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Beautiful, Calm, Light Apartment .... Must See !! (perfect location)

Bedrooms Studio
Space 270 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This beautiful apartment is literally situated in one of the best districts and streets in Paris.

Filled with light and with a feeling of calm & serenity, this apartment exudes history and charm. The building dates from the 16th Century, the famous French revolutionary Marat lived in this building and Picasso lived and worked in the building next door.

Right opposite the apartment are two of the best French restaurants in Paris and in one is the place where the young King Louis XIII was crowned one hour before the death of his father Henry IV (see photos).

We have just completely refurbished the apartment with great effort and taste and there is a brand new kitchen and a beautifully spacious bathroom with a very large and powerful shower. You will also find a once again brand new King size bed that is extremely comfortable with 100% Egyptian cotton linen with a high thread count. There is a flat screen TV, hi-fi, high speed wireless internet and DVD player as well as an ipod connection. The apartment is fitted with a secure access code for your security. Set back from the street it also looks onto a very quiet inner courtyard so it is completely silent yet just seconds from all the vibrant atmosphere of St Germain. Furthermore, it is a one minute walk from the Metro St Michel that links you directly to the airport CDG and the Gare du Nord so it extremely easy to get to.

Rue des Grands Augustins is a wonderfully quiet street with almost no traffic as it is so narrow. At one end you have the river Seine with spectacular views over the famous Eglise de Notre Dame. On the other end of the street the winding magical streets of the historic St. Germain unfold. The bars, restaurants, tea shops and boutique shops are all within a stones throw of the apartment. You are just 3/4 minutes walk from the famous Rue de Buci its famous flower market and endless delicious brasseries which spill over onto the street. The Boulevard de St Germain , famous for its extensive clothes shopping is again only a couple of minutes walk. There is an organic supermarket around the corner and furthermore all the essential amenities such as Pharmacies, food markets and supermarkets are all within very close proximity.

This really is a gem of an apartment and anyone who rents it, has always been be very happy here!

We will let you know our favourite places to go nearer the time!

Keywords: Studio, light, quiet, historical,

More Details

Mcveigh Dorrie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Mcveigh Dorrie

I am married to a Frechman Jerome and together him and I live more or less between London and Paris. I am British but originally from New York in the USA although I have lived almost my entire life in the UK. We have two young children, our daughter Noa who is 7 yrs old and a little boy Oskar who is 3 years old. We are both passionate about Paris and this is very much a family run business run entirely by Jerome and I.

Mcveigh Dorrie purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Mcveigh Dorrie chose 6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres

We bought this apartment in St Germain because there is really no other area like it. Some people refer to this area as the 'Golden Triangle' of Paris as it is the most sought after area with all of its history and charm. St Germain has a wonderful combination of rambling magical streets with some of the best restaraunts in Paris whilst also having the Boulevard de St Germain with all its famous clothes shops and Brasseries. It is also directly linked to both the Gare du Nord and the major airports by train.

What makes this apartment unique

To stay in this apartment is to stay in a wondefully quiet and cosy apartment that is also very bright and airy. It is the best location in Paris with the River Seine at the end of your street and all the most famous bars and restaurants of Paris on your doorstep. Picasso used to live on this street as well as the famous French revolutionary Marat.


Monnaie Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Calm, Light Apartment .... Must See !! (perfect location)
average rating of 4.7738094 based on 84 reviews
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

If you were to stick a pin in to the center of a map of Paris, it would not land far from this delightful 3rd floor studio. This was our second stay here in 4 years and we were just as happy with it as the first time. Forget the Metro and see most of central Paris by foot while enjoying the vibrant and eclectic 6th arrondissement at your doorstep, with its restaurants, shops and street market on nearby rue de Buci.

The flat itself is up three flights of narrow, steep, ancient stairs so would not recommend if mobility is an issue. Otherwise, the flat is clean, bright, and well appointed and faces a courtyard for a very quiet and peaceful respite from the bustle of Paris. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pros and Cons

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Excellent location. Very safe. Pierre was very friendly and helpful. Apartment was quiet and comfortable.

Cons: Washer wasn't working properly until we figured out a trick to make it start. Apartment wasn't very clean (filthy rug, blood or chocolate (?) stain on nightstand, dishes put away on cupboard were not clean). It would be better if they charge a small cleaning fee and get someone to clean the apartment after each stay. The WiFi was super slow and finicky. The phone that was supposed to be useful for free international calls was acting up as well. Sometimes you would have a dialing tone and other times a dead sound. Maybe this problem was related to the internet problem, don't know...

Lastly, they advertised a "king" size bed but unless French Kings were very small that was a true queen size to me. Very unusual for France, since most of the times you get a double bed, but still a queen. The mattress was on the firm size but still comfy however the bed was squeaky.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susie - Please accept our apologies for the negative points that you have raised. Firstly, I would just like to let you know that this is the first time in 7 years that we have had a complaint on these matters. As you can see on our previous reviews, in general our tenants praise us on the fact that the apartment is immaculate... We don't charge for cleaning because it is included in the price and we use a very efficient and reliable cleaner. However, unfortunately this time we had to use someone else who obviously didn't do the job correctly and we are very sorry about this! We have had the phone and appliances checked and it was relayed to me that both were working well. The Wifi is providing 1 Gigabite/s download and 60Mb/s upload which is very reasonable. It was a shame that you didn’t contact us during your stay so that we could have looked at it together... Sorry for the confusion re the bed clarify: A King size bed in France is 180cm x 200cm (71inch x 79inch) which is the size of the bed in the apartment. Maybe it differs in the US..? (Louis XIII who was crowned in the restaurant opposite measured 1.65m…so I guess French king were small !) Once again I am sorry that you have not experience a 100% satisfaction in our apartment and I can assure you that we take all complaints very seriously and we will obviously continue to pay attention into the issues that you raised. Thank you for taking the time to notify us and I really hope you enjoyed your trip in Paris nonetheless. All the best, Jerome, Dorrie and Pierre.
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Howell, MI

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy apartment is the perfect location for exploring Paris. My husband and I stayed for six nights and it was everything we needed, at a very affordable price. As others have noted, there is no lift, and a rather steep spiral staircase for 3 floors to the apartment, but we knew that going in, so it was not a surprise. It was also nice to have a washer and drying rack. Pierre was very helpful. This would be too small for more than two people, but it was wonderful for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Excellent Stay and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 9 night in September '15. We thoroughly enjoyed this flat and all of its amenities during our stay and the owner as well as Pierre were very helpful and accommodating. We plan to return on the near future and would not hesitate to stay at this wonderful flat again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable, central location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks at this charming St. Germain apartment, and found it to be very comfortable for two people. We liked the convenience of having a small kitchen, along with a washer. The apartment is in a really great neighborhood, with many restaurants within just a block or so, and a grocery store just a short walk away. It is very close to the Seine, as well as Notre Dame, St. Chappelle, the Cluny and Sorbonne, and many major shopping streets, and Metro stops. If there is a negative, it would be the three flights of stairs that are fairly steep; so this would not be a good rental for anyone with mobility issues. However, for us the positives far outweighed having to climb those stairs everyday. Pierre, the manager was very helpful and gave many good recommendations. We hope to be able to return some day!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant and workable, though small.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice little apartment. It's very quiet and in a great area. The lighting is excellent for reading and much better than many other places. There's an abundance of kitchen items including toaster, coffee maker, water boiler, and microwave, and we really appreciated the washing machine. It would be helpful if there was a book explaining the TV and the washing machine, though we were (finally) able to figure out how to turn off the washing machine. Storage space is good. The three flights up to the apartment are a bit on the dangerous side, so careful navigation is a must. We enjoyed staying there, once we figured out how to use the space most effectively, and will probably come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
L'eglise de Notre Dame
Car: not necessary


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Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
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Refundable damage deposit $217.89

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