Large 31 sqm (335 sqft) studio located in North Marais (NoMa), in the protected and historical Temple area, which has lately become one of the trendiest places for Parisians, around Carreau du Temple, rue de Bretagne and Marché des Enfants Rouges.
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Our apartment is a large 31 sqm (335 sqft) studio located in North Marais (NoMa), in the protected and historical Temple area, which has lately become one of the trendiest places for Parisians, around Carreau du Temple, rue de Bretagne, Marché des Enfants Rouges, away from over-crowded south Marais and close to major subway connections.
It is on the 1st floor (US 2nd) of a 4-floor (US 5) 18th century building (NO LIFT). It is oriented South and has 2 wide windows overlooking a large, almost pedestrian street, and a third large window on a side street. It has an open outlook and is very bright. The area is lively in the summer evenings due to the restaurants in the street, but there are no night bars or clubs. Visit our guide which we keep updated!
The building exterior was refurbished in 2011 and the apartment itself was fully renovated by an architect in November 2011. The staircase was renovated a few years ago and shows signs of age but is well above standards in the neighborhood.
The studio consists of:
- An entrance hall with separate toilet,
- A living area with an open fully equiped kitchen,
- An alcove bedroom, and
- A bathroom with an oversize walk-in shower.
The interior architecture is designed to give a feeling of space though preserving intimacy to the alcove bedroom. The real bed has a brand new high quality 160x200 mattress (Treca York black label), and the pull-out sofa bed (160x200) is designed for daily use and top quality (Unico).
New curtains and nets were recently installed and the round table which was a bit small, was replaced with a new glass top folding table that comfortably fits 2.
It is fully equipped with brand new:
- Android tablet with Paris-related apps
- Whirlpool refrigerator with freezer,
- Whirlpool oven/microwave combo,
- Scholtes washer/dryer combo,
- Electrolux glass top stove and venting hood,
- Electrolux dishwasher,
- Samsung 32' cable HD TV with DVD player
- Sony ipod, Iphone / CD sound system (with a selection of CDs),
- Brandt radio alarm clock,
- Siemens cordless phone,
- Nespresso coffee machine,
- Boiler, toaster,
- Iron and ironing board,
It comes with fresh and good quality bed linen (2 pillows per guest until 2) and towels, primary and backup WiFi connection, free telephone to several countries and cable TV with 70 channels and international AC adapter for your own devices.
- Coffee caps for Nespresso coffee machine,
- Salt, pepper, sugar, oil and vinegar
OPTIONAL (please ask):
- Local prepaid cellphone : 30 eur
- Canal + (Number one French pay TV) : 10 eur/week
An area filled with history:
The Templars headquarters was built here in the 12th century. It sheltered the Templar’s treasury, until 13 Oct. 1307 when all Templars were arrested on the same day nationwide (known as the largest police operation ever and origin of Friday the 13th). The temple house was then used throughout centuries as a jail until Louis XVI, the last king of France was kept there with Marie-Antoinette before being taken to the guillotine.
The Temple house was then destructed after the French revolution as the fear was that it became a royalist pilgrimage. Today the only remaining signs of the Templars presence are embeded in the buildings of the area, a full size floorplan of the Temple tower painted on the pavement by the city hall and a memorial plate with a map of the old Temple buildings.
In a more recent history, n°14 Corderie Street was the headquarters of riotters "Communards" during the attempt revolution of 1871, known as "Commune de Paris".
The Temple area now consists of the English-style Temple square, the Eiffel-like steel structure temple market (Carreau du Temple), the classical 19th century 3rd district city hall, a superior school of design (école Duperrée), restaurants, art galleries, shops and a few private apartments, including our Studio, which faces the temple market and the school of design.
Central and convenient location:
Our studio is walking distance from Place des Vosges, Centre Pompidou, Notre-Dame and Musée Picasso and 10-20 min. metro ride from every other point of interest in Paris (République and Temple subway stations are around the corner).
Interaction with Guests
You can always contact me through airbnb messaging and personal email: (email hidden) as well as mobile ph(phone number hidden)
Very low car traffic
Family friendly area
Restaurants in the street open late
5 min. away from Republique subway station
Other Things to Note
We charge 30 euros additional fees for arrivals on Sundays and weekdays after 8 pm.
The apartment is ideal for two adults. It is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
When we arrived, we were shown round the apartment by Sheila, the housekeeper. She made sure that we knew where to find everything. The flat is centrally located, close to restaurants, shops and metro stations. Benoit had provided clear details of how to get there. It was warm, and had a tv, DVD player and a CD player for our use. The kitchen area was well equipped. It provided a great base from which to explore Paris. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to other travellers.
An absolutely recommendable apartment which is very stylish, clean and cosy. Both Benoit and his housekeeper Sheila are both very helpful. The apartment is located in a very nice part of Marais close to a lot of great restaurants, parks and the metro.
Benoit was a pleasant host, he was both informative and helpful prior to my arrival! The flat itself was great, clean and had everything one would need, even a bottle opener and wine glasses for a night in! It is conveniently located and surrounded by ideal amenities including shops, restaurants and cafe - at times it was noisy but would totally recommend this flat!
Benoit's apartment is a dream! This modern, clean, cozy & bright apartment has everything you need and more. It's located in the best part of Le Marais near hip restaurants, bakeries, shops & metro stations. Benoit couldn't have been more wonderful to make my stay as comfortable as possible! I can't wait to stay here again!
Excellent location and flat! Wonderful place to spend a holiday in Paris. Sheila was extremely helpful and kind in getting us settled. Thank you!
The studio is very clean and cosy, with all the amenities that you need. We stayed there for two weeks and loved all the time spent at the apartment. The location is very nice, close to Temple and Republique metro stations.
Nice updated studio in a great location close to cafés, shops, bakeries, restaurants. Apartment is small but perfect for 2 people or less who want a nice place but do not need or want a ton of space and don't plan to cook huge meals. Kitchen and bath are updated and nice. Nespresso machine was nice to have in the mornings.
I have been living in Paris for 20yrs and 10yrs in North Marais.
I love Paris and in particular this neighborhood.
I carefully selected the location for this apartment and I fully renovated it with quality material and the help of an architect. I am very proud of the result, I am sure you will love the apartment and I will make sure you will enjoy your stay.