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Parisian Charm & Gourmet Delight
Parisian Charm & Gourmet Delight

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

3 baths

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

3 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing


Cleaning Fee: $55
Security Deposit: $331


The space

A charming Parisian home with a library, historic ballroom, and fireplaces within a 5 minute walk to the Musee D'Orsay, Louvre, Musee Rodin, Le Bon Marche, and St. Germain's chic boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. The home has been used for numerous receptions, photo shoots, and films. Free wifi is included. Guests can also inquire about catered dinners, receptions, private cooking classes in the home's gourmet kitchen, and gastronomic tours by author and historian Carolin Young.

The house is conveniently located between three metro stations (Rue du Bac, Sevres Babylon, and Varenne) and is within a 5 minute walk. The neighborhood is full of beautiful historic homes, cafes, and bakeries. Le Bon Marche is a block away and food lovers will enjoy the abundant selection there. There are also two outdoor markets in the neighborhood where Julia Child shopped and where you can find a selection of fresh produce, seafood, and meat along with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

The price listed is for one bedroom. If you have more than 2 people, there are two additional bedrooms available at an additional cost. The house sleeps 6 people but can potentially sleep up to 8 people. The house has 3 floors so there is plenty of privacy and space for large groups.

If you would like to rent the entire house, including the ballroom, please let me know and I can give you a separate price.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

It's a pleasure to welcome you to "Matignon bis!" The house rules are fairly simple and just based on having an elegant and comfortable stay in Paris. Before you arrive, tell me about any special needs or requests you may have and I will make all the arrangements for you whether it is identifying a nice cafe, booking tours, or how to avoid the lines of the museums. I want to make sure that your stay in Paris is perfect and that you will experience it as a seasoned traveler.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Emi User Profile
April 2017
I am convinced that there is no finer home, location or host in all of France. Pure bliss at Matignon Bis!

Giulia User ProfileGiulia is a superhost.
March 2014
The location is perfect. The house is absolutely wonderful. It's a really unique experience. We were three couples and we really enjoyed this special property even tough we missed the third bathroom. James was very kind to help us with the music that was another big bonus of the house.

Aaron User Profile
January 2014
We had a wonderful time staying at James' beautiful home. So much space - right in the middle of Paris! Everything was as described and more. Beds were comfortable, sheet and towels clean, everything worked... which is not always the case in our experience. We loved staying here and would highly recommend it.

Astrid User Profile
January 2014
James Paris home is absolutely spectacular! It is even more beautiful and spacious than in pictures! The location is centric, with so many places to enjoy. He is a great and thoughtful host that goes above and beyond to make your stay as joyous as possible. Parisian Charm is truly a gem! I strongly recommend that you experience it!

Collette User Profile
December 2013
James' place is absolutely incredible! I rented the entire space for a holiday party for about 35 of my coworkers. Some of the rooms are like stepping back in time and everything is so well decorated. James was very attentive and very helpful with all the questions I had about the space. The kitchen is very large and well-stocked if you feel like doing a bit of cooking (we did a lot)! The area is very quiet and very secure. I'd like to give James and his housekeeper, Jhun, a ton of thanks for the use of the beautiful space and all their advice and help! It was a one-of-a-kind memorable Christmas.

Debbie User Profile
September 2013
I write this review with great pleasure, our stay in James's apartment was beyond our expectations...... Absolutely beautiful and extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly need and a Steam room too, which was fabulous after our long haul flights. James was so very accommodating and welcomed two of our travel companions early access to the apartment due to their early flight. We loved every moment in the apartment and the area was very secure which we enjoyed exploring a very beautiful part of Paris. Thank you James for making our stay in Paris a very memorable experience. We will be back and would love to stay in your beautiful apartment again. Kind regards, Deb

Melissa User Profile
June 2013
We had the most fabulous time in this beautiful apartment! Perfectly located to many great shops and restaurants, metro etc. The apartment is wonderfully appointed and we (3 teens and 2 Moms) felt totally comfortable in our home away from home. Although James was not there he made sure every detail of our arrival, stay and departure was taken care of. This was so much better than any hotel and I would definitely recommend this Parisian apartment!. We can't wait to go back!

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Paris, France · Joined in January 2013
James User Profile

Having guests in my home is a unique chance to discover both Paris as its culinary history. The home is centrally located and gives a glimpse at how Parisians really live.

I also have apartments available in Russia. One is located in St. Petersburg, right across from the Hermitage with views onto the Moika Canal in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia. The other place is located in the heart of Moscow at Chisty Prudy. It's a beautiful area for walking and within easy distance to Red Square, cafes, and historical sites. In any of the places you stay, you will enjoy Southern hospitality (I am originally from Virginia) along with a taste of local culture.

I have travelled throughout the world and have always sought out an authentic experience wherever I travel. I hope you will find that staying in either Paris, Moscow, or St. Petersburg will meant your expectations as well and enjoy these fascinating cities.

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