Vincent

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LOUVRE VIEW, HEART OF PARIS 1

1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Rental Photos and Description

from 2 to 14 guests

Dated from the17st century, was a side part of the Louvre where several members of the Royal Family were hosted in. Thanks to the 3,5m high ceilings, the thick walls, floors and parquets, the apartment is very quiet (the walls are 1m thick in some places). It was transformed and totally renewed in 2011

The equipment of the building as the elevator, the TV, water and electricity circuits are new. The First 2 floors are the new headquarters of Louis Vuitton, the very top of the French luxury. We have 5 apartments in the same building, some of them can be linked together. So we can host from 2 to 9 guests. In the building there is an underground parking, (garage with voiturier), some apartments are equipped with washing machines. There is un AC system but the AC and parking are not included.

The very best point is that it is located in the most central area of historical Paris , no need to use the metro (loose of time) everything is accessible simply walking.

The street is a nice, quiet, pedestrian with several French restaurants. It was just renovated to be more or les like it was in the middle age with a granite pavement and grand lamps. Three first floors of our building are occupied by Louis Vuitton which is a guarantee of good maintenance and high security but also a constraint as noisy behavior, smoking, smelly cooking are forbidden here. So if you wont to organize a party in Paris it will not be a good place ( excepted on Saturday night or national fests ) But if you come to work or to visit Paris it is the most central place in the city ( center of Paris 1) and has the most convenient direct access to all the airports and train stations thanks to the main underground station of Paris ( LesHalles) located a 200m from the apartment.

This apartment is our primary inhabitation in Paris. But it is a big apartment and even when we are here (but not all the family) we can rent from time to time a part of it which can then become totally independent from the rest.

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Details for Louvre1 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 1 Bathroom

The apartment is composed of 2/3 rooms and 2 lofts with a living area in the front and a sleeping area in the back. So it has 4 independent sleeping areas ( with 1 queen size or double bed in each) and 2 living areas including 1 with an expandable table and 9 chairs. The rooms are independently accessible from the private hall of the apartment so you do not have to cross 1 room to go to the other one. In this small hall is also located the private apartment’s bathroom and the main apartment door. You can see the Louvre from the apartment as it is located on the opposite side of the street (crossing between Louvre and Rivoli). The kitchen is small but fully equipped for breakfast and simple lunch / diner. Fore more sophisticated cuisine I would rather advise surrounding restaurants of many different types and at all prices.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Vincent

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Speaks french, russian, polish, english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.2
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Louvre view, heart of Paris 1
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
2

FAMILY WITH CHILDREN

  • 2 of 5
We were extremely disappointed with our stay here. When booking this apartment in March this year we asked for a guarantee to have a certain apartment with a washing machine, otherwise we would not proceed with the booking. We were told that this wouldn’t be a problem. Before our stay, we attempted to contact the owner numerous times via email (with no response), and in the end we actually had to ring to confirm that they had received the final payment and that we were staying in this apartment. When we arrived we were told that all apartments they had were fully booked and we would have to stay in a different apartment, without a washing machine. They did offer to do the washing but everything would be washed together and then put in the dryer. As most of our clothes couldn't be put in the dryer, we used the washing service once but decided it was too inconvenient to use again. The Apartment was not supplied with cutlery, bowls, glasses or towels. We had a single pot for cooking, no frying pan or bread knife. We had to keep asking for things and in the end we had simply had enough, and decided that it was just easier to do without. We were told by the property manager that the apartment wasn't usually rented out by itself but with a conjoining apartment, and everything we required was in the other apartment. Which begs the question, why were we even given this apartment? There we only three beds in the apartment. The futon bed in the main room had a significant lean in the centre and could not sleep two adults, which meant that one of the adults actually had to sleep on the couch. The building behind the apartment kept their lights on all night and since the curtains were transparent; it made it quite difficult to sleep with the light streaming in. The apartment was quite noisy. You could hear people in the adjacent apartments and their were people constantly going up and down the stairs all night. Lastly, the bathroom was extremely small and there isn’t enough room to dry yourself in it, so you had to do that in the kitchen. We have stayed in many apartments and we were extremely disappointed with this apartment. It was by far the noisiest and most unorganised one we have encountered. If it wasn't for the fantastic location, we would of actually left and booked elsewhere. Lastly, it took 6 weeks to get the deposit back and I feel it would of taken longer, if we didn’t have to keep chasing them up about it.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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LOUVRE3 -- ODD APARTMENT BUT GREAT LOCATION

  • 2 of 5
Not the worst experience nor the best. The apartment is in a good location just steps from the Louvre-Rivoli (Line 1) Metro stop. Not the best place for restaurants but it was certainly easy to get around and to the sights. We enjoyed the nearby grocery, bakery and cafe.

The layout of the apartment is odd. They are quite forthright that it is purpose built to maximize space. The "beds" (mattresses really) are in two lofts that require open stairs to reach. The lofts themselves are only half height so you can't stand up. Our kids actually preferred the futons on the main level.

The one-person check in rule could have been handled better. It's pretty stressful on the family left behind. Vincent was nice enough on check in and did provide some helpful tips. Bring some paper for him to scribble on.

The apartment was not terribly clean and we felt the need to wash the dishes, appliances, etc. before first use. The sheets were thread bare. Only small towels were provided -- ask for regular bath size.

There were many rules and warnings that came with the apartment -- not a warm feeling. Perhaps they've been burned before.

The elevator/lift was inconvenient (small and slow) and rarely used by us.

We booked on relatively short notice so we were glad to get something in this area, but it could have been better.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even if the mark 2/5 is very bad the review is rather fair so I will try to answer point by point
1. Location : We are in a Louis Vuitton house facing the Louvre in a medieval pedestrian street. It is the top luxury French company. Their offices are only in best buildings. It is also the best location to visit Paris as most of sites are walkable from here. There are 20 French restaurants and metro/train stations 5min walk around.
2. Layout ( odd, strange??): Yes we did rebuild it to optimize (maximize I agree) the space to make it as functional as possible for short term rentals. Storage, office, library areas were suppressed. Each room has the front area with a monumental window and 3.8m (12,5ft) high ceiling (living area), the back part is divided in 2 levels: downstairs a sleeping or living area and upstairs an other sleeping area: a large loft with a special high comfort ecologic bed. The loft ceiling is from 1.3m (4,27ft) to 1.6m (5,25ft) high, ideal for kids and nice to sleep or to rest for adults but not for dancing.
3. The check-in rules Living in a Louis Vuitton building has many advantages : always clean and well maintained, very secure, no smokers, no noise … ) but also has several constraints: no big noise, no cigarettes, secure check-in. I, Vincent, was in charge of this guest, after a short friendly check-in procedure with the father of the family we found downstairs his wife totally panicked , crying with crocodile tears afraid that her husband was kidnapped (very ODD behavior in my mind).
4. Cleaning : Our apartments, linens, plates are NOT “Terribly” Clan. As we clean with ecologic certified liquids only, they do not smell “terribly” (not perfumed at all) , they do not let “terribly” white bright effect (no chlorine) but they do not destroy your breathing organs and the environment with all these terrible detergents normally used in hotels. However it can be reasonable to reclean the plates before to use it ( I agree).
5. The ELEVATOR is a bit a miracle. Build by OTIS USA, 4 years ago, all glass, hydraulic , very comfortable and safe but small (2 or 3 guests only). It was carved in the 17th century stair case of our Royal building. It is not very fast (I agree) but very soft when starting and stopping . Just 20seconds to get to our 3rd floor. But you can easily use the stairs.
6. The RULES are to make your stay safe and pleasant and you can ask what you need, more towels, toilet paper, plates: just ask.
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Dallas, Texas USA
5

GREAT PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5
We (8 girls) totally enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect. The corner cafes are wonderful. We walked everywhere (Louvre, Seine, Notre Dame) and then there was the nearby metro for further distances. We walked to the neighborhood bakery for fresh baked goods every day. It was the perfect spot for all eight of us, with enough room for privacy. I would highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
Denmark
5

GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
We were 9 young people staying in the apartment facing Louvre. We were a bit afraid at first if it would be too claustrophobic to stay 9 people in 65 sqm, but to our surprice it was no problem at all. Vincent was a great guy, who was willing to help with what was needed - I even caught a glimpse of his awesome iPad :) Despite the small odd missing things in the kitchen and the bad airconditioner, our stay was perfect.

If anyone goes to Paris I can definately recommend staying here as much as I can recommend this wonderful city.

Thanks once again!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
Pewaukee, WI
5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT - GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the apartment with 2 lofts. Wonderful apartment with great location to Metro, Lourve, and food. We felt extremely safe in the apartment as well as the area. The beds were comfortable as well. The upstairs loft areas with queen size beds might need attention for very small children due to the stairs but there are two other full size beds on the main level. We were a family of 5 with 2 teenagers and a college student and the apartment worked just fine for us. We can't wait to come back and stay with them again.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
Melbourne, Australia
5

2 FAMILIES WITH KIDS

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time staying in this apartment. It was 2 rooms each with a mezzanine level. 9 of us stayed here quite comfortably with just enough beds for everyone. Our kids were old enough to manage the stairs to the mezzanines without danger (aged 7 - 13). We cooked our meals in the small but adequate kitchen. The table could not seat us all so the kids ate first, then the adults.

The building entrance was secure, as was the access to the apartment itself. The lift helped with the luggage.

The location was the best possible being able to walk to almost all attractions. It is literally opposite the Louvre! A little noisy at night but that only enhanced the experience of central Paris!

The apartment was very clean & well-maintained. The only issue was the heater in the bathroom that was apparently connected to the town heating and could not be turned off. The unusually warm weather in March meant the bathroom was too warm.

Thank you to Vincent for spending plenty of time with us passing on some of his immense local knowledge. Thanks especially for the tip on the best Creme Brulle in Paris!!! It really was! Vincent's passion for Paris history is obvious. Next time we will book a tour with him!

We wish we could have stayed longer. I recommend this apartment without hesitation. We will definitely book this again when we are next in Paris.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Very Center of Paris 1st District.

- 50m from the Louvre-Rivoli metro station,

- 100m from the Louvre Museum,

- 100m from the Saint Honoré street (best shops, food and restaurants).

- 200m from the biggest French Train and Metro station (underground) with direct trains to all the Airports, all the Train Stations, EuroDisney, Versailles...

- 5min walk to the Latin Quarter, to Notre Dame, to Beaubourg … 10min to Champs Elysées,

Everything is on your feet : no need to use the Metro or the bus.

Other Activities: Very heart of Paris.

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1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Mar 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€298
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€1,090
€1,390
 

Notes

  • The rate depends on the number of guests , on the period and the length of the stay so please request for the final rate. Even if we accept 9 guests here (in 4 double beds and 1 single) and then the value for money is very high (about 25% of a hotel rate). With 7-9 guests in 1 apartment it will be only a place to sleep. If you are looking for more comfort and space we advise you to request for 2 of our apartments possibly linked together. You will then have 2 or 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens with more equipment, between 100 and 120m2 (1300sf) and we make discounts when you rent several apartments.
  • For the check-in (from 14:00 to 20:00) you will meet the welcome agent in the Cafe facing the building (Café du Musée)
    Please let us know ASAP your check-in time (VERY IMPORTANT) so we will plan the check-in with you
    1 of guest will visit the apartment(s) with the Welcome Agent and do all the paper works.
    If you check-in after 20:00 we have another procedure please request
    For the check out , you can leave at any time till 11AM : before the check-out please clean the apartment (not a deep clean as we will reclean the apartment but please do not let a mess)
  • ATTENTION

    The rate is based on number of guests , the indicated rate is max 4 guests per apartment

    a) For the reservation we request 156E downpayment per week per apartment
    b) We send a confirmation and a contract
    c) 2 months before the check in please send the prepayment : 50% of the global rate (our reservation system can rebook the apartment if you are late)
    c) on the check-in we request the balance and the damage deposit (350E/apartment)
    - Please add 4% for PayPal and transfer fees

Amenities

1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a (private) bathrooms with a 1,2*0,9m large shower, sinks and toilets , The water heating system is continues, after 2 or 3 showers you will have to wait about 15minutes for next 2, 3 showers. We did recently change these heaters to comply with Save the Planet regulations. In the NonEcologic position it will provide more hot water (about 2* more) but it will loose 4 times more energy. We did many other efforts to comply with these regulations : 80-90% of our bulbs are Save The Planet (based on LEDs or Neons), we recommend trash selection and provide you 2 bags minimum to separate plastics, paper and glass from bio-degradable, we also use mainly wood, water paintings … So please help us by your behaviour.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 4 sleeping areas . The rooms are very high (from 3,5 to 3,9m) and most of them are divided in two areas : on the front a living area with a monumental window with a balcony or a view to the Louvre, on the back a sitting area and stairs to the mezzanine where is a queen-size bed. The bed mattress is very high quality (medical very healthy mattress) it has small 5cm high legs. The mezzanines are large (from 8 to 14m2) has a solid wooden floor, between 1,4 and 1,6m high. As there are also comfortable beds downstairs we consider that disabled or elder people should preferably use this level.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
you can ask soma additional amenities if you need. there is an elevator, high speed internet (free phone on request) , full kitchen or kitchenette with extendable table for 4 to 8 guests and extendable work space with 2 or 4 hot rings , fridge, oven, microwave or mixed oven+microwave. There is a washing machine, there is also 1 set of Washing and Drying machines in a common area but it is operated by the maid only (you can ask her to do it for you). There is un AC system in our apartments and a parking in the building (but these 2 services are not included in the rental price as 90% of guests do not ask for these 2 services so we charge only if you want it).

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