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A great find in the heart of Paris

Reviewed December 27, 2014, by Cocosuzie from Perth, Australia

We were absolutely thrilled with our stay in this beautiful apartment. It catered to all our needs and we felt right at home. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is small but functional and sufficient, the decor very nice and homely, and we were delighted to have some privacy in the separate bedroom as we travelled with our 12 year old daughter. The location was perfect: we went to explore the sites in the book Paris By Heart by Nora James (on Amazon) and found ourselves right in the heart of beautiful Paris, with boutiques, restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets within easy walking distance. The Metro is nearby, too. The owner is kind, helpful and pleasant - in fact, she went out of her way to make our stay the very best. There are stairs to get to the apartment but not too many as it is only on the first floor. Next time we go to Paris we will rent this apartment again.



  “Convenient and Cosy”

4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014, by Doreen S. - Singapour

Conveniently located near the metro, a supermarket and various little cafes and restaurants, yet safe and quiet. Walkable to many attractions eg Notre Dame, Louvre and Pont Neuf. The apartment looks exactly like the photos and although a little small for our family of two adults and two teenagers, was cleverly designed, clean and functional with many amenities eg rainshower and hairdryer. The host was most helpful with recommendations and directions and there were many useful Paris travel books and brochures in the apartment. We felt very at home and welcomed. Additionally, there were chocolates for the kids and a bottle of wine for us.



Reviewed December 4, 2014 by Renata Di G., Italia

Siamo stati benissimo. L'appartamento è centrale, in una zona ottima per famiglie, pulitissimo e la proprietaria gentilissima e disponibile. Insomma, se dovessi tornare a Parigi andrei di nuovo lì sicuramente.


  “Delightful Apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 by Jenny T., New Zealand

We stayed for 6 nights in this charming apartment - we just loved it.
Each night coming back from seeing the sights of Paris felt like coming home - comfortable and cosy. Sabine met us when we arrived and showed us around, she's a lovely, friendly lady and it was great to finally meet her.

The apartment has everything you would need provided. There's a great assortment of local maps and information for use.
It's clean, it's quiet, the bed's comfortable and being in St.Germain-de-Pres, it's close to most of the "must sees" in Paris. We walked everywhere, but the St Michel or St Germain Metro Stations are close by if needed.

The area surrounding the apartment is delightful - you live like a local, and there are cafes and boutiques everywhere you look.
If you do want to self-cater, the market is nearby and boulangeries
and boucheries abound. The kitchen is well-equipped if you decide to eat in.

We had a wonderful time in Sabine's little nest, and we didn't want to leave. Hopefully, one day we may return - we would definitely stay again.


  Sabine is a treasure...the apartment is just right, too.
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014 by Louis P., Virginia, USA, for their stay in October 2014

The place is exactly as pictured here...we knew it was small, but we did not expect to (and did not) spend very much time here. The place is comfortable and ideally located for visitors to Paris; we actually walked almost all of the time. You will love Sabine, but you can't have here...she is mine...


  “Cosy apartment in perfect location”
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014 by Donna & Jim G., Australia, for their stay in September 2014

We stayed in this apartment in 2012 and for this return trip to Paris we didn't even consider staying anywhere else. The location is perfectly centrally located and within easy walking distance of major attractions. Surrounded by restaurants and shopping. Best of all is Sabine's hospitality, she really does take the time to make she all is well and to provide useful tips. Highly recommended.

“Living like a local”
Reviewed October 4 of 2014 by Ian C., Australia, for their stay in September 2014


The only way to see and appreciate the real Paris; stay in an apartment and savour the local atmosphere. Met by Sabine on our arrival who could not have been more welcoming and helpful. A thorough briefing on the apartment and its location as well as a welcoming bottle of very nice red. Hints on where to go for transport/eating/shopping etc. like where the 2 local bakery's were; a whole 2-3 minutes away to get fresh breakfast.
The apartment is small by what we would be more used to, but this was Europe where lots of accommodation is not all that large.
Well fitted out with modern kitchen and bathroom. A big plus for us (3 adults) was the separate toilet. Plenty of condiments, spreads etc in the kitchen.
Highly recommend, but remember it is compact and really only suited for a couple + one adult, or two younger children.


 “A gem in the heart of Paris”
Reviewed October 1 of 2014 by Phillip M., Australia, for their stay in August 2014
We really enjoyed out stay in this accommodation, it's very clean and Sabine has gone out of her way to make sure our stay was memorable and hassle free. She provides great advice on what to see, where to eat and what to avoid.
Location location location!
  “Excelente escolha!”
Reviewed September 27 of 2014 by Marco Antonio. A. , Brazil, for their stay in September 2014
Agora em setembro de 2014 alugamos esse apartamento pela segunda vez e o recomendamos firmemente. A localização é excepcional, o imóvel é confortável e está muito bem aparelhado para atender os interessados. A proprietária Sabine é uma pessoa adorável e, o que é melhor ainda, fala português fluentemente, facilitando muito a comunicação. Em resumo: é uma ótima escolha para quem pretende passar uma temporada em Paris.
“Charming "home away from home" in the center of Paris!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 by Scott M. , California, USA, for their stay in May 2014
We stayed here for 5 nights in early May and we had a wonderful experience! The day we arrived, we were met my Sabine, even though she had just been in a terrible accident and was just out of the hospital. Sabine graciously showed us the apartment and how everything worked. The location of the flat is ideal, it was a lively neighborhood, close to all shops, restaurants, and transportation!!t is clean, bright and convenient! We have stayed in other B&B's in Paris, and nothing compares with this place! We hope to return and would definitely stay here again!
Perfect St Germain location, excellent apartment, wonderful place to explore Paris!
Reviewed August 24, 2014 by Les & M. L. , Sydney, Australia, for their stay in July 2014
The apartment is situated on the first floor, inside a quiet courtyard in the heart of vibrant St Germain-within easy walking distance to the Louvre, Tulleries, Notre Dame, Musée d'Orsay, Odéon metro station and St Michel RER (access to CDG airport, Versailles).We actually didn't need to use the Metro as much as we expected because the apartment is close to many iconic locations. Supermarket and fantastic restaurants, cafés, bakeries etc. are minutes from your front door. The apartment provided a quiet and comfortable haven after spending the day exploring beautiful Paris. Sabine makes you feel very welcome and completely at home as soon as you arrive. Her generous and friendly manner, emails before/during our stay and the apartment facilities all added to making our Paris holiday truly memorable. We were completely satisfied with our choice. Sabine even kindly booked our taxi for our departure, which we greatly appreciated. Nothing is too much trouble because Sabine is sincerely passionate about ensuring your stay is enjoyable. We loved our stay and we highly recommend booking Sabine's apartment.
“Location, location, location!”

Reviewed August 3, 2014 by Dee K. , Kentucky, USA, for their stay in June 2014

This apartment was literally a 10 minute walk to the Louvre & a 15 minute walk to Notre Dame! The location was awesome! Plus, it's a 3 minute walk to a Metro station. When we were looking for a place to stay, we knew that we wanted an apartment so we could wash clothes and fix breakfast and have snacks on hand during our trip. My husband, teen-aged daughter and I were very pleased with our choice. We were greeted by Sabine, the property owner, as soon as we arrived. She was helpful in every way. She had tons of advice on where to go & what to see. There's a cabinet in the apartment with all kinds of restaurant information, maps of the city, museum brochures - you name it, it was in there! Although the property was in a busy area, we never had any issue with noise. It was so nice to walk out and be next to so many quaint restaurants & shops. We highly recommend this apartment and would definitely stay here again.


“Very enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 by John & Marilyn MC. , Australia, for their stay in June 2014

Position is so quiet and so convenient.
We felt like we were living in Paris - even though we were there for only 8 nights.
The apartment is very comfortable and Sabine the perfect landlord.
Thank you and we hope to be back.
We have recommended this apartment to many friends.



Reviewed July 23, 2014 by Cameron K. , Australia, for their stay in July 2014

This was a wonderful apartment and Sabine the owner went out of her way to help us with finding our way around the apartment and also with finding our way around Paris. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and had all the amenities we required. It was close to many of the sites we wished to visit and most times we walked to them. The area the apartment is in, is very good and is close to the River Seine.


  “Great apartment in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 by Gordon & Paula, Australia, for their stay in June 2014

From the time we chose this apartment for a 5 night stay in Paris to the time we left we have nothing but praise for the way our host Sabine helped us. She was waiting at the apartment when we arrived and helped with our luggage despite having an injured arm in a sling. She explained how all the appliances operated and referred us to the comprehensive set of instruction manuals should we have any problems. She was very responsive to emails before and during our stay. The apartment was clean, very quite and well appointed. Most important, it was well maintained and everything worked. It is a good size for two people and perhaps one or two small children. The location is perfect with a range of restaurants, cafés, patisseries, boutique shops, supermarkets and art galleries within a minutes walk. If we had to nominate a negative it would be the well worn communal stairs which could be difficult for guests with mobility problems.


  “Beyond our expectations.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 by Lee and Daryl E.  Australia, for their stay in April 14

I am normally a person who has a lot to say but am having trouble finding the words to explain what an amazing experience we had at St Germain. Before travelling we had read the other reviews and would agree with them whole heartedly.
Sabines apartment is everything it says it is plus more. We walked in and felt like we were at home, everything was beautifully clean. Sabine has gone to a lot to trouble to make you feel this way, you want for nothing!
We found the apartment with no problem and were greeted by both Sabines son and Sabine which we weren't expecting as she was recovering from surgery, and was obviously still in pain,amazing effort on her behalf.
They went out of their way to explain everything within the apartment and then had information regarding the neighbourhood and where you could find things. Nothing was to much trouble, and they answered our questions happily. St Germain has everything you need, eateries, supermarkets, chemist, boulangeries, retail therapy, you name it and it's there!
We had chosen this area as it was so close to major attractions. We only caught public transport twice, once to the Eiffel Tower as it was raining and to Montmarte. You are able to walk everywhere with ease.
Do yourself a favour, if you are planning a holiday in France, book Sabines apartment! My girlfriend had found this apartment and she missed out!
Thank you Sabine for such a wonderful experience and making our holiday so memorable .


  Great location, lovely apartment, warm hospitality

I travelled from Australia to Paris with my husband and two children aged 11 years and 8 years. This was our first visit to Paris. The apartment is in a great location. We are so glad we chose the St Germain des Pres area - we were able to walk everywhere!

The apartment is accessed from a private courtyard via a single flight of stairs. There is one bedroom with a two-way bathroom providing access from both the bedroom and living areas. The shower was great and it was very helpful having our own washing/drying machine. There are two single beds which double as couches, and one of these also has a trundle bed underneath. The kitchenette, whilst small, enabled us to cook our own meals most nights (cooktop, microwave, toaster, but no oven). There are plenty of nice restaurants nearby if you want to eat out. There are also some great boulangeries and patisseries which sell awesome pastries and bread :-)

Sabine and her son Pierre provided warm, friendly and helpful hospitality. We hope to stay here again when we return to Paris!


Just perfect!
Reviewed by: Christie from MA, US
Reviewed on: 05/01/2014 for their stay in 04/2014
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We chose this apartment based on the location and it really just can't be beat! It is conveniently located less than a block from Rue de Buci, where we hit the bakeries and fruit stand in the morning and the cheese stand and wine shop on our way home at the end of a busy day. The Louvre and Notre Dame are about a 10 minute walk across the river, the Musee D'Orsay about a 20 minute walk. The metro is just over 5 minutes. The apartment itself is not big, but was perfect for our family of 4 and was accurately described. The kids each had their own daybed, which doubled as sofas. The kitchen (small but functional) and bath seemed to have been updated in the past few years. The apartment has lots of guide books and restaurant recommendations from previous travelers to peruse through. The wifi was great for planning out the next day's activities. Sabine, the owner, was a pleasure to work with and responded quickly to our questions. She made renting our first apartment a breeze! We have already booked a return visit!


Delightful even if it weren't in the perfect location: which it is.
Reviewed by: Lewis from Australia
Reviewed on: 03/20/2014 for their stay in 02/2014
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This place is lovely. The location is perfect for all the social and cultural delights of St Germain des Près, but it's also a gorgeous, light filled and perfectly appointed appartment. It's incredibly quiet and peaceful in the courtyard and Sabine is incredibly attentive and helpful. I'd normally say the value was only average, but come on: for a flat in this location, with this gorgeous atmosphere, it's worth every cent.


Wonderful stay in Paris
Reviewed by: Laura from Millersburg, Ohio
Reviewed on: 04/13/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (ages 7 and 10). Sabine was wonderful to work with from the moment we reserved the apartment. She kept in contact and made sure all the details were in place so we could connect on our arrival. She even was patient when our metro ride from the airport took longer than expected. The apartment is absolutely wonderful. Nice size, central location, wonderful neighborhood. It was so nice to have a place to have a light dinner at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The beds were comfortable; the bathroom and kitchen had everything we needed; the beds in the living room were perfect for our kids. Sabine made us feel welcome, spoke excellent English, gave a great overview of how to get around, and shared options for places to go for meals. She had a bunch of brochures and resources in the apartment to consult. She even arranged a taxi for us for the day of our departure (despite being out of town herself). We had a wonderful experience with Sabine and highly recommend this apartment.


Great location
Reviewed by: AJSCalgary from Calgary
Reviewed on: 04/11/2014 for their stay in 04/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres

We stayed a week here in april. The main advantage of this place is that it is a very convenient and central location, only a couple of blocks from the Seine and just across from the Louvre. There is a lively area for groceries and restaurants about a block away. We really enjoyed the neighbourhood. This apartment is also attractively priced for downtown Paris. It has a good-sized living room and kitchen. However, the bed was small for a tall person, the bedroom cramped, and some nights the neighbours were noisy. Also the staircase to the apartment is badly worn, and could be hazardous.

Manager Response to AJSCalgary

Hello Al,
Sorry for coming back to you so late: I am now out of the hospital after a 4 weeks stay for my broken ribs!
I think my brother, who welcomed you, forgot to say that the works for repairing the stairs are going to begin very soon now. I understand your surprise about it but many parisian old buildings are the same and we are doing the works little by little. (After the roof, the hall, etc, time is now for the stairs and painting).
Regarding the noisy neighbours, I am sorry: you, indeed, were not lucky, as this is very unusual! You should have call my brother or knock at their door to know what was happening. I am so sorry about that issue.
Also about the bed: I specify in my ad that it is a queen size bed... However I understand that for tall people it can be tight.

I am very sorry because it i the first time I do not welcome myself my guests and the first time I have such a bad feedback!
I hope you'll keep in mind the best things about your stay.
Kind regards,


Great location for Paris visit
Reviewed by: John from Tuscaloosa Alabama
Reviewed on: 03/31/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
We had good experience at this location and Sabine was extremely helpful with reservations, check-in and information about the local area. We were in Paris in cool and windy weather and the apartment was very comfortable. The location is wonderful with restaurants, markets, general shopping and the metro. Sabine was very helpful beginning with the request to rent thru all the stay. She reserved a taxi for our trip to the train station at departure. The entire process working with her was very good.


Memorable Stay in Paris
Reviewed by: Julie H from Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed on: 03/17/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
The apartment did not disappoint and Sabine was a charming & helpful hostess. The location is perfect, being close to transport and within easy walking distance to many attractions, including Notre Dame and The Louvre. This area is full of wonderful places to eat, and drink, and is the perfect location for a short or long stay in Paris. Highly recommended.


Perfect Location
Reviewed by: drillerdoc from Irvine, California
Reviewed on: 03/02/2014 for their stay in 02/2014
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I am hesitant to speak too highly of this apartment, as it is becoming too popular and therefore harder to book for the future, but there is really nothing negative to say about the place. Saint Germaine is really the perfect spot to stay , at least for us. You can easily walk to the Louvre, d'Orsay and many other sites. Sabine was kind enough to let us check in a little earlier and stay a little later to accommodate our flight schedule. Also she help orient us to the area, providing some good market and restaurant tips, showing where the metro line was, even telling us how to use the RER from CDG and to go to Versaille. The unit is very nice, well heated, the bed is comfortable and the shower is nice and hot, much bigger and more convenient than any hotel. We plan to be back next year to see the areas we missed this time. Thank you, Sabine for our wonderful time in Paris.


Reviewed by: Belén from Madrid
Reviewed on: 03/07/2014 for their stay in 02/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
La localización del apartamento es perfecta, tiene todo lo que puedas necesitar al lado, incluyendo varios restaurantes y boulangeries de moda. Permite ir andando a muchos de los principales puntos de la ciudad. El apartamento es perfecto para 4, pero pueden caber hasta 5. Es un primer piso, con mucha luz y ventanas, perfectamente amueblado y acondicionado y lo que es más importante muy limpio. La única pega que pueden encontrar algunas personas es la escalera para subir al primer piso, es un tramo corto de una escalera un poco vieja y desvencijada pero limpia, con mucha luz y sale de un patio privado con una galería de arte que le da un aire bohemio. La propietaria del apartamento es lo mejor de todo, es encantadora, alegre y dispuesta a facilitarte cualquier información que necesites, en el apartamento tiene varias guías, folletos, tarjetas de restaurantes y muchas más cosas para facilitar tu visita a la ciudad y estancia. Nosotros fuimos un matrimonio y dos niñas (9 y 7 años) y el quedarnos aquí hizo nuestro viaje mucho más cómodo y agradable que otros viajes que hemos echo en hoteles. Por supuesto esperamos volver lo antes posible. Gracias Sabine!!


Location couldn't be better
Reviewed by: Travelist from NYC
Reviewed on: 02/18/2014 for their stay in 02/2014
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The owner, Sabine, is very friendly and helpful, offering excellent restaurant suggestions and responding to requests. Her apartment is well located, walking distance to the Seine, and right in the middle of lively night and restaurant life on the Rue de Buci and Odeon. Two good bakeries a stone's throw away. Also close to two subway lines - and two delicious bistros, Le Comptoir and Les Editeurs (try os a moelle with parmesan foam at the former and scallops risotto with mushrooms at the latter). The apartment itself is located up a flight of antique stairs, overlooking a courtyard, so quiet for an apartment in the midst of action. This is not a luxurious apartment, but compact, comfortable and cozy - and adequately equipped with the basics you'll need.



Welcoming, charming, central, wonderful host, highly recommend!
Reviewed by: AMoala from Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed on: 02/13/2014 for their stay in 01/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
My family of four, 2 adults and 2 children (6yrs and 3yrs) have just recently stayed in Sabine's gorgeous apartment (mid Jan) for 3 nights. We were at the end of our 6 week holiday throughout UK, Sweden and Finland and thought we'd finish the trip off in Paris. It was just what we had hoped for, and more. The apartment is very central, with lots of grocery stores, art studios, cafés/restaurants etc, plus within walking distance to lots of major tourist attractions. Walking is the best way to see Paris and we did this even with small children (in winter!), however, we also used the Batobus (sightseeing ferry) to see lots of attractions without making the children walk too far in the cold. Sabine set the tone for our entire stay when she welcomed us with her smiling face and warm, generous nature. She gave us a really thorough tour of the flat, how to use things, gave us a great run down on things that are great to see and do and where to find everything we wanted or needed for our stay. She also lent us a pram for our youngest child, which was a god send! The apartment had everything we needed, it was compact but there was enough room for all of us. The kitchen was fully equipped, the oven is a microwave with oven capability but we really didn't need to use it. There was a dining table and four chairs, complete with a wine rack and bottle of red to welcome us! The wifi was good, no problems there at all. The bathroom is nicely done, smallish but modern and has everything. There is a separate toilet and you can access this and the bathroom either through the living area or through the bedroom. The apartment was very quiet and felt secure. We highly recommend Sabine's apartment to anyone. We have told all our friends and we hope to return one day in the near future. Sabine was a fantastic host and all her communication was excellent, warm and informative...she even followed up with us after we got home!
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"Loved our stay"
Reviewed by: Peter R., Australia
Reviewed on: 02/08/2014 for their stay in 01/2013
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We stayed in the apartment for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Sabine is a wonderful host who supplied us with all the information we needed to have a great time in Paris. We loved the location, quiet but very close to some great bars, restaurants and supermarkets around the corner. The apartment was well appointed, modern and in a very secure complex. It is probably a little too cozy for 4 people but ideal for 2 or 3. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.


Gostei muito
Reviewed by: Marcelo Schmitt from Porto Alegre - Brasil
Reviewed on: 02/08/2014 for their stay in 01/2013
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A proprietária é atenciosa. Fala português e estava nos esperando no horário correto. Ao chegar, a entrada parece ruim. Mas o apartamengo é muito bem cuidado. Pode-se viver sem depender de restaurantes, o banheiro é bom, há internet e TV a cabo. O que mais gostei foi a possibilidade de abrigar a família com dois filhos pois é possível dormir na sala. E a localização é ótima. O que menos gostei foi da escada que leva ate o apartamento. Voltaria. Quando for a Paris de novo, voltarei e recomendo.
Fabulous location
Reviewed by: O'Shea from Sydney Australia
Reviewed on: 02/02/2014 for their stay in 01/2014
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
72 Mazarine is in a great location. 5 mins from the Seine and on your doorstep you have the quintessential Parisienne experience with lovely boutiques, galleries, restaurants, cafes. Just perfect. We walked to Musee D'Orsay, Pont Neuf even Place de la Concorde. Odeon Metro is a few minutes up the street. Sabine is so helpful and her apartment well heated, lovely and clean. It has everything you need including a wealth of guidebooks, restaurant recommendations and laundry. There's also a small supermarket across the road. We were a family of 4 (kids 10 and 13) so it was rather tight for us but so much better than a hotel room. Great value. Highly recommend.


Note globale du locataire : 5/5


Perfect Location
Reviewed by: Heidi from Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed on: 11/19/2013 for their stay in 10/2013
272984 - Charming Apartment In St Germain Des Pres
My husband and I stayed four nights in Sabine's apartment in the middle of October. The apartment was small, yet very functional, and very clean. It was perfect for a couple. The best part was the location. I could not have been any better! We were less than a minute away from several great dining options and about a 10-15 minute walk for Luxembourg Gardens, Louve, Notre Dame and more. The only complaints would be that I wish I would been more clear on understanding how to use the washer/dryer combo. While Sabine explained it to me, we couldn't figure out how to use the dryer. I think the lack of sleep from traveling may have gotten to me. Also, the bed is small (for american standards), but we knew that when we rented the apartment. We were so tired after long days exploring Paris, that we slept fine =) Lastly, I would have liked to have a couple more bath towels (there was 2). Overall the apartment was exactly what I expected, but the location was even better. We loved all of the restaurants and bars being so close and the crowd was mostly a hip late 20's to 50's crowd. It wasn't young, but far from old and boring. I would 100% stay here again. Now I just need to plan another trip to Paris!

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Short & long terms renting in Paris, latin-quarter, accomodation: why pay for hotels in paris?? Luxury short/long stay, newly renovated and fully equipped charming apartment available in the heart of paris: st germain des pres (6th arrondissement), only 10 minutes walking from notre-dame, and 5' from the louvre, ideally located for all paris attractions. Clear & peaceful. 1st floor on courtyard. 1 bedroom (double-bed) & 3 individual beds in the living-room, 1 bathroom with shower & 1 separate wc. Perfect for 4.



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