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Bijou au bord du Canal St Martin, Paris.

Bedrooms 2
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Hall, Shower, WC, Living with double sofabed, Dining & Kitchenette.

Typical bijou bright Parisian apartment beautifully refurbished with paneled walls and high ceilings. Ideally suited to couples or families with up to three children.

Canal St-Martin's iron footbridges and tree-shaded quays form the backdrop for this ever-gentrifying area of Paris, drawing a trendy crowd to its shabby-chic bars and appetizing bistros.

A stones throw away from metro station République, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord (Eurostar) and many other metro stations.


Acoustic double glazed windows

Thermostatic electric heating

Smart TV

Master bedroom TV

Baby bed if required

More Details

Chris and Kate
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Chris and Kate

British Ergonomist and Architect who have lived and worked in London, Barcelona and Paris, finally settling in France nearly 15 years ago, married with three children. Delighted to offer advice on family trips to Paris and the best places to go to entertain children, while parents sneak in the odd romantic moment en route!


Porte Saint-Martin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower, large basin & separate WC off entrance hall.
  • Shower room off entrance hall with large shower and large basin, towel radiator, underfloor heating and heated mirror. Toilet in separate room off entrance hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed
  • Master Bedroom with 160w bed (sleeps 2 adults) Childs Bedroom with 80w 2m long bunkbed & pullout bed (sleeps 1 adult, 2 child) OTHER OPTIONS Double sofabed in Living room (sleeps 2) Folding babybed available
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Safe provided for small items.


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Bijou au bord du Canal St Martin, Paris.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

This charming apartment on the canal was perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Kate is a wonderful host who answered all our questions, provided valuable recommendations and surprised us with her thoughtfulness and generosity when we arrived. The location was so Parisian with festivals on the street and people picnicking on the canal banks every day. With a baby and two children we were able to walk to all the sites in Paris. Our 4 days in Paris were made very special because we stayed in this apartment. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jordan Stn., Ontario, Canada

Charming, comfortable and central

  • 5 of 5

Very nice! The beds were very comfortable and the apartment is bright and clean with everything we needed. It is very central and close to the Gare de l'est and Jacques Bonsergeant metro stations.

Chris and Kate kindly met us at the apartment and showed us how to operate appliances etc. They also left us drinks in the refrigerator which

were much appreciated.

This was a great experience and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Paris Apt

  • 5 of 5

Chris & Kate have made this a charming spot with everything you need to be comfortable.

Very personal attention to details. We were greeted by Chris who walked us through the features and functions, which was an excellent start.

We found a few food items and champagne waiting for us and Holiday decorations.

We loved the charm of the apartment and the location is outstanding, with restaurants literally steps away as well as beautiful clothing stores and grocery stores. It is an easy walk to the subway Republique access points that will start you on the way to any part of the city.

We would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay, quiet & clean

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the owner Kate was great - very responsive to emails, etc. and answered all our questions. She offered advice and was easy to get in touch with and was very flexible.

The flat was as described, very modern appliances and bathroom/toilet and clean. We cooked in the kitchen with no trouble (the oven instruction book was there which was handy). We also ate in a good local French restaurant recommended in the guest book in the apartment.

It was a very quiet apartment, which we loved. Our 3 kids slept on the 2 bunk beds plus trundle bed which slides out from under the lower bunk bed. That worked great.

You do need to be a bit careful with the hot water as there is a small tank - but if you shower quickly enough you can make it work! Overall it was excellent and we really recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for being such easy guests to communicate with and leaving the apartment so tidy. We will make a point of showing future guests how to heat up the hot water if they run out. Thankyou again for your custom!
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Merveilleux séjour à Paris

  • 5 of 5

Si vous recherchez un quartier à la fois calme et plein de vie...

Si vous rêvez d'un appartement confortable, aménagé avec soin...

Alors arrêtez vous quelques jours chez Chris et Kate,

Vous ne le regretterez pas.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location, beautiful, well appointed flat!

  • 5 of 5

This flat made our week in Paris even more perfect!! Our train was running late, but everyone was very accommodating and we had no trouble finding the flat or walking there with bags and kids from the Metro. The location is perfect!! Right on the canal, with parks, bakeries, groceries, bars, restaurants. ...everything in walking distance. You will feel like a local! The flat is gorgeous! We were traveling with a 9 yo and a baby, and Kate had a cot and sleep sack all ready, and the beds were very comfortable! The flat is beautifully decorated and there were even some snacks and juice for the children and sparkling wine for us! The restaurant recommendations in Chris and Kate ' s guide book were spot on! Also, don't miss the amazing flea market in the park just a couple of blocks up! We can't recommend this flat enough, and it will definitely be our home base any time we're in Paris!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind review and for being the perfect guests!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Paris, Charles de Gaulle, Roissy
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Le Comptoir General
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Gare du Nord, Eurostar
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
Chez Prune
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Porte Saint-Martin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $176.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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