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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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 Jardin des Plantes

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.


Jardin des Plantes 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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 -
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Green Eden - A Latin Quarter haven of peace
average rating of 4.7934785 based on 92 reviews

Charming apartment, fantastic location, & terrific host!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off, I must say that Andrew was wonderful from the initial booking through to my return home. He cares about the details and the little things necessary to make things comfortable. He’s also very informative and provides a lot of details to help plan your trip.

His place is off a main street but in a secluded alley filled with vibrant greenery. You’re greeted with gorgeous sculptures as you head upstairs toward the room. The bed is a convertible, but I must say it’s the most comfortable one I’ve ever slept on! Great sleep! The bathroom is new with good water pressure.

I didn’t have a chance to cook anything during our short stay but you can if you want to! The location of this place is just perfect. I really wanted to stay near Rue Mouffetard and I wasn’t disappointed. You are right down the street from so many places to eat. If you’re in the mood for baguettes, olives, cheese, crepes, pastries, fish, fresh produce, etc. it’s all right there!

This place is a gem with a solid location in the heart of Paris and a wonderful host. It’s been a lovely stay. Thank you, Andrew!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the little garden I have created over the past 12 years. I hope you had a safe return back to the US. I need to get back to sculpting and painting. I just seem to have no time these days. Please come back anytime, you will always be made most welcome. Have a lovely 2018. All my very best, Andrew
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Great host, good location, adequate apartment.

  • 4 of 5

The host is wonderful. He's accommodating, responsive, informative, and nice too boot. The apartment is small (but most Paris accommodations are), but for the price and location, it worked out great. Pull out sofa mattress is very comfortable. Updated bath.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brenda, Thank you for your review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in my studio. You're welcome back anytime. Have a great 2018. All my very best, Andrew
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying here. I also stayed here four years ago and I loved it again! Andrew is wonderful, the studio is just the space you need, after all, one does not go to Paris to sit in their apartment all day. The Latin Quarter is my favorite, bustling and quiet all at the same time. Rue Mouffetard, a pedestrian street is right around the corner. I highly recommend this studio to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jaclyn, You're so good. Thanks for your lovely review. I hope you're enjoying Amsterdam now and that you get the same good weather up there. I feel so lucky to live in the heart of bustling Paris and yet be surrounded by green and silence at home. You're welcome back anytime, happy travels! Andrew
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Charming, comfortable studion in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The studio was a comfortable place to stay for us as a couple, with a really nice bathroom and a kitchenette with a breakfast table that was very convenient for some self-catering meals. The location is great, very central and a short stroll from major attractions and interesting neighbourhoods that we explored on this trip. Andrew put in a lot of care into the place and was a wonderful host, preparing for our arrival down to the smallest detail, which made us feel very welcome. I highly recommend this as a place to stay, it contributed greatly to our enjoyment of Paris on this trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nina & Benedict, Delighted you both enjoyed Paris and my studio. It was lovely meeting you. You are both very welcome back anytime you wish to visit Paris again. I would love to have you stay. All my very best, Andrew
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Feeling like a local!

  • 4 of 5

Andrew was great! Small space but perfect! Andrew speaks 9 languages, what a cool cat!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this studio !

  • 5 of 5

I just came back to La Rochelle and I am still thinking about this little cozy place – Andrew’s studio. I am thinking of its colors – gold, light yellow and brown. Gold belongs to the huge mirror, its frame is coated by a patina; gold also belongs to the baroque curtain – you can close it at night; the light yellow is the color of the walls, it is combined with the white. Brown tiles on the floor, then the amazing color of the woolen rug – it includes the colors I mentioned: gold and brown. Oh, I forgot the blue of the kitchen corner but I just wanted to describe my perception of this studio. The person who designed it is an artist and as I am sensitive to art I started with colors. Do not forget the green – I mean real green, alive, the green of plants which make a gallery outside the studio. You can open the window and you can see this amazing garden. There is a great variety of plants and each plant is happy. As talking about practical things, I have to say that everything is just wonderful: I did not cook during my stay but one can make a great dinner using the electric stove, there is a little refrigerator and all kinds of things one needs for everyday life. I must stop here, I just want to say I really appreciate human qualities and I found some touches of antiquity in this studio. For example, I can write an ode about the stairway. And Paris is always with you inside the studio and behind its door – it is a great location I must say. Thank you so much, Andrew!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Albina, It's so nice to read your wonderful review. I try to make my studio reflect how I feel about life whilst at the same time provding the comfort I look for myself when I travel. I too love harmonious colours that provide quiet happy energy. The rug you were talking about I found in Fez. It's handmade and represents the family tree of a Berber family yet looks suprisingly modern in style. The terracotta tiles in the kitchen are 18th Century and I found them outside Paris to match the 19th century tiles of the main room. It was an adventure getting them. Coming from Ireland, I love green and so have taken it upon myself to plant the entire garden in the courtyard. At first I think my neighbours thought I was probably crazy but after 10 years, they all love the verdant space. In Spring we are bombarded by the song of the blackbirds and various other birds. It's wonderful to hear in Paris. I really enjoyed reading your comments. Nice to get such feedback. You are most welcome in my house or my studio anytime. See you soon. 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.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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