Residence Charles Floquet – Paris
Last Christmas we went on our first big long haul adventure, 3 weeks in Europe, which included a stay in Paris ! Being our first time, we were happy to go a little over our budget to get an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower. We had searched Airbnb but found nothing that suited us in the location we wanted. My hubby stumbled across an amazing bargain at the Residence Charles Floquet, a two bedroom apartment down from $1000 a night to $400...and in a location we couldn't turn down.
The apartment complex is in a beautiful little street with a walking distance of less than 100m to the Eiffel Tower. On the bottom storey was the reception area, and the staff were lovely, attentive and spoke great English. Access to our apartment was via a TINY old fashion gated style lift, which was a pain in the butt with 4 suitcases and 3 kids to lug to our apartment. There was also a staircase which the older kids often used and found it quite amusing watching us go up at each level through the doors and racing us to the top!
Once you open the door to the apartment, you can't help be floored by the beauty and charm of the traditional Parisian decor. The first thing that you notice is of course the large windows opening up to the view of tower, which you can see in all its unobstructed beauty.
There is a living room and dining room which have views to the tower, 2 bedrooms (one queen bed and two singles), kitchen, two bathrooms and a laundry. It is a perfect size for a large family, we had ample space for us 5, and was great to be able to do some washing!
The main selling point of this property for me was at night time...there is nothing more amazing than sitting in the living room drinking champagne and nibbling on French chocolate while watching the twinkling lights of the eiffel tower every hour. It really is a magical sight.
It's also walking distance to the famous Champs Elyees along the Seine, and at Christmas time when we were there the streets were filled with Christmas markets and decorations.
I cannot recommend this property enough for those coming to Paris and wanting to spend a little extra for that incredible view! It is worth every cent 🙂
Residence Charles Floquet - 8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris