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Marais - 1 Bedroom Attic Hideout - Ideal Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2+child/teen)


This elegant air-conditioned rooftop property is a 24 m2 (approximately 250 ft2) cozy hideout, perfect for a romantic vacation. It is the only apartment on the 6th and last floor of a traditional Parisian building (sorry, no lift!). It is situated in the heart of the Haut Marais, right behind the old covered “Carreau du Temple” market. It is a very short walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) from the Picasso Museum and the Pompidou Center, and approximately 15 minutes from Place des Vosges. For the exact location, please see the map.

There is a direct bus (96) taking you to Notre Dame, Saint Germain des Près and the Left Bank, the bus stop being 1 minute away on the same block, and direct metro taking you to Bastille, the Opera, Madeleine, Concorde and Invalides (Line 8-Filles du Calvaire station 1 minute away). A block further, you can get anywhere in the city from République station, a major intersection of metro lines and buses. The Rue de Bretagne two blocks away is a market street, hosting the city's oldest covered market, the 'Marché des Enfants Rouges', open every day except Sunday afternoon and Monday. Many hip bars and restaurants are within short walking distance, and the trendy rue Charlot with its young designers’ boutiques and vintage fashion shops is literally 1 street away. The farthest you will need to walk to get anywhere in the Marais will be 15 minutes.

The apartment has been entirely renovated in 2007 and is fully furnished and equipped, individually heated by electric heaters in each room. It is suitable for hosting 2 GUESTS MAXIMUM (and eventually a child/adolescent).***Thank you in advance for respecting the apartment's capacity when making your inquiry.***

You enter the apartment through a patio area which has been converted into a winter garden, where a breakfast table and chairs allow you to take advantage of the sunshine coming down from the glass roof all year long. This is also the only smoking area, the apartment itself being non-smoking.

The living room has a double-glazed, soundproof skylight, facing east. The apparent beams and inclined rooftops are a trademark of Parisian charm, and you will be able to fully enjoy them lying on the comfortable couch, which is also a single bed. You will find high-speed Internet access, 200-channel TV, DVD player, phone for local calls and stereo. Plenty of reading material as well as guidebooks about the city are at your disposal.

The kitchen, very bright due to another skylight, opens into the living room and is fully equipped with oven, microwave, stove and refrigerator/freezer. You also have at your disposal a toaster, espresso and filter coffee machines and kettle, as well as full place settings. In the same space, a table and two chairs create a cozy dining area.

The bedroom has a double bed with brand new mattress, feather pillows and a duvet, all made of organic materials. From the skylight, you have a great view of Parisian rooftops. There is a large closet, fully equipped with shelves and hangers for your belongings and plenty of space for your luggage. Bed linen and towels are of course provided.

The bathroom, highlighted by another antique wooden beam, is nautically inspired, with natural light coming in from a small window, bathtub, teak floor and wooden details. You will find a washer/dryer, hair dryer and first necessity items from L'Occitane at your disposal.

You will be greeted personally to exchange keys and receive explanations how everything works. I live in the same building and will always be at your disposal to give you advice and information about the city, or help you out should you need anything. You will also find in the apartment a comprehensive guidebook of the property and the area, as well as a guestbook and my personal restaurant recommendations.

For availability, length of stay etc.please contact me directly as I do not use the VRBO calendar.

Keywords: flat, studio, apartment, unit, suite

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Christiana

I am an expat Interior Designer who has been living in Paris for the past 24 years.

Christiana purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Christiana chose Enfants-Rouges

Le Marais is my home since I came to Paris and and I would never change it for any other area of the city. It is the most vibrant, hip, interesting, lively and convenient neighborhood. My own home is in the same building, and I would like my guests to share my unique living experience in this wonderful area, le Marais.

What makes this apartment unique

Although all the action starts 2 minutes away from your front door, the apartment itself is a haven of tranquility and a perfect hideout for a romantic vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carissima Christiana, che dispiacere non salutarti di persona! Ci dispiace davvero non averti vista. Grazie per l'ospitalitá, questo romantico appartamentino ci siamo stati proprio bene! E grazie per la disponibilitá...I ristoranti da te suggeriti sono stati i migliori in cui abbiamo cenato. Ho vissuto un compleanno indimenticabile. Ti aspettiamo a Venezia! Baci. Thanks for all.
Jul 2014
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Enfants-Rouges Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub, WC, sink, washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Marais - 1 Bedroom Attic Hideout - Ideal Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 94 reviews
Mercer Island, WA

Heavenly Pied a Terre in Paris

  • 5 of 5

The Beams was a sanctuary that bookended our busy days in Paris. First, it is in an historic, classic and charming neighborhood in Paris within walking distance of Republique and the Marais. Also, very close to buses, trains and the metro. The Beams has everything you could possibly want for an intimate, romantic and relaxing stay in Paris. It is very clean and the simple wooden beams and white walls makes it so charming and Parisian. The full bath with bathtub is a rarity in Paris, and most welcome after a day of walking and sightseeing. The kitchen is small, but has everything you need to make meals. Saves a lot of money! We really enjoyed our coffee and croissants in the morning, and sometimes a light supper at night. The bed is extremely comfortable, with lovely, clean linens and a fluff, delicious duvet. Christiana is very accessible, and responded to our requests and needs immediately. I cannot recommend a place more highly. Such lovely memories that will always stay in our hearts. Alexandra and Michael

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexandra, I can't thank you enough for your wonderful review, which I'm sure future travellers will appreciate as much as I did for its completeness, thoroughness and detail. My home will always be your home, whenever you're in town. A bientôt, Christiana
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Quaint and Convient

  • 5 of 5

I regularly come to Paris for business, and twice a year for the last 12 years I have stayed at this flat. 

Beautifully situated in the Marais, it is within walking distance to one of my favourite restaurants in Paris. 

The flat itself is comfortable, simple to look after, and is  extremely safe, and quiet. With a sense of privacy I  greatly appreciate.

The free phone calls mean I can contact my family often. This is especially comforting as I usually stay here for extended periods of time.

This flat suits my needs very well, and I recommend it to anyone traveling to Paris.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear S..., it is always a real pleasure having you! Your kindness and discretion are unique and your review really touching; I'm really happy that my home is your home every time you visit. See you again in September, Christiana
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Still dreaming of that magical petit penthouse in the coolest area of Paris! I really miss having breakfast in robes in the patio area! The building was so peaceful and clean! The beds and comforters were so comfy! The view was breathtaking! Christiana was thee coolest hostess on the planet! She was super awesome and helpful and catered to all my requests super FAST! Everything was so accessible! LOVED everything about this place and I wish I could turn the key to that chic red door again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a jazzy review! It so much reflects your personality, it was a real pleasure meeting you! My home will always be yours, so I hope you can visit again soon. Please say hi to Tina and give a little treat to Rio from me. See you again soon I hope. Christiana
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Safe Haven perfect for rest and adventure

  • 5 of 5

I never bother to write reviews but this time seems worth it! First, I loved Christiana: lively, lovely, professional, honest, reliable, prompt. Who could ask for anything more? Next, the flat was so perfect. Its a loft, so there are stairs to climb, but by the end of my week here, I was skipping two steps at a time. All appliances that I used worked fine! Kitchen is small but functional and clean (no funky stuff or mold, etc. no bugs.) Bathroom also small but clean! The rest of the flat was just as tidy. Bed was large and comfy, and I slept well every night. Location is the best: you can randomly pick a street or direction to go and there is something interesting, beautiful, delicious, historic, quirky. I spent most of my time in the direction of the Seine, and walking home late at night alone was no problem! Great shopping, quaint bistros with locals, a market for buying essentials (including nacho cheese Doritos for you snackers), parks and walks for strolling endless hours, bus, Metro... You will never feel bored. I loved this place and I can't say enough good stuff. I was alone but this would have been such a romantic place for two! Thank you again, and I hope to be back soon :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexandra, It was such a delight to meet you and I cannot thank you enough for your perfect review. I'm sure other travelers will appreciate your insight, comments and recommendations. Hopefully we will have the chance of meeting again soon, in Paris, Japan or elsewhere! Christiana
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For the Perfect Parisian Stay

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed and this and Christiana's other flats in the area for the past eight years and they are all charming and convenient to everything I love about Paris. The flats are the right size for one or two persons, comfortable, functional, quiet and charming. The neighborhood has everything you want or need from delightful restaurants and cafés to chic fashion boutiques, a fresh-food market, bakeries, fromagerie — all just 1-2 minutes from your door. The center of the Marais is less than a 10 minute-walk and there are multiple subway lines to take you to every corner of the city within a 2-3 minute walk. Christiana is the perfect host — friendly, reliable and full of ideas and information to make your vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron, Your review is so great, thank you very much! I'm really delighted that you enjoy staying with me and I'm really looking to having you again. Arigatōgozaimashita! Christiana
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this owner's apartments for many years and they are always fantastic value and very reliable. They are always well presented and perfectly located near Republique and close to all the sights in the third district; in a quiet corner but just ten minutes walk to Pompidou and excellent food on Rue de Bretagne etc no more than one minute away. The owner is always incredibly accomodating and very practical, she makes the whole process of booking and paying stress-free. This place was perfect for me, and staying here I really felt like I was living in Paris. But when travelling with my partner I prefer to stay in the wood/white apartment which is slightly larger or if it is free the chocolate apartment, which is simply amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shaune, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and thorough review! I'm sure that future travelers will find it very helpful. I'm looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Christiana
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charles de Gaulle, Orly
Nearest Barpub
Around the corner
Nearest Restaurant
In the same block
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompidou center
Nearest Point of Interest
Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Nearest Point of Interest
Picasso Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue de Bretagne - market street
Nearest Point of Interest
Place des Vosges
Nearest Point of Interest
Canal St.Martin
Nearest Point of Interest
Place de la Republique
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue Charlot
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue des Francs Bourgeois
Car: not necessary

The Marais is the hip traveler's haven. Cafés, restaurants, designer's boutiques, art galleries are all at your front door - just walk outside and explore!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

200 euro down payment, full rent upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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