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NEW! Louvre Museum Upscale 2 BR A/C, recently renovated SLEEPS 6-7

Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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About the property


Of British origin, I own a portfolio of apartments in paris which I rent through PAD A TERRE - my French Registered company (RCS Paris 480 984 533). We have been offering vacation rentals since 1999 and have been advertising on VRBO since 2005.

PARIS TOWN HALL VACATION RENTAL LICENCE (a legal requirement in Paris).


The apartment enjoys an ideal location in the heart of historical Paris.  The penthouse of a 17th Century timbered building, it comprises a drawing room, Master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and fully equipped separate kitchen.   Arranged over three floors, it very much has the feel of a private house. 

It is very quiet, looking West onto a small interior courtyard and East onto a semi-pedestrian street.  The beamed drawing room with its elegant 18th Century mirror is elegantly furnished with antiques and modern soft furnishings.  

From the entrance door, a staircase leads up to a small landing.  To the right is a walk-in library/closet, to the left a corridor to the drawing room.  Off this is the kitchen.  A second staircase leads up to the 2 bedrooms, and bathroom.  The apartment is bright.  All floors have windows that give onto an internal courtyard.  This is complemented by the bedroom's skylight which offers views of the neighbouring St. Eustache Church.  

The second bedroom has bleached oak wood ‘parquet’, a skylight installed in the roof, making it exceptionally bright. It is a very pleasant space that overlooks an internal courtyard so is also very quiet. The bedroom can be set up with one or 2 single beds.

A stone's throw from the Louvre and the Seine, you cannot beat the central location of this Paris apartment rental.  The neighbouring pedestrian Quartier Montorgueil embodies the essence of authentic Parisian life and has been called the 'new urban village' of Paris.  One of the capital's most colourful market streets, it is home to some of its best restaurants, cafes and food shops. 

Indeed, Queen Elizabeth was paraded up here on her visit to Paris in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of the 'Entente Cordial'. Apparently, she loved the cakes from Stohrer! The adjacent Place des Victories, designed  by Place Vendome's Hardouin Mansart forms an intimate circle around a statue of Louis XIV and is today dedicated to the designer names of fashion.  

An interesting addition to the street is a market on Thursdays and Sundays which is rapidly making a name for itself all across town. This is part of the move toward making the street for sole pedestrian use - it is currently semi-pedestrian.

You may be interested to hear that Pad-A-Terre has featured in a number of international journals over the past years. These include, in the UK national press - The Independent ‘Traveller’ magazine. Our property ‘Garnier’ was selected as one of the ‘Five Best Parisian Pied-A-Terre’s’. On the back of the high standard of accommodation that we offer, journalists from the same groups Sunday publication ‘The Independent on Sunday’, selected Pad-A-Terre as the definitive Parisian vacation rental choice: “Live like a local, the magic of moving in...” Both of these articles are available for viewing on our site. We in fact get frequent write-ups in a wide range of international publications. Others include - ‘The Boston Globe’, ‘International Living’ the US publication ‘Travel Agent Central.

When you request availability from us, please indicate whether your dates are flexible or not.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris. James BURGESS, Owner & CEO Pad-A-Terre

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Property Manager
James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre

I am the Founder and Owner of Pad A Terre and privately own a selection of boutique apartments in some of the best part of Paris. What makes us different is that I own the apartments and manage them as a full-time business giving you the advantage of both.

I am the founder and owner of Pad A Terre through which I manage my portfolio of properties in Paris which I own personally. This makes us different to most on here and indeed elsewhere on the net in that we are neither stand-alone private owners renting direct to guests, nor are we an agency that makes money out of commissions that you pay. For our guests this means you get all the advantages of renting direct from the owner yet in a more professional context. In my mind the service behind the apartment is of equal importance for our guests above all in this rapidly expanding market I've been committed to that as a business owner since 2000.

I buy apartments that are well placed for the market, in only the best areas of town, knock them to the ground and rebuild (with a very clever architect) to create a space that has your needs as a short-term visitor in mind. Location is key of course and all apartments are of course safe and near museums, good restaurants, shops, markets etc.

Our business model is such that we are highly streamlined from a cost-perspective and can thus offer what we believe to be amongst the most competitive rates for this standard of accommodation and in some of the best areas of Paris. Because we are small, we offer a very personal service. The enjoyment that we get out of running this business is in encouraging and showing our guests how to enjoy the 'real' Paris. To that end we provide plenty of suggestions for restaurants, shopping, site seeing etc.

PARIS TOWN HALL VACATION RENTAL LICENCE. This is a legal requirement. If an owner does not have this, you do run the risk of your dates being cancelled by the owner.

James Burgess, Owner and CEO Pad A Terre

James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre purchased this apartment in 1999

Why James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre chose Paris Arr. 1 (Louvre, Palais Royale)

Outstanding location near the Louvre.

Fully renovated May 2014

Exceptional value for money for the area

Fully air conditioned

Very quiet despite unbeatable central location


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

NEW! Louvre Museum Upscale 2 BR A/C, recently renovated SLEEPS 6-7
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

great location- low cellings

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a great location: walking distance to the Lourve, the Centre Pompedieu, Notre Dame, the Marais, etc. and is also right next to the Las Halles metro stop. Place is clean and nicely furnished, but very small. My family (my wife, myself, family friend, and 2 teenage boys) barely fit, and once in the bedrooms could hardly open our suitcases. The big drawback is the low beams and doorway heights; I am 6'4" and had to hunch over all the time. Do not rent this place if you are more than 5'9". Other than that, I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi delighted that you had a good time despite being tall! Being a 17th century building there are timber beams in the apartment. We try to be as clear as possible to avoid any surprises - so for the benefit of others - you may have an issue with 1-2 beams if you are 6'4 (1.95m) or taller. There only 2 beams (30 cm wide) across part of the drawing room that are roughly 1.85 m and 2 m high. Otherwise ceiling heights are good and in parts very high (5m). Door heights are standard sizes. I'm 5'10 and don't notice it at all - but it's a good point to consider for very tall people! Thank you.
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Madrid, Spain

Excellent service and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay here with my family. James provided very good instructions and advice on restaurants in Paris. The apartment is charming and we walked everywhere we wanted to go to - even in the rain. Mochas gracias! P

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, USA

good base

  • 5 of 5

We only had 3 days here but it was good for our party of 4. Near everything. There are stairs but not a problem - the chauffeur James put us in touch with helped us up. We enjoyed ourselves and were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and service were excellent

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time for my family in an apartment and we enjoyed our time. Zoe who welcomed us was very friendly and gave us good advice about what to do. There was an apartment guide with lots of information on restaurants and shops. We went to Spring nearby twice! Fantastic food but a bit expensive and worth it. We would tell our friends to come stay here. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barcelona, Espana

Thank you it was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time in the apartment. The apartment was just what we needed. All the suggestions you gave were great. Thank you from all of us..

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

we would recommend this apartment for families

  • 5 of 5

For my family the apartment was a good choice, very comfortable and quiet and looked like on the photos. The process to book was professional and easy and the girl who met us very nice. It was nice to have some things in the fridge when we arrived early. We are back in Paris now to go home staying in a hotel and preferred being at the apartment. We would suggest this apartment for groups of friends and families..There are some stairs but it was not a problem. Thanks you James

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Les Halles Apartment Rental Rates

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Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 27 2017
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Feb 28 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 25 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Total professional costs $231

We encourage all guests to take out travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances, notably cancellations. In the interest of both parties, all guests are required to sign a formal rental contract with the owner

A 50% deposit is required to confirm you booking. 40% of this amount is refundable 6 weeks or more prior to your arrival dates

The remaining 50% of the balance is refundable 6 weeks or more prior to your arrival date.

Guest are required to sign a damage authorisation form on check-in in lieu of a paying for a damage deposit

Credit card payments are subject to a 3% merchant charge

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Les Halles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • High end Philippe Starck bathroom installed May 2014 during complete renovation of 'Louvre'. Solid oak stone. Full bath and stand up shower unit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
James Burgess is Founder and Owner of Pad A Terre a Paris based luxury vacation rental company. James privately owns a selection of boutique apartments in some of the best part of Paris All properties are professionally manages by his company Pad A Terre and its dedicated team. We are unique in that we offer you the advantages of an owner direct vacation rental yet with the advantages of a professional structure. Founded in 2000 we have the experience to ensure your trip is a smooth and comfortable one and are committed to getting you off the beaten track in whatever you get up to in Paris. To that end we give you a cutting edge local perspective on the city, pointing you to the best (but not necessarily the most obvious restaurants) and of course all things cultural, including some inevitable shopping. We have created a definitive Paris directory of non exhaustive but unique information - Pad About Town.

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