About this listing
Every sight-seeing spot in Paris at walking distance or 10 minutes by Métro, Bus, bike. 2012 renovated, design-decorated studio w/ every needed functionality. Your piece of "Chez Vous" & comfortable nest in a wonderful & most central neighbourhood.
The Location: Central & Charming…
Our gem of a studio is located in the very historical heart and center of Paris, LE MARAIS, in the 4th district, 2 minutes away by foot from Hôtel de Ville - City Hall (270 meters exactly !) and also walking distance from world-renowned museums (Carnavalet, Beaubourg-Pompidou, Louvre, Picasso, Cognac-Jay), fashionable and trendy shops of every type, markets, theaters, cinemas & monuments, top restaurants & bars, hype art galleries, fashion houses and workshops, etc.
It’s also less than 15 minutes away on foot from La Place des Vosges, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Le Quartier Latin, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Île de la Cîté, Bastille, and Saint-Louis Island… Five underground stations (10 minutes) away from Concorde and Madeleine, seven stations (15 minutes) away from Champs-Elysées and nine stations (20 minutes) away from Arc de Triomphe.
As you will experience, Paris’ center is not that huge and every interesting place hopefully not far away from another, hence the importance of location because you don’t want to waste your time inside the public transports !
In the neighborhood of Le Marais itself anyway, a lot of streets around are pedestrian or almost pedestrian areas, which is a rare and truly enjoying experience in Paris.
Le Marais is certainly the most typical neighborhood in Paris, embodied in a lifestyle and a life-quality you won’t be able to experience in other parts of the city. It actually feels like a village with also every advantage you wish to have in the center of an metropolitan area in terms of culture, food and entertainment. Centuries of history and architecture will surround you, as Le Marais indeed shows, among many, many other things, a vast number of superb “ Hôtels Particuliers “ (former Paris’ nobility residences in Middle-Age and Renaissance), each one more beautiful and majestic than each other.
The street where the studio is located, Rue du Bourg-Tibourg is a perfect example of “Le Vieux Paris” (old-time Paris) since it goes back to the 13th century (1220 to be exact !) according to the earliest documents mentioning it.
La Rue du Bourg-Tibourg is tiny, narrow and very quiet, almost never used by cars and nevertheless full of shops and boutiques. It leads to a most delightful pedestrian place where bars and restaurants with terraces will leave you with almost too much choice…
Another very interesting fact: a lot of shops here in Le Marais are open on Sundays, another Parisian rarity.
Access & transports: you will also have immediate access to the Underground through line number 1 (the yellow one), station Hôtel de Ville and close access to lines number 4, 5, 6, 7, and 14, plus train lines RER A, B and D.
Not to mention buses, since it’s to me a far more pleasant way to discover Paris (even if slower and less efficient): lines numb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) are very close, as are rental bikes stations “Vélib’”.
The Apartment: New & Old-Time Styled, Efficient & Design-Cosy
Completely renovated one-room apartment of 15 sqm. (actually renewed and furnished in September 2012), modern & industrial design decorated with typical old wood beam ceilings and hardwood floors, very quiet & bright.
So, long story short: everything is new here ! We also tried to find the ideal balance between old-time real estate style and modernity, between ancient Paris touches and contemporary amenities. It will be up to you to experience it and see if we managed to do it !
The window opens on a very silent courtyard populated by tweeting birds (sparrows actually), which is almost impossible to find in Paris. You will also be able to enjoy the view on Beaubourg-Pompidou Museum and a Church's roofs…
Situated on the 5th floor of a textbook Le Marais old building and antic street with 24/7 secure access, it will allow you to experience and enjoy the Paris’ center way of life ! Dream place for anyone who wants to have a great time in the City of Light…
The studio consists of:
- a nice living-room with top quality sofa bed of modern design (140 cm large with HQ bed base and mattress), 170 channels and 42 inches (107 cm) flat screen LCD TV, dinette table (easily mobile, on rollers), a large wardrobe, of course free Internet Wi-Fi access & “high-tech-latest-fashion” heating system (very efficient as a matter of fact…)
- a fully equipped and furnished kitchenette including fridge (with freezer compartment), electrical stove, ventilator, microwave, sink, cupboards, electrical kettle (1.5 liter), Nespresso coffee machine, and of course any dishes and cutlery you may need
- a bathroom (closing with a sliding door) including shower, washbasin, storage, hairdryer, iron and WC
Important: the household linen is of course provided for the whole rental period (sheets, duvet, towels...) and like everything else already included in the price per night.
2-nights stays are sometimes possible, please ask us !
Avoid Touristic Mainstream With Our Guide Book…
I am quite a good food and fine wine geek and addict, I have to admit… Coming and staying in Paris even for a few days and not behaving like a true Gourmet would be as senseless as not to visit Le Louvre Museum !
Gastronomy and quality food must be part of the package here .
So I took time here to list and share my best addresses in Paris: restaurants (great bargains and legitimately prestigious places), bakeries, pastries, caterers, wine shops, groceries, etc. Also listed are a few culture and entertainment spots I estimate really worthy of your interest and unfortunately not that famous…
I hope, in fact I’m sure you will enjoy it ! Those are mostly “non-touristic” addresses, too often kept by the Parisians for themselves. You’ll have here direct access to them with Guide Book option, so just have fun !
Any question left ? Don't hesitate to ask !
Any remaining hesitation :-) ? Just read our guests' reviews !
A bientôt à Paris !
Full access to every part of the apartment of course !
Interaction with Guests
I will stay available during your whole through messages and calls to counsel, advice and help...with great pleasure !
If you've never been here before, you will be back soon.
If you've already been in Le Marais, this won't be your last time...
Le Marais is an unique "quartier" of Paris with human dimensions and where you can reach everything on feet, have a coffee, shop, eat, watch an art exposure or a theater piece, walk along the river La Seine...
Top centrally located Métro Hôtel de Ville is 3 minutes walking away from the apartment, Châtelet (Paris' global hub) at 10.
Other Things to Note
Be ready to enjoy the true historical side of Le Marais :-) !
Our guests surely can expect from us professionalism in their check-in and check-out processing, quality of equipment and if needed information concerning Paris and its numerous wonders...
We therefore expect our guests to be simply respectful of the apartment and of everything that is at their disposal to allow them to enjoy their stay.
We expect them to inform us immediatly of any problem they could encounter so we can provide a quick and efficient solution !
Wine & food geek, rugby addict & Le Marais freak.
My other so-stupidly-called "hobbies": philosophy (a former student, I was contaminated), classic Italian and Dutch painting history, co-founder of an app called Vinexplore which allows wine lovers to enjoy the best tastings in Paris for now, and worldwide in a few years hopefully :-) !
My words: "Winter Is Coming and you'd better be in Paris to live through it..."
In LONG :-)...
A true Paris' born and lover, I'm proud to share my admiration for the city of lights with our guests ... I grew up here, studied (mainly philosophy) here and now work here and hopefully I will continue for many years to come !
I fell in love with Le Marais, our studio's neighbourhood, quite a long time ago and I'm convinced that everybody would, once they will be here... THIS is THE true Paris as you will see !!!
Also quite a restaurant and fine wines addict and sometimes too much for my bank account :-D, I will here share my foodie adress book with you by using AirBnB GuideBook option to help you to survive in Paris' food jungle and that's avoiding the unfortunately numerous bad & ugly places, simply by going to the good ones !
Paris is a quite big and anyway your stay will be too short to allow mediocrity or half-amazing spots: I'll therefore be happy to help you to avoid the mainstream if you wish and to discover hidden gems or less (unfairly) renowned places !
Don't hesitate to ask for any advice about wine, wine bars or wine tastings here also of course :-D !