About this listing
The studio is located halfway Rue de Saint Louis en L'Ile, in the absolute center of Paris.
Close to attractions and yet quiet.
It is on the second French floor walk up opening to the courtyard. It has all amenities for your unforgettable stay.
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 savoring 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 specialty shops play an important part in the commercial atmosphere on Ile Saint-Louis. Artistic clothing stores display their colorful 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 specialty 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 center 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 tranquility. A package that has delighted for centuries and will surely continue to do so well into the future.
After booking or accepting the special offer with AirBnB, I will send you a contract to be filled by hands, signed and returned.
How to get there:
One set of instruction to arrive and stay in the apartment will be sent to your e-mail.
The fully refundable security deposit of 300 Euros (to cover eventual breakages) will be charged by Airbnb prior your arrival.
You can arrive at any time after the agreed check in time! The keys will be available and I don't charge any extra fee for late or early check in.
The earliest check in time is 14:00 hrs and the latest check out time is at 10:00 hrs. If you are planning check in early or leave later please think about booking one more night. Client’s failure to vacate the property at the agreed time will incur in the loss of the security deposit.
Number of guests:
The Client hereby agrees to forward the Owner together with the contract, a photocopy of the passports / ID's of those people who will be staying at the property. If at any time it is found that more guests than the agreed number are staying at the property, the security deposit will be automatically retained by the owner.
Inventory and payment for damage or loss:
The Client agrees to cover cost of repair of damages to the property or contents as necessary.
The Owner is responsible for insurance of the property ONLY – All other insurance, being accidents - inside or outside the apartment - health, cancellations and / or belongings is the client's responsibility.
Cancellation Police: strict
Calls are free ONLY to landlines over USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Chine. The client agrees to reimburse the owner for any calls to mobiles or special numbers at the rate of 3.00Euros per minute or fraction thereof.
Prior to arrival communication with Alain was clear and he was always prompt to answer any questions. The apartment is tiny but very adequate if you do not want to spend a lot of time there. The apartment linen was beautiful and it felt exquisite on entry. We were surprised not to find simple things like salt/pepper or an egg flip but we made do with what we had in the limited time frame. Location was everything and staying here had it all. Close to tourist attractions but also the lovely local fromagerie and butcher were excellent. Could not fault it and would stay again!
Alain was great host. Apartment is as described and in a wonderful location. Air conditioning is more than adequate for the space. Short walk to metro. Great pastries and ice cream right downstairs. Would definitely stay again!
The host canceled this reservation 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Amazing studio in the most perfect location. We explored Paris but by the end of the trip we stayed local to the studio as it was the nicest area of Paris! It’s indeed a very small studio apartment but perfect for a base to go out and explore. We woke up every day to the bells of Notre Dame…a dream!
We want to thank Alain for an amazing stay in the heart of Paris. We stayed here as we celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary. My wife and I loved staying right in the center of Ile St. Louis within an easy walk to amazing restaurants, beautiful views of the river, and authentic experiences.
Alain was easy to contact and very welcoming. The studio was perfectly located, clean and safe, and filled with charm. It is perfect for a couple or single looking to have a trip to Paris sans the tourist traps and tres on living like a Parisian.
We had a wonderful stay on Ile St Louis in Alain's studio flat. The flat was exactly as described and super clean. The location is perfect from which to explore Paris (although you may never want to leave the island as it has everything on it). It felt very special to stay there and we would highly recommend it.
Super Lage, sehr schönes und sauberes Appartment.
Kontakt zu Alain (dem Gastgeber) unkompliziert und freundlich.
Wir waren schon zum zweiten Mal hier und kommen gerne wieder.
About the Host, Alain
Well, where to start? I have been around maybe far too much...
Anyway, Paris is a city that has charmed me from the first time I set my eyes on it.
It teaches you about beauty, food, drink and above all human culture. You cannot come to Paris and not be changed somehow.
And in the midst of all that cornucopia, there is Ile Saint Louis... The cosmopolis' oasis. Time stops in there and life has it's own pace.
Come and taste that experience. I promise you will keep coming back. Forever.