In the few years that Iâ€™ve been visiting Paris, Iâ€™ve always stayed in apartments; all of them in Le Maraisâ€¦
There was the tiny â€˜apartmentâ€™ with huge windows overlooking Rue des Lombards, its cobblestone streets always packed with revellers â€“ it was a busy and noisy area but I loved it!
In a charming courtyard on a quieter part of Rue de Turenne was the bright duplex furnished with vintage suitcases.
We stayed on Rue de Jarente last year, in a quaint old ivy-covered building inside an adorable cobblestone and garden courtyard
We left things too late and almost didnâ€™t get our Le Marais apartment this year, but our friend L. came through for us at the last minute… otherwise, this post would have been about a quaint studio on the Left Bank in the 7th with views of the Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars â€“ which I guess wouldnâ€™t have been a bad thing, but I prefer ‘the marsh’.
I love Le Marais; it feels very much like my neighbourhood now, I know where to get good bread (Au Petit Versailles Du Marais), a nearby place with fallafel so incredible it’s perhaps the best in Paris, and it’s open till midnight â€“ Laâ€™s du Fallafel (except for Saturdays and Jewish holidays).
And, I just found a vegan restaurant (Le Potager du Marais).
This year, we also discovered The Broken Arm for great coffee, and the popular Marche Les Enfant Rouges is always great for lunch in the neighbourhood (try the Morracan food stall).
Our apartment this time was on a narrow curved street off of Rambuteau, secluded in a quiet open courtyard on the first floor of a stately 16th century building.
The suite had a bright and open layout with large glass doors and windows, cosy and delightfully furnished offering all the comforts and amenities of home.
I loved the colourful and vibrant accents, and how incredibly efficient these small Parisian apartments are.
And with its proximity to all my favourite places, itâ€™s one of the best parts of my vacation and why I keep returning to Le Marais.
1. Framed photos of the Eiffel Tower hang on the corner wall. 2. Front door from the courtyard. 3. A bed to sleep in. 4. A bright welcome.
1. Living room. 2. Bedroom. 3. Shower. 4. Pop of colour
1. An airy kitchenette 2. The views from inside 3.Home away from home!
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Beautiful apartment. They say that it does not matter where you’re staying while traveling, but I think that it may change a lot. The only problem would be to leave this lovely place, hahaha5 November, 2013 at 1:30 am
Thanks! Trust me, I didn’t want to leave it either 🙂6 November, 2013 at 6:26 pm
What a stunning apartment! When I lived in Paris I was over in the 11th but I had a friend in Le Marais and it was one of my favourite hang-out spots, especially on a Sunday. I love Le MarchÃ© des Enfants Rouges, l’As du fallafel and le Potager du Marais! I seem to remember a delicious chocolate chestnut brownie I had at the latter…5 November, 2013 at 11:49 am
It looks like you and I share the same favourite haunts. I should check in with you next time I’m going for things to do in the 11th 🙂6 November, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Man, the apartment looks sooooooo nice. It is the kind of place I would love to whisk Oh for a few days. Especially if I get to try the fallafel. Just showing my budding photographer mate some of your photos and he loves them.7 November, 2013 at 7:05 am
That appartement looks really cool but I prefer to stay in B&B’s or in cool small hotels.20 November, 2013 at 12:03 pm