Centrally located in the Left Bank\'s Latin Quarter, this three-bedroom, two-bath apartment sleeps up to eight adults and is perfect for a family or even two couples and their children. On the second floor with an elevator, Apartment Balmain is literally steps away from the Place Monge fresh food market, the Place Monge Metro, and only a few blocks from the lively and popular rue Mouffetard market street. The Luxembourg Gardens are nearby, as is the Pantheon and the Sorbonne. A ten-minute walk will bring you to the Left Bank of the Seine, the Ile de la Cite, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
The apartment is in a typical Parisian residential neighborhood close to the popular rue Mouffetard, a pedestrian street which contains restaurants, food shops, and open-air food stalls. Also close by are the Pantheon, the Roman Arenas (Arenes Lutece), and the Botanical Gardens (Jardin des Plantes). It is close to a supermarket, several patisseries, and specialty fish, meat, and cheese shops.
This large (880 Sq. Ft.) apartment features a huge living room/dining room, a modern kitchen, two large bedrooms and a third smaller one, and two full bathrooms. Remodeled in 2000, it features the best of old and the new; antique furniture, but with a modern kitchen and bathrooms. The double-glazed windows keep noise to a minimum.
The living room is furnished with 1920\'s leather armchairs, an antique blanket chest (as a coffee table), and a queen-size sofa-bed. On the shelves are antique leather-bound French encyclopedias and art books, as well as a stereo and TV/VCR. The floor-to-ceiling windows give the room plenty of light. It been remodeled with refinished parquet floors, but retains the charm of the original. The Dining Room adjoins the living room, and is furnished with an antique 18th century mahogany dining table and somewhat more modern cafe chairs. The table will sit 6-8 comfortably. A console on the side of the room holds linens. As with the living room, the floor-to-ceiling windows give plenty of light. The dining room has an antique carpet wall-hanging and a modern chandelier.
The owner\'s master bedroom is large by Parisian standards, with a queen-sized bed, a desk and chair, a nightstand, and a hanging closet. The second bedroom has a double bed. It is a little smaller than the master bedroom, but features a walk-in closet and windows onto the inner courtyard. The third, small, bedroom has a bunkbed for two and plenty of shelving for storage. There is a window onto an interior courtyard, so this room has the advantage of being both cool and quiet.
The fully-equipped kitchen has a Refrigerator/Freezer, Halogen four-burner glass cook-top with multi-speed ventilation hood, a multi-function convection oven, microwave oven, and a dishwasher, as well as a clothes washing machine and dryer. There are also fans and an ironing board and iron. A complete assembly of cooking and serving utensils are provided.
One of the two bathrooms has a full-sized bathtub with wall shower, dual washbasins, and toilet. The second bathroom has a walk-in shower, basin, and toilet.