This unit is located within a 10-minute walk of the Louvre and is also close to Forum Les Halles (shopping and Metro) and about a 15 min walk from Pompidou Center. There were a number of eating establishments nearby--one of the closest and one of our favorites was the Brasserie de la Bourse. Also conveniently located within a block or so is the grocery store G20, from which we purchased supplies, food/deli items and wine. We stayed in this unit last year and were so delighted with the unit and its location that we returned to the same unit this year. The owner, Philippe, was very accommodating and went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. It was very easy to communicate with him via email and he responded very promptly. Valerie, the building supervisor, was very friendly and let us into the apartment. She does not speak English.
The unit is on the top level (7th floor by American count, 6th floor European count). The elevator, which is petite, only goes up to the 6th floor (5th floor European counting), with 1 flight of stairs leading to the top floor. Always press the light switch before you go up the stairs, especially if it is dark, so the lights don’t go out before you reach the top of the stairs. A locked door to the hallway before the apartment door provides added security. The views from the apartment are beautiful—from one window one views the Bourse and Notre Dame, and from another window, one can see the upper portion of the Eiffel Tower. The apartment is 44 sq meters and comfortably accommodates 2 people and maybe a 3rd person—the bed in the bedroom is comfortable and so is the sofa bed in the living room. The bathroom includes a shower. The unit has a small kitchen with dining table, a microwave oven with steam cooking features, 2-burner electric cook top, cooking utensils and dishes, a small refrigerator (no freezer), a small combination washer-dryer unit and an iron. Philippe was good enough to provide an English translation of the operation manual for the washer-dryer. It is so helpful to be able to do laundry at home—we found that unless you are prepared to iron clothes, it is best to just wash and damp dry. Since the unit is on the top floor, the ceiling slopes along some of the outer walls, including in the bedroom and the bathroom; be mindful that you do not hit your head as you get up from bed.
Living here for 4 weeks almost felt like we had our own pied-à-terre without maintenance. Highly recommended!