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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:
April 18, 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
  • 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 4.8235292 based on 87 reviews
5

Fantastic apartment in Le Marais

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights and will be back again. Lovely apartment and so close to must-see sights and incredible, authentic French restaurants. Joelle is informative and extremely accommodating. The welcome book that she provides is full of great information about the area. The Metro is so close and a 40 minute taxi ride to CDG. If you are in Le Marais make sure you eat at Ange 20 as well as Cafe des Musees. Both are truly incredible and just steps away. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

adorable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

we loved our time here in this perfectly appointed pied a terre

we felt as if we were living in a dream!

the location is unbeatable.

it is a perfect jumping off point to enjoy everything that paris has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Location is perfect for Paris for first-timers!

  • 5 of 5

Joelle’s apartment is so comfortable and well maintained. The lovely little kitchen nook and table served us well and her recommendation book is spot on. We chose to go to the open market on Sunday and it was marvelous to stock up on cheese, meat, bread, fruit, and flowers. What a great way to get to know the area, which is within walking distance to everything as it is centrally located. The wine and sparkling water was really appreciated! We had a wonderful time and recommend this cozy apartment with a very comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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A Marais Winner

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay in this wonderful apartment - and definitely not my last. Fortunately, since I live in London, I can easily get to Paris on Eurostar and visit at least once a year. The apartment couldn't be better located for seeing so many of the fabulous sites Paris has to offer, not to mention restaurants, cafes and amenities of every kind in the neighborhood. Joelle's apartment is spotlessly clean, fully equipped with everything one needs and full of charm. If I could give it a six-star review I would! Stephanie T

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a jewel!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 10 days in this lovely apartment. Even though it was VERY chilly outside, we were comfortable. The neighborhood is great, and Joelle has done an outstanding job giving tips to find excellent nearby restaurants, bakeries, etc. It is small, but clean and everything works. We would go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect location, accessible to everything!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best things about this place is the host Joelle and her property manager, Florence! They were both so responsive and happy to answer any questions. This was a last minute booking and Joelle was so kind to send me so much information beforehand and accommodate an earlier check-in time. The water and the wine were much appreciated as well! The location is perfect with a busy bakery right on the corner and the metro a 3 minute walk away. Some great restaurants nearby. The only downside would be the construction going on in the building or around the building which was a bit noisy. Not a problem if you're sight-seeing all day but my boyfriend got sick and we ended up spending quite a bit of time in the room while he was resting. Obviously out of the control of Joelle and Florence we just picked a not so great week. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to my friends and family if they're visiting Paris! Thank you so much Joelle and Florence for your allowing me to stay in your little gem! Cheers.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 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
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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