The apartment is in the Bastille/Marais neighborhood, one of the trendiest areas of Paris. Conveniently located on the edge of the Marais, it's tucked away in a private pedestrian passage on the borders of the 3rd, 4th, and 11th arrondisements. It is a five minute stroll to the Place des Vosges and the Seine. In 15 minutes you can walk to the Île Saint Louis, Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter.
We are also just steps from one of the most convenient metro stops with several direct lines. You are a short, direct Metro ride away to the Louvre, the Champs Elysses, the Eiffel Tower the Musee d'Orsay, Montmartre, St. Germain, and so much more.
A 24 hour Taxi stand is across the street, as are bus stops to the top sights.
Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafes
Just outside your door are dozens of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. From quaint bistros, to local hangouts, to the trendiest new openings of the best known chefs.
And of course, on just about every corner you can find the most tempting patisseries, bakeries, and chocolate shops.
To top it all off, on Thursdays and Sundays, the long park across the street turns into Paris's largest open air market, the famous Bastille Market, where you can rub shoulders with the city's pickiest foodies and top chefs. You can buy everything from the finest produce, fresh seafood, the most impeccable meats, prepared foods... as well as jewelery, wine direct from small vineyards, and crafts to take home with you! Our private Cour also has one of the oldest coffee roasters in Paris, the Brulerie Daval. You can buy whole bean or freshly ground coffee from Madame, as well as all kinds of exotic loose leaf tea.
The apartment is located in one of the most special and private places in Paris. Even many native Parisians admit they don't know about it. La Cour was built in the 1700's as part of the old Bastille fortress; it was originally the barracks where the King's archers lived. Now it is a quiet residential haven with art galleries and an historic Coffee Roaster. It is a historically preserved passage, and no cars or vehicles are allowed. Two gates at either end close at 7:00 pm, and only residents -- and you -- will have keys to get in and out. This means you will never be wakened by trash trucks or motorcyles! It truly is like stepping back into Old Paris. It's a very special place and our dream come true.