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Quiet Studio Steps from Notre-Dame & all sightseeings - WIFI optional

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


When strolling on the centuries old bridges of River Seine, steps from your studio, you will sunk the wonder of romantic Paris, this location is magical!


is located on the second floor of a 16th Century building. With sunlight during the day, looking out onto a charming quiet courtyard with plants; but very quiet at night. There is a full-size bed (sleep 2) café-style table & chairs, kitchenette with microwave, coffee-maker, fridge, wine glasses, etc.


Rue Xavier Privas is in the heart of the historical Latin Quarter. You will be steps away from the romantic Bridges of River La Seine & church Notre Dame; at the heart of Paris in a pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, bakeries and shops which create a festive ambiance. But pragmatically being centered saves money....as you can walk everywhere to all major monuments.


1 minute walk to metro St Michel and 2 minutes walk to RER B direct line to CDG airport.

HIGH BANDWIDTH WIFI to your laptop + TV + FREE international calling to dozen of countries including free long distance to USA Canada Australia Europe and China!

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More Details

claude or Shen
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About claude or Shen

National Women Society of Innovation, Inc. (NWSI, inc) is not in the business of renting. Rather, we raise funds to promote the spirit of innovation. Since 1992, we have been offering accomdations commenserate to a donation to NWSI Inc.

Alternativley to a free stay in Paris, our patrons can also chose materials or classes about innovations. Innovatively Yours!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

Quiet Studio Steps from Notre-Dame & all sightseeings - WIFI optional
average rating of 4.5 based on 74 reviews

amazing time

  • 5 of 5

avel about 3 times a year to Paris for business. Convenience is my

priority. This is my first time at the Xavier Privas, I find it to be

perfect. Last year, I rented at the 5th Arrondissement around rue Mouffetard

but it was just too far. From the Xavier Privas, I can walk everywhere. It

is safe walking around the area, unlike sine of the other neighborhoods. The

studio was meticulously clean. Samy was so polite, always answering by "yes

sir" & "no sir", a kind of courtesy that we are unaccustomed to in the US.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and fun place to be.

  • 5 of 5

This is 'as advertised!' Steps from Notre Dame but so much more. Plenty of cafes and shopping for whatever you need! Be sure to take the owner's recommendation and have a scrumptious dinner at Au Vieux Paris d' Arcole. Wonderful French cuisine, wine and service!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property the week of Christmas 2016. We came to Paris hoping to have easy access to the main sights in the city. This Apartment's location is PERFECT! We could easily walk to Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Rodin Museum, and dozens of other popular destinations in less than 30 minutes. If you don't want to walk, the Metro is about 50 meters away from your front door.

The Apartment is Clean, safe, and well appointed. The bed was especially comfortable and the fridge was helpful for bringing back drinks and food. I would recommend to anyone, the value you get for this property is phenomenal!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

I spent four nights in the studio apartment traveling solo on my first visit to Paris. The location was perfect for siteseeing in the Latin Quarter. Notre Dame and Shakespeare and Company bookstore were within a five minute walk, even closer was the metro and RER. I took the hop on/hop off bus tour, and the stop was at Notre Dame, so catching the bus both days couldn't have been easier. The apartment itself was on a busy narrow pedestrian-only street with many busy restaurants, but after entering the courtyard to the apartment, you leave the noise from the street and climb a fairly easy winding stairway to the second floor. Anyone with mobility issues may have trouble, but the stairway added to the charm. The apartment is a studio, not large, but certainly a very good space for the price and location. The bed was comfortable, the little kitchen nook provides dishes, cutlery, a refrigerator, and microwave, and the bathroom was small but the shower was decent in size. I would suggest more, or heavier blankets for winter guests, but I definitely would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Can't Always Be King

  • 2 of 5

After long days of sightseeing and walking, sometimes all you want is to unwind in the comfort of the room that you paid good money for. I will say that the description of the place is accurate: studio, sleeps 2, kitchenette (microwave and refrigerator) and bathroom and in a good location to get basically anywhere in Paris using the metro. However, the place is tiny, as in, I felt cramped and claustrophobic by the time we got settled in. The bathroom, also tiny, has a water heater that can sustain hot water for a 6 minute shower tops! My wife and I had to do very quick showers at night and one in the morning just to get a somewhat hot shower. The kitchenette is really just a refrigerator because we couldn't figure out how to use the microwave. I only say this because since the day I purchased my stay to the day I got there, I received roughly about 10 different emails with instructions and tips for getting around Paris and not one thing on how to work the microwave.These emails also seemed to be coming from 2 different people so most of the time I was unsure who I should be emailing with questions. In addition, we got all of this 'secret' information to enter the premises a week before our arrival and it turns out that one of the doors with a punch code isn't even needed. The door is essentially broke. We were able to walk right in to the plaza area of the apartment complex by just pushing on a door. Not as safe as it sounded from the email. Mind you, this is in one of the most populated tourist areas of Paris where you have all different sorts of people condensed into a couple city blocks hanginh out for drinks, food, souvenir shopping. A prime spot to to be robbed, even in the 'safety' of your VRBO studio or at best to be constantly harassed by the restaurant and shop owners selling you their product on the way to the studio. This also means that you cannot expect the area to be quiet at night either. Every night of our stay we could hear people in adjacent apartments making noise and talking at all hours of the night. I don't think I got one good of night sleep there. Lastly, you have to pay a cleaning fee to the people that maintain the premises. However, when we walked through the door, the price had increased. Scamming us out of money? It certainly felt like it. This place was overpriced and in my opinion you could find a 2 star hotel for the same price with better amenities and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 3 of 5

The best thing about this rental is the location. It is in the heart of an area of Paris that all tourists want to see. You are within short walking distance to Notre Dame, Louvre, Pantheon, Sorbonne, Luxembourg Gardens, many museums and wonderful restaurants. We discovered (with the help of a local--a wonderful young woman on the train) the location of the elevator to and from the train platform we needed to access for transportation to Charles De Gaulle. This elevator is located about a block and a half towards the river from the front door of this apartment building. The beauty of this is that you do not have to fight with your suitcases on the many flights of stairs getting up and down to the train platform. This in itself is reason enough to want to rent this prime location. The bed is comfortable--it is clean--but the apartment is extremely small for two people. You better have a warm relationship because there is basically no privacy for anything private. You use the same sink for washing dishes (if you dirty any) and washing up or brushing your teeth. Not the greatest--in my humble opinion! It is a quiet location being on the interior of the building with the window looking out to the courtyard. This is very important since the neighborhood is very noisy in the evening. Never fear---you hear no street noise in this apartment. Very QUIET!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will be in the heart of historic Paris, walking distance to all monuments and site seeings, cafe sipping at terraces. We recomend a boat trip on La river Seine... Magical!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Sorbonne, Paris

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

45 Eu tax £38

Prices start from $105 USD or 75 Euros a night
Low Season: January to early March and from November (except Thanksgivings)
High Season: March to October

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Sorbonne in Paris

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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