- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $120 - $140
- Per week:
- $810 - $980
Description from owner
Bonjour, Welcome and Bienvenue to HAUSSMANN, Paris, France!
Elegant romantic getaway for 2 in the heart of Impressionist Paris, the 8th arrondissement, the SAFE arrondissement
*NON SMOKING BUILDING*
SMOKING is strictly FORBIDDEN inside the apartment & on the balconies.
The owners Welcome you when you arrive in Paris.
The APARTMENT - STUDIO
Situated on the 5th// top floor of a 19th-century historical building with a BRAND NEW ELEVATOR.
Come and Live under the Rooftops of Paris, it is so romantic!
FREE WIFI // FREE INTERNATIONAL & national CALLS.
The main room includes:
- A designer table and 2 chairs
- Sofa bed with a high-quality mattress // Sheets are provided.
-Samsung Flat Screen LED TV set with lots of channels in English and many other languages.
- Speakers for you to enjoy MUSIC from your OWN devices
- Books & travel guides
- Touristic information and maps
- Heater for the cold weather
- Fans (2) for the rare hot days!
A well-equipped kitchen with:
- Microwave oven
- Countertop toaster oven
- Induction Vitro ceramic glass worktop with 2 cooking zones
- Coffee maker
- Electric kettle
- Cooking utensils, dinnerware, glassware, cutlery and table linens...
- Iron & iron board
A bathroom with:
- towel warmer
- hair dryer
- lots of soft towels
- 2 bathrobes(organic cotton)
- 2 balconies overlooking Blvd Haussmann with outdoor furniture where you can enjoy a drink, a sunset and just relax.
1 - ORGANIC grocery store 'La Vie Claire' with GLUTEN FREE items
2 - Brasserie/coffee shop - restaurant 'Le Colonel Moutarde'
3 - French chocolatier/chocolate maker 'Le Chat Bleu'
4- STARBUCKS coffee shop just across the street.
The owners are a dynamic, efficient and available team who can help you tailor the trip of your dreams. They provide ASSISTANCE before your trip to help you plan, they help you 7/7 while you are in Paris.
***FIRST TIME IN PARIS
DO NOT SPEAK FRENCH, 1ST TIME IN PARIS...SCARED???
Enjoy ASSISTANCE OF PARISIANS at your side.
The owners provide PRIVATE customized Discovery Promenades in Paris and outside Paris.
Have the trip of your dreams with NO WORRIES when you stay at HAUSSMANN.
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Interaction with guest
- Years listed:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Damage deposit: $300.00
- No smoking at this property
- Bedroom 1: Sofa beds
Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
- High Speed Internet
- Linen provided
- Staffed property
- Towels provided
- Wi-Fi available
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Stereo system
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Cycling Trips
- Water sports
- Horse riding
- 1 Shower
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Paris, France Have you been a guest of this property? Reviews (87)
– based on 87 reviews
“Fantastic location and wonderful hosts”
This is our second visit to this studio apartment. Marie and Pascal collected us from the airport for our early morning check-in. The studio is very clean, bright and airy with its lovely balconies on the top floor overlooking Boulevard Haussmann. A great location for many famous attractions including Madeleine Church, Palais Garnier Opera, an easy walk to Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coure if you are happy walking. Take in the beautiful Galleries Lafayette building, shopping at Printemps and metro and buses at your doorstep for many other attractions. Marie’s tours are well worth doing especially if you are not familiar with Paris and it’s history. We did the orientation tour which takes in the lovely Parc Monceau, local market, chocolatier and many other great locations which Marie will tailor to your needs. Marie and Pascal are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to assist guests. I would highly recommend this studio to family and friends and won’t hesitate to stay again if I return to Paris.
“pleasant, comfortable, safe stay”
My daughter and I enjoyed our 5 night stay in the Haussmann studio. Pascal and Marie are wonderful hosts in every way. Pascal welcomed us late night at CDG to accompany us to the Paris apartment. Marie promptly communicates with you from initial inquiries about the accommodations to being available, on call, during your stay in Paris. It's so nice to have knowledgeable and friendly contacts in a new city! The studio is conveniently and centrally located as described and we found walking is truly the way to discover and enjoy Paris. Marie offers many options for tours and we're so happy with her day tour to Montmartre and the Latin Quarter for crepes! There are many books and binders filled with useful information for visitors. Merci beaucoup Marie and Pascal!
“Time of our lives!”
When we booked our apartment in Paris we had no idea what personal service and attention we would get from Marie and Pascal. They gave us so much great information on Paris before our trip and by the time we left for Paris we felt like we had already become friends. Having Pascal meet us at the train station took all the stress out of finding our way around. Marie took us on a walking tour of the city pointing out wonderful tips that can only come from a local. It made navigating around the city a breeze. The apartment was not only centrally located but was incredibly clean and stocked with everything we needed. And it had all the charm one would want from an apartment in Paris. We have already recommended the apartment to some of our friends. Don't miss this treasure!
Our 50th anniversary and we wanted to see Paris. We settled on 85 Haussmann, not because we knew it but because we had good vibes. You see Marie and Pascal, our hostess and host smothered us with pictures, emails and suggestions prior to our decision. Numerous phone calls to us extended that personal touch and that was the beginning of a relationship that will last. This apartment in the prestigious building of 85 Haussmann is atop the building overlooking rooftops where we could relax on either balcony enjoying a wine or really a scrumptious "Macaroon". Upon deciding to use her apartment as a vacation site, Marie missed nothing in her decorating and her utilization of all appliances and utensils. It is amazingly complete and don't forget the wi fi and the calls home. There is no need to expound the accolades of this area. Centrally located, it is a "walker's" paradise with lots of alternate transportation available. Pascal and Marie guided us throughout our celebration. We spoke, chatted, travelled, confided and in the end we left behind new permanent "friends". we could not have been more fortunate in our quest to find a place to stay. But NO, we did not find a placed to stay!! WE FOUND A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
“A Trip of a Lifetime!”
My husband and I just returned from our trip to Paris. From start to finish our vacation was wonderful thanks to Marie and Pascal who own and rent their apartment on 85 Haussmann in Paris. The apartment is conveniently located near the bus and Metro. When we arrived, Pascal met us at the airport and accompanied us by bus to the apartment which is in a safe, beautiful area. Marie met us there and gave us a tour of the apartment which was small but clean and modern and had all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. Marie offers day trips to all the sights around Paris and if you rent the apartment, you can take some or all of them with her. She has a passion for Paris and vast knowledge about its history. Not knowing the language, we chose to tour with her most of our days there. Each day was a new adventure and as we walked the streets, we felt like we were Marie's friends and not tourists. Pascal joined us on the the night tour by driving to all of the famous illuminated landmarks where we were able to take pictures and admire the romantic scenery. We also took a day tour of the Champagne area where Pascal drove and Marie explained everything about the region. Both the Champagne area and Reims were very beautiful and interesting. The restaurant they chose for lunch was perfect and the food was delicious. Every restaurant Marie chose or suggested was reasonably priced and because I am a vegetarian, she made sure they offered choices for me. Even though Marie and Pascal had to leave Paris because of a last minute family situation, they left us in the competent hands of a friend of the family. Their friend Laetitia took us to Versailles on the train and was a wealth of information about the area. She made sure that our trip was perfect from beginning to end and sought to cater to our every need. It was fun spending the day with her and learning all of the exciting facts about Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI! Laetitia also helped us reschedule a boat cruise that we missed and made sure that we were able to enjoy it on our final night in Paris. The day that we had to depart for home, Laetitia came to the apartment and accompanied us to the bus to the airport. She made sure we got the tickets we needed and that we were on the bus on time for our flight. We are so happy to have met this lovely family and their friend. They went above and beyond our expectations to make this a trip of a lifetime!
“The most wonderful holiday in Paris”
This was our second trip to Paris but our first stay at Haussmann 85. We will definitely be back to stay here again on our future trips to Paris. Everything is just perfect in this charming little apartment with a beautiful view from the balconies. It's in a fabulous location close to great restaurants, shopping, and sites. What made our stay even better was the fabulous owners, Marie and Pascal. They do everything to make your stay fabulous from meeting you at the airport to personal tours catered to your interests. We took two personal tours with them on this trip to Giverny and Champagne which were amazing! We have also taken Marie's Chocowalk which was the best foodie/history tour we have ever taken. We are so looking forward to coming back and staying again at Haussmann 85.
“Fabulous Apartment! Fantastic Hosts!”
Now that we've discovered Marie and Pascal and their darling Haussman85 apartment, my husband and I have decided we must return for every season! Every aspect of our experience with this delightful couple was ideal. Marie, a retired professor who speaks beautiful English, and Pascal, a charming Parisien and perfect host, went out of their way to ensure that our visit to the City of Lights was full and rich and everything we had hoped it would be. And to think, it all began with an internet search! Marie's recommendations via email helped us form a flexible itinerary before we arrived. Pascal greeted us warmly at the airport and got us on the bus to the city. Marie took it from there and gave us a lively personal escort to the apartment in the lovely 8th arrondissement on Boulevard Haussmann. Perfect for two, this 'modern' 19th century flat is ideally located on the top floor (5th), offers plenty of storage, a sparkling clean bathrom, fully equipped up-to-date kitchen, fluffy towels and robes, an abundance of mirrors and tile, wifi, a phone for our use, table for two - and the bed is comfortable too! Sipping wine from the two balconies, we found ourselves in the tree tops overlooking one of the nicest avenues in the city. To top it all off, the location is superb. The bus stop and metro station are at the front door, organic market next door, Monoprix around the corner, flower shops, bistros and pastisseries within minutes, and the best of Paris all within walking distance. Marie's walking tours are not to be missed! Her Choco-Walk tour is fantastically fun and filling! Macaroons to die for and a tea room at the end of the day that came right out of a storybook. Restaurant recommendations, museum times, transportation questions - they had all the answers. If we had stayed elsewhere, we wouldn't have found the best French onion soup and the freshest flowers in the City. Ask Marie about her Montmartre day trip, walk in the Latin Quarter, and her Chantilly tour too! We enjoyed the chateau and its grounds in true French fashion - a out-of-the-way stroll through the forest, Gratin Dauphinois in the hameau (a favorite of locals), and hot chocolate with chantilly creme at the best tea room in town. Voila! For us, Paris will not be 'Our Paris' without Marie and Pascal and Haussman85.
“Well Designed Space in an Excellent Location”
I spent the entire month of September in this wonderful little studio apartment. It was walking distance to many Paris sights and convenient to the metro and Gare Saint Lazare. The owners were fantastic, meeting me at the airport, showing me the various features of the apartment, and helping me get my luggage to the Roissy bus on the way back to the airport. The apartment is exceedingly well designed, providing all the comforts of home in a small but airy space. It is located in a very secure building. The balconies were a bonus! I also made good use of the free wifi and free international calling. Having a Monoprix supermarket three minutes walk from the apartment and an organic store right below were definite assets. You will find no better location in Paris, and the apartment is absolutely charming. Be aware, though, that if you haven't seen yourself in a full-length mirror lately, you will be surrounded by them in this apartment. That said, with all the walking I did when I was there, I managed to lose 10 pounds, so it wasn't such a bad thing!
“Cozy, lovely Paris Studio”
We stayed at this lovely studio for 1 night, and must express how clean, lovely, quaint and cozy it is. We were so lucky to meet Marie & Pascal and be in Paris by Haussman Blvd. It's a wonderful stay. Highly recommended to all.
“Paris plus Marie”
We only had the pleasure of spending 4 days in Pars. Staying at the Hausmann apartment gave my husband and me an idea of a life style that we woudn't get at a hotel. The apartment was at a very convenient location to all buses and the Augustin Metro Stop was at the front of the house. The apartment is small and very clean with a modern kitchen and bath. Weather permitting, the double terrace could be very enjoyable. The real plus is Marie, whose warm personality and knowledge of historic Paris is very helpful. She gave us tips on directions, restaurants and attractions. I'm sorry I didn't have more time to spend there. It is an affordable and pleasureable experience.
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Romantic Paris Trip
Parisbound (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Review submitted: June 27, 2011 Date of arrival: June 8, 2011
I had the idea to propose to my girlfriend in Paris, but had no idea where to start. I stumbled upon this ad for an elegant studio apartment on Boulevard Haussmann, and sent an inquiry without much thought. I was messaged back without delay and all my questions were answered. When I revealed my purpose for this vacation, the owner of the apartment took it upon herself to help me plan the event in a most wonderful and unexpected way. Whether it be researching where to buy a ring, recommending restaurants and dinner cruises along the Seine, to suggesting the most romantic spots out of the tourist areas, she kept in contact and was most gracious and knowledgeable.
She went above and beyond, putting in an incredible amount of work and helped make it a memorable trip. Furthermore, it was so nice to have someone meet and welcome us at the airport, to accompany us to the apartment and make sure we had all we needed. When we arrived, we were pleased to find a clean apartment with much charm; we felt like we were the first people to ever set foot in the apartment - it was immaculate. Every amenity that you could possibly need was available to us - just as the ad had said. In a clean and safe neighbourhood, there were restaurants and cafés nearby with the metro right outside our door. With free local and international calls to Canada and the U.S., we were able to call home to our friends and relatives to share our joyous news!
When the week ended (much too soon I might add), we were both sad to leave, but happy to have spent a magical week in the City of Light, and to have come away with new Friends!
They can expect a wedding invitation!
Cheryl (Valley Falls, New York USA)
Review submitted: April 26, 2011 Date of arrival: April 7, 2011
The description of the apartment was very accurate including the location, layout, amenities etc. The property was very clean and extremely well maintained. The owners Marie and Pascal provided everything you need for your stay and were extremely friendly and warm. Marie's personal tours were absolutely wonderful!! We were able to walk to most points of interest. I would highly recommend this property for a romantic or quiet ,cozy and comfortable get away.
Perfect Paris Apartment
MiriamButterfly (Fort Worth, TX, USA)
Review submitted: April 25, 2011 Date of arrival: March 28, 2011
This apartment is perfect for a couple. From the moment we walked in we starting calling it "our Paris home." It is small but so cozy and romantic and has everything you could possibly need or want. The kitchen is completely decked out and we bought and prepared our own food several times. The stove was more powerful than the one we have at home. The bathroom has a nice stand up shower with plentiful hot water. The sofa bed is actually really comfortable. The dining table is large enough to place a three course meal on it. The two balconies have "black out" curtains so you can sleep any time of day or night in peace and quiet darkness. The view from the balconies is true to Marie's photos. I also felt very safe in the neighborhood. I felt even safer inside the apartment since there was one security code for the main building, a security code for the elevator, and a large metal door to the apartment. When I discovered this apartment I thought it was too good to be true. But the apartment and the owner, Marie, and her husband Pascal provided us an even better 10 night vacation in Paris than we could have ever imagined! I have travelled abroad many times and never rented an apartment so I was a bit tentative about the prospect. Our two main concerns were getting to the airport on our return since our flight left Paris at 7am and how we would be refunded for our apartment deposit. Marie helped us get to the airport with zero stress and with extra time to spare. I recieved the apartment deposit refund within one week of our return in US dollars! We would stay in this apartment again and would recommend to anyone!!!
Beautiful little gem, Voisla ,New York, March 17, 2011
This apartment is a tiny gem hidden amongst the rooftops of Paris, perfect for a single person or a couple. The studio is typical of a "chambre de bonne" or maid's quarters, which is not enormous, but the space itself is bright and airy and has a gorgeous view you can take advantage of via the two mini balconies. The light is increased by all of the mirrors which magnify the feeling of openness. The couch converts into a very comfortable bed, which is easy to pull out- it takes up most of the space in the studio when it's pulled out but is still easy to navigate around. The bathroom is all new and redone, there's never a shortage of hot water. Everything is sparkling clean, brand new, and well decorated. A washer/dryer and elevator are the final touches that make it even more perfect.
The general neighborhood is very nice- the metro is literally in front of the building. At night, things are quiet, but safe. Steps away there is an organic grocery store and a Monoprix where i did my grocery shopping and took advantage of the well equipped kitchen. The big department stores are literally down the block and many points of interest are within walking distance- Madeleine, Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries, Rue St. Honore... and since the metro is literally right in front of the building and there's a taxi stand at the end of the block you're never far from transportation . Marie provides everything you need for your stay there and is incredibly warm and accommodating. I would highly recommend it for a romantic getaway or just for a quiet and cozy nook in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Review #4668265 Wonderful Apartment in Paris
This apartment was perfect for us. Marie and Pascal have described the apartment perfectly. Their attention to detail in updating the apartment has provided everything you need. The apartment is brand new and spotless. Marie provided us so much valuable travel information prior to our arrival, i.e. purchase Eiffel tickets early, Paris Museum Pass, etc. She continued to be available during our stay. We missed our connection, arriving late in Paris. Pascal still met us on our arrival. He rode with us on the Roissy Bus into Paris, walked us to the apartment, then acquainted us with everything available. He escorted us to the Metro, (right outside the door of the building), helped us purchase our first Metro tickets, then rode the bus with us to the Latin Quarter. Marie provided us with perfect directions for the most direct and inexpensive route to Versaille; advising us to visit Marie Antionette's farm. Without her advice, we would have missed the farm, what we considered the highlight. There is a Starbucks across the street, and a grocery store around the corner, all very convenient. Marie met us early the day of our departure, seeing us to the Roissy Bus back to the airport. The best part was meeting Marie and Pascal, they are warm and engaging, we feel we have made new friends. Thanks to them both; we hope we have opportunity to visit again.
VacationRentalsÂ™, Kirkland, WA, USA ,August 24, 2011
Rating 5 out of 5
Cute, Clean, Character Condo in the heart of Paris
Marie-Claude and Pascal are extremely gracious hosts - the hospitality they showed us right from time of arrival in Paris was second to none - they even went so far as to personally escort us from the train station back to their apartment in the 8th arrondissement. The apartment is located in an excellent, central neighborhood on blvd Haussmann, with bus stops within a few minutes walk and a metro entrance immediately outside the front door, very convenient. The apartment itself is very clean and all newly renovated with all the amenities one would want - Marie-Claude has thought of everything and I would suggest asking her for tips on what to do or what to see while in Paris - she is a fountain of information!
August 4,2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Review #4748904 Gem of an apartment
This tiny gem of an apartment overlooking the rooftops of Bd Haussmann was perfectly located for our stay in Paris. Marie and Pascal were the perfect hosts meeting us late at night and seeing us off early 5 days later. The apartment is in perfect condition with every convenience. We walked everywhere, to the Tuileries and the Louvre, Parc Monceau and Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there!
Victoria, British Columbia, Anne Sanderson
We stayed in this apartment for five days and it was a wonderful experience. Right from picking us up from the train station to showing our way around Paris on our first evening (and even accompanying us for dinner even though it was quite lat), Marie and Pascal were ever so hospitable and friendly. Marie provided us with all the little titbits that only the locals know and they came handy. She provided us with a cell phone so that we can make local calls in Paris, if we ever needed to and also a phone to call to the US. I cannot emphasize how satisfied we were with our hosts. The apartment itself was just perfect. A cozy apartment with all the essential amenities, it even included a fully functional kitchen and washer/dryer. The queen bed, even though it is a sofa bed, was quite comfortable and it felt like sleeping on a real bed. Entrance to the subway station was just outside the building, and the bus stop was about two blocks, which made it quite convenient for us. There was a starbucks right opposite the building and plenty or restaurants in the neighborhood. All in all, we couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks Marie and Pascal!
Kiruthica, Atlanta, Ga
We are a Chinese couple from Singapore on our honeymoon.
We will strongly recommend this apartment as it far exceeds our expectations and is the highlight of our trip. I will describe the apartment in greater details below: 1. Fully furnished: It has very new furniture and appliances. There are washing machine, dryer, microwave, towel warmer, stove, fridge, books etc. We saved lots of money by making meals and doing laundry at home. It even has a phone that allows us to call back Singapore fixed line for free! 2. Beautiful: It is housed in a majestic historical building and the interior design is very modern and classy. We particularly love the romantic balconies and the very special elevator. 3. Located in a safe and prime location: It is a short walk to many attractions. We love walking around as there are so many quaint shops and cafes in the area. The neighbourhood feels very safe and we had no problem walking home at midnight. Most importantly, Marie and Pascal are able to make us feel extremely very at ease and homely although it is our first time to Paris and we do not speak French. They picked us from the airport (you will be surprised how calming this feels especially if this is your first time to Paris), spent time helping us plan our itinerary and recommended dining places popular with the locals. With their help, we tried delicious foie gras, visited chocolate maker, bought Eiffel tower tickets in advance (save us 3 hrs of queuing), visited vineyard and medieval castles outside Paris and have a better appreciation and understanding of french history and literature! We are very touched and amazed by their hospitality and kindness. The stay at this place made our honeymoon experience perfect. A word of advice, when booking, do check their calendar, you'll probably have to book sometime in advance to secure a place!
October 21, 2011 , Corry and Mikle from Singapore
Amazing Trip to Paris by Adam& Michelle Bartosik
Our trip was nothing short of amazing and simply the main reason for this was Marie and Pascale. They are the nicest people you will meet and helped us with anything and everything. Upon our arrival Pascal met us at the airport where we got on a bus and were on route to meet Marie and to see our place. She greeted us with open arms, we enjoyed some quick coffee and croissants and went up to the place. They took our bags, explained all the details and provided a phone in case of emergency. Marie gave us a speedy tour of Paris and main attraction and was always more then willing to help or provide any information we needed. The place was super clean, cozy and the balcony was perfect for my morning coffee and bread. I cannot stress enough how amazing this trip was and mainly because of Marie and Pascale who made us feel at home and made us feel secure with our stuff in the place. All my wife and I had to worry about was finding our way around the city and locate great places to eat. We will be back for sure and we will definitely stay with Marie and Pascale again since the atmosphere was simply like being at home. If you're looking for a great location, clean place, honest and friendly renters you came to the right place. We would and will tell everyone who is considering going to Paris to make sure they contact Marie and Pascal. We miss Paris, the food, atmosphere and our friends Marie and Pascale. Simply an amazing trip, amazing place and amazing people. Miss you Paris Adam & Michelle
Review #4896401 Paris Apt
Spent a fabulous 5 nights in this apartment. It is quite small but for two people it is fine. Everything you need is supplied. Underground is right outside your door so very convenient, good restaurants nearby and very safe area. Marie-Claude was very helpful with anything you needed to know! Apartment is spotlessly clean. S Peters, Northern Territories, Australia
A jewl in Paris, September 4 to 10, 2011
My wife and I had a absolutely wonderful time in Paris and the home we stayed in was not only idealy located but also affordable. Everything we needed was there and it was squeaky clean. Though the unit was small compared to american standards, the location and view were well worth it. The owners, Marie and her husband Pascal were not only hosts but were a wealth of information that all the tour books in the world could not provide. Their assistance was invaluable and they made us feel very confortable while in a foreign capital for the first time. Marie actually set up an itinerary which saved us countless hours of research but more important, enabled us to efficiently use our time. We now consider Marie and Pascal as our fiiends and have visited with them in the USA. If you plan on visiting France you will be hard pressed to find a better way to go.
John from Albany NY
I stayed in this beautiful studio apartment during a recent stay in Paris and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to a hotel stay. The apartment is perfectly located in a very convenient, central part of the city. The apartment is sparkling clean and it is fully updated with all modern appliances. If you are looking for the charm of a petite Parisian apartment in the heart of Paris, this is the perfect option! Enjoy your continental breakfast while sitting out on the balcony overlooking Blvd Haussman. Wonderful location, great amenities and the host Marie is lovely--enjoy!Lindsay from Boston, 12/04/2011
The amenities of the apartment, the location to the bus station, Metro, Monoprix for grocery shopping and the neighborhood were exceptional. My sister and I were visiting Paris for the first time,the help and recommendations by Marie and Pascal were great and much appreciated. We had a vacation stay of two weeks that went way beyond our expectations. I would rent this apartment without any reservation. Sacramento, Ca - March 15, 2012 -Review Rating : 5 out of 5
Perfect Parisian Pied-Ã -Terre
This was my first time renting an apartment and it was an AMAZING experience because of Pascal and Marie. I had read all of their reviews and thought "what is the catch? how can these people be so amazing?" The truth is: they just are THAT amazing. From the moment I booked the room Marie and Pascal were so attentive and helpful. Pascal came and picked my sister and me up from the airport and proceeded to help us with our luggage and everything that we needed. Literally if we had any questions they were beyond helpful. The apartment was pristine and had everything we needed. We are going to Paris again in the fall and wanted to book but the apartment is already booked :( no surprise. I would highly recommend this apartment!
Stephanie, Newport, RI-( arrival March 2, 2012)
"Perfect in every way"
Thanks to Marie and pascal for a wonderful stay in Paris. Not only did pascal meet me at eurostar but he then took me to the wonderful apt on the local bus and then showed me around the sites. My first trip to Paris with my very own tour guide and consultant on everything to do and see in Paris. I was in London for work from australia and spent the weekend in Paris. The apartment was perfect for me. Just loved being able to sit in the verandah and watch the day to day life of paris go by. Great view from the 5th floor. Reminded me of the movie about the 6 spanish maids. The apt had everything and I mean everything that you would ever need and more. Plus with the guidance and help from Marie and pascal about Paris it was just wonderful.close to everything - tours spots, shops, restaurants. I walked e everywhere and now just can't wait to get back their with my family.
Suzanne from Tasmania- stay :March 9,2012
Lovely Studio in the center of Paris
My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Marie and Pascal's apartment. They were great hosts, meeting us at the airport and TGV station at our arrivals and departures. The apartment is lovely. It had everything we needed. The pictures very accurately represent it. The apartment was centrally located close to restaurants, Metro station, grocery store, department store, etc. If you enjoy walking you can walk to the Champs d'Elysee, Arc de Triomphe, even the Eiffel Tour. All tourist spots are conveniently reached by the metro located in front of the apartment building. April 7, 2012, Los Angeles,CA
Exquisite little apartment
An immaculate little apartment in a wonderful old building with two small balconies overlooking the boulevard. It was extremely comfortable with everything we needed for our four day stay in Paris. Its location was excellent for sight seeing, shopping and dining out. There was also a supermarket and a bakery nearby. All the main sites were within walking distance and easily reached by bus or metro. Marie and Pascal were kind and caring hosts who looked after us extremely well. Pascal met us at Gard du Nord on arrival and Marie was at the apartment to show us how everything worked. She then took us on a walking tour of the Latin Quarter. Everything about this apartment was first class and we would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Marion from England, April 17
Home away from Home
A great choice instead of a hotel. Excellent location, walking distance to everything, or an easy hop on the metro just downstairs. The area felt very safe and clean. The apartment had everything you could possibly want from kitchen items to cook full meals, a cell phone which came in handy and even umbrellas for those rainy spring days. Marie and Pascal took care to ensure the visitor had all the information needed about Paris providing brochures, maps and transit schedules which avoided having to look for information centers. We were impressed that Pascal met us at the airport to ensure we got on the Roissy bus, and Marie met us at the end to take us to the apartment. Marie was so kind to ensure we became familiar with the apartment and that we knew where everything was so we could settle in quickly. I would not hesitate in recommending a stay at this apartment.
Carol Donalson, Vancouver, Can
Great location, secure building, pleasant helpful landlord, modern
Great service from Marie who met us at Gare du Nord train station and escorted us to the flat explaining the facilities etc. Marie also spent a few hours walking us around Paris to provide some orientation for the few days we were to spend in Paris - this was really appreciated. She also escorted us to the airport bus on departure. The location was perfect for Paris sightseeing with bus and rail very close - and we walked to many attractions as well. Whilst the flat is quite small it is spotlessly clean, is excellently located, fully secure and has everyhing one needs for a comfortable stay. Leonie and Martin from Newcastle, Australia on 5/21/2012 for a stay in 4/1/2012
Not Enough Superlatives
We cannot say enough about the apartment and Marie and Pascal. Pascal met us at the airport after our delayed flight and Marie met us when we got off Roissy bus. Marie then spent several hours showing us her city and orienting us to Paris. We felt like she handed us the keys to the city. The apartment was light and airy and well furnished as shown in the pictures. All of the furnishings were new and up to date. The kitchen had everything you could need. The view from the balcony was grand. The location makes it convenient to everything, we walked to Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Montmarte and everywhere in between. WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT. May 2 2012, Jim from Oregon
The apartment is in an excellent location, close to all facilities and places of interest. The owners met us at the train station and took us to the apartment. This was just beautiful, extremely clean, comfortable and they had anticipated every need and it was catered for. They also showed us around the vicinity pointing out where to buy food etc. The apartment was like a home away from home and we would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and would love to stay there again in the future. Geoff from Melbourne, Australia
"Fabulous Paris Honeymoon"
Great location and equipped with everything you need. Small space - great for 1 or 2 people who need a comfortable, clean, centrally located place. We took the metro (just outside the door) or walked to all the key Paris attractions. Grocery store nearby, plenty of places to grab a bite or have a drink. Pascal met us at the airport and again on our last day to get us back to airport transportation - thank you Marie & Pascal for sharing your place with us!!
Cindy from Orlando, August 1, 2012
Pampered in Paris
We had a wonderful experience staying in this studio apartment in Paris. One of the things that impressed us the most was the amount of effort Marie and Pascal went to, both beforehand and after our arrival, even though we could only stay for two nights. The information Marie sent ahead of time made us look forward to our stay and the information available in the apartment was also very helpful. Marie was away during our stay so after Pascal met us at the train station he travelled on the bus with us to the apartment and showed us everything we needed to know. We really appreciated this welcome to Paris and enjoyed talking with Pascal during the short journey. He again returned on our day of departure and took us to the airport bus. Service above and beyond what would be expected for a short stay but very much appreciated! The apartment itself is spotless and modern inside though housed in a beautiful historic building. It is small however Marie and Pascal have organized and utilized the space very efficiently and all of our needs were met very comfortably. The balconies allow you to extend the space and we loved watching the sun set over the rooftops from the balcony on our last night. We have no hesitation in recommending this lovely apartment where you will be treated as a special guest no matter how long your stay.
Elaine from Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 17 2012
Perfect Studio with Excellent Location
From start to finish, from planning our trip, to saying goodbye to Paris was a positive experience. The Poinsots could not have been more accommodating. The studio is very clean, quiet, and comfortable and the location is perfect. Outside your door is the underground and buses and even a mailbox for your postcards. An extra bonus is the lift...so no lugging the luggage up five flights. Don't wait to book, Paris is too lovely to miss and so is this apartment. Florida, August 14, 2012
I Miss Paris!
We had a great stay in Paris and it was all credited to Marie and Pascal. The apartment is a lovely space for couples to rent its clean modern looking and very cozy. My boyfriend and I are not very organized travelers and all we planned was the place we would stay. Marie and Pascal have taken the time to organize binders with attractions, restaurants and forms of transportation for the city, it was so easy to plan our days based on their recommendations it really took the stress out of being in a new foreign city. The location was so central to everything we either walked or took the metro everywhere and there is a metro stop conveniently right outside your door. Marie and Pascal really treat their guests well and really keep them informed with everything they need to know before coming to Paris and once you are there as well. I would highly suggest this place to any couple, or single traveler. We really made it our little home away from home. Thanks for the great stay! Reviewer Location, Kitchener, Ontario, Date of Arrival: August 21, 2012
Wonderful place to enjoy Paris
The owner met us at the airport and helped us with our ticket for the bus to Paris. His wife met us at the bus station, walked with us to the apartment and explained all the amenities of the apartment. It was immaculate with all supplies we would need. It is very bright and located right next to a Metro Station and in walking distance of almost anything you would want to do in Paris: Champs Elysees, L'Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, Louvre, D'Orsay Museum, to name a few. There are many nice restaurants and cafes within walking distance, as well as a grocery store and shopping areas, Warren from North Carolina October 1, 2012
Texans in Paris
My husband and I made our first trip to Paris and were so pleased with our apartment. Owners, Marie and Pascal were so helpful. From meeting us at the airport, getting us settled in the apartment, to seeing us to the train station, was beyond what we expected. Marie gave us so much information about the city, places to eat, maps and tourists attractions. The apartment was a perfect location, very comfortable and clean. We will definitely return.
Oct 8, 2012
Wonderful experience in Paris
The studio is wonderful. It has all the necesary appliances and very modern. Everything works perfectly well. The ubication is near of the most important atractions in Paris.But most important you will have in Marie and Pascal two friends that will make you feel at home. Vicente López,Buenos Aires,Argentina
October 12, 2012
Even though we stayed at this perfect vacation rental 3 months ago, we are still raving about it to our friends and family when we talk about our trip to Paris. Pascal was extremely friendly and helpful in showing us where the rental was located on a map and what was within walking distance from it, which was pretty much everything. At the end of checking in, Pascal told us to just focus on enjoying our time in Paris and do not worry about tidying up at the end before he comes to check us out. How thoughtful!! Marie and Pascal, if nothing else, are extremely thorough with all the information they provide. We definitely would recommend this place to everyone we know who is interested in going to Paris, for the first time or for the 100th time! It is definitely a gem! We just hope when we return to Paris it will be available!
August 5, 2012 from Cambridge, Mas
Me and my girlfriend was in Paris to celebrate our 4th anniversary and we chanced upon this apartment with many great reviews, thus decided to try it out. We knew we made the right choice even before arriving in Paris. Its our first time to Paris thus having many questions and Marie and Pascal tried their best to answer all our questions! We asked so much questions that we even felt bad for troubling the both of them so much! Upon arrival, Pascal was at the arrival area in CDG waiting for us. He took us to the apartment and introduce everything in the apartment to us. The apartment is small but it has everything you need in a house and it was comfortable for the both of us! We had breakfast after settling down and Pascal brought us around Paris and introduce us some of the history of Paris. Everything we need to know was introduced during the walk and it really helped us explore Paris for the rest of the week. Overall, it was an excellent experience with Marie and Pascal and we will definitely stay with them again if we are at Paris. We strongly recommend this apartment to everyone and anyone who wants a beautiful apartment with wonderful people!
Nov 2012 from Singapore
"Great location and equipped flat for a Paris stay!"
Cannot speak more highly of the welcome at the airport by Pascal after a long flight - everything was just smooth and so appreciated. Pascal and Marie have the process down pat - they leave nothing to chance. The flat , though very compact does have all the amenities one could wish for. We were given a thorough orientation and much welcome information for our stay. We have rented a number of vacation properties in several countries and Pascal and Marie could set up another business showing other landlords and rental agencies how it should be done! From the welcome at the airport to the helpful transfer to our train station - we were very impressed. Thanks -
Nov 2012 from Toronto
Amazing location and wonderful advice
We stayed with Marie and Pascal the weekend before Christmas and couldnt have asked for more from our accomodation. The location was superb, with a metro station right outside the front door! There are also great bus routes and a large supermarket only minutes away. Not to mention the amazing department stores Printemps and Galeria Lafayette just down the road! The apartment was pristine, and although small it was perfect for what we needed as we intended to spend most of our time out exploring Paris! Marie was extremely helpful and it was great to have her meet us at Gare de Nord so that we could have her help understanding the public transport in Paris. We would definitely stay again, it was a pleasure. Thank you so much! Georgie and Doug
Â· By Georgie from London on 1/7/2013 for a stay in 12/1/2012
Great Paris Studio!
My husband and I stayed in the studio for 5 nights - it was spotlessly clean and Marie has filled the studio with every whim a traveler could have (maps, umbrella, etc.). The pictures and listing are completely accurate to what you find when you arrive. It was great to have Pascal meet us at the airport and put us on the bus (especially being disoriented after an overnight flight). Marie was extremely helpful showing us around the studio when we arrived, as well as prior to our trip with helping us make reservations. The propertly is a short walk to the Champs Elysees & the Arc and the metro is literally outside the front door, which is super convenient. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in such a central location in Paris! -Dec 28, 2012- Brittany from California
Can't ask for more!
It was a wonderful stay at the apartment! Marie and her husband took great care of us even before we arrived. They ensured that we were well taken care of and even picked us up personally to bring us to her place from the train station. This really helped.. we didn't need to figure our way around with our huge pieces of luggage! Thanks Marie! The apartment was clean and modern; with a fantastic view of Paris as well! What more can you ask for? And we went on a chocolate/pastry walking tour with Marie, which was so much fun! She took time to talk to us about the history of Paris, walking us through the changing facade of Paris over the centuries.. and to top it off, we had one of the best chocolates, pastries and macaroons! We are looking forward to our next stay - this time during the summer! =) Sharon from Singapore, Jan 23, 2013
"Can't wait to return!"
Had a great stay,the apartment had everything needed. Marie has all the information about buses, restaurants, great places to see. Every detail is taken care of to make your stay in Paris worry free. A great bonus was free phone calls to Canada.The only regret I had about my trip was that I had booked tours with a tour company before I found this apartment and Marie. Do not hesitate to plan your activities with Marie she does a much better job than the large tour companies.This is the only place I would stay when in Paris.You will come home having truly seen Paris as only someone who lives there can show you and feel you have made a friend for life. Bobbie from Saskatchewan, Can, Feb 5 2013
5 of 5 Martin from Texas March 2, 2013
"Great location, gracious owners"
Our stay was great. This location is central to all the sites. You can walk to the Louvre, Orsay, Arc de Triumph and other points of interest. St. Augustine metro station is literally at the door. Our host went above and beyond to welcoming us. How comforting it is to be greeted at the airport by someone who is looking out for you! They even escorted us to the airport for our flight home. The studio apartment is clean with many details on the city provided. Kitchen and bath is fully functional and has what you need--towels, pots and pans, dishwasher, washer dryer for clothes, microwave to name most.
Apartment has WiFi and phone for local and international calls. The hosts provided us with informative emails prior to arrival to help prepare us for our stay. They communicate often and return questions quickly with answers that we found very helpful.
If you want a clean, centrally located studio apartment in Paris-take this one!
Wonderful stay,March 23 2013
We wish to thank Pascal and Marie for their generosity and kindness on our recent stay. We were truly made to feel welcome in our "temporary" home in Paris. From their warm welcome at the train station, to the information prepared in the binders left for us in the apartment, the amazing and delightful walking tour by Marie( love those crepes!) , the tips provided via email before and during our stay, the support provided to us on the day we left and of course the well kept and immaculate apartment provided for us during our stay. The apartment is within a reasonable walking distance to the main sites, bus stops, and subway station ( right across from the apartment). We enjoyed our stay in the apartment,while small, it was warm and comforting each night we returned from our daily adventures in Paris. We enjoyed the quaint Italian cafe just below the apartment. Merci! - Rick from Alberta, Canada
Wonderful apartment and stay in Paris
Left on 04/28/2013 for a stay in April 2013
We loved this apartment and our time in Paris.
As we took the escalator up from the train, Pascal was waiting at the top with a sign welcoming us.He grabbed my luggage and we headed off to the bus.Pascal to took us to the apartment, and Marie was waiting for us there.
The apartment is on the 5th floor (for us americans it would be 6th) of a 19th century building.There is a new elevator.The apartment is small but exactly what I expected. As you enter there are bookshelves to the right filled with books Just ahead is a small table with glass on top and 2 chairs.To the left of the door is the sleeper sofa which opens to a queen size bed.To the left of the sofa is the bathroom which is very modern. Just beyond the table and chairs is a balcony overlooking the boulevard. There are actually 2 balconies, one off of the kitchen area as well.The balconies are small but there is a table and chair on one and a loveseat on the other.There is plenty of room to relax at the end of the day.The kitchen has a small refrigerator, microwave, oven on top of the counter, 2 built in burners, a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer (all in one).The kitchen is extremely well equipped, lots of plates/utensils, pots, pans, even right down to the soap for the washer/dryer.There are bathrobes, nice towels, and starter toiletries, tea, coffee, etc.The apt was immaculately clean.There were also lots of mirrors that helped the space to seem larger.There was a large flat screen TV mounted up near the ceiling (which we never turned on), excelletn wifi, a land line with free International phone calls, and Marie loans you a cell phone to keep in touch with she and Pascal if you have any questions or problems.
I had hired Marie to be our private guide in Paris. As soon as we arrived we headed out to walk for 5 hours We also hired her for the next 3 days for the whole day.We had so much fun with Marie and absorbed so much information and history She tailors her walking tours to the individuals, and I can't believe all that we saw in three and a half days.
Marie is fantastic, and I feel as though we have made a new friend.
She took us to her favorite crepe place, chocolatier, caterer, restaurant for French Onion soup, we had lunch on a bench in the middle of a park, and we saw a lot of the sights of Pairs, including her secret sights. I called it "Marie's Paris" and I can't imagine having a more perfect trip.
On our last day Pascal was at the apartment at 7 am as arranged, walked us to the bus to the airport, and even got on to stow my luggage.
We would definitely stay again, and even recommended it to folks at the airport.
"Bijou apartment with superb friendly and knowledgeable owner." We spent an enjoyable long weekend in this apartment for our wedding anniversary. Marie and Pascal could not be more friendly and welcoming, which made transfer between the airport and the apartment a stress-free pleasure. Pascal met our flight and guided us to the Roissybus, which Marie met at L'Opera, walking with us to the apartment. It is very well equipped and everything you need is there, and in its place. The standard of décor and equipment was excellent. There are a lot of mirrors which make the most of the light - even though the apartment is North facing it feels very light and airy, and with the French windows open to the balconies it was never too hot even on a sunny day. We went on the chocolate and macaroon walk with Marie, which was a joy; she is very knowledgeable and so friendly. If we had not been to Paris several times before we would certainly have had her guide us round the sights.
Kim and Roger from Scotland, stay : August 26, 2013