This is the apartment you are looking for: large (93m2) and beautiful, located in the city center -- steps from the Seine -- with all the creature comforts that you could desire. This meticulously-kept apartment is located on the 1st floor (2nd floor American) of an elegant "Hausmannian" building dating from the end of the 19th century. The tall windows of the living and dining rooms open onto the Boulevard de la Bastille, with a lovely view of the boats in the marina. The bedroom windows overlook a quiet private garden belonging to the building. The large floor-to-ceiling tiled bathroom boasts a 1m2 shower and large bidet; the separate WC is bright and comfortable (see photos).
Located a few steps from the Place de la Bastille (not far from the Place des Vosges) in one direction, from the Gare de Lyon in another, the Jardin des Plantes / Gare d'Austerlitz in another, and finally just across from the Marais, you will have Paris at your feet! (And a very comfortable place in which to rest those feet at the end of a long day exploring the City of Light.)
Layout: the spacious entrance is the heart of the apartment, and leads to the salon, the large dining room, the two bedrooms, the bathroom, the kitchen (which is also accessed from the dining room) and the separate WC. The apartment can sleep 5 or 6 for short-term rentals; 4 persons are maximum for long term.
There are two beds (160 cm and 140 cm wide, respectively) plus a sofabed in the salon.
Equipment: full-size dishwasher, brand new German clothes washer and separate dryer, new electric oven with gas hobs, microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and every piece of kitchen equipment you could ever want. Extremely fast Wi-Fi, cable TV, iHome, 2 Hi-Fi stereos, a printer/copier/scanner, and a portable air conditioner [cools one room only]. The house phone provides free calling to all landlines in Western Europe and to *all* telephones in North America and France.