My wife and I stayed in Carole's studio in early June. Carole was extremely responsive to any questions. There was nothing she could do that there was no longer a coffee maker in the studio so we bought a small French press and donated it to the cause.
The place is extremely well located -literally a two minute walk to the yellow metro line and a short distance to the bridges and Left Bank. There is little reason to take public transit at all because of the location.
On a tourist note, the Marais is really overrun by tourists these days. But then that is pretty much all of Paris.
On a negative, if you've got any issues with knees, legs etc, the 5 flights of stairs is a challenge. We managed but prepare yourself if you're getting off a plane with no sleep. The single worst feature of the studio is the stair to the bunk space. Carole really needs a railing. I am surprised no one has fallen. I am not physically challenged but was by these stairs. If you have to get up at night to use the bathroom, be very careful.
But location is great though the apartment is very small with some stair problems, one that could easily be fixed (railing).
Great location, quaint 5 story walk up. Carole was very responsive and provided excellent communication with detailed instructions for the apt and surrounding areas.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay in Carole's apartment in May 2014. It is in a great location which I think is the most important aspect. It was very cosy too. The washing machine was also convenient. Be aware that there are 6 flights of stairs to walk up and no lift. That didn't bother us, but may bother other people. Also, the bed is perched up on a mezzanine accessible by a very steep stair/ladder. My wife wasn't comfortable sleeping on the edge even though there was a rail, so I slept on that side as I wasn't worried. All in all, we recommend this apartment and had a great time staying here in Paris.
Carole's apartment is definitively amazing! the studio is located in a very nice middle-class ancient building in the Marais, in front of Saint Paul metro station. Be careful that the apartment is on the 5th floor of the building without elevator…
I stayed in the apartment one week with my girlfriend. the neighborhood is very lively, many shops and restaurants and close to the building there is a supermarket open till late in the evening. From the apart. you can arrive to the Louvre and to Centre du Pompidou on foot, the photos of the studio are strictly truthful. all the equipments stated in the advertisement are available, you can find all is needed for your stay. The building is quiet and not noisy.
Perfect location! Apartment has a true parisian spirit, small but comfortable and very clean. There are all you need for feel at home. Carole was responsible host. Recommended!
This was a nice little place in a great neighborhood in Paris. It's literally in the roof of the building. Not too small, nice ambiance.
Enjoyed a lovely stay in Carole's apartment which had everything we needed for our trip and was a perfect base in a beautiful part of Paris right in the heart of the Marais. The location was ideal with a multitude of lovely cafes and restaurants at every corner and eclectic boutiques to browse. A lot of the main tourist sites are within walking distance or the metro is just across the street. Carole was an excellent host responding very quickly with any queries and providing all the information needed to enjoy the trip. Highly recommend!
Carole's apartment in the Marais was perfect! We were close to everything and the neighborhood is so great you almost do not have to leave. The apartment is small - but you're in Paris you should be exploring! Her bed was so comfortable, we slept so so well. The apartment is on the top floor with no lift just so you know. Not difficult at all.
We would for sure stay again! Loved it!
Very nice and cosy place - perfect for a short stay in Paris. Despite its location very quiet at night (recommended for light sleepers), friendly neighbours, everything one needs is literary just around the corner. We'll be definitely coming back!
Carole nous a donné le plaisir attendu lors de toute rencontre avec un voyageur surtout quand il a une grande connaissance de l'endroit d'Asie ou il vit. Savisite fut un véritable échange. Nous avons été ravis de l'accueillir et la recommendons à tous au sein d'Airbnb.