- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Villa Picasso, Montparnasse, Paris: Huge, sleeps 8, 2 baths, light and airy.
Villa Picasso is an authentic vintage town-house in the same leafy courtyard as Picasso's Montparnasse studio. Five minutes’ walk from the Luxembourg Gardens, it is very central with fast, easy access to all the sights via public transport.
A DUPLEX HOME WITH LIGHT, SPACE AND CHARM
This spacious, high-ceilinged, 2,200-sq-ft duplex positively drips with authentic Parisian patina and charm. Villa Picasso is not a sterile “rental property”, but a cozy family home built 109 years ago. Its charm is such that it is often used for film and photo shoots. The bright and ...Read more
PICASSO SLEPT HERE, WHY NOT YOU?
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
A NEIGHBORHOOD FOR STROLLING
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.
GETTING AROUND IS WONDERFULLY EASY
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 number 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 number 4 line (with a quick change) takes you to picturesque Pigalle and Montmartre in 25 minutes, or directly to Saint-Germain des Près in 6 minutes and the Latin Quarter in 8. 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 Quai d'Orsay Museum in 10 minutes, to the Louvre Museum in 12 minutes, or to Paris’s most famous department stores in 20.
A double-decker 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.
A VILLAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF PARIS
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, which streets provide the best shopping and where the best café terraces are for sipping a coffee and watching the world go by. The house is 200 yards from a guarded underground parking.
Guests often say Villa Picasso is not a house, it’s an experience. There is no better way to plunge into the life of Paris…as true Parisians live it.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: airport charles-de-gaulle, 12.99 miles
Nearest train station: Montparnasse; RER at Denfert Rochereau, 0.31 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 26, 2015
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- Corporate bookings allowed
- A/C or climate control
- Housekeeping Optional
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- High chair
- Towels Provided
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Washing Machine
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- 8 Dining chairs
- 14 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no