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Gorgeous Sunny Old-Style Charm Near Rue Mouffetard Market

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2-Bedroom apartment to sleep 5 in the heart of Paris

Old world charm in the heart of Paris!

Come and stay in our gorgeous, sunny and quiet 2-bedroom apartment on the top floor of a classic old Paris building, just yards from the fabulous rue Mouffetard street market in Paris’ wonderful 5th arrondissement.

The apartment has all the typical Paris features you could dream of: hardwood floors, molded ceilings, marble fireplaces, full-length windows and small balconies at every window. Because it is at the top, it is incredibly bright and sunny on both sides, with open aspects to the back, a through breeze on hot days, and no neighbors walking about above your head! And yes, there is a lift to whizz you up there.

It has been fully remodeled by a wonderful architect, who preserved all the old features, added some fabulous touches of his own, and installed a level of comfort rarely found in Paris rental properties. The spacious sitting room gets the morning sun, while the kitchen is a joy, with all that you need to produce gourmet meals. The apartment comes fully-equipped: dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, ceiling fans, and power shower. Phone calls to US and most European landlines are free, and there is a PC with broadband internet access (or wi-fi access if you want to bring your own laptop).

There are 2 spacious double bedrooms, each with full-length windows opening onto a small balcony. We have recently added a very comfy armchair-bed in the sitting room so the apartment can now sleep 5 with ease - we had many requests from families with an extra teenager!

The apartment is on a quiet street, but right in the middle of a bustling neighborhood with an abundance of cafés and restaurants, shops and cinemas. We are just a stone’s throw from the rue Mouffetard, a classic Parisian street – narrow and cobble-stoned, it is host to a daily fresh produce market. We are also just minutes from the Pantheon, la Sorbonne, Notre Dame, the Seine, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardin des Plantes.

This is our home too. Until recently it was our full-time family home, and has a lovely warm feel to it – we left it with great reluctance, and return whenever possible. You will be greeted and welcomed by a professional, English speaking hostess who will accommodate your every need while in Paris. Be our guests!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About The Owner

Our family lived in this fabulous apartment for 20 years, first as tenants and then as owners. We absolutely love it, and especially the friendly and bustling neighborhood - everything is within minutes of the front door.

We left Paris for family reasons, but all our family and friends insisted we hold on to the flat as the 'perfect Paris apartment'!!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1998

What makes this apartment unique

Staying in this sunny, comfortable flat will make you feel like a true Parisian - a classic turn-of-the-century apartment, views over the rooftops to the spire of Val de Grace, the best food market in Paris at the foot of the building, and easy access to all the major Paris sights!


Val-de-Grâce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is fully equipped with a full-size bath and power shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Apart from the double bed in each bedroom, there is a very comfy new armchair bed in the sitting room. A baby crib is also available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Phone calls to US and most European landlines are free, and there is a PC with broadband internet access (or WI-fi access if you want to bring your own laptop).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Sunny Old-Style Charm Near Rue Mouffetard Market
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
New York

We Came Back!

  • 5 of 5

We love this apartment so much that we schedule our vacations for the time when it is available. We've gotten to know the shop owners in the Market, the musicians who conduct the Sunday morning sing-alongs in the Square, and have a favorite restaurant, boulangerie, and wine shop, of course. Yet there are always new things to see like the amazing Louis Vuitton museum. Other reviewers have detailed the apartment's many charms. All I can add is that we were here in June 2015 and will be back this August!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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an elegant and comfortable home from home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is filled with light, elegantly and comfortable furnished with everything you need for a holiday in Paris. The central location means you can walk to all the sights and the locality is filled with interesting markets, restaurants and shops. We had a week with our teenage son in the Spring and had a wonderful time. The apartment is so comfortable it was often a tear to stumble across the road to the fantastic baker for great bread, crossiants and pattisserie - we did manage though as our waistlines can testify. Recommended without reservation.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a great apartment in a great city!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a lot of apartments in Paris over the years. And this is by far the best! The neighborhood is great. The apartment is big, roomy, sunny, well furnished, comfortable beds, appliances that work—everything you could hope for. The owner is a wonderful person to do business with. You can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable and Quiet - with Dancing!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our decision to stay in Clarissa's apartment. Arrangements were easy thanks to prompt and thorough communication. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome basket, which was much appreciated after our long trip, and so thoughtful of our host. This was just one of the many touches she thought of to make our stay enjoyable.

The apartment was equipped with everything for a comfortable stay - including comfortable beds - not always a given in Paris! We slept well thanks to that, as well as the dark drapes and quiet location. The apartment is impeccable, and Clarissa provided loads of beautiful crisp linens. A late night convenience store is just down the street, and during the day the Rue Mouffetard shops have every kind of French delicacy you could want. The wifi, guide books, blow dryer, and washer/dryer were all nice to have. The living/dining room provided a nice space for our family of 4 to start and end our day. Rue Brocca is in a safe area and only a short walk to the metro.

A highlight of our stay was dancing in the street to French music on Rue Mouffetard at noon on Sunday! Singers, musicians and dancers congregate there every Sunday at noon, and young and old alike join in the dancing! We immediately felt part of the neighborhood community, and the whole ambiance exuded a joie de vivre! It is quite something to watch, but even better to take a spin on the cobblestone to the strains of the accordion and Edith Piaf-like singers. Something not to be missed!

The breeze through the apartment and the flowers on the balconies were delightful. Would return in a heartbeat! Thanks, Clarissa, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

When we go on holiday, we want to be at home but somewhere else. Le Soleil du Mouffetard provided just such a stay. From walking in the door and finding hooks on which to hang your coat, to the well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, power shower and plenty of towels and then discovering well stocked book shelves and a generous welcome basket, we immediately felt truly at home. Yoli met us as arranged and helped us settle in, for which we thank her.

Excellent information provided by the owner and the website is completely accurate. Whether it is your first visit to Paris or you have been many times before, the flat is ideally situated. You are within easy reach of the centre of Paris by bus or by Metro and you can walk to the Jardin des Plantes or the Luxembourg Gardens for a relaxing afternoon stroll. The rue Mouffetard will cater for all your food shopping with a wide choice of cafés and restaurants as well.

I would recommend this flat without hesitation and we would make it our first choice if we return to Paris.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springtime in this Paris flat was a delight

  • 5 of 5

Great flat in the 5th district, well located close to the famous Mouffetard market, or rather a long winding street of small shops. (The more classic market is located off Rue Monge only a few blocks away and open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday) Everything in this flat just works so well, the two bedrooms are well lit, comfortable beds, quality linens, ample closet space, bonus office space in the larger bedroom. Living/dining room works well, again light and airy. For added excitement you can step out onto the tiny (I mean tiny) balconies (each room has them, even the bathroom) and look out over the neighboring rooftops - I recommend holding on tight to the railing, 7 floors up is higher than you think! Bathroom is a delight, replete with large tub and drenching shower. I would avoid excessively long showers though, because the hot water will run out. Stacked washer dryer takes care of the laundry duties. Galley kitchen is small but works well with sufficient pots and pans for all normal cooking chores, although with all the fantastic food shopping options around you might find it more of a joy not a chore. If you tire of dining in, restaurant choices abound, I can recommend the mavrommatis locations which include two Greek cuisine dining locations as well as a storefront all very close by. The Vietnamese/Thai at the door to the building also proved very tasty, one block over La Forge offered reliable french cuisine with excellent service. As far as breakfast goes, a short walk up Mouffetard will get you croissants to die for (we ended up preferring the almond kind so try them too), and we never had a bad loaf of bread, from random picks to the ever present baguettes.

In term of proximity to the Paris sights, Jardin de Plantes is within medium walking distance, only a little further is the St. Germain area and you can walk to Notre Dame if you want, although we found the #27 bus to be the go to public transport option, even if only used to connect to the RER (regional Rail) We did use metro a little although the two nearest stations are not well connected, you'll have to change at a major hub station to get on the other metro lines.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Val-de-Grâce Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Standard rates:
2016-2017 rates: 200 euros per night, all inclusive.

Rates include heating, cleaning, broadband and most international calls. There are no additional charges.

Minimum stay 5 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Point of Interest
rue Mouffetard market
Nearest Point of Interest
Jardin des Plantes
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame
Nearest Point of Interest
Luxembourg Gardens

markets, parks, cafes, nightlife. A stone's throw from rue Mouffetard street market; minutes from the Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Plantes and the Seine.


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