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Charming Apartment in Latin Quarter Near Luxembourg Gardens

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Sorbonne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The apartment you dream of discovering is located on the 3rd floor of an 18th century building in the Latin Quarter. Our Paris home has been renovated completely to our taste and comfort. The corner living room overlooks the Place de la Contrescarpe; its four french windows fill yhe room with light.

The fully equipped galley kitchen opens to the dining area. The restful master bedroom, complete with its own bathroom, has a king-sized bed, while the tasteful second bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed. The study has a comfortable sofa, large desk and Cable T.V. offering all English language news channels

The neighborhood has every amenity; bank, drugstore, bakery, convenience store, restaurants, health club. There are two food and flower markets nearby - on Place Monge open 3 times a week and one at the foot of Rue Mouffetard open every day but at its most colorful on Sunday.

The apartment can be rented by the week or by the month. The apartment manager will greet you at arrival and will show you how everything in the apartment works. The manager does not live on the property, but is available by phone.

Many of our guests have found it convenient to be met at the airport and we are happy to make arrangements with the driver we have used for over 20 years. The driver will wait as you exit customs and payment is made directly to the driver. Let us know if you are interested in this service.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rodney Smith
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Rodney Smith

25 years ago my wife and I renovated 3 townhouses in New Orleans’ French Quarter, creating the Soniat House Hotel. We traveled frequently to France to collect its antique furnishings. Fodor’s named it one of the 20 best hotels in the world and it’s included in ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’. Because of the remarkable response to the furnishings, we opened our antiques Galleries twelve years ago and have now become a source for many of America’s best Interior Designers.

Rodney Smith purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Rodney Smith chose 5th Arrondissement Latin Quarter

One thing leads to another; the success of the antiques business keeps us returning frequently each year and led to the creation of our apartment on the left bank. Located in our favorite part of Paris, it is comfortable and filled with light, and it is furnished with things we love.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know we loved your flat. It really made us fall in love with the area and Paris. It was exactly what we were looking for. We have not stopped raving about it to our friends. We are already planning our return trip. Is this email an ok contact for you and the apartment when we are ready to book again? Once again , thank you for a great experience.
Jul 2012
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Charming Apartment in Latin Quarter Near Luxembourg Gardens
average rating of 4.8 based on 14 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this apartment highly. Having a driver pick us up and drop us off was great. One less thing to worry about. The driver greeted us at the airport and than came to pick us up on time for the train station. The manager greeted us upon our arrival and showed us around. He was very helpful. The location was fabulous. Close to metro, restaurants and shops. Loved looking out the window at the beautiful plaza and cafes. Absolutely loved it. Cant wait to visit Paris again and stay in this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. One point of clarification to other travelers, though. As the apartment is not child-proofed, we only take children 10 and older. Donna, for Rodney and Frances
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Beautiful just as shown

  • 5 of 5

Great location, many shops and restaurants. The only thing I have to say is that I wish we would of been informed that they were remodeling the stairways. This was our first vrbo rental and we walked into a stripped stairway our hearts sank for a second, but once we opened the door into the apartment it was great. Over all we had an amazing time in Paris and in this apartment!

Totally would stay again and recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough, California, USA

Happy Camper

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples who stayed for a week and loved the location on a small plaza near many intimate shops and restaurants. Having a bathroom for each couple was critical for us. There is a large food store nearby if you want to enjoy your meals at the apt. which has all the cooking necessities.The manager was helpful, met us on arrival and even made a restaurant reservation for us. We very much appreciated the on-time pick up and delivery to the airport which is included in the rental rather than figuring out the RER (train). There is much light and you can open a window or two and listen as though in an outdoor restaurant while having dinner. There is a slight challenge going up the wooden stairs but once the luggage is away on the second floor(3rd floor in the US) it is very easy access. The apt is located about 4-5 blocks from the Seine so after dinner you can wander to the River, take a boat ride or watch the people. ON the weekends there is an enormous street market which we enjoyed. Bottom line- we would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Wonderful week in a charming location

  • 5 of 5

My sister and our young adult daughters spent a week at the Smith apartment. The location is perfect and the accomodations were both comfortable and charming. There are food shops, open air markets and cafes, all easily accessible to the property. There is alot of activity in the vicinity - families, students and older residents - it is an authentic neighborhood. We very much felt like residents as opposed to tourists. We were also very close to two metro stops so we were easily able to dart all over Paris, visiting museums and various landmarks. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon USA

A charming apartment in a great location at an excellent price

  • 5 of 5

I know that every apartment in Paris says that there is a charming market nearby and that you are only a few steps from someplace, but this rental is for real. For one thing, there are actually two markets nearby on Sunday and the rue mouffetard leading to one of them is a delight. The Place de la Contrescarpe below your windows is alive with actual Parisians enjoying themselves (though it is true that they enjoy themselves well into the wee hours on weekends).

The apartment is spacious and well decorated with excellent light, a compact but extremely functional kitchen and the bedrooms and baths are well appointed. The apartment manager was there to greet us and took excellent care to explain not only all the features of the apartment but of the neighborhood as well. She stressed her availability in case of problems, of which we had no need. The owners have taken the time to provide wonderful information on restaurants, shops, etc.

The fact that transfers to and from DeGaulle which are included in the price makes the stay not only very easy for someone coming across the Atlantic, it makes the price an absolute steal. My wife and I and the couple with whom we shared the week in Paris agreed that this was a wonderful rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was generous of John to take the time to share his party's experience. Our goal, always, is to make everything perfect, and we are thrilled to have it acknowledged.
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Newport Beach, CA

Overall Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We rented this apartment for the month of June and the apartment itself is very nice. We had a few problems initially with wi-fi, phone, laundry, etc. The owner tried to help but it took awhile to sort out and it was very inconvenient for us during that time. The apartment is in a great, central location but please know that it is a noisy neighborhood because of the restaurants and bars. The ambiance is fun & lively but if you are a light sleeper you might not be happy here as the noise goes until late in the night. The staircase up to the apartment is a nightmare and should be condemned but we were told “that is Paris!” All that being said we recommend the apartment and the location, and it is a wonderful place to call home while in Paris.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, the wi-fi, phone and laundry were all not working when this lovely couple arrived. Everything that was wrong should have been corrected before their arrival. The apartment manager was totally negligent and has been replaced with a team that is caring, efficient and totally professional. I’m delighted that they had a wonderful stay despite the inconveniences!
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Car: not necessary

The food and flower open air market at the foot of Rue Mouffetard is open daily but is wonderful on Sunday. Alternately, the market at Place Monge is open 3 times per week. A visit to the Luxembourg Gardens is a must and the nearby Museum of Natural History is fascinating. The neighborhood has boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, ethnic and French restaurants, bank, drugstore, cafes, convenience store - everything you need. Details are on page 210 of the Zagat guide in the study/TV room. Two Metro stations are within walking distance. If you aren't interested in the nearby health club, you can join the firemen on their fitness runs in the Luxembourg Gardens.


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Rate includes all costs. A credit card on file is required in the event of any damages or losses to the apartment.

Payment in full is due at booking via check or money order made payable to Rodney R. Smith, 1133 Chartres St., New Orleans LA 70116.

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Sorbonne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms, one with shower only, the other with tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Pickup and/or dropoff from Charles DeGaulle airport by our driver can be arranged; payment is made directly to the driver. Housekeeping during longer stays is available and can be arranged with the apartment manager. Located in the study are guidebooks, street and Metro maps for the neighborhood and Paris in general.

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