Le Provençal Studio
Rue Charlot, 3rd Arrondissement, Le Marais
Studio Apartment, Sleeps 2
'Le Provençal' studio, is located on the quiet courtyard of a very charming 18th-century building in the heart of Le Marais. There isn't an apartment in Paris more charming and cheerful...ask all who have had the pleasure of staying here.
Le Provençal is completely equipped in spite of its size! Complete with a queen-size bed that converts to twin beds when desired, a Siemens brand washer/dryer combination, espresso maker, microwave, toaster-oven, two-burner ceramic stove, refrigerator, high speed Internet, flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo, and free(!) long distance phone service to 100 countries, this delightful and cozy studio makes a perfect Parisian home for one or two.
The studio has been crafted with loving hands by a local mosaic artist who created the mosaic-tiled kitchen and bathroom and special touches on the walls. The bright colors of Provence make it a continuously happy place to hang your hat after a long day visiting Paris.
The bath is equipped with both a rain shower head and hand-held shower, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and glass shelving to put all your personal belongings. There is ample storage space in a floor-to-ceiling closet equipped with a clothing hamper, marketing cart, step stool, three areas of hanging space for your clothing, four drawers and lots of shelving.
Located on the third floor (European, no elevator) up sweet carpeted wooden Marais stairs, facing southeast, this quiet studio gets a beautiful amount of sunlight through all three windows, decorated with colored shades and white linen drapes. When the windows are open, you'll be able to smell the fresh rosemary planted in the window boxes.
Le Marais and the Area Around Rue de Bretagne
With rue de Bretagne just next door, the apartment embraces the heart of the Marais and central Paris with all the typical French commerce you could ever wish for, including three boulangeries (bakeries), a number of boucheries (butchers), poissonneries (fish markets), epiceries (grocery stores), primeurs (fruit/vegetable shops), fleuristes (flower shops), bar/tabacs (tobacco shops), cafés and lots of excellent and charming restaurant, not to mention Paris' oldest covered market, Les Enfants Rouges, which dates back to 1615! In the last few years, designer boutiques and art galleries have sprung up like tulips. The district becomes more and more important to Paris' finest artisans. It is only minutes from the Musée Picasso, the Places des Vosges and a fifteen-minute walk to Saint-Paul, Hôtel de Ville and Notre Dame. Don't miss the Square du Temple, Le Carreau du Temple and the City Hall of the 3rd Arrondissement before reaching Place de la République. The location is great and with a large number of transportation lines, you're only minutes away from just about every part of the city.
Metro: République (#3, #5, #8, #9, #11), Filles du Calvaire (#8), Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (#8), Oberkampf (#5, #9)
Bus line #s: 96, 20, 75, 65, 56, 29
- Digicode, intercom entry system
- 3rd floor (no elevator)
- 2 twin beds or one Queen-size bed
- Complete kitchen (cooking utensils, crockery, silverware)
- Hand mosaic-tiled shower with rain shower head and power spray
- High speed internet
- Flat-screen TV – satellite
- Telephone, answering machine
- Free long distance telephone service
- Stove with 2 electric ceramic burners
- Espresso maker
- Iron, ironing board
- Lots of closet and storage space
- Linens, bath towels
- Security deposit = one week's rent
- Prices vary according to season and availability
- High seasons may be calculated at the daily rate
- Minimum rental 4 nights
- All linens are supplied, as well as weekly housekeeping, electricity, heat, telephone and Internet.
- A security deposit in the amount of the equivalent of 1,000 euros is required, by check or credit card authorization.
- Contract is required
- Rental payment can be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) in U.S. Dollars
A few of the most recent guest comments…
Le Provençal felt to us like Le Petit Trianon must have felt to Marie-Antoinette...an eagerly awaited, warm, safe and welcoming haven to go home to when the 'hustle and bustle' and 'must-do's' of the day were finally over. Thank you for your welcome, the comfy bed and the fantastic supply of guidebooks and DVD's. Dianne and Glynn Cadby, Perth, Australia
What a comfortable, relaxing setting for a stay in Paris...a welcome change from the hotel's sterile routine. I hope to come back soon. Thanks, Adrian. Ann Marie K., Chicago, Illinois
Andy and I had a wonderful time once again in Paris. The apartment was full of bright and sunny colors which made up for the cloudy and rainy days. Thanks for investing in a comfy bed. Merci beaucoup! Joe and Andy, San Diego, California
Merci beaucoup! Nous adore Le Provençal! My husband and I felt right at home in this neighborhood and broke our Left Bank habit! We will stay here again and again in the future! Gwen and Chris Hardin, Los Angeles, California
Adrian, this week in Paris has been a dream come true! Thanks for all you did to make it happen. Le Provencal is magnificent! So cozy and inviting. Thanks for being so gracious and welcoming to Christina and I. Terry Cardwell
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