Bastille Opera Apartment: Superb Central Location
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In this luxurious 80 square meters flat, you can enjoy all the comforts of contemporary urban living, yet within the charm of a historic Parisian neighbourhood. The Bastille square that once was the stage of the French revolution today houses the Paris Opera, and in the surrounding streets you can find an endless choice of cafés, bars, and restaurants.
Just at five more minutes' walk, you will be at the most beautiful square of Paris, la Place des Vosges, from early 17th century, and next to it, the charming Hôtel de Sully. This is where the Marais starts, nowadays one of the trendiest districts in Paris, full of original fashion boutiques, art galleries, and of course, restaurants and bars – many of them gay.
Back at your apartment, you will be amazed by its brightness and strikingly contemporary style, with stylish parquet floor, beautiful designer furniture and all modern comforts.
Telephone with free calls, WiFi, flat-screen TV
The living room has two spacious sofas to relax, and a wooden dining table easily seating 4-6 guests. It gives access to a wide balcony where you can sip a glass of wine or enjoy your dinner, overlooking the roofs of Paris and the Arsenal visitors' harbor. On the other side of the apartment, from the kitchen and the bedroom, you can appreciate the views over a quiet garden, allowing you even to easily sleep with your windows open, despite being in the centre of Paris.
Your bedroom has a luxurious double bed with electronic controls for the headrest and leg panel, for your maximum comfort and relaxation, as well as airconditoning in the summer months.
In the study that can be separated from the living room by a sliding door at night, there is a sofa that can be quickly converted into another comfortable bed for two persons.
Indulge in the luxury of its designer bathroom with a walk-in shower and a toilet. There is also a separate guest WC, with a washing/drying machine. Spacious walk-in closet allows you to conveniently store your suitcases, shoes, etc., as well as for hanging your clothes.
During your stay, you can of course cook and entertain your friends like a Parisian master chef in a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the preparation and serving utensils you may need, including fridge/freezer, oven, ceramic cooking plate, microwave and dishwasher.
Within a few minutes' walk, you can find a selection of supermarkets, but you should definitely not miss a true colorful Parisian market, either at the nearby Place d'Aligre or at Boulevard Richard Lenoir, with the freshest produce around: vegetables, fruit, seafood, poultry and meat, and of course, French baguettes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle 29 km, Nearest railway: Gare de Lyon 600 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Ideal place to stay for anyone who appreciates the comfort of contemporary design in central Paris. Well maintained and quiet building that may not be a good choice in case you intended to hold noisy parties at night.
Not suitable for families with young children under 10 years, due to many fragile surfaces and sharp edges of the furnishings, and some nude artwork.
Easy to stay in touch and communicate via wireless high-speed internet, and to relax with flat-screen cable TV with international channels radio and DVD player. Telephone with FREE calls to fixed landline numbers in over 100 countries, incl. France, Western Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, Brazil, etc.
Luxurious residential building with concierge and elevator.
Garage in the building, bookable by prior arrangement (against supplement).
Central, yet safe and quiet neighbourhood with many shops, restaurants and bars.
Private airport transfers can be arranged to pick you up on your arrival at the airport.
|Further details outdoors|
Central location within easy reach to major sights in Paris by foot, or by metro from any of the nearby stations.
Lively, yet safe neighbourhood with many shops, restaurants and bars.
Nearest supermarket: 50 meters.
Bank/ cash dispenser: 100 meters.
Pharmacy / chemist: 50 meters.
Métro Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8) at 200 meters, or Quai de la Rapée(line 5) at 150 meters, Gare de Lyon (RER A, metro lines 1 & 14,) at 500m.
Convient transfer from Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, with Air France coach, stopping at Gare de Lyon at 500 meters.
Private airport transfers can be arranged to pick you up on your arrival at the airport.
- Accommodation for maximum 4 persons
- Normal usage of all amenities and equipment of the apartment
- Electricity, water and central heating
- Wifi high-speed internet access
- Free phone calls to fixed land-line numbers in Europe & North America, (not to mobiles or numbers with surcharges)
- Cable TV covering local channels and selected News programs in English
- Local taxes
- Bed linens and towels for the number of guests reserved
- English-speaking owner or his representative meeting guests on arrival at the apartment, and available by phone, in case of emergency
- Security Damage Deposit: € 500 payable in cash on arrival. This will be returned at departure, provided the apartment is left in good condition, without any damage or loss of its furnishings.
- Not suitable for families with young children, due to many fragile surfaces, sharp edges and glass artwork.
- Quiet & calm residence not adapted to parties, loud music or walking with city shoes on the parquet floors.
SUPPLEMENTS (by prior arrangement)
- Cleaning service: € 60/2 hrs.
- Garage Parking: €30/week
Strictly no smoking – sorry. Do like most Parisians do: stop at a café, where you can smoke on the terrace.
The Ile-de-France region
There are thousands of different reasons for spending your holidays in Paris, depending on each and everyone’s tastes & preferences. This is because Paris simply has so much to offer.
No matter if you’re visiting Paris for the first time, or coming here every year, you can’t help but being impressed by the beauty of its historic monuments, such as the Bastille, Place des Vosges, or the Louvre, plus hundreds more, all within easy reach. You can visit them conveniently by hopping in one of the many sightseeing buses at the Bastille, or do it more leisurely, by sitting comfortably in one of the river boats on the Seine, and let the sights just float by.
You can hardly talk about a visit to Paris, without talking about the French cuisine, just waiting for you to try, in a variety of restaurants, or right at your doorsteps at the local market, where you can buy the freshest products, many of them organically grown. Thanks to the cosmopolitan nature of Central Paris, you can easily find a restaurant to fit every taste of the world.
Paris is of course the city for lovers, and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to locate your personal romantic hideaway in one of the city’s squares, along the Seine, or perhaps at the nearby Port de l’Arsenal just at your doorstep.
We chose this flat location because of its easy access to the most pleasant areas in Paris, yet allowing all the modern comforts of contemporary urban living, something that one appreciates after having lived previously in a historical building.
Although most visitors initially head to Le Marais for its historic attractions, don’t be surprised if you end up spending more time visiting its art galleries and trendy fashion boutiques.
As everywhere in Paris, you shouldn’t miss the Parisians’ most favourite pastime: people-watching on a terrace of a café, while sipping your café crème, or perhaps a glass of wine.
You’ll be amazed by all the different styles you see going by, until you’ll probably adopt your very own Parisian style, as well.
Having walked through the Marais, you’ll reach the famous Centre Pompidou Art Museum. Its striking architecture still continues to appal many, but inside, you’ll find one of world’s most impressive collections of contemporary arts. If you’re into more traditional art, be sure not to miss the Musée d’Orsay for its impressionists, and of course the Louvre with its magnificent masterpieces. Both of these, as well as many other sites (e.g. Eiffel Tower) are easily accessible by bus 69, with a stop right at the exit of the apartment.
If you’re an opera fan, you should definitely visit the Paris Opéra at the Place de la Bastille, next to the apartment. Tickets can easily be purchased on-line, but be early!
When you just want to relax and forget all about the bustle of the big city, just go down to the Arsenal Visitors’ Harbour, at two minutes’ from the flat. Here you’ll find a totally different Paris where time has stopped and you can just sit down and let time float by.
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29 Oct 2014
"Awesome apartment in the best City in the world"
Two bedrooms, full bath and an extra half bath in a large fully equipped apartment in Paris. We thought we were dreaming. Located in a residential neighborhood meant that you could get a good night's sleep and still walk to many major sites. The owner is very responsive to your inquiries and very attentive to your needs. You'll have to sign up way ahead of time for this rental.
Glad you liked your stay with us in Paris.
Hope to see you back soon again, but as you suggested, it's best let me know well ahead!
15 Sep 2014
Location and quality of facilities were just perfect .
Spacious property with comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen.
Short walk to the Metro and many restaurants and a great supermarket around the corner.
We look forward to a return visit.
Hello, and many thanks for your review.
I am glad you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in Paris in the near future.
8 Sep 2014
"A wonderful place to stay while in Paris"
Friends and I stayed here the week we were in Paris and thoroughly enjoyed this apartment and neighborhood. The kitchen was nicely equipped and after a morning shopping at the Marché d'Aligre an… More
Hello, and many thanks for your review.
Shame about the weather in July, but I am glad to read that it didn't bother you and that you could appreciate those relaxing moments on our balcony, in the middle of all your sightseeing in Paris.
Hope to see you back soon again.
12 Jul 2014
"fantastic flat, perfect location, couldnt ask for anything more"
The flat was decorated and furnished to the highest standard. the booking process was simple and we were met by the house manager who was also very helpful. If you want to see Paris by foot then you could not pick a better location with most of the tourist attractions within easy walking distance. Local restaurants were in abundance and Le Train Bleu is exceptional. We had a great and would highly recommend ths property.
Glad you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations!
By the time you come back next time, I'll try to find some new recommendations for you.
12 Jul 2014
"Exquisite apartment in wonderful location"
My husband and i enjoyed a wonderful stay at this very well appointed apartment. The comfort and roominess, the lovely balcony the beautiful art work and a perfect location near markets, bakeries,restaurants. The manager, a lovely woman, greeted us with wine and snacks. Although we have rented many apartments in Paris this was one of our favorites.
How great to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that the apartment met with your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back in Paris soon again.
26 Jun 2014
"Perfeito, bem localizado e charmoso"
Fizemos uma viagem em família com 2 filhos adultos. O apartamento foi perfeito para nós: bem localizado, bem decorado e com todos os equipamentos e utensílios necessários para uma estadia confortável e prazeirosa.
Pretendemos voltar diversas outras vezes!
We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back again soon.
21 Jun 2014
"wonderful apt. very well equiped for cooking and relaxing"
we loved staying at this apt. location and quality is fabulous. Very clean and well decorated with a very well equiped kitchen to cook. We were a family of 4... only draw back was that the pull o… More
We're happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! As you could probably see, we love cooking and that's why you could find everything you need in our kitchen.
You're right that the double sofa bed may not be ideal for two, unless you're a couple. That is why we clearly show it in the pictures of the apartment and in its description, to avoid any surprises.
Hope to see you back again with us in Paris in future!
24 Nov 2013
This wonderful property was exactly as advertised. A modern apartment with everything you could possibly need provided (and then some). Obviously much loved and cared for by the owners. Close to Metro, main train line, and loads of wonderful cafes and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and found the area safe, even when returning home sometimes late at night. It is not in the heart of the main tourist areas which makes it feel more like you are a local, but just a 20 minute stroll over one of the many bridges and you can be in the Notre Dame District. So much to see, so much to do, so little time.
We're so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Rest assured: there is still plenty to discover and experience in Paris for another visit. Hope to see you back soon!
30 Jul 2013
"Our Paris home away from home!"
This apartment was lovely - well appointed, great lighting, lovely art and outdoor balcony space! The owner, Lars, was so gracious in helping us prepare for our stay and once we arrived, his house ma… More
I am pleased you chose our apartment for your vacation rental in Paris, and above all, that you all had enjoyable stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
4 Jul 2013
"Excellent location and very well organized."
The condo is very well furnished and we found the location to be good for travel by metro and RER. The owner provides detailed instructions before arrival and in the condo. An english speaking represe… More
We're happy to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and hope to see you back again soon in Paris!
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