|The apartment has just about everything most people could want. It is extremely quiet, really charming with a view of the Seine River, and situated in the most preferred spot in Paris: the Ile Saint-Louis!
Located in a beautiful 17th Century building on the Ile Saint Louis, on the banks of the Seine River, in a small and very quiet street, and right next to the lively "rue Saint-Louis en l'Ile" with stores, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
The building has a magnificient entrance with old cobblestones. The apartment has old French oak floors and is tastefully furnished with antics (Henri II dressers, game and round tables Regency table, Louis XVI desk and game table, Napoleon dresser). It has been completly remodeled in May 2001!
Thanks to its over 3 feet thick walls, the apartment keeps cool during Summer. The hallway opens up to four doors: the door on the right is the bathroom (with a combination shower/tub, a sink, a washer and a dryer and a toilet.)
The door in the middle is the dining-room and the kitchen (the kitchen looks onto the dining-room and is equipped with a dishwasher, burners, oven, micro-wave oven, fridge and toaster, coffee-machine, as well as all necessary kitchen ustensils). The dining-room has a table and 6 chairs, telephone/answering machine.
The door on the left is the living-room and has two single-beds acting as sofas, a coffee-table, dresser, armchair, desk, fireplace, stereo-CD player, and cable TV (CNN, BBC news, Euronews, cinema,etc.). Depending on sleeping arrangements, it can be used as a second bedroom. The River is so close that you could nearly listen to the water running along, and, as in the old time, salute the captains of the barges!
The bedroom is the last door and has a bed for two guests, a very large dresser, and is looking onto the splendid cobblestones courtyard. The apartment confortably sleeps 4 guests and is bright and quiet.
Ile St. Louis - perhaps the most special spot in the most special city in the world - is only six blocks long and two blocks wide. This quaint little island, with no subway stop, is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Three metro lines however, can easily be reached by crossing the appropriate bridge to the Left or Right Banks. You'll be one of a community of about 6,000 surrounded by 16th and 17th century mansions, with their beautiful stone-paved courtyards; fashionable shops, and terrific restaurants.
The most famous ice cream shop in Paris, Berthillon, is a few seconds away and the Seine River is at your doorstep! Each time you cross the Pont de la Tournelle, "on the way to the continent," as the locals like to say, you'll have a breathtaking view of Notre Dame that will leave you dazzled. The Latin Quarter on the Left Bank, and the Marais on the Right Bank, are just short strolls away. This is truly the heart of Paris!
Stop for a moment to admire the stunning gothic architecture of Notre-Dame cathedral. Then wander onto the islands of "Ile de la Cité" and "Ile Saint-Louis". Right next to the colorful market of the Place Maubert and the boulevard Saint-Germain, steps away the Sorbonne University, Luxembourg Gardens and the open-air market of the rue Mouffetard: Yours for those wishing to visit much of historic Paris on foot, this apartment is ideal!