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Romance in the Marais: Beautiful Quiet and bright!Plus most comfortable bed!

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located in the Marais, one block from the Place des Vosges and two minutes from Picasso museum, this lovely vacation apartment is sure to become your home-away-from-home in Paris. Set on the second floor of a very quiet and charming 17th century building, it is reached easily by one wide flight of stairs.

The apartment shows the highest standard for quality and comfort. It will charm you with designer furniture and touches of traditional French antiques. Splashes of dramatic color pleasantly energize the décor and the newly refinished wood floors shine. Gracious and thoughtful amenities are included throughout. An airy and sunny 520 square feet of space, beautifully renovated and furnished.

The living room has three large French windows facing a courtyard. There is a Ligne Roset sofa which easily becomes a comfortable bed for two. Two easy chairs and an ottoman accent the room's color scheme and modern design. Beautiful, sleek lamps give plenty of light for reading and other activities. Cable TV, stereo and CD player are conveniently located for use in the room. Wireless internet throughout.

The bedroom also has a large French window which faces the courtyard. The Ligne Roset bed is queen-sized with a padded headboard (perfect for reading in bed) and a firm mattress. Linens are 100% cotton and the pillows and comforter are extremely comfortable. The walk-in closet provides plenty of storage space.

The kitchen is large and has an antique table with matching chairs. New countertops, cabinets, ceramic sink and sage green floor tiles create a wonderful environment for cooking and eating. Fully equipped, the kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.

The bathroom has a glassed-in shower and bathtub. A towel warmer, hairdryer and plenty of space for your things add convenience to this room.

This wonderful apartment is ideally located on rue Saint Gilles, one block from Place des Vosges in the heart of The Marais, this is the Paris so often see idealized in films and on postcards. The Place des Vosges, the oldest and one of the most beautiful squares in Paris, is a favorite of Parisians and tourists alike - a place to relax, stroll and take in the beauty of the city.

The Marais and nearby Place de la Bastille is home to some of the most important figures and events in Parisian history. Victor Hugo made his home at number 6 Place des Vosges and Balzac and Dumas resided in le Marais. The Picasso Museum, nearby at the Hotel Sale, is home to the world’s most significant collection of his work. The Musée Carnavalet on rue de Sévigné is one of the most interesting of Paris museums. It illustrates the history and development of Paris up to the present.

The bustling nightlife of the Marais is vibrant with its restaurants, club scene, concerts, cafés, and jazz bars. Less than a 10-minute walk will take you to the year-round program of opera and ballet at The Opera Bastille.

You can easily walk to Centre Georges Pompidou, Le Louvre, Forum des Halles, Notre-Dame, and many other Parisian landmarks.

Every Thursday and Saturday morning, there is the large outdoor market on Boulevard Richard Lenoir and a well-stocked, small supermarket, G20, has opened on rue Saint Gilles. Within the neighborhood are many wonderful specialty food shops and bakeries.

Métro Lines: About one block from Métro: Chemin Vert (line 8). About 5 minute walk to Métro: Bastille (lines 1/8/5) or Métro: St Paul (line 1).

We have agents in Paris available to solve any emergencies should they arise.

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More Details

Joelle Dussuyer
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Joelle Dussuyer

I was born in France, Lyon and I have lived in San Francisco now for 36 years. David and I just got married in July. It has been a pleasure hosting so many nice guests through out the last many years. We are looking forward to have you too! :)

Joelle Dussuyer purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Joelle Dussuyer chose Les Archives

It is simply the most hip area of Paris, yet full of history, good restaurants and attractive shops. It's centrally located, walking distance to many of Paris' greatest museums and landmarks, and easily accessible by metro. Simply the best area in town.

What makes this apartment unique

Designed for American tourists by a French native who has lived in the States for 36 years. I had you in mind. The apartment is very quiet, very comfortable, clean and beautiful. The tub has a regular shower in it (something that you don't always get in Paris). The bed is so comfortable that I bought one for my own place in San Francisco. I've had several renters tell me that it is the best bed they have ever slept in. Florence and Sol, my Paris contacts are the best!


Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Combination bath tub/shower with movable shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Ligne Roset Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Free Phone w/local and most long distance calls, CD Player & CDs, DSL High-Speed Internet, Paris books and maps, Metro maps, Fully equipped Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Washer and Dryer, 100% cotton high quality towels and bed linens, excellent pillows, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, This is a No Smoking apartment


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Romance in the Marais: Beautiful Quiet and bright!Plus most comfortable bed!
average rating of 4.861702 based on 94 reviews
Apt, France

Délicieux, comme toujours

  • 5 of 5

We have officially lost track of the number of times we have stayed in this lovely apartment so it always feels like home when we visit Paris. Hosted our 21 year-old niece for her first visit to Paris here. Perfect! Comfortable - great amenities - superb location - responsive owner and host. Remercie Joelle et Florence

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here absolutely loved what a gorgeous little apartment in a quiet street & building.

Amazing location we walked to most places very central.

Apartment was beautifully presented & appointed I can honestly say we wanted for nothing.

Loved having a grocery store literally over the road & a patisserie 25m down the road.

I would highly recommend this apartment the owner was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in the Marais

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The flat is quiet, but close to everything. Bright and welcoming, very clean and comfortable (great bed!) we felt right at home. The extra info. on restaurants, etc. was helpful, as was Florence who checked to be sure all was in order, and provided her contact info. We had a fantastic time, and will be back. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. Unexpected extras: A nice bottle of wine :} and the land line, which proved invaluable, due to losing my credit card, and having less than stellar international mobile service.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris perfect

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, very clean, well equipped and an excellent location for restaurants, metro and buses. Great value.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, GA USA

Great location in Paris

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your visit to Paris very much including staying in the Marais for the first time in several years. Great restaurants, shops and people watching.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkley, California

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely--a spacious one bedroom in a 19th century apartment building. The location couldn't be better--a non-touristy, walk-to-everything neighborhood in the Marais. And Joelle, the owner, and Florence, in Paris, couldn't have been more helpful.

I've been to Paris many times, and this is the nicest place I've stayed in. I'll certainly stay there on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Car: not necessary

Supermarket and food shops including organic food market across the street, Opera, Ballet, Galleries and Museums, Historic Sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $500

There is an extra $30 dollars fee per stay per person for more than 2 people.
I will consider two nights stay if it works well with the schedule. I also reserve the right to not take three night stay if it is in the middle of a possible longer stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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