Nice family, Paris centre. FEMALES only

Homestay in Belleville metro station - Paris, France

About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My name is Patrick. I live with my son in a 72m2 flat located at the heart of the lively Chinese district of Belleville.

I propose two rooms :
- Room 1, an 11m2 single bedroom furnished with single bed, a desk, bookshelves and a large wardrobe ;
- Room 2 (larger than room 1) with a 160cm-wide double bed meant for one or two persons.
Both rooms are dedicated to female guests only.

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 and surveillance cameras. The flat is quiet with the sun shining in and within 5mn walk from the Buttes-Chaumont Park, a favourite spot with joggers, including myself. It is within a 10mn metro ride to the Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso; 15mn to the Latin Quarter, the Louvre, Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur.

All facilities (metro station, doctors, pharmacies, supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, food markets, restaurants, bars) are at hand, within 5mn walk.

We preferably wish to welcome foreign female students or tourists eager to improve their French and discover French culture and cuisine. As a linguist (I taught languages in France and abroad and I am now a translator) I will be pleased to help our guests with the French language. I can also guide them through Paris and its famous museums. My family like good cuisine. I cook traditional French dishes: meals are optional with extra charge. The flat is provided with a washing-machine and a free and unlimited wifi connection to the Internet. Guests can use all kitchen appliances in the kitchen (fridge, oven, induction hob, microwave, blender ...) as well as the hair dryer.

There is a piano and a harpsichord.
My son Louis is a bright and very friendly child. He learns the harpsichord at the Paris music conservatory and enjoys ice skating in his spare time. Just as I am, he is very enthusiastic about welcoming guests from other countries at home.

About communication: Once the booking is made, exchange by email only. The telephone exchange can be done on the day of arrival and during the stay.

Additional Info


Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

room 1
From 23 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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room 2
From 27 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
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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
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

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 Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

36 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    April 2024

    Patrick was a very nice host, welcoming and friendly. He was mostly at home and we were able to ask him for advice what to see in the city or have a small chat coming home.
    The appartment is quite old and needs some repairs in every room. While we used the bedroom, Patrick and his son stayed in the living room for sleeping and the other bedroom was used by another longterm guest. Being 5 persons in the appartment was quite a lot, but depending on how much time you're spending outside in the city, it doesn't matter that much. The kitchen, bathroom and toilet we're in an acceptable circumstance, but not really clean. Price wise I think it's fair. Belleville as such is an interesting district to live in and I can recommend to visit it.

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    Homestay Host Family Patrick in ,

    Silja is a very nice young lady, but I am not sure she understands what a homestay is.
    First, a homestay is not an apartment that you rent for yourself alone. You have to share the space with the other people living in the house. My flat is big enough (71 square meters) for everyone to have their own space. Here is what Italian guest Francesca wrote about my homestay: "The room is big and you've got everything you need for your stay. Patrick is a super good host. Always there to help you but also leaving all the space you need."
    Secondly, in 'homestay' there's the word 'home'. Each of us has a home somewhere, and each of us knows that a home is never perfect. There's always a bulb that doesn't light properly, or a door that doesn't close well... A homestay is not a hotel. Yet, Silja seems to demand from a homestay the services of a hotel, where everything has to be perfect. For me, the most important thing is cleanliness. Contrary to what Silja insinuates, in my homestay the bathroom, the toilets and the kitchen are perfectly clean, cleaned after each use. Here is what guest Tanya from Canada worte in her review: "The house is very clean"; and guest Shahrzad from Iran : "the toilet was clean'

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    Patrick is truly kind and my stay was awesome. He helped me navigate my way to the flat with a thorough direction via email and the location was very convenient and easy to access (3 minute walk to the Belleville metro station). I also encountered a problem with RATP regarding my Metro ride ticket and Patrick helped me sort it out. Will definitely come back the next time I visit Paris. Thank you, Patrick!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2023

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    Patrick is a very friendly and hospitable man. He kindly escorted us to the bus station under his umbrella as it was raining heavily and we didn't have an umbrella. His apartment is conveniently located near metro and bus stations, as well as supermarkets, pharmacy, and other shops. The apartment itself was cozy, quiet and the toilet was clean, so making our stay very enjoyable. If we travel to Paris again, we would definitely choose to stay with Patrick. We highly recommend him as a host! Merci beaucoup cher Patrick!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Everything was great! Patrick met me on the first day, showed me the way to the house. He also marked for me the most interesting places in Paris. the location is very convenient, the house is very cozy and clean, thanks to Patrick for the hospitality.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Great home stay in Paris, Patrick and Louis were very welcoming. Highly recommend!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    My daughter and I had a wonderful stay with Patrick and Louis for the holidays! The apartment is safe and It's in a great location for all your Paris adventures! They were extremely kind, made sure we felt at home and was always willing to help and answer any questions. I would definitely recommend staying at his home if you have the chance !!!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Patrick was very welcoming, and we had a nice stay! The location is good, there's a metro station near so it was easy to move around. We would stay there if there's an opportunity to visit Paris again.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    Patrick is very nice and welcoming, his apartment is very well located, close to the metro so we could move around easily. Had a great time

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    I stayed at Patrick’s for six months and everything went as smoothly as possible! You’ll find a wonderful host and his loving and very talented son, who will welcome you with such a caring way you will feel like you’re home. Patrick was always ready to help me improve my French and with daily issues that occurred during these months of stay. I will miss waking up to the sound of music played by Patrick’s son on Sunday and our evening talks, which made my stay in Paris even better than I thought. I definitely recommend a stay at his place!

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