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

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Robert Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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


Mail Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

ART LOVER'S ZEN PENTHOUSE: Contemporary, Comfortable, Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Los Altos, CA USA

This is a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This 8th-floor apartment is spacious, filled with art, comfortable furniture and a small kitchen, and is suitable for 2-4 people who will share one bath with a WC next to it. The location in the 2nd Arr. is close to Rue Montorgueil, a fabulous shopping/people-watching pedestrian street, and the getting-famous Rue du Nil, home to Frenchie Restaurant and its off-shoots like Frenchie-to-Go (you should). You will be right in the heart of the action, close to the Metro, moderately close walking distance to the Seine, the Marais, etc. This does mean you may hear construction noise during the day. The owners are very attentive and helpful. The views of the Eiffel Tower never get old, either! Plus, AC in the living area is a huge amenity for summer visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tasmania, Australia

Wonderful, stylish apartment, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, very comfortable apartment, impressive art collection, Eiffel tower views. Suited my mother and I perfectly...after exploring Paris each day on foot, so lovely to return 'home' to this wonderful apartment to relax in comfort and style! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in a fascinating neighborhood of Paris.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable, with terrific hospitality. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice, well furnished and comfortable. Wonderful art. Nice neighborhood. Very convenient. Bonne Nouvelle Metro stop literally right around the corner from the apartment. Many neighborhood eateries. Convenient market and grocery shopping, all within one to four easy walking blocks. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Our family had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful apartment. We enjoyed the proximity to fabulous things that Paris has to offer. Everything is within walking distance and the metro is just around the corner if needed. Rue Montorgeuil was the perfect place to shop for our New Years Eve dinner. The apartment is clean and airy and filled with wonderful artwork. We found everything we could possibly need and Robert was very easy to deal with. Absolutely would recommend this apartment, can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Art Lover's penthouse in December 2016, with our family of 4. We were able to communicate easily with Bob and make all necessary arrangements. In Paris, we were greeted by Bob's friend and given the keys and a brief overview of the apartment. We were very pleased with the apartment - it was clean, lovely and spacious. We enjoyed having space to relax, a view of the city, including the Eiffel Tower in the distance, the lovely art collection, and great neighborhood tips. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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