About this listing
The apartment :
Very centrally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a traditional and charming Parisian apartment in an 18th century building on the 3rd floor (with elevator) awaits you for your stay in Paris.
A few steps from the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, or the Saint-Germain-des-Prés square, the apartment is a short 10-minutes walk to Concorde square or the Eiffel tower.
The bright 75m² apartment has a large living room, 2 separate bedrooms (sleeps 4), a fully equipped kitchen and 1 bathroom with separate lavatory.
The living room is tastefully decorated with 2 modern meridiennes, Louis XV and Louis XVI armchairs, a Louis XV secretary, a contemporary dining table and modern art paintings, blending old-world authenticity with stylish modern accessories and comfort.
You can enjoy reading from the library or listen to music, as well as access the Internet with a high speed WIFI connection.
The kitchen includes all major appliances and cooking ustensils, including a coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator and freezer.
The main bedroom has a queen size bed (140X200), 1 closet/wardrobe and a modern dresser.
The second bedroom, located on a quiet courtyard, has a queen size bed (140X200), 1 large closet/wardrobe, a Louis XV dresser, an antique mirror and a TV with cable (CNN, BBC, (website hidden)BC).
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a deep bathtub with showerhead and heating radiator for towels.
The neighborhood :
Very centrally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, at the crossroads of the left bank and the right bank (near Bac Saint-Germain).
Discover the rive gauche atmosphere, with elegant 18th century buildings and hôtels particuliers (urban "private houses"), the well known literary cafés "Café de Flore" and "Les deux Magots", specialized antique dealers, as well as luxury and trendy fashion boutiques located on the rue de Grenelle and the rue des Saints-Pères.
With an abundance of shops, bakeries and cafés at your convenience, you also have key public transports just a minute from your doorstep, for fast connections across Paris.
Sample the culinary wonders of Paris in the many typical bistros and chic restaurants (rue de Verneuil, rue de Lille, rue de Montalembert).
Shop till you drop at the major, very trendy fashion department store "Bon Marché " and its "Grande Epicerie" (famous fine gourmet food store).
Sights within walking distance (5-10 min) :
Visit the Louvre, crossing the Seine Pont Royal bridge, and have a drink at "Café Marly" while enjoying the beautiful view of the Cour carrée and the glass Pyramid.
Have a pleasant stroll by yhe Tuileries gardens along the Seine river and visit the historic Concorde square and Orangerie.
Visit the musée d'Orsay and its 19th century impressionist paintings from Monet and Van Gogh; Saint-Germain-des-Prés square, a beautiful roman church in front of "Les deux Magots; Notre-Dame cathedral; or take a romantic walk along the banks of the Seine river.
Visit the Eiffel tower and its Trocadéro gardens, Invalides square (15min walk by the banks of the Seine river).
Nearby subway stations include :
Rue du Bac (line 12), Tuileries (line 1), and Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4).
Nearby buses include :
63 : Eiffel tower, Invalides, musée du quai Branly, Trocadéro, avenue Montaigne
68 : Opéra
84 : Concorde square, Madeleine church, Faubourg Saint-Honoré
73 : Champs-Elysées
69 : Grands Boulevards
Nearby RER line C : Château de Versailles
When booking is confimed :
I will email you all necessary informations you need to get to the apartment.
I will also ask for your flight details to plan the check in and check out time.
Check in and check out time are flexible. You can arrive late at night or leave early in the morning, but if the apartment is booked by other guests, it depends on their schedules. If anything is overlapping, the check in time would be at noon and check out at 10:00am. but it should always be possible to store your luggage.
After 10:00pm excessive noise is not allowed.
Electricity will be charged for staying longer than 2 weeks
I'm responsible for insurance of my property only. All other insurance, being accidents, health, belongings, cancellation are the guest's responsibility.
Linens, towels and hair dryer are provided.
Phone can be used as most as you can.
An information book about apartment and neighborhood is at your disposal.
I would really appreciate that you take care of my precious furniture and paintings, I love them.
Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information you may need.
The host canceled this reservation 163 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Martine was very informative and helpful. The place was a wonderful location and just as described. I would easily choose to stay there again if returning to Paris.
We (myself, my partner and two friends) had a great time staying at Martine's apartment in St Germain. Martine was a very helpful and accommodating hostess, and provided us with all the information we needed about the apartment and the neighbourhood. She was also able to cope with our arrival very late at night and our unexpected need for an extra night to be added to our stay.
The apartment is in a wonderful location - 5 mins walk from the Tuilleries Gardens and the Louvre, close to the Latin Quarter, etc. The immediate neighbourhood is great - wonderful shops and restaurants to cater both for basic needs for food/groceries/etc and also for specialist foods. You can get everything you can ever need within a few minutes easy walking. And the neighbourhood feels very safe - we were never concerned about wandering around late at night.
The flat is large by Parisian standards - good-sized bedrooms, a big lounge room and compact but adequate kitchen and bathroom. It had all the facilities you would want, and they were all in good working order. The decor is old-fashioned as the photograph shows, and the floor has some interesting hills and valleys. If you are looking for something like a modern hotel room you may not like it, but we found it extremely charming. Beds were comfortable, with pillows the only problem - but maybe this is our problem because in three visits to Paris we have never found a pillow that we liked! Martine's collection of books is also wonderful; it was great to have things to read - in both French and English.
The lift is tiny - definitely one person at a time - if that bothers you. But the apartment is on the third floor and the walk up is not too strenuous, and good for you (only 58 steps!)
If/when we return to Paris we would gladly stay at Martine's apartment again, if she is kind enough to accept us.
We very much enjoyed your Apartment, Martine. The location was perfect and everything about the surroundings, shops, etc., just as you had explained before we arrived. Sonia was very good about being there to let my Daughter in, earlier than I had originally told you. She explained everything to Karyn and all was in place when we arrived just after 3pm. We loved reading your books on the coffee table and especially liked the music which we listened to every evening after long, tiring days.
We contacted Sonia about a Taxi to take us to Gare Nord early in the am and she made the arrangements for us and the cab was waiting for us when we came down.
We absolutely loved our stay at Martine's downtown Paris apartment. Beautiful, comfortable and so very central. Highly recommended!
Martine was very quick to confirm the booking and to reply to any queries. We are pleased that she recommended taking a taxi rather than using the Metro to get from Gare du Nord to the apartment. She provided very useful information about the local shops, restaurants, Metro stations etc. and how to get to the tourist attractions.
Just before our arrival, the entry code to the apartments had been changed and Martine made sure that we were kept up to date with this essential piece of information.
Sonia, the housekeeper was wonderful, explained everything and even arranged a taxi to take us back to the G de N.
In all, I can highly recommend this ideally located apartment for four people.
Martine messaged us from the very beginning and was very attentive to our needs throughout our stay. Her Parisian apartment is very centrally located and is within easy walking distance of most major tourist sites as well as the metro and the RER train to Versailles. She has a fully equipped kitchen should you desire to eat in and there are many places to eat a short walk away. Sonia met us the first night and was there to care for any questions or concerns -- a very kind, thoughtful person who was a pleasure to meet. She also helped us to secure a taxi ride back to the airport at the end of our stay. We had a very nice vacation and would recommend this host!