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Fully equipped studio on the Place de la Bastille, panoramic view of Paris.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps two, all modern conveniences, superbly maintained Hausmannian building.

The apartment is a chic and cosy crows nest, perched on the highest floor of n° 46, Boulevard Henri IV, a superb and beautifully maintained Haussmanian building constructed in the late XIXth century. While modest in size (20 square meters), it is completely restored, ingeniously laid out and thoroughly equipped with all modern conveniences: a modern shower and toilet, wifi service, free telephone service worldwide, a modern flat screen television, a desktop computer, a fully equipped kitchen with a battery of pots, pans, cooking utensils and dinnerware, an induction range top and a microwave/conventional oven, a Nespresso machine, a Miele washer/dryer, a Miele dishwasher, a Siemens refrigerator, individual heating, hardwood floors, a comfortable single slat bed with an optional second single matress en gigogne beneath it. The windows are double glazed making the space virtually silent.

The apartment is a six floor walk-up and geared to a young clientèle, one travelling lightly and on a modest budget. It is ideally suited for students and back packers. When one enters the prestigious foyer with its checkerboard marble floors, climbs six flights and opens the door of this ingeniously conceived apartment, one's eyes are regaled by a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city: the Colonne de Juillet, the Opera of the Bastille, the boat basin of the Seine, the Arsenal. The north of Paris stretches out before one's eyes. At night, from the privileged vantage point, the city glistens beneath, and the golden Genie of the Bastille, beloved symbol of freedom (equivalent to the Statue of Liberty, commemorating the Trois Glorieuses, the three days where monarchy was defeated and France became a constitutional republic,) floats over one's head, as in a dream.

Make no mistake: Le Vert Galant is a truly exceptional property located in a truly exceptional area of the city. During the day, the apartment is suffused with light and seems to float on the air, a magic carpet. At night, the dazzling view lends credence to Paris's reputation as The City of Lights.

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John-Paul Bogart
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About John-Paul Bogart

As owners and experienced professional interior decorators, we make a point of providing elegance and comfort that guarantee a carefree stay in the City of Lights. We are responsive to questions and requests. The Vert Galant is a brand new property, in which we have invested heavily and which we have restored to perfection. Our other offering on VRBO, La Camargo, is a larger and more expensive facility and entirely different in concept. However, both share the same essential characteristics: they are ideally situated in safe and prestigious central locations. They both offer a quality of comfort unmatched in their price range. Both contribute to an authentic Parisian experience that goes beyond the impersonal qualities of a commercially run hotel. Check out the hyperlinks to La Camargo so that you may visit the property and to see the many, unanimous five star reviews that we have earned:

vrbo #363550

John-Paul Bogart purchased this apartment in 2013

Why John-Paul Bogart chose Arsenal

Le Vert Galant is fully equipped and elegantly appointed, perfect in its way. Every square inch of its 20 square meters is ingeniously exploited. The materials used in its refurbishing are noble, the architectural concept, ideal. The reasonably priced facility gives the traveller 'bang for his buck', a rarity in an expensive city. The traveler may search high and low, but it is doubtful that he will find anything to match Le Vert Galant in terms of quality, comfort, value and prestigious location. Why stay in a depressing one star hotel with no view (or one that looks onto a grimy courtyard), when one can opt for an apartment with full kitchen and modern conveniences, an apartment bathed in light, an apartment that boasts a privileged and spectacular, panoramic view of the worlds most beautiful city?

What makes this apartment unique

Le Vert Galant is equipped with modern equipment, an optic fiber connection which allows for lightning fast computer operations, a large HD flat screen TV, a DVD reader and a videotek of over one hundred recent American films and TV series, a modern desk top computer, a Nespresso machine, a toaster, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, a Miele Dishwasher, a Siemens refrigerator, a Miele washer/dryer, an induction stove top, a full set of dishes, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, etc. etc. If anything is reasonably missing from this already exhaustive list, let us know, and we will see if we can provide it for you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Arsenal around the 4th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, sink, toilet. Modern lay-out and equipment.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Thick bulltex mattress concealed beneath single bed.
  • comfortable lat bed with thick bulltex mattress, down comforter, 100% cotton sheets. A second mattress is concealed beneath the bed and is easily accessible, to allow for double occupancy.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The 4th arrondissement is one of the safest, most desirable, and most centrally located regions of the city. A few steps from the entry to the building, one is greeted by the entrance to the Metro, with three lines that transport one quickly and safely to every quarter of the city. There are also eight bus lines a few meters further on, for those who prefer to admire the passing scenery as they traverse Paris above ground. Should one wish to prepare a meal at home, the rue Saint Antoine, one street west of Boulevard Henri IV, offers one of the most complete residential shopping areas for food in Paris. At the north western end of the Place de la Bastille, one discovers the bustling rue de la Roquette, with its charming bistros, restaurants, bars and its night life. Two movie palaces are located in the area. If one has a hankering for contemporary photography, the MEP (Musée Européenne de la Photography) borders the Arsenal.


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Fully equipped studio on the Place de la Bastille, panoramic view of Paris.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip to Paris, and loved staying in this apartment. The location was perfect, metro stop right outside the door with 3 lines leading us anywhere we needed to go. The owners were very friendly and available during the process. Was it small, yes but you're in an apartment in Paris so it was to be expected. it was the perfect amount of space for my husband and I and it was great to feel like a local. We were actually happy about the amount of stairs - with all the heavy French food we at least felt we were getting in a daily workout! Would highly recommend and if we go back to Paris would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I would reccomend this place to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect flat near the Bastille

  • 5 of 5

This flat was simply perfect for my stay in Paris, especially as a solo traveler. Everything about the flat is EXACTLY as it is presented on the website. The view is amazing and the flat is in close proximity to a multitude of cafes, bakeries, shops, national monuments, museums, etc. And, since the flat is close to a national monument (the Bastille), I always knew how to find my way back, regardless of where I was in the city (a nice perk for someone who was visiting Paris for the first time). David was easy to work with and was always prompt in his reply to inquiries. He even took the time to make sure I understood the flat was on the 6th floor of a building without a lift before I booked. I loved my time (12 days) in the flat -- high speed internet access and the ability to make free international calls were great perks. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in an amazing flat with a stellar view -- five stars! Thank you, David and John-Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san francisco , california USA

Wonderful stay! everything we needed.. and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

i cant say enough about what a lovely stay we had here at this apartment.

everything was perfect from

check in to leaving.

the owner was just a phone call away for any need that we had during our stay.

the kitchen was well stocked and clean..

everything was PERFECTLY CLEAN, neat and new.

the neighborhood had everything we needed.. and THE VIEW!!! WOW THE VIEW

its not every day you can wake up with a view of a monument!

and its right across the street from the opera for opera fans.

the neighborhood was very safe, EASY access to the metro. literally right in front of the apartment

we loved the classic building and paris vibes, the stairs never bothered us. we realized in paris this is normal and didnt mind 1 bit.

we will for sure be back to stay and will tell all of our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Small Apartment in the Bastille Area

  • 2 of 5

There are positives and negatives to this apartment. Read on:

Location: The apartment is in a great location for local bars, restaurants and transportation conveniences. The Bastille Metro stop is right outside the front door to the building. There are also several bus stops a short walk from the apartment and you can also catch the L'Tour Bus which, for 32 euros per day, you can take around the city to see the landmarks (after changing lines, you can easily get to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc D'Triomphe). So the apartment is in a great location.

Apartment Conveniences: The apartment does have a working computer with free wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchenette, an HD television with several channels (all French language, except for CNN). However, here is a reality check for possible patrons: This apartment is very small. If you are planning on relaxing at all in the apartment, you will quickly catch a case of cabin fever; the apartment is meant to sleep, eat and shower, and that's it. Also, there is no air conditioning so you must open the two windows for air circulation. You will be making a choice between flying bugs and mosquitoes and getting some air. But opening the windows will give you a very nice view of the Bastille monument and the surrounding Parisian neighborhoods. Also, I found the French language washer/dryer to not work well, because I do not read or speak French well. I found myself trying to translate the machine commands in order to wash clothing and the dryer never did work well enough to dry anything. There is no one around to assist with this so you are left to figure it out on your own. The countertop hot plate did not work as promised either. Lastly, the stairs....OMG, THE STAIRS. Hope you are in shape, this apartment is on the top floor of a six floor walkup and it is six floors complete! What is strange is that some apartments in the complex do have access to an elevator. However, it appears that the owner has bought a small sub-section of another apartment and re-habbed it. Access to the apartment is up six flights of back door stairs and not very attractive for the price that is being asked. I found myself planning my days around how many times I would have to climb and descend that winding staircase in order to come to and fro.

Bottom Line: Beware. If you think this is a bargain, it is and for good reason. If you are a 1st time visitor to Paris, be careful. You get what you pay for!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location! A gem in the Bastille!

  • 5 of 5

This property was an excellent find! It is located right in the middle of my favorate part of Paris....the Marais. The Bastille is viewable from the window and was a lovely reminder each day when I returned "home" that I was indeed in Paris. The apartment is small, but very comfortable. Being a solo traveler, it was more than enough space for me. There was a great kitchen (that I didn't fully utilize). The main features for me were the Satellite TV and Internet ready computer. The computer was very convenient to make bookings and keep in touch with friends. There was also a full library of DVDs to watch. The apartment is located about 20 feet away from a Metro stop, so you could not ask for better convenience. The one drawback may be the 6 flights of stairs to the apartment, but after walking around Paris all day, you will actually get used to the climb. The view was fantastic from the two windows in the apartment. There were several thunderstorms while I was there and watching the lightning from my window was amazing. The owners were great to work with and the conveniece of being able to use PayPal to confirm the booking made me feel safe and secure. The owners met me the day I arrived and walked me through the apartment. They gave me their contact information in case I had any problems and I felt very secure knowing they were available if I needed them. I've been to Paris 6 times previously and I would highly recommend renting an apartment while visiting. It gives you a feeling of being more like a local and really experiencing Paris. This apartment fits in very nicely with that!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Bars abound in the neighborhood.
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Restaurants abound in the neighborhood.
Car: not necessary

Paris is a known quantity. The important thing is to be in the center of the city, where all of the activities take place, but to have a quiet retreat where one can repose after an active day of sightseeing. In this wise, Le Vert Galant is ideal. Literally a stone's throw from the most important attractions of the city: the Jardin des Plantes and the Natural History Museum, the Pantheon, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Tuilieries Gardens, Île Saint Louis, the Hotel de Ville, the Châtelet and the Théatre de la Ville, the Opéra de la Bastille, the Marais, the Village Saint Paul. The metro lines situated at the door of the building (Three Lines: 1, 5 and 8) and the bus stops across the street (8 lines: 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91) provide rapid and safe service to every area of the city.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.39
Additional Guest Fee £13.44 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.