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Cute, Economical Studios, in Paris' Pedestrian Heart

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Citron offers a double bed, and also a pull-out futon double.

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Last updated: 10/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paris Arrondissement 2 studio description

3 cute, one-room (studio) apartments, all in the same 14th century building, full of Parisian charm. Managed by our ground floor travel agency, Blue Marble Travel.

The two larger ones sleep up to 4 (though they are studios: all occupants must be reasonably intimate, and groups of 4 adults are not generally happy with the arrangement). The smallest sleeps 2. Details on LOCATION, PRICE and AVAILABILITY are on our web site, bluemarble-dot-org.

Two of the studios, 'Citron' and 'Soleil,' occupy the whole first floor of our building (European system, so one flight up).

The smaller one, 'Petit Nuage,' is on the 3rd floor. Our office is on the ground floor.

We are located in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement's Montorgueil pedestrian neighborhood, a block from a lively market street with a plethora of fresh products. Sidewalk cafés, excellent restaurants of all levels, and no fewer than 7 patisseries are all within 2 blocks. A short walk (15 minutes or less) takes you to the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, Palais Royal, Notre Dame, the Marais, and many of the city’s other prime attractions.

Longer distances are equally easy to navigate: 9 métro lines (including direct lines to both airports, to 6 of Paris' 7 train stations, and to the intercity bus station) are within five minutes’ walk.

'Citron' and 'Soleil' are both the size of a large (for Paris) hotel room: 21 sq. meters. They have high ceilings (indeed, 'Citron' is almost a cube), the exposed beams befitting their 700+ years, kitchen areas, and detached bathrooms: half tub in 'Citron,' full tub in 'Soleil.'

'Petit Nuage' is cozier (16 sq. meters), but light and pleasant, and well-designed.

'Soleil' is on the front of the building, with a view to our semi-pedestrian street. An 'L' shape makes it feel smaller than 'Citron,' though it is not. Street noise is relatively low-volume (few cars, double-glazed windows), and the apartment is light and pleasant. It offers a 'French double' bed (120 cm, NOT queen size) and 2 chairs that fold out to single beds.

'Citron' and 'Petit Nuage' are on the courtyard: almost eerily quiet for city apartments.

'Citron,' on the lower floor, offers a little terrace looking out on the courtyard. The studio is cool in summer and warm in winter, but gets less natural light than 'Soleil.' Great for night owls, and a haven of peace in a busy city. Offers a double bed, plus a futon couch, which folds out to a double bed.

'Petit Nuage' is light and airy, with a comfortable bathroom and pleasant kitchen area. The main room feels spacious, but this is attained by means of a pull-out bed (easy-to-manipulate, comfortable).

Wireless internet is available (and free) in all three.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 21 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Either Citron or Soleil has the floor space for a pack n' play crib, which we offer without charge. Petit Nuage is less suitable for children: 3 flights up a narrow staircase, only one bed (and insufficient floor space for another)....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • 'Citron' offers a double bed, and also a pull-out double futon. 'Soleil' has a 'French double' (120 cm), plus two pull-out chairs that convert to single beds. 'Petit Nuage' has only a convertible double bed (and can thus only sleep two). A 'Pack and Play' style crib is available for 'Soleil' or 'Citron.' It would be a very tight fit in 'Petit Nuage,' with the convertible bed deployed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Detached bathrooms in all 3 studios. Full tub in 'Soleil,' half tubs in 'Citron' and 'Petit Nuage.' All have hair dryers....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Airport transfers, bicycle rental ('Vélib'' city bikes or road touring bikes for longer trips), day trips to Versailles or Normandy, 'Moulin Rouge' tickets and reservations, hotel bookings, luggage storage, railpasses and reservations... even an emergency wine list, all available from our rail-specialist travel agency on the ground floor....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    3 dining area seats in Soleil, 2 in Petit Nuage, though additional folding chairs are available upon request....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating (hot water radiators) with room control for Soleil and Citron. Electric for Petit Nuage....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Discount cell phone rental is available, 13€ / week....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Public (underground) lot around the block....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Soleil and Petit Nuage offer washing machines, but Citron does not. There is an automatic laundry within a block....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Hi-speed connection, no charge. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Provided. ...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    'Soleil' and 'Petit Nuage' have two-burner stovetops and microwave ovens, but not a full-sized oven. 'Soleil' additionally has a mini convection oven. 'Citron' has a full gas oven....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    in 'Soleil' and 'Petit Nuage.' Regular full-sized convection oven in 'Citron' ...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    'Soleil' and 'Petit Nuage' have microwave ovens, but not a full-sized oven. 'Soleil' additionally has a mini convection oven. 'Citron' has a full gas oven....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    'Soleil' and 'Petit Nuage' have two-burner stovetops. 'Citron' has a full gas oven, with 4 burners....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Available at additional cost. Or, we can rent you 'Vélib' cards for the city bikes, for as little as 1€ / day....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Eurocard
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        2 city pools are within easy walking distance....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off-Peak
                      Nov 2 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €76
                      €406
                      Off-Peak
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €76
                      €406
                      Off-Peak
                      Jan 4 - Mar 26, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €76
                      €406 €1,350
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      €99
                      €546 €1,740
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Off-hours / Sunday √-in €50
                      • Linen washing (optional) €35
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      The above are the rates for our two larger units, "Citron" and "Soleil." The smaller one, "Petit Nuage," is ±20% less expensive.

                      "Last-minute" rates (a discount of ± 20%) are available for bookings made within 2 weeks of arrival.

                      Linen washing charge optional: you may wash your own sheets & towels if you prefer. Off-hours check-in charge applies outside of our agency opening hours.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Location

                      • Louvre Museum

                        "Entry to the Louvre Palace courtyards, and the famous museum."

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                      • Le Bouillon Chartier

                        "One of the world's first restaurants, and still one of the most fun."

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                      • Centre Georges Pompidou

                        "One of Paris' most famous museums and exhibition sites. Modern art galore, and a wonderful ..."

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                      • Forum des Halles

                        "Station served by both airport trains, and direct metro lines to 6 of Paris' 7 mail line rai..."

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                      • Rue Montorgueil

                        "A bustling market street in the heart of Paris, one of the city's most traditional... offer..."

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                      • Rue Sainte-Anne

                        "A district known for its Japanese restaurants"

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                      • Le Marais

                        "We are the western gateway to this medieval neighborhood, famous for its beautiful "htels pa..."

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                      • Passage Brady

                        "Home to a dozen or more Indian restaurants"

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                      • Notre Dame Cathedral

                        "About a 15-minute walk. Then climb a million steps to hob-nob with the gargoyles."

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                      • La Maison de Victor Hugo

                        "The Place des Vosges is at the heart of Paris' fashion district: tiny streets and covered g..."

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                      • Quartier Latin

                        "About a Z0-minute walk (one of the prettiest in the city, over the Seine, past Notre Dame......"

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                      • Vedettes du Pont-Neuf

                        "Closest dock for boat trips on the Seine"

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                      • Marche des Enfants-Rouges

                        "A pretty open-air market with outside terrace seating for the many and varied eateries (Fren..."

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                      • Musee des Arts et Metiers

                        "A great museum of human innovation across the ages, with topical exhibitions covering transp..."

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                      • Musee Carnavalet

                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Charles de Gaulle or Orly
                      150 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Normandy

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      7 pastry shops, a host of sidewalk cafés, the scenic glory of medieval Paris, independent day trips to Versailles, Normandy, Disneyland..., cycle rental (or, join one of our organized cycle trips)...

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About: We've worked and lived in this, our favorite Parisian neighborhood, for 30 years.

                      Why Paris Arrondissement 2:
                      We are city people, and living in the medieval heart of one of the world's most beautiful, in a zone (relatively) free of cars, is a dream come true. These apartments used to be our home. With the arrival of our 2nd child, we needed more space, and we now live a couple of blocks away. We rent out our old places to help pay the rent on our new one.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      Easily accessible to everything you could want to see in Paris. A huge swath of the city is reachable on foot, and convenient métro and bus routes reach the rest. Or, we offer 'Vélib' cycle rental cards for as little as 1€ / day, and a bike is a wonderful way to show off the city. In addition, the apartment's own pedestrian neighborhood bustles with markets, boutiques, cafés, gardens, and churches. It offers contact with a typically French way of life that is a dated stereotype in many parts of the country, but which is alive and well in our little village neighborhood.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, . Leggo italiano ma devo rispondere in francese.

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                      • Citron offers a double bed, and also a pull-out futon double.

                        Citron offers a double bed, and also a pull-out futon double.

                      • A large armoire and a futon / sofa folds out for a double bed.

                        A large armoire and a futon / sofa folds out for a double bed.

                      • Citron's kitchen, with full 4-burner gas stove

                        Citron's kitchen, with full 4-burner gas stove

                      • Soleil's 'French' double (140 cm) bed, plus 1 of 2 chairs that folds into a bed.

                        Soleil's 'French' double (140 cm) bed, plus 1 of 2 chairs that folds into a bed.

                      • Soleil's kitchen

                        Soleil's kitchen

                      • Petit Nuage's living area

                        Petit Nuage's living area

                      • Petit Nuage's bathroom, with tub

                        Petit Nuage's bathroom, with tub

                      • Our semi-pedestrian neighborhood is full of shops, cafés and boutiques

                        Our semi-pedestrian neighborhood is full of shops, cafés and boutiques

                      • Our favorite fruit and vegetable vendor on the rue Montorgueil

                        Our favorite fruit and vegetable vendor on the rue Montorgueil

                      • Fresh flowers from the corner florist, available all year long

                        Fresh flowers from the corner florist, available all year long

                      • Farmer's Market twice weekly, 3 blocks from the apartment

                        Farmer's Market twice weekly, 3 blocks from the apartment

                      • We offer helpful travel services, including Moulin Rouge dinner reservations

                        We offer helpful travel services, including Moulin Rouge dinner reservations

                      • Citron's main room, looking towards kitchen

                        Citron's main room, looking towards kitchen

                      • Citron's main room.

                        Citron's main room.

                      • Soleil (kitchen to the left, bath to the right facing the street)

                        Soleil (kitchen to the left, bath to the right facing the street)

                      • Soleil's kitchen: 2 burners, microwave, small convection oven, washing machine

                        Soleil's kitchen: 2 burners, microwave, small convection oven, washing machine

                      • Soleil's bathroom, with full tub.

                        Soleil's bathroom, with full tub.

                      • Petit Nuage's kitchen, with clothes washing machine

                        Petit Nuage's kitchen, with clothes washing machine

                      • 2 rue Dussoubs: Citron and Soleil are one story up, Petit Nuage is 3 stories up

                        2 rue Dussoubs: Citron and Soleil are one story up, Petit Nuage is 3 stories up

                      • In the heart of a great neighborhood:  here, a block away from our building

                        In the heart of a great neighborhood: here, a block away from our building

                      • La rue Montorgueil, a short block from the apartments

                        La rue Montorgueil, a short block from the apartments

                      • The rue Montorgueil has many café terraces

                        The rue Montorgueil has many café terraces

                      • The one and only Louvre, a 10-15 minute walk from the apartments

                        The one and only Louvre, a 10-15 minute walk from the apartments

                      • We also offer day trips to the Loire Valley (Chambord is pictured) & Versailles

                        We also offer day trips to the Loire Valley (Chambord is pictured) & Versailles

                      VRBO #74734

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                      €76 - €99 per night (EUR)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, . Leggo italiano ma devo rispondere in francese.
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