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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 - 7 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.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Catherine

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.

Catherine purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Catherine chose Paris Arr. 12 (Bercy)

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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

***Marais Bastille Apartment W/ Fab View on Whole Paris- 90sqm***
average rating of 4.965517 based on 57 reviews
west des moines iowa

five stars

  • 5 of 5

Catherine, just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your very comfortable apartment. The beautiful view and proximity to the metro were an added bonus..thank you Bill and Susan

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! Hoping to meet you in the future !
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Vacanze a Parigi

  • 5 of 5

Canale e Senna

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie !
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South East Asia

Overall excellent option in central Paris

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do reflect the apartment. Probably one of the best ancient building in that street, classy typical Parisian architecture. Nice penthouse overlooking the Arsenal Harbour. Nicely furnished and equiped. Very well maintained, spotless. Walking distance to Bastille, Gare de Lyon (Air France airport shuttle), to subway station. Very well linked to all sightseeing sites. Owner very reliable from the booking until closing of contract and keen on getting fully satisfied visitors. Our party of 2 adults and 3 kids had a great time at this place which we do recommend and definitely keep in our directory.

One tip : have your groceries delivered for your arrival by ordering on line (monoprix, carrefour market), that saves a lot of energy when you come from a 10+hour-flight and make your first morning when jet-lagged kids are ready for breakfast at a time when shops are NOT open yet !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Although I did not get to meet you, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, with Jenny's help. You are welcome any time.
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Ocean Springs, MS

Fabulous Paris apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 teenage children and I spent a week in this apartment and had a wonderful stay. The apartment is spacious, clean, loaded with all necessities and has such character! We loved the location - walking distance to many great areas and easy access to the metro. The apartment has wonderful views. Catherine is very helpful! I would highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Trista. It has been a pleasure meeting you !
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West Chester, PA

Great location, safe, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights in this lovely spotless apartment. It had very comfortable beds. Which was a must for my husband. Easy metro access. Lots of restaurants, grocery store, and bakeries within a few blocks. We felt very safe throughout all of France and cannot wait to return. We would recommend this apartment you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you so much Terry for the very positive review. I hope you can come back with your cousins in the not too distant future. Kind regards. Catherine
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Perfect alternative to a hotel

  • 5 of 5

This apartment allowed us to have a home base while visiting Paris. It was nice to be able to come back from a long day of exploring and enjoy another glass or two of wine while watching the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. The area is quiet but still very walkable and we were able to traverse the city on the metro. There are several stops nearby and a short walk to a major train station. Staying here made us feel like Parisians versus tourists. Catherine is very accommodating and she made us feel very welcome. The online description of the apartment is accurate and we were not disappointed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Brian. You have been terrific guests. You are welcome any time. Kind regards. Catherine
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Gare de Lyon
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
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

Quinze-Vingts Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
The Holiday season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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