About this listing
Stylish 2 to 4 person artist's rooftop apartment (70m2), with terrace and spectacular views, close to the Centre Pompidou.
Enjoy a romantic stay in Paris in this unusual penthouse apartment, or share with family or a couple of friends. In a safe, lively area, you can walk to the river Seine, Louvre, Notre Dame etc, and have easy access to metro, airports and trains.
This apartment is on the top two floors, with elevator, and has an interior spiral staircase. It consists of a living/ dining/ kitchen area, main bedroom and shower room, separate toilet, and a conservatory room with a lovely terrace at roof level and views of the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre.
The main bedroom has a full sized double bed, table, and cupboard space for hanging clothes. Full sets of towels and bath robes are available for your convenience.
The conservatory has a pull-out sofa for two, is heated and there are blinds for shutting out some of the light at nights. However the conservatory is never completely dark. With the blinds open, the morning and night sky is lovely to watch in bed!
Kitchen has all mod cons, including kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine. Shower room has a good shower and a washer-dryer. There is a hair dryer and iron.
We are in the Marais, the heart of one of the liveliest parts of Paris, next to the Pompidou museum, and about 8 minutes from the river Seine, 15 minutes walk from the Louvre, or Place des Vosges, or the Left Bank. The local area is full of restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and designer shops including the Forum des Halles shopping centre.
At nearby Chatelet-Les-Halles there is the metro and RER train (line B direct from Charles de Gaulle and from Orly airports), and many buses. There is a velib bicycle rental station 20 metres away where you can rent a bike for the day. You can also rent auto-lib cars from the same location (weekly or monthly rentals).
If arriving by car there is a paying car park beneath our building which is accessed from Rue Beaubourg.
Don't miss the view in the evening from our terrace across the Paris rooftops to the setting sun, the sparkling Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur, it's magnificent. A perfect place for dinner and drinks. And also for morning breakfast!
In our building on the ground floor is a G20 supermarket open til late. There are two boulangeries (bread/patisseries) nearby on rue St Martin (one in each direction), and lots of other stores.
The local bars and restaurants are open late. The area is always busy and very safe. Our building is secure with outside and lobby door-codes.
This is the best place to be in Paris!
You have access to the whole apartment. However, please be aware that this is our home when we are in Paris, so you will find some of our household possessions in the cupboards, etc, which of course we ask you kindly not to disturb. We provide some empty cupboard space for your personal use.
Interaction with Guests
Our aim is for you to enjoy the apartment! Please remember this is our home when we are in Paris. We request no smoking indoors and no pets.
You may smoke outside on the terrace but please put butts in ashtray provided or dustbin. Please do not throw them over the wall!
Parties should not be held. The maximum number of people sleeping in the apartment is 4.
Please feel free to use the kitchen. A Nespresso coffee machine, oven, microwave, toaster, are available. You may use basic condiments (salt, pepper, butter, oil, vinegar, herbs and spices, tea and coffee, jam, breakfast cereal...), but please supply own foodstuffs and drinks. Kindly clean up surfaces after you.
If using the sofa bed in the conservatory you will need to make up the bed with the mattress covers, sheets and duvet which are stored beneath the mattress.
At end of your stay please place washing up in the dishwasher, and used linen in basket above washing machine. Trash can be taken to the bin on the ground floor (door next to the lift). Please leave the keys on the table in your room.
Please do not try to climb the top stairs to the skylight. The skylight is bolted shut.
Have a marvelous stay!
Lovely apartment in a very convenient location. There are so many options for food in the neighborhood. All main attractions in Paris are very accessible from here. Apartment looks exactly like how it is in the pictures. Very artistically done up with beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower during day and night from the terrace. Very clean. Hosts Sarah and Simon were very thoughtful to leave us with maps, recommended places for food etc. A pity that we couldn't say hello to such a lovely couple as they were on holiday as well. Highly recommended
We had a fabulous stay, everything was as it looks in the pictures, the location was great for the metro and restaurants and the supermarket below was really convenient. Sarah was really helpful beforehand providing maps and information, and helpful tips for booking our early taxi back to the airport. Mattresses are on the firm side and on a windy night there was some noise from the outside balcony but we all slept well. Really missing eating breakfast from the balcony looking out at the views of the Eiffel Tower! Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Paris.
This beautiful apartment was exactly as described, we felt so welcome and at home here. The patio was a wonderful area to watch the sunset, it really created a beautiful atmosphere for our Paris experience! The neighborhood was a perfect location, we nearly walked everywhere we wanted to see. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a lively experience while staying in Paris!
We had a great stay in Sarah and Simon's flat. It is neat, has great views, and right next to the metro and George Pompidou Center. We really loved all of Simons artwork, too!
What a fantastic experience we had staying at Sarah & Simon's apartment. From the initial booking, the communication was fantastic and the apartment itself was roomy and very comfortable, and in a brilliant location, especially for a first time visitor to Paris. Fun neighbourhood with lots to explore, close to public transport and the views from the balcony were fantastic.
A wonderful stay and our thanks to Sarah and Simon who provided such as special place to stay. We would not hesitate to return if visiting Paris again. Thank you Sarah & Simon!
The hosts were warm, welcoming and extraordinarily communicative. As for the apartment, it's even better than the pictures! Aside from the winning terrace -- and the view, just as promised -- there was much to love. The 2nd bathroom, the large kitchen, the fun staircase, the roomy nature of the place, the large windows keeping the place light and cool in summer, the fun of the location, the convenience of 3 nearby metro lines + a hard-to-find elevator + the proximity of the Pompidou + the great activity of the neighborhood and street below ... well, it's all just the very, very best. It was my husband's first time to Paris ... I believe he's now thoroughly spoiled. Lucky are the AirBnb'ers who get a chance to stay at this Parisian wonderland!
Simon and Sarah's place is really fantastic. The terrace is wonderful, and the location is very close to a couple of major Paris metro nodes, in addition to many restaurants and bars. The neighborhood felt safe and lively, and the apartment felt clean and comfortable.
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About the Host, Simon And Sarah
We enjoy meeting people from other places, and helping them explore this wonderful city. We are friendly, open and speak French, English and some Italian. Simon is an artist, environmentalist and loves cooking. Sarah is a business manager and loves poetry and art. We look forward to sharing our beautiful home with you.