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Green Eden - A Latin Quarter haven of peace

Bedrooms Studio
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment with Kitchen and Bathroom, (Sleeps 2)

NON-SMOKING apartment

Nestled in the Latin Quarter, on the 14th century street Rue du Fer a Moulin, who would ever guess there would be a bucolic paradise behind the big doors? Set into a private street accessible only by a coded entrance, it feels like walking into your own secret garden as you enter this charming studio.

Within easy walking distance of the bustling well known market street, Rue Mouffetard, yet bathed in delicious silence, the only thing to disturb your reveries are the birds in morning song.

This is a neighbourhood steeped in history, where you can feel the breath of the Musketeers flow out of Dumas’ pages and at the same time take advantage of all the services on offer: bakeries serving hot croissants and bread fresh from the oven, bistrots frequented by locals, cheese shops, right down to cinemas and theatres.

Only a hop, skip and a jump away are such world famous sites such as Notre Dame, Luxembourg Gardens, Jardin des Plantes with it’s renowned Natural History Museum. Only next door is the 1920s Paris Mosque and it’s tea-room straight from a Delacroix tableau. Around the corner, you can play petanque in the 1st century Roman amphitheatre – Arenes de Lutece or walk over to the Seine and dance tango at weekends while watching the boats pass up and down.

The studio is self-contained with everything from guides on Paris to wifi, free international phone calls, your own verdant window boxes and a kitchen-dining room.

Ideal for a couple with 1 queen-size bed. It has catered for 3 with a futon supplied extra.

The owner lives downstairs and will be delighted to help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German & Japanese.

Keywords: Flat, apt, apartment, mews

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Andrew

I started my life as an engineer. I've been lucky enough to work in about 20 countries around the globe. I've lived in Paris for 16 years and now teach at university. In my spare time, the abundance of art in Paris has inspired me to do some of my own, so don't be surprised if you find me sculpting or painting next door where I live.

Andrew purchased this studio in 2003

Why Andrew chose Paris

We have a great little community. We often eat together and socialise together. My neighbours are very international and speak many languages. We always enjoy the exchange with visitors to Paris

What makes this studio unique

A real community of eclectic Parisians, as Paris has always been. Come and join us.


5th arrondissement Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Large shower, toilet, washhandbasin
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • bedroom / studio - 1 queen , Extra futon available on request
  • Queen size Beds (1) Futon upon request (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Green Eden - A Latin Quarter haven of peace
average rating of 4.8026314 based on 76 reviews

Great spot in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for a short stay in Paris! The bed was comfortable and the apartment was clean. The neighborhood was quiet and conveniently a short walk to restauarants and the metro. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rus in urbe

  • 5 of 5

Andrew's studio is an absolute jewel. Hidden behind a door in the heart of the 5ieme is a long courtyard brimming with plants and about halfway along a staircase that leads to a small but delightful set of rooms which really have everything you need to spend a few days enjoying what Paris has to offer.

It's wonderful to be woken by the Parisian dawn chorus, to feel, albeit temporarily, part of a vibrant little community, and to be a few minutes stroll from Rue Mouffetard and le Jardin des Plantes. There are almost too many choices of places to eat, drink and watch the world go by but should you want to go further afield there are plenty of transport options.

And finally mention must be made of Andrew who cannot be bettered as a host. Despite being far away in Jordan during our stay, he responded promptly and fully to all our small difficulties (such as being confronted with an induction hob, a new experience for us). Thank you for a great holiday Andrew!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

quiet and well-located

  • 5 of 5

Andrew was very well organized about sending me PDF files ahead of time giving tips for transportation and grocery shopping in the area, and how to easily find the apartment. The apartment was exactly as described, but may have felt a bit smaller than I expected because I didn't think through how much room the sleeper sofa would take up when folded out.

Really loved the neighborhood, for the convenience of shops within walking distance when I wanted a quite snack or meal in - and for the easy access to a number of metro and bus options for the tourist events I had planned for myself.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, I'm delighted that you enjoyed Paris and my studio. My apologies for the size of my studio. I fully understand. I come from a big house in Wicklow, Ireland and it was difficult for me to adjust to size here in central Paris. I suppose you could consider us to be a bit like New York City in the US where space is at a premium. I've never been to Wisconsin but spent a few years studying in Missouri and loved the Mid-West. I hope you had a comfortable journey back home. Have a wonderful summer and thanks for being so good to write a review. Andrew
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See you next time!

  • 5 of 5

The studio is typical Paris: small but cozy. Well located, near the Latin quarter and not far from Rue Mouffetard. Andrew, the host, is pleasant and helpful. This was a very easy and enjoyable stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, Thanks for reviewing my studio. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Paris. Please come back anytime. I'd love to have you visit again. Andrew
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Very nice area, Comfortable and Clean Aparment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Andrew's apartment, the area is very nice, you have everything you need to eat on the street with many restaurants and coffee shops or a Carrefour within 3 minutes walking distance to buy what you need for breakfast or quick lunch.

The apartment was clean, the sofa bed is very comfortable and there is no noise from the street, so we had a good night, also has a good location with relation to public transport.

Over all a good place, we will be happy to recommended to friends or for us to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in my apartment. I'd be very happy to host you both again anytime soon. Please don''t hesitate to let your friends & family know. Hope you are both well. Thanks, Andrew
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Cosy, private and well located apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved our three nights in this cosy apartment. The bed was, as advertised, a King sized pull out sofa. It was very comfortable. The secluded alley/courtyard on which these apartments are located felt like our little oasis. Very safe and charming. The apartment is not large, but it has everything we needed to make some tea, and eat the pastries we purchased near by. The bistro that Andrew recommended was a great spot for dinner. The "Petit Grec" creperie up the Rue Moufftard was a treasure and made us feel like "in the know locals". It is easy to get to the apartment, and all of the information that Andrew supplied was just perfect. We are also glad that we got to talk with him. We were super happy with this choice. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, What a lovely review. I'm so glad that you really enjoyed staying in my studio. It was my pleasure to have you stay here in Paris. I'd be delighted to have you back anytime. Thanks, Andrew
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Censier Daubenton Metro Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres

Well located in the heart of Paris in the famous Latin Quarter, my studio is surrounded by good restaurants and food shops. If you like markets, there is also the famous Rue Mouffetard around the corner with it's fresh food beautifully laid out every day. You are within easy walking distance of Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, the Botanic Gardens among others. Discover my neighbours who, for the most part, also speak many languages, including English. It would be a delight to have you enrich our local neighbourhood with your tales. Come and join me in experiencing Paris the Parisian way.


Rates & Availability

5th arrondissement Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Deposit not required. Payment during your stay.

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