This vacation rental is a stunning, renovated, two bedroom apartment (800 sq. ft., sleeps 7) on rue de Turenne in the Marais (3rd arrondissement) between St. Paul and the Place des Vosges, close to the Musee Carnavalet and the Musee Picasso, in Paris, France. It is near the end of the rue des Francs-Bourgeois, one of the most interesting shopping streets in Paris. The nearest metro stations are St. Paul and Chemin Vert (direct to Bastille).
The apartment is on the third American floor (no elevator) set overlooking a plant filled courtyard in a historic 17th century building. It has views both onto the road and courtyard and is very light. There are double glazed windows, which insulate the apartment from street noise. The main door into the courtyard has a security code and there is also another code required to enter the stairwell.
The furnishing is classic and functional with elegant items including a comfortable double size sofa bed and comfortable leather easy chairs. This large apartment is fully equipped with high speed DSL Internet access with Wi-Fi, telephone, Cable TV w/DVD, and a Hi-Fi w/CD player/radio. Modern individual radiators heat the apartment. The living room has three big double glazed windows that look over the rooftop of a low building next door and you can see the park (there is a photo of the view). The lounge has exterior wooden shutters on all windows and internal roller blinds to each window (the photos were taken before the roller blinds were installed).
The main bedroom with a Queen size bed has big windows looking out on the courtyard and the street, but the street window has an unusual setup with a double window (two double glazed windows, one behind the other). The first one has a space of about 8 inches and then behind it another double glazed window making it noise proof. There are full length lined curtains on both sets of windows in the main bedroom, they are off-white. This bedroom has an adjacent bathroom consisting of a walk-in shower room and a separate enclosure with a basin and toilet.
There is an excellent comfortable Queen size sofa bed in the second bedroom, which has a new modern en suite bathroom with full bathtub w/shower, basin, and toilet. This bedroom has a window that looks out over the street and it also has a double window (two double glazed windows, one behind the other). There are also full length lined curtains in the second bedroom.
The newly built modern kitchen is fully equipped with four burner cook-top and conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, and clothes washer/dryer. There is plenty of cupboard space. It's supplied with an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and alarm clock, as well as all crockery, glassware, cutlery, pans, and utensils.
Left on 07/04/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 4, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
This apartment is wonderful. In the heart of the Marais it is close to metro stops, bus, wonderful food shopping on Rue de Bretagne and Rue de Rivoli. The apartment is roomy and charming. Kitchen is very well stocked. Bathrooms are in great shape (tub and shower). Most delightful is the homey feel--art on the walls, rugs on the floor. It feels like a home more than a rental.
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