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Location, Location, Location!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Apartment, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to Paris.

Make yourself at home in our spacious and comfortable studio, located in a historic XVII century building in the heart of the Latin Quarter. It offers a unique historical atmosphere, while providing all the modern amenities and easy access to the delights of Paris. The studio was completely remodeled in the summer of 2004.

You are in the heart of the Latin Quarter on rue de La Harpe, located between Boulevard St. Michel and Boulevard St. Germain. Nestled an equal distance between Notre Dame and the Sorbonne, it is conveniently close to Jardin du Luxembourg, the ruins of the Roman baths from the 1st century, known as Thermes de Cluny, and the renowned expatriate bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. The Seine River with it's two islands, Ile de la Cite and Ile St Louis, is 200 yards from your door step. An abundance of restaurants gives you a full spectrum of the best in European and North African cuisine.

The RER station (line B) is just a two minute walk from the studio, directly connecting you to Charles de Gaulle airport. All of Paris is accessible from two nearby metro stations, St. Michel and Cluny and Sorbonne, and several bus lines.

The spacious studio occupies 36 square meters, and is located on the 2nd floor.

Living Room sleeps 3 with Queen-size bed, Futon chair, which is a single bed, Café table and chairs,

Courtyard view, Exposed beams, stone-laid wall, traditional tile floor, Extra storage and supplied linens, High-speed Internet access, Phone with local access, answering machine, and CD Player.

Full Kitchen has 4-burner electric glass cooktop, Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator with freezer, Coffee Maker and hot water heater, Pots and pans, utensils, plates, colanders, Washing machine and vacuum cleaner.

The bathroom has a Full-size shower, tastefully tiled, towels supplied, separate bathroom and shower.

Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About The Owner

We miss Paris and hope that we'll be able to come back someday. For now, we live in Portland, Oregon.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Sorbonne

On one of our visits to Paris, we stayed in the Latin Quarter and fell in love with the location, atmosphere, and feel of history.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet at night, lively during the day, direct line from airport, close to many historic sights.


Sorbonne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Our bathroom is tastefully tiled in a traditional style. Towels supplied.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeping area features vintage exposed ceiling oak beams and stone-laid wall. Sheets and linens provided. There is also a pine armoir and a dresser for your use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


A true GEM in the perfect location!

VRBO Bear stayed here

May 19, 2017

This airy and bright studio is an absolute GEM and it was perfect for the VRBO bear and its partner. The location of this lovely property is ideal. It was a breeze to get to and from the apartment from the Gare Du Nord Train station. In addition, there are plenty of subway options within minutes of the house (RER B, M4) and many bus stops as well. The local grocery store literally a two minute walk away from the apartment, and a lovely creperie and bakery are located just downstairs. Rue De la Harpe itself is buzzing with great food options and many museums and Notre Dame is right around the corner. The Eiffel Tower is 4.1km (2.5 miles) away from the apartment and a scenic 50 min walk to the tower runs along the Seine River and covers a lot of Paris’ best sights and museums including The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and the Tuileries. Even though the house is on a busy street, once you close the door, the sounds vanish letting you unwind in peace. The apartment is full of light, very tastefully decorated, and had all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay (including a washer, iron, TV, great shower fixtures, and reliable internet). We loved coming home to this cozy retreat after a long day of walking around in Paris and we really look forward to visiting again.

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Location, Location, Location!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment, as has been said before, is in a wonderful location for exploring major sites in Paris. Metro and bus connections are easy, and many places are walkable. the apartment is quiet and very comfortable. Everything worked fine, except the telephone (which we couldn't get to work at all, but we didn't really need it). Can't comment on the TV, because we never tried it. One observation: the step right before the toilet is a problem at night, even with the light left on. By the end of the week we were there we were pretty well conditioned, but both of us stumbled and almost fell a couple of times in the middle of the night. Not something fixable, but be prepared.

Overall, an unbeatable location, very pleasant abode, and the home base for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

As the posting highlights 'Location, location, location' pretty much says it all.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay and be in the middle of everything. Literally step out the door and you find yourself in the midst of activity. My wife and I were able to walk to many of the attractions in Paris but also had access to the metro a block away.

The unit itself had everything we needed for our stay and was just right for two people. Previous posts mentioned narrow stairs up to the unit which were true. Fortunately we only had carry on luggage making it ok. The kitchen had everything needed for a short stay. If planning to do some light cooking there is a grocery store just down the block for any items needed. Of course you will be passing up several restaurants which may make you think twice about cooking at all. In most cases we made breakfast and coffee to start our day. One thing to keep in mind is that there isn't an oven if you are thinking about making a quiche or bigger meals. Again there are literally restaurants the second you take your first step out of the building. To the right you can have Italian or to the left get a crepe.

The bottom line was the place was great and its location awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Best location EVER

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Paris. We stayed in the Marais last time. The location of this place is SO much more convenient (for touring, metro-ing shopping, Notre Dame-ing) and yet quiet and homey. We survived the 80F heat by opening the windows for some cross ventilation and the location of the apartment at the back of the building made sleeping with the windows open not too loud once the restaurants downstairs got their dishes done.

We loved the creperie downstairs (Tevi and family) and the rachlette bistro. There is a grocery store at the end of the street and there is the Hotel D'Cluny on the next block. We heard the lovely bells of Notre Dame on Ascension Day. We were able to metro to anywhere by turning either left or right. It was a lovely place to stay and I hope we get to come back. Merci beaucoup!!!

Bonnie and Megan

Salt Lake City, UT USA

May, 2017

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay! This is our favorite part of Paris as well. There used to be a pizza place downstairs that was lovely, but, alas they closed. Plenty of choices still. :-)
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Just as good the second time around...

  • 5 of 5

We loved it the first time, and were just as happy the second. The studio itself is spacious and well equipped. We enjoy some of its features, which after many Paris rentals, we find special: the large and separate kitchen with a convenient pass-through, an easy to use washing machine, a clothes rack with clothes pins, and lots of amenities which we don't use, like TV and phone. The heading for this studio is "location, location, location," and that couldn't be more accurate: you are in the middle of a lively, safe, semi-pedestrian tourist street loaded with restaurants and stores, 1 block from the metro, and within walking distance of practically everything you wish to see. Be prepared to enter into an old building, though, with narrow spiral stairs, and a very creative way of updating the plumbing facilities: the toilet/sink is one step down from the shower: both are in the hallway. Bring a night lite because there are several steps leading up into the kitchen/bedroom. Most of all, have fun - you are right smack in the middle if the most beautiful city in the world.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great return visit

  • 4 of 5

This was ous second stay (initial one in 2008, look for review) and had a great time, despite the cool and wet spring weather. It felt like coming home to an old friend! Nice to have some basic supplies in stock in the kitchen, and cooking your own meals with supplies from the nearby farmers' markets makes eating in Paris much more affordable! Loved being able to hear the Easter bells from Notre Dame!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo BC

What an enchanting week!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Paris before, and wished to have an apt. instead of a hotel as my husband has so many food allergies. The apt. was way more spacious than we expected. It was easy to cook for the 2 of us there and having a clothes washer was great. We always travel with a nightlight for washrooms, so we aren't falling. This was particularly useful here as the washroom was creatively put in on a different level. The narrow stairs up scared us the first time, but soon became a new norm and they added to the wonderful character of the building. The area was so perfect for 1st timers as we walked for miles with always architectural eye-candy flooding over us. We felt safe out on the streets even late at night as always lots of tourists about and the business owners soon got to recognize you and not try to tempt you in to their restaurants. When we wished to go farther afield, like Versailles, it was so easy to jump on public transportation. Jean Claude was so welcoming and thorough, and made it very easy for our early exit also. If we ever get back to Paris, ahhh! [too many places to see, too little time left, too little vacation funds] we would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
170 Metres
Piano bar - Le Relais de la Huchette
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Gare du Nord or Gare du e l'Est
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
La Petite Bouclerie Creperie
Car: not necessary

Great historical sights nearby including the Notre Dame, Ruins of Roman Baths (Thermes de Cluny), and the renowned bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. The studio is conveniently close to the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Sienne River, and the Sorbonne.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $276

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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