St Paul Marais Loft
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Artful, open, glamorous, with the grooviest floors and artwork, this one-bedroom space on rue St. Paul is perfect for the two of you â€“ well, okay, thereâ€™s a huge comfy couch downstairs that could double as a second bed for part of the time â€“ so quiet and comfortable, looking out on a cobblestoned courtyard in back, youâ€™ll truly feel youâ€™ve landed on another, much better planet.
The main floor is a continuous flow-through of space, from the dining area with enticing spiral star at one end through a skylit living area all the way to a semi-open bath with deep, freestanding bathtub at the end. Itâ€™s a study in symmetry, with th...Read more
St Paul Marais Loft
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
ART-ACHE IN PARISâ€™ OLDEST DISTRICT
â€śRoyalty moving in? There goes the neighborhood!â€ť Had Le Marais been as densely inhabited by artists in the early 13th century as it became by the end of the 19th century, this might have been their reaction, as they connected the influx of upwardly mobile nobles with their rapidly rising rent. Plus Ă§a changeâ€¦
The appeal of this district goes all the way back to 1240, when the Order of the Temple built its fortified walls in the northern part of Le Marais. In the twinkling of an eye, a number of other religious institutions sprouted up nearby, including the church of Sainte-Catherine-du-Val-des-Ă‰coliers, des Blancs-Manteaux, and a handful of convents.
By the middle of the 13th century, Charles I of Anjou built his residence near the current nÂ°7 rue de SĂ©vignĂ©. And in1361 the King Charles V built a mansion known as the HĂ´tel Saint-Pol where the Royal Court settled.
Perhaps more than any other part of Paris, Le Marais has a discreet allure thatâ€™ll make you feel thereâ€™s nowhere else on earth youâ€™d rather be. Moreover, this loft apartment, in the center of it all, will touch every art-yearning molecule in your body.
There are so many great sights to be seen during your stay. Make a game out of finding the Canal St. Martin, just north of you. Youâ€™ll see locals flocking there when the weather is mild, picnicking and shopping in the little boutiques flanking the water and picturesque, iron footbridges. Rent a bike or tour the canal by boat.
On the way, youâ€™ll chance on the charming rue des Rosiers, which since the 13th Century has been the Parisian pletzl (plaza, or place) for its Jewish community. Lined with Yiddish and Middle Eastern food shops and art galleries, with signage in Hebrew and French, rue des Rosiers begins to give you a sense of the many rich ethnic and cultural layers of Paris.
Just a little further to the north, on rue Perle, another immigrant is enshrined â€“ this one from Spain. The Picasso Museum is closed for renovations until September 2013, but no matterâ€¦ you can walk another few blocks and nurse your disappointment over a spicy iced chai at La Chaise au Plafond, on rue du TrĂ©sorier off rue Vieille du Temple. If you even want to delay that long in getting back to your unbelievable apartment.
LINKS TO THE DISTRICT
The Marais is the oldest section of Paris â€“ the place where it all began. You can hardly go wrong just wandering the streets aimlessly. However, there are many points of special interest within easy walking distance. Get a little map, or better still, invest in a Paris Plan when you arrive. It helps make sense of the maze of old streets in each neighborhood. And it will come in handy in ways you canâ€™t even imagine, for years to come.
The rue des Rosiers is the heart of Parisâ€™s Jewish quarter, with food shops, galleries, and many points of historical interest. It lies between rue Vielle du Temple and rue Malher: http://goparis.about.com/od/sightsattractions/ss/MaraisTour_10.htm
Find the Canal St. Martin and its lovely locks: http://goparis.about.com/od/sightsattractions/p/CanalStMartin.htm
If youâ€™re a lover of classical music, the new branch of the Paris Opera, OpĂ©ra Bastille, is just a few minutesâ€™ walk: http://www.operadeparis.fr/en/L_Opera/Opera_Bastille/
And of course being in the Marais, youâ€™re not far from the Seine, with Notre Dame, Ile St. Louis, and many other historic attractions: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/ http://gofrance.about.com/od/paris/a/ilesaintlouis.htm
Always a good thing to have a meeting spot nearby, but not in your apartment. And the Chaise au Plafond, a cafĂ© next to its sister restaurant Les Philosophes, on the corner of rue Vielle du Temple and rue du TrĂ©sor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d808712-Reviews-La_Chaise_au_Plafond-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
Weâ€™ve all wanted that one thing that seemed impossible to get, right? And just when you think itâ€™s never going to happen, it beckons you hither. The Marais is Parisâ€™
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$268||$268||$1,876||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 22 2012 - Dec. 31 2012
Christmas period rate
|All Other Dates||$268||$268||-||-||5 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $582 / stay - Security Deposit
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Lake Forest, IL
We had a great stay in this modern condo with a fantastic locati
Our family of 5 stayed here over Christmas and were thrilled to be staying in a condo, rather than a hotel. In the heart of St Paul Village, groceries, bakery, wine and shopping were all within a block - a great location! The Metro was also very easy for all of us. There was really just one window looking out to a courtyard, but it felt very hip, lively and urban, which was exactly what we wanted. Our service was very good as well. We had difficulty figuring out how to use a few things (thermostat and washing machine), but these issues were promptly addressed. The Christmas tree that my husband requested was beautiful. The ornaments will be cherished for years to come. There are no great window views, but we would definitely stay here again because of the location.
Timaru, New Zealand
This apartment is in a fantastic location in a great neighbourhood, you can walk to most major paris attractions, or taxi stand and metro just around the corner. Bakeries, supermarkets, cafes etc within a 2 minute walk. Apartment clean and warm, with everything you need to feel like you're at a home away from home. Biggest bath I have ever been in. The service, from airport pick up to being met at the apartment, was exceptional, would highly recommend this company. Only suggestion for improvement would be english instructions for the washing machine/dishwasher. Thanks so much for awesome stay, we really did live like locals.
Debbie & Walt
Kings Park, NY
The Perfect Place to Stay!
This loft has everything! Perfect location (2 blocks from the Seine,15 minute walk to Notre Dame, close to St. Paul Subway), plenty of room (our college age daughter stayed with us...we slept up in the loft she down below on one of the couches), great shower, large bathtub, computer, wi-fi, TV and kitchen fully-equipped. There's even an umbrella by the door (although we brought our own). We took advantage of Holiday France Rentals arranging to pick us up and take us back to the airport. That worked out great for us! Professional people, courteous and informative. Our only comment would be that if you have any issues with a narrow spiral staircase, getting to the loft to sleep would be difficult for you. Otherwise, this is The Perfect Place to Stay! Enjoy your time in Paris. We certainly did!!!
Roya and Soheil
Loved our home away from home!!!
Bernard, the property manager was very pleasant and professional. Met/Greeted us upon arrival with a bottle of wine. Was easy to get a hold of when we had a few quick questions. The loft is beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, great selection of music, books, Dvds, huge sky light, wonderful bath tub, and sound system. The best location in the heart of Paris with two metro stations nearby. Great shops and restaurants near by...We had the most memorable trip and looking forward to going back soon. Roya and Soheil
Living like an artist...
I stayed in this loft several times w/ my wife and we loved it so much we keep coming back. The location close to St Paul's station is great, lots of nice shopping in the Marais area, nice museums walking distance and great restaurants/bars for the night ! Cant wait to be back !
London, United Kingdom
Fabulous apartment in a perfect location
The flat is really beautiful, it's very artistic and creative and quite unusual for Paris, so a real find. The location is perfect, right by the metro stop and taxi stand (really helpful in Paris as cabs are not that common). Apartment had everything that you needed for a perfect stay in Paris. Would definitely return and stay here again.
Home away from Home
Aiden guided us to the best places to visit. Service was punctual, cordial and professional. The pick and drop off service was excellent. We loved our apartment. It was in an excellent location, minutes to walk to metro or tourist attractions. Located in a safe and secure neighborhood it gave us a sample of living in Paris and the pleasure of vacationing. All the amenities were state of the art or even better than home. Highly recommended: Bernard Vidal, Founder and Manager of Holiday France Rentals brings excellent service thru his staff.