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*** Steps from Marais & Bastille With Stunning Views of Eiffel Tower ***

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Quinze-Vingts - Marais Apartment W/ Fab View

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, 2 toilets (Sleeps 6)

80 square meters, non-smoking, no-pets centrally heated and fully air-conditioned, immaculate.

The apartment building

It is situated half a block from the River Seine and there's a Vélib station right next to it. The Metro (Ligne 5) is exactly one stop away from Ligne 1 (which takes you through the Marais, the Louvre, the Rue de Rivoli, the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, etc.) and one stop away from Ligne 10 (which takes you to the 5th and Odéon and St. Germain des Près ... all the way to Boulogne). Plus Ligne 5 takes you directly to the Gare du Nord (and Gare de l'Est), as well as to the Place d'Italie, which is a great center for Chinese and Thai food. There are tons of cafés around.

The apartment

Overlooking the Seine and the Yachting Harbour of Paris or 'Port de l'Arsenal', where a number of diverse types of boats are moored, the 90 sqm two-bedroom apartment is a few steps from the historical Place de la Bastille where you find the Opera de Paris. Boulevard de la Bastille faces the nautical entrance to the Canal St-Martin and all the waterways that connect it to Paris and the Seine.

The 'Port de l'Arsenal' is a *marina* in the heart of the city, really charming in a Parisian way and a wonderful place to walk, jog, have a café, picnic: there's even a park for young children there. Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving at the foot of the apartment ! Another wonderful green space nearby is the 'Coulée Verte' above the Viaduc des Arts that was featured in a recent film starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

The most central location in Paris

Within a short walking distance is the Royal Place des Vosges, the Marais, the Ile Saint Louis, the Picasso Museum, the Maison Rouge (latest modern art museum to open in Paris), art galleries, the “Rue de Lappe” and its many ethnic restaurants and pubs,

If you walk across the Austerlitz Bridge you find yourself directly in the 5th arrondissement with the Jardin des Plantes and its zoo (great fun for children), the Latin Quarter and its Open Air Sculpture museum.

When you arrive from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, board RER B (regional fast train) stop at Gare du Nord. Hop onto line 10, in the direction of Place d'Italie for 8 stations; stop at Quai de la Râpée: the apartment is 25m away. It is also very close to 3 other metro lines and many bus routes taking you all over Paris. There are even direct buses from Roissy to Gare de Lyon!

You may want to go further afield to Versailles (via Gare d'Austerlitz), or Euro-Disney (via Gare de Lyon)! Ditto if you are using Paris as a base for exploring Europe, board a train from Gare de Lyon to go to the South of France, Italy, and Switzerland, from Gare du Nord (8 stations away) to go to Central London in exactly 2 hours.

A superb view is the plus of the functional and entirely refurbished apartment located on the 6th floor of a late 19th century building (elevator, interphone security, concierge, armored door). It is full of English-language books and videos: children are more than welcome. With two south-facing windows looking over the Paris Yachting Harbour, the river Seine, the Pantheon and two east-facing rear windows looking over the private garden and a row of 19th century buildings the apartment is light, sunny and extremely quiet. But the best about it is that at night you will enjoy the unforgettable view on sparkling Eiffel Tower every hour for 10 minutes on the hour.

Another plus: this building has a real garden out back, which is fairly rare in Paris.

The apartment has two large bedrooms with ample storage space, one with a kingsize bed, the other with two twin beds transformable into a kingsize. The sofa in the living room transforms into a kingsize bed (rare in Paris) with a wonderfully firm mattress. All the beds are new, extra-firm and of prime quality. Central heating and reversible air-conditioning in all rooms, linen provided, towels provided, glass ceramic cooktop, clothes dryer, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, seating for 6 people, dining room seating for 6 people, 1 full bathroom with large Italian shower and additional toilet, plus second separate toilet, audio tape player, CD, DVD player,VCR, radio, stereo system, flat screen TV set, video library for kids, lots of books in all sorts of languages, unlimited broadband internet access,wifi, garage (2 spaces), absolutely non smoking, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible.

On a practical note, very close by there are ATMs, inexpensive restaurants, organic vegeterian restaurants, small supermarkets, including the farmers' markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays where fresh local produce can be bought.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About Catherine

I lost my husband in February 2012. I have 27-year-old twin sons who live with me when they are not abroad.

Emmanuel is a cartoon animator working in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Jonathan is an IT engineer and the CTO of a new promising French start-up.

Catherine purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Catherine chose 12th Reuilly

Our apartment is located on the 6th floor (lift). We live onsite. So it is very easy to provide our guests with good service : it is very reassuring for them as well.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is uniquely central and enjoys a magnificent view over the whole of Paris. Dining in style with the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance is much appreciated by all our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I wanted to let you know we are now back in the US and had a wonderful stay in Paris and at your apartment. The apartment was beautiful with wonderful views of Paris. You were very organized and all the information you left us was extremely helpful.

We will definitely recommend your apartment to friends and family wishing to visit Paris. Thanks for everything.

Aug 2012
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*** Steps from Marais & Bastille With Stunning Views of Eiffel Tower ***
average rating of 4.962963 based on 55 reviews
South East Asia

Overall excellent option in central Paris

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do reflect the apartment. Probably one of the best ancient building in that street, classy typical Parisian architecture. Nice penthouse overlooking the Arsenal Harbour. Nicely furnished and equiped. Very well maintained, spotless. Walking distance to Bastille, Gare de Lyon (Air France airport shuttle), to subway station. Very well linked to all sightseeing sites. Owner very reliable from the booking until closing of contract and keen on getting fully satisfied visitors. Our party of 2 adults and 3 kids had a great time at this place which we do recommend and definitely keep in our directory.

One tip : have your groceries delivered for your arrival by ordering on line (monoprix, carrefour market), that saves a lot of energy when you come from a 10+hour-flight and make your first morning when jet-lagged kids are ready for breakfast at a time when shops are NOT open yet !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Although I did not get to meet you, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, with Jenny's help. You are welcome any time.
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Ocean Springs, MS

Fabulous Paris apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 teenage children and I spent a week in this apartment and had a wonderful stay. The apartment is spacious, clean, loaded with all necessities and has such character! We loved the location - walking distance to many great areas and easy access to the metro. The apartment has wonderful views. Catherine is very helpful! I would highly recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Trista. It has been a pleasure meeting you !
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West Chester, PA

Great location, safe, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights in this lovely spotless apartment. It had very comfortable beds. Which was a must for my husband. Easy metro access. Lots of restaurants, grocery store, and bakeries within a few blocks. We felt very safe throughout all of France and cannot wait to return. We would recommend this apartment you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you so much Terry for the very positive review. I hope you can come back with your cousins in the not too distant future. Kind regards. Catherine
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Perfect alternative to a hotel

  • 5 of 5

This apartment allowed us to have a home base while visiting Paris. It was nice to be able to come back from a long day of exploring and enjoy another glass or two of wine while watching the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. The area is quiet but still very walkable and we were able to traverse the city on the metro. There are several stops nearby and a short walk to a major train station. Staying here made us feel like Parisians versus tourists. Catherine is very accommodating and she made us feel very welcome. The online description of the apartment is accurate and we were not disappointed. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Brian. You have been terrific guests. You are welcome any time. Kind regards. Catherine
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Spacious top floor apartment with Eiffel Tower view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 10 days in this wonderful, bright, edge of the Marais apartment. With 2 bedrooms and a sleep couch in the living room, it could sleep 6 easily, but we found it to be the perfect romantic getaway for a couple. It was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and good bathrooms and kitchen. We loved sitting in the dining area having our breakfast looking out over the quai (there's a lovely patisserie one block away), and watching the Eiffel Tower light up and sparkle in the evening. It was a great location for us, one block to the metro and walking distance to the heart of the Marais and Bastille. We very much appreciated Catherine's kind assistance. She lives in the building and was always accessible and responsive whenever we needed something. Upon our arrival, she did a walk through of the apartment and provided good information about restaurants, sightseeing and the way to the nearby grocery. The apartment also has free local and long distance phone service and free wifi. The building itself is charming and provides excellent security as well as the much appreciated elevator. We highly recommended this apartment and would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very complete review. You are welcome any time. Kind regards. Catherine
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Great location in Paris with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had four nights in Paris (two couples) and Catherine's apartment was perfect for us. The position is great away from the central hustle and bustle but also close enough to walk to places of interest. The metro is so close which made it easy to get to further away places. It was on the top floor so had a great view and could even see the Eiffle Tower in the distance. Large apartment with plenty of room for the four of us. The lift is handy especially if like us you had large suitcases. Catherine also gave us information on things close by like restaurants, bakery, grocery etc which was very handy.Would thoroughly recommend this apartment for visitors to Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Tracy. It was a pleasure meeting you. Kind regards. Catherine
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Notre Dame Cathedral
"Of course !"
Place de la Bastille
"Lots of Brasseries and bistrots."
Place des Vosges
"Most beautiful square in Paris"
Musee Picasso
"Newly refurbished ! Fantastic!"
Canal St-Martin
Rue Mouffetard
"The place to be on Sunday mornings !"
Rue de Rivoli
"To get you from Bastille to Place de la Concorde."
La Conciergerie
"Beautiful at night !"
Institut du Monde Arabe
"Don't miss the permanent collections and the view from the top floor on Paris : Notre Dame a..."
Jardin des Plantes
"Just across the bridge from the apartment."
Tour d'Argent
"Most exclusive restaurant in town, with fantastic view as well !"
Promenade plantée
"Close by !"
Chez Janou
"A favourite of my American guests !"
Louvre Museum
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Jardin des Plantes
"Just across the bridge from the apartment"
"Just across the bridge from the apartment."
"The latest discovery: raving reviews in American guidebooks and just a few meters from the a..."
twice-weekly peasant's market
Gentle Gourmet Café (Veggie)
"Love it !"
Cuisine italienne de terroir et Bio
supermarket carrefour
Bio C'Bon, organic grocery
"Closest organic grocery"
Monoprix Saint Paul
Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Gare de Lyon
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
twice-weekly peasant's market
Nearest Point of Interest
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all restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Many good restaurants and cafes on Ile Saint-Louis and around Bastille, theatres, opera, ballet, wine and cheese and grocery stores, fascinating walking areas (my favorite, along the Seine at 6am on Sundays when it is 'no cars allowed'.)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Quinze-Vingts, Paris

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holiday season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £892

Prices are for the apartment in euros all included.
Extra maid service can be arranged. A 25% deposit is required on booking (Paypal, wire).
Balance payable via bank transfer (IBAN) or cash on arrival.
There is a 1,000€ fully-refundable Paypal security deposit against damage. The deposit is returned, normally within two hours of check out, when the two sets of keys are handed back, provided you return the apartment in the same immaculate state as you received it.
Changeover day is any time but in July and August we prefer one week from Saturday to Saturday. We will accommodate other check-in dates where possible. Check-in is normally 1pm, but if we can, we try to accommodate guests arriving on overnight flights from North America. We always keep your luggage before you check in if the apartment is not ready; also on check out if you are on a late plane.
Check-out is normally 10am to help same-day changeover cleaning. Special arrangements are possible depending on other bookings.
Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Also 100% refunded if I can rebook for the same period.
If you want to use the parking space add 25 euros per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Quinze-Vingts in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large Italian shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • One bathroom and two toilets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or two twins
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or two twins
  • 2 Kingsize beds (180x200) or 4 twins (90x200) Brand new beds : the most comfortable extra-firm high-resilience foam beds you have ever slept in. Italian sofa-bed : a real Kingsize bed, not a couch! (180x200) 2 Baby Cribs / Cots,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Shutters on all four windows. Pleasant skylights in both bathroom and kitchen. Maid service available on demand every morning. Iron and Ironing Board, vacuum cleaner. Coffee Maker,Expresso Machine

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