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Unique and Spacious Loft Apartment in the Marais, Paris

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Stay in the central part of the Right Bank in Paris and enjoy the genuine Parisian atmosphere. Within walking distance you will in this charming historical area find museums such as Centre Pompidou, Musée Carnavelet, Musée des Arts et Métiers, The Jewish Museum, etc…., and you can stroll over to the charming Ile Saint Louis and Notre Dame on the Cité. Also close by is the beautiful Place des Vosges and the Bastille with its lively nightlife and the Opera de Paris. There is a short travel by bus to the left bank and the area is well served by the Métro.

Our neighborhood has all you need for shopping with an excellent choice of food and fashion and boasts a large number of art galleries, bistros and restaurants.

The apartment is situated in a former office/atelier 8 floor building constructed early 20th century now entirely converted into high class apartments and studios. The building was designed by the famous architect Guimard (who desiged the art nouveau decorations of the Paris Metro). Our duplex loft apartment is composed of a 2nd floor (3rd floor US) space with: entrance, a well equipped kitchen, dining, reading, and working areas, and a sofa corner with TV and music, plus separate toilet and a bathroom. The sofa is convertible and sleeps two. Stairs lead down to the 1st floor with the master bedroom, an office/dressing, plus master bathroom with toilet. The apartment is facing south with windows at its entire length and is full of light all year around. It is in a very safe area, lively in daytime and evening, quiet at night. Access to our building is protected by a door code system and the apartment has a security lock.

The apartment was fully renovated less than 10 years ago in a contemporary style maintaining the old wooden floors. It is equipped with all what you need for a comfortable short or longer stays. The rental fee is all-inclusive and covers high quality linens and towels, and one cleaning per week.

Keywords: We Offer Our Unique Spacious 1400 Square Feet (130 M2) Paris Loft Apartment for Rent. it is Located in the Upper Part of the Marais in a Fully Modernized Building.

More Details

Owner
Erik
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Erik

We are a French/Danish couple and both of us are freelancing. We travel a lot for business and leisure and when out of town for longer periods we put our private apartment up for rent.

Erik purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Erik chose Paris Arr. 3 (Marais, Picasso Museum)

We chose to buy this apartment because of its beauty, its space and its location in one of the most attractive areas in Paris.

What makes this apartment unique

Just take a walk in our street and enjoy the Parisian life style.

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Amenities

Enfants-Rouges Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

We love this apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this beautiful apartment in the Marais. We absolutely love this apartment. This time friends joined us for the week. Having beds and bathrooms on two floors gave both couples privacy. The kitchen and dining area accommodated our meals together. The piano is an added attraction for me. The location is ideal. It is a real Parisian experience to be on Rue Bretagne. The markets and cafes are abundant and excellent. We had fresh pastries from the boulangerie every morning. From the apartment one can walk to many attractions on the right and left bank, and there are at least four metro stops close by that will take you everywhere. Eric and Simone are gracious and accommodating. The whole experience was perfectly wonderful. I hope we will return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope to see you soon again in Paris
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5

Wonderful apartment. We will go again if available

  • 5 of 5

Right in the heart of the Marais. As it is owner managed it was just like being at home. Plenty of towels and sheets and the owners made the place so very comfortable and they were friendly and caring. Many household items were left for us so we did not have to run out to buy any bathroom and kitchen essentials. Lots of books to read. Just steps away from two Metro stations and several more a little further away. Great little shops to buy food and other items to bring to the apartment or eat out in the many little cafes and restaurants around. The cheese shop down the road will vacuum pack to take overseas.

Some people mentioned the noise level, but it on a main street and in a city but it was shut out when the windows were closed. But it was also nice to stand at the window and watch the people go by.

The Marche d'enfants rouges is two blocks over and the Picasso Museum close by as are other art galleries. Don't miss Jacques Genin for their wonderful chocolates and caramels and the Pierre Herme store as you walk towards the river.

Building has an elevator and is secure. We've been to Paris for the last three years and this is one apartment we will return to.

We really enjoyed our stay and met up with the owners again when they visted New York. We will definitely try to adjust our next visit to Paris based on availability of this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oasis in the Haute Marais

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay in the apartment. Our initial contact with the owners could not have been clearer, more professional or kinder. The process of arranging the rental and our arrival was most civilized, and the owners were onsite at our arrival to introduce us to the ins and outs of the loft. The “customer service” was outstanding. It seemed we were treated more like friends than customers.

The street is busy with a café below, introducing some noise. The owners recommended we keep the windows closed to minimize noise, and since there are fans above each bed living with closed windows was possible. However, we preferred hearing some of the street noise making our connection to Parisian life more intimate. The pace of city life could be felt along this vibrant street. Each morning we went to one boulangerie for our baguette, another (Poilâne’s) for our croissants, across the street for fresh fruit and just beyond for wonderful cheese. Ah, what a magnificent location, yet far from the maddening crowds of tourists.

The spacious, by Parisian standards, apartment itself is filled with personality with hundreds of books, delightful and quirky artwork, a piano, and an entire wall of windows for “Paris gazing." The kitchen is small and efficient, just steps away from the dining table where four of us shared breakfast, dinner, and stories of our adventures of the day.

The street cafés are convenient and friendly, bus 96 was a very short walk away, and metro stations within a few blocks. While public transportation is convenient we enjoyed walking to Place de la République, Canal St. Martin, Ile de la Cité, Centre Pompidou, and on an especially ambitious day, the Arc de Triomphe. In our sixties the last walk was admittedly long leaving us to take the Metro for our return.

Without hesitation we have recommended the apartment to friends and colleagues.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal!

  • 5 of 5

This coming summer will be the third time my wife and I have stayed in the loft. We've both lived in Paris in the past, and return for annual visits of a couple of weeks, usually renting apartments. We find both the loft and the location ideal -- a terrific market street good bakers, food stores, pharmacies, etc, and a clutch of excellent and unpretentious bistros within a few hundred meters in any direction -- haute cuisine, basse couture. A few minutes walk to the Marais but spared the hordes of tourists and shoppers who overrun the rue des francs bourgeois on weekends and summer days; a short walk, too, to the Canal St Martin, where young Parisians hang out on warm summer evenings, and near to metro stops and busses that will get you anywhere conveniently. The loft is clean, bright and airy with much more room than the typical Parisian apartments, which tend to range between tiny and minuscule. The owners are helpful and attentive. Je reccomende!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Civilised market street

  • 5 of 5

Being situated on a market street immediately above a café runs the risk of a little noise, but that’s a small price for being in the Marais, literally a few steps from several cafes, four or five bakers (including Poilâne), three or four wineshops, excellent cheese shop, Italian, Greek and French traiteurs, not to forget the butcher across the road. We popped over to breakfast at Rose's Bakery, and lunch and more than one dinner at Le Bougnat, with the wife in the kitchen, husband chatting to customers. You need to book at neo-bistro Les Enfants Rouges in rue de Beauce. And that’s before mentioning the Enfants Rouges market itself, mainly with prepared dishes of all varieties. No need to go hungry.

For a month, we went too all parts of Paris, and needed only occasional Metro trips, what with the useful bus nearby, but mainly because we could walk everywhere.

As the plan of the delightful apartment shows, it is sunny (even in December-January), and relatively spacious for Paris with one bedroom downstairs and the privacy of distance to the other, doubling as tv room. With dining, offices with desks, places for lounging, the apartment itself could not be more civilised, nor the owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seasoned travelers new visit to Paris

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Paris several times, but we had never rented an apartment before this trip. On this trip, we traveled with my parents, who had never been to Paris. The four of us had a very enjoyable visit and this apartment is a great location from which to launch any plans in Paris. The location is very central, and it is in a very vibrant neighborhood. The property is very clean and well maintained. Erik was very pleasant and helpful with our questions. Our only recommendation would be that if you are a light sleeper, you may want to consider ear plugs at night because there did seem to be people out in the neighborhood until all hours. We all like to sleep with windows open, but the street noise did not really allow for this. The ceiling fans did help to buffer some of the noise, and I suspect that our jet-lag played a role, but there were a few nights (Thursday - Saturday) where the streets were active until 3 or 4am. The other nights were much more quiet, so it wasn't a problem later in our stay. As noted by the other reviewers, the cafes, bakeries and shops in the area were wonderful. We picked up fresh baguettes and fruit each morning with ease. Everyone in the neighborhood was as pleasant and helpful as could be with our spotty and limited French speaking abilities. I have to give a special shout out to the people in the pharmacy on the first floor of the building who were extremely helpful with all of our minor medical issues (colds, allergies, etc.)! We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Sandy for the review. Our apartment is indeed located in the heart of Paris and the area is attractive and lively. As a consequence, people are in the street often at late hours, cars are passing etc. This is part of the Paris charm, but if disturbed my advice to our guests is: close the windows at night. They are soundproof and when closed will secure you a good night's sleep.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.23
Damage Deposit $592.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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