The SpaceThe 80m2 duplex penthouse is a very sunny, quiet and private place. Although the building is located in the busy heart of the city, the minute you enter the apartment, you find yourself in a peaceful and very protected environment, with an atmosphere allowing you to relax or work, whilst feeling at home. Going upstairs will allow you to enjoy the privacy of the unique terrace, overlooking the Paris rooftops! Guest AccessThe whole apartment will be yours: large living room with open kitchen, a bathroom with bathtub/rainshower, a separate toilet and a laundry (washing & drying machine) + upstairs: one bedroom and the roof terrace. Interaction with GuestsBefore and during your trip, I will be available by Email and FaceTime to answer any questions you may have. I speak English, French and Dutch
In the apartment, you will find a map of Paris and some addresses and suggestions of good restaurants and places to discover. The NeighborhoodIt's very similar in feel to the West Village in Manhattan, with a different architecture of course, but the small crooked medieval lanes are alive with bars, restaurants, hotels, high and low fashion boutiques, trendy shops, hip designers, old fashioned bread shops, jewelry, wine shops, fashionable art galleries and museums all crammed into one small area.
Le Marais is the closest you will get to the feel of medieval Paris and has more pre-revolutionary buildings and streets left intact than any other area in Paris. A glance at some of the beautiful buildings and houses indicates the wealthy status of the former residents Getting AroundAs the apartment is located right in the historical center of Paris (Les Halles/Le Marais), you can easily walk to Pompidou Center (10 minutes), Les Halles (10 minutes), rue Montorgueil (10 minutes), the Seine River (15 minutes, Place des Vosges (20 minutes). Many metro stations in a range of less that half a mile. Nearest Metro stations : Réaumur Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4 ) , Arts & Métiers (lines 3 and 11).
Many bus lines as well.
As the duplex penthouse is located on the 5th floor of a 17th century old building, no elevator is allowed. So, be prepared to go up the stairs. However, the good news is : the whole staircase has been fully renovated, and the stairs are not steep! Other Things to NoteMarc just renovated his home (May 2016) in a high quality way with lots of attention to detail (Farrow & Ball paint, oak wood floor in the bedroom...) . We make it available to guests whom we can trust just like we would do with our friends so they can enjoy this very special place. We trust you will behave in such a way . And in case you would break a glass or a plate, don't worry : just tell us, so that we can replace it for the next guests.
Some extra guest reviews that we couldn't register on this listing, due to a change of Isabelle (our former host) to Louise! From our guests that have stayed in Marcs Penthouse:
Jason - Sydney, Australia · october 2016
Highly recommended for the location to Gare du Noord, Les Marais (gatly scene) and Metro services to everywhere!! The apartment is well clean, functional, equipped and modern. Most suitable to a couple. The stairs up tovthe apartment are many and the stairwell very narrow!! We loved it here and will be back...with smaller bags.
Morgan - Dallas, Texas · october 2016
This flat was wonderful. Isabelle had a bottle of chilled wine waiting for us when we arrived and check in was smooth. The flat itself is exactly as pictured, and huge! You'll never find a place this large in Paris. The balcony was spectacular and we had breakfast there daily. The bathroom and shower are huge and unlike most in Europe. There is plenty in walking distance and a metro station down the street. There are several flights of stairs to climb, but other than the first time we brought the luggage up, it was easy. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking to stay in the Marais area. Wonderful!
Evelyne - Rixensart, Belgium · july 2016
J ai adoré cet appartement. Super bien situé à deux pas de Beaubourg et de Notre-Dame, dans le Marais, qui est un quartier mythique de Paris . Ensoleillé , calme, rénové avec goût et sens du détail , un séjour chic dans une ambiance raffinée !! sans oublier la terrasse plein Sud sans vis à vis. Un endroit de rêve! En plus les propriétaires sont adorables, super disponibles et nous avons beaucoup apprécié de pouvoir rester dans l appartement jusqu en fin d après midi. Cela ajoute au bien être de ce séjour , on se sentait chez (URL HIDDEN) cœur de Paris !
Ludovico - London, United-Kingdom · july 2016
The apartment is stunning. Just renovated it's in an amazing location, it's much nicer in real life. The view is beautiful and the terrace is lovely, for sure I will come back. Isabelle was extremely welcome, helpful and available to all of our needs. great flat and perfect host!