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Incredible Wooden Beams Apartment in 17th Century Building

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

This apartment is located on an island of the Seine, ”l’Ile Saint-Louis”, "rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile”, the upmost location in Paris. The stone building is a former 17th century private mansion with two wings built around a paved courtyard. It once belonged to the king’s treasurer.

The whole apartment inherits from the 17th century. Not only the high ceiling wooden beams is extraordinary, the ancient wooden floor glorious but also the decoration was carefully chosen by the owner. The apartment feels comfortable and warm. In the bedroom, the bed with canopy has a direct view on the 17th century courtyard. In the living room the lounge area faces the ancient chimney and opens its window on the “Saint Louis en l’Île” church.

Location is perfect for shopping, sightseeing, food or entertainment in the center of Paris and particularly in the trendy Ile Saint Louis. It is located 2 mn from Notre Dame Cathedral, in the quiet part of rue Saint Louis en l’Ile.

Subways Pont Marie and Sully-Morland are 2 mn walking distance.

The 45 m² apartment fits for 2 (or 3 including not full man’s height mezzanine). It is on the 1st floor (French standard) of a stone building (no elevator).

Passing the building double door, the visitor discovers a stone paved courtyard decorated with greeneries and a fountain. One feels immediately the quietness and the charm of the centuries old mansion.

On entering apartment, one finds left the kitchen and the living room, right the bedroom and the stair to mezzanine, and face the bathroom.

• Living room offers a lounge area and a dining area. The ceiling is very high and covered with the wooden beams. The lounge area faces the chimney and is next to the window that faces the church. Dining area has wooden table for 6.

• Bedroom feels very comfortable. It is delicately decorated. It offers a double bed with canopy. Its window, giving on the quiet private courtyard, bathes the bedroom in light.

• Mezzanine offers a single bed and a desk area facing the living room and its high window. A great place for writing. Note that the ceiling is not at man’s height.

• Kitchen is a separate room located right behind living room. Kitchen is equipped and decorated with ceramic tiles.

• Bathroom is simply equipped with bath tub with shower, a sink and toilets

As a bonus, Phone calls to land lines in France, and to US, Canada and Australia are generally free. It is also true for more than 50 countries. Moreover, calls to cell phones towards specific countries (often US & Canada) may also be free. Ask us for detail as it may vary with time and policies of operators.

The apt location is a perfect base to visit Paris : based in the heart of the old Paris, facing the 17th century Saint Louis en l’Ile church on the trendy Ile saint Louis. One can find at walking distance, the Marais where are the best clothes shops of Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral or the famous Jardin des Plantes. Cross the street and stroll along the banks of the Seine, enjoy a drink on one of the many barges.

It stays 10 minute by subway to most interesting Paris locations AND is a very charming and restful area to be appreciated after a whole day shopping and walking through museums.

Last but not least, the famous ice-cream maker “Berthillon” is one door away from the apartment !

Neighborhood :

• The Ile Saint Louis area and the neighbouring Marais area are very lively and full of restaurants, cafés, and trendy shops. One finds also many cultural and ancient sites to visit in the immediate vicinity. A lot of famous French artists live on Ile Saint Louis.

Keywords: Design, cozy, 1 bedroom, flat, apartment, Paris, location, best, price, comfortable, perfect, light, calm, unique, charming, value for money, affordable, restaurant, shopping, beams, ceiling, Latin quarter, Jardin des Plantes, Ile Saint Louis, Notre-Dame, Paradis Latin, Saint Germain, Le Marais

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Notre Dame Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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Incredible Wooden Beams Apartment in 17th Century Building
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

True Paris Experience

  • 5 of 5

Amazing 17th century apartment in the heart of Paris! Butcher, creamery, boulangerie, super market and the best ice cream you'll ever have, all on your street! The courtyard, the large windows and church bells in the morning... absolutely amazing! The bed is very comfortable, there is a fridge, freezer, washing machine, beautiful blue & white china and everything else you might need.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 3 of 5

Situated on a great street with fabulous shops. Apartment is "rustic" but sufficient. The only thing I would complain about is the not-so-soft beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and convenient central Paris location made for a great trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed here for a week. The apartment has a great location - right in the centre of tourist Paris, but in a quiet neighbourhood, Numerous restaurants, of a range of quality, are nearby, along with choices of food and wine shops. There are also lots of gift-shops. There is no shortage of things to do within a few paces of the apartment, including just sitting by the Seine and watching the world go by. Many of the major sights are only a few steps more.

This is the old part of Paris and the building is old. The apartment has been nicely modernised, but in keeping with tradition. The light switches, for example, are in some unusual positions! The kitchen is well equiped to take advantage of the local food shops. Myriam was our contact, welcoming us into the place and showing us all we needed to know. She seemed readily available if we had problems, but since we didn't have any, that was untested. We look forward to an excuse to come back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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denver, CO


  • 4 of 5

great location

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rapidan, Virginia, USA

Comfortable and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment certainly lived up to the description in the VRBO announcement. It would be very high on our list for a return visit to Paris. In short, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shell Beach, Calif.

Wonderful Paris VII siècle apartment made our anniversary trip!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful stay at the apartment on the I'le Saint Louis! The apartment was perfect for us; my husband and I were celebrating our 36th anniversary. It was rustic and cozy, with everything we needed right there.

The management company and especially Myriam were friendly and personable... The location was superb... lots of great shops and restaurants within 2 blocks, plus all of Paris was around the corner.

You won't regret your choice of this apartment; we can't wait to return!

Leslie and Daryl Grigsby

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Subway Pont Marie
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Subway Sully-Morland
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Jardin des Plantes
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Le Marais area
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Latin Quarter area
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Sorbonne university
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Bastille area
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Chatelet area
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Saint Chapelle
Nearest Point of Interest
Port of Paris


Rates & Availability

Notre Dame Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MID July August
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn1
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn 2
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linen $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.7%

- We may accept 3 days stays : simply send us a mail for 4 days and add actual dates in the comment.

-Additionally, we would like to mention:
• Electricity, heating is included (not included only in case of monthly rental).
• Internet is included
• Phone is free to many destinations (US, Canada landlines & cells please ask for details)
• Full end of stay cleaning is mandatory and is included (includes Linen&Towels)
• Paris City tax of 0,83€/day/guest charged on behalf of Paris City is included

- Tax/Handling charges will depend on payment way

- Rates may change at any time. Rates vary depending on season, nbr of guests if applicable, occupation & owner.

- Damage protection will be requested with 2nd and last payment

- Note that this site automatic estimated quote system calculates rents in a basic way : it may result in higher quote for 6 days than for 7 days or other discrepancies. Therefore, we may resend a detailed quote with description, & process via mail.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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