Ah, to be in Paris in the fall – and to stay at Bed & Breakfast Bouchardon, who could be luckier? As this has become our home away from home while in Paris (this is our third stay at BBB) we have become to feel like locals.
We are not sure what the best part of BBB is. Is it the warm and friendly welcome given by the hosts? Is it the high quality of the room with all the attention to detail? (look at the guestbook photos on their website – Jozsef always creates some theme to make the ordinary extraordinary) Is it the wonderful breakfast and conversations in the mornings? Is it the feeling that you are a part of Paris rather than just a visitor? In any case, BBB remains a charm for the priveledged few who can book a stay.
Not only through the attention of the two hosts, but if you really observe the surroundings your stay in Paris becomes much more personal. It starts upon entering through the big carriage doors, passing the mailboxes and into the courtyard, where you are delighted to glimpse a part of Paris not seen from a hotel room. The history of the place can be read through the architecture. (Inside BBB if you look closely at the floorboards in the guestroom you can read where once a fireplace would have stood)
Sit at the corner café, Le Réveil du 10eme, for a glass of wine and watch the unfolding stories: enjoy the children boisterously playing after school, admire the local firemen arranging and rearranging their equipment, eavesdrop on the conversation of the people seated next to you on the warmed terrace, and enviously look at the shopping bags full of enticing produce from the covererd market Marché St. Martin as they head home to become a lovely meal.
Yes we visited the museums, parks and much, much more, but honestly, framing the sightseeing with breakfast at BBB and those late afternoons on “our” neighbourhood café terrace were just as rewarding if not more.
BBB is so much more than just an extremely comfortable place to stay, it is a wonderful opportunity to experience Paris on a personal level. We hope it never changes.
- Also Known As:
- Bed & Breakfast Bouchardon Hotel Paris
- Bed And Breakfast Bouchardon