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Charming Apartment Fully Air Conditioned - Best Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Rive Droite/ Rue Alger (Alger street)

My sweet dream

Charming apartment fully air conditioned in the best neighborhood of Paris

The Apartment

This apartment, almost 25 meters square is ideally situated between the Louvre museum, the Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries garden), the Place Vendome (Vendome Square) and rue Saint-Honoré. It was entirely renovated to offer you all the comfort you deserve: air conditioning, visible beams, raw oak hardwood floors, a raw jade bathroom, Starck furniture, thick soft carpeting, Farrow and Ball paintings, a private stairwell and landing…

At 3 Rue d’Alger (Alger street), you pass the porch of this beautiful Parisian building and your apartment awaits you at the back of the courtyard. Take the windowed elevator to the sixth floor and you will find a small private door, you only have to walk up a few steps to arrive home.

The apartment, completely air-conditioned, opens onto a fully equipped kitchen (dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, grill, Nespresso coffee machine, water boiler, electric stove top). What a pleasure it is to enjoy breakfast around a bistro table and chairs designed by Philippe Starck!

Further on, you will discover a hallway with a dressing room (wardrobe and shelves) through which you will reach your bedroom, bathed in light thanks to the skylight. On the back wall, an enormous fresque painting, by the famous Parisian painter Pierre Gogois, delves you into a poetic atmosphere: the edges of the Seine and the concierge will softly rock your nights all along your stay.

You sleep in a queen size bed (180 m x 200 cm—it is possible to have two separate beds). Under the slanted roof, enjoy a cozy corner to read and dream.

You also dispose of a beautifully decorated bathroom with a shower in brut jade that has calming virtues. The sink is equipped with Italian cascading faucets, in which the water changes colors with the temperature. The water closet is independent and disposes of a small sink.

For high tech aficionados, know that in the apartment you will find a flatscrean TV with an integrated DVD player (cable channels), Stereo sound system with cd player, mini laptop and a wifi connection.

The neighborhood

You are two steps away from everything… there is no better situation in Paris! At your feet the Musée du Louvre (Louvre museum), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (museum of decorative arts), the Seine river and its barges, the place du Marché Saint-Honoré (Saint-Honoré Marquet square) and its trendy restaurants. Without forgetting la place de la Concorde (Concord square) and place Vendôme (Vendome square) (with its jewlers), decorated with a column from the top of which reigns a statue of Napoleon.

You will have only to cross rue Rivoli to go for a walk in the Tuilleries garden. What a joy to go there on a morning run or to stroll along the basins, designed by André Le Notre, Louis XVI’s gardener, to whom we most notably owe the gardens of the Versaills Castle.

Rue d’Alger is framed by rue de Rivoli on one side and rue Saint Honoré on the other. A true barometer for Parisian trends, this street is a true landmark for everything relating to fashion in Paris: Et vous, Joseph, BCBG Max Azira, Jimmy Choo, Sandro, Maje, Manoush, Maison de Famille, Vilbrequin, Zadig et Voltaire, Claudie Pierlot, Jérôme Gruet, Chantal Thomass, Bonpoint, Baby Tuileries, Zegna... without forgetting Colette, the hippest boutique in Paris, only two minutes from your home.

A few streets away, you can stroll in the gardens of the Palais-Royale, a flowering restful sanctuary. Going up l’avenue de l’Opéra, you discover l’Opéra Garnier, one of the most beautiful monuments of the capital. And there you are, near the « grands magasins » : Printemps et Galeries Lafayette, two temples for shopaholics.

Save some energy to visit the Centres Georges Pompidou- Beaubourg, the third most visited monument in Paris after the Eiffel tower and the Louvre museum. An essential landmark of modern art. You will conclude your visit to the museum by admiring the typical Parisian zinc roofs from Georges restaurant all the way at the top.

The most gourmet among you will be lured by the palace restaurants that surround you: le Ritz, l’hôtel Meurice, le Park Hyatt, le Crillon, l’Hôtel Costes, all this less than 10 minutes walk away. And why not take a cocktail class at the Park Hyatt bar.

At your feet, you dispose of a crowd of excellent and welcoming resturantes that you must try: Ferdi, le Pinxo, le Royal Madeleine & Chez Flottes, two true french « brasseries » to savor true Parisian specialties: le Voltaire, one of our favorite restaurants, and, on the other side of the Seine river, the restaurant du Palais-Royal: le Café Marly, with its incomparable view of the Louvre pyramide…

At snack time, offer yourself a sweet break in one of these three tearooms: Jean-Paul Hévin, a chocolatier who bakes intricate cakes, Angelina, a legend of Paris (with its extremely famous Mont Blanc, a cake with a chestnut cream and meringue base) or Laduréé, where tasting the macaroons is mandatory for all respectable foodies.

15 minutes away by foot (or 3 metro stops, or five minutes by bike, there is a public bike rental station at the foot of your apartment building), you will arrive on the most beautiful avenue of the world, the Champs-Elysées. There must also be a stop at the Grand Palais, a renowned museum in Paris.

Keywords: Mini-Apartment, Air Conditioned, Wifi, Tuileries, Louvres, Rue St Honoré, Place Vendôme, AC

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Adrien Clayeux
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017



Place Vendôme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


Charming Paris Apartment, Great Location

VRBO Bear stayed here

May 16, 2011

Ah, Paris in the springtime…so romantic. I truly enjoyed this marvelous city, mostly due to this apartment’s coziness and amazing location. I felt right at home and loved how everything I could wish for was right at my paw tips. The best part about staying here was its location - there’s a Metro station 1 minute away by foot, the entrance to the magnificent Tuileries garden is just as close. You’ll love the upscale shopping just around the corner, and it was nice to be able to easily visit the Mona Lisa at the famous Louvre museum (just 5 a minute walk). After a long day of exploring Paris and visiting museums, it was nice to relax on the cozy sofa in the nook by the bedroom. The bathroom was the perfect size - not too big and not too small; plus, I really liked the faucet in the bathroom. The water changes color according to the temperature; blue for cold, red for hot! If you’re looking for the perfect romantic place to stay in Paris, look no further because you’ve found it! The VRBO Bear

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Charming Apartment Fully Air Conditioned - Best Neighborhood
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Great location, great owner, great bed, what more do you want?

  • 4 of 5

The two best things about the flat are the location and Adrien, the owner. Adrien could not have been more gracious, accommodating and helpful. The location is walking distance from all of the best museums and sites. Go to Musee d'orsay and then have a picnic lunch in the Tuileries. The neighborhood is safe and perfect. The bed was very comfortable and it was a queen size which was hard to find. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is the size is bizarrely small. I am 5'2" and I felt like Gulliver. My husband is 6'1" and had to bend down to walk thru the small hallway to the bed. If you are thin and not too tall, it is fine. If you are a larger person with any belly, you will not fit between the sink and the towel warmer, not to mention the shower. Which is beautifully finished out, but surprisingly small. You also have to crawl up a tiny winding staircase, and I mean crawl, to get to the room. It's perfect for many people, but know the limitations for mobility and body size.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Central location, good value

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is centrally located - Metro stop right outside as well as a bike-rental rack.

Secure - 4 locks between you and the street, but yet easy to get in and out of

Small. As mentioned in previous posts and the unit description the ceilings are slanted and require some ducking by at 5'8" guest. The shower room is extremely tight and leaves little room for even a slender woman to move about. And, as mentioned, the steps leading into the apartment are very steep.

Owner is courteous and responsive.

Apartment was adequately clean. Had to request soap, toilet paper, and an additional towel.

Kitchen sink is loose and toilet sink slow to drain.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really really tiny, but location couldn't be better

  • 4 of 5

If you are over 5'10" (1.78m) tall - forget it. If you are over 40" (100cm) around the middle - forget it. Apart from those caveats, this tiny place is almost perfect. Missing a few small details, like a dishcloth, napkins and a bread knife, but it even has a dishwasher. I have never seen a dishwasher the size of a microwave, but that's what's there! There is also a Nespresso machine hidden away behind the microwave - no space is wasted.

The toilet could use a soap dish, a towel rail, and a toilet roll holder, but there is plenty of hot water. The bed is comfortable. The heating works (can't comment on air conditioning). Might be a bit claustrophobic for some as there are no windows, only skylights.

There is an elevator but you do have a few stairs to manipulate at the top. Tight, narrow and twisty - large, heavy suitcases are a definite problem.

Adrien was really helpful and all services were delivered as promised. The location can't be beaten. Worth a serious look for two (not large) people for a limited stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location, Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for a week, and we were absolutely thrilled with the apartment! The location could not be better - it is quite literally around the corner from the Tuileries Metro stop; it is very quiet at night despite being in a popular area; and it's within walking distance of major attractions, including the Louvre. We felt very safe as the apartment is off a major thoroughfare, and there are several safety features to access the apartment. The apartment is light-filled, clean, and well-appointed. The AC worked very well, the beds are quite comfortable, the Nespresso machine was a fun bonus. William was very responsive and helpful as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, USA


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 11 nights. What more can be said that hasn't already been stated? Excellent customer service, clean apartment, smartly designed. I liked the skylights that you could open easily for fresh air, or close and black out if so desired.

The small staircase leading from the landing to the apartment is very tight. I was impressed with how easily Adrien seemed to get our luggage up those steps. The area is very secure and felt very safe. There is a heavy door requiring an access code to get to the inner courtyard (typically kept open during the daytime due to a small boutique (Jack Russell Malletier) being located there). Another door requires either a passkey or being buzzed in to get into the apartment building itself. After getting off the elevator, for the apartment itself, there is an outer door requiring a key, and above the small staircase, another door leading into the apartment, with a nice strong lock as well. All the other residents that we encountered were very friendly.

Finally, our communications with William Royer, our primary contact with Rive Gauce Rive Droite, the company that manages this apartment, were a pleasure. He answered our questions quickly, and the whole process was very smooth.

One more thing, the pictures do not do the mural in the bedroom justice. It is beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cozy apartment in great location, & great customer service!

  • 5 of 5

The remodel on this apartment is ingenious. There's a lot in a very small space. Very efficient as well as charming, it was absolutely perfect for our needs. Comfortable bed, great shower, tiny kitchen ideal for making breakfast (I guess dinner, too, but who wants to cook dinner when there are so many terrific restaurants nearby?!). Even a Nespresso machine! A real highlight was the warm, efficient customer service. Before we arrived, William was very helpful and patient with all my questions and as we arrived, Adrien, the owner, happened to come out of his apartment next door. He spent quite a bit of time showing us the details of operating everything (wireless, etc). One caveat--- it really is tiny, with a low ceiling between the entrance/kitchen/bathroom area and the bedroom, and so might not be comfortable for anyone over 6' 2" tall...and getting large suitcases up the small spiral stairs is something I (being a small woman) was glad I didn't need to do by myself. That being said, if this posed a problem, they're so helpful that I'll bet you could arrange in advance for help!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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