Historic Location In St Germain! One bedroom With A/C - Sleeps 2


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What a fabulous location in the heart of the bustling St. Germain! Breath in the history of this exclusive cobblestone passage way behind the famed Le Procope restaurant. You are likely treading in the footpaths of great historical figures like Benjamin Franklin! Smack in the heart of St. Germain, the center of Paris, and on a private cobblestone pedestrian walkway, just chock full of history. This one bedroom property is on the 1st European floor (2nd US) having a separate bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom and open kitchen and living area. History buffs will delight in being located right behind the famed ‘Le Procope’ restaurant, which has been in business since 1686. And yes, the first ambassador from the newly formed colonies, now called the USA, ate at Le Procope, as did many dignitaries like Voltaire, Danton and Diderot. In fact, during the day in fine weather you may see some tour guides lecturing several different nationalities on the history of this ancient corner of Paris, and your famous cobblestone walkway. It is considered the heart of the left bank, and will be your own semi-private cobblestone walkway, The walkway is gated at one end and mostly closes down at night from 24hrs to 07hrs (12 pm - 7 am) but, you will of course have access to come and go whenever you please. No cars out your windows, just pedestrians bustling about, taking in all the splendid shops on this uneven walkway, for example the “Le Chocolat” restaurant just a few doors down, specializing in- well you guessed it - everything chocolate! This is such a central and great location with most everything just a couple of minutes walk outside your door. Crepe stands and restaurants, cafes, bakeries, ice-cream shops, and so much more for specialty dining pleasures! The Odeon metro is only 2 minutes away, or of course the St. Michel metro stops (several lines including airport direct lines) is only a 4 minute stroll… Walk to the Louvre in only 10 minutes or Notre Dame as well, or even Luxembourg Gardens in less than 15 minutes! After entering the building off the cobblestone courtyard, you go through the door and walk up one flight of wooden stairs and enter the 35 m2 (about 370 ft2) one bedroom apartment. There is a very sturdy wooden banister type guardrail around the stairs for your safety, but we would like to point out that the staircase itself is a bit narrow and does not allow two people side by side. Please note that due to the historic nature of this building, there are some height restrictions in the living room and kitchen area. While the ceiling is about 7 feet high, most of the exposed wooden beams are at a 6 foot 3 inch or 6 foot 2 inch height level. If you are more than 6 feet 2 inches tall (about 188 cm) you will need to be careful to not bump your head in some areas! The bedroom and bathroom have normal height ceilings. The living room is combined with the kitchen area and is quite large and open. There is one full long wall with large windows looking out to the cobblestone pedestrian way below. These windows are large enough to offer lots of light for the apartment. The kitchen is open with plenty of counter space and all you need for cooking meals, including an oven, 3 burner stove top and microwave. The bathroom has a large shower, large sink, WC, and an exhaust fan and towel warmer. There is an air- conditioning unit in the living room/kitchen area. The bedroom is large, with lots of large windows as well, with plenty of closet space and a very comfortable queen size bed. It is of course separated from the living room by a door. Come share this grand old piece of History in the heart of the left bank… have bragging rights for staying on a private cobblestone street, in a 17th century building, and of course do sample the fine cuisine just in front of your fine apartment at Le Procope, where Mr. Benjamin Franklin likewise dined… who knows maybe this is where he was inspired to “discover electricity”! This apartment requires a "Meet and Greet" - guests will be met at the apartment by the local manager and given keys at that time. Apartment Amenities: NON–Smoking apartment! Property keys are given upon arrival at the apartment by the local manager 1st European floor walk up (2nd US) No elevator Air-Conditioning 35 m2 (about 370 ft2), two separate rooms Sleeping accommodations: Queen bed in bedroom Fully equipped kitchen, specialty cookery/appliances: 3 burner induction stove Full built-in oven Microwave Dishwasher Coffee maker Refrigerator/freezer All dishes, cutlery & cutlery Dining table for 5-6 people FREE local callsFREE calls to North America FREE high speed Internet access; Wi-Fi or Ethernet Bathroom which includes: Large shower WC Towel warmer “Never-out” hot water Washer/dryer Hair dryerSmoke detector for your safety Towels & linens Iron/board Extra cleaning service available for additional fee (the apartment is clean on arrival)

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  1. Adele Y.
    We stayed at this Paris apartment for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. Rosa met us upon arrival and showed us everything we needed to know. From there we were free to explore the beautiful city. The apartment is well located: walking distance from many sights, easy to access the others using either of the two metro stops very close by. It's also surrounded by tons of great restaurants. There were bath amenities left by past guests (we also left ours) and cooking equipment. There was also an air conditioning unit which made all the difference during the 98 degree F weather we experienced while there! I would strongly recommend staying here while in Paris! 26 June 2017 - 07:21:00
  2. Sylvia D.
    This was not our first trip to Paris and we were looking forward to a relaxing visit. To begin with, everything was exactly as described on the VRBO site. The apartment was delightful, roomy for the 2 of us, and had every amenity we could have desired. We arrived in Paris by train, and immediately contacted the manager as requested. He met us at the apartment and spent quite a while going over all of the pertinent information for access, as well as how to use the facilities. He gave us his personal email so that we could contact him easily if need be. The location was perfect - everything we wanted to see or do was walk-able, and the surrounding are was full of wonderful cafes, bakeries, and restaurants. A small grocery was conveniently located a few blocks away. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly. 30 October 2016 - 17:08:00

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