Tucked away in this 1892 edifice, with its classic facade, situated in the middle of one of the world's most famous Parisian streets, rue Lepic, is a charming 2 bedroom apartment that is sure to please.
Lepic Retreat was renovated specifically to meet the needs and demands of the most discerning traveler. We have truly tried to think of everything and more to make your stay here with us one that we hope you will not soon forget.
The style of this apartment is classic, à la Française, but with personal modern touches. The mix of colors chosen for the furnishing and the walls, come together to create a relaxing & elegant space. The light fixtures were hand picked from a very fashionable boutique. The decorative touches such as the mirrors and artwork were also selected from a local vendor on rue Constance and their addition evokes a sense of refinement and class.
The main entrance divides the apartment like most typical Parisian flats. The rooms facing the street (like all the rooms in the apartment), have large double glazed windows. You can decide to isolate yourself from the hustle bustle of rue Lepic or throw open the windows to let in the jovial atmosphere that locals and visitors have come to know and love.
To your right as you enter the apartment is the living room whose entrance door has been decorated with a motif of the Paris metro (in case you have forgotten where you are), is the heart of the apartment. This is where you will relax after a long days sightseeing, perhaps catching up on international news in English, Spanish, German or French among otherlanguages or making use of the laptop computer to surf the internet and plan out the next days visits.
The coffee table doubles as our dining table and is a truly ingenious space saving system that can be raised or lowered with the flip of a lever and opens out to seat up to 6 people.
Throughout the apartment you will notice the original moldings on the ceiling and walls recalling the grandeur of Parisian architecture.
A DVD player has also been provided along with a selection of DVD movies in English or subtitled. We have even put in a PS3 system and a few games for the young or the young at heart. No worries about staying in touch with family and friends - you can make use of the apartment's telephone to make free long distance calls to over 50 countries including the US and Canada as well as to landline phones within the EU.
Also facing the street is the twin bedroom where the beds can either remain as twins or can be put together as a king size bed upon request. The room is another tastefully decorated and restful space with a beautiful original fireplace.
The master bedroom faces the building's inner courtyard and is a quiet retreat. The large very comfortable queen-size bed will be a great welcome after a long day of taking in French culture. A large screen TV has also been installed here for the insomniacs amongst you. You may never want to get out of bed in the morning!
The kitchen is small yet incredibly well equipped with, dishwasher, 4-burner ceramic glass stove top, small washing machine and a combination microwave/oven. This kind of efficient use of limited space is something that Europeans in general and the French in particular, are famous for. You will be able to whip up delicious meals for your family and friends or just unwrap all the fantastic food that you have picked up from the local market and caterers.
The bathroom has a relaxing walk-in shower enclosure, with rail shower as well as a handheld. The heated towel rack not only keeps your towels warm but heats up the bathroom on a cold Winter's morning. The WC is separate from the bathroom making the morning routines more efficient.
You will truly enjoy your stay at Lepic Retreat and what better way to get a taste for Paris than to live as a Parisian in your home away from home.
You are between two metro stations here, Abbesses and Blanche (lines 12 and 2 respectively), and have various bus lines available to wiz you around Paris in a short time.
You can also make use of Metro Place de Clichy where you can not only use the metro but also use the buses 80 to get you to The Champs Elysee and the Eiffel Tower or the 95 for Saint Germain, and the Louvre.
All around "Lepic Retreat", are wonderful restaurants frequented by local clientele and tourists alike giving this area an established aire of authenticity. Start for example with "La Pomponnette" at 42 rue Lepic, which has remained in the hands of the same family for over 100 years.
Below us you have the Moulin Rouge with 2 shows a night delighting many who come from near and far. The famous red mill is illuminated at night and is definitely a must see.
Further south you are 15 minutes from the Grands boulevards and its "Grands Magasins", the Gallery Lafayette and Printemps offering luxury products from all over the world at these shoppers' Mecca.