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claude or Shen

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french, mandarin

Quiet Studio Steps from Notre-Dame & all sightseeings - WIFI optional

67 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sorbonne Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


When strolling on the centuries old bridges of River Seine, steps from your studio, you will sunk the wonder of romantic Paris, this location is magical!


is located on the second floor of a 16th Century building. With sunlight during the day, looking out onto a charming quiet courtyard with plants; but very quiet at night. There is a full-size bed (sleep 2) café-style table & chairs, kitchenette with microwave, coffee-maker, fridge, wine glasses, etc.


Rue Xavier Privas is in the heart of the historical Latin Quarter. You will be steps away from the romantic Bridges of River La Seine & church Notre Dame; at the heart of Paris in a pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, bakeries and shops which create a festive ambiance. But pragmatically being centered saves you can walk everywhere to all major monuments.


1 minute walk to metro St Michel and 2 minutes walk to RER B direct line to CDG airport.

HIGH BANDWIDTH WIFI to your laptop + TV + FREE international calling to dozen of countries including free long distance to USA Canada Australia Europe and China!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
claude or Shen (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, mandarin

About claude or Shen

National Women Society of Innovation, Inc. (NWSI, inc) is not in the business of renting. Rather, we raise funds to promote the spirit of innovation. Since 1992, we have been offering accomdations commenserate to a donation to NWSI Inc.

Alternativley to a free stay in Paris, our patrons can also chose materials or classes about innovations. Innovatively Yours!


based on 67 traveler reviews

Quiet Studio Steps from Notre-Dame & all sightseeings - WIFI optional
average rating of 4.567164 based on 67 reviews

amazing time

  • 5 of 5

avel about 3 times a year to Paris for business. Convenience is my

priority. This is my first time at the Xavier Privas, I find it to be

perfect. Last year, I rented at the 5th Arrondissement around rue Mouffetard

but it was just too far. From the Xavier Privas, I can walk everywhere. It

is safe walking around the area, unlike sine of the other neighborhoods. The

studio was meticulously clean. Samy was so polite, always answering by "yes

sir" & "no sir", a kind of courtesy that we are unaccustomed to in the US.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Studio!

  • 5 of 5

This studio was right in the middle of everything, it was so easy to walk everywhere or hop on the metro. I felt very safe and lots of great food choices. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Studio, Great Location, but Small

  • 4 of 5

The studio itself is quite adequate for a stay in Paris, bed was comfortable and the location is quite convenient to Notre Dame and transportation. The Latin Quarter surroundings offer a wide variety of food choices, although the carnival-barker like restauranteurs trying to get you to sample their restaurants gets old really fast.

As others have stated, the small hot water heater requires a little bit of planning, but we did not find it to be a problem. The stairs up to the studio are quite small and narrow, we had two carry-on size suitcases that were somewhat difficult to maneuver up to the studio.

There is no air conditioning, but there is a fan that made it at least bearable during the hottest day of the summer (just our luck). We did not use the television provided, nor microwave. Having a fridge was nice, and the short walk to Monoprix store saved a lot of Euros.

We enjoyed our stay, and would stay here again, but probably not during the hottest part of the summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 3 of 5

This historic building is definitely historic. It is situated in a VERY convenient location to Blvd St Michel and St Germain. Restaurants and bars are steps away. Monoprix and Starbucks are also nearby. This is a Studio and is described as such.

Definitely a place for young people willing to deal with stairs and small places. This is not for the mature couple who may not have the energy or patience to stay in a small room for a few days.

We are backpackers and we spent most of the day sightseeing so the studio was perfect at the end of a long day, despite the right stairwell.

Very quiet and with all the commotion going on in Paris in June/2016, we felt safe enough.

Some of the cons:

-not enough towels

-hot water did not work in the morning for some reason. Orange light was on from 6:00 am till 8:00 am.

-cleaning the place before you check-out was a strange feeling, but this was communicated in advance so not a shock.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Not what I was expecting but OK

  • 3 of 5

The pictures are accurate at the decoration etc but not in the actual size of the apartment. Very small. We don't stay in there accept to sleep so worked out fine. The area around the apartment feels a bit sketchy, meaning not the nicest area of town. Again we didn't feel unsafe but cautious. Price does not include community costs so therefore the price was about the same as other areas of Paris. Overall stay was fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A unique, historic experience!

  • 4 of 5

The Latin quarter is a truly historic part of Paris to stay. You're surrounded by lots of life, plus walking distance to so many places. Notre Dame and the Seine a stroll away, the Louvre, d'Orsay and many other museums a nice walk. My daughter and I had the best time. Be forewarned...the studio is small. Smaller than it appears in the photos, but it is clean, comfortable, quiet and the bed is really nice. Why pay for extra square footage when you will be out in Paris enjoying the city? I would go back!

Claude supplied us with lots of information and suggestions. He was very prompt in replies. We went to a restaurant that we probably would not have found if not for him. We had the best time and will hopefully return there, as well!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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You will be in the heart of historic Paris, walking distance to all monuments and site seeings, cafe sipping at terraces. We recomend a boat trip on La river Seine... Magical!


Rates & Availability

Sorbonne Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
La rentree Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

45 Eu tax $51

Prices start from $105 USD or 75 Euros a night
Low Season: January to early March and from November (except Thanksgivings)
High Season: March to October

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sorbonne Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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