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courtyard apartment near Cirque d'Hiver


Full of paintings, books and CDs, this is a home rather than than a rental apartment. Extremely quiet, flooded with light, on the 4th floor (with elevator) all the windows of the apartment look out over a court-yard.

The apartment (70 square meters or 750 square feet) has a living/dining room with an extendable table, a desk, cable TV, wi-fi ADSL internet access, DVD with a collection of films.

The flat has a main bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a desk and an additional folding single bed. A second room has a double sofa bed and desk. For both bedrooms there is plenty of cupboard-space for personal belongings. The kitchen is equipped with all basics, sugar, spices, flour sugar, etc that guests should use and replace if necessary. There is also a dishwasher, stove, microwave and fridge. A small storeroom contains cleaning materials, a washer-dryer, printer and an extra sink. The bathroom has a tub and a shower.

The flat is a short stroll from Henri IV’s Place des Vosges, the Bastille Opera, the Picasso, Arts and Crafts, Jewish History, and Carnavalet museums. Nearby you can find a church with a Delacroix painting, the oldest market in Paris and delightful old cafes and restaurants now mercifully smoke free.
It is a wonderful setting-out point for discovering Paris's Marais district and for longer walks across the river: the isle Saint Louis, the Pont Neuf, and Pont des Arts, Notre Dame, the Botanical
gardens and the Latin Quarter. A couple of metro stops takes you to Montmatre and the Sacre Couer.

We have borrowed the neighbor's children simply for an excuse to go to the Cirque d'Hiver - the all year 'Winter Circus' at the end of the street. It is magical and the 1850’s structure is an architectural curiosity and delight.

The metro Filles du Calvaire is only a few steps away and will take you easily and cheaply to the Louvre, the Opera, the Eiffel Tower and other sights of Paris. The 96 bus outside the door will carry you to the Latin quarter in twenty minutes and give you many views of Paris on the way.
Apart from the Opera house there are also three cinema houses at the Bastille within a short walking distance where four or five films are shown at once and always in the original. For Latin Americans the Latina cinema, a fifteen minute walk away, specializes in Spanish and Portuguese speaking films.


Extremely quiet, flooded with light, full of books and music this is a home away from home rather than a rental apartment.


Property type: Apartment

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in In the second bedroom, 1 single sofa bed
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.01.1970

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1st January to 31st December 3 Months 15%
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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 99km
  • Nearest restaurant: 99km
  • Nearest supermarket: 99km


1 other reviews
COMMENTS FROM THE GUEST BOOK2004We have had a lovely stay in this charming apartment.It was the first visit to Paris for all of us and this was a terrific base for our explorations. The market, bakeries, fromagerie and charcuteries on the Bretagne provided infinite treats… Mather family, Pittsburgh, USA2005After many visits to Paris – time in your precious home has allowed us to feel the city as “mine” for the first time. Thank you, It has been so delightful - adventures venturing out and coming home. The music, an unexpected treat to share … We hope to visit again. Your generosity a lesson for us, Julie.2005Your beautiful home in this most beautiful of cities has been a pure delight. We have been warm, comfortable and nurtured both in body and spirit in such a restful and stimulating space. We have appreciated your music, your books and your pieces of art…Again thank you for sharing all this. Lovely things with and from which to eat and drink have complemented the pleasure in shopping at the local markets… Denise2005There are some special places and special people in the world; I am sure we have been in contact with them “Here”.Angela Massi and Kjell Landaus2005Passamos dias muito agradaveis em seu apartamento encantados com o charme, bom gusto e o cuidado com tantas pequenas gentilesas. Agradecemos, especialmente, a generosidade de dividir conosco sua excelente discoteca.2005Queridos,Mais que beleza, conforto e aconchego. Sentimos paz,Tranquilidade, esse lugar e muito iluminado.Beijos, Elaine e Daniela2006We have had a fantastic time…It has been so great to have a real home to come back to each day…We loved shopping down the Rue Bretagen, and the Bastille market was a feast for all our sense (Thursday to lpm as well as Sundays) The Batobus is a must, what great views….hopefully we’ll be back. Jo, Chris & Alice Southhampton, England2007Thank you for sharing your lovely apartment with us. I had a wonderful time. I love the paintings, books and the way yoou have organized your house, The paintings and art just catches your eye. There lovely and I took time looking at each of them. I love reading books so your house was a wonder for me. Even the setting of the house is lovely, the way you have placed everything. You are well travelled and very knoledgable.(sic) I know you looking at your wonderful apartment. Thanks once again. Hiya (aged 10)June 2007We are ever so grateful to you for sharing your warm, eclectic home with us. it truly added a lot to the beauty of visiting Paris, especially the ideal locationwhich is so convenient and has such beautiful settings. Hope we can extend the same to yhou, if you ever visit India. Travelling with kids is no mean feat but a home away from home is just so appreciated.Lotsa love the Vaziranis, Hiya, Isha, Rashana and Bipin. BombayApril 2007Como conta Elis Regina: eu averia uma casa....onde eu possa guardar meus amigos, livros e discos... Esto aqui foi tudo isso, e fazer novos amigos. E com a magia de Paris.. Obrigado por dividir esta experiencia conosco. Estamos levando doces lembrancas des estadia para o Brasil. Esperamos voltar. Um abraco, Andrea, Reynaldo


About the owner
The house is owned by a retired foreign correspondent and an art historian who have lived all over the world: Argentina, Brazil, India, Italy, France and the US.
Owner score 53
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Located in: Italy
Joined: June 2006