19 Rue des Frigos (off Rue de Tolbiac) Paris 75013
Located just 40 metres from the Seine and close to the Grand Bibliothèque in the 13th arrondissement, the apartment is conveniently located just 5 minutes walk from the newly opened Bibliothèque Metro station taking you to Chatelet in the heart of Paris in less than 10 minutes. Alternatively the Quai de la Gare line is a pleasant 10 minutes walk along the Seine.
The area has recently had a make over due to the Bibliothèque, along side the largest and newest cinema complex in Paris, the sleek MK2 Arthouse Cinema (which shows English language films).
Restaurants, bars and cafes line Rue Tolbiac interspersed amongst the shops including a local supermarket (who will deliver), fruit and vegetable shops, fishmongers, wine merchants, butchers, a wonderful fromagerie and one of the best patisseries in the area. A post office, tabac, cafes and newsgency selling English language papers is opposite.
GETTING THERE - AIRLINES
QANTAS: Flights to London from Sydney (average four times a day) and Melbourne (average twice a day). Direct flights to Paris from Singapore www.qantas.com.au
AIR FRANCE: Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth (stopover in Singapore)
BRITISH AIRWAYS: Flights via London Heathrow from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth (stopover in Singapore).
From Charles de Gaulle Airport
By Taxi: Ask for 91 Quai Panhard et Levasseur, near Pont Tolbiac en face de la Poste. Cost around €60.00
By Metro: Take the metro from the airport to Chatelet, change to the Bibliothèque line (purple) until the last stop. There are lifts and escalators at each Metro station. Allow approximately 45-60 minutes depending on time of day. Cost around €8.80 per person.