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.
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…
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.