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Safe and Quiet Neighborhood near Montparnasse and the Famous Catacombs

Bedrooms 2
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

air conditioning, double glass windows, king size bed, very fast internet access

Beautiful apartment situated close to all Parisian sights. Most major tourist attractions can be reached in less than half an hour. The nearest metro is also close - 550 m, a 6 minutes walk.

Tourist attractions in the close neighborhood are the Catacombs of Denfert Rochereau, le Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tower of Montparnasse, the Rodin Museum and La Fondation Cartier.

Montparnasse is known as the artists' quarter. In the 1950s, famous people like Miles Davis, Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir and Ernest Hemingway (among others) spent much of their time here. Well-known places to visit are le Closerie des Lilas, la Coupole or le Dôme.

The apartment is located in a very popular neighborhood near the authentic Rue Daguerre. This typical French market street has not been invaded by big retailers and still features real small neighborhood shops and tiny trendy boutiques.

People from all over Paris come to this pedestrian street for their food shopping, enjoy a glass of wine on a terrace of a side-walk café or savor dinner in one of the many restaurants the Rue Daguerre offers.

This bustling street reflects old-time Paris and is the charm of this lively and wonderful neighborhood.

The light and sunny three-room apartment (57m2 or 614 sq. ft.) is suitable for 4 persons. Situated on the fourth floor of a quiet building from early 20th century. Furnished with beautiful antique and modern furniture and equipped with a mobile air conditioner. The apartment is also fully equipped with double glass windows.

Several buses and metros are nearby and will lead you quickly everywhere in Paris.

Arrival- and departure day is flexible, depending on the previous and following guests. It is always possible to leave your luggage upon waiting for your apartment.

Accessibility: The apartment is situated on the fourth floor. There is no elevator.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Elisabeth

Thank you for your interest in my profile. I have the Dutch and the French nationality and I came to Paris to work in 1981. With my husband and two children, I have been living in the quarter of Montparnasse for many years now and I still enjoy every minute of it. Now that my children are studying, I have time to take care of the rental and the guests. It is great to receive visitors from all over the world.

Elisabeth purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Elisabeth chose Plaisance

The building in which the apartment is situated was built by the great-grandfather of my husband in 1911. The great-grandmother said to the great-grandfather: 'But why are you building in the country side?' as there were just farms, cows and chicken around. The building was finished after WWI when the apartment was let to Mr and Mrs Robbe-Grillet. They were the parents of Alain Robbe-Grillet, the famous French novelist and filmmaker. Until recently, his sister Anne-Lise rented the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The area around the apartment is quiet and safe but lively at the same time. The Rue Daguerre is, as so many guests mention, an oasis of food shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. I live in the same building as the apartment and I am always available to give information and help if needed.


Plaisance Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Room 1 - 1 king , Beds with quality and comfortable matresses.
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedlinen of superior quality, soft satin-coton
  • Master bedroom with a king size bed (180 x 200). Second bedroom with two single beds (90 x 200).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
As mentioned before, the apartment is luxurious and comfortable. The white china is lovely and thin. The beds and mattresses are of superior quality with comfortable pillows and duvets. The bed linen is extremely delicate which will provide you with a very good night sleep.


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Safe and Quiet Neighborhood near Montparnasse and the Famous Catacombs
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews

Excellent stylish bourgois apartment

  • 4 of 5

We were three adults who enjoyed staying in this splendid apartment. It is light and spacious with comfortable chairs(so often missing from rental apartments), newly refitted bathroom and kitchen. Requests for linen change and cleaning of the apartment during our 2.5 week stay were met instantly. It is indeed a comfortable home away from home with art works and chandeliers which add a luxurious touch. It is located just off the pedestrianised street rue Daguerre.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great Parisian apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the perfect size for 4 people. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is small but well stocked, and the shower is hot. There is only one bathroom, but it is a separate room from the shower. I found this more convenient. The linens and towels are lovely and high quality. We stayed the beginning of October, so had no need for either the heat or air conditioning, so I can't comment on those. Good wi-fi-and even some english language news stations. Located about a 10 minute walk from the Metro via the Rue Daguerre, which has almost any kind of shop you would need. Several boulangeries and charcuteries, cafes, grocery story, clothing shops. We had a wonderful first trip to Paris, and will definitely be back. Elisabeth was kind and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Beautiful apartment in a quiet Paris neighbourhood.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Elisabeth's apartment immensely. It is located close to all major attractions in Paris. Elisabeth and her daughter, Melanie, were very kind and attentive hosts. We would not hestitate to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Irvine, Ca

Summer Paris Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment in one of the better Arrondissements (14th) to stay in Paris. Very clean and comfortable throughout with an upgraded kitchen and new bathroom. Everything you need for your stay is provided.

Very quiet location and there is a street a half block away with shops, cafes, markets, etc. and it's located near the Metro Station that will take you everywhere. We bought tickets on the Hop on-Hop off Bus for two days and we were able to see all 20 districts of Paris so we were pleased to have an apartment that was away from all the crowds and noise and be able to relax peacefully in the evenings.

Our host Elisabeth was great in taking care of everything we needed for our stay and helpful in explaining everything about the apartment. The furnishings and decorations make you feel part of the Paris living and would definitely stay here again. Perfect for our family of four.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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It was a nice cozy appartement with a view of the courtyard

  • 4 of 5

It is a very nice appartement. A/C and wifi work very well. A bit of a hike up the stairs. Elisabeth was very nice with perfect English and lives a couple floors up so if you need anything she is right there. The street is busy with lots of shops, restaurants and amazing boulangeries, but not loud. The metro is a couple minutes down the road but it is a big stop so it will take you on a straight line to the airport or the arc du triomphe and the catacombs are right there. Overall it is a great appartement if you are looking for somewhere to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Love Love Love this charming apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Paris for 5 nights and loved everything about this apartment. The location is perfect for getting a feel of the city but not being right in the chaos of the busy areas. We were able to walk to everything within downtown and if we didn't feel like walking the metro was close and easy to hop on. Elizabeth was welcoming and helpful with anything we needed. After seeing sights all day we would come home and rest for a bit and find dinner close by the apartment. There is plenty of good choices within 2 blocks. We especially loved a little crepe place tucked back off the street. On the last day we were able to do our laundry for the next leg of the trip (the laundry mat was right next door). The apartment was the perfect size for our family of 4. I would stay there again when I come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Paris - Charles de Gaulle: 23 miles
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Gare Montparnasse: 0,5 mile
Nearest Restaurant
45 Metres
Le Cornichon: 0,03 mile
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated near the metro and RER station Denfert Rochereau. It is a direct line from Gare du Nord if you are travelling by Eurostar or by Thalys.

If you are travelling by plane, there is a direct RER rail link from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and a direct bus from Orly airport.

The railway station Montparnasse is also nearby if you are coming from the west or from the south-west of France or if you wish to go further afield to Chartres.

Paris itself, not including the suburbs, is relatively small and from the apartment - as I have already mentioned - you can reach most major tourist attractions in less than half an hour. The nearest metro stations are Denfert Rochereau and Gaîté. Denfert Rochereau is 550 m away and about a 6 minutes walk, Gaîté is 650 m away and about 7 minutes by foot.

Euro Disney is easily reached by RER B and A or by car (motorway A4).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $82.18
Damage Deposit $352.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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