An elegant air-conditioned penthouse with beautiful rooftop views, located in the heart of the Marais combining historic beauty with modern comforts (such as an elevator & espresso machine). Registered for short-term rental with the Mayor of Paris & 1 of 4 pieces of a primary residence.
Located in one of the most fashionable areas of the city with museums, art galleries, shopping, historical architecture and beautiful parks at your doorstep, this stylish penthouse studio is a true gem. It has the rare combination of being located in the heart of the city, in the oldest and best preserved neighborhood in Paris, and on the 6th and top floor with an elevator (up to the 5th floor) of a beautiful building which gives the apartment sweeping views over the rooftops of Paris and of numerous monuments in the distance. The street the apartment is on dates to the 1100s and is considered one of the most historic and beautiful medieval streets in the city, even by high Parisian standards. The apartment is air-conditioned, with an equipped kitchenette and modern bathroom.
The apartment has been fully renovated: the bathroom, kitchen, and all the appliances are modern and of the highest quality, while the original elements of the apartment have been carefully and meticulously restored, including the antique black marble fireplace, original oak floors, and beautiful 18th century oak beams. The apartment is flooded with light due to its southern exposure, two windows and three skylights. The windows are equipped with blackout shades and the skylights have remote-controlled motorized exterior shades that allow you to easily keep all the light out for mornings when you want to sleep late or go to bed early as you adjust to the time change.
At your doorstep are numerous restaurants, art galleries, and in particular many trendy designer clothing boutiques. The shops and restaurants on the street and surrounding area have the unique distinction in Paris of being open on Sundays, which keeps the area full of life, and makes conveniences such as grocery stores available 7 days a week – a rarity in Paris. The apartment is within walking distance of numerous museums and monuments, including the Picasso Museum, the Carnavalet Museum, the beautiful Place des Vosges, and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as numerous trendy clothing boutiques and galleries. Additionally, it is only a 2 minute walk to the St. Paul metro station, which is on the high-speed modern Line 1 (the yellow line) that goes through the heart of the city directly to numerous monuments and sites, such as the Musée du Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. A set of English language architectural walking tours is provided with maps and photographs to help you discover your incredible neighborhood as well as the rest of the city.
The bathroom has an antique terracotta floor, complemented with pale white glass mosaic tiles. The bathroom skylight provides ample natural light in addition to the embedded ceiling lighting and an above-mirror light. An electrical outlet in the bathroom allows you to plug in shavers and toothbrushes (an outlet head adapter is provided - please make sure your appliances function on European 240 volt circuits), and a hairdryer and magnifying mirror are also at your disposal. The bathroom is small but has all of the essentials.
The high quality bedding and large bed (160 cm – which is between a queen and king size bed) and white pressed linens provide very comfortable sleeping. A closet and hangars are provided.
The white glass cabinets and white stone counter in the kitchenette conceal a well equipped kitchen, including a microwave, refrigerator, cook top with an aeration hood above it that is perfect for picking up fresh food at local markets or nearby grocers and enjoying in the apartment. The kitchen has everything you could need, including plates, glasses, flatware, wine glasses, pots, pans, a toaster and an espresso machine.
The double-glazed glass windows and double-paned glass skylights keep the apartment warm in the winter and cool in the summer and quiet.
The apartment has a HD flat screen television with hundreds of cable channels, including numerous English language news stations such as CNN and BBC.
Unlimited high-speed wifi connection is provided, as is a telephone with free international calls to all numbers in the United States, Canada, and landlines in Europe and several other countries.
You will be met upon arrival at the apartment and given a full explanation of how to get the most out of your stay in the as well as assistance in getting oriented to the neighborhood.
The apartment is a non-smoking no-pets apartment.
Please note that 1, 2 and 3-night stays are only accepted when they fill in openings between bookings, or at the last minute.
All sheets and towels, soap, shampoo, espresso/coffee, an international electric adapter, and toilet paper are provided.
A clothes washer and dryer are available for stays longer than 1 week.
Interaction with guests
You will be personally met upon arrival at the apartment and given a full explanation of the apartment as well as assistance in getting oriented to the neighborhood, including the location of local grocers, taxis, and numerous restaurant recommendations.
Other things to note
Unlimited high-speed fiber-optic wifi connection is provided, as is a telephone with free international calls to all numbers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and landlines in Europe and several other countries.
1. This is a non-smoking apartment. This includes the hallway, elevator, and other semi-public spaces in the building.
2. To ensure a calm and peaceful environment for everyone in the building it is important to not make excessive noise both during the day and especially at night.
3. Normally, check-in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is before 10:00 am. However, we will try to be as flexible as possible if you need early check-in or late check-out. Please request this at the time you make the booking.
4. It is not always possible to arrange for check-in after 8:00pm in the evening, and there is a 25 Euros fee for such late arrivals. Therefore, if you will be arriving at the apartment later than 8:00pm you must indicate this before your booking is confirmed so that it can first be verified that someone will be available to greet you at your late arrival time.
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As an architect and designer, my passion is creating beautiful spaces. In a city such as Paris, with incredible centuries-old architecture, I let the unique and beautiful charm of the building show, while providing all of the luxurious comforts I hope to find when I myself travel.
*My property is legally registered for short-term rental with the mayor's office and Paris City Hall.