|Rue des Tournelles, Place des Vosges - Marais 4e-1BR/1BA apartment with air conditioning sleeps 2/4. Metros: Bastille 5 minutes, St Paul 7 minutes. US sixth/ European fifth floor with elevator/lift. Euro 164 per day, Euro 1148 per week, fully equipped including linen, towels, wireless internet connection, Cable TV (CNN, BBC) and local line telephone. Minimum stay is 5 days with arrivals Monday through Saturday. Sunday arrivals can sometimes be arranged; please inquire.
The Marais is a favorite quartier. Much of the area dates from the 16th and 17th centuries, featuring narrow streets, fine architecture, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and cafes. Strict building laws protect its authenticity. This is where Parisians choose to wander on weekends!
The centerpiece is, of course, the Place des Vosges, the purest example of 17th Century architecture, its arcaded facade set around a central park with trees and benches - great for a picnic lunch! Easy walking distance to the Picasso and Carnavalet Museums, Bastille Opera, Ile St Louis, Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite and much more! Just 5 minutes' walk on the rue St Antoine will bring you to the best specialist food shops, baker, deli, cheese, fish, wine, etc., in the very best French tradition, as well as an excellent supermarket.
On the rue des Tournelles, just a step to the east of the Place des Vosges, this is an impressive 19th century stone-fronted building with two brick built courtyards. Our apartment is on the US sixth/ European fifth floor of the second inner-courtyard - protected from street noises! Small elevator/lift takes you to this west-facing apartment overlooking the courtyards and surrounding rooftops. Some 34m2, 340 sq. ft., this attractive well-distributed two-room apartment is perfect for 2 and will sleep up to 4. Carpeted throughout, attractively decorated with some nice antiques in a traditional style and in a superb location, this apartment is excellent value for money!
To the left off the entrance is a small shower room with toilet. Washing machine. Also on the left is a well-equipped galley style kitchen with good built in cupboards, classic oven, 2 electric burners. Next comes the living room with a cherry wood sofabed (which converts into 1 or 2 really comfortable single beds with proper mattresses) and dining furniture, TV, radio and a selection of English books! The air conditioning cools the bedroom and living room.
Beyond is the bedroom with double bed and lots of built-in cupboards, a rarety in Paris, and double glazing on the windows. Gas central heating. Hair dryer. Gas at 40 Euro cents per unit, electricity at 20 Euro cents per unit, read by meter and payable locally.
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