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Studio on Canal Saint Martin

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This 30m² (310 sq/ft.) very quiet studio is located on the third floor (4th U.S. and England) of a modern apartment building. Very secure with double security coded doors at the entrance, the building, located at 15 Boulevard Jules Ferry on the border of the 10th. and the 11th district (arrondissement) has two elevators and a live-in janitor. The studio recently renovated by the owner, a retired American teacher living in Paris, has a US type kitchen with normal sized refrigerator, regular oven and a three burner electric range. The kitchen also has all the pots, pans, dishes and silverware for a normal at home meal preparations. The modern bathroom is equipped with a bath tub/shower combination, sink and a washer/dryer combination machine. The studio is heated through the building's central heating system which also guarantees a constant source of the hot water. The large central room is equipped with a top quality queen size bed (160cm. X200cm.) an easy leather chair, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The studio is fully multimedia equipped and offers Wi-Fi capability and all the media needed. For stowing clothing and suitcases, there is also a closet in the hall entrance of the studio. All furniture and equipment are new. The studio is designed for two.

Keywords:Modern Quiet Ssudio with 2 lifts and queen size bed

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Michael

My life has been unusual. I have been very lucky to have been born in France from Russian and German parents, raised on the East coast of the U.S., served in the U.S. Army for seven years, graduated from the University of N.Y at Albany, being a certified N.Y state teacher, have taught in the N.Y. public school system and having spent the major part of my teaching career as a school administrator in a U.S. private school in Paris which offered a U.S. education.

Michael purchased this studio in 2008

Why Michael chose Paris Arr. 11 (Bastille)

After my retirement, wanting to continue to have a small professional activity allowing me to meet people, I decided to purchase, renovate and rent this studio to visitors to Paris.

What makes this studio unique

I chose this particular studio in this particular area because the 19th century canal and Place de la République are still very Parisian, away from the tumultuous crowded tourist trade places, and yet, close enough to the center of the city to allow a visitor to discover the city on foot.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Studio on Canal Saint Martin
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

a wonderful place to call home in Paris

  • 5 of 5

i just returned from a 10 day stay at the studio. I so enjoyed staying there as it is in a real neighborhood away from the tourist zone so you get to see how the Parisians live! A fantastic outdoor market is right down the street midweek and Sundays. there are plenty of food markets, shops, fantastic bakeries all very close. The Republique metro is a couple of blocks and there are local buses as well. However, it is a great neighborhood to explore on foot and one can walk for hours across Paris from here.the studio itself is warm, cozy, well decorated and very inviting. It is also spotless, has big widows and is very light and backs on to a green space so it is very quiet. The building is very secure and there is an elevator as well. the studio is very roomy with a full kitchen and bath.The bed is very comfortable!!!!

The owner Michael is a jewel. He is so kind, friendly and helpful. He is easy to reach as well. He enjoys people and it shows. i have nothing but praise for this studio and it's owner and i would stay there again and hope that i can someday!!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queensland, Australia

Home away from home !

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to give Michael a special thanks for his fantastic hospitality and beautiful studio.

I was there for two stays in October and December of 2014: 5 nights the first stay and a week the 2nd stay.

Studio was very clean, everything worked well. The clothes washer was a bonus, especially on my 2nd visit when I had a pile of laundry.

Michael was very friendly and easy to contact. My plane arrived early my first visit and Michael made a point of cleaning the studio very early so I could move in way ahead of time. The 2nd visit Michael helped me with my luggage and with taxi calls. My french isn't the best so that was appreciated.

Studio was excellent. Nice size, very clean and everything works as described. Use of the computer there was appreciated.

Studio is very well secured in a nice neighbourhood. Keypad entry off street, elevator and secured door to studio. Just a 5 minute walk to Place de Republique stores and metro, yet a quiet location.

Thanks again Michael!! Will definitely see you again on my next return to Paris.


  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Seattle, Washington USA

Another fantastic stay - perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

This studio is fantastic!!! I first stayed at this studio in 2011 and loved it. I recently booked a 2 week stay and again, loved it.....even more, due to the brand new very comfortable bed. :) It is well decorated, quiet, secure, well-ventilated/heated, and stocked with all the essentials needed to relax after a long day of sightseeing. It's a couple of blocks from the Republique metro station so you can get anywhere fast, however, if you are like me and would rather set out to explore Paris on foot, you will find lots of beauty, fun, adventure, markets, fantastic bakeries, unique stores, and restaurants from any direction of this studio. This visit, I found an awesome new breakfast/brunch/coffee place blocks from the studio called Holybelly in the 10e on Rue Lucien Sampaix - worth a visit! The owner Michael is incredibly charming, helpful, and reliable. I look forward to returning and booking this studio again soon. Merci beaucoup and A bientot! Thank you Michael!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico


  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a gem. It is very close to everything, a short walk to the metro, bakeries, supermarkets, etc. The building is quiet and secure. The apartment is immaculate and well stocked with everything you might need. Michael was very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Iris, I have been notified by HomeAway about the reference you sent them concerning our studio in Paris I wanted to thank you for the kind words and our appreciation for your thoughtfulness. Your comments help promote our motivation to give the best service possible to those pleasant guests as you who chose to stay in our studio. Cordially, Michael vA
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perfect space, perfect location, extremely quiet

  • 5 of 5

After walking for 30 days on the Camino and sharing rooms with up to 100 people, I was looking really forward to my own space. Michael's place was perfect. He met me at the apartment and was very organized in showing me all of the amenities. If and when I return to Paris, I will definately stay here again. It has everything you need and super super clean. Very close to the metro and a nice mellow walk along the canal. Thanks Michael!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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I live in Berkeley, California.

Great Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

I spent one week (October 27-November 3) in Michael's wonderful apartment. It was very clean, nicely set up, comfortable, and very quiet. The wi-fi and all the appliances worked great.

The location was wonderful. It was very close to the Republic Metro. The neighborhood had a lot of nice restaurants, markets, and had a very nice feel to it. It was great to be living in an area of Paris with no tourists, but it was easy to get to all areas of Paris from this location.

Michael answered all my emails promptly. He met me at the apartment to show me around and was readily available if I had any problems. There were no problems whatsoever. He was very accommodating and professional.

I would highly recommend this apartment. It is an excellent value for Paris in a wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) and Orly
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Gare de l'Est - Gare du Nord
Car: not necessary

This studio is located between the newly renovated Place de la République and the Canal Saint Martin. The Streets parallel to the canal are closed to vehicular traffic on Sundays to allow joggers, bicycle and skate riders to use the streets. For the last few years, this area, with numerous restaurants and shops has become very popular with the Parisiens. There are also daily river cruises on the canal from Place de la Bastille to the Bassin de la Vilette.


Rates & Availability

Folie-Méricourt Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

960 Euros for a two week (14 nights) stay.

Since prices vary depending on the season, please contact the owner for a price quote for a stay of a month.

Rental payment is only due upon arrival. Reservation check returned on departure and the return of the keys.

The price is all inclusive. No extra charge for early or late arrivals and departures

The rent is due when receiving the keys of the studio at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Folie-Méricourt Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 310 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 double
  • Queen size bed. This new 160cm by 200cm bed of top quality for comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Arriving and departure times very flexible with property owner approval. Otherwise, arrival time is 14:00 (2 P.M.) - Departure 10:00 (10 A.M.) CANCELLATIONS POLICY The cancellation has to be made in written form by e-mail or letter by the renter. 1- A full refund of the deposit check will be made in case of a cancellation 30 days prior to arrival. 2- A full refund of the deposit check will be made, should the cancellation occur within a 30 day period of the arrival and we are able to rent for the same dates. 3- 75% of the deposit check will be charged should the cancellation occur within 1 week of arrival. 4- 50% of the deposit check will be charged should the cancellation occur within 2 week of arrival.

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