|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The March 2004 full renovation was updated in December 2013. This 'chambre d'hotel' apartment on the Rue des Tournelles is just a three minute walk from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful 17th century squares in all of Europe. We refer to this 230 square feet ground floor studio apartment as 'le petit bijou' or the 'little jewel'.
The apartment was featured on the Parisian TV magazine show 'Paris Premiere' in April 2004. The local TV Company engaged a well-known Parisian designer and produced the making of a luxury 'pied a terre'. From the demolition of the old, to the haute design of the new, it is an encapsulated history of our Parisian dreams realized.
The renovation is a work of art and features a restored limestone wall, stone tile floors, a very accommodating bathroom, pastel striped painted walls, and the very hip 'kitchoo' cuisine with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.
All the furnishings have been selected to accommodate your most comfortable visit to Paris. Everything here is comparable to a luxury hotel except at one/quarter of the cost. The 4 star Pavillon de la Reine Hotel three blocks away charges 500 euros/night for a 150 square foot room and it doesn't come with a kitchen.
The apartment, in a 19th century 'Regency' style building, sits along the quiet rue des Tournelles. In the 17th century, the Marais was home to the most aristocratic families of Paris and 400 years later, little has changed in the architectural feel of this old quarter.
The very narrow rue des Francs Bourgeoise is now filled with 'hip' boutiques, and 'trendy' restaurants and cafes share the buildings of the old Jewish Ghetto along rue des Rosiers, but some of the quieter street like rue des Tournelles look the same as they did over a hundred years ago.
It's a short walk to the Notre Dame or the Louvre, but the Marais is so intoxicating, you could easily spend a lot of your time just enjoying the Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Museé Picasso, Museé Carnavelet and carefree walks through the small winding streets.
Services included in the cost are phone calls anywhere in France and in the US, cable TV, English movie stations, free and unlimited wireless Internet, linens, towels. Our bilingual contact will be just a phone call away if you need any help during your stay.
In the apartment will also be our guide to the neighborhood, favorite restaurants, cafes, wine shops, bakeries, and markets.
If you are looking for more room, please click on 'See All My Rental Listings' for our 1 bedroom apartment just around the corner.
I was born in France, Lyon and I have lived in San Francisco now for 33 years. I live with my boyfriend in the Castro area of the City. I feel very lucky to have two places in Paris, this wonderful studio and a beautiful one bedroom (VRBO 33626).It has been a pleasure hosting so many nice guests throughout the last few years. I am looking forward to having you too! :)
Joelle Dussuyer purchased this apartment in 2005
It is simply the most hip area of Paris, yet full of history, good restaurants and attractive shops. It's centrally located, walking distance to many of Paris' greatest museums and landmarks, and easily accessible by metro. Simply the best area in town.
Designed for American tourists by a French native who has lived in the States for 33 years. I had you in mind. The apartment is very quiet, very comfortable, clean and beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable. I've had several renters tell me that it is the best bed they have ever slept in. Moon, my Paris contact is the best!
Had a great time in Paris..even though it was windy, cold and wet.
Brigitte met us at the apartment and took care of all the little
details. She is absolutely a wonderful, friendly, helpful
person...you've got a great caretaker. Went through the "personal yellow guide"
and it was very helpful for day to day activities. Great idea! The apartment is
very, very cozy and comfortable. Host service...absolutely excellent :-)
Just wanted to say "thank you" to Gretchen and Jonathon for their hospitality.
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights, and were very impressed with the apartment. It is sunny, modern and spotlessly clean (with a great bed and shower). Joelle is a delight to work with and we would definitely book it again.
My husband and I stayed in "le petit bijoux" in September 2014 for 3 days and appreciated how much the apartment matched the description. We found the location ideal: close to the lovely Place de Vosges and bustling Place de la Bastille as well as to the metro. This was not our first time in Paris and staying in this apartment helped us feel more like long-term residents in the city of lights! Quiet and comfortable sleeping even though the studio is on the first floor. Both kitchen and bathroom are well designed for efficiency and happily great water pressure for showers! We found Joelle extremely easy to work with and very much appreciated her guides and recommendations for excellent restaurants in the neighborhood. We can't wait to return to Paris and "le petit bijoux"!
The location is great for Marais lovers. Two of us stayed for 5 nights. This ground floor apartment is easy to access and very well laid out and designed for a comfy stay. The bathroom is clean, of a good size and up to date. Good restaurants abound on nearby streets and the metro is handy. And don't miss the Marche Bastille on blvd Richard Lenoir. The owner is a pleasure to deal with.
This apartment was absolutely marvelous. It is small and is perfect for a couple or an individual. While it is on the ground floor, the street is very quiet. The kitchen works well especially if you plan to eat dinners at restaurants. The bathroom is very nice. The neighborhood is very pleasant. The city is very accessible from this location, but the it is by no means overrun by tourists. We would recommend it as the perfect romantic getaway.
We were in Paris for our anniversary and this apartment was in a superb location for exploring. The subway station was very close and made getting around Paris very convenient. We loved being able to explore Marais and eat at the fantastic restaurants nearby.
The apartment is a nice size for 2 people. We were grateful that the owner Joelle allowed us to check in early to the apartment since there was no one staying the day before. The apartment was very clean and had all the items we might need, including an extra umbrella, which came in very handy. Joelle even left us a bottle of wine, which was a wonderful surprise.
Joelle was very easy to work with for setting up the rental and she has helpful recommendations for food in the neighborhood. We were very pleased with this apartment and would recommend it to others.
We spent a wonderful week at Joelle's Bijou to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in April. The apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The Marais neighborhood near the Place de Vosges was delightful with many small streets, restaurants, bakeries, wine bars and shops within easy walking distance, and we immediately felt part of Parisian life. Joelle gave lots of practical recommendations for transport, restaurants, shopping etc. and went out of her way to help us, even ordering special flowers to be in the apartment when we arrived! Thank you, Joelle for everything. We would love to return in the near future.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
Final cleaning fee is $100.
Rates are subjected to change until the reservation is complete.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.