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Stunning Open-Space in Central Paris

Bedrooms Studio
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a 55 sq meter open-space in a typical Haussmannian historic building (18th century) on the first floor. Situated in the 2°Arrondissement, in the very center of the 'snail'! (central Arrondissements in Paris are represented in a snail). The apartment has been recently and finely restored but preserves the fascination of the unforgettable 'belle époque'. The floor and the ceiling are authentic and antique like several pieces of furniture. Old beams, old parquet and logical living design and amenities create charm and space that feel good and are just plain fun to live in.

This big studio is ideal for modern life style. Loft living is different: 'a loft is open space, and creative use of that space that invites people to arrange things to suit their personal lifestyle and taste'. The great part is that the owner/guest decides the use-of-space, not the builder!

The location is really interesting because you are very in a walking distance to the main attractions in Paris (one minute from Opera Theatre, five minutes from Place Vendome, eight minutes from Madeleine Square, ten minutes from Louvre Palais, twelve minutes from Montergeuil, etc). This is a lively area to stay in, with splendid buildings, Grand Boulevards and places such as the Palais Royal, Madeleine surrounded by gardens and restaurants, the 'Bourse' stock exchange, the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens. The rue St Honoré runs through the middle of the first arrondissement with small boutiques from end to end as far as 'Chatelet Les Halles' a popular tourist attraction where you will find Montergueil market .

The Capital of fashion, food, art, music, culture, and history is waiting for you! You are only a few steps from great restaurants, theaters, cinemas, and, of course, nightlife. But, if desired, four Underground lines will take you from home to everywhere in Paris.

The house is in a quiet street that crosses two crowded 'Boulevards'. Anyway the apartment is completely sound-proofed in order to protect your sleep.

Our home would be comfortable for a couple or a family. The four-poster bed and a sofa-bed can sleep up to 4.

The bathroom is new and has shower and jetted Tub (Jacuzzi).

The Kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cook and is hided besides a corner Bar.

A kind concierge (he's like a 'maitre d'Hotel') will greet you and supervise all your needs. We are no smokers and we ask to guests not smoking at our home.

Luxurious simplicity

Baroque minimalism

Compact extravagance

Democratic chic

Everyday extraordinary

Keywords: Loft style studio charming self-catering near Louvre, Place Vendome Madeleine steps from Opera

More Details

Mauro Michelangeli
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Mauro Michelangeli

The owners are Italian and they like to spend week-ends in their properties they have in France, Italy and USA or exchange one of their property to stay in the most important locations in the world.

They have many interests: they love cooking, biking, jogging, art exibitions, travelling and they are fond of vacation rental and home-exchange. They love to know new people and they are completely satisfied when they guests become their friends.

Why Mauro Michelangeli chose Gaillon

The owners had always the dream to buy an apartment in Paris. The dream came true some years ago. At the beginning they would have liked to keep the apartment only for themselves, but the maintenance costs are quite expensive in Paris! So they have decided to rent or exchange the apartment during the periods they were not there.

What makes this apartment unique

The properties are very special for the owners because they have been furnished and decorated for themselves. Every detail was chosen with an eye to style and design. The owners are very proud of all their gems and on the basis of the several reviews they have received, it appears that the guests appreciate their efforts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Carmen & Mauro, we are very late in sending you a thank you note. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your apartment and will recommend it to friends. Your email directions and organization were superb and we appreciated the instructions on computer & t.v. use.

It was clean, comfortable, friendly/warm and in a convenient location. Of course we did not know that we would be staying in the apartment for so many hours, due to Victor's injury. It came in very handy as we could make ice and had room to relax. Your trust in people also made us feel very welcome, as we trust people as well. The use of the computer was most helpful since I didn't need to walk to the internet cafe (also conveniently located! as was the Air France office) and leave Victor alone.

We cannot say enough about Lucien & Victoria. I could not find ice cubes for sale in the stores & they gave me some from their home and came to check on us after the metro assault. On our last night they offered to drive us to Notre Dame but we declined their generous & friendly offer. They brought us a bottle of wine to take home & that was very sweet of them. We left them some chocolates & a thank you note but would like to mail them a letter of thanks. Would you mind emailing their last name so I can send a card?

Thank you for your hospitality and take care. Your apartment made us feel at home even though the Paris portion of our trip was otherwise ruined. FYI, Victor's injuries are so severe & bruises so deep that he still walks with a bad limp 2 weeks later. Swelling of the calf, ankle & foot are very apparent. We never experienced anything like this but are glad nothing more serious happened. Doctors say it will take a month to recover. C'est la vie.

Best Regards,

Barbara & Victor

p.s. thanks for the prompt return of our deposit.
Oct 2007
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Gaillon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Both the bed and the sofa are queen size
  • In addition to the Queen size bed and the sofa on request it is possible to have a crib and a futon that can be used by a child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

So great!

  • 5 of 5

An owner and a manager were very kind. The room is clean and widely, all bathrooms also have complete set of something necessary. You could also be relieved for a mail also to answer immediately. I'd like to stay overnight.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

We stayed at the apartmen...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for 12 nights

and found it to be perfectly situated to

see all the sites we wanted to go to.The

Metro was a very short walk away,we

walked to the Lourve,Galleries

Layfette,food markets,shops and

restaurants and were happy to come

across quite by accident the Japanese

restaurant area close to the apartment

which had dozens of great Japanese

restaurants to eat at.The apartment

itself was very warm,well set up and

felt like home.We strongly recommend it

to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great location! Ve...

  • 5 of 5

What a great location! Very near the Opera, multiple metro stations- so easy to get around from here, and a lovely area to wander on foot. This was one of the largest apartments I've rented in Europe, and certainly the most well equipped! I had resigned myself to curly (read frizzy) hair for the whole of our vacation, but thanks to Carmella's thoughtful placement of electrical devices, I was able to have myself in some of our travel photos. Everything went without a single glitch- the wealth of information we received ahead of time made getting to the apartment super easy.

A great visit- thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Studio City, CA

We stayed here last week ...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week and found it to be very charming. For the price & location, you cannot beat! Big living room / bedroom, centrally located, and a great bakery meters from the apt. The internet access was instantly resolved; however, we could not figure out the washer / dryer since we don't know French. I really appreciate the owners quick responses and fast deposit refund process. I would recommend this establishment and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, UK

Quick note to say what a ...

  • 5 of 5

Quick note to say what a lovely time we had in your

apartment last weekend. It was so nice being so

central, and the apartment was very well equipped and

really added to the enjoyment of our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Thank you so much for let...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your lovely apartment! Lucien and Victoria were really kind also!

We LOVED Paris!!!!!!!

I loved the Eiffel Tower and my mom and dad loved Veirsalles!

In the future my mom would like to stay there...but only when your apartment will be not available!

P.S. Your directions were great

P.S.S. The magnify glass lamp was really cool!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Museem, Theathre, Cinema, Shopping, Nightlife


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $68.95
Additional Guest Fee $11.49 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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