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Art Deco Elegance - Steps From Rue Cler - Charm, Comfort, Location

Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 split Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)


a few steps to the bustling rue Cler Market yet on a calm, beautiful, 'typically Parisian' street! So much within a 5 minute walk ... most of central Paris is a pleasant walk from this safe, chic, convivial neighborhood.

Please visit our website (see link below) for lots more info and photos!

'Charming,' 'Perfect,' 'Comfortable,' 'Wonderful' are common comments from our new and returning guests (we can share emails). Our 2+ bedroom apartment is located in one of Paris’ most desirable neighborhoods – on the Left Bank in the heart of the safest neighborhod, the 7th Arrondisement. Here, within a few blocks of the Eiffel Tower and the huge gilded dome of Invalides, you will discover the “vrai” (real) Paris.

We completely renovated our apartment in July, 2005 and are always adding fresh touches that blend the best of old and new in our exceptionally well laid out 85 sq. meters (approx 950 sq feet).

It is in a superbly maintained Art Deco building. The charming furnishings are mostly in the Art Nouveau/Art Deco styles and were chosen for their comfort too.

Situated on the 2nd floor American (1st floor French), there is a wooden Deco elevator for easy access. There are only two apartments per floor, so the apartment is quiet and private.

You'll find top quality appliances & furniture and all of the windows are double paned, so it is incredibly quiet from outside noise!

Furnished with a mix of modern and antique furnishings, the apartment evoques the Art Deco / Art Nouveau periods. The 4 principal rooms:

* 'designer' living room with 3 windows on a charming street

* 2 large bedrooms with windows on the private courtyard

* spacious dining room with large windows on the street ... this room has a quality sofa bed and may be closed off as a lovely & private 3rd bedroom.

In addition, there is a modern, separate and very well equipped Kitchen; a large dramatic entry hall; a long hallway to the private bedrooms area; a modern bathroom and a separate modern toilette.

Sleeping arrangements: The apartment sleeps up to 6 guests very comfortably and is comfortable to feed/entertain much larger groups.

* At the end of a long and pretty bedroom hallway you find the largest bedroom with a king size bed (this can also be made up as 2 twin beds), a fireplace, lots of closets, a big bureau, large Art Nouveau mirror, and two small Art Deco arm chairs.

* The second large bedroom, at the other end of the hallway, has a queen size bed, a big closet, a charming desk, a large bureau, a big provencal mirror & a comfy reading alcove with large window.

* The large bathroom and separate wc are between these two bedrooms, which gives additional privacy.

* The high quality down sofa in the large dining room opens into a comfortable double bed - The location (off the entry and away from the other bedrooms) and the lovely period doors, combine to make this another private, attractive and very comfortable space for 2 to sleep.

In addition to sleeping 6, the apartment is very comfortable for 6+ people to live ... i.e. relax, eat, cook, entertain ... to really “live” in Paris. Located in an elegant and fun neighborhood, you will find it unusually friendly (for Paris) with lots to do for all ages (very near to parks, transportation, cafes, museums, and friendly merchants).

The neighborhood:

The best of everything is literally at your doorstep! We maintain a list for you of the neighborhood's:

- charming shops to browse,

- wonderful and varied small restaurants & cafes (several are 'cuisine guide' listed - others are less advertised but also wonderful),

- world famous museums (including the D'Orsay, Rodin, huge new Branley and several smaller 'less known' ones),

- architecturally beautiful streets that invite you to wander,

- among the most famous street markets in all of Paris (and certainly among the best!) – rue Cler - is just around the corner and open 6 days a week! Several other good markets are a quick walk, should you want to compare and explore smaller/lesser known ones.

A short walk will take you along wonderful paths to Invalides and Napoleon’s tomb; the Eiffel Tower with it’s day and night spectacles; the Champs de Mars’ wonderful gardens, playground and 'Guignol' (marionettes); the Museums like the Rodin, D'Orday, Branly and others; the wonderful Quais along the Seine and over one of the bridges to the right bank and to the Champs Elysees (it is quite close too!); and so much more.

For times when you want to travel further, the Metro station Latour Mauborg is a short walk from the apartment (Ecole Militaire also very close). There are also several bus lines that stop right at the corners for those who are curious to travel Paris 'above ground'.

Location: Although surrounded by busy streets with lots to see and do, the apartment is located in a smaller building on a calm street – rue Duvivier. The cross streets are rue de Grenelle and rue du Champs de Mars – just parallel to the best market block of rue Cler. We hope to see you there soon!

Note: we try to keep the calendar up to date but we only rent when we are not here and many of our bookings are from direct emails (50%+ return friends), so please email your dates either from vrbo/Homeaway or from our from our webpage and lets start the conversation :)

Keywords: Apartment, Condo, Flat, 2 bedrooms, Deco, Cler, Eiffel, Invalides, Left Bank, 7th

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2016

About Michael

We love Paris. We met and commited our lives together when living in Paris, so in our hearts it remains our home. It was always our dream to own an apartment in Paris - specifically in this part of the 7th. This is a large enough apartment to really live in and be comfortable. We spend as much time there as our busy lives permit and when we are not there, we love to share our residence with people who can appreciate the place and surroundings.

Michael purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Michael chose Paris Arr. 7 (Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Rue Cler)

We know Paris better than most Parisians and bought our place here (le Gros Caillou) because it is in the perfect location and is comfortably laid out. It is right in the middle of everything that people (visitors as well as Parisians) want to do, yet it is in a smaller building and on a quiet charming street! This is perhaps the most charming and authentic neighborhood in Paris but also family friendly (unusual) and you'll find it quite chic. Within just a few blocks you will find many 'treasures' but metro and bus routes are close-by should you wish to venture farther than on foot.

The neighborhood is wonderful, chic, friendly and has lots of things to do within a 5 minute walk. We truly enjoy sharing our place with other travelers (we share our knowledge too) and have met some wonderful friends in this way.

Unique location benefits:

Rue Cler Market is 67 meters from our door!

Champs de Mars with the Eiffel Tower (400 meters).

Invalides and the Esplanade (200 meters).

Pont Alexandre III - the most beautiful bridge anywhere (ask us about the club and restaurant in the foundation!).

Museums within a 5-15 min walk:

Rodin, d'Orsay, Branley, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Orangerie, Jeu de Paume, Louvre, Maillol, Trocadero,de l'Art Moderne ... there are actually many more but you get the idea ;)

And of course there are some of the best restaurants in the world ... including several top Michelin rated ones nearby, but if you know the 'bon adresses' not all of them are so expensive!

What makes this apartment unique

The location is one of the most perfect in Paris. The apartment is well described on our site - it is VERY well equipped because it is more than just another vacation rental, it is our home for much of the year. Our work necessitates that we are in the US for a good part of the year too, so we "share" our place with guests, many of whom return repeatedly and have become friends. Because of the way we use and share our place, it is very comfy and better equipped than most holiday rentals. As for the location, aside from the above info, it is well known that this is the safest neighborhood in Paris ... even for children, teens and women alone. Here are some other benefits that your group might enjoy:

If you are a group of adults - there are incredible shops of all kinds, great restaurants (not all so expensive either but some are Michelin rated), cafes and clubs, museums and so much to do.

If you are with children - the area is kid-friendly and there are 3 large parks within a few minutes walk (one even has a marionette theater building/shows + simple rides and is just under the Eiffel Tower!)

If you don't enjoy or are unable to walk very far - everything that you need for an amazing experience is quite literally a few steps away (including, deservedly, one of the most famous street markets in France - rue Cler), there is an elevator, and/or we are located between 2 Metro stops (2-3 blocks) plus the bus is at the corner. Sometimes we don't even leave our quartier for a week+

If you travel alone - this is a friendly neighborhood (contrary to many areas reputation) and you will easily meet people in our local cafes, shops, restaurants who really enjoy chatting - you will not be lonely.

We have so many ideas for you and we love to host! After you finalize a reservation and we know more about your group, we are available to give you specific advice that you can incorporate into your daily planning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see our web site testimonials page for many unsolicited comments from guests who have often returned to stay with us for many years.
Feb 2011
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2 traveler reviews

Art Deco Elegance - Steps From Rue Cler - Charm, Comfort, Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is absolutely perfect for a lovely stay in Paris! Just a block over from the fabulous bakeries, bistros, shops, markets and restaurants on Rue Cler. Easy walking distance to the Tour de Eiffel, Museums, and metro. We shared the flat with another couple and the space was hugely comfortable. The manager that met us was gracious and so very helpful. Cannot say enough good things about this experience. Will hope to stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Maureen! We love sharing our place with others and so many of you come back fairly often: this is the best review possible for us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. We are always adding fresh touches and when you return you'll see some new things and amenities we know you'll enjoy. A bientot, MP
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Best Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this flat for two weeks in January and it is exactly as the owner stated. The apartment is very charming and is within walking distance to Rue Cler, La Tour Eiffel, Invalides and my most favorite Pont Alexandre III which connects to the Champs Elysees. The metro is very close where one can easily get to other parts of the city. The photos are spot on so there are no hidden surprises. It was very clean when we arrived and we had no issues. The owner was very helpful in answering all of our questions and even suggested places of interest. I've already mentioned this place to friends and plan on staying there again in the future. Samo Korean restaurant down the street from the apartment is one of the best Korean restaurants in the city and is highly recommended as well as the cafes on Rue Cler. Boulangerie Patisserie De La Tour Eiffel on Rue De La Bourdonnais has a great view of the Eiffel Tower and the food is very good. This was a great experience to visit Paris in the Winter and I would do it again in this apartment in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
At both corners of the Street
Car: not necessary

Monuments, Parks, Puppet Shows, Open Air Markets, Museums and so much more ... the best of everything Paris has to offer is at your doorstep or a short walk away!


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Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Rates

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Because we are not a hotel with a staff, we charge just a bit more for shorter stays (they cost us the same).

Current rates:
$2,660 for a 7 night stay, which is prorated at $380 for each additional night past 7.
$2,325 for a 6 night stay.
$2,000 for a 5 night stay (minimum rate).
We offer a -20% discount for stays of 3 weeks and -25% for monthly stays.

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Gros-Caillou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Can be made up as 2 Twin beds or as a King, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double bed size - high quality mattress is quite comfortable
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Along with all of the usual amenities, our apartment features two Art Deco fireplaces, high quality linens, clothes washer, separate clothes dryer, phone with voicemail, free international calling (fixed lines), 2 cable TV's, DVD player (rentals close by), and high speed cable modem)internet with WiFi access ... Everything you need really to be very comfortable and make votre vie Parisienne (your Paris life) wonderful, easy and carefree!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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