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Description
This 750sqft apartment, fully refurbished in 2008, is located on 3rd floor (2nd French floor) of a XIXth century building in Northern Marais, a few steps away from the charming Square du Temple and 2 blocks away from the famous rue de Bretagne and its amazing open air market. Fully equipped, this 2 BR/2BA can sleep up to 6 persons, with 2 queen size beds and a very comfortable sofa bed in the living room.

The apartment contains a bright and large living/dining room with a fully equipped open kitchen, and two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom or shower room. One of the bedrooms can be fitted with one queen size bed or two single beds, depending on your needs.

The entire apartment has been newly remodeled in Winter 2008 with careful attention to restore the apartment's original features (parquet floor, moldings, high ceilings) while at the same time providing all modern amenities and conveniences. It has been professionally decorated with a mix of modern comfortable furniture and some carefully chosen French antiques.

The living room area is equipped with a very comfortable (and easy-to-handle...) sofa bed. A splendid 'meuble de metier" found at the flea market can be used as a desk when checking your emails or writing some postcards... Cable TV (with CNN International and BBC World among others) and DVD player, hidden in another elegant antique piece of furniture, are also available in the living room.

Our large dining table can easily welcome 8 to 10 people, which will enable you to have friends come over for dinner!

The first bedroom, overlooking the street, is nevertheless very quiet as traffic at night is close to zero... It is equipped with large built-in closets, a queen size bed, antique nightstand and has an en-suite shower room.
The second bedroom, overlooking the building courtyard, is also equipped with large built-in closets, a TV and has its own very traditional en-suite bathroom. The beds can be adjusted as a queen size bed or two single beds depending on what you need.

Free DSL wifi Internet is available as well as free calls to landlines in the US, UK and several other countries. All related instructions, as well as operating instructions for household appliances and our best addresses in the neighborhood will be listed in a file at your attention in the apartment.

The closest subway station is Republique (line 3, 5, 8, 11) giving you easy access to place de la Concorde, Opera, Bastille, etc.
A Velib stop is just at the end of the street, on place de la Republique.
Bus lines 20 et 65 (place de la République) will take you in 10 mn to Gare de Lyon.

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Amenities
 - Non-smoking  - Elevator  - Electrical heaters
 - Fans  - Phone with voice mail  - Cable TV (with CNN and BBC)
 - DVD player  - WIFI high speed internet connexion  - Ipod dock
 - Laptop  - Induction cooktop  - Microwave
 - Fridge  - Freezer compartment  - Diswasher
 - Washer-dryer  - Electrical coffee machine  - Electrical kettle
 - Toaster  - Hair dryer(s)  - Linens
Additional services
Cleaning during your stay at your charge
Rates
6000 euros/month
Nearby attractions
Le Marais , what used to be Paris' jewish neighborhood, is now one of the hippest destinations.

The Marais includes the 3rd and the 4th arrondissements. It's an area that you'll want to visit every time you're in Paris. You'll find so many reasons to go: Centre Georges Pompidou, this amazing designed building with a lot more to offer than just a museum, la Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, a must for contemporary photos exhibits, la Place des Vosges, a magnificent Renaissance square, le Musee Picasso, one of the largest Picasso collections in the world which is displayed in a beautiful 17th century building : l'hotel Sale, le Musee Carnavalet...

As a member of the neighborhood, I can tell you that the Marais is also mainly a place to hang out: choosing the right place to have a proper lunch, wandering around the narrow streets and peeking into private courtyard and private mansions ( Hotel Particulier). Sunday is probably when the Marais is at its liveliest as that's almost the only spot in Paris for Sunday shoppers!!!
The upper part of the Marais is becoming increasingly exciting for strolling.
There are a lot of hip boutiques. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Antik Batik, rue de Turenne, takes you on a journey anywhere between Bombay, Marrakech and Rio de Janeiro; this is fashion without frontiers for urban women , a very sought after exotic-chic fashion brand of Paris.
Erotokritos, rue Vieille du temple, offers beautiful collections presented on steel fittings and cement blocks. This Greek designer is amazingly gifted when it comes to colour, don't miss it!!!
AB 33 et N 60, rue charlot, Agathe's boutiques, propose a selection of many essential labels such as Isabel Marrant, Christina Ti, Tocca... and you can also find the hottest young talent before anyone else. Luckily for me, it's in my neighborhood!!!!!
APC, rue Vieille du Temple, a fuss free boutique concept, simple fashion, minimalist and high quality.

Shopping for the kids in the Marais is also a must, sometimes expensive, but so beautiful!!!!! you will want to buy everything for your lovely babies... Have you ever been to Zef, rue Debelleyme, Bonton, rue Vieille du temple, Le marchand d'etoile, rue de Turenne, Petit Bateau, rue de Sevigne???? you should, you'll love it...
We often walk around with my kids from the very charming Square du Temple, Upper part of the Marais to Place des Vosges. We sometimes grab something to go - could be a falafel and in that case L'as du Falafel, rue des Rosiers, is hands down the best one- and pic nic in one of the park, you may want to try the park across the street from Le centre culturel Suedois , rue Payenne; it's very very quiet and pleasant!
If it's not too sunny, which may happen in Paris!!! one of my favorite cafes in the neighborhood is Le Loir dans le Theiere, rue des rosiers, where you can sink into the sofas or armchairs and eat fabulous pastries. The food is always delicious, everyone that has ever worked there, Gilles, Philippe... is very professional, helpful and smiley and the owner, Paul, is the best!!!
I also like to sit and watch the world go by from Le Petit Fer a Cheval, a tiny bar on rue vielle du Temple, where you can eat a fabulous tarte tatin!!!.
Le Progres, rue de Bretagne, is a very traditional bar and cafe and has a great terrasse which is so perfect for a coffee and croissant in the morning. I know we eat too much in France!!!!

I also highly recommend the wonderful "Marche des Enfants Rouges" located on rue de Bretagne, where you will find fabulous deli-type food as well as raw ingredients.
If you like japanese food, you cannot leave without trying this beautiful japanese deli in the Market
Try the salvage salmon from the fish shop inside the market , it's soooo good.
Le Cours des Halles just off the Market to the left on rue de bretagne offers the best selection of organic fruit and vegetables.
If you want to prepare a beautiful bavette, you want to go to la Boucherie de la Mairie, Fred the owner will give you the best one of the neighborhood.

Don't worry we will provide you with a detailed list and maps when you are here!!!!!!

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