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Excellent value, perfect location with charm at the very heart of Paris

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A roomy 400 sq. ft. fully equipped studio flat with 1 full bath for 2+1 people

Located on the first floor (2nd level) of this 17th century building at the heart of a pedestrian and very busy area of the Latin Quarter, the studio is bright, very comfortable and well appointed.

WiFi internet access as well as calls to landlines in more than 100 countries included. Calls to cellphones in the US and Canada are also included.

Fitted with a compact and complete kitchenette, TV, queen size bed and sofa bed lots of cupboard space, towels and linens are provided as well as all standard appliances (washing machine w/o dryer).

Grasp a chance to be a Parisian, explore Paris and get the most out of your stay in the French capital.

Surroundings description: You will walk in the pedestrian area alongside the zillions of restaurants of all kinds (good and bad!), in the narrow streets dating back to the 17th century by stunning period buildings and historical landmarks you can find at every corner. You will be doing your errand in traditional markets and buy souvenirs from the flea market along the Seine river. From 11am onwards, life starts buzzing nonstop and provides constant and diverse entertainment, be it with Art, Food and drinks or street shows and scenes.

The Louvres is a very romantic stroll away which will take you through the Lovers Bridge and its thousands of padlocks.

Walking Northbound, you will reach very quickly the Marais and the Beaubourg museum after passing by Notre-Dame de Paris and the majestic City Hall.

If you stay on the left bank, you will be immersed in the more bohemian side of the Saint-Germain area of Paris with its traditional cafés and fashionable boutiques.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Albert

I really enjoyed my student life in Paris from this location, hence I am happy to give you this opportunity while visiting the CIty of Lights.

Albert purchased this studio in 1979

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have finally returned home after a great vacation in Paris and Nice.

We would like to thank you and Marylyn for a wonderful stay in your apartment in Paris. Our daughter felt at home while away from home and that makes all the difference!

Much appreciated!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Sorbonne in 5th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2 sinks
  • Full bath bathroom with 2 washbasins. WC in bathroom.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 160x200cm
  • Bed measurements are 63in x 79in. Sofa bed is a very comfortable single bed of dimensions 35x79in
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Excellent value, perfect location with charm at the very heart of Paris
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 28 reviews

Anniversary Trip to Paris

  • 5 of 5

i can't begin to say enough good things about this property and the way Albert and staff made us feel welcomed. The unit is older but has been updated and well cared for along the way. The mini kitchen is completely stocked with whatever you may need to cook a quick breakfast or bring something back in the evening from a local eatery or one of the several supermarkets located right around the corner . Refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave all worked great The location of this studio flat is perfect-we loved the bustling neighborhoods of the Latin quarter. Located just off a pedestrian alley it was very quiet and extremely safe. Lots of quaint restaurant options in the neighborhood or across St. Michel or down St. Germain. We walked to Champs/Arc, multiple museums, gardens, Notre Dame and so many other points of interest without having to grab an Uber. The unit has brand new windows which completely blocks any outside noise late at night. This property offered reliable wifi and cable if you needed it. The bathroom had ample linens, strong water pressure and plenty of hot water. The unit also had several areas to store your clothes and luggage. Looking to really immerse yourself in all things Paris-this studio flat is perfect for that .

We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends! Thanks again Albert!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, I am very happy that you were able to fully enjoy your stay in Paris from the studio on this special occasion. Thank you very much for writing such an exhaustive and complementary review of the Parcheminerie which renovation yet to come will improve further your experience next time around. You'll always be very welcome. Best wishes, Albert
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St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.

Great Appartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment and location. Clean and nice amenities. Central to all attractions. Just a few blocks from the river and Notre Dame. Would definitely use again. Owner is very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous 1 week stay. The accommodation was very clean, and well laid out. The bed is comfortable. The bathtub is roomy. The sunlight and artificial light at night is welcomed.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary Alberta Canada

Great location and value in the latin quarter

  • 4 of 5

The location is on an extremely small street closed to traffic. We picked it for the price, location and roominess. Not many places were available when I looked that were this big and had a queen bed (I am not used to double and was sleeping with a friend) as well as an optional pull out that made an extra single mattress on the floor in case sleeping together didn't work well. The windows were nice. Very small kitchen tucked in the cupboard but we didn't need much. Lots of storage which I really liked. There were 2 sinks in the bathroom and 2 desks/tables for computers etc, so that was great. People were nice to deal with although expect you may have to wait for a bit to meet them at the door of the apt but we didn't have to wait too long. During the day there was always a scuzzy drunk sitting in the next neighbouring step, however we didn't have any incident and they weren't there at night when we returned. Doors lock securely anyway. This is close to the seine and a bike rental station (Velib) and numerous tourist restaurants, but also close to better French restaurants, including in St Germain. A bit of restaurant noise was audible as they cleaned up to close at the end of the night but nothing too serious as we went to bed late anyway. Free calls to north America and within France. We would go back! My friend forgot her hat there and the cleaning lady very kindly made arrangements so we could pick it up from her. Thanks Albert.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very centrally located. Extremely well equipped. Excellent service .

  • 5 of 5

My son and I independently looked at all the choices , and we both picked this one. It was an excellent choice, and I will certainly recommend it to any of our friends, who have plans for visiting Paris. The owner had a list with instructions - as well as very helpful hints re anything one might need - especially for people staying a week or more.````J. Nielsen

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Oregon

Wonderful apt and location!

  • 4 of 5

We didn't have any problem finding the apartment, but had a good laugh lugging our suitcases up the spiral stairs after a long over night flight. We were met in the apt and shown around and told how to hook up to wi-fi. It was clean and comfortable. The homeaway listing was very accurate. We were here for 3 nights and everything was great. We felt very secure.

The immediate area is full of shops and lots of restaurants, but the apt was quiet. I would stay here again if I return to Paris!!

Communication was great, before, during and after our trip. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Irish Pub, rue de la Harpe
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Ideally located in a period building at the crossing of the boulevard Saint-Germain and Saint-Michel, next to the river, Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame de Paris. You are at the core of the vibrant, cultural and creative center of the French capital. Shopping antiques in the flea market, visiting the Louvres, Beaubourg or Orsay museums are only a very scenic walk away.

On the major train lines linking both Paris airports with immediate access to the Paris Underground network.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85
Additional Guest Fee £9 per person per night
Damage Deposit £180

A supplement will be applied for groups of 3 people.
Quoted rates do not include the HomeAway Guarantee fee. If you do not wish to purchase it, please notify me and your payments will not be processed on the HomeAway site but through PayPal or in cash in Euros on location.
Rates for longer periods are provided upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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