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Ile St-Louis Exquisite Luxury Haven for Two in Center of Paris Dreamy & Romantic

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The warm tones of the salon create an elegant and inviting place to relax.

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Paris Arrondissement 4 apartment description

Visiting Paris is like entering a dream world. Vacationing in our charming 1635 pied-a-terre on Ile St-Louis is truly living the dream in style. The Old World elegance, the beautiful period antiques and the mere history of this hotel particulier transports you to another time while you continue to enjoy all of the modern amenities that will ensure a comfortable stay.

Our apartment is located on a lovely and privileged residential street along the river Seine. Each time you walk out into the courtyard and open the main carriage door to explore the best parts of Paris, you are suddenly overwhelmed by the beauty of the Seine, the ancient trees lining the quai and the magnificent architecture that graces the Right Bank. The two stone bridges that frame this picturesque view are pure romance. You will see boats glide across the river and hear the guides telling dreamy-eyed passengers to make a wish as they pass under the 17th Century Pont Marie. Yes, wishes and dreams do come true here on Ile St-Louis...every moment.

The island itself is a magical oasis, a very special little village boasting authentic Parisian cafes, art galleries, boutiques, antique shops and book sellers. You shall never hunger nor thirst as the island offers some of the best in epicurean provisions: patisseries and boulangeries (pastry and bake shops), an award-winning boucherie (butcher shop), a delightful fromagerie (cheese shop), wine purveyors, primeurs (fresh fruit and vegetable markets), epiceries (grocery stores), chocolate shops, a fleuriste (flower shop) and, of course, the famous Berthillon ice cream. The many restaurants located on the Ile offer visitors a wide range of menu choices, including the 3-starred chef Antoine Westermann's masterful vegetable cookery at his highly acclaimed Mon Viele Ami and the quietly sophisticated l'Orangerie with chef Michel del Burgo, formerly 3-starred at le Bristol, Taillevent and Moscou, directing the kitchen. For the 'freshest sushi in Paris' head to Isami located on the south side of the island. At dusk, stroll across the pedestrian bridge connecting Ile St-Louis to the neighboring Ile de la Cite, capturing a wonderful view of Notre Dame's dramatic flying buttresses and the lovely gardens below. You will usually find live entertainment on this pedestrian bridge...enjoy a lively string quartet, a creole jazz band or traditional French accordion melodies as you take in the glorious panoramic river views to the east and west. As the surrounding bridges, the towers and the grand palace of Hotel de Ville are gradually illuminated you find yourself standing in a live picture postcard. There is simply not a more romantic place on earth...but this you must see for yourself.

The apartment at quai de Bourbon is a deliberate extension of the island's atmospheric magic. Located on the ground floor just off the main courtyard, this 'petite maison' of 44 square meters (roughly 500 square feet) embraces the true spirit of Ile St-Louis. Ancient tomettes - terracotta tiles reclaimed from 17th and 18th Century chateaux - set the tone for a warm and inviting palette of burnt red, golden ochre and celery green. The fabrics are luscious, the antiques tasteful and the decorative accessories absolutely charming. The shimmering crystal chandeliers and antique wall sconces may be dimmed to create the perfect romantic setting. This is your cue to chill the champagne!

The luxurious bedroom enrobed in silk and velvet is awash with the softest grays and baby blues to lull you to sleep. There is a spacious armoire to house your personal belongings and adequate bedside lamps for reading. Luxury bed linens, pretty antique prints and scented sachets create a relaxing respite after a full day of sightseeing and shopping.

You will discover a little taste of the Orient in the compact but efficient bathroom. The Chinese red of the cabinets accents the exposed beams and stone while 18th Century Japanese wood block prints decorate the lacquered walls along with antique Asian porcelain. The tower cabinet provides ample room for your personal items and also houses the collection of plush bath towels.

The cheerful kitchen with its blue and white toile de Jouy fabric and decorative tiles, painted red ceiling beams and ochre walls is fully equipped with everything you need to create a fabulous meal. If cooking isn't on your agenda, the fridge is always ready to chill your favorite bottle of champagne and the freezer available to hold several litres of Berthillon ice cream! Sample delicious espresso with the easy-to-use Nespresso machine. A full range of kitchen appliances, as well as a conventional washer and dryer are all provided with simple instructions for use.

Cable television, CD player/stereo, WiFi high-speed internet service and free unlimited calls to North America and within Europe (excludes calls made to mobile phones in Europe) and a well-stocked Paris travel library help keep you entertained, informed and in touch.

We welcome you to a world of comfort, luxury, history and romance. Come be our guests for 'A Fine Taste of Paris'.

Keywords: Ile St-Louis, 1-Bedroom, Luxury Apartment, on the Seine River, Central Paris, 4th Arrondissement, Marais Neighborhood, Berthillon Ice Cream, Antique Furnishings

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 46 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Bathroom is not accessible by wheelchair....moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • 1 Shower with Regular shower head and hand-held shower spray. Storage tower and lighted vanity sink....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Dining
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Luxury bed linens...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Nespresso Machine, Paris Travel Library, Hair Dryer, Floor Fan, Portable Picnic Table and Basket of Picnic Supplies, Additional Cleaning Services Available...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Music Library
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cycling
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Photography
                      • Boating
                      • Museums
                      • Festivals
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Synagogues
                      • Marina
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Zoo
                      • Swimming
                      • Roller Blading
                       

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                      3 night min stay
                      $265
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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      $285.00 per night for 3-Night Minimum Rental


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                      Location

                      Boat Tours at Nearby Boarding Dock, Petanque, Several Beautiful Parks Nearby, Paris Plage (Paris Beach) located just across the river in summer, Live Entertainment on Pont St-Louis, Flower Market on Sundays on Neighboring Island, Antiquing

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: Passionate Francophiles invite you to enjoy their charming 17th Century apartment decorated in the spirit and style of Ile St-Louis. Discerning travelers, as well as lovers of antiques, art and history will truly appreciate the stylish decor and luxurious amenities of this romantic pied-a-terre.

                      Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 4:
                      The moment we discovered the magical Ile St-Louis we knew it would be our home someday! The romantic village atmosphere of this jewel in the Seine is what sets it apart from the rest of Paris. It was a splendid destiny that led us to become the happy owners of this special apartment. We are delighted to be able to share the charms of this wonderful pied-a-terre with our visitors!


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                      • The warm tones of the salon create an elegant and inviting place to relax.

                        The warm tones of the salon create an elegant and inviting place to relax.

                      • A stylish and cozy down-filled sofa invites you to sit and stay a while.

                        A stylish and cozy down-filled sofa invites you to sit and stay a while.

                      • Ancient ceiling beams and stone walls evoke the true charm of Ile St-Louis.

                        Ancient ceiling beams and stone walls evoke the true charm of Ile St-Louis.

                      • 19th Century dining table and chairs welcome up to 4 guests for an intimate meal

                        19th Century dining table and chairs welcome up to 4 guests for an intimate meal

                      • Soft shades of blue, aqua and gray lull you to sleep in the peaceful bedroom.

                        Soft shades of blue, aqua and gray lull you to sleep in the peaceful bedroom.

                      • 18th C. Japanese woodblock prints decorate the lacquered walls of the bathroom.

                        18th C. Japanese woodblock prints decorate the lacquered walls of the bathroom.

                      • A well-equipped American-style kitchen may even inspire you to cook!

                        A well-equipped American-style kitchen may even inspire you to cook!

                      • Quai de Bourbon at night...simply magical!

                        Quai de Bourbon at night...simply magical!

                      • You can always find entertainment on Pont St-Louis

                        You can always find entertainment on Pont St-Louis

                      • The facade of the elegant 1635 building along the River Seine, the best address!

                        The facade of the elegant 1635 building along the River Seine, the best address!

                      • It's all in the splendid details.

                        It's all in the splendid details.

                      • Thoughtful and stylish antique decor to charm and delight you.

                        Thoughtful and stylish antique decor to charm and delight you.

                      • Old World elegance surrounds you.

                        Old World elegance surrounds you.

                      • Silk, velvet, scented sachets, tassels and trims create a luxurious dreamscape.

                        Silk, velvet, scented sachets, tassels and trims create a luxurious dreamscape.

                      • Be seduced by a taste of the Orient in the chic bathroom.

                        Be seduced by a taste of the Orient in the chic bathroom.

                      • Stunning views of Pt Louis-Philippe & Hotel de Ville await you just outside.

                        Stunning views of Pt Louis-Philippe & Hotel de Ville await you just outside.

                      • Oh la la...you have discovered the jewel in the center of Paris...Ile St-Louis!

                        Oh la la...you have discovered the jewel in the center of Paris...Ile St-Louis!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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