- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
LIGHT SPACE RUE JACOB
Live rue Jacob, in our elegantly quiet 86m2 furnished loft on your next visit to Paris
The apartment itself is something special - very high ceilings with original and lovely decor; there's a rustic feeling to it. Magnificent painted wooden beam from the 17th century.
It is a most healing and productive space. The one you go to, to reinvent your life, write a book, escape from reality... The positive vibration is perfect. There is a long history in this space filled with creativity, classical music, love, and all the romantic narratives one can expect from Paris. This mansion was construct in 1642 by Voltaire uncle. This ...Read more
Beautiful apartment rue Jacob in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
Put on your Sunday best and head over to St-Germain-des-Prés, one of the more swanky, upscale neighborhoods in Paris. Here, you’ll find locals outfitted in Louis Vuitton and Dior whether on their way to a business meeting or out for a stroll. Situated along the Seine River, the area is also an artistic hub, with some of the city’s most prestigious museums, art dealers and small galleries. Once a spot for existentialist thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, this is the place to see and be seen, window shop for Swarovski crystal and take home a piece of modern art for your mantel.
Getting There and Getting Around:
To check out the area's many art galleries, get off at Metro St-Germain-des-Prés (line 4) and walk north towards the Seine. For power shopping or a bite to eat, cross the Boulevard St-Germain and head south, or walk east from Metro Sèvres-Babylone (line 10). If you get off at Luxembourg (RER B), go northwest through the garden to get to the heart of the neighborhood.
The Benedictine Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés dates to the 6th century. Only the church remains, but it is considered the oldest in Paris. In one of the side chapels, you can find the tomb of philosopher René Descartes.
Around the 19th century, the area was frequented by painters like Manet and writers Balzac and Georges Sand.
After World War II, St-Germain exploded into a hotspot for existentialist thinking, avant-garde theater, painting and jazz. Picasso, Sartre, De Beauvoir, Beckett and Charles Gainsbourg are some of the famous names associated with the area.
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Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 21, 2015
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- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no