This is my home when I am in Paris. It can be yours for a week or two or even a month. It is located in one of the most beautiful mansions of the ile Saint Louis the â€Hotel Charronâ€ built in 1640 to house the wealthy Charron family, which is today registered as a historical monument with the Ministry of Culture.
The apartment is two floors up (sorry no elevator, but the Ministry of Culture would not permit that) and measures 100 sq. meters (over 900 sq.feet). Its six windows facing west overlook a garden with beautiful roses and hydrangeas and receive plenty of sunshine. In addition, small windows high up on the eastern wall... (called â€œjours de souffranceâ€) let the morning sun brighten the living room.
The apartment is composed of a large beamed living room/dining room and two bedrooms (also beamed) one of which contains a queen size bed and the other one two twin beds. There is also one bathroom with bathtub and shower and a washer dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen. Both the bathroom and kitchen have been newly renovated.
The surrounding streets are full of restaurants and people, and very lively especially during the tourist season, but when you are tired of the crowds you can return home where everything is peaceful and you will hear only the birds in the garden under your windows. It is very bright all day long and very comfortable with two sofas on which you can slouch in front of the fireplace while watching the evening news on CNN, BBC or the European networks, and it is beautifully furnished with family heirlooms ( a XVth century chest, a Louis XVI writing table, beautiful prints etcâ€¦). The dining table in the living room sits easily six persons so you can even invite your friends for dinner if you so desire. And a small table in the kitchen will permit you to have your breakfast in the kitchen if you prefer that.
The closest subway station is Pont Marie, just over the bridge, but a five minutes walk will take you to other metro stations and bus stops.
You can call all over France and certain other countries for free (except for cell phones [any number starting with 06 in France] and numbers starting with 08 for which there is a charge) from the telephone in the apartment, and there is a WIFI connection if you are traveling with your computer.
I only ask you to be a good neighbor and not give loud parties and also not to smoke or bring a pet.Read more
Left on 02/14/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | Amy B
Our vacation at Ile St Louis in the heart of Paris was a dream come true vacation. Delphine was available to help us with any questions, and her apartment was absolutely perfect for a family with 2 preteen children(roomy and close to public transportation). In a courtyarded apartment group built 400 years ago, staying here was also part of the vacation. Current amenities made our stay enjoyabl,e and we would stay here again in a heartbeat when we return to Paris!
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