Typically Parisian, this Marais studio has classic details with thoughtful decoration that will make you want to make it yours! It is situated on the 2nd floor (equivalent to the 3rd floor for Americans) of a historic walk-up building from the 18th century that allows it to have details like exposed wood beams, wall moldings and rustic red tiled floors. However, it has been brought to to today and offers contemporary amenities like a double digicode system at the building's entrance and even a washing machine in the apartment!
The convenient layout of this alcove studio makes it great for day-to-day living as well as having guests over. The sleeping alcove with the double bed is upstairs on the mezzanine level (with ceiling of 1.55 meters or about 5 feet), while the living area, kitchen and bathroom are downstairs. The furniture is a mix of the contemporary and the classic -- for example, upstairs you have a desk and chair set in the antique Louis XV style mixed with a modern dresser and butterfly chair. Downstairs, the candle chandelier mounted on the high ceiling (3.7 meter or 12 feet) adds an antique touch to the rest of the contemporary pieces. The walls and sofa bed are a neutral grey, keeping the room light, but a pink accent rug and throw-pillows add character to the room.
The kitchen is compact and mostly separate, but has the benefit of an internal window that opens to the living area, allowing for easy communication and transport of your finished meals to the dining table. It is here you will find the washing machine, as well as a combination microwave and oven unit and two electric burners. You also have a coffee maker, hot water boiler and toaster for easy breakfasts! Another benefit of this studio is that it has a full bathroom with a bathtub and wall-mounted shower head.
Outside your door, you'll find yourself in the heart of the Le Marais district. Don't worry, the owners of the apartment will be happy to provide you with maps and guides to make you feel at home quickly! The building is situated on a pedestrian street found between larger thoroughfares, near the intersection of Rue Saint Martin and the Rue Saint-Merri. One of the largest modern art museums in the world, the Pompidou Center, is just half a block from your apartment! Many other art galleries can be found in the neighborhood, which may be why the streets are also lined with cafés, bars and trendy restaurants. Check out the Rue de la Verrerie, around the corner from your apartment, for a fun night out. You can get tapas at Les Pietons or try more typical French fare at le Pavé. If you are looking to go shopping, the Rue du Rivoli is less than 3 blocks away, and has an H&M as well as many other sought-after stores and the Les Halles mall is also in the area. For relaxing outdoors, join the students at the Place des Vosges, a popular place to hang out just a block from the Seine. Other tourist spots in the 4th arrondissement include the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville Palace.
If you feel the need to visit other part of Paris, it won't be hard between the Hôtel de Ville metro station just 300 meters away (less than a quarter of a mile), which serves lines 1 and 11, and the Châtelet-Les Halles station gives you access to Lines 1, 4, 11, 14 AND the RER A, B and D! The latter is only 700 meters from the apartment (less than half a mile) and is great for when you need to reach airports or train stations around Paris. The Rambuteau stop is also in the vicinity.