- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
This cosy studio is located in the very center of PARIS, FRANCE, on a well-known pedestrian area : the "Montorgueil" neighbourhood ( 2nd arrondissement). Entirely renovated with high quality, this 20 square meter studio apartment is situated in a lovely 17th-century building , rue Dussoubs.
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You will get the same facilities ( location, shops, etc...)
3 minutes walk to "Chatelet-Les Halles" ,5 minutes to "Le Marais", 5 minutes to Pompidou center (Beau...bourg ), 6 minutes to le Louvre Museum .
Nearby metro station Les Halles which is the largest metro hub in Paris with 5 metro and 3 RER lines, this excellent central location offers every convenience at your doorstep like supermarket, bakeries, fruit markets , wine shops, fine restaurants, trendy bars, cafe, delicatessen etc...
Living like a real Parisian in a typical neighbourhood in this cosy apartment with all the amenities and comforts you`re used to at home.
All apartments are fully equipped : new kitchen with vitro-ceramic cooker, microwave oven, toaster, fridge-freezer, espresso-coffee-maker, toaster, kettle, etc. A convertible (but very comfortable) wooden bed from a single to a double bed with all linens (sheets,pillow,etc...) bathroom with shower and washer-dryer, bathrooms linens, hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. At your disposal : flat screen TV, Unlimited INTERNET access (WIFI or Ethernet), CD player and radio, telephone for no extra cost.
570 euros for 7 nights (and 75 euros for each additional night )
5-6 nights 85 euros per night
4 nights 90 euros per night
3 nights 95 euros per night
30 euros in contribution of the cleaning expenses.
Please inquire for details or for more informations ( photos, services...).Read more
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Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 325 reviews and 3 properties
Purple studio in the center of paris
2nd Arrondissement Bourse, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
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Last updated on August 12, 2014
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- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 20 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
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113 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Leanne & Luke
My partner and I stayed in the Purple studio from the 3rd-6th april 2014. On arrival we were greeted by Dominique who presented us with a welcoming present of laduree macarons! She was super helpful and gave us loads of advice on things to see and places to eat. The apartment is small but perfect for 2 people. It is located within a 16th century building with lots of character and charm, especially the old windy staircase up to the apartment.Inside the apartment was incredibly clean and beautifully decorated. It is a 10 minute walk from chatelet les Halle's RER which you can get to from Gard du Nord which is only 1 stop away.
The apartment is located right in the middle of rue montorgueil, a wonderful market street full of cafe's, bakeries and restaurants. The atmosphere is great and is a great place to have dinner and drinks.
I would strongly recommend staying in Dominique & Serge's purple apartment. It's a fantastic location,comfortable and great value for money. I Wwill definitely be staying here again.
comfortable, central, close to metro, shops and main attractions
This was recommended to me by 2 much younger friends and I was worried about the 4 old flights of stairs but had no problems with them. Very secure accommodation. Everything that I needed was there and the washing machine was a God send as I was there for 10 days. Dominique was there to meet me on arrival and had all the information on the unit and where the foods places and attractions were. She even had a laptop for me to use and free local and phone calls to landlines in australia. This place is very comfortable for longer or short stays. Also Dominique was as close as an email or phone call away and even arranged a wonderful car and driver for me when I left to come home.
Ekaterina & Alexander
Perfect place to stay in Paris!! (Просто замечательные апартамен
I spent a week in Paris with my boyfriend in this apartment. And it was really a great week. The good apartment choice helped to make that vacations really wonderful.
The location of the studio was perfect for us. Let me explain you why).
1.If you travel to Paris by plane you can get the apartment by RER without any "line changes" (you can just sit&realx; without any movement with your bags across the underground crosswalks).
2. It is located near the "Chatelet les halles" station in the center of the city and near the Louvre, Centre Pompidou etc...
3. If you want to get to the Walt Disney parks...you can reach them by RER without any "line changes" too.
4. The apartment is located near the Rue Montorgueil that is filled with the old restaurants, bakeries etc... and was depicted on one of the Monet paintings)).
5. In addition it is located near the round-the-clock post office (if you want to send post cards to your friends or something else).
The apartment was very safe, cozy, well-thought, with good bathroom, wi-fi, books about Paris, media player and good Cd's...
It was really very important for us (as we traveled to Paris in winter..) that the apartment was very warm!!!
The room was filled with everything we needed to have a romantic and cozy evenings after a very saturated days.
The owners of the apartment were great! Dominique & Serge gave us valuable advices about where to buy wine, cheese, what restaurants to visit and also gave us instructions about what to do in emergency situations and how to use the apartment equipment in a proper way. We were really very thankful to them.
I love returning to these studios
I am lucky enough to have stayed at Dominique & Serge's studios 5 times (I've stayed in each of them) & during my stay I love returning home each night to "my apartment in Paris". A place for everything, & everything in its place - this studio is well set out, has everything you need (& more) for a stay & the pull out bed is very very comfortable. It is lovely to stroll through the neighbouring "food" streets. There is no lift, but that just means you can eat another croissant or madeleine without feeling guilty because you have those steps to walk up & down! I love staying here.
wonderful time in paris staying at this apartment
2 of us stayed in the studio at the end of november 2013 for 3 nights. it was just as described on the internet. Dom was fab at communication etc. met us at the apartment as planned and even let us check out a bit later. apartment was a good size for studio, had all you needed, great location close to great shops, bakeries, cafes etc etc. There were some basic supplies already in the apartment as well as some great books in the apartment for you to borrow. free wifi...all you could want. wish we could have stayed a few more days. Bed as comfy as others have said and great size. wonderful old building esp the stairs! great value for paris. will recommend Dom and Serge's apartment to all and would go back anytime. thanks so much. jenny and phil x
Cosy and convenient! Friendly and helpful owners..
The purple studio exceeded our expectations... Well furnished and equipped. Supermarts such as Picard and monoprix are nearby.. Easy to fix a quick meal at the studio apt..
The croissants at Stohrer are to die for! V near the apt as well.
Line 3 & 4 metro stations are close by as well.
We're greeted by Serge and Dom who are v friendly and helpful.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apt to our friends.
Robert & Nerida B
A-Loft in Paris
This is a delightful apartment situated in the heart of Paris close to many of the must-see tourist destinations, and only a short walk from cafes, boulangeries, patisseries etc. Dominique and Serge were extremely helpful in providing information about how to get to the apartment and how to get around Paris. They were there to greet us when we arrived at the apartment, and explained how everything worked. The apartment was spotless and was well equipped with everything a traveller would need. If you don't like climbing stairs this is not for you, but for us it only added to the charm.
Greta NSW australia
The best location in town
This apartment is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Paris. It is a foodies paradise. Located close to a number of metro stops for easy access anywhere in the city. The apartment is so cool- and has everything you need. Serge and Dominique are lovely, very helpful and able to help with any question you may have.
Do yourself a favor and stay here.
Nicole and Arthur
Sainte-Famille, Ile d'Orléans (Ville de Québec, Canada)
Un studio quasi idéal - A virtually ideal studio
Nous avons déjà resté au "Red Studio" en 2006 et avons adoré le confort et le lieu. Nous avons loué le "Purple Studio" cet été et l'expérience était pareille. D'abord nos hôtes, Dominique et Serge, font tous pour rendre notre séjour la plus agréable, nous aidant avec notre bagage (assez ample pour, nos deux mois en France) et avec la location d'un taxi le jour de notre départ, même à une centaine de mètres de l'appartement. Les équipements du studio sont de haute qualité et la propriété des lieux parfaite. Les chaises de détente sont un atout particulier du "Purple Studio" (très confortable), même si on aurait préféré une table sans des chaises hautes comme était le cas pour le "Red Studio", une étage plus bas. Mais l'espace totale est aménagée avec intelligence. Selon nous, chaque studio mérite les cinq étoiles de satisfaction. Nous n'hésiterons pas à renouveler l'expérience une troisième fois, si nous avons la chance de revisiter ce Paris très central, les très agréables aménités de la rue Montorgueuil et le beau 2ième arrondissement.
Nicole et arthur, Région de la Ville de Québec, Canada
We absolutely loved our second stay in the 2nd Arrondissement this time in the Purple Studio. The quality of furnishings is of high quality and the comfort is excellent. We would have liked the dinner table of the Red Studio without the high chairs, but this very minor inconvenience was offset by the Purple Studio's excellent lounging chairs and lovely wall tapestry. The atmosphere is perfect, the studio is very well maintained and clean and the location in central Paris (2nd arrond.) charming and within walking distance to most sites and shopping for supplies on picturesque pedestrian Rue Montorgueuil. We look forward to another visit.
Nicole and arthur, Quebec City region, Canada
Lynn & Wayne
Perfect stay in Paris
We could not have been happier with this apartment in Paris. Everything was as listed but the warm greeting by the lovely host was more than expected. The apartment is small but very clean and is fitted out to a high quality- the pull out bed is comfortable. The location is wonderful, easy to get to from the airport and great for exploring this amazing city. Thank you Dominique & Serge for your apartment and the welcome gift!
This apartment is really well located, close to multiple metro stations and plenty of interesting boulangeries, restos, cafes, etc. The studio itself while small is very nicely furnished and well equipped. Fantastic value when considering the location. Dominique was a gracious host and gave us fantastic advice on where to eat and what to visit. There is a fantastic collection of books and guide books within the apartment that cater to all interests, food, history, etc. Overall, highly recommended and we'll be back for sure for our next stop-over in Paris.
Such a warm and welcomed arrival. Dominque and serge have done an amazing job with these appartments. So comfortable and livable it was the perfect location and backdrop to our trip. I highly recomend these gorgeous appartments.
Para sentirse todo un parisino
Mi madre y yo fuimos en julio, nos quedamos 4 noches. La señora que nos alquilo el departamento nos recibio muy bien, nos explicó todo detalladamente, en ingles por supuesto, y nos hizo algunas recomendaciones en cuanto a comidas, lugares para pasear, etc. Nos dejó un manual con todo lo que necesitabamos saber sobre el lava ropas (que no es nada complicado), la cafetera, una lista de supermercados con horarios incluidos. Excelente, en mi opinion. No nos hizo falta nada, el departamento esta muy bien equipado, dispone de una wifi excelente, lo unico es que durante nuestra estadía tuvimos dias de 32°C y solo dispone de un ventilador portatil, no un aire acondicionado. El agua de la canilla se puede tomar sin problemas y el baño es chiquito pero cómodo. El "gran" problema es que el edificio no dispone de ascensor. El departamento se encuentra en el tercer piso. Para nosotras no fue dificil, si lo seria para discapacitados o gente de edad avanzada. Para el resto, nada muy complicado. La casa se encuentra en un barrio muy lindo e ideal para manejarse en subte o caminando (Fuimos al Louvre a pie)A la vuelta hay unas cuadras llenas de bares y pequeños restaurantes ideales para la noche y durante el dia hay supermercados, panadería y carnicería por lo que nada hizo falta. La zona es muy segura.
En conclusión, es ideal para dos personas que les agrada tener cierta independencia y sentirse un poco parisina. Muy amable recibimiento y fue un alivio no tener que depender de los restaurantes y la comida que, a veces, es un pequeño problema.
Location, quality, amenities, cleanliness, style, comfort, convenience. Perfect with a capital P. Serge and Dom go out of their way to make your stay the best it could possibly be. We felt like guests in a good friend's home, in the nicest possible way. Have already recommended the Purple Studio to 3 different friends going to Paris. We will definitely stay there again.
beautiful apartment in Paris
Myself and my partner stayed in the purple studio for 3 nights in June 2013. The apartment was lovely and in a great location close to shops, stations and within walking distance to many tourist attractions. We loved being able to be self sufficient and have lazy mornings with our coffee and croissants at home. The best part about this stay was dominique. She was amazing, friendly and so very helpful. Every part of the booking was easy and she provided us with heaps of information about the city. in the apartment every detail was accounted for. I would highly recommended this apartment to anyone wanted a hassle free, beautiful apartment in Paris central.
Dominique was very friendly and helpful showing us around the apartment. The apartment is clean, well furnished and located within walking distance of 2 train stations, supermarket and restaurants. We found it to be a great base to explore Paris! There were also maps of Paris which we used everyday, and a book with recommendations on where the locals go to shop & eat which we found useful.
The only down side is that there is no elevator and carrying your luggage up 4 flights of stairs was a bit of a workout.
All in all it was a great stay.
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Best choice ever!!!
Me and my wife have spend 2 weeks in Paris and this studio was the best choice we ever made. The location is perfect: close to metro station if you don't feel like walking but if you do feel like walking its also an amazing place to stay.
The owner Dominique and Serge are extremely nice and they were really helpful. They gave use suggestion on place to eat, where to get groceries and how to enjoy our time in Paris.
Me and my wife had the time of our life during this vacation and the studio was for sure our best investment. You will found grocery store a 2 minutes walk, cheese store, bakery, wine store etc,
I highly recommend this place to everybody that want to feel like home in another country!!!
Very nice Little appartment in the heart of Paris Euere you self
The appartment has everything you Need for a nice romantic holiday in Paris.
I can recommend this location to everyone!
Jeff and Emily
Authentic warmth in the heart of the city
Dominique and Serge were fantastic. They stayed an extra hour when we got there giving us tips on where to go and making sure we were comfortable with every amenity. Had a fantastic time and the neighborhood is great, with nice proximity to all the specialty shops you expect. Apartment was clean and inviting with unique characteristics like the stairs (there are many) and ceiling. Could not have had a better experience and that is in large part to the purple studio and its owners!
Kevin & Jayne
The Perfect Parisian Base
This is the second time that we have stayed here and each time it gets better. Dominique and Serge are the perfect hosts, for what is the perfect Parisian base.
We explored the city by foot, easily done because of the apartment's central location. The location is fantastic, you actually feel like a local, as the bars, cafes and boulangerie are only moments away.
The apartment is very well designed and contemporary in style, extremely attractive.
All in all, a fabulous apartment in a great location, you will definitely enjoy. We are looking forward to going back again.
Kevin & Jayne
São Paulo, Brazil
The best trip and stay ever ;-)
When we arrived, we were kindly received by Dom with amazing macarons by Ladurée... and the wonders were just about to begin! The studio is great, it has everything you need (even for a longer stay). It's close (a walk by, or a metro by, if it's too cold) to many wonderful things to do in Paris, and the neighbourhood was very safe (we used to arrive home very very late at night, and we felt safe all the time). About Paris... well, the City of Lights offered us the best time of our lives, and we certainly intend to go back. Dom and Serge are the kindest people ever, and assisted us with everyhing we needed. Thank you both for everything ;-)
Though the flat is small, it is very comfortable and homey
The location is good, quite near to the train station and a lot of restaurants around as well. Dominique is a very good host who answered a lot of our questions before we arrived and explained the place in details. The place is small but comfortable. You will sleep on a sofa bed, but it's very comfortable. You will have everything you need except toiletries like shower gel and etc. that's standard for apartment anyway. No lift so you will need to carry your lugguage up. We liked this place much. We actually recommended a friend a couple days ago.
Fantastic location and great hosts; the apt was everything we ne
The real surprise was how perfectly located this was. Rue Montorgueil has a lot of great food shops (I'm still thinking about La Fermette's cheeses a week later). But also there were some cool restaurants and bars nearby (Frenchie, Experimental Cocktail Club). Dominique greeted us with a wonderfully informative chat, and provided us with local tips. The apt itself was spotless and well-stocked (wifi worked perfectly). An ideal little place to sleep and recharge after you've been wandering around Paris all day.
Wonderful stay at Purple Studio
Stayed 5 days at the Purple Studio in Feb and it was wonderful. The studio is well equiped, modern and stylish. Water pressure for the shower was great.
It's 5min from Rue Montorgueil which has lots of lovely food stores, restaurants and cafes. It's also very centrally located to get to all the sights of Paris.
Dominique is lovely and very accommodating, working to your schedule in terms of check-in and check-out. She's very helpful in terms of providing information on all matters to do with Paris.
All that you need is in the Studio.. Perfect to visit the city.. Dom is very kind and helpfull, a very nice person. The studio is simply beautiful, clean, well-furnished, adorable. Is very close to the metro station so you can go everywhere in Paris; is in the city centre so you can visit the city by food. Next to the studio there is a monoprix (supermarket) where you can buy all that you need to have in the house (mostly food because in the studio there is really everithing.) I feel like a real parisienne in the studio, i can breathe a bohémien spirit in the air.. When i can come back in Paris i surely call back Dom and Serge and hope that the studio will be available to stay there. A great experience!
Stylish hideaway! Perfect for a city break in Paris
Just back from our stay at the Purple Studio in Paris with Dom et Serge, and we must say what a lovely little studio this is in a fantastic location. Firstly, we we were greeted by Dominique and upon our arrival we were given a box of lovely French Macaroons - a nice touch. Dominique was also very helpful and took the time to explain the area and tell us the best places to eat, drink go out etc, as well as presenting us with her very own 'guidebook' of the local area - came in useful a few times! As for the area, Rue Montorgeuil is lovely and is a real foodie hub of Paris, if you like that sort of thing. (its one street away from the studio, which is in Rue Dussoubs)Dom and Serge's webpage was also instrumental in turning us on to their place - their description of the area is spot on and it really sold it for us!
The studio is also perfectly located for getting around central Paris - just 2 minutes from Sentier Metro, 5 minutes walk to Chatelet Les Halles Metro/RER and around 10 minutes walk to the Louvre etc. It is very central and on a quiet side street. Only downside is that when the blinds are open you can see into the houses opposite and vice versa. Its also quite a quiet, grown up area even though its in the 2nd arrondissment.
Inside, the studio is lovely, located in a beatiful 17th century building, the place is small, but is furnished very tastefully with designer furnishings, nice lighting and a very relaxed feeling. Again, attention is paid to detail here and evey little thing is taken care of (coffe cups, wine glasses, plates, cutlery etc, coffee machine, microwave, fridge, ironing board are all provided).
Downsides - Purple studio is on the 3rd floor - perhaps check out red or tangerine as its all stairs and no lift. (but not a biggie).
As mentioned, it is small with no bathtub.
However, would stay with Dom and Serge again and would highly recommend if you want a stylish little pad for 2 in a fab location.
My mum and I actually stayed in the studio over 12 mths ago, and only just remembered we never left a review for our perfect stay in Paris!
Dominique was absolutely lovely, and could not have been more helpful with everything...from her easy directions from the airport, helping with our luggage and the fantastic info she gave us on the city.
The apartment was ideal for 2 people. It was immaculately clean, and such a pleasant suprise...even better than the photos!
The surrounding area is just beautiful and we always felt safe at any time of day, and pretty much walked everywhere.
Thankyou Dominique for making our trip to Paris so enjoyable :) It was by far the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in.
Claire & Sandra
Great location, great service and great value.
Purple studio is exactly as described on the web site and in a very convienent location. Dominique and Serge have thought of everything to make this a comfortable stay.
Great stay in Paris
We loved staying in this studio for our week in Paris. It is very centrally located and an easy walk to the Les Halles station. We appreciated having the dishware and kitchenette, as we stayed in and ate dinner a few nights after picking up some fresh bread and other tasty food from the shops on Rue Montorgueil. The washing machine was helpful as well. Dominique and Serge are wonderful hosts and left lots of great information about the area, and detailed guides on how to work everything in the apartment. We had no complaints while staying here and would definitely return.
Wonderful amenities and location
We had a great time staying in the purple studio. It had every amenity we could have wished for and the bed was very comfortable. Dom and Serge were extremely welcoming and helpful. We loved that there were travel books available to borrow during our stay--including the most recent Rick Steves' Pais book. From our greeting with La Duree macarons to our departure a week later, we were so happy with our experience.
Home away from home
The Purple Studio is a comfortable and well-equipped studio apartment located in a convenient, central location. It is close to shops so you can purchase food to prepare in the comfort of the studio apartment. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes close by.
The apartment is not located in a tourist area, but it is possible to walk to many of the tourist sites from the Purple Studio if you enjoy walking. Two metro stations are very close by if you need or wish to take public transportation.
Dominique was very welcoming and took time to provide us with information about Paris and getting around the city. The apartment has many handy books and tourist guides to help you enjoy your stay.
If you have problems climbing stairs or carrying your bags, you may want to choose another accommodation since the Purple Studio is located on the "French" third floor and there is no elevator. You need to walk up three flights of stairs. Dominique also has a unit on the 2nd floor.
The things we liked best are the location (central but not in a busy tourist area), the atmosphere of the neighborhood, the convenience to the metro, the cleanliness of the apartment, the well-equipped kitchen (we were on a long trip and it was nice to be able to prepare our own food if we wished) and the charming Dominique.
Perfect. Romantic. Comfortable
We felt so at home in this studio. Dom and Serge are lovely hosts and do an excellent job making sure you have everything you need and are comfortable.
I loved the modern furniture and the jazz playing in the background when we arrived. The large French windows and the faint sound of lovers walking late at night made us truly felt like Parisians! My only criticism would be that the dryer doesn't actually dry anything. But that is very typical in Europe. The fact that they even had a dryer was surprising! I loved this place and would go back again and again. Read more
Response from Dominique et Serge - 11/02/2012
Hello Calisha and Stephen,
We was very happy to receive you.
It is really such a pity that you have hesitate to call us to solve your drying problem , because we are proud to resolve any incident immediatly during each stay since the beginning of our activity. It was certainly a problem of a duration choosen or a wrong program or something else... because we use the tumble dryer between each departure and arrival and it is still and ever absolutely functionnal.
Don't hesitate the next time :-)
Serge and Dominique
A clean studio with good features in a great location!
We were after a clean apartment that could act as a home base for exploring the sights in Paris. Dominique responded promptly to our emails during the booking process and gave good directions to reach the apartment from the airport. She was waiting for us when we arrived with a welcome gift and then spent time showing us the features of the apartment, the resources (books, maps, information binder) she had on hand for us to use as well as an introduction to the immediate area. All this was done in a very professional way. (The detailed map book was very helpful to us.)
The apartment suited our needs perfectly and was very convenient to the food shops on Rue Montergueil. (We enjoyed picking up fresh bread first thing in the morning.) It was also within reasonable walking distance to a good number of the sights in Paris (about 10 minutes to the Louvre). If one wants public transit to go further, Metro stations are close by.
Although we came back fairly late in the evening at times, we never felt unsafe.
The apartment is a modernized unit that maintains the charm of the 17th century building that it is in. However, one must be prepared to take the stairs up 3 levels (as there is no elevator). The stairs reflect the age of the bulding a little more as they are not quite as even and level as a modern building. (This was part of the charm for us.)
We would recommend the Purple Studio to others and if we come back to Paris, we would certainly want to stay here again.
Thank-you, Dominique and Serge.
Our recent stay at the Purple studio apartment could simply not be faulted!! Every step of the way, from initial enquiries, booking, instructions on how to get there, check-in, check-out were hassle free and the hosts, Serge and Dominique, were absolutely delightful!! Their tips and insights about how to enjoy and experience Paris, made our holiday so much more unique and enjoyable!! The studio itself was immaculate and beautifully furnished and decorated (and it honestly was bigger than the photos make it appear!). With all the included features, it really felt like a home away from home! It was wonderful at the end of a long day seeing the sights of Paris, to go 'home' to more than a basic hotel room. The location is amazing!! So many tourist attractions within walking distance and also several metro stations within a few minutes walk! However, the best part is how serene the area is! So close to everything but so peaceful, relaxing and quiet!! We have no doubts that if we are fortunate enough to travel to Paris in the future, it will be to stay at the Purple studio for sure!!!
Perfect apartment in paris
We stayed in the purple studio for 10 nights and we can't say a bad thing about the place. We will definitely be coming back next time we visit paris and will be recommending to all of our friends and family.
It was clean, cosy, amazing location, Dom and Serge were wonderful and helpful.
Definitely 5 stars.
Thank you Dom and Serge
Great apartment, in a fantastic area close to absolutely everything. Tastefully furnished and decorated, with everything you could possibly need for a stay in Paris. Dominique and Serge were great from booking the apartment right through to us leaving. We couldn't have enjoyed out time any more. Tres bien!
Great location in the centre of Paris
This is a very well presented studio apartment in wonderful food, café and restaurant area of Paris.
The apartment is walking distance to many attractions and if you don't like to walk it is also close to 2 metro stations.
The apartment is very clean and well maintained with all you will need for a comfortable stay. The owners, Dominique and Serge are very helpful and friendly and are very happy to help with recommendations for restaurants and things to see and do.
We found the apartment to be peaceful with very little street noise. Check in and check out was easy and efficient as was payment and deposit.
We have stayed here twice (the other time we stayed in the Red Studio) and can fully recommend this property.
Beautiful studio apartment in a great neighbourhood
We absolutely loved the Purple Studio and the Rue Montegueil neighbourhood. The studio apartment is well-designed, tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. It was easy to find: a direct train goes from CDG airport to the Les Halles metro stop: from there it is about a 7 minute walk along a lovely pedestrian shopping street to the apartment. Dominique was waiting for us when we arrived. She greeted us with warmth and professionalism, and gave us a thorough introduction to everything we needed to know about the apartment and the neighbourhood. She even had a lovely welcome gift for us.
The studio has two large windows so it's nice and bright. It's true that the studio is small, but it is just perfect for one or two people. We never felt cramped or crowded. The bed is extremely comfortable and we slept well (very quiet building and minimal road noise). One thing I will mention is that the window coverings do not completely block the light at night, so if you need a perfectly dark room to sleep you might want to bring a sleep mask.
We stayed 8 nights and loved every minute of it. In fact, we are already planning a return trip to Paris and I would definitely hope to book either the Purple Studio or Dominique's other apartment, the Red Studio, for our next stay. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to even my most discriminating friends. I think it's just about perfect and really good value for Paris.
Charming on the Perfect street!
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful apartment! Lovely hosts, perfect location, and just perfect! Next time we are in Paris, we hope to be lucky enough to rent this studio again!
Nick & Lesley
Superb accomodation in the Heart of Paris
Well thought out, tastefully furnished, well cared for and clean Studio apartment run by two charming people. Situated very close to Rue Montorgueil (see Wikipedia description) and close to Metro and RER stops. We walked to all main tourist attractions except Montmartre. We would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay again.
Excelent place. A little on the small size but great for a couple. Everything was clean and in working condition. Would definitely recommend it to anyone
Auckland, New Zealand
Lovely cosy apartment in central Paris
I had the pleasure of staying at the Purple Studio for 10 days in January 2012. The studio is in an excellent location - well laced for easily wandering to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and so on. The studio is small butp erfectly formed - with excellent amenities. The furnishings are comfortable and stylish and it felt like a true haven. The hosts are very welcoming and attentive.
I would highly recommend the Purple Studio.
Sergio Buenos Aires
Beautiful apartment for 2 in the center of Paris
We stayed for 5 nights and it was really a hit!
The apartment is located in a beautiful neighborhood of small restaurants, bars and shops of all kinds.
A few minutes walk from Notre Dame, Pompidou and the Seine.
Dominique is a delightful person that provides a lot of dedication to the task of receiving guests from around the world.
This is reflected in every little detail of good taste in decorating and equipping the apartment. No detail is left to chance.
Excellent wireless internet, washing machine and other amenities.
I would not hesitate to return to Paris and re-rent the apartment. The whole experience was serious, kind and sheer professionalism from the beginning.
Thanks Serge and Dominique! We hope to return soon!
Juan and Sergio
Buenos aires - Argentina
A wonderful Christmas in Paris!
I don't think we can even be able to describe what an amazing stay we had in Paris. The purple studio was impeccably furnished and extremely clean. Dominique was so welcoming at our initial meeting and very helpful in answering any questions that we had about the surrounding area. The location of the studio is ideal - a few minutes walk to the Louvre and a short block from the Rue Montegruiel with plenty of delicious bistros, restos, boulangeries etc. The Metro stop is very close as well. The purple studio is well accommodated with a small fridge, kitchen (fully stocked) and washer/dryer. The bathroom is a very good size and the shower is also high quality. Everything in the studio was exactly what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to visit Paris again, Perfect location and perfect studio! Thank you Dominique et Serge!
Cosy studio in great location with wonderful amenities
Great apartment with all amenities one needed. Dominique and Serge always responded to emails promptly and Dominique met me and was so helpful. The apartment is small but so well equipped and in a great location. I have already recommended it to everyone I have spoken to since returning home.
Sue C. and Jenn G.
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Fantastic stay in Paris
My friend and I just came back from an 8 day stay in Purple Studio and it was lovely! The accommodations are tastefully French, being designed for function with an eye for design and gave us a great opportunity to feel like locals in one of the quaintest areas in Paris. Clean, comfortable and a great location for Metro and sightseeing, Purple Studio is the best tour companion you could have. Kitchen is functional, and washer/dryer is an added bonus since it allows you to pack less for a long stay. Bathroom is small, but has the best 'water fall' showerhead plus handheld, and there was ample hot water for 2 'five minute' showers in the morning. Bed is firm and comfortable, and this is coming from a person who sleeps on a real soft bed normally! This studio was comfortable for 2 people, but would be too small for more.
Dominique provided great suggestions, as well as several books/maps in the studio on anything one would like to do in Paris. Excellent shopping and dining options within a block can be found. Wireless speed is very good and TV has English CNN, Msnbc, Skynews, Bbcnews plus other language channels. One thing, this studio is 3 flights up on 300 year old stairs, so be prepared to climb 'non-standard' risers! We had no problem, but this could be daunting if one had mobility issues.
Kenneth & Grace
Dominique & Serge have been such tremendous hosts since Day 1 upon our arrival. Our flight to Paris was really early yet Dominique was able to accommodate us and meet us at the apartment at 8am. The apartment itself exceeded our expectations as it was spotlessly clean and tidy and also had everything you would need (e.g. mini laptop, travel books, maps, pots & pans, hairdryer, etc.) The location was also perfect as we were able to walk over to Rue Montorgueil and get fresh produce to cook at night and fresh croissants and baguettes in the morning! Loved it! The only one thing to be aware of is that the apartment is up 3 flights of stairs which was no problem for us but may be a problem for others. Merci Dominique, we will be returning the next time we're in Paris!
the perfect base in Paris
This studio was ideal for our week's stay in Paris!It was close to cafes,bakeries, metro and all the main sights.It had everything we needed for our stay, including Wifi and a great supply of guidebooks!Dominique was welcoming and really helpful on arrival.All in all, highly recommended!
Wonderful Long Weekend
This characterful apartment is ideally located in a fabulous area in the heart of Paris. Dominique gave us a warm and friendly welcome. Bijou, clean and comfortable and well equipped with high attention to detail throughout. We loved our short stay and would recommend for couples or single people and we look forward to returning soon.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Great Service, Great Price, Great Place!!!
My husband and I decided that we wanted an authentic Parisien experience by living in an apartment for our stay in Paris, and we found a hidden gem with this apartment!!!
We loved the old world charm of the building, but the modern convenience that the apartment afforded us. The studio is small, but never felt cramped or crowded. Serge and Dominique were wonderfully understanding and helpful, waiting for us when we were unexpectely late and ensuring we had the best stay possible, even greeting us with macarons from Laudree!
Our only negative was that there were some unsavory street people the next street over, but they were easy enough to avoid.
Dominique & Serge made my visit to Paris the best
I cannot speak highly enough of Dominique and Serge - they were professional, kind, helpful - they helped me more than anyone could have expected with my trouble working out the metro
The location of the studio was perfect - all the shops you could need, and many of the famous landmarks of Paris, in easy walking distance
The studio was self contained all i needed to supply was food - and there was even seasonings, some sauces, tea and coffee, gladwrap, soap and toilet paper, etc provided
a washing machine with clothes dryer, tv, wifi - the studio was excellent value for money
In fact i couldn't fault the accommodation or Dominique & Serge in any way
I wish them all the best in the future - they are lovely people
Aussies from Singapore
Great location, cost and facilities
We really enjoyed our stay here. We felt the location was great, the price was excellent and Dominique and Serge went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at ease. It's only about a 5 minute walk from Challet les Halles RER train station and their directions to lead us to the apartment were faultless. Staying in this location also meant a very short walk to cafes and restaurants and an authentic feel to Parisian living.
The apartment is a great size for 2 people and Dominique and Serge have really thought about everything you may want or need. Including things like washer/dryer with instructions in English and French, coffee machine, laptop to be used in the apartment in needed and great wifi. They also gave us a number to call them on anytime, should we need them.
If we're luck enough to return to Paris, we'll be booking again with Dominique and Serge for sure.
Have not stopped recommending this place to people!!!
Love love loved it!!! Everything i read about the purple studio prior to my stay was 100% accurate. Dominique was absolutely lovely, the studio was very clean and comfortable. Was about a 10min walk from the louvre but was a great walk. Wish we could have stayed longer, experienced Paris like a Parisian - apartment was in a great area restaurants, bars very close by (Experimental cocktail Club around the corner was great!)
cosy and central in Paris
Serge and Dominique were very helpful and welcoming and explained everything about the apartment on arrival.
The apt was small but very nicely done and had everything that we needed.
It was a central location and great for walking and also had the metro close by.
There were lots of shops and cafes around the corner and it had a very french feel.
I loved that it was so clean and functional and was in such an old neighbourhood.
Francisco and Kate
I will never stay in a hotel again in Paris
The apartement is such a good option if you plan to stay 4 days or longer in Paris, so you can fully enjoy the Parisian life more as a local rather than a tourist. The apartment is in a very lively neighborhood and very close to many of the Paris attractions. The apartment is cozy, very well equipped and with a newly renovated bathroom. The owners are such nice people. You won't be disappointed at all.
Merle & Peter
The perfect studio with everything!
We chose this studio because of the wonderful reviews it had been given. Have to agree with all that's been said before. Dominique and Serge have created a delightful haven with everything you could possibly need for a stay in Paris, including a great location and expert advice on the local area. Recommend unreservedly.
Bev and John Kerr
Hawke's Bay new Zealand
This has to be one of the best kept secrets for travellers. Found the reviews on trip advisor, booked our days there and had a wonderful welcome from Dominique and an incredibly comfortable stay here. Easy access to everything in Paris and everything we could need in the appartment to be able to cook for ourselves, wash clothes and enjoy a relaxing time and have a great base for our adventures here.
New York City
As soon as we got to the neighborhood of the purple/red studio we fell in love with Paris. The studio was clean, we were met by Dominique on time and she showed us the apartment and recommended things to do in Paris and around the neighborhood. She greeted us with some amazing macaroons from Laduree. I would recommend this place to everyone and will hopefully stay there next time I am coming to Paris.
Jayne and Kevin
Parisian Living - at its Best!
This charming apartment is excellently situated and has been one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had in Paris. Its innovative design is supported by exquisite facilities that provide you with everything that you need for an unforgettable experience. Staying here allows you to live like a real Parisian for the duration of your holiday!
Its excellent location gives you the opportunity to experience Paris on foot, with all the famous landmarks within easy reach. Just around the corner from the apartment is a plentiful supply of bars and bistros/restaurants to suit all tastes. Explore central Paris by day then relax and enjoy the local neighbourhood in the evening. Perfect!
Finally, Dominque and Serge are the consummate hosts, being there to greet you and make you feel extremely welcome.
We are reluctant to divulge our little Parisian secret as we intend to go back as much as possible and hope it doesn't get too well known!
Karen and Michael
a great stay in paris
My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Serge and Dominique's Paris apartment. Everything you needed was supplied. The apartment had been lovingly renovated with careful attention to every detail. The hospitality shown to us was extraordinary. We were greeted cheerfully at the door, even though we arrived at 1.00am. Nothing was a problem. We will definitely stay with Dominique and Serge when next in Paris. Thank you for making our stay a great experience. Karen and Michael
Honeymoon in Paris
We spent our honeymoon with my husband in Paris and stayed at this studio which turned out to be the perfect choice for us. We fell in love with the neighbourhood becaue of the charming restaurants, cafés, bakeries, an open-air market (on thursdays and sundays) and loveley stores.
The apartment was just what we expected: a clean and comfortable place where we can rest after the long walks in Paris and also had the opportunity to live a bit like a Parisian.
Safe, very clean apartment; easy walk to Central attractions
We really enjoyed our stay in the 3rd floor studio. Serge's greeting was most cordial and gave us a happy start to our Parisian experience..
New York City
The Purple Studio was the perfect base for my trip to France. I stayed in Paris a couple of days, then traveled for a week. When I returned to the studio for my second stay, it felt like I was returning home. I will definitely be back, and highly recommend it - just not when I plan to be there!
Milford, Delaware, USA
Live like a Parisian
From the moment we arrived Dominique was there to greet us and make us feel totally at home. Although my friend and I don't speak French, Dominique's English was very good.Everything we could possibly need for our stay was there in the apartment, which was clean, new and tastefully decorated. I liked best that we were so close to Rue Montogruel (sp?) with all the great little shops, bars and cafes. There is nothing touristy about this area but the people were friendly and we could walk or take the metro very easily to all the great attractions. The stairs were the only downside, but were worth it for the price.Dominque was even so kind as to mail me to the USa some things I had left behind!
Old World Parisian charm with modern conveniences
Great location off pedestrian only Montorgueil, very close to metro stop on line four. Met by Dominique who reviewed how to use everything in the apt. She also had macaroons, yogurt, and water bottles for us! The apt. is in a 18th century bldg, so a walkup with no lift. Exposed beams reveal the history, but the cute little apt. has been completely and tastefully remodeled: security door, new double paned windows (makes it quiet), wifi, nice flatscreen tv/dvd, stereo, new bathroom, espresso machine, etc. The pullout bed was comfy. This is my 3rd trip to Paris, 2nd time in an apt, and by far our best experience! I was with my 13 yr old daughter and she agrees. The apt is spotless and fully stocked with everything we needed. Dominique and Serge leave their phone numbers if any questions or problems and there are helpful maps and books in the apt. There's a grocery store 1/2 block away and, of course, all the wonderful shops and cafes on Montorgueil. Awesome rental!
Bernadette & John Wilson
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Relaxing stay in a lovely apartment
Serge and Dominique were very welcoming, and helpful concerning the area as it was our first stay in Paris. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and well situated for the popular attractions, and we managed to see all we wanted to on foot. We loved the food shops and bars in the adjoining street, sitting and watching the world go by, and can't wait to return. This break was a Christmas present from our son and daughter and couldn't have been better.
Thank you Serge and Dominique.
This was a decently priced very comfortable bachelor-pad located in a fantastic part of Paris. It was close to all the sites in Paris (within walking distance), the louvre, Notre-Dame, etc without being right in the middle of a heavily touristic area. The condo is a block away from a metro station and a block away from a pedistrian-only market street that had the best french food around!
The condo itself was clean, smoke-free, and very well equipped (the washer-dryer unit was a welcome addition during our 8 night stay).
My only complaint was that the condo didn't seem to have a smoke alarm - I'm a firefighter so I care about those things - ha!
Just Like Something Out Of a Movie
If you imagine what Paris should look like and want to see your imagination come to life, then this is the place for you! The neighborhood was absolutely magical, with cobblestone streets, beautiful bakeries and colorful flower shops, open air cafes ... everything you would wish to see in a quaint Paris neighborhood. We stayed at Christmastime, and beautiful lights were strung from one side of the street to the other -- adorable. The apartment was equally perfect, on the fourth floor of a 400-year-old building. The historic staircase was amazing! Serge and Dominique have created a charming and modern getaway perfect for my teenage daughter and I. We had every convenience imaginable, from kitchen and laundry facilities to TV and internet. As hosts, Serge and Dominique were generous and kind, providing lots of information about anything and everything we needed to know, from using local transport to finding nearby tourist attractions. We had a truly wonderful Parisian experience.
Dario e Catia
Real Paisians holiday
We are happy to have had a nice holiday in a comfortable and beautiful apartment with everything you need to feel pampered.The area is very enjoyable for offering nightly entertainment (from cocktail bars to brasserie) that the typical Parisian shops (Patisserie, Caf? au vin etc ...) we immediately plunged into the atmosphere of a special holiday.
Thanks to Serge and Dominique for their wonderfull hospitality.
Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Stay in Paris!
At first, I was nervous to rent an apartment in Paris, but after reading all of the glowing reviews about Serge & Dominique and about the apartment, I decided to book the purple studio, and am very glad I did. First, booking the apartment could not be easier. Serge was very responsive with email and everything was clear in terms of payment, deposit, etc. Second, the apartment was exactly as described. Although it is a studio, it really has everything you need in an apartment - wireless internet, bathroom, fridge, telephone, etc. Plus, it is very well designed (cool chairs, great storage space), very clean, and has a modern, new feel to it. It even has a little kitchen area if you want to cook or store some food (which we did). Third, the apartment is in a great location - we walked everywhere. It is also close to the metro and the RER (great for transporting to the airport). The area is really cute too -- lots of shops and restaurants if you don't feel like going far. Last, Serge and Dominique are awesome. They were at the apartment when we arrived and explained everything about it. They were also available by phone and email if you needed them (which we didn't) and gave us tips on places to go. Serge and Dominique even gave us macaroons, some water, and delicious french yogurt upon our arrival. I was very pleased with my experience with the apartment and would recommend it to anyone (especially if you are younger - since you have to walk up some stairs to the apt.) looking for a reasonably priced apartment in a great area.
Nicoleta et George
Excellent holliday in Paris!
We stayed in this apartment 10 nights. Because of the plane's delay, we arrived around 21.30 pm, but Dominique and Serge waited for us in the apartament with all kind of surprises (pleasant). Even we've arrived late they had patience and explain us all about the studio and when we had some technical problems they were there to help us.
The studio is very well furnished and equipped, the apartment description is real you can even find a shopping bag or an umbrella, which were very useful for us. All that you need to make your stay comfortable you can find in the studio. Maybe it doesn't look, but the bed and the chairs are very comfortable.
It is a great location very close to Les Halles, Louvre, Notre Dame and to the grand boulevards like Bd. Haussman (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps). Right after the corner it's rue Montergueil with a lot of boulangerie, fromagerie, cafes and good places to have lunch/ dinner ( Les Petits Careaux, Jet Lag). Close to the Eustache Church, on rue Montmartre you can find a nice market with fruits, fish, seafood and others.
We felt like home and Dominique and Serge are very nice people, for all this reasons we are very anxious to come back in Paris in Purple Studio and to meet again Domimique and Serge.
Merci beaucoup pour tout, Dominique et Serge. A bient?t!
Tiffany and David Kennedy
Excellent Hostess, Location, and Comfort :)
Dominique was very understanding when we missed one night because of our night train mishap. She had excellent recommendations for bakery and butcher which was right down the street and explained how everything worked in her studio. The studio was warm and cozy with the perfect atmosphere of Paris. It was in a great safe location. The tiniest complaint we had was that we could hear the apartment next to ours when they flushed the toilet and walked around. As this was our only complaint we would definetly recommend this studio to anyone and when we come back hopefully it will be available for us again :) Thanks Dominique and Serge.
Great place to stay
" It was my first visit to Paris and I don't speak French,so I was a bit of nervous .But as soon as I meet Dominique and Serge all my worries were disappeared .
They are so attentive to traveler's needs, so punctually explain every detail of living in apartment ( and in Paris at all),so supportive ! From the other side,Dominique and Serge are very delicate people they didn't disturb me at all .
I rent Purple Studio for a week and I would do it again and again ! Why ?...
Here is the answer :
1.Location is great .
Center of Paris,close to everything (in walking distance) . One block from Rue Montorgeil -fascination of real Paris life.Very safe area.
2.Studio is charming .
Real wood designer's furniture, oak wood floor, beautifully decorated living area,stylish kitchen and bathroom.
3. Apartment is very comfortable .
Mattress is firm and smooth for great night sleep (I am sensitive to it) , shower is "A+", nice kitchen has all amenities you need,washer/dryer combo works perfect .Unlimited Wifi Internet works great.
4.Very clean place.
I am so satisfied of the cleanness of apartment .
5.Studio has everything to start your life in Paris.
No need to run in the local store right away :everything you may need is right in it's place!
After long flight oversea I was more then happy to have a cup of good tea with amazing maroons - welcome gift from Dominique and Serge.
6.The price is right.
I had much more then I could get staying in hotel.
This place is right for people who don't like hordes of tourists in lobby and annoying room service in the morning .
Thank you,Dominique and Serge ,if I will come to Paris I rent your Studio again."
Joyce, Sydney, Australia
I have stayed in the purple studio for 10 nights - it was the most memorable experience with the apartment, location and the owners - it is also very safe. The apartment is more than enough for 2 people and is beautifully setup.
Thanks to Dominique and Serge for helping me out on my last day with my pickup to the airport.
I assure you will have no regrets staying @ the purple studio!
Clean, neat and compact apartment in an excellent location.
Serge and Dominique were excellent with Serge there to meet us when we arrived and also when we left. The home was very clean and compact, close to 2 metro stations on different lines and close to shops and excellent restaurants. Everything was provided including internet access, washing machine/dryer and well equipped kitchenette. The small internal step from the kitchen to living area was an issue at first as we often forgot it was there but after 2 days we were used to it.
Medford, OR USA
Lived Up To The Great Reviews and Then Some
My wife and I stayed in the Purple Studio for 17 wonderful days in Sept/Oct 2010. We wanted something parisian and not touristy and we got it. The Rue Montorgueil area was amazing. We often retreated back there after a day of lines and crowds at the main tourists places. The apartment was wonderful and Dominique and Serge were wonderful hosts.
The apartment from the 1600's and the street from 1000 were perfectly charming including the flights of historic stairs. I don't think there was a time we didn't chuckle while climbing or descending them. The apartment had just the right amount of space for a couple as long as you like being close to one another. Wonderful exposed beams and hardwood floors. Kitchen was perfectly workable and we prepared many breakfasts and a few dinners in it. One of the things we miss most is the sound of high heels clicking down the narrow cobblestone street outside our large windows. The apartment features are very modern including the electricity and plumbing. We had four devices utilizing the wireless internet connection with no issues.
Dominique was waiting at the apartment for us when we arrived and showed us every possible feature and appliance we would need. The washer/dryer was extremely handy as was the ironing board and iron and even the umbrella. She even had water in the refrigerator waiting for us.
We found the location wonderful for walking as well. We walked everywhere in the city and everything was just the right distance from a walk to the Opera Garnier one evening, to the Louvre other days and the Marais as well. Very safe area we never worried about walking late at night near the apartment. Even Les Halles was not nearly as scary as people on the posting boards lead you to believe. We took the train from there for 2 day trip with no issues.
Dominique and Serge both met us on checkout day and helped us with our bags. We look forward to seeing them and the cozy apartment again on our next trip.
Home from home in every way!
We would like to keep this a secret but that wouldn't be fair to Dominique & Serge. The apartment had come highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. The location is great and not many tourist go there. The apartment is beautifully decorated & Domimique & Serge have thought of everything one may need. It was great to be able to walk up the road each morning to get freshly baked croissants & brioche and to have breakfast in the apartment with an espresso - heaven! Our only regret was that our stay was too short this time.Thank you for having us to stay at your apartment I have already passed the details onto a couple of my friends in Europe & Australia.
Steven & Jo
Fantastic base in the centre of Paris
My husband & I stayed in the Purple studio for four nights in august. The studio was small, but very well decorated and had everything you would need for short stay.
Dominique & Serge were great hosts and explained everything about the apartment & location on arrival.
We would recommend the studio to all our family & friends.
Howie and Linda V.
Fort Langley B.C. Canada
A Perfect Choice
My wife and I had a memorable stay in the Purple apt. in august. Dominique, you're to be congratulated on your service, taste in decorating, and incredible an your very much appreciated attention to all the little details that make all the difference! The location and the ambience of your apartment is exactly what we were hoping for. We will be recommending you to our friends and looking forward to our return. Merci Dominique and Serge
Couple from Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY USA
I do not think it could have been better
My wife and I stayed at the Purple Studio for four days and they were the best of our trip. The location could not have been better. It was right off Rue Montorgueil, which has loads of bakers, patisseries, cheese shops, charcuterie stores and there are many locals who frequent the area so it felt like we were a part of Paris. The metro was close so we were able to walk or travel anywhere. The hosts were so welcoming and gave use a lot of good information about the city. Having our own apartment was so much better than staying in a hotel, which we did for the last two nights.
Fabulous base in centre of old Paris
This apartment was just what my sister and I were looking for. The location meant that we were able to walk almost everywhere that we wanted to go which was great. The area itself was fantastic - surrounded by food stores and eateries which was really handy, especially after a full day of sight-seeing. The area is pedestrian only and felt safe for my sister and I even at night. The apartment itself had everything we needed. It was freshly renovated and spotlessly clean. The windows were an extra, unexpected bonus. They open up completely so it is possible to stand there looking down on the street below and people going past! Dominique and Serge were great as well, answering any questions we had and going out of their way to help us in any way they could. I would definitely stay here again!
Julie & Steve
Tastefully decorated, well planned unit and well equipped. Classic stair case. Serge and Dominique are wonderful hosts who provided some personal touches.
The most lovely place to stay in Paris
My boyfriend and I stayed for 6 nights in Dominique and Serges Purple Studio. We can only agree with the rest of the reviews - it was an absolutely magnificent stay.
We felt so welcome from the moment we met Dominique who explained everything about the studio, helped us get the wifi working for our Iphones, recommended good baker- and wine shops nearby and gave us extremely delicious macharones as a welcome present.
The studio itself is small but is extremely well decorated and has everything you need. We loved being able to make our own breakfast and bring home cheese and baguettes for a cheap lunch.
The location is also fabulous as it is close to everything and the neighbourhood is really nice.
We will recommend the Purple Studio to all our friends and family without hesitation :)
E and M
A taste of life in Paris
We were very happy with the studio. Serge and Dominique and the atmosphere they have created make you feel welcomed to Paris. The location and quality of the accommodation are great. The well thought local tips are very helpful.
Sid & Char
San Jose, CA
Great stay in Paris
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Purple Studio apartment. Dominique met us when we arrived, helped us with our luggage and explained everything we needed to know about all the amenities she and Serge have provided.
The apartment was exactly (or better) than described. While not large, it is arranged very efficiently. The appliances are top quality. We initially were a little concerned about the wooden bed, but it was very comfortable and we both slept well.
The location could not be better. We enjoyed strolling Rue Montorgrueil where you can find wonderful pastry shops, boulangeries, wine shops, or anything else you might need. There are two metro stations within easy walking distance, so it is easy to get to anyplace else in Paris.
The only challenge for us were the 61 steps up the stairs to the 4th floor. However, on a positive note, it provided a great cardio workout after all the wonderful food we consumed.
All in all, we don't think we could have found a better place to stay for our five days in Paris. Dominique and Serge are great hosts.
Add my voice to the chorus of praise for this lovely studio and for Dominique and Serge. The location is convenient to the metro and the sights of Paris and the nightly walk home provided dozens of little shops to stock up on wine, cheese, bread and delicacies. The apartment is small but very well laid out and the decor is sophisticated and subtle. A selection of guidebooks - both practical and quirky - was a big help in finding the best of Paris. Dominique and Serge were very welcoming and helpful - a truly gracious couple. We would recommend either of their apartments without hesitation and can hardly wait to go back.
Los Angeles, California
Home Sweet Home
Just now, out of curiosity, I read all previous (26) reviews. Amazingly, we ALL agree on the assets of this charming renovated studio and the professionalism of Dominique and Serge. This is due to Dominique's and Serge's attention to detail and their commitment to making their guests' stay both comfortable and memorable.
We very much enjoyed our two-weeks in the purple studio, appreciating its well-stocked kitchen and extras like jazz CDs, phone, a gripping Philip Roth novel (a masterpiece) I found next to the guidebooks, and tasteful design touches such as the ceiling lighting, a variation in shades of white paint, the wall "tapestry" fabric, orange bathroom sink and curved shower door.
From the first e-mail inquiry to the final in-person good-bye, Dominique and Serge anticipated our needs and provided every amenity; equally important was that when (technology) problems arose, they immediately came to our rescue!
We made breakfast each day and either lunch or dinner at the studio, so the convenience of local boulangeries, fromageries, etc. was a plus and a delight. But the biggest plus is Dominique and Serge, who are consistently responsible, service-oriented, kind people.
As if you lived in Paris yourself...great location, all needed a
- three blocks from the Metro
- one block from the grocery store
- many restaurants in the neighborhood
- easy access to Gare du 'Est
We enjoyed the convenience of having everything we needed during our weekend stay in your apartment. Dominique explained everything to us upon our arrival and provided a thorough information book- explaining and highlighting "how-to's", recommendations and unknown tidbits for those visiting Paris. Serge arranged everything in the beginning- from the down-payment, to providing directions to get there- and Dominique accomodated our early-morning departure.
- We would definitely recommend this provider to anyone visiting Paris.
*Would give 5 stars, but the stairs were not welcoming after touring all day*
Helen & Jorge
True Parisian experience.
Top quality apartment and positon. Can walk to all main monuments. Decor exceptional, as was service by owner. Abundance of information on Paris for perusal. Two minutes from local Parisian life with fresh top quality food including cafe/restaurant lifestyle. Could not have asked for anything more. Highly recommend this apartment. It will always be own home away from home during our Paris stays.
What a great place to stay, we'd book back in and recommend to our friends in a heart beat.
Its the attention to detail that really impresses, and the inclusions they've thought of that you would really miss if you didnt have them. (Thank you for putting an umbrella in the cupboard!)
The folder detailing all the local shops (in french and english) was particularly helpful.
Los Angeles, CA
We stayed at both the Purple and the Red apartment during our 6 night stay
because neither apartments were free for the entire duration when we booked.
I can't decide which I love more, both have their pluses. The apartments are
equipped with everything. Dominique and Serge have thought of everything
that you might need during your visit in Paris. They've even created a small
guide to their favorite wine store, bakery...
I am so happy that we stayed here instead of a hotel. It definitely makes you
feel very much like a Parisian.
If I had to choose, I think I liked the Red apartment slightly better cause of the
I can't wait to come back to Paris and stay here again!!
The perfect place!!
Le service était parfait, l'appartement était coquet, super bien décoré, dans un endroit tranquille mais très près de tout (marchés, musées, métro...). À 15 minutes de marche du Louvre et près de la rue Montorgueil avec son cachet très pitoresque! Un endroit très comfortable et pratique!!
Excellent choix pour passer une petite semaine à Paris!!
Emma and Dom
Attention to detail and great location
Staying in an apartment is usually a more free experience but lacks the
trappings of a hotel room such as shower gel etc. This was not the case at
Dominque and Serge's. They were friendly, helpful and organized. The
apartment was in a very old, slightly crooked block and inside was cute,
furnished with Eames chairs and other great pieces, the bed was firm but
comfortable and pillows perfectly soft. They left delicious macaroons from
Laduree, coffee, yogurt, water and the cooking condiments needed for a
longer stay however we failed to cook there because the food in the Marais
and market nearby was so good. Finally, there was shower gel and soap from
Savon de Marseille and a hairdresser quality hair dryer, better than my own.
Needless to say we had a great stay in this little place central to everything. We
will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you.
I spent a perfect week in this perfect apartment in a great part of Paris. The other reviews are spot on & I want to stay here again.
probably one of the best values one can get
We ve been travelling to Paris quite often, and honestly never had such an adequate accomodation:
1) perfect location - countless metros meet nearby, and the neighbourhood itself is an interesting, safe, and calm (half)pedestrian area with all the shops/facilities you would need
2) fully equipped, stylishly renovated studio. items of its inventory work properly (for us the heating system was the most important, but never had any trouble with anything else we tried (e.g. wifi connection). 2 packs of bed linen and towels were at our disposition, plus washing machine, iron, hairdrier and even more and more
3) friendly, accurate, reliable, and keen Hosts. We exchanged quick emails from the beginning, always had the informations we needed. Serge welcomed us with some very tasty cookies at our arrival, showed us around very helpfully. Paris guides (in large quantity), maps, information on the neighbourhood and the studio were all on our shelves.
4) fair price. we stayed 8 nights at Purple studio for 72,5 eur/night, which is more than competitive
thank you again for making our stay memorable, from us you d get a max rating on an even wider scale as well. We look forward seeing you again.
Beautiful city and beautiful host.
We were blessed to have such a great host in Paris. Dominique and Serge are
the most helpful and welcoming couple I have ever met. We stayed at purple
apartment. It is perfectly located, has a charming design, comfortable bed and
all you might need to enjoy your vacation at Paris. The Montagruel street
(parallel to Dessoud) suggests hips of restaurants, shops. I am strongly
recommend to stay with Dominique and Serge.
This is the way to go!
My husband and I are avid travellers and very critical about our accommodations, yet we found that this place exceeded our expectations. We found that Dominique and Serge were warm, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. They were professional, giving us all the information we would need regarding the apartment, neighborhood and Paris (even informing us about the local "911" numbers to call in case of emergencies, etc). The apartment was, as previously described by others, small, quaint, but designed and decorated in a way that made adequate use of the space. As we were there over Christmas, we even took advantage of the kitchen and the utensils provided to make our own Christmas dinner. There are some local Paris tourism books (Fodors I believe, and some books on shopping, chocolate, and favorite neighborhood walks) and AMAZING jazz CDs that they have left on the bookshelf - be sure to take advantage of these! There was nothing like returning to this wonderful, centrally-located apartment at the end of the day, kicking up our feet, and listening to some soft jazz. Regarding the neighborhood, it was really wonderful to just wander around and spend some time at the local cheese, wine, chocolate stores. There are multiple lovely little cafes and restaurants that surround this apartment. Spending time with my husband at these cafes over a warm cup of coffee and then taking a short stroll back to the apartment on old cobblestone roads was nothing short of magical. Also, if you are interested (or vegetarian like myself), I would try out the nearby Indian Priti Restaurant. All in all, this apartment gave us a chance to cut through the formality of a hotel-stay, instead giving us a chance to have a more personalized, central and local experience of this city that we have visited frequently and grown to love. I would say that this was our best trip there, and this apartment is likely a major reason why we felt that way. If we return next year, we will stay here agai
Alan and Gayle
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Perfect location and excellent value in Paris
Having read excellent reviews on Trip Advisor of this studio apartment in Paris, we booked it for 8 nights in December. It was easy to find, and Dominique welcomed us with macaroons from a local patisserie. She also made a laptop available to us, which proved to be very useful as we were booked on Eurostar during their weekend of mechanical failures. The apartment is small, but ideal for two people (who are able to climb the three flights of narrow stairs). The location, near to three metro stations and several bus routes, is excellent. There are also numerous restaurants, cafes and small shops within a short walk. The apartment was fully stocked, and we found it ideal for our stay. Bravo, Dominique and Serge!
Perfect in Paris
We stayed for 4 nights in Dominique and Serge's studio, whilst it is small, it was perfect for the two of us. The location is fantastic, with shop access for the needs of any traveller. The studio itself, is fantastic, clean, comfortable and contains everything that you need. Dominique & Serge and a beautiful couple who care about and totally cater for all your needs and are contactable 24/7 throughout your stay and very accessable prior to via emil. The compendium in the studio is comprehensive even down to which is the best butcher shop in the area. The metro is only a 2 minute walk away, as is the supermarket, coffee, restaurants etc. We had transport issues on the day of our arrival, and didn't end up getting into Paris till quite late, not only were they there to greet us, they also presented us with a lovely gift just to say we know you have had a hard day and welcome. Overall we loved the studio, the couple and the area. Thumbs up from us. "Perfect in Paris"
One word to express my experience with Serge & Dominique: magnif
My visit in Paris (2009) was part of a Eurotrek that included three additional waypoints: Prague, Vienna, and London (serving as the concluding leg of my sojourn in Europe).
In each of the aforementioned cities, I had reserved an apartment, opting to experience the lifestyle of a "native" in Prague, Vienna, Paris, and London, removed from the "bubble" of tourist existence. As my trip progressed, I found it interesting to compare the lodging accommodations available to me, and on the concluding day of my Eurotrek (in London), I reflected upon the accumulation of my experiences in each city, immediately noting that my visit in Paris had emerged as unquestionably preeminent. Among the meaningful contributions to my positive experience in Paris, Serge and Dominique are marked indelibly in my memory, hosts of sincere graciousness, thoughtfulness, and warm professionalism; the lodgings of the "Red" and "Purple" studio apartments (yes, I had the opportunity to experience both apartments) served as equally positive factors.
I won't rob you of the surprise experience provided by Serge and Dominique, for you should experience without detailed advance description--as I did--their cordial and generous reception of you. In summary, you should know that the "Red" and "Purple" studio apartments are wonderfully appointed with the standard (and more) provisions: washing machine, dishes, stove, microwave oven, espresso/(drip) coffee maker, (free) internet access (wired & wireless), television, towels, and other various sundry items. The apartments are located close to everything one would desire: patisseries, boulangeries, grocery stores, cafes, and more. The apartments are within walking distance to several notable sites (ex: Pompidou, Notre Dame, and more) bus stops, metro stations, cash machines (ATMs), etc.
Serge and Dominique are now my preferred hosts in Paris, and without hesitation, I will continue to lodge with them during my future visits to Paris.
Seoul, South Korea
Everything we could have asked for and whole lot more!!!
This place was absolutely exactly what we were looking for. The place was extrememly clean, fashionable, cozy, and comfortable. The place had everything we needed (i.e. comfy bed, clean bathroom, functioning kitchen, fast internet, tv, etc.). The location is great; it is close to the subway, convienience stores, restaurants, and in an area where not too many tourists dwell (which was perfect for us). We felt like we were living in Paris. On top of all of this, Dominique and Serge were the greatest. They made our stay so comfortable. I liked their professional yet friendly and comfortable vibe. They made our trip in Paris. You will not regret staying in the Purple Room.
Happy days in this Les Halles home from home!
For those who have only experienced hotels on the Left Bank, the location of this studio will be an excellent introduction to Les Halles and central Paris at its Cosmopolitan best.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 7 nights in October and found everything about the studio to be just about perfect. Not only was Serge waiting for us when we arrived with some excellent Miles Davis playing on the studio's CD player (which, incidentally, has a USB port to allow you to play your own music) but he also gave us a tour of the studio (small but perfectly formed), showing us how everything worked AND gave us a delicious gift of macarons from one of the area's best patisseries - delicious!
The studio is tastefully furnished and comes equipped with a kitchenette featuring a two-pan hotplate, microwave, washer-dryer (very handy) and espresso maker/coffee percolator. The main advantage of the kitchenette is that it’s perfect for rustling something up on those evenings when you're too tired to eat out after a day's adventuring. Also, if you are staying in the City for a week or so, things can get pretty expensive. Cooking at home, then going out for a drink or two at one of the many local cafes/bars is good way of enjoying the city for longer periods without breaking the bank.
The bathroom is small but, as with the rest of the studio, spotlessly clean and newly renovated. Dominique and Serge provide a full set of French-made towels per person and even some small toiletries. There is an LCD T.V and telephone, which are also very handy. As they did in our case, Serge and Dominique will also loan guests a laptop should you not have one with you.
My girlfriend and I visit Paris about four times per year and, I have to say, this studio offers far and away the best value for money of anywhere we've stayed in the city. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we tried to book it again in mid-December but, unfortunately, there was no availability -there's a reason for that!
Amazing Little Place In The Heart of Paris
If you don't want a cramped hotel room then definitely stay here, at 90 euros for two nights (cheaper if you stay longer!) then you certainly get your moneys worth here. 5 minute walk from the Metro, the studio is situated in a non-toruisty part of Paris, yet you are only a 15 minute walk from the Seine! Furthermore you are 30 seconds from Rue Montergueil - a bustling market street full of local produce, cafes, restaurants and bars.
The most striking part of our stay was definitely the home feel of the studio. The owners have definitely thought of everything you could ever want or need and they themselves are very friendly and helpful in making you feel like you are at home in Paris.
So if you want a romantic, self catered, non-touristy stay in Paris, surrounded by excellent transport links and local amenities then you really won't find a better place than the red/purple studios.
Penny and Ivan (retired couple mid sixties)
Perth, Western Australia
We were very impressed with the studio and the quality of the fittings and appliances. It was a great location within walking distance to most Paris attractions. Dominique and Serge have paid attention to detail in furnishing and equipping the studio - even down to supplying a torch and sticky tape !
Three flights of stairs to the purple studio may be a problem for some people (not us) as they are narrow.
Daniela and Sonia
Made Paris feel like home
Dominique and Serge provided great service from the
moment we arrived in Paris. They met us at the
studio, helped us get acquainted, and offered to
help us with anything we needed throughout our
stay. When booking the reservation, they were
always quick to respond to emails and extremely
helpful, making the process quick and easy.
The studio was very clean and cozy, not to mention
beautifully designed. It was the perfect size for
two people. It is equipped with everything you need
- closet space, ironing board, cooking utensils,
etc. The kitchenette was perfect for cooking small
meals and by doing so, we saved quite a bit of
money as restaurants in Paris can be quite
The location was great - very central and close to
several metro stations. Shopping is in walking
distance, as are restaurants, grocery stores and
markets. The main pedestrian street is one block
away, where you can get the BEST croissants I've
come across in Paris (Stroher bakery).
The studio is small, but extremely well designed so
that furniture is practical and compact - you won't
feel like you are missing anything. The couch
easily turns into a very comfortable bed. The
bathroom is small, yet larger than other ones you
will find in Paris.
What I liked best: Too hard to pick! The location
is great, the area is safe, even late at night, the
owners were very nice and helpful!
What I liked least: It can get stuffy after a hot
shower in the bathroom, but it is an easy problem
to solve by propping the door open to let the air
flow - we used a wine bottle!
I would recommend this studio to couples and people
travelling in pairs - it is an incredible value and
much more comfortable than a hotel - you'll feel
right at home!
le studio violet
Ma fille et moi avons adoré notre séjour au Purple Studio. Compact; tout y est! Du séchoir à cheveux à la machine espresso, la connection WI-FI, les guides Paris, etc. Le décor soigné et "tendance" nous a séduites. Le quartier est animé; bons restos, boulangers, fromagers, épiceries... et la rue du Studio, elle, demeure toutefois plutôt calme la nuit(ce qui est souhaitable!).
Les propriétaires sont accueillants, gentils et disponibles.
Je vous recommande fortement ce sympathique studio.
B & M
Everything as stated and more!
The studio was exactly as described on the website and more! We had a really great time and the owners went out of their way to help us with anything extra that we required and were very friendly and welcoming. My wife and I were a bit reluctant to stay at a place with a sleeper couch instead of a bed but it was perfect – far better than some hotel beds I’ve slept on!
It is close to the metro, shops, restaurants, etc. (5min walk) - great location for touring Paris! The studio had everything that we needed including books on sight-seeing in Paris, maps of the area, and other interesting titles all relevant to Paris.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in seeing Paris. Absolutely no complaints. 10 out of 10.
Perfect Studio! Great Location
THis lovely apartment exceeds all expectations. Although compacet, it has been thoughtfully organized to maximize space and provide the lodger with every modern comfort'=including a great washer/dryer. wifi and direct TV. On a relatively quiet street but just a block from one Metro and a bustling neigborhood pedestrian way=close to tourist activities, yet very Parisian neighborhood. Serge and Dominique could not be more thoughtful'providing the new visitor with water and some lovely treats! Best buy in Paris=I will return and send all my friends.
Tom & Beryl
Whitehors, Yukon, Canada
10 Days - Paris Emmersion
This efficient, comfortable and well equipped apartment worked well as our home away from home.
On the one day it rained we regretted not having any rain gear, then out of the closet came the umbrella our thoughtful hosts had included, everything we needed to enjoy our adventure in Paris.
Each morning regardless of our early or late rising, delicious pastries and espresso awaited us just around the corner, or in our own kitchen.
The location enabled us to engage the street cafe lifestyle in Paris within minutes or stay tucked quietly away from the noise and bussle of the city when we chose.
The neighborhood was lively, interesting and safe.
If you choose not to walk to all the sites then jump onto the subway, just minutes away.
the cutest most parisian place ever!
It was our first time in Paris, and we were very lucky to have found this beautiful studio!So warm and so tastefully done, we were calling it home after only a week. In a very lively neighborhood and next to 3 different metro stations, it couldn't have been better. We had everything that we could possibly need already provided to us. Everything even down to the smallest detail was taken care of. We had a wonderful time and we are ONLY going back there, when in Paris!
clean, comfortable, central
everything with the rental was straightforward. dominque and serge replied to emails promptly and answered any questions, helping minimize any pre-travel stress. the photos on the website reflect exactly what you get, a lovely little, modern apartment in one of the hearts of paris. i echo the other reviewers; the location was really great.
Perfect Paris crashpad
This perfect studio apartment was a perfect base to explore the city of
Paris. Close to the Metro, supermarkets, bakeries, and boutiques.
Also close to the action of le Marais. Loved it. Would definitely
recommend to anyone going to Paris, and would definitely stay there
Gertrud and Thomas
Germany, near the alps
A perfect place to discover Paris
The "quartier Montorgueil" is one of the best places to discover Paris and living like a parisian
This and more are reality - it was a wonderful stay at a wonderful place with wonderful owners - the welcomepresent - maccharones, - coffee, all we need - very good bathingoils and shampoos - books and plans from the area and Paris to discover Paris.. It is better than a 5 star hotel!!! We was very happy to be your guests!
We sleeped like babies - it was very calm - and the neighbourhood is a very lovely region with markets and little shops for parisian people.