Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Le Ridz in Saint Germain des Près
"Le Ridz" is a recently renovated small but bright studio apartment with smart use of space and high quality furniture and appliances. The Luxembourg Gardens, Odéon, Notre Dame are all within very close reach (about 5 minutes maximum walking distance!).

Of course (as in: do we even need to mention this?) the surrounding streets are lined with bakeries, small cafe's, supermarkets, butchers… You are in the heart of the historic city center, after all!

A metro stop (Saint-Placide stop, line 4, which easily takes you to many sites) is only just a few minutes away.
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • Italian coffee maker
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • private balcony
  • DVD/CD player
  • flatscreen TV
  • CD player
  • radio
  • WiFi
  • kitchenette
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
Harmony on Jan 2017:

This is the best place! My son and i stayed here fo 5 days and loved it! The place is in a great location with markets and great restaurants nearby. We walked and/or took the metro very easily and safely to anywhere we wanted to visit. The place is so nice, very clean and we will definitely stay again when we return. Oh also the bed very comfortable! sleeping in is easy i highly recommend a stay if it's available. Rina is very friendly and helped make our trip amazing
Thank you for everything! the place is beautiful and our stay was perfect!
Tonya on Jan 2017:

Everything was as described in the listing. Rina was great-Responded to all our queries promptly and helpfully.
Nothing :-)
Angelica on Jan 2017:
Excelente ubicacion con una estacion del metro saliendo de la casa.
Bob Dermer on Jun 2015:

The apartment was clean and nicely appointed.
The city is putting in a new Metro stop just outside the door of the apartment. The workers worked during sleeping hours. Others should be aware of the noise at night. We were also disappointed that the apt was billed as having a washer and dryer but we were asked not to use it.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 3 people
Payment accepted: bank transfer or credit card (with 5% surcharge) at cancellation date cutoff
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €40, balance to be charged in full at the cancellation date cutoff, cleaning fee of €30 is not included in the price
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 Le Ridz in Saint Germain des Près
Gare du Nord
Gare Montparnasse
Gare de Lyon
Centre Pompidou
Tour Eiffel
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Place de la Bastille
Arc de Triomphe