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FRENCH TRUE EXPERIENCE!
Please note that this apartment is 5 nights min( 2 or 3 if there is a 'free spot' in the planning).
Stay in the heart of Paris, This apartment is on the very chic and desirable Ile Saint-Louis, on the river Seine and next to Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame. It is the most beautiful and central location in Paris. Ile Saint-Louis is an upscale neighborhood, one of the most prestigious in Paris, where you have quirky shops and restaurants, bakeries, food stores and clothes stores. You can walk everywhere from here; to museums including the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay, Pompidou Centre and Palais Royal. You are a quick stroll from the Marais, place des Vosges, Jardin Tuileries, Concorde and Champs Elysées. On the other side of Ile Saint Louis you have the Latin Quarter, Jardins du Luxembourg and Saint-Germain des Prés just a leisurely stroll away. There is a boat stop about three minutes walk from the apartment and the famous bus tours can be caught by Notre Dame which is about a five minute walk away.
There is ‘Paris plage’ just across the Seine during summer, starting mid July. This is great for children and teenagers as there are outdoor concerts and cafes and a large swimming pool.
This charming apartment is a beautifully decorated in one of the 'Hotel Particulars” on Quai Bourbon of Ile Saint Louis on the ground floor. The location is undoubtly one of the most convenient and safest in Paris. There is hardly any need for public transport or taxis as the main attractions are within walking distance.
The apartment is situated in a building which is more than 400 years old yet has all modern conveniences. The apartment is in the second courtyard of the building so there is not a single noise from the street. It is very quiet and peaceful, great for getting over jetlag!
There are two door codes and a guardian so you are very safe.
The apartment is 64 square meters and spread over three levels the bottom being in the basement with windows.
The ground floor is the entrance into the apartment with the kitchen and living room. Then above the living room is a mezzanine bedroom with window looking onto the courtyard and below the living room there is another bedroom and bathroom with separate toilet, these are basement level and have skylights to let in natural light and proper ventilation. The whole apartment is loft like in the sense that it is open plan but each bedroom has sufficient privacy.
It has a kitchen area with original tiles and a very high glass ceiling. There is a bar.The kitchen is new and fully equipped with everything you would need to cook a complete meal, plus a dishwasher, microwave/oven and electric elements.
The living room is cozy and has floor boards and original 400 year old exposed stone walls. There is a large three seater sofa , a television with Cable, wifi and a telephone which can be used to make calls to any landline, worldwide or USA cell phone for free.
There are two bedrooms, one is on a mezzanine floor above the living room which has a double bed, this has a window looking onto the courtyard. The stairs to climb to this are attic style and may not be suitable for elderly people or todlers. (Please look at photo) The other is downstairs by the bathroom and contains two single beds which can be pushed together if desired and a large chest of drawers. This is not closed by a wall, but has heavy curtains which provide privacy and would be perfect for two young children or if you were to have guests . Please look at photos. It is so quite and peaceful, you will sleep the best you have ever slept!
The bathroom contains a shower and a separate toilet. There is a very large wardrobe and chest of drawers in the bathroom as well as a washing machine with dryer. There is also a hairdryer.
The courtyard has a small table with benchs, great for having a coffee outdoors, this area can be used by smokers too. There is central heating plus very thick stone walls which ensure that the apartment is well insulated from the summer heat and winter time cold, and there is air conditioning.
Check Out 10 am
Check In 2 pm
However if there is no one directly taking the apartment after you, or is before you, we can allow for extended or early Check In’s.
320e a night or 2200e a week. 5 night min( 2-3 nights is a 'free spot' in the planning.)290e night in winter(except Chritmas vacation)until 15th march 1950e a week
Keywords: Romantic, Charming, Design, Stylish, Paris, Ile Saint Louis, Typical Parisian Home, Antiques, Bright and Light, central, close to all museums, good restaurants, walking distance to everything, Marais, river, beautiful, historical buildings, history, true French experience, authentic.
I'm dance teacher (ballet and modern'jazz). i'm living in ile st louis 13 years ago at 1mn for the appartment. I travelling a lot but i like come back in this place. When i visited this appartment 'i fall in love '!!!!
I did renovation it's a little more modern but more confortable.
Fargeot Isabel purchased this apartment in 2011
Because it's best place in paris to live or to spend vacation. It's so quiet and in the center of the town and for me it was dream to buy in 'ile saint louis'. And it's so charming and so 'frenchy'
And to come for airports there is RER B St Michel exit 5 parvis notre Dame (less than an hour ) and 10 mn by foot for the appartment. It's very easy to go everywhere in paris after .
Why this apartment verses a hotel for a trip to Paris?
Hotels in Paris are expensive and a 4 star hotel in Paris is closer to a 3 star hotel on international standards also with 60 million tourists pouring into Paris a year the service and quality is not always as one would expect.
There are two hotels on the island, Le Lutece and Jeu de Paume where double rooms start at around 250€. I have seen these rooms and they are quite small.
Also eating out 3 times a day can become very expensive. By having a base where you can prepare and eat quick inexpensive meals (baguette and cheese!) can mean huge savings. There are three bakeries located within 30 seconds of the apartment and a supermarket 5 minutes walk away, plus an out door food market close by on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is also a fromagery (cheese monger) on the island and one of Paris best butchers. Water is drinkable from the tap, however the apartment comes with a couple of bottles of mineral water, milk tea and coffee.
If you want the beds made-up and apartment cleaned every morning this can be arranged at an extra cost of 30 Euros a day.
Awesome in all aspects. Owner prompt in all communication. Wonderful stay has more comforts than home. Thank you Isobel!
I want to start with all the positive reviews first. We were a party of four that stayed at the rental property. I can't express how wonderful working with Isabel was. She was fantastic and very informative. Her driver Michel was also great, but the "back-up" driver was not so much.
The location of the property couldn't be better. It was easy to get around and the Seine was right outside the door.
Now for the other side of the coin. The property is beautiful to walk into with a little patio. However, the living room can only fit three people. One of us was always sitting on the floor. The a/c that is stated in the description is only in the kitchen area. This, however, was not a problem as it was very comfortable while we were there.
The property itself is narrow. What I mean by this is the stairs leading the the top bedroom only allows you to use the correct footing to ascend/descend. Also, there was no way one would get their luggage to either the top or bottom bedrooms. Our luggage stayed in the kitchen area.
Also, be aware that the bathroom is on the bottom floor.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to smaller parties.
Thank you Isabel for working with us and allowing us to stay an additional night.
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay in Isabel's apartment. She greeted us with wine and snacks, and provided the essentials for making our stay comfortable (to include robes for both of us!)
The accommodations couldn't have been nicer, and the neighborhood bakery, ice cream and restaurants were just as advertised.
Thank you Isabel for all you help - JoAnn and Emma
We are a family of 4 with teenage children, and the close proximity to the Metro, RER, boulangeries (!!), and many must-see locations within easy walking distance, was ideal. The apartment was stylishly funky and delivered the Parisian immersion experience we had been hoping for. Owner Isabel was warm and welcoming, and very helpful. After a long flight from Australia, it was a pleasure to be met by driver Michel to deliver us, with no fuss, in style and comfort to the property, and again to come for us on our departure.
We strongly recommend this property to enable an easy and simply wonderful time in Paris!
My family of four (me, my wife, and two older teenagers) stayed in this apartment for two weeks in June. The apartment is GORGEOUSLY decorated and very stylishly appointed. It's clear that great attention to detail has been given to the interior design of this space. It was also PERFECTLY located as a home base for exploring Paris. Isle St. Louis is right in the middle of the action, and we were able to get anywhere and everywhere (Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orday, the Louvre, Champs Elysees, the Marais) very easily and quickly. Isle St. Louis itself was a wonderful little neighborhood to call home as well. Wonderful boulangerie, fromagerie, boucher, small grocery, great restaurants, adorable shops, all within a couple minutes walk, which made us feel right at home and like we were living a typical Parisian lifestyle, as opposed to being tourists in a hotel. All in all, a wonderful stay in a wonderful apartment.
Also, Isabel was lovely to work with and very accommodating to our needs. At one point, a lamp wouldn't work, and she sent friends over that day with new lightbulbs. All the front-end details regarding payment were handled by her with the utmost professionalism and assurance.
Like all rental properties, the apartment had its little quirks. It was a bit tight spacewise for four grown people. We felt a little on top of each other at times. The two sets of stairs are a bit precarious, especially at night when trying to make your way down to the bathroom from the master bedroom. We had a couple slips on the stairs during our stay...nothing major, just precarious. The plumbing is also a bit fussy. Because of the old pipes, we were informed not to use any two things at once. Thus, we couldn't flush the toilet while someone was showering, couldn't shower when the washing machine was running, etc. As I said, little quirks like this are part and parcel of choosing a rental apartment over a hotel and come with the territory. But details worth considering.
Across the board, a wonderful time in this apartment. We would definitely stay here again if it was just my wife and myself. If we were traveling in Paris with our older kids again, we might seek a slightly more spacious place, but would miss the ideal location!
We would highly recommend this apartment. The location is really perfect: close to the metro (2 min walk), bakeries (20 second walk!),.and you can easily walk to Notre Dame, the Marais district, Pompidou Center, and beyond. In the mornings, we enjoyed running along the Seine. Ile St Louis has a neighborhood feel and is quiet and charming. Yet, so close to many great sites and neighborhoods. The apartment itself has such charm and history. Isabel has done a fantastic job decorating the apartment. The kitchen has lots of natural light. The bedrooms are more cozy. The stairs really are steep so if anyone has any issues with mobility I would not recommend the apartment to them. I would say the apartment looks even nicer in person than in the pictures!
Isabel met us at the apartment and helped us get oriented. She was lovely to meet and provided us with many amenities including wine, coffee, milk, and orange juice as well as candy and treats for the children.
We already miss Paris and can't wait to return one day. When we do, we hope to stay here again!
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15 Mar 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights