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“Tres magnifique!”
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Artist's studio in house. Comfortable bed in white sofa.
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Artist's studio in house. Comfortable bed in white sofa.
A nosy neighbor named Pablo.
You'll have a rare townhouse smack in the middle of Paris.
One of our guests.
The same 1906 model that Ravel used to compose 'Bolero'
Hundreds of CDs and tapes hiding behind that palm.
Sorry, the model doesn't come with the bed.
There's no end of things to look at.
Your host, Steve, is second from left
Big living/dining room. Table seats 8.
Oil on canvas by 19th century minor French master.
A statue of a minstrel from medieval times.
Watch your neighbors stroll by as you eat. Of course they can watch you too.
We can't resist making things look nice.
If only you could tan through windows....
Your eat-in country kitchen...
...has all the modern conveniences, plus a stock of oils, vinagers, condiments, coffees and teas.
Bedroom on quiet garden with working fireplace...
If you sleepwalk you'll have lots of room.
You can cuddle up in front of a crackling fire.
Your Neighbors include 2 emergency doctors and 3 working artists.
Large upstairs bedroom...
has a working firelace and...
...an en-suite bathroom.
Another bathroom: toilet, bath, stand-up shower, 2 sinks and 2 hairdryers.
Same bathroom, opposite direction.
2 Metro lines. You can see the house behind it on the right.
Metros are clean, silent and easy to use.
The Luxemburg gardens, 5 minute's stroll from the door.
...Rent a little boat if you like sailing.
There are sidewalk cafés on virtually every corner.
More artist's studios across the street.
Farmers' Market Wednesday and Saturday 100 yards from the house.
It becomes an arts and crafts market on Sundays.
Montparnasse cemetery just behind the house.
Paris has art everywhere. This is a neighboring building.
An amazing fountain, 100 yards from house. It flows in summer.
The Catacombs, 200 yards from your door.
Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art,  100 yards from house.
Quai d'Orsay Museum (my favourite) 10 minute bus ride from your front door.
Two-minute walk to famous brasserie La Coupole.
Duc, perhaps the world's best fish restaurant , directly across the street.
La Mère Agitée, unique.
A favorite with guests; geat home cooking 30 yards from the house.
Where Picasso and his friends passed their afternoons.
Interior of La Rotonde.
As seen from top of Montparnasse Tower, 200 yards from house.
Walk to Notre Dame Cathedral in 20 Min.
Even the department stores are beautiful.
And cloudy days can be breathtaking. The Seine is a 30-minute stroll away.
The French just don't know how to do ugly! (Pont Alexandre III)
In fact they create beauty without even trying. (Pl Furstenburg, 20 min. stroll)
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Paris, Ile-de-France

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Patti4160...
Haverhill, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tres magnifique!”
Reviewed 16 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Staying at Villa Paris Picasso made our trip to Paris special. The apartment is charming, spacious, very clean, comfortable, well-equipped, great location ... It was grea!. Steve was a delight to work with and went out of his way to assist with whatever he could. We were three couples and everyone on of us agree that staying at Villa Picasso was a very memorable part of our trip.

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jeftuxedo
Tuxedo Park, New York
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8 reviews
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“Great Parisian experience! Wonderful space for 6+ persons. Highly Recommend!”
Reviewed 5 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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The apartment is very centrally located and the Raspail Metro stop is literally out the front door and a few steps to the left. From there, it is a quick Metro ride to all of Paris.

The house is in a lovely residential area of Montparnasse with plenty of cafes (check out Le Petit Broc and Le Jockey among others), restaurants (La Mere Agitee, Fondue and Raclette on Raspail and Il Barone among others). There is a very nice smaller supermarket, Franprix, just one short blcok away and a laudromat if you need, although the apartment has a washer and dryer.

The apartment itself is lovely!. It is old, is beautifully furnished with antiques and artwork and it is SPACIOUS. The rooms are large with high ceilings so you will not be experiencing a $400 a night sterile hotel cubicle here. You and your party will be on two floors and there is a lovely courtyard in the middle of the surrounding buildings (the building across the courtyard to the left is where Picasso had his studio). Just open your shutters and enjoy the lovely Parisian evening breezes!

We particularly enjoyed having our breakfast every morning at the large table in the living room. There are numerous boulangeries in the neighborhood where you can pick up amazing baguettes, croissants, pan au chocolate and other freshly baked items.

Steve, the American owner, is a total groove; was extremely helpful and was there to meet us and give us the tour around the apartment to explain everything. When he is not living there, he is a short phone call away should any problems arise.

In short, our stay at Villa Picasso was " tres fantastique" and will always be in our memories of places that we have enjoyed the most. We will definitely want to stay there again!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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AJA36507
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“A happy experience”
Reviewed 22 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We were a party of six spread out in four rooms/bedrooms in August 2012. Very nice and helpful American owner who is a longtime Paris resident. Nice neighborhoody (not touristy) location with lots of amenities and daily services nearby. Metro with 2-line access steps away from the front door. Lots of room to spread out.

2 queen-size beds, 1 fold-out queen-size couch, and one child's bed (we understand the child's bed is being replaced). Check with the owner. Other posted reviews provide a fair representation of the premises. Don't expect new furniture. Complete upstairs bathroom. Downstairs only a toilet in small w/c room. Well outfitted: WiFi, printer, electronics, television, books, CD's, art.

Overall a relaxing somewhat funky pad that provides a good base of operations. A good value for a group of our size.

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jackiesum...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Quirky Parisian experience”
Reviewed 26 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Six friends, (2couples and 2 singles) stayed here in June 2012 for 4 nights. The apartment is light and large and full of objects d'art, books and plants. It had a very Parisian vibe. Brilliantly located for the Raspail metro (1 minute away) from where you can reach all areas of the city, local amenities (local supermarket, restaurants and market) and 10/15 minutes walk to Jardin de Luxembourg.
This is a lovely place to stay with a great deal of atmosphere but we found 1 bathroom a bit of a strain with 6 people sharing. The other bathroom is a downstairs toilet, not a bathroom. There is a basin in a small room next to the double bedroom upstairs but it is not en suite.
There are 2 double beds, a pull out sofa and a small child's bed, so for the 2 single adults in our party one adult had the child's bed which wasn't ideal. Storage for clothes doesn't seem to have been factored into the apartment, there isn't any, but we just lived out of the suitcases.
The living space is large, plenty of seating, and very atmospheric, surrounded by lovely things.
The kitchen is small but adequate, dishwasher works well and there is a large frig. Lots of supplies of everything, including condiments, spices etc. which you can use.
The market on Bvd Edgar Quinet on Saturday is well worth a visit.
The owner sends a comprehensive per visit info sheet which is very useful.
I would recommend this apartment but it would probably suit 2 couples better rather than 3 due to only having one bathroom and limited storage. However it is a truly French experience.

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Liked best: Location, French vibe
Liked least: Beds for 6 adults, cleanliness, lack of storage.
Travelling group: With Friends
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Bakpakgur...
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Return trip to Paris Villa Picasso was Perfect!!!”
Reviewed 29 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

This was my second trip to the Paris Villa Picasso in the past 18 months. It was just as wonderful this time. The house is a destination unto itself. It has all the amenities you could wish for, in addition to its charm, eclectic decor, and very spacious layout. The neighborhood is among my favorite in Paris and the ease of getting there and around the city with its vicinity steps from the Raspail metro make it a premier place to stay when in Paris. I really cannot say enough about how much my friends and I love this home. If you are considering going to Paris and you need space and want the true charm of Paris, Villa Picasso is a must stay.

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Liked best: The Charm, Location
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
29 May 2012
Hi Monica,

Thanks for the terrific review.

Best regards, Steve
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