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***Delightful Marais Bastille Studio With Stunning Views of Eiffel Tower***

Bedrooms Studio
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This compact (15-sqm/ 162sqft) non-smoking, no-pets centrally heated / fully air-conditioned immaculate studio, is perfect for an individual or a young couple; it is located on the 6th floor (elevator) of a 19th century building that was entirely refurbished in early 2015: it is attached to the owner's bigger apartment for 6 on the same floor with the same beautiful view and that is also for rent a maximum of four months per year according to French law.

An enclosed parking space is available with the studio, below the building at €25 per night.

Free same day wash and dry service for your personal linen. Pressing at a cost. Alternatively there is a laundromat two streets away.

The studio can sleep 2 in two superior quality beds (2.00m x0.90m) or in one kingsize bed (2.00mx1.80m)

It has an Italian shower and a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, 2 hotplates, a fan, and a microwave oven. The shower, the basin and toilets are enclosed.

The ceiling-to-floor double-glazed window floods it with sunlight.

Free Wifi connection, all international channels, free international phone calls, white linens and towels, tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper and complimentary welcome toiletries are provided ; your bed will be made. We guarantee 100% luxury hotel cleanliness.

The building has modern security with digicode, intercom, double doors and concierge service. It is very conveniently situated across the street from metro station Quai de la Rapee and is one station away from major metro station Bastille.

The studio overlooks the Seine and Canal Saint-Martin. A superb view on the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Pantheon, the Mosque, and the Paris Yachting Harbour is one of its advantages. You can watch the boats as they pass the lock below. At night you will enjoy the unforgettable view on sparkling Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the City of Lights.

The studio is furnished with contemporary furniture, and painted in pastel shades of pink, and off-white. It is fitted with a chiffonier, shelves, a table / desk, two chairs, colour television, iron, ironing table, electric kettle, toaster, coffeemaker, guidebooks, maps and tourist literature. There is ample room to put your clothes on hangers.

The owner is fluent in English & French, she resides on-site and usually greets guests upon their arrival and gives them pertinent information about the amenities of the studio, the neighborhood and the city.

Keywords: serviced apartment, air-conditioned, view, central Paris, luxury, overlooking the river Seine.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Catherine

I lost my husband in February 2012. Our 28-year-old twin sons live with me when they do not work in Ireland, London or Denmark: Emmanuel is a cartoon animator and Jonathan an IT engineer in the start-up business.

Catherine purchased this apartment in 1984

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

Since I live onsite it is very easy to provide my guests with good service: it is very reassuring for them as well.

What makes this apartment unique

Although compact, the apartment is uniquely central and enjoys a magnificent view over the whole of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance at night, an extraordinary sight for all our guests. It is the perfect base to stay for a couple and is so reasonably priced!

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Studio appartment was really great. It was the size of a usual hotel room in 3*-4* star hotel but vitually with all amenities you could need. Exactly as written in description on tripadvisor pages. The studio was very clean. The owner provided very accurate and thorough information regarding the studio, how to arrive and other important info. Furthermore, we were pleasently surprised to find additional info regarding nearby bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants etc. in the appartment. There was even a Paris tourist guide, so one less piece for your luggage!

We did not actually meet the owner, but the housekeeper was always available for any assistance.

Studio is really centrally located, within 10-15min walk from the Notre-Dame cathedral. Very close is metro station.

It is a typical old Parisian building, and you will actually have a view of the Eiffel tower.

We liked least the fact that during the summer there are many bakeries/ shops in vicinity that were actually closed for vacation, so we had to shop groceries near Gare de Lyon.

Overall, great value for the money, best way to experience Paris! Would stay again!
Aug 2011
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Arsenal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Italian shower Toilet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Kingsize Bed (2.00x1.80) or 2 separate beds (2.00x0.90)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

***Delightful Marais Bastille Studio With Stunning Views of Eiffel Tower***
average rating of 4.888889 based on 15 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in May. It was a lovely, quiet apartment. Very conveniently located to transportation and food.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Allison. You are welcome any time. Kind regards. Catherine
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA

Welcomed and beautifully informed.

  • 4 of 5

Catherine's greeting and complete information made us feel welcomed to the city of Paris. The view was fantastic.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and impressive views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely clean apartment, in a great location, close to public transport.

Visitor attractions within walking distance.

Really impressive views, especially at night.

The host is really friendly and helpful. Recommended.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There you very much, Sion, for the kind words. I hope you will use the apartment again. Take care !
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Tuscaloosa, AL

My first time in Paris. When I come back, my first choice for lodging will be here!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. GREAT VIEW. The picture on the website is for real. Didn't get to meet Catherine, but Jenny was great. She apologized for her English but it was WAY better than my French. She was very helpful. Loved the water pressure in the shower and plenty of hot water. Very comfortable bed. Good security. Need a code to get in the main door and a key fob to get in the interior door that leads to the hall with the elevator. TINY elevator but it worked quite well. At this point I can truthfully say that this is where I stay whenever I'm in Paris. I would like to keep that the truth.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the superb review. I am sorry I did not get to meet you as I was away in the provinces those days. Hopefully we will meet some day. Hope your time in Spain is pleasant as well. Kind regards.
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West Chester, PA. USA

Room with a view..

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Our accommodations were very comfy with a view of the Effiel Tower from our window. If you stay here and are not too tired be sure to see the Effiel light up and sparkle at night. Easy to get to the metro, great neighborhood, wonderful view and there was a flee market on our street on the weekend with some interesting finds.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. My best renewed wishes to Kathy and you ! You are welcome any time.
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It works for me.

  • 5 of 5

First of all I would state I am a solo traveller who is flexible, fit with a thirst for experiences outside the norm. The studio was ideal for my situation, the window would open for fresh air, the split system air conditioner was great when you wished to block out the street noise from below (the quietest I have ever experienced). The view across the Bassin de l'Arsenal to the west of the city scape to the Eiffel Tower prevented cabin fever. The best attribute was Catherine who was more than helpful with anything reqd (only 1 floor away), but at the same time gave you personal space if so desired. The lift stopped working for half day and then started again, no big deal. If you would like down to earth, honesty and a great location with views - this should appeal to you. PS: I am not a reality officer or real estate agent, just a traveller from Australia.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paul for leaving the interesting review that will certainly help our future guests make up their minds. It has been a pleasure meeting you. Kind regards. Catherine
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Car: not necessary

Discover yet another part of Paris, the Marais-Bastille area between Ile Saint-Louis and Place de la Bastille:

Visit the Bastille Opera House and the Rue de Lappe with its many ethnic restaurants and pubs.

Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving from Place de la Bastille.

For those who come to Paris on business, they should know that the apartment is between two train stations Gare de Lyon and Gare d'Austerlitz, close to RER A which crosses the whole of Paris up to the area of La Defense (in 20 mn).

They will not be far from the two major Airports (direct buses to and from Gare de Lyon).

The metro station that services the apartment, Quai de la Rapee, is directly connected to Roissy Airport via Gare du Nord.

You may stroll along the Port de Plaisance de Paris or the Open Air Sculpture museum, get in no time into the Jardin des Plantes and the Latin Quarter or visit our neighbour, the latest modern art private foundation in Paris, la Maison Rouge.

Within walking distance (10 minutes) are Ile saint-Louis, Ile de la Cite (with Notre-Dame), the Place des Vosges with French novelist Victor Hugo's house in which he wrote Les Miserables, and Musée Picasso.

Within walking distance (15 minutes) there is also Marche d'Aligre, the typical and cheapest daily open-air food market of the capital.

You will find all kinds of caterers and shops (including a Monoprix and a Carrefour store) in the vicinity.


Rates & Availability

Arsenal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
The Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2024 - Sep 15 2024
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Full management $54.47
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

check-in : 1pm (flexible) check-out: 10am (flexible)
Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Security deposit : Paypal payment clicked back on check out.(payment denied)
If you want to use the parking space add 25 euros per car per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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