Apartment, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children 7 years old and older.Children 7 years old and older.
No smoking - NO SMOKING. You can, however, in the courtyard. NO SMOKING. You can, however, in the courtyard.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 7
We had a lovely stay at Chris's apartment in the Marais -- the neighborhood was wonderful and Chris made us feel so welcome. We already can't wait to return!
Quiet place in a vibrant neighborhood of Paris
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this ancient, but updated, Marais studio apartment. We hope to return when we visit Paris next time.
Charm and location
Excellent in every way! Walking distance to most attractions, safe neighborhood with lots of cafes and eating places and the best and most informative host ever! Highly recommend!
Nice little apartment; has everything
Very delightful Marais apartment, only a few steps through the entryway but otherwise very accessible. Apartment faces a quiet inner courtyard so there is no street noise whatsoever. Chris, the owner, was attentive and helpful even though our arrival was delayed by the French transportation strike and my own illness enroute. We didn't realize until the last day that we were three doors down from an open air market which had everything one could need, food wise. The apartment is situated conveniently to transportation points. We ended up walking everywhere due to the strike and the Metro being intermittently shut down. The Seine and Notre Dame is about a 15 minute walk if that tells you anything about the convenience of the location. Chris left a large binder with detailed instructions about the use of the apartment and with helpful information to help his renters be better visitors toward the nearby neighbors. Mainly obvious stuff like keep the noise down and other tips like don't bang your suitcases down the steps, something we sometimes do without thinking. The apartment is perfectly equipped for stays of any length. Mom slept in the bed, and I slept on the fold-out sofa. Both beds were very comfortable, and we are picky. The linens are nice quality and there were plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The apartment stayed comfortably warm (winter) for two older women like us. Chris was kind enough to book a return taxi for us to the airport. Truly a convenient pleasant comfortable home, and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to stay there. Thanks, Chris!
I'm glad that everything worked out in the end, and that we were able to contribute a nice experience to what was otherwise an "eventful" trip!
All the best,
A quiet courtyard in the busy Marais district
Chris takes great care and attention to help visitors experience Paris as more of a neighbor than a tourist, so if you like to travel and immerse yourself in a local neighborhood experience, you will love this truly quiet cottage courtyard in the vibrant and busy Marais neighborhood. You can walk the busy streets, enjoy amazing crepes at the Breizh Creperie only blocks away, visit Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame, the Louvre, L’Orangerie, Musée D’Orsay, and then return back to this quiet and private retreat. The owners have thought of everything you may need, which makes the studio seem even larger — perfect set up for our first amazing trip to Paris with our 14 year old son. Thanks!
I'm glad that you all had such a nice stay. Cheers!
Fine dining, Cafes, Antiques, Galleries, Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou, Other Museums, Place des Vosges, Hotel de Ville, Open Air Markets, Marais Street Life, La Seine
- english, french
Joelle is French, and a professor of French literature. Chris is American, but has spent most of his adult life here in France. We like to make this apartment available to travelers, like ourselves, who wish to immerse themselves in the local culture and would not have it be changed to suit them. And we want to make it the way we'd like to find an apartment in another city -- beautiful, clean, with a very good bed, and outfitted with everything one might need. Voila!
Chris purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Chris chose 3rd Arrondissement
This will be our 'pied-a-terre' when we move from Paris. It is a wonderful little island of calm in the center of the city -- and our favorite neighborhood. We love the old world stone and beams -- the way a Paris apartment should be -- and the garden outside the windows makes you feel as though you could be in the countryside.
What makes this Apartment unique
Having the center of Paris at your doorstep! And the Marais and our neighborhood, in particular. It is like a little village in the heart of Paris. Plus, the apartment is truly quiet -- a haven of peace in the middle of the big city.