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ART LOVER'S ZEN PENTHOUSE: Contemporary, Comfortable, Quiet

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights


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1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, (Sleeps 4)

Sophisticated newly renovated apartment with classic design and contemporary art. On the 7th (top) floor of an Art Deco building from the 1930's with two elevators and a concierge. Gorgeous views of Paris rooftops, the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides.

The large living room has two double french windows that open wide. One corner of the double living room transforms into a sleeping alcove with a queen size sofa bed and another sofa facing it. The other end has a separate seating area with a desk that can open up and become a dining table for 10 people. There is a Bang & Olufsen sound system and an HDTV receiver with Apple TV and cable and high speed wireless internet. There is also a wireless printer. Free calls to the US can be made from the phone.

The kitchen /dining area has a dining table that seats 6 and in the kitchen section at the other end there is a stove, microwave/oven, dishwasher a refrigerator/freezer and closets for food and for dishware.

The bathroom has a large lavabo, a soaking tub and a separate shower. There is also a washing machine and dryer in a closet. The WC is a separate room.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, ample closet space, and a seating area looking over the rooftops to the Eiffel Tower.

The art collection is mainly photography, with some drawings, gouaches and paintings. The artists are from North and South America, Europe and Asia. The furniture is primarily Italian (Vico Magistretti) with a few classic French armchairs (Louis XV).

The apartment is located in the 2nd arrondissement on rue Poissonnière, with numerous shops, markets, cafes and restaurants and the Grand Rex Cinema nearby. There is easy access to transportation - buses and Metro (Bonne Nouvelle-Lines 8 & 9 and Sentier -Line 3). There is a taxi stand at the corner). The apartment is a 5 minute walk from the wonderful pedestrian street rue Montorgeuil with fresh produce markets, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and flower shops and a 10 minute walk from Les Halles Shopping Center which includes cinemas, book stores and shops of every kind, as well as the RER and additional Metro lines.

For those who prefer a Paris apartment experience to a hotel, this is a great place to be.. Convenient to public transportation, neighborhood markets and restaurants, this is as close to being a Parisian as one can be for a week or a month. In addition, with interesting artwork, the place has character. The owner lives here part, of the year which helps to maintain the warmth and comfortable feeling of a home. It is an elegant and romantic space..

The apartment is clean, comfortable, and well provisioned. The owners are easy to work with and accommodating.

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Robert Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016
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About Robert Fitzpatrick

We are a retired American/French couple, deeply involved in the arts, multilingual and multicultural. We divide our time between France and the United States. Cities are a passion for us and a constant source of discovery.

Robert Fitzpatrick purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Robert Fitzpatrick chose 2nd Arrondissement Bourse

Over the years we have lived in five different neighborhoods in Paris, and this is our favorite. We did a total renovation in 2012. We bought this property because it is on the top floor of the building, with lots of light, gorgeous views, private and totally quiet. We also liked the fact that there are 5 different neighborhoods within easy walking distance, and a fantastic array of restaurants, cafes (even Starbucks), concert halls, museums and theaters nearby. As movie buffs we also liked that the Rex Cinema is a complete multiplex including the largest cinema (2800 places) in Europe.

What makes this apartment unique

great landlords, great neighbors


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

ART LOVER'S ZEN PENTHOUSE: Contemporary, Comfortable, Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

This apartment deserves more stars !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have used VRBO many times in Paris and this is the finest apartment I have found....for someone who is

passionate about art and design, you will feel like you are home....The owners have acquired their impressive

collection of photography on travels all over the world and it is impressive and very thought

provoking.... The overall layout if thoughtful and lives well, and the views over Paris with the Eiffel Tower

in view is incomparable.... I highly recommend staying here.....Ten stars at least!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had the most comfortable stay in this beautifully appointed apartment. It has all the comforts of home (a fully equipped kitchen, fantastic sound system, dishwasher etc) which made it sad for me to leave at the end of the fortnight. The owners are also fantastic and I was very fortunate to be able to arrange for a meet up as Bob was coincidentally in Paris towards the end of my stay. The other reviews have said it all - convenience to metro stops, proximity to the wonderful rue Montorgueil, terrific view of the Eiffel Tower. In fact there is actually more art work in the apartment now than shown on the photos! The location on the 7th floor also made the apartment bright and airy. Highly recommend this apartment without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA USA

Totally Tops!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The descriptions and photos were accurate, the 8th floor location and views were as advertised, it was large enough to work great for 3 adults and one child (one mom and kid sharing the sofa bed). Close to a metro stop, close to the pedestrian rue Montorguiel for easy shopping and dining. Washer and dryer a big plus, and all amenities provided with useful instructions. Within walking distance of Pont Neuf and the Seine. We hope to return some other time and highly recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My French Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at this tasteful and beautiful apartment. Interior is spacious and an artistic blend of artwork. I love the 2nd Arrondissement because you are with Parisians who are more than helpful, friendly and kind. Neighborhood is perfectly located and allows total independence. I've met several of the tenants and we renewed friendships. I totally discovered the 2nd Arrondissement and all of its wonderful things to do. Owner's always a delight and always so helpful. From this apartment you can walk to most tourist locations and the Metro is easy to travel on. I would recommend this apartment with no hesitation. Beautiful views, bright and airy. Well equipped and could not ask for anything more.

Bob and Sylvie are the absolute best.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vicksburg, Ms, USA

Wonderful time in Paris

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 days in Paris for my 65th at this lovely place in the 2nd arrondissement which is within walking distance of many of the most popular spots. We really never used the Metro as it was so much fun to walk around seeing so much while you were on your way to your destination. Apt is fully equipped with excellent directions for the use of all items. It was very quiet and sleep was not a problem I will call for a reservation the next time we go to Paris. Thanks Bob and Sylvie.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival to apartment from airport you first note beauty of art deco building. Elevators are classical and romantic. Apartment itself is large, gorgeous, and well-appointed with a wonderul kitchen and a very comfy sofa bed. Other than some basic groceries nothing else was needed. The toilet area is separate from shower/tub making it convenient for 2 or more to get ready at same time. Location very convenient to everything. Metro a hop, skip and a jump away. After longs days of sightseeing the quietness and comforts were more than appreciated. View at night is spectacular thanks to the many windows, watching the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night is beautiful. The owner's art collection is amazing. Owner's are the absolute best, full of personality and always helpful. This was a girl's week and it was everything and more. Anyone in love with Paris and searching for a place to stay to be among Parisians this apartment is a must stay. For a first time visitor you will be wowed!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: perfect guests: graceful, grateful, thoughtful of neighbors, careful of the artwork and left the apartment impeccably clean!
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Rue Montorgueil
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Charles de Gaulle Airport 14 miles, Orly 10 miles
Car: not necessary

Located in the center of Paris, immediately proximate to great public transportation, fantastic restaurants, markets, museums, opera and live theater all within easy walking distance. Not to be missed: the pedestrian quarter rue Montorgeuil, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, and people watching on the terrace of any cafe.

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Mail Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • separate WC - toilet , toilet (with sink) is in a separate room from bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
  • Light filled bathroom with 2 windows (one opaque for privacy, one clear with view of Eiffel Tower), steeping bath tub, separate shower. Adjoining laundry room contains washing machine and dryer and linen closets. The toilet ('WC') is in a separate room with its own washbasin. The bathroom has two entrances-one from the bedroom and the other from the side hall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    guest sleeping alcove in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Completely Private, entry from hall and from bathroom. Queen Size Bed, reading area by window with a view over the rooftops of Paris. 2 closets, chest of drawers, bookshelves.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
a romantic get away, a wonderful place to celebrate an important birthday or anniversary, a place to write, relax, listen to music. A quiet oasis in a very vibrant neighborhood. An art filled space to please the eye. A home, not a hotel, where you can be a Parisian--even if only for a week or a month--and enjoy one of the great cities of the world.

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