you at some patisserie!

One of our favorite restaurants is La Cave de l'Os à Moëlle. It is in the 15th but way worth the taxi ride. And they are open Sundays, at least they were a few months ago. It is very fun as it is family style, and you just sit with whoever else is there. Very reasonable prices, too.
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Wow. I found this thread and it has been amazingly helpful. I've put in a couple of requests on various sites (however, I can't recall the names, but will let you know once I hear back).

I'm only in Paris for 4 nights, but rented an apartment last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been reviewing some hotels and their prices are about the same as an apartment rental. Surprisingly, I've found places that allow 4 night stays. Some, though, require 5 or 7 night stays.

It's a lot of work, but well worth it. I'll post again to let you know about my success (or failure).

TR
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Old Apr 6th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Update: I booked an apartment this morning from ahparis.com. It looks cute - it's in the 6th on 80/82, rue du Cherche Midi.

Now that's taken care of, I can start planning my stay in Paris! Yipee!

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What is the apartment number? Can't find it on the site with the info you gave.

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It's apartment# 371. I'm sorry I didn't post it earlier.

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Thanks, TravelRibbon. The apartment looks nice, but the fifth floor (6th European?) would rule it out for these old legs.

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Hi nukesafe,

Yeah, the 5th floor with no lift is a bummer, but I'll probably need the exercise since I seem to eat really well when I'm in Paris.

Also, it's a great incentive-izer for me to pack light - more so than normal.

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I had an experience with France Appartements (www.rentapart.com) staying in 6, Cite Bergere. Perfect and central location, excellent service, supermarket near as well as many restaurants. I saved a lot of money for 2 reasons: a) rent value is similar (or cheaper) than a hotel room in similar location and quality, and b) you could save money eating at "home" and leave to a restaurant when you wish to do it and not for every meal. I strongly recommend it. And I am going back to the same place next May.
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We just got back from a heavenly week in Paris, and stayed at this apartment right near the Pompidou Center. It was a fabulous location, only drawback was the all-night, noisy partying crowd outside on the weekends. Weeknights were much quieter. The landlord is easy and professional to deal with. Our group of 8 stayed in the large apartment and one of the adjoining studios---it was perfect for our large group. www.50rr.com.
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Hi Autier,
I agree with you about a single thread for this topic. It's an infinite wonderland!
I'm writing a guide on it right now while staying at many apartments while photographing them. Right now I'm with www.iloveparisapartments.com and www.haveninparis.com. Both are wonderful to deal with and the apartments are meticulous.
There's more about it on my blog www.parisapartment.wordpress.com
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