Gambetta Top Floor

+33 (0)6 71 61 72 49

Space and sunsets on the top floor of a quiet building near Père Lachaise cemetery. Lively, unpretentious quarter, good markets, real Paris


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

The luxury of so much space and light in Paris is worth every one of the four flights to this top-floor flat. Don’t miss the neo-gothic portal as you turn the key in the 1950s lock. The generous luminous hill-top place has sky to the front, sky to the back: early birds can watch the sun rise in the east, birds of all sorts will glory in the evening light-and-cloud show in the west. Inside, you know it’s Ann’s home: all is white, antique meets modern, oak floors gleam, eclectic pictures spark interest. Spread yourselves in the big front bedroom – there’s masses of cupboard space – or the more intimate back room, kick off your shoes (the friend below who showed you in will bless you for this) and waltz round the living room. The newly-modernised kitchen has a contrasting rustic table and a window onto the sitting room so the cook can join the conversation (no microwave, no telly). The bathroom has an excellent bath/shower and there’s a second, separate loo. Explore the cafés of lively Gambetta, visit celebrities in the Père Lachaise cemetery, hop on a bus or a metro – it’s 15 minutes to the centre. A civilised place.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. Children over 16 welcome. €120 per night / €840 per week for 2 guests, extra bed €50 p/n.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €840
Damage deposit
Extra bed, €50 per night.
1 Apartment for 4
From €1203 beds2 bedrooms


A perfect Paris experience if you looking for a real French neighbourhood. Walking up 5 flights is worth it! The decor is culturally rich and very comfortable. Opening the windows to view Paris and letting the sunlight pour in while I had my French press cafe was a moment I will cherish for a long time. The two washrooms were perfect for our family of 4 - 2 teen girls. The neighbourhood is fantastic to explore - one day we turned left and discovered the area around the German church- so perfect! A local market on Saturday, walks thru the cemetery etc. Cafe Papillon 4 stars

Jennifer, Toronto

After many visits to central Paris, this year we stayed in Gambetta and loved the experience of a real working home in a real Parisian neighbourhood. Good local transport will take you anywhere you want in Paris. But don't neglect the pleasures closer at hand: the magical Pere Lachaise cemetery, great food shops around Place Gambetta and an excellent street market twice a week. The apartment is spacious, light-filled and functional, with an easy modernist feel. Ann is an excellent host, unobtrusive but very helpful about what counts. We stayed for 10 days and could happily have stayed for 20.

John, Sydney

[From my blog post of 24 Sept. 2016[ Our landlady, Ann buzzed us in and up the four flights of stairs we went. I had spoken with Ann on the phone a couple of months back and she struck me as amiable, congenial, friendly and someone keen on enjoying life. Those first impressions were confirmed when we met her face-to-face. Indeed, between her lovely and spacious apartment in Paris that was to be our home for the next 10 days and a home in Provence, she seemed to live life to the fullest indeed. We found this a warm and comfortable place to call home. 10 min walk to the Metro and Franprix nearby

Steve, Grand Rapids

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ann Flanagan

  • The lively Gambetta neighbourhood slides past cafés, restaurants and alternative boutiques into trendy Ménilmontant where ephemeral up-to-the-minute shows may be caught in small atmospheric venues – or a drink be had in a authentic unregenerate bar. 
  • The Wednesday and Saturday street markets near Place Gambetta brim with noisy, friendly life, delicious fresh produce and the occasional interesting clothes stall: a slice of genuine Paris life.
  • Superb hillside Père Lachaise cemetery is full of celebrities and sculpture: writers Balzac, Proust and Oscar Wilde, musicians Rossini, Chopin and Jim Morrison, bittersweet Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Simone Signoret sharing a grave as they shared a bed.
  • For fluent French-speakers, the Théâtre de la Colline (10 minutes’ walk) presents avant-garde productions by respected companies and directors that are much admired and frequented by the city’s intellectual élite.
  • Five minutes walk away, on the grassy space over a 19th-century reservoir, a new eco-urban venture grows sprouted grains in lightweight sheds. You can buy them most afternoons and take a guided visit on Saturdays.
  • This friendly flat is ideal for those wanting to ‘become’ Parisian. Make it a longer stay and ask about expert Paris and cookery advice, you will learn so much.