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Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges

Bedrooms 2
Space 813 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This absolutely charming first floor apartment is situated in the Rue de Turenne, close to the magnificent Place des Vosges, at the heart of the Marais. This is considered one of Europe's most beautiful city courtyards with its symmetrically placed brick pavers and lovely gardens. The apartment looks out onto the beautiful Rue Turenne and 2 fun bistros through expansive windows. The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, with its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and the Musee Carnavalet is just around the corner, as is the Rue des Rosiers with its delicatessens and many exclusive boutiques. All are just a few minutes' walk away. Also within a short walk is the Musee Picasso, a great outdoor food market, the Marche des Enfants Rouges and Richard Lenoir open-air markets, Pompidou Centre, Ile St. Louis, and Notre Dame. The location is simply extraordinary.

The apartment is up only one flight of stairs and has been decorated and furnished with great taste and style by its interior designer owner The main salon features beautifully refinished hardwood floors, a traditional fireplace with mantle, and authentic beamed ceilings. There is a zinc-topped dining table with comfortable seating for six on the opposite side of the salon from the fireplace. A double-sized day bed faces the fireplace and television screen. The apartment is also equipped with wireless internet, a CD player, a safe, and an ice machine.

**New Feature**

The owners have opened a rare outdoor atrium up in the center of the apartment which allows guests to enjoy their morning coffee or an evening cocktail under the Paris sky with a view of the Paris rooftops. This atrium allows for an incredible amount of light in the apartment and is accessed off of the 2nd bedroom and kitchen. Such outdoor space is very unusual in the center of Paris!!

The accommodation comprises a large living room and open kitchen, a master bedroom with a comfy King size bed and adjacent shower bath room and a second bedroom. This second bedroom has a trundle bed (single bed, also with a pull-out single bed), and its own bathroom with bathtub.

The kitchen window and both bedrooms and the bathroom (with bathtub) look out over a central atrium with fountain. The atrium cannot be accessed, but provides additional light to all rooms around it and is quite charming! It is filled with boxwoods and a fun antique wood birdhouse with a 1700 French style mansard roof which can be viewed from the kitchen window.

Amenities include an air-cooling system, Wi-Fi/Internet, stereo, flat screen TV, washing machine and dryer, and two French heated towel racks. The telephone provides for free US and Canadian calls for both cell and home lines, in addition to home numbers in France and Europe. The only charges are for local cell calls. Access to the apartment is by a secure entrance with code and up just one flight of stairs.

Ideal for families with infants (under 1 year) and/or children over the age of 5.

Everyone has a different reason for loving Paris, and this apartment on the Rue de Turenne will be the perfect addition to your list. Situated in the heart of the Marais, there are numerous sightseeing opportunities with a 3-min walk to Place des Vosges and the home of Victor Hugo; 5 mins to Picasso Museum; 10 mins to Place de la Bastille, Jewish Museum, Hotel de Ville; and Beaubourg Center; 15 mins to Opera Bastille; Louvre Museum, Saint Louis, Ile de la Cite; and Carnavalot Museum.

Also, a 5-min walk east takes you to many of the trendiest little shopping streets in Paris, among them the cutting edge shops of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.

The variety of restaurants is amazing. There are many small and intimate, lots of trendy and fun, and one of the only 5-star Michelene restaurants is located in Place de Vosges just around the corner. A 3-min walk north brings you to one of the finest street markets for antiques and gourmet foods. A 10-min walk south and you're standing at Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine. On Rue Rambuteau, all the food that brings us to Paris can be found in a single block--a boulanger artisanal for bread and pastries, traiteurs for those amazing sausages and pates, one of the few remaining poissoniers still going strong for fresh fish and oysters, a great wine shop, and a chocolaterie for a little love of the confectionary kind.

Extra services include: Possible extra maid service. This includes reasonable laundry. The maid is compensated directly. Also, a stocked fridge, cook service, airport transfer, baby bed, and cell phone.

When requesting information from outside of the United States, please include the COUNTRY OF ORIGIN and DIRECT DIAL INFORMATION.

Keywords: Marais, 4th arrondissement, Place des Vosges, 1st floor, luxury, designer, central, shopping, apartment, restaurants, accessible, Rue de Francs-Bourgeois, flat, charm, Musee Picasso, Marche des Enfants Rouges, Richard Lenoir, Ile St. Louis, Notre Dame, Pompidou Centre, Musee Carnavalet

More Details

Property Manager
Kylie Mimitz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Kylie Mimitz

This apartment was bought and decorated by Holly Howard, although run by Kylie Mimitz, her reservation manager. Holly had worked as an interior decorator for many years in the US as well as Europe. She loved opening her home to others get receive the true Parisian experience for all guests. The apartment is now owned by her brother, Wesley Peltzer, who enjoys the same love to travel and explore the world.

Kylie Mimitz purchased this apartment in 2010

What makes this apartment unique

The cafes and bright awnings give a gay Parisian flare to this corner location. I find it delightful, in fact, to open the living room windows and not only bask in the amazing French light, but watch the French regalia of horses and riders that parade by on most French holidays. The three apartment balcony windows also provide a front row seat for all the “goings on” in the plaza below. It’s quite amusing and fun!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a stunning unit, position perfect, and beautifully designed and finished! I will continue to reccomend it to my friends and family as a wonderful Parisian Haven to visit!!
Jul 2012
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Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 813 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Atrium with fountain, air cooling system, hardwood floor, refrigerator, heated towel racks, maid service, airport transfer, stocked fridge, laundry, and full of light.


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Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Charming and great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so convenient...just steps to the Place des Vosges and next door to and across the street from two cafes. Great shopping of every type nearby. The unit itself has a little bit of a quirky layout but works well for close family members staying together. Charmingly decorated and with everything you need for a great stay in Paris. I'd stay there again any time.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was better than expected, we had a wonderful time, the location of the apartment was perfect and close to so many wonderful restaurants, local shops, we would definitely stay again.

David was wonderful in taking so much time to show us The apartment upon our arrival. It was hot when we visited but they were ready with air-conditioning and fans which made it comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Paris apartment in Marais

  • 4 of 5

Great location for this apartment, right near Place des Vosges. Plenty of restaurants, shopping, metro, etc.

As many older buildings are retrofitted, this is no exception. It was awkward to have to pass thru one bedroom to get to the other. We are a family of 4 travelling together so it was fine, but 2 couples? Not so much.

David was an excellent host and showed us all around the apartment and the things we needed to know.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every square inch

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfection. Every square inch. Always something interesting to look at.

Vibrant neighborhood. Perfect for my husband and I. Everything as pictured and described.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Family stay in Paris - Great apartment in a great area!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a year ago and will stay again! I realised we forgot to write a review when we checked to see what the latest reviews were like. We chose the area and looked to see what was available and felt lucky to have found this. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers and it was perfect. Met by David who gave us the tour of the apartment, gave recommendations and helped return items we forgot when we left the apartment- fantastic!

Loved the area - we had been to Paris a few times before and knew here (the area) was where we wanted to be. We walked pretty much everywhere! It was close to every where we wanted to be on this trip. Nice bistro across the road was great for a meal or 2 - or an afternoon glas of wine before getting ready for dinner. The apartment itself was as the photos depict. We thought it charming and fun - and we had room enough for our stuff. Just piled our suitcases in one corner out of the way. We felt like it was our apartment we were coming home to in the afternoons. Plenty of shops and bakery's for breakfast stuff which were the only meals we had in the apartment. The only minus would be as someone else said, that it was filled with too much of the owners personal stuff in the draws. If it was mine and I wanted to rent it out I possibly would consider thinning out the decorations and giving more space in the draws. I did also read that they were thinking of the storage situation so that may already have been taken care of?. Like I said before we had space for our stuff- maybe we travel light? But you could see that the owner loved their apartment and made so much out of it.

Would we stay here again - definitely!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

great location but some problems with apartment

  • 3 of 5

Apartment was charming but had major functionality issues. Despite assurances from owner that back bedroom was accessible through kitchen and porch, (important to us, since we were staying with another couple) we were told upon arrival that we could not walk across porch. That bedroom could only be accessed through our master bedroom.

Phone did not work for first week of our stay. Washer drain pipe was not secured, flooding the bathroom, and cable periodically stopped working.

No response from owner when I emailed requesting a rate concession because the apartment was not as promised.

That said, the local manager was very responsive, even making restaurant bookings for us when we didn't have a phone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

20% Security deposit is required and refundable once apartment has been inspected and there is no damage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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