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Luxury stay with champagne in an Artist's Atelier In The 5th

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Be assured that this property functions completely within the legal restrictions recently set in place by the Mayor of Paris for short term and vacation rentals.

Enjoy this newly renovated and decorated one-bedroom apartment in one of Paris’s most sought out neighborhoods. Parisian artist, Françoise Dutourleau, has decided to open her home to guests after having renovated it to incorporate some of the same details found in only the best hotels. Opposed to staying in a hotel, you’ll have room to spread out and cook in the gourmet kitchen.

The bathroom is new and spacious with both a shower and large tub as well as two sinks.

Some nice amenities include two flat screen TVs, a CD player, excellent wifi throughout the apartment, hairdryer, washer/dryer and, a Nespresso coffee maker. We have a good assortment of books on Paris in the apartment to help you plan your visit. An added feature is free cable with movies of your choice and a telephone with free calls to the United States. A nice bottle of champagne will be chilling in the refrigerator to welcome you to Paris.

The apartment is nestled on a quiet one-way street on the left bank. This is a real neighborhood with a generous assortment of restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, markets and bars within an easy strolling radius. The lively and colorful rue Mouffetard is about a ten minute walk where you can kick back and enjoy the bustle and join the locals dancing on Sunday mornings. Rue Mouffetard has buildings that date from the middle ages and it now hosts a colorful, daily fruit and vegetable market. The Jardin des Plantes, its museums and the Seine are both easily accessible by foot with the Jardin des Plantes being no more than a few minute walk. Also easily accessible is the Pantheon, Place Monge, Arène de Lutèce, the Sorbonne and Luxembourg Gardens.

If you love to eat, there are a plethora of choices including a one star guide Michelin restaurant which is one of our favorites and is no more than two blocks away. In addition to the traditional bistros, local restaurants and bars, the neighborhood offers some excellent ethnic choices. If you get tired of dining out, the apartment offers dishes, pots, pans and silver so as to enable you to prepare a lovely dinner in Françoise's beautifully equipped kitchen. (Keep in mind that there are five bakeries, not including rue Mouffetard, so you should always be able to find fresh bread and goodies daily.)

The apartment will be Françoise’s permanent residence in the near future. As a result, it is evident that much love went into the restoration with an attention to quality and aesthetics. Françoise’s goal is that those who choose her apartment will have a beautiful and welcoming place to stay. For example, you can count on a bottle of champagne to be waiting for you as well as some of her favorite wines!

I will be meeting you at the apartment with keys to give you a tour of the apartment and to help answer any questions on getting settled into the neighborhood. More often than not I am only a phone call away.

More Details

Property Manager
Loui Franke
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Loui Franke

I decided to retire in Paris after having lived and worked in Key West, Florida for about 20 years. I recently published a book called 'Parisian Postcards : Snapshots of Life in Paris' and I continue to enjoy sharing my experiences of living here with others. I am helping the owner, Françoise, with her lovely apartment.

Loui Franke purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Loui Franke chose Paris

Françoise has many wonderful memories of this part of Paris and so she and her husband bought this apartment for their retirement home. They have renovated and decorated the flat with love and wish to share their piece of paradise with others. As an added bonus you can enjoy Françoise's beautiful and original paintings.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! You can enjoy a piece of luxury living in one of Paris’s most sought out neighborhoods. Here is a neighborhood not overwhelmed with tourists but everything is at your fingertips from great restaurants to shops and banks. Best of all, it is easy to get to the Seine for a daily walk and the owner wants each person to have a comfortable and luxurious stay! La vie en rose in the 5th.

I am here to help with your travel planning, to answer basic questions and to organize your getting the key. We want you to have a good introduction to the neighborhood and to answer your questions on getting settled into your home away from home.

If you wish to rent for one month or more please ask about special rates.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in 5th arrondissement in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is one full bathroom that includes a tub, a shower and two sinks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is one bedroom and one fold out couch in the living room. The couch opens to a double bed and it is excellent quality. The bedroom includes a small flatscreen TV and the bed is a king size (180 x 200).
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Not only is the apartment beautiful and spacious it is immaculately clean.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Luxury stay with champagne in an Artist's Atelier In The 5th
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

A charming apartment, with charming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment, exceptionally well designed to make maximum use of space while being very comfortable. The intriguing and gorgeous paintings are due to Francoise and provide color and focal points. A separate living room allowed me to have guests in for drinks (and dinner, had I had time). Ample closet space. Near two metro stops, within walking distance of the Seine. An excellent cheese shop, an organic grocery, a hair dresser (Les coiffeurs Gaitan and Denis, just in case). There is a courtyard leading to the front door and a small private courtyard in back so that one can have a cross breeze. The apartment was very clean, the amenities were perfect. Loui and Francoise bring nespresso pods every week and a bottle of wine. They also provide the "starter" items for the ktichen --- salt, olive oil, and so on. I go to Paris most summers and this is really the best place that I've found!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rogers, Arkansas, USA


  • 5 of 5

Our second time in this beautiful apartment which never disappoints. From the gorgeous original artwork on the walls to the beautifully appointed kitchen-everything was perfect! Located near a bus stop and within walking distance of the Seine, restaurants, shopping, bakeries, and markets, it is the perfect spot for an enjoyable stay. Francoise and Loui are gracious and welcoming, and my husband and I look forward to our return!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are great. We are so lucky to have you come each year and we extend our heartfelt thanks for your lovely review. À bientôt !
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Excellent location in Paris, renovated apartment with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nicely appointed renovated apartment in the heart of Paris. It is an ideal location from which to explore the left bank and the city of Paris in general. Quiet, close to good restaurants, patisseries, all shopping and the metro.

Very clean with attention to detail. Comfortable bed and modern efficient kitchen with all appliances.

Our charming hostess, Francoise, provided extras and gifts to make us feel welcome. Loui was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your "glowing" review. Françoise and I are always so pleased when our guests are enjoying the apartment, the neighbourhood and Paris. You were wonderful guests and we hope sincerely that you will come back and visit. We wish you an excellent upcoming holiday season with your family. Best wishes!
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Salt Lake City

Lovely place with great hospitality

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights, celebrating 25th wedding anniversary. It is a very nice, beautifully styled and remodeled apartment with everything you need to get settled. Loui met us there and had great suggestions for the area and Paris in general. She is a great hostess. It is a nice and convenient area, with walks through the Jardin de Plantes to River Siene. Recommend the crepe lady on the corner and morning market at Place d'Itale (has fresh produce, meats, cheese, etc). I gave it only 4 stars because they were painting the building, had scaffolding all around the exterior - busy workers made quite a bit of noise during the day which dampened the desire for a peaceful retreat and made patio unavailable. Recommend that you ask about this being completed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma, WA

Beware of Construction

  • 3 of 5

The Apartment is very clean and well appointed. Loui is very welcoming and has a wealth of information to help enjoy Paris. However, a major painting project is in process and scaffolding completely surrounds the building and entrances. We were told to keep windows and outdoor shutters closed to keep dust out, making the apartment very dark. The outdoor patio is closed during the painting project. We were not told about this on-going project, so be sure to check before you reserve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very disappointing to have a guest that is not fully satisfied. They are correct that the exterior of the building is in the final phase of being painted. I had explained that I had not been at the apartment for two weeks and I was expecting that there would be minimal scaffolding.in place which was not the case. I would like to add that there is no added noise during this phase of painting but aesthetics for the entry is compromised. As far as the windows, they could be left open at any time, but the sign posted asks that our guests close them when they “leave" the apartment, which they should do in any case for security but often the guests leave them open. The price had been discounted for the summer anticipating that exterior work was in progress and a further discount was offered for a return visit. They were a pleasant couple who were respectful of the apartment. Perhaps they will return when the exterior will be aesthetically pleasing so that they can fully enjoy the apartment and the neighbourhood.
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Alberta, Canada

Fantastic, clean apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed at this beautiful, renovated apartment with all the amenities we could ask for. The bed was very comfortable as well as the pull out sofa. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to make wonderful meals, although with so many great restaurants around we didn't often eat in!! Walking distance to many great sites. Loui was great to work with and always easy to reach for questions or concerns. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. It was our pleasure to have had you choose this apartment and stay with us. It is an honor when guests not only choose our apartment but when they choose it for a special celebration. We look forward to your return !!
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La Sorbonne
Rue Mouffetard
Jardin Des Plantes
Institut de la Grande Mosquee de Paris
Jardin du Luxembourg
Notre Dame Cathedral
Au Refuge du Passe
Agapes Traditions et Gourmandises
La Traversée de Paris
Nearest Airport
14.5 Kilometres
Orly (Charles de Gaule is 31.5 kilometers)
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Austerlitz, Lyon, Montparnasse & Gard de Nord
Car: not necessary

Rue Mouffetard, The Jardin des Plantes and its museums, the Seine, Sorbonne, Pantheon, Place Monge, Arène de Lutèce and Luxembourg Gardens, fruit and vegetable marchés


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in 5th arrondissement, Ile-de-France (Paris region)

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

general housekeeping fee £50.53

We have a simple contract that we ask you to read and sign. This includes a "Rental Rules" page to initial, scan and return. We ask that you complete the contract to include your address and phone number, sign the contract, scan it and return it to us by email. The purpose is simply to remind our guests to treat the apartment as their own.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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