Charming apartment Le Marais
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This completely renovated, carefully owner-maintained classical and elegantly furnished apartment is located on charming Rue Elzévir in the historic Marais district of Paris. On 70 sqm the apartment offers 1 bedroom and additional bedding, bathroom, fully equipped American kitchen open to a spacious living room in a typical Parisian “Pierre de taille Building” with elegant entrance, carpet in the hall and stairways, elevator, 3rd floor.
The bed room window faces the park of the Musée Bricard and allows open windows during a quiet night.
The salon is equipped with elegant Art Deco furniture and antiques of the 17th century of the family.
Local area: Close by you find the famous Place de Vosges, the Musée Carnelvalet, for Parisian History, Musée de Picasso, Archives Nationales, Musée Cognac Jay, the Museum of German History and the Swedish Cultural Institute. The rue Elzévir is one of the most popular streets for living in that area, and – though low traffic - close to all the shopping districts, the Metro Stations 1) St. Paul and 8) Chemin Vert. Post Office nearby. Around the corner you find nice Parisian bistros and recommended Restaurants, stores, galleries, fashion labels & boutiques of young and renowned designers. A stone's throw away you reach the beautiful Rue Parc Royale where you find the most beautiful Parc Square Léopold Archille.
The apartment is only available monthly or longer term.
Indemnity Insurance + guaranty deposit required.
Charged Internet access, cable TV, DVD Player, CD Player available, fix telephone line on request. Around the corner, 30 meters far from the appartment in the rue Barbette you can find a payed parking. Gym & Fitness Club very near by.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: CDG or Orly, Nearest railway: Gare de l'Est|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Lift access|
The Paris/Ile de France region
The Louvre Museum, Versailles Château, Orsay Museum, Saint-Denis Basilica and the Fontainebleau Château are all just a small part of what makes Paris Ile-de-France the most beautiful museum in the world. Between cultural visits and entertainment possibilities, there are ample opportunities to take advantage of your stay and discover the very best in festive entertainment and leisure activity : shows, Parisian reviews, operas, not to mention shopping, sports and more. Ile-de-France is a region of France that includes and surrounds Paris, the country's capital. Ile-de-France is the country's most populated area, but one with numerous charms and many outstanding attractions.
The City of Light is one of the world's great cities and a trip to Paris is, for many, the vacation of a lifetime. Paris offers the tourist numerous attractions that are unique and without match. The best art, fabulous architecture, visible history, leading museums, and romantic settings surround you when visiting Paris.
Château de Versailles
The splendor of Versailles, along with its splendid architecture and lavish parkland are unequalled in the modern world. The opulence of Versailles can be appreciated only by visiting this historic, ostentatious home of the French monarchy. Click on the link above for our description (and photographs) of Versailles and its many attractions.
Notre Dame of Chartres, a remarkably preserved Gothic-style cathedral, dates from the late 12th century and was built over a religious site previously used by Druids. The Chartres Cathedral towers above the surrounding plain and is a remarkable architectural achievement. The cathedral's structure is magnificent, while its interior contains some of Europe's best stained glass windows. Chartres Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a spectacular package and well worth a visit.
The cathedral's construction marked a unique point in the evolution of building construction, as the size and height of the cathedral proposed for Chartres surpassed what was thought possible at the time (for, example, its tallest tower is as tall as a 38 story building). During your tour of the interior be sure to see the immense, beautiful Rose Window and its five lancets dating from the 13th century. The Cathedral is well-known for its unusual circular labyrinth that dates from the late 12th century. Scholars believe that walking the path of the labyrinth was once considered a mini-pilgrimage undertaken by the faithful in a plea for the forgiveness of their sins. If you visit on the weekend, you might be lucky enough to listen to one of the cathedral's famous organ concerts. This site from the San Jose State University has a detailed photographic tour of the Chartres Cathedral.
The town of Chartres is a delightful village that is known as the "Capital of Light and Perfume". The city's historic district, consisting of many timber framed houses, is quite interesting. See the town's official tourism website for more details.
From its beginnings as a royal hunting lodge, Fontainebleau developed into a stately grand palace with expansive, lush grounds, exceptional interior design, and elegant furnishings. Touring Fontainebleau is an afternoon well spent. The buildings are cavernous and the grounds are expansive, so bring your most comfortable walking shoes.
Monet's home in Giverny has put this lazy, quaint town on the map. The house and the gardens have been revitalized to match the look of the property when Monet lived and painted in this evocative parcel nested in a small country village. Although quite popular and crowded, visiting Giverny is a visual and emotional treat. The water garden, comprised of lazily leafed willows, ponds, water lilies, and the famous Japanese Bridge, is the most popular of Giverny's many areas. The Clos Normand, a formal French-style Garden close to the house, is another delightful area to wander.
The gift store has an enormous collection of posters, books, calendars and other trinkets, all memorializing Monet, aspects of his life and his amazing paintings.
Provins, a location famous in medieval times for its annual trade fares (including the Champagne Fairs), is a fortified city protected by a defensive wall and towers constructed before the 12th century. The town is known to have been in existence by the 9th century and later gave rise to the Counts of Champagne, as well as playing a key role in French history.
Located about 60 miles (91 km) southeast of Paris, the Old Town area that hosted the medieval trade fares has been well preserved. Most visitors, however, come to see Provins' amazing fortifications, including the walls, and a castle-keep known as Caesar's Tower. The experience of visiting a city with authentic medieval roots makes Provins a popular attraction. See Provins official tourism website for more details on the attractions and visiting.
As a major global city, Paris has a lot going on. The city itself is politically divided into 20 arrondissments that spiral out from the center in the shape of a snail (1 being at the middle and 20 being on the outer edge). However, throughout the centuries many distinct neighborhoods have formed that don't abide by these boundaries. They each have their own flavor and identity, while maintaining that typical Parisian feel. Here is a list of the main areas and their characteristics:
Ile de la Cité - Ile Saint-Louis
These two islands situated in the middle of the Seine, and at the heart of the city, are crammed with some of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris. The Ile de la Cité is the cradle of Parisian civilization. It was here that the Romans set up camp in 52 B.C. The island hosts beautiful Middle-Age monuments such as the Notre Dame cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. It is a lovely place to walk around and admire the many old mansions that are still standing. Connected by the Pont Saint-Louis, the Ile Saint-Louis remains a quiet neighborhood despite its central location. It is also one of Paris's most expensive. The island is small and peaceful. There are no metro stations, only two bus stops, so it is wonderfully deprived of the mass tourism found in many other Parisian districts including its neighbor, Ile de la Cite.
Centuries after the end of the monarchy, this part of the 1st arrondissement still has a royal feel to it. The Tuileries Gardens originally formed the front grounds of the Tuileries Palace, destroyed in 1871 during the Paris Commune. These days they lead up to the big glass pyramids marking the entrance of the Louvre museum. With long rows of manicured trees, they make for a lovely Parisian promenade. The Western end of the neighborhood is the Place de la Concorde, where nobles were guillotined during the revolution. Directly North of the gardens runs the historic Rue de Rivoli, the old arched walkways are lined with souvenir shops and small luxury boutiques.
Running from the Place de la Concorde to the Place de l'Etoile, home of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, this massive avenue in the 8th arrondissement is arguably the world's most famous street, and it has been dubbed by some as the most beautiful. Do not be surprised, however, if you discover McDonald's more easily than trendy fashion boutiques, as commercialism and globalization have taken their toll on this once exclusive and aristocratic boulevard.
This chic, bustling neighborhood straddling the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements is a popular destination for tourists. It's centered around Paris's former central marketplace, Les Halles (pronounced Layh-Al, not Layz-Al). The market was the "stomach of Paris" for centuries and the area remains a hub of activity today with its major train station and modern underground shopping mall, the Forum des Halles. A number of busy pedestrian streets stem from here, lined with sidewalk cafes and artisan food shops. On the other side of Boulevard Sébastopol, you find the high-tech Pompidou Centre, home to the National Museum of Modern Art, temporary exhibitions, a library and a top-floor restaurant. Outside the museum is a big open square where people often watch street performers or share a bite to eat.
Located between Les Halles and République in the 4th arrondissement, Le Marais, also known as “Old Paris” is a blast from the past, containing some of the oldest buildings in Paris. It's a stylish, lively neighborhood filled with hip art galleries, boutiques and cafés. The narrow, winding streets are lined with great old architecture, half hidden courtyards (Place des Vosges), and museums (Picasso Museum). It is known for being a historically Jewish neighborhood, many kosher specialty shops still line the Rue des Rosiers, and is also known for being Paris's gay district, with a number of clubs and shops dedicated to this theme.
The Latin Quarter
The legendary Latin Quarter is located on the left bank of the Seine, going approximately from St. Michel to Odeon and making up part of the 5th and 6th arrondissements. As one of the oldest districts in Paris, this is a swanky, high-class neighborhood well-known for its historical cafes and brasseries, as well as its vibrant student population (a result of the nearby Sorbonne). Nestled into the buildings along the Seine is Shakespeare & Company, the famous ex-pat English language bookshop. Also to be discovered here are the gorgeous Gardens of Luxembourg and architectural highlights like the Pantheon and Saint Sulpice. On the southern edge, the Rue Mouffetard offers a marvelous, winding array of cheese shops, wine cellars and bakeries to explore.
Situated on the northern end of the 6th arrondissement, this vibrant section of the left bank used to be known as the bohemian meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Now it's one of the most fashionable and expensive areas in Paris, with high-price art galleries and boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Armani, among others. The neighborhood is also home to famous cafes like Brasserie Lipp, Cafe Flore and perhaps the most famous of all, Les Deux Magots, which was the favorite hangout for great 20th century minds like Jean-Paul Sartre, but which is mostly full of tourists these days.
This neighborhood is located on the Northern edge of the 14th arrondissement, the area surrounding the highly controversial Montparnasse Tower, Paris's only skyscraper. It's known for its lively nightlife, most of which is based around historic brasseries like La Coupole, La Rotonde and Le Select. The area also has a long history as a hub for creativity, being a gathering point for numerous artists of all genres including Ernest Hemingway and Man Ray. Some of these great minds can still be found in the local Montparnasse Cemetery.
Located South of the Arc de Triomphe, on the North side of the right bank's chic 16th arrondissement, Trocadero is a public square framing the Palais de Chaillot. The square itself is modest, but the name has become synonymous with the affluent neighborhood surrounding it. This ritzy district is filled with upper-class establishments and boutiques, all with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower.
The Opera District
Situated in the 2nd and 9th arrondissements, between the Louvre museum and the Grands Boulevards, this neighborhood offers many exciting things to see. The Palais Garnier Opera House is a gorgeous monument in itself and definitely worth a visit. The whole surrounding area, with its cafes, luxury boutiques, theaters and restaurants, makes a wonderful place to walk around. While the Place Vendôme is known for its fine jewelry boutiques and the Ritz Hotel, the large Boulevard Haussman offers two of the most famous department stores in the capital: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, housed in gorgeous Art Nouveau buildings.
In the 11th arrondissement, around the Place de la Bastille, is a busy, animated neighborhood known for its hip bars and clubs. Here you can find beautiful hidden places like the charming Arsenal marina and the Promenade suspendue, a landscaped walkway built on the old railroad tracks of a viaduct. Underneath, in the Viaduc des Arts arcades, you can window-shop at exclusive art galleries.
Set high on a hill in the 18th arrondissement, the Montmartre neighborhood looks grandly out over all of Paris. Dominated by the bright white Sacre Coeur basilica, it seems like a completely different area from the sophistication of Paris below. Offering one of the best views in the city, the neighborhood is known for its raunchy nightlife (Moulin Rouge) and for being the old headquarters of bohemia. Place du Tertre is still home to many street artists and performers, who attempt to recreate Montmartre's heyday when the district drew famous artists from all over Europe. A visit at night is an absolute must! Just one word of caution: it is VERY crowded at night and pickpockets are prevelant.
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7 Oct 2013
We experienced several problems with this rental. The most problematic was that the refund of the substantially security deposit seemed to be very complicated and took five weeks. We paid extra international bank fees to get it back because it could not be done through Holiday Lettings or Pay Pal because it was so high. The owner withheld money to repair very old bathroom tiles that were already cracked when we arrived.
All the appliances are new but they were glitches because they weren't all set up right. We had to wait on three separate days for repair technicians to show up. Because of this we wound up dealing with technicians, washing and drying dirty linens from the previous occupant, defrosting the refrigerator, etc. We thought we should have had some credit for that, especially with the utilities (which were taken out of the security deposit). The electrical bill was high because the refrigerator ran constantly, and the phone bill included mostly calls dealing with the problems with appliances.
If it had not been for these problems we would give this apartment a highly favorable rating. This lovely apartment is everything it was advertised to be; spacious, nicely furnished, on a quiet street, and near many attractions and shopping.
It is one of the more handicap accessible apartments in Paris. A handicapped person who can walk a few steps and has a folding wheelchair can manage easily. The lobby is level with the sidewalk. There are two steps up and one down to reach the lift. The lift is small but will accommodate a folded wheelchair.
14 Mar 2013
"Well equipped apartment, perfectly located in a well sought after arrondissement."
Enjoyable stay in a charming little flat. Most favourable is the excellent Location close to Transport, Sightseeing and fashionabel shops and cafés. A plus is the elevator! The apartment is fully equipped with all necessary stuff and partly furnished with beautiful antiques. Suitable for shorter and long-term stays.
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