Housed in a beautiful 19th-century stone building in Paris’ vibrant Marais district, this wonderfully bright apartment is brimming with style thanks to its charming retro look. Kitted out in vintage decor mainly from the 40s and 50s, there’s a cool sophisticated vibe here that feels perfectly Parisian. Kick back on the mid-century-modern armchair with one of the architectural books from the shelves or enjoy an espresso – made with the kitchen’s machine – and locally bought croissants at the chic dining table. We recommend enjoying a glass of French wine by the Juliet balcony, however, and basking in the glorious sixth-floor views over the city’s rooftops at sunset. The bedroom, meanwhile, is elegantly pared back with a comfortable bed (as well as a choice between two types of pillows) as well as stunning views over Saint-Paul Saint-Louis Church in the distance. Factor in the deliciously pink tiled bathroom with its sunken tub – ideal for finishing the night off with a glass of bubbly after an afternoon of walking – and you’re all set for a relaxing stay. Outside of your home, the Marais’ colourful streets beckon with their trendy shops and cosy cafés, elegant Place des Vosges is a three-minute walk and Notre Dame is twenty minutes away on foot.
Home truths: *It's on a sixth floor with no lift, so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or guests bringing heavy luggage
*Unfortunately, this home isn't suitable for children or infants
*The laundry facilities are located across the communal hall
*There's no TV here but there are plenty of books on the shelves to enjoy
*There's a laptop-friendly workspace
*The building's entrance is shared with the other residents
*Self-check-in is available
*Your host is happy to provide local recommendations
*There's no parking here, but we recommend skipping the car and making use of Paris' excellent public transport instead – Saint-Paul station is a five-minute walk away
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