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2 BD BOLTHOLE NR LOUVRE. Unique 'PAD à Terre'©1999 concept-->4* HOTEL STANDARDS

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property


“Pad A Terre is unique on the Paris apartment rental scene”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

Of British origin, I founded my company ‘Pad A Terre’ in 1999 as an alternative to 4-5 star Paris hotels for a discerning clientele seeking more space for less yet no compromise on their usual standards of comfort. Our unique offer, consistent commitment to professional business practice standards and service, strict adherence to market regulations ensure us a nice position in the high-end segment of a mass Paris’s vacation rental sector.

I have been working in partnership with Homeaway/VRBO since 2005.

We are a French Registered company (RCS Paris 480 984 533).

All properties covered by the PARIS TOWN HALL VACATION RENTAL LICENCE (a legal requirement in Paris).


“The Louvre apartment, as the name suggests is a stone’s throw from Paris’ most famous art gallery.” THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY (UK)

The apartment is located in the heart of historical Paris.  The penthouse of a 17th Century timbered building, it comprises a drawing room with dining area, master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and fully equipped separate kitchen.   Arranged over three floors, it very much has the feel of a private house.  The apartment can sleep up to 7 people (5 beds).

“The apartment has been sumptuously decorated and restored sympathetically keeping all of its original beams and charming historic touches”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

An original 17th century wooden staircase leads up to the living areas, beamed drawing room (elegant 18th Century mirror) and separate kitchen: fully equipped, Siemens high-end oven, Miele washer/drier. All utensils are provided to ensure the most enthusiastic chefs amongst you can eat in if you choose

A second staircase leads up to the 2 bedrooms, and Philippe Starck designer bathroom (installed 2015).  The bedroom's skylight (blackout blinds for restful sleep) offers views of the neighbouring St. Eustache Church.  Solid bleached oak parquet flooring throughout.

“The property is bright, well appointed and fully equipped with all the modern comforts”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

My business objective remains the same since 1999: to create comfortable accommodations, on a par with elegant boutique hotels, in enviable locations, that offer excellent value for money.

All bed and bath linens of the highest quality of Egyptian cotton. Beds offer the highest level of comfort.

“You will appreciate the chance to live like locals in authentic neighbourhood settings”.


You will love exploring the area’s fabulous outdoor produce markets (in the rue Montmartre, Thursdays, Sundays), artisanal boutiques, troving the epicurean riches while shopping the French way.

The area is jam packed with fantastic restaurants and cafés. ‘Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie’ serves the best foie gras ravioli you will ever have. At least according to VOGUE MAGAZINE, and me!

A stone's throw from the Louvre and the Seine, you cannot beat the central location of the apartment. The neighbouring pedestrian Quartier Montorgueil embodies the essence of authentic Parisian life. One of the capital's most colourful market streets.

We have featured in many leading international publication over the years:


“Pad A Terre offerings make you want to pack up and move to Paris immediately.”


“Immerse yourself in Parisian chic in Pad A Terre’s ‘Louvre’ bolt-hole.

Judge for yourselves or visit us on

To see what is unique about our offer, please visit my MANAGER PROFILE.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris,

James Burgess

CEO & Owner Pad-A-Terre since 1999

Listed in VRBO since 2005

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Registration Number : 7510100542862

Property Manager
James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre

I am the CEO and Founder of Pad A Terre, a French registered company. We hold a strong position in the smaller high-end segment of a more 'mass' and unregulated Paris vacation renal market. I believe we are unique for the following reasons:


Pad à Terre is a registered French company dedicated to vacation rentals since 1999. We don't do this on the side and offer the standard of accommodation and service you should expect only from a professional business.


We privately own all apartments. This makes us highly streamlined from a cost perspective. We don't rely on commission that you pay.


Apartments designed by an architect for the vacation rental market. Only in the best areas of town. We offer 4 - 5 star boutique hotel accommodation at a fraction of the price


We embrace hotel standards of welcoming you as a guest and looking after you. Professional cleaning. Top quality bed and bath linens. You'll be met at your apartment by a trained and professional agent


Our unique Pad About Town live feed offers you the insider knowledge to totally immerses you in your Paris experience. Everyone offers you a flat to help you 'live like a local'. We take things one step further.


All properties have a Paris town Hall authorisation for vacation rentals. Most in the market do not

Visit us on for more information.

When booking accommodation, you should always 'check out' first on Homeaway/VRBO.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris.

James Burgess

CEO & Founder Pad A Terre since 1999

Listed in VRBO since 2005

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

Why James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre chose Les Halles

Outstanding location near the Louvre.

Fully renovated May 2015

Exceptional value for money for the area

Fully air conditioned

Very quiet despite unbeatable central location

What makes this apartment unique

PAD ABOUT TOWN. Access to our curated live feed of information all about Paris. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Location was very good, near to metro and RER station. Around the apartment were lots of restaurants and shops. Apartment was clean. Only surprising thing was that there was one bedroom with door and that room could stay one person. The other "bedroom" was in the balcony. Kitchen was perfect and there was everything what you need.\

Hello Annika, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am glad you had a great time. The 2nd bedroom does have 2 beds but It was perhaps not clear in our communication that you required these. Indeed there are many configurations of beds that we can offer. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Kind regards,

James Burgess CEO & Owner Pad A Terre since 1999

Listed on VRBO since 2005
Jun 2016
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Les Halles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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2 BD BOLTHOLE NR LOUVRE. Unique 'PAD à Terre'©1999 concept-->4* HOTEL STANDARDS
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews

All the good things about a Paris Apartment, and none of the bad!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for seven nights, and couldn't have been happier. If you have stayed in Paris before, you may know that there are often "infrastructure issues" associated with apartments in buildings that are 300+ years old. No so with this apartment. It has the great historic charm of a Parisian garret apartment, but with a spacious modern bathroom with plenty of hot water (and water pressure), good heating, and a fantastically comfortable bed. The location is great, on a major metro crossroads, with a food shop on the ground floor, and more restaurants in a five minute walk than you could eat at in a year. James is an absolutely perfect host!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this apartment the most! James made everything so easy - and he had very useful advise about what to do for our very short trip to Paris. Check in and check out were simple. There were more stairs than expected - There were 4 of us and we had several pieces of luggage so getting everything up to the apartment, and then once in the apartment, up to the sleeping area was not as turnkey as I would have hoped. Also there was the queen bed and only one twin bed upstairs, from the description it looked like it was going to be two twin beds upstairs in addition to the Queen. The wifi worked great, the bathroom and sheets and towels were super nice. We LOVED our stay in Paris. We were able to walk everywhere from the location and the apartment is well maintained and clean and so close to museums, fantastic cafes and restaurants - and shopping.....Thank you James!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Janet, I am delighted that you had a good time. I apologise if the check-in agent did not point out the fact that the 2nd single bed is under the other. It is automatically set up for parties of 5 or more or if guests request it. I shall make a note to advise agents of this. For bags we use an excellent car company (who give us trade rates) and carry bags up and down for guests who would rather not do that themselves. Of course this wasn't an option for your party as you arrived by car. Glad you enjoyed the area too. It's one of my favourite in town. I lived there for many years. I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Paris on another occasion. Kind regards, James Burgess Founder & CEO Pad A Terre since 1999 Advertiser on VRBO since 2005
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Location, service. apartment were excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights here as a wrap-up summer vacation and loved it. James and his team run a tight ship and are all very professional. The girl who checked us in was great, gave us some useful tips for eating out and what to do. The apartment as we expected, the area so central you can walk everywhere. The weather wasn't always great but that was the gamble we knew at this time of year. I would strongly recommend booking with Pad A Terre as shall we when next in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waunakee, Wisconsin

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in downtown Paris for a reasonable price. A block from the Metro. Same block as St. Eustache Cathedral which is beautiful inside. Montorgueil street which runs parallel to Montmartre st is amazing for Foodies!

The apartment would be good for a family of 4 or less. We had my Mother-in-law with our family of 4 which made it a little tight at times, but we really spent such a small amount of time in the apartment itself it didn't really matter. I'm 6' and hit my head on the beams a couple times, but it is a really old building with a lot of character, so it is fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxembourg & NYC

Comfortable apartment with bags of character. Good service

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Lovely flat, good value for money in a superb area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean apartment, feel like a local

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. A lady met us at the apartment to give us keys. Pretty flowers on the table. Refrigerator stocked with necessities. Nice touch! Location was very good, very close to public transportation, there was a local street market one day right outside the door (don't worry, not too early!), a shopping mall and restaurants were steps away. The air conditioning was fantastic and all the living areas and bedrooms had A/C. Beds were comfortable, apartment was clean. We didn't have any issues with street noise keeping us awake; it is a pretty quiet street.

Communication leading up to the stay was very good and James was quick to respond via email.

Just be aware there are quite a lot of stairs leading up to the top floor apartment (70 winding steps to the living room), but this didn't really bother us. It helped work off all the baguettes and cheese!

All in all, it was a very nice stay. The A/C is a plus as not all the places I looked at had it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louvre Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Total professional costs $263.71

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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