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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

This is an area where real people live and has all the coffee shops, stores and eating place that they demand. No overpriced tourist traps.

More Details
Registration Number : 7511201591347

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retired university professor : I now teach French to the refugees from war zones in Paris.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1984

Why The Owner chose Quinze-Vingts

This is part of my home : the independent apartment is located on the 6th floor (lift). I live on the fifth floor. So it is very easy for me to provide my guests with good service : it is very reassuring for them as well.

I am allowed by French law go rent it out for a maximum of 120 days per year.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I wanted to let you know we are now back in the US and had a wonderful stay in Paris and at your apartment. The apartment was beautiful with wonderful views of Paris. You were very organized and all the information you left us was extremely helpful.

We will definitely recommend your apartment to friends and family wishing to visit Paris. Thanks for everything.

Aug 2012
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Quinze-Vingts Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking anywhere in this building not even on the balcony or in the garden. Smoking allowed in the street on the sidewalk.
  • Absolutely no loud noise in this building day or night.
  • Elevator is compact and carries one person and one big suitcase at a time.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Italian shower in the hall.
    Toilet - toilet , A second toilet in the hall for your convenience.
  • One bathroom and two toilets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , or two twins
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , or two twins
  • 2 American 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,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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


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average rating of 4.9 based on 68 reviews
new york

Quite impressive!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Catherine' apartment was exactly like the description and photos. We booked 9 nights and ate about half of our meals in as the markets were close by and were wonderful for fresh ingredients. Very easy to cook as the kitchen had every device imaginable. Also lovely champagne and wine glasses.

Now a word about Catherine. OMG, she could not have been nicer! We arrived early....10am No problem. Our flight got cancelled and we needed to stay 2 extra nights..No problem. She is extremely easy to deal with making all interactions pleasant and decreasing my stress level which was quite high because of the NY storms.

The location of the apartment was perfect, not touristy but close to all sights.

We will definitely rent this apartment again when our travels take us to Paris.

Thank you sooooooo much Catherine .

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, it is such a beautiful review, Sandee. Thank you so much. It is very encouraging. You are welcome any time !
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Location and comfort in Paris

  • 5 of 5

Picture this. You've been sightseeing all day and you're tired so you come back to your apartment. You open the large windows and pull up a chair, glass of wine in hand. Busy Paris is spread out below you, and through the wrought iron grillwork, you can see the sun setting on the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Right? That's this place. We loved it.

The apartment is very clean and comfortably furnished. The kitchen and baths are modern and well-equipped. Beds are comfortable and A/C is efficient, so we slept well. The apartment is on the sixth floor, and happily there is an elevator to take you up. It is tiny and has weight limits, but if you follow directions you will have no problem at all.

We can't imagine a better location to explore Paris. The metro is a three-minute walk away and it will take you anywhere you want to go. It's easy to learn to navigate the mass transit system here, and we found Parisiens to be helpful if you need a hand.

The neighborhood is charming and there are decent cafés and brasseries just minutes away. It's an easy walk to the Seine, Notre Dame, Marais, Bastille, the left bank, and the train. Most importantly, there's a good bakery just across the canal for your morning croissant or pain au chocolat. First things first.

Catherine, the on-site owner, is friendly, efficient and responsive. She went a long way to make our stay pleasurable.

We recommend this property without reservation. It's a great property with a great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasant review for an owner to read ! Thank you so much Carol !
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The perfect home base for exploring Paris!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was well appointed, in a great location and Catherine could not have been more helpful. We could not have been more pleased!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Dorothy : it was a pleasure meeting the four of you. Kind regards. Catherine.
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Ideal home for Paris vacation

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment in a perfect location in the heart of Paris. A beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and several other Paris landmarks. It was an easy walk to Place Bastille, Gare de Lyon, wonderful cafes and restaurants, the metro, Bateau Bus, and Paris' local bike rental stop. The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay from many guidebooks and maps of Paris to a kitchen with all the supplies you need. Both the owner and on-site manager were very responsive and hospitable, providing great information and available when we had any questions. I would highly recommend this apartment to family and friends, and will be sure to come back next time we're in Paris!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Danielle, for your review ! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Although I was not in Paris during your stay, I have been informed all along by my faithful Jenny! Kind regards.
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Great Apartment in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were pleasantly surprised to arrive and see that the apartment was exactly as had been presented in the photos and by Catherine, the owner. It was clean and neat as a pin. The views of the Eiffel Tower at night were fabulous. We loved the neighborhood and its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, including one of my favorites, the infamous bookstore Shakespeare & Co. It's a great area in which to walk, but you can also use the metro. I'll also say that Catherine was organized and detailed in her communications, which made planning easier. And thanks to Jenny, who showed us the ropes. I can't wait to return to Paris!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Susan. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. You are welcome any time.
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Wonderful Apartment in Paris

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for my family of 4 adults and two children from Chicago!! Everything was first class with modern amenities, good air conditioning and a strong Wifi. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bathroom and 1/2 bathroom were modern with all the amenities.

It is on the sixth floor with an unbelievable view of Eiffel Tower and other monuments in the city. The location is an easy walk to Notre Dame along the Seine River. The Metro station is a two minute walk from the apartment.

It was a pleasure working with Catherine, the owner. She was very accommodating and showed great concern for my grand children.

I would highly recommend this apartment !!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Don ! It has been a pleasure working with you!
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Notre Dame Cathedral
Of course !
Place de la Bastille
Lots of Brasseries and bistrots.
Place des Vosges
Most beautiful square in Paris
Musee Picasso
Newly refurbished ! Fantastic!
Canal St-Martin
Rue Mouffetard
The place to be on Sunday mornings !
Rue de Rivoli
The long street will take you from Bastille to Concorde!
La Conciergerie
Beautiful at night !
Institut du Monde Arabe
Don't miss the permanent collections and the view from the top floor on Paris : Notre Dame a...
Jardin des Plantes
Just across the bridge from the apartment.
Tour d'Argent
Most exclusive restaurant in town, with fantastic view as well !
Promenade plantée
Close by !
Chez Janou
A favourite of my American guests !
Louvre Museum
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Jardin des Plantes
Just across the bridge from the apartment
Just across the bridge from the apartment.
The latest discovery: raving reviews in American guidebooks and just a few meters from the a...
twice-weekly peasant's market
Gentle Gourmet Café (Veggie)
Love it !
Cuisine italienne de terroir et Bio
supermarket carrefour
Bio C'Bon, organic grocery
Closest organic grocery
Monoprix Saint Paul
Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Gare de Lyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
twice-weekly peasant's market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
all restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
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'.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $123.06
Damage Deposit $615.31

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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