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Romantic Paris apartment featured in many magazines

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Romantic Paris apartment featured in many magazines

This Romantic Paris apartment is located in what has recently become a very trendy neighborhood called So-Pi ( South of Pigalle ) out of the tourist area, yet within a five-minute walk of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. The apartment looks out on a little garden, and is free from any street noise. As you stroll the surrounding area, you will find both hip and traditional restaurants, shops, and craftsmen nearby. And just two blocks away is a full-size swimming pool. The 660 square ft. apartment was decorated by Parisian artist Bruno Pascal and has just been completely refurbished. It offers all of the modern conveniences including a technologically outstanding shower, a high-tech adjustable bed system, an extra KS sofa bed, microwave, dishwasher, a Bang & Olufson TV and DVD player as well as broad-band internet. This is strictly a non-smoking property.

The apartment has featured in several books, magazines and TV shows both in Europe and the US:

Architectural and Design Books :

- 'DESIGNER APARTMENTS' ( H.F. Ullman - ISBN 978-3--8331-2353-5 )

- 'Appartements d'Architectes' (Tandem Verlag -ISBN 978-2-84459-161-6)

- 'Colour at Home' (Tectum Publishers - ISBN 90-76886-21-0)

- 'Small Apartments - Petits Appartements - Kleine Appartements' (Taschen ISBN 3-8228-4178-1)

- 'Kleine Appartementen' ( Librero ISBN 90-5764-480-0 )

On TV :

- Fine Living Channel - USA : 'Around the world in 80 homes'

- Channel 4 - UK : ' The Perfect Getaway '

Keywords: Studio Loft

More Details

Karolien De Craecker
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2018

About Karolien De Craecker

I live with my family in Ghent-Belgium-two hours by train from Paris. On the spot Cassia takes care of the apartment and the guests.

Karolien De Craecker purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Karolien De Craecker chose Rochechouart

We bought this apartment to use it ourselves in the first place. So we looked for an area that was safe, child-friendly and not to touristic. On the other hand it had to be at walking distance to the main attractions like Louvre, Marais, Champs Elysées etc..

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is located in what is now one of the hippest areas of central Paris called South of Pigalle. It has been refurbished in 2014.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an island of tranquility in the midst of Paris!

Spacious, light and warm (we were there in winter!) it was heaven to retreat to after a hectic day on the metro around Paris.

There was a great supermarket down the road to the right, and a boulangerie with great croissants.

Two metro lines took us wherever we wanted to go and there were plenty of great guides in the apartment. As an artist I loved the painting there, it radiated peacefulness! I can wholeheartedly recommend the loft to any discerning traveller as the ideal place to stay in Paris!

Many many thanks Peter & Rita ...we loved it.
Dec 2010
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Rochechouart Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in for the same date is possible when the booking is confirmed before 11h that day. For exceptions call 0032479358416
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxury shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Panoramic Bang & Olufsen TV Set, Bang & Olufsen Stereo with CD, Bisazza -tiles in bathroom, Oven, Iron and board, Chef-knifes, Fiber internet, travel-guides, Absolutely no-smoking


The intrepid Bear on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 21, 2003

My first thought coming through the front door of this elegant Paris loft was "il est merveilleux!" - it's wonderful! This was just what a wandering bear and his traveling companion wanted after a long flight over the 'big pond'. It's apparent that great care was taken in designing and furnishing this apartment. It's beautifully decorated and has been featured in a book about small apartments and a television special about vacation rentals. Although this apartment is quite compact, it has all the features needed for a wonderful stay. There is a state-of-the-art entertainment system complete with a large selection of DVDs and CDs for your pleasure. Many of the CDs feature French entertainers and there are many jazz selections, some recorded in local clubs. Several of the movies were filmed in Paris, making it interesting to visit an attraction during the day, then see it on the 'big screen' that evening. The location couldn't be more ideal. The Montmartre district of Paris is a fascinating collection of galleries, restaurants, jazz clubs, shops, and residences, all crowned by the Sacre Coeur Basilica high on a hill overlooking the entire city. The loft is a short walk from the Gare du Nord train station and 2-3 blocks from two different Metro stations. You definitely won't need a car if you intend to spend your time in the city. It's a short Metro ride to sights like Le Louvre, the Tour du Eiffel, Notre Dame, and Versailles. Our hosts, Peter and Rita were wonderful to deal with and provided guidebooks and maps to make my walks around the city that much easier. Merci beaucoup to them for their generosity and assistance. Au revoir! Signed, VRBO Bear

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Romantic Paris apartment featured in many magazines
average rating of 4.877193 based on 65 reviews

Roomy loft in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the studio apt. For a Parisian apt it was very well equipped - dish washer, clothes washer, stove, and microwave. The kitchen had everything one needs and we enjoyed having breakfast each morning, then exploring the many restaurants in the evenings. Kaorlien and Cassia were very helpful when we had an issue with the stove. Cassia texted immediately with instructions. The internet worked well and the TV allowed us to catch the news (in many languages).

The only issue was the window shade. One worked but the second one did not. The owner came to meet us the first day to say it would be fixed, but it was not during our stay. I assume it will be, perhaps, after our departure. Regardless, It was a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janis, Indeed fixing the shade was not that easy as we needed permission from our neighbors to access it from outside. Thanks for your comprehension
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spend a magnificent week this month in this apartment. It was really our 2nd home away from home. As a new parent we thought it maybe difficult to fined every thing we need in short term rental apartment but instead of that every we brought was already there and ready to use.

I would recommend this apartment for every one want to spend a pleasure romantic stay in Paris.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-maintained, quiet studio perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for about a week during the recent hot hot hot weather in Paris. The apartment was perfect! Big windows that let in air as needed but also blinds that gave shade and an efficient cooling system also helped.

The apartment was sufficiently kitted out with everything we needed. Although we didn't cook we could easily have managed.

The open layout is great for a family.

The area was perfectly fine too. Handy to the metro, a Friday market (altho most vendors were on summer vacation), a park, a great cafe next door, a supermarket down the road and restaurants and shops in the surrounding streets.

We would happily return. The owners were easily accessible and gave clear instructions on arrival which was great.

All in all a good pick. Happy to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a Paris stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this lovely apartment for 5 days in July and had a wonderful time. This apartment is located in a beautiful part of the city, very near several metro stops, which made it very easy to get around. That said, we walked from the apartment down to the museums on the Seine without any difficulty and quite enjoyed the scenic stroll. There are a number of nice restaurants nearby, as well as a wonderful corner bakery and grocery store. The owners provided very helpful information regarding the surrounding area and were very responsive to our needs. We would certainly stay here again in the future. Thanks Peter and Karolien!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice place. Great location to enjoy Paris

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place in a great location to enjoy beautiful Paris. Great service by our host! We arrived late due to a confusion with a Taxi but the host waited for us to show us the apparment late that night. This apartment was super clean and the decoration will make you feel Paris at the moment you enter. Everything was as expected. No surprises! This place is in a great location! Two or three subway stations are very close to go to main attractions in Paris and is at a walking distance to Gare du Nord and Montmartre. Also there are many cafes, boulangeries, restaurants and small markets to get groceries. This apartment was one of our top highlights in our trip to Paris this summer. We really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family! Close to a lot of great food and sights and transportation. The owners are so accommodating and helpful. When we go back to Paris, this is where we will stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Pizza di Loretta
Car: not necessary

Swimming Pool only 2 blocks away, Bio-market on Fridays, many foodie shops and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.67

Smoking implies loss of security-deposit. 70 € extra per person more than 2
Cancellation policy :50% payback if cancellation happens more then 1 month before arrival date. In general and for later cancellations the owner strongly advises to take a travel-insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.