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Charming and Historic Studio in the Heart of Rue Mouffetard

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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Paris Arrondissement 5 studio description

Charming 26m2 studio apartment in Rue Descartes, in the heart of the famous Rue Mouffetard Quarter. A calm and light haven on the 4th floor with views to France's most prestigious school Lycee Henri IV and the Pantheon on one side and the Parisian roofs of the peaceful courtyard on the other side, this studio exudes the charm of historical Paris with its exposed timber beams and fireplace.

Newly renovated in January 2011, the 'Studio Descartes' apartment features state of the art amenities including wall mounted flat screen TV with Ipod/Iphone dock and cable Panasonic TV including international channels, high speed internet and wireless, phone connection with free calls to all French fixed lines and mobiles and to international landlines in over 130 countries as well as latest model of Brand washing machine and dryer, induction hot plates and LG microwave.

Cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen with the exquisite local produce you get in the Rue Mouffetard at the fresh food markets or walk down to the Seine River (10 min) with a champagne picnic from one of the numerous local wine merchants in the street.

The calm location of the 'Studio Descartes' in the back building invites a good night sleep in the loft sleeping area (mezzanine to be accessed with ladder) with a queensize mattress, or turn your living room into a junior suite by easily converting the trendy 'Sullivan' sofa into a luxury bed with a high quality queensize mattress (top grade of density, 'HR 35', high resilience with 35kg/m3).

Thanks to our location up on the 4th level, we enjoy light entering through the large windows. This is the most historic part of Paris, so no elevator in the antique building with typical Parisian stone stairs leading you up to your private sanctuary. But you do get your daily workout - no gym pass needed!!

The small bathroom features a good size shower (we are both very tall people!), a sink and toilet.

Closest metro station is 5 minutes away: Place Monge (Line 7) and Cardinal Lemoine (Line 10),

RER Line B Luxembourg Station (regional express train network to Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports, change to Linne C to Versailles) only 10 minutes walking distance. This also takes you to St Michel, Chatelet - Les Halles, Gare du Nord.

We trust you will enjoy our little Paris treasure as much as our friends and us do!

Book tip: Ernest Hemingway 'A Moveable Feast' (a copy is in the studio for you to read during your stay if you wish)

'If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then whereever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast' - Hemingway.

Hemingway lived across the street and the old Paris city wall goes through the main building, so you are experiencing 12th century history live!


Keywords: Calm and light studio apartment in Rue Mouffetard with exposed timber beams in charming historic building from 17th century. State of the art appliances, high speed internet connection, wireless, TV, telephone with free calls to all French mobiles and fixed lines and all landlines internationally. Fully self contained with extensive kitchen equipment.

Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

                  • Loft

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                  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Latest model Panasonic with Ipod/iphone dock and computer connection offering cable TV and international channels...moreless

                  • Stereo

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Location Type

                          • Monument View:

                            View to Lycee Henry IV and Pantheon...moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                              • Swimming

                              Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                  General

                                  • Free Long Distance:

                                    To all French mobiles and fixed lines and internationally to landlines in 130 countries including Australia, US....moreless

                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Telephone:

                                    All calls to French mobile phones (all providers) and all landlines are free....moreless

                                  • Washing Machine:

                                    Latest model Brandt...moreless

                                  • Wireless Internet

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Microwave:

                                    latest model LG including steam cooking...moreless

                                  • Refrigerator

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Visa
                                   

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                                  3 night min stay
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                                  Location

                                  • Les Papillons View on map

                                    Sample sensuous delights along the Rue Mouffetard in our favourite cafe and diner along Rue Mouffetard. Basic, rustic, authentic. This is a fabulous place frequented by old Paris regulars and international travellers alike. They filmed episodes of the Hollywood movie "Julia and Julia" with Mery Streep in this place! Don't miss it!

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                                  • Arenes de Lutece View on map

                                    The Arenes de Lutece are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris, together with the Thermes de Cluny. Lying in what is now the Quartier Latin, this amphitheater could once seat 15,000 people, and was used to present gladiatorial combats. Constructed in the 1st century AD, this amphitheater is considered the longest of its kind constructed by the Romans. The sunken arena of the amphitheater was surrounded by the wall of a podium 2.5 m high, surmounted by a parapet. The presence of a 41.2-m- (135-foot-) long stage allowed scenes to alternate between theatrical productions and combat. A series of nine niches aided in improving the acoustics.

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                                  • Bakery Maison Kayser View on map

                                    Three generations of Kaysers have established a number of bakeries across Paris, where they sell their unique variety of bread, comprising a mix of milk, hazelnuts and honey. The pain cereales (multigrain loaf) has a notably light and fluffy texture, and the raisin baguette makes for a perfect breakfast treat. Gourmet ready-made sandwiches and salads are a lunchtime feature at this Latin Quarter bakery. Of course there are other wonderful bakeries right in Rue Descartes and Rue Mouffetard.

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                                  • Le Hammam - Mosquee de Paris (Arabic Spa and Steam Baths) View on map

                                    Arabic steam baths and spa. The Paris Mosque is a good place for your first Hammam experience. Hammam, meaning “spreader of warmth” in Arabic, has also become synonymous with steam baths and bathing. Here, all nationalities and religions are welcome, as well as all shapes and sizes! Enjoy the magic of an authentic spa experience!

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                                  • La Fontaine aux Vins (Wine and Champagne Merchant) View on map

                                    One of several wine merchants along Rue Mouffetard, La Fontaine is a good example because the wines are of top quality, but barely more pricy than the ones you'll find in the grocery store. They offer tastings outside on the street, and deliver if you buy a case. The prices start at around 4€ per bottle and their champagne offer is to die for. My favourite: Rose Dehu!

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                                  • Champagne sunsets on the Seine View on map

                                    Pack a champagne picknick (get a Rose Dehu from La Fontaine aux Vins and some cheese and bread from the fresh markets at Rue Mouffetard) and head down to the Seine with a blanket to sit on and watch the world go by. You can also sit on the other side at the Isle St Louis. There's always something happening down at the Seine, from attractive French water police chasing cheeky pirates along the river to movie sets filming the latest Hollywood flick! Or simply just magic!

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                                  • Jardin du Luxembourg View on map

                                    The "Central Park" of Paris is just around the corner from you. Perfect for a jog or a leisurely stroll, a picnic with free live classical music on Sundays or simply enjoy the nature, read a book and observe Parisians playing "petanque" and watch the world go by.

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                                  • Institut du Monde Arabe View on map

                                    Might be the best look out on the Rive Gauche for a stunning panorama of Paris. Entry is free. Access the roof terrace platform from 9 am to 5 pm via the lift and enjoy a breathtaking bird's eye view of the City of Light. There is also a restaurant up there. With a dinner booking you can enjoy this place at sunset and at night. Quite a privilege! The Institute itself is an architectural masterpiece worth visiting and hosts one of the best collections of Arabic art in Europe.

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                                  • Jardin des Plantes View on map

                                    The "Botanical Gardens of Paris" are closeby. I go jogging there. Just turn left into Rue Lacapede at the Place de la Contrascarpe and follow the street all the way down to the Park (crossing Rue Monge). Also good for a stroll, picnics and its museum of natural history. For the little ones: there is a zoo!

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                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2010

                                  About the owner: Tea is a German/Finnish entrepreneur and business executive based in Paris and Brisbane, Australia. Paris and my studio apartment is home to me and my sanctuary due to its calm position. I love sharing the magic of the City of Lights with our friends and other travellers.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 5:
                                  The Rue Mouffetard is our favourite street in Paris. It's the old historic Paris, full of charme and activities, with fresh food markets and literary cafes abound. Hemingway lived across the street and today many famous French artists live in the area. It's mostly a pedestrian street where Paris locals, students from the nearby Sorbonne University and the famous Henry IV Highschool (France's most prestigious Lycee) mingle with travellers from all around the world. Just next to the Pantheon and a 10 minute walk from the Seine River and Notre Dame, 5 minutes from the Jardin de Luxembourg, and a stunning 20 minute walk through Ile de la Citee or Ile St. Louis to the Right Bank, it's centrally located for everything.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                                  One of Tea's favourite things to do is the Hammam (Arabic Steam baths) at the nearby French Mosque (Mosquee de Paris). It's an authentic spa experience with Algerian mamas giving you deep tissue massages and delightful tea rooms for lingering afterwards. Best way to get rid of a jet lag.But beware: this ain't an Anglosaxon spa experience!! Buy local produce at the famous markets at Place Monge and Rue Mouffetard where Parisians shop and cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen or take a picnic down to the Seine for sunset drinks! You can virtually walk everywhere from this location, but the metro at Place Monge is less than a 5 minute walk and the RER (airport train link) to both airports (CDG and Orly) is less than 10 minutes away (RER/Metro Luxembourg). I run in the Jardin du Luxembourg, just down the road.


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                                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, finnish

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                                  Photos

                                  • Living Room with fireplace

                                    Living Room with fireplace

                                  • Turn your studio into a Junior Suite

                                    Turn your studio into a Junior Suite

                                  • Salon

                                    Salon

                                  • KItchen close up - cook up a storm with fresh produce from local markets

                                    KItchen close up - cook up a storm with fresh produce from local markets

                                  • Front door: City wall of Paris erected by Philippe August in 1200

                                    Front door: City wall of Paris erected by Philippe August in 1200

                                  • Just downstairs from our studio: Rue Mouffetard

                                    Just downstairs from our studio: Rue Mouffetard

                                  • NYE at the Studio with famous 'Fines de Claires' oysters fresh from downstairs

                                    NYE at the Studio with famous 'Fines de Claires' oysters fresh from downstairs

                                  • If you really must see the Tour Eiffel...just jump in a Batobus and cruise there

                                    If you really must see the Tour Eiffel...just jump in a Batobus and cruise there

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen, entree on your right and view over Parisian roofs

                                    Kitchen, entree on your right and view over Parisian roofs

                                  • Fireplace with window to Lycee Henry IV and Pantheon

                                    Fireplace with window to Lycee Henry IV and Pantheon

                                  • Just in front of our studio the Pantheon crowns the hill of the 5eme!

                                    Just in front of our studio the Pantheon crowns the hill of the 5eme!

                                  • "down the road"...10 min walk from studio - Tea and Olivier enjoying the Seine

                                    "down the road"...10 min walk from studio - Tea and Olivier enjoying the Seine

                                  • Down the road: Le Hammam de la Mosquee de Paris (authentic Arabic steambaths)

                                    Down the road: Le Hammam de la Mosquee de Paris (authentic Arabic steambaths)

                                  • Your hosts Tea & Olivier on NYE in the Studio Descartes.

                                    Your hosts Tea & Olivier on NYE in the Studio Descartes.

                                  • Try out fresh French produce and get cooking in the kitchen

                                    Try out fresh French produce and get cooking in the kitchen

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                                  Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

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                                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

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