A September 2003 trip
to Paris by tellurian
Quote: Don't just visit Paris--move in for a week or more. Rent this delightful apartment for an unforgettable experience.
This apartment fit the bill and then some. Life at Villa des Platanes is the best of both worlds in many ways. The apartment is furnished with beautiful antiques and every modern convenience. It is a stunningly peaceful and secure refuge, but all of Paris is accessed with ease. The neighborhood has marvelous markets with the best provisions—from wines and cheeses, breads and pastries, fruits, vegetables and wild mushrooms, to meat, poultry, and fresh seafood—to bring up to the apartment or to enjoy at a table in the courtyard. There are also multiple choices of delightful places to dine out within walking distance and beyond, bien sur! You can walk up to Sacre Coeur or down to the Moulin Rouge. In between the sacred and the profane, you will find most everything else.
Traveling as a fourth-time-to-Paris couple with a first-time-to-Paris friend, we all found Villa de Platanes exceeded our expectations. The layout provided excellent space and privacy. Many niceties were found in every room, including the bathing room, toilet, salon, bedrooms, and kitchen. We felt instantly at home – the Montmartre home of our dreams. On the modern side, the Internet access provided in the apartment made it easy to stay in touch with our marvelous hostess, Gail Boisclair, and the rest of the world, as we wished…or not. Having online travel information at our fingertips was handy. For example, we looked up train schedules to Vernon for a jaunt to Claude Monet’s home and garden in Giverny.
Our week-and-a-half stay was nowhere near long enough. Have no fear renting this apartment. The presentation on the website (www.perfectlyparis.com) is an understatement, not an exaggeration, and the integrity and graciousness of the proprietress are the best you will ever encounter. If two bedrooms is too large for your purposes, Gail also offers a small cottage and occasional other properties belonging to friends through the same website. If you go, please give Gail best regards from Nina, Jonathan & Lisa.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 27, 2003
Villa des Platanes
60 Boulevard de
+33 (0)1 44 92 00 84
Bar Harbor, Maine