|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Ideally located, this large loft of 120 m2 (1200 square feet) on two levels is fully open on the wooden roof structure and has all the comfort ans equipment described; completely renovated in 2011 this flat is an open space with three orientations, bright, without vis-à-vis, with views over the Square du Temple, the Sacre Coeur, and the charming Paris rooftops.
On the main level entering left, a bathroom with shower (120cm/90cm 3 feet by 4) and WC (+ washing machine and separate dryer) and a fully equipped kitchen (2 fridges, freezer, Nespresso machine ect...) and on the right is a large dining room library(French books) opening on to a lounge in the angle and down the back of the apartment a salon-bedroom with a very comfortable sofa bed (160cm-queen size comfort from Habitat.
On the first floor, access to loft mezzanine overlooking down to the living room by the first staircase ; on the right, bookshelves with books in English, and a small bedroom for a person with a mattress on tatami and a small bathroom (washbasin, WC).
Via the second staircase, access to attic bedroom for two people (with 160cm bed on tatami - queen size) and at the back,a bathroom with bathtub.
Note: this apartment is very unusual, all spaces are open with no door (excepted of the small upstairs bedroom, the bathroom on the main floor and toilets upstairs); still it is with independent spaces, insulated from each other.
The appartment is not suitable for young children before the age of 12 (stairs and railings dangerous)
Possibility of private guarded parking with video 24/24 hours.
My wife and i took our 3 teens on a week vacation to Paris, we love using VRBO and have been doing it for years all over the world, much better space for a family or a group, TV, wifi, full kitchen, 2 baths, washer + dryer and over a 1200 sq ft is way better choice than a hotel room/s, but this lovely loft unique location makes it a true gem. on the corner of rue archives and rue de bretagne so 10 minutes walk to the river right by notre dame, 2-3 minutes walk to metro, hundreds of bars, bistros, bakeries and cafes right out the door, red kids food market around the corner and load of little stores + many famous brands .. its just cant get any better than that, every morning started with coffee and a variety of croissants at one of the many local patisseries (bakery) , a short walk to the river taking a boat ride to the tower or museum (many of Paris famous spots are by the river seine) or the metro system that will get you anywhere in the city, loft is in the le marais neighborhood, plenty of young people walk the streets till very late at night and we felt very safe, we would love to be back!
This top floor loft is beautifully and tastefully designed, full of character and well laid out. The windows provide excellent noise insulation and it is pin drop quiet, ideal for sleeping. We enjoyed entertaining friends and family for dinner - the kitchen is bright and fully equipped, excellent for cooking; the dining room table large enough for six or more with all necessary plates, glasses and silverware. The beds firm, shower hot and spacious, views from the window of the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur delightful. Moreover the apartment was spotlessly clean. Agnes, who took care of the arrangements, could not have been more kind and helpful.
Other reviews have said this and I will say it too, this loft was exactly as it is described. It was beautiful and we loved it from the moment we walked in. Stylish, well supplied with every comfort, excellent bathroom and kitchen, I could go on and on. The area around is teeming with restaurants, bakeries, cafes, great access to the metro, close to the wonderful shopping of the Marais. The property manager Agnes was helpful with suggestions on everything from shopping to airport transfers. The layout is admittedly quirky and the upper level is challenging for a tall person, but this is offset by the beautiful light coming in from the many windows, the comfortable furnishings, fluffiest towels ever, etc. We loved it and would stay there again in a heartbeat.
The apartment is exactly as pictured and described...it's like a grown-up tree house; different in such a charming and adventurous way. The owners and other reviewers have said it perfectly: the loft isn't navigable by older people and some might consider it dangerous for small children. We thought it was cool, as did our 15-year old daughter and her friends. The apartment was spotless and we had everything we needed. Agnes, the property manager, was thorough and very attentive during the entire process. Her email communications--how to pay, best airport transportation, neighborhood tips--were very helpful and she was there to greet and orient us. She showed us where everything is in the apartment, how to us the appliances, TV and phone, and gave advice on where to picnic. She made sure we had her contact information should any problem arise. The neighborhood has everything--lovely cafes, cheese shops, bakeries a small food market, grocery stores, wine shops--is delightful to wander, safe, and convenient to the subway. I can't imagine a better experience.
We had nine wonderful nights at this apartment and enjoyed our time immensely. We have stayed at five different apartments in Paris in very recent years and this would rate as our favourite. We were familiar with the area, having stayed close-by a few years ago. Restaurants, markets, supermarkets, two underground lines and various bus routes are handy.
Our teenage grand daughter really enjoyed her separate bedroom, bath and toilet in the loft. She would run up the six flights of stairs rather than take the lift to beat us back and spent considerable time in her own (messy) domain. The beds were comfortable and all appliances were in perfect working order.
Agnes was delightful, as we knew she would be from her many personal emails. The apartment reminded us of someone's home they kindly let guests stay for a period. Everything you could need was available. Beams, low areas and two stairways presented no obstacles at all and the flat was unusual in being so open and spacious.
We will definitely rebook, if possible, when next in Paris.
We loved this place. It is in a beautiful neighborhood with the right mix of activity and solitude. It is diagonally across the street from a small park and upstairs from two lively cafes. There are beautiful exposed beams and funky angles to the ceiling just a few of things that make the apartment beautiful. We are a tall family and adapted quickly to the angled ceilings. Agnes was warm and welcoming, available when we needed her, and out of sight when we wanted Paris to be our own! The beds are firm but comfortable. Everything you need is supplied. We loved it! The only odd thing is that it is billed as a two bedroom yet the second bedroom was not set up for our use. It would have been nice to have the privacy that the second bedroom provides. Thanks for a great stay!
From CDG Airport, take the RER train to Gare du Nord and then the Metro to Place d'Italie République (many connections).
From Orly Airport, west or south terminals, take an Air France bus to Gare de Lyon (see below from Gare de Lyon to the appartment), or take an Air France bus to Invalides and then metro line 8 to Republique station.
From the railway station stations, North or East (Gare du nord or Gare de l'Est), take the Metro line number 5 to République.
From the Gare de Lyon s railway station, take bus 20 and 65 (Stop at Jean-Pierre Timbaud)
From the Montparnasse train station, take bus 96, (Stop at "Bretagne").
From the Saint Lazare train station, take the Metro line number 3 and stop at Arts et Métiers station.
From Gare d'Austerlitz railway station,take the Metro line 5 to République.
Other Metro stations nearby : metro line 3 and 11, "Arts et Métiers" or "Temple", and "Filles du Calvaire" on line 8.
Bus line 75 and 20 close by, Temple Square stop or 96 stop "Filles du Calvaire" or "Bretagne".
For more details on the subway network: www.ratp.fr
At the bottom of the apartment are all necessary services (post office, pharmacy, banks, newspapers stands...), food shops of all kinds and the Market des "Enfants Rouges", the oldest covered market in Paris, with its restaurants / taverns where you can enjoy, in a festive atmosphere, world cuisines, while you can shop for organic vegetables, flowers, fish, cheese, etc ... We recommend the pastries and croissants from "Chez Manon", rue de Bretagne.
There are as well in the same street, wine or cheese merchants, delicatessens, butchers, organic and traditional grocery shops, a Poilâne bread shop among others, small supermarkets etc ...
Also there're traditional cafes and restaurants such as French, Thai, Japanese, etc. .. Taste every Thursday evening an excellent "steak tartare" (raw minced beef) at the "Café Sancerre" rue de Bretagne, or every day the best "couscous" in Paris at "Chez Omar" rue de Bretagne , or the famous "Tears of the Tiger" at Madame Swan excellent thai restaurant on Cafarelli St.
A two minute walk from the designer boutiques, art galleries....
And finally, near are the main cultural sites of central Paris (Hôtel de Ville, the Beaubourg Center, several museums such as Hunting, Picasso, Carnavalet, Arts and Crafts), and worth visiting is the Museum Cognac-Jay, on Elzevir St (free tour) and of course the unique "Place des Vosges" ( with Victor Hugo House and Hôtel de Sully).
In November and June, a very large flea market is held around the Square du Temple, and late June / early July a festival of free outdoor music) (See dates on www.mai
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
La caution de 300€ remboursable un jour après la fin du séjour par virement Paypal ou bancaire.
par nuit: 250€ pour 3 personnes, 300€ pour 4 personnes dans 2 chambres, 350€ pour 4 personnes dans 3 chambres, 400€ pour 5 personnes.