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Luxury stay with champagne in an Artist's Atelier In The 5th

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Be assured that this property functions completely within the legal restrictions recently set in place by the Mayor of Paris for short term and vacation rentals.

Enjoy this newly renovated and decorated one-bedroom apartment in one of Paris’s most sought out neighborhoods. Parisian artist, Françoise Dutourleau, has decided to open her home to guests after having renovated it to incorporate some of the same details found in only the best hotels. Opposed to staying in a hotel, you’ll have room to spread out and cook in the gourmet kitchen.

The bathroom is new and spacious with both a shower and large tub as well as two sinks.

Some nice amenities include two flat screen TVs, a CD player, excellent wifi throughout the apartment, hairdryer, washer/dryer and, a Nespresso coffee maker. We have a good assortment of books on Paris in the apartment to help you plan your visit. An added feature is free cable with movies of your choice and a telephone with free calls to the United States. A nice bottle of champagne will be chilling in the refrigerator to welcome you to Paris.

The apartment is nestled on a quiet one-way street on the left bank. This is a real neighborhood with a generous assortment of restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, markets and bars within an easy strolling radius. The lively and colorful rue Mouffetard is about a ten minute walk where you can kick back and enjoy the bustle and join the locals dancing on Sunday mornings. Rue Mouffetard has buildings that date from the middle ages and it now hosts a colorful, daily fruit and vegetable market. The Jardin des Plantes, its museums and the Seine are both easily accessible by foot with the Jardin des Plantes being no more than a few minute walk. Also easily accessible is the Pantheon, Place Monge, Arène de Lutèce, the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens.

If you love to eat, there are a plethora of choices including a one star guide Michelin restaurant which is one of our favorites and is no more than two blocks away. In addition to the traditional bistros, local restaurants and bars, the neighborhood offers some excellent ethnic choices. If you get tired of dining out, the apartment offers dishes, pots, pans and silver so as to enable you to prepare a lovely dinner in Françoise's beautifully equipped kitchen. (Keep in mind that there are five bakeries, not including rue Mouffetard, so you should always be able to find fresh bread and goodies daily.)

The apartment will be Françoise’s permanent residence in the near future. As a result, it is evident that much love went into the restoration with an attention to quality and aesthetics. Françoise’s goal is that those who choose her apartment will have a beautiful and welcoming place to stay. For example, you can count on a bottle of champagne to be waiting for you as well as some of her favorite wines!

I will be meeting you at the apartment with keys to give you a tour of the apartment and to help answer any questions on getting settled into the neighborhood. More often than not I am only a phone call away.

More Details
Registration Number : 7510501109906

Property Manager
Loui Franke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Loui Franke

I decided to retire in Paris after having lived and worked in Key West, Florida for about 20 years. I recently published a book called 'Parisian Postcards : Snapshots of Life in Paris' and I continue to enjoy sharing my experiences of living here with others. I am helping the owner, Françoise, with her lovely apartment.

Loui Franke purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Loui Franke chose Jardin des Plantes

Françoise has many wonderful memories of this part of Paris and so she and her husband bought this apartment for their retirement home. They have renovated and decorated the flat with love and wish to share their piece of paradise with others. As an added bonus you can enjoy Françoise's beautiful and original paintings.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! You can enjoy a piece of luxury living in one of Paris’s most sought out neighborhoods. Here is a neighborhood not overwhelmed with tourists but everything is at your fingertips from great restaurants to shops and banks. Best of all, it is easy to get to the Seine for a daily walk and the owner wants each person to have a comfortable and luxurious stay! La vie en rose in the 5th.

I am here to help with your travel planning, to answer basic questions and to organize your getting the key. We want you to have a good introduction to the neighborhood and to answer your questions on getting settled into your home away from home.

If you wish to rent for one month or more please ask about special rates.


Jardin des Plantes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Smoking is NOT allowed within the apartment or in the hallways. 2. Only registered Guests may stay overnight in the property.
  • 3. Please leave the apartment as you found it. 4. Only use appliances for their intended uses. 
  • "House Rules" are forwarded to every guest to read and initial, then scan and return to us.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one full bathroom that includes a tub, a shower and two sinks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is one bedroom and one fold out couch in the living room. The couch opens to a double bed and it is excellent quality. The bedroom includes a small flatscreen TV and the bed is a king size (180 x 200).
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Not only is the apartment beautiful and spacious it is immaculately clean.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury stay with champagne in an Artist's Atelier In The 5th
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
MInneapolis, MN

Live Like a Local & Easy Access to Tourist Spots

  • 5 of 5

This place truly is a GEM! We stayed a month and wanted to not only hit the big sites in Paris, but to experience a "taste" of what it would be like to live as a Parisian. In addition, as two single women, it was important to us that our apartment was in a safe neighborhood, a quiet building and on the ground floor (we couldn't imagine climbing up and down 6 flights of steps like we saw in many other rentals) This apartment delivered on all counts, PLUS we were blown away by the "above and beyond touches" from the owner and the caretaker that made this a truly unique "feel like a local" experience.

First, the location: While the bus stop is on the same street, we loved using the metro (there are several metro hubs within a few blocks) This allowed us to get to any of the tourists sites throughout the city quickly and easily. Now the bonus: Literally one block from the apartment are the most charming neighborhood shops where most of the employees speak some English and all were very friendly and helpful. Our favorites: the cheese shop, the delicious artisan bakery, the butcher shop (you must try his fresh rotisserie chicken-but order the day before), the Italian men who have a fruit/vegetable shop and, across from the Jardin des Plantes, the "les crepes du jardin" corner creperie stand (delish! and only a few euros)

Next, the apartment. It's updated, spotless and "chic modern" showcasing the owner's original artwork. We enjoyed the quiet building, free wifi, access to the outdoors/fresh air via the quaint patio, a view of courtyard gardens, very comfy bed, and a stocked bookshelf. Don't worry-the bath amenities are all updated and modern/easy to use. Since we were here for a month, we used the kitchen and found that it had anything we needed when preparing a meal. We LOVED the easy-to-use Nespresso coffee machine and the electric kettle.

Finally, the owner & caretaker: Thoughtful touches from Francois (the owner/host) made our stay above-and-beyond what any luxury hotel room could have done (ex: we were delighted to find little treats such as a bottle of champagne, wine, beverages, or chocolates refreshed for us throughout our month-long stay)

Loui, the caretaker, is an awesome resource; she answered all our questions and provided us lots of invaluable tips throughout our visit. We also enjoyed reading Loui's book, Parisian Postcards, and learning of some off-the-beaten path places to visit in Paris.

This place truly is a GEM in Paris!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place near rue mouffetard

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location. Apartment is very comfortable with all the usual amenities, and many many more. We loved the slippers! This was our second stay and we will be going back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The greatest compliment is to have someone be pleased enough to come back. Françoise and I extend our heartfelt thanks for your support and we look forward to your returning to Paris. We send our best regards for the upcoming holiday season.
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Toronto, Ontario

The Apartment is Wonderful as Described

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described right down to the smallest detail. The location on the ground floor is quiet and convenient; you do not have to deal with an old elevator common to most Paris apartments. Loui is super helpful during your stay. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always very gratifying when our guests take the time to write a few lines about their stay. We enjoyed having you. You were great guests and we look forward to your returning next year.
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Walnut Creek

Very clean, functional, wonderfully decorated apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the apartment, which had all we wanted. Everything was

very clean, the bathroom is super nice and the kitchen was well stocked. The apartment is also easily accessible on the ground floor, though because of this we were not able to sleep with the windows open. We appreciated all the little thoughtful gifts from the owners, made us feel right at home in Paris.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Françoise and I thank you for your generous praise. It was our pleasure to host you in Paris and it is always a pleasure when our guests are pleased with the apartment and our neighbourhood. I must say the apartment was perfect after your departure and you are the first guests to have made the bed. We are not supposed to be partial but you may be our perfect guests. Hope to see you again.
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What a wonderful apartment! Everything we could possibly need within arm's reach.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the artist's atelier. Francoise is a talented artist and her apartment has stunning aesthetic touches throughout. She left great coffee, wine, and snacks and we loved being near the Jardin des Plantes. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind recommendation. It is very gratifying to have our guests appreciate the effort that we make and to appreciate this part of Paris which we call home. I do want you to know that I read your beautiful remarks in the Guest Book and I apologise for not telling you "Congratulations" sooner!!! Great news and we wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness and look forward to your return visit.
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is just a wonderful apartment. Real, king-sized bed!

All amenities. Even a couple of bottles of wine to greet your stay.

Around the corner from everything needed, as well as jardin des Plantes.

Would stay again in a flash, as well as recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Sorbonne
Rue Mouffetard
Jardin Des Plantes
Grand Mosque of Paris (Institut de la Grande Mosquee de Paris)
Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg)
Notre Dame Cathedral
Au Refuge du Passe
Agapes Traditions et Gourmandises
La Traversée de Paris
Nearest Airport
14.5 Kilometres
Orly (Charles de Gaule is 31.5 kilometers)
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Austerlitz, Lyon, Montparnasse & Gare de Nord
Car: not necessary

Rue Mouffetard, The Jardin des Plantes and its museums, the Seine, Sorbonne, Pantheon, Place Monge, Arène de Lutèce and Luxembourg Gardens, fruit and vegetable marchés


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $122.7

We have a simple contract that we ask you to read and sign. This includes a "Rental Rules" page to initial, scan and return. We ask that you complete the contract to include your address and phone number, sign the contract, scan it and return it to us by email. The purpose is simply to remind our guests to treat the apartment as their own. We also require Damage Protection Insurance instead of paying a security deposit. This is billed and payed separately.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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