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A little Gem in the Marais

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 230 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The March 2004 full renovation was updated in December 2013. This 'chambre d'hotel' apartment on the Rue des Tournelles is just a three minute walk from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful 17th century squares in all of Europe. We refer to this 230 square feet ground floor studio apartment as 'le petit bijou' or the 'little jewel'.

The apartment was featured on the Parisian TV magazine show 'Paris Premiere' in April 2004. The local TV Company engaged a well-known Parisian designer and produced the making of a luxury 'pied a terre'. From the demolition of the old, to the haute design of the new, it is an encapsulated history of our Parisian dreams realized.

The renovation is a work of art and features a restored limestone wall, stone tile floors, a very accommodating bathroom, pastel striped painted walls, and the very hip 'kitchoo' cuisine with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

All the furnishings have been selected to accommodate your most comfortable visit to Paris. Everything here is comparable to a luxury hotel except at one/quarter of the cost. The 4 star Pavillon de la Reine Hotel three blocks away charges 500 euros/night for a 150 square foot room and it doesn't come with a kitchen.

The apartment, in a 19th century 'Regency' style building, sits along the quiet rue des Tournelles. In the 17th century, the Marais was home to the most aristocratic families of Paris and 400 years later, little has changed in the architectural feel of this old quarter.

The very narrow rue des Francs Bourgeoise is now filled with 'hip' boutiques, and 'trendy' restaurants and cafes share the buildings of the old Jewish Ghetto along rue des Rosiers, but some of the quieter street like rue des Tournelles look the same as they did over a hundred years ago.

It's a short walk to the Notre Dame or the Louvre, but the Marais is so intoxicating, you could easily spend a lot of your time just enjoying the Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Museé Picasso, Museé Carnavelet and carefree walks through the small winding streets.

Services included in the cost are phone calls anywhere in France and in the US, cable TV, English movie stations, free and unlimited wireless Internet, linens, towels. Our bilingual contact will be just a phone call away if you need any help during your stay.

In the apartment will also be our guide to the neighborhood, favorite restaurants, cafes, wine shops, bakeries, and markets.

If you are looking for more room, please click on 'See All My Rental Listings' for our 1 bedroom apartment just around the corner.

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More Details

Owner
Joelle Dussuyer
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Joelle Dussuyer

I was born in France, Lyon and I have lived in San Francisco now for 36 years. David and I just got married on July 14th this year.. We feel very lucky to have two places in Paris, this wonderful studio and a beautiful one bedroom (VRBO 33626). It has been a pleasure hosting so many nice guests throughout the last few years. I am looking forward to having you too! :)

Joelle Dussuyer purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Joelle Dussuyer chose 11th Popincourt/Bastille

It is simply the most hip area of Paris, yet full of history, good restaurants and attractive shops. It's centrally located, walking distance to most of the main Paris museums and landmarks and easily accessible by metro. Simply the best area in town.

What makes this apartment unique

Designed for American tourists by a French native who has lived in the States for 36years. I had you in mind. The apartment is very quiet, very comfortable, clean and beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable. I've had several renters tell me that it is the best bed they have ever slept in. Florence, my Paris contact is the best!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time in Paris..even though it was windy, cold and wet.

Brigitte met us at the apartment and took care of all the little

details. She is absolutely a wonderful, friendly, helpful

person...you've got a great caretaker. Went through the "personal yellow guide"

and it was very helpful for day to day activities. Great idea! The apartment is

very, very cozy and comfortable. Host service...absolutely excellent :-)

Just wanted to say "thank you" to Gretchen and Jonathon for their hospitality.
May 2006
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Ambroise in 11th arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
2 Security building digicodes given after booking is done

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

A little Gem in the Marais
average rating of 4.9016395 based on 63 reviews
5

Great place, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful lil place for a couple to stay at. Good access to Metro/walking. We walked Paris(which is really how Paris should be seen) and the location of this place was excellent. Would def stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect! The studio is great for 2-2 people in the heart of Paris. I would come back here again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic little place to stay in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

When in Paris, my wife and I always stay in Joelle's lovely little studio in the Marais. The location can't be beat. The bed is absolutely fantastic, as is the modern and very well-designed bathroom. The kitchen unit is small but very functional. This was our first stay in winter, and the place was warm and comfortable. Very highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a jewel

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property. The neighbourhood itself is one of my favourites, and this apartment serves as a perfect way to enjoy it. In terms of restaurants, there is no end of nearby gems to discover.... of course, the fantastic boutique shopping, unique contemporary galleries and charming bustle of the central Marais are all mere steps away, as are enough Metro lines to zip you through the city in a heartbeat. The apartment itself is beautifully maintained and very easy to access, with all the essentials you could require at your fingertips. You'd also never realize you're around the corner from Beaumarchais, but the major boulevard offers everything you'd wish within a couple mere blocks... wine shops, bakeries, pastries, produce, pharmacies... it simply made a ten day stay in Paris feel as comfortable as home. The owner is excellent with contact and all dealings, and I'd very happily highly recommend, as well as return to enjoy this outstanding property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little gem in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent five nights here as part of an extended trip to Europe. We'd stayed in the Marais before and think it's one of the best locations to explore Paris. The location was perfect -- we walked everywhere, and when we got tired of walking, there are numerous bus and metro options nearby. My only caveat would be that the window overlooking the street makes for a bit more noise than you'd find in courtyard apartments -- for instance, we were awakened on Sunday morning at 5 AM by some people right outside shouting loudly at each other in French. But perhaps that just adds to the Parisian atmosphere, non? Don't miss the baguettes at Le Moulin de Rosa!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We loved our studio in the Marais. It was comfortable, well appointed and located steps from museums, shopping, restaurants and the metro. I would recommend this Paris apartment for location and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe des Musees
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Ambroise, Paris

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
£257
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £272.65

Final cleaning fee is $100.
Rates are subjected to change until the reservation is complete.

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