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Wooden Beams & Charm - up to 6 Guests - View on Paris Roofs

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

This 60m² elegant loft offers a rare combination of advantages:

• Apt is great for 4 guests using the bedroom and the living room sofa bed on the lower level. 2 extra adults may use the mezzanine.

• A perfect location: rue des Gravilliers, in the middle of the 3rd arrondissement (metro Arts et Métiers 1mn), west part of Le Marais trendy district in a calm location.

• Windows bath the apartment in light

• High ceiling, wooden beams and floor embellish the apt in a centuries old building

The apt door is to be found on 4th floor (French Standard) after having climbed the ancient stairs (no elevator).

A wooden floored corridor lit with a large window leads to the spacious living area. Ceiling is very high and the windows bath the room in light. The wooden floor and beams give a warm feeling. Finally, the delicate furniture gives the final elegant touch.

Living area offers a comfortable convertible sofa bed for 2 guests, a dining area with a wooden table to accommodate up to 6 guests for dinner, an office corner and a very convenient open, modern, and fully equipped kitchen.

The master bedroom area is also wooden floored, quiet and offers a comfortable double bed. View of the windows is charming over typical Paris roofs.

The open mezzanine under the roof is accessible by a wooden ladder and can sleep 2 guests on a nice quality futon bed. It offers a view on the sky and Parisian rooftops through the fanlight (mezzanine is obviously not recommended for kids, ladder has no hand rail. It should be used exclusively by fit adults. Note that it is possible to lift the ladder out of reach for kids).

The bathroom is decorated with white tiles and has a window to receive sun light. It is equipped with a bath tub with shower and offers a sink and toilet.

This location is a perfect base to visit Paris. It stays 15 minute by subway to most interesting Paris locations AND is a very charming and restful area to be appreciated after a whole day shopping and walking through museums.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Owner is a bristish couple. The man has lived in France for a long time and know uses the apt partly with his bristish residence.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this apartment in 1990

What makes this apartment unique

Great location, calm and right in Paris center. Very bright and clear apt. Charming view over the roofs.


Sainte-Avoye Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dbl Futon
    Convertible bed - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Wooden Beams & Charm - up to 6 Guests - View on Paris Roofs
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Charming and convenient apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Garret Apartment in Lively Section of Les Marais!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the neighborhood and the apartment and would recommend it to our friends. The apartment is on the fourth floor of a well-maintained building (no elevator, but the walk up wasn't really onerous). The apartment was extremely clean and there were ample towels (an important detail in our book). The instruction manual the owner provided for operating the kitchen appliances was easy to follow. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, cooking supplies, etc, though we never did more than cut cheese and bread, spread pate, and open bottles of wine while we were in the apartment. However, cooking would be fun and easy to do, and the many markets are certainly a temptation to do more culinary exploration in the apartment.

The only downside is that if your flight gets you in at too early an hour, the early check-in costs 60 euros, payable in cash on arrival at apartment.

My wife and I spent a week here in mid-March. The apartment is perfect for a couple and perhaps one or two children - depending on length of time, I suppose two adult couples could enjoy it as well. There is an upstairs loft with a double bed, so if two couples were staying there, one couple would have to climb a ladder each morning and night - not so bad for adults. You wouldn't want to put young children in the loft, though.

In any case, we loved the location - super close to the metro and a real range of great cafes, restaurants, and shops. I would definitely stay there again. We had ample space, great light, and my wife loved having a tub at her disposal. Also, the neighborhood quiets down at night, which is great. I've stayed in other spots in other world capitals where heavy tourist and car traffic could not be shut out.

Also, on a street parallel to the one where the apartment is situated, there are some great Chinese noodle shops. This was an unexpected surprise and a welcome one. After some wonderful but more heavy French meals, a light bowl of noodles and dumplings was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed four nights at this apartment and quite enjoyed it. The location is excellent and an easy walk to many Paris attractions. There are countless shops and restaurants nearby and we made good use of them. The apartment is clean and very well-equipped, but needs some newer, more comfortable furniture...after a long day of walking it's a must. It is very quiet and we had great sleeps - beds and linens were perfect. The apartment has a great Paris feel to it. The rental process was organized and efficient. We have been to Paris many times and would definitely stay in this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION! Charming old world apartment — picture perfect backdrop!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, four children (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and I stayed at this apartment for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Ideally situated within walking distance to Notre Dame (a 15-20-minute walk), Sainte-Chapelle, the picturesque Seine, and Centre Pompidou (about a 5-minute walk). The metro is only about a 5-minute walk from the flat and once you hop on the metro you'll be at the doorstep of other wonderful monuments in 30 minutes or less — including such attractions at the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. There are a number of grocery stores, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, and even a large shopping mall, all within close walking distance. There is a excellent butcher across the ally of the apartment, I highly encourage you to pay them a visit, especially if you are looking to prepare a nice home-cooked meal. We purchased a rack of lamb, it was amazing!

LOVED the charm of this picturesque neighborhood and the welcoming attitude of each of the delightful shop owners...everyone was gracious and helpful. We always felt safe in this secured building.

Worth noting: as you'll see from the property description, there are no elevators to this 4th floor'll need to navigate a number of stairs (84 stairs to be exact!) to get to the apartment. The stairs could pose a considerable challenge to an elderly person or someone in poor health; hauling luggage up and down the stairs was a workout. But at the end of the day we were thankful to be able to sneak in a little extra exercise.

Overall, apartment was well appointed, clean and spacious. Check in and checkout process were straightforward and deposit was refunded promptly after we left. I highly recommend this flat to anyone considering it! Location can not be beat! Special thanks to Yves and Merriam for allowing us to drop off our luggage prior to our check in time….that was a HUGE help!

Highly recommend this place! I hope to return! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our week in Paris - it's very close to a metro station (Arts et Metiers) and convenient to the Seine as well as the world-class museums like the Centre Pompidou. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Paris!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb! An orderly and clean flat with lots of space -- and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

I booked this beautiful and spacious flat for my parents who were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in Paris. From my side as the trip planner, things could not have been more smooth. The booking process was frictionless. Fantastic and prompt communication. From my parents' perspective, they said everything was superb. Tremendous location. Smooth check-in. Warm hospitality. A true home away from home -- and then some. The highest praise I can offer is to say that should I and/or my parents visit Paris in the next few years, we will book this flat again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Gare de Lyon & Gare Montparnasse & Gare du Nord
Nearest Point of Interest
Odeon Subway
Nearest Point of Interest
Saaint Sulpice church
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Germain des Pres
Nearest Point of Interest
Luxembourg garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Louvre Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Latin Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Sorbonne University
Nearest Point of Interest
Middle Age Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Mabillon Subway


Rates & Availability

Sainte-Avoye Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH Spring1
Mar 29 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Spring2
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Spring3
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
MID July August
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn 1
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn 2
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linen $98.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.7%

- We may accept 3 days stays : simply send us a mail for 4 days and add actual dates in the comment.

-Additionally, we would like to mention:
• Electricity, heating is included (not included only in case of monthly rental).
• Internet is included
• Phone is free to many destinations (US, Canada landlines & cells please ask for details)
• Full end of stay cleaning is mandatory and is included (includes Linen&Towels)
• Paris City tax of 0,83€/day/guest charged on behalf of Paris City is included

- Tax/Handling charges will depend on payment way

- Rates may change at any time. Rates vary depending on season, nbr of guests if applicable, occupation & owner.

- Damage protection will be requested with 2nd and last payment

- Note that this site automatic estimated quote system calculates rents in a basic way : it may result in higher quote for 6 days than for 7 days or other discrepancies. Therefore, we may resend a detailed quote with description, & process via mail.

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