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Parisian Old World Elegance on the Seine - 2 BR

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and spacious apartments in Paris, in a stately renovated Haussmannian building of the Napoleon III era (1850's to 1870's ), which is adjacent to the river Seine, just across the water from the Ile St Louis.

Enter from the street through heavy wrought iron and glass doors, and take the marble and carpeted stairway (or elevator) to the second floor, where huge carved wooden doors open into a spacious, elegantly panelled entry foyer, then into the first of two salons (living rooms), filled with warm antiques, art and oriental rugs. The second, larger salon has a marble mantel, comfortable sofas and chairs, numerous cozy places to settle in for reading or conversation and a huge flat screen TV.

And there's more - a large comfortable, separate dining room decorated with a magnificent Louis XIII cabinet, a long corridor leading to two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large, renovated, eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room.

And location? Couldn't be more perfect. Via subway (metro) - you can be in the Louvre in about 6 minutes, the Opera Garnier and Grands Magazins (department stores) in 10, or go by foot in about 30. And now, the highway along the Seine is closed to cars, and you can walk or bike along the river all the way from your apartment to the Alexander Bridge and Grand and Petit Palais, then on to the Eiffel Tower if your energy permits.

We include a wonderful CONCIERGE who meets you on arrival, and is available 24/7 should you need anything, including translations, restaurant reservations and reserving incredible private tour guides. For an additional fee, they can also arrange for private CHAUFFEUR pick up at the airport or train station and/or return at the conclusion of your trip.

This is truly a grand apartment, beautifully decorated and maintained, very large (about 150 square meters), and you will feel as if you are living among the Parisian aristocracy -because you are!

And one more word about this magical place: SECURITY. It is in the fourth arrondissement which is a very safe neighborhood, directly across the street from the offices of the famous Republican Guards, who you will occasionally see in full military dress on horseback! It has a video surveillance system in the lobby, as well as on site live- in Concierge.

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More Details
Registration Number : 7510401141310

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Arsenal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , this double bed can be split into two singles if requested
  • Each bedroom has ensuite bathrooms. The larger master bedroom has a full bathroom with shower and tub as well as toilet/sink. The second bedroom, with the double bed that can also be split into two singles, has an ensuite bathroom with sink and shower. The toilet for this bathroom is directly across the long interior corridor in its own little "w/c" room. Of course its still inside the apartment!!!!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Parisian Old World Elegance on the Seine - 2 BR
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Great place. Well located

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious for two couples. Elegantly furnished. Welcoming concierge. Literally 12 paces from the front door to the metro steps– I measured.

There is a warm welcome at the bistro about 100 m away along the Quai Celestin.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations. Elegant, comfortable, and charming. We felt absolutely at home.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is more beautiful and more spacious than the pictures can convey. We four adults had so much room to spread out and enjoy the home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an experience of "Old World" Paris elegance, this flat fills the bill. We loved the modern conveniences along with the gorgeous antique furniture and art work. The flat is perfect for two couples, with bedrooms and bathrooms offering complete privacy. I especially enjoyed standing on one of several balconies and watching neighborhood people walk by and the children from the school next door play in the park across the street. Marc, our concierge, was very helpful in helping us move into the flat and get oriented to the neighborhood. I highly recommend this flat: we would stay there again if we returned to Paris.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great property, great service

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Simply the best experience I've ever had on VRBO/HomeAway.

The property was clean, large, comfortable and beautifully appointed, as pictured. Not merely setup as a vacation rental, this apartment is equipped as a home-away-from-home: high quality furniture, appliances, kitchen utensils and dishes, art. We felt right at home from the minute we walked in, with plenty of pleasant surprises and no disappointments during our stay!

The landlord and property managers provided great service, consistently exceeding our expectations: concierge help with reservations, on-time checkin, easy checkout, twice-per-week housekeeping service, a great neighborhood guide and overview. All delivered with a casual, friendly and very personal touch. It's rare to see this level of service.

The apartment is 2 floors above ground level, with elevator service. Like many central Paris locations, the neighborhoods can be noisy and no air conditioning is available. Neither was a problem for us (in September). Easy walk to Île Saint-Louis and Bastille areas. Local markets available in either the convenience form (Franprix) or quality boulanger/fromager/bouchier.

I'll be staying here again on my next trip to Paris.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just a thank you. It really makes us happy to see that our entire team’s efforts are appreciated and more importantly that you had a great time. See you next time ! Thanks again. Jim.
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A Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

To begin, ours was a two week trip to France starting with 4 days/ 3 nights in Paris with two adult couples (family). For this we booked a stay at "Parisian Old World Elegance." From the start, communication with the owner was prompt and complete -- very, very professional. Emails were exchanged and the booking was completed. Further exchanges were made prior to arrival providing a host of very useful/ helpful information on transportation, restaurants, sights, etc. Upon arrival, Marc (concierge) was there to familiarize us with the apartment and all of its amenities. He could not have been any more thorough and pleasant! Now, for the apartment. Charm, charm, and more charm!! You are embraced by the atmosphere of someone's comfort in their home. The photos are great, but cannot truly reveal all the details that make this apartment so uniquely awesome! The beds are comfortable, the showers/ tubs worked perfectly, the wifi worked perfectly, the kitchen was absolutely wonderful, and the physical location of this property --- everything was much, much better than advertised! The location, the apartment, and the business arrangements with the owner and his staff made for a very, very enjoyable stay! We are seasoned travelers and all give this apartment the highest of marks!! Do not miss the opportunity to stay here!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Parisian

  • 5 of 5

Our family sought an authentic Parisian experience in both residential and location, and this apartment was perfect. We truly felt like we had stepped back in time with the décor and furnishings. Our concierge welcomed us at the door upon arrival and showed us the apartment as well as provide neighborhood recommendations for a variety of food experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Marais neighborhood and the Metro station at our doorstep made travel throughout the city easy (after studying the map rather intensely). A great stay for us and our adult son, who is the world traveler and explorer.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Charles De Gaulle
Nearest Train
0.01 Miles
Sully Morland Metro
Nearest Point of Interest
Ile Saint Louis
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Musee D'Orsay
Nearest Point of Interest
Eiffel Tour
Nearest Point of Interest
Places Des Vosges Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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