A little Gem in the Marais


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The March 2004 full renovation was updated in December 2013. This 'chambre d'hotel' apartment on the Rue des Tournelles is just a three minute walk from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful 17th century squares in all of Europe. We refer to this 230 square feet ground floor studio apartment as 'le petit bijou' or the 'little jewel'. The apartment was featured on the Parisian TV magazine show 'Paris Premiere' in April 2004. The local TV Company engaged a well-known Parisian designer and produced the making of a luxury 'pied a terre'. From the demolition of the old, to the haute design of the new, it is an encapsulated history of our Parisian dreams realized. The renovation is a work of art and features a restored limestone wall, stone tile floors, a very accommodating bathroom, pastel striped painted walls, and the very hip 'kitchoo' cuisine with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. All the furnishings have been selected to accommodate your most comfortable visit to Paris. Everything here is comparable to a luxury hotel except at one/quarter of the cost. The 4 star Pavillon de la Reine Hotel three blocks away charges 500 euros/night for a 150 square foot room and it doesn't come with a kitchen. The apartment, in a 19th century 'Regency' style building, sits along the quiet rue des Tournelles. In the 17th century, the Marais was home to the most aristocratic families of Paris and 400 years later, little has changed in the architectural feel of this old quarter. The very narrow rue des Francs Bourgeoise is now filled with 'hip' boutiques, and 'trendy' restaurants and cafes share the buildings of the old Jewish Ghetto along rue des Rosiers, but some of the quieter street like rue des Tournelles look the same as they did over a hundred years ago. It's a short walk to the Notre Dame or the Louvre, but the Marais is so intoxicating, you could easily spend a lot of your time just enjoying the Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Museé Picasso, Museé Carnavelet and carefree walks through the small winding streets. Services included in the cost are phone calls anywhere in France and in the US, cable TV, English movie stations, free and unlimited wireless Internet, linens, towels. Our bilingual contact will be just a phone call away if you need any help during your stay. In the apartment will also be our guide to the neighborhood, favorite restaurants, cafes, wine shops, bakeries, and markets. If you are looking for more room, please click on 'See All My Rental Listings' for our 1 bedroom apartment just around the corner. Keywords: Apartment

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Reviews (20)

  1. Melanie
    My husband and I stayed here for a few nights, and were very impressed with the apartment. It is sunny, modern and spotlessly clean (with a great bed and shower). Joelle is a delight to work with and we would definitely book it again. 10 November 2014 - 19:43:30
  2. Scott M.
    Stayed here for a week in April and found it to be safe, clean and well-located. A great set-up for a single traveller or a couple. Close to bus and Metro, Place Des Vosges, Bastille. Great Thursday and Sunday open air market just a couple of blocks away and also close to bakeries and grocery stores. Lots of restaurants nearby. Nice neighborhood with easy walks to everything. I recommend it! 26 April 2015 - 16:41:06
  3. Jeffrey B.
    We spent 4 nights at this cozy Marais studio located in a 19th century bldg. several blocks away from the Place de Vosges. Although small, this studio is larger than all hotel rooms I've had in Paris over the years. It has a functional galley kitchen with everything you would need for meals if you decide to eat in. No oven but who wants to bake while in Paris. It is located on a quiet street within easy walking distance to Place de Vosges, Iles Saint-Louis, and the metro. Great shopping and great restaurants nearby. Try the Santa Carne for an Argentine experience in Paris: Just down the street. L'Oulette was also great choice for quality French bistro fare. The studio was in excellent shape everything worked perfectly. 28 April 2015 - 18:55:20
  4. Pam
    Great location, great cozy room. Quite small but very accommodating. 11 May 2015 - 04:47:26
  5. Tom R.
    My Wife and I spent 4 nites at this tidy, well appointed studio. Location is perfect if you just stay in the neighborhood or if you want to use the Metro to see all of Paris. Tom 19 May 2015 - 22:04:48
  6. Eric P.
    My wife and I stayed here for a week. The location is fantastic and ground floor access is very easy. Key pickup / drop off could not be easier, and Joelle is very responsive and helpful. The studio is clean and attractive. Bathroom is very nice by European standards. The bed is incredibly comfortable. Although the studio faces the street, that street is very quiet all night and in the morning. We would not hesitate to stay here again. 10 June 2015 - 14:16:43
  7. Maggie
    The apartment was conveniently located a few minutes from the Metro, so you could get anywhere in Paris easily. Getting access to the apartment was simple, and the owner's recommendations for restaurants was invaluable. It was quiet and comfortable, and we couldn't have had a more lovely stay. We would highly recommend this apartment. 07 July 2015 - 17:07:27
  8. Rachel T.
    My husband and I stayed here a couple of weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Don't let the size fool you, we had absolutely everything we needed here and would stay again in a heartbeat. The neighbourhood was terrific with many wonderful dining options just a few steps away. Visiting the Sunday Marche Bastille is a must as well as dinner at Bowfinger. 11 August 2015 - 18:46:31
  9. Puja M.
    My husband and I stayed here for 4 days. The place is very cute and in a nice neighborhood. The metro is nearby and it is very easy to get to all the main attractions from here. Joelle is very easy to work and very quick to respond. We highly recommend this apartment. 21 September 2015 - 13:32:12
  10. Rick D.
    Very clean, convenient. Fun neighborhood - very Parisian. Very secure also. 06 October 2015 - 12:34:12
  11. Doris W.
    We have stayed in this property three times--under two different owners. Very comfortable each time. The owner's directions are very clear and helpful. The location couldn't be better! 05 November 2017 - 15:17:00
  12. Rona R.
    We enjoyed the location and appreciated the helpfulness of Joelle and Florence. The bed was comfortable. The studio was small but adequate for our needs. 07 November 2017 - 08:00:00
  13. Sunny T.
    I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property. The neighbourhood itself is one of my favourites, and this apartment serves as a perfect way to enjoy it. In terms of restaurants, there is no end of nearby gems to discover.... of course, the fantastic boutique shopping, unique contemporary galleries and charming bustle of the central Marais are all mere steps away, as are enough Metro lines to zip you through the city in a heartbeat. The apartment itself is beautifully maintained and very easy to access, with all the essentials you could require at your fingertips. You'd also never realize you're around the corner from Beaumarchais, but the major boulevard offers everything you'd wish within a couple mere blocks... wine shops, bakeries, pastries, produce, pharmacies... it simply made a ten day stay in Paris feel as comfortable as home. The owner is excellent with contact and all dealings, and I'd very happily highly recommend, as well as return to enjoy this outstanding property. 15 January 2017 - 15:25:58
  14. Lisa W.
    My friend and I stayed here for 3 days and it is in the most perfect part of Paris. The streets are quiet and filled with local french cuisine. Joelle has an extensive list of restaurants and cafes to hit up while you are there. We felt safe and very cozy in this home. If I ever come back to Paris I would love to stay here again. Thank you for everything, Joelle! 13 November 2017 - 20:56:00
  15. Chloe R.
    My fiance and I just stayed at Joelle's apartment for 4 days this past week. We enjoyed our stay very much! The apartment is in clean, great condition and has everything you need for a busy stay in Paris. The heater was a little tough to get the right temperature, but once we did, all was well there too. The highlight of this apartment (besides the local feel and fantastic!!! location) is the bed. The bed is so clean and comfortable, and we really appreciated that after long days of walking through the city. We were greeted with a lovely note, lots of information, and a delicious bottle of wine as well, which was a treat. I would recommend this apartment to any couple looking for a great stay! 14 November 2017 - 18:25:00
  16. Parvin M.
    Excellent location. 06 July 2017 - 20:43:00
  17. Narissa V.
    My husband and I stayed here for a week on our Paris visit and it was perfect. The place is just enough space, with a real bed (many other homes only offered couch beds and futons), small table/chairs, and small kitchenette. We didn't cook, but used the fridge, kettle, and sink. In general, what is most noteworthy is the price you pay for what you get. It's a very reasonable for a great location in Le Marais, walking distance to multiple metro stops and great neighborhoods. It's also very clean with all the appropriate amenities. The owner and her Paris contacts were responsive and provided detailed information about Paris. All you could ask for, thanks for the great stay! 28 November 2017 - 03:47:00
  18. Ted S.
    ....is exactly that. From the moment we arrived we met Florence who manages the flat and she was very helpful organizing us. From there, the Marais was a wonderful village to explore, and with the excellent advice left by Joelle we dined in wonderful neighbourhood restaurants. We were comfortable and happy in the little Gem in the Marais. 29 December 2017 - 10:49:00
  19. anthony p.
    I spent a week at this studio in Le Marais. The studio itself was perfect- clean, nicely decorated, and conveniently located. Close to fabulous restaurants, walking distance to most attractions. This was my first time in Paris and this apartment was perfect for my needs. I cant wait to come back! 29 January 2018 - 23:59:00
  20. Nina W.
    This property is clean, has the best fluffy towels I had in Europe but is small, not really a property to hang out in, good if you are coming and going. The guides and information is fantastic, prior to arrival and during.The area fabulous, and restaurant guides perfect. Florence is available for questions. Our arrival was not so smooth, as we hadn't had great wifi access while travelling. I spoke to Florence as soon as we arrived, and she made herself available to help us find keys etc, she asked if water and wine had been left and it hadn't, no apology. However she was kind and let us leave our baggage a little longer until we had to leave. My feedback to Joelle, the little extras like water and wine promised make a little difference, but a disappointment when not available. You are putting in a effort to make the apartment pleasant, so consistency is important. N 18 January 2018 - 00:04:00

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