About this listing
Welcome to the cozy loft/apartment where I lived for the last 8 years!
I look forward to welcoming you in Paris and will do my best for you to have a wonderful experience.
PLEASE also have a look at my other listing: ILE SAINT LOUIS AMAZING RIVER VIEWS http://www.airbnb.fr/rooms/513757
CENTRALLY LOCATED IN HISTORICAL MARAIS NEIGHBORHOOD...
A very nice, bright,clean and tidy, newly renovated 4th floor apartment with gorgeous views on National Archives and private mansions, located in a 17th-century Marais building with old, exposed, structural beams, in a charming, very central and safe area.
Located a couple a meters from the National Archives (where Sofia Coppola shot scenes of her movie "Marie-Antoinette" in 2006)
Among the famous inhabitants of the street were Madame de Sévigné (phone number hidden)) and Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (phone number hidden)) who lived there from 1756.
The building is at the corner of two beautiful, historical streets of old Paris, with great views from the windows on:
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan (now the Museum of Jewish Art and History)
Hôtel de Montmor, one of the most exquisite Parisian private mansions, built in 1623, now hosting a top-model agency and two famous art galleries (Marian Goodman & JGM)
Hôtel de Clisson & Hôtel de Soubise (now National Archives)
The loft sleeps 4 people comfortably in 2 distinct spaces:
- 1 queen size (140x190 cm), very comfortable, high quality bed (spring mattress) in the bedroom,
- 1 king-size (160x200cm), very comfortable, high-quality leather sofa - fold out bed in the living room.
The bedroom and the living room can be separated by unfolding a specially designed wooden screen. When the screen is kept open, the apartment is a spacious loft.
Upon special request, an extra, single mattress can be added for a 5th guest.
The 4 windows are soundproof and have light-blocking curtains, tropical solid wooden floor.
3 windows are on one side of the bulding, the 4th one is on another one, allowing a nice cross breeze between them when open. Heat is never extreme in the apartment, but a complimentary fan can be provided if necessary.
- free high speed internet/wi-fi and free phone to landlines in the US,
- hairdryer, towel heater
- kettle, toaster, coffee & nespresso machine,
- stove top & cooker hood, washing & drying machine, dishwasher, traditional & micro-wave oven, refrigerator with a freezer section
- iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner
- I provide linens and towels - they can be changed weekly for long stays
- upon check-in, refrigerator always containscomplimentary food and fresh juice for your first breakfast
EASY ACCESS TO NEARBY ATTRACTIONS...
The apartment is located at the very heart of le Marais area, with Musée Picasso, the house of Nicolas Flamel, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée Carnavalet...
Just around the corner: rue Rambuteau with great restaurants, bars, bakery shops, supermarkets open all week round with extended hours...
2 minute walk from Beaubourg/Centre Pompidou Modern Art Museum
5 minute walk from Hôtel de Ville - Paris City Hall, from the Jewish and the gay distric ts and from rue des Francs-Bourgeois, leading to Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille
7 minute walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the River Seine, the Islands (Ile Saint-Louis and Ile de la Cité) and Saint-Michel, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain des Prés...
7 minutes from the Louvre museum by metro
easy access to trains going to Versailles or Disney Land Paris
In the neighborhood, you'll find:
- many trendy art galleries
- convenient BHV department store
Nearest metro stops:
Rambuteau (line 11) : 200 meters
Arts-et-Métiers (lines 3, 11) : 500 meters
Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11) : 500 meters
Etienne Marcel (line 4) : 500 meters
RER -les-Halles (lines A and B - directly connected with Orly and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airports) : 500 meters
...as well as many buses & cabs
Please contact me with any questions you may have! And let me know if you have suggestions or special needs to better the apartment even more!
The apartment is on the 4th floor - there is no elevator, but the stairs are very even and easy to climb. A couple of guests in their 70ies had no problem with them. And the combination of the views and light in the apartment will reward your effort!
All guests are welcome, whatever their nationalities, status (singles, couples, friends, families, LGBT travellers...) & so on...
The only restrictions is that this is a strictly non-smoking apartement, thanks in advance for your understanding!
ALSO HAVE A LOOK AT MY OTHER APARTMENT ON SAINT LOUIS ISLAND WITH AMAZING RIVER VIEWS! It is airbnb rooms/513757
This is a quiet parisian building, inhabited by Parisians. Some of them are old and need the building to remain quiet...
So please be kind to the neighbors and not too noisy ;-) in order for me to be able to offer my apartment in the future !
Strictly non-smoking apartment.
Thanks in advance for your understanding!
I was looking for a last minute flat for 1 night and Boris was very responsive. The area is great. The appartment is nice and cleaned. I recommend it even if it's a bit expensive
The location is perfect for exploring the Marais and surrounding areas. The aparment was comfortable, and the set up perfect for our mother/daughter combination. The beds, including the convertible couch, extremely comfortable. Boris was flexible and helpful when our original flights were cancelled and rescheduled. He provided us coffee, juice, and a breakfast snack, especially welcome the mornings after a long transcontinental flights. We recommend this apartment, location and host.
There was some confusion in relation to our booking but nothing Boris could do about it. It was not his fault. A miscommunication with the guest staying at his home before us. Nawal, a friend of Boris' was at the apartment when we arrived and helped us connect to wifi. We were a little confused for a bit in the apartment becauae we had no opportunity to have anything explained to us such as how to use the keys and a map of the area we were staying in. We worked it out.
Location is great. in a trendy area, nwae great shopping and food. We like to walk and you can get to the tower in 30mins on a casual flat stroll. All bar and food is great in the area. Wifi connection ia great. Apartment is as it appears on air bnb.
A great little flat in the Marais very close to many cafe's and fun bars.
Flat was as described and comfortable.
Boris was very easy to deal with and always prompt in responding to messages.
I would stay here again.
The host canceled this reservation 131 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Boris was a great host and his place was perfect for me and my girlfriend. Boris was kind enough to great us when we arrived and provide helpful tips on visiting Paris, and was always very quick to respond when we had questions. The place was also very clean and in a beautiful location in the Marais neighbourhood. Boris' apartment was perfect for two people and served as an excellent "home base" as we explored Paris. Looking forward to returning some day soon!
The location of this apartment is very central, very nearly perfect in the lovely Marais. While the building itself is charming in the French style (and as such could use some TLC), the apartment itself was updated and decorated with a nice kitchen & furnishings. The host Boris was very flexible with check-in and check out, however we were met by an associates of his and we discovered after he left that the bed linens were rather worn and stained, which the Boris later apologized for and I believe he is planning to replace them . It is however much smaller than we expected form the photos, and in that sense, perhaps somewhat overpriced for the area.
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About the Host, Boris
Thanks for your visit!
I'm a real Parisian, a musician, an actor and a psychologist!
I'm fond of culture & arts in general, in particular classical music and opera.
I lived in NYC, London and Rome.
Having traveled quite a lot, I realize how important a central location and a beautiful view are... That's why the apartments I'm listing here meet these criteria...
I'm very happy to make my two apartments available to the great airbnb community, it's a great opportunity to meet nice people from all over the world. Don't hesitate to tell me more about you!
I look forward to welcoming you in Paris.
Bonjour et merci pour votre visite !
Je suis parisien ! Musicien, comédien, et psychologue ! Et impatient de vous recevoir à Paris.
A bientôt !