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Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you want to discover Paris on foot, this is the place to be!

Our beautiful architect-designed apartment lies in the very heart of the city at Châtelet (1st Arrondissement). It is located on the top floor of an eighteenth century listed building on a quiet leafy street opposite one of the city's most romantic flower markets on the banks of the river Seine.

A ten minute stroll in any direction takes you to some of Paris's most famous landmarks. Wander south to the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame, east to the Hôtel de Ville, north to the Centre Pompidou and west to the Louvre.

The bright and airy apartment has stunning views over central Paris. It has been simply modernised retaining its historic features and its quirky "artist's garret" feel. However it is also extremely comfortable and well equipped.

The living area opens onto a south facing balcony. It has an inviting sofa area with bookshelves, satellite televison and wireless broadband. We often stay in the apartment and it is full of interesting books, which you are welcome to use during your stay.

We love gathering around our big oak dining table and there is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to wine and dine. The view from the sink of the twinkling river at night certainly takes the edge off washing up!

Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double beds have extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses and so do the twin beds. There is also plenty of storage space.

The bathroom has a good power shower and heated towel radiator.

If like us you are passionate about food then this is a great part of the city to base yourself in. One of the country's oldest and most loved gourmet food markets on Rue Montorgueil is a short walk away. Below the apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris. There are masses of places to eat within five to ten minutes walk away...from lively sidewalk restaurants to haute cuisine.

The apartment is a home from home for us and we hope it will be the same for you.







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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Comfortable Dunlopillo mattress...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double beds have extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses as do the twin beds. They both have electric heating. Bedroom 1 has a - 140cm (width) - double Dunlopillo mattress. Bedroom 2 has twins/ 2 - 90 cm (width) - single latex mattresses ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • One bathroom with good power shower, heated towel radiator, linen cupboard and washing machine for use during your stay. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Final clean & laundry charged at 150€ payable upon arrival to the caretaker.Small elevator - 2 persons and luggage at a time. Floor fan in Living Room. Electric heating throughout. Washer / dryer. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels provided. TV stations available include BBC, CNN, Arte and TV5. Fully equipped kitchen including all utensils we think you could require, Miele appliances, double sink in custom-made worktop. Cordless digital telephones in living room and double bedroom. Land line calls within France, most of Europe and US included in the rent. WiFi wireless internet access available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large collection of books about France, guide books and maps. Fiction and non-fiction, language books as well as reference books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV stations include French channels (TF1/France2/ etc.), European channels (Arte/TV5 etc.), BBC, CNN, ......moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Views of gothic chapel - Ste Chapelle, the Conciergerie and the Hôtel de Ville from the living room and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Water View:

    Fantastic views of the River Seine from the kitchen and living room ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dinning table can accommodate between 4 to 6 guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Heated drying rack....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance:

    All landline calls within France, most of Europe and the USA are included in the rent. Please use calling cards for calls to other countries or to cell phone numbers....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    Customary in Paris - we have a FREEBOX which provides internet (Wi-Fi), cable and phone...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, rug, rocking chair, large coffee table, book shelves and cable TV....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless digital telephones in living room and double bedroom....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen (tea) towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Customary in Paris - we have a FREEBOX which provides internet (Wi-Fi), cable and phone...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso maker and cafetieres...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans and large iron covered pot for casseroles....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide everything you could need to whip up a feast! We have Limoges white plates, and bowls with various glasses cutlery and serving dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Miele appliances. Double sink in custom-made worktop....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Oven/microwave combined with grill option....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven microwave combined with grill option....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staples left on the kitchen shelves....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under counter model with freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 ring halogen hob...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3 small window balconies where you can stand or sit. From the living room, the french windows open on a small balcony which has a table and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Bicycles

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $329.51
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Final cleaning & laundry: 150€ - Payable directly to the caretaker upon arrival

4 nights minimum stay - 4 guests maximum. 250€ per night for 2 guests, 50€ per night per additional guest.

Once confirmed rates guaranteed - until then, subject to change.

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charles De Gaulle
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gare du Nord
Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

We love to stay here as the apartment is so well situated for food lovers with one of the oldest gourmet food markets in the country on nearby Rue Montorgueil; beneath the apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris and there are countless excellent places to eat within a ten minute walk - ranging from lovely sidewalk restaurants to haute cuisine. With cultural and shopping opportunities on hand, it's a home from home for us and we hope will be for you too.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are an Anglo American Academic family who live in London but met at Stanford as Grad students. We have spent sabbaticals in the States and Paris and have by now grown to a family of 5 daugters and 11 Grandchildren--all of whom have spent some time in Paris and in this apartment. So we share it with you as house guests- albeit paying- but we leave everything ready for the stay of friends, not commercial tenants.

Why the Owner Chose Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France:
It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and the history of Paris envelopes you in every direction. It is quiet, comfortable and easy to live in. The neighbourhood is very safe and the little local restaurants excellent. A taxi stand, the metro and buses are all within a block: the River Boat is further away- two blocks at Pont-Neuf!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
All rooms face South with French windows and small balconies. We are not overlooked and sky lights in the bathroom and hall help fill the apartment with light. We have architects in the family so you will find a lot of thought has gone into the design and the details. Our favourite view is watching the boats on the Seine from the kitchen sink, but the views of Ste Chapelle and Hôtel de Ville are also hard to beat. Most of all, coming to our apartment allows us to become Paris residents with the freedom to construct a daily routine according to whim without restriction but with all essentials laid on.


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Speaks: english, french, german

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Photos

  • Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

    Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

  • View of Seine from Living Room Balcony

    View of Seine from Living Room Balcony

  • Comfortable Sofa

    Comfortable Sofa

  • Living Room Fire Place

    Living Room Fire Place

  • Dining Table - which can be extended to accommodate more guests

    Dining Table - which can be extended to accommodate more guests

  • End of kitchen worktop  with view of  Palais de Justice

    End of kitchen worktop with view of Palais de Justice

  • Our 3 South Facing Balconies

    Our 3 South Facing Balconies

  • Bedroom 1 with Dunlopilo Double Bed

    Bedroom 1 with Dunlopilo Double Bed

  • Hall Way

    Hall Way

  • Hôtel de Ville and Théâtre Populaire from Bedroom 2 Balcony

    Hôtel de Ville and Théâtre Populaire from Bedroom 2 Balcony

  • Our building from the street

    Our building from the street

  • View of Saint Chapelle

    View of Saint Chapelle

  • South Facing Living Room Balcony

    South Facing Living Room Balcony

  • Living Room with comfortable sofa and rocking chair

    Living Room with comfortable sofa and rocking chair

  • Living Room - Desk, TV, Shelves with books which you can use during your stay

    Living Room - Desk, TV, Shelves with books which you can use during your stay

  • Well Equipped Kitchen - note the Espresso Machine!

    Well Equipped Kitchen - note the Espresso Machine!

  • Kitchen Sink Window

    Kitchen Sink Window

  • Bedroom 1 Fire Place and Mirror

    Bedroom 1 Fire Place and Mirror

  • Bedroom 2 - twin beds which can be put together to make a double bed

    Bedroom 2 - twin beds which can be put together to make a double bed

  • Bathroom with electric towel heater/dryer

    Bathroom with electric towel heater/dryer

  • Apartment Ground Plan

    Apartment Ground Plan

  • Our  South Facing  apartment on top floor with French windows

    Our South Facing apartment on top floor with French windows

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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