2 Bdr - 2 bath
Sleeps: 4 guests
Size: 1400 sq/ft
Saint Germain des Prés is widely held to be the most desirable area of Paris.
And rightly so, as Saint-Germain really does seems to have it all : the finest
Parisian boutiques and restaurants, a buzzing ambiance day or night, fabulous
architecture and an profoundly ingrained sense of history and culture that draws
Paris' best antique dealers.
locals are either furiously stylish, or cultured and/or arty. A promenade
down the narrow local side streets reveals a wealth of fine restaurants,
serving gourmet French cuisine. Every corner is a café terrace opportunity (with the famous Flore and Deux Magots cafés very close by), while at night you'll also find several stylish bars (such as L’Alcazar and Armani Café).
it's shopping galore, with France's couture labels setting the trends
for the many smaller and oh-so-charming boutiques. Not forgetting the
Bon Marché, the Left Bank department store that is so magical that you'll need that extra suitcase to take your purchases home!
rue de Buci local open air market, you will enjoy picking out your favourite
fresh fruit, vegetables and cheeses. The nearby metro offers excellent
access to the rest of Paris, although you surely won't need it as most
of central Paris is within easy walking distance from this most central
This apartment, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus separate guest toilette,
appointed in the tradition of the finest Paris hotels, is located on
one of the most famous little streets of Paris in the 7th arrondissement
only two blocks from the Seine at the Pont Royal. There, uniquely framed
by well manicured hedges, stand the imposing tall black entrance doors
to the building located Rue De Verneuil.
You pass through the doors into the secret world of wealthy Parisian home life.
Walking past the door of the guardian apartment , then directly across the large
stately courtyard landscaped with
trees, shrubs and flowers that two buildings share, you will see the entrance
to your building. You arrive on the second floor by elevator or stairs where
yours is the only apartment.
You open the red door and are in the large reception foyer during
the time of Louis XV with faux columns, marble and gilded moldings.
A modern console by noted artist and furniture designer Christian
Astuguevielle seems somehow appropriate along with the signed
original Persian rug and chair. A coat closet completes the reception.
You move through the door on the left into 1930s Paris entering the
fireplaced living room and library.
A Baguesse chandelier, gilded mirror over the fireplace, sofa and
chairs covered in Pierre Frey and Jim Thompson fabrics and an unusual
Persian rug on the " pickled
parquet " floor
compliment each other. The period glass coffee table designed by
Ramsay, a noted French designer from the 1930s, and floor to ceiling
embroidered drapes made from venetian rubelli fabric on the two
sets of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard complete
the picture. A flat screen TV (one of two with wireless DSL) is
the library bookshelves through a door, you enter a short mirrored hallway
to the guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
The hall way assures privacy and quiet from activities in the living
room. Welcome to Japan as Japanoire fabric is upholstered to the walls
and Japanese "Shojii screens" serve
as doors to the large closets. Twin single beds with head boards and
antique bed table are present. The spacious white marble bathroom includes
a towel warmer, marble shower and elegant mirrored vanity.
Starting again back at the reception foyer now move right to the separate
dining room decorated in country French with off white barn board walls,
antique sconces, upholstered chairs, country dining table and sideboard.
From the dining
room you walk a short distance down the 30 foot corridor with full
length Persian carpet to the modern kitchen on
the left. All the appliances have panels that match the cabinets including
the washer, dryer, dish washer, oven, microwave and refrigerator/ freezer.
The countertops are marble. One wall of the kitchen is exposed brick
and there is a small marble table for two to enjoy your morning cafe
and croissant. The lighting fixtures are antique brioche pans that
add to the intimacy of this French experience. Finally the central
music system that supplies music to every room is located in the kitchen.
Enter down the
hall way and walk to the very private master
bedroom and bathroom.
The bedroom brings you back to the Louis XV era with its beamed ceiling,
fireplace and Toile de Jouy floor to ceiling velvet drapes. On the wall
to wall carpet are three beautiful Persian rugs. Matching antique bed tables
are on either side of the queen size bed with headboard . Two empire
chairs and antique chest of drawers finish this warm comfotable room
which includes a sitting area to read and relax by the fireplace. An
additional flat screen television is present.
The master bathroom is red marble with beamed ceiling, elegant mirrored
vanity and towel warmer. There is a full size soaking tub including
multiple jet or European type shower as well , for either shower or
bath, music included.
At the end of the
hall is the separate guest bathroom.
Each room of this exceptional apartment represents a different French
experience, complemented by firplaces in the living and master bed
rooms, 2 flat screen televisions and wireless DSL. The apartment
was completely renovated and decorated in 2005. It truly is a charming,
private and peaceful home in one of the most convenient and exclusive
locations in Paris.
Please note: this apartment is not suitable for children younger than
12 years of age.