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Ile Saint Louis. Luxury and Quiet on Quai De Bourbon

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is my home when I am in Paris. It can be yours for a week or two or even a month. It is located in one of the most beautiful mansions of the ile Saint Louis the ”Hotel Charron” built in 1640 to house the wealthy Charron family, which is today registered as a historical monument with the Ministry of Culture.

The apartment is two floors up (sorry no elevator, but the Ministry of Culture would not permit that) and measures 100 sq. meters (over 900 sq. feet). Its six windows facing west overlook a garden with beautiful roses and hydrangeas and receive plenty of sunshine. In addition, small windows high up on the eastern wall (called “jours de souffrance”) let the morning sun brighten the living room.

The apartment is composed of a large beamed living room/dining room and two bedrooms (also beamed) one of which contains a queen size bed and the other one two twin beds. There is also one bathroom with bathtub and shower and a washer dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen. Both the bathroom and kitchen have been newly renovated.

The ile Saint Louis is in the center of Paris, five minutes on foot from Notre Dame on the ile de la Cité, also a short walk from the Sorbonne in the Quartier Latin on the left bank and the Louvre on the right bank. You can also stroll on the river banks at the foot of the building and much more.

The surrounding streets are full of restaurants and people, and very lively especially during the tourist season, but when you are tired of the crowds you can return home where everything is peaceful and you will hear only the birds in the garden under your windows. It is very bright all day long and very comfortable with two sofas on which you can slouch in front of the fireplace while watching the evening news on CNN, BBC or the European networks, and it is beautifully furnished with family heirlooms (a XVth century chest, a Louis XVI writing table, beautiful prints etc…). The dining table in the living room sits easily six persons so you can even invite your friends for dinner if you so desire. And a small table in the kitchen will permit you to have your breakfast in the kitchen if you prefer that.

The closest subway station is Pont Marie, just over the bridge, but a five minutes walk will take you to other metro stations and bus stops.

You can call all over France and certain other countries for free (except for cell phones [any number starting with 06 in France] and numbers starting with 08 for which there is a charge) from the telephone in the apartment, and there is a Wi-Fi connection if you are traveling with your computer.

I only ask you to be a good neighbor and not give loud parties and also not to smoke or bring a pet.


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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About The Owner

I purchased my apartment in 1968 when I still lived year round in Paris.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1968

Why The Owner chose Paris Arr. 4 (Marais, Hotel de Ville)

I purchased my apartment in 1968 when I still lived year round in Paris. Any Parisian dreams of living on the Ile St Louis, but when I visited the Quai de Bourbon, I knew that I had found that dream. First it is in the heart of the old city where I could walk to every place that counts: the Louvre, the jardin du Luxembourg, the quays along the Seine, the old streets of the Marais, St Germain des Prés and the Latin quarter, shopping, cinemas… and at the same time I could find complete quiet at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Now I spend most of my time either with my children and grand children who live in the United States or in my country house in the mountains of central France. But I do reserve a few weeks for Paris when I am in France. Sometimes, if I have a very busy day there and I am so happy to get back to the quiet of my apartment in the evening. And sometimes, I simply stay home for the pleasure of being in this gorgeous place. It is so roomy and sunny. My friends love to come and visit me there and we either go out and have a meal in one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood or we have dinner at home around my dinner table that can sit 8. I never tire of it

All of Ile St Louis is attractive and most buildings date from the XVIIth or XVIIIth century, but a few are particularly beautiful. Hotel Lambert, at the eastern tip of the island is the best known, but Hotel Charron, where my apartment is located is close second


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ile Saint Louis. Luxury and Quiet on Quai De Bourbon
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great stay at 15 quai de bourbon

  • 4 of 5

Full of character , great location , steep narrow stairs well worn from centuries of use - worked great for us

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, simple apartment right in the heart of Paris on the Ile St. Louis. Notre Dame, the Marais, Boulevard St. Germain, etc. are all short walks away. And the apartment combines a central location with such peace and quiet that when you need a break from the bustle of Paris, it is easy to retreat. Plenty of lovely restaurants nearby and, of course, Berthillon.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Perfect quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is much bigger than it looks in the photos and the garden courtyard is much more beautiful and lush than it was when the pictures were taken.

The location is as central as possible but because it overlooks a garden and not the street, it is very private and extremely quiet. We were a family of four here for the month of August, and my two kids were happy here as well. The kitchen is small but functional and the dining table can seat 9 comfortably. The beds and sofas were very comfortable and the linens were ample.

The only warning I would give about this property is that it is up two steep and increasingly narrow flights of stairs. People with limited mobility would not do well in this apartment.

I loved it here and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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New York , NY

Wonderful spacious and calm apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this very comfortable apartment for 3 months and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Ile St. Louis is magical and wonderfully located in Paris.. The apartment is clean, spacious, quiet and bright. The kitchen is large by Paris standards and is a pleasure to cook in. The beds are comfortable and the hot water more than ample. The living room is gracious with a large dining table. We were able to have many dinner parties with up to 8 people very comfortably. But the best thing about the apartment is dealing with Mme. Olivier. She is exceptionally responsive and helpful. She arranged an emergency dental appointment for me with her own dentist at the start of a holiday week which would have been impossible without her help. We have already booked the apartment for an even longer stay for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Tiburon, CA

Quintessential Paris!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this apartment with our two teenage children in June. It was one of the reasons our trip was so thoroughly enjoyable. As frequent travelers to Paris, and having lived in France for several years, we were thrilled to stay in an apartment so authentically Parisian. We felt like we were guests in someone's home, not in a rental apartment or hotel. And staying on the Ile Saint Louis is truly staying in the very heart of Paris. The apartment was quiet, filled with light, and comfortable in every way. Delphine was a pleasure to work with, and always quick to communicate. Highly recommended. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Northampton, MA USA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our two children, ages 13 and 11, stayed here for one week in March 2012. The location is ideal. We walked everywhere and experienced the pleasures of the Ile St. Louis, with lovely shops, cafes, restaurants, and much ice cream. The apartment is clean, quiet, spacious and home-y in feel. It was nice to relax and enjoy the apartment after a busy day in the city. Making arrangements with the owner was smooth and easy. We would stay here again in a minute and recommend it highly. A haven in the heart of Paris!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Rates & Availability

Notre Dame Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 17 2015 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
year round
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prix à la nuitée
Mar 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $54
Refundable damage deposit $537

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Notre Dame Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center

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