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Decorated and Well Equipped Suite Near the Marais in Bastille area

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 living room, Convertible beds, (Sleeps 2-4)



Living room, Bedroom, bathroom, separate Toilet & kitchen, 450 square feet (42 square meters). Sleeps 2-4


Walking distance to the Marais: 15 mn.

Subway stations are close by :

Station Voltaire : 5 mn walk - line 9 - leads you direct along the Grands Boulevards – (5 mn) – the Printemps and Galleries Lafayette (12 mn), the Opera, the Champs Elysés (18 mn) and Trocadero, facing the Eifel Tower (24 mn).

Station Philippe Auguste : 3 mn walk - line 2 - leads you direct to Montmartre (15 mn).

69 bus is 1 block away : crosses most major points of interest in the city : Pere Lachaise - Bastille - Marais - The river Seine & its islands with Notre Dame & the Sainte Chapelle - Beaubourg Museum- Palais Royal - The Louvres museum - Orsay museum – Invalides and the Eifel Tower.

ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARKS (see photo “neighborhood landmarks”)

RUE DE LA ROQUETTE : From Père Lachaise to Bastille, is the backbone of the Bastille area, crammed with bars and restaurants. From rue de Lappe, activity spread to the whole neighborhood.

PERE-LACHAISE : World renowned Cemetery. A combined hilled park covered with trees, meandering coble stone alleys and a stunning variety of architectures. Many famous people rest there. The Héloïse et Abelard chapel is a true mythic story and a flamboyant gothic site.

RUE OBERKAMPF : The latest trendy area, packed with restaurants, bars and exotic stores.

MUSEE CARNAVALET : Museum about the history of Paris in a magnificent Renaissance hotel

PLACE DES VOSGES : Beautiful square surrounded by stunning 16th century residences

MARCHE D’ALIGRE : Unique flea market combined with an outdoor food market. Imparts a true sense of traditional and lively Parisian life.



Part of an historical neighborhood, the newly renovated 1930 red brick building has an elevator & is located close to famous 16 Th century ' Marais ', the oldest part of Paris & cuts through la “Bastille”, the newest fashionable area with its Opera & marina

This decorated & furnished Parisian apartment is on the second floor (first floor European). Several subway stations are close by & the bus is one block away

Nicely nested in a calm street parallel to La Roquette, the building is protected from the noise & activity. Security is excellent: There is a concierge. The front door has a code then a second entrance is with a magnetic key or, for visitors, through an intercom system


Decorated apartment with large windows in living room & bedroom overlooking the street. Bathroom, toilet & kitchen are separate & each have windows. You have access to both rooms independently. French windows lead to each room

Elegant & warm with CENTRAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. 1 coat closet and 1 large closet, many light sources from antique lamps, oriental rugs, 2 large bookcases with several hundred English & French art & reference books, very large musical selection on hard drive linked to stereo with CD player, round dining table with four 1940 chairs & armchair

FREE LOCAL, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL CALLS to 100 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Chine, Spain + Canaries, USA, Germany, Guadeloupe + Martinique, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal + Azores + Madera, United Kingdom + Jersey, Singapore, Suede, Switzerland, Taiwan. Other countries 10 cents/mn or more.

FREE USE OF COMPUTER, SUPERFAST FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND INTERNET & WI FI, choice of English (qwerty) or French (azerty) keyboards, scanner, DVD burner, router connections for your laptops, MESSENGER, SKYPE with WEBCAM. Many Software available.

Bedroom: High end quality sofa bed for 2 with space enough to leave it permanently open with ease. In addition ironing equipment, umbrellas,

Living-room: High end quality sofa bed sleeps 2. Bed linens, pillows & towels are provided. Flat screen cable HD TV with 100 international channels.

Dining area: Flatware & dinner service.

Kitchen comes equipped with large refrigerator/freezer, twin sinks, oven, microwave, blenders, toaster, coffee maker & full range of cooking ware

Bathroom: sitting bathtub with shower, cupboard & 2 small closets. Hair dryer,

Instructions are provided concerning the use of utilities & appliances & where to find them.


Beverley Williams & Kent

Nova Scotia

I was most impressed with your many prompt replies to my questions. We appreciated that the building was very secure with digital entrance code etc. The apartment could house four adults properly. Furnishings were very suitable- my son was fascinated with the large interesting library. We also appreciated the access to free Internet & free phone calls internationally. What a bonus!

While in Europe none of the other rentals had left such detailed information as you had for us upon our arrival about your flat, transportation, local attractions, etc. Thank you for that! The location was very convenient- we were able to walk to many places in the Bastille area. We loved the many cafes. We appreciated the reasonable rental fee you ask. Would we stay there again? Yes! It met our needs & had a trusting l&lord who was very congenial & helpful. What more could you ask?

Warren D. Johnson


Staying at Jean Charles's apartment was a great choice. It has everything (& more) you would expect from an apartment including a full kitchen, dining area & office area. We really appreciated the computer & high speed Internet access as well as the free calls back to the United States. I would recommend this apartment to anyone

Yoram & Zvia Elazary


Dear Jean. We'll be more than glad to recommend your lovely flat which satisfy our expectations during our holiday in Paris. The flat is comfortable & in a very good location, but for us, the most significant advantage was - meeting a nice & hospitable proprietor

Best Regards

John Baldwin & Marilyn Gibson.


From the moment Jean Charles greeted us at his apartment, we felt as if we were right at home in Paris. The flat itself was very comfortable with all comforts & conveniences available (including a wonderful book collection), & the location was excellent. We highly recommend this apartment for Paris visitors

Tricia Breidel

Minneapolis MN

Jean Charles. Our friends & I enjoyed ourselves very much. It was a very cute apt. We loved the fact you had the Web & free international calling. It is pretty well located, walking distance to the museums, & only blocks from the cemetery Pere Lachaise which is beautiful. We had a great stay & I would recommend it because it is larger than most hotel rooms. Also the metro & taxi stands are close. We had a great time. Thank you

Asae Mizoguchi


Hello Jean. I enjoyed staying in your nice apartment of Paris. You look like professor of university Location is very good near Bastille. If you come to Sapporo, Japan, I can offer my house, live in another place, so my house is vacancy.

Best Regards

Olive Au


Hi Jean. I just wanted to thank you for the lovely stay in Paris. It has been a real pleasure renting from you. I have never tried to rent an apartment before in a foreign country so I was very scared about what would happen. If ever you need a recommendation, forward the request along & I will be happy to give one for you (with high praises of course) :)

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Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

Jean Charles Dicharry, artist and bilingual writer, is early on interested in performance creation in Amsterdam. This allowed for staged interactive experiments between photography, painting and poetry with the help of mimes and dancers. Later, based in New York, he involves himself internationally with fresco and mural projects. Subsequently the then nascent world of computing offers creative investigation to multimedia virtual art, combining animation, text and sound for installation projects.

Presently back in Paris, he now devotes himself mainly to writing.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1951

Why The Owner chose 11th Arrondissement Bastille

My parents bought this home a few years after the second world war. My father, a French naval officer, left France during the war for England to fight the Nazi regime. My English mother was at the admiralty … and so they met. One of the rare benefits of any conflict. They settled in France where I am born. With my sister we all lived in this Parisian nest during the 50's and 60's. I then lived in Holland and the United States When I decided to rent it I had no idea it would be so gratifying. This because travellers visiting give back life to a space that has meaning to me. I know Paris better perhaps than my soul and enjoy giving to visitors who wish so a sense of its history, mystery and spirit.

What makes this condo unique

An authentic neighbourhood yet close to all activities where one can truly experience living as a Parisian. All the amenities (shops for daily necessities, specialty stores, supermarkets, post office, ATM, parks, cafes, restaurants) one can expect from an authentic neighbourhood that is still not affected by the merchandising of the nearby famous areas, yet very close to them. A very calm district and one of the most charged with history. Access to all parts of Paris are easy either walking (to the Bastille marina and river and the Marais in 15 mn), by subway direct to Champs Elysees, Trocadero and Montmartre (line 9 and 2 – duration of trip 15 to 20 mn depending of the target) or with the fantastic world renowned 69 bus, one block away, which crosses most major points of interest in the city (Pere Lachaise – Bastille marina and opera - Marais - The river Seine & its islands with Notre Dame & the Sainte Chapelle - Beaubourg Museum- Palais Royal - The Louvres museum - Orsay museum – Invalides and the Eifel Tower).


Roquette Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Sitting bathtub with shower, cupboards, seperate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 2 High end quality sofa beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
concierge, code, intercom, Large windows overlooking street, Separate bathroom, toilet & kitchen with windows each, CENTRAL HEATING and AIR CONDITIONING, high end quality sofa bed for 2 in bedroom with space enough to leave it permanently open with ease & high end quality sofa bed for 2 in living room, large closets, Hundreds of English & French art & reference books, very large musical selection on hard drive linked to stereo with CD player, FREE LOCAL, DOMESTIC & MOST INTERNATIONAL CALLS (fee to cell phones & some international), mobile phone, 200 channel color TV and VCR, FREE USE OF COMPUTER, FREE SUPERFAST FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND INTERNET & WI FI, choice of English (qwerty) or French (azerty) keyboards, scanner, DVD burner + router connection for your laptop, Messenger & Skype with WEBCAM, Microsoft office including Word, Excel etc, PhotoShop, Movie maker & screen capture, VLC & DivX players, Google earth , Bed linens, pillows & towels, Hair dryer, iron, umbrellas, flatware


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Decorated and Well Equipped Suite Near the Marais in Bastille area
average rating of 4.7733335 based on 75 reviews

Great experience in the 11th arrondissement of Paris

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Paris many times and have stayed in a number of arrondissements. This time, I wanted to try the 11th, where I had never stayed before. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Paris. It is located in a very un-touristy part of Paris, where you can feel like you are really living like the locals. There are a number of good restaurants and cafés nearby (go to l'Artiste on rue de la Roquette) and the metros are close (Pierre Auguste and Voltaire).

The owner of this apartment - Jean Charles - is very friendly and informative, and he clearly wants you to enjoy his home and the surrounding neighborhood, where he grew up. I met him on the day of my arrival and he gave me several ideas locally for restaurants, cafés, shopping, etc. He also gave me an overview of the history of this neighborhood, which once held in custody those destined for the guillotine during the Revolution. (You can actually see on the street where the guillotine used to be - there are 5 rocks embedded in the pavement that are still there close to 230 years later). As a history buff, I welcomed this information.

The apartment has everything you need: kitchen, bathroom, shower, living room, bedroom. There is WiFi included, as well as TV. It is only one floor up from the ground, so it is very accessible.

Jean Charles made me feel at home right away, and I had a very pleasant visit to another interesting part of Paris. I hope to return to this apartment one day.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation Mark but also for your understanding of what I hope to achieve by welcoming guests. That is rendered that much easier when meeting people like you who have an awareness regards travelling, meeting people and immersing into their experience and culture in a way that I share. You are welcome any time.
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Salem Massachusetts USA

Hotels and vacation by owner – two worlds apart

  • 5 of 5

We like traveling in a responsible and involved manner. We don’t mind and actually like having the use and taking care of a real home. If hotels can occasionally be welcoming living for a while surrounded by the life style of another person can be an amazing plus, depending on where you land and who you meet. That is why we are so content with this rental. The landlord has made sure all the necessary information was clearly layered out so that we could live there as well as immerse ourselves in the city like Parisians. The space is loaded with all that you may need for daily life, entertainment or work. It is calm, comfortable and has AC as well as central heating. Transportation, restaurants and stores are all close by, some around the block.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad my home allowed for all activities you needed to fulfil. Yes the recent addition of windows 10 and fiber optic connection allows for faster access to all this information as well. I however keep the libraries with reference books and art books available for those who prefer to enjoy reading with a real book in hand. There are now 11 000 tunes of music covering all styles and periods. You can choose to listen to these either in the bedroom, the living room or both. There is a new super market nearby that closes as late as 10 PM. The new taps of each radiator allow for even more precise temperature choices.
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Saint Tropez France

Great city experience

  • 5 of 5

Used to life in the country we usually expect to be saturated by noise when in major cities. We were happily surprised that this building and nearby area were actually very calm. Jean-Charles, the landlord, was very friendly and helpful. Jean-Charles your home was very well organized and comfortable but what counted most was your friendliness. Thank you for making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle. I am lucky to meet people such as you who add to the long history of my home. It is now since 1952 that my family lived here. The apartment as well as the building saw history evolve from pre-war era to the baby boom to now the early 21st century. The lift remains the original Art Deco of the 30’s and just got all the copper weaving renovated. So this space is a narrative from the original old world to the latest high tech. Whenever guests get to involve themselves when choosing to experience a few days here they renew the liveliness experienced through time - I then recall my own youth when with my parents and playing with friends or the latter years when passing by to visit them and see each time life in progress.
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Sacramento California

Ancient and modern

  • 5 of 5

If the city remains an amazing multi layered experience in history, culture and food Jean-Charles rental contains as well antique furniture, decoration influenced by earlier and exotic art periods but as well all the latest technology. The apartment is cozy and is situated in a calm neighbourhood even if just a minute away of the first lively restaurants and theaters. The kitchen is very well equipped so that we could experiment with dishes inspired by the vast array of food so accessible nearby. As a very pleasant addition you will surely find the landlord a great help for discovering his home and the town.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento California

Culture day and night

  • 5 of 5

We Love culture. We got both, as well in the numerous museums, in its street history as well as in the apartment. The City museums are free. The national ones and the private ones are usually decently priced and often offer an evening per week free. When lounging at the rental we had access to a very large library of art books and historical reference books as well as all styles of music one could listen to form either room via a system connecting the PC to both the speakers and the stereo. The area mood was inspiring and friendly. Restaurants of all prices are simply at every block as well as many bakeries, delicatessen stores and supermarkets. This warm and stylish home contains all the required amenities and is comfortable. All of this and much more will be clearly described by Jean Charles, our very special and kind landlord. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City Utah

Delighted with our stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to Paris and each time we change for a different area. But from now on we will be visiting new places from this strategically situated spot. The description is accurate. Bus 69 is just around the corner and brings you to most of the famous parts of the city except for those you can directly reach by foot nearby or further away with two subway lines a few minutes away. The apartment is comfortable, elegant, quite and clean and if you forgot to bring a hair dryer or a bottle opener you will have such things and plenty more at your disposal there (including plastic colored knives and forks for children). For those who like a romantic as well as practical setting this is it.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Close to many subways, 1 or 2 blocks away, 69 Bus station and park, 1 block away, post office, theatre, bakeries, cafes, delicatessen stores & supermarkets, wine shops, pharmacies, launderettes, ATMs, hardware stores, doctors, dentists & so on, 1 to 2 blocks away, Swimming pool & sport clubs are at a walking distance,

Visiting Paris, Le Marais (oldest part of Paris) & la Bastille (newest fashionable area), 15 min walk or 5 by bus, Le Pere Lachaise, less than 5 min, Belleville (China town), 15 min walk, 6 by subway, Foot of Montmartre, 15 min direct, Champs Elysees 20 min direct, big stores (Galleries Lafayette, Printemps) and the Opera, 12 min direct, Notre Dame, 17 min with 1 change, Latin Quarter, 18 min with 1 change, Eiffel Tower, 2O min with 1 change, Add duration of pace from home to station and from station to site, Map of the close neighborhood, one for transportation with instructions of how to reach a place fast & phone books are provided. The 69 bus is actually an interesting opportunity for visiting Paris since it crosses most major points of interest in the city (Pere Lachaise - Bastille - Marais - The river Seine & its islands with Notre Dame & the Sainte Chapelle - Beaubourg Museum- Palais Royal - The Louvres museum - Orsay museum – Invalides and the Eifel Tower).


Rates & Availability

Roquette Condo Rental Rates

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January season
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

For a 1 month rental rates are about $70/night
For a 2 month rental rates are about $60/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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