Central Paris - comfortable 1-bedroom flat

Home exchange
Central Paris - Metro Denfert / Quartier Latin, Paris, France
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


  • Highlights:
  • Central location
  • Comfortable, clean, recently refurbished and fully-equipped
  • Superb transport connections
  • Large choice of bars, restaurants and shops in the area
  • Within striking distance of the famous Marais gay district

The apartment is located in central Paris, on the second floor of a typically Parisian building. Its four large windows overlook a lovely inner courtyard. It is a quiet and comfortable flat of 50 sq. m., with one large bedroom (queen-size bed), a double living room with a sofa (convertible into a double bed), an open-plan study area with a big desk, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with bathtub. The place was recently renovated and decorated to our own lovely and impeccable taste ;)

The equipment in the flat includes a brand-new HD 50-inch TV, WiFi access, a washing/drying machine, a large fridge, an oven and a microwave, a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee-maker, and all the essential amenities (do not hesitate to ask for particulars if necessary). There is also ample storage space, including a very large wardrobe.

Although the flat itself is very quiet, it is actually at the heart of the Left Bank and you will be spoiled for choice. It is within walking distance of a number of famous Parisian landmarks, such as the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, Notre-Dame, the beautiful Luxembourg gardens, and the promenade along the Seine.

It is extremely well-connected to public transport: the entrance to the Metro station of Denfert-Rochereau is located exactly in front of the building, while at least four other Metro stations are within easy walking distance. A large number of buses also run exactly in front of the building, along the Avenue du General Leclerc and the immediate neighbourhood. There is direct transport to/from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports (40 min train ride and 20 min bus ride respectively).

The neighbourhood itself is a safe and charming Parisian one, with many bars, restaurants, stores and cinemas close-by. A pedestrian street (Rue Daguerre) with a daily market as well as shops and eateries runs alongside the building. Furthermore, at the ground level of the building there is a large super-market, so that you are always a couple of minutes away from any necessary groceries.


Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Weekend exchange
  • Open to suggestions
  • Second-home exchange

Preferred destinations

  • New York
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australasia
  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration 1-2 weeks
Location: Nearest gay scene is a ten-minute metro ride (to Marais)
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Ensuite Bathroom(s), Privacy, Security / Doorman, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite or Cable, Stereo System, TV, Plasma / LCD TV, Video
Internet access: WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Fitness Centre / Gym, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, Nightlife, Park(s), Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums


Reviews from other users

Nikos and François visited Valencia last week. It has been a pleasure to meet them in person, as when we visited their home in Paris in 2017 we did not meet there.
The communication before the trip was fluid, fast and pleasant. We spent a good day together, eating, drinking and walking through the maritime district of Valencia on a sunny day. Great conversation, fun and entertaining. And maybe we repeat visits in a few years !!
They have taken care of our house as if it were really theirs, we have received it in perfect conditions.
Thank you François and Nikos, it has been a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future.

César stayed in May 2019

From 25 till 29 of April 2016 I had the pleasure of staying a second time in the apartment of Nikos and Francois. This time we opted for a non-simultaneous exchange as we could not match our preferred dates, so Nikos and Francois stayed in my apartment from 7 till 10 of June in 2018. Just like the first time it was very easy to arrange the swap through Skype and WhatsApp. And as both off us knew what to expect and where to go it all went nice and smooth! As before I can wholeheartedly recommend an exchange with Nikos and Francois!


Robert stayed in Apr 2016

We stayed in their wonderful, cozy and quiet apart for 5 days early December in 2015. The apartment was ideal as it was very near to a metro stop. We planned to visit museum during our stay and it was only a short trip with the metro to for example Centre Pompidou or Museum Du Louvre. Perfect for us! The apartment was very comfortable with a nice view on a quiet courtyard. The bathroom, the kitchen with all the necessary utensils, the comfortable living/bed room it was all very much to our liking. In the local area there are lots of local Parisien boulangeries. There is also a small market just around the corner offering a wide range of local products and a convenient supermarket. Nikos and Francois are lovely and very easy to get along with to arrange an exchange. They left my apartment in Amsterdam as it was as we left it. I can only say that we had a lovely time and warmly recommend Nikos and Francois and their lovely place to anyone as HATW swap partners!

Robert stayed in Dec 2015

We are very grateful to have exchanged flats with Nikos and Francois for two weeks during July in 2016!

Nikos and Francois have decorated their clean and comfortable flat in a white and red theme that is very refreshing to the eye, giving the apartment a light and positive feeling. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there.

The flat faces a quiet interior courtyard so that even though it is within the busy city one has a feeling of peaceful seclusion and there is no traffic noise from the surrounding city. The apartment building is attractive and well maintained.

It cannot imagine a better location for our visit to Paris: the immediate neighborhood is charming, and downstairs is a grocery store with every practical item one could need. Around the corner is Rue Daguerre, a street with many colorful outdoor food markets, wine stores, boulangeries, bistros and restaurants.

Only a few steps from the building entrance is Place Dengert-Rochereau which is a major transit intersection leading to all parts of Paris. This was a great convenience - the location could not be better in every way.

Nikos and Francois were very alert, helpful, and quick to respond to any questions. They left our apartment in perfect condition. I had the privilege of meeting them upon my return to New York and on a personal level they are the two nicest and warmest gentlemen you will ever hope to meet.

We were very fortunate to have exchanged homes with Francois and Nikos, and highly recommend them and their charming flat to anyone considering a swap on HATW!

Jonathan and Daniel

Jonathan stayed in Jul 2016

Spending a week at François and Nikos's house has been a unique and unrepeatable experience !! We already knew Paris from previous trips, and our stay at their home has been perfect for a relaxing vacation. Very well connected with the Orly airport, train network and two metro lines and city buses to reach any corner of Paris easily, or even on foot. Many services on the avenue: shops, hairdressers, supermarkets, bars, restaurants ... As well as numerous tourist attractions worthy of visit: Luxembourg Gardens, Catacombs, University City (for lovers of architecture) Sorbonne, Pantheon ...

The apartment itself is magnificent, bright, perfectly equipped, quiet to rest, spacious ....

And they are a fantastic couple, kind, always attentive to any query we made, via whatsapp, mail, skype .. Immediately communication.

Thanks Nikos and François, we are waiting for you in Valencia soon !!

César stayed in Aug 2017

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