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"Le PURPLE MARAIS, one bedroom apartment LE MARAIS, sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"Le PURPLE MARAIS, one bedroom apartment LE MARAIS, sleeps up to 3

One bedroom apartment, 45 sm (485 sq feet) , sleeps 1 to 4 people (double bed in the bedroom + NEW sofa-bed in the living). Rue des Gravilliers, a few mn walking from POMPIDOU CENTER, NOTRE-DAME, PLACE DES VOSGES, HOTEL DE VILLE... 3 metro stops : RAMBUTEAU line 11, ARTS ET MÉTIERS line 3, RÉAUMUR line 4. Fourth floor, no elevator. Building dating back 1735 ! Very quiet, the building is in between 2 courtyards, the apartment overlooks one of them (and not the street). Kitchen with microwave, coffree-machine, boiler, hot plates, washing-machine. Bathroom with bathtub, separate WC.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017


My passion : discovering new countries, meeting new people, that's why I have been involved in tourism in Paris for the last 12 years. My aim : renting pleasant and decorated apartments , well equipped, in safe and convenient districts (next to metro stations) with good quality for the price

Why THIERRY CAMUS chose Arts et Métiers

My apartments are located in the heart of Paris, especially in LE MARAIS, historical and typical district


Arts et Métiers Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • bath tub, sink, towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
  • doble bed, bed linen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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"Le PURPLE MARAIS, one bedroom apartment LE MARAIS, sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.65625 based on 32 reviews

Charming apartment in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in The Purple Marais. The apartment was comfortable and quiet and in a great location. It was easy to walk to markets, restaurants, attractions and the metro. Thierry was very helpful and responsive. We hope to stay there again someday.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci SUE for your kind review, on my side it was a pleasure to host you.
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Nice stay in January 2017

  • 5 of 5

January 2017 - 5 days in Paris, living in Thierrys apartment in a nice district with comfortable Metro lines and shops with all you need. And if You like walking, it is only 20 minutes to the river Seine and Ile de la Cité / Notre-Dame.....

The apartment is well organized, very clean, silent, make You feel home after a long day running around in Paris....and Thierry is very well informed about the house and the city.

Trust me ....You can have a nice time in Paris - living in this apartment. Thank You Thierry.

Niels /Denmark

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci for this very nice review, a pleasure to read
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful apartment in the heart of Paris, really easy to walk from the door to anywhere you want to go.

The apartment was lovely, we had everything we needed.

Thierry was incredibly helpful and efficient.

I recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to discover Paris.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup for your very nice review Patricia
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Wonderful Parisian neighborhood in the Marais!

  • 5 of 5

From answering our pre-booking questions to post-visit follow up, Thierry provided our family with an amazing experience in Paris. The purple apartment was the perfect home base for my wife and me. The flat was perfect! It's quiet and serene setting on an inner courtyard provided a tranquil escape from the busy Paris streets. The location is phenomenal with easy access to the Arts et Metiers metro station, great local food markets, a Carrefour Market, ATM's, bicycle rentals...everything you need is so close to the flat!

As for the flat, everything is exactly as you see it in the pictures. It's absolutely beautiful and very well kept. The bed in the bedroom is comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. All in all, this was one of our most enjoyable vacation rentals ever. Thierry is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

I already stayed last year in one of Therry's apartment in the same building. It is central and amazingly quiet and large enough for 2 (by any standards but especially by Paris standards). Extremely well fitted out both in the kitchen and in the bedrooms/bathrooms. We walked everywhere from here even though incredible convenient for many metro subway stops. Therry is excellent in communicating about the accommodations and the district. Would without hesitation recommend this more than charming apartment to anybody.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Bob for your nice review, you are welcome again next year !
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Pay Cash

  • 2 of 5

The reservation process went well at the first stage. We used paypal and got our confirmation. Then, before the final payment was due, I received an email from the proprietor encouraging me to pay either via paypal or in cash, but not to use the VRBO site as *I* would be charged an 8% fee for doing so. I used paypal as instructed and promptly received a message from the proprietor saying he'd received my payment, but that I was X euros short, which I could pay upon arrival. Since I'd sent the exact amount and had a statement from paypal saying that amount had been received, I was puzzled, so I pressed the matter. The proprietor said, "Well, that may be the amount you sent, but this is the amount I received," this being X euros short. I eventually succeeded in getting him to send me a screenshot, which showed that, in fact, I had sent the correct amount, but that he was charged a fee from using paypal. In the US, we call this, "the cost of doing business." He uses VRBO's services to advertise the place. That's how we found it. We used paypal, which charges him a fee for connecting paypal for his business. Somehow, though, the proprietor felt that that fee should be tacked on to our bill, after the fact and after I had followed his instructions to the letter.

Given that we stayed for 12 days, the fee was a small fraction of the total bill--and something you would only insist on because you don't ever expect to have customers return. It's a small thing, but when someone chisels at such a small level, you are left to anticipate being chiseled at the other end, as well. Indeed, weirdly, the proprietor followed up this exchange with a request that I pay the security deposit via paypal! I didn't, of course, but did wonder throughout our stay how much of my cash deposit, if any, I would receive at the end.

Had we not been dinged this extra fee for nothing, I'd have given a more positive review. The apartment is the quietest one I've ever stayed in in Paris. The location is perfect if you are interested in the Beaubourg. The living room furniture is ready for a complete replacement. We were told not to sit in two chairs, because they would collapse. The pullout couch is so old and broken down that it can hardly support one person sitting on it; sleeping on it must be a ghastly experience. The main bed, though, is firm. The water is hot. The kitchen is ok.

So, my advice. If the price seems right and you're ok with down at the heel, pay cash.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am of course extremally worried reading your comment. First of all because when we met upon your departure we nicely talked around 10 mn and I cound not guess you would send such a negative review. It would have been much more straighforward to openly raised these "problems" direct to me. Regarding payment I did not realize that 10 € would make such an effet on you, PAYPAL is not a profitable association, there is a 4% cost, paying by HOMEAWAY or bank transfer the cost would have been the double. And you sent this second payment wothout advising me, I would have preferred cash also on my side ! And the security deposit yes is always required by PAYPAL, as it is refunded these 4% are also refunded to the guest, I accepted yours by cash, which I never do, I had no idea it was because of these 4%, once again communicating straighforward in front of people is the best way to solve problems ! ... I am also understanding that you spent the whole stay being terrified of not receiving back this security deposit whole amount upon departure !? This is really offending !!! I will not detail the rest of your "problems" because once again everything is so "extremally extreme". Just about the 2 chairs I just asked you to be careful with them because there were fragile, I am worried you translate this into "We were told not to sit in two chairs, because they would collapse" ! Please be balanced !
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
charles de gaulle - orly
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $47.11
Refundable damage deposit $235.54

check in after 20.00 : 25 € / after 22.00 : 35 € / after midnight : 45 € / Sundays and bank holidays before 20.00 : 25 € / before 8.30 when possible : 35 €
llegada después de las 20.00 : 25 € / de las 22.00 : 35 € / de medianoche : 45 € / domingos and feriados antes de las 20.00 : 25 € / antes de las 8.30 cuando possible : 35 €

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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