Monday, June 29, 2009

A room with a view:

A couple of friends of mine rent out their apartment in rue du Gros Caillou, a quiet backstreet in the rather well-to-do Ecole Militaire area. If you need accommodation in Paris for a couple of days or weeks, this is your place!

While landmarks such as the Tour Eiffel, the Invalides, and Pont Alexandre III are all in walking distance, this is a residential quarter with a local atmosphere and several neighbourhood stores and boutiques in close proximity. The great chef Christian Constant having four restaurants just a block away isn't an inconvenient either... People often say that Paris is more like a collection of small towns than one big city; seldom is the saying more true than here.

The apartment dates from the turn of the last century. Renovated in 2003, it comfortably houses two people and can accommodate up to four. Far more than just a place to crash after a day of sightseeing, shopping or work, this is a true home from which you will leave with an insider’s experience of Paris.


  1. Breakfast at the Café Constant, lunch at the Cocottes, dîner at the Violon d'Ingres.
    Life is beautiful !

  2. Oups ! dinner, not dîner...

  3. Dîner sounds better for Le Violon d'Ingre ;-) In between those approximately 4000 kcal, you can pop over to the park for a jogg!

  4. By the way: the website has changed: