About this listing
Left Bank/ 6th arrondissement - Comfortable 18th century elegance and antiques, in the heart of St Germain. 1 bedroom/1 bath, sleeps 4. Great layout - perfect for 2 couples travelling together and families too! Apartment is nestled between 2 courtyards making it a peaceful, quiet haven in Paris. A/C!! Surrounded by restaurants, shopping, Metro Sevres/Babylon and St Sulpice. Close to Luxembourg Gardens, 20 minute walk to Louvre and Notre Dame.
- 45m2 apartment: Sleeps 4
- King size bed/2 twins in bedroom
- Pull down queen-size 'Murphy Bed' in Salon
- Air-conditioning unit
- Fabulous location - St Geramin, Le Bon Marche, Raspail Market
- Exceptionally quiet - great for longer stays.
- Circular layout - allows privacy for guests sleeping in the salon.
- 1 flight up (1st floor)
- Bathroom: Toilet, sink and full-sized bathtub with shower attachment
DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY:
This apartment was originally home to the owner while he studied French art and craftsmanship at the Paris Fine Arts Academy or Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts a few blocks away. His studies provided him with a rare opportunity to experiment with a variety of decorative concepts, which he applied to restoring as much of the apartment's original 18th century detailing as possible. Built just after the French Revolution in the 1790's, the building's thick walls, high ceilings, and tall windows are distinctive of the Directory period.
In the living room, the finely crafted, hand painted Louis XVI style wood paneling and cabinetry were inspired by historical examples in Paris museums. The woodwork discretely conceals a Murphy bed that serves as a backup for visitors (there is also a daybed). The fireplace was entirely rebuilt by a top caliber, third generation craftsman. The more colorful bedroom cabinetry is also of the best craftsmanship.
A previous tenant once likened the apartment to his boat, "every space optimized..." if sometimes only for aesthetics. The entranceway moonlights as a bar, which in turn hides a dryer. The rustic kitchen, small but designed for people who cook, has hand-made wall tiles and the original 18th century fireback behind the stove. The kitchen table can seat four, or more if extended in the living room. The bathtub, a solace to walk-weary bodies, looks onto a fluted wood column, the contemporary bathroom's focal point.
Midway between the place St. Germain-des-Près and the historic Bon Marché department store.
A tranquil haven in an exclusive part of the 6th arrondissement with a security entrance, this apartment is situated one flight up with no elevator. First, a cobblestone courtyard buffers the street sounds beyond, while the garden courtyard behind, planted with trees, provides a cool retreat and view in summer and a touch of greenery in winter.
The Rue du Cherche-Midi, or "looking for the noon-time sun" street, was named as early as 1595 after a shop sign picturing a Greek astronomer with compass and quadrant that hung here. During fashion week the otherwise peaceful street might more aptly be called "looking for the limelight" as fashionistas from around the globe converge to raid the shoe stores, and the famous Poilâne bakery, whose traditional breads are made in wood burning ovens, is just a few doors down. Expect to wait in line for your bread at any time of year, but you'll be in good company – Catherine Deneuve buys hers here.
Taxis can be had within 30 yards of the building, and three major metro lines are a three minute walk away. One of these metro lines lies on a direct line to the Porte de Versailles exhibition hall, as does one of the many convenient buses nearby. Restaurants abound. Suffice it to say it would be difficult not to find a good restaurant in the area. If you prefer to cook, a farmer's market provides fresh produce three times weekly one block down on the boulevard Raspail. On Sundays, the market turns "organic only".
The apartment is located between two courtyards. We also manage another apartment in the same building and a number of other apartments on the same street. Please don't hesitate to ask about our other listings.
Interaction with guests
You will be greeted in Paris by a member of our team and given a tour of the apartment. We are on-hand in Paris in case of any emergencies.
The apartment is professionally cleaned between each guest and supplied with fresh linens, towels, paper products and soaps. We do not supply shampoo.
Other things to note
- King Size bed in bedroom can be configured as two twins upon request.
- Don't foget to pack your plug adaptors!
- No smoking please!
- No pets.
- This apartment is located in a residential building. Please respect your neighbours and keep noise to a minimum, especially after 10pm. Thank you!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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