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Stylish, sunny and very quiet, perfect location St Germain

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms sleep four (2 double beds) between Montparnasse and St Germain

A home away from home, our apartment is located in the heart of the left bank. We share it a few weeks a year with selected guests. It is a stylish, sunny, very comfortable and quiet modernized apartment in an old Paris building, on the top floor with a lift. We provide complimentary housekeeping service once or twice weekly. It is steps away from three subway lines and buses, in the heart of St-Germain/Montparnasse.

There are two bedrooms (queen bed in one, double bed in second), an open kitchen and dining room that is a dream for cooks and elegant cosy dining (seats 8), a spacious living room with electric fireplace, a romantic bathroom and separate WC. There is Wi-Fi and an excellent sound system. Ceiling fans in bedrooms and the living room keep the apartment fresh during the warm months. You will live among our books, music and art, like at home. All basic amenities are available on arrival (toiletries, dry goods for cooking, products for washing and cleaning), so no time will be taken from your holiday doing initial basic shopping.

Owners provide you with detailed tourist information and guidance about the neighborhood. The price is all-inclusive. There are no hidden extras.

Apartment: Our apartment has oodles of charm. It is on the top floor of a 1900 building with dormer windows, is beautifully located at Metro St. Placide, with two other subway lines and several bus lines very close. It has light and sun all day from exposures in every direction. It is very quiet. All of the infrastructure is up to date and highly functional.The living space is generous, the two rental bedrooms are smallish. Beds are high quality, one queen and one standard double. One bedroom has a recessed washbasin with a granite countertop. We have Wi-Fi, a superb sound system with speakers in living and dining room, and HD television. Bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans and there is a decorative electric fireplace in the living room. The living room also has a desk. There is comfortable seating in the living and dining room for eight people. The kitchen is wonderful for anyone who likes to cook, with modern equipment including a washer and dryer. The bathroom has a designer tub for two that is also equipped with a rainforest shower. The toilet is separate.

Neighborhood: We are between St Germain and Montparnasse, the intellectual hearts of Paris. The apartment is steps from the rue de Rennes, fifteen minutes walk from the St. Germain church or the Sorbonne, five minutes from the Luxembourg gardens, and ten minutes from the St. Sulpice church. There is a market two blocks away (Raspail) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday (the latter is organic) and another slightly further (Edgar Quinet) on Wednesday and Saturday. Downstairs is a small grocery store that can meet all your needs. Other stores and more elegant food shopping in specialized stores is nearby. The Bon Marché, one of the best department stores in Paris, that also has a spectacular food store, is two blocks away. Montparnasse railroad station is within walking distance, or three bus stops away. Shopping for clothing, records, books is excellent in the neighborhood. Restaurants and cafés abound, several with live music.

The owners: We are two professionals retired from the UN. Our Paris apartment is our home; we have a house in Normandy a few hours away from Paris where we go during rental periods. Since renters are staying in our home, we want people who stay here to understand and agree to treat it as they would treat their own. In return, we do everything in our power to make sure you have our help to make your stay as agreeable as it can be.

We provide detailed guidance on the neighborhood in notes left for guests. If you decide to stay with us and have particular questions about tourism in Paris, let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to oblige.

More Details
Registration Number : 7510600350309

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Alexandra

We are retired from the United Nations, living part time in Paris and part time in our small country home two hours outside of Pars.

Alexandra purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Alexandra chose Notre-Dame-des-Champs

This is our Paris home, that we vacate a few weeks a year for selected tenants.

What makes this apartment unique

Location. Top floor, quiet and light. Charm of an apartment that feels more like a little house because of its multiple exposure and original layout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We wanted to return to Paris for a two week stay with some luxe, comfort, safety, and all the facilities of our own home.

And, we found it, with great pleasure. We even found most of the shopping, if not on our 'doorstep', only a stone's throw away. The markets were also close by.

The apartment is all as described by the owner; cooking, washing, drying, house-keeping service, comfort, and good TV, music system are on hand. Excellent notes are provided and contact with the owner is most prompt, warm and helpful.

We particularly found the location excellent - situated between St. Germain and Montparnasse, quiet, safe, yet busy and not crowded with tourists. That which was not available on foot, was well connected to the rest of Paris by Metro (plural) and buses, again, only a step away."
Mar 2013
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Notre-Dame-des-Champs Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate toilet
  • The bathroom has been recently completely remodeled: it has a designer bathtub for two with rainforest shower and large mirrors. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two double beds, closet space, desk in one bedroom. There is no sleeping space in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
The apartment has ceiling fans in the bedrooms and living room, useful in the summer. It is very light and quiet, making it a peaceful haven in the middle of bustling Paris. It is not suitable for children under 6.


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Stylish, sunny and very quiet, perfect location St Germain
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • 5 of 5

Great place & location

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, central location

  • 5 of 5

Each morning when I opened the door to the street I marveled at the sudden contrast of the bustle and noise of city life to the quiet, top floor apartment with windows facing into the protected terraces. You never knew how awake Paris was until you stepped outside. We enjoyed picnics close by at Luxembourg Garden. We walked to most places we wanted to visit, and the apartment was well supplied . Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests and sharing our love for Paris, and our neighborhood.
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great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The apartment is spacious and well-furnished. There is light coming from multiple directions, as there are windows on every side. The view is mostly of other buildings, but we had some amazing sunsets. Despite being a block from a relatively busy street, it was very quiet (being on the top floor helped). The location is terrific, near several metro lines as well as bus stops. You can join the dozens of runners at the Luxemburg Gardens after just a few city blocks. There is a reliable patisserie right across the street, along with a small grocery that is open late. The logistics worked perfectly, and the housekeeping service was great. The kitchen is better equipped than my own, and it was a treat to be able to cook on those few nights we could tear ourselves away from the restaurants. There are dozens of restaurants a short walk away. Georgette was quite good, and Chez Marcel was outstanding. La Rotonde, La Charette Créole, … Very convenient. The internet was flawless, and the fireplace was surprisingly fun. I feel like I should have some complaint to provide balance, but I can’t think of any. Comfortable beds, modern bathroom, elevator… Perfect all around.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh thank you so much. We are very glad to have had you. You were outstanding guests.
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Manhattan, NY

Can't imagine a better place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Alexandra's apartment is really terrific. Just steps away from a metro stop it has a wonderful patisserie and an excellent boulangerie directly across the street and it is only a 10 minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. The apartment itself is as she describes it--stylish, sunny and quiet. It is also supremely comfortable and very safe (two sets of locked doors). Anything you can imagine needing is provided and the wi-fi is excellent. Alexandra is immediately responsive to all queries and was very helpful. I plan to recommend it to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well appointed and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Alexandra's home was exactly what we wished for. It was perfectly located. We walked all over the city of Paris including to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Musee Rodin and managed to log over 50 miles in 6 days. The metro stops are close by and made the trip to Versailles simple. As two fairly new grandmothers we also managed to visit almost every children's shop in the city. The home is perfectly described and Alexandra's detailed instructions made for a seamless rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment. Centrally located. It’s a quick walk to luxurious shops and many well-known sights so you can easily discover all things French. Alexandra was kind and very helpful, quick to respond to emails and arrange what we needed. Happy to have found this ‘gem’ in St. Germain. Have already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Normandy beaches
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is on the top (sixth) floor of a 1900 building with a lift. It is located in the heart of historic Paris, next to the Luxembourg Gardens, in a quiet street just next to the rue de Rennes, which is a major shopping avenue. The immediate neighborhood is full of food shops, open-air markets, elegant and off-label clothes shopping, restaurants and bars. The best department store and food hall on the Left Bank, the famous Bon Marché, is two blocks away.

On foot or by public transportation one can easily reach key museums (Louvre, Musee d'Orsay), monuments (Pantheon, Invalides, Notre Dame, Eiffel tower), restaurants (advice available), cinemas, and entertainment of all kinds. Three subway lines and multiple bus lines are very close.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $609.01

20% of rental fee is required on reservation.The rental deposit is returnable up to three months before arrival. Final payment must be received before occupancy. Partial refund (1/2 of total rent) will be made if the cancellation occurs more than 15 days before the beginning of your stay. No refund will be made for later cancellations, unless a new tenant is found, in which case a full refund will be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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