- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
PICASSO SLEPT HERE, WHY NOT YOU? The Villa is an authentic vintage town-house in the same leafy courtyard as Picasso's Montparnasse studio. Four bedrooms, two baths, sleeps eight, five minutes’ walk to the Luxembourg Gardens. Very central with fast, easy access to all the sights via public transport.
Our family's spacious, high-ceilinged, 2,200-sq-ft duplex positively drips with authentic Parisian patina and charm. Villa Picasso is not a sterile, un-lived-in “rental property”, but a cozy home. It is virtually unchanged since it was built 108 years ago, and is often used for film and photo shoots. It was partially renovated in Apri...Read more
Villa Picasso, Montparnasse, Paris
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Villa Picasso is ideally located for visiting all of Paris on foot or by public transport. It is a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens, an easy 20-minute stroll to St-Germain des Près with its renowned cafés and high-end shopping, 25 minutes walk to the historic Latin Quarter, 30 to Notre Dame Cathedral, 30 to the tree-shaded quais of the Seine. And you are surrounded by the inimitable ambiance of Montparnasse, which has long attracted famous artists and writers from around the world.
If you prefer to ride, the house is extraordinarily well served by public transport: It is literally 10 steps from 2 Metro (subway) lines at the Raspail station. The n°6 line will whisk you directly to the Eiffel tower in 7 minutes, to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees in 15 minutes. The n°4 line (with a quick change) takes you to picturesque Pigalle and Montmartre in 30 minutes, or directly to the heart of Saint-Germain des Près in 6 minutes with its famous cafés and high-end shopping; in 8 minutes you will be in the picturesque Latin Quarter, just steps from the Notre Dame Cathedral; and in 30 minutes you'll reach the world's most famous flea market.
A public bus that stops just across the street from the house will take you to the Louvre in 12 minutes, or to Paris’s most famous department stores in 20. A double-decked sightseeing bus also stops just across the road every 15 minutes. Hop on for a guided tour of Paris. You can hop on or off at any stop. It is the easiest and quickest way to get acquainted with all the sights of the city.
Immediately around the house you will find plenty of food stores, bakeries and supermarkets; literally dozens of restaurants for every taste and pocketbook; as well as museums, theaters, cafés with sidewalk terraces, cinemas and, of course, the studios of famous artists and writers of the past (and present!): not only Picasso but Gauguin, Modigliani, Max Jacob, Henry Miller and many more. You can virtually step into their lives by discovering their favorite neighborhood.
And Montparnasse has not lost its flavor. Many studios and lofts are still occupied by working artists. You will meet them when you shop at the local street markets (not to be missed, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, just around the corner from the house) or in the local supermarket 60 yards from your front door. The house is in a very quiet, safe area. You will also be surrounded by friendly English-speaking neighbors who share our courtyard/garden.
Finally, your host will personally introduce you to his favorite inexpensive local restaurants, where you will be greeted as a friend. He will show you where to buy fresh warm croissants and bread for breakfast, and which streets provide the best shopping. The house is 200 yards from a guarded underground parking.
There is no better way to plunge into the life of Paris…as Parisians live it.
More About This Location
Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water park nearby, Horse riding nearby
Nearest beach: Dieppe, 100 miles
Nearest train station: Montparnasse, 0.3 miles
Nearest airport: Orly, 12 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on May 09, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $1,500
- For each extra bed beyond 4 double beds | $30 per day
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
*USD $650/n rate applies when paying owner directly (credit card via PayPal, check in USD, bank transfer, cash).
*Rate paying through TripAdvisor or FlipKey: USD $700
*30% down-payment to confirm reservation with credit card via PayPal, check, or bank transfer. Balance due before or upon arrival by credit card via PayPal, check or Euros cash.
*Security against damage: check or PayPal for $1,500; or €1,000 Euros cash, which will be returned upon departure.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: The Down Payment will be returned in full if the Guest cancels his reservation more than 60 days before his arrival date; 50% of down payment will be returned if the Guest cancels his reservation more than 30 days before arrival date. After that date 100% of down payment is forfeited to Rental Agent. (Travel insurance is never a bad idea.)
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- 8 Dining chairs
- 14 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 2200 square feet