we are 2 women friends, with our 2 ado (15 years old), and we would love to be able to exchange our apt against yours in NYC, dates: from the 26th of oct to the 6th of Nov 2007.
our apt in Paris is in Rue Milhouse, in the 2nd Ar, it is very charming, 2 bed rooms apt. very bright, and in a good taste. a big living room that includes a piano, a fire place (poÃle), an American style kitchen & a dinning area, 3 very large French windows looking over a narrow old charming street, in a very old neighbourhood , the apt. is near by the famous pedestrians streets - the rue Montorgueil: many shops, restaurants, theatres, (all transportations available in walking distance: metro, trains, RER, etc):
in the apt. an acces wifi internet, TV, DVD, and other electronics that may need, including music, books etc....
It is located 5 min. walk away from 2 lovely parks: Palais Royal et Tuileries...20 min walk from Montmartre or the Luxembourg gardens, the Marais, etcâ€¦
PS. we have a cute cat; if you like to take care of her, we can take care of yours...if not she will be hosted in friends house...
quartier montorgueil - A Cheery Pedestrian Quarter: The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris. Some of the city's best produce, meat and fish markets can be found here, along with renowned pastry shops like La Maison Stohrer, cozy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.
This district shows how even the busy center of Paris reserves village-like nooks. It also gives a picture of how Paris manages to be resolutely modern while preserving a rich heritage.
Orientation and Transport:
The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a small section of the Châtelet-Les Halles district, located at the city center. North of Rue Montorgueil is the area known as the Grands Boulevards; directly south is the Saint-Eustache Cathedral and Les Halles.
Main streets around Rue Montorgueil: Rue Etienne Marcel, Rue Tiquetonne, Rue Marie-Stuart.
Nearby: Les Halles, Centre Georges Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville
o Etienne Marcel (Line 4)
o Sentier (Line 3)
o Réaumur Sebastopol (Lines 3 & 4)
Rue Montorgueil Neighborhood History:
* Rue Montorgueil's name translates literally to "Mount Pride" and was named after the hilly area on which the street was developed.
* Historic houses decorated with elaborate ironwork can be found at #17, #23, and #25, Rue Montorgueil. Many of the buildings on the street also feature painted facades.
* The area around Rue Mauconseil housed many historic theater troops, including 16th- century playwright Jean Racine's.
* Streets like Rue Dussoubs and Rue Saint-Sauveur date to the 11th century.
I am an artist (fine art artists graduated from NYC U in 1984) and a founder of an association titled mémoire de l'Avenir, my friend is working for an NGO in Paris "Planet Finance",
we are both about 50 years old, and our trip is a gift for of our young adolescents turning 15 years old and their first year in high school. we wish to have our children familiar with this city we love very much.
We both love and do art ( catherine was in the theatre world before giving all her time to planet finance), I ofcourse do my art, give conferences, etc., and we both are interested in social & human issues: often listen to music...etc.
Hope to hear from you soon,
have a good WK,
Margalit Berriet & Catherine Coimet