We entered through these blue doors from the street.
What precise shade is it, design savvy friends?
Once inside, the charm of the old building mesmerized.
Look at the gorgeous paneling of the vestibule!
We rarely took the stairs since a modern convenient
elevator was always available up to the 5th floor.
For a week, we lived like Parisians
in this heavenly one-bedroom near Notre Dame.
I think you’ll agree it has a Scandinavian feel
which we loved, and it was much
more spacious (more than 600 s.f.) than
a typical hotel suite costing the same.
So much glorious streaming light, and
the living/dining combination suited us perfectly.
The kitchen is a modern tiny galley outfitted
with state-of-the-art modern appliances
including a washer/dryer combo.
It was so convenient to cook here
(a grocery store is steps away)
and the light and fresh air from these
windows in the kitchen…ahhhhh.
We never heard a peep or spotted
a soul outside this window.
Are you picky about clean?
This Paris apartment was spotless.
The bedroom is roomier than expected, and except
for the creak of wood floors, was peacefully quiet.
The armoire multitasks as a closet.
A fabulous amenity was the desk area in the dining
room, complete with a Mac and a telephone
with unlimited free calls home.
A modern, well-appointed bath
(yummy towel warmer)
with a powerful shower.
Yes m’am I missed my Park Hyatt dream bath,
but this was definitely not roughin’ it.
Awful hair week…for that fact alone, I must return. Yes? With good hair.
How did we find the apartment?
I have read the Haven in Paris blog
for years, and even without a personal
reference was comfortable booking with HIP.
Every step of the process went smoothly,
and I will definitely turn to them again…
the trick is CHOOSING from so many
Peace to you right where you are.