svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets

Designer Jewel with Park View -

(43 Reviews)

The manager has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more


Last updated: 03/27/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

'La Parisienne', on the fourth floor with a lift, is a one-bedroom 42 square meter apartment designed by an Italian architect with the décor chosen by one of Australia's top interior designer. It has the highest quality appliances including a Miele dishwasher and Samsung 360 degree high fidelity music/tv speaker as well as high quality cookwear, silver cutlery, Gien crockery, linen sheets made by nuns(!), designer lighting and everything you need for a luxury holiday in Paris.

There is a market and metro stop a stone's throw from the apartment with three metro stations and lines within five minutes walk. Right in the heart of the art district of Paris. Gare du Nord (direct line to CDG airport) is 10 minutes by foot.

No expense has been spared on furnishing this treasure of an apartment, from the original paintings, drawings and other art work, Farrow and Ball painted walls, original art nouveau coffee table, hand embroidered silk curtains and genuine oriental rugs to the antique dining table and lamps (there are 4 in the loungeroom alone) , the apartment has attention to detail at every turn.

Apartments overlooking parks are rare in Paris and the window above this one lets in loads of sun all year round. You can just see the top of the Eiffel Tower lit up on the hour at night and, if you lean out the window, Sacre Coeur is just up the hill. There is a fresh gourmet food market alongside the park on Fridays.

Although located in the 9th, the apartment borders the 18th and is just a short walk away from the artistic heart of Paris, Montmartre, with it's fabulous designer clothes and jewellery shops. Moulin Rouge and the theatre district of Pigalle is one metro stop or five minutes walk away. For more information about the area, see the Easyjet magazine feature article (June 2013) about Pigalle (5 mins walk) being the most hip place in Paris of the moment

There is also an open air tourist route bus stop almost outside the door, which takes you to every major tourist attraction in Paris, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Seine, Arch de Triomphe, Pompidou Centre and other major art galleries and museums.

Paris' art and theatre action is across the huge boulevarde on one end of the park, while the 9th arondissment itself has become the gentrified home of Parisian film makers and writers. It has trendy restaurants and the famous Rue des Martyrs and Rue Lepic has some of the best gourmet food shops in Paris.

One reviewer said:
Have you’ve ever heard the phrase “it’s a little jewellery box” ? Well this apartment surely is! A bright, well equipped, lovely interior with that truly authentic parisian mood we were looking for. Superb location! The apartment is facing a nice court and you can see the metro station. Even you can see the top of the Eiffel tower from the living area. Bakeries, restaurants and cafeterias are simply just down the street. Moulin Rouge is a 5 minute walk. Despite the busy area, the bedroom window is facing the buildings inner court, so it is dead quiet for even a bad sleeper like myself. Barbara is exceptionally kind and helpful, she really does care to make your staying perfect in her flat. We had an amazing time there. Just can’t wait to go back ! I honestly recommend her apartment to anyone! Oliver

At the end of the day, it's easy to relax in our modern artistic apartment with a full bath - a rarity in Paris apartments. You've got all modern conveniences, highspeed internet, free international phone to contact home, cable TV, DVD (all zones).

Inside the apartment is spacious and elegant. Extra leaves of the antique dining table make it comfortable for six. The Italian Marmarino bathroom with bath is luxurious and the gourmet kitchen inspires you to cook.

The apartment is owned by Australian author Barbara Biggs, who often visits to write by the chair in front of the window. The spot where she wrote her third book, The Accidental Renovator: A Paris Story, which is about the apartment, it's renovation and the eccentric Parisians she met during 2004 when she lived in La Parisienne for seven months to renovate it. For more information see author's website - see links to 'more information' or google.

Please be aware that the cleaning fee is not included in any quotes because it must be left in cash for the cleaner. It's 50 euros if you don't use the sofa bed and 65 if you do.

Keywords: montmartre fully-furnished short-term bath view sacre coeur location food market stylish designer architect design
Send email


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The apartment is located in a classic 19th Century Haussmann building overlooking one of the few Paris parks. It's also close to an open air tourist bus stop which makes you close to all major Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower (Eiffel Tour), Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine, Arch de Triomphe, the Louvre, Pompidou Centre, Opera, museums and galleries...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Just outside the apartment is a park with a magnificent view of Sacre Coeur up on the hill, the highest point in Paris....moreless


  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet and wifi ethernet available...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    Incoming calls to allow contact with loved ones at home. Broadband also....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality cookware, glasses and cutlery for a fabulous dinner party, including coffee stovetop espresso and plunger...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full stove, four hotplates, microwave, dishwasher, architect designed...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Write a review 4.7
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$1,192 $3,797
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$162 $173
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$975 $3,146

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $32.55
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $325.49
  • Tax Rate 3%


A cleaning fee must be left in cash before departure - 50 euros or 65 if the sofa bed is used.

Ask about additional fee for children.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 03/27/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


Close to markets, Moulin Rouge and theatre district, restaurants, Tourist route bus stop, gourmet food shops. Their is also a small view of the Eiffel Tour (Eiffel Tower) just above the building opposite the park so you know you're in Paris!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: I'm a writer and have written three books at the window in the apartment. One is The Accidental Renovator: A Paris Story, the armchair travel book about how I 'accidentally' bought the apartment after the heat wave in 2003 and, against all the best advice, insisted on renovating (think gutting!) it. I visit my apartment every year, but mostly live in Sydney and Melbourne Australia. I'm setting up a business model to provide an income stream for the Social Change Foundation (think child protection) charity I'm setting up. Otherwise, I love beautiful properties and places.

Why Rochechouart, Paris, France:
I didn't want to be right in a tourist area, but rather in a place where Parisians hang out. This place provides the best of both because, if you turn right outside the apartment buiding, there's the tourist area of Montmartre across the big Boulevarde at the end of the park outside my window. If you turn left and go down the hill, there are no tourists at all (they're all heading up to Sacre Coeur)! this is where there are loads of fab restaurants, cafes and boulangeries - all frequented not by tourists but by locals. There's also a fresh food market outside the door, which you don't tend to get in tourist areas.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You get to live like a local. The kitchen is superb and you'll want to cook in it. the proportions and aesthetic feel are to die for :)

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Send email

Guestbook comments from the property manager

1 of 9


  • Lounge overlooking park

    Lounge overlooking park

  • Lounge with original art nouveau coffee table

    Lounge with original art nouveau coffee table

  • Bedroom


  • Italian designed marmarino finish in bathroom with hands free shower

    Italian designed marmarino finish in bathroom with hands free shower

  • Romantic dinners with sunsets over Parisian skyline and park

    Romantic dinners with sunsets over Parisian skyline and park

  • Modern kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, full oven, chef's amenities.

    Modern kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, full oven, chef's amenities.

  • Bright and quiet bedroom with large windows onto inner courtyard

    Bright and quiet bedroom with large windows onto inner courtyard

  • Entry to the apartment from the lift

    Entry to the apartment from the lift

  • Sacre Coeur

    Sacre Coeur

VRBO #101207

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-640-7927

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 1-2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Instant Book

Send email

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more