What our guests say

Thanks for the great welcome and all the great tips for our stay.   It will be very sad to leave the apartment as it has been so comfortable.  The location is wonderful making it so easy to access everything we came to see and much more.   Brook and Simon, Sydney

We are sad to leave our “home away from home”.   We have really enjoyed living like a local, even if only for a week.  We love the apartment and the location, with so many wonderful restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance, as well as the open air market and the metro.   Paris is a city that you keep returning to, time and time again.  We hope it won’t be too long before we are back again.  Thanks to your manager for a warm and helpful welcome and for the bottle of French red wine that was waiting for us when we arrived.  What a great way to start a holiday.  Sue and David, Sydney, Australia

Another wonderful five days in your glorious apartment – all the better on our second visit.  We met up with family, walked our feet off and enjoyed lots of fabulous French cuisine.  Elizabeth and Harry, Sydney

We had a wonderful stay in your beautifully equipped and designed pied-a-terre, with the warm welcome and friendly advice from your local manager.  It seems you’ve thought of everything.   We had a range of weather but the apartment was always comfortable, especially when it was hot and we could open the windows for the cross ventilation.  How great to come home halfway through our stay to find fresh towels waiting for us.  Ann and Ron, New York City   

We just wanted to say thank you for the use of your apartment during our stay in Paris.  We had a wonderful time and cannot thank you enough for helping to make our stay so comfortable and enjoyable.  The apartment was lovely and in a great location.  Our welcome to the apartment was so friendly and efficient and your driver was delightful and full of knowledge about Paris and life in France.  You advice on what to see and do in Paris and how to get around set us up for many adventures as we explored this amazing city. We look forward to visiting again, hopefully in the near future. Judy, Blackburn VIC

What a lovely corner of the world.  The apartment is so well appointed and so convenient to explore Paris.  The Latin Quarter is a real joy.  We found the people in the wonderful patisseries and boulangeries so friendly and helpful.  We will certainly miss all those breads and cheeses.  Thanks for your attention to detail and for all the advice you gave us before we left home.   Your Welcome Book then filled in many gaps.  Our welcome to the apartment was so warm and friendly.  We quickly settled in and began exploring with renewed confidence.  David and Lynne, Brisbane

We absolutely loved this warm and welcoming home away from home.  We walked everywhere and used the Metro for the longer trips, but at the end of each day, we felt as if we were coming home.  We had planned to cook a lot, but soon found so much great food that we could enjoy picnics around the dining room table as much as a couple of local restaurants.  We hope to be coming back in the future and will certainly recommend the apartment to anyone travelling to Paris.  Charles and Annarosa, Melbourne

We had a great week in Paris and loved the apartment, with its super convenient location in the heart of everything.  Thanks for all your info prior to our arrival we had a really busy week.  We loved the Normandy Impressionists exhibition at the Jacquemant Andre gallery, which we would never have found if you had not told us of your visit there just a few weeks earlier.  The garden and artists’ ateliers at the Montmartre Museum were equally a delight.  The best meal we had was at “L’Initial” up near the metro, great food and friendly service.  Did very well with my shopping at Crea in the Marais – thanks to your well researched knowledge of their merchandise.   So a really great “huit jours”.   Elaine and Bill, Melbourne

We are a bit sad to leave our lovely French home but we have had a very full and enjoyable five nights in your very comfortable apartment.  A perfect part of Paris too.  So nice to be met by your friendly local manager and a welcoming bottle of French wine.  Theresa and Carmel, Greenslopes, QLD

“Like all those before us, we have enjoyed staying in this wonderful apartment, close to absolutely everything.  The apartment has everything to make our stay very comfortable.” Dennis and Richard, Melbourne VIC

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at the lovely apartment.  We loved the central location which was so convenient for all the exploring of Paris that we wanted to do.  The apartment was great and we loved the ambience – it was an added touch to the Paris experience.  Thank you once again.  We will be happy to pass on the word to any of our travelling friends. Kevin and Carolyn, Strathalbyn, SA

“You have set up a perfect “pied a terre” which we have been delighted to use.  Because it is so well equipped we can quickly be out the door and experiencing all that this arrondissement and Paris have to offer.  We love the architecture, the quirky shops, quality small markets and the magnitude of the buildings.  All in all you have opened our eyes to more of Paris than we have ever seen before.  Pas plus de temps.”  Denis and Heather, Mosman NSW

I really enjoyed shopping everyday on the local stores, exploring the maze of streets and getting to know the metro.   We will be back.   Simone, Amy and Genevieve.  Newhaven, VIC

“The apartment was ideally located for us, giving access to transport by bus or by river and were even able to walk to places of special interest. The proximity to the river enabled us enjoy the activity and atmosphere of the locals with their picnics, music and dancing. We could not have had a better facilty in the apartment – well fitted out and very comfortable especially the bed/lounge. It was home away from home, a place we would recommend to any traveller. It also represents good value because of its location which gives good access to places and the means to get there.  Thank you.” Kevin and Carolyn, Adelaide, SA

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your Maubert apartment.  It was just like going home.  The weather was superb – no need for a coat or umbrella.  It even managed to get to 32 one day.  My croissant making lesson at La Cuisine Paris was great fun – even better than the breadmaking course I did last time.  Not only the classic croissant but also chocolate ones, raisin ones with custard, jam ones and, out of the leftovers, cinnamon scrolls.  Plenty to eat there, and plenty to take home.  I’d recommend it to anyone interested in that type of thing.  And it’s just across the river from the apartment.

I also had an interesting day venturing out to Vaux le Vicomte.  I expect you know the story of that place.  If you go at the weekend, there is a shuttle bus from the station which makes it a lot easier.  I was also looking forward to seeing the finished Fondation Louis Vuitton.  I went last year when it was still under construction and was wondering how they would be able to use the internal space.  And I see that they do it very well.  What a magnificent building.  And there was a gorgeous Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the Musee d’Orsay.

So, once again, I had a wonderful week in my favorite city, heading home each afternoon to my very comfortable apartment.  I always feel like a local entering the front door and you see tourists look and they must be thinking you are very lucky living there.  Thank you again, and the all the best.  Beverly, Earlwood, NSW

“How wonderful to find that Le Gourmand du Maubert is just as comfortable as “Mouffetard”.  Such a great location, so convenient to everything that one could need.  It was such a joy to introduce my brother, during his first trip to Paris to all that the City of Light can offer.  Thank you again for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful apartment.”  Yvonne, Sydney, NSW

Thank you so very much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely apartment as a base for this, our 5th trip to Paris.  As a central location from which to explore the Latin Quarter, it was perfect.  My morning walks along the Seine on my way to buy croissants at one of three excellent patisseries near Maubert Mutualite metro became one of my favourite things to do.  The apartment itself was everything a visitor could ask for.  Stocked with all the requirements and furnished most comfortably.  We loved coming back to it each evening.  Your Welcome Book was so informative, as was your excellent personal guide to Paris.  Everything went smoothly for my 50th birthday with much of that attributable to Le Gourmand du Maubert.  Many thanks once again. Sue and Ray, Woodend, VIC

“We did so enjoy the apartment and thank you so much for all the information which added to our experience of this wonderful city.  The “meet and greet” on our arrival was great and eased our way into the neighbourhood with some useful suggestions.  We can recommend Le Gourmand du Maubert to everyone.”  Sylvia and John, Melbourne, VIC

Thank you for a wonderful French experience in Paris.  We enjoyed exploring the area and coming home to the apartment.  To all those who come after us, we hope you enjoy Paris as much as we did.  Don and Jan, Bowral, NSW

“Le Soleil est beau est Paris est marveilleau.  L’apartment est tres confortable, Merci.” Judi, Essendon, VIC

Il fait froid à Paris.  How lovely then to come back from a hard day’s sightseeing to this cosy apartment.  After dozens of visits to Paris we always find something new to see.  This time the fantastic Frank Gehry building for the Louis Vuitton Foundation.  We also visited the Baccarat Chrystal museum for the first time.  Am excellent stay.  The apartment is so well equipped, bravo!  Carole and Graham Parker, North Sydney, NSW

“A month in Paris to celebrate a special birthday, ticking off all my list of things to do and hosting some Sydney friends and colleagues to dinner in your wonderful apartment truly represent a fantastic moment in life’s rich tapestry.  I really find it hard to express how much I enjoyed Le Gourmand du Maubert.”  Sandra, Sydney

Our ten days in Le Gourmand du Mouffetard had prepared us well for a week in “Maubert”.  It is charming and so beautifully decorated, and as you literally have “Paris at your feet”.  It has been a perfect adventure in Paris and after several weeks and two locations we really feel like residents in this wonderful city.  A bientot from three generations.  Pam, Anna and Phoebe, Bowral and Sydney, NSW

“I just wanted to call and let you know that I had such a great time in your apartment. My brother, who lives on the outskirts of Paris was most impressed with the quality of the presentation and the central location. My sister is already planning to stay there next year and is closely watching the calendar to make sure she does not miss her preferred dates” Elizabeth and Antony, Sydney

We had such a wonderful time in Paris and a great celebration for my daughter Peggy’s 50th birthday. It was a magical day that started with champagne and a toast to you both. I loved the apartment and its fantastic location. Joanna, Bondi NSW

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your charming apartment. Your attention to detail and comfort is fantastic, and your guide book led us into many parts of Paris that we never knew existed. Thanks to your entire Paris team – driver from the airport and manager who was so friendly when we arrived.” Janet and John, Sydney NSW

Superb apartment, beautifully appointed. location ideal … the superlatives could go on and on. Elizabeth and Harry, Sydney

“We were so pleased to return and stay longer to thoroughly relax and enjoy your superb apartment, plus more and more of Paris. Our daughter joined us from London for a few days and we were very comfortable as a threesome. The fold out sofa bed was just perfect. We look forward to our next visit.” Sheilagh and David, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

“Wonderful apartment, styled to perfection! We will return.” Leisel and George, Sydney

Your friendly met us at the apartment and gave us an exceptionally useful insight into this lovely apartment and amazing area, which is situated perfectly close to all good things that one would ever want. The nearby Marais is a wonderful haven of great restaurants and beautiful boutiques, with less crowds than other parts of Paris. Can’t wait to return to our gorgeous apartment. Sue and Peter, Melbourne, VIC

“Wonderful stay in Paris. The apartment surpassed my expectations – central location so close to all the things I wanted to do. The apartment is so beautiful,making it so special for my stay. I will definitely come again.” Marie, Melbourne VIC

You two have done it again. The decor is superb and the location is perfect, when one returns home to reflect on the joys of Paris – so peaceful. Both Mouffetard and Maubert have instant appeal- now I can’t choose which one for my next visit. Thank you so much for your hospitality celebrating my birthday – how fortunate that we could time our visits to Paris so that we could indulge in some shared experiences. Robbie, Neutral Bay NSW

“Already over a week has gone by since we arrived in Paris and returned for our second stay in your lovely apartment. We can’t believe that it has been a year since our first visit. Sadly it is coming to an end. Le Gourmand du Maubert remains perfect and is so welcoming. It really does feel like home and we were able to enjoy Paris knowing that we can come home to such a welcoming apartment each evening. Thanks you for the bottle of very nice Bordeaux that greeted our arrival last Sunday. Your Paris manager greeted us most warmly and made sure we were comfortable. Thank you again for adding to a wonderful holiday.” Ronni and Steve, Buderim QLD

This was my sixth time in Paris and definitely the best because of the accommodation. I could ask for nothing more. I still have a “to-do” list so will be back again and will hopefully stay in “my” apartment. Beverley, Sydney

“Well it has all been said in the previous pages of your guest book and we can only agree. The apartment is fabulous. We both had a wonderful time and great sleeps in that wonderful bed. Our visit was all too short this time, but we will be back. Paris is such a fantastic city. The food is great and the people are very friendly, especially your local manager. Too much much to see, too little time. We are sad to be going home.” Robyn and Josep, Mount Gambia, SA

Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful apartment. Its location is superb, and it is such a welcoming place to come home to at the end of each day. A comfortable haven at the end of each day and right in the middle of a bustling city. The apartment surpassed our expectations. It has every comfort. We will definitely recommend it to our friends. Mary Lou, Benalla and Jenny, Bairnsdale VIC

“Hard to pack our bags and leave your wonderful apartment. A perfect location. We loved the Ile St Louis and Notre Damme as well as the concert in La Chapelle, what a treat. Thanks for your emails as advice as we planned our trip. Your advice was invaluable. We must have walked 20 Kms every day to explore and discover the incredible city. The Welcome Book and your Guide to Paris were very useful. There is a fantastic vegetarian restaurant just up the street. We have left a variety of business cards from the local restaurants to add to the collection already in the apartment.” Jill and Alan, Brisbane QLD

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in your Paris apartment. The decor is astounding and the bed so comfortable! We especially enjoyed the opportunity to wander to the food market at Maubert Metro, pick up some goodies for dinner that night and then cook in your wonderful kitchen. We also appreciated your personal “Guide to Paris”, as it inspired us to do many amazing things that we would not have thought of. Many thanks to your private taxi driver who brought us in from the airport and fantastic local manager for making us so welcome when we arrived. His local knowledge was most helpful and we wer econfident that we could call on him if anything went wrong. We will definitely be back, as your apartment is the best way to do Paris. Frank, Kerri and Bindi, Perth WA

“We loved the apartment – perfect for us and our son visiting from London for the weekend. He found the generous sofa bed really comfortable. A great, quiet retreat from the frenzy of a fabulous city. Now home to save up for ‘un autre fois””. Chris and Phil, Sydney NSW and Theo from London

We seem to be joining the increasingly long list of guests who have now experienced and enjoyed both your apartments. Le Gourmand du Mouffetard is located in a great street with lots of community life and local colour. Now we are in your second apartment right down beside the Seine, has such easy access to Ile St Louis and the Marais, in addition to Notre Dame. The market and food shops at Place Maubert are quite extraordinary. Would you believe that two more patisseries opened just nearby in the first few weeks of January. Both had lines of customers waiting to be served. The Parisians certainly love their bread and pastries.
Helene and Merrilyn

“We loved the apartment – perfect for us and our adult son over from London, who found the sofa bed very comfortable. A great, quiet retreat from the frenzy of New Year celebrations in Paris. Now home to save up for un autre fois.”
Chris, Phil and Theo, Sydney and London

Thank you for contributing to such a magical first trip to Paris. The apartment is gorgeous, in a fantastic location, so quiet and serene, with access to everthing. I have so much enjoyed coming “home” at night and relaxing with some exceptional cheese and a bottle of champagne. I cannot believe my time here has gone so quickly, already thinking about another visit.
Jennifer, Marrickville, NSW

“When we compare Le Gourmand du Maubert with our stay several years ago in Le Gourmand du Mouffetard we can only say that you have outdone yourselves. The location is absolutely devine and the apartment is handsomely appointed. Gateway to all points in Paris. Once again, we are leaving enchanted and already making plans for another visit.”
Bill and Debbie, Montreal

Warm and cosy after the rain on our faces. Met some old friends on the red open tour bus, then home to pack after not enough days and nights in this wonderful city. After our stay in Le Gourmand du Mouffetard last year, we have now appreciated both your wonderful apartments. Not wanting to leave this great part of the Latin Quarter as winter approaches.
Ian and Heather, Neutral Bay, NSW

We can only endorse all the previous comments – wonderful position, ambiance and comfort par excellence. Will recommend to all our friends and hope to return ourselves one day. Adieu Paris – and this lovely apartment – what cherished memories will remain.
Jill and Mary, East St Kilda, VIC

“We had a marvellous visit to Paris and the apartment has been a terrific base – so well set up and fantastically located for getting to so much in the city that is interesting. The bed is one of the best we have ever encountered in decades of travel.”
Virginia and Ken, Paddington, NSW

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your superb apartment. Our expectations have been exceeded. We are certain to return – quite soon.
David and Sheilagh, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

“The position of the apartment suited us perfectly. We walked, we Metro’ed, we L’ Open Tour’ed and we Batobus’ed. We picked up Croissants just around the corner at 7.00 am. We ate dinner on St Germaine at 9.00 pm and we came home to our place safe and sound every night. The apartment had everything necessary to be perfect for a short or long term stay. We felt secure and at home. The best of appliances and nothing spared in the renovation. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend Le Gourmand du Maubert as a perfect way to enjoy Paris. “
Nic and Graham, Melbourne

A wonderful nest among the bouquets of a Paris summer. Great location, extremely well fitted out – all the little details do make a difference. The bed was extremely comfortable, the decoration all matched- subdued yet colourful at the same time. We would love to return another day and will certainly recommend.
Greg and Gloria, Hunters Hill, NSW

“Thank you for a great flat and some very happy memories.”
Nic, Hong Kong

Thank you for letting us share your delightful Parisian apartment. The decor and location are excellent and it is within easy walking distance to many beautiful attractions. We appreciated your “Personal Guide to Paris” and your local manager has been extremely helpful. And now back to reality, A Bientot, nous esperons.
Philippa and Walter, Clontarf, NSW

“A great apartment to recover and reflect after each day imbibing the spirit of Paris. Le Joie de Vivre”.Craig and Bronwyn, Sydney, NSW

Our last evening in the apartment. We have had a ball. The apartment is strategically placed to all we wished to do during our stay. We found a really great restaurant just up the street – gourmet food and only a short walk back home afterwards. Jenny and Craig, Beecroft, NSW

“Thanks again for your hospitality in Paris. Another wonderful visit to our favourite city. We really enjoyed the opportunity to stay in Le Gourmand du Maubert, having had such a great time last year in Le Gourmand du Mouffetard. We can’t recommend your two apartments highly enough”. Peter and Carolyn. Mosman, NSW

We are sorry to leave “our home” in Paris. The apartment has welcomed us back each day after a full schedule of just being here in such a diverse and rich city. We have really enjoyed our stay here and appreciate your attention to detail in catering for our comfort. We cannot wait to return! Many thanks and kind regards.
Ronni and Steve, Buderim, Qld

“What a lovely find for us! The apartment surpassed all our needs and expectations. Having the private taxi pick-up from the airport was a great way to start our Parisian experience. Thanks to your manager for his helpful tips and local advice. We will certainly recommend the apartment to all our friends!”
Helen, Noel and Leigh, Geelong, Vic

Excellent location, beautifully appointed apartment. Can’t recommend highly enough. Sally and John, Melbourne, Vic

“We had a very enjoyable stay. Fantastic base for all the things we wished to see and do. The fold out sofa bed was very easy and comfortable. Thanks so much.”
Lorraine, Andrew and Catrina, Melbourne, Vic

Really lovely stay in a great apartment. Everything you need and a top location. Your Guide to Paris was really handy and we went to lots of cool places. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Paul and Amy, Sydney, NSW

“Many thanks for a lovely stay in your apartment. You have certainly thought of everything. Location perfect and your Guide to Paris in the apartment was very well used and much appreciated. Thanks also to your manager for his helpful tips.”
Del and John, Sydney, NSW

What a responsibility! No. 1 in the Guest Book, and happily only good things to report. The apartment has been planned and furnished with a lot of thought and it works. The finishing touches are lovely. Location superb and all the processes of getting here, faultless.

We had a lovely time and your new apartment, which is far better than we expected. So many thoughtful things make it delightful especially the little sewing kit I found to repair a torn seam in my trousers. It was good to see some basic foodstuffs left in the cupboard. We came across Kapra Hiska Cashmere shop after doing a Paris walk in the Marais, and as I recognised it from the Welcome Book in the apartment, we went in and I came out with a sweater!  Steve and Maggie, Brichgrove, NSW

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