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Rue Marie Stuart is a small and narrow cobblestone street extending about 50 meters between rue Montorgueil and the arcades of the Passage du Grand Cerf, one of the narrow, enclosed commercial passages lined with small boutiques, cozy restaurants and cafes that crisscross this part of Paris. The arcades were built during the 19th century Haussmann renovations of the city. Poets like Baudelaire strolled here and the literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin identified the arcades as being emblems of the distinctly modern metropolis.
Rue Marie Stuart is closed to traffic on a pedestrian only street. Looking out through the open French windows on a sunny day is as restful and regenerating as being in the country. But step outside, walk about 20 meters to the right to rue Montorgueil, and you are embraced by one of the most alive and picturesque streets of Paris. Off limits to traffic, like Marie Stuart, one of the oldest streets in the city offers an array of small shops, groceries, restaurants, and cafes to a steady stream of Parisians. It is called the rue Marche because you can purchase fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, fish, and an assortment of meats, cheeses, and bread from small shopkeepers who display their wares openly. Some of the restaurants and stores date back as far as the 17th century! Enjoy the village feeling and sense of place and history. You will find the bustle and discriminating ambiance of Paris until late at night on rue Montorgueil.
The four story house on rue Marie Stuart dates back to the early 17th century. It is listed and photographed in “Architecture et Arts” and routinely visited by guided walking tours as an example of early 17th century architecture. The building was completely renovated about 20 years ago in order to modernize the infrastructure while maintaining its historical integrity. It is constantly being maintained through sizable contributions of all co-proprietors. There is an elevator in the building.
The apartment has one bedroom with a window looking out on a quiet courtyard, an open kitchen/dining/living room area, a full bath with standing shower, and a separate toilet located for privacy in the hall between the bedroom and living room. We had the apartment remodeled and furnished consistent with the quality we want for our home. It is not primarily a rental, although we are pleased to share the experience of living here with our valued clients.
We have carefully preserved the 17th century terracotta floor and, of course, those magnificent 400 year old beams that support high ceilings. But we have consistently sought to modernize the conveniences and furnishings in accordance with out sense of style. We had the bathroom remodeled by tiling the walls, removing the bathtub and installing a large walk-in glass shower screen, a heated towel rack, and a vanity with cupboard. We added a built-in closet for hanging clothes and storage and an entertainment center for the living room. There is room for storage and clothes in the bedroom closet too.
In early 2007 we completed major remodeling in the kitchen and WC. There is a toilet, a cupboard with vanity and sink, and light fixtures. We love our kitchen, which was designed by LaPeyre. The wall separating the kitchen from the living room has been torn down. We now have a wonderful breakfast bar with a massive oak countertop. All appliances, including refrigerator, dishwasher, multi-function microwave oven, four burner convection stove, and sink are new. Drawers and cupboards in lacquered white and dark brown trim provide ample room for kitchenware. The back splash to the stove is tiled in white and yellow.
We have added overhead light fixtures in the living room and kitchen and wall lamps in the living and bedroom. We have installed a big water heater that provides an ample supply of water for showers. All pictures in the living room are original works of art. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and the large couch in the living room. The couch, can be converted into a bed for two, is Italian designed for maximum sleeping comfort.
Rue Marie Stuart is located in the heart of Paris. The Seine, the Louvre, the Opera, the Marais District, Sainte Chapelle, and the Latin Quarter are all within easy walking distance. The same is true of Les Halles, the Palais Royal, and the Tuilleries. The nearby Forum des Halles, where you will find a large selection of shops as well as a large swimming pool and a Cineplex, complements the variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops on rue Montorgueil.
Transportation could not be more convenient from this fantastic location. If you cannot walk where you want to go, there are three metro stations and three rapid transit lines (RER) within a five-minute walk of the apartment. The central bus stop at Place Chatelet is also within a few minutes’ walk.
Need more room? The apartment is located in next to the building having our studios apartment ID 29 and apartment ID 179. This is a perfect combination for two or three families traveling together but yet want separate accommodations. Together, the three properties can accommodate up to 10 persons.
Additional amenities include: iron/board, free local telephone calls - land lines & mobiles, four burner stove top with convection oven, heated towel rack, extra cleaning service available for additional fee (the apartment is clean on arrival), double sofa bed in living room with thick mattress, large shower, washer & dryer, linens & towels, flat screen cable TV with some english, german & french channels, entertainment unit with DVD/cd/fm-am, two smoke detectors for your safety, two hair dryers, free calls to north america, solid wood dining table for two people plus a breakfast bar for two, 2nd european floor with elevator (3rd us), two heating systems - one for each room, 47 m2 (about 500 ft2), free high speed internet access; wi-fi or ethernet, multi function microwave oven, wc room has an additional sink, cupboard, mirror & electrical outlet for shaver, non-smoking apartment!, queen bed in bedroom, all dishes, cutlery & glasses, extra large hot water heater, cappuccino & coffee maker....Read more
Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
My husband and I rented the apartment and were thrilled with the location and the apartment. It met all expectations and more. The apartment was lovely and a bottle of wine awaited our arrival. Our experience was so positive that we are planning another trip to Paris and definitely plan on contacting Vacation in Paris for our apartment. I would, and have already recommended this apartment to friends
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 19, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Such a great place! The location was amazing!! So close to everything and the adjoining street was always bustling and full of life. Although the livingroom area was a little noiser because of this, the bedroom was very quiet. The place was clean and had all kinds of dishes, pans, etc. Can't wait to go back!! We loved it!!!
Left on 03/08/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | SusanReviewed Mar 8, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Recently a friend and I rented this apartment for a one week stay. I've rented several apartments from Vacation in Paris and this was my favorite. The location made for an easy trip via RER B from CDG with a short walk to the apartment. The location was great, near several Metro stops, within easy walking distance of many sights, right off rue Montorgueil, so many food options right around the corner from the apartment. The apartment looked exactly like the photos, was a nice size, very comfortable and had everything needed. Wi-fi worked like a dream and the ability to call back to the us and check in at home was a huge plus. The bed, sofa bed and furnishings were extremely comfortable, really can't say anything bad about the accommodations at all, only a small negative - the cleaning crew could have taken a little more care in upkeep, apartment was quite dusty even tho someone had checked out the day prior to our arrival. All in all, an excellent stay.
Left on 03/26/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 26, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
This was our 2nd time staying at 79 Vieux and we hope to stay again next Feb. Highly recommend.
$140 us a night. 500 sq ft. Large for a Parisian apt. Very clean. Kitchen was very user friendly. Both fold out couch in living room & bedroom mattresses were extremely comfortable.
Nice having a washer/drier in apt. If you take the time to read operating instruction, it is a breeze to use.
Lots of great grocery stores, bakeries & eateries steps away. Good metro access. We take the blue line train from CDG airport. 8.70 euro. No connections to make. Just get off the train at Les Halles & you're 4 blocks from the apartment. Google map it for easy directions.
Our 1st stay here in Feb 2010, surrounding apt were very quiet. Our 2nd visit we had a fair amount of loud TV & stereo noise late into the night from the other apt in the building.
Joseph, the apt manager was polite and helpful.
Highly recommend renting through Vacation in Paris. Very fast, friendly & efficient with all communication.
Left on 11/01/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | JacobsReviewed Nov 1, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
We had a wonderful week in Paris at this apartment and would highly recommend it for couples. It's very comfortable, quiet, well appointed and close to many places of interest. We chose this location as it is close to the market area of rue Montorgueil, a lively area full of wonderful open air food shops, cafes and bars which we loved. If you're interested in cooking in the apartment, then this market area will give a great choice of fresh, beautifully displayed food to take home and try. The kitchen works well for two people.
The bedding is very comfortable and the apartment was quiet at night. We found it perfect in every way and we would love to be lucky enough to visit there again.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Nov 2009
This turned out to be a fabulous location 1/2 block from the intensely exotic street experience of Rue Montorgueil's open air markets, and many pastry shops and cafes. Easy walking distance to the Etienne Marcel metro stop, and to the Louvre, Notre Dame and Pompidou Center.
Very comfortable and quiet. Bedding was superb. Shower, separate water closet, well equiped kitchen - though we did not cook. Wi-fi worked great. Flat screen TV.
Fortunately we did not need the support staff. the Reservation staff was very helpful in fine tuning our selection, and were able to give some first hand impressions of the unit.
There was nothing in my "liked least" box. What we liked best was the comfort, ease of use, and location. What we needed was a comfortable convenient and economical place to stay for 3 people, as we expected to be quite busy sight seeing. Money saved on hotel (small cramped room (s)) about paid for some very nice dinners, thank you very much.
It was a fabulous first visit to Paris. Hope to start plannign a repeat visit soon. I would definitely stay in this unit again if the bedding situation fits our needs (1 Q BR + 1 Q foldout in living room)
Left on 10/23/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 23, 2009Stayed Oct 2009
I spent hours searching the internet for the perfect apartment for our vacation. I think I found it in apartment #79. The staff from Vacation in Paris were professional and easy to deal with.
The apartment was small but perfect for our family of three. It has a great location, we could walk everywhere. It was spotless and the bedding, kitchen, bathroom and furnishings seemed to be recently updated. I would definetly recommend this apartment. The only down side we had was on a Friday night when there was a party in the neighborhood and it was noisy for sleeping. Otherwise it was perfect.
Left on 05/28/2009 for a stay in August 2006 | RLMartsReviewed May 28, 2009Stayed Aug 2006
Staying in this apartment is a wonderful way to "live" in Paris on your holiday. Located on a blocked off street, around the corner from another filled with shops and restaurants, staying here was our perfection for our week in Paris. Close to Metro lines, quiet. Great for a couple or a family with two little children. We would give our children a few euros and send them out for breakfast pastries every morning from the neighborhood bakery.
Left on 05/21/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | Lucy and Steve SwartzReviewed May 21, 2009Stayed May 2008
We loved the apartment. It was located in a great spot and was within walking distance to many sights and 3 subway stations. The apartment itself was very comfortable and we loved the neighborhood. Staying in an apartment instead of a hotel was the best decision we made on this trip.
Left on 05/13/2009 for a stay in June 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2009Stayed Jun 2007
Without a doubt, one of the most wonderful vacation spots in all of Paris. Location near
all the sights, close to transportation, and superb restaurants. the apartment was spacious, well kept furnished beautifully, and the perfect home for us. i will go back again the next trip to France. We just LOVED it.
Left on 05/13/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | FrancophilesReviewed May 13, 2009Stayed Dec 2008
Terrific location for foodies like us who enjoy the ambiance of the Parisian markets and market streets and cooking our purchases!
Well-designed, modernised and equipped apartment, complete with a superb espresso machine!
Our only complaint was that it is a bit dark and we had occasional noise from neighbors.
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