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The worst apartments in Paris!

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My Parisian apartment hunting adventures continue! First, we had places to murder unsuspecting women. Then we had places where you could practice all those skills you learned watching “This Old House” and “New Yankee Workshop” (two shows I actually loved as a kid because I am big weirdo). Today we’ve got the worst apartments that somehow made it into my inbox.

See that thing in the corner? That's the WHOLE KITCHEN for this 1-Bedroom, asking 1250€

See that thing in the corner? That’s the WHOLE KITCHEN for this 1-Bedroom, asking 1250€ (!!!)

The combo bathtub-shower-sink-bidet. What a space-saver!

The combo bathtub-shower-sink-bidet. What a space-saver!

LOOK AWAY!! LOOK AWAY!!!

AH, MY EYES!! LOOK AWAY!! LOOK AWAY!!!

This, minus a shower and toilet space, is the ENTIRE apartment.

This is the ENTIRE apartment. Bathroom is communal (shudder).

This place looks nice until you realize that it's a studio and that little cupboard is the kitchen area. Without space for a fridge. Or burner. Or a toaster. Or, well, anything.

This place looks nice until you realize that it’s a studio and the little cupboard is the kitchen area. Without space for a fridge. Or a couple burners. Or a toaster. Or, well, anything.

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Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

7 thoughts on “The worst apartments in Paris!

  1. Wow, those are some apartments!

    I am always surprised that the kitchens are so small or almost non existent in Parisian apartments like people don’t need to eat. I know that it is easy to eat out in Paris but it gets expensive and it isn’t very healthy (too salty and not enough vegetable or fruit.). At least the turquoise one is a real kitchen…I guess you could repaint it.

    Good luck with the search…

    • The smallness or complete lack of kitchens in France has *really* surprised me. For a culture so tied to food and the pleasures of eating and entertaining it doesn’t make much sense. In their defense, it may be that I’m looking for a one-person appart and perhaps the expectation is that one doesn’t need to cook much if you’re single…

  2. Wow… and I thought apartments in London were small…

  3. I guess at the end of the day, these places will always find rentors because, well, Paris! *bats eyelashes, swoons* The third picture down made me laugh a lot, after I regained consciousness.

  4. Jeez, that makes me feel good. Even my studio in Chicago was twice as big as these rooms, er, apartments.

    Good luck/ bonne chance!

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