We welcome you with open arms for an unforgettable stay in the heart of the most beautiful city in the world. Our chic, charming and newly renovated apartment is the best value for your money you will find in Paris. The apartment is located on the Seine River in the heart of historic Paris known as the Ile de la Cite (trans. 'island in the city'), the perfect location to see the best landmarks, monuments and quarters surrounding the island on all sides. You will feel at home and completely relax in a luminous and serene space with an incredible view on the tranquil river and the historic monument Hotel de Ville (the Mayor's Renaissance palace). We have spared no expense to insure that your stay is the most comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
You cannot get more central than our apartment!
Sitting alongside Notre Dame Cathedral on the 'Ile de la cite' (Island) you are surrounded by the tranquil Seine River with unforgettable views on the beautiful Hotel de Ville (city hall).
It's the oldest preserved area of Paris with cobblestone streets and remnants of a Roman past, when Paris was born from the 'Parisi Tribe' which first settled on the island.
The center of Paris is best seen on foot, but the apartment is just steps away from bike, bus, subway, train, car and even boat transportation! Yes, really! There are bike rental stations along the street where you can rent bikes by the 1/2hr and now there is even an electric car rental station on the corner of our street! The bus line #38 stops near the apartment (stop # Cite - Palais de la Justice) and the train station St-Michel Notre Dame - RER B Train Line (direct to Charles de Gaulle aiport or to Orly Airport with a transfer) and the subway station Cité - Line 4 (fuschia) are just steps away. Lastly, the boat buses stop on either side of the island and it's a fun way to see the city from a different perspective.
Comfortable Murphy style bed
Extra pillows/comforter provided
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fridge w/ freezer
All cookware provided
Utensils and dishes provided
Large marble-tiled shower
Heating towel rack
Closet + Storage
Flat screen TV + Cable
High Speed Internet
3rd Floor with Elevator
Secure front door code
2nd secure door code
Sights to see in Paris:
Notre Dame Cathedral
Place des Vosges
Arc de Triomphe
Musee du Louvre
Canal St. Martin
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
We know it can be daunting to travel to a foreign country, especially with language barriers and cultural differences. We are here for you whenever you need us, but you can be completely independent, living like a local Parisian! We can give you advice on where to eat, how to get around, which 'tourist traps' to avoid, and what not to miss. We want your vacation to go as smoothly as possible 'sans souci' (without stress!).
We cannot wait to meet you, we enjoy getting to know all of our guests from around the world and sharing all we know and love about this wonderful city. We are an almost-retired couple with two grown sons, one married to an American girl, so you could call us an International family! We are native French speakers who also speak English and German fluently thanks to living and traveling abroad. Among us we also speak Spanish and Portuguese, so no matter where you're from your needs will be understood.
We love to travel too, so we have spared no expense to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and certainly one you will cherish and even repeat in the future! Welcome to PARIS.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the Apartment in a safe area?
Yes. It's in the heart of Paris where it is always lively. The streets are well-lit at night, there is a code to enter into the building, and of course we're always near by if you're ever in need!
2. Where is the nearest grocery store?
There is a large supermarket on Rue de Rivoli not far from the apartment, however; the area around the Marais and the Ile St. Louis are known for their small specialty stores where you can find the best bread, cheese, wine and meat in Paris.
3. Can I make calls from the Apartment? How much are they?
There is a phone in the apartment, and you can call to the US for FREE with our carrier!
Some other destinations are free as well, please e-mail us with a list of countries you would like to call, and we'll let you know how little our carrier will charge.
You can also buy a pre-paid MobiCarte, which is a SIM card you can buy at any Tabac, to use with your own cellphone here.
4. How do I get there from the airport? How much is it?
-- TAXI : 35-45 Euros
-- Direct Train (RER B) from Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport to Gare du Nord, Chatelet or St. Michel metro stations : less than 9 euros/per person + a short walk to the apartment
5. How do I get around?
There is a vast metro/bus/train system in Paris that is easy to navigate, although the best mode of transport when you stay in the center of all the activity is by foot!
There is also a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus, as well as a hop on/hop off sightseeing boat! The lastest marvel is the new bike rental system! You can find one on almost any street corner - just rent it for however long you wish with your credit card (at what looks like an ATM) and off you go! (You can even return it to a different location, too).
6. How much would it be to stay in such a great location at a Hotel instead?
In fact there are no hotels directly on the Seine River on Ile de la Cite, that is what makes our apartment so special!
And we have all the amenities of a hotel - plus so much more!
We know you will enjoy your stay in our apartment, so much so that it will be difficult to leave!
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