About the Homestay
Warm and hospitable stay in a unique town house with its private garden located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood in Paris SW.
You will find all the city facilities around and everything you could need close by. There is a launderette across the street and a lovely parc a block away .
Your host is retired, French and English speaking, used to receiving foreign travellers on short or long term period for a full immersion in French culture, customs and language. The great reviews received speak by themselves .
For breakfast, you may have coffee, tea, orange juice, toasts and jam or cereals and milk.
Kitchen access for stays over a week is granted for sandwiches and salads, the use of the refrigerator and the gas plates. You can find ready cooked meals from next door bakeries, take aways, pizzerias or restaurants.
French classes can be taken and organised according to your level of understanding and the number of lessons requested.
Should you want to enjoy some hints on French cooking, you buy the ingredients recommended and I will coach the meal to be prepared.
A tip in the kitchen pot is welcome and appreciated !
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located between Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse and Porte de Versailles, at a walking distance from Aquaboulevard swimming pool and fitness center and Beaugrenelle famous shopping mall with boutiques, restaurants and cinemas. It is also close to Georges Pompidou Hospital and famous monuments like Trocadéro with Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire and Invalides as well as various museums (Orsay, Branly). The area near the house has got many nice restaurants, trendy cafés, bars and brasseries, as well as fashion and delicatessen shops, supermarkets and a great local market on Sunday mornings. Easy transportation to central Paris within 20 mn by bus (4 bus stops just across the house) or by metro (2 stations at a 7mn walk from the house) . Direct bus line from North Station. Easy connection with airport shuttles from Roissy CDG or Orly airports.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
No street shoes, no food and no pets in the room.
Booking will be secured once the guest verifications (photo, identity, e-mail and phone number) are fulfilled and the deposit done with Homestay.
Payment is requested by bank transfer or with Western Union right after the Homestay deposit has been settled or at minimum two weeks prior arrival. For stay shorter than 8 days - by cash upon arrival.
Please make sure transfer charges are nit deducted from the amount to be paid to the host .
Once the settlement is done, you will receive the code to access the house WI-FI as well as a key to be replaced in case of loss or theft, and the lock to be repaired or even changed if necessary.
Checking-in is requested after 3 pm and checking-out before 11 am, exceptions being made for long distance flights.
Therefore, make sure to inform about your arrival and your departure times once you have booked Homestay .
Please keep noise to a minimum after 9:30 pm and do not invite strangers .
I will do my best so you enjoy your stay in Paris and I am asking you to treat my home and my pets as you would with your own.
Smoking is not allowed.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in a most interesting house with a colorful history. A superb hostess, Laura can provide as much (or as little) information as you might want about France, Paris and her neighborhood. Her help ranged from telling me where to find specific makeup brands to getting batteries for my watches at a reasonable price. Paris temps ranged from 35C to 39C during my visit, yet she was the most considerate and caring host one could want. I'd definitely stay at her home if I were to return to Paris.
She is so nice. I really enjoyed staying her cosy house! This area is very convenience for shopping, metro and bus access. Also she always helped me and talked to me with her cute dogs. when you go to paris then you want to get good advice, I recommend you stay this house :) and I want to keep in touch with her !
I whole-heartedly agree with the previous reviews, so I won't repeat except to emphasize how much I enjoyed Laura as a person--so interesting and fun! Traveling solo, I found it the perfect set-up to have my daily adventures and then return to Laura's in the evening for companionship and good conversation. That being said, she was careful to make sure I had as much privacy and "alone time" as I wanted.
I really liked the location in the 15th arrondissement--quiet neighborhood, excellent shopping, and very, very easy to get around on foot, bus, or metro. I will definitely stay here again.
My stay with Laura was fantastic! She is a very friendly, warm host. She was genuinely interested in my stay, and helped me figure out the best way to get to and from different places in Paris. She also offered suggestions to make sure I stayed safe when out at night. The room was quite comfortable and the breakfast she served was delicious. The conversations we had were very fun and interesting. I actually wish I could spend more time with her, and miss her now that I’m home. In many ways she went above and beyond in terms of providing me with an excellent stay. The location is in a very nice part of town and the bus and metro stops are very close. I highly recommend staying with Laura, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Pendant mon séjour de deux semaines avec Laure je me suis senti comme à ma maison, librement et avec beaucoup de gentillesse, de générosité et un traitement très familier de elle. En outre part, dans la maison, il a donné l'impression d'être dans un endroit calme de quelque peuple et non en pleine grande sité. De plus, le site est dans l'arrondissement de XV, très bonne situation, pleine de charme, calme, bien desservi et plein de commerces et services. Vous pouvez manger de la pizza, couscous ou de la nourriture chinoise ou japonaise de très bonne qualité à un prix abordable, acheter le meilleur pain à seulement 5 minutes de la maison à la boulangerie située dans la convention-Lecourbe et acheter les meilleures charcuteries, des viandes et des plats préparés très bon prix à la boucherie située juste en face de la maison. Vous avez également des supermarchés, des magasins pour acheter toutes sortes d'objets artisanaux, tabacs pour acheter des billets de transport et blanchisseries avec bon prix pour tous les partes.Vous pouvez aller aussi en seulement 20 minutes près de la Tour Eiffel et du Quai-Branly Jacques Chirac et partout endroit au centre de la ville comme Notre Damme, le Trocadéro, l'Opéra, l'Arc de Triomphe, etc. en seulement une demi-heure au plus. Il y a aussi des endroits intéressants à proximité. Par exemple, vous pouvez voir Paris du haut de la Tour Montparnasse, la plus haute tour en France, à seulement 10 minutes en transports en commun ou 30 minutes de marche, ou visiter le moderne et magnifique Parc André Citroën, situé à seulement 15 minutes à pied, ou aller voir la Statue de la Liberté, qui est à seulement 20 minutes à pied.
I had the most enjoyable stay at Laura's house.My hostess was extremely attentive to all my needs and I was made feel very welcomed. The room was beautiful, full of light and I had a private bathroom too and provided an access to all necessary things.
Laura's house is situated in lovely neighbourhood, safe and there are several metro stations as well as various bus routes running through it. It is very easy to get anywhere in Paris. There are plenty of food shops of different kind: traditional, organic and artisan.
Laura is a true Parisian and can help you with all the directions to any place you want to visit. She helped me with all my gift shopping to by recommending the local artisan and speciality shops.
I had a unique experience of staying in Laura house and an unforgettable holidays in France and highly recommend you to stay at her place.
Laura was a great host and is highly recommended by me!
I stayed for four nights and really enjoyed the experience at Chez Laura. As this was my first trip to Paris, I was unsure of how the trip would go. Laura helped to make it a great experience with her warm personality and good organisation. We had plenty of insightful conversations together each evening. Laura recommended the best way to plan my visit and directed me towards an amazing bakery nearby, which became an important part of my daily routine.
Some small things- I am quite tall, so at times it was often difficult to navigate the route from bedroom to bathroom. The shower water wasn't exactly warm in the mornings, but it was nice to have my own bathroom. Laura has quite a few small dogs as well, which is important to be aware of!
I has the most wonderdul star with Laura in Paris. Laura was friendly, always helpful, but not intrusive. Everything was clean and comfortable. Moreover, those who enjoy intellectual conversations in a wide range of issues, particularly in different languages, would appreciate their stay even more.
A very friendly and helpful lady in a beautiful house and amazing garden. The facilities provided were very good. I would very much recommend this Homestay!