Located in a historic building dating from the late 18th century, and just around the corner from Marche des Enfants Rouges, this second floor(third in the US)loft lets you relax in comfort. With exposed brick, hexagonal terra cotta floor tiles and original wooden ceiling beams, the apartment has a real charm.
Whether travelling as a couple, a family or with a friend to see Paris, there is space to unwind,dine and sleep comfortably. The salon is furnished with a large oak extendable dining table, sofas and chairs. A new couch pulls out into a comfortable double bed. There is a roomy armoire for clothes and suitcases. Wifi, an old TV, a DVD player and a few films. Unlimited calling to North American cell and landlines as well as landlines in one hundred other countries to stay in touch.
The small kitchen is equipped with a fridge, oven, electric stove top, kettle, toaster, espresso and drip coffee pots, cooking utensils, dishes and all you need for breakfast or to prepare a meal. Tea, coffee, sugar and other food basics are always in the cupboards.
There is a washing machine, an iron, ironing board and drying rack .
The small bathroom has a sink,toilet,wall mounted shower, bathtub, storage cupboard,hair dryer, bath supplies and lots of towels.
The mezzanine has a new queen bed with fresh linens.
The appeal of the loft is that it has large windows, high ceilings, is 40 sqm and that it is in a fabulous neighbourhood. With lots of light and space it is a casual place to come back to after a day out in Paris. Climbing the stairs to a second floor apartment might not suit all travellers.Guest Access
Guests will have the apartment to themselves. I will meet you for the check-in as self check-in is not possible for the apartment.Interaction with Guests
I am a longtime Paris resident. I will meet you in person to show you the apartment, help with any bags and to give you the keys but also to provide you with maps,guide books and tips in order to make your stay in Paris as enjoyable as possible. I can be contacted during your stay should any question or problem arise.The Neighborhood
The Marais is an eclectic neighbourhood. You can find great fashion and art galleries,bars and delicious restaurants,and it is also home to some of Paris's 17th century architectural beauties. Closed to cars on Sundays, you can wander the streets after a lunch in Marché des Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered market in Paris. Place des Vosges and Musee Carnavalet are nearby as is Musee Picasso.
There is a great restaurant two steps from the apartment that serves housemade French food , has a great wine selection and moderate prices for the nights when people want to be close to home.
Around the corner, on rue de Bretagne, there are cheese shops, a terrific bakery Manon, a wine shop and larger grocery stores to stock up. There is a charm to stay in the centre of Paris and yet out of the tourist hustle of some other parts of the city. When you want to explore, with 2 metro stops nearby, Republique a quick walk away, and bike and electric car share around the corner, the whole city becomes easily accessible.Getting Around
Metro stop St Sebastian Froissart is five minutes away and Republique is ten minutes away. There are bus stops for the 65, 20 and 96 in the vicinity.
Velib bike racks are around the corner on rue des Archives.
If taking the train from Roissy,the apartment is an easy transfer from Gare du Nord.
The fixed fare for a taxi from CDG is 50 euro and from Orly is 35 euro. UberX from CDG is 45 euro.
Booking a taxi ahead at g7partage is 35 euro to CDG for two people. Otherwise the RERB and metro is 10 euro per person.
I would be happy to reserve a taxi for you on departure day. If you arrive by car, the parking lot Barbette-Marais is nearby and a reasonable price.Other Things to Note
The small one-way street has galleries and boutiques so is lively during the day but without bars or restaurants on the block, is relatively quiet in the night. The building has two security doors. There is a spiral staircase, typical of 18th century Parisian buildings with no elevator.
Due to the stairs to the loft and the tile floors, the apartment is not suitable for small children. The ceiling on the mezzanine is low. The loft stairs might not suit travellers with mobility issues.
Check out time is 11am and check in 2pm. I may have flexibility depending on the arrival of the next guests but that needs to be arranged prior to booking. Please send along your travel details once the reservation is confirmed in order to organize check in and check out.
Check-in after 10:00 pm is not possible.