Lovely 1 - bed apartment Marais

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue Saint-Claude, Paris, Île-de-France 75003, France

The Space

This 55 m² apartment is situated on the fourth floor of an 19th-century building (with an elevator). The main entrance gate is protected by an intercom. The apartment has southern exposure. The entrance door opens into a hall leading to the living room, the kitchen and the bedroom. The elegant living room has a brown-parqueted floor, white walls and numerous books. Since this room is decorated with antique and some vintage/modern decorative items and paintings it has a friendly atmosphere. The very quiet and sunny bedroom is parqueted as well and has white painted walls with a king size bed (the mattress is new and very comfortable, 1m80 large)). The decoration of this room is more contemporary than the rest of the apartment.

The kitchen is both convenient and elegant. It has white-tiled walls and floor. It is also well equipped.

The apartment has a large cable TV, a stereo, a DVD player and a mac. There is access to a fiber connection (very high-speed WIFI) in the all apartment.
The nearest metro station is Sebastien froissart (Line 8).

This charming apartment can accommodate two persons and is perfect to discover this lively and historical area of Paris.

The Marais area is known for its pre-Revolution architecture enclosing a substantial number of points of interest. It is also very close from the Place de la Bastille (two metro stations) and Place des Vosges where there is a great choice of restaurants, bars, cafes as well as the famous Opera Bastille.

The district is friendly and cosmopolitan and there are all sorts of essential shops, bakeries, groceries and services in the neighborhood. This is a central area, very convenient to travel all around Paris. The apartment is also very close to "rue de Bretagne" with its wide choice of quality food products, restaurants, cafes, and other services. It is also near Beaubourg's National Museum of Modern art. It is short walking distance to points of interest such as the Seine River, the Notre Dame Cathedral on Ile de la Cité, the Ile Saint Louis, and the Louvre.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $4553 /month
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  • We had a great time at Olivier's lovely apartment for a couple of days in April. Olivier was a great host and gave us a lot of good recommendations for food and places to visit.

    The apartment was big, clean, charming and ideally located close to many nice boutiques and a short walk from île Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité.

    Would definitely try to stay at Olivier's place again next time in Paris.

    April 2014
  • Olivier was such an impressive, considerate host and this is such a great apartment. When we arrived at his apartment after flying for 23 hours, he had thoughtfully stocked the kitchen with a variety of food which was very much appreciated. He also spent a lot of time tracking down a massage therapist for my husband who had come to Paris to run the marathon and organised taxis for us during our stay

    The apartment was charming, clean, quiet and well located in the Marais as well as close to the Metro. The bed was very comfortable. It was very enjoyable having a drink and cheese at the end of the day in the living room surrounded by a vast collection of books. A bonus was the elevator after the marathon. The apartment block was also very secure.

    We felt very at home in Olivier's apartment and did not want to leave. We definitely would consider staying here again.

    For good coffee (and food) we went regularly to Fragments at 76 Rue des Tournelles. A new organic grocery store had just opened in rue Saint-Gilles, which is worth a visit.We also enjoyed a wonderful meal at Glou, which we would recommend.

    Thank you Olivier for allowing us to enjoy your apartment and for your thoughtfulness.

    April 2014
  • My fiance and I recently stayed for three nights in Olivier's adorable apartment in Le Marais. I cannot recommend his apartment more. It was located in the beautiful, historic, and quiet neighborhood of Le Marais, which was conveniently located within walking distance of several metro stops. There were also plenty of coffee shops, bakeries, and shopping very close.

    The apartment was immaculately clean and had great natural light. There was also a washer and dryer! Olivier had stocked the refrigerator for us before we arrived, and also baked us an apple tart. He was excellent about communication before and throughout our stay, providing us with local neighborhood recommendations before we even arrived. We greatly enjoyed the "library" room to relax in.

    I would definitely stay here again if I return to Paris. The apartment, and Olivier's added personal touches, made our stay in Paris absolutely wonderful.

    March 2014
  • What an incredible few days in Paris. Olivier was the perfect host.

    From the moment I booked, Olivier made sure we had all of the information and tips necessary to make the most of our time.

    The apartment itself is just perfect. The quintessential Parisian accommodation. Original apartment building, gorgeous flooring, lovely quiet courtyard.Just moments from art galleries, bistros, metro.

    The space has Incredible original features, is super clean and comfortable.

    Olivier met us at the apartment and showed us around, he'd even bought us groceries!

    The location and the apartment made this holiday for us. I'm just sad this isn't home. Thank you for sharing Olivier :)

    March 2014
  • Olivier was the best host we have ever dealt with. His attention to detail and the level of service were excellent and he made sure we, and our little baby, were totally comfortable and felt at home at his place. He had stocked the kitchen with snacks and fresh fruits for us and even bought a present for our son!

    March 2014
  • We loved to stay at Olivier's apartment..it's near everything and very comfortable place. He helped us get to the apartment and was very concerned when we left. Def going to stay on his apartment when we return to Paris! Thank you Olivier!

    December 2013
  • This apartment (and Olivier) lived up to all of our hopes and expectations. Olivier met my wife and showed her around and had purchased some nice groceries for us which was terrific.
    The apartment was clean, and as advertised in the pictures. It was convenient to walk to most sights and a block from the metro for further sites. The wifi and cable worked. Be sure to try 134 RDT bakery up the street, voted top croissants and baguettes in paris (the pain chocolate was my favorite). Overall a great first experience with air BNB.

    December 2013
  • Olivier's apartment was the perfect location for our quick 4 day trip. The apartment decor is tres chic, charming and modern parisian. The bedroom is courtyard facing with a comfy bed and black out shades. The living room is just divine to relax with a glass of wine or tea with many many amazing books. Olivier was a good host and checked in on us and even a few essentials in the fridge for us. I will stay here again when I return to Paris next year.
    Merci beaucoup Olivier!

    November 2013
  • As all the other reviewers have mentioned, this was absolutely the perfect place to stay in Paris. Quite unbelievable! While we have been to Paris a few times this was our first experience in an apartment, and such a homely and beautiful one that it added a whole new dimension to the city itself.

    The apartment is perfectly set up with all that one could possibly need - or not - umbrellas which we really made use of during our stay, adapter, an apple computer which Olivier had set up with a separate user name and password for us, TV which was of course not used in a city like Paris, an extremely comfortable bed and pillows, good linens, a selection of toiletries and a fridge completely stocked with groceries, ham and smoked salmon! There was also a good stock of guide books and maps, one of which I unfortunately left behind in a cab, but Olivier glossed over it.

    The apartment itself within one of the lovely old buildings in the Marais, is very comfortable for a couple, and exuded a simple, restful elegance. Very understated and beautiful. And the top to bottom arrangement of stacked bookshelves added to the ambience. Neighbours were friendly and helpful, and the building itself built around an internal courtyard was very well maintained.

    The area too is very accessible to most places one would wish to visit in Paris, at least the first time around - Paris contains too much to cover in a single visit, and even the same places never lose their charm! The area is vibrant and humming, and full of places to visit and unexpected discoveries.

    But above all, in the end one remembers the kindness of the host, a very gentle and courteous young man, whose fine sensibilities and sweetness of nature is reflected in the charming home he has created. Thank you Olivier.

    November 2013
  • This apartment was exactly as presented on the website through the photos. It is well located (just a block and a half from the closest Metro stop) and within easy walking distance of Place des Vosges and the area of Saint Paul as well as the Bastille. There are many neighborhood restaurants to choose from if you don't feel like eating in. However, the apartment is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer and every appliance you could want.
    The apartment was very clean, well appointed and the bed is most comfortable. There is no actual closet but Olivier has made a place for guests to hang and store their clothes which we used as well as working out of our small suitcases.
    Other wonderful features provided by the host include an excellent computer with full access to speedy internet, a large TV, movies, and music. There was nothing lacking.
    Finally, I cannot say enough complimentary things about our host. Upon first contact when enquiring about the apartment and its exact location, Olivier responded within several hours. Every time it was necessary to contact him about a detail, he answered promptly and with helpful information. Additionally, he stocked the apartment with lovely food, flowers (for my husband's birthday) and a bottle of wine. We never expected such hospitality but it was sincerely appreciated.
    It was a real pleasure staying in this apartment for the 12 nights we were there and having Olivier provide so wonderfully for our visit. I would recommend this rental with no hesitation. We would love to return some day.

    Bette and Chris Stockton

    November 2013
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I am a professor, writer and artist, in love with art and design. I was born in Paris and studied a the Sorbonne University. Currently, I live between New York and Paris; before, I used to live in Chicago and Japan. Beside writing and reading, my passion is the Parisian history and I will be glad to provide you all the information and advice you need during your stay.
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