Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Experience Old Paris in a renovated apartment in a building built in 1642. Located on Ile St. Louis, the very heart of Paris. The apartment has most of its original details; exposed wood beams, thick stone walls, nearly 10 feet ceilings, French windows and antique furnishings.
Yet the apartment has all the modern conveniences. A fully equipped kitchen with separate fridge and freezer, gas and induction stove, full size electric oven. Granite countertops and splashes. Brand new plumbing system with an always-on, tank-less, continuous hot water system. Modern individually controlled radiators. Bathroom walls are tiled with river stone pebbles and has separate washer and dryer.
The location can not be beat. Almost all attractions are in walking distance. Ile St. Louis has a bridge to the Marais on one side, a bridge to the Latin Quarter on the other side, and another goes right onto Ile de la Cite, home of the cathedral, Notre Dame.
There are four metro stations, #1, 4, 7 and 10 nearby. The commuter train RER B & C also located close by at Notre Dame can be used to go to the Charles de Gaule or Orly airports as well as other places such as Versailles.
Newly Renovated Apartment in Building Built in 1642 in Ile St. Louis, the heart of Paris. Beautiful Original Details; Exposed Wood Beams, Thick Stone Walls, High Ceilings, French Windows. Antique furnishings. Fireplace. Brand new plumbing system; always on, tank-less continuously hot water system, modern individually controlled radiators. On the second floor, one apartment per floor only!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Charles De Gaule and Orly, Nearest railway: RER B & C & 4 nearby metro stations|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment was recently renovated and has one bedroom; sliding wood doors can easily be used to cordon off the bedroom or they can be moved aside to create a large, eye-catching open space. It can take in 4 people as there is a sofa bed in the living room as well but it would be best for 2 people.
The apartment is approximately 500 square feet (42 square meters) with ceilings at a height of 3 meters (close to 10 feet). It is on the 2nd floor (3rd American) and there is only one apartment per floor. With this fact and its' location on a charming and quiet side street (a number of cinema films have been made on this street, Rue Budé), off the main thoroughfare of the island (Rue St. Louis en Ile), a serene Parisian living experience can be had.
The renovation was done with the idea of creating a most comfortable and luxurious living space while retaining as much as possible all the original 17th century details.
The apartment is air conditioned.
The large and modern galley kitchen has labrador green granite counter-tops & tall back-splashes and an undermount sink. The fridge is full size with a separate full size freezer (handy for ice cream bought from Berthillon!). 4 burner (gas and induction) stove top with a hooded vent. Full size regular oven and microwave oven. Wine and bottled water rack. Complete cooking and eating utensils. The kitchen is highlighted by the classic French-style stained glass windows in the fleur des lys pattern.
The bathroom is oversized and bright; there is a large soaking tub with two shower heads (one as a rain showerhead fixed to the wall and the other a handheld) and a bath waterfall spout. The walls are tiled with real river stones. Separate clothes washer and outside-vented dryer located in this bathroom were bought instead of an all-in-one to considerably shorten clothes washing time. The WC has it's own sink with one wall entirely mirrored. It is adjacent to the tub room, its' two closable entrances exit either to the apartment foyer or to the tub room.
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|Further details outdoors|
Ile St. Louis, an island in the very heart of Paris, is along with neighboring Ile de la Cité (home of Notre Dame Cathedral) the oldest part of the city. As this island is quite self-contained, with arrays of old and charming buildings to sightsee, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, antique shops and so on, it is quite possible to remain on the island for the whole vacation stay and enjoy every minute of it.
But of course, it is very easy to walk to the "mainland", as the islanders like to refer to it, since there are five short bridges at various points directly to the Marais district, the Latin Quarter and to Ile de la Cité as well.
Ile St. Louis is not only blessed by having a central location to most, if not all, the interesting sights in Paris but is also conveniently nearby the public transportation stations at St. Paul (Line #1 which goes horizontally across central Paris), Pont Marie (Line #7 which goes vertically North and South of Paris, from beyond Opera to South, past Place D'Italie where Chinatown is located) as well as Cardinal Lemoine station (Line #10) and RER trains at the Notre Dame station on Ile de la Cite. The RER B train express from Charles De Gaule airport takes only about 35 minutes.
As an added feature, this apartment is maintained by professional management to ensure as much as possible a trouble-free environment for the renters and is available on call should any problems arise. At no extra charge, a greeter will meet you upon your arrival at the apartment and will show you around, on how to make use of the cable TV, kitchen appliances, heating system, washer/dryer, etc. and answer any questions you may have.
The Paris/Ile de France region
When Baron Haussmann tore down and rebuilt much of Paris in the 1860's, he left few neighborhoods untouched. Almost the entire Ile St. Louis and certain swaths of the Marais district may be counted among the survivors. We bought the apartment as an unique opportunity to experience some of the last remaining aspects of 17th century Paris living.
Ile St. Louis, an island in central Paris, is across the bridges to the Marais, Latin Quarter and St. Germain des Pres. The Place des Vosges, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Chapelle with its' spectacular near floor to ceiling stained glass windows, Louvre Museum, Picasso Museum, Cluny Museum (Middle Ages Museum with the beautiful and enigmatic "The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries), Pompidou Museum, the Luxenbourg gardens are nearby. And of course, just a block away is the world famous Berthillon ice creamery.