Our apartment is on the fourth floor of the first building, looking out onto a central courtyard. There is an elevator, an elegant and spacious stairwell, and only one other apartment on the same floor. All the common areas of the building are maintained to a high standard by the charming and very capable Mme. Teixeira, our concierge.
At 50 square meters (about 500 square feet), the apartment may not be large, but it is wonderfully cozy, charming, and authentic. The floors are polished wood, the ceilings are tall (about nine feet, or 3 meters), there are four windows (all looking out onto the central courtyard), and two (non-working) fireplaces - one in the living room, one in the bedroom. Modern conveniences include a small but well-equipped kitchen, bathroom with spacious shower, washer-dryer, efficient electric heating, and cable television with access to English langage channels. As for the furnishings, they include an elegant and comfortable sofa in the living room, a top quality Queen-size bed in the bedroom (divisible into two single beds if required), and a television with English language channels. The living room, in addition to the couch, has a sort of "cushion-bed" which looks like an armchair, but converts to a single bed if needed. The apartment cannot accommodate more than three adults, but could possibly suit a couple with two very small children (There would be an additional charge). Naturally, we supply towels, sheets, duvets, and other necessities. And for those staying for more than one week, weekly maid service is included at no extra cost.
Our apartment on the Rue du Bac is between the Seine and the Boulevard Saint Germain. Within easy walking distance are the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, the Musee Rodin, the Jardin des Tuileries, and the Hotel Matignon (official residence of the French Prime Minister).
For those who are more interested in shopping than sightseeing, the immediate area is also full of famous designer shops (Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton...), as well as lesser known but equally chic Parisian boutiques. And because Saint Germain des Pres is home to so many of the city's most fashionable people, the streets themselves provide a glimpse of elegant Parisien style.
Within a ten-minute walk of the apartment are two major attractions for food lovers: La Grande Epicerie de Paris, and the Organic Market. Gourmet magazine (March, 2001) referred to La Grande Epicerie as "The ultimate grocery store...the first place we stop when we arrive in town". The same issue of Gourmet describes the Organic Market (an open-air street market held every Sunday morning on Boulevard Raspail) as "by far the best-known and trendiest of Paris's outdoor markets".
As for more practical concerns, a two-minute walk from our front door takes you to the intersection of Boulevard Saint Germain and Boulevard Raspail. Here, there are bus-stops (leading to virtually everywhere in Paris), a taxi stand, and a Metro station (Rue du Bac). There are several banks, a post office, numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as a variety of other useful shops. These include bakeries, a butcher shop, a fish market, an excellent "traiteur" (selling superb take-away food), and a grocery shop open 24 hours a day.
If you plan to have a car with you during your stay in Paris, there is a public underground parking garage beneath the Rue du Bac. If you would like to rent a car for a day or two, there is a Renault Dealership nearby. They offer a complete range of vehicles to rent, from tiny compacts to minivans.
Whether you are visiting Paris for the culture, for the shops, or for the food (or all three!), our apartment on the Rue du Bac is the perfect place for beginning and ending each day's adventures.
|Mar 08 2016||Mar 08 2017||€200||€200||€1,400||€4,340||-|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: none|
|Deposits: 30% of the total rental amount will be required when the booking is made. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the acutual arrival.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal|
Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Paris, Ile de France, France
dee dee tronson
Santa Clarita, CA USA
dee dee & taylor
May 31, 2012
Location, Location, Location...What a wonderful way to spend a week in paris. We were on a mother/daughter trip and we loved our little apartment on Rue Du Bac. From our first inquiry, Alexandra was so helpful and responsive and made the whole process so easy. The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos but one thing you cannot see is how spotlessly clean it is. The bed was also very comfortable...slept great every night. The internet worked well. You can walk to so many different areas as the apartment is centrally located and there is a great market across the street. There are also lots of different open air markets all over paris and we visited many, collecting fresh fruits and veggies and actually doing some cooking. We could not figure out how to work the stove top --operator error -- and alexandra made a speical trip over to help us and again she was so kind. we have been to paris before but this time we put the map away and just wandered and explored. The closest metro stop is about a bock away... could not be more convenient. And there is a wonderful pastry shop closeby. After many long days out and about, it was great to come home to "our little apartment." Thank you so much, Alexandra, for sharing it with us. We have made memories that will last a lifetime.
March 22, 2011
We loved the apartment. Everything went smoothly with no problems. The area is a wonderful and very convenient area of Paris. Easy to walk to many famous landmarks. Wonderful patisserie a couple blocks down the street. If I am so lucky to return to Paris, I would definitely stay here. There are so many advantages of staying in an apartment over a hotel.
Great apartment in a great neighborhood
May 3, 2008
This apartment was exactly as advertised, which was wonderful. We found it to be centrally located, in good condition and we loved staying there. We would certainly stay there again, and/or we would certainly do business with Ms. Li again. She was very attentive and helpful, making sure our stay was the best it could possibly be. She provided instructions which were accurate and followed up with us making sure we understood what was expected. Our overall experience with this Paris apartment and Ms. Li was wonderful from beginning to end.
We stayed 2 weeks in Sept. 2004 - very comfortable apt, nice neighborhood with great restaurants, public tranportation very near...plus close to all the sites. It was great fun "playing house in Paris"!! We will return.
G. & T. Griffin, Kirkland, WA
We have enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, light and pleasant apartment very much. The location is perfect, and the local shopping quite a treat! We hope to return someday soon!
Ron and Maria
Thank you for creating this lovely space, both cozy and elegant! We felt very well taken care of and enjoyed living in Paris rather than staying in the tourist realm
Hilary and Ron
New York, NY
Thank you, again, for your hospitality. The apartment is beautiful – a home away from home for us. So nice to come back here after a long day of sight-seeing! We look forward to staying with you again!
Sarah and David
10/12/03 We absolutely loved the apartment ! It is so cozy and comfortable, in a fantastic location. The detailed instruction book was most helpful. Having so much space compared to a hotel room was a real joy, and my niece and nephew felt like real Parisians as opposed to tourists on their first visit here.
Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We would love to stay here again soon!
New York, NY
Merci et au revoir yinying!
We won’t forget our first meeting! We love Paris, you have been very gracious and helpful. Hope to see you in the future!
Joelle and John
Saint Louis, Missouri
Your apartment was perfect! Quiet, safe, comfortable, tastefully decorated, thoughtfully equipped, including great bed reading lights, walking close to the Louvre, Marais, Latin Quarter, Notre Dame, outdoor food market, and, best of all, only two minutes away from one of the best boulangeries in Paris. Your personal help made it extra special!
Our visit at your apartment could not have been nicer. If we can get away to Paris again, we will be contacting you for certain. Ann and I really appreciated your help- the morning cafe conversation, your help connecting with our friends, your suggestions, and our visit with you and Chris in our Paris home.
Anne and Don
San Francisco, CA
We had a wonderful trip to France – the most memorable part being our time in Paris. The apartment was all we had hoped for – and more! We want to again say “thanks so much!” Please feel free to use as as a reference.
Lean and Dave
Just wanted to let you know that our two weeks in Paris were a complete success, thanks to you and your wonderfully comfortable apartment. The apartment and neighborhood was special, allowing a truly rich and relaxing vacation.
We will certainly recommend your apartment highly to anyone we learn is looking for a place to stay. We had such a great time that we really not ready to come home last week. We wanted our holiday to continue forever.
Patricia, Sadie and I particularly want to express our appreciation for your wonderful hospitality during our stay, making sure we had everything we needed. We all hope we have a chance to see you again in the near future, either in California or Paris.
Hi Yinying! We had such a great time, despite the problems with my feet. Your apartment was truly lovely and very comfortable. You have very nice furnishings and decor. Thank you for your hospitality! I hope I will be able to return to beautiful Paris again someday!
07/01/02 We enjoyed our stay in Paris more than I can say. Everything was wonderful in the apartment. It was cool, comfortable, clean and quiet. Thank you so much. I hope we left it in good condition to ease your maid's work.
San Francisco, CA