About this listing
Air Conditioning for those hot summer nights!
Newly painted and updated.
We're watching the euro get weaker by the moment and for those traveling based on U.S., Australian or Canadian dollars, this is a godsend. The euro is at an 11-year low against the dollar and is marked as one of the most dramatic periods in the history of currency trading. We’re seeing a real comeback by tourists whose greenbacks will get them a whole lot further on European soil.
We are located in the sought after Latin Quarter/St. Germain arrondissement, one of Paris's most prime locations near shopping, restaurants, museums and monuments.
Welcome to Paris Latin Quarters, a family townhouse run by Robert Reuter in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Here you will find us, perched on the slopes of St. Genevieve where the Pantheon dominates the hilltop and the bustle of cafe life and academia of the Sorbonne has thrived for centuries.
Decorated in contemporary period complimented with modern amenities and equipped with all the appliances you will need. You'll be received in a manner to make you feel as if you are a part of the city. This two room apartment measures 520 sq. feet, or 48 sq. meters. The AirBnB listing doesn't give ample space to describe the two sleeping area's. One Queen size bed in the bedroom and one twin Empire Sleigh be in the living room. Although listed as a two bedroom, there are two rooms in addition to the kitchen, entry and bathroom.
High Speed Internet access and wireless ready. Free international phone calls to the US and US cell phones, Canada and 90 other countries including the EU. Cable television with over a dozen language channels, English language channels include CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and more. All linens, bath towels, washing machine/dryer, oven with ceramic halogen burners, dish washer, fridge, CD/stereo, shower, hair dryer, iron & board and phone with answering machine included.
Travel deals should be abundant throughout the year, and likely late into 2015. A competitive travel market is a boon for travelers, so take advantage of the weaker Euro while you can! As Paris is the most visited city in the world the 2% downturn in travel might just make your visit a little less crowded and a little more personal.
With 13 years experience in accommodating travelers to the best vacations of their lives, I look forward to making your upcoming trip comfortable and memorable.
Kind regards, Robert
There is an interphone/camera at the front door of the townhouse. When you arrive, ring the buzzer and I will come down to greet you and bring your luggage upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
I live on-site and am able to assist you with your day-to-day activities or provide suggestions for any wishes you may have in visiting Paris.
Directly downstairs in the building is an organic grocer where you can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs, bread and scones to a large selection of teas, juices, elixirs and home remedies.
Across the street is a Mediterranean restaurant (see my online guestbook) called Le Risale. With home made soups and salads, fresh pasta or vegetarian dishes to full hardy meals. Diagonally across the street is a late night grocer for that sweet tooth snack after midnight. Our block is lined with a wholesome baker, homeopath pharmacy, French Deli and Italian Deli. Walk a block further and you will find a fish market on Tues. & Fri, butcher, cheese store, wine store and chocolate shop. Not to mention the variety of French specialty shops with the old fashioned painted glass storefronts that have become historic treasures to be preserved.
One block away in front of the Luxembourg station is the Hotel Luco which serves a full breakfast as well as Sunday brunch and meals all day long.
Conveniently located just one and one half blocks from the Luxembourg RER B Metro station, which serves as a direct link to/from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly Sud airports as well as Gare du Nord train station where the EuroStar arrives from London.
Guest book provided on site for full function of the apartment.
These apartments have a complete smoking ban. No Smoking allowed in the apartment or common areas, not even with the windows open!
Smoking guests are asked to step outside the building and smoke on the sidewalk or stroll the neighborhood if they care to smoke.
Breaking smoking rules will result in a forfeit of the security deposit to perform a disinfection procedure (not just Febreez) to remove nicotine and 3-ethynylpyridine (3EP) carcinogens from the surfaces and fabrics of the entire apartment. We try to provide a clean environment to protect non-smoking guests from exposure to tobacco smoke and tobacco-specific carcinogens.
We had a perfect stay at this wonderful, comfortable, quiet apartment in the Latin Quarter! My husband and I are already talking about our 'next' trip to Paris and would definitely stay here again! It's far enough away from the tourist areas along the Rive Gauche/Left Bank/south of the Seine to avoid crowds, yet we could walk to Notre Dame in less than 20 minutes. Lovely furnishings, comfortable bedding, charming atmosphere, fully-functional kitchen (with some oils and spices leftover from previous occupants), wi-fi, easy to use washer/dryer, and delightful shower (the supposed 'limited' hot water was not an issue for us).
We didn't use the air-conditioner: even when the outside daytime temps registered high 80's to low 90's F the air flow INSIDE was delightful with open windows in the main rooms, kitchen, and bath (PLUS we loved seeing the curtains blow in the breeze and loved hearing the church bells from the nearby Eglise Saint Jacques-du-Haut-Pas!).
Host: Robert was out of the country during our stay, but we had helpful communications prior to our arrival. In his place, his friend Dean D. was meeting/greeting guests. We arrived about 90 minutes PRIOR to our arranged meeting time at the apartment (we thought it would take much longer to exit the airport, get our bags, find the train, etc) but Dean appeared at the doorstep just THREE minutes after us! Dean realized our time calculations were a bit lengthy so he came early! He was very thorough with apartment instructions (huge booklet on the main table with printed info on washing machine settings, local restaurants, maps, etc), the phone, nearby markets, etc. THANKS DEAN!
Neighborhood: we were attending a conference at the Paris Rive Gauche Marriott (about a 20-25 minute walk south of the apartment) and it was a lovely stroll each morning. LOVED the boulangerie on the ground floor and the convenience of nearby restaurants (Le Vin Sobre, Hung Yen, etc), markets (Rue Mouffetard), and shops. There is a public bike rental about 1.5 blocks south (we did not try this but walked more than 90 miles in under eight days!).
Access: thanks to Robert's directions, it was easy to navigate our journey from the airport on the RER B train to Luxembourg Station and walk the short distance to the lodging.
Miscellaneous: glad we bought the Paris Museum Pass and a Batobus ticket (hop-on/hop off along eight stops on the Seine) during our stay. Wish the jazz club Cafe Universel had been open during our stay. Loved the convenience and beauty of nearby Luxembourg Garden. EVERYONE we encountered in Paris was friendly, kind, and helpful! Merci!
Robert muy amable y flexible, ademas de muy profesional. Un excelente anfitrión. El departamento excelente ubicacion.
Местоположение замечательное, Латинский квартал, Сен жермен и Марэ - повсюду можно быстро добраться пешком. Квартира красивая, все удобства имеют место, даже кондиционер. Хозяева внимательные и доброжелательные, проживают в том же доме и всегда на связи.
Robert was most helpful and accommodating. He had great suggestions and was attentive to our needs. The apartment was comfortable and charming and neighborhood in the middle of everthing. Highly recommend staying here.
Robert was very accommodating as we reached very early and he provided us a temporary room to rest and freshen up after a long night flight. Location was very convenient with easy access to train station.
Apartment is small but clean. Bathroom is very small and AC is portable. We stayed only 2 nights so the stay was overall convenient
We had a thoroughly wonderful time staying in Robert's apartment. The place is exactly as described, and while it is smaller than the pictures show, it is clean, comfortable and situated in a fantastic spot. You can easily walk to cafes, bars, restaurants, markets, parks, the Metro etc., as well as to many of Paris' most famous landmarks. Robert and Peter are exceptionally welcoming and helpful. They are terrific hosts and we would happily stay there again on our next trip to Paris.
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About the Host, Robert
Health conscious, Yoga teacher, gym program, outdoor activities.
Spontaneous & Adventurous. Travel to mystic places to relax & grow keeps me balanced and dynamic. Would rather have a role model with people who have parallel interests and are driven & matured into who they are meant to be.
Sports; Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Swimmer, Rock climbing, Water-ski, Gym, & Lambretta Scooters. Obtained my Advanced PADI Scuba certificate to get one step closer to the next paradise vacation.
I would enjoy sunsets even if I were blind.... You can feel a sunset.
Member of Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) US Embassy; Paris, France. Facilitating communication between U.S. Businesses and the U.S. Embassy in France.
Volunteer Fireman with Protection Civile de Paris 5th: activities related to Emergency Device Forecast (DPS) in humanitarian and social aid and training in first aid (PSC1).
PADI System; Advanced Scuba Diver Certification. The world leader in the educational development of scuba diving professionals and enthusiasts.