Perfect romantic getaway. Bright, Sunny and "oh so French" apartment with an elevator, sleeps 4 in the heart of St Germain. Elegant and comfortable, fabulous location and a room with a view. This gem of an apartment will steal your heart!
- Charming 4th floor 'love-nest' overlooking animated street. Wonderful people watching!
- Separate bedroom overlooks quiet courtyard
- 5 mins from Seine, St Germain church, Luxembourg Gardens, Raspail Open Food Market.
- 30m2 - sleeps up to 4 persons
- Classic French 'toile de jouy' decor
- High ceilings, wood beams and parquet floors throughout - 18th century building
- Separate bathroom: sink, shower, toilet
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining for 4.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
The elegance of the Rue du Buci apartment provides a contemplative complement to the hustle and bustle of the thriving market street located just around the corner on the rue de Seine.
Perched on the window sill of your high-ceiling salon, four floors above the street activity (with an elevator to get you there), one is close enough to follow the movements of those coming to and fro while still remaining elevated enough to assume the role of curious spectator watching the actors from the upper stalls.
Looking up from your window-side position, you note that the backdrop is magnificent as floral balconies and Parisian rooftops lead the eye to the intersection of the Rue de Buci, with the Boulevard St. Germain to your right and its junction with the celebrated Rue de Seine to your left. Watch Parisians with long-nosed watering cans water their geraniums during the summer months or decorate their window alcoves with white fairy lights and clove studded oranges as the winter draws in.
Retreating back into the comfort of your apartment, a soft calm eludes, for the salon is the perfect place to escape the activity for a rest and perhaps some afternoon tea.
Newly renovated and decorated throughout in tones of soft beige and cream, this fully furnished one bedroom, one bathroom flat has that much sought-after double exposition with the requisite cross ventilation during the warm months. Moving from one room to the next, visitors to Paris can experience both the life and continuity of a traditional Parisian village from their South facing salon to the peace of a western courtyard facing bedroom, complete with white-painted original wood beams in both rooms.
The building itself is mid-18th century in date and entered through a door on the rue de Bourbon le Chateau on its East side. Faced in finely cut limestone, the building boasts Louis XV style decorative stone carving and is a fine example of 18th century architecture adapted to an irregular, narrow medieval street design.
Named after Simon de Buci, the first President of the Parliament of Paris which convened in 1341 and who subsequently lived in the Rue de Buci from 1352, the street retains the commercial aspect of its entrepreneurial namesake. A man of modest French origins, 'Simon' financed his career by purchasing the 'Porte Saint-Germain,' one of the original entrance gates to the city of Paris and subsequently taxing all merchandise that entered there. However, the Rue de Buci has much deeper roots than 14th century commerce. As one of the most famous markets of the village surrounding the 12th century Abbey of St. Germaine des Pres, it is one of the few ancient Parisian 'marchés' that have retained and adapted their historical function to the present day.
Therefore, with so much history beneath you , so much life to see below you and so much atmosphere to absorb around you, our apartment on the rue de Buci is quite simply the perfect nest for two* under the Parisian eaves.
*The owners have recently purchased a ‘top of the line’ queen size bed couch that sleeps 2 comfortably, so this flat can now sleep 4 despite being only 30 square meters in size.
You will arrive to a professionally cleaned apartment supplied with all linens, towels and soaps. We do not supply shampoo. Please bring your own electrical plug adapters.
Interaction with guests
We promise to take good care of you during your stay with us! We know this neighborhood well and are thrilled to share our ‘insider tips’ for activities, shopping and eating out in Paris.
Arrival and Departure: An arrival meeting will be scheduled at the apartment with a member of the Paris AtHomeAbroad team.
You will be given the keys and a tour of the apartment.
Normal check-in time is between 2 PM and 7 PM; although we do allow for people to arrive earlier at the apartment to drop their bags off and to pick up the keys. Every so often, we have same day arrivals and departures, which can lead to a cleaning overlap with your arrival. In such cases, we ask that you please be patient while the cleaning team finishes up their work. When these overlaps arise, we suggest that you go out and have a leisurely breakfast while savoring the joy of being in Paris.
Unfortunately we cannot accept any greetings after 7 PM. This is because our properties are located in residential buildings where many of the inhabitants are owner occupants who live and work in Paris. Large groups of people entering into buildings late at night disrupts the calm and quiet of the residential environment. We respect our neighbors and will not disturb them late at night.
All arrivals on the following Holidays in France are subject to a one time $75.00 charge, due to the difficulty and cost of finding people to greet tenants on these days:
May 1st - The French Labor Day
July 14th - The French Independence Day
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Checkout is normally 10:00 am. (We can offer a late check-out for 1/2 price of the daily rate, but we if there is not a check in on the day of your departure, we can often be flexible. If you may require a later check-out, please check with us upon arrival to determine if this will be possible.
Other things to note
- High level security lock on apartment door. Entrance door code.
- Neighborhood 6th arrondissement, two blocks from St. Germain des Près.
- No Air Conditioning, but very good cross ventilation.
- No Smoking please!
- No pets.
- This apartment is located within a private residential complex. Please respect your neighbours and keep noise levels to a minimum, especially after 10pm. After all, it's nice to be nice!
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