Paris-Latin-Quarters: le St.Jacques

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Ursulines, Paris, Île-de-France 75005, France

The Space

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 apartment measures 775ft2 / 72m2. 42 sq meters downstairs with a kitchen and bonus room, 30 sq meters upstairs composed of one great room.

Spring has arrived in Paris the city of lights. The weather is warm and bright with streaming sunlight, perfect for strolling the banks of the Seine. Decorations adorn the streets and the sale season has filled the boutiques with Paris fashion and treasure deals. The air carries a mixture of bright colors, of comforting odors from fresh baked croissants and breads to warm the senses while the smell of chimney smoke presses you onwards toward home where the retreat of a comfy apartment can be a welcome experience of memories to last a life time.

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 nine English language channels including CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and more. All linens, white bath towels and hand towels provided. Washing machine/dryer, oven with ceramic halogen burners, full 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 2014. A competitive travel market is a boon for travelers, so take advantage of the weak 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.

I have received a comment about a condition called "salpetre" or Potasium Nitrate deposit on the limestone walls of the cellar. This white salt crystallization from the stonework is kept vacuumed off the walls but can be noticed. A non-toxic and harmless substance that is used in medicine to actually treat asthma and has no allergic affect so should not mistakenly be confused with a fungi or mold. Remember, this stonework dates back to 400 & 700 AD Roman periods, and then 1580 when the Ursulines Convent was built on the same foundation.

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 Reuter

Guest Access

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 to take care of the four apartments I rent to travelers and am able to assist you with your day-to-day activities or provide suggestions for any wishes you may have in visiting Paris.

The Neighborhood

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.
On 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.

Getting around

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.
The bus lines 21 & 27 are just two blocks away with bus routes that cross St. Germain to Place St. Michel then connect to the islands and the Louvre on the other side before continuing up to the Opera Garnier and St. Lazar train station for departures to Normandy.

Other Things to Note

Directions to the townhouse form Gare du Nord.

You will want to follow signs to the RER B Train The RER B line runs directly from Gard du Nord to within two blocks from the townhouse. A metro ticket costs 1.70 euros per person and you can buy a ticket at a ticket window in the station. Board the RER B heading in the direction to ANTHONY/ROBINSON at the head of the train where the conductor is. This will put you at the closest exit to our street. The ride is three stops to LUXEMBOURG station so stay near the doors.

Once you get off at Luxembourg station, follow the signs to the exit "Rue de l'abbee de l'epee". There are escalators to take you upstairs to the ground level. When you are on the street level you will be facing the direction toward the street, rue de l'abbee de l'epee where you will turn left. Go one block along the side of the Church St. Jacques and make the first right onto rue St. Jacques. We are on the following left hand street, 14 rue des Ursulines. The townhouse is the corner building and is light yellow in color. There is a white doorbell that you can ring and I will come down to open the door and help with your (website hidden). Be aware of pickpockets on any form of transportation and survey your luggage, purse and belongings.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1245 /week
Security Deposit: $178
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Robert provided excellent communication before and during our visit, which greatly influenced our decision to stay here. The apartment had free international calling and great wi-fi, so we felt connected back home. There was also a notebook binder with all sorts of information about Paris, local businesses and the apartment itself. He even gave us detailed instructions to the point of guiding us to get on at the front of the train at CDG and depart on the left of side of the train at the Luxembourg station. In all, it was the best experience we have ever had renting accommodations in Europe (or anywhere). Great neighborhood with lots of charming shops, eateries and bars. (website hidden) Earth shows the RER station as being less (email hidden) walk (less than two full city blocks). Buses are even closer. Get the unlimited Metro pass. You can get anywhere in almost no time from here.

    March 2014
  • Our experience was excellent.

    Robert is a warm, accommodating host and the apartment is fantastic!
    (good location, not noisy, clean, working wi-fi & cheap international calls included). I would definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • The apartment was comfortable and in a great part of Paris. Robert was a great communicator in the lead up to our stay. A big thank you to Dean who let us in to the apartment and then provided advice in locating our son who we thought was lost but wasn't (not worth trying to pin a 19 year down to time and location!) and to Robert's friend who found him on the street and directed him to us. Loved our stay in Paris.

    December 2013
  • Robert was a great host. The apartment is comfortable and quite central. We would recommend

    December 2013
  • My husband and I had a Fantastic experience in Paris celebrating our 40th anniversary. When people ask us about the highlight of our trip, I start with "our apartment." Loved it. The location was perfect and Robert was an exceptional host, beginning with his prompt replies to all emails prior to our arrival, and great directions for getting here. This apartment had everything you need to feel at home and live like a true Parisian. We especially enjoyed the kitchen. Every morning we began our day with coffee, cereal, and pastries from the Bolangerie around the corner. And every evening we did Tai Chi in the area behind the kitchen. During the day we walked all over Paris, although the Metro and RER station is within a couple blocks of the apartment. I think we saw it all including a day trip to Versailles. The apartment is a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens, the Sorbonne, and Pantheon, and for those who like outdoor markets, the Monge market is nearby. After miles and miles of walking we would come “home” to the cozy and most comfortable bed at night. We miss Paris already, but will be back and look forward to returning to Robert’s Latin Quarter abode. Merci Beaucoup!

    November 2013
  • Only compliments for our host Robert who gave us all informations we could possibly need, for how to get reach his place to all the neighbourhood details. Robert is a host you are looking for and his place is in a really great part of the Latin Quarter with Jardin de Luxembourgh in few minutes walk and Matro also. The apartments has all the necessary staff the traveller might need and the kitchen is cosy even if it is in the basement. The Rue des Ursulines is very quiet and easy to reach. Thanks Robert, our visit was nicer this way, (email hidden). Jacques apt. A big recomendation!

    October 2013
  • My elderly parents, my partner and I recently stayed at Robert's Latin Quarter St.Jacques apartment, on the ground floor and basement level, and we have a wonderful stay. Before our trip, Robert provided us with excellent directions to his flat, which was very easy to find and close to a metro (RER) station. Upon arrival, Robert greeted us and gave us an overview of the flat. We enjoyed the use of the Wifi, and the free phone calls to North America. Overall, we were very comfortable in the apartment, and we slept well, as the noise from the street was not too loud. Robert was very attentive to our needs and responsive, for instance, when I had some trouble with the washing machine, Robert promptly helped resolve the problem. The apartment is in an excellent location, extremely close to the Luxembourg gardens, and a short walk to Notre Dame, and le Marais. I would recommend Robert's flat to others looking for an affordable place to stay in a great area in Paris. Robert was very accommodating and helpful, and he helped us to have a wonderful time in Paris. Thanks again for all you did for us, Robert!

    September 2013
  • Great location! Walking distance to many tourist attractions, bakeries, restaurants, and several metro stations. Thank you, Robert!

    September 2013
  • Overall, it's a good place to stay if you do not care too much about the details. Price is fair.

    Pro: good location; flexible check in/out time; nice hostess; safety deposit box for passports etc.; free WiFi and int'l calls; restaurant, pastry store, and convenience store around the corner; laundromat a few blocks away; mobile air conditioning unit.

    Con: crowded for a party of four; washer and dryer not working; not enough hot water; not so quite at night; dust keep falling from the ceiling in basement.

    August 2013
  • Very quiet location! Apartment was comfortable and had many conveniences. Would definitely stay here again.

    August 2013
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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.
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