About This Listing
SPECIAL OFFER due to last-minute AIRBNB cancellation! Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 MARCH
If you would like to wake up to a view of the Louvre each morning, stroll down to the boulangerie or Montorgeuil market, meander through the passage Vero-Dodat, sit and read in the Palais-Royal gardens while dipping your feet in the fountain (summer only!), walk everywhere or use the multiple transport options (metro, bus, bike, boat), this one bedroom, central, light and well appointed apartment could be for you. It can be used as one large room, or divided in two using a sliding wall, with a separate bedroom for more privacy. The 160cm sized bed can also be used as two single beds, and the two couches become single beds as well.
Renovated 4 years ago, the white, clean, light space is unrecognisable from the gloomy office it once was. Double-glazed wooden street-facing windows block out all noise, including the passing police-accompanied Banque de France money-filled trucks at 10 each morning, with the bathroom looking on to the courtyard. Surrounded by cafés, shops, art and restaurants. Two supermarkets a 2-minute walk. Wifi, free landline calls, ipod player, cable tv, dishwasher, hot-water jug, all utensils/cutlery/knives/knife sharpener(!), Limoges china plates, washing machine & detergent, nespresso machine & capsules, friendly restaurant for emergency late-night-pizza on ground level, fluffy towels & robes, lots of books, gym across the road, hairdryer, multi-country electrical adapters, sewing kit, fire extinguisher, pencils & sharpener, oven, microwave, xmas tree & decorations (December only), a children's cot & high-chair on request, a box of children's toys, monopoly, cross breezes, 'Zazie dans le métro' DVD, grapefruit soap, a list of my favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood... Good intercom security and flexible check in/check out, depending on departure of previous tenants. No security bond. Second floor - 25 steps.
I am happy (really) to welcome guests at any time of day or night.
Interaction with Guests
This apartment is only used by guests, I don't live in it. However, my home is only a 5 minute walk away if you need help.
Other Things to Note
Getting from CDG airport to the apartment has just become much easier & cheaper thanks to the EasyBus transfer which is direct from the airport (CDG terminal 2) to the Palais-Royal. Book here:
Trust! Please let me know if something breaks so I can replace it before you leave.
No smoking in the apartment please. I hate tobacco-yellow walls.
Please don't change the locks...especially on a Saturday night (it has been done before...) Call ME if you have misplaced your key, not the locksmith. Break a window pane if necessary! It's cheaper to replace. No, call me first.
A simple 'bonjour/bonsoir' is appreciated by the neighbours. Add Madame/Monsieur if you feel up to it.
We stayed at this gorgeous rustic apartment with our 2 daughters 15/13 yrs for 4 nights. Louise has thought of everything. The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of room. I was able to wash our clothes each evening and they were dry by morning and there is a travel iron/board as well. Also essential for girls, there was plenty of towels. The location is amazing, heaps of cafes, shops and dreamy evening strolls. Supermarket around the corner. It can be noisy but once the windows are closed you can hear a pin drop. The only down side is there is no air conditioning and the temps were 30 degrees + but we did know this when booking and it was ok with all the windows open and it is still amazing value for money. So while I'm saying this i don't feel I've been "ripped off" with the rate. Would we stay here again, absolutely. Will I be recommending the apartment to friends, yes.
We loved our stay at Louise's apartment for both the location and the apartment itself. It is centrally located and tastefully decorated. Louise is a lovely person and quite an inspiration.
Anne, David, Tom and Chloe
We spent five days staying in Louise's Stdio Apartment. From the moment we booked it Louise was fantastic! She was flexible with our arrival / departure times, easy to contact once there and very accomodating. The apartment was in the best location. Not only for The Louvre but the Metro line was very direct for lots of destinations. The apartment was bright, comfortable to sleep four and clean as a pin. We would definitely recommend Louise's apartment to our friends and hope to one day return. Thank you Louise for helping to make our Paris stay that much more memorable . Nadette and Sean
A fantastic apartment in a brilliant location, comfortable, and an ideal base from which to explore Paris. Louise met us on arrival and made sure we were settled in. We would highly recommend the apartment and will visit again.
What a wonderful stay at Louise's apartment! She greeted us upon entrance; even though we were 30 mins late coming from the Eurostar. Her apartment was exactly as pictured. If you love IKEA you will love her home. You open the window and can gaze upon the streets of Paris; and footsteps the Louvre and unreal shopping. You can go downstairs from the unit and sit at the cafe; and people watch all day. My favorite memory was sitting in the window with a bottle of Rose and just watching the passerby's. Louise was so kind and knowledgeable about the area. She gave us recommendations of where to eat, and tour. She advised us of shopping areas to go to; and told us about herself. I would recommend anyone staying in Paris to stay here!!!! Thank you for the experience. We hope to come back soon!.
I'm glad you had an enjoyable time in Paris Christopher, but that remark about IKEA was a low blow... ;-)
I do have 5 things from Ikea in the apartment and it is very white and minimalist, however the kitchen, couches, table, chairs, sheets, plates, images... are not IKEA purchases, to reassure people who hate IKEA (and there are many). I hope to see you all again some day.
Our stay at this apartment was excellent - you are right in the middle of Paris in the 1st District and within walking distance of the Louvre, Notre dame, even the Eiffel Tower is not that far away.
The apartment is compact but you have all the facilities and a wonderful host - could not have asked for more
I was with my family in Paris in the period from 11th to 16th May 2015. We stayed at Louise's apartment.
The apartment is well designed and decorated with style and great attention to details. It is well maintained and very comfortable for a family of two adults and two children aged 14 and 10 years. Bright, clean, equipped with all the little things necessary for a comfortable stay.
Near the apartment there is a metro station as well as shops and bakeries.
In Paris, we spent unforgettable moments that stay in Louise's flat completed.
I wholeheartedly recommend Louise's apartment.
Thanks Luiz !!!
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About the Host, Louise
I have been/still am a photographer, film-maker, researcher, interviewer, philosophy student, writer, book-lover, skier, cinephile, social-organiser, map-maker, renovator, sea-swimmer... I moved from Australia to Paris when I was 19, desiring adventure and photography work. I got both, and a lot more. I now have a little French family and have become a French citizen. Some of the things I love about Paris: trampolining with my children in the Tuileries; walking on the banks of the Seine; cycling during the evening as the lights come on and the cars depart; choosing a wing of the Louvre to visit each week; observing people in close proximity on the metro; the Marché d'Aligre in the 12th - rope-climbing for my children and a wide variety of food & antiques/junk; the arrival of spring and the emergence of smiling people onto sunny café terraces; the smell of sulphur in the RER at Châtelet (due to the depth of the station) and its reminder of the day I first arrived in Paris; the perfume from the mass of blooms - Daffodils, Hyacinths, Magnolias, Jonquils - in the gardens of the Palais-Royal, perfect for a picnic; the Pariscope and all the films, exhibitions and concerts it offers each week; walking through the occasional snow; and always discovering something new.