Friday, 2 October 2015

New Video Tour of Apartment

Here is a updated video tour of the apartment filmed at the end of September 2015

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:



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.


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

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Flood of 2010

This is the extent of the flooding near the Dupleix Metro in January of 2010

And this is the same view today

Excellence Badge and Top Vacation Rental

If you glance to the top right corner of this blog, you will see that Flipkey and Trip Advisor have awarded us a couple of badges.

Although neither Flipkey nor Trip Advisor have visited the apartment, our guests who write the reviews have all stayed for short or long periods.

We thank all our guests for choosing to stay with us and are very grateful to those who enjoyed their stay to such an extent that they took the time to write a review.

The Rated Excellent Badge is awarded to the top rated apartment in the Vaugirard sector of the 15th arrondissement.

We are still the 5th most highly ranked apartment amongst the 2,045 listed for Paris.
The Top Vacation Rental Badge is awarded after 50 positive reviews. This took just over two years to achieve.

We are delighted that so many have enjoyed their stay, and look foward to many more years of providing a positive Paris experience to all our guests.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

View from the Arc de Triomphe

View into the Courtyard

Fancy some fresh herbs with your salad from the market? Just help yourself to basil, chives, thyme and rosemary from the window box.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

View from the Tour St Jacques

Below is a screenshot from the 360° Tour St Jacques website
Hotel de Ville as seen from the Tour St Jacques

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Easter Procession St Mark's (Maurice Brazil Prendergast)

Happy Easter to all our guests and visitors

Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday

The Crucifixion by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) Musée du Louvre
This scan taken as ever from the wonder Art Renewal website

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Spring 2011 Photos

Here are a few photos of the appartment taken today:
Dining area

Living area


Living area

Close up of the fireplace in the bedroom

The Eiffel Bartholdi guides, local history pamphlets and local walking guides


Monday, 21 March 2011


Today is the first day of spring. We hope our guests will enjoy this from the wonderful Art Renewal website

William Adolphe Bouguereau - Le Printemps
Jocelyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Rue Auguste Bartholdi - Yesterday and Today

This is the rue Auguste Bartholdi as it looked 100 years ago. Then as now, there was a boulangerie on the corner.

Boulangerie on the rue Auguste Bartholdi taken from the site

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Where are we located?

The apartment is on rue Auguste Bartholdi in the 15th Arrondissement. In the Google Map screenshot below, the apartment location is where the red star is marked. Note the proximity of the Dupleix metro station.

At the top of the image you can see the Eiffel Tower and the embarcation point for the various Seine boat tours. The large park is the Champ de Mars.

To get in touch with us initially, use the form on Flipkey and we will be pleased to introduce ourselves properly and answer any questions you may have on the apartment, neighbourhood, or what to do when you are in Paris.

Sightseeing Cruise on the Seine

About 10 minutes walk from the apartment, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower you will find the embarcation points for Batobus, Bateaux Parisiens and Vedettes de Paris. The Seine sightseeing boats,  are more commonly known as bateaux mouches because the boats were originally built in the Quartier de la Mouche in Lyon.

Le Ponts des Arts photographed from a river cruise on the 8th of March 2011

The Batobus service allows the passenger to embark or desembark as many times as he or she desires at anyone of 8 stops. 

Bateaux Parisiens and Vedettes de Paris have a one hour cruise which costs 11 euros for an adult. Boats leave every 45 minutes so just turn up and take the next available cruise. The boat journey will take you from the Eiffel Tower, through more than 22 bridges all the way to the Ile de St Louis and back. On the way you will see most of the major sites of Paris from a perspective that is often quite stunning. Paris is a incredibly beautiful city and seeing it from the river is a worthwhile and memorable addition to your holiday. 

View of Alexander III Bridge taken from a river cruise on the 8th of March 2011

Monday, 7 March 2011

8th of March

The 8th of March is internationally regarded as the day when we celebrate women, in particular, the women who are dear to us. Today our blog features La Liseuse by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). This painting can be seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.