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By Place Des Vosges- Heart of Marais-16th Cent-Large-Elegant-AC

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + very large living room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4+2)

The apartment is in the heart of the Marais, 200 feet from Place des Vosges, at 5 minutes walking distance from the Ile Saint Louis and from Notre Dame.

The Marais needs no introduction these days!

Much of the area dates from the 16th and 17th Century, featuring narrow streets, fine architecture, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, cafés. Strict building laws protect its authenticity.

This is where Parisians choose to wander on weekends! The centerpiece is, of course, the Place des Vosges, the purest example of 17th Century architecture, its arcaded facade set around a central park with trees and benches - great for a picnic lunch!

Five minutes walking distance to the Picasso and Carnavalet Museums, 10 mins by foot to Notre Dame, Ile St Louis, , Ile de la Cité, 3 mins. to Bastille Opera and much more! Also a 3-minute walk to the trendiest boutique shopping on rue des Francs-Bourgeois. And just across the street is a wonderful selection of specialty food shops (bakery, deli, cheese, fish, wine and restaurants...) in the very best French tradition!

Located in a privileged position on the rue de Birague, on the second floor of a very well-kept sixteenth century building - a few yards from the Place des Vosges - with boutiques, restaurants, cafés. Enjoy a delightful apartment newly furnished while retaining character and charm thanks to its impressive exposed beams and French oak floor.

The majestic dining-living room is composed of a dining-area with a large table with seating for eight and a living-area with two single twin beds which can be made up as a queen-size bed, coffee table, armchairs, sofa, computer with high speed internet and wifi, cable TV (offering hundreds of international channels, including English language channels such as CNN), free international telephone, and stereo with CD player.

Two additional single beds can be added upon request.

The kitchen is gracefully integrated in the living room. It is equipped with an induction range, microwave/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer-dryer.

The modern bathroom has a large modern shower with elegant black tiles. The bedroom has a queen-size bed which can be split into 2 twins

You will be greeted by an English-speaking host. She will stay available 24 hours during your stay in case of any need

Keywords: apartment,1BR, center,marais,bastille

More Details

Sauveur Chemouni
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Sauveur Chemouni

I am american and I live in San Francisco- I bought this apartment because I was impressed by the large living-room, the high ceilings and the general impression that I am in a pre-revolution bourgeois building. The view of the streets from the windows reinforce this authenticity. The neighborhood is dynamic and totally parisian. It contains many of the best food stores and restaurants of Paris.

Sauveur Chemouni purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sauveur Chemouni chose Arsenal

To me, Paris being the greatest place in the world, and this neighborhood being the greatest neighborhood of Paris, my decision was easy

What makes this apartment unique

Open the curtains and see Paris life thru the windows while having your breakfast. Then you can't resist to go out .

Close the curtains,and you are back to your quiet and private universe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonjour, My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the apartment and were very pleased at the updating since our previous month long stay in March 2011.

The new windows really did keep much of the outside noise outside and the new storage compartment was perfect for all of our things.

Paint and new appliances were fine, although, I did miss the small utility table in the kitchen.

My only suggestion would be to replace the chairs as they are worn and not real comfortable.

Dominique was very helpful and the place was immaculate when we arrived. (for any stay longer, I would need more linens)

We will probably be getting in touch with you for another stay in the near future.

Best wishes,

Jun 2012
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Arsenal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , the queen bed can be split into two twins
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , The sofa bed is actually a trundle bed turning into 2 twins
  • Queen size Beds (1) Best quality mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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average rating of 4.8448277 based on 81 reviews
Lynchburg, VA, USA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again! The apartment was spacious, we had everything we needed, and the location was perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well equipped. Great location and plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

All was as promised. Our contact was punctual and informative. Would book this apartment again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Outstanding Apartment; Ideal Location.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication from the hostess after booking. Paolo met us at the apartment on our arrival and was very helpful in explaining how everything worked. All beds were very comfortable. Ideal for our family of four. Building and apartment had a lot of character. Heaps of shops and restaurants nearby. We caught a bus from across the road that took us to the Eiffel Tower. Metro was about a 5 minute walk. Ticks all the boxes.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Lovely apartment, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this spacious, comfortable apartment, which was in a charming and very well-situatied location. The apartment had everything we needed and was very well managed all around. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon

Charming Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really loved this apartment! Great location - excellent restaurants, stores, transportation (metro was only a couple of blocks away, taxis were easily found) and almost anything you would want are located close by. We were shown how everything worked by a very nice host and I must say that everything we needed was provided. There is GREAT storage at this apartment - something I have not always found in other apartment rentals. There was plenty of space for 3 people to hang/store clothes and other personal items, as well as a place to put our suitcases. It was heavenly NOT having to live out of our luggage. The apartment was nice and clean and the beds were quite comfortable - something else I've not always found at other locations. I spent the week pretending that I actually lived in this charming apartment in Paris! I look forward to coming back and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here (a family of two adults and two children aged 10 and 12 years). Paulo was great - gave us thorough instructions on everything we needed to know. The apartment is spacious, light and has everything you need. It is well located in the trendy Le Marais neighbourhood. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Place de la Bastille
Hôtel de Ville
Notre Dame Cathedral
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
CDG and Orly Airport
Car: not necessary

Paris can offer almost everything


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

90 days 100% refunded policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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