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Elegant, Luxurious & Rare 18th Century Apartment, Very Best Location in Paris!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Sunny, 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, short walk from most famed museums and shops

This extremely refined and elegantly furnished 18th century apartment comes with 11-foot ceilings, 11 windows, original parquet floors and moldings, stone floors in the bathrooms and entrance hall, a garden view and weekly housekeeping.

Located on the second floor of a four-story, historic building, the 1400 square-foot apartment is equipped with a modern kitchen with marble countertops and a gas stove, dishwasher, breakfast nook, entrance hall, living room, 1 huge master bedroom and an additional bedroom with queen fold-out sofa, building security, plasma TV, washer/dryer, four large closets, WiFi/cable, phone.

But that’s not why you want to go to Paris :

The apartment is located on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank), a block from the Seine (across from the Louvre) and a five-minute walk from the Café de Flore and Saint-Germain.

It is the 'crème de la crème' as far as addresses go -- in the center of the antiques district, near all kinds of luxury shopping, close-by convenience of the markets, florist, post office, pharmacy. And, most of all, only a few minutes’ walk from the Tuilleries Gardens, the Louvre, and the Musée d'Orsay.

No smoking, no pets. No parties. No commercial photography. Discreet and quiet bldg.


$ 3,900/weekly: standard rate (includes utilities, phone and weekly housekeeping). $4,800/weekly: high season. $6,000/weekly: Dec. holidays/Jan. New Year's.

$ 7,500 for 2 weeks (includes utilities, phone/internet, weekly housekeeping).

$ 13,800 per month (include utilities, phone/internet, weekly housekeeping).

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Catherine Wilmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Catherine Wilmer

Co-Founder & President, Cache Worldwide Inc, media company based in New York.

Born in Atlanta, currently living in Atlanta, New York and Paris.

Dual nationality, lived/worked in Paris 25 years.

Fields : Photography, fine art, luxury branding, film.

Catherine Wilmer purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Catherine Wilmer chose Paris Arr. 7 (Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Rue Cler)

1)- The authentic 'American à Paris' experience at its absolute best!

2)- Location, location, location. There's a reason they say that, it makes all the difference.

What makes this apartment unique

Trusted and very nice housekeeper who has worked for me for over 20 years. She speaks fluently English and French and keeps the apartment spotless and all in perfect working order. She is of invaluable help when you need directions, or help with shopping in the neighborhood. Very discreet building, only 4 owners, late or loud parties are not permitted.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Elegant, Luxurious & Rare 18th Century Apartment, Very Best Location in Paris!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Washington, DC

Perfect Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely apartment in St. Germain. Paris is a favorite destination and I've stayed in a number of different neighborhoods and this apartment may be located in the best of them all. It is located on the left bank in line with the Louvre "pyramid" and just a block from the Seine. The apartment is in an 18th Century building on the second floor (i.e., the third floor in Europe). The living room and the second bedroom overlook a relatively quiet street (for central Paris) and the back of the apartment, including the master and the kitchen, overlook a central courtyard. There were only two of us and we did not use the second bedroom, but the master bedroom was spacious with an en suite bathtub/shower combination. The living room was quite large with two couches, a coffee table, and a smaller dining table. The apartment was decorated with period and eclectic antiques and a wonderful selection of art. The kitchen was fully functional and was stocked with an assortment of pots, pans, and other accessories. Gas range and a large freezer and refrigerator were available for our use. I also appreciated the Nespresso machine and the kitchen table that overlooked the courtyard.

We had no complaints about this apartment, although I would love faster wifi as I had to work a bit during our stay. I did appreciate the ip telephone that I could use to make calls to the states. I do think that two traveling couples could comfortably share the apartment. Communication with the owner was prompt and good. Her housekeeper was quite pleasant and was at the apartment to let us in upon arrival. My only other comment is that the apartment is a walk-up on some stairs that, while grand, could be a bit tricky on the way down (or up). Other than, I would recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Delighted you had such wonderful stay. I do all I can to make it wonderful for my guests, and it means the world to read so many heartfelt reviews, nothing better. Thank you and Happy New Year! On that note, headed to your hometown tmw!
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We loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Just lovely, would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfectly Located Gem

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful setting in every way. The location is perfect for accessing all of Paris primarily on foot. A quiet neighborhood with fine antique shops, bistros and small markets give you a small sampling of Paris life. The apartment is beautifully furnished and very well cared for. And the housekeeper was warm and very helpful. Great responsiveness and guidance from the owner as well.

We'll be back.

All our expectations were exceeded. We'll be back

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this lovely apartment. It was a two week trip back to a city where we'd lived for many years. The owner was accommodating, helpful and informative at each step of the process. Our party was three adults and a very calm 11 year old granddaughter. We loved the apartment, the beautiful building and the surrounding neighborhood. I wouldn't recommend it for most children or people who objected to a few flights of stairs but the building lived up to the description and all my discussions with the owner. I agree with the need to respect the property and the neighborhood, but we enjoyed every moment of our time in Paris and in this apartment. I have already recommended it to my family members.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Difficult to beat

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment, and we cannot recommend it more highly.

The owner takes great care in planning and preparing for guests -- having fresh flowers throughout the apartment, fruit, bottles of water, plus a very nice bottle of wine. Everything runs smoothly from initial contact with the owner through arrival and stay.

A great deal of thought has clearly been given to this tasteful apartment, located in an eighteenth century building. Its eclectic and elegant decor surely reflects the owner's thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and good taste, and also the fact that this is someone's home. The furnishings are elegant throughout and hardwood and stone floors make for coolness and comfort. The two of us enjoyed plenty of space (and especially having two separate bathrooms and closets!).

The apartment is superbly located, close to the Seine, near bus and Metro lines, and within comfortable walking distance of locations in central Paris.

It overlooks a calm and peaceful courtyard with tall trees. One week of our stay this year coincided with a heat wave during which on some days outside temperatures reached 100 F, but the building's thick walls, and the apartment's high ceilings (along with an essential fan) made life inside tolerable for us.

This is someone's Paris apartment, which is why it feels like home. It deserves appreciation and above all respect (but is perhaps not the ideal place for a family with small and active children given its many valuable objects).

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in the perfect location. It is in a beautifully restored Directoire style building with very high end finishes. My parents stayed in the master bedroom that over looks the garden. My partner and I stayed in the bedroom on the street side, which was perfectly fine with a lovely bathroom and dressing area with beautiful moldings and hardware. The only draw back was that there is not a bed, but a a sofa bed in the second bedroom. I knew this before arriving, as it is listed in the description. The salon is quite large and comfortable. The nights that we ate in, we ate in the eat in kitchen overlooking the garden as well. Overall, this is a very sophisticated apartment in a very chic location. The manager Ruth, was very nice, meeting us after hours for check in and arranging an early morning driver for us upon our departure.

I will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Grand Palais, Pont des Arts, Café de Flore, Saint Germain, Eiffel Tower


Rates & Availability

Saint Thomas d'Aquin Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 24 2017 - Oct 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79


-- 3.050 € (euros)/$ 4,000 per week (includes utilities, phone/internet, cable, and once weekly housekeeping).

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.
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Saint Thomas d'Aquin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest bathroom.
  • Beautiful antique stone floors. Both bathrooms were painted this year. Bath/shower/toilet in 2 bathrooms, and an additional 1/2 bathroom is in the apartment for guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Absolute top of the line, divinely comfortable bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out queen-size sofabed, real mattress, very comfortable
  • Both bedrooms are large, but the master bedroom is slightly bigger. Each have their own bathroom with toilet, bath/shower. The master bedroom looks out over a garden, which is quite enchanting. But the 2nd bedroom is next to the dressing room, for those that have tons of clothes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis

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