Saturday, 4 June 2016

Seine Full to Bursting Point

Our current guests have the bad luck to have come during one of the wettest weeks this year. They said that, despite the rain, they enjoyed their stay and we hope to see them again when it's a little drier.

Anyway, this has been a great opportunity to take some unusual photos. Here are some we took today of the Seine.



Bir Hakeim Viaduct with a train

Note the sandbags in the building window

Bir Hakeim Viaduct













Yes, that's a petrol station on the left

Statue of St Joan of Arc, a gift from Denmark





Friday, 13 May 2016

Video Tour of Apartment

 HD video tour of the apartment filmed at the end of September 2015

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas to All Our Guests

We wish all our past, present and future guests a very Merry Christmas 2015 and good wishes for the coming year !

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Visiting Paris when Staying at the Eiffel Bartholdi Holiday Apartment

The easiest way to get around is by using the Metro. Most tickets are now purchased from machines rather than from the counter. The ticket currently costs 1.80 € although you will more commonly buy a carnet of 10 tickets for 14.10 € or 7.05 € for children between 4 and 10 years.
 
The same ticket is valid for the metro, tram, bus or RER within Paris. The machines take cash or chip and pin credit cards and have a menu in English. RER is the rapid transit system which serves Paris and the suburbs.
 
With the ticket you can transfer from metro to RER within Paris, from bus to bus or from bus to tram. You cannot use the same ticket to transfer from the metro to a bus.
 
Metro Dupleix as shown in an old postcard

Dining in at the Eiffel Bartholdi Holiday Apartment

Many of our guests take great pleasure in shopping for food locally in order to prepare and eat at home. To help our guests we have prepared a food shopping guide to assist them around the market and help them to shop just like a local.

Here is a short extract:


 
Bread
 




 

Secco
This is the closest boulangerie to you and is on the corner of the rue Auguste Bartholdi and the blvd de Grenelle.
 




Their bread is very good, especially if you ask for their baguette tradition, made with fresh yeast. (« Une baguette tradition s’il-vous-plaît ») Their tarte fine aux pommes is excellent. Secco is closed on Sundays.
 


Belles

This boulangerie, open on Sundays is a good alternative to the bread in the market which is never as fresh. Turn right on the blvd de Grenelle and it’s at number 69, by the ceramic tile shop. Belles are closed on Mondays.

 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Apartment Photos taken in September 2015

 
Living Room and Kitchen

St Christopher, Christmas Cards and the statuette of the Holy Virgin of Notre Dame

Brand new thermos coffee maker

Living Room



Rue Auguste Bartholdi

 Rue Auguste Bartholdi
The apartment was empty for a couple of days so we took advantage of this period to replace the coffee machine, the kettle and the bedroom curtain rail. We also took these photos.

Two New Sofa Beds

Two New Sofa Beds
We have just acquired two new sofa beds for the apartment. These Danish made sofa beds have firm mattresses and are extremely comfortable. So starting from this month we are able to comfortably  accommodate up to four guests.
 

 

Young Children at the Eiffel Bartholdi

At first glance, the apartment may appear exclusively to be a 'romantic-getaway' or 'grown-ups' only kind of place. However we are finding that many of our guests come with young children because a private apartment is far more child friendly than a hotel.

The one drawback is the small bathroom, but if you can live with this, you will find that the Eiffel Bartholdi Holiday Apartment is a great place to spend your holiday with your children.

  • All things considered, the apartment is fairly toddler proof. We don't have lots of fragile ornaments placed delicately on small tables.
  • There are two fold out sofa beds in the living room and we can provide a cot for very young children. 
  • We can provide a baby chair and lend you a baby stroller.
  • Smaller children can enjoy their meals at the coffee table.
  • The neighbourhood is very safe.
  • There are plenty of parks nearby.
  • In the Champ de Mars, there are donkey rides and merry go rounds.
  • There are plenty of things for children to do in Paris
Do not hesitate to ask us for more information on what to do when you visit Paris with your children.

Rue Auguste Bartholdi on Google Streetview

In July of 2015, Google Streetview took new photos of our area. Here is the most recent picture. The apartment entrance is to the right of the Librairie Française.

Eiffel Bartholdi on Google Streetview

11 Minute Walk from the Apartment to the Eiffel Tower

According to Google Maps, its 11 minutes on foot, to the Eiffel Tower
 
 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Why choose the Eiffel Bartholdi over a hotel?

Many travellers have already decided that they prefer to stay in a private apartment than in a hotel.

For those who are undecided, here is a list of what we consider to be real advantages at the Eiffel Bartholdi.

  • Privacy - There is no front desk aware of all your comings and goings. Despite this we are but a few minutes walk away or a phone call away if you need anything.
  • A Comfortable Living Environment - A home from home with a separate bedroom, a living room, dining area and kitchen.
  • Unlimited Phone Calls - Most hotels have an expensive surcharge on their phone bills. From the Eiffel Bartholdi, the vast majority of local and many international calls are free. Destinations with no charge include the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
  • Wifi Internet - Many hotels charge a daily fee for Internet Access. You can connect your laptop to our broadband wireless link at no extra charge.
  • Great Cuisine - The opportunity to prepare the food you have bought in the market. If staying in a hotel, when you visit the market, there is no point in buying anything unless your hotel room happens to have a kitchen.
  •  We have a number of guests who are on their third or forth stay. These guests stay for a month or more simply because they feel at home in the apartment and in this neighbourhood.
  • Easy to understand rates with no surcharges or surprises

Metro Journey Journey on Line 6 Between Dupleix and Passy


Thursday, 14 August 2014

2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor

 

 

 
 
 
We would like to thank all our guests who have provided such positive reviews on Trip Advisor. This certificate was sent to us by Trip Advisor after 100 reviews. Thanks to your reviews, visitors to our website have independent opinions on the quality of their time at the Eiffel Bartholdi Apartment.  

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snowfall 18th of January 2013

Secco Boulangerie on the Corner of Rue Auguste Bartholdi and the Blvd Grenelle
 
Motorbikes on the corner of rue Humblot
  
Bicycle on the rue Auguste Bartholdi

Rue Auguste Bartholdi

Parc Dupleix

Le Dernier Metro on the Blvd de Grenelle

Metro Dupleix

Friday, 21 December 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

St Vincent de Paul

The 27th of September of the feast day of St Vincent de Paul, one of many saints who made Paris their home.

St Vincent de Paul is best know for his charity work on the streets of Paris where he founded an the Order of the Daughters of Charity, whose sisters were instantly recognisable by their distinctive headwear

We have written a walking (and metro tour )guide of the saints of Paris where you can will guided towards the final resting place of St Vincent de Paul at the chapel on the rue de Sèvres  .

Other Paris saints in the walking tour are:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

How far to the Closest Metro Station ?

 The closest metro is Dupleix about 2 minutes walk from the apartment

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Madonna of the Roses by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1903)
Warmest Christmas greetings to our past and future guests.

This year's Christmas painting comes to us courtesy of the wonderful Art Renewal website. If you have a have a little time to spare, it's worthwhile to read their philosophy which explains how the monstrous lie of modern art has come so very close to destroying five centuries of our natural artistic sensibilities. 

Monday, 10 October 2011

10th of October 732 - The Battle of Poitiers

Arab Mohammedan invaders had occupied Visigoth Spain since 711 and were working their way through France following the 720 takeover of Narbonne.

The clash between the Frank Charles Martel and the Ummayad Abd al Rahman took place somewhere between Tours and Poitiers on the 10th of October 732. 

Charles Martel choose the place of battle on top of a hill where his infantry stood firm while charge after charge of Arab cavalry tried to break the ranks of the Frankish footsoldiers. The battle ended when the Moors heard that their plunder from earlier battles was being taken by the Franks from their base camp. Panic quickly spread through the mohammedan cavalry and in the turmoil Abd el Rahman lost his life. 

The Arabs fled back to Spain where they remained until the Reconquista finally reclaimed  the Iberian Penisula for Christendom in 1492

Charles Martel was the grandfather of Charlemagne the founder of the Carolingian Empire. His tomb can be visited in the Abbey of St Denis.



Charles de Steuben, Bataille de Poitiers - Musée du Palais de Versailles