4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Ile St. Louis, an island in the very heart of Paris, is along with neighboring Ile de la Cité (home of Notre Dame Cathedral) the oldest part of the city. As this island is quite self-contained, with arrays of old and charming buildings to sightsee, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, antique shops and so on, it is quite possible to remain on the island for the whole vacation stay and enjoy every minute of it.
But of course, it is very easy to walk to the 'mainland', as the islanders like to refer to it, as there are five short bridges at various points directly to the Marais district, the Latin Quarter and to Ile de la Cité as well. The apartment was recently renovated and has one bedroom; sliding wood doors can easily be used to cordon off the bedroom or they can be slid aside to create a large, eye-catching open space.
The apartment is approximately 500 square feet with ceilings at a height of 3 meters (close to 10 feet). It is on the 2nd floor (3rd American) and there is only one apartment per floor. With this fact and its location on a charming and quiet side street (a number of cinema films have been made of this street), off the main thoroughfare of the island (Rue St. Louis en Ile), a serene Parisian living experience can be had.
The renovation was done with the idea of creating a most comfortable and luxurious living space while retaining as much as possible all the original 17th century details.
The large and modern galley kitchen has labrador green granite counter-tops & tall back-splashes and an undermount sink. The fridge is full size with a separate full size freezer (handy for ice cream bought from Berthillon!). 4 burner (gas and induction) stove top with a hooded vent. Full size regular oven and microwave oven. Wine and bottled water rack. Complete cooking and eating utensils. The kitchen is highlighted by the classic French-style stained glass windows in the fleur des lys pattern.
The apartment has an air conditioning unit.
The bathroom is oversized and bright; there is a large soaking tub with two shower heads (one as a rain showerhead fixed to the wall and the other a handheld) and a bath waterfall spout. The walls are tiled with real river stones. Separate clothes washer and outside-vented dryer located in this bathroom were bought instead of an all-in-one to considerably shorten clothes washing time. The WC has it's own sink with one wall entirely mirrored. It is adjacent to the tub room, its two closable entrances exit either to the apartment foyer or to the tub room.
Most Paris apartments use hot water tanks that are unfortunately too small to allow for more than 2-3 minute hot showers. This apartment is equipped with a high-performance gas hot water heater that provides unlimited hot water on demand. It not only provides hot water for all kitchen and bathroom faucets but is also used to power the 3 tall floor-to-ceiling modern 'Greco-Roman temple column' style room heaters as can be seen in the photos as well as the bathroom heater.
Ile St. Louis is not only blessed by having a central location to most, if not all, the interesting sights in Paris but is also conveniently nearby the public transportation stations at St. Paul (Line #1 which goes horizontally across central Paris), Pont Marie (Line #7 which goes vertically North and South of Paris, from beyond Opera to South, past Place D'Italie where Chinatown is located) as well as Cardinal Lemoine station (Line #10) and RER trains at the Notre Dame station on Ile de la Cite. The RER B train express from Charles De Gaule airport takes only about 35 minutes.
As an added feature, this apartment is maintained by professional management to ensure as much as possible a trouble-free environment for the renters and is available on call should any problems arise. At no extra charge, a greeter will meet you upon your arrival at the apartment and will show you around, on how to make use of the cable TV, kitchen appliances, heating system, washer/dryer, etc. and answer any questions you may have.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About The Owner
Ile St. Louis 1 bedroom Paris Apartment
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008
Why The Owner chose 4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais
There is no other location in Paris that is more central. Most sites of interest are in walking distance. Ile St. Louis also gives a village feel that serves as a respite from the big city life.
What makes this apartment unique
When Baron Haussmann tore down and rebuilt much of Paris in the 1860's, he left few neighborhoods untouched. Almost the entire Ile St. Louis and certain swaths of the Marais district may be counted among the survivors. We bought the apartment as an unique opportunity to experience some of the last remaining aspects of 17th century Paris living.