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Appartement Blanc

Marais-Oberkampf, Paris, France


  • Visit Pere Lachaise cemetery, where Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are both buried. It’s a real Paris landmark and not to be missed

  • You are just up the road from the magical Cirque d’Hiver. Make sure you check out the listings before you go so you can catch a show here - it’s worth it for the beautiful 18th-century building alone

  • Head north from République and loop around the Canal Saint Martin, a very pretty walk at all times of year and notable for its lack of tourists

  • Dive into the 4th, the prettiest quarter in Paris, where you’ll find stunning architecture at every turn: the impossibly pretty Place des Vosges, the old Paris of Boulevard du Temple, the Musée Picasso

  • If you want to, walk all the way into town for the Louvre, Notre Dame and other major sites. It’s no more than a leisurely half-hour stroll, but metros from République (3 minutes away) will whisk you any which way in no time

  • Take in a show at L'Opéra Bastille; the modern opera house designed to replace Palais Garnier (in the 12th arrondissement)

  • We loved using the Velib bikes. They’re cheap, really sturdy and very easy to ride. Bike stations are everywhere and there are plenty of cycle lanes. Great fun, so long as you keep one eye on the French drivers!

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Food and wine
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping/markets
  • Wine Tasting
Save to favouritesPrintMailAppartement BlancThere is much to praise about this quirky, comfortable bolthole and those looking for a simple pad in a cool location will be very happy here. You’re in the youthful 11th arrondissement, with the Place de la République at one end of the street and the Bastille at the other. There’s a varied assortment of independent bistros, bars and boulangeries around here, and we found it a real joy to stock up on cheese and wine before utilising the kitchen and munching down like the locals do. Set in a traditional 18th-century apartment block (smart but not overly grand), the apartment is insulated from the street noise by a cobbled courtyard, giving that rarest of Parisian commodities: a peaceful night’s sleep. Indoors it’s airy and uplifting in a simple way. Walls and parquet floors are painted various shades of white, and natural light pours in through the Parisian floor-to-ceiling windows. If it’s a sunny day you can even open the master bedroom doors onto your private terrace. There’s also a big comfy sofa, a TV and some books in the sitting room: perfect for relaxing before an evening on the town. But the biggest prize you get here is space with no one to bother you!

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