Treat yourself to a little romance !
In the most exclusive area of Paris - Ile St Louis - just behind Notre Dame Cathedral. Home of Berthillon ice cream and 3 minutes walk to the famous restaurant 'La Tour D'Argent'.
Charming wooden floored studio with all modern facilities including A/C, American kitchen & bathroom, wireless Internet, cable TV, dishwasher a Queen size bed and a double sofa bed.
For more information please contact me!
ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS !!!
ILE SAINT LOUIS :
Today the Ile Saint Louis has become a highly residential area and a privileged destination and those looking for a romantic visit or who are impassioned about history looking for a Paris that is both elegant and authentic.
In general, the island retains its reputation as a home for the upper class. The permanent owners tend to be wealthy, comfortably settled, and of an older generation that keeps to itself, observing from a distance. However, while Ile Saint-Louis remains uniquely calm compared to the rest of Paris, it has not all together escaped the rise of tourism, especially in recent years.
In spring and summertime people from around the world come to explore the tiny shops, the peaceful and romantic quays, and of course the views on the city it has to offer. The most popular attractions are certainly the original (and still functional) site of the famous home made Berthillon ice cream and the western point of the island near the Pont Saint-Louis which joins the island to the Ile de la Cité. The cafés in this area are often filled to capacity with people-watchers and sight-seers savouring both the view of Notre-Dame and a cone of Berthillon.
Stairway access leads to the lower, tree-shaded quays. Those that gather there range from musicians, to lovers, to those just reading a book or feeding the ducks that swim close to shore, protected by the island. This attests to the fact that, despite its development, the island has not lost its original function as a place for people to gather and relax in company with the Seine.
Whereas the peripheral ring formed by the quays is, in general, home to the numerous 17th century Hôtels Particuliers (noble town houses), the inner streets, most notably the sort of "main street" running the length of the island called Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, are host to more commercial venues.
Throughout its history the island has always been known for its artistic richness. Even today anyone walking down this main street would be overwhelmed by the barrage of artists' galleries that specialize in anything from sculpture to painting to glass making to hand crafted jewellery. Occasionally you may be lucky and catch a private exhibition.
Small speciality shops play an important part in the commercial atmosphere on Ile Saint-Louis. Artistic clothing stores display their colourful and sprightly creations with pride, as do the toy shops carrying novelties, children' games, and puppets (especially the magnificent puppet shop "Clair de Rêve"). A handful of bookshops scattered around Ile Saint-Louis invite strollers to peruse their collections on history, archaeology, travel, and Paris' cultural heritage. And here and there you'll find shops specializing in goods from regions around the world including East Asia and Tibet.
Food is largely present on Ile Saint Louis. All the speciality shops for daily life can be found right on the main street: butcher shops, a bakery, creamery, wine shop, cheese shop, and of course a florist providing dinner table decoration. There are also a few gourmet food shops which sell high-priced, typically French products such as tea, jams, honey, and mustard.
Where food is concerned, however, the main focus lies in the restaurants. Eating on Ile Saint-Louis can be as basic or as luxurious as you choose. There are creperies and bistros serving everyday fare with the occasional freezer case of Berthillon tucked in the corner. In addition, you'll find a few middle-of-the-road restaurants serving traditional French food in an old-fashioned "gaulois" atmosphere, and one Japanese sushi bar, "Isami", which dots the Quai d'Orléans near the Rue de Deux Ponts. But if you prefer a truly excellent meal, the Orangerie and Mon Vieil Ami are gastronomic specialists that will delight the palate and are the perfect place to celebrate an occasion.
Currently, the island's existence is both contrasting and paradoxical. While the surrounding banks explode with city life, mobs of people, and avenues congested with traffic, the island seems to escape this hustle and bustle, resembling a small town rather than a booming metropolis. At the same time, the island remains at the historical, cultural, and physical centre of Paris, only minutes from some of the most well known monuments, museums, and places of interests. Ile Saint-Louis is both at the very heart of the city and removed from it in mentality.
Those that come to this unique place range in their characteristics from humble to bourgeois, French to international. They are both tourists and long-time, permanent residents. All those who come are drawn there because of its exceptional history, charm, and tranquillity. A package that has delighted for centuries and will surely continue to do so well into the future.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$36 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$4269 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|Neighborhood:||Saint-Paul - Ile Saint-Louis|
We had a wonderful time in Paris and enjoyed our stay at Mark's apartment. It was small, cozy and extremely well located. We loved the neighborhood and found great little restaurants and three boulangeries within a few blocks. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. It's two flights up and very easy to navigate and the area is quiet and safe. Mark was an excellent host and very responsive. We would definitely stay at his apartment again!
A great place for two in the heart of the city. This is a true pied-de-terre that is steps from Notre Dame. There are multiple great restaurants nearby at all price ranges. It was also very easy to grab a baguette and croissant from the bakery down the street for your breakfast. There is outstanding communications from the host. Access is easy with complete instructions provided.
We would absolutely stay here again!
L'Ilè Saint Louis è certamente una zona perfetta per chi vuole visitare la città, vista la sua posizione strategica proprio alle spalle di Notre Dome.
Siamo stati immensamente fortunati a scoprire questo delizioso appartamento nel cuore di Parigi: Mark, preciso e gentilissimo, ha curato questo appartamento nei minimi particolari, regalando ai suoi ospiti un'atmosfera intima e romantica.
Bianchissimo e pulito, l'appartamentino di Mark è esattamente come ve lo immaginate guardando le foto: fidatevi, non vi deluderà!
Luca e Ilaria
Прекрасное местоположение! Остров Сент-Луис расположен в самом центре Парижа но, при этом, находится чуть в стороне от туристических толп. Студия по размерам меньше, чем мы ожидали но для двоих вполне достаточно и очень уютно. Окно выходит во двор, напоминающий колодец, однако благодаря этому не мешает никакой шум. Рядом куча магазинчиков и кафе. Общая оценка превосходно.
Tout s'est déroulé à la perfection , de la prise des clés jusqu'au départ. Des informations claires et complètes sont mises à disposition par l’hôte. Rien ou presque ne manque dans l'appartement. Une propreté un rangement parfait sont perceptibles dès que vous entrez des les lieux Le décor, les meubles et les couleurs vous donnent une impression de bien être.
Tout est mis en oeuvre pour rendre le séjour confortable.
L'emplacement est idéal, au centre de l’île St Louis avec ses commerces,restaurants,boutiques et ponts.
Je renouvellerai cette expérience sans hésiter.
The reservation was canceled 58 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I stayed here for three nights with my daughter (13) in December 2013. Anyone who reads the reviews here and feels they're too positive to be true - please be reassured! This is truly a wonderful option for one or two people. The photos show the apartment exactly as it is - small, nicely equipped and well cared for. The bed is very comfortable and the sofa also worked fine (we took turns),
The location is about as good as it can get. Right in the middle of things but with a real neighborhood feel to the island.
All the communication with Mark by email was very efficient and he gave accurate and detailed information.
Go for it!!!
Mark's apartment was very clean, comfortable, and warm, particularly on cold Parisian nights. While it is slightly smaller than it appears in some of the photographs, a full-featured kitchenette is packed into one corner for those who want to cook a few meals themselves and the room was more than big enough for us (a couple, for 10 nights or so). The hot water is reliable and the bedding comfortable. Downstairs on the island itself there are a number of very good bakeries, numerous restaurants, and a laundromat around the corner. We would definitely choose Mark's apartment again next time we were in Paris.
This lovely cozy studio is in the heart to Paris; close to the Metro and walking distance from tons of attractions, restaurants and shops. .
Upon entering, it's so charming! Not luxurious, but well furnished and perfect for two people. The bed is comfortable. For those light sleepers, I would recommend ear plugs. The noise was not a problem for me, but my husband had an issue one night.The studio is as displayed on the pics and everything functioned. It's a walk up two flights and Mark's instructions on how to get into the building and apartment were easy to follow. We enjoyed the area and loved it's close proximity to many restaurants, bars and the Seine!
Hint: Bring comfortable walking shoes. They are a must.
Mark is a communicative and gracious host and is very professional.
Mark was very helpful in giving us necessary info regarding the subways. His apartment is the BEST possible location! We would return in a heartbeat! Thanks so much Mark!
Del and Sheryl
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.