|Paris apartment for September visit|
After spending 4 years living in much smaller and often less comfortable apartments in Mexico, I can appreciate that our housing is palatial in comparison. This year, Daughter and I will be sharing an apartment in the 14th!!! arrondissement with an older French couple, Yvon and Laurent. We will share the kitchen but have our own salon, bedroom and bathroom.
Paris has created some regulations for Airbnb operators. Accommodation must be registered with the city administration and can be rented for no more than 120 days of the year. There are hefty fines for offenders. In Vancouver, we are experiencing a housing shortage where little affordable housing is being offered in the private sector. As holiday rentals provide a much higher rate of return than long-term rentals, there are almost no affordable apartments in the city.
I'm looking forward to this Paris experience. I've already researched our street Rue du Moulin Vert.
It is a pedestrian street with shops and restaurants more suited to residents than to tourists. There are parks and green spaces nearby. I found so much information at this new travel blog that I discovered.
|el estudio (Paris version)|
It's a nontouristique version of rue Cler in the seventh. I learned a lot from part-time Parisian and I will enjoy my alone time to explore the neighbourhood.
If you enjoy Cara Black's Paris mysteries, she has just released a new one, set in the 13th, Murder on the Left Bank. I haven't read it yet but I'll be putting a hold on it.