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Unique 15th-Century Townhouse, 4-bedrooms, 4.5 baths in Paris' historic center.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Maison 1400 is an entire townhouse restored in 2006 by a renowned NY designer.

It is located in the heart of the Old Marais, or 4th arrondisement, near Hôtel de Ville and Pompidou Center. The neighborhood is teeming with restaurants, shops, museums and is considered the liveliest quarter in town, yet our street is very quiet. Nearby Rue Rambuteau is the local market street with a variety of fine bakeries and vegetable, fish, meat, cheese, chocolate, wine and prepared food purveyors.

The house features several living areas, four bedrooms, four and a half baths, two kitchens and two kitchenettes. It is a free standing townhouse that can accommodate up to eight persons. It is decorated with antique, period and contemporary furnishings and fine art, complementing the fully restored medieval architecture all of which reflect the designer's high-style, understated luxury and sense of comfort. It has been published in major magazines and in books. The suites are spread out over six levels organized around a 'landmark' circular stairwell with its orignal central-post, carved handrail & antique tile treads

MAîTRE SUITE: (a 2-level suite).

High ceilings, massive oak beams, limestone tiles and wide-plank flooring are hallmarks of the largest suite. The dramatic foyer with tall windows, unique armoire and large Flemish-style chandelier opens through double-doors to the bedroom with its three-meter-high tester bed and limestone hearth. A vaulted passage leads down five steps from the foyer to the Salon with its Renaissance wood-burning fireplace, deep velvet sofa and high-backed chairs. A second sofa, in Louis XIII-style, forms a cozy corner and fronts a dining table suitable for up to 8 people. This suite features a stunning master bathroom clad in oversized 'pierre de lune' stone and a fully-equipped stainless-steel kitchen. It is eminently suited for entertaining.

AVIARY SUITE: accommodating 1-2 persons:

This charming suite features red and white 'Toile de Jouey' wall covering and a large collection of shorebird lithographs by an 18th century naturalist. A marble 'faux fireplace' with facing Louis XV chairs make a charming sitting area for two. Wide plank flooring and ancient beams further enhance the traditional & thoroughly romantic atmosphere. In addition to the main room there is a kitchenette and a white marble bathroom with window.

DUPLEX SUITE: (A duplex suite) accomodating 1-4 persons:

A windowed entry with a limestone arched kitchenette gives out to a light flooded double height 'studio' living room. A stair and catwalk lead up to the mezzanine bedroom with its 'mansard' window and view over the lower level. The large living room is arranged with two deep daybed/sofas flanking a 'faux fireplace' and a round table with Louis XIII style dining chairs at the window. The soaring white walls, ancient beams and antique terracotta tile flooring give this suite rustic simplicity and drama. There is a stone-clad bathroom downstairs & half-bath upstairs.

GARÇONNIERE: accommodating 1-2 persons:

The top floor is a cozy & romantic retreat, with faux-wood ceiling and a mirrored alcove bed in a traditional 'campaign' style. There is mahogany furniture, a small dormer window-seat and cafe table as well as an upholstered Louis XIII-style armchair. A separate beamed, skylit entry and kitchenette lead to an all-limestone bathroom with an oversized stall shower.

All four suites have equipped kitchenettes, individiual wireless internet connections, flat-screen high-definition televisions with DVD players. All bathrooms are clad in stone or marble & have heated towel racks & beautiful 'Margot' fixtures, 'Miele' washer-dryers and combination safes. Maid service is provided twice weekly, unless additional service is requested (for an addtional fee). Every detail reflects superb taste and optimal comfort.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About MiKE

I'm a US-born architect and filmmaker, based in Paris sicne 2002

MiKE purchased this townhome in 2005

Why MiKE chose Saint-Merri

Maison 1400 is one of the oldest houses in Paris (circa 1432), it is a robust structure of thick stone walls, many fine fireplaces, ancient wood-beamed ceilings, well-worn floors of terra cotta tile, oak plank and rustic limestone. It combines rustic charm with the high style for an authentic Parisian medieval ambience.

What makes this townhome unique

There is a private entrance from the street, so complete privacy is assured. Due to its unique layout, each of the four suites is totally independent with its own kitchen (or kitchenette), stone-clad bathroom, washer/dryer and individual WIFI network. It is in the trendiest neighborhood in Paris with superb access to all the city has to offer.


Saint-Merri Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Maitre (Master) Bathroom - Clad in Burgundy stone, heated towel rack, wahser-dryer
    Duplex Suite - Heated towel rack, washer-dryer, +half bath upstaris
    Duplex (additiona half bath) - Additional Half bath located in the mezzanine
    Garçonniere Bathroom - Oversize shower, heated towel rack, washer dryer
    Aviary Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Clad in Carrera Marble, heated towel rack, washer-dryer
  • All bathrooms are clad in stone or marble, three have full tubs and one has an over-size shower. They all include traditional porcelain pedestal basins, heated towel racks and clothes washer-dryers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Maitre (Master) Suite - 1 queen , Tester bed, Limestone hearth (not wood-burning)
    Garçonniere - 1 queen
    Duplex Suite (on two levels) - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed + 2 day-bed sofas in the Duplex living room
    Aviary Suite - 1 queen , Marble fireplace (not wood-burning)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Maid service provided twice weekly. Additional service available upon request for an additional fee.


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Unique 15th-Century Townhouse, 4-bedrooms, 4.5 baths in Paris' historic center.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Charming! Roomy for 4 couples/or 8 people - so close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Host has wonderful personal touch - this place was perfect for our family (8 adults, one child). Location perfect! Charm/history galore!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hip neighborhood, lovely decor, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

My 3 friends and I rented this home for a week. While larger than we needed, it offerred closets, bathrooms, and master bedrooms for each of us, which was wonderful for providing privacy and gathering space — and the decor is refined, historic in style, charming, and accessible. The Marais neighborhood has shops and cafes within walking distance and Ubers are easy to hail. Only two warnings: it is expensive $$$ and also NOT for guests who cannot manage very uneven / steep stairs.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rue Pecquay Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was a perfect place for the 7 of us to stay. The location is great for sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants. The home itself is extemely comfortable and well furnished. There was so much room for everyone and we had trouble deciding which suite we each wanted because we all liked them all so much. We all were sad to leave and wish our stay could had been longer.

The rental arrangements were easy and there were no unpleasant surprises in the process. I would definitely rent here again and recommend this townhouse very highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $176.68
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,166.08

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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