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A little Gem in the Marais

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 230 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The March 2004 full renovation was updated in December 2013. This 'chambre d'hotel' apartment on the Rue des Tournelles is just a three minute walk from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful 17th century squares in all of Europe. We refer to this 230 square feet ground floor studio apartment as 'le petit bijou' or the 'little jewel'.

The apartment was featured on the Parisian TV magazine show 'Paris Premiere' in April 2004. The local TV Company engaged a well-known Parisian designer and produced the making of a luxury 'pied a terre'. From the demolition of the old, to the haute design of the new, it is an encapsulated history of our Parisian dreams realized.

The renovation is a work of art and features a restored limestone wall, stone tile floors, a very accommodating bathroom, pastel striped painted walls, and the very hip 'kitchoo' cuisine with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

All the furnishings have been selected to accommodate your most comfortable visit to Paris. Everything here is comparable to a luxury hotel except at one/quarter of the cost. The 4 star Pavillon de la Reine Hotel three blocks away charges 500 euros/night for a 150 square foot room and it doesn't come with a kitchen.

The apartment, in a 19th century 'Regency' style building, sits along the quiet rue des Tournelles. In the 17th century, the Marais was home to the most aristocratic families of Paris and 400 years later, little has changed in the architectural feel of this old quarter.

The very narrow rue des Francs Bourgeoise is now filled with 'hip' boutiques, and 'trendy' restaurants and cafes share the buildings of the old Jewish Ghetto along rue des Rosiers, but some of the quieter street like rue des Tournelles look the same as they did over a hundred years ago.

It's a short walk to the Notre Dame or the Louvre, but the Marais is so intoxicating, you could easily spend a lot of your time just enjoying the Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Museé Picasso, Museé Carnavelet and carefree walks through the small winding streets.

Services included in the cost are phone calls anywhere in France and in the US, cable TV, English movie stations, free and unlimited wireless Internet, linens, towels. Our bilingual contact will be just a phone call away if you need any help during your stay.

In the apartment will also be our guide to the neighborhood, favorite restaurants, cafes, wine shops, bakeries, and markets.

If you are looking for more room, please click on 'See All My Rental Listings' for our 1 bedroom apartment just around the corner.

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More Details

Owner
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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Joelle Dussuyer

I was born in France, Lyon and I have lived in San Francisco now for 37 years. David and I got married on July 15th 2016.. We feel very lucky to have two places in Paris, this wonderful studio and a beautiful one bedroom (VRBO 33626). It has been a pleasure hosting so many nice guests throughout the last few years. I am looking forward to having you too! :)

Joelle Dussuyer purchased this apartment in 2005

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 most of the main Paris 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 36years. I had you in mind. The apartment is very quiet, very comfortable, clean and beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable. 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time in Paris..even though it was windy, cold and wet.

Brigitte met us at the apartment and took care of all the little

details. She is absolutely a wonderful, friendly, helpful

person...you've got a great caretaker. Went through the "personal yellow guide"

and it was very helpful for day to day activities. Great idea! The apartment is

very, very cozy and comfortable. Host service...absolutely excellent :-)

Just wanted to say "thank you" to Gretchen and Jonathon for their hospitality.
May 2006
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Amenities

Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
2 Security building digicodes given after booking is done

Reviews

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A little Gem in the Marais
average rating of 4.855263 based on 78 reviews
San Francisco
5

Great clean studio in great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week on our Paris visit and it was perfect. The place is just enough space, with a real bed (many other homes only offered couch beds and futons), small table/chairs, and small kitchenette. We didn't cook, but used the fridge, kettle, and sink.

In general, what is most noteworthy is the price you pay for what you get. It's a very reasonable for a great location in Le Marais, walking distance to multiple metro stops and great neighborhoods. It's also very clean with all the appropriate amenities. The owner and her Paris contacts were responsive and provided detailed information about Paris. All you could ask for, thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Cozy, Comfortable Stay in Great Area of the Marais

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I just stayed at Joelle's apartment for 4 days this past week. We enjoyed our stay very much! The apartment is in clean, great condition and has everything you need for a busy stay in Paris. The heater was a little tough to get the right temperature, but once we did, all was well there too. The highlight of this apartment (besides the local feel and fantastic!!! location) is the bed. The bed is so clean and comfortable, and we really appreciated that after long days of walking through the city. We were greeted with a lovely note, lots of information, and a delicious bottle of wine as well, which was a treat. I would recommend this apartment to any couple looking for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Perfect get away in Paris

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for 3 days and it is in the most perfect part of Paris. The streets are quiet and filled with local french cuisine. Joelle has an extensive list of restaurants and cafes to hit up while you are there. We felt safe and very cozy in this home. If I ever come back to Paris I would love to stay here again. Thank you for everything, Joelle!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent location. Helpful management.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location and appreciated the helpfulness of Joelle and Florence. The bed was comfortable. The studio was small but adequate for our needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property three times--under two different owners. Very comfortable each time. The owner's directions are very clear and helpful. The location couldn't be better!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great location and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Joelle provided everything we could have possibly needed right down to electrical adapters and Paris guide books. The location is superb with many patisseries and restaurants within a stones throw. We loved our stay in Paris and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe des Musees
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

Final cleaning fee is $75.
Rates are subjected to change until the reservation is complete.

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.