Located on the Ile de la Cite, only a few steps from the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sainte Chapelle, this large (1,600 sq.ft.) and elegant three bedroom, three bathroom apartment overlooks the Seine and the Pont St. Michel. From here you can enjoy direct views over the river traffic on La Seine or walk to the Place Saint Michel, the Sorbonne, the trendy Blvd. St. Germain on the Left Bank or to the Chatelet - Les Halles area or the Marais district on the Right Bank. This really is the very center of Paris!
The apartment takes up the entire 3rd floor of a grand, historic building right on the bank of the Seine. From its windows and the large balcony you have an unobstructed view across the river to the Place St Michel into the heart of the Latin Quarter. Many of the main historic and cultural sites and monuments are close by: the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie are just around the corner, the Louvre and the theatres at Chatelet are only a short walk away and the vibrant Left Bank area is right across the bridge outside the front door. Metro and RER stations are a block away. Access to the apartment is controlled by secure coded entry to the internal courtyard. The historic hallway leads to a brand-new elevator and a separate stairway.
Four tall double-glazed French window doors at the front of the building open onto a narrow balcony that extends the full-width of the front windows. The view is to the South directly over the Seine and the St Michel bridge, with barges and tourist boats passing by most of the year. The quiet street below carries little traffic. The large and impressive living room has very high ceilings, the original marble fireplace and classic, comfortable furnishings. The two double French window doors open onto the balcony.
The large dining room also has a high ornamental ceiling and a tall window. The large dining room table can seat up to eight persons. The apartment is equipped with a LCD flat screen television, 150 channel cable TV (including CNN and BBC), DVD, HiFi equipment with MP3 connectivity and Internet high speed broadband WiFi and Ethernet connection.
The two largest bedrooms are reached through double doors located on each side of the living room. The main and second bedrooms overlook the river and are located on each side of the living room. The third bedroom is located behind the main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom connecting the two bedrooms, although the doors can be shut so only those in the main bedroom use this bathroom.
The Master bedroom is very light and has a tall double French door to the balcony at the front of the building. There is a very comfortable queen size bed with a deep but firm mattress. This bedroom has its own modern ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, basin and hand painted tiles.
The second bedroom is on the other side of the living room. It also has a tall double French door leading to the balcony at the front of the building. This bedroom has two twin size single beds with separate headboards that can be converted into a comfortable queen size bed, if required. The modern en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet and basin.
The third bedroom is at the rear of the apartment with a tall double window onto the courtyard. It has a single trundle bed which can be converted to two singles or a joined double bed.
The kitchen and family bathroom (with tub and washer/dryer) are located down a corridor, in a separate part of the apartment, off to the right as you enter through the main doors of the apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped with a four burner gas stove and oven, fridge, freezer, double sink and dishwasher. All cooking utensils and other small appliances are top quality, all cutlery, crockery and glassware is supplied. The kitchen has a separate exit leading to an elevator at the rear of the apartment.
The third bathroom has a full size bath with hand shower, a bidet and wash basin.
There is also a washer and separate dryer (all instructions are in English). Other equipment includes vacuum cleaner, steam iron and ironing board. The apartment has smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher. Cribs are available for small children.
This is a NO SMOKING apartment!