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.
Metro and bus stations are 5 mn away from home and you can reach central Paris within 15 mn.
I am French, retired and speak fluent English as well as a little Spanish. I am used to receiving foreign travellers and enjoy helping them discover Paris for a full immersion in French culture, customs and language in accordance with their area of interest.
The bedroom occupies the whole 2nd floor of the house and grants a complete privacy, ideal for those who want to study or work in a quiet environment.
Please note that because of its location on the 2nd floor and the shower not being ensuite, this homestay Is not appropriate for elderly guests or anyone with mobility problem.
Sheets, towels and a bath gown are provided and changed every week. Cleaning as well as laundry is done every 10 days.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and can be taken in the garden in the summer season. Orange juice, tea or coffee, toasts and jam, or cereals and milk are served, but any other specific request can be satisfied.
French courses are available to learn or improve your knowledge of French according to your level of understanding.
Please note that the room rate can be negotiated for a 3 month' stay.
Please note that because of its location on the 2nd floor and the shower not being ensuite, this homestay does not suit elderly guests or anyone with knee or leg problem.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located on Paris left bank, in the 15th district bordering the River Seine and abutting the 7th district. This residential and family area homes many monuments (Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire, Invalides) , and various museums (Orsay, Rodin, Branly, Marmontan Monet and Orangerie).
The house is at a walking distance from two famous cooking schools ( CORDON BLEU and BELLOUET CONSEIL) and is direct by metro to French language schools (ALLIANCE FRANCAISE and ACCORD).
It is close to the
- the TOUR MONTPARNASSE skyscraper which offers panaromic views across Paris and the Seine river from the 56th floor
- the BEAUGRENELLE shopping centre, the largest mall in Europe with traditional Parisian department stores, a multi-screen cinema and a choice of many restaurants, overlooking the River Seine
- the AQUABOULEVARD water park fun in all seasons with wave pools, jets, flumes, slides, Jacuzzis, lazy rivers, water games and a giant sandy beach set beneath a huge dome.
The area around the house offers inexpensive but intimate restaurants, trendy cafés, bars and brasseries, delicatessen and bio shops, wine cellars and street markets.
Elsewhere around, you will find parks, squares and gardens as well as the Porte de Vanves Flea Market and the Georges Brassens Park Antique Book Market which sell quality goods each weekend.
There is a female English speaking doctor across the street and Georges Pompidou hospital is close in case of emergency.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Health club
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Light breakfast
Booking will be secured once the guest verifications (clear photo, identity, e-mail and phone number) are fulfilled and the deposit done with Homestay.
Payment is requested by bank transfer right after the Homestay deposit has been settled. Please note that bank transfer charges are not deductable from the amount due to your host.
For stay shorter than a week, payment can be done by cash when you arrive .
Once you have settled the room fare prior or upon arrival, you will receive the code to access the house WI-FI as well as keys, these to be replaced in case of loss or theft.
Checking-in is requested after 3 pm and before 9:30 pm and checking-out before 11 am. You are kindly requested to inform about your arrival and your departure times with the respective flight numbers in order to avoid any booking issues.
Please keep noise to a minimum after 9:30 pm and do not invite strangers .
No street shoes, no food and no pets in the room. Smoking is allowed outdoors only. Make sure you keep the room clean and tidy .
Hosting is not just a business. It is an art and I will do my best so you enjoy your stay in my home and keep a wonderful memory from your visit in Paris.
Smoking is not allowed.
Lovely lady, can't do enough for her guests. Laura has heaps of valuable information about Paris that I found very helpfull.
The room is clean and comfortable, located just a short walk to the Eiffle Tower.
If you want to learn French, Laura will provide lessons to suite and is an excellent tutor.
My stay at Laura's was wonderful! She is a generous, friendly and caring person and really made me feel at home.
Laura gave me so many invaluable local tips and information that only a Parisian would know, and she was happy to share them in order to ensure my time in Paris was as enjoyable as possible.
Her family of gorgeous little chihuahuas were also a delight to get to know.
Thanks again Laura for a unique stay in your home I'll never forget!
One of the kindest, helpful and welcoming person I’ve ever met in my life. Laura was amazing from start to finish. Not only did she assist me with my everyday needs as far as getting around Paris ,but she also helped me work through some personal issues that have been plaguing me for some time. She is a truly special person and I will never forget her.
Laura was a kind, welcoming, and caring host. Despite having suffered a recent injury, Laura ensured that I had a comfortable stay in her home. Highly recommend for a solo traveler who enjoys good conversation and/or a first-time visitor who wants some guidance on how to explore the city.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Laura. She was kind, generous and delightful to talk to. We spent a few evenings together and she got me hooked on the French TV Series Versailles. Thank you for everything, Laura.
I spent a lovely 3 days (far too short) chez Laura. If you are interested in improving your conversational French, or becoming better acquainted with French culture, or just being given clear, practical advice on the best places to visit in Paris (depending on your interests), then Laura is always happy to oblige. As a result, I spent a very profitable few days exploring the Left Bank and then enjoying the conversations to be had at the end of the day. And to sit at ease in Laura's tranquil, beautiful, little garden as the evening drew to a close was bliss indeed. Highly recommended!
Minha estadia foi muito agradável. Laura é muito receptiva ,atenciosa e gentil , nos faz sentir confortáveis rapidamente. A casa é encantadora, elegante , cheia de detalhes interessantes. O quarto,em particular, é muito charmoso e acolhedor. O silencio do local e a facilidade de acesso são o ponto alto . Foi a primeira vez que usei este serviço e certamente vou faz^e-lo novamente, pois a experiencia foi absolutamente positiva.
My time with Laura was amazing. She welcomed me into her home and was kind, knowledgeable, and generous. We went to the market together, cooked together, helped me with my French, and went out to eat. Her home is filled with interesting curiosities. I highly recommend her place and am grateful to have found a new friend.
It was simply great to stay in Laura's. If you'd like to spend a couple of days in Paris in a confortable and exciting atmosphere (what you see on the photos are real) with a helpful, open-minded and discreet person, this is a place for you. In case of dog or cat allergy and hurting knees it is not recommended because of the adorable puppies and a cat around and because of the special structure of the house with several flights of stairs. However, I'd recommended it to all the rest. It added considerably to my positive Parisian experience it was great to say goodbye to Laura as friends.
Laura is a great hostess with a knowledge of local transport which is essential in Paris!!!
Home is very classic Parisian with tons of character. Room is in the loft and has plenty of space (up 29 steps!!!) and bathroom is separate (13 more steps) at the other end of the home. Not good if you have knee problems!!! But it is a home and Laura makes you feel like it is your home for the time of your stay. Just loved it!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (minimum booking fee may apply) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or by prior arrangement.
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