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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 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

See the Eiffel Tower light show from your bedroom !!!

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 available for rent for 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 1 superior quality bed (2.00mx1.80m) or 2 unzipped (2.00mx0.9m)

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
Registration Number : 7511200723493

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Caterina

This is part of my home : it is my son Emmanuel's independent studio when he lives in Paris.

Caterina purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Caterina chose Quinze-Vingts

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!

This is an area where real people live and has all the coffee shops, stores and eating places that they demand. No overpriced tourist traps.

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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Quinze-Vingts 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


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***Delightful Marais Bastille Studio With Stunning Views of Eiffel Tower***
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews

The View Seals the Deal

  • 5 of 5

I'm partial to having rooms with a view. When I'm tired from traveling or long days of site-seeing, I want to be able to rest in my room and still have a sense of the city that I'm visiting. Catherine's apartment offered the perfect experience for this. From the bed, the Eiffel Tower can be viewed twinkling on the hour framed in an opened, traditional French window. From the window, one sees water and boats below, the Bastille July column to the right, and what I believe to be the dome of the pantheon slightly to the left. The view is fabulous.

The room itself is just as pictured with pink walls that lend to its charm. It was very clean, had a comfortable bed, and a spacious shower. The apartment is serviced by an elevator, which is a real plus after long days. The location is convenient with an easy walk to the Bastille and Marais, and a bit father but very doable walk to the Latin quarter and Notre Dame. I easily walked all three areas from the apartment in one day. For arrival, departure and further destinations, the Metro is less than a block away making coming and going convenient. The host Catherine was responsive in our communications, and Jeni, who met me on arrival, was gracious and welcoming.

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  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review Wendy ! Although we did not get to meet, I am glad the apartment was to your liking. Kind regards. Catherine
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Central Coast of California

July 14 fireworks - Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the 14 Juillet - fireworks were visible from the studio window!

As a frequent visitor and former resident of Paris, I knew that I wanted a location which would allow me to feel connected to the city via the view from the window, especially for the July 14 festivities. Perfect choice!

It was very hot during my stay, and the air conditioning was a life saver, and quiet so as to allow one to sleep very comfortably. The studio is well equipped with a microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, small fridge, toaster, two hot plate cooker, TV, hairdryer, and good wifi. There were plenty of dishes and cooking supplies for my needs. There are as many towels as one could want, clean linens, hangers, drawers for storage, a decent sized table and two chairs, even a shopping caddie to bring supplies back from the supermarket! The bed, although firm and comfortable, seemed to be actually two single beds together which created a depression in the middle of the bed - a discomfort for a couple.

Jenny, the housekeeper, who welcomed us, is the best part of this accommodation! She is helpful, always available, hospitable, flexible, and eager to please. She did our laundry one day when we were out - returning everything folded and ironed. What a jewel the owner has in her assistant!

The building is secure and clean, with an elevator (a rarity for a top floor studio), and a gardien. The location, although well situated in regard to public transport (metro and buses near by) requires a walk of a few blocks to access restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and other signs of life.

The studio is very quiet when the windows are closed, but with the windows open there is a lot of street noise due to the constant vehicular traffic. But it is fun to watch the passing of boats in the Bassin de l'Arsenal, and on the Seine.

There was some trouble with payment through the website (two connected sites which were sending me and the owner conflicting messages) that created a bit of difficulty at the beginning, but once the initial payment went through, the process was painless.

A great stay in Paris - for those not so familiar with the city, there was a wealth of information in the studio regarding places to visit, eat, and how to get around using public transport. You don't need to bring maps or a travel guide!

Thank you Catherine & Jenny for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the detailed review Marianne. I have yet to figure out how to join the two beds together better to make a kingsize without a "depression" in the middle. Yes, Jenny is a jewel. Actually I was the one who washed and pressed your linen over the week end as Jenny is free on those days ;-) Kind regards Catherine
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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: April 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: April 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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Sainte Chapelle
"Best ice-cream parlour in town !"
Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg)
"Don't miss it !"
Rue de Rivoli
"The long street will take you from Bastille to Concorde!"
Ile Saint Louis
"Oh là là !"
La Maison de Victor Hugo
Brasserie Bofinger
"Best Brassserie on Place de la Bastille"
"Just across the bridge from the apartment."
"The latest discovery: raving reviews in American guidebooks and just a few meters from the a..."
supermarket carrefour
twice-weekly peasant's market
Gentle Gourmet Cafe
"Love it, just a few meters from the apartment !"
Cuisine italienne de terroir et Bio
Quartier Latin
"So close to the apartment you can walk there !"
Hôtel de Ville
"City Hall !"
Louvre Pyramid
"Le Louvre, of course !"
Marché d'Aligre
"Most Parisian Open air Market and it is very close to the apartment !"
Bio C' Bon
"The closest organic grocery to the apartment."
71 Rue Saint-Antoine
Jardin des Plantes
"Just across the bridge from the apartment"
Place des Vosges
"Most beautiful square in Paris"
Place de la Bastille
"Lots of Brasseries and bistrots."
Musee Picasso
"Newly refurbished ! Fantastic!"
Rue Mouffetard
"The place to be on Sunday mornings !"
La Conciergerie
"Beautiful at night !"
Institut du Monde Arabe
"Don't miss the permanent collections and the view from the top floor on Paris : Notre Dame a..."
Notre Dame Cathedral
"Of course !"
Tour d'Argent
"Most exclusive restaurant in town, with fantastic view as well !"
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $614.78

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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