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NEWLY RENOVATED very quiet charming 2bed/2bath flat in the Marais sleeps up to 4

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Sainte-Avoye - Pied-à-terre

FULLY RENOVATED 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; quiet and fully equipped kitchen

This beautiful apartment (" Le Pied-à-Terre") has just been completely renovated (April 2015), combining period features with all modern conveniences. The high ceilings with the old, exposed wooden beams, the wooden floors and the black and white marble in the bathrooms make it truly magical, giving you a true Parisian feeling.

It is located between two courtyards, on the second floor of an 17th century house in the heart of the Marais, making it very quiet and even allowing you to sleep with open windows.

The apartment's layout and its size (75 square meter/800 square foot) will provide you with ample space to relax and to enjoy your own privacy. Ideally suited for two couples or a family with children, the two bedrooms sleep 4 guests comfortably. One bedroom has a four poster, king size bed, whilst the other has 2 single beds with unique bed-stands (all mattresses are new) . The finest Egyptian cotton linen has been chosen for your comfort and pleasure. Both have their own bathrooms (one en-suite), equipped with 1940's style fittings, black and white Carrara marble floors and Parisian Metro tiles. There is also a separate toilet. High quality face, hand and bath towels are provided. Each bedroom has got a powerful avant-garde silent Dyson (AM08) air cooler.

The sitting room is very large and has a mock fire place with many candles, antiques, modern art, leather chairs and a designer sofa, dim-able lights - a perfect place to relax before or after exploring Paris. The chef's kitchen has been designed and equipped to enable you to cook a wonderful meal. It has a lovely, large white Carrara marble work area and faces the dining area which has a stunning 19th century wooden table which can sit up to six guests. A large Freud retro style fan is at your disposal.

Naturally Pied-à-Terre has modern independent heating in each room, including the bathrooms; free high speed wifi; flat screen TV; DVD player; DVD library, books; BOSE docking station, washer drier, microwave, induction hob, traditional oven, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster and dishwasher You can make free landline phone calls to over 150 countries.

We have recently installed "Apple TV" enabling you to log into your account (Itunes) and watch your favourite films. There is also "Netflix" which you can use, free of charge, to watch films and programs both in English and French.

This property is located in the heart of the Marais, the most vibrant arrondissement of Paris, in walking distance from many attractions like the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso Museum, Place de Voges and even Notre Dame. The neighbourhood boosts many nice restaurants/brasseries, organic stores, patisseries and the flat is only 5-10 minutes walk away from the famous covered food market "Les Enfants Rouges" were you can buy organic fruit and vegetables, lovely fish and great French cheese.

The closest Metro station is Arts-et-Metiers 5 minutes away from Pied-a-Terre and buses and Velibs (bicycles that can be rented daily or weekly and are a great way to explore Paris) are close by. However, given Le Pied-à-Terre's central location you will most likely explore Paris on foot. The airports and the main train stations can easily be reached by public transport or by taxi and you will receive all information you need when you book the apartment. A manager will welcome you, show you around the property, give you the keys and provide you with valuable tips. He is of course available in case of emergency or for any questions you may have.

For guests who would like to come with a car, the nearest parking is located less than 150 meters from the flat and is called: "Parking Temple Alizés". Should you wish to book in advance, you get discounts using this website - http://www.parkingsdeparis.com/

Don't hesitate to come back to us if you need help on this.

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Ivan

As a child, I lived in Versailles and Paris was the city of my dreams. When I finally moved to Paris I loved exploring and savouring this wonderful and vibrant city. I always wanted to own a traditional Parisian apartment in the city centre.

My dream came true in 2004 when I purchased this property whilst living in London. I enjoyed visiting Paris regularly and staying in my apartment.

I decided to renovate the property totally and to give other people the chance to share my passion for this incredible city. Having said that, I love the apartment so much that I often visit and stay in it myself.

Ivan purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Ivan chose 3rd Le Marais

The combination of 17th century Parisian charm, antique furniture, exposed beams, all modern comforts, the location, right in the heart of the Marais ,and the fact that it is incredibly quiet make the apartment unique.

The kitchen has been designed an fitted to satisfy any hobby cook and the proximity to food markets and typically French food stores make it very easy to prepare lovely meals.

Being in walking distant from so many major tourist sites and being surrounded by wonderful places where one can eat and drink without having to use public transport makes it a perfect base for a short visit or a long stay.

The manager, who lives in the same building, will take good care of you ensuring that you receive the best customer service and, as a local, he can give you wonderful recommendations.

What makes this apartment unique

Totally refurbished; incredibly quiet - sleep with your windows open in the summer! Central location


based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

NEWLY RENOVATED very quiet charming 2bed/2bath flat in the Marais sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Amazing. Perfect. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Paris for the first time as two couples for a 5 day visit to this amazing city. We had so much help from this owner, who helped us change our itinerary when we realized our dates were one day off. He promptly responded to all questions. The Pied a terre was PERFECT for two couples. The unit is beautifully and completed appointed with all you could need for the stay. The house manager was there to greet us and walked us through the unit, how to use the appliance (washer/dryer combo, worked great), and was so warm in her welcome. The location of the unit was terrific, walking distance to many of the major attractions (Notre Dame, St Chapelle, Musee d'Orsay, etc) and in the heart of historic old Paris. As you can see from the photos, the unit is restored to capture the age of the building while updated so elegantly for today's comfort. Both bathrooms were great, we could not have been more delighted. We would definitely hope to stay here again when we come back to this fabulous city. Thanks Ivan!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely and had everything we needed, but not crazy about the neighborhood. First, it's in a building where all windows are on the courtyard and face (very closely) other apartment windows. No sense of privacy whatsoever. We kept the curtains closed most of the time. That might not be a bad thing if you're used to it. I guess I'm getting too old for that kind of situation!

Apartment itself is beautiful. The street, not so much. if you don't mind the street, it is conveniently located and only about 5-6 minute walk to the Arts and Metiers metro stop. It is a good value for a two bedroom/two bath apartment.

The owner is lovely and was great about communicating with us. He has a small agency handling the greetings, so you probably won't meet him. I was a bit put off by the greeter. We had some confusion about our arrival so she was two hours late. That wasn't her fault, but she kept complaining about the owner, which I found to be very unprofessional.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cynthia, I am so glad that I could be of assistance to you and that despite some small issues you enjoyed your stay at Pied-a-terre and that you were able to explore Paris. I am sorry that you found the proximity of other buildings a bit problematic, but I guess this is sort of unavoidable in most European cities and particularly in centre of Paris. The Marais, or 3rd arrondissement, is of course one of the oldest districts of Paris with smaller roads, artisan shops and little cafes rather than perhaps the high end brands and upmarket shops one can find in other parts of town. We appreciate your candid and helpful comments on our greeter (not an agency(. Rest assured that we will talk to them and ensure that such incidents do not happen again. Hopefully we can welcome you back in Paris in the not too distant future. Ivan
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment, clean and very comfortable,great area for moving around Paris,great host in Ivan, would highly recommend this place , so quiet at nighttime amazing. Heather Cole.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful apartment in the heart of Paris, really easy to walk from the door to anywhere you want to go.

The apartment was lovely, we had everything we needed.

Thierry was incredibly helpful.

I recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to discover Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam - thank you so much for your kind review and I am so glad Thierry was as helpful as possible. I will certainly pass on the feedback :) I love the word "superb" as a title.... Thank you. :)
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Ivan and Thierry, who maintains the property were both lovely to deal with. The apartment was cozy, clean, beautifully decorated with modern conveniences. Thierry was exceptionally helpful when our son needed a doctor, he found us someone and set an appointment for us. It really was incredibly kind of him. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review and I am so sorry about your son. I do hope that he is now fine and I have forwarded your thanks to Thierry about his help. I do hope that you will come to see us in Paris with a much better experience for your son! :) Ivan
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Wonderful Parisian neighborhood in the Marais!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ivan and Thierry! You are great hosts. The Marais district is an excellent location for a stay in Paris, a 15-minute taxi ride from most of the major train stations. Your apartment is just as advertised. In a quiet building between two internal courtyards, the beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows can be opened for an airy afternoon and curtained for privacy at night. The Dyson fans provided ample and quiet cooling on hot summer nights. The bedding was crisp and comfortable, and we awoke every morning feeling well rested. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need to make simple meals or enjoy local take-out. There are bakeries and green-grocers and full-blown grocery stores within easy walking distance, not to mention the countless restaurants and cafes. The Arts & Metiers station is a few minutes away, with access to all of the Metro lines you need to get around the city. We look forward to returning, but for a longer stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri, Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to write it. I am so glad that you felt at home in Pied-à-terre! It means a lot to me. Ivan
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle or Orly Sud
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Andy Whaloo (very bohemian chic place)
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Gare du Nord Train station
Nearest Restaurant
140 Metres
404 (Moroccan and famous restaurant)
Car: not necessary

This property is located 5-10 minutes on foot from various museums like the Picasso museum and the Pompidou centre. It is in the heart of the Marais, which has many exiting boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. The Seine, Notre Dame and even the Louvre are in walking distance.

The famous covert food market "Enfants Rouges" is around 5 walk minutes away.

There are 3 "Velib" stations (bikes for rent) in easy walking distance

For those who would like to come with a car, the nearest parking less than 150 metres is called: Parking Temple Alizes. When booking in advance, prices can be reduced using this website http://www.parkingsdeparis.com/


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sainte-Avoye, Paris

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sainte-Avoye in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Shower Enclosure , 40' style fittings, marble shelves, crome towel heaters
    En suit bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 40's style crome fittings, marble floors and shelves, heater
  • Both bathrooms have black and white Carrara marble floors. The bathroom furniture is traditional 1040's style and all the fittings are crome. Crome towel heaters and marble shelves and hair dryers are also in both bathrooms. The shower cabins are large and have rain shower heads
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster bed, large wardrobe, powerful Dyson air cooler
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Black out curtains, en-suite bathroom, antique wardrobe
  • The first bedroom is very large and very light it has a wooden four poster bed, bedside tables with antique lamps a leather chair, large wardrobe and black out curtains. The ceiling has wooden beams. Wooden floors and persian rugs make this room very comfortable The second bedroom has two beds with antique bed stands, black out curtains and direct access to the en suit bathroom with toilet. There is plenty of space for your belongings in the antique wardrobe. Wooden beams and marble tops add charm to this nice room. It also has wooden floors and persian rugs. Each bedroom has got a powerful avant-garde silent Dyson (AM08) air cooler.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading

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