A lot of bed and breakfasts are run by empty nesters or young people looking to make the most of a spare room without devoting any time to service and some not even offering breakfast. Peet Verrest, owner of A Room in Paris, is not one of these people. He is very serious about making sure all his guests are taken care of and feel at home while staying in his beautiful 5-bedroom Bed and Breakfast. This grand Parisian apartment is in a Haussmann-era (early 1800’s) building.
Enjoy a beautiful Parisian neighborhood
A Room in Paris bed and breakfast is conveniently located in the 10th arr., a 3-minute walk from Gare du Nord Station. After your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email that tells you exactly how to get there, no matter which direction you are coming from or which means of travel you are arriving by (covering trains, planes, and arrivals by car). Get a real feel for Paris walking through the neighborhood and checking out all the shops, cafes, and great restaurants. You will not be staying in the heart of the tourist district; however, you can get to The Louvre, Notre-Dame, and all other tourist attractions in under 15 minutes on the metro lines.
Relax in the oversized rooms
Five oversized rooms are available, some of which can accommodate up to four people. Three rooms are in the main part of the apartment, sharing two bathrooms, along with the communal breakfast area. The other two rooms have their own private bathroom and separate entrances. All rooms are spacious with 11 foot (3.35 m) ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout. Marble display fireplaces and carefully selected antiques give each room its own unique feel. Low season prices are between 75 EUR (81 USD) and 105 EUR (114 USD), high season between 85 EUR (92 USD) and 130 EUR (141 USD) a night. Breakfast is included in the price, but the tourist taxes are an additional 1 EUR (~1 USD) per person per night.
Indulge in a social morning breakfast
Breakfast is served every morning in the large communal living room, which is tastefully decorated with paintings and artwork from local and contemporary artists. Peet loves having breakfast and visiting with his guests. It’s a great time to meet with others and ask some questions, or share some tips and your experiences you had the day before. The morning breakfast selection includes coffee, tea, and juice; a selection of cheeses, meats, cereal, and yogurt. It also includes homemade bread, preserves, and sweet treats. You also receive a hot item such as boiled eggs or French toast. During one of our morning conversations Peet told me “I started November 2005 the chambres d'hôtes..; There is a significant difference between an American bed and breakfast and a French chambre d'hôte. In France, it has to be in your main house and you’re not alowed to have more than 5 rooms … and breakfast is obliged”.
A Room in Paris is unforgettable
Paris is always a place that people dream about going to. Whether your trip is a whirl-wind weekend, a guys or girls trip, or a honeymoon, your accommodations at A Room in Paris will make it an unforgettable vacation. During your stay, ask Peet where to go for the best views of the city. He knows an amazing place that is free of charge, few people know about it, and it is a less than ten minute walk from the apartment.
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