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Modern apartment, 10 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. Family friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beauty with bustle, chic and classy.

Modernised in 2013 by a top Parisian architect, this 2 bedroomed chic haven of calm directly overlooks the tomb of Napoleon and the Invalides. It is two minutes from Latour Maubourg metro (line 8), two stops south of Concorde (lines 1 and 8). 72Latour will not let you down.

On the first floor, with lift, this is a 21st century apartment in a 'Belle Epoque' building. It has one large bedroom with ensuite bathroom, one smaller twin bedroom with shower room ensuite, separate WC, modern glass walled kitchen, large combined salon and dining room.

You will find 200Mb broadband Internet (max) with RJ45 outlets and good wifi, 3 TVs (one with Skype, the others with YouTube), and modern designer furniture. The apartment is managed on behalf of the owner by 'Acceuil-Appartement', a top Parisian servicing agent who can provide additional services (payable) as required and who will deal with all meet, greet, contracts and payments and minor problems guests have with appliances etc.

As the owner, this is my Paris home and my wife and I regularly stay in the apartment. Any VRBO email also goes to RentYourParis our managing agency.

The apartment is fully double glazed throughout keeping it cooler in summer and warm in winter. All bed linen and towels are supplied along with a welcome pack. You will need to supply an advance deposit against damages equivalent to one week's rental.

We are happy to welcome children but no pets. This is a totally no smoking apartment. Smoke detectors are fitted.

The apartment is heavily booked often with repeat clients booking directly , and the owner does his best to fit his own needs and dates around those of his clients.

Nearby: The Tomb of Napoleon is barely three minutes walk; the Eiffel Tower is an easy 15 minute stroll, The D'Orsay Museum is also about 15 minutes walk away; the Champs-Élysées is two stops on the metro to Concorde; the Luxembourg Gardens a 12 minute bus ride from Ecole Militaire nearby; other buses and metros get you to The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and other monuments within 15 minutes.

The apartment is exactly in the centre of of Paris' most fashionable and bourgeois arrondissement -the 7th. You are surrounded by superb restaurants, fashionable (if expensive shopping), some of the best markets in Paris including Rue Cler just 6 minutes walk away. There are several good cheap supermarkets within 5 minutes stroll.

The apartment block is quiet, bourgeois and French. The co-owners and residents value their calm and peace but they have all been charming to our guests.

Minimum period of stay is one week: maximum two months (negotiated with the owner). It is an ideal and central location to explore Paris, France and the rest of Europe.

Last but not least, the apartment comes with a selection of DVDs for all ages, some board games, a selection of books on Paris, the fine 'peacock' evening dinner service as well as child friendly crockery etc.

KEYWORDS: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Rodin, D'Orsay, River Seine, Museum, Museums, Champs Elysees, Shopping, Restaurants, Boat trips, Luxembourg Gardens, Invalides, Napoleon

More Details

Property Manager
Ian Murray and RentYourParis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Ian Murray and RentYourParis

I am retired, having worked in education, IT and consultancy. Our main home is in London but we treat Paris as our second home: we love it.

Ian Murray and RentYourParis purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Ian Murray and RentYourParis chose Gros-Caillou

72 Boulevard de La Tour Maubourg is right in the centre of fashionable left bank Paris and here you are surrounded by culture, history and green spaces. It is lovely: of course there also are all the fashionable shopping and gourmet restaurants.

We have many clients who are delighted to give a reference and report on our property to new guests. Just ask.

What makes this apartment unique

This is an apartment with a view 'to die for'. Only the Eiffel Tower view may out rank it! You are central but in a quiet location.

[ Please be aware that though a no refund policy applies for cancellations the owner is reasonable in appropriate circumstances and will look at each request on a case by case basis. ]

Guestbook comments from the manager

Ian asked me to write you an email giving you a candid opinion of the apartment and the area that we recently stayed in over Thanksgiving. First of all the apartment was perfect and the location is amazing.

The apartment was honestly perfect for us. We absolutely loved it. My daughters roommates came over and were likewise raving about it. It was beautiful, comfortable and I would stay there again in a minute. Ian is one of the nicest most helpful owners we've ever had the pleasure of working with. Make note though to ask about English speaking tv channels. We never understood how to do it until he showed us when we were checking out but it wasn't a terrible thing to disconnect from the tv for one week but know it is available.

The location is truly perfect. It's a five minute walk to an open market area that's open in the morning and all day where you can get food, groceries, coffee and bakeries. The area can't be beat!
Nov 2015
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Gros-Caillou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • QUIET ENJOYMENT: our guests will the respect the rights, peace & quiet of our neighbours: formal complaints otherwise will incur immediate eviction
  • MINOR BREAKAGE & CLEANING: minor accidents happen & will not be penalised: please inform asap. The cleaning fee normally will be repaid if all is well
  • UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY: any discovered unlawful activity under the laws of France will incur immediate eviction
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , All bed linen is provided by our managing agent.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , These two singles can be zipped as a double on request.
  • The main bedroom is large, quiet and at the rear. Almost no sounds at all. A double glazed window opens onto a small rear courtyard. An internal window (with curtain blind) gives extra light in from the salon.The smaller front bedroom overlooks the Invalides and is also double glazed. Both have en suite shower and washing facilities.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
For concierge please discuss with the owner. This is the very 'heart of the 7th': the bourgeois left bank: sophisticated, quiet, safe, full of tourists sites. The property is snug in winter, faces east so is cool in summer and we provide four fans in case summer warms up.


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Modern apartment, 10 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. Family friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic Apartment in the Heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an apartment for a ten day vacation in Paris with space for our family of four. This apartment fit the bill perfectly: a master bedroom with a queen sized bed (unusual for Paris) and a separate bedroom with two twin beds for the kids. The apartment is clearly not just used for rental--the owner stays here during his trips to Pais and the apartment shows it: Bose sound system, high speed internet, television equipped with Skype, fully appointed kitchen, clothes washer, dishwasher, etc. Everything you would need for an extended stay in Paris. And did I mention location? Right across from Invalides which we stared at each night as the sun went down and a short three minute walk to Rue Cler.

The owner was responsive within twelve hours to any question from the time of booking to when we checked out. I cannot recommend this rental more.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm glad your stay was a success and thanks for mentioning privately a couple of minor maintenance issues - now resolved.
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New Years in Paris

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the perfect backdrop for a week in Paris. The location is in a quiet neighborhood despite being close to everything. Minutes from the metro, Eifel tower, with cheese, bread and wine stores being only blocks away. The view to the Invalides is perfect for sipping wine in the living room. The apartment itself lends itself to families or in our case 3 moms in Paris to watch our kids march in the New Years day parade. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One room has two twin beds (that can be pushed together) and the other a queen. The showers in each bathroom have great pressure. There is only one toilet in the front of the apartment but that was not a problem at all. For those who don't like to haul luggage up stairs there is a small elevator to help. Our only complaint had nothing to do with the apartment - it was unusually cold in Paris (I bought a new cute coat to compensate) but we are used to the cold - we are all from Chicago area. Hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular apartment in the perfect location. I loved having the windows open and enjoying the beautiful summer weather and the view of Napoleon's tomb. We also loved all of the markets, shops and restaurants on Rue Cler - just a few blocks away - and the surrounding neighborhood. My wife, 17 year old daughter and I enjoying everything about it for a week. It is in a great older residential building but the apartment is very modern. The pictures are very representative. It is two bedroom, two baths - the baths both have a shower and sink (also tub in master which my wife loved). There is only one toilet/room - which is between the entrance and kitchen. This was unusual to us but not an issue at all. The location was perfect with a metro stop about a block away that allowed us great access to all of Paris. There is also a taxi queue there. The road in front of the apartment is one way - so we had some trouble with navigation on the bus. The front bedroom and living room are on the street side. There is some traffic noise if the windows are open but it is very quiet with the windows closed/latched. The master bedroom is in the interior of the building and is very quiet and the bed is comfortable. There is a small elevator in the building. The apartment is up one level from the street. A rental/management company is used for the apartment. The owner was in the process of changing management companies during our stay so there were a few unexpected things to deal with but nothing too intrusive. We loved every minute of our Paris vacation in this apartment. The wifi worked well and there was tons of information about things to do and local recommendations. We would definitely recommend it and would try to stay here again if we return to Paris in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would be delighted to welcome you back - indeed all our guests have been lovely. Thank you for your forbearance as we moved management companies.
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Summer in Paris

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as described. It had everything we needed and was so convenient for all the sights in Paris.

It was like a home from home.

We really enjoyed 'popping' out to see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night, something you can't do if you are not in a great location.

The level of information about the apartment and the area was second to none, Ian made sure that we had everthing we needed to make our stay memorable.

We watched the end of the Tour de France, watched the presentations close up and still got back to the apartment in time to see all the highlights on TV.

We can recommend the Picasso museum, our 2 sons (23 and 17 and not typically art enthusiasts!) we captivated. We particularly enjoyed the roof top cafe.

If you want to be right in the heart of things and feel Parisian then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in the 7th!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, comfortable, well-appointed apartment in a great neighborhood with easy access to the Metro, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. Ian, the owner, is gracious and attentive to his guests. We will definitely rent this apartment again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment in Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious and has a great kitchen and large living-dining room. We especially appreciated how quiet the main bedroom was. The location is also excellent. We walked to many sights, and a metro stop is only about a block away. The owner was very helpful throughout the rental process and provided great information about the apartment and nearby shops and restaurants. The apartment was ideal for my husband and me and would be great for a family.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Pasco's just outside the apartment - excellent!
Car: not necessary

This the very heart of the 7th Arronidssement: so nearly all historical Paris is within walking distance or, for the foot sore a short two or three stop metro ride. The 69 bus which famously travels past nearly every monument, has a stop just over 5 minutes away. There is a busy taxi cab rank almost outside the apartment. This is one of the great Paris locations,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exceptional cleaning $353.32
Refundable damage deposit $1,884.35
Admin fee for canceling $117.77

The apartment is priced in EUROS, price inclusive of meet/greet apartment preparation etc. Sometimes my agency will charge extra for out of hours actions, such as late night arrival. The client must deal with this.
Changes in exchange rates may alter up or down the final dollar payment.
All guests are expected to exchange emails prior to either the guest or myself taking a final decision on the rental.
Additional services (such as regular cleaning & laundry, or taxi meet at the airport) may be contracted from my agency prior to or on arrival.
All bookings require a successful exchange of rental contract with my agency.

The damage deposit is normally taken as a credit card imprint on arrival.
[ Any smoking will result in a substantial defumigation charge. ]

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.