In the very center of the Latin Quarter, located close to the famous Panthéon, charming Place de la Contrescarpe, Sorbonne University, Saint Germain and the gorgeous Luxembourg gardens, this apartment offers a unique opportunity:
• It is an exceptional deal: the apartment was designed with extra care to comfortably sleep up to 6 guests (2 queen beds and a comfortable sofa bed).
• It is located in a stone building constructed in the 1800s. The building was fully refurbished and redesigned by an architect in 2016. Two other similar apartments are available in the building in addition to the two extra ones of same area designed for 4 guests (including a sofa bed).
The owners have preserved the traditional French apartment style with the beautifully exposed wooden-beams. The apartment is super functional. They have also preserved the elegant French terra cotta tiled floor with a variation of colour and thickness in certain parts of the apartment. This floor style dates back to around 150 years, if not more, and is of great historical significance.
On entering the apartment, one is greeted by a small corridor that serves the bathroom to the right, and leads to the living room area.
To take advantage of the light and volume, the architect has designed a great concept:
• During the day, opening the 2 sliding doors create a unique large living space with two windows above the square. The light coming from both windows make the whole area most welcoming and spacious
• During the night, guests can profit from 3 separate, private sleeping areas.
The Living room offers a large double glazed window that bathes it in natural light. It opens on the charming Place Larue which offers various terraces. No building blocks the view: it is open on the Rue Sainte Genevieve, and the famous and beautiful courtyard of the Ecole Polytechnique (host to many international conferences of researchers).
The living room offers a comfortable sofa bed and a center table, chair and lights. Wall is decorated with frames. The TV is fixed above the kitchen bar a convenient location to watch it from the sofa bed.
On the right of the sofa is located an open kitchen bar with stools. It is integrated into the living area and given an impression of openness. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing simple meals.
The bedroom with sliding doors offers a high quality queen size bed, a large closet and a large window on the square. Obviously complete privacy may be obtained by sliding the doors.
Through the kitchen, one can access the second bedroom. This bedroom also offers a very good quality queen size bed with closet, a mini office table and a window that overlooks the building courtyard. Once again it is furnished with quality equipment and decorated with frame.
The bathroom located at the entrance, is fully tiled and modernly decorated. It offers a large semi-enclosed shower, a vanity area and a toilette.
Right down the building are located many shops, restaurants, bakeries, delies and more. We advise to try “Les pipos” restaurant, typical traditional French food.
The apt location is a perfect base to visit Paris : based in the heart of the old Paris, facing Notre Dame and the trendy Ile saint Louis with, at walking distance, the Marais where are the best clothes shops of Paris. The Sorbonne University, the famous Jardin des Plantes, the Pantheon, the arenes de Lutece, Luxembourg garden and the Cluny Museum of Medieval arts are all steps away. Cross the street and stroll along the banks of the Seine, enjoy a drink on one of the many barges or dance Tango in the “Tino Rossi” square in summer evening time.
It stays 10 minute by subway to most interesting Paris locations AND is a very charming and restful area to be appreciated after a whole day shopping and walking through museums.
For information : As a bonus, Phone calls to land lines in France, and to US, Canada and Australia are generally free. It is also true for more than 50 countries. Moreover, calls to cell phones to specific countries (often US & Canada) may also be free. Ask us for detail as it may vary with time and policies of operators. WIFI is free and available in the entire apartment.