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The Bells of Notre Dame are Magical - Top Floor, Fantastic Views, Paris Center

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property


Imagine waking up in Paris and seeing the most well-known church in the world, Notre Dame de Paris, just in front of your windows. It is so close you can almost touch it.

Penthouse apartment on Ile de le Cite, with fantastic views is now on the rental market. This 17th century building is located in the oldest section of Paris, full of history at every turn. Like many Parisian buildings it does not have an elevator. The stairs are wide and solid and have beautiful stained glass windows.

Your apartment is conveniently located just minutes many transportation options:

• Metro Station Hotel de Ville handles Lines 4 and 11. From here you are minutes away from many of the iconic places of interest for anyone visiting Paris. This includes but is certainly not limited to Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Truileries, Musée du Louvre, Bastille, Centre Pompidou, Gare de Lyon, etc.

• Metro/RER Station Saint Michel handles Metro Lines 4 and 10 as well as RER Lines C and B. The Metro lines will easily get you to the Bon Marche department store, St-Germain de Pres, Jardin des Plantes, Gare d’Austerlitz, etc. The RER lines will quickly get you to both CDG and Orly airports as well as Muse d’Orsay, Musée Branly, Tour Eiffel, Versailles, etc.

• There is an active taxi stand on our corner.

• There is a bus stop for the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus on our corner.

At your Paris Penthouse apartment, you are within walking distance of Hotel de Ville, Le Marais, Place de Vosges, Pompidou Center, Ile St. Louis, St. Michel, Jardin de Plants, Le Sorbonne, St. Germain de Pres, Sainte Chapelle, Latin Quarter, Bateau Mouche or the river tour boats, etc.

Just imagine coming back to your quiet hideaway after a long day of sightseeing; and having time to put your feet up. After a bit of relaxation and a couple of glasses of French Wine, it is just an easy stroll to dinner. Your centrally located home-away-from-home makes this all possible.

Your Penthouse apartment is on the sixth and top floor, with large windows looking on the Notre Dame de Paris. You enter the apartment into the living area. Here you will find a comfortable sofa and loveseat. The sofa is actually a trundle bed which can easily sleep two. There is large flat screen TV which has hundreds of cable channels from around the world. There is also unlimited calling to over 100 countries and WIFI.

There is an American kitchen which includes all the basics, refrigerator, microwave, expresso machine, cooktop, dishwasher, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, etc.

From the living room on your left, is the door to the shower room. Here you will find a shower, sink, and toilet as well as a washer/dryer. We provide towels and a hairdryer.

On the right side of the living room is the door leading to the bedroom. Here you will find a queen-sized bed along with a large close for your use. Even from bed, you can look at Notre Dame de Paris.

Your apartment is located in a secure residential building with coded entry. No pets, no smoking, or children under 10 without owner’s permission.

What you will get from us: We will work with you to provide answers to all your questions before you leave home, and will provide detailed instructions for getting to the apartment, regardless of your mode of transportation. We will offer to book a car service for you, which will streamline the arrival/departure process. We will be there to greet you, help with your luggage, and provide an informative tour of the apartment, explaining how everything works. We will give you a brief introduction to your new neighborhood so you can find all the important things, and can also give recommendations for our favorite bistros, brasseries, cafes, and restaurants, and help make reservations as appropriate. We are only a telephone call away, should you need help, while in our care.

Our mission is to give you the best experience possible, which will make your dream trip even more memorable.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“This place is in the perfect location as you can view Notre Dame from the windows. Very clean and spacious. David is a great host. We Are recommending this place to friends and family. Thank you!!!”
Jul 2017
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Les Îles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, sink, toilet, combination washer/dryer, towel warmer, hairdryer, towels, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large closet
  • Queen-sized bed with large closet for storage. Window looking onto Nortre Dame de Paris and the Left Bank
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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The Bells of Notre Dame are Magical - Top Floor, Fantastic Views, Paris Center
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing location, a bit loud but only because you're across from one of the best attractions in Paris. David was so helpful and you're only a short walk to museums or a short metro away! Would definitely recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris in summer

  • 4 of 5

A compact apartment with an incredible view and the lovely sound of church bells. David kindly let us check in early and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine. David's response to my queries was quick.

The apartment was comfortable but feeling a little like it needed some TLC

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill

Front view of Notre dame

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. It's right across the Notre dame church so we are close to everything we want to see. The place is tight for 4/ -but we are always out. There's also about 150 steps to get to the top, so if you have led problems watch out. Overall this place is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location with easy access to the entire city

  • 4 of 5

This was an amazing apartment that had wonderful views and proximity to metro lines and restaurants. The only reason this is not a five star review is there is no AC in the apartment. We stayed during a near record breaking heat wave in Paris and unfortunately this top floor unit wouldn't cool off even when sleeping with all the windows and doors open. With this being said I would still book here again on my next trip because all the positives outweigh this one flaw in the apartment. Keep in mind I am from Montana and there was still below freezing at night where I can from. Warmer climent folks may have no issue with this at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You should book this apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend any of David's properties. This one is ideally located right next to Notre Dame. That's as central as you can get in Paris.

When you book a property with David, he takes care of you. We arrived on Easter morning. He met us at the apartment and showed us how everything worked. There was a binder in the apartment with helpful information as well. Everything was spotless. We didn't need him during the week, but know he was just a text or call away.

While in Paris, we purchased the 6 day museum pass and visited 53 museums and monuments. Many attractions are right outside the door of this apartment.

We enjoyed chocolate at Edwart. Foyer de la Madeleine, a private lunch club in a tunnel under a church, was an inexpensive treat. An annual membership is @ $7 and lunch is $9. Espresso afterwards is only $1. We loved Le Soufflé à Paris and La Reserve de Quasimodo (oldest restaurant in Paris). So many great restaurants! Shopping was also amazing.

So glad we booked this place and can't wait to return. We will definitely book with David again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis Park, MN

Perfect little apartment in the most ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed for a week at David's apartment on the Ile de la Cité, right next to Notre Dame. Not only was the location a perfect starting point for any destination in Paris, it was extraordinary almost being able to touch Notre Dame just outside the windows. The apartment is small but really the ideal size for a couple, and very well stocked. David met us at the apartment upon our arrival and gave us all the information we needed to start our vacation, and even let us in a little early. My husband and I have rented many apartments/houses around the world and for whatever reason, this apartment has the MOST comfortable bed!!!!!! We have been to Paris many times over the years and this was our favorite location. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A damage deposit of US$500 will be required on arrival. This will be handled via Visa/MasterCard.
You may also pay for your rental by direct deposit or bank transfer to a Bank of America account. Information will be provided on this as needed.

Please visit our other VRBO-listed properties: 422828, 357542, 172590, as well as those shown in the link for ‘All My Rental Listings’, below, just under the map.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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