Hosting capacity: 4
Floor: 2nd floor no lift (3rd floor american standard)
Living area: 75 m2 / 807,00 sqft
Closest metro station: Place St Michel
Price per week : 1750 Euros
Once a favorite spot of Ernest Hemingway, this is a very colorful part of the Left Bank. It used to be the hangout for intellectuals and artists, nowadays this Parisian neighborhood has become newly chic. Upscale small stores, international restaurants and art galleries can be found almost everywhere in Paris. For a quieter atmosphere in Paris, wander through the Luxembourg Gardens, or for more shopping, check out Rue de Rennes, where there is much to see. The Rues de Buci, de Seine, Dauphine and Mazarine, and the area between Boulevard St-Germain and the Seine provide perfect examples of Parisian charm: you can find shops and cafes, and busy pubs at night.
This cozy and charming two bedroom apartment will enchant you by its location. The apartment has plenty of light and is centrally located very close to Metro station Place Saint Michel and only a few steps away from the beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame (850 Years anniversary celebration this year) and Orsay Museum. The river Seine is just across the street, perfect to go for a romantic stroll at night along the quai, and the youthful area of the Latin Quarter with its book shops, cafés and restaurants are 5 minutes away..
The apartment’s street, lined with 17th century town mansions, is surprisingly calm in such lively district. A carved stone face has been gazing down at people for hundreds years, as they push the heavy wood door to enter the building. Once inside, the 21st century becomes the 17th century thanks to a beautifully tended garden and open-beam walls. All food shopping and needs are also at hand. A chic open-air market, the “marché bio”, can be found at a ten to fifteen minutes walk on Blvd Raspail.
A flood of sunshine from a high window, hard-wood floors and a line of closets decorate the entrance hall, the first impression of the apartment, which is about three meters long and almost a meter wide. This hall leads directly to the living/dining room.
The first room after the entrance hall is a dining room with a cozy, low, beamed, heavy dark wood ceiling and a window giving onto the garden. This area is equipped with a wood table which seats 8, a buffet and enough room to entertain comfortably.
The dining area immediately opens up into the living room. The surprised eye is immediately drawn upwards, toward the 4-meter high ceilings, and a beautiful 3-meter high window giving on to the calm street, wide in the 17th century style, permitting plenty of light. The sitting room is pleasantly and tastefully furnished and has a 17th century working stone fireplace. The chic Parisian decoration is further enhanced when you realize the ceiling of the dining area is in fact a mezzanine, a second floor peering down into the lofty living area. The mezzanine sleeps 2 comfortably, has its own window looking out onto the garden, and remains the first choice for children to play.
This living/dining area is about 40m2. The living room is furnished with : a long three-person sofa, coffee table, stereo, television with cable, fast internet, built-in shelving, end tables, lamps, foot rests and a wing-back modern chair, all on wall-to-wall carpeting.
From the living room, a small hallway leads to the rest of the apartment: the master bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The 5m2 kitchen, with enough room to cook comfortably, is situated conveniently next to the dining and living area, and is fully equipped with lots of cupboard space, a stove, oven, 4 electric burners with extractor hood, toaster, coffee maker, microwave oven, large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and of course all kitchen utensils, as well as a double porcelain sink. The red tile flooring is easy to clean and a window looking out onto the garden creates a light and cheery atmosphere.
The 14m2 master bedroom is donned with a comfortable queen-size bed, end tables and lamps, as well as room for cloths in a chest of drawers. This room, next to the living/dining area, boasts the same high ceilings and window as the living area. It too has wall to wall carpet. It is also just next to the bathroom.
The second bedroom of 7m2 is in a mezzanine cozy and “cottagy”. It has a charming window with a view on the garden, a single bed with a pull-out bed underneath, and a desk and chair, as well as a lofty view down into the sitting room. The room does not have a full stand-up head space, though it is quite comfortable for reading, sleeping and working at the desk, as well as being a favorite for children. Behind the bed is space for cloths and suitcases. It also has the wall-to-wall carpeting.
This large comfortable bathroom, tiled in white, boasts a full-size American bathtub with shower and a double sink, as well as plenty of cupboard space and mirrors. It is also equipped with the washer/dryer and toilet.