Sleeps: 3 people (1 King Size bed + 1 Single Sofa)
Floor: Main Floor
Subway: Saint-Paul, Cite or Pont Marie
Surface area: 560 Square ft. / 52 m2
Short List: Fully equipped kitchen, Internet connection - Bring your Laptop - Modern Bathroom ... (Check Inventory for more details)
The Big Plus: The Location & the affordable rate !
Duplex Apartment in the most prestigious area of Paris : the Saint Louis Island, next to Notre Dame.
In the heart of Paris and near the Cite island, the small Ile Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis island) is one of the loveliest districts of Paris.
A veritable haven of peace in the heart of the capital, the island Saint Louis has remained almost intouched since its renaissance at the beginning of the 17th century. Noted for its exceptionnal beauty and tranquility, Saint Louis is where native Parisians go in order to escape the noise and the stress of the city. It thus offers an ideal starting point to discover the charms of historical Paris and romantic strolls along the banks of the Seine.
Walk from Notre-Dame to the Ile Saint-Louis through the garden at the back of Notre-Dame. The island is best accessed from the Cité island on foot. Look for Bertillon, the best French ice-cream maker, at 31 rue Saint-Louis.
The closest metro station to the Ile Saint-Louis are Saint-Paul, Cité and Pont Marie (less than 10 minutes walk).
(the nighly rate displayed on top of page is the average rate based on a 7 nights stay)
Just returned to Oz after 8 weeks in Europe. We booked this apt on Rue le Regrattier some months ago but when we got there on 31st Oct (2010), Giancarlo was waiting for us with some bad news. A plumbing problem and a long bank weekend meant that we could not move in for our full 5 nights. Giancarlo spent two days trying to get the problem fixed while moving us between his other apartments, one of which meant carrying our bulging suitcases up 5 flights of stairs! Amongst all this, he also had to keep up with his commitments at the hospital! Poor guy! We finally got in and spend 3 lovely days on the Isle St Louis. In all, we sampled 3 different apartments in our five days but even with the inconvenience, we very much appreciated our lovely host who went out of his way to make up for the extra hassle. It would have been much easier for him to put a "sorry but apartment now not available" sign on the door and left us stranded.
For anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in Paris, close to Rue St Germain, the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame and right in the middle of the Seine, this apartment is ideal as is the smaller apartment on the Place Dauphin where we spent one night.
Thank you Giancarlo for your help and consideration to two 'no longer spring chickens' especially when it came to the 5 flights of stairs in the first apt! Hope you find a good agent to help you soon - or at least a lovely wife to do some of that running around for you! God Bless
Jennifer Mattick and Elizabeth Steer, Brisbane Australia
We stayed in this beautiful apartment over 1 year ago, and it was only when I was strongly recommending it to my friends I have revisited this site and felt guilty that I hadn't made an entry at the time for it was just the best place to stay. We felt so French, my husband daughter and self. We have stayed on the island before and will only stay there from now on, simply the best location, and this apartment if still available after all the deservedly wonderful things said would be our first choice. We stayed in January 2008, we love winter in Paris, and walked everywhere from our apartment, at night came home, sat over a bottle of wine and cheese bought from the shops 2 mins away, relaxed and planned our next day. Perfect.
Catherine & Geoff Hunter, Melbourne Australia
WE ARE CURRENTLY , APRIL, '08,IN RESIDENCE HERE, A RECOMMENDED RENTAL BY VANCOUVER PALS WHO HAVE STAYED IN THIS SPECIAL APARTMENT. IT IS A PERFECT LOCATION FOR WALKING-EXPLORING OR PUBIC TRANSPORT, METRO OR BUS.
GREAT VALUE FOR THE PERKS ,COMFORTS AND ISLAND AMBIENCE!
THE OWNER, GIAN CARLO BUCCAFUSCA IS VERY PLEASANT AND ATTENTIVE.
Dear Giancarlo, We had a most enjoyable 9 day stay in your appartment. Thankyou for making everything so easy for us. The location was fantastic and we will certainly be making recommendations to friends. The village like atmosphere of the Ile St Louis was delighful. Thank you again
from kerry manley and eric williams
Giancarlo-- Thank you for your many kindnesses. We LOVED the apartment, loved Paris, and will definitely be back. Best wishes, Jamie & Gerry P.S. We left some goodies in the kitchen for the next guests!
from Jamie Chavez
Bonjour Giancarlo! Wanted to thank you for such a great 8 night stay in Paris! Your apartment was unbelievable: surpassing our already high expectations. The location is not to be beat. We slept wonderfully in the King sized bed. The kitchen and bathroom with all the modern conveniences made our stay especially comfortable. The best part was your friendly personality and the flexibility you provided us from start to finish. Thank you for being so kind! We feel very lucky to have found you on the web and will certainly spread the word to those we know visiting Paris. Au revoir!
from Phyllis and Les Christos - Boston Massachusetts Thanks so much for having us at your apartment. We all had a wonderful time and
it was such a great location. I was very happy overall with everything and will
certainly recommend the apartment to everyone I know who will be traveling to
Paris. It was a pleasure corresponding with and meeting you in person!
Jennifer (USA) Hi Giancarlo,
We are back in Canada and we have fond memories of our time in Paris
and in the Riviera.
It was a pleasure to meet you in person, and thank you once again
for your hospitality. Next time we'll definiteley have to share a nice
bottle of wine, ok?
Here is wishing continuing success in your career and persoanl life.
Fabiola, Matt, Marina, and Tiago (Canada)
from Phileas Fogg Dear Giancarlo
Your concern and warm attention to our wellbeing is
something we will never forget. As you know, we have traveled and enjoyed Paris
over 20 times as ardent tourists during the past 25 years. In all that time
no fine Parisian hotels or rental apartment managers has paid such caring
attention as you have shown to our comfort and needs.
This two week visit to Paris was special
because of your attentive warmth plus the eycatching surroundings of the Ile
St-Louis and the River Seine to enjoy each time we went outside. Add to that the
elegance of your newly refurbished and outfitted apartment along with
comfortable furnishings. You made the three of us, my wife,my 16 yr.
old grandaughter and me feel like extra special guests.
Your special doctoral care and help with my need to
carefully attend to my medical condition was a miracle for me. I cannot
compensate you enough for your sacrifice of time. Relinquishing your
own rest and adding to that the letter you developed to help me on the
plane..... I cannot help thinking of you as a special saint. You are certainly a
special person who had entered our lives and helped us while we were in
Giancarlo, please make it a point, the next time
you are the States.....stop in to see and stay with us in our home. Be sure to
call us at least and if possible we could meet you somewhere here in Florida. We
will be in New York city the first week in December!