You will never forget your stay in this luxuriously appointed, utterly charming 'jewel box' of an apartment on the magical island of Ile St. Louis. The beauty of our Parisian pied-a-terre is exceeded only by its perfect location.
'Juliette' can accommodate from 1 - 6 people (5 adults, maximum) and is especially well-suited for a romantic retreat, a 'girls' getaway, or a small family. Please note that Juliette has an 'open' floor plan; the loft sleeping space is separated from the bedroom area below by a curtain only, thus does not afford complete privacy.
Juliette's warmth and unique character was lovingly created by its former owner, the wife of a French Senator, who scoured the flea markets and villages around Paris to create the ambiance of 17th Century France. At the same time, it has the latest, modern amenities -- from WiFi and high-end appliances to luxury robes & linens and a spacious, American style shower -- to make your stay convenient and supremely comfortable.
Originally constructed in 1642, renovations were overseen by an award-winning French movie set designer; virtually every element is custom, from the 17th century hardwood floors to the hand-painted Renaissance era beams and exposed stonework. Nestled between the Left Bank (Latin Quarter) and Right Bank (the hip Marais district), our little 'island on the Seine' enchants with its narrow, cobblestone-lined streets filled with cafes,art galleries, gourmet restaurants, patisseries, chocolatiers and elegant boutiques selling antiques, traditional produce and fine foods and flowers. The 'Ile' is also home to the world famous glacier (ice cream purveyor) Berthillon, which is literally around the corner from the apartment. It is a five-minute walk to Notre Dame, and a short Metro ride (or walk) to every major tourist attraction and shopping area. This picture-perfect location - a favorite of visiting Americans and Europeans -- is everything you've imagined Paris to be.
Lower Level: One enters a foyer equipped with an antique writing desk and bookcase filled with Paris guidebooks. The downstairs bedroom features two beds - a double in an alcove flanked by two spacious wardrobes, plus a second twin bed neatly tucked under stairs leading to a romantic, low-ceilinged upstairs loft.
The large living space is spacious yet warm, and filled with wonderful antiques. A 17th century ship captain's safe serves as a stand for a flat-screen TV, and an 18th century portrait graces an antique hearth, which faces a comfortable daybed (which can accommodate a sixth guest). The space is illuminated by a beautiful crystal chandelier. A pretty dining table sits adjacent to the kitchen, fully equipped with everything you need to create the perfect French cuisine, including a famous 'La Cornue' stove (the Rolls Royce of French cooking equipment), microwave and complete complement of utensils, pots, pans, china and glassware.
Cable television, DVD and CD player are accompanied by a selection of music and French-themed American movies to complete the ambiance. The downstairs bath features a spacious, American-style shower and wash basin. The lavatory is in a separate room, with a unique ship captain's wash basin that complements the nautical theme. There is also a Miele washer/dryer combination.
Please note that Juliette has an 'open' floor plan; the loft sleeping area is separated from the bedroom space below by a curtain only, thus is not totally private. There is also a low ceiling in the loft, which adds to the apartment's charm, but may not be suitable for tall guests.