The apartment is a chic and cosy crows nest, perched on the highest floor of n° 46, Boulevard Henri IV, a superb and beautifully maintained Haussmanian building constructed in the late XIXth century. While modest in size (20 square meters), it is completely restored, ingeniously laid out and thoroughly equipped with all modern conveniences: a modern shower and toilet, wifi service, free telephone service worldwide, a modern flat screen television, a desktop computer, a fully equipped kitchen with a battery of pots, pans, cooking utensils and dinnerware, an induction range top and a microwave/conventional oven, a Nespresso machine, a Miele washer/dryer, a Miele dishwasher, a Siemens refrigerator, individual heating, hardwood floors, a comfortable single slat bed with an optional second single matress en gigogne beneath it. The windows are double glazed making the space virtually silent.
The apartment is a six floor walk-up and geared to a young clientèle, one travelling lightly and on a modest budget. It is ideally suited for students and back packers. When one enters the prestigious foyer with its checkerboard marble floors, climbs six flights and opens the door of this ingeniously conceived apartment, one's eyes are regaled by a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city: the Colonne de Juillet, the Opera of the Bastille, the boat basin of the Seine, the Arsenal. The north of Paris stretches out before one's eyes. At night, from the privileged vantage point, the city glistens beneath, and the golden Genie of the Bastille, beloved symbol of freedom (equivalent to the Statue of Liberty, commemorating the Trois Glorieuses, the three days where monarchy was defeated and France became a constitutional republic,) floats over one's head, as in a dream.
Make no mistake: Le Vert Galant is a truly exceptional property located in a truly exceptional area of the city. During the day, the apartment is suffused with light and seems to float on the air, a magic carpet. At night, the dazzling view lends credence to Paris's reputation as The City of Lights.