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2 Bedroom Apartment with Balconies, in the Heart of Paris!

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Architect's loft overlooking the river Seine

If you want to discover Paris on foot, this is the place to be!

Our beautiful architect-designed apartment lies in the very heart of Paris at Châtelet in the first arrondissement.

Located on the top floor of an 18th century listed building on a quiet, leafy street opposite Théâtre de Paris and one of the city's most romantic flower markets.

A ten minute stroll in any direction takes you to some famous landmarks including the river Seine, Ile de la Cité, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre museum.

Our apartment has stunning views and has been simply modernised whilst retaining its historic features.

The living area has a south facing balcony, an inviting sofa area, well-equipped with books, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs, as well as Wi-Fi.

We often stay ourselves and love to gather around our big oak dining table.

You will enjoy playing chef in the well equipped kitchen and the view of the twinkling river at night certainly takes the edge off the washing up!

The apartment is a home from home for us and we hope for you too.

More Details

Property Manager
Clare Ash
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Clare Ash

We are an Anglo American Academic family who live in London but met at Stanford University as Grad students. We have spent sabbaticals in the States and Paris and have by now grown to a family of 5 daughters and 11 Grandchildren--all of whom have spent some time in Paris and in this apartment. So we share it with you as house guests- albeit paying- but we leave everything ready for the stay of friends , not commercial tenants.

Clare Ash purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Clare Ash chose Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois

It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and the history of Paris envelopes you in every direction. It is quiet, comfortable and easy to live in. The neighbourhood is very safe and the little local restaurants excellent. A taxi stand, the metro and buses are all within a block: the River Boat is further away- two blocks at Pont-Neuf !

What makes this apartment unique

All rooms face South with French windows and small balconies.

We are not overlooked and sky lights in the bathroom and hall help fill the apartment with light. We have architects in the family so you will find a lot of thought has gone into the design and the details.

Our favourite view is watching the boats on the Seine from the kitchen sink, but the views of Ste Chapelle and Hôtel de Ville are also hard to beat.

Most of all, coming to our apartment allows us to become Paris residents with the freedom to construct a daily routine according to whim without restriction but with all essentials laid on.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Visited Paris for one week in May. The apartment was perfect in every way. The location allowed walking access to many venues - museums (Louvre, Orangerie, Pompidou, D'Orsay, Rodin, Picasso), churches (Sainte-Chappelle, Notre Dame) , shopping ( I liked Deyrolle and Alexandra Sojfer), Seine, markets galore, Hotel de Ville, Victor Hugo, Bastille, etc. Some short distances, some longer distances. Metro is close by and taxis are readily available. The apartment itself is very nicely situated with a lift, a well stocked kitchen and excellent water pressure in the shower - plus 3 balconies!! The beds were comfy. Scrumptious boulangerie located below the apartment - my favorite was the apricot croissant. Very decent market a block away. Some decent restaurants and cafes near by but I recommend eating in the various neighborhoods across Paris. Definitely recommend this flat.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
May 2016
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Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a good power shower, electric heating and heated towel radiators.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double bed has extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattress as do the twin beds. Electric heating.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Small elevator- 2 persons and luggage at a time. Floor fan in Living Room and bedrooms in the summer. Electric heating throughout. Washing machine and dryer rack. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels provided. TV stations available include BBC, CNN, Arte and TV5. Fully equipped kitchen including all utensils we think you could require, all Miele appliances, double sink in custom-made worktop. Cordless digital telephone in Living Room. Land line calls within France, most of Europe and US included in the rent. WiFi wireless internet access available.


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2 Bedroom Apartment with Balconies, in the Heart of Paris!
average rating of 4.76 based on 77 reviews
Frankfurt am Main

central and cosy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in Paris! Everything worked fine, Mme W. welcomed us at the apartment and explained everything to us, and we were really enchanted by the nice views to Théâtre du Châtelet and the Seine. But in particular my parents and I liked very much the decoration of the apartment that is quite functional and very cosy at the same moment – a combination you can't find very often. (My mother was absolutely enthused about the well organised kitchen cupboards, including the little tags indicating which item had to be where!) Thanks to the very central situation of the apartment we could discover quite a lot of Paris, and even with my old father who is not very quick on his feet anymore we could do some walks to Notre Dame, to the Quartier Latin or to Marais, and for the longer distances we could easily take a cab. So our stay in Paris really was a raving success!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Like you we enjoy being at home in the apartment, cooking the delicious things the Paris street market offers and then dining with a view of the river and St Chapelle. Hope you will be able to return!
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Fabulous apartment in heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is as good as it looks! Great central location, well appointed and guests are looked after thoughtfully by owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Completely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was completely perfect. We all said, "I wish we could stay longer!" We would definitely want to return to this charming little home. There were at least a dozen wonderful restaurants within easy walking distance, and we found all the shopkeepers to be delightfully friendly and helpful to these Texas girls who only knew how to say, "Bonjour, Madame!" We feel blessed to have found such a perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Full of sunlight, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

A compact but sunny and very well appointed apartment that's a short walk to many sights. The kitchen had all the necessities for preparing meals, which is not always the case with these rentals. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent. You can see a slice of the Seine from several windows. Metro stop was a block away. Great bistros and a bakery right around the corner.

The apartmemt was nicely and comfortably furnished. It had everything we needed for our stay. We even made several meals im the apartmemt from fresh meats and produce we got from the Bastille Farmers Market.

We definitely will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location----

  • 5 of 5

---for visiting all the major sites. Walked to the Louvre, the Orsay, Notre Dame, etc. and anything not walkable , Versailles for instance, was only a short distance from Metro or RER line. The apartment itself had everything we needed. The balcony is very small, but we did use it . We are in both 70 years old and had no trouble getting around or on the balcony. The only downside was the heat, with no air conditioning. There were fans, but it was unusually hot when we were there. No fault of theirs, we knew this before we traveled. Grocery, bakery, restaurants all very close.

Clare was always very prompt about answering questions and I would happily rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Gare de Nord
Nearest Restaurant
Au Vieux Comptoir
Car: not necessary

Steeped in history, with buildings from the 18th and 19th century on one side and the Théâtre Musical de Paris on the other, we are just one block north of the Quai Megisserie which runs across the Seine with bookstalls and flower markets.

Place Châtelet with the gilded victory atop a column and surrounding fountains has claim to be the centre of Paris.

A 10 min walk south takes you across the bridge to the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame. To the east, the Hôtel de Ville; to the north, Centre Pompidou, to the west, the Louvre museum.

We are at the crossroads of all transport: Metro, RER, buses and vélib (street bikes).

If, like us, you are passionate about food then this is a great part of the city to base yourself in.

One of the country's oldest and most loved gourmet food markets on Rue Montorgueil is a short walk away, whilst below our apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris.

Shopping, sightseeing, cultural entertainments and, of course, great and varied places to eat are within easy reach.

Other Activities: shopping, museums, theatres, cinemas, antiques, fitness centre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $61.71 per person per night
Damage Deposit $370.28

Until Confirmation, rates are subject to change.
Final cleaning: 100€ - Payable directly to the caretaker upon arrival.
Standard rate: 4 nights minimum stay - 4 guests maximum. 225€ per night for 2 guests. 50€ per night per additional guest,
Late check in (after 7pm), incurs additional charge - please enquire before booking.

Homeaway is set up to allow you to pay immediately by card (2% fee taken from deposit)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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