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

Bedrooms 2
Space 50 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

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 1st Arrondissement Louvre

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:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

2 Bedroom Apartment with Balconies, in the Heart of Paris!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 60 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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Lovely stay in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful - very comfortable, sunny, well appointed and in an incredibly convenient location for exploring the delights that Paris offers. All the communications with the owners and their caretakers were very clear, helpful and a pleasure. Nothing could have been better! We highly recommend it and hope to return someday soon to continue our explorations from your lovely abode. Cheers.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the location is spectacular. One block off the river, about half way between Louvre and Notre Dame. Very close to the Chatelet metro stop. We were met at the flat by Yves, who was very patient with us and our children in our sleep-deprived, long flight, long customs line state. He showed us around the flat and pointed out things we may need to know. He collected the 100 euros cash for the cleaning fee. The flat was very clean and well kept. It was extremely quiet the whole time we were there - even on New Year's Eve! We are a family of four (children ages 7 & 9) and the flat was plenty spacious for us. The bedrooms aren't overly huge, but have enough room to move around. One bedroom has a double bed, and the other two singles. The bathroom was very nice and modern. Walk-in shower (no bathtub) was spacious and bathroom has a heated towel rack. Washing machine is also in bathroom (they have a heated drying rack to plug in as well). The main room has the kitchen (under counter refrigerator, 2 burner cook top, and any plate, cup, pot or pan you could need), a table that comfortably could fit 6 if needed, small sofa, chair and coffee table. There is a very small TV and a CD player - we enjoyed listening to the French CDs that were on the shelf. There are many guide books to browse through. The views out the windows will be forever in my memory. This flat is on the 6th floor. There is a very small elevator (3person max) that I recommend using. After getting off you will still need to go up 1/2 flight of stairs. If you use the stairs, they are steep, spiraling and very dark. (I used my phone flashlight to see.) Take the stairs slowly- they would be easy to fall down. The booking process was simple and it was easy to be in contact with Isabelle over email if we had any questions. We definitely want to go back to Paris and would certainly stay at the Ash's flat once again! It really did feel like home for the week that we were there. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Perfect location, exactly what you picture your Paris vacation should be!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located within easy walking distance to The Louvre, Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle as well as the Metro. There is a wonderful boulangerie right on the street as well as a great restaurant (yellow awning) we loved. Booking this apartment was so easy and a complete pleasure to deal with, highly recommend and would stay in this apartment anytime I came to Paris!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stoney Creek, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the Flat for 4 days in July with my wife and 2 sons. Perfect location for us to walk to most of the tourist sites in Paris. Good bakery downstairs for rolls and coffee in the morning. Many restaurants nearby. 2 Shopping malls within 10 minute walk. Metro stop around the corner for convenient transit to trains stations and RER.

The caretaker met us at the property and provided instructions for the TV, WiFi and washing machine. No Surprises, rent with confidence, I would recommend this unit for rental to friends and family.


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in Central Paris

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 29 Rue de Victoria was delightful. This 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment is on the top floor of a historic building in the heart of Les Halles (Arrondisement 1). It is very close to Ile de la Cite with peek-a-boo view of the Seine river from the kitchen. I would guess that it is roughly 700 square feet. It is not opulent but works completely fine as a centrally located apartment. There is a small elevator to get to this penthouse apartment. I traveled with my sister and we each had a large suitcase. We needed to use the elevator independently to get our luggage to/from our apartment but it was not a big deal. Once settled, there is room for two people to use the elevator. This is very important because using the stairs up/down are spiral and will make you dizzy one you reach the top/bottom. There are wonderful restaurants in the area...and a bakery two doors away that we used for our morning coffee. Rue du Rivoli is just two blocks away...the Pont St. Micheal (bridge) to Notre Dame is also just two blocks away. We used Uber frequently and the drivers had absolutely no problems finding the unit. Most importantly, I would definitely stay at this apartment again when I return to Paris. My sister and I really loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Apartment Rental Rates

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Nightly rate - 2 people
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry $54
Refundable damage deposit $323

Until Confirmation, rates are subject to change.
Final cleaning: 100€ - Payable directly to the caretaker upon arrival.
Yearly rate: 3 nights minimum stay - 4 guests maximum. 200€ per night for 2 guests. 30€ 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.
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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.


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