The Pont Saint Michel Apartment
Paris 4th Arrondissement
A large (145 square meters), light and elegant three double bedroom, three bathroom apartment overlooking the River Seine by the Pont St Michel and only a few yards from Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle. This really is the centre of Paris.
The apartment is located on the whole of the 2nd (3rdUS) floor of a grand and historic building on the Ile de la Cite on the bank of the Seine with a view from its windows and large balcony across the river to the Place St Michel in the heart of the Latin Quarter
This is the island where in ancient times the first settlement of the Paresii tribe was established. The birthplace of Paris!
Being in the centre of Paris most of the main historic and cultural sites and monuments are close by. Nearest is Notre Dame Cathedral a few yards away, with the Sainte Chapelle, Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie just around the corner. A short walk away is the Louvre, the theatres at Chatelet and just over the bridge outside the door is the vibrant Left Bank area.
Transport is close by with the main Metro and rapid transit system, RER underground stations only a block away.
Access to the apartment is by secure coded entry to the internal courtyard. The ancient hallway gives access to a brand new elevator and a separate stairway.
Occupying the whole of the second floor of the building, the apartment has four tall double glazed French window doors which open at the front of the building onto a full width balcony. The view is to the South directly over the river and the St Michel bridge. Below, the street is not a main through road so carries little traffic. The river has barges and tourist boats passing by most of the year.
Entry to the apartment is through a security locked door to a large hallway leading to the living room, dining room and the corridor to the kitchen and third bathroom area.
The large and impressive living room (or salon) has very high ceilings and two of the double French window doors. There is an original marble fireplace and over mantle mirror and the furnishing is classic and comfortable. The two largest bedrooms are reached through double doors from the living room.
Bedroom one is very light and elegant, also with a tall double French door to the balcony at the front of the building. There is a very comfortable queen size bed with a deep but firm mattress. All bed linens and towels are of the best quality. It has its own modern en suite bathroom with shower, w.c. and basin. All tiles are a feature of this wonderful apartment and are hand painted.
Bedroom two is on the other side of the living room also with a tall double French door to the balcony to the front of the building. It has a comfortable queen size bed or if required, twin single beds. There is a modern en suite bathroom with shower, w.c. and basin.
Bedroom three is at the rear of the apartment with a tall double window and has a single trundle bed which can be converted to either two singles or to a joined double bed.
The large Dining room also has high ornamental ceiling and a large window. There is a large table which can seat up to eight persons.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with four gas burner cooker hob and oven, fridge freezer, double sink and dishwasher. All cooking utensils and other small appliances are top quality and all cutlery and crockery as well as glassware is supplied.
Bathroom three has a full size bath with shower over, bidet and wash basin. A hairdryer is supplied and there is a mirrored cabinet with power outlet. There is a bathroom radio. There is also a washer and separate dryer. All instructions are in English.
The apartment is equipped with LCD flat screen television, cable TV service with 150 channels including CNN and BBC and Internet high speed broadband WiFi and Ethernet connection. There is also DVD and hi-fi equipment together with MP3 connectivity.