BEST LOCATION St Germain des Prés
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
FABULOUS LOCATION, GREAT ACCOMMODATIONS. SUBLIME REDUCTION for NOV-JAN year end holidays 2014 (150 €/day). Contact for details.
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EARLY BOOKING rate for summer holiday reservations made between 18 Nov. 2014 and 31 Jan. 2015 (Price as posted).
SPOIL YOURSELVES! BARGAIN PRICE for end of year holidays, RESERVATIONS made for stays from 18 NOV. 2014-31 JAN. 2015 (Price as listed). Contact for more details.
Live as privileged Parisians do in the midst of chic, culture, total convenience.
If you imagine what it would be like living in Paris as a resident and not just as a tourist during your brief holidays (always too brief when visiting Paris!), this is the apt. and the best spot to be in this beautiful, well sought after neighborhood.
Literally steps away from the meeting places of today's French, American (and others) intelligentia, as well as those of Sartre, De Beauvoir, Baldwin, Hemingway, etal., of days gone by. Not forgetting the jazz musicians and cultural enthusiasts who prefer and preferred frequenting their favorite watering holes found just around the corner from the apt.
FULL-SIZE, spacious. Easy to live in. Cheerful. Petty. Easy on the eyes. Spoil yourselves! With private and intimate spaces.
Great for Holiday Celebrations. Cozy & Sunny. View on tiny street w/quaint boutiques & romantic restaurants. B/R on quiet, courtyard side of the building. Full size Kitchen/brkfst nook. Formal Dining room. Wi-Fi included. Walk/bike to almost everything on your wish list.
PERFECT for Honeymoon, Special birthday, Anniversary, and other celebrations. Romantic and intimate. Old world charm, simple elegance in a real home ambiance in the center of the most sought after neighborhood in Paris.
Just opposite the building where a famous French writer once lived, the apartment has a cozy salon with more than 3 meter high ceilings and double glazed French windows over-looking a scenic, tiny street of French boutiques, shops, restaurants and passers-by. Salon begs a tea for two--perfect for you after a day's adventures. Tea pot in its cosy on a dessert cart at the ready!
The large, fully equipped kitchen works well for your own gourmet preparations. The breakfast space doubles for your more casual meals. The separate dining room allows you to get away from the clutter for more formal occasions.
There are desks work stations for each of you in the kitchen and the bedroom for work or planning the day's adventures--including ample space for writing those obligatory post cards!
Bedroom over-looks tiny, quiet, cobble-stoned courtyard.
Internet access, Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
Ample STORAGE. Building located on small, no parking street. Calm and tranquil in the midst of a lively, exciting, culturally vibrant neighborhood. All amenities easily accessible (at your fingertips, really). All transportation modes including 4 metro stations--St Germain des Près, St Sulpice, Mabillon, Sevres Babylone, just steps away. Several bus lines, including #63, direct to Gare de Lyon, plus a direct subway line to the Gare du Nord.
See and Be Seen: Leisurely spend the afternoon people watching while having a coffee, tea, or a tall glass of cold beer at the Café de Flore, the Deux Magots, or the Café Louise located on Blvd St Germain at the end of the apartment's tiny street made famous by the many writers and artists who frequented the restaurants, shops, and galleries, or who lived there.
CULTURAL GEM: Tired of seeing and being seen? Take a walk to the Musée D'Orsay. If you cross the Seine almost opposite the street upon which the apartment is found, you will find the LOUVRE and the Carrousel du Louvre (where, for Apple/MacIntosh cult followers, there is a magnificent Apple Store complete with geniuses, one to one classes, etc.).
By bus or by foot, take a tour of the neighbourhood where many French and American Intelligentsia lived, worked, and challenged their contemporaries with new ideas and thoughts (Sartre, Beauvoir, James Baldwin, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Etal.)
Discover some of the many hidden treasures in the neighbourhood including chic shops for home and hearth around rue Jacob. Or check out the jazz clubs on rue Benoit, just across the blvd.
Engage in a spiritual respite at one of the churches in the area, Eglises St Germain des Près, St Sulpice, Notre Dame--all nearby walking distance from the apartment.
GREAT FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
The Markets: When in Paris, do as Parisians do : grab the house caddie, shop for fresh provisions from farmers' markets, more often than not, open air, although the St Germain des Près market is under cover. Prefer Bio? Then the Marché Raspail--steps away and the largest Bio market in Paris, is not to be missed.
Other than advising you to read the REVIEWS of others who have had the experience, all that's left to say is to encourage you to choose this experience of living as a Parisian might during your holidays in the City of Light!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle; Orly 239 km, Nearest railway: Gare de Lyon 5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Apartment has a separate salon / library for tea, aperitif, or relaxing after a day's work or adventures. From the salon there is a street view on pretty boutiques and the building where Victor Hugo once lived.
The only bedroom (located just next to the full bathroom) has a double bed. It is situated on the quiet courtyard side of the residence. There is ample closet space and a desk for writing.
The large kitchen with breakfast nook has everything you need for those romantic evenings of cooking and dining in. It also includes a desk for planning your meals, work, or escapades.
Dine away from the clutter of it all in a peaceful, separate dining room with comfortable seating for 4.
Additional closet/storage space is located in the hall entrance and dining room.
The residence accommodates two persons maximum.
A spacious and well appointed island of calm in the heart of a centrally located sophisticated and exciting historic district.
Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
|Further details outdoors|
A walking tour of the historic 6th arrondissement where the apt is located will reveal many of the small and narrow streets, ladened with old and prestigious fabric and decorator shops as well as high-end designer boutiques for clothing and shoes. There are hidden passage ways, and charming places and spaces where afternoon tea may be enjoyed.
For those who prefer touring by bicycle, just around the corner from the apartment in either direction, one finds a battery of bicycles which may be rented using VISA bank card. Bikes may be rented and returned all over the city.
The apartment is situated between the St Germain dés Près and Saint Sulpice churches and not far from the Notre Dame, all of which are open to visitors daily.
FREE high speed internet access (Wi-Fi & cable) for those with portable computers.
Nespresso Machine, French Press, and Drip Coffee Methods available at the apartment.
The residence accommodates two persons maximum.
Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
The Paris/Ile de France region
Paris is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains which account for much of its cloudy but mild weather. But it can be very sunny, and on those days, it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Cloudy or sunny, there are so many fascinating things to do and to see that you'll hardly notice the weather. This is especially true of the St Germain des Près neighborhood.
Rent a bicycle and discover Paris by "vélo", not forgetting the romantic "Bateaux Mouches" romantically cruising
the Seine at night.
Central Paris has all the excitement of a vibrant and animated large city, but with the charm and beauty that only Paris can claim.
St Germain dès Près is a nostalgic mélange of students matriculating at the Sorbonne, and old Paris where French, American, and other cultures hobnobbed at cafés to share their ideas and artistic endeavours. Almost everything is at your fingertips and walking distance: prestigious Left Bank shopping, museums, art galleries, food markets, cinémas, théâtres, libraries, and jazz clubs just across the boulevard. Restaurants of all nationalities within walking distance. The residence is situated between the historic St Germain Dès Prés and St Sulpice Churches, with the Notre Dame Cathedral a short stroll away.
But if you decide to leave the quartier, there is quick and easy access to several metro stops, busses, and taxi stands. Delightful experiences can be planned for the Marais, Montmartre, and so many other fascinating neighborhoods in central Paris.
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12 Nov 2014
"Disappointed with owner and broken appliances"
This was our honeymoon, and we wanted to love this apartment.To be fair, there is a lot to love. The location is excellent, with charming shops, patisseries, and the Luxembourg Garden all nearby. And … More
I do thank the reviewer for his comment on how charming the apartment is--in agreement with so many others who have visited and enjoyed the comfort and coziness of the setting, and all of the marvelous advantages of the neighborhood. The lovely testimonies and generous comments of past holiday visitors speak to many of the concerns of future visitors. So you are invited to peruse those comments!
While I cannot vouch for the reviewer's veracity in most of his other statements, I believe that his disappointment lies in his statement referring to his incoming flight delay, amounting to a one day late arrival exceptionally resulting a small cost for a change of transportation scheduling on my behalf.
This is an excellent opportunity to underscore the need for visitors to thoroughly read the agreement before signing. Germain to this review, there are specific clauses of obligations to which renters agree regarding travel insurance for each person--covering cancellation, flight delays, health insurance, loss baggage, etc.; and complaints. These obligations are clearly stated and agreed to when the document is signed.
For example, if your flight is delayed causing a loss of one day of your holidays, you would not be entitled to an extra day at the apt., nor to a refund for the night lost. Your recourse would be reimbursement from your insurer. If damages are incurred as a result of the change of your planning, you may be held liable for them. Again, this would be a claim you would file with your insurer.
So, to the holiday seeking community, I do advise travel insurance before you take off, especially with the current need for heightened security these days, which create long delays for check-in; or inclimate weather.
Concerning complaints, if there is a problem, the very first recourse is to contact the caretaker. It is not advisable for guests to attempt to repair anything. You could be hurt in the process or matters could be made worse with your attempt.
While I do not find it desirable or useful to respond to a majority of the other unfounded charges listed in the review, I do sympathize with the reviewer's frustration and disappointment in having had his holidays truncated by a flight delay resulting in unplanned for consequences.
12 Aug 2014
"Beautiful flat in St. Germain"
The apartment is beautiful and in the heart of an amazing part of Paris. You are near everything, but there is so much to do in the neighborhood that you may never want to leave. The apartment is spacious, clean, comfortable and well cared-for. Our host was gracious and kind, making our honeymoon experience truly unforgettable. Should we ever have the opportunity, we will return. Highly recommended.
Reviews of this nature speak volumes about the guests who inhabited the apartment--both thoughtful and appreciative. The appreciation for the neighborhood's location (couldn't be better!); the old world building and style of the apartment; the care and attention to details of the flat, assuring that the guests are in a comfortable and safe environment--all are common denominator desires for many seekers of holiday residences. Thank you for your testimony. I'm so glad we found each other!
9 Jun 2014
"Lovely, comfortable, convenient Paris home, complete with hospitable owner."
We were a bit nervous about renting an apartment and foregoing the assistance of an English-speaking hotel concierge, but the owner, Deloris, made this stay even more wonderful with her pleasant pre-s… More
A fine, gracious, and wonderful testimony to much of what there is to say about the apartment and the neighborhood, from guests who were equally as gracious, thoughtful, sympathique, and charming as their comments. The two together made a wonderful and fabulous fit !
Thank you for that.
13 May 2014
"Great left bank location,spacious & comfortable"
Deloris is a very welcoming and enthusiastic host. The apartment location is perfect for the Left Bank. Excellent boulangerie next door, great omelettes etc at Eggs &co around the corner and a superma… More
Great testimony to the strong points about the neighborhood and the apartment : thank you for being a wonderful witness to all!
15 Jan 2014
"A lovely oasis in a fabulous location"
This clean, well equipped apartment looks out onto a charming one-way street that is home to several terrific bistros, a bakery and several little shops. Just a block away, Blvd. St. Germain offers world class shopping, famous sidewalk cafés and terrific people watching. The Louvre and all of the right bank tourist destinations are walking distance, but you will have the luxury of returning to your left bank home to relax at the end of the day.
The apartment itself is very spacious for a one bedroom. Gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, and tasteful decoration create a sense of cosy luxury. The kitchen is large by Paris standards. We stayed for 7 weeks, so made use of all appliances, and found them to be in good working order. The bedroom is on the courtyard side of the building (as opposed to street side) so very quiet for sleeping.
This apartment is very close to several metro stations with easy connections to the various rail services, so very convenient if you plan to venture a little further afield.
The owner makes every effort to ensure that you enjoy your stay. She has great travel books and other resources in her library, provides restaurant recommendations, and is happy to help you with any questions or requests.
Three cautions. First, the apartment is one flight of stairs (well lit, easily navigated) up from street level, and there is no elevator. This was absolutely no issue for us but would not be suitable for a mobility impaired guest. Second, the shower is a hand held. This is common in Europe, but if a wall mounted shower is important to you, this may not suit. Finally, don't be put off by the entrance to the stairway. The common area of the building could use a paint job and the first impression isn't great. However, the apartment is meticulously maintained and it would be a shame to let the hallway dampen your enthusiasm for this terrific spot.
Bottom line - I highly recommend this apartment. Great location, beautifully decorated, comfortable and well equipped.
Many thanks to the lovely, most appreciative reviewer who has given a fair and accurate assessment of what one may expect of the apartment and the neighborhood. Especially grateful for the couple's respect and attention given to the requirements of the agreement and the house rules before their departure.
This review is particularly useful for anyone desiring an opinion from a couple's personal experience after a lengthy stay. The apt. is indeed a great space for two, has a calm and cozy atmosphere, and is made to order for anyone wanting to "live as privileged Parisians do" during their holidays. Undeniably located in one of the most vibrant, sought-after neighborhoods in the heart of the city, one can pack in as many adventures as possible, even in a short stay.
Expect to have practically all conveniences and activities within walking distance without being disappointed--just as the reviewer suggested. Imagine : relaxing in a pleasingly cozy atmosphere of many rooms where there are dedicated spaces and facilities for preparing romantic meals (formal and informal) or tea for two at the end of a long day of discovery. . . .
4 Aug 2013
"Perfect apartment for our final week in Paris"
The apartment is in the heart of St. Germain which is our favorite neighborhood in Paris. It's relatively quiet but close to everything and this apartment puts you in the middle of it. We were pleasantly surprised and enhanced by being surrounded by the art of the owner and her late husband. Elegant and comfortable, spacious and spotless. Fantastic location offers a sense of history plus the neighborhood's fine restaurants were a gift after days of walking all Paris had to offer. Very thoughtful and helpful owner and would come back again.
Great to have sensitive guests who take advantage of and appreciate all that the apartment and the neighborhood has to offer. Thank you! It's always a pleasure to welcome such guests.
9 Jul 2013
"Spacious, comfortable, and perfectly located."
We spend five nights in this spacious, comfortable apartment during the first week of July. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that it was the Paris home of the late renowned artist, Bernard Stern. The apartment is decorated with his art, which we appreciated all the more after reading one of several books written about the artist.
Rue du Dragon is in the 6th arrondissement, very close tot eh 7th. The location is perfect. Cafes, shopping, museums, restaurants, all within easy walking distance. We walked almost everywhere. There is a metro station and taxi stand just around the corner. We wanted a taxi twice during our stay, and if was very easy and convenient to catch one.
Summer-time Paris : The living is easy!
As these reviewers witnessed, summer visits to Paris are sublime! Lazy, relaxed dining on the Boulevard's terrace cafés and in cozy, intimate restaurants nestled along minuscule alleys off the beaten path. All walking distance from the apartment, especially nice under star-lit nights and warm summer breezes. . . .
Following your cultural adventures and shopping sprees, when you might want to chill, the apt. is a great place to do it--dining in, reading, meditating, writing the obligatory post cards, or planning for the next day's adventures at your separate desks. All of these and more, gracefully accommodated in this sunny, spacious apt--your temporary holiday home.
One could hardly ask for more from holidays spent in the world's most loved city, in one of the most desirable and vibrant neighborhoods in the heart of Paris!
29 May 2013
"Lovely, well-apppointed apartment in great location."
We had a wonderful time here. The apartment was sophisticated and clean, a great getaway for 2 adults. Our host was helpful on email as well as very welcoming when we arrived. The location was great , close to the major square in St-Germain-des-Pres but on a quiet side street with no parking. It was very quiet at night, although one could have found plenty of nightlife if desired. We walked everywhere, around our neighborhood and across the Seine to the major tourist attractions on the other bank. There is a fabulous bakery practically next door, and food shops close by. The kitchen was perfectly adequate but we mostly ate out. Our host left restaurant recommendations, and we tried some of them, never having a bad meal. Our favorite restaurants were the ones we found on our own as we walked around. The apartment was a comfortable haven to retreat to after sightseeing and gourmet dining. The only thing we disliked was leaving it.
A great summary of some of the best qualities about the apartment and the neighborhood where visitors can have it all : peace and tranquility in the midst of a vibrant and exciting location. Thank you for having been a witness!
12 May 2013
"Our Parisian Home from Home"
My wife and I have now stayed in Rue Du Dragon twice and we intend to return. The spacious apartment is a delight and adds to the experience of visiting this exciting and historic neighbourhood by making a good vacation truly memorable.
Likes: space, character, location, library. Nearby bakery, restaurants, monoprix, metro.
Advice for visitors if not familiar with shopping in France. The shops are closed on Sunday (markets are open though) so make sure that you buy all you need on Saturday.
Repeat visitors are the best witnesses regarding the conveniences of the neighborhood and the comfort and quality of the apt. Thank you for that!
11 Jan 2013
"Perfect apartment to enjoy the attractions of Paris"
The apartment was everything we hoped for and more. A gourmet grocery/liquor store is around the corner. The kitchen is spacious and all the appliances work well. The bedroom is away from the street, very quiet, and the bed was good quality for two tall Americans. The small library has selections for every taste.
The Louvre is a ten minute walk. Other notable museums, churches, and restaurants are within walking distance. Two excellent restaurants are right across the street.
Security is excellent, with two coded doors to access the apartment from the street. The owner was gracious and responsive to all our needs.
You will never regret making this your Paris headquarters.
The apartment is greatly appreciated for its location in one of the most chic, sought-after neighborhoods in the heart of Paris. Couples, and friends sharing a holiday together, really appreciate the space, individual privacy, plus the coziness which the apartment allows. Eating out or eating in are easy choices with restaurants and gourmet food shops just outside the door. Separate mini office spaces allow you to plan your escapades for the day's adventures and to write those obligatory post cards peacefully! Many thanks to the lovely guests who chose the apartment.
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