Verdi, antique-filled flat for 4 - Bastille/Lyon
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||100 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Romantic, City, Downtown|
Description from the manager
If you desire a sanctuary with character and charm, where artistic flair is tempered with traditional design, look no further than the Verdi. This veritable find in the cityâ€™s Bastille neighborhood is home to an opera director, which might explain the ownerâ€™s penchant for eclectic artwork, antique furnishings, old books and collectibles. The convenient location is equally noteworthy: the Gare de Lyon metro and train stations are just around the blockâ€”providing quick access to the center of Paris (10 minutes) or a longer trip to Lyon (2 hours)â€”and the Place de Bastille is short walking distance away. Top it off with the diverse collect...Read more
Verdi, antique-filled flat for 4 - Bastille/Lyon
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
Ever since that momentus revolutionary destruction of a prison (even though there were only seven inmates at the time), the Bastille neighborhood has carried a naughty reputation. It subsequently became a hot spot for dance halls, brothels, and other unruly establishments. What remains today is an extraodinarly diverse and constantly changing neighborhood with all imaginable forms of commerce and culture.
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$271||$271||$0||$0||3 nights|
|All Dates||$271||$271||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
With ParisSharing, you can stay several nights, several weeks, or several months. The prices are adjusted accordingly.
Prices are displayed per night and are based on an average length stay, from 3-6 nights. If you stay more than 6 nights, you pay less. If you stay more than 30 nights, you pay much less. If you stay less than 3 nights, you pay more per night.
Each guest that exceeds the normal sleeping capacity incurs a 10% surcharge.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Are you sure this is what you want in Paris?
I'll start with the positive:-
Close to Gare de Lyon
Quiet location (I am a light sleeper and slept well, though woken by upstairs residents getting ready for work at about 7am. Wooden floorboards make noise travel)
Comfortable and clean beds
Plenty of hot water
Extensive library of theatre/opera
Reasonable access to groceries, etc
areas of concern/need for improvement:
Very weird fixtures. If you like taxidermy and memeto mori, then you'll like it. If you're into stage design and the grotesque, then you'll like it too. Otherwise, it's a bit frightening - the full-size anatomical dissection demostration in the children's (!) bedroom might put off many people (and I'm a doctor!).
Complete absence of anywhere comfortable to sit. The furniture is like a stage-set - not practical but gives the appearance of comfort. The settee is unbearably uncomfortable and there are no easy chairs, only rock-hard stage props!
The master bedroom is accessed through the other bedroom, which may inconvenience some.
The bathroom is small, with only a hand shower so you have to sit in the bath. No shower curtain. Separate toilet.
Lots of hazards for children. Multiple areas of concern with children, e.g. toddler-level books, electricity cables, knives, breakables, lotions/potions, etc. You would be on tenterhooks all the time!
The owner left a list of 'do's and don'ts', which was not very welcoming. It would've been better to have left a 'welcome' pack.
The location is OK. About 15 minute walk to the Marais, 20 minutes to Notre Dame. Would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Close to 'Promenade plantĂ©e', which is worth it.
Overall, I was disappointed. I can imagine some people thinking this is a lovely, quirky flat and like living on a stage. But, it's not really what it is described as, is quite expensive, hazardous and not comfortable.
Response from Paris Sharing - 05/14/2013
For some, this is what they want in Paris, for others it is not. Our aim at ParisSharing is to provide our customers the kind of experience they are looking for. We are very sorry that this was not the case for Paul, and we hope that he will choose a different ParisSharing apartment for his next visit to benefit from our same dedication to customer service.
Since many of the apartments we offer are lived-in homes, rented while the owners are away, they will necessarily offer the furnishings and decorations that suit the owner's taste. The Verdi is a perfect example. It does indeed feature several taxidermies, so if you find such things grotesque then the apartment is not for you. We will update the apartment's description to make sure that is clear, and add a couple of photos.
We confirm that there is an antique anatomical chart in the child's room. This is history and science, and if you are put off by it (see photos) then the apartment is not for you.
We do understand that the furnishings can be perceived as more like a stage set...perhaps not so comfortable. Maybe this is explained by the fact that the owner is an opera stage director. Again, this may not be for you.
There are a few less subjective remarks that we do not agree with. For example, we do not believe the apartment to be hazardous for children, given that the owner has his own children (not toddlers).
The suggestion about the welcome pack is well taken and has since been implemented for this apartment (which was recently offered at the time). We believe the price to be fair, but are always willing to compare to other apartments that offer the same or more for less.
Charming apartment in a good location
The apartment was everything we hoped for. An Eclectic and charming home. There were a few good Boulangeries and a small grocery store in the neighborhood which were convenient.
We were able to walk to Gare du Lyon to get taxis and pick up our rental car, Which also afforded another level of convenience.
The antique settee could use a seat cushion and a comfy chair ot two in the sitting room wouldn't hurt.