Montmartre with a view, Paris
The environs of Montmartre with a View offer an invitation to contemplate and draw inspiration from the many artists who have gathered in Montmartre. These artists have constantly renewed the area's creative identity and bohemian feel. This flat is in the heart of the historic and quaint Montmartre. Jean Gabin, film star, World War II hero and Parisian idol of the 1940's, starred in more than 95 films during his film career. For reasons that will quickly become obvious to visitors to Montmartre with a View, Jean Gabin owned and enjoyed this property for many years. The Place Jean Gabin, named after the iconic Frenchman, is just down the street on the rue Custine. Gabin's off-stage raison d'etre was a woman described as perfection itself by French poet Jean Cocteau: Marlene Dietrich. The German actress was named greatest female star of all-time by the American Film Institute. The two met in Hollywood after the actor fled occupied France and began a torrid romance.
|Bedrooms:||Montmartre with a View derives its name from the magnificent vista in the bedroom as seen in the photos.
The windows shown on the left of this photo are actually the dining area of the apartment as seen from the bedroom window.
Perched at the end of the flat and surrounded by nothing but sky, two of the bedroom's walls are covered with double paned glass, permitting 180 degrees of unobstructed views and incredible afternoon light.
This can be seen in the photos on the left and right side of the page.
For those that enjoy deep sleep, the roll down shutters convert this romantic nest into absolute quiet and darkness.
|Bathrooms:||The bathroom and the kitchen are accessible directly from the large salon as seen in this photo on the right.
The large bathroom boasts one of the best views in the apartment and this can be seen at the top of this web page.
It looks out to Sacre Coeur and the Montmartre rooftops.
The view is framed ideally in the window as one stands under the shower.
Looking at the photo, it may seem even too perfect !
For those preferring to relax in the large bathtub, the view from the tub becomes an open sky and is the perfect spot to unwind after a day exploring Montmartre and the rest of the city.
For your convenience and comfort on a chilly day, the bathroom has an electric towel warmer.
|Kitchen:||The kitchen is equipped with all of the modern appliances you will need, including convection/microwave oven and combination washer/dryer, with enough room to prepare meals.
There is a small sized refrigerator but, as the owner quickly discovered that the incredible cuisine just a few metres' walk away is quite a deterrent to spending too much time in the kitchen.
|Living Rooms:||The spacious living room and dining room has 23 feet/7 metre vaulted cathedral ceilings which further enhance the feeling of being at the top of Montmartre.
Views from some windows are reminiscent of many paintings of the City of Light such as the view of Sacre Coeur from the window in the dining area.
Tastefully decorated with a mix of modern and period wood furnishings, the earth tones and parquet benefit from the endless light brought in through each room.
When you are in the apartment in the afternoon, you will notice that the sun often illuminates the living and dining room walls.
Everything takes on a warm and comfortable glow, making it hard to imagine a more beautiful spot to be in.
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||The apartment is cleaned before you arrive and after you leave without additional charge. Linen and towels are provided based on the number of people staying in the flat.|