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Paris 5th arrondissement charming studio apartment to rent


Charming 26m2 studio apartment in Rue Descartes, in the heart of the famous Rue Mouffetard Quarter. A calm and light haven on the 4th floor with views to France's most prestigious school Lycee Henri IV and the Pantheon on one side and the Parisian roofs off the peaceful courtyard on the other side, this studio exudes the charm of historical Paris with its exposed timber beams and fireplace.

Newly renovated in January 2011, the "Studio Descartes" apartment features state of the art amenities including wall mounted flat screen TV with Ipod/Iphone dock and cable Panasonic TV including international channels, high speed internet and wireless, phone connection with free calls to French landlines/mobiles and international landlines to over 130 countries as well as latest model of Brand washing machine and dryer, induction hot plates and LG microwave.

Cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen with the exquisite local produce you get in the Rue Mouffetard at the fresh food markets or walk down to the Seine River (10 min) with a champagne picnic from one of the numerous local wine merchants in the street.

The calm location of the "Studio Descartes" in the back building invites a good night sleep in the loft sleeping area (mezzanine to be accessed with ladder) with a queensize mattress, or turn your living room into a junior suite by easily converting the trendy "Sullivan" sofa into a luxury bed with a high quality queensize mattress (top grade of density, "HR 35", high resilience with 35kg/m3). The small bathroom features a good size shower (we are both very tall people!), a sink and toilet.

Thanks to its location on the 4th level, enjoy light entering through the large windows. This is the most historic part of Paris, so no elevator in the antique building with typical Parisian stone stairs leading you up to your private sanctuary. But you do get your daily workout - no gym pass needed!!

As well as having rue Mouffetard downstairs and the Pantheon close by, just down the road is  Le Hammam de la Mosquee de Paris (authentic Arabic steambaths).

Closest metro station is 5 minutes away: Place Monge (Line 7) and Cardinal Lemoine (Line 10), RER Line B Luxembourg Station (regional express train network to Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports, change to Linne C to Versailles) only 10 minutes walking distance. This also takes you to St Michel, Chatelet - Les Halles, Gare du Nord.

Book tip: Ernest Hemingway "A Moveable Feast" (a copy is in the studio for you to read during your stay if you wish). "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then whereever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast" - Hemingway. He lived across the street and the old Paris city wall goes through the main building, so you are experiencing 12th century history live.

Price: $1250 per week. For 3 people $1450, for 4 $1550. Less than a week (minimum 5 nights) $195 a night,  $235 for 3 people and $245 for 4 people. Rental deposit 30% required with balance payable six weeks before arrival. A 300 euro security deposit also to be paid on arrival at studio in Paris. 25% loading for Xmas-New Year. Note: apartment not suitable for toddlers.

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