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Description from the manager
This spacious two-bedroom apartment is truly in the â€śwell kept secretâ€ť category. Formerly inhabited by the French ambassador to Japan, even the entrance â€“ off the main street, through an iron gate, into a secluded interior alley, and up a sun-drenched, atrium-like shallow staircase â€“ is a pleasure of the most refined and exquisite kind.
You enter the second-floor apartment by elevator, coming into the enormous main living area or salon, which sports couches and a candelabraâ€™ed dining table against a backdrop of wall-to-wall bookshelves, and looking out onto graceful floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
GRT NBHD! Pre-Gentrified just for you, circa 1700â€¦
The 7th arrondissement of Paris, situated on the Rive Gauche, has been home to some of the boldest-faced French nobility since the 18th century, when aristocrats started moving into the area in droves â€“ an early example of neighborhood gentrification, not so different from artists moving to Red Hook or the Lower East Side. Currently France's second richest district in average income and Paris' first, this arrondissement is part of Paris Ouest, alongside the 6th, 8th, 16th arrondissements and Neuilly, all of which are considered the most patrician of areas in which to reside.
In addition to keeping company with the French Prime Minister, whose official residence is in the area, youâ€™re close to diplomatic embassies, and are a heartbeat away from world-famous museums such as the MusĂ©e d'Orsay, MusĂ©e du quai Branly, and MusĂ©e Rodin, formerly the HĂ´tel de Biron.
That last is an interesting one -- scene of one of the greatest art scandals of the fin de siĂ¨cle centered on the unfortunately tossed-aside and ruthlessly institutionalized Camille Claudel -- now the state-run and enchantingly landscaped MusĂ©e Rodin. Sculptor Auguste Rodin (The Thinker, The Kiss, The Gates of Hell) got a great deal there. In exchange for bequeathing all of his sculptures and his impressive collection of Renoirs, Van Goghs, etc., to the French government, he got them to turn the HĂ´tel Biron into a museum dedicated to his work. Nice work, Augie.
Not far away, another nice deal - your 7th arrondissement apartment, tucked away in a private mews of the most discreet order, is steps away from the meditative Rodin Museum, with its sculpture gardens and, yes, a room dedicated to Camille Claudel. Echoing the built grandeur of the HĂ´tel Biron, the urban planning in this part of Paris follows a sweeping trajectory through the esplanade of Les Invalides and on to the Champs de Mars, in which sits the Eiffel Tower.
Ah, the glory and the grandeur thatâ€™s Paris!
The rue de Grenelle is a main arced axis through the area of Paris to the south of the Seine â€“ the left bank, or rive gauche. Eastward from your wonderful secluded apartment, Grenelle runs into Saint Germain, one of the oldest sections of Paris, now a lush artsy shopping district. To the west are the newer urban planning tours de force of Les Invalides, the Champs de Mars and Eiffel Tower. You could spend a week just working your way along rue de Grenelle and consume a very rich slice of Paris.
The first westward stop along this glorious trail has got to be the Rodin Museum. Widely considered to be one of the most pleasant and welcoming museum experiences in all Paris, MusĂ©e Rodin features lushly planted, fountained sculpture gardens and very low entrance fees: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/fr
Les Invalides is a massive and awe-inspiring complex of museums and monuments dedicated to the military history of France and its veterans: http://www.invalides.org/
And a bit further west, the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/
To the east, check out the glorious bistros, boutiques, and boulangeries (pastry shops) in the Saint Germain district: http://www.aparisguide.com/stgermain/index.html
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$393||$393||$2,618||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 22 2012 - Dec. 31 2012
Christmas period rate
|All Other Dates||$393||$393||-||-||5 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $834 / stay - Security Deposit
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