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Lovely 1 BR in MARAIS, close to Notre-Dame & museums// Lift

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 sleeps, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, kitchenette, bath

This apartment will seduce those who are looking for a charming place ideally located in the historic Paris. The Marais is one of the oldest districts of the city, but also one of the most animated.

The Pompidou center (Beaubourg), Notre-Dame cathedral, Saint-Louis Island, and the Louvre museum are all within walking distance.

Located in a pedestrian street, this quiet pied-à-terre is on the first European floor with elevator access (second floor American). Security is assured by 2 door codes. It can sleep up to 4 people.

It has been carefully designed and consists of 2 rooms.The bedroom (not totally closed) has a double bed and gives onto a small inner courtyard so quietness is absolute.

In the living area, you will find a large and comfortable sofa bed (with a real mattress - sleeps 2) and modern amenities : high-speed Wi-Fi, free long-distance phone calls, television, DVD player and a Hi-fi music system with an iPod connection.

The kitchenette is fully equipped: a two plate ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and enough utensils,cutlery and crockery to serve four people quite easily on the extendable dining table in the main living area. This apartment also houses a washer-dryer.

Many restaurants, quaint bistros, shops... , department store all kinds of shops surround this lovely apartment. You also have a supermarket at the doorstep open until 10pm and on Sundays mornings.


The closest subway stop is “Hôtel de ville” only a few steps away.




EXPLORE ON FOOT these famous sights and museums :


• The Pompidou Center (Beaubourg), round the corner

• The River Seine with its second hand booksellers and 'Paris Beach' in the summer : round the corner

• Notre-Dame Cathedral, 5 minutes walk

• Saint-Louis Island, 5 minutes walk

• The Louvre Museum, 15 minutes walk

• The Conciergerie, 10 minutes walk

• The Holy Chapel, 5 minutes walk

• The Carnavalet Museum (the museum of the history of Paris), 10 minutes walk

• Place des Vosges (Victor Hugo's house), 10 minutes walk

• Picasso Museum , 10 minutes walk

• Tour Saint-Jacques, 2 minutes walk


The Latin quarter is also at walking distance.


• The Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées are only a 20 minute Metro ride away.

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Located in the very heart of the city, this apartment is in a strategic area, close to several metro stations and ideal for easily reaching all the major points of interest Paris has to offer.

- the Metro station 'Hôtel de ville' round the corner Metro lines 1 & 11.

- 'Châtelet', 'Châtelet-les-halles' stations hub and meeting point of major Paris transportation (Metro lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14 and express trains RER lines A, B, D). For instances: Direct access from/to Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris, Gare du Nord.

- Metro/RER station 'Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame' (Express train RER lines B, C, Metro line 4). For instance direct access to the Palace of Versailles

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To navigate around Paris , you also have the boat shuttle 'Batobus' on the river Seine with a stop close to the apartment!...Slower than the metro but you will also have the opportunity to discover Paris at the same time and it is also much more fun! With the Batobus, you can go for instance to the Champs-Elysées, or to the Orsay museum.

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Take your time to enjoy the French way of life and wander through open air markets. You cannot help but be filled with inspiration and a desire to go home to cook the gorgeous things offered. Colors and nice smells are everywhere! This is definitely a happy place!

The Bastille market, the largest outdoor market in Paris is two metro stops from the apartment, or 25 minutes walk through the amazing district of the Marais…

And round the corner: The 'Baudoyer market'

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- The luxurious departement store BHV (Bazaar de l'Hotel de Ville) is only one stone from the apartment: Men's and women's fashion, shoes, jewelry, perfumes, beauty, books and gifts, and several other departments can be browsed for hours...

- you can also troll along trendy RUE DE RIVOLI where you'll find beautiful shops of all kinds!

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'La pause Beaubourg' is around the corner: breakfast, café's, homemade dishes served all day. ....

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'Aux Délices de Beaubourg' boulangerie (bakery) at 20 rue de Renard, this is a great bakery/pastries and take away meals, only a few steps away...

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The restaurant ' Bistrot Beaubourg' at 25 rue Quincampoix is a typical old bistrot of the 'Marais'! . A great place for lunch or dinner, and last but not very reasonable prices!

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the Crepe restaurant' Beaubourg', at the doorstep (Stravinsky square)!. Enjoy a delicious crepe with every ingredient! They also have a wonderful range of French made beers and a very good cider from Normandy.

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The famous 'Benoit' Restaurant (chef Alain Ducasse), is also round the corner! A favorite address of all lovers of great French food who appreciate its family spirit and warm and friendly atmosphere; the restaurant Benoit which opened in 1912, remains one of the last authentic Parisians bistrots.

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- The 'Wine Touch' at 61 rue Quincampoix

The best place for wine tasting and discover wine without pressure... The owner has a huge selection of wines to suit every taste and every pocket. Whatever your wine tastes are, Philippe will show you the wine that you want! Grab some cheese and charcuterie from next door and you are set! You can stay there for hours. And, you are sure to go home with some bottles!

~~~~~~~ Just Enjoy 'La Belle Vie', You are in Paris! ~~~~~~

More Details

Laurence D.
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Laurence D.

A big thanks to all my wonderful guests who really appreciate my best efforts, for more than 6 years, to offer a "Home Away" from home at a very affordable price. Thanks for your input and your support.


Laurence D. Perrin

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is perfect for visitors who want to be in the very centre of the historic Paris with everything in easy walking distance.


Saint-Merri Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Handheld shower.
  • Handheld shower. Bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom is not totally closed. Linen provided. Bed is made upon arrival. In addition to the bed in the bedroom, there's also a comfortable and large sofa bed in the living room. There's a total of 4 sleeps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Reliable high-speed Wi-Fi. *** Free long-distance phone calls the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, most of the countries in South America. Please check with the owner. *** Individual heating for more comfort. You can adjust temperature as you like.


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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Great value in a terrific location

  • 5 of 5

Three of us--one adult and two teenage children--stayed in this lovely little apartment. The best thing about the apartment, hands-down, is the perfect location in the Marais. From here you can easily walk to many major attractions, and the apartment is convenient to multiple bus, metro, and RER lines for trips further afield. The neighborhood also has many, many excellent restaurants and cafes nearby. The location is really perfect, safe, and quiet. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and surprisingly well-appointed considering its small size. We had everything we needed, including good wifi! Though it was an unseasonably warm June, the large windows provide an excellent cross-breeze, and there was also a strong fan to keep us comfortable. I will say that with multiple suitcases and minimal storage space (there was no chest of drawers, for example) the apartment felt quite tight with three people, but it would have been perfect for a couple, or for a shorter stay. But overall, for a location this central and a price this good, the apartment is hard to beat and we were quite pleased with it. Also, Laurence was a pleasure to deal with, and our security deposit was refunded promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Safe and convenient location. Friendly and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this apartment. It is clean and well supplied. It is a bit small, but comfortable enough for a pleasant stay for two people. Having a washer/dryer and dishes was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Position position that is important. This apartment had it. Right in the middle of Paris.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent service from the owner, plus position, coupled with a couple of excellent restaurants with in yards of the front door, made this the ideal place to stay and explore Paris. Forget a car, forget the underground and try and make sense of the buses, but you can just about walk everywhere from the apartment.

My wife and I had a first class experience and after we had worked out how the French do things and how the apartment worked we enjoyed ourselves.

We got used to a small apartment, but what more did we need. We ate out, went out every day and knew if we had problems we only had to ring up the owner for a quick answer or help.

We would return to the apartment if we return to Paris in the future.

And last but not least the owner organised the taxi to take us to the Eurostar. Many thanks..

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in walking distance of all the sites you will want to see in Paris! Lamia was helpful and knowledgeable and made us feel at home. Very cozy apartment with markets, restaurants, museums, galleries just right outside your door. Laurence was also incredibly helpful with recommendations and also arranged a taxi to take us to the airport for our early flight back home. We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great central paris accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We (mom, dad, and teenage daughter) stayed here for four nights on our recent short visit to Paris. The apartment is cozy and exactly as pictured. Not luxury, but everything a traveller needs. It is only one floor up and an elevator is available. Being able to make a few meals here is a great cost savings and there are several good grocery stores very nearby for your shopping. The location is also ofcourse great for sightseeing too. We walked all over central Paris from here and it was an easy ride on the metro to get to Montmarte too. It was all so close by we walked along the Seine and around Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint Louis every night just to soak it all in. For a central location at a good price, this is a dandy little spot. Our host was very helpful too!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Wonderful apartment in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful apartment, right in the heart of the Marais. The listing and photos all accurately represent the charming space, which was spotless and well-maintained. Laurence was so thorough and helpful in communicating with us before our trip. We absolutely loved staying here, and hope to return again soon! Thank you for everything, Laurence! (Apologies for this delayed review!)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Charles de Gaulle (20 miles) /Orly airp.(11 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
At the doorstep: bistrots, pubs..
Nearest Train
0.06 Miles
Metro 'Hôtel de Ville' & Metro 'Châtelet'
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
At the doorstep: Restaurants, crêpes..
Car: not necessary

Next to the apartment: THE STRAVINSKY SQUARE with all the restaurants overlooking the Stravinsky fontain! After sightseeing, come here to relax in the calm and the sunshine!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.43
Additional Guest Fee $5.93 per person per night
Damage Deposit $118.57

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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