|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This vacation rental is a stunning, renovated, two bedroom apartment (800 sq. ft., sleeps 7) on rue de Turenne in the Marais (3rd arrondissement) between St. Paul and the Place des Vosges, close to the Musee Carnavalet and the Musee Picasso, in Paris, France. It is near the end of the rue des Francs-Bourgeois, one of the most interesting shopping streets in Paris. The nearest metro stations are St. Paul and Chemin Vert (direct to Bastille).
The apartment is on the third American floor (no elevator) set overlooking a plant filled courtyard in a historic 17th century building. It has views both onto the road and courtyard and is very light. There are double glazed windows, which insulate the apartment from street noise. The main door into the courtyard has a security code and there is also another code required to enter the stairwell.
The furnishing is classic and functional with elegant items including a comfortable double size sofa bed and comfortable leather easy chairs. This large apartment is fully equipped with high speed DSL Internet access with Wi-Fi, telephone, Cable TV w/DVD, and a Hi-Fi w/CD player/radio. Modern individual radiators heat the apartment. The living room has three big double glazed windows that look over the rooftop of a low building next door and you can see the park (there is a photo of the view). The lounge has exterior wooden shutters on all windows and internal roller blinds to each window (the photos were taken before the roller blinds were installed).
The main bedroom with a Queen size bed has big windows looking out on the courtyard and the street, but the street window has an unusual setup with a double window (two double glazed windows, one behind the other). The first one has a space of about 8 inches and then behind it another double glazed window making it noise proof. There are full length lined curtains on both sets of windows in the main bedroom, they are off-white. This bedroom has an adjacent bathroom consisting of a walk-in shower room and a separate enclosure with a basin and toilet.
There is an excellent comfortable Queen size sofa bed in the second bedroom, which has a new modern en suite bathroom with full bathtub w/shower, basin, and toilet. This bedroom has a window that looks out over the street and it also has a double window (two double glazed windows, one behind the other). There are also full length lined curtains in the second bedroom.
The newly built modern kitchen is fully equipped with four burner cook-top and conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, and clothes washer/dryer. There is plenty of cupboard space. It's supplied with an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and alarm clock, as well as all crockery, glassware, cutlery, pans, and utensils.
The Turenne apartment exceeded our expectations. The pull out sofa beds were very comfortable, which normally is not the case. There were 6 of us and for a small apartment, we had plenty of privacy. The location was amazing. We loved our little neighborhood. Cafe's and shopping superb. Metro, bakery and market were close by. Everyone was friendly. One negative - Don't use the washer/dryer. The dryer does not work. Wash clothes by hand and hang dry. We arranged drivers through HomeAway. They were efficient and so nice. Upon arrival, we were met by a lovely young man, whose name escapes me, and he gave us a full explanation of the apartment and the neighborhood. Should we get back to Paris, we would stay in this same apartment again. It really was that great. This was a trip of a lifetime and we thank you for a lovely stay.
We found the apartment very comfortable, the setting convenient and the district full of things to do. Overall, we had a terrific time in Paris and the apartment played an important role in making it a great experience. Thanks!
Everything about our apartment was wonderful. We were met at the apartment as planned and received instructions on how everything worked. The apartment was attractive, nicely furnished and located in a great area. We were totally pleased with our stay. The only thing we would change about our trip would be to pack lighter. This apartment, like much of Paris, does not have an elevator.
This was our second stay at this apt. on Rue Turenne (we rented Turenne in Oct 2012) and it was wonderful again this time.
The district (4th arr.) is one of our favourites and our daughter, who lives in Paris, lived around the corner at one time. We know it well! One of our favourite restaurants "Chez Janour" is just up the street. As well the charming Place Des Vosages, and fine shopping street of Rue Fancs Bourgeois are nearby. A few museums are also in the neighborhood. Very handy to everything and the metro "Chemin Verte" is very close. Our friends (couple) arrived before us and they said that the check-in was efficient and courteous. Everything was very clean and in order. It was very cold that week in Paris, so it was always wonderful to get back to our cosy warm apt.
We would gladly rent this apt again. Great for 4 people (or 6 as there is a sofabed in the livingroom which is very comfortable). The apt is beautifully appointed and well kitted out. We made a few meals in the well equipment kitchen.
Thank you from the Canadians
In writing this review I think I'm being very big. Not in terms of gluttony or sheer physical size; in terms of generosity in sharing. I say this because this two bedroom apartment's only imperfection is it's perfect: location, mix of antiques and oils, three light-filled exposures, scale, ambiance. Terrific. If I were covetous and a hoarder I'd keep still. But I won't. I understand that an American owns it, and true or not that makes sense to me, because it's a dream Paris perch as envisioned by un americain (or americaine). Some of the upholstered furniture is starting to rip and tear, but for now that only adds to its charm. I can't recommend this apartment highly enough.
My husband & I stayed at this beautiful apartment while visiting our daughter who lives in Paris. Looks just like the photos and more! We were joined by my sister and another couple. From the moment we walked into this beautiful, very clean, well appointed apt. we were impressed. Roses and a bottle of wine welcomed us. It was very comfortable and big enough to accomodate all of us very nicely. Loved having 2 bathrooms! We had our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner there on the large extendable dinning table (daughter and boyfriend joined us) and the kitchen had everything we needed (pots/pans, spices, dishes etc.)to put on a delicious meal. Lovely art on the walls and beautiful antique furniture. Great location (3rd arr.) near Place des Vosages. In easy walking distance of everything. On right bank, 15 mins walk from Ille de la Cite and Ille Saint Louis. We have stayed in many apts in Paris, as our daughter has lived there for years (we never stay in her very tiny apt). After having lots of "rental apts in Paris" experience to compare to, we voted this apt one of the best we have ever stayed at for location, comfort, lack of any street noise and well appointed kitchen. We would definitely recommend this apt to friends & family.
Thanks Xavier for checking us in and answering all our questions. Help with the wifi and t.v. setup as well as information on a taxi driver who was super nice and accommodating to us. Also, thank you Ken for your help in setting up the booking.
p.s. Very excellent restaurant (my daughter's favourite) near Place des Vosages called Chez Janou #2 Rue Roger Verlomme (need a reservation as it is popular with the locals). Great Patisserie across the street and down 2 blocks (for morning pastries!) Also, grocery store a block down on Rue St. Gilles called G20. Great shopping down Rue Franc Bourgeois and of course the beautiful Place des Vosages.
Lorraine & Mike Brown