Going south, just off of the rue du Cherche-Midi and one street beyond the Boulevard Raspail market area, there is a short but beautiful street named the rue du Regard. There are more ‘Hôtels Particuliers’, or magnificent former private residences here than on most streets in Paris, even though the street itself is a short one that connects the rue du Cherche-Midi to the rue de Rennes.
This fully furnished, 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is located in an early 19th century building that overlooks one of the great 18th century Parisian courtyards that were part and parcel of the aristocratic lifestyle of the period. When Haussmann put in the boulevards, the city of Paris confiscated the former gardens of these private palaces and built the boulevard Raspail along the backside. The main facades of these aristocratic dwellings, however, remain intact, as they give out onto the rue du Regard. Living on a street with a rich historical past can only enhance your daily experience of living like a Parisian.
The only real drawback to this property is that it is a 3 flight walk-up, so it is not for those who get easily winded or who travel with oversized suitcases. Once you have made it up the stairs, however, you do not regret the view or the quality of light that permeates the place via the three large windows on the street side. Two marble fireplaces enhance the charm of the original parquet oak flooring. The layout is suited to a family of 4, as 2 people can sleep on the Queen Size bed couch in the living room, if need be. The kitchen itself can be shut off behind mirrored doors, or it can remain open and accessible. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave/combo oven, washing machine, etc. The bedroom has a queen size bed and large closets.
There are three levels of security in the building: one door code for the street door, another key for the stairwell door, and the high security 3 point door lock itself, which is on a steel plated door.
The closest metro stations are St Placide, Sevres Babylone and Rennes, the world famous Poilâne Bakery, is just at the end of the rue du Cherche-Midi, down towards St Germain des Près. The Bonmarché department store with its gourmet grocery store (La Grande Epicerie) is just a few blocks away as well. There is also a taxi stand about 2 blocks away. When you walk out of your flat, you are there, in the heart of Paris, surrounded by beauty, charm, and history; and you have everything you need at your fingertips, with an outdoor market on the Boulevard Raspail 3 times a week for fresh produce and other fine foodstuffs.
- Number of bedrooms: One bedroom
- Number of bathrooms: One bathroom
- Number of beds: 1 Queen Size bed in Master bedroom, Queen Size sleeper sofa
- Sleeps: 4
- Rate: US$245 per night plus US$125 one time cleaning fee
- Minimum stay: 4 nights
- Access: 3rd floor European. 4th floor American. Three flights up. Interphone, Building entrance code, inner stairwell key, 3 point security lock/reinforced apartment entrance door
- Closest Metro: St. Placide (Line 4); Sèvres Babylone (lines 10 & 12); Rennes (line 12)
- Kitchen, 4 burner stove top, microwave, fridge (apartment size w/limited freezer space)
- Bathroom with shower, WC and sink
- Washing machine only
- Linens, paper products, hairdryer and soap provided
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
- Internet – wi-fi broadband
- No pets and no smoking
Check-in: Between 2pm and 7pm. Earlier arrival possible if apartment is vacant. Arrivals after 7pm incur a late arrival fee. A representative will be waiting to greet you at the apartment and to give you your introductory tour.
Payment: By credit card only. Mastercard/Visa (no credit card fees apply). 50% deposit is required at time of booking to secure the reservation. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival.