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Charming, Perfectly Located Paris Vacation Rental!

Saint Gervais, Paris, France
  • Apartment220 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

32 rue St. Paul is located in the heart of le Marais (the 4th arrondissement), what many consider the most beautiful and historic neighborhood in Paris. The studio looks onto the stone courtyard of a lovely 18th-century building. It is recently renovated, very comfortably furnished. Most of the buildings in the Marais date from the 17th and 18th centuries, and the narrow streets, beautiful squares, and stunning architecture provide for hours of delightful rambling and exploration. We have three metros close by: St. Paul, Pont Marie and Bastille. The studio is within easy walking distance of the Place de Vosges, the Bastille, the river Seine, Ile St.-Louis, Notre Dame, the new Paris Opera House (at Bastille), theaters, cinema, open markets and shopping of every sort (be sure to pop into the charming Village St. Paul, right across the street, with its many antique shops and cobble-stoned courtyards). You’ll find a multitude of museums in the immediate vicinity: cf. especially the world-renowned Picasso Museum, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, where you not only get wonderful artworks but an 18th-century mansion, the Maison Internationale de la photographie, the Musée Victor Hugo at the Place de Vosges, the Musée Carnavalet, the latter two of which now have the added bonus of being free! Just across rue St. Antoine, the Hotel de Sully nearly always has first-rate exhibits—definitely worth checking out. The Pompidou Center is also within walking distance, with its excellent Museum of Modern Art, its many permanent and special exhibits, and fabulous views.

Keywords: Centrally located, charming Parisian apartment


Leila May

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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Leila May

Both owners are academics, one of us a specialist in Victorian literature and the other in philosophy. We are originally from the Bay Area but currently live and work in Raleigh, NC.

Leila May purchased this Apartment in 2003

Why Leila May chose Saint Gervais

We stayed for over a decade in a hotel in this neighborhood and fell completely in love with it. We think it's the most vibrant, interesting and beautiful part of Paris, and it has the added advantage of being close to virtually everything of interest in the city.

What makes this Apartment unique

There are countless great restaurants, shops, museums, markets and historic sites within minutes of our apartment. We can't imagine a place where you are better located for sightseeing and for everyday living.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Comfortable Sleep Sofa Bed (1), child's foldout bed (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Downtown


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Broadband Access
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • limited accessibility
                                      • not suitable for children


                                          • botanical garden
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • photography
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: Flexible

                                                        Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        39 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Charming Studio Apt

                                                        Ann C.Raleigh, NC.

                                                        This was my third time to stay at this studio in the Marais district. The studio is charming and overlooks a beautiful courtyard. It also is in a perfect location. My husband and I walked to the Seine, the Bastille area and the Left Bank. It is also a great bargain because you can eat some meals there and walk to nearby bakeries and restaurants.

                                                        Ann Green

                                                        Cute and charming in a wonderful location. We had a very sweet time there!

                                                        Barbara H.

                                                        We loved the location and very much enjoyed the charming old-fashioned courtyard which provided privacy also The place is small and intimate and decorated and equipped well I love the French touch in the decor and kitchen

                                                        Location, Location, Location!

                                                        Eileen K.

                                                        This rental was in the perfect Parisian neighborhood; narrow, cobblestone streets, wonderful shops and parks and eateries, lots of places to wander and enjoy. The apartment was cozy and quiet. The bed left a little to be desired, but all in all, I'd definitely visit again. Thank you!

                                                        Live like a Parisian in Le Marais

                                                        Les S.

                                                        Location, Location, Location. We found it to be ideal. Easy walks to a number of good restaurants (our favorite “Le Temps des Cerises”), a couple minutes to the metro in one direction, and a few minutes to the Seine in the other. We needed a laundry upon arrival and we found one with a helpful attendant a few blocks away on Charlemagne. Our perception of the neighborhood was that it was quite safe to walk in late at night, and felt our possessions in the apartment were secure as well. Coming from a good sized suburban California home we found the size of the apartment a bit of a cultural shock when we first walked in, however after settling in everything was quite manageable for two adults. Ground floor was also a big plus as most buildings in the area don’t have elevators, and many of the other units we considered were 1st floor and above. WIFI signal was strong with a fast internet. This is a basic apartment in a residential neighborhood, and does not have the services, amenities or feel of a hotel or designer B&B. If you tend to lounge around your room a lot a hotel may be more comfortable, but if you want a place to stay while you get out and experience Paris this apartment may work out well for you. Leila and Don were very easy to work with through the booking, and provided neighborhood information and local contacts should a problem arise (none did for us).

                                                        Work/Play in Paris

                                                        Glenn S.

                                                        My wife joined me on a business trip to Paris. This flat was perfectly located for my wife to wander and enjoy the city while I was at work. Very convenient to major cultural centers as well as boutique shops and restaurants. The flat is small, as you would expect for the price and location but sufficient for a couple and clean and well appointed. Leila and Don were very responsive and easy to conduct business with.

                                                        Wonderful location and apartment

                                                        Margaret P.

                                                        This was my husband's first trip abroad and I am so glad that we got to stay at this lovely apartment in the Marais district. It is close to the Seine, the Metro, bus stops and numerous restaurants. It was nice being able to spend time in the apartment, which is located in a courtyard with other apartments - very peaceful!- after a busy day of touring Paris. It was the perfect size and beautifully decorated. So much better than a hotel room. Having freshly brewed coffee each morning was so nice. Reasonably priced and very cozy. It was also so much fun shopping in the area - several grocery stores, bakeries, antique shops and more, all within a five or ten minute walk.


                                                        Saint Gervais, Paris, France

                                                        This is unquestionably one of the most vibrant, beautiful quarters of Parius--full of incredible cultural sites, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, great shopping, close to metro and buses. You can walk to most major monuments and museums, and the river Seine is a 5-minute stroll away.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit

                                                        There is a cleaning fee of 50 euros that guests leave for the housekeeper upon departure. For stays of over three weeks, we request that the housekeeper come once midway through your stay for an additional cleaning fee of 50 euros.

                                                        39 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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