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Highest rated 2 BR/2 BA apt near Place Des Vosges

85 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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2 large Bedrooms - 2 ensuite Baths - (Sleeps 4)

This beautifully renovated Marais apartment is perfectly located in the 3rd arrondissement, just three blocks from both the Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum, Apartment Tournelles1 is in a lovely and well maintained XIX century building. Everything in this apartment has been updated, from the plumbing and electrical to the tasteful furnishings and decor.

Unusual to Paris, Apartment Tournelles1 features two equally well-appointed bedrooms, each with comfortable queen-sized beds and en suite modern bathrooms! The well-thought out layout of Apartment Tournelles1 maximizes the living spaces and, for privacy creates excellent separation between the bedrooms (see the layout photo below). We have decorated Tournelles1 with the perfect combination of style and comfort, and equipped it with many thoughtful touches, including good reading lights, a laptop computer, hair dryers in both bathrooms, etc. Read what prior renters have said about our apartment!

Apartment features: In addition to the 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, Apartment Tournelles1 features a separate tiled kitchen with modern appliances, and a light and airy living/dining room. While the many neighborhood restaurants and wine bars will beckon, the well-furnished kitchen also invites you to bring provisions home from the nearby open-air markets and wonderful food stores.

Unwind on the comfortable leather couch in the living/dining room after a day of exploring the Marais and surrounding neighborhoods. High ceilings, tall windows, original moldings and wood floors, a black crystal chandelier, stylish furnishings, and a quiet street below--this wonderful vacation retreat has all the ambiance of old Paris combined with the best modern comforts and conveniences.

Some of the amenities: The apartment is on the first floor French (second floor American), easily accessible by a wide and gently curved staircase. It of course comes with many amenities---flat screen TV with cable,, phone with free calling to 28 countries, washer/dryer, free WIFI, heated towel racks, etc. We've also equipped it with a laptop computer so you don't have to lug yours along.

In addition, our Parisian manager, who is fluent in English, will make sure Apartment Tournelles1 is beautifully cleaned and ready for your arrival. She can assist you in emergencies, and will check the apartment's condition after you leave. We (the owners) come at least twice a year and make sure the apartment stays in tip-top shape.

The Neighborhood: Le Marais: Tournelles1, and its adjacent sister apartment Tournelles2, are in the midst of the Marais, one of Paris's most historic, most beautiful, and most desirable neighborhoods. From French history to French chic, the Marais has it all. To help you get acquainted, Apartment Tournelles1 is equipped with numerous guidebooks and maps, as well as information on our favorite places to shop, eat, and sight see in the neighborhood. Also, we provide a complete binder, with directions on how to use all of the appliances, lots of neighborhood resources, and general Paris information.

While it is easy to spend all your time in the Marais, many other Paris attractions, including the Louvre, the Seine, Notre Dame, and the Left Bank are in easy walking distance of Apartment Tournelles1. And, when you're ready to get off your feet, several Metro stops are conveniently nearby (Chemin Vert is less than a block away, and Bastille is less than a five minute walk).

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cheryl and Pam
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Cheryl and Pam

Two San Francisco families own this beautiful apartment and its adjacent 'sister' and we manage it ourselves with the help in Paris of a close friend. We traveled to Paris in the winter of 2006 to research buying property, and came home 10 days later as Paris apartment owners. Our dream is to live in Paris, and having these apartments get us one step closer to that. We renovated, decorated, and equipped these apartments based on our prior experiences with vacation rentals in the US and Europe, and hope that you will enjoy all of the amenities and small touches that we have provided. We travel to Paris as often as we can to make sure the apartments stay in top shape. Our goal is to give you a wonderful place to stay, and have you love Paris as much as we do.

Cheryl and Pam purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Cheryl and Pam chose 4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais

We love the is central to everything, yet retains a neighborhood feel. We love walking out the door and being steps away from fabulous bakeries, restaurants, museums, and great shopping. Paris is a great walking city, and our apartment provides easy access to so much of it. We also love the location because the Paris Metro (subway system) is so close and so easy to use. We also love the Marais because of its history and diversity...from the elegant Place des Vosges to rue des Rosiers' Jewish delis to rue des Archives' gay friendly bars and stores---everyone can feel at home in the Marais.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of our favorite things to do revolve around cooking and eating! We love being just across the street from the twice-weekly Bastille farmers market, and within easy walking distance to two other historic markets on rue des Bretagnes and at Place d'Aligre. And we can never stay at our place and not stop for a meal at Chez Janou, a block away, making sure we save room for their incredible bowl of chocolate mousse! We also love that a short walk takes us to and across the Seine, to Notre Dame and the Left Bank, and never get tired of window shopping along rue des Francs Bourgeois' chic boutiques,or walking under Place des Vosges' magnificent arches. Since we bought the apartments, the 'upper' Marais has also evolved, and now has its own chic boutiques, restaurants, and bakeries. We are fortunate to be in the middle of all the best Paris has to offer, while retaining its neighborhood feel.

Our other favorite past time is exploring Paris' various neighborhoods or arrondisements. The fact that we're so close to the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th facilitates our 'expeditions.' As in our home city, San Francisco, it is the neighborhoods away from the tourist areas that give one a great perspective on the city and its people---and, just like San Francisco, the best food at the best prices are found in the neighborhoods!


based on 85 traveler reviews

Highest rated 2 BR/2 BA apt near Place Des Vosges
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 85 reviews
Sterling, VA USA

Great residence in the Marais!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a great find for us. We were two couples sharing the apartment and it couldn't have been better during our month long stay. It was an honest 2bdrm, 2 bath apartment which is very hard to find. The apartment was fully equiped and we were very comfortable. We had all forms of transportation close by to get us anywhere in Paris and restaurants nearby were good and within walking distance. We always felt safe walking at night in the neighborhood. The local host Amele was very nice and helpful to us. We did not have a car and relied completely on public transportation. You will really love this apartment. We highly recommend this Cheryl and Pam's apartment and may very well stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to hear that these clients loved our apartment as much as we love it! We couldn't have described it better, and look forward to welcoming them back soon.
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location, location

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four visiting Paris for the first time, Cheryl and Pam's apartment provided the perfect base for a week of sightseeing and soccer-watching.

Communication with Cheryl and Pam, and the in-Paris manager, Amele, was smooth and helpful. The apartment was clean and well-appointed.

>> The proximity to the metro (short walks to lines 8 and 1) meant it was easy to move about the city without changing lines.

>> The local 'provisions' are outstanding. Coffee and breakfast at Fragments is a must (Australian quality espresso). We also loved Maison Plisson and Bien l'Epicerie. Between Marche Bastille and March Popincourt you almost don't need to out eat. But, when you do, there are fabulous options within walking distance.

>> Place des Vosges is only a short walk away and is delightful at any time of day, but especially in the evening. If you are travelling with children, they will enjoy the playground.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and well appointed apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this apartment in late June 2016 and it was perfect for our needs.

The location was amazing, we walked everywhere that we wanted to visit.

And just wandering around Le Marais, finding a great little café and having a glass of wine and people watching was one of our favourite past times.

The manager was very helpful, checking in with us to ensure we could work everything and if we had any questions.

I would highly recommend this apartment.


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this great review....while we hope we always get 5 stars, we understand (as former teachers) that everyone grades differently! At the same time, we're so glad that Trina and her family found the apartment perfect for them, and enjoyed our hospitality.
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Perfect apartment in the Le Marais

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited 84 Rue des Tournelles for 10 days in January 2016. it was everything and more than the photos and comments could describe! We loved the area and nearby Bastille Marche (Thursday and Sundays) and the convenience of the excellent location. We wanted a neighborhood that was lively and fun, yet near the metro and excellent restaurants, sights. The apartment was perfect for all these reasons. The apartment itself is great! Nice kitchen, great bathrooms, and perfect manager, Amele, who is beyond belief helpful! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing location great apartment

  • 5 of 5

close to great shopping and great restaurants. the apartment had everything we needed. It was clean, modern, had a great shower and a very functional kitchen. I am planning on staying there whenever i go to paris.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton Alberta Canada

It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Paris apartments a number of times. This was a really great apartment, as promised. I liked the general location (in Le Marais) and the quietness of the area. The layout of the apartment was great - 2 bedrooms each with their own adjoining bath. It was great for us - 2 business travellers and would be great for 2 couples. The apartment was nicely appointed - we had everything we needed. The owners were great to deal with - no unpleasant surprises as sometimes happens. I also talked to the Paris manager a couple of times while there - she was helpful, pleasant, spoken English well. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

In Paris' 3rd arrondisement, central to all tourist sites and transit. Le Marais is a wonderful and safe neighborhood, with many cafes, art galleries, museums, small parks, open-air markets, and fabulous restaurants of all kinds. Come explore Le Marais and all of Paris.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter II 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rental fee includes taxes and utilities. Weekly price includes an end of stay cleaning, and is prorated for stays of 4, 5 or 6 nights. There is an additional $250 cleaning charge for stays of only 4 nights. Ask us about discounts available for last-minute reservations & stays longer than two weeks.
Maximum occupancy is 4 persons (including children).
No smoking or pets are allowed.

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Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rainhead shower
  • fully renovated with great style and comfort in mind; heated towel racks, ample hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Fabulously comfortable mattresses, lots of pillows, hi-thread count sheets and duvet; great reading lights, alarm clocks. Portable crib available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Hairdryers and heated towel racks in both bathrooms, vented a/c units in bedrooms; Laptop computer plays CDs and DVDs, and can be used for email, etc. Apartment stocked with basic supplies and kitchen staples. Apartment phone can be used to call US, Canada, France, many other countries for free. Many local guidebooks and maps in apartment, as well as detailed manual with appliance instructions, nearby restaurants and groceries, emergency medical care information, and other useful details. Multi-lingual (English, Italian, and Spanish) and knowledgeable Parisian manager. Additional cleanings can be arranged at renter's request.

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