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Marais Bastille Apartment W/ Fab View on Whole Paris- 90sqm

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, 2 toilets (Sleeps 6)

90 square meters, non-smoking, no-pets centrally heated and fully air-conditioned, immaculate.

The apartment building is situated half a block from the River Seine and there's a Vélib station right next to it. The Metro (Ligne 5) is exactly one stop away from Ligne 1 (which takes you through the Marais, the Louvre, the Rue de Rivoli, the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, etc.) and one stop away from Ligne 10 (which takes you to the 5th and Odéon and St. Germain des Près ... all the way to Boulogne). Plus Ligne 5 takes you directly to the Gare du Nord (and Gare de l'Est), as well as to the Place d'Italie, which is a great center for Chinese and Thai food. There are tons of cafés around.

The apartment
Overlooking the Seine and the Yachting Harbour of Paris or 'Port de l'Arsenal', where a number of diverse types of boats are moored, the 90 sqm two-bedroom apartment is a few steps from the historical Place de la Bastille where you find the Opera de Paris. Boulevard de la Bastille faces the nautical entrance to the Canal St-Martin and all the waterways that connect it to Paris and the Seine.

The 'Port de l'Arsenal' is a *marina* in the heart of the city, really charming in a Parisian way and a wonderful place to walk, jog, have a café, picnic: there's even a park for young children there. Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving at the foot of the apartment ! Another wonderful green space nearby is the 'Coulée Verte' above the Viaduc des Arts that was featured in a recent film starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

The most central location in Paris
Within a short walking distance is the Royal Place des Vosges, the Marais, the Ile Saint Louis, the Picasso Museum, the Maison Rouge (latest modern art museum to open in Paris), art galleries, the “Rue de Lappe” and its many ethnic restaurants and pubs,
If you walk across the Austerlitz Bridge you find yourself directly in the 5th arrondissement with the Jardin des Plantes and its zoo (great fun for children), the Latin Quarter and its Open Air Sculpture museum.

When you arrive from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, board RER B (regional fast train) stop at Gare du Nord. Hop onto line 10, in the direction of Place d'Italie for 8 stations; stop at Quai de la Râpée: the apartment is 25m away. It is also very close to 3 other metro lines and many bus routes taking you all over Paris. There are even direct buses from Roissy to Gare de Lyon!

You may want to go further afield to Versailles (via Gare d'Austerlitz), or Euro-Disney (via Gare de Lyon)! Ditto if you are using Paris as a base for exploring Europe, board a train from Gare de Lyon to go to the South of France, Italy, and Switzerland, from Gare du Nord (8 stations away) to go to Central London in exactly 2 hours.

A superb view is the plus of the functional and entirely refurbished apartment located on the 6th floor of a late 19th century building (elevator, interphone security, concierge, armored door). It is full of English-language books and videos: children are more than welcome. With two south-facing windows looking over the Paris Yachting Harbour, the river Seine, the Pantheon and two east-facing rear windows looking over the private garden and a row of 19th century buildings the apartment is light, sunny and extremely quiet. But the best about it is that at night you will enjoy the unforgettable view on sparkling Eiffel Tower every hour for 10 minutes on the hour.

Another plus: this building has a real garden out back, which is fairly rare in Paris.

The apartment has two large bedrooms with ample storage space, one with a kingsize bed, the other with two twin beds transformable into a kingsize. The sofa in the living room transforms into a kingsize bed (rare in Paris) with a wonderfully firm mattress. All the beds are new, extra-firm and of prime quality. Central heating and reversible air-conditioning in all rooms, linen provided, towels provided, glass ceramic cooktop, clothes dryer, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, seating for 6 people, dining room seating for 6 people, 1 full bathroom with large Italian shower and additional toilet, plus second separate toilet, audio tape player, CD, DVD player,VCR, radio, stereo system, flat screen TV set, video library for kids, lots of books in all sorts of languages, unlimited broadband internet access,wifi, garage (2 spaces), absolutely non smoking, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible.

On a practical note, very close by there are ATMs, inexpensive restaurants, organic vegeterian restaurants, small supermarkets, including the farmers' markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays where fresh local produce can be bought.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 90 m²
  • Elevator : digicode, concierge, interphone, armored door

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Extremely kid-friendly apartment: lots of books and videos in English; slides and swings in the park outside along the river; the zoo is within walking distance, in the Jardin des Plantes....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    or two twins...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    or two twins...moreless

  • 2 Kingsize beds (180x200) or 4 twins (90x200) Brand new beds : the most comfortable extra-firm high-resilience foam beds you have ever slept in. Italian sofa-bed : a real Kingsize bed, not a couch! (180x200) 2 Baby Cribs / Cots, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large Italian shower in the hall....moreless

  • Toilet: toilet

    A second toilet in the hall for your convenience....moreless

  • One bathroom and two toilets.

Other Amenities

  • Shutters on all four windows. Pleasant skylights in both bathroom and kitchen. Maid service available on demand every morning. Iron and Ironing Board, vacuum cleaner. Coffee Maker,Expresso Machine...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:


  • Satellite / Cable:

    1 flat screen with DVD player and VCR in living room ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive VCR library in English for kids: Walt , Harry Potter movies lots of books in all languages. Parents and children just love it !...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Most central apartment you may imagine....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Wonderful View on illuminated Eiffel Tower every night each hour on the hour for ten minutes while you dine in style : memorable ! ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The River Seine and Canal Saint-Martin with Paris Yachting Harbour...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Wonderful view over Yachting Harbor, The River Seine, All Paris, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance at night, Pantheon, Place de la Bastille, Avenue d'Italie at your feet !...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining in front of the Eiffel Tower, a plus !...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable Internet or Wifi : you choose....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top quality separate dryer...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Also wireless printer to print your boarding passes....moreless

  • Elevator:

    digicode, concierge, interphone, armored door...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance calls to all destinations (landlines) Free calls to American and Canadian cell phones....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 parking spaces for an additional 25 euros per night per car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    And Toiletries too....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    All local calls are free....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top quality separate washer, tablets provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable Internet or Wifi : you choose....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Also microwave, freezer, garbage compactor,vegetable grinder, Kitchen Aid, Expresso Machine Washing machine and dryer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Bicycles:

    Velib station just across the road....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
The Holiday season
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $108.95
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $544.74


Prices are for the apartment in euros all included.

Extra maid service can be arranged. A 25% deposit is required on booking (Paypal, wire).

Balance payable via bank transfer (IBAN) or Paypal or cash on arrival.

There is a 1,000€ fully-refundable Paypal security deposit against damage. The deposit is returned, normally within two hours of check out, when the two sets of keys are handed back, provided you return the apartment in the same immaculate state as you received it.

Changeover day is any time but in July and August we prefer one week from Saturday to Saturday. We will accommodate other check-in dates where possible. Check-in is normally 1pm, but if we can, we try to accommodate guests arriving on overnight flights from North America. We always keep your luggage before you check in if the apartment is not ready; also on check out if you are on a late plane.

Check-out is normally 10am to help same-day changeover cleaning. Special arrangements are possible depending on other bookings.

Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Also 100% refunded if I can rebook for the same period.

If you want to use the parking space add 25 euros per night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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34 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charles de Gaulle
25 Metres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Train
Gare de Lyon
Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France
Nearest Motorway
25 Metres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Many good restaurants and cafes on Ile Saint-Louis and around Bastille, theatres, opera, ballet, wine and cheese and grocery stores, fascinating walking areas (my favorite, along the Seine at 6am on Sundays when it is 'no cars allowed'.)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: I work in higher education (university professor) and am also involved in teaching French to the refugees from war zones in Paris I lost my husband in February 2012. I have 28 year-old twin sons. Emmanuel is a cartoon animator working in Kilkenny, Ireland. Jonathan is an IT engineer and the CTO of a new promising French start-up, Trusk.

Why the Owner Chose Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France:
The apartment is located on the 6th floor (lift). We ourselves live onsite on the fifth floor. So it is very easy to provide our guests with good service : it is very reassuring for them as well.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartment is uniquely central and enjoys a magnificent view over the whole of Paris. Dining in style with the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance is much appreciated by all our guests.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The living room and library

    The living room and library

  • Table for 6

    Table for 6

  • Towards the bedrooms and kitchen

    Towards the bedrooms and kitchen

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The ovens and halogen plaque.

    The ovens and halogen plaque.

  • Room 1

    Room 1

  • Room 2 : either 2 twin beds or one kingsize.

    Room 2 : either 2 twin beds or one kingsize.

  • The Italian shower

    The Italian shower

  • The Bathroom

    The Bathroom

  • The View From the Living Room Right : The Marina.

    The View From the Living Room Right : The Marina.

  • The view from the apartment at night

    The view from the apartment at night

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Other view of the living romm

    Other view of the living romm

  • The view from the Living Room

    The view from the Living Room

  • From the living room to the kitchen

    From the living room to the kitchen

  • The compactor and all you need for breakfast including blender.

    The compactor and all you need for breakfast including blender.

  • Room 1 : either two twin beds or one kingz-size

    Room 1 : either two twin beds or one kingz-size

  • The big wardrobes in each room. The safe. Room 1.

    The big wardrobes in each room. The safe. Room 1.

  • The view from the bedrooms.

    The view from the bedrooms.

  • The Bathroom

    The Bathroom

  • The Half-Bath

    The Half-Bath

  • The Marina at the foot of the apartment

    The Marina at the foot of the apartment

  • The Marina at night

    The Marina at night

VRBO #158269

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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