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

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Sainte-Avoye Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Wooden Beams & Charm - up to 6 Guests - View on Paris Roofs
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Santa Barbara, CA

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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Charming Parisian apartment

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in this charming Parisian apartment. There was plenty of room for our family of four and we found it clean and as described in the listing. The check-in process went smoothly and when we had a minor plumbing issue, it was rectified quickly. It is located on a nice street within easy walking distance of the Arts et Métiers Metro stop. We loved being in the Marais and felt we had a more authentic Parisian experience than we would have had, had we stayed in a hotel. Thanks for the quick return of our rental deposit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this apartment for a two week stay in Paris (two adults, one toddler). The apartment itself had a nice layout, conducive to both hanging out, but also having enough privacy to not wake up the baby while he was napping. While it is up four full flights of stairs, they were part of the charm and being that high meant there was great natural light in all the spaces. Location wise it was an easy walk to a few different subway lines and many cafes, bistros and shops.

Also, the booking, check-in, check-out and deposit refund were all quite easy, even though we were 3+ hours delayed in our arrival, we were easily accommodated.

All around I would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint apartment

  • 4 of 5

First, booking and payment were very well managed. The manager was very good with communications before, during and after our arrival. Instructions for check in were easy to follow.

A group of 4 stayed here, including 1 couple and 1 teenager. It was perfect for our needs. The apartment is indeed up 4 flights of stairs, so you can work off all the baguettes and pain au chocolates you'll be eating! The loft area was perfect for our nephew. There is only 1 bathroom, and we had some trouble with the plumbing. A combination of a running toilet and a bathtub that wouldn't drain was discouraging, but of course, by the time we called our contact to report it, the problem rectified itself and we had no further problems. I think we used almost every appliance in the apartment and found the manuals to be helpful.

The location was convenient and felt safe. There is a bakery a few doors down and a grocery store (Carrefour) a few blocks up, next to a metro stop. The Pompidou is a few blocks down the street along with many cafes. There are also a few cute passageways nearby.

I would stay here again and would also recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, Thanks for the nice review and compliments on the management. We do our best in simplifying booking and check-in process and making it as smooth as possible. Same applies to dealing with potential unpredictable situations – we’re a phone call away and we will address the problem immediately. It’s nice to hear that the apartment was perfect for you. It is a really nice and comfortable place. As you say, there is a bakery a few doors down and a grocery store and metro nearby. Thanks for recommending the apartment to your family and friends and we hope to host you again. Sincerely, Jean-Noel
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 7 nights and this apartment was perfect for us. It is roomy for two people and very comfortable. It was a joy to wake up in a space with lots of light and a view of the sky. At the end of the day it was a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and cheese and review the day. As shown in the pictures there is lots of light from the windows and skylights. It is an easy walk to the Pompidou Center and on to the Isle de Cite. A Metro stop is just around the corner at the end of the block. We received prompt responses to our e-mail questions and the rental arrangements were straightforward and efficient. The apartment was very clean and the kitchen is well equipped. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyle, Thanks for the review and nice observations on the apartment. I agree that it is a roomy space, very comfortable, clean, with well-equipped kitchen and filled with natural light. It is within walking distance from the Pompidou Center and to the heart of the city. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to host you again. Sincerely, Jean-Noel
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We loved everything

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gravilliers couldn’t have been more delightful. We loved everything about it, including the winding, ancient wooden stairs that tilted sideways on the walk up to the apartment. The neighborhood ambience is charming and access to shops and Metro most convenient.

The owner has clearly put much care and thought into the remodeling of the rooms. We loved the open beams, the skylights, the large windows, and the wooden floors. All the amenities we could ever need were supplied, from laundry to kitchen supplies, which made the visit easy and enjoyable. The bathroom was roomy and the shower/bath tub delightful. The beds were comfy and the loft private enough for our twenty-two year old daughter to enjoy long telephone conversations. And we really appreciated the wi-fi access.

Thanks for helping make our stay in Paris one filled with beautiful memories!


  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, Thanks for this kind review. We’re glad to hear that your stay in the apartment couldn’t have been more delightful and that you loved everything about it. As you’ve noticed, lots of care has been put into remodeling of the rooms. Open beams, the skylights, the large windows and the wooden floors add to the apartment charm. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom is roomy, the beds comfortable and there is a Wi-Fi access. Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure. Sincerely, Jean-Noel
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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 Autumn2
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
LOW Nov-Mid Dec
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Christmas
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
LOW Winter
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
MID March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
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
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.9%

- 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 charged additionally 90€ (includes Linen&Towels)
• Paris City tax of 0,83€/day/guest is charged extra on behalf of Paris City

- 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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Sainte-Avoye Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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