About the property
- Apartment480 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
There is nothing better than being in the middle of Paris, where everything Parisian is within your easy reach. Your lovely apartment is situated on the Left Bank, just opposite Notre Dame Cathedral. This 17th century building is located in the oldest section of Paris, full of history at every turn.
Your apartment is conveniently located just steps away from Station St. Michel, which serves the Metro line 4 as well as the larger RER lines B and C.
Just imagine coming back to your quiet hideaway after a long day of sightseeing; and having time to put your feet up. After a bit of relaxation and a couple of glasses of French Wine, it is just an easy stroll to dinner. Your centrally located home-away-from-home makes this all possible.
At your Paris apartment, you are within walking distance of Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, Le Marais, Place de Vosges, Pompidou Center, Ile St. Louis, St. Michel, Jardin de Plants, Le Sorbonne, St. Germain, Sainte Chapelle, Latin Quarter, etc.
Your 1st floor apartment (2nd floor, by American system) with large windows was historically considered as the ''noble'' floor. When you open your front door, the entry hallway invites you to the living/dining room. The apartment's high ceilings still contain the original wooden beams, which is part of the charm/history of the building and the area. It also provides the perfect setting for the large woven tapestry on the wall behind the sofa. The convertible sofa was especially selected for the excellent firm mattress providing a comfortable sleep.
The dining area is composed of table that will seat 6 comfortably. The large built in bookshelves hold a good selection of reading material, including maps and tourist information.
The apartment has two large windows that open to enjoy the pedestrian only street below (rue de la Huchette) that is filled with interesting shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Your kitchen is equipped with everything necessary for a simple breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres (or amuse-bouche), or something more substantial. This includes refrigerator, cook top, microwave, toaster oven, electric coffee maker, dishwasher, and a German combination washer/dryer.
The bedroom has a double bed and plenty of storage. There is also a small folded IKEA cot that is ideal for a small child. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower, hair dryer, etc. All bed and bath linens are included.
Paris usually has fairly mild weather but just in case of a summer heat wave there is an air conditioner for the bedroom and also a portable fan in the living room, all for your comfort.
What you will get from us: We will work with you to provide answers to all your questions before you leave home, and will provide detailed instructions for getting to the apartment, regardless of your mode of transportation. We will offer to book a car service for you, which will streamline the arrival/departure process. We will be there to greet you, help with your luggage, and provide an informative tour of the apartment, explaining how everything works. We will give you a brief introduction to your new neighborhood so you can find all the important things, and can also give recommendations for our favorite bistros, brasseries, cafes, and restaurants, and help make reservations as appropriate. We are only a telephone call away, should you need help, while in our care.
Our mission is to give you the best experience possible, which will make your dream trip even more memorable.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
Why Property Manager chose Sorbonne
We wanted to be right in the heart of Paris. This location coudn't be better.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
No better location!
This apartment location is unrivaled. You are close to subway, bus and train and walking distance to so many of the “must see” attractions in Paris. Communication and check in were easy and owner was always available to answer any questions.
The apartment could definitely use some sprucing up. The furniture is large and ornate taking up a lot of room. Smaller updated furniture would do wonders to make the living room more spacious and bright.
The closets in the living room and bedroom are stuffed quite full with the owner's items. Clearing some of this out would make it feel less cluttered and create a bit more storage for guests. The living room curtains and tapestry seem dusty and in need of a cleaning.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the apartment for 2 people. If you have to use the pull out couch in the living room, earplugs are mandatory. You are right above Rue de la Huchette where restaurants and bars have patrons spilling into the street partying all night long. (Well past 3/4 AM). Think Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Loud music, screaming, laughing tourists, everyone is having a blast!
Our kids had a really hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep in the living room. On Friday and Saturday night they came into the bedroom and slept on the floor. Despite the noise in the living room, the bedroom is super quiet when you close the door.
The kitchen is updated and clean. The bathroom needs a new shower curtain as it’s quite dirty and stained.
Overall it was a great location, but some things could use improvement.
Best Location in Paris.
Nice accommodation and the location was perfect. Easy to deal with management.
The host was wonderful. The apartment works for a family of 3 or less. The area is perfect and lively. The street sean stays active until late in the morning.
We left our hearts in this Paris apartment
We miss our time at this apartment because it gave us a new entry into Paris, and because what we really miss is Paris. The apartment’s location — on the Seine, Left Bank, edge of the Latin Quarter, a block or two from Notre Dame, walking distance to a million different Paris sights — is as central to the city as you’re likely to get. True, it’s pricey (more than we should have spent), but the benefits are worth it. The apartment is in an old building, and it’s small, but it’s elegant and comfortable. The bed is firm, the water pressure strong, the kitchen facilities ample so that you can dine in on a few nights and save $$$. There’s a fan in the bedroom if you need it, a mass of Paris guidebooks and other volumes on the shelves, adequate wi-fi and more towels and wash cloths than you could use in a six-month stay.
Transportation is absurdly easy (a few dozen feet east of the front door there’s even an elevator down to the RER train that you’ll take to and from the airport). David was at the apartment when we arrived and — truth to speak — he carried my 50-pound luggage up the stairs to the second floor (“first floor” in European usage). Also, David was always available by email and text and gave us key advice when we needed it (like the best way to mail stuff back to the States).
Is there a catch? Well, you’re in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the city, so you need to get used to a very busy, crowded sidewalk outside the front door, and (more importantly) to a heck of a din outside the living room windows that face Rue de la Huchette (a very old lane with its own history — check it out on Wikipedia), one story below and loaded w/cafés and the late-night crowd. This, however, did not bother us. Whether due to our exhaustion after a day of exploring the town or to the fact that the bedroom gives out on the air shaft, not the street, we never had a problem sleeping. Actually, we often rather enjoyed looking out the windows at all that humanity living it up in one of the greatest towns in the world.
Couldn't have picked a better location.
My wife and I had a very enjoyable time. David met us and carried our bags upstairs, thank goodness. There was an elevator for 1 person and 1 suitcase however. The apartment is located across the street from the Seine River and the big island. So, we were centrally located for the area sites and easy to walk to. Our apartment was on floor 1 which is the 2nd floor US. Two large windows of our apartment overlooked one of the many narrow walking streets behind the apartment which contained restaurants, cafes, shops, and bakeries. There had to be almost 100 places to eat in this tiny 3 block area. Just wonderful. Two of the must things to start with were our upper decker bus tour and the Seine River boat tour. It was the easiest way to get a feel of the surrounding area. The apartment was just the right size for us. Plenty of room for us and even 2 more. And David couldn't have been more helpful. I hated to contact him as much as I did, but there will always be little things to ask. He was very gracious. We would definitely stay at this apartment again. Vic & JoAnn from Illinois, USA
Charming apt in the middle of Paris
I cannot say enough in praise of our stay at this lovely apartment. Our landlord greeted us when we got there from the airport and even helped with our bags. (Make sure you get an international day plan on your cellphone. You will need it.) there is wifi at the apt along with many other conveniences like a flat panel TV complete with cable, phone you can use to call back home, large, well-equipped kitchen and what I would call an American bath tub. In the bathroom, the sink is on a separate pedestal, there's plenty of room to move about and the bath tub is a complete bath tub with shower and shower curtain. If you have ever traveled to Europe before, you'll know why I marvel at the spaciousness.
There's a washer and dryer which made our clothes easier to deal with. I took home clean clothes rather than a bag full of dirty laundry. Our landlord was very helpful. I somehow managed to get the cable tv offline and the landlord picked up the phone the first time I called and walked me through fixing it. Voila!
There is a notebook written in plain English that answers many questions about the apt, the area, and many other helpful things. I cannot tell you how much the notebook helped!
Now to the good part: the apt and its location. The apartment is very spacious and is conveniently situated on the 1sr floor (2nd floor American). We felt very secure. The living room had plenty of space and was bright and airy with 2 large windows which face the street. This street is closed to all but pedestrian traffic. The bedroom had plenty of storage and was quite comfortable.
Many restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, grocery stores, bank ATMs, etc. are within walking distance. So is Notre Dame and Saint Chappell, to name only a few wonderful Parisian sites you can see from your front door.
I could go on and on, but you have to experience it yourself to believe it. I would highly recommend this apartment. We had a fabulous time.
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