Enjoy luxurious home comforts in Your Apartment in Paris!
Architect-designed tranquil and spacious apartment
in a lovely 19th-Century building in the heart of the Latin Quarter,
steps from Notre Dame.
Walk to: St-Germain des Pres, the Seine, Ile St. Louis, the Marais,
Botanical Gardens, Luxembourg Gardens, Great Shopping, Finest
French and International Dining, Historical Sites, and more.
The Apartment (660 sq. ft.)
As soon as you enter through the large doors at the street level, you leave the
hustle bustle behind and walk through a generous passageway into a well-kept, peaceful, plant-filled courtyard. An elevator ride up to the 4th floor delivers
Designed by French architect, Eric Babin, this classic modern apartment
is exceptionally beautiful. Its clean lines and elegant simplicity create sculptural minimalism in an antique frame. Furnished with carefully chosen objects,
the atmosphere is soothing and aesthetic. The apartment is the size of a typical two-bedroom Parisian flat––perfect for two and comfortable for a family of
four––providing space and privacy that few hotels can rival, and an experience
that is intimate, authentic, and residential, rather than touristic and institutional.
Vestibule (44 sq. ft.)
You enter the apartment through a vestibule with a view to the left out French windows facing a quiet inner courtyard, and a coat closet, and full-length mirror.
From here one can access the bedroom, restroom, and dining room/kitchen,
Living Room (225 sq. ft.)
The living room's large floor-to-ceiling French windows face the street with bright SW exposure. The original black stone fireplace topped by a large framed mirror graces the room. It is flanked by a wall of full-height bookshelves
(with English-language guidebooks) and discrete built-in white cupboards that span the room. A built-in desk with interior lighting has wiring for telephone and high speed wireless internet access. An Ambient Group Riviera sofa converts to a queensize bed. There are also two Bruno Frattini Lim endtables, a small Lim day table, two Arne Jacobsen chairs, two Le Corbusier chairs, an Eames lounge chair, a Paolo Rizzato Constanzina lamp, ceiling-mounted spotlights, oriental rugs, Cable TV, and a BOSE Acoustimass stereo system. Living room views 1, 2, 3, 4.
Kitchen and Dining Area (195 sq. ft.)
The open-plan kitchen is fully-equipped with all new appliances, including a
full-size convection oven, refrigerator/freezer and a dishwasher disguised behind cabinet doors. A slate-sheathed island overlooks the dining area., where a brushed-aluminum Bruno Frattini Lim table seats 8 with Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs. Two Jasper Morrison Globall lights appear to float like large bubbles over the kitchen and dining area, providing variable atmospheric light. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets in the dining area house kitchen and dining accoutrements. A full-height window overlooks a small “courette”. Kitchen/Dining area views 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Bedroom (138 sq. ft.)
The bedroom, off the vestibule, overlooks the quiet inner courtyard through French windows that allow in plenty of ambient light. The beds are top quality firm mattresses that can be made up as either a queensize bed or as two twins.
A BOSE Wave Radio/CD sits on a shelf that spans the room at the head of the bed.
Bedroom views 1, 2; Courtyard views from bedroom 1, 2.
Bathroom and Restroom (35 sq. ft, 10 sq. ft.)
A closet-lined dressing area off the bedroom leads to the bathroom. All new
fixtures include a tub with both a wall-mounted shower and a hand-held sprayer, heated towel bars, Miele washer/dryer, wall-size mirror, built-in bench,
and washbasin. The separate restroom off the vestibule is easily accessible from
Less than two blocks from the Seine, just off Boulevard St. Germain, the
apartment is on Cardinal Lemoine, a residential street lined with small shops including grocery, tearoom, cafés, bakery, and bookstores. Pharmacies,
newsstands, ATM machines, post office, parking garage, taxi stands, and flower shops are all within a couple of blocks. Around the corner are an indoor (Art
Deco style) swimming pool and gym with squash courts that offer daily passes. There are jogging paths along the Seine and through the nearby Botanical and Zoological Gardens, and magnificent Luxembourg Gardens. Old-world marble steambaths at the Turkish mosque are a few blocks away. There are many fine art cinemas, jazz clubs, and cyber cafes in the area as well as antique shops
and chic boutiques. Le Paradis Latin, a nightclub up the street, features dinner floor-shows rated among the city's top ten. Street view.
Exceptionally superb international food is readily available at terrific
nearby restaurants, from simple to extravagant fare: French bistros, brasseries, and creperies, plus Japanese, Moroccan, Lebanese, Indian, Thai, Greek and Italian cuisine, and a new macrobiotic restaurant recommended by food writer, Patricia Wells. The famed 400-year-old (4-star) La Tour d'Argent is just a block
away. The neighborhood has many outdoor markets, small ethnic specialty shops, bakeries, patisseries, butchers, cheese, and fish stores. Among the grocery
stores is one that specializes in excellent frozen take-out meals.
Traditionally more bohemian than bourgeois, this is still the lively, charming, laid back, and progressive intellectual center of Paris. Since centuries,
renowned scholars (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Erasmus, Molière, Voltaire, Hugo, Beaudelaire, Sartre, Barthes, and Foucault, to name a few), have studied
and taught at the many prestigious institutions of higher learning. The area
was the setting for Puccini's opera, La Bohème, and has long been home to
international writers, such as James Joyce, John Dos Passos, Paul Verlaine and Ernest Hemingway.
Within a few blocks are Notre Dame, Panthéon, Sorbonne, St. Etienne du Mont (known for its unique blend of medieval, gothic and renaissance architecture,
and the tombs of Pascal and Racine), St. Séverin (the city’s richest example of flamboyant Gothic architecture), Cluny Museum (masterpieces of medieval
art and tapestries), Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Ancient Roman Arena, and Arab World Institute (designed by Jean Nouvelle, whose excellent rooftop restaurant and cafe command some of the best sweeping views of all of Paris).
Promenade along the Seine for sunset picnics and glorious views of Notre
Dame illuminated after dark in beautiful golden lights. A quick jaunt across the Tournelles Bridge brings you to the enchanted Ile St. Louis (where one finds
out-of-this-world ice cream and sorbet at the beloved Berthillon).
From the Ile it is just a few more steps to the historic Marais, a web of medieval streets on the Right Bank, home to Place des Vosges (city’s oldest and perhaps most beautiful square), Picasso Museum, and the immensely popular Pompidou Center (museum of modern culture). It is a 10-minute walk to St-Germain des Pres
where latest designer fashions are found.
The apartment's central Left Bank location provides incredibly easy access
to all of Paris on foot, bus (6 lines) or métro (2 lines).
Rent includes Utilities, Phone, Cable TV,
Internet, and Taxes. (4 night minimum)
Housekeeping is an additional (required) charge.
$100/wk double occup.
$120/wk triple occup.
$130/wk quadruple occup.
$500 Security Deposit due 90 days prior to rental, and refunded promptly
upon your departure by mail, provided there are no damages.
50% Rent downpayment is due upon reserving the apartment. The Rent balance
and refundable Security Deposit are due 90 days prior to rental. Payments
may be made by cash, personal check, wire, bank draft, or traveler's checks,
in US dollars.
No smoking. No pets.
Downpayment is fully refundable until 90 days before rental date.
Within 90 days of rental, rent payment is non-refundable, unless another renter is found to replace you.
Check-in time is normally after 2 pm. You may move in earlier if the
apartment is already clean. (We will be able to predict likelihood of this ahead).
If you arrive before the apartment is cleaned, you are welcome to drop off bags, and return at 2 pm to move in. Departure time is normally 10 am, but other arrangements can be made if no one else is scheduled to arrive that day.
For More Information
For more information please send email to LFDesign@aol.com or call 212-249-4146
For reservations please send email to LFDesign@aol.com or call 212-249-4146