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
Appartement La Coupole
In the heart of Montparnasse, this apartment is right next door to the famous La Coupole resturant, where Picasso and Matisse used to paint the walls and ceilings in exchange for meals. The Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg gardens), one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris and home to the French Senate, is also right nearby. Loads of shopping and the cafe life of Saint Germain, where the intellectuals of Paris such as Sartre and Camus used to lounge about. From Jazz clubs to movie theaters, the area is full of fun things to do, and all within walking distance to the Seine river and many of the most famous museums in Paris.

This apartment itself is renovated with a sleek contemporary look. With a queen size bed and a quality sofa bed in the living room, it can sleep up to 4 people comfortably. There is also a modern bathroom with a separate toilet. The open kitchen is fully equipped, including dishwasher and washing machine. Cable TV and Internet (wifi) are also included.
  • linen and towels provided
  • 2nd floor
  • cable/satellite TV
  • full kitchen
  • iron
  • no elevator
  • phone with free calls to international landlines
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • tea kettle
Kimberly Cochrane on Sep 2017:

The space itself is light, open and airy. The apartment was quiet. The pullout sofa bed was fabulous. The separate toilet room was appreciated. Flexible check in time was appreciated. We were able to drop our bags then walk unencumbered while the apartment was being cleaned.
The sheets for the pullout bed were still damp when we went to make the bed the first night. Perhaps they should be left out to dry so they are ready at bedtime.
I appreciated they way you helped work through the policy differences between cross-pollinate and the actual property manager.
nutmeghiker on May 2017:

Excellent neighborhood. Good metro connections. Many nice restaurants and a small street, a block away, with butcher, cheese shop, baker, fishmonger, convenience store, wine store, etc.
Beware the scaffolding. Outside of the bedroom and living room windows is sturdy scaffolding, with ladders, which could allow easy access to your apartment if you leave the windows open. On a warm night you can take your chances or sweat. I wish I could say that the courtyard is secure, but a busy restaurant leaves a rear dining room door open directly into the courtyard on warm nights. With two painters working on the apartment building facade at a seemingly leisurely pace, this might be a problem during the summer of 2017.
Easy and helpful, as always.
Admin on 30. May 2017:
From the property manager: We are happy you enjoyed the neighborhood and overall experience. As for the painting, this was unpredictable, but in a few weeks it will be done so that we will have a beautiful 'new' courtyard!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by credit card 30 days before arrival
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 4 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 120 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen bed & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check in/out times flexible
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 Appartement La Coupole
Gare du Nord
Gare Montparnasse
Gare de Lyon
Centre Pompidou
Tour Eiffel
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Place de la Bastille
Arc de Triomphe