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apartment , center of Paris

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine


About the property

When staying here you can sense the history of the place. The apartment is located in a 17th century stone building set on a quiet pedestrian street on the Marais district. The apartment was an artist’s studio that I turned into a cozy apartment, it just has been completely renovated in 2016.

Visitors will be surprised by how sophisticated, yet rustic and full of charm the space is.

It is very comfortable with all the modern amenities.

When renovating, I have kept the rough, authentic beauty of the space, emphasized by leaving certain essential materials exposed, such as the wooden beams and the stone masonry.

It is located on the ground floor, the main door gives onto a pedestrian and quiet side street in the Marais district. This is a cozy and intimate space, that envelopes you in privacy. It feels more like a country cottage than a city apartment.

It offers everything you need for a perfect stay : a large bed (63 in × 79 in), a fully stocked kitchen, a bathroom including a large Italian shower, a washer-dryer, a wardrobe to store your clothes, a couch to relax... A place where everyone would feel comfortable and at home.

Moreover, thanks to its very central position, the main tourist points are within walking distance: Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre museum, Picasso, Carnavalet museums and many more...

The immediate area has an abundance of restaurants, cafe's, bars, fashion shops...The luxury goods department store “BHV Marais” is only one stone away!

Metro station "Hôtel de ville" (line 1) is at the doorstep.

May you have any questions to prepare for your trip, or during your stay in Paris, I am always available for my guests.

Hope that you will enjoy my space soon,

More Details

Laurence D.
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is perfect for visitors who want to be in the very centre of the historic Paris with everything in easy walking distance.


Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Charles de Gaulle (20 miles) /Orly airp.(11 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
At the doorstep: bistrots, pubs..
Nearest Train
0.06 Miles
Metro 'Hôtel de Ville' & Metro 'Châtelet'
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
At the doorstep: Restaurants, crêpes..
Car: not necessary

Next to the apartment: THE STRAVINSKY SQUARE with all the restaurants overlooking the Stravinsky fontain! After sightseeing, come here to relax in the calm and the sunshine!


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Handheld shower.
  • Handheld shower. Bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom is not totally closed. Linen provided. Bed is made upon arrival. In addition to the bed in the bedroom, there's also a comfortable and large sofa bed in the living room. There's a total of 4 sleeps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Reliable high-speed Wi-Fi. *** Free long-distance phone calls the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, most of the countries in South America. Please check with the owner. *** Individual heating for more comfort. You can adjust temperature as you like.


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apartment , center of Paris
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Great value in a terrific location

  • 5 of 5

Three of us--one adult and two teenage children--stayed in this lovely little apartment. The best thing about the apartment, hands-down, is the perfect location in the Marais. From here you can easily walk to many major attractions, and the apartment is convenient to multiple bus, metro, and RER lines for trips further afield. The neighborhood also has many, many excellent restaurants and cafes nearby. The location is really perfect, safe, and quiet. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and surprisingly well-appointed considering its small size. We had everything we needed, including good wifi! Though it was an unseasonably warm June, the large windows provide an excellent cross-breeze, and there was also a strong fan to keep us comfortable. I will say that with multiple suitcases and minimal storage space (there was no chest of drawers, for example) the apartment felt quite tight with three people, but it would have been perfect for a couple, or for a shorter stay. But overall, for a location this central and a price this good, the apartment is hard to beat and we were quite pleased with it. Also, Laurence was a pleasure to deal with, and our security deposit was refunded promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Safe and convenient location. Friendly and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this apartment. It is clean and well supplied. It is a bit small, but comfortable enough for a pleasant stay for two people. Having a washer/dryer and dishes was great.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Position position that is important. This apartment had it. Right in the middle of Paris.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent service from the owner, plus position, coupled with a couple of excellent restaurants with in yards of the front door, made this the ideal place to stay and explore Paris. Forget a car, forget the underground and try and make sense of the buses, but you can just about walk everywhere from the apartment.

My wife and I had a first class experience and after we had worked out how the French do things and how the apartment worked we enjoyed ourselves.

We got used to a small apartment, but what more did we need. We ate out, went out every day and knew if we had problems we only had to ring up the owner for a quick answer or help.

We would return to the apartment if we return to Paris in the future.

And last but not least the owner organised the taxi to take us to the Eurostar. Many thanks..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in walking distance of all the sites you will want to see in Paris! Lamia was helpful and knowledgeable and made us feel at home. Very cozy apartment with markets, restaurants, museums, galleries just right outside your door. Laurence was also incredibly helpful with recommendations and also arranged a taxi to take us to the airport for our early flight back home. We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great central paris accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We (mom, dad, and teenage daughter) stayed here for four nights on our recent short visit to Paris. The apartment is cozy and exactly as pictured. Not luxury, but everything a traveller needs. It is only one floor up and an elevator is available. Being able to make a few meals here is a great cost savings and there are several good grocery stores very nearby for your shopping. The location is also ofcourse great for sightseeing too. We walked all over central Paris from here and it was an easy ride on the metro to get to Montmarte too. It was all so close by we walked along the Seine and around Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint Louis every night just to soak it all in. For a central location at a good price, this is a dandy little spot. Our host was very helpful too!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful apartment, right in the heart of the Marais. The listing and photos all accurately represent the charming space, which was spotless and well-maintained. Laurence was so thorough and helpful in communicating with us before our trip. We absolutely loved staying here, and hope to return again soon! Thank you for everything, Laurence! (Apologies for this delayed review!)

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Merri, Paris

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £89.34
Cleaning / Ménage £35.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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