Artist Penthouse w/balcony • St-Germain-des-Prés 2 Bedroom

6eme ardt, Paris, France
metro: St Germain des Pres
size: 70m2 or 753 Sq Ft.
sleeps: up to 4 / kids ok: ages 8+
baths: 2
air conditioning: no
fans: yes
floor number: european 5th
elevator in building: no (up 5 flights of stairs) property interior: 2 levels

This arty whimsical penthouse apartment, located up 5 flights of stairs in the very heart of one of the most coveted corners of Saint Germain des Prés, is the perfect vacation rental apartment for a uniquely unconventional, truly Parisian, living experience.

This Paris vacation rental, the epitome of shabby chic, has been lovingly decorated by the owner, a French artist, with an eclectic mix of antiques and brocante finds. Indian fabrics and artwork collected during the owner’s travels throughout France and India fill the apartment with warmth and color. Additionally, the owner has sprinkled some pieces of her personal artwork about the space adding to the seductive charm of this enchanting apartment.

With its private balcony and panoramic views of Paris, this Paris apartment is well worth the climb to its 5th floor location. The whimsical old world charm makes this gem of an apartment a divinely cozy escape in the very center of Paris’ chic St Germain neighborhood for those looking for authenticity without fuss.

This funky duplex apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Please note: There is only one toilet in the flat located independently of the two bathrooms.)

Upon entering your vacation rental apartment, you will find a long, country-style kitchen outfitted with a gas-burning Cornu stove, a dishwasher and plenty of pots and pans to cook up fabulous meals with your day’s fresh market finds. The sunny living room, with its mix of French and Indian antiques and artwork, features original terra cotta floors, a dining table with seating for 4-6, a couch and an armchair for relaxing after a day of touring.

On the main level you will find the first bedroom, with a double bed, antique desk and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink. The apartment’s one toilet/W.C. is located by the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor. The entire 1st floor of the apartment (kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room and bedroom) is paved in historic original terracotta French tiles. The tiles are lovely but slanted and heterogeneous. This adds charm and authenticity but may not be what many travelers unaccustomed to ancient buildings might expect.

Up a carpeted flight of stairs, you will find the second bedroom with queen bed located under a charming mansard. The room is illuminated with skylights that give out onto the Paris skyline and more panoramic city views. The en-suite bathroom has an antique stand-alone tin bathtub and sink. (Please note: The tub is an antique and is a high step in and could be a problem for someone who has trouble climbing. Additionally, this bathroom does not have a shower. The shower is downstairs in the other bathroom.)

Off of the bedroom you will find a cozy and light-filled office/reading room, with a piano, desk, armchair and colorful divan. Access to the apartment’s lovely terrace is from this study. Enjoy meals or evening drinks with views of many of the major Parisian monuments.

This apartment is the perfect pied-à-terre for seasoned travelers and tourists that are looking for an authentic French living experience. You will be living in a real French home with all of its idiosyncrasies, down to the wobbly-legged table and chairs, scratched antique furniture, slanted floors, mismatched English tea cups and glorious Parisian rooftop views.

The Artist Penthouse apartment is an ideal spot for writers, artists, photographers, poets and bohemians ready to enter in to the poetic world of a French artist who divides her time between Paris, Burgundy and India. This is not the ideal apartment for those looking for North American style comfort, or the amenities of a classic hotel. This is comfort in a relaxed and fabulous way. Those of you who are ready for this unique experience will have a wonderful stay.
Please note:
** We are happy to accommodate children aged 8 and older in this property.
** This apartment is a 5th floor walk-up (no elevator). There is also an internal staircase within the apartment. This could be a problem for anyone with issues climbing stairs.
** There are also many fragile fabrics and antiques that require special consideration in the flat. Children aged 8+ are welcome but caution is advised due to the many stairs, the balcony, and the fragile nature of the furnishings.
** Due to a design quirk, there is no washbasin in the WC. For hand-washing, please use the kitchen sink.


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Rental Includes

  • Cleaning (once a week for rentals over 14 nights)
  • Concierge (upon request for additional fee)
  • Greeter
  • Guidebook of area
  • Internet (high speed wireless)
  • May not be ideal with young children (children 8+ years welcome)
  • Telephone: FREE calls to US, CA land lines and cell phones, & FREE calls to land lines in many other countries, please inquire for specific countries included
  • Welcome package (wine and flowers on arrival)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen
  • Bathroom 1: (Half bath) toilet, sink
  • Bathroom 2: (Half bath) sink, shower
  • Bathroom 3: (Full bath) sink, tub, hand held shower head


  • Coffee maker (French press, Italian press)
  • Gas stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table (up to 6 seated comfortably)
  • DVD player - Multizone
  • Fans
  • Fireplace - decorative
  • Full-length French windows
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating Throughout
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens & Towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Balcony (with breakfast table and chairs)
  • Panoramic View (Sacre Coeur)
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Computer (Samsung notebook)
  • Flat Screen TV

Nearby Attractions

  • All of Central Paris
  • Bon Marche Department Store
  • Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
  • Daily Food & Produce Markets
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts
  • Latin Quarter
  • Luxembourg Garden
  • Notre Dame
  • Organic market
  • Saint Sulpice
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Seine River
  • Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants





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season per week
Mar 15 - Oct 31 US$ 2750
Nov 1 - Mar 15 US$ 2450
December 20 - January 4 US$ 3300
August US$ 2450

Monthly rates are based on 28 days for rentals of one month. Longer rentals follow the calendar month.

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