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Luxurious, Air-Conditioned, Charming Studio Apartment

Arsenal, Paris, France
  • Studio322 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Apartment, Studio + three beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

This is a gorgeous, totally renovated large Parisian studio in a 17th century building with massive oak beams, Jerusalem limestone and old oak floors, luxurious fabrics, antique furnishings and all modern amenities. It is in the heart of the ancient Marais, tucked away from the noise of the city on a quiet courtyard. Every attention has been given to charm and comfort.

Conveniently located close to public transportation, in the heart of the Village Saint Paul, and two blocks from the Seine, it is walking distance to almost all major attractions in Paris including the Louvre, Places Des Vosges, Bastille Opera, and Notre Dame.

The apartment is two short flights up from the ground floor (sorry, no elevator).

A personal CONCIERGE will meet you when you arrive and will be available during your stay. Private chauffeur service to and from the airport or train station is available (additional fee 70 Euros for 2, highly recommended). The concierge will meet you and give you your keys and acquaint you with your apartment.

So, what is it about this apartment that I love?

It's beautiful.

It's extraordinarily comfortable.

It's very, very quiet.

Every single possilbility to maximize comfort has been implemented.

It is the perfect pied a terre for a long weekend or an extended visit to the City of Light.

And, who is the perfect client for this apartment?

A couple happy to sleep in the same large comfortable queen size bed, or in adjoining twin beds if preferred. A daybed doubles as sofa and a third twin bed if needed for a third guest - child, teenager or friend along for the trip.

Keywords: Studio Apartment


Jim Braude

Member Since 2005
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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Jim Braude

The smile says it: i love this place. It is quiet, elegant, warm, cozy and in a location that is perfect for exploring this amazing city. i count the days till i can spend time here.

Jim Braude purchased this Studio in 2002


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (1) bed size is actually 160cm, or midway between American queen and king size bed. Sleep Sofa
        (1) the sofa is also a single bed, 70cm wide, 190cm long.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Large tub with shower, WC, vanity and washer/dryer combination new unit.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            In the Marais, 4th arrondissement
          • Village
            In the Marais, in the Village of St Paul


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Free high speed wireless connection, password protected.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        central air conditioning! rare in Parisian apartments.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance
                        FREE to call both fixed and mobile phones in US and Canada.
                      • Garage
                        Not included but here are garages nearby for nightly fees.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat, heated towel rack in bathroom too.
                      • Broadband Access
                        ADSL in apartment, plug and play, high speed and no additional charges.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Housekeeping included, approximately twice weekly. no additional fees. Linens high end, luxurious.
                      • Living Room
                        studio apartment - so living room and sleeping area all in one large room.
                      • Telephone
                        No charges for calls within France and to US and Canada.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Combination washer and dryer, LG brand, new.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Hi speed, easy set up, no additional charges.


                          • Microwave
                            The microwave also functions as a convection oven.
                          • Catering Available
                            Yes, nearby restaurant owners are friends and can arrange for delicious gourmet meals for take out.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Crystal, china and flatware provided.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            high end appliances, induction cook top.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic items like coffee, salt, pepper and sugar are provided, along with detergents for dishwasher and washing machine, as well as paper towels and other cleaning supplies.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                A drop leave antique mahogany table opens into a full circular table that works well for 3 or 4 guests.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Many guide books and novels in bookcase.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    FLAT SCREEN TV with CNN, BBC and many other English and foreign language channels.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Chauffeur
                                          • Concierge
                                          • Massage


                                              • live theater
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • zoo

                                                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


                                                              • Central Air Conditioning, free ADSL, sasher/dryer, maid service, CONCIERGE SERVICES, CHAUFFEUR pick up at airport (additional fee) Free telephone service within France, answering machine, cable TV (80+ channels) with CNN and BBC, stereo and CD Player, full kitchen with high-end appliances, coffee maker, microwave/convection oven, heated towel racks, In room safe, Iron and Ironing board, hairdryer, ample storage. This is an apartment for non-smokers only.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: Flexible

                                                                Check-out: Flexible

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                162 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely and quiet "escape pad" convenient to everything.

                                                                Mark P.

                                                                Through a covered arcade and courtyard one arrives at this secluded and private studio. There is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood outside, but inside is calm and quiet -- the best of both worlds. The old building has character and charm, and the apartment is clean and comfortable. As important as the property, the management team is extremely responsive and professional--including an on-site concierge in Paris. It is a great alternative to a hotel for 1-2 travelers.

                                                                A wonderful stay at the "Racine" Apartment in the Marais District of Paris

                                                                John E.

                                                                The "Racine" is a great property in the Marais District of Paris. It is small, but very comfortable, clean and well equipped with amenities to make it a home away from home. The kitchen has a dishwasher, stove, microwave and coffee maker. There was always plenty of hot water for the shower. The apartment is located in a small, quiet courtyard on the historic Rue St. Paul,and is only a one block walk from the Seine and, in the other direction, a one-block walk to a bustling shopping area and metro stop. The neighborhood is fantastic with restaurants, bakeries, wine stores, and cheese shops nearby. The Ile St-Louis and the Ile De La Cite with Notre Dame cathedral are only a 20 minute stroll away from the apartment. The Paris Opera (Bastille location) is also within easy walking distance.

                                                                It is helpful to know that this property is a second floor walk-up via a narrow winding stairway.

                                                                Our concierge, Marc Wolters, was a great help to us in getting tickets to several museum events, and he also arranged limousine pickup to and from the CDG airport. Marc also took us on a wonderful private gourmet tour thru the Marche d'Aligre where we sampled cheeses, pastries and fresh market produce. We would definitely stay at this property again on a future trip to Paris.

                                                                Living like a local in the Marais!

                                                                Kara Z.

                                                                Wonderful time staying at this apartment! We shopped at the local stores and cooked some great meals. The check in was flawless and the apartment was lovely. The concierge was always available to help, and the WiFi was perfect. The neighborhood was so beautiful. You could spend an entire day just walking around and enjoying the architecture and many unique shops. A metro stop was just a couple minutes away. All in all, we could not imagine a better place to stay in Paris!

                                                                Perfect location in a quiet part of Paris.

                                                                Amy B.

                                                                Beautiful, comfortable apartment close to the Seine in the old village of St. Paul. Our concierge Marc was fabulous!! This apartment is well appointed and QUIET! Would stay here again!

                                                                Comfortable, beautiful and very Parisian!

                                                                My husband and I booked this lovely apartment for our first trip to Paris, specifically due to the fact that we would need help with the language. Also, the location was charming, with many local amenities and close to Notre Dame Cathedral. And since we were traveling in August, the fact that this was air conditioned was a plus. From beginning to end we had a lovely time in this beautiful apartment. Prior to our stay both Jim, the owner, and Marc the concierge were extremely helpful in making our stay perfect. We highly recommend that you avail yourself of the driver service from the airport. This service worked out perfectly for us from and to the airport. Upon our arrival Mathius, the additional concierge, met us with the keys outside the large wooden door entry to the building. The apartment is on the Rue St. Paul in the Village of St. Paul. The Marais is a beautiful and safe area of Paris. Mathius led us through a narrow but charming brick and stone walkway to an inner courtyard to the entry of the stairway to the apartment. The apartment is as shown in the photos, very clean and well done with lovely antique furniture. The bed and bedding were both clean and very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. Bath was clean and efficient. Hot water perfect! We enjoyed walking to the Miss Manon bakery and the Monoprix grocery for coffee and croissants each morning during our three day stay. During our stay, although we did a lot of wonderful walking, when needed, we used Uber too, which worked like a charm. We would like to sincerely thank Jim Braude for calling us ahead of our trip and Mathius who was very informative, polite and such a huge help to us during our short stay in Paris. And he spoke perfect English. (We then went on to Brittany to visit friends). Thank you again Mathius and Jim for your attention to detail and gracious hospitality. We hope to stay at this lovely apartment during our next visit. C. and D., Hershey, PA, USA

                                                                Lovely small apartment in the Marais

                                                                Steve P.Seattle, WA

                                                                The apartment was as described. It is just a short walk to the Seine as well as the Saint Paul Metro Station. Overall a great location to call home during a stay in Paris. We definitely would stay here again during future trips.


                                                                Arsenal, Paris, France

                                                                The location is in the charming Village Saint Paul, an intimate part of the historic Marais or FOURTH Arrondissement, two blocks from the Seine and the Isle Saint Louis, and within easy walking distance of the Bastille Opera, Place des Vosges, Notre Dame, most major museums and monuments, bars and restaurants, and countless wonderful shops for food, antiques, clothing, and anything else you could imagine.

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                                                                PLEASE CONSIDER INCLUDING YOUR PHONE NUMBER IN YOUR MESSAGE TO ME!!! I’ll call you promptly – or, if you’d prefer, call me. My cell in the US is 404 216 6217 and I ALWAYS PREFER TO TALK to guests to be sure this is a perfect fit for you. It’s much more personal, and far more likely you’ll end up very happy with your choice of apartment!

                                                                162 Reviews
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