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Last Updated: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Marais Bastille Listed*** Apartment W/ Fab View on Whole Paris - 90sqm

Overlooking the Seine and the Yachting Harbour of Paris or 'Port de l'Arsenal', where a number of diverse types of boats are moored, the 90 sqm two-bedroom apartment is a few steps from the historical Place de la Bastille where you find the Opera de Paris. Boulevard de la Bastille faces the nautical entrance to the Canal St-Martin and all the waterways that connect it to Paris and the Seine.
The 'Port de l'Arsenal' is a *marina* in the heart of the city, really charming in a Parisian way and a wonderful place to walk, jog, have a café, picnic: there's even a park for young children there. Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving at the foot of the apartment ! Another wonderful green space nearby is the 'Coulée Verte' above the Viaduc des Arts that was featured in a recent film starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.
Within a short walking distance is the Royal Place des Vosges, the Marais, the Ile Saint Louis, the Picasso Museum, the Maison Rouge (latest modern art museum to open in Paris), art galleries, the "Rue de Lappe" and its many ethnic restaurants and pubs,
A superb view is the plus of the functional and entirely refurbished apartment located on the 6th floor of a late 19th century building (elevator, interphone security, concierge, armored door). It is full of English-language books and videos: children are more than welcome. With two south-facing windows looking over the Paris Yachting Harbour, the river Seine, the Pantheon and two east-facing rear windows looking over the private garden and a row of 19th century buildings the apartment is light, sunny and extremely quiet. But the best about it is that at night you will enjoy the unforgettable view on sparkling Eiffel Tower every hour for 10 minutes on the hour.
The apartment has two large bedrooms with ample storage space, one with a kingsize bed, the other with two twin beds transformable into a kingsize. The sofa in the living room transforms into a kingsize bed (rare in Paris) with a wonderfully firm mattress. All the beds are new, extra-firm and of prime quality. Central heating and reversible air-conditioning in all rooms, linen provided, towels provided, glass ceramic cooktop, clothes dryer, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, seating for 6 people, dining room seating for 6 people, 1 full bathroom with large Italian shower and additional toilet, plus second separate toilet, audio tape player, CD, DVD player,VCR, radio, stereo system, flat screen TV set, video library for kids, lots of books in all sorts of languages, unlimited broadband internet access,wifi, garage (2 spaces), absolutely non smoking, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible.
On a practical note, very close by there are ATMs, inexpensive restaurants, organic vegeterian restaurants, small supermarkets, including the farmers' markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays where fresh local produce can be bought.
This is an area where real people live and has all the coffee shops, stores and eating place that they demand. No overpriced tourist traps.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
90 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, April 18, 2021 until Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Available from Thursday, May 27, 2021 until Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Available from Tuesday, September 28, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
4 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
many other dates available-please ask
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Paris
Postal Code - State or Province 75012 Île-de-France
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Marais, Bastille, View, Eiffel Tower, New, Large, Two Bedrooms
Closest University Jussieu
University nearby Sorbonne, Paris I, III, VI, VII

Rental Price:

EUR 2220 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
370 euros per night-4 nights minimum. Price depends on number of guests and length of stay
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Elevator
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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This party posted the following feedback for me:
'The owner lives upstairs from me, in the same building, which is located opposite the Marina (called "Bassin de l'Arsenal," or "Port de Plaisance"), at the juncture of the Canal St. Martin and the Seine river. Nearly 20 years ago, she and her husband created a beautiful large apartment, as well as a small studio, out of several former "chambres de bonne" on the 6th (top) floor of our building. She's been renting out this apartment for quite a while, and I've noticed that she always receives enthusiastic reviews on other sites. I therefore suggested that she post her properties on SabbaticalHomes.com as well! '
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A former graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay aux Roses, I started my career as the French House Warden at Bryn Mawr College back in the late 70s, I went back to France where I sat for the Agrégation d'Anglais. I started working as an interpreter in Iraq, then went on to teach French students preparing for the highly competitive entrance exams to the French Engineering and Business Schools. I retired on 1 September 2017 and started teaching French to the exiles from Afghanistan and Sudan at the Salvation Army in Paris. After three years and the end of the mass arrivals of refugees I switched to organising "conversation tables in French" for foreign professionals and students in Paris at Cercle International de l'ARC.This has been continuing non-stop throughout the pandemic thanks to my Zoom sessions. This is purely voluntary work.



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FABULOUS rental! From the initial contact, Catherine was clear, accommodating and very responsive to any and all questions. As newcomers to Sabbatical Homes, she made the rental process very easy including helping us learn to use PayPal for international transaction. She sent us clear instructions on how to get from the airport to the apartment, and she accommodated our early arrival and departure times. She also had Jeni, meet us at the apartment to show us around and make sure we could find (& use) everything in the apartment and know who to call if we needed anything during our 10 day anniversary trip. And WOW- the apartment was perfect. While it was only the 2 of us, we could have brought our 2 grown sons and had plenty of space and they would have appreciated the location as well. The apartment was clean and beautifully updated. It included everything and anything you might possibly need if you were living in Paris- wifi, printer, washer & dryer, bedding, towels, hair dryer, a well stocked & complete kitchen (including wine accessories, microwave, ovens, dishwasher, trash compactor, espresso machine!), shopping bag with wheels (for groceries), umbrella, ironing board, iron, TV, VCR, DVD player, CD and cassette player, and instructions on how to use each appliance. There were also specific items useful to families of small children and babies. There were 2 walls in the large open dining/living room filled with books of all genres and appealing to all age groups (kids included) in multiple languages. There were family friendly games and too. This same room had 2 large windows overlooking the canal and the Seine as well as a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower, which would sparkle at night every hour until midnight! We could make espresso in the kitchen, sit at the table to plan our day or relax on the comfortable couch with a glass of wine and always see the Eiffel Tower (& the skyline). The apartment’s location was perfect- away from the tourist hotels, quiet and safe. We could easily travel by any means – though we mostly used the Batobus (a hop on- hop off boat that travels up and down the Seine) and walked everywhere we wanted to go in Paris- including many museums (Louvre, D’Orsay, Rodin, L’Orangerie, Picasso, Pompidou, etc.), Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Champs Elysees, Gardens (Tuilleries, Luxemburg, etc.), Il St. Lous (Il de Cite, St. Chapelle, Notre Dame), Place de la Concorde, Latin Quarter, Place de Vosges, BHV Marais, Opera, etc. etc. The bus and metro were easy to access- across the street - though we preferred walking. In addition to all the above, Catherine had a binder of helpful information, recommended excursions, shopping, and places to eat and buy wine and cheese. Quite frankly, her binder was better than my Paris travel guidebook I had purchased. Her restaurant recommendations were absolutely outstanding and NOT known to most tourists. We had a great time sitting along the Seine with a bottle of wine, cheeses and baguette. The apartment was the perfect basecamp to be able to explore Paris and Catherine and Jeni made it all so easy and cozy. Perfect for families and up to 4 adults. Would rent again without question. Excellent Naomi 10/23/2018 3:32:00 PM
Our trip to Paris was wonderful - we stayed 15 nights and could have stayed longer. Yes this apartment is comfortable and can house 4-6 persons as there is a sliding door between the LR and the hallway. The apartment was as posted - a complete modern update of an old world early 1900's building. Each couple had just remodeled our homes and saw that the bathroom cabinets and handles and flooring were the same/had elements that we originally selected. My husband and I had organized the trip with a fellow classmate of mine from Barnard College, Columbia University and her husband a retired math dept chair from Georgia Tech who had not returned to Paris for nearly 50 years since his summer at Rouen when he was an undergraduate at Yale. Our 30 year old son was in Germany and Spain and joined us for two weekends. We had been returning to Paris every few years for a short week or less to the convenient and tourist centered Sorbonne and Tour Eiffel and Left Bank areas and found that this was much nicer to be in a true neighborhood. Montmartre is great to visit but just too crowded and the Champs de la Mar is isolated. This location in Bastille Marais is very much like it is in the Upper West Side near Columbia University ie W72-116 and the older NYC Chelsea or San Francisco out by the Richmond or Boston. It is not touristy and quite safe. There are many cafes and groceries but not many shops other than flooring and bathroom remodeling places until you walk to the Marais area. It was easy to walk to Notre Dame, Ile de St. Louis, the Jardin de Plantes, and even Place de Voges and Sacre Coeur. The small elevator worked perfectly every time. We had a washer-dryer and printer and internet and telephone and even a TV which we never watched. The owner is a world traveler and there are two walls of wonderful books you can read and there is an excellent personalized guide reference. Although we did not need it even baby high chairs and mats. The view of the Tour Eiffel twinkling 8p-midnight on the hour was charming almost every night when we had our glass of wine. The area is within walking distance of Quai de la Rapee and Bastille and Gare de Lyon metro stations. The stairs are fewer at Quai de la Rapee and it is less crowded. We discovered the convenience of the nearby buses 69/20/24/63 to Sacre Coeur, Louvre, D'Orsay, all the way to Tour Eiffel -Champs de la Mar once we could find that stops and the directions. The buses are slower but more relaxing and one can enjoy the ride to see the neighborhoods. There were three farmers markets - Aligre, Ledru-Rollin and Bastille and Carrefour and Monoprix plus terrific cafes open till midnight/2am even on a weekday. I still must return again to the Bastille farmers market for Coquilles St. Jacques - yes fresh scallops in their shell at a price more reasonable than London. Yes we did enjoy going out till almost midnight to Nuit Blanc and the Montmartre Wine Festival. We dined nearby at "A La Fragate" - a terrific seafood restaurant with souffle and the traditional brasserie Bofinger all within walking distance. Our son enjoyed Cafe de la Presse and Chez Papa all within blocks. We were next to La Maison Rouge museum which our Paris resident friends told us is a terrific contemporary museum and it is. The Paris Bastille opera is within blocks. We went out of town to Giverney -Rouen so did not get to enjoy every day in Paris so must of course return again and this apt is a wonderful and easy base. Our son who is half our age and we equally enjoyed being in this neighborhood. Excellent Lili 10/17/2018 2:14:00 AM