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Highest rated 2 BR/2 BA apt near Place Des Vosges

Les Archives, Paris, France
  • Apartment699 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

2 large Bedrooms - 2 ensuite Baths - (Sleeps 4)

This beautifully renovated Marais apartment is perfectly located in the 3rd arrondissement, just three blocks from both the Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum, Apartment Tournelles1 is in a lovely and well maintained XIX century building. Everything in this apartment has been updated, from the plumbing and electrical to the tasteful furnishings and decor.

Unusual to Paris, Apartment Tournelles1 features two equally well-appointed bedrooms, each with comfortable queen-sized beds and en suite modern bathrooms! The well-thought out layout of Apartment Tournelles1 maximizes the living spaces and, for privacy creates excellent separation between the bedrooms (see the layout photo below). We have decorated Tournelles1 with the perfect combination of style and comfort, and equipped it with many thoughtful touches, including good reading lights, a laptop computer, hair dryers in both bathrooms, etc. Read what prior renters have said about our apartment!

Apartment features: In addition to the 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, Apartment Tournelles1 features a separate tiled kitchen with modern appliances, and a light and airy living/dining room. While the many neighborhood restaurants and wine bars will beckon, the well-furnished kitchen also invites you to bring provisions home from the nearby open-air markets and wonderful food stores.

Unwind on the comfortable leather couch in the living/dining room after a day of exploring the Marais and surrounding neighborhoods. High ceilings, tall windows, original moldings and wood floors, a black crystal chandelier, stylish furnishings, and a quiet street below--this wonderful vacation retreat has all the ambiance of old Paris combined with the best modern comforts and conveniences.

Some of the amenities: The apartment is on the first floor French (second floor American), easily accessible by a wide and gently curved staircase. It of course comes with many amenities---flat screen TV with cable,, phone with free calling to 28 countries, washer/dryer, free WIFI, heated towel racks, etc. We've also equipped it with a laptop computer so you don't have to lug yours along.

In addition, our Parisian manager, who is fluent in English, will make sure Apartment Tournelles1 is beautifully cleaned and ready for your arrival. She can assist you in emergencies, and will check the apartment's condition after you leave. We (the owners) come at least twice a year and make sure the apartment stays in tip-top shape.

The Neighborhood: Le Marais: Tournelles1, and its adjacent sister apartment Tournelles2, are in the midst of the Marais, one of Paris's most historic, most beautiful, and most desirable neighborhoods. From French history to French chic, the Marais has it all. To help you get acquainted, Apartment Tournelles1 is equipped with numerous guidebooks and maps, as well as information on our favorite places to shop, eat, and sight see in the neighborhood. Also, we provide a complete binder, with directions on how to use all of the appliances, lots of neighborhood resources, and general Paris information.

While it is easy to spend all your time in the Marais, many other Paris attractions, including the Louvre, the Seine, Notre Dame, and the Left Bank are in easy walking distance of Apartment Tournelles1. And, when you're ready to get off your feet, several Metro stops are conveniently nearby (Chemin Vert is less than a block away, and Bastille is less than a five minute walk).

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Cheryl and Pam

Member Since 2006
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Cheryl and Pam

Two San Francisco families own this beautiful apartment and its adjacent 'sister' and we manage it ourselves with the help in Paris of a close friend. We traveled to Paris in the winter of 2006 to research buying property, and came home 10 days later as Paris apartment owners. Our dream is to live in Paris, and having these apartments get us one step closer to that. We renovated, decorated, and equipped these apartments based on our prior experiences with vacation rentals in the US and Europe, and hope that you will enjoy all of the amenities and small touches that we have provided. We travel to Paris as often as we can to make sure the apartments stay in top shape. Our goal is to give you a wonderful place to stay, and have you love Paris as much as we do.

Cheryl and Pam purchased this Apartment in 2006

Why Cheryl and Pam chose Les Archives

We love the Marais...it is central to everything, yet retains a neighborhood feel. We love walking out the door and being steps away from fabulous bakeries, restaurants, museums, and great shopping. Paris is a great walking city, and our apartment provides easy access to so much of it. We also love the location because the Paris Metro (subway system) is so close and so easy to use. We also love the Marais because of its history and diversity...from the elegant Place des Vosges to rue des Rosiers' Jewish delis to rue des Archives' gay friendly bars and stores---everyone can feel at home in the Marais.

What makes this Apartment unique

Some of our favorite things to do revolve around cooking and eating! We love being just across the street from the twice-weekly Bastille farmers market, and within easy walking distance to two other historic markets on rue des Bretagnes and at Place d'Aligre. And we can never stay at our place and not stop for a meal at Chez Janou, a block away, making sure we save room for their incredible bowl of chocolate mousse! We also love that a short walk takes us to and across the Seine, to Notre Dame and the Left Bank, and never get tired of window shopping along rue des Francs Bourgeois' chic boutiques,or walking under Place des Vosges' magnificent arches. Since we bought the apartments, the 'upper' Marais has also evolved, and now has its own chic boutiques, restaurants, and bakeries. We are fortunate to be in the middle of all the best Paris has to offer, while retaining its neighborhood feel. Our other favorite past time is exploring Paris' various neighborhoods or arrondisements. The fact that we're so close to the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th facilitates our 'expeditions.' As in our home city, San Francisco, it is the neighborhoods away from the tourist areas that give one a great perspective on the city and its people---and, just like San Francisco, the best food at the best prices are found in the neighborhoods!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Fabulously comfortable mattresses, lots of pillows, hi-thread count sheets and duvet; great reading lights, alarm clocks. Portable crib available.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, rainhead shower
      • fully renovated with great style and comfort in mind; heated towel racks, ample hot water.

      Location Type

        • Downtown


            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens and towels are high quality; extra bath towels are also provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Both bedrooms have modern air conditioning units that exhaust to the outside
                    • Bottled Water
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In-unit washer/dryer combo
                    • Computer Available
                      A netbook is provided, with hi-speed DSL and WIFI throughout the apartment. The computer can also play CDs and DVDs.
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Freebox phone service allows free calls to land lines and cell phones in France, US and Canada, and free calls to land lines in 28 other countries.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Living Room
                      comfortable couch, arm chair - a warm and inviting room with classic French touches
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • PC
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      In-unit washer/dryer combo
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          All new appliances, Provencal tiled floor, and breakfast bar with stools.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We provide essential staples
                        • Refrigerator
                          full height refrigerator - unusual for Paris
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining area is part of the living area
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  tons of Paris guides as well as a great selection of fiction
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  20 inch flat screen TV with cable, including CNN.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • roller blading


                                                        • Hairdryers and heated towel racks in both bathrooms, vented a/c units in bedrooms; Laptop computer plays CDs and DVDs, and can be used for email, etc. Apartment stocked with basic supplies and kitchen staples. Apartment phone can be used to call US, Canada, France, many other countries for free. Many local guidebooks and maps in apartment, as well as detailed manual with appliance instructions, nearby restaurants and groceries, emergency medical care information, and other useful details. Multi-lingual (English, Italian, and Spanish) and knowledgeable Parisian manager. Additional cleanings can be arranged at renter's request.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          95 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          well-located and comfortable

                                                          Nancy S.Philadelphia

                                                          Apartment was nicely decorated, and clean and comfortable for 4 of us (two mothers and two daughters). Owners and on-site manager were responsive and helpful.

                                                          Comfortable apartment in popular Marais

                                                          Renee R.

                                                          My husband, college-aged son and I stayed in this cozy apartment for 9 days and loved every minute. It was a treat to have two bedrooms, each with its own full bath. The kitchen was perfectly appointed for all of our needs, and having a washer/dryer allowed us to pack less so we didn't have to check bags. We had rain and/or snow almost every day of our stay, but it didn't slow us down, and easy access to the Metro from the apartment made exploring the city super easy in spite of the weather. And to be honest, snow in Paris is so beautiful! I'd never been there in the late winter before. The apartment was always welcoming, warm and dry, and Cheryl and Pam were always responsive and informative as we were booking our trip. Also, since I'm a light sleeper, I loved the comfortable beds and the fact the apartment was so quiet. I'd stay here again without hesitation.

                                                          Beautiful apartment in Marais

                                                          Teresa & Louis M.Greensboro NC

                                                          We loved our 10 day stay in your Marais apartment. We were very comfortable and felt safe the entire stay. The location was perfect for us. We love all the outdoor cafes and wonderful shopping in the area. Beautiful art galleries and friendly people were all around us. We would love to come back one day.


                                                          Corina P.

                                                          Precioso departamento en excelente ubicacion! Muy dedicada atencion de sus propietarias y encantadora y solicita Amele, quien nos recibio en Paris, siempre tan bien predispuesta a atendernos y solucionarnos todas nuestras inquietudes! Ojala podamos volver pronto! Desde Argentina, gracias por todo!

                                                          Excellent Apartment in Le Marais

                                                          Richard P.

                                                          I rented the apartment for 18 nights in June 2017. It exceeded expectations in all respects. It is clear that the owners take pride in providing first-class accommodations. It is very well equipped and suitable for both short and long-term occupancy. The location is on a quiet street but near a boulevard where where public transportation and taxis are available. Markets, cafes, and boulangeries are nearby and many sites are an easy walk away. Both the owners and the local manager are responsive and helpful if the need arises. I highly recommend the apartment and would choose to rent it again if staying in Le Marais.

                                                          Wonderful apartment in great location.

                                                          Evelyn F.

                                                          Simply the best apartment, in the best location, in the most wonderful city!

                                                          We were completely at home with every comfort in this lovely apartment.

                                                          Upon arrival, we found that it was generously provisioned with all necessities, including a bottle of evian, a bottle of wine, coffee, tea and fresh flowers. We were greeted by Amele, who is a treasure and could not do enough to help us. The beds are very comfortable and fitted with fine sheets. It was very hot while we were there, so we really appreciated the air conditioning.

                                                          The location of this apartment couldn't be better. It is in the heart of the Marais, close to everything, but on a quiet side street. Within a few blocks, there are bakeries, markets, cafes, hundreds of great little shops, La Place des Vosges, the Bastille market and more...

                                                          And restaurants! Our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Le Petit Marche, though we also had great meals at Chez Janou (Provençal) and (a bit further away) Bistro Philou and Le Trumilou.

                                                          We can't wait to go back!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy to know that the welcoming atmosphere we've worked to create is so well received and appreciated. We particularly appreciate your kind words about our Paris manager - she is a jewel.

                                                          We hope to welcome you and friends and colleagues back soon!


                                                          Les Archives, Paris, France

                                                          In Paris' 3rd arrondisement, central to all tourist sites and transit. Le Marais is a wonderful and safe neighborhood, with many cafes, art galleries, museums, small parks, open-air markets, and fabulous restaurants of all kinds. Come explore Le Marais and all of Paris.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Rental fee includes taxes and utilities. Weekly price includes an end of stay cleaning, and is prorated for stays of 4, 5 or 6 nights. There is an additional $250 cleaning charge for stays of only 4 nights. Ask us about discounts available for last-minute reservations & stays longer than two weeks. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons (including children). No smoking or pets are allowed.

                                                          95 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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