3rd Arrondissement Le Marais Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
As seen on House Hunters International!
Brought to you by ParlerParisApartments: On the third floor of an 18th-century building in a great Marais location near the corner of rue Charlot on rue de Poitou, La Fleur de Poitou has been fully transformed into a regal home away from home. Renovated from stem to stern in 2011 by Interior Architect Martine di Mattéo, the apartment is a colorful and shining example of what is possible when good taste and savoir faire are combined.
The apartment is comprised of two rooms and a bathroom. The large main room includes the kitchen, dining area and living room, while the second piece is the bedroom. Original beams are exposed and give a stirring sense of Paris as it once was. Large windows in the living room and bedroom overlook the street corner and send bright beams of light into the apartment all day long.
The open kitchen backsplash is a masterpiece of hand-laid tile, created by Mosaïste Véronique Husson. It is well equipped -- with full sized oven, two burner stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer/dryer combination, coffee maker, electric kettle and toaster. Overhead cupboards, some with glass doors, and a separate chest of drawers, contain all of the dishes, utensils, cooking implements, pots and pans that you will need to cook up any gourmet meal.
Central in the main salon is a round dining table that seats four people on plush violet velvet chairs. Overtop of the table is an eye-catching globe-shaped iron light fixture.
The inviting living room is where the purple-themed color scheme is most prominent. Against the deep purple wall sits a suede three-person sofa that pulls out to become a queen-size bed and is flanked by two end tables and their lamps. On the wall above the sofa is an original painting by local Paris artist, Pascal Amblard. There is a small coffee table in front and an easy chair to the right, between the two large windows. All of the apartment’s windows have been dressed with beautiful draperies, hand-made from sumptuous fabrics.
Opposite the sofa is the entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD player and the cable box/server, which provides over 150 TV channels and over 11,000 (preloaded) songs for your listening pleasure.
From the living room one passes into the bedroom with its queen-size bed that can be made up as twins. The bed is surrounded by storage closets so you’ll easily be able to stow away your possessions to make you feel right at home. All of the linens and towels are provided and are of high quality.
Finally, the bathroom is yet another masterpiece of mosaic tile The sink, vanity and shower have all been beautifully hand-tiled, all with the flower pattern that gives the apartment its name – La Fleur de Poitou.
Included with the apartment is WiFi and free telephone with answering machine. Long-distance calls to land lines in over 100 countries are free. This extends to calls to cell phones in France, the US and Canada.
Keywords: Apartment, flat, pied-a-terre
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We found the apartment to be well situated and very well appointed. In our travels, we typically stay at vacation rentals as opposed to hotels. This adorable apartment did impress! Although we brought items such as coffee, soap, laundry and dish soaps, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the apartment was already stocked. The additional touches such as the umbrella and travel books came in very handy. The bedding and pillows were of wonderful quality. As for the location...we LOVED MARAIS! We literally walked everywhere, including the Eiffel Tower a couple of times, but you definitely need good walking shoes in Paris. The proximity to the Louve and Notre Dame was very convenient. The neighborhood is filled with lovely little clothing and jewelry boutiques with unique designs from up and coming designers. The best part was falling into a little routine each evening of walking to the boulangerie, pattiserie, formagerie and fruit markets for an evening treat and breakfast for the next morning. You could find everything you need on Rue de Bretagne (just up the block). It is worthwhile to get up early in the morning and go for a stroll while the streets are quiet when you can really appreciate the city and the peaceful feeling that falls over it in the morning.