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PLACE DES VOSGES: UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE, FULL OF HISTORY, INSPIRATIONAL, RELAXING

Glenn Cooper

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Glenn Cooper

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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PLACE DES VOSGES: UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE, FULL OF HISTORY, INSPIRATIONAL, RELAXING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Are you looking for a place with understated elegance, clean and complete with all amenities to quietly and safely enjoy your stay in Paris? As you step out of the gate of the building of our apartment onto the Rue de Birague with a book or a laptop you are entering the historic Place des Vosges (gardens are wifi served) in the heart of the Marais. Imagine Victor Hugo stepping out of the shadows! Yes, he lived there when he wrote Les Miserables in #6 Place des Vosges (now a museum), just around the corner from our apartment. What an inspiring moment! Just look at the archival photo of the street in the 1800s.

Built in the 1600’s, the Place des Vosges is the most beautiful square in Paris, if not all of Europe. It is full of history, with former residents ranging from cardinals to writers to artists.

Today, the square is full of Parisians. School children play on the grass while their parents sit nearby, chatting or just enjoying the sun and the beauty of the square and its elegant architecture. The shops in the covered arcades include art galleries, elegant clothing boutiques, and, of course, many places to eat, including the upscale bistro, Ma Bourgogne, the beautiful L'Ambroisie restaurant with its 3-star Michelin rating, and the elegant Carette tea house and its unbelievable pastries.

Our pleasantly sunny apartment is on the 2nd floor and looks out over Rue de Birague and the entry to the Place des Vosges. It has a master bedroom and a smaller bedroom (each with its own sparkling bright bathroom), a full kitchen, a sitting and dining area, and a quiet study at the back with an open beam ceiling and antique furniture. The room invites you to sit and relax after a day of shopping or sight seeing, or to spend time reading Les Miserables, with a pot of tea or a glass of wine poured from a bottle of a wine purchased at our neighborhood wine shop.

There is air conditioning for the summer, and plenty of heat in the winter. For those who want to cook, we have a kitchen with built-in microwave, spacious refrigerator, electric oven, induction cook top, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, electric teapot and all of the cooking utensils that you will need. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased from the green grocer a few steps from our building. At the end of the street on Rue Saint-Antoine, the extension of the prestigious Rue de Rivoli, is a traditional charcuterie (delicatessen) with everything needed to make a French meal for those times when you want to eat in but do not have the time or the inclination to cook a meal. Small traditional food stores are a few steps away, including patisserie/ boulangerie stores (artisanal breads and pastries), a chocolaterie (chocolate store) and a fromagerie (cheese store). Small restaurants can be found on every block.

Our apartment is ideally located for your stay in Paris. Most of the important sights and shopping streets of Paris are within walking distance of or just a short metro ride away. The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois with its high-end, trendy clothing stores is a few steps away, as are the Musée Carnavalet, which focuses on the history of Paris, the Hôtel de Sully, a beautiful private mansion from the 1600’s that is now a public monument, and the Musée Picasso. A pleasant stroll takes you to the Hôtel de Ville, the mayory of Paris, and then to the Île de la Cité with the monumental Notre Dame Cathedral and the delicate, gothic Sainte-Chapelle, the royal chapel of Louis IX, with beautiful stained-glass windows dominating its walls. Cross the Seine on the medieval Pont Saint-Michel and you are now in the Latin Quarter.

In the other direction, a few minutes walk takes you to the revolutionary days of Paris and the Place de la Bastille. If you are there on a Thursday or Sunday, stop at the large, open-air market Marché Bastille to get a sense of everyday life in Paris. A few steps further is the Canal Saint-Martin. You can take a leisurely, 3 mile canal boat ride to Parc de la Villete (City of Science).

From the nearby metro stations (Bastille and Saint Paul) you can reach all parts of Paris. Take Line 1 to visit the Louvre, the Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume art museums, the Place de la Concorde the Avenue des Champs Elysée, and the Etoile with the Arc de Triomphe at its center.

History is everywhere around you in Paris and our building is part of that history. Every effort was made to reveal the architectural details and its beautiful, dark oak parquet floor. Modern bathrooms appropriate for the 21st century replace the original fixtures. The spacious master bathroom has a full-size tub and shower, toilet and a sink. The other bathroom has a stall shower, toilet, sink and heated towel rack.

The master bedroom, with an extremely comfortable queen-size bed, is furnished with antique furniture and has a closet for hanging your clothes and shelves for your belongings. The second bedroom has two twin beds and a modern armoire for hanging clothes.

We have cable TV (including CNN and BBC), a DVD player, WiFi Internet access, free phone calls to North America and Europe, and a Miele, top-of-the-line washing machine and dryer. A professional cleaners is located across the street. A Monoprix store is a block away and has everything you might need. The large department store, BNP, is within walking distance.

All expenses (including concierge, cleaning and maid service) are included in the rental price. Our representative meets you at the apartment when you arrive, and is available at other times should you have any questions.

Keywords: Marais, 4th arrondissement, Place des Vosges, 2nd floor, luxury, designer, central, shopping, apartment, restaurants, accessible, Rue de Birague, Rue de Rivoli, Rue St. Antoine, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, flat, charm, Musee Picasso, Ile St. Louis, Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, Musee Carnavalet, Place de la Bastille

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Glenn Cooper (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french

About Glenn Cooper

We are two university professors from California, reaching retirement age. We both have always wanted to have an apartment in Paris, where we could be part of the life of Paris and live in its history. This apartment is ideal for us as a place where we can stay part of the year, enjoying what Paris has to offer. We would like you to enjoy it the way we do.

Glenn Cooper purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Glenn Cooper chose 4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais

The location of the apartment is incredible. The historic Place des Vosges is one of the most beautiful places in Paris. Here, in the square and in the streets around it, you can feel and experience the daily life, sights, sounds and smells of Paris. From workers to professionals, from housewives to school children, from tourists to expatriates ... all of this comes alive in our neighborhood. Each time we enter the 16th century courtyard and walk up the two flights of stairs with their stone and tile landings, we are re-immersed in the history of Paris and of France. An evening stroll takes us to the Seine, Notre Dame and the bridges and monuments of the Ile de la Cite. What can be more enchanting than attending a concert in Sainte Chapelle, near Notre Dame, watching its walls of stained glass windows change color as the sun sets. Our apartment is just steps away from the metro line 1, which traverses Paris from East to West, so it is easy to get to any part of the city. Train stations are close by for those times when you want to travel to other parts of France and Europe by rail. It is hard to imagine a better place for your visit to Paris.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is an extremely comfortable place to stay. Because it is our apartment, we want it to be a place that we enjoy when we make a trip to France and to Paris. It is not an investment property, but a 'lived in' property. The apartment is unusual in having a an 'extra' room, with an old, beamed ceiling, that is part of the buildings that make up the Place des Vosges. This is an ideal place to sit and relax after a day of shopping or sight seeing. We discovered, after we bought the property, that the windows in the master bedroom and the master bathroom have old, elegantly decorated metal hardware of a kind that cannot be obtained any more. The hardware had dozens of coats of paint hiding its beauty, so we stripped off the paint to restore the hardware to its original beauty. We've added a lot of small things that make living in a apartment much easier -- more hooks in the bathrooms and the bedrooms for hanging clothes, hooks just inside the front door for hanging umbrellas, coats or whatever, when you first come in. The apartment is what we want; we hope that you will enjoy it during your visit as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a very busy ten days while we stayed at your very comfortable apartment. The location was great as we loved the Place de Vosges with its wonderful restaurants and the short walk to the metro. We never felt nervous about the area and indeed walked home from the metro at 12:30am and were not nervous at all.



We were pleased when we arrived to find many of the essentials that we would need while we were there were already available to us. That turned out to be very helpful when it turned out that not only was the little market on the street closed for vacation but the Mono Prix was also closed for renovations. We eventually found another Mono Prix only a metro stop away and found lots of little markets in the area that were open.



Our greeter was very helpful even carrying one of the big suitcases up the steps for us. He explained all the little nuances we would need to know and showed us how to work the machines. Having a separate washer and dryer was a particular pleasure as we had used the combination washer and dryer in other places we have stayed and found that they took forever!



We appreciated having the notebook especially when it came time to call a taxi to take us to the airport and train stations with our luggage. All in all everything went beautifully although I will admit that the steps at the end of a long day were sometimes a challenge.



Thank you so much for sharing your apartment with us. We always find that having an apartment makes the trip much more enjoyable.
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 18
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.2
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
average rating of 4.25 based on 26 reviews
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Richmond, VA
5

Our trip to Paris

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful experience in the apartment. David brought up our suitcases and gave us an overview of where everything was located. It was spacious and perfect.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Panama City, Panama
3

Great location, but not good for two couples

  • 3 of 5
We chose this apt for its location, and because it had two bedrooms and two baths; we were two couples traveling together and wanted equal amenities for all. The apt is smaller than it appears in the photos, and the sofa shown on line has been replaced by a smaller and not very comfortable daybed (with a stained cover) so seating was limited. The biggest disappointment was that the advertised air conditioning is a portable unit that cools only the larger bedroom so no one else has a/c, just fans. The super tiny 2nd bedroom and lack of a/c in there made it not equal at all for both couples. Had we known in advance that there was only a/c for one room we probably wouldn't have rented this apartment
One of the room fans stopped working about the second day, but we had no luck getting anyone to replace it before we left.
However, for only two people, or during a cool season, the location is great
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Calgary, Alberta Canada
5

Apartment in Paris

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is terrific. Great location. Every amenity one would need was provided. The greeter was extremely helpful and had lots of great information for us. Plenty of room for four adults. Lots of nice restaurants nearby as well as a grocery store. We would definitely stay at this property again.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
5

A great pied-à-terre in the heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was very clean and well furnished. Appliances worked well. Good linens were provided and we were grateful that necessities (such as toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, etc.) were stocked in sufficient quantity for our stay of 8 days. The booking process was smooth and greatly facilitated by the personal involvement of the owner. The reception was good: the person in charge was there at the time we fixed for our arrival and was helpful in getting us settled. It is impossible to park a car at this location, but the office in charge of the booking was helpful in providing information on underground parkings in the area. The location is great for exploring the Marais, but is also close to the center of Paris, with easy walks to the quays of the Seine, the islands, Notre-Dame, etc. There is in the apartment a small room with a desk, where someone who needs to work can find privacy, which is great, but it would have been more useful if the chair there had been more comfortable. The wi-fi network worked well and the free calls to the US were much appreciated. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with our stay and we would definitely consider staying there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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+1 -516 874-0474
4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Rhode Island
2

Great location, convenient to much, but very dusty and dirty - disappointing in that regard

  • 2 of 5
This apartment is located in an extremely charming area and is convenient to Metro, restaurants and cafe's, grocery stores and several major attractions. The description of the location was accurate and it was easy to find.

Photos were fairly accurate in depicting the various rooms in the apartment and showed some of the amenities. It was nice to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms for four adults and great to have the washer and dryer. As well, the kitchen amenities were convenient and we were able to cook meals in the apartment which was really nice. The TV and phone were an added bonus to have although we didn't take much advantage of that but we greatly appreciated having WiFi and used it often.

And while the apartment had nice amenities, it was not clean and this was disturbing. The pedestal sink in the larger bathroom had drips of something brown on the outside of the sink bowl and the frosted glass cup and soap dish were filthy. The toilet lid and seat were not very clean and the inside of the shower curtain was really filthy. There was an old pitcher and bowl in a stand in that room and the dust on it was so thick you could easily see it. In the kitchen, several dishes were chipped, the cutlery separater in the drawer wasn't clean and the refrigerator had leftover condiments and there were small spills on shelves from previous occupants. There was thick dust on many surfaces and this was disappointing to us all as we were led to believe that the apartment would be clean. As well, the information on the air conditioning was a bit misleading as the air conditioner is a floor unit in the larger of the two bedrooms and doesn't do a really great job of cooling the entire apartment. We had one individual in our group who had some severe allergies so this was quite important.
Fortunately we had only one extremely warm day.

The owner was very pleasant via e-mail and the gentleman who greeted us was most cordial. The reservation process was a bit more complicated as the actual booking was not made through VRBO, but rather through Rentals in Paris and the list of rules and conditions was lengthy and somewhat repetitive.

I would not likely, unfortunately, recommend this property to friends or relatives as the standard of cleanliness was not what I (or my fellow travelers) are accustomed to in a vacation rental.

Paris has so much to see and this location is close to the Metro, which takes a person. That was the best part.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy about how you enjoyed staying in this charming environment. We are very concerned about the observations regarding cleanliness and wish you had communicated this immediately so that we could have taken action right away. We hope all the other positive aspects will pull you to come again.
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Place des Vosges: Understated Elegance, Full Of History, Inspirational, Relaxing
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Las Cruces, NM, USA
4

Good to Excellent

  • 4 of 5
Lovely, clean apartment and a great location. The actual living room area was quite small for a group of four and the communication between the property manager and the person who let us into the apartment was dodgy. After several phone calls to the property manager, we still had to wait outside (in the foyer) for about half an hour for someone to come downstairs from the building and let us in. We also had difficulty with the telephone service. Otherwise, we greatly enjoyed the apartment and its location near many wonderful shots, sights, eateries, and markets.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare de Lyon
Car: not necessary

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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Rates

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Notes Deposit of 50% to be paid within 24 hours after receiving confirmation of the availability of the apartment. The remaining 50% is due 1 month prior to the date the rental will commence. Rates are listed in euros, but will be paid in dollars at the current exchange rate. Payment will be made by credit card or wire transfer.

Amenities

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sunny, two windows
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have tile floors and all new fixtures. Bathroom 2 has a heated towel rack.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Armoire with shelves
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 night stands, 2 chest of drawers, built in closet
  • Both bedrooms have the original, wood parquet floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

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