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Notre-Dame Luxury Apt with Amazing river views and lift ! €1330 per week

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 220 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, with breathtaking views on City Hall and River, (Sleeps 2)

We welcome you with open arms for an unforgettable stay in the heart of the most beautiful city in the world. Our chic, charming and newly renovated apartment is the best value for your money you will find in Paris. The apartment is located on the Seine River in the heart of historic Paris known as the Ile de la Cite (trans. 'island in the city'), the perfect location to see the best landmarks, monuments and quarters surrounding the island on all sides. You will feel at home and completely relax in a luminous and serene space with an incredible view on the tranquil river and the historic monument Hotel de Ville (the Mayor's Renaissance palace). We have spared no expense to insure that your stay is the most comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

You cannot get more central than our apartment!

Sitting alongside Notre Dame Cathedral on the 'Ile de la cite' (Island) you are surrounded by the tranquil Seine River with unforgettable views on the beautiful Hotel de Ville (city hall).

It's the oldest preserved area of Paris with cobblestone streets and remnants of a Roman past, when Paris was born from the 'Parisi Tribe' which first settled on the island.

The center of Paris is best seen on foot, but the apartment is just steps away from bike, bus, subway, train, car and even boat transportation! Yes, really! There are bike rental stations along the street where you can rent bikes by the 1/2hr (http://en.velib.paris.fr/) and now there is even an electric car rental station (http://www.autolib.eu/) on the corner of our street! The bus line #38 stops near the apartment (stop # Cite - Palais de la Justice) and the train station St-Michel Notre Dame - RER B Train Line (direct to Charles de Gaulle aiport or to Orly Airport with a transfer) and the subway station Cité - Line 4 (fuschia) are just steps away. Lastly, the boat buses stop on either side of the island and it's a fun way to see the city from a different perspective.

Luxury Amenities:

Full-Size Bed

Comfortable Murphy style bed

Down comforter

Down pillows

Linens provided

Extra pillows/comforter provided

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Coffee maker

Fridge w/ freezer

Oven/Microwave

Tea Kettle

All cookware provided

Utensils and dishes provided

Luxury Bathroom

Large marble-tiled shower

Heating towel rack

Hair dryer

Extras

Closet + Storage

Heating

Washer/Dryer

Iron

Flat screen TV + Cable

High Speed Internet

DVD/CD player

(w/Ipod/Ipad dock)

More info

3rd Floor with Elevator

Secure front door code

2nd secure door code

Intercom

Sights to see in Paris:

Notre Dame Cathedral

Eiffel Tower

Sacre Coeur

Montmarte

Le Marais

Place des Vosges

Seine River

Versailles palace

Opera Garnier

Arc de Triomphe

Musee du Louvre

Tuileries Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

Pantheon

Palais Royal

Canal St. Martin

Saint-Chapelle

Musee d'Orsay

Musee Rodin

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

We know it can be daunting to travel to a foreign country, especially with language barriers and cultural differences. We are here for you whenever you need us, but you can be completely independent, living like a local Parisian! We can give you advice on where to eat, how to get around, which 'tourist traps' to avoid, and what not to miss. We want your vacation to go as smoothly as possible 'sans souci' (without stress!).

We cannot wait to meet you, we enjoy getting to know all of our guests from around the world and sharing all we know and love about this wonderful city. We are an almost-retired couple with two grown sons, one married to an American girl, so you could call us an International family! We are native French speakers who also speak English and German fluently thanks to living and traveling abroad. Among us we also speak Spanish and Portuguese, so no matter where you're from your needs will be understood.

We love to travel too, so we have spared no expense to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and certainly one you will cherish and even repeat in the future! Welcome to PARIS.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Apartment in a safe area?

Yes. It's in the heart of Paris where it is always lively. The streets are well-lit at night, there is a code to enter into the building, and of course we're always near by if you're ever in need!

2. Where is the nearest grocery store?

There is a large supermarket on Rue de Rivoli not far from the apartment, however; the area around the Marais and the Ile St. Louis are known for their small specialty stores where you can find the best bread, cheese, wine and meat in Paris.

3. Can I make calls from the Apartment? How much are they?

There is a phone in the apartment, and you can call to the US for FREE with our carrier!

Some other destinations are free as well, please e-mail us with a list of countries you would like to call, and we'll let you know how little our carrier will charge.

You can also buy a pre-paid MobiCarte, which is a SIM card you can buy at any Tabac, to use with your own cellphone here.

4. How do I get there from the airport? How much is it?

-- TAXI : 35-45 Euros

-- Direct Train (RER B) from Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport to Gare du Nord, Chatelet or St. Michel metro stations : less than 9 euros/per person + a short walk to the apartment

5. How do I get around?

There is a vast metro/bus/train system in Paris that is easy to navigate, although the best mode of transport when you stay in the center of all the activity is by foot!

There is also a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing boat! The lastest marvel is the new bike rental system! You can find one on almost any street corner - just rent it for however long you wish with your credit card (at what looks like an ATM) and off you go! (You can even return it to a different location, too).

6. How much would it be to stay in such a great location at a Hotel instead?

In fact there are no hotels directly on the Seine River on Ile de la Cite, that is what makes our apartment so special!

And we have all the amenities of a hotel - plus so much more!

We know you will enjoy your stay in our apartment, so much so that it will be difficult to leave!

Keywords: Central, View, Luxury, Chic, Comfortable, Sleeps 2, Kitchen, Fully-Equipped, Elevator, Quiet, Accessible, Romantic, Charming, Designer, Free calls, Free wifi, Free Internet, TV, DVD, Safe, Sightseeing, Notre Dame, St. Chappelle, St. Louis island, Hotel de Ville, Pompidou, St. Michel, Boat tours, Dinner cruise, Restaurants, Bars, Shopping, Quaint, Historic, Antique, Authentic, Friendly, Centric

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About The Owner

We're a friendly French, English, German & Spanish-speaking family who are happy to welcome all nationalities with open arms... We know all the best places in Paris and we will be here to help make your stay care-free and wonderful!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose Les Îles

Here are 4 good reasons why renting our apartment will make your vacation more memorable :

1. Location Location Location

Fortunately, we are situated in the most centric and important part of the city, on an island on the Seine river. The island is called Ile de la Cite and it's the site of the original settlement of the Parisii tribe and the birthplace of Paris as we know it!

2. Unbeatable Comfort you won't find in any hotel

We are avid travelers too and we know that a bad night's sleep on a really hard, lumpy mattress with a limp pillow can really ruin your trip. We've spared no expense in order for you to have the most satisfying night's sleep!

3. Luxurious furnishings and modern amenities

Apart from the aforementioned comfortable bed, there are also big comfy chairs to recline in, plenty of closet space and suitcase storage, a large marble shower with vintage-looking chrome fixtures and a beautiful ceramic pedestal sink and suspended toilet.

4. You have total freedom (but we're there for you too)

It's nice to get a warm welcome after a long-haul flight, most hotel receptionists in Paris are rude. There's no real customer service because seeing that Paris is the most visited place in the World (almost 8mil in 2011), they know they'll always be full. We will always welcome you with a smile as we are genuinely pleased for you to be our guests!

What makes this apartment unique

You will fall in love with the BREATHTAKING VIEWS on the Seine River and Paris Monuments!

The location is in the heart of Paris, in the historic city center.

The apartment is in mint condition for being more than 400 years old! We tried our best to preserve the original charm by uncovering the wood beams in the ceiling that we discovered are signed and dated, a real rarity.

The apartment is just magical, you feel like you stepped back in time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 7 nights in this wonderful apartment. The location is central, very quiet, and you can easily reach by foot all Paris major sights. The apartment offers all the comfort you can think of and is perfect for relaxing. The View on the Seine river from the windows is just breathtaking, and you may see boats and the living scene of the city, especially at night. Above all, we would like to point out the kindness of Marie-Christine & Marc and the easy communication per email with them! They were in every way very attentive to our comfort and were perfect hosts. We cannot imagine a better place for a stay in Paris!!!
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Les Îles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 double size, very comfortable 12' thick murphy style bed - sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Electric Fireplace, Heated Towel Rack, Rain Shower, Ipod / Iphone dock, Hair Dryer

Reviews

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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view of the river. Host is wonderful.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Superbe!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in this lovely apartment twice now and cannot recommend it enough! The fantastic location offers incredible views and easy access to everything by foot, metro, & Bateaubus. Marie-Christine and Marc are perfect hosts and available to explain how everything works and to make any recommendations and reservations you may need. (We highly recommend Chez Janou in the Marais!) The apartment is quiet, clean, and very comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing in it, gazing at the activity on the Seine, as much as strolling through Paris. We will be back again! Merci, Marie-Christine and Marc!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Elegant Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Marie-Christine was a wonderful host and her apartment is very tastefully furnished. Marie-Christine warmly greeted us and showed us around the apartment. The view out the windows of the Seine is amazing and we spent several nights with cheese and a glass of wine just watching the passing parade. The bottle of Rose on arrival was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Thank you Marie-Christine and hopefully we will see you in Melbourne Australia.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

A fabulous apartment in a great location and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as represented, the Murphy bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen well appointed (I cooked a lot and had everything I needed), lots of storage space so we didn’t have to live out of our suitcases and the bathroom shower was fantastic with luxurious towels . Enjoyed sitting in the comfortable chairs with the windows open looking out over the Seine watching all the tour boats go by while sipping on our wine and indulging in various French cheeses! Although the Metro was close by, we found we walked most of the time as everything was so close.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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AMAZING HOSTS AND STUNNING SEINE RIVER VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5

Marie Christine and Marc are such welcoming and caring hosts. They make sure you have all the needed appointments for the stay in the apartment which is gorgeous and functional. It's central location makes it ideal for the first time visitor or the experienced traveler to Paris. As the latter, we have never had such a wonderful experience as we have had staying in Marie Christine and Marc's apartments. Amazing, fabulous, wonderful. Oh! And did I mention the views?! Merci Beaucoup from the bottom of our hearts to Marie Christine and Marc!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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This is a lovely apartment in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The view of the river is magical, especially at night. The apartment is very well planned and beautifully furnished. There is a surprising amount of storage space. The owners provide information on all of the appliances, as well as locations of markets, boulangeries and restaurants. They really have thought of everything to make this space both beautiful and functional. We enjoyed our petite home in Paris and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
PARIS-CDG Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Paris Gare de Lyon
Nearest Restaurant
Au Bougnat
Car: not necessary

We hope you will get out and see as much as you can of the most magical place in the World! Our luxury apartment is situated on the Seine River in the heart of historic Paris known as the Ile de la Cite (trans. 'island in the city'), the perfect location to see the best landmarks, monuments and quarters surrounding the island on all sides. The island is the original birthplace of Paris and therefore the epicenter of the capital and the starting point for visiting the other historic quarters on the Right and Left banks of the Seine River (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th districts of Paris). The Point Zero (marks the spot from which all distances are measured in France) can be found in front of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, the Gothic paragon whose first stone was laid in 1163 during the Middle Ages. Under your feet lies the remains from first settlers in Paris, from the Gallo-Romans to the the Parisii Tribe (from which Paris gets its name) which can be seen by visiting the Archeological Crypt below Notre Dame. A pleasant stroll across Pont St-Louis bridge from Ile de la Cite will take you to a smaller, quaint island Ile St. Louis which has a distinct 17th c. architectural character, home to tiny specialized shops and Bertillon, the famous ice cream maker. Back at point zero and crossing the northernmost bridge from the island, The 1st quarter is where you will find the gilded Opera, the majestic Louvre, the jewelry shops around Place Vendome and luxury boutiques like Dior, Chanel, Hermes, etc. Further afield you will see the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower which is best viewed from a dinner-cruise along the Seine river. Another day you can set off to visit the 2nd quarter,where you will find the lively working-class and commercial center of Paris with the Bourse (trans. 'Stock Exchange'), many pedestrian walking streets with shops, bars, cafes and a contrasting, sometimes gritty atmosphere. The 3rd quarter is the more tranquil part of the medieval le Marais district where you will find the Picasso museum, and other hidden gems such as the Marche Enfants Rouges, a cute open-air food market. Back to point zero, the island where the apartment is situated is officially part of the 4th quarter.

From the windows of the apartment you can see the Hotel de Ville, a beautiful Renaissane palace housing the city hall. To get there, cross the Pont d'Arcole bridge onto the Right Bank where you will also find the famous Pompidou modern art museum and the livelier part of the Marais district with the best boutiques and places to eat/drink. Also housing the old Jewish quarter, the gay district and the most expensive place to live in Paris by square meter: the beautiful Place de Vosges square. The 5th quarter can be reached crossing le Petit Pont bridge from the Island onto the Left Bank where you will find the intellectual, artistic and philosophical center of Paris. First you will come across the animated Latin Quarter, crawling with bars, bookstores and university students from La Sorbonne. Further on there is the Romanesque Pantheon and charming gardens of Jardin des Plantes and a quaint zoo. Further north in the affluent St. Germain district you can find art galleries, luxury shops and swanky bars/cafes such as the illustrious Cafe de Flore or Le Deux Magots (literally means 'nest eggs'). Home to the famous Luxembourg gardens, you can put your feet up and relax while you write in your journal about all the amazing and enriching things you've done and seen!

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Cleaning Fee $29.44

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