On the second floor of one of the most elegant buildings of the rue Blanche (period Directory and with custodian), overlooking the careful and quiet little courtyard, this apartment has been designed by an architect for an art collector as a single vast space, gifted with the comforts of a plushy pied-à-terre. The high ceilings, the curtains of light linen and the vintage parquet interact in harmony with signed paintings and furniture. Works and objects are often replaced or moved, renewing every time specially pleasant outlook and compositions.
A fully equipped kitchen is however discretly incorporated into the project of furniture, and the bathroom of moderate size has a large glass shower and wise lighting. Even some scenes of a film were shot in this space.
This charming pied-à-terre in the 9th in Paris is ideally located to reach the most fascinating and central places of the capital. Three are the Metro stations distant only a few steps from this location: Blanche (the square of the Moulin Rouge), Liège and Trinité d'Estienne Orves (where lies the suggestive Trinity Church). Explore the nearby Montmartre and its picturesque streets famous for their cafe and intriguing boutiques, is a dip in the Paris celebrated by the Impressionists and known by the whole world. The mills in this district (one of which was the Moulin Rouge) grind flour for the whole of Paris, hence the name of the rue Blanche where your apartment is located, the "white street"! Going down the avenue, however, you will be in the direction of the great courses, for shopaholics Les Galeries Lafayette remain a point of reference and then, right in front, how to quit up a break at a cafe watching the palatial architecture of the Opera Garnier? From the Metro Liège, however, you walk down towards Saint Lazare and from there the walk can continue in the direction of the Madeleine.
The neighborhood in which you will live is that of the highest concentration of theaters, large and small, and some less crowded museums such as that of the Vie Romantique in rue Chaptal, under the house, which also has a lovely garden with a secret cafe unknown to many Parisians!
You will not have to go far to try restaurants and bistros full of life and sometimes of live music, in the Rue Lepic much celebrated by the movie theater, where also lived George Simenon.
The most independent trends of fashion and art are told by studios, art galleries and creative's boutiques in the streets surrounding the rue Blanche, towards the Metro Saint George. In the apartment you will find guides and addresses to make absolutely pleasant and practical your stay in Paris.