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Art Lover's Zen Retreat: Sophisticated, Contemporary Paris Apartment

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We offer a sophisticated newly renovated apartment with classic design and contemporary art. The apartment is on the top - 7th Floor (8th Floor US) of an elevator building with a concierge. The building is in Art Deco Style from the 1930's. The apartment is at the back of the building and is completely quiet with gorgeous views of Paris rooftops, the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides. Best of all, there is no street noise. The kitchen has a stove, microwave/oven, dishwasher a refrigerator/freezer and a washing machine and dryer. There is a Bang & Olufsen sound system and an HDTV receiver and cable and high speed wireless internet. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. One corner of the double living room transforms into a sleeping alcove with a queen size sofa bed.

The art collection is mainly photography, with some drawings, gouaches and paintings. The artists are from North and South America, Europe and Asia. The furniture is primarily Italian (Vico Magistretti) with a few classic French armchairs (Louis XV).

The apartment is located in the 2nd arrondissement on rue Poissonnière, with numerous shops, markets, cafes and restaurants and the Grand Rex Cinema nearby. There is easy access to transportation - buses and Metro (Bonne Nouvelle-Lines 8 & 9 and Sentier -Line 3). There is a taxi stand at the corner). The apartment is a 5 minute walk from the wonderful pedestrian street rue Montorgeuil with fresh produce markets, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and flower shops and a 10 minute walk from Les Halles Shopping Center which includes cinemas, book stores and shops of every kind, as well as the RER and additional Metro lines.

Below are several guest comments from our previous apartment:

Guest comments from Avenue des Ternes

For those who prefer a Paris apartment experience to a hotel, this was one of our best trips. Convenient to the Metro and RER , neighborhood markets and restaurants close by , this is as close to being a Parisian as one can be for a week. In addition, with interesting artwork, the place has character. The owner lives here, part time, which helps to maintain the completeness of the facility - comfortable European Queen sized bed, plenty of linens, fully equipped kitchen, WI FI, washer dryer, dishwasher etc. The living spaces were quite roomy.

The apartment was clean, comfortable, and well provisioned. The owners are easy to work with and accommodating.

Within hours of our arrival, this lovely apartment seemed like home. We stayed for two weeks and everything was more than promised. The owners were exceptionally helpful in making our stay comfortable.. There are supermarkets, patisseries and any store one could wish for. If opportunity permits, we certainly would revisit this elegant and very romantic apartment.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 7
  • 90 m²
  • Elevator : 7 Stories (8 US); top floor, 2 elevators

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • guest sleeping alcove in living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Completely Private, entry from hall and from bathroom. Queen Size Bed, reading area by window with a view over the rooftops of Paris. 2 closets, chest of drawers, bookshelves....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • separate WC: toilet

    toilet (with sink) is in a separate room from bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: tub, shower


  • Light filled bathroom with 2 windows (one opaque for privacy, one clear with view of Eiffel Tower), steeping bath tub, separate shower. Adjoining laundry room contains washing machine and dryer and linen closets. The toilet ('WC') is in a separate room with its own washbasin. The bathroom has two entrances-one from the bedroom and the other from the side hall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • a romantic get away, a wonderful place to celebrate an important birthday or anniversary, a place to write, relax, listen to music. A quiet oasis in a very vibrant neighborhood. An art filled space to please the eye. A home, not a hotel, where you can be a Parisian--even if only for a week or a month--and enjoy one of the great cities of the world....moreless


  • Stereo:

    Bang & Olufsen sound system can access music on your computer or phone or iPod via WiFi...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling


  • Dining:

    There is a separate dining area adjoining kitchen that seats six. The desk in the Living Room can be made into an additional dining table (with removable leaves) that can seat 8-10 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    separate new whirlpool dryer...moreless

  • Elevator:

    7 Stories (8 US); top floor, 2 elevators...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiators throughout apartment...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet, WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    free telephone calls within France and to the United States. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new Whirlpool washing machine...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    two coffee makers including a Nespresso machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Ultra silent Miele Diswasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Microwave/oven unit that performs both functions...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner electric vitroceramic cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • Taxes Not included


An $800 deposit is required to confirm a reservation. This will also serve as a security deposit and will be refunded, minus a $150) cleaning fee. The deposit & rent can be paid in by check or wire transfer. Bank details will be provided.

The rent is $1750 per week and is due a minimum of one month before the start date.

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles de Gaulle Airport 14 miles, Orly 10 miles

Car: Not Necessary

Located in the center of Paris, immediately proximate to great public transportation, fantastic restaurants, markets, museums, opera and live theater all within easy walking distance. Not to be missed: the pedestrian quarter rue Montorgeuil, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, and people watching on the terrace of any cafe.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a retired American/French couple, deeply involved in the arts, multilingual and multicultural. We divide our time between France and the United States. Cities are a passion for us and a constant source of discovery.

Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 2:
Over the years we have lived in five different neighborhoods in Paris, and this is our favorite. We did ca total renovation in 2012. We bought this property because it is on the top floor of the building, with lots of light, gorgeous views, private and totally quiet. We also liked the fact that there are 5 different neighborhoods within easy walking distance, and a fantastic array of restaurants, cafes (even Starbucks), concert halls, museums and theaters nearby. As movie buffs we also liked that the Rex Cinema is a complete multiplex including the largest cinema (2800 places) in Europe.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
great landlords, great neighbors

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Speaks: english, french



  • Living Room at dusk

    Living Room at dusk

  • Living Room at night

    Living Room at night

  • Living Room Media Wall

    Living Room Media Wall

  • Dining Room & Kitchen

    Dining Room & Kitchen

  • Bedroom-night view

    Bedroom-night view

  • View towards Entry and side hall to WC & second entrance to Bathroom & Laundry

    View towards Entry and side hall to WC & second entrance to Bathroom & Laundry

  • View from Entry towards Dining Room

    View from Entry towards Dining Room

  • Daylight view of Bathroom with separate bathtub and shower

    Daylight view of Bathroom with separate bathtub and shower

  • Multiple seating areas in Living room

    Multiple seating areas in Living room

  • View from sofa

    View from sofa

  • Daytime view of Office area

    Daytime view of Office area

  • Passage du Panorama
5 min walk from apartment

    Passage du Panorama 5 min walk from apartment

  • view of Eiffel Tower

    view of Eiffel Tower

  • Living room desk area

    Living room desk area

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Daytime view of Bedroom

    Daytime view of Bedroom

  • hall view towards entry

    hall view towards entry

  • Bathroom


  • A favorite spot to read and look at the rooftops

    A favorite spot to read and look at the rooftops

  • Living Room area corridor wall

    Living Room area corridor wall

  • view from Bedroom

    view from Bedroom

  • rue Montorgeuil pedestrian street with daily markets

    rue Montorgeuil pedestrian street with daily markets

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