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apartment available for coming academic year in Paris

Date Submitted: 22-Jun-2004
From: Marina Yaguello
Subject: apartment available for coming academic year in Paris
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Institution/Organization: University Paris 7-Denis Diderot

Notice: My daughter's apartment is available while she studies in the UK. It is a very charming recently renovated and furnished apartment in the 19ème, very close to the Canal . It has a large, sunny living room with open kitchen, one master bedroom and a second smaller room which can be used as guestroom/office. Internet access (ADSL) in both rooms, washer and dryer, dishwasher. Quiet neighbourhood, good for cycling and walking, lots of cinemas, restaurants, theatres, concert halls within walking or cycling distance. The rent is 1100 € per month excluding electricity and phone. Total floor space is 50 sq meters. Additional studio space in same building optionally.Free from early september; six months minimum.