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Classic Parisian Apartment in Latin Quarter, Newly Renovated and Decorated

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 bdrm queen bed, living room with sleep sofa, 1 bath, sleeps up to 4

This Parisian home has 550 sq ft of living space consisting of living room with dining area, bedroom, kitchen, bath plus WC, entry hall and large closets. Recently renovated, this apartment is both elegant and well equipped with modern conveniences such as washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, WiFi and flat screen TV, among other amenities. Charming characteristics include floor to ceiling windows, fireplaces, chandeliers and original oak flooring. It has an elevator, and is on the second floor US (first floor European). All rooms have windows, and all windows overlook a courtyard.

The building is on a lovely residential street in the heart of the Mouffetard district and Latin Quarter. The neighborhood is full of markets, restaurants and parks. It is an easy walk to the Pantheon, the Seine, rue Mouffetard, Nôtre Dame, Luxembourg Gardens, the Marais and Ile Saint Louis . There are three subway stops and two bus lines close by.

The bedroom has a queen bed, living room has a large double sofa bed. There is one bath with a separate WC. Separate kitchen is fully equipped. Closets, shelves and chest of drawers are available for the guests.

I provide a comprehensive Guest Guide for renters, with full apartment instructions, neighborhood suggestions and restaurant lists.

More Details

Fran Grigsby
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Fran Grigsby

I am a retired technology executive, now a writer and enthusiastic traveler. I have loved Paris all my life. My blog is This apartment is my home for three months a year, and I'm happy to answer questions for my renters.

Fran Grigsby purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Fran Grigsby chose 5th Arrondissement Latin Quarter

I love this apartment because of its classic decoration, quiet courtyard, wonderful neighborhood and super transportation. It is outfitting with everything you may need, plus complete instructions so it's easy to settle in. There are lots of closets so you can move in and unpack. It really has the air of a home, because it is my Parisian home, complete with art, china and travel books that I picked out myself.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, on a lovely courtyard

Decorative moldings and original wood floors

Dishwasher, microwave

Wonderful neighborhood with a market, botanical garden, medieval streets, shops, restaurants

Vintage china

Convenient to everything, great transportation


Jardin des Plantes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Separate bath and WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in living room
  • Bedroom: Fireplace, floor to ceiling French window, small desk, closet, chest of drawers, area rugs, queen bed, bookshelves, rugs
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Children under 16 must have permission of owner.The apartment is non-smoking. Due to owner’s allergies, scented products cannot be used. We provide high-quality shampoo, hairspray, soaps and cleaning products free of charge, or you can bring your own unscented products.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Classic Parisian Apartment in Latin Quarter, Newly Renovated and Decorated
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was exactly as depicted in the advertisement. The location is very good in a nice neighborhood close to transportation. The owner provides extensive, complete, detailed information prior to your arrival so that no question is left unanswered. There was a construction barrier in front of the entire building that prevented you from seeing the exterior of the building but it did not impact anything about the apartment itself. I would return to this rental and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful choices

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for two folks to stay, especially if you’re going to be in Paris for a week or more – good value; cozy, clean and well-equipped accommodations; great Latin Quarter neighborhood near convenient transportation (Metro) and a thousand other great neighborhoods and cafes and restaurants and bakeries...

The apartment is in an elevator building located directly across the street from the National Museum of Natural History, which is on the grounds of the Jardin des Plantes (a huge, main botanical garden in France). The apartment is on a relatively busy street; but do not fear – it’s located in the back, on the first floor (which is the second floor to Americans), overlooking a well-maintained and quiet courtyard.

Recently remodeled, the apartment is virtually picture-perfect if you like classic Parisian style – wood floors, comfortable couch and chairs by a fireplace (candles only); beautifully embroidered curtains; TV. Kitchen is tiny but includes a small refrigerator and, something I’ve never seen before: a combo stove top/oven/dishwasher. There’s adequate glassware, silverware and dishes for use, but you’ll probably be spending most of your time away from home – there’s so much to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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PERFECT experience in GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is a gem! Having lived in Paris before, I was excited to check out this apartment in the 5th arrondissement and it far exceeded my expectations. Location is perfect for sightseeing, shopping, etc and has great access to metro. I often found myself walking "home" on the scenic route down the Seine and stopping at the Jardins des Plantes just across the street. I felt very safe in the area. Fran is a great communicator and sent very thorough info of the area and apartment. Home has everything you need and was very clean and comfortable! THANKS Fran!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. I work to provide a well-equipped apartment backed up with lots of information, and I'm always glad to find out that it's pleasurable. Glad you walked through the Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden), it is lovely that it's across the street. Best wishes for future travel!
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Lovely Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment for 10 days and were impressed with its cleanliness,comfort and location. It was equipped with everything we could possibly need or want in a home away from home. We felt safe and secure in the building and surrounding neighborhood. Fran was timely and thorough in communicating with us and provided us with detailed information about the apartment and neighborhood even before we arrived. Thank you, Fran, for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to to Stay in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is truly a home away from home - well furnished and stocked with everything. Steps away from Rue Mouffetard, Jardin des Plantes, and more, the location couldn't be better. Fran's guest book was a tremendous help with terrific ideas for shopping and restaurants - several nearby were great and just as described! We have already recommended this apartment to several friends! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Paris. We could not have chosen a better place to stay. The apartment is beautiful, very well equipped, the owner Fran and the local contact Kit were both easy to deal with.

Really, what more can I say?

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This is a welcoming Parisian quartier with a village atmosphere. It has cafés, restaurants, bakeries, florists, wine and cheese shops, bookstores, boutiques, a neighborhood cinema, theaters, and markets. The apartment building is across the street from the Botanical Garden (Jardin des Plantes) and four blocks from the lively and safe rue Mouffetard, home of the famous Mouffetard market. Two other markets are nearby - Monge (3 blocks) and Maubert (8 blocks). The neighborhood is walking distance from the Seine, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens, Sorbonne, Nôtre Dame, Ile Saint Louis, Bastille, and Marais. A short subway ride (two stops nearby) takes you anywhere.


Rates & Availability

Jardin des Plantes Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please check calendar - it is updated regularly.
There is a $400 damage deposit, refunded immediately upon receipt of key.
Five night minimum, discount for days beyond one week
Not suitable for young children, non-smoking, scent-free

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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