About the Homestay

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Warm and hospitable stay in a 1870 town house with its own garden, located in a private condominium and in a quiet and safest neighbourhood within Paris intramuros.
Used to hosting international travellers, foreign students or just citizens of the world (except French ones) , I greatly enjoy helping them discover the city for a full immersion in French culture and habits according to their areas of interest.
For those learning or improving their knowledge of the language, I provide French lessons on a daily basis, prices to be negotiated according to level and frequency.
I am French, retired, speak fluent English, understand Spanish and a little German, but above all, I am an unconditional green and pet lover .

The newly refurbished bedroom occupies the whole 2nd floor of the house and grants a complete privacy - ideal for those who want to study or work in a quiet environment, when not simply rest after a full day wandering throughout the city. The WIFI connection is excellent in the room. The shower is private but not on the same floor as the bedroom. Sheets, towels and a bath gown are provided every week. A hairdryer is also available. Laundry and cleaning on a weekly basis.

The room fee includes access to the kitchen to prepare breakfast and fix a quick meal in the evening.

During Spring and Summer time, the shady garden is a perfect place for a cup of tea or a drink at the end of the day if you are not tempted by the pub or the bistrot across the street.

The minimum stay is 4 nights. For students on a long term stay (from 2 to 6 months), a preferential rate is granted according to the duration of the stay.

Please note that there is a spare bed in the room which can be used for a short period (not more than a week) to welcome a family member or a friend (30 €/night).

Additional Info

Please note that because of its location on the 2nd floor and the shower not being ensuite, this homestay does not suit elderly guests or anyone with knee or leg problem.

My Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 4 nights

Maximum stay is for 300 nights

Check-in date must be before 24 Jan 2025

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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1 Single Bed

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Large and bright furnished 25 m² cosy quarters on the 2nd floor of the house (with a spare bed and a child mattress 30 €/night for 7 days max). Shower is not ensuite. Host pets do not have access to this floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
70
Weekly Price
420
Monthly price
1,200
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About the Area

This private house is located on Paris left bank, in the 15th district bordering the River Seine and abutting the 7th district. Central Paris can be reached within 15 mn by metro or by bus (stations are 5mn away, when not across the house). It is a 35 mn walk along the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower.
Direct bus to the house from North and East stations for guests coming from UK or Germany.
The area is residential and familial and homes many monuments (Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire, Invalides) , and various museums (Orsay, Rodin, Branly, Marmontan, Monet and Orangerie).
The house is at a walking distance from famous cooking schools CORDON BLEU and BELLOUET CONSEIL, 20 mn walk from UNESCO and is direct by metro to French language schools (SORBONNE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE and ACCORD).

It is close to the
- the TOUR MONTPARNASSE skyscraper, a large shopping center which offers panaromic views across Paris and the Seine river from the 56th floor
- BEAUGRENELLE, the largest mall in Europe with traditional Parisian department stores, a multi-screen cinema and a choice of many restaurants, overlooking the River Seine
- the AQUABOULEVARD the biggest urban water park in Europe, with two wave pools, 11 giant water slides, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, lazy rivers and a 4,000 m² stretch of sandy beach, plus a whole slew of water games

- FOREST HILL physical fitness center.

You will find around the house inexpensive but intimate restaurants, trendy cafés, bars and brasseries, wine cellars, cheese delicatessen and bio shops. There are 4 supermarkets and 2 groceries stores within 5 mn from the house as well as two street markets 3 times a week.
Elsewhere around, you will find parks, squares and gardens, a flee market at Porte de Vanves and an antique book market which sell quality goods each weekend at the Georges Brassens Park.

There is an English speaking doctor across the street and European Georges Pompidou Hospital is 10 mn away by taxi in case of emergency.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

The guest must be legal age and his/her Homestay profile showing a clear picture.
Once you have received confirmation that the room is available, complete your booking with Homestay in paying the registration fee which represents 15% of the total booking and does not exceed 250 €/$. Homestay will then send a confirmation email once the booking is completed on their site. At that stage only, can guest and host exchange direct contact details.

Your are requested to provide a photocopy of your passport or your ID card and of your flight details with arrival and departure times.

RESERVATION FOR A SHORT TERM STAY
You will receive your host bank details in order to settle the total booking fee to be settled 5 days prior to arrival in order to secure the reservation of the room. This reservation will be automatically cancelled if the host has not received your payment in due course. Please note that banking charges, if any, are yours.

CANCELLATION before arrival
The first thing is to inform your host and Homestay.com who will update and free the host calendar.
If the cancellation is notified one month before arrival, you will be refunded the amount you paid minus a processing fee of 150 € for bank charges.
If it is less than a month, a one-week package is kept and 50 % of the amount corresponding to the remaining period will be retained.
If it is made 10 days before arrival, the amount you paid will be kept by the host.

RESERVATION FOR LONG TERM STAY
Please note you will be requested to provide a civil liability insurance and a copy of the university or business school registration if you are coming for education purposes.
For a stay over sixty days, the room fee can be settled on a monthly basis on the 10th of each preceding month and a guarantee deposit corresponding to 25% of the amount due for the entire stay will be requested at the time you book Homestay.
This guarantee deposit is not refundable if the guest breaks any house rules or does not settle room fee on time.
CANCELLATION during your stay
If you cancel your reservation during your stay, the total remaining days are due.
If you settle the room fee on a monthly basis, a month’s notice must be respected and ideally a replacement must be found, otherwise the total remaining days are due for half the full monthly price without the reduction granted for a long stay. Please note that the garantee deposit will not be refunded.

During the period of the OLYMPIC and PARALYMPIC GAMES, you will be requested to settle 100 % of the stay before your arrival and notify 2 months in advance of any change for a full refund less 150 € for bank charges. If you cancel less than 2 months before the start of your stay, a refund of 50% of the stay is provided. For any cancellation during the period of your stay, there will be no refund given the rarity of days and events.

A set of keys can be lent to you with a guarantee deposit of 300€ to be refunded after you have returned the keys.

VARIOUS HOUSE RULES
Checking-in is requested after 3 pm and before 8:00 pm and checking-out is to be done by 11 am. However, exceptions can be made for long distance flights and luggage can be kept until the time of your departure.
Please let your host know about your move in and out of the house, especially if you expect to come home beyond 9 pm. Do not invite strangers into the house.
You are expected to keep the bedroom, the shower room and the kitchen perfectly clean and tidy after you are finished. Time and use of the kitchen is to be set with your host and is not allowed after 9 pm or during the night.
Any damages you may cause will have to be replaced or refunded and you will be given an invoice for your civil liability insurance.
Please keep your street shoes at the bottom of the stairs.
No food, no washing and no ironing in the room.
No noise or bursts of voices after 9:30 pm (house, garden and private alley).
Hosting is not just a business. It is also an art and I will do my best so you enjoy your stay in my home and keep a wonderful memory from your visit in Paris.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

45 Reviews

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

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    March 2024

    The host cancelled the booking 11 days before the arrival date.

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Laura during my stay. I had the chance to take a semester in France and was absolutely delighted to have met her. She was an immense help to both my learning of the French language and the culture itself. She made it a point to speak as much french as she could as well showing me famous french movies or shows that allowed me to deep even diver into France. I recommend her with happiness and hope that you will have a similarly good time as I did.

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    Japan

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Chez Laura is a homey place to stay. I enjoyed the location due to its easy access (within a ten minute walk) to two metro lines. The cafe across the street became my favorite hangout. Two blocks down from the house is a local park where I enjoyed picnics. The neighborhood is quiet and safe - a nice way to end a day spent among other tourists in the other districts. Laura will make sure you have everything you need.

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    Spain
    Age 25 - 34

    Automated Post
    March 2023

    The host cancelled the booking 3 days before the arrival date.

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    Colombia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    I enjoyed my stay very much! Laura is very helpful and adjusts very well to specific needs. She was very attentive to make my stay as if I was at home. I got to also plan and adjust some time to take her French lessons. The location is great, safe, and 30 minutes walk to the Eiffel tower which I loved because I was able to enjoy walks with pretty views. Definitely will stay again!

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    I had a great time at Laura’s! I had originally asked for her time and effort to help me speak French and learn more about the culture, and she didn’t disappoint. I really felt like a friend, we had a lot of conversation spanning many things and I learned so much about the cultural aspects of the language, country, and its film in ways that I had no idea about before.

    The location was wonderful and the room very comfortable. My only regret is I didn’t have time to stay longer!

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    As the other reviews have stated, Laura is the perfect host. I stayed for 2.5 weeks in June and truly had an amazing trip.
    I did French lessons every weekday with Laura. To begin with, my French was slightly rusty, but she was more than happy to go over and explain anything I was unsure of. She is a highly thoughtful and attentive teacher, selecting materials on topics I was interested in like politics and history. She even went out of her way to collect political pamphlets during the Legislative Elections for me to study, just one example which encapsulates how considerate and proactive she is. Through the use of videos, texts, radio, and conversing, my French massively improved throughout my stay and I have been inspired to continue learning since. Laura’s knowledge of French and English is perfect and thus she can tailor lessons to whatever your ability and interest are.
    I really cannot recommend staying with Laura enough. Not only was she an amazing teacher from whom I learnt so much, but she was also an exceptionally kind and caring host. I am eternally grateful to her for making my stay in Paris so brilliant and I look forward to returning in the future.

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    Large open plan townhouse on several levels with garden. Great place especially for first time visitors to Paris who need a little hand holding and advice on what to see and where to go as Laura is always willing to go above and beyond for her guests with wonderful tips and suggestions. She adores speaking English with her guests; she is perfectly bilingual. In fact when I met her I thought she might be British, it’s that good. A great place for dog lovers too as she has three cute well behaved ones. if you are not a dog lover, no worries, they will never come to your room as they are not allowed and the steps are too steep. Her « secret garden » is truly magnificent! I would not recommend this for anyone who cannot do several flights of stairs very easily or for anyone who ordinarily makes a nightly trip to the loo :-) so probably not the best for most seniors. A unique experience in a very special place I will surely never forget.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2022

    Laura is an amazing host, and her home is beautiful! She cares so well for her guests and truly wants to make sure you feel at home. She was so helpful in providing me with suggestions of sites to visit, places to eat, and general advice for my stay. Her home is also in a great location for exploring different parts of the city. I was able to take French classes with her and share some evenings watching French movies, which helped my learning and was such fun. She has amazing life stories to share, is a wonderful cook, and her chihuahuas are absolutely adorable. I would definitely recommend staying at her home if you have the chance!

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