Written by N. K. Rosen on 01/08/12 (4 years ago)
Lovely loft. Several Metro stops nearby. Very quiet. Lots of places to eat and shop in neighborhood. Owner very accessible and friendly. Easy to communicate with via email. If traveling alone or with close friend I highly recommend.
Written by Dirk Sabbe on 16/02/11 (6 years ago)
We booked the wonderful Feng Shui Studio-Loft again last december to do a spot of Christmas shopping in Paris.
This was the 4th time we stayed there and it was, again, an excellent experience.
Written by Katy and Ryan on 12/10/10 (6 years ago)
Dirk, what a FANTASTIC place to stay! We loved our week in Paris, and the apartment was the perfect complement. We enjoyed having a kitchen and iHome, and the tub was really neat! Thanks for a great week - we're looking forward to returning to Paris and staying in this great place.
Written by emma thomson on 06/10/10 (6 years ago)
Spent 6 nights in Feng Shui in September, weather was hit and miss but this wasn't too much of a let-down as it meant we had more time to spend in the apartment than on our previous visit. We had brought some dvds with us & we spent a lot of time in the apartment, listening to music on the excellent sound system, reading books & eating cheese! So many lovely restaurants close by we were happy to stay in the androissement for almost the entire stay but we did venture to the Marais on Sunday. Our second stay at this beautiful apartment & it will certainly not be our last.
Written by Julie Deckers on 10/08/10 (6 years ago)
We really enjoyed our stay in the Feng Shui Studio-Loft. It's amazing how such a small place can be so practical arranged. The apartment always looks stylish and clean because the kitchen, the IPod Dock and the huge DVD and CD collection are hidden in the closet. The apartment is situated in a nice neighborhood nearby Montmartre & Sacré Coeur and thanks to the underground and the "velib" bikes you can easily visit any attraction you want. After a long day in the city, it was a pleasure to enter the beautiful loft, with the mosaic wall and the golden ceiling radiating calmness and energy at the same time. Thanks to the luxurious Jacuzzi, we were able to relax before we went to sleep.
Written by Emmy Hunt on 12/04/10 (6 years ago)
A great place to stay to see the sights of Montmartre. Well located for the Gare du Nord and various Metro lines for sightseeing further afield too. Recommend visiting the local market at Place d'Anvers on Friday afternoon/evening and wandering around the excellent shops/restaurants at rue des Martyrs.
Written by Aaron Robertson on 12/12/09 (7 years ago)
I would say the Feng Shui is the perfect weekend getaway apartment, but is perhaps a bit too quirky for longer stays.
The neighbourhood is certainly not very fancy, but has some wonderful down to earth places, which we enjoyed, and is close enough to popular places like Sacre Couer, Pigalle, etc that you can still find a crowd pretty quickly. In the neighbourhood, you must stop in at Ferme Saint Hubert, the fromagerie down Rue du Rouchechouart. Bakeries abound, Le Pave Sucre on the way to and from Gare du Nord and Rue Des Martyrs for just about everything else you could want.
Our best meal in the neighbourhood was Cafe Panique. I highly recommend the lunch special! http://www.cafepanique.com/
If you're interested in chocolate, and macarons, you will find some of the bet in Paris at Maison Arnaud Larher, which is within walking distance of the apartment (if you like to walk). The macarons were at least as good as Pierre Hermé (which we tried too), and some were probably better! http://www.arnaud-larher.com/
We have decent restaurant french, but pretty much everywhere, except for the grumpy waiters at the brasserie cafes, everyone was quite happy to speak English, or humour our poor French.
Written by Kyle N on 03/11/09 (7 years ago)
We stayed a the Feng-shui loft from October 29-31, 09. The loft was very clean and the space was used efficiently. It was quiet and close to many nearby attractions. We used the L'Open tour and were able to take the bus at the top of the street so that was conveinent.
We would love to come stay again.
Written by Emma on 07/10/09 (7 years ago)
"Glorious Parisien Haven"
This was my husband's first visit to Paris & I wanted to find somewhere extra special to stay; this apartment certainly fitted the bill. He has already expressed how much he wants to return to Paris & we will definitely stay in Feng Shui again. The apartment is very cleverly designed & doors close to hide the kitchen units, storage space & shelves making the very best use of the space. The espresso maker was fabulous & we used to visit the fantastic boulangerie on the corner every morning before our daily jaunts. The kitchen was well equipped but unfortunately we probably only made good use of the bottle opener as we tended to eat out. We had several excellent meals locally, Rue de Martyrs & Abessesses were really vibrant every night of the week. The jacuzzi was amazing, only had 2 as the weather was so hot when we visited, but the light settings were lovely & it was very romantic! The ipod dock was a great touch, we both had our ipods & the Bang & Olufsen sound system was excellent. The flat looked out onto a small courtyard & was really quiet, my favourite times spent in the flat were sitting on the fabulous beanchair with the sun streaming in the window, reading the paper,listening to some beautiful music, drinking coffee & chewing on a pain au chocolat, bliss. The design was quite wonderful, loved the mosaic wall, the jacuzzi & the quite beautiful gold ceiling, I want one!! For a romantic break this was perfect, will definitely stay here again, hopefully soon!
Written by Cary from LA on 16/09/09 (7 years ago)
We are back in Los Angeles, and I wanted to thank you for your assistance and great restaurant advice.
It took a few moments once we got to the apartment for us to understand the space. It is, of course, tiny by American standards, even for us who live in a small house (just over 100 sq. meters.). Once got beyond that, we really started to appreciate the choices you made in putting the place together. The most surprising thing was that despite the bed's resemblance to a futon, it was remarkably comfortable. Between the bed and all the walking (and eating and drinking) we did, we had no problem sleeping.
Of course, the decoration did a lot to make the apartment seem like more than it might be. The bathroom was particularly fun, and the magic circle avec mirror-ball was magic.
I suppose that there are many great places in Paris, but we really enjoyed our little neighborhood. From the little market across the street that seemed to be open well past our (late) bedtime to the vegetable market just north of us that had the contents of an American supermarket stacked floor to ceiling on well organized shelves separated by the narrowest aisles imaginable. From the friendly folks in the boulangerie on the corner who greeted me as a regular after a few days to the incredible artisan patissiers down the street. I could probably write a volume about the Creamerie Rochechouart/Ferme Saint Hubert who were kind enough to vacuum pack our purchases so that we could smuggle them home. We enjoyed breakfast Parisian style at Le Turgot and late drinks at Sole Caffe.
PÃ©trelle, of course, is in a class of its own. Lunch at Corso (nee Da Claudio?) gave us a very nice break, Italian style, for bistrot fare. Our Sunday walk through the flea market -- amazingly, the same stuff that they sell at flea markets here, except for a very nice jewelry dealer -- brought us to Hotel Amour for a fun and tasty brunch.
We also went to A la Pomponette from your list, which was a lot of fun.
We had a big dinner at Guy Savoy's Chiberta, a nice one star with a fabulous tasting menu with wine pairings, and a big lunch at Le Grand Vefour which, thanks to our slow dining, allowed us to get a tour of their incredible subterranean kitchen (with recently installed induction cooktops).
Our Navigo cards and our proximity to the Anvers, Cadet (downhill) and the only slightly scary after dark Barbes-Rochechouart stations along with the Gard du Nord -- my conference was at CitÃ© Universitaire on the RER B -- gave us StarTrek-like abilities to transport ourselves from place to place. After my conference ended, we moved above ground during the day and took busses, including the very convenient 85.
We went to the Louvre and the D'Orsay, and my wife humored me with a trip to the Musee Des Arts Et Metiersâ€´. We went to the BibliothÃ¨que Nationale, only to discover that it was shut down for two weeks.
We visited several boutiques, including a very nice one called Anne Marinedown the street at 21. When we ran out of attractions on Rue de Rochechouart, Rue Des Martyrs was nearby.
This is typical of our Paris experiences: We had a really nice meal with friends at Comme A Savonnieres on Rue Guisarde in the 6em and wanted to take another friend there. When we arrived, they we closed so, dejected, we wandered into Brasserie Fernand down the street, where we had an even better meal in a place where the staff seemed to be having a great time teasing each other. They explained that they worked from 10 AM to 2 AM, so having a good time was a priority.
Through all these adventures, our base at 75 served us well and after a few days seemed very much like home.
Thanks you for sharing your great apartment with us,
Judy and Cary from Los Angeles
Written by Antonio Bortolotti on 03/01/09 (8 years ago)
We stayed at Feng-Shui twice in two years and we loved it! The first time I organized a surprise saturday night for my wife, leaving from Milan to spend the weekend in Florence, Italy (at least that's what she thought we were going to do). We jumped on the first flight to Paris instead and enjoyed a memorable, romantic evening all for ourselves. Feng-Shui was a real treat. I travel a lot for business and I am quite a demanding traveller, therefore I was looking for the best place to spend a unique, great night out and I definitely found it in Peter's apartment. Peter's also been tremendously kind and helpful, as he was very flexible towards our needs, thus convincing us to return to Paris a year after for a longer weekend, always at Feng- Shui. We definitely recommend Peter's charming apartments to anyone, as we also own two luxury houses in Sardinia (www.casateulada.com) and we are very much customer oriented and dedicated to a special service in a unique place for discriminating clientele as we are. Thank you Peter!
Written by barbara biggs on 30/05/08 (8 years ago)
I once did a documentary on hotel doorman and stayed in five star hotels in ten cities around the world.
I didn't enjoy any of them as much as I did Peter's Feng Shui apartment.
The amazing innovative design was a delight. I kept discovering new features. It inspired me to go home and redesign my own place!
It was such a treat to make a real cappuccino every morning, watch the dvds on the best system known to man, soak in the jacuzzi then walk around naked while I chose my clothes for the day since nobody could see into the apt because it's totally private.
It looks onto a courtyard of trees, from which you can hear birds in the morning - no traffic sounds whatsoever.
What a fantastic little hideaway.
Written by Yoeri and Lien on 16/01/08 (9 years ago)
We stayed in studio Feng-shui and Lien and I had a terrific stay here. Anything you can imagine is present in the loft. You can cook, watch dvd's, take a relaxing Jaccuzzi, .... Also the design maked us very comfortable. After two days we felt like reborn. This short stay in Paris was great for us. The appartment is so close with everything that we could walk to every place we wanted to see... it was perfect...
Peter, thank you.
Written by firstname.lastname@example.org on 04/10/07 (9 years ago)
Sleek, sophisticated, sparkling but functional as a 'home' base to tour Paris and surrounding area, this feng shui studio is the best value around!
Imaginative details keep your eye roaming over every nook and cranny, serving up little surprises (I can't tell you! or you wouldn't be surprised!) when you've had enough sightseeing and crash at 'home'. After a soak in a massive jacuzzi, relax in the slouch leather bean chair and munch on a fresh baguette purchased at the corner, with a great bottle of wine, watching one of the many eclectic flicks Peter has for his guests. Our friends (who stay in hotels) NEVER see Paris this way, and now...we're spoiled!
Written by email@example.com on 04/10/07 (9 years ago)
We enjoyed our stay in the Feng-Shui loft. It is so well laid out and packed with whatever we could need in such a small space. The area is fun- so many shops and eateries right outside. We loved the area. Thanks to Peter for his helpfulness.
Written by firstname.lastname@example.org on 04/10/07 (9 years ago)
We have stayed in self-catering studios/apartments all over Europe and this has been by far the best to date. There is an excellent music, dvd and book collection to help you settle in. All equipment is spotless and in excelent working order and the Armani bed and ball chair are so comfortable. It has everything you could possibly need and it is so cleverily designed. I would highly recommend this studio to anyone looking for something a little special in Paris.
Written by Gordon Hutton, Jasper, Alberta on 04/10/07 (9 years ago)
My wife and I spent 9 wonderfull nights and enjoyed every moment. An excellent appartment in a convenient location and at a fair price. Hope to stay in the appartment on our next trip to Paris.
Written by email@example.com on 04/10/07 (9 years ago)
Ideal location; quiet, private and secure. Suggested restaurants from Peter were excellent particularly in the neighborhood. Look forward to a return. JWW