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A Sawday's Special Place to Stay

*******************************************************************Book with a Parisian expert ! Your host Martinn was born in Paris,  has worked in Paris in the Montorgueil area for decades,  still spends hours strolling the streets, attending conferences about Paris, reading books about Paris History, subscribing to Museums and trendy websites, visiting exhibitions  for her own pleasure but   also to share with you and help you make the most of your stay.

Martinn loves cooking, attends cooking classes regularly, discusses with local suppliers and specialists... to share it with you on her table d'Hôte and advise you for restaurants and Gourmet shopping. (and more)

Having lived abroad (US) and having lived and still living in an International environment, Martinn is bilingual and bi-cultural, knows about culture shock and will be delighted to help you deal with French culture and Parisians.

Looking forward to sharing our beloved Paris with you.


Martinn, your host




"Almost French" by Sarah Turnbull

 P 101:

 “… But he most wonderful thing about our new apartment is the location, smack in the city center, within walking distance of almost everything – The Marais, the Tuileries gardens, the Left Bank, the Louvre. Most fantastic of all, we’ll be just around the corner from the lively market street, rue Montorgueil, a picturesque half-mile stretch of fromageries, fish shops, florists, bakeries, and fruits and vegetables sellers who bugle their bargains six days a week. The street is the main artery of a rectangle-shaped quartier that’s unique in the inner city because it is entirely paved and closed to regular traffic. This only heightens the village feel to the neighborhood, the impression that it is somehow self-contained and separate even though it’s an intrinsic part of Paris…”