The photos taken with superlighting and a long lens make the apartment look much more colorful, attractive, fresher, and larger than it is in person. It is small and dreary. I was there in late November-early December and there is no heat in the kitchen and WC. When I arrived after 4 flights -- one of them across the Atlantic Ocean -- there wasn't even a bottle of water. Jet-lagged, exhausted, and thirsty, I had to go to the store for water. That felt cheap and downright inhospitable, possibly even cruel.
Well-apportioned apartment in lively neighborhood
Our family of four (two adults, two girls - 13 and 18) enjoyed our stay at the Canal View apartment. Things we liked: being in the heart of the Canal St. Martin district with convenient shops, bars, and the canal for evening strolls and picnics, good shower and well-stocked kitchen, good wifi, pleasant back patio, washing machine and dishwasher, close to Republique metro. Things that could have been better: when front windows were open to keep cool (no air con) it was too noisy to sleep without earplugs, transparent curtains in front room so those on pullout couch get early sun, and having only one toilet (with wonky seat) was limiting for 4 people. Staff were very helpful, and recommendations in the information booklet were useful. This is a great place for people who want to immerse themselves in Parisian city life at all times of day and night!
Lisa E,Apr 2020
Very Good Communications during booking and very helpful at day of arriviel.....
Nice Appartement - everything you need
Great location, comfortable apartment, and lively view
We've stayed twice in this apartment for extended visits to Paris. We find it the perfect spot for relaxed weeks of walking, cooking, and just hanging out. The dining room and living room are large and comfortable. There's a big balcony for eating outside, complete with honeysuckle and jasmine. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped. The bathroom has a great shower. We loved the bread and pastries at Aux Péchés Normandes around the corner. Best of all are the large windows overlooking the Canal, so you can see trees, people, water and boats throughout the day.
Kirsti from CaliforniaJun 2019
The apartment has all one needs to be comfortable including a pleasant view of the Canal Saint- Martin and a quiet private covered outdoor patio at the rear.
The apartment is situated in a great neighbourhood that has lots of restaurants and shops. Very close to the Place de la Republique that has 5 Metro lines at that station. Second time we have stayed there, and won't be our last.
Anthony WlockJun 2019
We had a great time indeed. Loved the apartment and location. A few recommendations - not complaints. Explain more fully how the hot water heater works, provide air freshner for the toilette. Other wise it could not have been better. We would highly recommend it to friends and family.
Kenneth SoulantApr 2019
Lovely Apartment in a great location
We stayed for a week in Paris and were really pleased we'd chosen this accommodation. It's homely, well equipped and handy for shops, eateries and the metro. Georgina was there to 'meet & greet' and we settled in very quickly. It's a great place from which to explore the city and always a joy to return to. There was a great buzz along the canal side on Friday evening when the picnic crowds appeared.
Ali BMar 2019
Wonderful stay in appartment with view at Canal St Martin
We had a wonderful time in the lovely appartment at the Canal St Martin. It was clean and cosy and has a complete furnishing.
Many metro lines nearby at the Place de la Republique.
Hope to go back one day!
Fan. PeeperkornMar 2019
Live like a local in Paris
The Canal View apartment offers a chance to feel like part of Paris without being inundated with tourists. It's located just off Place de la Republique in a neighborhood better described as interesting than charming: it's borderline hip nearby, working class across the canal, and generally "neighborhoody," but within walking distance of destinations such as the Marais or Ile de la Cite. Multiple Metro lines run through Republique, so it's easy to get around the city for farther destinations. There are markets, restaurants, boulangeries, shops, post office, banks, etc. nearby. In general, it's an easy and convenient place to live short or long term.
The apartment itself is much like the neighborhood - functional more than charming. It works well for up to four people, assuming two are kids who don't mind sleeping on a sofabed. The kitchen is very functional, reasonably well stocked and equipped, and even comes with an item missing from most tourist apartments: sharp cutlery! It was a bit cold inside during our mid-winter visit, but the heaters eventually warm the place up. Street noise and neighbor noise was minimal. It was too cold to take advantage of the terrace off the kitchen, but during warmer months this would be a welcome outdoor space.
In general, this apartment is recommended for those seeking to settle into Paris as a resident, even if for a short duration.
Tim H.Jan 2019
Lovely apartment, great location.
We had a fantastic week in Paris staying at this apartment. Having breakfast on the balcony every morning was delightful and the view over the canal was wonderful. The apartment is close to the Metro which we found easy to navigate. The sofa bed is really large and with the shutters closed at night I slept like a log. My son and his girlfriend felt the bed was very hard and struggled the first couple of nights. My only other criticism would be the lack of large drinking glasses. Lots of small wine glasses but only one tumbler. All in all a well equipped, attractive apartment with a great shower too! Would recommend it to anyone,
Caroline WardSep 2018
The appartment is bright, clean, and well located. Noisy street, but on the whole, a good choice.
Things to consider about the flat, just to help you to improve:
-The terrace overlooking the inner courtyard is quite dirty and the kitchen bench was full of ants, maybe because it has been very hot weather.
- A lot of (useless) glassware but there are no normal glasses for water, there are no 4 pieces of glassware the same.
- We have missed the bed sheets. Only Nordic quilts available on the beds. We needed something to cover us early in the morning, but a nordic quilt was too much.
- The Nespresso coffee machine is broken. The water deposit leakes. The agent already knew that from the previous guests.
- The oven does not work. The digital display is blinking all the time and does not react when you try to put the timer on with the central knobs.
- The laptop is quite hidden inside a drawer, and maybe you get in trouble if you try to make it work. The operating system is Ubuntu and you need to be an expert to know how to start the session. It is good to have some simple instructions in the guest’s book. It was not a problem for us since we had our laptop but maybe there are people relaying on the labtop of the appartment.
I hope that all our comments help you to improve.
ANA CRISTINA ADAMApr 2020
Wonderful as Usual- 3rd time renting
This is our third time renting this same apartment, for a total of 10 weeks. You couldn't ask for a better view- both from the front window and from the back terrace. It's in a perfect location- with a neighborhood feel to the convenience of the nearby Republic Metro stop.
S. Becky PerfectJul 2018
Great apartment, great location, great management team with smooth check-in process and very helpful tips for convenience and Paris touring. Will book again if it is available at my next trip.
Paul HJun 2018
Perfect place & location
What can I say only that we had a lovely time & thanks to your rep for waiting for us to arrive as our flight was one hour late and also there was an RER strike which delayed us a bit more in having to go and find a taxi.
One small thing which might help you. the coffee maker leaks water but was usable once we left it on the draining board. your rep told me the previous visitors had told him and he thought he had it fixed. Again thanks for your efficiency.
Jean DganenniJun 2018
Spent 11 wonderful days in Paris at the Canal apartment. The apartment was exactly as shown in the photos.
It was close to a grocery store, local bakery, 2 farmers markets and there was wonderful cafe/ restaurant on the corner beside the apartment. The kitchen was well stocked and we were able to cook most of our meals using fresh foods we purchased at the markets.
The beds, linens and towels were high standard.
The neighbourhood was lively and fun and we spent afternoons sitting by the canal sipping wine and watching the boats go through the locks.
We took the metro from the République station (a 5 minute walk away )to many of the major tourist sites.
Would strongly recommend this apartment as it gives you the feel of being in an authentic French neighbourhood but is close to the major tourist sites.
Great apartment with view
My husband and I recently spent ten nights here. The location is fantastic - lots of wonderful restaurants and shops, and easy to get anywhere via foot or metro. It was so pleasant not looking right into another apartment, which seems to be the norm in Paris. The view out the front window is the beautiful canal, and there is always something going on. The terrace out back is private and a wonderful place to enjoy coffee in the morning or a glass of wine during the evening. My only complaint is that the bed is a bit too firm, but that's just my personal preference. My husband loved it. Would definitely stay here again!
Light-Filled Canal Overlook
Paris in the winter can be depressing. It gets light late and dark early. So I was pleased to find that the apartment at 35 Quai de Valmy was filled with light from sun-up to sundown: Morning sun streaming in directly into the large window facing Canal St. Martin and afternoon sun reflecting off the apartments across the street, as well as onto and through the balcony in the rear of the living room.
The kitchen in enormous and well equipped (four different corkscrews!). The bedroom is attractive, and the bathroom shower is everything one could hope for.
Good restaurants within walking distance (as well as a Franprix), and the metro connection at Republique takes one most places in Paris without a transfer.
I was very pleased with the apartment.
Peter MuncieMar 2018
perfect location and cozy apartment
the apartment is perfectly located right around the corner from Place des Republique and next to Canal Saint Martin with a good layout and nice furniture, light and charm, full equipped kitchen, grocery and many restaurants around the corner.
So def a good place to stay when in Paris
Wonderful Month on the St Martin Canal
This is the 2nd time we rented this apartment for a month. I can honestly say that there is really nothing to criticize. It has the perfect location, in the middle of things, but one in which you still feel like you have privacy. The back terrace was why we initially rented this apartment over others. We had breakfast there each morning and the afternoon sun made it a wonderful place to have dinner. The metro stop (Republique) which is about a block away had connections to most places we wanted to go in the city. The rental process was smooth and the agency was very good about sending directions and answering any questions we had.
You would be hard pressed to find a better rental.
It was excellent and met My needs completely
Peter G. Apr 2017
3 days in Paris
Well located closed to Republique Place in front of Canal Saint-Martin. Nice flat, quiet, well furnished, closed to some bakery, Picard, small supermarket. We appreciated to be there - Main entrance with safety lock and underground parking in option (through a car lift). Overall nice organization for booking and local reception.
Jacquew W. Mar 2017
Very comfortable apartment in a great location.
The apartment is very well equipped, bright, clean and comfortable. The view onto the Canal Saint Martin is delightful and the area has everything. Shopping for groceries is easy and it is wonderful walking in all directions. There is convenient access to bus and metro lines for visiting museums, big stores, and all the rest of Paris. We had a grrat
Barbara G.Feb 2017
Clean. Well represented in the pictures. Great location.
Just far enough away from the major tourist sites to allow for a more authentic local experience. The flat even had a champagne stopper! How perfect is that?
Kimberley J.Jan 2017
Perfect Paris apartment in great neighborhood
We (two of us) stayed here for 12 days over Christmas and New Year's. From beginning to end, our stay couldn't have been better or more enjoyable. Cherline texted us just after arrival at the airport and met us at the apartment. She was completely professional, immensely helpful and quite welcoming. The apartment was perfectly prepared for our arrival. We made breakfast every morning (it's also around the corner from a wonderful bakery) in the well-stocked kitchen and had the majority of our dinners in the apartment as well. The appliances, including the washer/dryer, were in perfect working order and the refrigerator was full-sized and more than large enough for all food needs. The coffee maker and espresso machine were an added bonus. There were plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans and utensils. The layout of the apartment was ideal. Having the toilet separate from the shower was a nice feature. The apartment is incredibly quiet (a tiny bit of street noise, but nothing excessive) and there is more than enough room to spread out, whether relaxing or dining. The bed was incredibly comfortable, with lovely sheets, pillows and blankets. Towels are provided and the shower was fantastic - easily the best water pressure we've ever experienced in France! And plenty of hot water. The location is fantastic. It's in a neighborhood that (for now, at least) is low on tourists and results in a more Parisian experience. It's a very short walk to the Metro and there is a good grocery store on the other side of the canal. There are plenty of restaurants, boulangeries, patisseries and specialty food shops within a few blocks. Strolling along the canal made for a great walk. The heart of the Marais is very close and it's very convenient to and from the airport (CDG). We would absolutely stay here again the next time we're in Paris. It is affordable, perfectly-sized, in excellent condition and in a terrific location. I can't recommend it enough.
Douglas S. Jan 2017
The flat on Quai de Valmy was really excellent. We would definitely stay there again. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and some basic supplies. And the person who greeted us was very helpful with suggestions of nearby restaurants as well as commerces that he recommended. As always, for Americans, it would be great to have one more than one towel per person for longer stays but this has decidedly improved overall in France. The terrace was also wonderful for good weather, and despite the view from the apartment directly onto the Canal St. Martin, the bedroom was quiet and calm for sleeping. Overall, excellent.
Ellen B.Oct 2016
Absolutely amazing location
My wife and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary. The location, in the 10 arr right on the Canal, was incredible. The neighborhood is vibrant and young, with shops and any kind of restaurant you want. There are open air markets nearby, and it is a three minute walk to the closest metro station. The property was well maintained and had wifi. There is a cute balcony outside to enjoy wine and cheese while relaxing. I highly recommend this property. We could not have picked a better flat to live in for a week in Paris!
Mark W.Oct 2016
Schön, mit kleinen Mängeln !
Unser (3 Freundinnen) Kurzurlaub in Paris gestaltete sich angenehm und, bedingt durch die sehr gute Vorbereitung des Vermieters, absolut problemlos. Auch die Rückzahlung der Kaution erfolgte unmittelbar nach unserer Rückkehr. Die Wohnung befindet sich in einer sehr schönen Lage , alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gut zu erreichen. Die Ausstattung der Wohnung war auch völlig in Ordnung, wenn auch die Kaffeemaschine nicht funktionierte. Es gab allerdings eine Zweite, so dass dies nicht wirklich störte. Etwas zu bemängeln war der Zustand der kleinen Terrasse. Bei unserer Ankunft fanden wir diese weder gekehrt noch besonders aufgeräumt vor. Über die Entsorgung der völlig verwelkten Blumen in den Kästen hätten wir uns sicherlich gefreut . Auch ein Putzeimer und Leergut vermutlicher Vormieter mussten noch weggeräumt werden, um es etwas gemütlicher zu machen. Ebenso fanden sich im Kühlschrank noch angebrochene Getränke, die ebenfalls entsorgt werden mussten. Als etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig empfanden wir die Matratzen aller Schlafgelegenheiten. Hier ist vor allem die Schlafcouch hervorzuheben, welche zwar ausreichend groß für zwei Leute war, dafür viel zu weich und für unsere Begriffe , etwas durch gelegen. Aber dies ist natürlich auch immer ein persönliches Empfinden. Dennoch hatten wir eine sehr angenehme Zeit in Paris, was natürlich u.a . auch dem traumhaften Wetter geschuldet war. Wir würden die Wohnung trotz der kleinen Mängel weiterempfehlen. Martina, Dagmar und Regina
Dagmar B.Sep 2016
Great canal view
My partner and I spent two weeks at this apt. And truly loved it. By far, the best feature is the view out the French door windows which look out a canal lock on the Canal St. Martin. Boats came and went all day long. The bed was very comfortable and street noise was not a problem. There is both a McDonalds and Subways less than a block away. Very walkable to the heart of Paris. The Republique subway stop is very close and the 75 bus takes you in town.
Bob W.Oct 2016
Comfortable Home in a Great Neighborhood
My family and I loved our stay in this apartment. You look out on the Canal St. Martin and have easy access to great restaurants, shops, parks, and the Metro. The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to enjoy a few meals at home, and there's even a Nespresso machine for morning caffeine. Our train was delayed getting to Paris, but Ben rearranged his schedule to meet us at our arrival and help us get to know the apartment and the neighborhood. It was great to feel like we had a contact in the city who could help us. We'd definitely stay here again!
Randy in MDJun 2016
A fantastic area of Paris and a wonderful apartment
Quai de Valmy is a really vibrant side of Canal St Martin, and this lovely apartment is right in the centre of the action. Really spacious and clean, a comfy bed, and a sunny terrace all add up to a memorable stay in this buzzy and interesting area. The balcony overlooks the canal and it's lovely iron bridges, and is within a stone's throw of some really interesting and eclectic restaurants and bars - don't miss Marcel on the opposite side of the Canal! The agent, Ben, was delightful and very helpful, and despite the TV remote not working so we couldn't watch the football, tennis or Tour de France, it didn't matter as there was so much to see and do in the area. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment, and the area.
HAC86510 Jul 2016
Cosy Parisienne apartment
This is a lovely one bedroom apartment, a good size and well laid out. There are two large windows and a balcony overlooking the Canal St Martin so the aspect is very leafy and pleasing. Well appointed throughout with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is great, a short walk to Republic and lots of cafes and little food shops. And an easy stroll to the Marais district. Loved the four days we spent there, and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a truly Parisienne experience.
Jayne B.Jun 2016
Ideal accommodation ; great location.
The apartment is bright, clean and has a very enjoyable setting: from the front windows you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Paris and the view of the canal Saint-Martin, while at the back there is a quiet terrace where you can hear the birds singing and nurture live plants. Everything that a tourist could need was provided and worked perfectly, from umbrellas to a grocery cart, including a well-equipped kitchen and plenty of hot water. The layout of the apartment was perfect with all of the rooms, including the kitchen, having ample space. The living room area is comfortable and the large dining room table was much appreciated for entertaining. Closet space was ample. The immediate neighbourhood has many convenient stores and boutiques. The close proximity of the Metro at Place de la Republique (a big hub) allowed quick access to all parts of Paris, even though all of the main attractions are walking distance away. Elodie and James, from Paris Rental Connections, were dependable and pleasant. We will not hesitate to recommend the apartment to family and friends and will surely choose it for our next visit to wonderful Paris.
" Fantastic Apartment"
The apartment is absolutely wonderful - very secure. Overlooking the canal gave a completely different perspective of Paris in an area we have not visited before. Metro a couple of minutes walk away made this apartment very accessible to all parts of Paris you wish to visit. The amenities that are included in the price was absolutely awesome and on arrival Mats was very helpful giving us every detail that we needed to ensure that our stay was comfortable and informative. Would definitely recommend this apartment and would stay again if visiting Paris again
Wendy P - Date of Stay September 2, 2015Sep 2015
" Great Paris self catering accommodation, great location"
Great place, great location. Very good introduction to the apartment and its amenities.
Keith and Sue - Date of Stay July 1, 2015Jul 2015
We have visited Paris about 7 times in the last 10 years and have usually stayed in the 3rd or 4th, and have explored Paris on foot and by metro. We wanted to visit a different area on this trip. This apartment was the perfect choice. It is exactly as pictured/described - the sunny terrace was lovely for relaxing in the afternoon, and the living room overlooking the Canal was great for watching the boats waiting for the water in the lock to raise. The local agents were very responsive, from check-in, during our stay, and check-out. For those who enjoy cooking an occasional meal in, there is a wonderful Tuesday and Friday open air market only two streets away. Canal St. Martin is a lively, slightly gritty, young neighborhood. Weekends are great to for enjoying a picnic along the banks.
LaChinois Sausalito - Great location!Jun 2015
"Great Canal location"
Very nice apartment in a not-yet touristy neighborhood of Paris. The local agent was helpful with information about the apartment and the neighborhood, and was always available to answer any questions. The private terrace is sunny in the afternoons, and was a lovely place to relax between our morning and evening outings. There is a great Tuesday/Friday open air market just two blocks away on Richard Lenoir (where Madame Maigret shopped). The kitchen has everything needed for preparing the wonderful finds in the market. And, for morning coffee treat, there is a fabulous bakery around the corner at 34, Rue de Toudric. Their chocolate pistachio "escargot" (morning pastry) was mouth-watering (this is a bakery only, no coffee/tea served). We thouroughly The only thing we found that could use "refreshing" is the mattress. While comfortable, it is beginning to sag towards the center. We thoroughly enjoyed using this apartment as our base for exploring a new (for us) arrondisement.
Peggy C - Date of Stay June 4, 2015Jun 2015
Great location, nice appartment,we loved the balcony. contact with the agency was perfect and a very friendly rental agent wellcomed us.
Nina - Date of Stay April 6, 2015Apr 2015
" Quai de Valmy"
We spent 10 days in this apartment and enjoyed very moment there. It is ideal for a couple, is very comfortable, has all modern amenities and wonderful views of the canal and boats going though the locks. The apartment is only minutes away from Republique Metro and close to shops and restaurants. Located on the first floor above the street, outside noise is kept to a minimum by double glazing and shutters. The agent who met us was very courteous despite our arriving a few minutes late and made us very welcome. The agency itself made the booking easy. Given the opportunity, we would love to stay at Quai de Valmy again.
Lester - Date of Stay September 14, 2014Sep 2014
"Wonderful, relaxing place to stay in Paris"
From the first, this was a wonderful experience. The apartment suited us well, with space to spread out yet cosy enough to enjoy. The views over the lock were perfect. The wifi worked well and there were free calls to home (Australia) landlines as a bonus. All in all, we had a great time and are sure you would too.
Puddles46 Sydney, Australia - stay in Aug 2014Sep 2014
" Great Location and Comfortable Apartment"
My family and I spent four days in Paris and this apartment was everything we needed. It's very close to the Metro and within easy walking distance to a number of shops, restaurants, and museums. The apartment itself is quite comfortable. The kitchen is very well appointed with the odd little things travelers might need, such as scissors and olive oil. Also, the Paris agent, Mats, brought us a lovely bottle of wine, which was a nice gesture. All in all, I would highly recommend the apartment.
Jessika - Date of Stay July 19, 2014Aug 2014
" Apartment review"
Great spot, fun to watch the large boats in the lock.
The Macs - Date of Stay July 12, 2014Jul 2014
"Canal Side Apartment"
This apartment is conveniently for access to the Metro at Republic station, where a number of Metro lines intersect.
Guy E - Date of Stay May 20, 2014Jun 2014
" Great apartment,great area"
What a gem! Overlooking the canal with a terrace in the back. Didn't mind the resto beneath as it added to the environment and we went down there the first night for a fun meal. Not much noise as the double glazed windows cut out most of the street "noise" Good Cambodian restos over by the hospital and a great Indian restaurant other side of the canal with a name like Michelle ( not very Indian sounding) Looks and feels just like the description. Local agent very helpful. Go for it!
Andy A - Date of Stay May 7, 2014May 2014
"First Stay in Paris"
Quai Valmy felt secure and safe. It's located on a busy, lively street but you would never know because the windows all have their own safety screens that keep out the noise. We all slept great even though we stayed over the weekend and tons of people were enjoying Quai nightlife. Staying on the Quai was great because there are pocket parks located all along it. We took a long walk from the apartment down to the Seine, with our two kids. It was no problem for our teenager but getting to stop at every park along the way, really helped break up the journey for our younger son. There was even a flea market lining the Quai on Saturday and it was a great experience for us all. As far as the apartment goes it was clean and comfortable. Someone was in apartment when we got there and went over all the information about the apartment, such as how to work the appliances, tv, internet, heater, etc. He was very thorough. The washing Machine was interesting because it was also a dryer. Our family has multiple food allergies and we avoid gluten. Twice we visited Helmut Newcake, a gluten free bakery, which was less than a 10 minute walk from the apartment. It was excellent and one of the reasons we chose Quai Valmy was its close proximity to Helmut Newcake. There were also plenty of places to buy groceries nearby to meet our needs when we were not gorging ourselves on the gluten free treats. Another great thing about the apartment was that the toilet was in a separate room from the shower. It allowed more than one person to be able to use the facilities at a time. The apartment was great and we loved the location!
California - stay in Sep 2013Oct 2013
" Charming apartment, excellent location with terrace AND parking!"
We are regular visitors to Paris but this was the first time we had stayed in the Canal area. We were here for New Year and we were not disappointed. The apartment is comfortable, well equipped (especially the kitchen) with real attention to detail. The location is excellent, within walking distance of all the main tourist spots but in a quiet area, with a lovely view over the canal where we could watch boats navigate the lock. There are shops and a small supermarket close by and an excellent bar/cafe/restaurant called La Marine at number 55, which was lively and served excellent food. A bonus of the apartment was the secure underground parking and the sweet little terrace which, had it been summer, we would have made full use of. We were greeted warmly on arrival and presented with a bottle of wine. Every effort was made to ensure that we were well catered for. We had a wonderful week here and it would be lovely to return in the summer when the Quai really buzzes - we have walked here in previous years and it is a lively area especially further up the canal in Quai de la Seine. We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to explore Paris. It would cater for the needs of most people especially if you like walking the lesser known streets. (That said there is a metro station just around the corner and you can be at the Louvre in minutes). Excellent!
Aaron S - Date of Stay December 27, 2013Jan 2014
"Fantastic apartment - great for our little family"
My family and I loved staying at the Quai Valmy apartment. From beginning to end the experience was fantastic. The service from Paris Rental Connections was just superb. Friendly and efficient. Despite losing some crucial emails due to spam filters, Max our guide was brilliant and got us inside without a hitch. He was friendly, really welcoming and most important of all took the time to take us through the apartment and facilities in detail. The lift was a real plus, particularly as we were travelling with 2 young children and a few suitcases, so there was no struggling up multiple flights of narrow stairs with heavy bags! Although the apartment is facing a busy street, the double glazed windows cut out the noise from the street. The location is great, within a few minutes walk to the Republique Metro station. There are also supermarkets and restaurants nearby. And most importantly there is a brilliant boulangerie/patisserie around the corner that makes delicious baguettes, croissants and a myriad of French sweets. And finally I want to say a big thank you to the owners for providing such a well stocked apartment. They have been so thoughtful - there is a chest of toys for kids (a very welcome distraction for our two), ample kitchen equipment to cook from home, umbrellas in case it rained...it was the small details that made a difference. It really made for a great stay in Paris. I would and have recommended this apartment to friends and family!
Sydney Australia - stay in Jun 2013Jul 2013
"Great place to stay!"
Close to metro, alongside lovely canal in lively area. Agent was there to meet us and explained everything. Clean and well equipped. 2 adults and 2 teenagers but enough room for us for the 4 nights we were there. The terrace was great for a bit of extra space. Busy road outside but the double glazing worked a treat and we all slept well. Would recommend the apartment highly as well as the area.
England - stay in May 2013Jun 2013
" Nice apartment on 10eme arrondisement!"
We stayed at this apartment with my husband and my 18 month-old and we really enjoyed it. The toy trunk was a nice touch if you are staying with kids. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The location is great, very close to all means of transportation, and we had our own car so the parking space inside the building was definitely a must. The only cons I would have to comment on are the lack of A/C (which we knew about) and we could have opened the windows to let the cool night air in but the street outside was too noisy and my soon could not sleep (it is a very busy street, day and night, and also the cafe next door is very popular). Thankfully, we had the other window to the interior of the building, which helped. I loved the comfort of the elevator and the washing machine with dryer, which worked prefectly and it is very useful if you are traveling with kids and you want to pack light. A really good experience all around.
Marina D - Date of Stay July 4, 2013Jul 2013
"Alaskan in Paris"
The rental process was great - I relied on reviews and the response from the managers. I used PayPal with a credit card for security. The descriptions were accurate and the neighborhood was fun. Easy block or so to metro, great little restaurants and patisseries close. And watching the boats on the working canal was fun. It was nice to be out of the city a bit but close enough to trains and metro for quick city access. Full coffee pot as well as espresso and the washing machine worked well to clean up a week of clothes before leaving. I highly recommend this apartment.
Back in AK - Date of Stay May 16, 2013Jul 2013
We stayed a week in Quay Valmy in May. It was the perfect place to stay as it was very secure and had a great aspect and was also convenient to transport and walking to everything that Paris has to offer. Shelley was great in showing us all the details of the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped with appliances and cooking things. The terrace was lovely but the view from the front windows overlooking the canal was better - relax with a glass of wine and people watch after a long sightseeing day. We would highly recommend to others.
Deb - Date of Stay May 9, 2013May 2013
This is an excellent apartment in a wonderful location. The agent was exceptionally warm and welcoming. Also very informative and helpful. The apartment is small, but well-kept with all the amenities. Very, very comfortable and again - great location! Small disappointments: no facial tissue or toilet tissue. Bath towels were thin and worn.
WD - Date of Stay May 3, 2013May 2013
" Great experience overall"
We stayed in the apartment for 8 days. The apartment was clean, neat and everything was in great working order and the neighborhood was perfect. The person who met us at the apartment was very nice and spoke great english. She gave us a good overview of the apt and the area. The apt was very well stocked with all of the things you would need. Very secure location. Never had any concerns. We would highly recommend this apt.
Aaron - Date of Stay March 8, 2013Mar 2013
"Great location made our stay easy!"
With our 6 and 8 year old boys, we had a wonderful stay. We paid the extra amount and parked our car in the underground garage, then left it there all week. The nearby Republique metro stop was easy to maneuver, markets we very close by, fell in love with the Normandy pastry shop around the corner. Had all the amenities we needed so we were instantly comfortable there, used their tour guide extensively, cooked in the unit with ease, used the laundry machine a lot. Bath and kitchen are new. I didn't give higher mark because they need to step up the maintenance a bit, replace shower curtain, a few light bulbs, dust bunnies under couch, easy stuff, bones of the place are excellent!
Munich - stay in Oct 2012Nov 2012
"Good apartment close to the centre"
Well maintained, comfortable and spacious apartment with good range of facilities. Good location within walking distance of the centre and with good range of resturants, cafes and shops close at hand. However, it's not in the most characterful area of Paris, and isn't the most characterful apartment. Has it's own laptop and wi-Fi connection which is a real bonus.
UK - stay in Sep 2012Oct 2012
"The perfect place from which to enjoy Paris"
We so enjoyed our week at Quai Valmy. We were met at the property by a very friendly and informative agent to show us the ropes. Unfortunately there we some technical issues which were beyond her abilities to rectify which meant that we had to delay our Paris exploration somewhat, however, after a few visits all issues were resolved and we certainly enjoyed everything the apartment and the fabulous location had to offer, from the easy access to "velo routes" to the close proximity to the city centre and all the wonderful Paris landmarks, to the local Bistro's and quirky eating and drinking spots - we had a really great time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment to our friends.
Australia - stay in Jul 2012Jul 2012
"We Loved the Flat"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Quai Valmy. The apartment was clean, had all of the amenities we needed, and was close to both the Republic metro line, and a great outdoor food market on Sunday morning. Would highly recommend this flat. The Paris Rental connection person met us and she was friendly and very pleasant. Thank you!
New York USA - stay in Jul 2012Jul 2012
"What a gem of an apartment"
We stayed here for just over 3 weeks and loved every minute. Have never stayed in the 10th before but this is the real Paris. Great restaurants, bars, patisseries and butchers shops near by. We were thrilled with the kitcehn which included all you need to cook and dine with. The petit terrace was perfect for drying clothes in "plein aire" and the sounds of the running waters in the canal locks was very soothing. The double glazing meant we had very quiet nights. Would we stay here again ?? You bet - we are already planning our next trip. The Chauffeur service recommended was also perfect and great value against a taxi. Thank you to all the great staff at Paris Rental Connections for such a smooth visit.
NSW Australia - stay in Jun 2012Jul 2012
"Outstanding apartment; very well outfitted"
This is a spacious apartment which is very well outfitted with consumable items and appliances. The view and location is excellent.
Fort Myers Florida USA - stay in Mar 2012Apr 2012
"Fantastic flat in great location!!!"
I can't say enough good things about my experience in renting this flat. First of all, the staff at Paris Rental Connections was fantastic in that they were willing to meet me at the flat to allow me to look at it first (I actually had to move out of a different terrible flat from a different rental agency for several reasons so was already in Paris). The flat has character but has updated features such that everything works well and it's toasty warm (I tested it out during that cold spell in Europe in early February). The beds are comfortable and the flat is tastefully decorated. It's in a secure building, very close to a main metro station and close to restaurants and also the Marais. It even has laundry in the flat and a laptop with wifi connection as well a a flat screen TV with all of the channels. I highly recommend this flat!
California USA - stay in Feb 2012Mar 2012
The agent was really kind. The location of this apartment is very good, near of metro, the street is very calm and the neighbourhood too. The best Iliked was the comfort.I dislike nothing.
Spain - stay in Dec 2011Jan 2012
Estuvimos muy comodos. El departamento super confortable, con todos los servicios, muy bien ubicado y excelente la atencion
"A beautiful apartment with a lovely view"
We loved the apartment. It was great to have a balcony and to watch the world go by along the canal looking out through the windows in the living room. Our three-year-old loved the toys in the treasure chest. We'd happily stay here again.
Hertfordshire - stay in Oct 2011Oct 2011
" Comfortable Stay"
We stayed in the apartment for a week for a combination of business and pleasure. The renting people were very easy to deal with, and the payment process was handled through PayPal. Security deposit refunded promptly after departure too. The apartment itself is very secure and the area that it is in is OK, although there are some slightly questionable people who hang around by the canal from time to time. They are fairly obvious though and can be avoided easily. Several cafes nearby as well as a convenient supermarket. Inside it is comfortable, clean and fairly large. The kitchen is well stocked and the washing machine useful. Wifi access was also very useful indeed. The patio has a good view to the much quieter rear face of the building. Would recommend to others.
Date of Stay August 26, 2013Sep 2013