4 star, 18th century apartment in-between Sainte-Croix and Saint-Michel on quiet square. 3 minutes from riverside, five minutes from Saint-Michel Tram C. Views of Hôtel de la Monnaie and Saint-Michel. 70 m2 apartment renovated in 2015 furnished with antiques provides a modern-authentic Bordeaux experience. Kitchen fully equipped, large living and dinning room, high quality beds, spacious bathroom with bathtub and shower, free WiFi, TV, Blu-ray, espresso machine, and gated-covered parking (added fee).
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
70m2, 1bedroom apartment with view of Saint Michel bell tower and parking
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- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
About Nathaniel Washington
I am an American and I am Pacs-ed with Patrice, a medical doctor here in Bordeaux. We enjoy antiques, fine arts, and the ocean. We also enjoy visiting the capital cities of Europe. We look forward to meeting people from around the world and providing them with a memorable stay in Bordeaux.
Nathaniel Washington purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Nathaniel Washington chose Downtown
This apartment has stone walls which have two niches carved into them in the dining area. When me and my partner saw that it really sealed the deal for us. The apartment is also very spacious and that makes it easy to move around and enjoy the space with the furniture that we really love.
What makes this Apartment unique
The 9m2 bathroom has to be the biggest plus to this apartment. There is a large claw-foot tub with a large shower. Two people can easy get ready for dinner at a nice restaurant without getting in each other's way.
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Great Apartment, great location and a super host
The La Monnoye apartment is the nicest one that we have stayed in while traveling. Nathanial went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The apartment is as nice as the photos show. I highly recommend it.
Brilliant spacious apartment, perfectly appointed, well located close to the Garonne and markets.
This second floor apartment was the best of our month in France and must be one of the best privately owned holiday apartments in Bordeaux and perhaps of France. We loved the thought put into both its furnishings and appliances. It feels like a home away from home. In addition the owners are very helpful in ensuring that one is aware of the key locations for a visit to Bordeaux. The apartment’s locality is less than 100m to some of the best restaurants in Bordeaux, and only a little further to a local supermarket and best of all - the Marche des Capucins where all manner of breads, seafood, meats, fruit and vegetables can be found as well as other delicacies. The hosts Nathaniel and Patrice provided maps and cards for a huge range of Bordeaux highlights and a list of their favourite restaurants and markets. Nathaniel also highlighted the best places for us on a reference map when we advised of our main interests. Check with Nathaniel if car touring outside Bordeaux is sought. He chauffered us in a Mercedes to the best vineyards tour we have had in France, together with a tour to Saint Emillion nearby. The tour of the Chateau Reynier vineyard with vigneron Mark Lurton was for us the most exceptional of our many vineyard experiences in France - and Mark’s wines are exceptional as well. We loved Bordeaux as it has so much to offer in this bustling Garonne River city.
The most beautiful apartment
Nathaniel and Patrice's apartment is one of the most beautiful that we have ever stayed in. From the exquisite furnishings to the incredible sheets and towels, to a kitchen better equipped than my kitchen at home, this apartment could be in architectural digest. Nathaniel and Patrice are amazing hosts. They prepared maps of the entire area....the best bakery, the best restaurants, and anything else that you can imagine. This is a home and you will feel as if you are living in the lap of luxury. Thank you Nathaniel and Patrice.
Perfect apartment in Bordeaux!
We recently spent 4 nights at Nathaniel’s apartment. It was a spectacular experience! The apartment is beautiful and has everything you need, even a wine decanter! Nathaniel is a wealth of information about the area. He is very knowledgeable about area wines and vineyards, which was great because that was why we were in Bordeaux. Highly recommend!
Wonderful Host, Location, and Apartment
I've rented a number of places over the years, and Nathaniel was one of the best hosts I've had. It is well located in Bordeaux, and apartment is as nice as pictured, and well provisioned. I recommend spending the 50 euros for the lengthy car service ride to the apartment from the airport, which gives him plenty of time to tell you stuff. Also, we took his private wine tasting tour, and it was very tasty. Highly recommended.
Exquisite Apartment in Beautiful City
Thoroughly enjoyed out stay in this beautifully decorated apartment.
We will return
General Artists’ ateliers, antique shops, and historical monuments densely populate the area around the apartment. It is the area for those who are seeking 18th century architecture and cultural events within a stone’s throw of the front door. The apartment is located between Sainte Croix and Saint Michel right in the heart of the historic center. Place Léon Duguit (Place de la Monnaie) We are lucky to be located in this beautiful 18th century square. Just in front of us you will have a view of Hôtel de la Monnaie, the mint. This square is remarkable due to its pristine 18th century architecture and is the site of many films set during this period. It is amazing to think that this square existed before The French Revolution. Porte de la Monnaie This door of the city is 3 mins from the apartment and takes its name from Hôtel de la Monnaie. This door to the city acts as a frame allowing you to enter into the 18th century with cobble stones underfoot. The TNBA Theater The National Theater of Bordeaux in Aquitaine is within 3 mins of the apartment. At any given time there are intriguing shows that will surely knock your socks off. Conservatoire de Bordeaux (Arts Conservatory) Located within 4 mins of the apartment is the leading school of dance, music, and drama. We can often hear the students living in the area singing and playing music they add an extra note to the church bells of Sainte Croix and Saint Michel. Sainte Croix (church of the Holy Cross) This 11th century Romanesque church is the oldest church in Bordeaux and is located 3 mins away from the apartment. This church is simply breath taking due to its architecture and world famous organ concerts. Riverside (Quai de la Monnaie) Within 4 mins of the apartment, here you will find a large garden and a Sport’s Park with a basketball and tennis courts. You will see the river as well as Napoleon I’s bridge, Pont de Pierre. This is a great place to sunbathe or go for a romantic stroll to the famous Water Mirror, a favorite of young and old alike. The riverside serves as a host to large cruising ships that enter the city under the largest lift bridge in Europe, Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas. We are very lucky to be located so close to the riverside because it is where the many sporadic fireworks shows and open air performances of the city are displayed. Marché des Capucins This is a unique local market place located within 5 mins of the apartment where you can find garden fresh produce. Natives from all over the city gather here on the weekends to taste wine and eat oysters and watch the merchants sell their goods just as they have done for centuries. Basilica Saint Michel This is the Gothic 14th century church you see from the apartment window. It is a quick 5 min walk to the bell tower where you can tour the catacombs and climb the highest church tower in southern France. This church survived WWII but sadly is still visibly damaged by bullet marks that destroyed precious stained glass windows in 1940. Today the church is surrounded by a diverse array of restaurants and the square attracts people from all over the world to the Sunday morning antiques markets. Many of the antiques in the apartment were found right on this square. Jardin de Douves (Medieval Ruins) This site has been recently excavated and opened to the public. It is within 5 mins of the apartment and gives an honest glimpse of the architecture of the medieval walls surrounding the historic center. This is one of the few places in the city where the wall remains standing. Today we can walk along the top of the wall which has become a garden giving an impressive idea of the thickness of the wall. Porte Cailhau This door to the city is older than the Port de la Monnaie and Hôtel de la Monnaie and offers a superbe example of Gothique and Renaissance architecture. You can arrive here from the apartment in 15 mins and climb the spiraling stairs to see a museum as well as great views of the city for FREE. Miroir d’Eau and Place de la Bourse Within 16 mins walk from the apartment, this Water Mirror is a perfect place for pictures, to meet friends, and to splash around in the water. Here you can let your inner child run free and enjoy the signature sight of Bordeaux. Place de la Victoire This square is located within 10 mins of the apartment. It is the meeting place for students and is at the beginning of the longest pedestrian only street in all of France. In this area you will find a wide range of shops and restaurants fitting all budgets and tastes. Tour Pey Berland – Cathédrale Saint-André This tower is located 19 mins from the apartment and is a perfect example of 15th century architecture. You can climb this tower but it is not as high as the tower of Saint Michel. The Romanesque cathedral built in 1096 (only one wall of the original church remains) is world famous because Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII here in 1137.