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Cute, Economical Studio, in Paris' Pedestrian Heart

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


Bonne-Nouvelle Studio Rental Photos and Description

A pleasant studio apartment w/ Kitchen + Bath. Designed for 2, but can sleep 4

We have three studios in the same building, managed from our travel agency on the ground floor (attention: check-in outside of agency hours, which are M - Fr 9:30a - 12:30p, 2p - 6:30p, or Saturday 9:30a - 12:30p, carries an extra 50€ cost).

The studio described here, “Soleil,” occupies the front half of the first floor of our building (European system, so one flight up). “Citron,” another of our studios, occupies the back half, so together the two occupy the entire floor: ideal for a family.

A smaller one, 'Petit Nuage,' is on the 3rd floor.

The studio is the size of a large (for Paris) hotel room: 21 sq. meters / 225 sq feet. It has high ceilings, the exposed beams befitting its 700+ years, a kitchen area, and a detached, private bathroom, with a full tub and a shower attachment.

It is on the front of the building, with two large windows looking out on our semi-pedestrian street. The apartment is light and pleasant. Street noise is relatively low-volume (few cars, double-glazed windows). There is substantial pedestrian traffic, though, and on a Friday or Saturday night you may prefer to sleep with the windows closed.

It offers a 'French double' bed (120 cm, NOT queen size) and 2 chairs that fold out to single beds. It is really designed for a couple, or for up to three friends travelling together, but 4 can squeeze in if two share the double bed. A baby bed is available at no extra cost, if desired.

Wireless internet is available (and free).

We are located in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement's Montorgueil pedestrian neighborhood, Paris’ most enjoyable center city neighborhood. We are a block from a lively market street with a plethora of fresh products. Sidewalk cafés, excellent restaurants of all levels, and no fewer than 7 patisseries are all within 2 blocks. A short walk (15 minutes or less) brings you to the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the banks of the Seine, Palais Royal, Notre Dame, the Marais, and many of the city’s other prime attractions.

Longer distances are equally easy to navigate: 9 métro lines, including direct lines to both airports, to 6 of Paris' 7 main line rail stations, and to the intercity bus station, are within five minutes’ walk.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Blue Marble
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, . Leggo italiano ma devo rispondere in francese.
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Blue Marble

We've worked and lived in this, our favorite Parisian neighborhood, for 30 years.

Blue Marble purchased this studio in 1996

Why Blue Marble chose 2nd Arrondissement Bourse

We are city people, and living in the medieval heart of one of the world's most beautiful, in a zone (relatively) free of cars, is a dream come true.

These apartments used to be our home. With the arrival of our 2nd child, we needed more space, and we now live a couple of blocks away. We rent out our old places to help pay the rent on our new one.

What makes this studio unique

Easily accessible to everything you could want to see in Paris. A huge swath of the city is reachable on foot, and convenient métro and bus routes reach the rest. Or, we offer 'Vélib' cycle rental cards for as little as 1€ / day. Visiting the city by bike is wonderful!

In addition, the apartment's own pedestrian neighborhood bustles with markets, boutiques, cafés, gardens, and churches. It offers contact with a typically French way of life that is a dated stereotype in many parts of the country, but which is alive and well in our little village neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the manager

To start off, this is the best apartment we have ever rented!!!

Check-in: 5 minutes and we were done.

Cleanliness: Very clean and cozy apartment.

Size: We stayed at Petit Nuage, and the apartment is exactly what its called. A little cloud :) It was big enough for the 2 of us. The only thing is it is on the 3rd floor. We were fine with it as well.

Service: Fantastic. In the apartment we found a book about the apt and the area. I travel a lot and usually do a very thorough research. With this place, the book had answers to all my questions even if I didn't research the area

Staff: Everybody is VERY nice.

Check-out: it took us two minutes to complete the checkout
May 2011
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based on 47 traveler reviews

Cute, Economical Studio, in Paris' Pedestrian Heart
average rating of 4.638298 based on 49 reviews
Kamloops, BC, Canada

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  • 2 of 5

The accommodation was more than fine except for the mouldy bathroom. The smell was strong and the cause was apparent as you could see it on the tiles in the shower. I suggest some urgent maintenance because the mould Is definitely a health hazard.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Montorgueil studio

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay in a great location, just a couple blocks from Metro and a block from a terrific eating street. Tiny apartment (Soleil) suitable for 2 people, very complete and comfortable. You are expected to launder sheets before leaving, a consideration if you have an early flight out.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do offer to wash our guests' sheets and towels, for a fee, but we allow those who prefer to save money to do it themselves... Thanks for the kind review!
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Houston, Texas

Great place for experiencing Paris

  • 5 of 5

The cobble stone streets lead you from the nearby metro station through bustling streets and delightful cafés. The people engaged in conversations or enjoying coffee support the atmosphere of this enchanting escape. We walked two blocks Sunday morning to the market and bought fresh fish and bread along with hot garden-fresh ratatouille. Fully stocked for our picnic we took the short 10minute walk to Louvre gardens and took in the sights and experienced the vibe. This location is ideal for living Paris - it is cute, comfortable and quaint. If you are used to big quiet, American houses, this is quite smaller and you have the added benefit of absorbing the sounds and lives of your neighbors. We would not hesitate to stay here again and in fact hope that we will have the ability to do so soon. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful (and kind) review!
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Nice, cosy, truly Parisian

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in Petit Nuage in March 2013 for a week and loved it. The apartment is very small, but immaculately clean and cosy. Everything we needed was there, the fold-out couch very comfortable. There is even a washing machine! Huge THANKS to Nicholas, who helped us with advice on anything from buying books to visiting museums and taking metro. The directions he gave us to several places in and around Paris were very detailed and accurate. We were greeted warmly upon our arrival, and felt like welcome guests.

The building is close to a pedestrian street where one can find anything - freshly baked croissants, wine, cheese, fruit, vegetables, etc. 5 metro lines are within a short walk.

To sum it all up - we loved staying in Petit Nuage, and will definitely stay there again when we come back to Paris.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Fantastic area of Paris!! Small but very functional lodging.

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in the Soleil apartment recently. The lodging is just as described, small yet well furnished. The kitchen has everything you would need, but you won't need much, because of the wonderful shops nearby. The owners have provided a nice print-out of nearby restaurants and shops and directions on how to access the metro and various sights, such as The Louvre and Notre Dame.

Our only problem with this street facing room was with the noise. With the windows open at night, late night partiers could be heard at all times. But, I considered having a washing machine available in Soleil to be a great trade off for the quieter Citron.

I loved Paris, I loved this location, and would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleased with our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Petit Nuage and we had an excellent experience. It was very clean, compact, well-stocked, and everything functioned well. It was also pleasant and airy, despite being petit, and the size was perfect for two people. We really enjoyed having an apartment to come home to each day, and it was in a great location. It's located a block from a lovely pedestrian market street with corner open-air cafes, and at least one, if not two, of every kind of food shop -- chocolate, wine, cheese, bakeries, butchers, fruit and vegetable shops, a small grocery store, and much more. The street was actually recommended by a tour guide we overheard telling a couple to go there for a great experience. We bought fresh food every day and cooked in the apartment with no troubles. Right around the apartments is a pleasant, clean, friendly little paved square, where a lot of kids gather in the afternoons to play soccer, and people sit on the benches. No one bothered us and we felt quite safe, when we had to come in late at night, or at other times of the day. We liked overlooking the courtyard, and on the weekend were serenaded by lovely music coming through the open windows from another apartment. The apartment has a television, but we didn't have time to watch it, but the internet connection was important. There was some difficulty with it the first night, due to a previous renter's damage, but it was fixed very quickly the next morning when we mentioned it. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it was convenient to be able to buy airport train tickets there in the morning when we checked out instead of fiddling at the station when we were in a hurry. A previous commenter mentioned the stairs. They are indeed steep and small. But we did not find them at all to be difficult to manage, weren't out of breath at the top when we went up them each day, or anything. Carrying suitcases was long even with our small carry-ons, but you only have to do that once! The apartment is within easy walking distance of almost anything on that side of the river -- we walked almost everywhere -- and is a very quick couple of minutes' walk around the block to the metro, which is on an easily-accessible line. We were very, very pleased with our stay here, including the price, and look forward to being able to stay here again the next time we visit.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive and enthusiastic review! We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, and would be happy to welcome you back!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle or Orly
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Louvre Museum
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Restaurant "Bouillon Chartier"
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Pompidou Center
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Les Halles, RER and Shopping Center
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Rue Montorgueil
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Rue Ste.-Anne
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The Marais
Nearest Point of Interest
Passage Brady
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Le Sentier / Passage du Caire
Nearest Point of Interest
Latin Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
V�dettes du Pont Neuf
Nearest Point of Interest
March� des Enfants Rouges
Nearest Point of Interest
Mus�e des Arts et M�tiers
Car: not necessary

7 pastry shops, a host of sidewalk cafés, the scenic glory of medieval Paris, independent day trips to Versailles, Normandy, Disneyland..., cycle rental (or, join one of our organized cycle trips)...


Rates & Availability

Bonne-Nouvelle Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 28 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
May 5 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
May 24 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rolland Garros
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bastille Day
Jul 13 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen washing (optional) $38

The above are the rates for our two larger units, "Citron" and "Soleil." We also have a smaller one, "Petit Nuage," 16 m2 instead of 21 m2, and on the third floor of our building (no lift). It is ±20% less expensive.

"Last-minute" rates (a discount of ± 20%) are available for bookings made within 2 weeks of arrival.

Linen washing charge optional: you may wash your own sheets & towels if you prefer.

An off-hours check-in charge (generally 50€) applies outside of our agency opening hours: M - Fr 9:30a - 12:30p, 2p - 6:30p. Saturday, 9:30a - 12:30p.

We accept two night bookings if they correspond to 2-night gaps between other rentals. Within 30 days, we also accept them if they precisely abut another rental. Contact us directly to reserve.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 21 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Detached bathroom with full tub. Hair dryer supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • 'Soleil' has a 'French double' (120 cm), plus two pull-out chairs that convert to single beds. A 'Pack and Play' style crib is available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Airport transfers, bicycle rental ('Vélib'' city bikes or road touring bikes for longer trips), day trips to Versailles or Normandy, 'Moulin Rouge' tickets and reservations, hotel bookings, luggage storage, railpasses and reservations... even an emergency wine list, all available from our rail-specialist travel agency on the ground floor.

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