99 Rue de Seine

I arrived at 99 Rue de Seine yesterday morning. The one bedroom apartment is wonderful. It is in the St. Germain de Pres neighborhood. It has a large kitchen (by far the biggest and most open of any apartments I’ve rented before) a large and very comfortable king size bed, a good size sitting area, and a toilet separate from the nicely sized shower/bath and sink area. It has tall ceilings with exposed wooden beams, hard wood floors and tall windows that let in lots of light. Because the apartment faces the street it is a bit noisy, but I am in Paris. The neighborhood is bustling with activity, shops, restaurants and boulangeries. Yesterday I met up with a good friend who just happens to be here and we had lunch on Rue Cler at Cafe du Marches: coupe de champagne et Le confit de canard avec salad et pommes de terre. We had a yummy raspberry tart after at the artisan boulangerie kitty corner to the bistro. We walked from there to Napoleons tomb and the Musee Rodin. I would recommend all of the above if you are ever in the Rue Cler/Invalides neighborhood. I found the apartment online at Paris for rent. So far my experience with their organization has been good.
We had a delicious dinner at Bistrot d’Henri, 16 Rue Princesse. We shared a bottle of red wine, had a pitchet of tap water, an entree (appetizer) of avocado salad with crab, a plat (main course) – I had an incredibly delicious agneau roti 7 heures avec le gratin dauphines (7 hour roast lamb shank with scalloped potatoes) and we shared a creme brûlée for 47 euros each.
The sun is out today and it’s in the low 70’s. I wandered up to the luxembourg gardens and back down St Michel where I stopped in at one of my favorite shops, Rene Derhy. Then back down along St Germaine de Pres and a delightful 15 euro menu du jour at Il Suppli, 2 Rue de Conde.

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  1. Sasha Kohlhaas says:

    We lived here for a month. it’s so cute a bit noisy, but the Tabac Presse right across the street was handy. Mr Ho was very nice.
    The one thing I didn’t like was the 50lb colander hanging in the kitchen and the window kitchen when the smokers got going, but I kinda expected it in Europe. I also thought the doves in the inner cove/ kitchen window was charming. I didn’t mind the occasional feather a problem.
    The elevator was crazy small for my 6’4 hubby, but we pushed through LOL!
    The Champion super marche a block up was handy and Luxembourg gardens at the end of the block was heaven.
    We felt so safe in this area…loooove Paris!

    I’m glad you were able to experience this charming lil space too!

    Sasha K.

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