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Waiting for the Eiffel Tower to start Twinkling in the Distance

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A superb contemporary renovation has gone into this Parisian boutique studio with elevator access which overlooks the Canal Saint-Martin and River Seine and offers spectacular views on the Eiffel Tower and all Paris : it is definitely an apartment with a view.

The small (15-sqm /162sqft) entirely refurbished, non-smoking, no-pets centrally heated / fully air-conditioned immaculate studio is perfect for an individual or a young couple; its layout has been organized to maximize the living space.

It is located on the 6th floor (elevator) of a 19th century building, is available alone or with a bigger apartment for 6 on the same floor with the same beautiful view.

The studio can sleep 2 in a kingsize bed with high-resilience foam mattress.

It has a superb walk-in Italian shower, sink and toilet (hair-drier available), a kitchenette equipped with fridge, 2 hotplates, an expresso coffee machine, an electric kettle, a toaster, and a microwave oven.

Free same day wash & dry service of your personal linen. Pressing at a fee.

There is also a laundromat two streets away.

The ceiling-to-floor double-glazed window floods it with sunlight.

The studio is furnished with contemporary furniture and painted in pastel shades of pink, and off-white. It is fitted with a chiffonier, shelves, a table / desk, two chairs, plasma TV screen with satellite channels, free Wifi connection, iron, ironing table, guidebooks, maps and tourist literature. There is ample room to put your clothes on hangers.

White linens and towels, tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper and toiletries are provided ; your bed will be made.

An enclosed parking space below the building at the same address is attached to the studio at 15 euros per night.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Non applicable
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Roissy Charles de Gaulle 25 km, Nearest railway: Austerlitz and Lyon RW stations 500 m
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Lift access
Further details outdoors

We can definitely vouch for the Marais and Bastille areas with their tons of cafés and restaurants.

Boulevard de la Bastille faces the "Port de l'Arsenal", the nautical entrance to the Canal St-Martin and all the waterways that connect it to Paris and the Seine. The Bassin de l'Arsenal (boat basin) /Port de Plaisance is a *marina*. It is in the heart of the city, really charming in a Parisian way, and near good public transportation links like Gare de Lyon (to go to the South of France, Italy and Switzerland), Gare d'Austerlitz (to go to Versailles) and Bastille.

Come discover the Marais-Bastille area between Ile Saint-Louis and Place de la Bastille:

It's a wonderful place to walk or jog, have a café, picnic -- there's even a park for young children there. Another wonderful green space nearby is the "Coulée Verte" above the Viaduc des Arts that was featured in a recent film starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. So we are not lacking in green space nearby. Finally the zoo is to be found across the River in the Jardin des Plantes.

Visit the Bastille Opera House and the “Rue de Lappe” with its many ethnic restaurants and pubs. Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving from Place de la Bastille or the Batobus leaving from Jardin des Plantes across the river.

For those who come to Paris on business, they will be between two train stations Gare de Lyon and Gare d'Austerlitz, close to RER A which crosses the whole of Paris up to the area of La Defense (in 20 mn); they will not be far from the two major airports (direct buses to and from Gare de Lyon); the metro station that services the apartment, Quai de la Râpée, is directly connected to Roissy Airport via Gare du Nord.

The apartment building is situated half a block from the Seine. The Quai de la Rapée Metro is just a few steps away, and there's a Vélib station right next to it. The Metro (Line 5) exactly one stop away from Line 1 (which takes you through the Marais, the Louvre, the Rue de Rivoli, the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, etc.) and one stop away from Line 10 (which takes you to the 5th arrondissement, Odéon and St. Germain des Prés ... all the way to Boulogne). Plus Line 5 itself has its merits, one being that it takes you directly to the Gare du Nord (and Gare de l'Est), as well as to the Place d'Italie, which is a great centre for Chinese and Thai food.

A plus is that this building has a real garden out back, which is fairly rare in Paris.

Further details

Two covered parking spaces in the garage below the building are available, each for an additional 15 euros per day (a real gift!)

The Paris/Ile de France region

You can stroll along the Port de Plaisance de Paris or the Open Air Sculpture museum, get in no time into the Jardin des Plantes and the Latin Quarter. Our neighbour, the latest modern art museum and private foundation in Paris, la Maison Rouge, was inaugurated on the 5th of June 2004 at number 10 of the Boulevard de la Bastille. Within walking distance (10 minutes) are Ile saint-Louis, Ile de la Cité (with Notre-Dame), the Place des Vosges with French novelist Victor Hugo's house in which he wrote his novels, especially Les Misérables, and Musée Picasso. Within walking distance (15 minutes) there is also Marché d'Aligre, the typical and cheapest daily open-air food market of the capital.

Paris Ile-de-France : A cultural gold mine !

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.

Paris Ile-de-France throws open the doors to its rich heritage: castles, museums, monuments, unusual sites, artists' homes, gardens and natural parks. Everything that Paris Ile-de-France has to offer abounds in spectacle and enchantment: evenings on terraces beneath sweet summer skies, reviews bathed in glitter and glitz, operas and the hottest discos around.

Paris is a major world capital and a crossroads for the latest trends. Shopping in the capital is not a question of luxury but of temptation, which will taunt you at every street corner you see ! Paris Ile-de-France is the only address you need when looking for fun or to unwind. There are ample opportunities to challenge your capabilities and even amaze yourself !

Central Paris

Paris is a majestic city, a city of culture, romance, gastronomy, design and fashion. It is also a city on the move, a city of daring...

With the opening of new museums, world-class sporting events, festive and popular urban happenings like “Nuit Blanche” and “Paris Plage”, Paris is a capital that never sleeps.

Whether you are a newcomer or already familiar with the Paris scene, there is a vast choice awaiting you: over 1,800 classified monuments, 170 museums, 145 theatres and 380 cinemas. Some of the cultural sites of the capital are absolute “musts” and among the most visited monuments in the world. Several of them have Unesco world heritage status.

Paris, however, is not just a historical city. Its riverbanks and neighbourhoods, some of which retain a village atmosphere, are an invitation to stroll and sightsee. By day or by night, from Belleville to the Marais, from the Butte aux Cailles to Montmartre, soak up the special ambience of these "quartiers" to grasp the true “spirit” of the city and let yourself be carried away by its energy and vitality.

Paris, the eternal, original, modern, creative City of Lights, is yours for the taking.

Whether you are already “in love” with our city or here for the first time, please make yourself at home.

Welcome to Paris!

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30 Apr 2014

5/5

"That's the base where to stay in Paris !"

I stayed in this studio for one week in March 2014, and it is without hesitation that I recommend this place for a stay in Paris at an extremely reasonable price. The view from the window is exception… More

23 Apr 2014

3/5

"Just ok"

First I would like to say Katherine was great to deal with. She always responded promptly to all my emails, requests, and questions. I liked the view of the Eiffel Tower at night. Being across the str… More

I just cannot make sense of this review. This does not look like the apartment in which we accommodate our guests usually.

12 Oct 2013

4/5

"Great location and fantastic host"

My husband and I stayed in the studio apartment for 6 nights in late September. I had stayed in the larger apartment 8 years ago and really liked the location. It's very convenient as you are w… More

Thank you Karen. It was a pleasure seeing you again with your husband this time. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future this time. Kind regards. Catherine

9 Oct 2012

4/5

"Compact and convenient"

This apartment is small, as many have said, but it has everything needed. It is close to metro and the river, and we walked to sights such as Notre Dame. Check in and out was efficiently done by Jenn… More

We now have a brand new elevator. Nothing to worry about at this end.

20 Sep 2012

4/5

"Brilliant location for an individual or couple"

Lying in bed watching the Eiffel Tower putting on its lighting display, or looking out the window in the morning to watch the boats entering or leaving the bastille canal to go to the Seine was fantastic. The apartment is very small with the choice of a tiny lift or six flights of narrow stairs but it can be worth it and is quite comfortable. Catherine's tips and instructions are generally very clear and useful but do need to be read carefully. The area is full of good services and good eating places. It is also a relatively short walk along the Seine to the Notre Dame or along the canal to Bastille, Marais and Montmartre. There are good metro and rail stations nearby as well as a bike hire station just outside. More challenging are the lack of even a fold down table if you want to use the cooking facilities to prepare your own meals, and a toilet that will not accept toilet paper. Overall, though it was a good experience.

The toilet is an electronic toilet and we advise our guests not to stuff it with toilet paper as happened once. It can of course accept toilet paper.

12 Aug 2012

5/5

"Great apartment with fantastic view"

Stayed for 5 nights in a August 2012. The apartment is clean and has everything that you need. The view is what makes this apartment special. Great view of Eiffel tower and Montparnasse and also view… More

9 Jan 2012

5/5

"Absolutely perfect studio."

I cannot say enough good things about this apartment. It was clean, neat, beautiful and had everything we needed. The bathroom seems to be newly renovated, the bed is huge and comfortable and faces an… More

4 Nov 2011

4/5

"a room with an actual view"

...because of being on the 6th floor and the canal frontage you can see the the top 2/3 of the Eiffel Tower from the bed. A small but adequate studio with a decent sized shower and enough equipment to… More

It is important to remember that the owners of an apartment in a 19th century building in Paris cannot be held responsible for the breakdown of the lift in the building. Any breakdown is serviced as quickly as possible but this has nothing to do with the rental proper !

10 Oct 2011

5/5

"A wonderful way to experience Paris"

Studio appartment was really great. It was the size of a usual hotel room in 3*-4* star hotel but vitually with all amenities you could need. Exactly as written in description on tripadvisor pages. The studio was very clean. The owner provided very accurate and thorough information regarding the studio, how to arrive and other important info. Furthermore, we were pleasently surprised to find additional info regarding nearby bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants etc. in the appartment. There was even a Paris tourist guide, so one less piece for your luggage!
We did not actually meet the owner, but the housekeeper was always available for any assistance.
Studio is really centrally located, within 10-15min walk from the Notre-Dame cathedral. Very close is metro station.
It is a typical old Parisian building, and you will actually have a view of the Eiffel tower.
We liked least the fact that during the summer there are many bakeries/ shops in vicinity that were actually closed for vacation, so we had to shop groceries near Gare de Lyon.
Overall, great value for the money, best way to experience Paris! Would stay again!

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