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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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 Roquette

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).


"Within a 20 mn walk you have access through the Bastille Marina to the river banks. Those cr..."
Port de l'Arsenal
"Very pleasant marina between Place de la Bastille and the River Seine Banks. 15 mn from home..."
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
"A world on its own - beautifull mix of wooded landscapes intermingled with a fascinating arr..."
Place des Vosges
"Magnificent square surrounded with arcades in the oldest part of Paris - a 20 mn walk from h..."
Musee Picasso
"In the Marais, the oldest part of Paris - a 20 mn walk from home. Displays many works of the..."
Canal St-Martin
Musee Carnavalet
"In the Marais, the oldest part of Paris, the history museum of Paris."
Le Train Bleu
"High end and beautifully 'Belle Epoque" decorated restaurant inside the Gare de Lyon train s..."
Cafe Oberkampf
"Newest trendy area - young and animated - full of bars and restaurants. A 10 mn walk."
Rue de Lappe
"At the heart of the Bastille area - dancing halls, restaurants, bars and night clubs"
Marché d'Aligre
"Wonderful combined food and antique market"
Kiron Télévision
"An old factory transformed into a theatre, workshop studios and a restaurant."
Parc Municipal de la Roquette
"Pleasant parc for leisure and sport with nice gardens - one block away from home and just in..."
Le Marais
"The oldest area of paris. Marais means the marsh - which was drained in order to broaden the..."
Canal Saint-Martin
"Paris has its canals. Canal Saint Martin starts north from the river Seine, runs underground..."
Bistrot Melac
"5 mn walk. Famous bar à vin , specialised in wines with typical french regional dishes. A ga..."
Little Hanoi
"Veru popular French Vietnamese restaurant. excellent dishes and very unexpensive."
100 Rue de la Roquette
"Backbone of the Bastille area. Many restaurants and bars. The most famous trendy area of Paris."
1 Boulevard Saint-Germain
"River bank rive gauche. On both sides you will find, all along the river, the "bouquinistes"..."
"5 mn walk to subway station - line 9. leads you to the Grands Boulevards - the Opera - the G..."
Philippe Auguste
"A 3 mn walk to subway station. leads you to Montmartre and the Abesses"
Jardin des Plantes
"A scientific parc with Greenhouses, many museums such as the national Museum of Natural Hist..."
Chez Jenny
"Excellent food - seafood and Alsatian specialties in an inlayed setting depicting early 20th..."
Le Bouillon Chartier
"Beautiful early 20th century modern style (art nouveau) restaurant. Unexpensive and convivia..."
China Town Belleville
"Area full of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants."
Cafe Menilmontant
"From Menilmontant to Couronne station many North African specialty restaurants. try Couscous..."
Passage Brady
"Exotic covered street all lined up with East Indian specialty restaurants. 6 mn by subway on..."
Hotel Drouot Auction House
"Most important french auction house. Over 50 French auctioneers do business there."
ventes aux encheres Hotel drouot paris
"Most important French auction house. Over 50 french auctioneers do business there."
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).


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:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Feel at home and so take good care of it. Some high tech amenities and antiques are sophisticated and/or fragile. Please treat these accordingly.
  • 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


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Decorated and Well Equipped Suite Near the Marais in Bastille area
average rating of 4.759494 based on 79 reviews

October 2017 one week stay for couple

  • 3 of 5

The owner, Jean Claude, is pleasant and meets you at the apartment for orientation and use of facilities. The area is primarily locals so it's good to feel to be a small part of Parisian life. Some nearby shops, with quality fruit, to stock the apartment for breakfast and so on. Local non tourist restaurants. A bit of surprise the local Vietnamese place doesn't use chillies in their cooking, but on request will provide a side dish with chillies in fish sauce!. Location is great with easy access to the famous #69 bus and metro.

The apartment is OK for two people, although a refurbishment would be a good idea.

Though Paris is well worth the time & effort to visit, it is a real surprise France still permits smoking in public. If you're a non smoker you cannot sit at outside tables having a coffee, meal etc as clouds of cigarette smoke are wafting by.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jean for a great stay. You were very helpful in getting us settled and oriented to Paris. The location was good, close to the bus routes, shops, and restaurants. Our family of 4 fit in the space nicely and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dawn, I keep a nice memory of your stay, the way you cared for my/your home and expecially the pleasure of sharing experience about travels. You live in a remarkable part of the world which close by area, as you know, I visited in the 70's. Wishing you more spirited adventures.
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Great location and easy to get to all of the sites

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay in the Bastille area. The apartment is centrally located and close to metro and the popular Bus 69 that went all of the way through Paris to the Eiffel Tower. Jean Charles was very helpful, providing information and recommending local restaurants. We would recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Petersburg, Florida

Great value. Great location

  • 5 of 5

This apt is in a regular neighborhood near Pere Lechase Cemetery. Not touristy. Lots of great cafes, bakeries and fruit market close by. Close to 2 Metro stations and Bus 69 makes getting around Paris so convenient. Apt is perfect for a Paris holiday. It's quiet and comfortable

Host Jean Charles meets you at apt so familiarize you with neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 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: July 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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