The flat is located in the Sixth District of Paris in an 17th century building on the Seine which has been completely restored. The building was originally a private family mansion. Even today it is maintained in much the same manner by my family and the only two other couples who share the building. This arrangement makes the building very quiet,secure and private. allowing antiques and engraving to line the circular stairway.
My flat is located on the third floor. There are approximately 70 steps with three landings spiraling up from the court yard with antiques and engraving lining the circular stairwell. There is no elevator.
There are 90 square meters of living space featuring two bedrooms, a comfortable bathroom, a large living and dining area and a modern, fully equipped kitchen. All the windows in the flat have a view of St. Chapelle, but just off the living room is a writing desk with a view of the Palais de Justice and St. Chapelle looking out across the Seine.
The flat is sunny and bright with modern and antique furnishing throughout including the original hand made brick floor, original oak ceiling beams and restored linen covered walls. It has been newly decorated throughout with 18th and 19th century prints and modern double paned windows in a style to mimic the original windows and which eliminate the occasional street noise.
The master bedroom has a comfortable 160 cm bed (larger than a queen-size bed), the room is warm and welcoming and except for the wall mounted TV is furnished with period pieces and paintings, all accented by soft lighting.
The 2nd bedroom, has a queen size bed which converts into 2 twin beds and looks down into the courtyard and out over the river.
The bathroom has a teak and glass shower, warm wooden floor, wall mounted toilet and stone sink for easy cleaning and in additional to the mirror above the sink, a full length mirror. The bathroom walls are covered with elegant and striking hand made tiles from the south of France.
The building is located on a very quiet, safe little street which pours a few feet away offering views in one direction of the Louvre and the other Notre Dame. It is a pleasant walk to many famous destinations such as Notre Dame, The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Quartier Latin, Saint Sulpice Church, Jardin du Luxembourg, Musée d’Orsay, Invalides, Concorde, Madeleine, Grand Palais, Champs Elysées - and of course the walking paths along the Seine River going toward Jardin de Plants and the Natural History Museum and Zoo.
It is in very close proximity to two main subway stations: Saint Michel and Odeon which also provide direct access by rail to Versailles , Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Numerous bus lines can be found nearly to take you conveniently all over Paris.
You can call all over France and certain other countries for free (except for cell phones [any number starting with 06 in France] and numbers starting with 08 for which there is a charge) from the telephone in the apartment, and there is a WIFI connection if you are traveling with your computer
I want to share my apartment with people who will love and cherish it as much as I do. I live with my family here in this apartment during the year and I rent it during some vacations. So you will really feel at home!
For a confirmed reservation, I require the payment of 50% of the rental fee by wire transfer. I also need the day of arrival 500 Euros as deposit refundable the day of departure.
This is a non smoking apartment and no pets are allowed.