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Architect's duplex loft in the heart of the Marais

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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One bedroom, sleeps 4, private garden

Our incredibly charming duplex loft is ideally located in the best part of the trendy Marais district in Paris, just steps away from the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso Museum, galleries, restaurants and shops. This recently renovated house has a bedroom with office space upstairs, a bathroom with a large shower, an open kitchen, a dining area and a living space with a convertible sofa that has a very comfortable mattress. It sits tucked away in the second courtyard behind a 17th century hôtel particulier and has its own garden space with outdoor furniture. You’ll love the light streaming in through the glass roof and the huge sliding glass doors that look out onto your private cobblestone outdoor space.

You enter the apartment by going through the large cobblestone courtyard, through a landmark building into the second courtyard and then through a hallway that leads to the ground floor duplex loft.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, multi-function oven, induction cooktop, refrigerator with freezer and all of the cooking equipment you’ll need.

The living room has a comfortable convertible sofa with a real thick mattress for two that you’ll definitely get your sleep on if there are four of you. There’s a flat screen TV and of course free WiFi and telephone. Feel free to browse the books in the huge bookcase next to the stairs. The furniture has been carefully chosen and boasts some design classics such as the colorful Eames chairs in the dining area or the Noguchi prism table next to the sofa.

The all white bathroom has a 90cmx90cm shower, a washbasin, a toilet and plenty of storage.

The bedroom is upstairs and has a Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm), a desk and storage for your clothes and luggage. There’s also a plush, leather Eames lounge chair with foot rest to ease your tired feet from all of the walking. A curtain can be pulled to close off the sleeping area if you need to sleep in the dark. You can also watch TV on a flat screen at the foot of the bed.

The outdoor space is the icing on the cake. It’s private and makes for a lovely view. It’s equipped with a table and chairs as well as lighting that makes outdoor dining a pleasure.

The neighboring building is under construction and makes some noise between 8am and 5pm on weekdays.

Clean sheets and towels are provided.

The weekly cleaning fee is 100 Euros. Extra cleaning services are available.

A baby bed is available upon request.

Notre loft en duplex incroyablement charmant est situé dans la meilleure partie du quartier branché du Marais à Paris à quelques pas du marché des Enfants Rouges, du Centre Pompidou, du Musée Picasso, de galeries, restaurants et magasins. Cette maison récemment rénovée a une chambre avec un espace bureau à l’étage, une salle de bains avec une grande douche, une cuisine ouverte, un coin repas et un séjour avec un canapé lit muni d’un matelas très confortable. Il est situé dans une deuxième cour derrière un hôtel particulier du 17ème siècle et jouit d’un espace extérieur privé meublé. Vous aimerez toute la lumière qui inonde l’espace depuis le toit en verre et les immenses portes coulissantes qui s’ouvrent sur le jardin privé pavé dehors.

On entre dans l’appartement par la cour pavée de l’hôtel particulier, bâtiment classé au registre des monuments historiques. On passe à travers ce bâtiment pour entrer dans une seconde cour, puis par un couloir qui mène vers le loft en duplex au rez de chaussée.

La cuisine est entièrement équipée avec un lave vaisselle, un four multi-fonctions, une plaque de cuisson à induction, un réfrigérateur avec congélateur et toutes les accessoires pour cuisiner.

Le séjour est équipé d’un canapé convertible confortable avec un vrai matelas épais pour deux sur lequel vous dormirez bien si vous êtes quatre à occuper l’appartement. Il y a un écran plat et bien sûr une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite et un téléphone. Vous pouvez parcourir les livres dans les grandes étagères à côté de l’escalier. Les meubles ont été choisis avec soin parmi lesquels se trouvent quelques classiques du design comme les chaises Eames de toutes les couleurs dans le coin repas ou la table prismatique de Noguchi à côté du canapé.

La salle de bains toute blanche a une douche qui fait 90cm x 90cm, un lavabo, une toilette et beaucoup de rangements.

La chambre en haut a un lit double de 160cm x 200cm, un bureau et des rangements pour vos vêtements et bagages. Il y a aussi un fauteuil Eames en cuir avec son repose-pieds pour vous reposer après une longue journée de marche. Un rideau peu être tiré devant l’espace du lit si besoin pour faire le noir. Vous pouvez regarder la télé sur un écran plat au pied du lit.

L’espace extérieur est la cerise sur le gâteau. Il est privé et donne une jolie vue. Il est équipé d’une table et de chaises ainsi que d’un éclairage qui rend les repas pris à l’extérieur fort agréables.

Le bâtiment voisin est actuellement en travaux et fait du bruit entre 8h et 17h du lundi au vendredi.

Les draps et serviettes de bains propres sont fournis.

Les frais de ménage hebdomadaires sont de 100 Euros. Il est possible de demander des heures de ménage supplémentaires.

Un lit bébé est disponible sur demande.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

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October 21, 2016


based on 28 traveler reviews

Architect's duplex loft in the heart of the Marais
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Special stay in the Marais

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is quite unique and in a great neighborhood, very cool entrance and tucked away through two courtyards. We greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is gorgeous! My boyfriend and I stayed here for four days and we loved it. We thought the glass roof and the lighting in the apartment made it very unique. It was spacious, clean, and had everything we needed during our stay in Paris. It was amazing to come back to this apartment and enjoy wine on our own private patio.

La Marais is a very beautiful neighborhood with plenty of coffee spots, restaurants, and shops all within a 5 minute walk to the apartment. We found all the tourist attractions we wanted to get to were also a very close walking distance.

Jessica was a great host! She is very quick to respond to all communications and even let us drop our bags off super early in the morning since we arrived on a 6:30am flight.

I highly recommend this place for your next trip to Paris.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment for holidaying couple

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for five nights in August and September and it was absolutely perfect for us.

The owner, Jessica, provided us with clear instructions on how to find the apartment and was there to meet us and show us around.

The apartment was in the perfect location for us as we were very much looking forward to wandering around the Marais and going to local restaurants and cafes. We were also able to easily venture further afield thanks to the close by Metro stations.

The apartment was well maintained and contained all the advertised amenities, I am more than happy to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely serene oasis in the Marais

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Jessica's apartment in the Marais. The wall of windows and private garden space made us feel like we were in a oasis in the city - which was just what we wanted. There were 4 of us (parents and 2 teens) and while it was cozy (1 kid on a mattress on the floor), it was perfect for us.

Jessica was gone so the housekeeper got us oriented which worked pretty well, although apparently we didn't get the full run down on locking all the doors but the neighbors were nice to let us know what we needed to do. We shared the experience of prior guests of taking a minor stair injury at the start, but quickly gaining expertise with them. But we are glad we don't have them in our house. I doubt for my mother they would be easy to navigate however.

We enjoyed using the Velib bike program - there is a set of bikes just around the corner as a fun and fast way to navigate the city.

Our only suggestion would be a slight set of touch-ups. The apartment is getting a bit worn from a few years of guests - a fresh coast of paint would easily restore it to the pristine nature of the photos.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great, unique property that I would recommend!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the loft apartment - it was perfect for two of us for 4 days. Tucked away in a second courtyard, it was quiet and quaint. Property was clean, everything was functional, so there were no issues of that sort. Jessica was very easy to work with and responsive.

Location is great - convenient to a number of metro stops, also in the thick of the Marais so you can easily get to good restaurants, shopping, etc. We loved Breizh Cafe down the street!

Definitely would recommend - and if we were returning to Paris anytime soon, I would book again. I thought it was good value for the price, especially compared to Paris hotels.

A few things for renters to note (just as FYI):

Definitely enough space for two people, but I'm not sure I'd try for any more than that. I'm not sure where you'd put everything for up to 4 people, and you really only have the sofa and the chairs from the kitchen table for seating on the main floor.

The sleeping area in the loft is a bit tight. It's a Queen-sized bed, but know you need to duck to get in/out and then the inside sleeper (if you have two) has to climb over the other person to get out.

The steps are a bit awkward - as the pictures show it's one step per foot - so navigating can be tricky (especially going down to the bathroom at night and/or if you've had something to drink).

The ceiling is all glass as is the wall... which makes it feel open and airy (the wall opens up too), but not necessarily private (not that I think anyone could really see in, but there are other buildings around with windows).

The bath is a bit tight (from an American perspective), but certainly more than adequate.

The outdoor space is a great bonus (though we had rainy weather and were unable to use it to its full potential).

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Toronto, Canada

A very comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in the apartment. Both Jessica and Philip were great hosts and the apartment was just as shown in the photos. We visit Paris every year and will definitely consider staying here again next year. We always walk and use the Metro while in Paris so the Marais is an excellent location to do both. I only gave 4 stars because I can't imagine what it aces to reach 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG); Paris, Orly (ORY)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
La Perle
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf du Bois de Boulogne
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Gare du Nord
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Boulevard Périphérique
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
540 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Our incredibly charming duplex loft is ideally located in the best part of the trendy Marais district in Paris, just steps away from the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso Museum (reopening Summer 2013), galleries, restaurants and shops. You can walk to the river Seine and the Place des Vosges. We're also in the heart of the Paris fashion week area where several times a year the art galleries are transformed into fashion showrooms. The nearest metro stations at about equal distance are St Sébastien Froissart (line 8) and Rambuteau (line 11). It's a 10 minute walk to République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11) and to Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11). The 29 bus is a block away and the 96 (that takes you directly to the Luxemburg garden and to Odéon is a 7 minute walk away.


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Refundable damage deposit $326
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Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a 90x90cm shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The second bed is a queen size sofa bed
  • The bedroom is upstairs on the mezzanine has a curtain to block out the light. The sofa bed is on the ground floor in the living area. We can provide a folding baby bed if needed.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading

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