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Marais 2-BR Apartment with Classic Charm and Modern Updates in Foodie Heaven

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A corner of the living room with a view across the street.

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Paris Arrondissement 3 apartment description

A food-lover’s paradise, this beautiful Parisian apartment is on the same block as some of the most celebrated bakeries, traiteurs, cheese shops, and patisseries in the Marais. You can buy everything from wine to oysters, charcuterie, baguettes, fresh flowers as well as fresh chevres, and the most perfect chocolates, all right on our street. Also, many wonderful restaurants are within walking distance. Our personalized guidebook in the apartment lists all our favorite local spots.

This two-bedroom apartment is located on the fifth floor (with elevator) of a 19th-century building. The flat is elegant and charming, with oak herringbone floors and 200-year-old floor tiles. Classically furnished, bright and airy, the apartment offers views overlooking the rooftops of old Paris, with the bustling street in front and the quiet cobblestoned courtyard in back.

Both bedrooms have plenty of light and air. Situated at opposite ends of the apartment, each bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed, making the place perfect for families, friends, or couples traveling together.

The apartment has classic French style—appointed throughout with antique furniture, oak and mahogany armoires, period lighting— but it has been modernized with a full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, full oven, bathtub and shower, separate W.C., and laundry room with washer and dryer. Free high-speed internet access (both wi-fi and Ethernet) and flat-screen television with cable channels.

In the winter, there is plentiful central heat via radiators. In the summer, there are fans as well as breezes maximized by the architecture: the floor-through design of the flat lets air flow all the way through the building.

Outside, our street is the dividing line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. The block was reconfigured in 2014, and now we have wide stone sidewalks, benches, and just a single lane of one-way traffic, making for a quieter, yet lively pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

It’s an easy stroll to the Picasso Museum, Notre Dame, the Place des Vosges, the Musée Carnavalet, the Jewish Museum, Arts et Métiers, and much more. Also convenient to the 'Velib' system of shared bikes.

Our part of the Marais is one of the most picturesque districts of Paris, just three doors from the Archives Nationales. There’s a rich concentration of museums and historic buildings that have not changed in centuries. At the same time, the area is increasingly alive with shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. And yes, there’s plenty of shopping to tempt those interested in Parisian couture.

You will be greeted at the apartment upon arrival by our bilingual Paris liaison, who will give you the keys and show you the apartment. She is also available to solve any emergencies should they arise.

Discounts for stays of one month or longer. Bigger discounts for three months or longer.

This is a non-smoking apartment. No pets allowed.

Keywords: Paris, Marais Apartment, Marais, two-bedroom apartment, Paris luxury rental, vacation, classic, French, historic, charm, food, foodie

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 60 m²
  • Details:

    Elevator : This is a floor-through apartment: light, wire, and privacy are all maximized. Warm radiators in winter, breezes in summer....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not suitable for toddlers....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Located in the back of the apartment on a calm 'passage.'...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Located in front: lively, single lane of cars, local shops....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Excellent, comfortable beds with quality linens: you will sleep well. There are queen beds in two separate bedrooms, at opposite ends of the flat, with zero sound communication between them....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

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  • The bathroom has been completely modernized and tiled. Deep modern tub with fixed shower. Vanity with wall-sized mirror. Tiled for easy cleaning. Hairdryer and curler provided. Window for ventilation. Adjacent laundry room with new washer and dryer. Note: There is a separate WC with toilet down the hall. Easy to use all three simultaneously....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The bathroom has a split WC and bath, in separate rooms, so two couples or friends can easily share; Laundry room with washer and dryer, High-Speed Internet Connection and very fast wi-fi; Radio & CD Player, Full Oven and cooktop, Cooking Utensils, Linens, maps, books; no smoking; ample charm, picturesque views, popular bustling neighborhood loved by all....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Multiple guide books, dictionary and phrase books, history of Paris, etc....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable channels include Sky....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Marais is the historic district of Paris....moreless

  • Monument View:

    You can spy the National Archives out the LR window....moreless

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning, but there's a fan for every room and the windows in this floor-through allow ample breezes....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the apartment, full size and modern, for your use exclusively....moreless

  • Elevator:

    This is a floor-through apartment: light, wire, and privacy are all maximized. Warm radiators in winter, breezes in summer....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance for calling the U.S., some other countries, and all land lines in France. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Excellent central heat with radiators....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens, always. Comforters and duvets. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, lamps, chair, flat screen TV, etc. Fully equipped....moreless

  • Parking:

    Nearby municipal garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calling back to the U.S. and to all European land lines....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Always!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the apartment, full size and modern, for your use exclusively....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Excellent wi-fi throughout the apartment. Ethernet connection available as well....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    All bases covered: see 'kitchen'...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely stocked kitchen: cook as if you were at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Completely stocked: teapot, espresso pot, French press pot, and automatic coffee maker. Full size oven, cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. A completely equipped kitchen used by owners and guests to prepare sumptuous meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes....moreless

  • Oven:

    Yes. See 'stove'...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Always something on hand....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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$2,400

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Taxes Included

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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Location

0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro's Rambuteau stop is 1.5 blocks away

Car: Not Necessary

Cafes, Galleries, Museums, shops of all kinds.

Bakeries, great restaurants, 'Traiteur' shops with prepared foods, truly a foodie paradise -- Parisians' favorite spot.

Boutiques, unique shopping for clothes and 'objets'.

Noted concentration of historic architecture, some of the best preserved in all of Paris.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We live in San Francisco . . . and spend our spare time in Paris, every chance we get. The minute we arrive in our Paris apartment, we seem to relax and breathe a little easier and smile a little more. We adore our walks through the streets of Paris. Here is a photo of Mary exploring a new area of the city, thrilled with the discovery of village life in the midst of an outlying neighborhood. We have fixed up the apartment to reflect our own desire for Parisian ambience, with enough conveniences to enjoy life there. Come see for yourself!

Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 3:
We bought this home to have one foot in Paris. We are city-lovers and chose an absolutely central neighborhood that's beloved by Parisians themselves for both food and history. Ours is a foodie block, filled with the highest-quality specialty shops. It's close to the Right Bank's museums and shops, while at the same time full of stone buildings and stories that give off a sense of history that we just don't get in the U.S. The greatest adventure? Walking the streets of the Marais! It's always our first ritual upon arriving to walk down to the Seine. And then to spend every day walking further and further afield, always finding new favorite places to pass on to our renters. Paris is all about discovery, and we love to combine impromptu walking tours with the daily return to our beloved, well-known block with its unique attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
There are too many benefits to count! The best pastry: next door. The best cheese: across the street. The best meals: all around. The best bread: downstairs. Great coffee: roasted and ground fresh, on the same block. We love to sip morning coffee looking over the rooftops of the Marais, walk down a block to buy the newspapers, figure out what to explore on each visit. We are dazzled by the light and, in summer, the sound of the swallows swooping through the neighborhood. In the winter, at holiday time, lights are strung across the street and make us think we're in a time machine where the old customs are still observed. There is a sense of magic, charm and vitality to 'our' corner of the Marais that nowhere else in Paris can touch – at least for us! And we try on every trip to visit the Carnavalet Museum. It's just a 5 minute walk from the apartment, and the entire history of Paris is there -- even a room with the very bed in which Marcel Proust lay at night and wrote his Temps Perdu.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Photos

  • A corner of the living room with a view across the street.

    A corner of the living room with a view across the street.

  • Our building with its classic facade.

    Our building with its classic facade.

  • Another LR view.

    Another LR view.

  • The pink BR with bed and writing desk.

    The pink BR with bed and writing desk.

  • View out the window into the street.

    View out the window into the street.

  • View down the hallway, showing the entrance and ancient tomettes.

    View down the hallway, showing the entrance and ancient tomettes.

  • View of the armoire in the blue BR.

    View of the armoire in the blue BR.

  • Modern kitchen with all the essentials.

    Modern kitchen with all the essentials.

  • Bathroom, with bathtub, shower, and window.

    Bathroom, with bathtub, shower, and window.

  • No smoking!

    No smoking!

  • Our picturesque block.

    Our picturesque block.

  • Window of patisserie Pain du Sucre.

    Window of patisserie Pain du Sucre.

  • Our front door - just to the right of the Retrovision eyeglass shop.

    Our front door - just to the right of the Retrovision eyeglass shop.

  • A view of the LR in the afternoon sun.

    A view of the LR in the afternoon sun.

  • View into the pink BR from the Living Room, showing herringbone floor.

    View into the pink BR from the Living Room, showing herringbone floor.

  • View from the bed in the pink BR, with armoire.

    View from the bed in the pink BR, with armoire.

  • Our neighboring buildings.

    Our neighboring buildings.

  • The blue BR in back with window onto the courtyard.

    The blue BR in back with window onto the courtyard.

  • Book niche in blue bedroom, with reverse shot of hallway to LR.

    Book niche in blue bedroom, with reverse shot of hallway to LR.

  • LR and kitchen, long view.

    LR and kitchen, long view.

  • Another LR view, showing china cabinet and table folded down.

    Another LR view, showing china cabinet and table folded down.

  • Les fromages de Raphael, festive holiday window.

    Les fromages de Raphael, festive holiday window.

  • Delicacies of the neighborhood: pastry from Huré.

    Delicacies of the neighborhood: pastry from Huré.

  • Christmas lights at our corner.

    Christmas lights at our corner.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Apartment
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/25/2015
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