Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
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One of the oldest dwellings in Paris. Why just visit historic monuments when you have the chance to live in one?
Very quiet and tranquil garret for one or two on Sacred Ground.
Awaken to the bells of Notre Dame.
Center of Paris, walk everywhere.
The Seine + beauty in every direction.
Easy-going Bohemian atmosphere.
Closer to the airport (timewise) than any other dwelling in Paris thanks to special nearby entrance to RER train station.

Awaken to the sounds of the bells of Notre Dame.  This is the only B&B in Paris where you can.

Awaken to the sounds of the bells of Notre Dame. This is the only B&B in Paris where you can.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $11
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Is it worth an extra fifty Euros to live on Sacred Ground?

That's what you have to decide. The market price for a double room in Paris is now around 60 euros… a great deal for a big city, and the price is that low because there are 50,000 rooms available here now. But I have not lowered my prices as a result. Here's why.

My 17th Century Garret (studette) is, however, the only Airbnb dwelling situated on the sacred ground around Notre Dame. On such rare spots on this planet the fruit tastes sweeter, the water is purer, plants grow better, people feel better, happier, and even feel closer to God.

People have been worshiping on this bit of sacred ground since long before Christianity got here with Notre Dame. Druid temples 15,000 years old have been discovered beneath the foundations of Notre Dame, around 200 yards from the Garret.

Is it worth paying more to sleep better? Sleep better. Rare quiet in a noisy city. Guests always report that they have slept especially well… never have heard a guest complain of having a bad night. I myself have not had a nightmare in the nine years I have lived in this dwelling.

Is it worth paying a little more to live in the safest neighborhood in Paris? Nowhere else in this city can you stroll the streets in perfect safety at 2, 3, or 4 a.m. and know and feel you are perfectly safe. That's one reason why the Latin Quarter Holiday Inn nearby charges 490 euros for their cheapest room.
I have lived on this street for nine years and though there are dozens of bars in the area, I have never heard a single fight, nor even voices raised in anger. Wonderful benefit of living on sacred ground. People feel so good here near Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle that drinkers become amiable instead of aggressive. So does everyone else. There's a good feeling of peace, just being here and walking around the ancient, millenium-old streets pedestrian streets like mine... a Paris street over 1800 years old.

Worth an extra fifty to live at the best location in Paris? Only at this address is there beauty in every direction when you step out the door, and history in every street. Four of the most beautiful churches in Christendom are within a block of your dwelling, encircling you with sacred architecture, beauty, and thousands of people praying.

Worth a bit extra to live in the absolute center of the city, with almost everything an easy walk from your door?

Worth it to live fifty steps from the Seine? The beautiful river which has inspired poets since Roman times enhances your stay in Paris, adding to the beauty, the excitement, the animation, and makes the neighborhood a photographer's dream.

Worth spending a bit more to be closer to CDG and Orly? A well-hidden elevator just steps from the Garret takes you right to the airport train, saves you half an hour each way.

Worth paying a bit more to have a fully-equipped kitchenette?

Worth paying a bit more and finding a fridge stocked with bacon, eggs, cereal, musli, milk, baguettes, cheese, fresh baguette and croissants, sodas, beer, and wine, and even pizza. Stay at the Garret and there's no need to go shopping soon as you arrive… your host has done it for you, because your time in Paris is precious. and of course it's included in the room price.

If you want a truly unforgettable stay in Paris, I invite you to be my guest here next to Notre Dame. Any other location in Paris is downhill from this one. I'm privileged to live here and I invite you to share this privileged space for the best Paris vacation imaginable.

Guest Access

Private entrance.
Kitchenette with toaster, hot plate, water cooker, counter-top oven and grill. WC/shower is shared with owner and sometimes one other guest. Part of the rear half of the apartment remains public for access to the kitchenette and shower.

Interaction with Guests

Shayne is usually on the premises and available with advice on transport, entertainment, museums, restaurants, and shopping. An established Paris photographer, he can give photographers tips on where to go hunting for the best images.
He also prints airline and train tickets from the Web for his guests at no extra charge.
Shayne also does a lot of cooking at home, healthy steamed meals, and at times invites his guests to dine with him.

The Neighborhood

Four of the most beautiful churches on earth within a block of the door.
Medieval architecture throughout the immediate neighborhood.
Beauty in every direction when you step out the door.
The Seine is just 60 steps away..
The most famous jazz club in Europe is across the street.

Getting Around

Best location in Paris. Dead center. Anywhere you are going you are already half way there.
Buses and metro lines to every airport and train station, to every monument, and every garden. You can walk to most attractions from here... the Louvre, the Marais, Les Halles, the Pompidou, the Picasso, the Sorbonne, the Orsay, are all less than 15 or 20 minutes on foot.

Other Things to Note

You will be living on the happiest and most exciting street in the city, a constant celebration of life, astonishing choice of food and drink, people from all over the planet, terrific ice cream, 30 kinds of crepes (pancakes) within a block.
People love this street, swarm to it, and are always in a peaceful and positive mood, thanks to the telluric forces affecting the area, i.e. hallowed ground.
The Caveau de la Huchette, one of the oldest and greatest jazz clubs in Europe, is right across the street and surprisingly affordable.

Photographer's paradise. Beauty in every direction when you step out the door. Monuments and buildings from ten different centuries, superb river views.

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House Rules

Please use your key to close the door when going out, to avoid having to slam it.
Please carefully clean washbasin after using it.
(A sponge and spray are there for this.)
Please leave no dishes in the kitchenette sink.
Visitors to your room are welcome until midnight only.
Smoking is fine, in moderation, and with the window open.
Please keep your door closed to increase privacy in the Garret.
Do not operate the washing machine. Ask Shayne to do that if you need something washed. There's no charge for a wash, but a 3 to 5 euro donation to cover costs of operation, soap, etc. is always appreciated.
Please switch off your room heater when going out.
Please switch off lights when going out.

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1 night minimum stay
Taken just steps from my door.  Living just across from Notre Dame, getting views of the Great Lady and good photos is assured.  And you awaken every day to the bells of Notre Dame... (if you sleep till noon.)

Taken just steps from my door. Living just across from Notre Dame, getting views of the Great Lady and good photos is assured. And you awaken every day to the bells of Notre Dame... (if you sleep till noon.)

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About the Host, Shayne

Paris, France
Member since September 2008


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