An original place, a loft recently created in a former locksmith's workshop, bathed in light under a huge and magnificent restored glass-roof.
Our living quarters can accommodate of family of five and can be rented on a weekly basis only.
This loft was recently designed in the heart of the Saint-Michel district, on of the most genuine and oldest district in the center of Bordeaux.
It enjoys a generous and a zenithal light thanks to a huge glass-roof wholly renovated with, in addition, some large skylights.
The volumes are very spacious with a 130 habitable square meters and 7 meters under ceiling in the main living room.
The originality of this loft is to offer a unique life experience in an atypical space where on the 1st floor protrude several "cubes" which house three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The general atmosphere of the loft is very arty and "bohemian chic", and the contemporary furniture perfectly matches vintage pieces from the 20th century and old Berber carpets.
This loft situated at the back of a building in the rue Marengo is perfectly quiet.
No neighbours underneath or above.
And the noises from the street are quite muffled.
The district in itself is rather calm which is a luxury in a city center.
Besides, a private parking space is at your disposal in a shared garage in the building itself which will be extremely useful for it is very difficult to find a free parking space in the center.
During you stay, all the rooms of the flat will be completely accessible.
You will be able to use the electric appliances as well as the video and Hifi equipments which you will take great care of, of course.
Interaction with guests
I am used to welcoming travelers in an other flat a few meters from this one which is my main residence.
As I am myself devoted to history, culture and architecture, I love exchanging and advising (if need be) the people who rent the flat (in vivo or by mail) on the places to visit, the restaurants and things to do in Bordeaux and the surrounding area.
As we are "gourmets", we also know the unmissable restaurants of the town.
From the bistrot-canteen style with home-cooking, to exotic cuisines and starred restaurants, we will able to guide you !
Other things to note
This loft is available during 4 weeks only in summer :
°2 weeks in july (from the 4th to the 18th).
°and 2 weeks in august (from the 1st to the 17th).
The loft is for rent a minimum of 4 nights.
°The apartment is a non-smoking area.
°Our friend-pets are not allowed inside.
°Lodging persons other than the people who rent the flat is forbidden.
°Respecting the premises, the furniture, the personal objects and paintings/art works they contain…as well as our neighbours…is a question of good sense and education.
°Be delicate with the home video and the hifi systems please.
°I'd rather make it clear that you have to wash up and clean the kitchen before you leave.
°No food/meals in the bedrooms.
°Eco-friendly apartment, we practice the selective sort of our garbage in this building (see instructions in the apartment).
°Our bottles of wine in our cellar are not at your disposal… ;-)
°You need to bring your own towels, sheets (fitted sheets and duvet covers).
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Heureux bordelais, c'est avec plaisir que je vous reçois chez nous, dans nos appartements atypiques, au coeur de notre ville.
Voyager, découvrir de nouveaux lieux et leurs habitants fait partie de ces moments privilégiés d'une vie.
Il en va de même que d'accueillir et rencontrer de nouvelles personnes.
L'ouverture d'esprit et du coeur sont à mon sens les qualités les plus essentielles pour vivre au mieux, le temps de notre périple sur Terre.
Bordeaux est une très belle ville.
Et d'autant plus belle depuis les nombreux travaux de restauration de ces différents quartiers depuis une quinzaine d'années.
Travaux toujours en cours ici et là tant le patrimoine de cette ville est important.
Bordeaux a désormais le plus grand périmètre urbain protégé d'Europe et fut déclarée Patrimoine Mondial par l'UNESCO tant elle bénéficie d'une qualité architecturale de premier ordre.
Et au-delà d'une architecture, c'est tout une qualité de vie qui fait de notre ville une des premières métropoles françaises où s'installent de plus en plus de personnes chaque année.
A vous maintenant le plaisir de découvrir Bordeaux.
Et vous commencerez bien en vous installant chez nous, soit dans un appartement crée dans un des plus vieux bâtiments de la ville (1249, date de sa fondation), anciennement connu comme étant l'église des Cordeliers avec son cloître attenant, soit dans un loft crée dans un ancien atelier de serrurier.
Des lieux uniques à vivre. Une ville unique à découvrir.
Blessed inhabitant's of Bordeaux, we will welcome you in our home, and in atypical flats, in the heart of our city, with great pleasure.
Travelling, discovering new places and the people who live there is part of those privileged times in one's life.
The same applies to hosting and meeting people.
An open-mind and an open-heart are, according to me, the most essential qualities to live at its best our journey through Earth.
Bordeaux is an extremely beautiful city.
And it is all the more beautiful since numerous restoration works have been achieved in its different districts during the last fifteen years.
Some works are still underway, here and there, because the architectural heritage of the city is important.
From now on Bordeaux can boast the largest protected urban perimeter for Europe and was declared World Wide Heritage by the UNESCO because it enjoys a first order architectural quality.
But beyond architecture, it is a whole quality of life which makes of our city one of the first French metropolis where more and more people move in every year.
It is now your privilege to discover Bordeaux.
A good start will be to stay in our home, either in a flat designed in one of the oldest buildings of the city (foundation date 1249) formely known as the Cordelier church with its adjoining cloister, or in a loft what used to be a lock-smith's workshop.
Unique places to live in, a unique town to discover.