Everything is brand new as our cosy apartment was recently (April 2016) renovated and tastefully decorated by a local architect. Our apartment is very quiet and is situated on the 4st French/UK floor of a historical residential building dating back to XIX century (1870). There's an ELEVATOR. There're 5 steps between an elevator and the apartment. SLEEPS up to 6 people. Minimum stay - 3 nights. During the New Year period - 5 nights. Sometimes we accept 1- and 2-night bookings but only to fill in a gap between two existing bookings. WE PROVIDE (items included in the nightly price): - FREE wi-fi internet - USB-chargers (USB slots in addition to regular sockets) - FREE international calls to land lines of most countries and some mobiles - Queen-size bed (160x200cm) with an extremely comfortable MEMORY FOAM mattress in the bedroom - Two double sofa-beds (140x200cm) with a very comfortable LATEX mattresses in the living room - Quality bedding and linen - Set of 3 towels per person - Hair-dryer - Iron/iron board - All necessary kitchen appliances - Electricity and utilities are included in the price. The apartment surface is 350 sq. feet / 32.5 sq.m or 3-times the size of a typical Paris hotel room. - The Wi-Fi codes are clearly labelled on the shelf under the TV-set. - You will find a neighborhood guide with suggestions of useful places and places or interest. Interaction with guests - Our contact details are clearly labelled near the landline phone. - During your stay, you can either send us a message on Airbnb or give us a call or send us a message (What's up, Viber, sms, etc.). We answer pretty quickly. Getting around The closest subway stations are: 1) Saint-Sulpice (line 4) - a DIRECT LINE from the EUROSTAR train station (Gare du Nord) 2) Sèvres - Babylone (line 10 and line 12). The neighborhood The Quartier Latin has been the heart of student Paris for more than 800 years. France's oldest university, La Sorbonne, was founded here in 1257, and the neighborhood takes its name from the fact that Latin was the common language of the students, who came from all over Europe. Today the area around Sorbonne is full of cheap and cheerful cafés, bars, and shops. The main drag, Boulevard St-Michel, is a busy street where bookshops have given way to chain clothing stores and fast-food joints—but don't let that stop you! There are (almost) as many French people wandering the streets here as there are tourists. At Place St-Michel, the symbolic gateway to the quartier, notice the 19th-century fountain depicting Saint Michael slaying the "great dragon," Satan—a symbolic warning to rebellious locals from Napoléon III. Today the fountain serves as a meeting spot and makes a rather fine metaphor for the boulevard it anchors: a bit grimy but extremely popular. The Latin Quarter is bisected by the Boulevard St. Germain and the Boulevard St. Michel. These are the two main arteries running through the area, with the hundreds of crooked streets leading off them like capillaries. The tree lined Place St. André des Arts, which was a gathering place for many French artists, is still ringed with bistros and restaurants. Walk up St. Michel until you reach the intersection of Blv. St. Germain. The two streets intersect near the Cluny Museum on Boulevard St. Michel, a museum well worth visiting. It is set inside the ancient Roman baths (an astounding feat of architecture in itself) and filled with incredible artifacts and artwork from Medieval Europe, I find it to be one of the most interesting and beautiful museums in Paris. Inside you will find the famous "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries as well as the original heads knocked from the statues at the Notre Dame Cathedral, stained glass, jewelry, early paintings, stonework, and even a Medieval garden. (Entrance is at 6, Place Paul-Painlevé, Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne). When you've had enough of the crowds, turn off the boulevard and explore the side streets, where you can find quirky boutiques and intimate bistros. Or stop for a demi (a half pint of draft beer) at one of the cafés on Place de la Sorbonne, ground zero for students (and their many noisy demonstrations). Around the winding streets behind the Panthéon, where French luminaries are laid to rest, you can still find plenty of academics arguing philosophy while sipping espresso, but today the 5e arrondissement is also one of Paris's most charming and sought-after (read: expensive) places to live. The 6th arrondissement of Paris includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris's most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts and the Jardin du Luxembourg. For a shopping spree in the heart of Paris, not-to-be-missed districts are Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Sèvres-Babylone and rue de Rennes. Haute couture and ready-to-wear: everything is there! On rue de Rennes, there is a line-up of major brands including Etam, H&M, Gap and Kookaï. At the bottom of the road, on boulevard Saint-Germain and in neighbouring streets, the window displays of grand couturiers vie with one another: Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Dior, and also Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Carven, Vicomte A., and finally, for bags, Jérôme Dreyfuss. The designer Karl Lagerfeld has a shop at 194 boulevard Saint Germain. In 2013, the chocolate and sweet maker Meert (originating from Lille), well-known for its inimitable vanilla waffle, has opened a shop in the 6th arrondissement. The first Parisian shop of La Tarte Tropézienne, founded in Saint-Tropez, has also opened on rue Montfaucon. The district also has a variety of brands with shops like Caroll, Kenzo, Havaianas, Ice Watch, and Edward.Edward. You can also shop along Rue Mouffetard as Parisians do—all the while complaining about the high prices—for one of the best selections of runny cheeses, fresh breads, and charcuterie. Grab a seat in a bustling café,or follow the locals’ lead and stand at the bar, where drinks are always cheaper. Film buffs won't have to look far to find one of the small cinema revival houses showing old American films in English (look for v.o., for version originale). Not far from le Mouffe is the gorgeous white Grande Mosquée de Paris with its impressive minaret. Just beyond the mosque is the Jardin des Plantes—a large, if somewhat bland, botanical garden that is home to three natural-history museums, most notably the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution. Inside, kids can marvel at enormous whale skeletons, along with all sorts of taxidermy. Some of Paris's most intriguing sites are in this neighborhood, including the Musée de Cluny and the innovative Institut du Monde Arabe. See ancient history mingle with modern life at the Arènes de Lutèce, a Roman amphitheater and favorite soccer pitch for neighborhood kids. Source: fodors Other things to note Saint-Sulpice Church is located within a couple of minutes on foot from our place. It is a Roman Catholic church in Paris, France, on the east side of the Place Saint-Sulpice within the rue Bonaparte, in the Luxembourg Quarter of the 6th arrondissement. At 113 metres long, 58 metres in width and 34 metres tall, it is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second largest church in the city. It is dedicated to Sulpitius the Pious.