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La Contrescarpe : Heart of Chic & Bohemian Latin Quarter

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

1 double bed + 1 convertible sofa + 1 bathroom

This oh so Parisian jewel of an apartment, named after the famous Place de la Contrescarpe, at Rue Mouffetard's center, is situated in the Heart of the Bohemian, Chic and always stimulating Left Bank/Latin Quarter.

Poets, Intellectuals, Philosophers & Artists made this neighborhood their home throughout Paris' glorious past. You'll find the Historic Paris homes of Hemingway, James Joyce, and Verlaine, only steps away!

You'll feel like you're in a small village, with the Place Monge's open market (3 days a week), just around the corner, the Rue Mouffetard, 2 minutes away, known for it's ambiance, restaurants, gourmet shops, multiple fountains, café life, and general Joie de Vivre!

You'll be walking distance from the Jardin du Luxembourg, Sorbonne, Place St Michel, Pantheon, Jardin des Plantes, and the Seine/Notre Dame.

The apartment is literally surrounded by Metro stops:

Place Monge 2 minutes away, Censier Daubenton 3 minutes, Cluny La Sorbonne 10 minutes, and the RER B, which will take you to the CDG airport, at the Jardin de Luxembourg, is a 15 minute walk from the apartment.

You'll enter the building through a secure, coded front door, and head up 2 flights of stairs, on a wide and easily maneuverable stairway, to your cozy, Parisian haven.

The 1 bedroom apartment has all new double glazed windows, 1 large, double, floor to ceiling window in the salon opening to your own small balcony, and the other in the bedroom.

There's also a new double-glazed window in the functional kitchen, which is equipped with gaz burners, micro-wave, coffee maker, counter top mini-oven, and a compact fridge-freezer.

You'll also find a coffee maker and electric kettle, as well as crockery, cutlery, pots and pan, and cooking utensils.

You'll have all you'll need to create gourmet meals from the fresh ingredients found in the open market just around the corner.

The kitchen also has a clothes washer, and a drying rack is available (there is a laundromat down the street to dry large loads).

The bedroom has a marble fireplace, parquet floors, Parisian ceiling moldings, and double bed (140x190cm)

The Salon has a new comfortable double size sofa-bed, another fire place, parquet floors, and flat screen cable TV.

The apartment is equipped with high-speed WiFi, Free Long Distance Phone calls, including to US and Canada Cell Phones.

The compact bathroom has a walk in glassed shower, sink and counter with functional shelves, and a heated towel rack.

You'll feel like true Parisians in La Contrescarpe, this Left Bank Haven, in the heart of the most celebrated and visited neighborhood in Paris, the Latin Quarter. The True Parisian Joie de Vivre is found here!

More Details

Property Manager
Steven & Veronica Oliver
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

La Contrescarpe : Heart of Chic & Bohemian Latin Quarter
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found the apartment totally comfortable for the two of was accurately described...we had everthing we needed provided to us and in working order.

The owner and agent were quick to respond and provided great customer service.

We highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a place that is clean and in a safe and convenient area.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location!

  • 3 of 5

The location of the flat is extraordinary -- just a block off Rue Mouffetard, the most charming cobblestone street with restaurants, cafes, markets and boutiques. The apartment itself faces a fairly quiet street, and the double-glazed windows kept out the noise at night. We would stay in this neighborhood again in a heartbeat.

The kitchen is well stocked, but severely lacked counter space for food prep (the silverware box, while cute, takes up a lot of valuable space on the counter). All the appliances were in good working order and we had no problems. If someone was only staying a short time in the flat this might not bug you (we were there for 10 days).

The bathroom was comically small! To its credit, there are lots of little places to put your toiletries. The good: the hot water heater was fast and we never ran out of hot water. The bad: the toilet took over 10 minutes to refill after flushing, and in such a small space you could hear that trickling throughout the apartment.

The living area was so-so. The couch was comfortable, the dining chairs were not, the cable-TV never worked (although Aaron came up and tried to get it back online, which lasted an hour before going back down again), and the wi-if was decent.

The bedroom was the biggest disappointment in the flat. The bed was really uncomfortable, hard and without any give. Most of the closet is used for storage, so a rolling rack is provided to hang your clothes. This takes up a lot of space in a small room and it got a bit claustrophobic.

The furnishings throughout the apartment are a bit run-down and tired, and the exterior hallway was in terrible condition. The plaster is peeling off the walls and there was always a sour smell in the hallway. We probably would have given this apartment a rave if the bed hadn't been so horrid, and if the furnishings were slightly nicer.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It's all been said before by the previous reviews ! Vibrant area that is the gateway to Paris. We had a wonderful time there with all it has to offer. Highly , highly recommended. A fantastic property in a fantastic location. 12 wonderful nights spent in paradise , in Paris.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in this colorful, comfy, and cozy apartment for 2 weeks, and I enjoyed it immensely. It is on a quiet street in a wonderful, lively neighborhood. Restaurants, boulangeries, grocery stores, a gourmet cheese shop, boutiques, metro stops . . . . all within easy walking distance. The apartment is cozy, but large enough to easily cook a meal and have guests, which I did. I could live in this apartment! I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at this very charming apartment in Paris.

We were delighted with the ambiance, comfort, surroundings and location.

The personal touches and furnishings made the apartment feel like home, and we really were very comfortable there.

It was great to be able to cook in the apartment, after having bought fresh produce from the markets on rue Cler, and then eat either indoors or outside on the courtyard terrace.

This was the first time that we had stayed on a ground-floor apartment, but any worries about safety were voided after seeing how secure the entry was (4 sets of doors) and also having window shutters.

It was super quiet and tranquil both inside the apartment, and out in the courtyard.

We often stay in vacation apartments, rather than impersonal expensive hotels, and this was one of of our favorites, and we hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guest who wrote this review made an error, and submitted it for the wrong apartment !
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schio VI

Appartamento grazioso, pulito e silenzioso

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento si trova in una zona molto centrale e caratteristica. Al suo interno non manca niente. Molto pulito e molto silenzioso, nonostante le dimensioni ridotte lo spazio è garantito per 3/4 persone. Le vie nelle vicinanze sono meravigliose e piene di negozi tipici dove è molto piacevole passeggiare. A pochissima distanza dal métro e con possibilità di parcheggio nelle vicinanze. Ottimo il sistema di apertura delle porte su strada e interna a combinazione numerica. Nessuno deve attendere il locatore per ritiro e consegna chiavi. Inoltre da sottolineare la disponibilità e la professionalità dei contatti di locazione, in particolare della signorina Krystyna pronta ad ogni bisogno a qualsiasi ora. Consiglio a chiunque questo appartamento. Io stesso alla prossima vacanza ritornerò.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Mille mercis pour vos commentaires ! Molte grazie per i vostri commenti !
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Nearest Train
200 Metres

The Best of the Latin Quarter/Left Bank- Rue Mouffetard, Sorbonne, St Germain, Jardin du Luxembourg, Pantheon, Blvd & Place St Michel, Notre Dame, Place Monge, Jardin des Plantes...


Rates & Availability

5th arrondissement Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Promo 2016-17
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
High 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen/Utilities $80
Damage Waiver #Standard $30

We only accept payment in US dollars, and only by Credit Card : Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Online booking via our secured website.
Discounts offered for extended stays : please contact Manager/Owner.
Deposit of 30% required to hold reservation.
Balance due 30 days before arrival.
Refunds are subject to a 10% service fee.

Manager'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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5th arrondissement Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Convertible sofa-bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
We offer mobile phone rentals, with unlimited calls and wifi, and 4G network access. Choose from a sim chip to put into your own smartphone - or an iPhone 5 with french sim chip included. Babysitting services can be provided. Regular cleanings can be provided for long stays.

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