Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Historical Bastille St Antoine, Calm, Chic loft.

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Nestled on a quaint courtyard, this pristine large Parisian one bedroom loft, quiet light and airy, is havenly located in the very heart of historical Paris, half a block from the famous place de la Bastille and a short walk from beloved Place des Vosges and trendy Marais.

It’s the perfect vacation rental apartment for a truly Parisian living experience in the heart of the dynamic and cosmopolitan district of Bastille.

Pass a large beautiful eighteen century planted cobblestoned courtyard, climb 3 easy flights of stairs of a quaint secure and quiet building and you are home: a chic, vast, airy and sunny loft, lovingly decorated with high end XXth century furniture, so quiet you will not believe you are in the middle of it all, with trendy bars and restaurants right at your feet.

With 5 large windows looking out south onto the sky, high ceilings and hardwood floors, this property boasts comfortable 65 square meters – 700 sqf - and can accomodate up to 4 guests.

The master bedroom is equiped with a queen size thick high quality mattress, while the living room is fitted with 2 elegant deluxe day beds.

The pristine bathroom, accessible both from the bedroom and the living room, is huge. You will bless the large bathtub after a long day of sightseing...

The open marble and stainless steel kitchen is equipped for the most discriminating foodies, while the Knoll table can hold a 6 guests dinner.

Around Bastille St Antoine :

Le Marais is a 5 minutes stroll. Going to Le Louvre, Palais Royal, the Champs Elysées, take line 1 for a few stops from the Bastille metro hub, half a block away. The bus stop right in front of the door takes you to St Germain des Près.

Famous farmers markets at Aligre and Richard Lenoir are steps away.

I will personnaly welcome you at Bastille St Antoine and tell you everything about the fabulous neighbourhood. A bottle of wine will await you, as well as a detailed guide book of the property and my favourite recommendations.

Check-ins and check-outs may be flexible beyond regular hours when possible. We may also accomodate your luggage upon arrival, if we cannot have you check-in right away.

I will personnally check you out as well.

This apartment is non-smoking.

Equipment :

White linens and towels are provided.

Four burner electric stove

Conventionnal and microwave oven



Washer , Dryer

Coffee maker



Steam iron and ironing board

And a welcome starter kit with sugar, teas, coffee, detergent.

Desk :

MAC computer

Multi media speakers

WIFI high speed connection

Free calls to most land lines worldwide including the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brasil, and all European countries.

Flat screen TV with CNN – BBC etc..

DVD player

Bathroom :

Handheld shower

Towel heater

Hair dryer

Fan in summer

and a couple of umbrellas in case it rains

Guests have access to all amenities in the apartment. Parking in the courtyard is not permitted.

We accept the maximum occupancy of 4 people.

Beyond 2 people occupancy, extra guests are charged 15€ per person/per day.

extra cleaning is available during your stay from 60 to 90 euros.

Sorry, no smoking, no pets.

Be a good neighbor, please make every effort to respect your neighbor's privacy and tranquility.


The loft is steps away from the Bastille subway stop on Line 1 - 8 - 5. The RER from CDG stops at Chatelet where you can swich to Line 1 for 3 stops.

The Air France Bus takes you to Etoile or Gare de Lyon and on both cases you switch to metro Line 1.

A public underground parking is available on place de la Bastille.

More Details
Registration Number : 7511100732232

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About PIKO

Born in Paris, working and living in Paris, my favorite city.

PIKO purchased this apartment in 1996

Why PIKO chose Roquette

Located in the very heart of historical Paris, half a block from the famous place de la Bastille and a short walk from beloved Place des Vosges and trendy Marais.

What makes this apartment unique

This 18th century building, on a private paved historic courtyard named "Cour du nom de Jesus", that keeps out traffic noise.

Bright and quiet with a southwest exposure with five large windows overlooking a quiet courtyard with green trees and flowers during summertime.


Roquette Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The pristine bathroom is huge, with the large bathtub and shower after a long day of sightseeing...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 new queen size thick high quality mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Cleaning weekly on request, extra cost (3hours €45)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

83% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Historical Bastille St Antoine, Calm, Chic loft.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Clean, spacious apartment in great location + kind attentive host

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this apartment and loved it. It's located on a busy street but you would never know that from inside the apartment. Piko arranged for a car service to pick us up from the airport -- our driver, Stephane, was friendly and funny and all around excellent! Piko met us at the apartment and showed us everything we needed to know and left us with some welcome baguettes, wine, and flowers - thoughtful! Throughout our stay, she was responsive and helpful. The apartment is spotless and spacious and had pretty much everything we needed. It is located a block from the metro and in the midst of shops and restaurants. Yet the apartment is perfectly quiet as it faces an inner courtyard off the busy street. My family of three fit very comfortably in this apartment. We highly recommend the apartment and Piko, our host!! Hope to come back :)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for your wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed staying at the apartment, you are welcome back with pleasure - anytime. All the best.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Raytown, MO

Perfect Apartment With Exemplary Personal Touches

  • 4 of 5

Our host, Piko, made our stay in Paris the best it could be. Fresh flowers, wine, sparkling water in the refrigerator and croissants were some of the “extra personal touches” which greeted us. The notebook was invaluable as it contained a map of the neighborhood with locations noted for bakeries, grocers, restaurants and farmers markets. The Bed linens were lovely, neatly pressed and inviting. The attention to detail could not be surpassed. However diligent, Piko could not control the blazing heat scorching the city. The fans made the evenings more tolerable but unscreened windows invited mosquitoes. Piko provided options to repell the pests but I represent a tasty morsel that no repellent can protect.

There were numerous useful books and travel guides provided, adapters and a wonderfully stocked cabinet of seasonings and spices.

A word of caution for “mature” renters who may have knee or respiratory issues. Youth will be undaunted by three flights of stairs but some over 65 with luggage to carry should know this is no small task. The stairs and inability to cool the apartment is the reason I rated 4 stars rather than 5. These were beyond Piko’s control.

We had a rental car and used the parking garage very near the apartment; pricey but worth it for us rather than street parking on a very busy street.

Piko was a wonderful host who provided a charming, well-appointed and delightful apartment in Paris.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn for your kind review and remarks. Unfortunately the blazing heat and the mosquitoes was impossible to control, Paris is usually not so hot and the mosquitoes are rare. However, I take note that the windows could be equipped with mosquito net. I can understand that climbing three floors with luggage is difficult, but this information is noted in the details of the apartment. Again thank you for choosing this apartment among so many choices. All the best.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home base for our Paris trip. Comfortable, beautifully decorated, fully equipped, and walking distance to pretty much everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet and host Kirsten and her friend. Very nice and friendly, considerate and easy to deal with. They left the apartment in great condition. Thank you Kirsten, you are welcome back anytime - when in Paris
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Superb apartment! Magnificent location, really quiet, spacious, well equipped, comfortable bed

  • 5 of 5

The owner is incredibly nice and helpful

We also recommend Mathieu as the driver for airport pickups

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Francesca and Carolyn were great guests. A real pleasure to meet and host them, very nice and friendly, respectful and easy to deal with. They left the apartment in great condition. Thank you Francesca, you are welcome back anytime - when in Paris.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful in Bastille!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 lovely days at Piko's beautiful apartment in Bastille. Piko was very easy to communicate with and met us at the apartment upon our arrival. It was an easy three flights of stairs up from a small courtyard, away from the traffic and noise. We were so thankful When we entered to find that it was a spotless, large, light filled apartment perfect for a couple or small family of 4. Piko was extremely thorough and had a nice array of maps and instructions that made us feel very comfortable with her obvious detail minded competency. The location of the apartment was perfect for walking and seeing the sights or grabbing the metro. There was also a bus stop right outside of the apartment but we never did use it. They were tons of very reasonable little restaurants around the apartment that we enjoyed very much and one of the hottest night spots was only a couple streets away. I would highly recommend this very comfortable apartment to any of my friends or family. We actually did recommend it to a couple that we met at dinner one night that was complaining about how small their Airbnb was for the same price.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely, very rewarding review. It was a real pleasure to host you and Jason. I am so happy you enjoyed staying at the apartment "Historical Bastille". You are welcome back anytime - when in Paris.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Vancouver, BC

Clean and quiet in the heart of the Bastille

  • 5 of 5

Piko is a wonderful host, so organized and prepared. All transactions with her went smoothly and perfectly. She met us at the apartment and explained everything thoroughly. The place is very well stocked and has everything one needs. The bathroom is huge, especially for Paris with a lovely tub with a shower in it. The bed was a bit hard for me but my husband found it comfortable. The apartment is quiet as it is at the back of a courtyard off the street. Other than noisy neighbours one night it was fine for sleeping with the windows open. This isn't the place for you if you want to party or play your Tv loudly with the windows open but it is a great spot to be in the action of the Bastille without the street noise at night. We loved our breakfast pastries from the Blé Sucré every morning and could find everything else we needed within a few blocks.

We took advantage of Piko's offer to arrange a driver to and from the airport. Matthieu was kind and helpful, a delight to work with. He carried my bags up and down the three flights of stairs for me! We also booked him one evening for a late night drive around the city to see the lights and sights. Thanks, Matthieu!

If you want to live like a Parisian in a less touristy part of Paris this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Faye, I am really grateful for your kind review. You are welcome back with pleasure - anytime !
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Roissy CDG and ORLY
Car: not necessary

OPERA BASTILLE, on Bastille place. 5mn walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $86.69
Additional Guest Fee $17.34 per person per night

Rates are subject to changes until the booking is confirmed.

For stays longer than a week, a 50€ p/w cleaning fee - or 60€ if more than 2 guests, will be charged on top of rental fee. The weekly fee includes general house cleaning with change of linens in bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. We may arrange extra cleanings at the same rate would you wish more frequent care taking. Our trusted small cleaning team offers unobtrusive, safe and impeccable service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.