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95m2 of HISTORIC CHARME & ÉLÉGANCE with GRAND PIANO in the heart of PEDESTRIAN ZONE Beaubourg - Marais - Les Halles

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Authentic Historic Paris Flat, peaceful center: WALK TO ALL PARIS SIGHTSEEINGS

This charming historic flat with its fine oak parquet and elegant period furniture was the home of a former South American ambassador where he used to give receptions with classical live piano music. With its double living & dining room, its 3.3m ceiling and its large door-sized windows the prestigious apartment is spacious and bright, ideal for a family of up to 6 people.

Perfectly located in the historic heart of Paris and overlooking one of its oldest streets, the pedestrian rue Quincampoix with its many art galleries, this magnificent home is the ideal base camp for walking and cycling excursions to the city’s main tourist attractions and shopping areas.

Situated on the 2nd floor, this exceptional apartment offers all the European-style comfort you can expect for a pleasant stay:

* A double dining & living room with a dining table for 8 people, a large desk with a 2" large screen IMac computer, a 5.1 high-end home-theater sound system, a TV beamer, an ancient fireplace, sofa bed (180x120cm), plenty of books and a beautiful grand piano and other music instruments

* A very quiet master bedroom situated next to a courtyard with a king size double bed (180x200cm)

* A children's room with 2 single beds and games

* A very convenient and lively kitchen, fully equipped

* WiFi broadband internet (ADSL) access throughout the apartment

* 202 international TV channels including Skynews, Bloomberg, Euronews, Rai1,2,3, DW-TV, Arte (D and F), Telenova, TVCi,...

* Free phone calls to landlines in 108 countries and to cell-phones in 16 countries (incl US & Can).

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About The Owner

As a small family with a 13 year-old girl and a 16 year-old boy we love to welcome guests since we ourselves love to travel and to know places as if you live there. We are passionate surfers, kitesurfers, pianists and yogis (Sivananda teacher & vegans). Professionally I help companies in emerging markets to find new shareholder groups or to sell and buy businesses.

Why The Owner chose Saint-Merri

* Much better than staying in a hotel: experience how real Parisians live day to day

* Great location within the pedestrian zone of Paris - Le Marais : can walk to Notre Dame, The Louvre, la Seine, subway and all other attractions.

* Very safe area and flat

* Central flat relaxing body and mind in stylish surrounding

* Continue your piano or composing practice on a magnificent Bösendorfer grand

* Feel like at home or even like at the city home you always dreamt of

* No unpersonal agency appartment, very personal feel (host is living there)

* Cleanliness as in a good hotel and freshly painted

* Personal welcome.

* Comfortable, calm, luminous, spacious and well equipped flat.

* No boulevard noise thanks to sleeping room next to inner courtyard

* Lots of restaurants, bars, art galleries surrounding the area.

* 3 minute walking distance to the best metro hub of Paris: airports, stations and far away attractions like Eurodisney easily accessible.

* Have a great time exploring Paris from this nice authentic Parisien apartment with a lovely piano.

* Very helpful and courteous landlord.

* Professional host, a quick responder to everything administrative or whatever question.

* Everything is cared for - spices, tea, coffee, household paper, you do not need to hurry to a supermarket on arrival...

* Early morning to late night shopping for food, delicatessen, household items, and more next door...

* High speed Wifi

* Games and good books

* Velib bike rental, bus stop, parking and Autolib city car rental stations next door

* Excellent instructions about how to get to the apartment and advice about things to see and do in the quarter

What makes this apartment unique

- A real Parisian flat in historic walls and surroundings (older than Haussman!) with loads of charme

- Bohemian setting

- Finest furniture

- A very bright flat with nice energy

- A wonderful freshly restaured Bösendorfer grand piano

- Super central, everything can be done in walking distance

- Personal welcome, no agency


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Merri in 4th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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95m2 of HISTORIC CHARME & ÉLÉGANCE with GRAND PIANO in the heart of PEDESTRIAN ZONE Beaubourg - Marais - Les Halles
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews

Un grand appartement fantastique

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment, well proportioned and the decor and furniture très magnifique. We had a lovely time, the flat is centrally located in a charming area, full of lovely bars and restaurants. The flat is literally 5 minutes away from the Chalet Halle, and a short walk away from Notre Dam. Don't worry about finding a good restaurant or bar there are just so many in the area around the flat. The owner made us feel very welcome, and so relaxed. I would recommend this property to anyone and we certainly will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much David! We are happy that you enjoyed the flat and had a good time. You are always welcome back!
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Great location near restaurants, metro, Notre Dame.

  • 4 of 5

I was apprehensive when we arrived at the address. It was flanked by boarded up storefronts & three tents of homeless people on the sidewalk. However, the outer door had a security code which led to a quiet courtyard. A second security coded door led to the stairs of the second floor apartment. My security concerns subsided. I always felt safe and secure inside the apartment. We often left the windows open for a breeze & a glimpse of the activity below.

The master bedroom was located on the interior courtyard side so it way always quiet. The master bed was very comfortable. The bathtub was quite tall for my short legs to climb into. The second bedroom does get street noise. The kitchen was small, but well equipped.

The apartment location was great. I enjoyed the convenience to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and metro stations. It was a short walk to the Pompidou Center, Seine River and Notre Dame.

I would recommend this apartment to anyone and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your good appreciation. Unfortunately, you seem to belong to the group of people who never give full ratings even if everything is great...
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Great location- beautiful furnishings

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a great location. It was around the corner from many restaurants and walking distance to many sites. The apartment was clean and had beautiful furniture and decorations. It was fun just looking at the decorations. The apartment was maintained and the amenities worked. The owner was quick to reply to my questions through VRBO and personally meet me at the property on arrival. The owner was also quick to return my security deposit. I would recommend this property to my friends!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cental paris apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Johannes met us on arrival and departure. The apartment was perfect for our family of 4. It is great location. The building is very old (we liked this, really tall ceilings, a lot of classic French details, radiator heating wood stairs). Would stay here again - it was just perfect for us, couch for teen to relax with his phone. Had a dining room table that was great for parents to lay out plans for the day.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is located right in the heart of Paris and do convenient for visiting all tourist sites

  • 3 of 5

The property is very beautiful but the kitchen is difficult to use as it is so very tiny. The only problem we really had was the noise from the bar opposite. This stayed open till the early hours and at the weekend was extremely loud. It is fine in the main bedroom but my children had to sleep on the floor in the main bedroom as far too loud.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As can be seen on the photos, our kitchen is perfectly operational. It has been appreciated by all our guests. Of course, it is not huge or for more than 2 people heavy cooking at the same time (as did these guests). There is even a desk to have a quick snack or breakfast for 3 persons when one does not want to use the dining table. The flat is ultra-central. Hence there can be on a warm Friday or Saturday night some drunk person being noisy for a short while, never as written here for a long time. This is central city life. Usually, even in the second bedroom, one can sleep calm with only the other windows in the flat opened. The master bedroom is to the main inner courtyard, very quiet. Some guests can be difficult and have weird exagerated opinions, this happens unfortunately. Please look at the wonderful appreciations of all our other guests.
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Elegant and wonderfully convenient, perfect for music lovers

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on the second floor of a quiet block at just back from the Boulevard de Sébastopol, 5 minutes walk from the Centre Pompidou, and no more than 15 minutes walk from Notre Dame. Patisseries, bakeries, small and large supermarkets are all close by, as are many restaurants of all types.

The flat is warm, comfortable, beautifully furnished, and has a grand piano which gave us hours of pleasure. The kitchen has everything one could possibly need, including a washing machine although we didn't have cause to use it. We had use of the owner's computer, which was helpful, as well as good WiFi broadband both in the flat and in much of Paris. The beds were on the firm side, and there is a bit of noise from the bars and restaurants nearby but we slept well.

The owner, Johannes, was there to meet us and to say goodbye. He has been helpful, kind and solicitous throughout, cheerful despite us delaying him by getting confused by the metro on our way there, and accommodating of our travel arrangements on our departure. He could not have been more helpful and thoughtful and really made this a special holiday for us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Orly and Charles de Gaulles
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Nearest Ferry
196 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Golf of the Parc of Tremblay
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
All Paris stations are within 5 to 30 minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
All motorways are within 10 to 25 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Dans le noir
Nearest Ski
575 Kilometres
around Grenoble, Annecy, 2h45 by TGV train
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Paris Plage (beach) on the Seine (July & Aug))
Car: not necessary

The most central RER (fast) metro station Les Halles is only a 2 minutes walk away, hence most convenient when you arrive from one of the airports (40 minutes) or the Parc des Expositions (suburb trade fair center), or when you want to visit Disneyland with your kids (45 minutes direct connection). METRO stations Rambuteaux and Hôtel de Ville are also in a 5 minutes walking distance.

In all, there are 4 RER lines (A, B, C, D), 5 metro lines (1, 4, 7, 11, 14), 15 BUS lines (21, 29, 38, 47, 58, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96) and many night buses nearby.

When you go to the TRAIN STATIONS Gare de l'Est (German destinations, line 47) or the Gare du Nord (GB-Eurostar or Belgian destinations, line 38), buses next to our entrance door take you there in 5 minutes.

There is a good public underground CAR PARK in front of the house with preferential rates for you.

Just next to our entrance there is a 'Vélib' CITY-BIKE HIRE station.

4 stations for ELECTRIC CITY-CAR RENTAL ‘Autolib’ are also nearby.

On the Boulevard de Sebastopol you will easily find a TAXI/CAB at any time, but several taxi stands are also close (Châtelet, ...).

Before your arrival, we will send you a map with directions depending on your mode of transport. Do not hesitate to ask us in english, french, portuges, spanish, Deutsch or italiano for any further information.

This stunning flat is in a very safe area, ideal for sightseeing, fooding, shopping, hang-out, meeting people and culture! All the magical places of the city are within walking or short cycling distance! The vibrant direct neighbourhood counts numerous fine restaurants, food stores, sidewalk cafes, bars, delicious bakeries and shops (la Samaritaine, le BHV, the haute couture boutiques of rue Saint-Honoré, the Rue de Rivoli, etc..).

A short 4 minutes walk takes you to the modern art museum Centre Pompidou with its lively public square next door and the Stravinsky fountain, to the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre de la Ville, to the island Ile de la Cité with the Sainte Chapelle, the Conciergerie and bird market, to the Marais area with its Place des Vosges and the Rue des Rosiers (the perfect Falafel and delicatessen destination), to Les Halles shopping mall with many cinemas (almost 40 screens !), to the magnificent town hall Hôtel de Ville with its ice rink in winter, and to the river Seine with "Paris Plages" in summer and its Batobus (river shuttle service).

It is a nice 10 minutes walk to Notre Dame (bus stop of tourist lines « Paris Open Tour »), the Pont des Arts, Pont Neuf, Saint Germain, the Louvre, the Tuileries, to Musée d’Orsay, to the Picasso museum, Opera Bastille, tourist boats « Bateaux Mouche », ...

We would like to welcome you personally on arrival and take the time to explain everything about the flat and its surroundings so that you feel really at home and to prepare for a memorable stay. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £88.89
Additional Guest Fee £32.32 per person per night

Tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation qui devient automatiquement caution remboursable, bienvenu & remise des clés et explication de l'appartement par le propriétaire, propriétaire non présent sur place.

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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