In the heart of Paris, Charming Apartment in the Marais with Terrace and Fireplace, sleeps 4
Steps from the renowned shops of the Marais, and convenient to Paris' public transportation, this is a gem of a Parisian apartment. Ideal for a couple or two, or a family. This is an especially relaxing home away from home.
The master bedroom features a very comfortable four poster bed and has French doors that open on to a small terrace in the interior courtyard of the building - a perfect spot in the peace and quiet for a breakfast, a light lunch, or just for reading. The Terrace can also be accessed from the dining room. Alternatively, the dining room is spacious, and can be used for entertaining. Given the well-designed kitchen, entertaining would be a breeze in this apartment. The living room is spacious and gracious with comfortable sofas, and a large desk. The adjacent small study and library is perfect for a quiet read, for watching television, or converts to second Bedroom.
There is a separate toilet near the entrance, and the principal bathroom has an attractive glass-enclosed shower, along with hand basin and toilet. The single bedroom has the distinction of having a bath tub in the room..
From the mid-thirteenth century, the Marais became one of the most important aristocratic areas of Paris. By World War II the Marais had declined, but a major effort was made beginning in the 1950's to renovate the area. The main palaces and mansions were restored and turned into museums: the Picasso Museum, the Paris Historical Museum and the Cognac-Jay Museum are now prominent and worthy of a visit. The Georges Pompidou Museum, France's national Museum of Modern Art and one of the world's most important cultural institutions was built on the western edge of the Marais. Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano were the architects of this architecturally revolutionary building. The Marais has become incredibly chic and you will find trendy shops, countless art galleries, and all varieties of restaurants and cafés. You can shop away and dine very well between museum visits!
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, walking, cooking utensils provided, washer/dryer, washer/dryer (private), iron and board, coffeemaker, TV(s)....Read more
Left on 10/09/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | IhateironingReviewed Oct 9, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Positives. The location was great. The communication before was good, the greeter was lovely. The flat was stylishly furnished.
Negatives. Television came out of the ark and only occasionally worked. There was only one comfortable bed, so we had to rotate sleeping arrangements so everyone got some sleep.
Thank you for taking the time to write. I am glad that there many things that you liked, but I would like to remind you (and readers of this review) that you booked a one bedroom apartment; which by definition signifies that if there are more than two people, only two will have a full bedroom. That said , we do say that it will sleep four, and we clearly indicate to potential renters that additional sleeping is , 1) in a pull-out couch which is is a separate room, and a single bed which is in a separate room, so indeed it does accommodate 4 better than many 1 bedroom apartments do. We recommend this apartment for families, as the two extra sleeping rooms just described are idea for children and young people. Most families have found the apartment delightful.. AND We have now purchase a brand new Flat screen TV. It works ALL the time! That was good advice! Thank you.
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Left on 07/26/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 26, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Thank you to Susan that organised this rental and the one in Provence for us. Why would one ever stay in a hotel in a city while on vacation? It just does not make sense. We went everywhere in Paris and at a hectic pace and here is where one of the main differences come in. We did not go back to our hotel and a hotel room, we were able to go 'home'. Nice comfortable and convenient and important for us in a part of Paris where tourists do not crowd the scene and streets. The La Marais where we stayed on the bld beaumarchais has everything you need literally on your doorstep. The best bread and croissant on the corner - quick nip down in the morning, buy fresh and back up and sit in the window with a croissant and fresh brewed coffee and watch Paris come to life. Outside our window what became our own little bistro where staff poured my pastis when I arrived without even asking - like old friends in the space of two days. Metro stations left or right with Bastille slightly further than the Chemin Vert. We walked from Montmarte back to Bastille and there is just so much to see and do. Within walking distance from Notre Dame along the river. We never cooked in the apartment but did buy from the greek deli across the road and the stuff we got was really fresh and yummie. Just too many places to choose from and it pays to go down into the quite narrow streets of la marais and have wonderful eating experiences. Sorry hotel chains but you will never see me - this is the way to stay when you travel.
Dear Braam, I am so glad that these both suited you. I feel like I know you now from the planning that we did together, and from the wonderful pictures that you sent. Thank you so much for taking the time to write.
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