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Notre-Dame Lift + stunning river views 150€ to 195€ /night

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, with stunning views on City Hall and Seine river (Sleeps 2)




A luxurious and cozy apartment with a Breathtaking Panoramic View on the Seine River in the heart of the most romantic city in the world: Paris!

Everything you need will be at your disposal: Flat screen TV with Cable, High Speed Internet, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Large Comfortable Bed, Washer, Spacious Shower, Elevator, etc...

Ile de la Cite is the most prestigious location because you are in the epicenter of Paris! The Notre Dame Cathedral is just steps from your door; The Hotel de Ville is just across the bridge; St. Michel, the Place des Vosges, the Marais, and the Latin Quarter are just a 5 min. walk away! The stunning Eiffel Tower is just a stroll away by foot down the river or by one of Paris' famous fly boats.

The apartment is accessible by all the major metro stations (Metro Lines 1,4,10, RER B..) and there is a new bike rental station around the corner - a great new Eco-friendly way to see the city.


1. Is the Apartment in a safe area? Yes. It's in the heart of Paris where it always lively; the streets are well-lit at night; there is a code to enter into the building; and of course we're always near by if you're ever in need!

2. Where is the nearest grocery store? There is a large supermarket on Rue de Rivoli not far from the apartment, however; the area around the Marais and the Ile St. Louis are known for their small specialty stores where you can find the best bread, cheese, wine and meat in Paris.

3. Can I make calls from the Apartment? How much are they? There is a phone in the apartment, and you can call to the US for FREE with our carrier! Some other destinations are free as well, please e-mail us with a list of countries you would like to call, and we'll let you know how little our carrier will charge. You can also buy a pre-paid MobiCarte, which is a SIM card you can buy at any Tabac, to use with your own cell phone here.

4. How do I get there from the airport? How much is it?

-- TAXI : 35-45 Euro

-- Direct Train (RER B) from Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport to Chatelet or St. Michel metro stations : less than 9 euro/per person + a short walk to the apartment

5. How do I get around? There is a vast metro/bus/train system in Paris that is easy to navigate, although the best mode of transport when you stay in the center of all the activity is by foot! There is also a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing boat! The latest marvel is the new bike rental system! You can find one on almost any street corner - just rent it for however long you wish with your credit card (at what looks like an ATM) and off you go! (You can even return it to a different location, too).

6. How much would it be to stay in such a great location at a Hotel instead? In fact there are no hotels directly on the Seine River on the Ile de la Cite, that is what makes our apartment so special! And we have all the amenities of a hotel - plus so much more!


The payment conditions depend on the rental term:

For short term rentals (four nights to one month), we ask an immediate payment of half of the rent (usually a bank transfer) and the payment of the other half at arrival. A security deposit of € 500 is also required.

For long term rentals (one month to one year), we ask the first two months rent as an immediate payment and a two months security deposit.

The rent is including TV cable, internet, phone calls for several foreign countries (USA, Canada,Europe, ...) The rent includes all utilities + electricity (not exceeding 50€/week). The rent may change according to the season.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About The Owner

We're a friendly French, English, German & Spanish-speaking family who are happy to welcome all nationalities with open arms... We know all the best places in Paris and we will be here to help make your stay care-free and wonderful!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Les Îles

We love Paris, and we would like tourists to live a real parisian life during their stay and we strongly believe that renting an apartment is a 1000 times better than going to an expensive hotel... where rooms are moreover usually very very tiny, furniture usually old fashioned. And the best way to enjoy Paris is to live like a parisian in a typical french apartment!

Being the historic center of Paris, Ile de la Cité is one of the most prestigious location in Paris, in the heart of 'Le Marais' quarter, you are 2 minutes walk from the world famous church Notre Dame, and close to all major sightseeings: Louvre Museum, Picasso Museum, famous Place des Vosges, Pompidou Center, Hotel de Ville...etc..

What makes this apartment unique

The location of our 'Lovenest' apartment is quite UNIQUE as you can see from the first two pictures: Located on the Quai aux fleurs, on the 2nd floor of a 17th century old renovated building, with a brand new elevator (very rare in this neighborhood), our apartment has 2 large windows, meaning lots of light, and above all from which you will have a DIRECT, panoramic and AMAZING view on the Seine River and on the Hotel de Ville, Pont Louis Philippe, and Saint Louis Island...

Thus, sitting comfortably in the leather couch in the living room, you will have a real show: the famous 'Bateaux Mouches' passing by... and the beauty of this scene especially at night when Paris becomes the City of light !

We wanted to give the 'french touch/taste' to our apartment, along with very high level and luxurious furniture for your comfort: a designer leather couch, antique table and chairs, a magnifiscent tapestry make the french style, while the modern 'american' kitchen, the italian style modern shower and the electronic high standard murphy bed gives you all the 'like home' comfort you need...!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Both my boyfriend and I LOVED this apartment! We really can't say enough good things about it! We stayed for one week and we felt like we where really living in Paris! It's perfect for two people. The murphy bed is truly comfortable! We sleep in a queen size bed at home, but this full size bed did not feel small at all! The entire apartment is clean! We never once felt like we had to worry about anything being dirty...the towels, the linens, dishes...everything was perfect! The bathroom is spacious with plenty of storage space for your toiletries. The closet was also very spacious equipped with an iron and ironing board. The washer was also perfect...the clothes come out cleaner than at home and practically dry because european washers take longer to cycle and spin a lot faster than the US was like having a washer and dryer in one! The location and view are amazing! Overlooking the river and near two metro stops...we where truly near to everything! The next island over (one block away) has a little market where we would buy fruit and right accross there is a bakery where we would buy crossaints in the morning. After walking all over the city, we where convinced we had picked the right place to stay...still central to everything, but away from the busy tourist chaos...we felt like we where part of the city there and not travelers passing by. The owners are also sweet as can be! They are there to welcome you and to wish you a farewell...they had water and champagne at our arrival. Thank you Marie and Marc! Our transaction was smooth from beginning to end. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Paris! No doubts or hesitations :)
Jun 2009
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Les Îles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Electrical Heating , cabinet and closets .


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Notre-Dame Lift + stunning river views 150€ to 195€ /night
average rating of 4.982143 based on 113 reviews

Small but charming Paris studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight days over the Christmas holidays at Marie Christine's studio apartment on the island of Cite in the middle of the River Seine. While the apartment is small, it is very well organized, spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchenette. The bed is comfortable and can be folded up into the wall for added space during the day, however we never found the need to do this.

The views from the apartment are romantically charming and beautiful. The traffic on the River Seine can be mesmerizing and makes for interesting breakfast conversation.

The location is a short and very pleasant walk to Notre Dame, several subway stops and a wide variety of different restaurants and shops on the islands of Cite and Ile Saint Louis. If you are coming in from Charles de Gaulle airport you can take the RER B line and get dropped off a couple of blocks from the apartment.

The great location, the simplicity of the layout, the cleanliness of the place make this an ideal spot for a couple looking to spend a few days in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. If you are looking for an 'island' vacation, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris right outside your window

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. You have the Seine and Hotel de Ville (City Hall) always in view. Great view, great location; if you don't already know Paris, this is a perfect base to explore from. Close to many metro lines, but you can easily walk almost everywhere from Marais to Louvre, D'Orsay/St. Germain and back. Apartment is very comfortable; not large, but equivalent space to a hotel room (only with kitchen included). Well stocked with "extras" you might otherwise have to run out to buy. Marie is a gracious and helpful host (rather than a landlord or management company) and highly accommodating. We couldn't have been more pleased, and will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional location with a view you just cannot stop looking at

  • 4 of 5

Would give this apartment a 10/10 if only the bed had been more comfortable . The mattress must be getting a bit old as woke up with sore hips and back etc .. same for my boyfriend. Was like sleeping on my Aunts old pull out sofa. If you took the bed out of the equation it was a terrific place. Never turned on the TV once as looking at the view was entertainment enough. Great bathroom and well supplied kitchen. Glad to have a washer/dryer. Lift up to the apartment small, my boyfriend and I barely fit in and we are small people. Really enjoyed how easy it was to get tonthings from the apartment and lots of very close great restaurants and markets.

Really enjoyed our stay except for the bed!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Shelley, I am sorry to hear that you woke up with sore hips and back because of the mattress. I am also surprised because we have at least 3 guests who wrote since January 2017 that they found the bed very comfortable . I think that it is a point which is very subjective because some people like very firm mattress whereas others prefer middle firm or even soft mattress . As for the size of the lift , be informed herewith that 80 % of the old buildings on the islands and the Marais district don't have any lift and we feel lucky to have one even very small ; it is clearly indicated inside this lift that it shall be used by a single person ; I can imagine that it was difficult for you to fit in with 2 people ; it's a chance that the lift didn't go out of service by this misuse .
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit in 12 months to stay at Marie-Christine and Marc's apartment,so that should tell you how much we love this apartment.We hope to return again very soon and would never consider staying anywhere else.This apartment gives you the complete package,from the location,the apartment has everything and more that you could need,it is super clean and the hosts are perfect simple as that,they really do go that extra mile for you lovely people.You can feel totally confident staying and this apartment and the sister apartment.The is nothing i could think of as a negative.Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you staying again in one of our apartments overlooking the Seine river. We are delighted to hear that you love so much the apartment and that you wouldn't not consider another place to stay when you come back to Paris. Thank you for being nice repeat guests !
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A wonderful home away from home in Paris

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to find this apartment on the seine and around the corner from Notre Dame. Marie-Christine and Marc were waiting for us at the door and couldn't have been more hospitable. They patiently showed us the apartment and explained how everything worked. It is the second floor of a very secure building with a lift. It is close to the Batobus(hop on/off) ferry which we used to visit attractions. We would stay at apartment again in a heart beat. Great facilities in apartment

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful times by the Seine

  • 5 of 5

Marie-Kristine was a wonderful host meeting us in the apartment. The place is small but has all the amenities in convenient ways. It was very sweet with an amazing view. It was unfortunately very hot when we were there but we still really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
CDG airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Gare de Lyon
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
AU BOUGNAT , 26 Rue Chanoinesse , 75004 PARIS
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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