About the Homestay
My name is Patrick. I live with my 8-year-old son in a 71m2 flat located at the heart of the lively Chinese district of Belleville.
I propose an 11m2 single bedroom furnished with single bed, a desk, bookshelves and a large wardrobe. There is a bathroom to share. Bedclothes and towels are provided. The apartment is on the fourth floor and accessible with a lift. It is located in a secured residence with access codes, a caretaker, a night guard and surveillance cameras. The flat is quiet and sunny and within 5mn walk from the Buttes-Chaumont Park, a favourite spot with joggers, including myself. It is within 10mn metro ride to the Hôtel de Ville, 15mn to the Latin Quarter.
All facilities (metro station, doctors, pharmacies, supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, food markets, restaurants,) are at hand, within 5mn walk.
We preferably wish to welcome a foreign female student eager to improve her French and discover French culture and cuisine. As a linguist (I taught languages in France and abroad and am now a translator) I will be pleased to help our guest with the French language. I can also guide her through Paris and its famous museums. My family are gourmets and I cook traditional French dishes: meals are optional with extra charge. The flat is provided with a washing-machine, a TV set and a free and unlimited wifi connection to the Internet. There is a piano and also a professional sewing machine (lockstitch machine, tape guillotine) at disposal.
My son Louis is a bright and very friendly child. He learns the harpsichord at the music conservatory and does fencing as a sport. Just as I am, he is very enthusiastic about welcoming a guest from another country at home.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our flat is located at the heart of the lively Chinese district of Belleville. It is within 2mn walk from Belleville metro station (lines 2 and 11), 5mn walk from the Buttes-Chaumont Park. It is within 10mn metro ride to Paris city centre (Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet), 15mn to the Latin Quarter.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smoking. No pets. Guests cannot invite friends. They must leave the kitchen and the bathroom clean after using them and keep their room tidy.
Smoking is not allowed.
My month long stay with Patrick and Louis was beyond amazing. I felt welcome when I first walked in the door. The room is exactly as pictured - it was private with an amazing view. Per my request, Patrick only spoke in French. He was patient and helpful with my french as well. I didn't want to leave at the end of the month. When I return to Paris, I hope Patrick and Louis can host me again!
Je ne aurais pas pu demander plus. Je suis restée chez Patrick et Louis pendant un mois. Le séjour s'est très bien passé. Je me suis toujours sentie bienvenue. Patrick était patient avec mon français et il m'a beaucoup aidé. Le quartier est génial - pas touristique mais ça bouge quand même :) Quand je retourner à Paris, je aimerais bien rester chez Patrick et Louis.
Patrick is nice person.
I have rested there about 2 months.
It was comportable times.
I have an another plan to travel to paris again.
I will rest his house again :)
Llegar a la casa de Patrick es llegar a la casa de tu familia. Louis y Patrick son encantadores, amables, solidarios. Hacen que te sientas como en casa. No tengo más que agradecimiento y cariño para con ellos. Muchas gracias por hacer de mi estadía en París un momento maravilloso!!!!!!!!
Patrick is a gentleman!
Mi estancia con Monsieur Patrick (de cariño Don Patrick) y su hijo Louis (de 8 años) fue maravillosa. Don Patrick es una persona muy amable, muy paciente, ya que mi viaje fue para practicar el francés y obtuve mucho apoyo de su parte. Porque me daba explicaciones detalladas sobre que metro tomar hasta donde quería yo ir, me explicó los lugares más famosos de París y como llegar y regresar, además como no me gusta salir sola por las noches en una ciudad que no conozco, me acompañaron a ciertos lugares. Es una excelente persona que apoya mucho a sus invitados. Las cenas que prepara además de ricas son saludables y hacía tipos de comidas que a mi me agradaban (porque decidí contratar el servicio de cena), es un gran ser humano, amable, paciente, respetuoso, servicial, comunicativo y que da mucho apoyo si se lo pides.
Su hijo Louis es un niño alegre, platicador (me ayudó mucho a aprender palabras que no sabía), dulce y acomedido.
Respetan tu espacio y realmente me quedo con una gran opinión de ellos, pienso volver con ellos en la próxima vez que regrese.
Una cosa importante: el departamento está en una ubicación excelente para trasladarte rápidamente a los famosos lugares de París. Me hicieron sentir que era parte de su familia, y efectivamente desarrollamos una bonita amistad que a pesar de la distancia tan grande, porque yo vivo en México, seguiremos en comunicación, porque les tomé mucho cariño.
Además es un gran conocedor de París y eso fue de más apoyo. Es traductor, habla un poco de español, inglés bastante bien y su idioma a la perfección.
Mr. Patrick and Louis (his 8yr son) are great persons, very helpful and attentive besides very respectful. They respect the space of the guests and give a lot of help for visiting the famous places in Paris, Mr. Patrick knows a lot about Paris, he's a man with a lot of culture and we expend great time together, besides they help a lot me with my French. I decided to dinner with them and he's really a good cooker! He pleased me sometimes with some special meals!
He was very supportive helping with the directions of what train take to visit the famous places in Paris. I'm very satisfied and happy for knowing them.
So don't hesitate to arrive with them besides their apartment is in a good location, near to the famous places.
They are great human beings!
I'll be back definitely!
Karla Renée from Mexico
My room was bright, clean with a comfortable bed. The tall window overlooks a preschool, tall trees and every morning watching the children play was joyous. Patrick and his son are warm friendly and more. The coffee was really lovely. We had many conversations and shared some wonderful meals. The meals were worth more than what he asked for. It's a home away from home: easy-going, clean and companionship. A great location for exploration, meals and shopping besides the closeness of the metro. The best homestay I've ever been to! Thankyou Patrick for your kindness and warmth.
Patrick and Louis made my stay very comfortable and pleasant. They made me feel at home right from the beginning. Patrick was very helpful, meeting me at the metro station on my arrival, indicating routes, advising me on places and museums to visit... My room was very agreeable and quiet. Even if I do not speak French we had lots of conversations in English as Patrick speaks fluent English. Louis is a bright and lovely child to be with. I highly recommend this lovely family as homestay.
Patrick and Louis were a wonderful family to stay to with! They made my first week in Paris truly memorable and comfortable. The apartment is very clean and located in a neighborhood that has everything you would need only steps away (grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, and the Metro). Patrick was kind enough to share some authentic French cuisine with me and it was truly delicious!!! I would recommend this homestay to anyone.