Exceptional view on the City Hall and the cathedral Notre Dame
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Fantastic apartment right in the heart of central Paris. Walk to everything- restaurants, shopping - five minute walk to Notre Dame and oh what an amazing view of City Hall! In the distance the Pantheon. Metro is right at the door- could not be a better location. Owners are wonderful! Apartment is clean and beds were very comfortable. Full size fridge is really a luxury and the appliances are top notch. Overall a fabulous place to enjoy the wonders of amazing Paris!!!!
Swanky Apartment, View of Place de l’Hôtel de Ville and Notre Dame
Sparking clean, modern kitchen appliances plus gorgeous parquet floors, comfortable beds, bath tub, elegant décor, view of Place de l’Hôtel de Ville from 4 windows … add up to one “swanky” apartment on rue de Rivoli which the owners call “Lafayette”. And, due to the fire at Notre Dame, you can see the Pantheon in addition to Our Lady.
Monsieur Picq is most gracious; he visited us early on in our stay. I would give Monsieur and Madame Picq 10 stars for creating a beautiful environment and providing clear communications.
Keep in mind that apartment-living ( especially on a busy street) has its challenges:
--Sound travels upward; even though “Lafayette” is on the second floor, street noise seemed amplified. Both weekends during our stay in May 2019, there were events at Place de l’Hôtel de Ville (stage, music, vendors, vibrant crowds). Advice: keep the double-paned windows closed, use the air-conditioning for air circulation.
--The tenant who lives in the apartment above ours sometimes forgot about the French’s “good neighbor” rules. We felt the vibrations from her street shoes on parquet floor; other times she was probably bare feet, however, thuds from her brisk and forceful steps at nighttime were jarring.
--There is a “communicating door” between the sleeping alcove in Lafayette and “Printemps” (the adjacent apartment); since the wall was not solid wall, we could hear loud conversations. The advantage of having the “communicating door” would be if your family or friends rented both apartments; and, there is a “communicating door” between Printemps and Louvre (a third apartment) so that you could rent all 3 apartments to accommodate up to 10 people.
Aah Paris! Step out of the building and we had all we would need – across the street are Tourism Office and post office inside Hôtel de Ville; go right from apartment building is Jeff de Bruges chocolate shop; go left is Bazaar de l'Hotel de Ville, known simply as BHV (sumptuous department store); go north on either perpendicular street (rue du Temple; rue du Renard) you’re in le Marais! The Monop' at 6 Boulevard de Sébastopol has a modest-looking entrance, go in, you’ll find all your grocery needs. Head north, less than a 10-minute walk, you’re at Stravinsky Fountain and Centre Pompidou! Head south, cross the Seine via Pont d'Arcole, you are on Île de la Cité.
Yes! 5 stars for “Lafayette” and 10 stars for Monsieur and Madame Picq!! Merci beaucoup!
Charming with great location
We had a wonderful experience here with our two young children. The location was excellent (what a view!) and the apartment had everything we needed. Highly recommend!
Excellent place to stay in Paris
This was our second time staying here. Great location, amenities, and host!
Amazing location and every detail was thought of. We will definitely return!!!
Best place to stay in Paris
Nothing beats the view from all the windows of this apartment and the beautiful French decor that the owner Jean-Michel has tastefully set up. Not to mention the warm hospitality as if we’re his dear friends. Cannot beat the location which is right above a metro station, in close proximity to the famous attractions, and right at Hotel de Ville. We actually have a picture of a painting we found in the Versailles Palace that has the exact same view as from our windows! It’s only been a few days since we left Jean-Michel’s place and we’re already longing to return to this dream apartment to stay longer!
The 'Rivoli' is Situated on the 'Place de l'Hôtel de Ville' (the Town Hall Square) in the 4th arrondissement.
The Marais (showbiz chic residential area), the Halles (covered cinema and shops) and Notre Dame Cathedral are very nearby, as are Many museums, Such As the Picasso Museum, the Louvre, or the Pompidou Centre.
The pedestrian walkways, cafes and famous With Their restaurants, and the BHV department store, A Few are only yards away.
The City Hall '(Town Hall) metro station links the Champs Elysées, the Defense (modern business center), and the Gare de Lyon Train Station.
The Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame RER station, qui is A Few minutes' walk away, a process Provides Direct link to Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports, and to Versailles Castle.
The RER Chatelet station Provides a direct train link to Disneyland.