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Beautiful modern flat in the Marais

Beautiful modern flat in the Marais

2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

The space

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.


Cable TV

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

20 Reviews

Sandra User Profile
September 2016
The Apartment is tastefully decorated and spacious, however you need to be aware that it has no air conditioning. Many Parisian apartments do not have air conditioning, that is true, however, this apartment faces the sun all day so it is hot and it is impossible to sleep with the…
Patrick User Profile
May 2016
A fabulous location right in the heart of the Marais! Everything was super convenient from grocery to trains to coffee. I loved the outdoor balcony for morning coffee and evening wine. I would stay here again for sure!
Robert User Profile
April 2016
We really enjoyed staying at Laurent's place in the Marais. The location was top notch, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and bars, and within walking distance of tons of sights and some metro stops. The apartment itself was super clean and nice and resembled the photos better th…
Gigi User Profile
March 2016
Laurent's home was so beautiful and welcoming. The level of detail that went into his home decor was lovely. My favorite space was the sleep alcove, but I especially loved being surrounded by all the books! The centrally located studio apartment had everything my friend and I nee…
Laurent User Profile
Response from Laurent:
Thanks to Gigi and her friend for being great guests and great communicators. It was lovely having you and thank you too for your constructive comment about the European 5th floor being the US 6th and how I could have explained better where the door is :-) I hadn't thought of that ! Also thanks for leaving the apartment in great conditions. I'm glad you had a nice stay.
March 2016
Laura User Profile
March 2016
i cannot say enough nice things about Laurent and his flat! the flat was perfectly sized for two and located in a great part of town (not too touristy, lots of great restaurants, and local to several metro stops). typically, we would site-see all day throughout the city and then…
Jenny User Profile
September 2014
Laurent's apartment was fabulous. Tastefully designed and in a great, convenient location. The small balcony was an added bonus that we used in the evenings and early mornings for breakfasts. The flights of stairs are a challenge but manageable. We did not have anyone to greet us…
Jade User Profile
August 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed at Laurent's fabulous apartment during our trip to Paris. Laurent was great with lots of communication pre-arrival. The flat is delightful and the location couldn't be better - right in the middle of Le Marais with tons of cute little Parisienne bars, c…


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Paris, FranceJoined in July 2013
Laurent User Profile
23 Reviews
Hi everyone. French guy. Fun. Professional linguist (translator, interpreter...). Extremely sociable :-) Likes tennis and books. Loves whitewater kayaking and my own music. Looooves French pastry, pastry, pastry. Currently grumpy due to no-pastry diet (but is there any other kind…
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