|Blancs Manteaux in the Marais 4e, sophisticated & spacious 1BR/1BA for 2 guests. Cable TV, wireless internet access, elevator/lift, city views. Non smoking apartment. No children. Metros: Hotel de Ville, Saint Paul or Rambuteau (5 minutes). Euro 218 per night, Euro 1526 per week. Minimum stay is 5 days with arrivals Monday through Saturday. Sunday arrivals can sometimes be arranged; please inquire. Electricity read by meter and payable locally at 20 cents per unit.
In the heart of the historic Marais district, narrow medieval streets and ancient houses rub shoulders with splendid 17th and 18th Century "Hotels Particuliers", those grand private mansions of bygone days. Today many have become museums and the Musee Picasso, the Musee Carnavalet and the Museum of the History of Paris are just a few blocks away. The streets of the Marais are full of wonderful old buildings, secret courtyards and other architectural beauties. This area is a favorite of both Parisians and tourists.
A short walk to the east takes you to the most beautiful 17th Century square in Paris, the Place des Vosges, and to the west explore the elegant arcades of the Palais Royal as well as the designer boutiques on the Place de la Victoire. The rue des Francs Bourgeois, one block away, is another shopping favourite, with lots of boutiques open on Sundays! The Seine is within 10 minutes walk and just over the river you can explore the residential Ile St Louis and the Ile de la Cite with Notre Dame, the Conciergerie, and the Sainte Chapelle. The flower and bird markets along the Seine, are also within easy reach by foot. The Louvre is also within walking distance, and the metro will take you direct to the Champs Elysees in an easy 10 minutes. Restaurants and cafes from simple to sophisticated, according to your mood and appetite. The perfect base from which to enjoy Paris both by day and by night!
We especially recommend this sophisticated and spacious apartment (some 50m./550 sq. ft) which has been newly renovated to an excellent standard. An elevator (plus half a flight of stairs) take you to this French second*/American third floor apartment. Tall windows on every side, combined with pristine white walls and fresh print fabrics, ensure that the apartment is bright and luminous. Double glazing on the windows and polished parquet floors with rugs throughout. The entrance hall leads to the living/dining room with sofa, armchairs, dining furniture and cable TV (CNN & BBC) and two big windows with a view over the rue Vieille du Temple and a magnificent "hotel particulier". Also off the hall, Japanese style fabric panelled sliding doors open onto the bedroom, overlooking roof tops and a quiet side street, with double bed, good storage, and an excellent private/en suite shower room with washing machine. The toilet/WC is separate. Excellent well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, 2 electric burners. Central heating with electric radiators throughout. Local line telephone accepts all incoming calls and makes outgoing local calls. Please bring a calling card or cell/mobile phone for long distance calls.
*Cultural note! In France we count ground floor, first floor, etc.
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