One of the marvellous Mansions which grace the Marais, this apartment is given special distinction by the building itself. This 17th century Hotel Particulier (an old private mansion with century courtyard) is registered with the Ministry of National Monuments and is truly a Marais masterpiece.

This bi-level air-conditioned apartment in easily reached by the building’s elevator and is divided within by an easy flight of stairs. The first level is over 1200 sq. ft of superb living space.

Newly renovated and upgraded in December 2003 with contemporary furnishings, the Living Room/Dining Room with its generous open floor plan sparkles with style. Gleaming parquet floors, 15 ft. exposed beam ceiling, floor-to-ceiling French windows and a marvellous working stone fireplace make this superb space inviting for casual relaxing, or formal entertaining.

Equipped with CD/stereo, oversized cable TV with DVD and even DSL Internet hook-up and computer, you won’t lack for any of the modern amenities in this noble historic abode.

Sofas, and comfortable oversized chairs make and evening by the fireplace* a cosy delight. Two dining tables seat 10 guests with views onto the magnificent courtyard below.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with range/oven, microwave, dishwasher and also boasts a garden view.

The Garden bedroom on the apartment’s main floor is charming with its garden view and is nicely furnished with a 2 single beds (which can bee assembled to form a queen-size bed). A foam sofa-bed can provide an additional sleeping possibility for a child.

An adjacent guest bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.

The secluded upstairs Master Suite has a 2 large single beds which can be turned into a King-size bed, parquet floors, moulded ceiling and faces the garden. It has its own bathroom with bath/shower, sink, toilet, washer and dryer. Additionally, a parking spot is available for long-term stay.

Easily reached by three equidistant metro stops, Rambuteau, St Paul, or Hotel de Ville, the apartment is an estimated 8 minute walk through lovely neighbourhoods.

The building is close to many historic and cultural places of interest including the Place des Vosges, the Picasso Museum and the Musee Carnavalet, a museum dedicated to the history of Paris.

Neighbourhood:

The rue Vieille de Temple apartment enjoys a particularly fine and central location, in Paris’s historic Marais district.

You’ll walk along the narrow Marais streets, lined with cafés, restaurants and irresistibly appealing boutiques. And within easy walking distance of most of Paris’ sights and monuments, you need never take the metro!

Contrasting with this historic architecture, the wide range of local boutiques are up-to-the-minute modern, offering everything from the very latest fashion trends to avantgarde furniture and innovative designer objects and souvenirs. The area also benefits from several art galleries, plus the Picasso museum. Much like their shops and galleries, the locals are generally trendy, arty, cosmopolitan individuals.

The area also scores highly in terms of restaurants, with many quality establishments at different price levels, serving either tasty national specialities or all manner of world cuisine. Local boulangeries are some of Paris’ best and many small epiceries offer plenty of tempting traditional food products to prepare at home.