When you enter the apartment, you arrive directly in the living room and dining room area and will no doubt appreciate the light that comes into this room.
This is a cosy apartment which is ideal for a couple but if you need a second sleeping space, there is a sofa for your use.
The dining table is very smart and compact.
In the photo, it is folded in half, to take up less space.
To open it fully, simply move the table leg and flip the top open and you have a table double the original size.
This apartment is located on the upper part of rue Durantin, close to rue Lepic.
The street is always very quiet, regardless of which end of Durantin you are at, but it is especially peaceful here.
Away from the busy throngs around Sacre Coeur, the Abbesses area on the slopes of Montmartre is trendy but still proudly holds to its village life.
In the evening, chic bars and cafes like Le Vrai Paris and La Fourmi are lively haunts of Parisian ‘bobos’ (Bourgeois-Boheme) taking in the scene. Come morning the locals reclaim the streets, to shop, have coffee and gossip. You can buy your breakfast from Le Grenier a Pain, bread suppliers to the rich and famous, or plan your day in a local cafe like Amelie’s Deux Moulins on Rue Lepic.
Abbesses still retains a feel of old Paris yet has some of the most individual boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the city. You can find antique shops, galleries, hip bars and small creative boutiques, inspired by the many Montmartre based artists who came before.
Cabaret was invented on the boulevards below Abbesses. Michou, one of the best-loved performers, still runs his club on Rue des Martyrs. He can be found every evening with his friends in La Mascotte bar on rue des Abbesses. There you can hear brilliant accordion music as you sample the ‘grises’ brought that day from the ports of Normandy or lunch in the brasserie itself, one of the most atmospheric in Paris.
Music and club venues abound by Boulevard de Clichy. Traditional French songs can be heard in Les Trois Baudets where Brel, Brassens, Gainsbourg and Greco made their Paris debuts. There is also live jazz in Autour de Midi-Minuit on Lepic and international bands at La Cigale that is one of the best venues in Paris.
For a peaceful interlude, you can wander the cemetery of Montmartre, just below us, where many heroes of French cultural life are buried.
This fourth floor apartment has a separate bedroom plus a combined living room and dining area. There is no lift in this building.
The decor has been done in a fashionable bohemian style and includes original artwork as well as copies.