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Paris (11th arr): charming airbnb

May 23, 2016

Airbnb is one of my personal favourite choices when selecting accommodation. I love the local and personal interaction it brings.

In a recent trip to Paris, I stayed in a charming one bedroom flat owned by a lady named Anso. Situated 1 minute from Philippe August station (11th arrondissement) the area has great transport links, and is a mixture of quiet, but most definitely alive.

The flat sleeps 4 as it has a (very comfortable) sofa-bed which I tried out myself.


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Click for route from CDG airport to the flat



My host’s cat, very quiet, sweet and part of the flat’s charm…

An interview with the host

Wanting to get to know my host more, and help you guys make your decision to book, I interviewed Anso to find out a little bit more about the lady behind the flat…


Me left, Anso (host) right


Name: Anso

Occupation: musical therapist

Location: Paris, France

What do you do for a living?

I work with anyone from children to adults who have illnesses such as alzheimer’s and other dementias. Using musical instruments and body to help them to express themselves through music.

I like to tell stories, I am a musician and comedian originally. And am used to telling stories through my music.

One quote/ mantra you live by is…

Something like be present in the moment – life is now.

The best thing about your house is…

The light, I think it has very good energy and vibes, it’s very zen…

Your favourite thing about Paris…

The diversity and the life, it’s everywhere.

If someone was coming to Paris for a day, what is the one thing you would recommend they do?

Ooh, this is very difficult. But maybe I would say to go to Marche des Enfants Rouges, near rue de Bretagne. It’s a very busy market, with little food shops everywhere. You can eat many things and the atmosphere is just great. I took my mother there once and she was absolutely amazed.

To book Anso’s flat, visit her Airbnb listing here.

  • Reply
    June 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love the idea of interviewing the AirBNB host for your review – and that she shared going to a market… I just ran into a small one last weekend, but the one she suggested sounds great. 🙂

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