About the property
- Apartment914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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. The standard double 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.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
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.
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Great place & location
Quiet, central location
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.
Thanks so much for being our guests and sharing our love for Paris, and our neighborhood.
great place, great location
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.
Gosh thank you so much. We are very glad to have had you. You were outstanding guests.
Can't imagine a better place to stay
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.
Beautiful, well appointed and perfect location!
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.
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.
Our apartment is on the top (sixth) floor of a 1900 building with a lift. It is located in the heart of historic Paris, near 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 three 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
Additional information about rental rates
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.