LE MARAIS, PARIS
Our Rue Chapon Apartment is in Le Marais district (3rd Arrondissement) of Paris in a building from the 18th century. It is a five minute walk north of the Pompidou Center and very close to all the action of Le Marais, but on a very quiet street. It’s also a 18 minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral, 20 minutes to the Louvre, and importantly, close to several metro stations and the RER train line at Les Halles that will take you to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The building itself is very clean and quiet. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (which would be the 4th in the American standard of counting floors) but there is an elevator. It is a one bedroom apartment with one double bed and a fold-out couch in the living room. There is a small kitchen with a refrigerator, electric range and a microwave. We also have a washer/dryer.
The apartment is small but very functional, with exposed beams original to the building’s construction in the 1700’s and tall windows in the living room and bedroom that can be opened for a lovely cross breeze.