Cute, modern apartment located right in the midst of the lively, gay district of Le Marais, in the heart of Paris (rue Vieille du Temple, right between Hotel de Ville and Saint Paul). Nice building, 5th floor, no elevator. Just climb the stairs and enter a spacious studio apartment, ideal for 2 guests.
With 40 sq. meters, this Parisian appartment has a lovely, modern living room, and 5 floor-length windows that ensure you get the best of the summer light, from sun rise to sun down. Adjacent to the living room is a fully equipped kitchen. The double bedroom has wooden paneling in the spirit of a ship's cabin. The living room also offers another sleeping area : the sofa's sides can be pushed down, so it converts into a one-person bed. Modern parquet floor. A balcony runs around the whole apartment - perfect for eating breakfast or drinking your 6pm apéritif. Beautiful bathroom with shower.
Le Marais used to be the neighborhood of Parisian craftsmen and the nobility. From here, you can stroll to Pl-ace des Vosges, the Cirque d'Hiver, Musée Carnavalet, Centre Pompidou, the Jewish quarter, Hôtel de Ville, the rue de Rivoli, the Seine embankments, Notre Dame Cathedral. A 3 or 4-minute walk from either Saint Paul or Hôtel de Ville métro stations, and not even 10 minutes by foot to Central métro and train station Châtelet-les-Halles.
This part of The Marais district is full of shops, restaurants, and the supermarket just literally round the corner opens until quarter to midnight (a rarity in Paris). Have Italian icecream at Pozzetto (the best in Paris), visit the Karl Lagerfeld store, buy and customize your socks at Tabio, have a lovely French breakfast at Pick Clop's, try Corsican cuisine at L'Ulivo, discover a "tatin" sweet tomato pie at Les Philosophes, or (in case you left your computer at home) check your mail at the local cybercafé, all in a 30-meter radius !!! And there's more, plenty more nearby (supermarkets, open air market, the post office, the Mairie and its fantastic temporary exhibitions...)
The English pubs and gay Marais establishments are two or three blocks away... so noise is NOT an issue at all. Plus, the double glazing on the windows is just excellent. Even during the infamous Nuit de la Musique, you can sleep like a baby.
I accept smokers, even though I've never smoked myself. Would you mind smoking on the balcony, though ?
I provide fresh linen, but feel free to bring your own if you'd rather. Just let me know.
Yeah, I'm pretty communicative ;-) Don't hesitate to drop a line or even phone if you have any question.
Line 1 of the métro is just perfect. Closest stations are Hôtel de Ville and Saint Paul.