FAQ (frequently asked questions)
1. Is the Apartment in a safe area?
Yes. It's in the heart of Paris where it is always lively. The streets are well-lit at night, there is a code to enter into the building, and of course we're always near by if you're ever in need!
2. Where is the nearest grocery store?
There is a large supermarket on Rue de Rivoli not far from the apartment, however; the area around the Marais and the Ile St. Louis are known for their small specialty stores where you can find the best bread, cheese, wine and meat in Paris.
3. Can I make calls from the Apartment? How much are they?
There is a phone in the apartment, and you can call to the US for FREE with our carrier!
Some other destinations are free as well, please e-mail us with a list of countries you would like to call, and we'll let you know how little our carrier will charge.
You can also buy a pre-paid MobiCarte, which is a SIM card you can buy at any Tabac, to use with your own cellphone here.
4. How do I get there from the airport? How much is it?
-- TAXI : 35-45 Euros
-- Direct Train (RER B) from Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport to Gare du Nord, Chatelet or St. Michel metro stations : less than 9 euros/per person + a short walk to the apartment
5. How do I get around?
There is a vast metro/bus/train system in Paris that is easy to navigate, although the best mode of transport when you stay in the center of all the activity is by foot!
There is also a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing boat! The lastest marvel is the new bike rental system! You can find one on almost any street corner - just rent it for however long you wish with your credit card (at what looks like an ATM) and off you go! (You can even return it to a different location, too).
6. How much would it be to stay in such a great location at a Hotel instead?
In fact there are no hotels directly on the Seine River on Ile de la Cite, that is what makes our apartment so special!
And we have all the amenities of a hotel - plus so much more!