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David H. W. Smith, Geneseo, NY 14454-9575 -USA- tel: 585 243 5077 email
Aug 22- Sept 22, 2005
My wife and I spent a month in this apartment on Voltaire. There are lots of people on the streets at all hours and this made us feel very safe. We liked that it was a real Parisian neighborhood and not touristique. The apartment itself was small but very thoughtfully appointed and has a great kitchen. The landlord was VERY nice and helpful. In short, we loved our stay there and would do it again in a heartbeat.
I'd be happy to answer questions if anyone wanted further information.

Carolyn Dean Carolyn Dean, Providence, RI - USA - tel: 401-274-2014 -

June 01- June 30, 2005
I stayed in the Bastille/Paris apartment for a month last summer. Although there are many Paris apartments falsely advertized as "Marais" when they are nowhere close to that area, this one is 5 minute walk to the edge of the Marais and barely a 10 minute walk from the Bastille. It is also a 20 minute walk to Belleville and other lively areas which all have their own character. If you are familiar with Paris, you will know immediately that it is superbly located. The landlords were always responsible and civil andprovided for my needs very well.!

Maria Schlotter , Budapest - Hungary. email

July 01- July 08, 2005
When we were in Paris placed in your flat, we spend a very nice time there Paris is wonderful, and people were very kind. Your flat was very nice, comfortable and clean. The underground was right close to the house, which was very, very comfortable. The internet access was also very good and usefull! We can find a lot of information considering out tours in Paris. We enjoyed out time in Paris, many thanks for it! Best regards

Erik Braun & Britt Wahlin, Cambridge, MA - USA
June 30- July 8, 2005
A lovely apartment--airy and light. It's just right for one or two people eager to explore all the sites of central Paris. Very near the Marais, Bastille, but not noisy, as the apartment is on the top floor..

Miguel Cincunegui, Buenos Aires - Argentina - email
March 30- April 30, 2005
This is to inform to whom it may concern that we have dealt with Ms. Elizabeth Ban in two occasions when we rented her apartment Bastille/arais and one year later another one. We found her to be trustworthy person to deal with, and we can say that the descriptions and features of her web site were truly accurate. It was for these reasons that we rented with her again back in May of this year. We signed contracts on both cases and there were no problems as we had at our disposal the manuals of all the appliances. As to the Bastille/ Marais at no time we felt unsafe because the area is pleasant and well located (only a five minutes walk to Paris New Opera and Bastille Square, and about ten minutes to Place des Vosges). In addition, the metro station Saint-Ambroise is only a few steps from the front door of the building. To sum up: our experience with this particular apartment and with Ms. Ban in general has been positive in every respect (cleanness, equipment provided, location and transportation and in line with the cost of the rental).
We, my wife and I would not hesitate to rent from her again

Andrew & Evan, San Francisco - USA, email
December 12-19, 2004
We stayed in this apartment for 11 days in December, 2004. The apartment is quite comfortable for a couple. The kitchen was great. The location is superb. Within walking distance to the Latin Quarter/Marais, but in a quiet, residential area. Rue Oberkampf is loaded with great shops. Great for 1 or 2 people looking to see Paris from a local perspective. Within 2 blocks of 2 different Metro lines-one right outside the door. Be sure to attend the Farmers Market on Richard Lenoir on Sundays.!

David Worson - Puglia - Des Moines, Iowa -USA - email
July 14- August 14, 2004

I would like to comment on how much I enjoyed staying at the aparishomes.com studio "Bastille/Marais". I stayed there for a month and never had any problems. The neighborhood is safe and friendly and not full of tourists. A real Paris experience. I spent many nights walking around and shopped at many small wine, food and cheese shops. There are several nice cafes (an Irish pub within walking distance) and the subway stop is just out the front door. You can walk to Place de Republique, Bastille and Marais. I enjoyed meeting the owner Elisabth, Charles and Gaelle and they went out of their way to make my stay comfortable. We have stayed in contact since. I would recommend them to my best friends.

B. Zurek Bernard Zurek - Germany
July 01- July 08, 2004

Schöne zentral gelegene und auch im Winter warme Wohnung, Metro direkt vor der Tür. Ausstattung NEU und funktionstüchtig. Würde die Wohnung sofort wieder anmieten..

Bettina und Kristof Klorek, Mainz - Germany
Sept 10- Nov 01, 2003
Wir haben das Appartement aufgrund einer Empfehlung der Opéra Bastille angemietet. Es ist sehr schön, ruhig und dennoch zentral (Metrostation direkt vor dem Haus) gelegen und auch die Ausstattung lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig. Geschäfte und Restaurants sind in unmittelbarer Nähe. Wir würden das Appartement jederzeit wieder anmieten und können es nur weiterempfehlen!.

Chris Doyle, Missouri - USA - email
August 14- August 24, 2003

We had a wonderful time! The apartment is in an excellent location, with a Metro stop right outside the front door. The apartment itself was clean and nicely decorated, with all modern appliances. The landlady (Elisabeth) was very helpful and gracious. WE HIGHLY recommend this place to Americans and other nationalities as well.

W. Odendahl, Kaohsiung - Taiwan -
June 11- Aug 11, 2003
It was very nice to stay at the small appartement as a couple. Little stores and bakeries are just around the corner and bigger supermarkets not far. We were able to go jogging all the way to Bastille and there is a Metro station (St. Ambroise) right in front of the house. The Landlord is very helpful and reasonable.

Sean Barkulis - USA - Tel:617-504-5840
Sept 10- Dec 22, 2002
I spent three months at the apartment at Voltaire. I had a very pleasurable stay. The owners/landlords were great and very fair. The apartment is a perfect size for one person, and two people as a couple. The apartment looks exactly like the photos from the website. The neighborhood is great and very safe. It is only a few minutes walk to the open-air markets and ten to fifteen minutes to three different bar/club areas (Oberkampf, Bastille and Republique). It is easily accessible to The #5 & #9 metro lines as well as multiple bus lines. Overall a great location and very safe. Landlords were wonderful.
Huge american Kitchen which is nearly impossible to find in any Parisian apartment. Great for short term stay.

Anonymous - USA -
Sept 01- Sept 03, 2002
I stayed at the apartment but for 3 nights, I found that is was exactly as pictured, and described on the Internet site. My dealings both the owner and her Mother were quite pleasant, and the transaction was handled with the utmost professionalism. The apartment is very comfortable, the appliances are new, and although in a central location, the apartment is fairly quite (although at the time there was a lot of construction happening outside). I would not hesitate to recommend the property to anyone.

E. Hume-O'Haire - USA -
Mai 10 - Aug 14, 2002
I spent three months in the apartment and found it to be very pleasant. The decor is bright and cheery, and it was equipped with everything I needed during my stay. The people in the building are very friendly. I felt very much at home. The apartment is located within walking distance of many wonderful parts of the city. I hardly used the metro since it turned out to be just as easy, and more pleasant, to walk to most places I needed to go to. I have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to others.

Jo Brown, Winchester, Hants - UK -
April 01- April 10 - 2002
The appartment was very well presented. All the fittings and furniture looked new and the place was spotless when we arrived. The location was fine, within walking distance of most of Paris and right next to the metro. All in all, a good find at a very reasonable price..