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PLACE DAUPHINE, 17th Century building, Exceptional Spacious Duplex, 2BR, 2B, AC

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois - Petit Palais on Place Dauphine

UNIQUE , 6 windows on Place Dauphine, legal and registered rental

This unique property located on worlds renown Place Dauphine is located in one of the most beautiful buildings, dating from 1607. The two floors duplex apartment is located on the noble floors of the building and can be reached by a private elevator. The apartment is completely renovated (full AC) although we restored all the historical features of the apartment. Sandstone walls, orinigal fire place, beams, etc.. Best craftmanship of France was used and we completed the decoration by Baccarat lamps, La Cornue "chef" stove and Houles for the curtains. Antiques are putting the finishing touch. The apartment is very quiet since there is no through traffic on Place Dauphine and you are nevertheless in the center of the city on Ile de la Cité. You can see Notre Dame from the windows and the walk to the Louvre takes 5 minutes. You are in equal distance from Le Marais and Saint Germain des Près and that walk takes 10 minutes. There are three metro stations right next to the building as well as a train to Versailles. Many good restaurants at Place Dauphine and at walking distance.

The layout of the apartment is: floor 3, entrance with toilet, closet and hidden laundry room with washer and dryer. Large living room and dining room. On this floor is also a complete kitchen with an authentic La Cornue stove, dishwasher and large refrigerator, Nespresson coffee machine, chilled wine cellar and all other applicances you need to make a chefs' meal are available. On floor 4 which you reach by an internal easy to walk up staircase you reach two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, large closet and drawers, safe and a seperate toilet. The adjacent bathroom with a Carrare marble sink has a bath and facing the bath is an open space italian shower. The second bedroom has two seperate beds which can be turned over to a king size bed, large closet and its own bathroom very well appointed with an amazing shower of which the protection shields fold up against the walls, leaving you a mirror and plenty of space to dress up and make yourself pretty. There is a toilet in this bathroom, so complete privacy for all the occupants. This second bedroom can also be reached by the front door of the 4th floor, so ideal for two couples or families. Both bedrooms as well as the living room have the main windows on the magical Place Dauphine. For larger parties, we added a sofa couch in the living room for 2 persons. But above all these material details, the important thing is that this rental is licensed and 100% legal. The ID is : 48.856434,2.342683 (www.opendata.paris.fr: Registre des Autorisations de Changement d'Usage pour Meublés). No fear for nasty e-mails telling you that the rental you selected was closed by the City of Paris.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Vasseur Mia
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Vasseur Mia

Dutch native but living in France since almost 30 years, I love the Place Dauphine. Hospitality is in our genes in Holland, and when my children left home I decided to occupy myself and naturally the idea of sharing this magnificient city came up. I started with one single rental in Saint German des Pres and I like doing this so much that I needed to find other properties to satisfy all the demands. I have many regular guests, so hosting everybody meant more space.

Vasseur Mia purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Vasseur Mia chose 1st Louvre

As a fan of Place Dauphine, I purchased an apartment in 2010 for myself, I greatly appreciated the location, surroundings and atmosphere of this building. When this duplex came available I did not hesitate one second and after several months of hard work, we restored the apartment and added modern comfort to make it even more exceptional.

What makes this apartment unique

Beside all this surrounding beauty, I also guarantee you a property without any functional problems and most important, my properties are all "compensated" which means that I purchased the rights to operate so I have all the authorizations required by the city of Paris, which is not the case with most of the rental properties offered in Paris. Many were closed or are going to be.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

PLACE DAUPHINE, 17th Century building, Exceptional Spacious Duplex, 2BR, 2B, AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. Mia was a wonderful host. The property had everything needed. The accommodations were fabulous. We couldn't ask for a better location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How could it get better than this in Paris

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we stayed on Place Dauphine in Mia's apartments. Last year the studio, this year the two bedroom apartment. This apartment is very tastefully decorated and all amenities were there and first rate. The chestnut trees outside our windows were blooming. The apartment is within walking of the Louvre and the D'Orsay museums. Good restaurants are available just in our tranquil neighborhood of Place Dauphine. The Carrefour supermarket and a number of boulangeries are all nearby.

We hope to be back in Paris soon and definitely staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apartment in a very tranquil location in the centre of Paris.

The property is in excellent condition and was very clean tastefully furnished and well equipped located in a beautiful setting.

We couldn't believe how tranquil and quiet Place Dauphine was right in the centre of Paris. We were 4 people in and around our 70's and we were able to walk to many of the attractions from the apartment and then return and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the 'Place'. Notre Dame is very close as is the Louvre, Latin and Jewish Quarters and a number of metro stations, we even managed to walk back from the Eiffel Tower via the Champs Elysee. Travel from the airport was easy using RER with the station St Michel Notre Dame within 6/7 minutes walk and at a cost of only 10 euros.

There are a number of restaurants close by but beware of La Rose de France where the food is good but when the bill comes it is not accurate and their English deteriorates!!

We would certainly recommend this apartment and the location and would thank Mia for creating such a lovely environment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful aprtment in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four fit nicely into the apartment. Mia accommodated our request to have two twin beds put into the second bedroom so my two teenagers could have separate beds and it worked out perfectly. The master bedroom is very spacious with a lot of closet storage, much more than most. With bathrooms in each bedroom we were all able to have privacy and get clean happily. The showers are large and water is instantly warm. Although we didn't eat in often the kitchen is well equipped to do so. The whole apartment is well equipped with all amenities needed for a nice long stay. We were there 10 nights very comfortably. The view into Place Dauphin is excellent to watch people enjoying the park. The location of Place Dauphin is as nice as the apartment. Very quiet but right in the center of Paris. With a Metro station on the island you are a short walk to wherever you want to visit. If the Metro isn't your thing you can easily walk to Notre Dame, Bastile, The Louvre, The Latin Quarter, St. Paul's village, Saint Germain, etc. With a little more effort we walked all the way home from the Eiffel Tower. I highly recommend Place Dauphin for your stay for a family of four or two couples. The owner takes pride in her apartment and her hospitality. From the beautiful apartment, to the location, to the professionalism of the owner, you can't go wrong with this place. We will be staying here upon our return to Paris, which will likely be soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a fantastic location tucked in the very center of Paris. It is a beautiful area, safe, calm and exceptionally convenient as it is walking distance to many points of interests. The apartment itself is luxurious. It is a 2-story unit in a well-maintained historic building. It is elegant and tastefully designed, sparkling clean and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. It has an elevator which was very convenient for my 78 year-old Dad and my sister who has issues with her knees. The super-comfortable beds got all 5 of us very well-rested. Having 2 bathrooms upstairs, one with a large bathtub, an additional toilet downstairs, and plenty of mirrors made it very efficient for 4 women to get ready for the day. Dining-in made it so special with the gorgeous settings available for us to use. It has large windows, well-equipped kitchen, lots of books, 2 televisions, a good-sized washer and dryer and a lot of fabulous shiny, silver stuff. Everything was spotless. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the point. This is making me nostalgic. Needless to say, we had a very lovely stay. This apartment stands out among other places I’ve ever stayed at and will absolutely rent it again in a heartbeat.

In addition, the owner is a very nice and kind lady. Communication was flawless from the start. I highly recommend renting from her without hesitation. She is simply awesome and her apartment is simply fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We found the perfect apartment in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many apartments in Paris, and Mia Vasseur's Petit Palais was the most perfect of all. Spacious and handsomely furnished, its main appeal for us were the magnificent views of Place Dauphine from its six big windows. Heavy old beams, original fireplaces and period pieces lend atmosphere to the otherwise completely modern apartment - from the grand La Cornue stove to the full-size washer/dryer! And, yes, the property was clean, well maintained (Mia had just finished a complete renovation) and well designed. Mia was extremely helpful, and met us on arrival and departure to help with our bags. We are approaching 80, and are not in our best physical shape, but we managed the 13 steps to the tiny elevator and the handsome stairs in the duplex. We enjoyed having our separate bathrooms, but made little use of the smaller bedroom. The location of Petit Palais can't be beat! We walked (albeit slowly) to Luxenbourg (lunches at Pavillon de la Fontaine were surprisingly good) and to the Tuileries; frequently to rue de Buci for groceries; strolled on Ile St Louis; and walked to the Musée Rodin - with a superb lunch at Le Florimond. We liked croissants and breads from Kaiser and Paul, and lunch at La Palette. We tossed our long list of restaurants, and went at least twice to those in our immediate neighborhood: Le Rendezvous des Camionneurs (around the corner) had the best veal stew I've ever tasted and delicious truffled risotto. Funky looking, but fine food. Our second favorite was La Rose de France (across the Place) for its sole meuniere and lamb shank. A close third was Le Caveau du Palais (right next door) with its ever-popular outdoor tables. We were disappointed with our meal at Restaurant Paul, an old favorite. Best to skip it unless they hire a new chef. A highlight of our two weeks was a superb Vivaldi (Four Seasons) concert at Sainte Chapelle on our own Ile. Tickets were purchased at the Tabac across the street from the church. We had decent duck confit before the concert at the big café across the street. And a vedette ride (the boat is docked just steps from the apartment) was restful and offered lovely views from the river. Coming home in the afternoon or evening we often sat on one of the benches in the Place watching the quiet activities. We've frequently visited Paris and its great museums and restaurants, but we liked the slow pace of this trip, and our beautiful home on one of the most beautiful squares in Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to share interesting discussions with these well travelled guests. I am delighted to learn that they share my passion for this unique location in Paris which is the Place Dauphine and also for the restaurant Le Rendez-vous des Camionneurs which I indicated because it is one of these restaurants that is not show off but offers excellent home made food. I will continue to explore other restaurants so that for their next trip I will be able to recommend another good selection. A bientot.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Car: not necessary

On Ile de la Cité in the hart of Paris at 5 minutes from Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle. At 10 minutes walking distance to Saint Germain des Près and the Latin Quarter and a 15 minutes walk to the hart of Le Marais. Right next to the station that takes you to Versailles in 20 minutes. You are right in the middle of all, but without the inconveniences of the city since on this very tranquille historical square, there is no traffic, so you can enjoy the best of the city without the hassle. One of the most priviliged spots of Paris. Many restaurants close by and the grocery and bakery stores are at 7 minutes stroll.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
late autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
shopping season
3 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
city break
2 Jan 2017 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter season
29 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

We request for a deposit of 30% of the total rent. The balance is due 15 days prior to your arrival if forwarded by bank transfer or Paypal (please add 2% reception fees). Foreign guests can also pay with travellers' cheques or cash in order to avoid bank fees. Cancellation policy 60 days for a total refund if cancellation is due to serious reasons? Within this period we refund if we are able to rent to another guest under the same conditions. Tourist tax is collected on behalf of the City of Paris and is due in cash. We remind you that we are a legal rental and that our rates include VAT.

Manager'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 Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Comfortable bathroom by Villeroy and Boch
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , A guest bathroom adjacent to the living room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The toilet is seperated from the bathroom for more intimacy.
  • The master bathroom with Valentino designers' tiles has a seperate shower and a bath with shower. Carrare marble sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size with premium mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size with premium mattress
  • very elegant bedrooms with unique Cannage wooden floors. Plenty of storage space. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and toilet for complete privacy
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

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