|Space||322 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The studio is situated in the heart of Saint Germain de Pres in a sixteen century historical building in a calm small street in the middle of the lively Latin quarter.
The balcony of the studio overlooks the main courtyard of the building.
There is a code to get into the building.
Inside you will find an open kitchen with an under the counter a refrigerator, 2 cooking stove, a microwave, dishwasher and laundry machine.
You will appreciate the calm of an historical building and the close living area with everything you need.
Grocery, art gallery, restaurants, monuments, Notre Dame, Saint Michel, the Louvre etc.
The studio has a very comfortable sleeping bed, TV with cable, internet and WiFi.
A nice dressing is situated before the bathroom access.
The bathroom has a comfortable large shower, WC, bidet.
The top counters of the kitchen and the bathroom are in black granite from Zimbabwe and the floor is old oak.
A large fire place from the sixteen century was conserved by the architect as well as the mirror on the top of it.
You can dine on a round oak ancient table with 4 people, and in the summer days you can have a coffee on the balcony among the flowers.
My mother bought this property as her pied a terre here in Paris where I live.
I am and architect here in Paris and I help her to rent the apartment when she is not here.
Rizzoli Vittoria purchased this apartment in 2010
We choose to buy this property because, we are Italian and for us Paris is Saint Germain.
My mother made part of her study here in Saint Germain and when I first arrived in Paris I lived not far from here.
The dream to have an apartment is the middle of the heart of Paris became true.
When you are in the apartment, you really have the impression to get in the real Paris.
The decoration goes very well with the style of the building and I could stay inside next of fireplace reading a book and looking out at the Parisian roofs.
Very cozy and warm.
We hope that You will love it as we do!
Enjoyed staying here, owner was very helpful and polite.
Stayed here by myself, there is everything you need, why would anyone stay in a hotel whe you have such charm places. Great experience!
The photos represented the property perfectly. As others have stated the bathroom was a very nice surprise, excellent shower! The pull out couch is amazing, you never felt like you were sleeping on a sofa bed. The complex is very quiet, you can not hear any street noise.
We felt very safe and secure in the building. The owner was very attentive to us prior to our trip and during. You could not stay in a better neighborhood in Paris whether it's your first trip to Paris or a 5th trip like ours. So close to metro, bus and RER stations. Excellent restaurants nearby. Especially the Latin Bistro, just around the corner. The daily specials were so good, we ate there four times during our ten day stay. This was the best place we have stayed in Paris over the years. Thank you Vittoria for sharing your place with those of us who come to visit Paris.
We never met Vittoria, though we corresponded through email. Her mother met us and was very sweet.
The location is great. One block from St Michel. We walked everywhere. There are loads of restaurants within one block.
We would have worried about a fold out bed but other reviewers had assured that it was fine and they were right. It was comfortable. The wooden shutters are great as they create a completely dark space for sleeping.
The bath and kitchen are fine.
The straight chairs around the table are attractive but both Kathleen and I found them terribly uncomfortable. They should be replaced.
The wi-fi connection was fine. [This should not be assumed as other places have none or very weak signal despite adverting wi-fi.]
One bad thing - The TV did not work. I had emailed Vittoria about it, but she never responded even though we corresponded on other issues, such as where to leave the key when we left. The failure to respond is really unconscionable.
If the chairs were replaced and the TV made to work, we would probably give a 4.5 stars.
The owner was very helpful and attentive making sure I had everything I needed while staying there. Everything about the experience was great!
Vittoria's place was perfect for my needs - close to Metro (4), in a very interesting and lively arrondissement however in a closed off courtyard off a small side street so very quiet. The studio was very clean, well maintained, well laid out and accessible. Even has a small terrace. One flight up a staircase. I visit Paris several times a year for work and now that I have found this place I would stay again without question. Lots of shops and cafes near bye. Make sure you try the Little Breizh for crêpes.
We scored with our cozy flat! We felt like we were home the minute we arrived. Everything was very clean, the bed was a pullout and very comfy! We were always warm enough, had a darling balcony for fresh air, too. Shower was great! Nespresso maker was awesome! Had all the amenities you'd ever need. Absolutely loved the location! Thank you for an incredible week!
Wonderful quarter, you Artistic Legacy Meets Modern Chic:
Put on your Sunday best and head over to St-Germain-des-Prés, one of the more swanky, upscale neighborhoods in Paris. Here, you’ll find locals outfitted in Louis Vuitton and Dior whether on their way to a business meeting or out for a stroll. Situated along the Seine River, the area is also an artistic hub, with some of the city’s most prestigious museums, art dealers and small galleries. Once a spot for existentialist thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, this is the place to see and be seen, window shop for Swarovski crystal and take home a piece of modern art for your mantel.
The St-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood lines the Left Bank of the Seine and extends southwards towards the sprawling Jardin du Luxembourg. It is hugged by the lively Latin Quarter to the east and the Eiffel Tower district to the west.
Main Streets: Boulevard St-Germain, Rue de Seine, Rue de Rennes, Rue Bonaparte
Getting There and Getting Around:
To check out the area's many art galleries, get off at Metro St-Germain-des-Prés (line 4) and walk north towards the Seine. For power shopping or a bite to eat, cross the Boulevard St-Germain and head south, or walk east from Metro Sèvres-Babylone (line 10). If you get off at Luxembourg (RER B), go northwest through the garden to get to the heart of the neighborhood.
The Benedictine Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés dates to the 6th century. Only the church remains, but it is considered the oldest in Paris. In one of the side chapels, you can find the tomb of philosopher René Descartes.
Around the 19th century, the area was frequented by painters like Manet and writers Balzac and Georges Sand.
After World War II, St-Germain exploded into a hotspot for existentialist thinking, avant-garde theater, painting and jazz. Picasso, Sartre, De Beauvoir, Beckett and Charles Gainsbourg are some of the famous names associated with the area.
Places of Interest:
Jardin du Luxembourg: The expansive gardens and overlooking Senate belong to the Luxembourg Palace, and are a respite from busy Paris. Stroll along the perfectly manicured lawns and flowers or sail a toy boat across the pond. If you’re lucky, you might catch a weekend jazz concert under the pavilion. Also make sure to check out the Musee du Luxembourg, Paris' oldest public museum and a historical hotbed of the arts in the city.
Musée d’Orsay: This famous museum houses mostly French art from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, including an extensive collection of impressionist works by artists such as Monet, Renoir and Cézanne.
Eat, Drink and be Merry
43, Rue de Seine
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 29 09 42
151, Boulevard St Germain
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 48 53 91
With its wood paneling, wall-to-wall mirrors and 1926 art deco interior, this famous brasserie is not to be missed. Known for its Alsatian cuisine, Lipp serves up copious portions of choucroute, andouillette and cervelles remoulade. Polish off your meal with a glass of Roedener Cristal or a bottle of champagne if you’re feeling prosperous.
13 rue de l'ancienne comédie
Tel: +33 (0)143 54 93 64
Considered the birthplace of Paris café culture, Le Procope is the city's oldest café, dating to 1686, and was a gathering place for thinkers like Voltaire.
76, Rue de Seine
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 26 85 77
For savory or sweet, this bakery is the perfect spot for an afternoon bite. You’ll find everything from foie gras to colorful macaroons, finger-sized eclairs and dark chocolates sold by the kilo. Loose-fitting trousers recommended!
Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe
1 place Paul-Claudel
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 41 36 36
The Odeon is one of France’s five national theaters and prides itself on showing not only original productions, but also works by well-known foreign theater companies.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The Saint-Michel Neighborhood
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$490.26|
|final cleaning, check-i||$141.63|
The payement is half at the reservation, by a bank transfer and the rest at the check in.
A security deposit is asked of minimum 400€ or more, dipending on the period of stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.