Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Lions Saint-Paul, Paris, Île-de-France 75004, France

The "sleeping lion" is an apartment right in the center of Paris, that welcomes you for your tourist or business stays, from 4 days to 1 month.

The studio, fully equipped and decorated with great care, have the all necessary comfort and peace after a busy day of visits, shopping or working day in he capital.

Its ideal location allows you to follow the parisian rhythm of one of its nicest and most animated area, but it also allows you to reach all the main parisian sites of interest, quickly with the help of the large public transport network ( metro bus and taxis), or taking the time of the discovery by foot

The Space


The "Sleeping Lion" is conceived to spend a vacation in Paris in the best conditions .
Fitted out with all the necessary comfort when you're traveling, it's decorated with a design style mixed with a touch of classic « à la française » , typical of the old parisian "Marais".

The apartment disposes of :
- a secure access by digital access lock, intercom and armored door
- a king size bed
- the cable television
- a wireless or wired connection
- a phone with unlimited access *
- a fitted kitchen which includes a dishwasher, a vitro-ceramic hotplate, a microwave oven,
a coffee maker, a kettle, a toaster and a fridge filled out on demand *
- a laundry space with washing machine, ironing board and flatiron
- a design bathroom with a walk-in shower , terry towels and bathrobes, and a hairdryer

The Neighborhood


The "sleeping lion" welcomes you in the heart of Paris (in the 4th district) , in the Marais quarter, near L'ile Saint Louis, with its animated life, day and night, a number of restaurants, cafés and bars, trendy shops, famous museums and "must see" walks down the place des Vosges, the Saint Louis island, along the Seine river or strolling down its streets printed with History.
Indeed, the apartment is located in the quiet and residential street of lions Saint Paul, at the previous location of the lions cage from the king Henri IV menagerie...

Getting around


3 nearby metro stations will allow you to, quickly and easily, reach the main parisian quarters and its many sites of interest
To go to the "sleeping lyon" :

From Charles de Gaulle airport :
take the RER B with the Robinson Saint Remy direction
get off at Châtelet les Halles station
than take the Metro line 1 with Château de Vincennes direction and get off at Saint Paul ou Bastille station .

From Orly airport :
take Orlyval and the RER B with the CDG airport direction
get off at Châtelet les Halles station
than take the Metro line 1 with Château de Vincennes direction and get off at Saint Paul ou Bastille station.

From the Lyon railway station :
take the Metro line 1 with La Défense direction and get off at Bastille station.

From the North and the Est railway stations :
take the Metro line 5 with place d'Italie direction and get off at Bastille station.

Other Things to Note


We will try to be flexible if no other guest are booked in.

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
Weekly Price: $1126 /week
Security Deposit: $285
Check In: 9:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I highly recommend staying in this lovely flat by Eric & Roland! It looks just like the pictures -- very beautiful & well kept. My husband & I stayed here for 10 days. The bed was comfy, the street wasn't too noisy at night, & the kitchen was fully stocked (even with a dishwasher!) We cooked full dinners many nights to save money on our trip, & everything worked perfectly. Just around the corner there is a little French cafe called Mères et Filles (Mothers & Daughters) & we loved it. The food was delicious, no reservation required, & the staff was very friendly & didn't hesitate to help us in English. Just down the same street is the St. Paul area with TONS of groceries, bakeries, butcher, etc. This is a great market just a few steps from this flat where you can buy all the groceries & wine you need for your stay in Paris. The apartment is in the heart of Paris, a great location, very close to the subway & just a short walk to several major sights. Eric was so accommodating to wait for us at the apartment even though we were late arriving. He showed us how everything worked & gave us lots of recommendations for food, subway transport, & local restaurants. He even checked in with us, mid-stay, to make sure everything was going well. I would book with them again in a heartbeat! We had a wonderful stay!

    April 2014
  • I have very much enjoyed my stay at the Sleeping lion. The apartment is very well located, very pretty and nicely decorated. I recommend it for its great value, location & design. See you again.

    March 2014
  • Perfect! Location is in top, the apartment had everything we needed and the host was kind to provide us with the information we needed. Thanks for a perfect stay!

    March 2014
  • Eric & Roland's apartment was perfect for us. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed every second of this charming, ideally located pied-à-terre.
    The apartment had everything we needed for our short stay and we enjoy a lovely breakfast in the kitchen area.
    The bed, sheets and pillows are all very comfortable, which can always be a crap shoot when travelling. We are very pleased with them.
    Eric met us when we arrived and was nice enough to carry my suitcase up the 4 stories. Do not be deterred by the walk however, as the stairs are very easy and should not turn anyone off from renting this apartment.
    We would definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
    Eric & Roland
    Response from Eric & Roland:

    Thank you Chloe for these very kind words, I REALLY appreciate...
    Welcome back whenever you want !


  • Appartamento ottimo, location ovviamente straordinaria! Arredato con estremo gusto, noi ci siamo sentiti davvero a casa ogni volta che rientravamo alla sera. Accoglienza da parte di Hélène precisa e puntualissima! Le scale? Sono sempre quattro piani, ma vale assolutamente la pena. Tutto meraviglioso!

    March 2014
  • Io e mia moglie andiamo quasi ogni anno a Parigi ed è la prima volta che utilizziamo un appartamento; è stata sicuramente una esperienza positiva per quanto riguarda al location. Appartamentino piccolo ma ben arredato e dotato di tutto il necessario, compresa lavastoviglie, lavatrice, microonde, ferro da stiro, ecc. Eric ci ha ricevuto e si è dichiarato disponibile per qualsiasi necessità. Per me unico neo sono stati i 4 piani di scale da fare, ma per un giovane non sono certamente un problema. Posizione estremamente interessante, sei a due passi da Place des Vosges, l'Ile Saint Louis e Notre Dame ma anche dal Marais, Centre Pompidou o la Bastille. Consigliato.

    January 2014
  • The Sleeping Lion was wonderful! The location is PERFECT! Eric was so easy to communicate with, very helpful and accommodating. The apartment has everything you need steps away... The Favorite is a great local cafe, go to Merci a short walk, excellent shopping and a delicious cafe! On Rue St Paul there are a ton of one f a kind shops.
    Nothing bad to say.

    January 2014
  • Great hosts. Stylish studio in best area of Paris. Highly recommended.

    January 2014
  • Eric's flat was the perfect spot for my trip to Paris. The size was perfect for one to two people. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was a good size with excellent water pressure and even fluffy robes! Eric was wonderful, and met me at the flat with the keys. Yes there are a lot of stairs but it was great exercise and I had no problems going up and down. My only negative was the upstairs neighbors were very loud and it seemed most problematic at night time. One night, it sounded like they were moving furniture and then at 1 AM, they started playing a piano! Overall, though, I would recommend staying here.

    December 2013
  • The Sleeping Lion is perfectly located in Paris and the space is sufficient for 2 people (keeping in mind that this is Paris). Decoration is nicely done and helps feeling at home.
    Communication prior our arrival was outstanding and Eric helped us greatly to take full advantage of our last day in Paris.
    You need rather good condition to climb the stairs up to the 4th floor.
    Really pleased overall!

    December 2013
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I made the "sleeping lion" for the pleasure.  For the pleasure to create a different style of accommodation: I keept the basic essentials of a modern an confortable  flat, but mixed with a twist of history made of customized antics and typical from "the Marais", where the apartment is located.  For the pleasure to welcome, to meet, to advise my guests who are looking for more than just a room for the night.  For the pleasure to build a network with people who are on the same wavelenght and like travels and exchanges. I'm into art, architecture, photography, design, history... Paris  and much more. I hope you'll enjoy staying at the "sleeping lion" !
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