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Your “pied-à-terre” in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, rue de Buci !
Culture, Shopping and Cuisine.
Constantly animated by an irrepressible lust for life, Saint-Germain-des-Pres has long been considered the city’s cultural heart, meeting point for existentialists, painters, writers, university professors, etc. The names of Baudelaire, Hugo, Musset, Picasso, Sartre, and Eluard are amongst the many associated with its past and have made this area historically renowned.
With its legendary bistros, brasseries and jazz clubs, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the pivotal crossroad between the Latin Quarter, the Invalides, the Louvre and the Luxembourg Gardens.
It also offers top fashion disigners’ boutiques such as Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy, Dior, Rykiel, Lacroix, Armani, Vuiton, Cartier and many others.
Right in town center, all the famous spots are amazingly close : the Seine river and its banks, the Latin Quarter, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle, the Saint Louis Island, the Marais, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Invalides, the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Pont des Arts, the Pont Neuf, the Théâtre de l’Odeon, the Saint-Michel Fountain, and so much more...
Rue de Buci meets rue Mazarine, rue Dauphine and rue de Seine and can only be referred to as the true epicentre of St Germain. Everything is at your doorstep, in the midst of a large number of cafés, brasseries, bars and restaurants, such as Les Deux Magots, Le Flore, Lipp, le Procope, Jacques Cagna and Louis XIII as well as art galleries, antique stores, theatres and cinemas (Odeon, Vieux Colombier, etc.).
Rue de Buci and its market:
The heart of Paris may technically be the Ile de la Cité, or symbolically the Eiffel Tower, but the rue de Buci and its colorful open air market are the city’s embodiment of the French love affair with food. The Marché is open daily, Tuesday through Sunday.
The 30 sq. meters apartment is on the 3rd french floor WITH ELEVATOR. It has been completely renewed with high quality standards and offers a cosy and warm atmosphere with exposed oak beams, hard wood floor and a nice view over the roofs of Paris and on the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey. The entrance of the building is on rue de Buci but the flat faces a pedestrian street (rue de l’Echaudée) which makes it very quiet.
Two Metro stations (Mabillon and Saint Germain des Prés) are within one minute walk from the flat.
We put a lot of effort to offer an elegant decoration and a lot of storage space and we believe we succeeded in creating a fantastic apartment, an open invitation to share the thrills of the Paris loved by artists, poets and lovers and to experience the famous « Art de Vivre à la Française » in the City of Light !
Once the booking will be confirmed you'll receive a 33 pages instruction booklet to let you familiarize with the apartment, its equipment and the neighborhood. At your arrival we will personally check you in and we'll spend about 20/30 minutes with you to explain how all the appliances operate and to answer to any questions you might have. We'll also be available during your stay, should you encounter any difficulties. A bottle of french wine will be offered too.
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Federico & Iwona
We do our best to let you have the most memorable and comfortable stay in our apartment.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007
This apartment is located in the very heart of Saint Germain des Prés, the most fashionable neighborhood in Paris.
This apartment will be perfect for up to 4 people willing to discover Paris from an exceptional location which will make them dream for long.
This was our third trip to Paris and our third apartment rental. For our first visit we stayed in a lovely place in the 11th but found it a tiny bit removed from the center of sites we wanted to see. On our second trip (with another couple) we stayed in the 6th (just around the corner from Rue de Buci) and loved the environment, which we wanted to replicate this time around. We would echo comments of other travelers with respect to: (1) Location: couldn't be more perfect. You're minutes away from several good restaurants, a grocery store, other food markets and boulangerie, plus a pharmacy and an ATM, not to mention Metro stops. A walk to the Seine is just 10 minutes away. (2) Layout of the apartment: The owner has made great use of the space while still leaving it with an open feel. The kitchen is well equipped. There wasn't a single item we needed that wasn't right at hand. The washer/dryer was a welcome addition as we had been travelling for 10 days prior to arriving here. (3) Communication with owner and manager: Federico was highly responsive to our initial and subsequent inquiries and requests. Elsie, who greeted us upon arrival, was a real gem. She patiently explained in detail how everything in the apartment worked, including directions on the phone as to how to reach her or Federico as any need arose. I believe she was also responsible for cleaning the apartment and replacing linens. It was perfectly clean and tidy and everything was in working order.
So you might ask, with all the glowing comments, why did I not rate this apartment as a 5? Though at least one previous reviewer advised us and other readers concerning the stairs and elevator location, what we weren't prepared for was the somewhat dingy warren of halls and stairs leading up to the apartment. To be fair, this was a personal matter for us and not an indictment of the property as a whole and the rating should probably be a 4.5 but VRBO/Homeaway doesn't enable this. I think the pluses definitely outweigh the minor and personal negative as it pertained to our experience and I would encourage you to stay here.
Last summer I stayed in this beautiful apartment in the Rue de Buci with my 16 year-old granddaughter. Situated in the 6th Arrondissemont, right off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, it was the perfect location for visiting Paris on foot. From here we walked everywhere - from the Panthéon to the Catacombs to the Eiffel Tower to the Centre Pompidou to the Arc de Triomphe. A city bus to Montmartre and Sacré Coeur stopped just a short walk away on the Rue de Rennes. Rue de Buci is a lively street with shops, restaurants, cafés and street music. A supermarket and bakery are close by on the Rue de Seine. As someone who lived and worked in Paris off and on in the early 00’s, I chose this location deliberately - and my granddaughter loved it. The apartment itself was clean, bright and modern (in a lovely heritage building) and perfectly equipped with stove, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, Wi-Fi, phone, dishes, glasses and bedding for the two beds (one double in the bedroom, one sofa bed in the living room). We both loved it - and most importantly, we felt safe there! Both the owner and the apartment manager were a pleasure to deal with. I would return in an instant and I thoroughly recommend it to all my friends and to anyone wishing to get a taste of the “real” Paris.
I rented through AirBnB but due to spotty internet while I travelled after Paris I missed the window for commenting on this apartment. The apartment is in a perfect location. I walked to the Musee Rodin, the Musee D'Orsay, shops, galleries, bistros. A short trip on the Metro to the Champs Elysee and the Bateau Mouche. The apartment was fully equipped. I agree with a previous poster that you have to be aware that the elevator starts on what Americans would call the 2nd floor. However, the apartment manager Elsie helped me at arrival and at departure with my large, heavy suitcase. In between the location of the elevator was not a problem. The only thing I would suggest is the addition of a step stool. I am a very short senior citizen who could not reach the upper cabinets of the kitchen but that wasn't a big deal either. The ceilings are high with the original beams that are at least 200 years old. I would love to rent this apartment again. I highly recommend this apartment, the host and the apartment manager to make you feel as though you are living in Paris, not just visiting.
There are many fond memories about our recent stay in Paris, and our apartment is high on the list. The apartment is in an absolute perfect location....6th arrondissement, Rue de Buci, just a block from St. Germaine des Pres, with Parisian life abound the moment you step outside the door of this gorgeous historic building. The apartment was roomy for 2, but an extra adult or 2 little ones, could be comfortable, too. Aside from being very clean, well lit, with great wi-fi and kitchen supplies, it is incredibly quiet! One con, however, for anyone who has difficulty climbing and descending stairs. While there is an elevator, you'll need to walk up one flight, walk a short distance (with some more steps) to the elevator....then, from the elevator, a walk down the hallway, and a few more steps. If that's manageable, grab this apartment! We'll return to it when we return to Paris.
We spent 5 nights in this apartment in the middle of January 2016.
The location is great and the apartment itself is spacious for 2 people ( by European standards ).
While there is a tiny elevator in the building please be aware that there are still 30 or so stairs that must be climbed to get to the elevator.
The apartment was very clean and everything worked well including the heating which of course was necessary in January.
We look forward to our next annual Paris trip to this apartment.
J & O
Great location to access via metro or RER. Cafes, bakeries, supermarkets at the corner of the apartment, very convenience. You can walk everywhere either to Notre Dame or Seine. Federico and his manager Elsie had a great service to make sure you have a great stay at Paris. Don't hesitate to book it !
Your “pied-à-terre” in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, rue de Buci: Culture, Shopping and Cuisine.
With its legendary bistros, brasseries and jazz clubs, constantly animated by an irrepressible lust for life, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is considered the city’s cultural heart, meeting point for existentialists, painters, writers, university professors, etc.
It also offers top fashion disigners’ boutiques such as Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy, Dior, Rykiel, Lacroix, Armani, Vuiton, Cartier, etc.
Rue de Buci and its colorful open air market are the city’s embodiment of the French love affair with food. The Marché is open daily, Tuesday through Sunday.
Right in town center, all the famous spots are amazingly close : the Seine river and its banks, the Latin Quarter, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle, the Saint Louis Island, the Marais, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Invalides, the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Pont des Arts, the Pont Neuf, the Théâtre de l’Odeon.
Other Activities: shopping
€140/nt (1 or 2 people) - €160/nt (3 or 4 people) if more than a week.
€160/nt (1 or 2 people) - €180/nt (3 or 4 people) if less than a week.
Minimum Rental Period: 4 Nights - Maximum Rental Period: 12 Months.
Non-Refundable Advance: 25% of the Rental Price.
Safety Deposit: €500 or US$700 (cash or personal check) upon check-in and refunded upon check-out.
Free phone calls & Wifi.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.