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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.831683 based on 103 reviews
5

Every thing was more than expected.

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighborhood within walking distance of what we wanted to see and do. Had no real desire to visit Paris again. Then we stayed in your place, had a wonderful time and are deciding when we will visit again. You helped make our visit wonderful

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Langley, BC, Canada
4

Great location and no stairs!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was cozy but big enough for 2 people. Nice having a kitchen and fridge. Great location for getting to metro stations to see all of Paris. Great visit to Paris. Thanks so much Joelle (and Florence) Melinda from Vancouver Canada

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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5

Although a bit smaller than I pictured it, the studio offered all the necessary conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

The studio is clean and comfortable. It is conveniently located, near excellent restaurants, stores, and transportation venues.

I recommend it for short stay in Paris.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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5

A perfect place in Paris

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, diverse neighborhood with residences, shopping, a park surrounded with galleries and of course interesting local restaurants. We can easily catch the metro for all the typical attractions yet go "home" at the end of the day and fell like we lived here. The apartment is cozy, had everything we needed. And Florence was so helpful.

I would easily stay here again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

So efficiently organized that you don't miss the square feet.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, transportation options to everything just minutes from the front door. Be sure to try going both right AND left out the front door...completely different neighborhoods. Then go straight ahead down Minimes to Turenne...another great adventure.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Toronto, Ontario
5

A well-designed space for 1 or 2 people in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It is very well designed for a small space and had everything needed for a short stay in Paris. It is also located just around the corner from Place des Vosges which provided a lovely green-space to visit. There is also a great array of delicious restaurants in the neighbourhood so I ate very well. And of course, several great bakeries only a minute or two walk and the convenience of grocery stores nearby as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe des Musees
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable 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.

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