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.
J'ai passé un très agréable séjour dans ce beau studio du 3e arrondissement, très bien situé et bien équipé. Logement bien confortable et quartier sympa.
Friendly and accommodating host. Lovely neighborhood. Nice cozy apartment. My only criticism is that it could have been cleaned a little better.
We had a fantastic stay at Benoit's apartment. The apartment was impeccable with wonderful light and ingenious design touches. Everything we needed was there - washer/dryer, huge luxury shower, fully equipped efficiency kitchen with dishwasher, hairdryer. The neighborhood was so central and walkable to everything in the Marais, Canal St Martin, Pompidou Center. Less than 5 min walk to the many subways at Temple and Republique. There's a huge variety of great restaurants and cafes right outside the door, and a supermarket right around the corner. Benoit and his wife were always contactable, and made getting the apartment keys so easy after a long red-eye flight to Paris. We will definitely stay with him again, can't recommend his apartment highly enough.
A very nice studio apartment, just perfect for a couple visiting Paris for a long weekend. The neighborhood is charming, lots of restaurants, cafes and little shops. We loved it and totally recommend it.
Excellent location with lovely bistros and bars very close by. The apartment was exactly as shown on Airbnb, very clean, spacious, and it had all the facilities we could want. First time we have used Airbnb and the whole experience was excellent. Benoit was very kind allowing us to drop off our luggage early when we arrived in Paris. Sheila was also very welcoming and explained where everything in the apartment was. Thank you, great visit. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Great studio. Very clean, bright and super well located, not even 5 min walk from 2 metro stations. There are restaurants and shops just nearby and it is in a great area of Paris. The building entrance and staircase could definitely do with some refurbising but the studio itself is fully renovated and super cosy. It is perfect for a couple or a single person. We enjoyed our stay so much, we will definitely be back.
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.
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.