Studio Racine

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Location : Paris Arrondissement 4, France

Bedroom : 1 Size : 323 Sq. Ft.
Bathroom : 1 Floor : 2nd
Sleeps up to 2-3 guests Price : 195€/night 1365€/week

So, what is it about this apartment that I love ?
It's beautiful.
It's extraordinarily comfortable.
It's very, very quiet. Every single possilbility to maximize comfort has been implemented.
It is the perfect pied a terre for a long weekend or an extended visit to the City of Light.

And, who is the perfect client for this apartment ?
A couple happy to sleep in the same large comfortable bed together (!), with or without a third guest - child, teenager or friend along for the trip.

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Location : The Village Saint Paul, oldest and most colorful neighborhood in Paris. This apartment is just a block from Metro Line 1 and two blocks from the Seine, it is walking distance to almost all major attractions in Paris including the Louvre, Places Des Vosges, Bastille Opera, and Notre-Dame.

Description : This is a gorgeous, totally renovated large Parisian studio in a 17th century building with massive oak beams, Jerusalem limestone and old oak floors, luxurious fabrics, antique furnishings and all modern amenities. It is in the heart of the ancient Marais, tucked away from the noise of the city on a quiet courtyard. Every attention has been given to charm and comfort.

The apartment is two short flights up from the ground floor (sorry, no elevator). A personal CONCIERGE will meet you when you arrive and will be available during your stay, chauffeur service to and from airport available (additional fee,strongly recommended). The concierge will meet you and give you your keys and acquaint you with your apartment.


  • Air Conditioning : central air conditioning
  • Linens Provided : high end, luxurious linens
  • Housekeeping : included, approximately twice weekly for stays of 2 weeks or less, once weekly for longer stays.
    Additional housekeeping available upon request at 60E/visit. 
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Queen Bed : bed size is actually 160cm, or midway between American queen and king size bed.
  • Convertible Bed : the sofa is also a single bed, 70cm wide, 190cm long.


  • Cable/Satellite TV : FLAT SCREEN TV with CNN, BBC and many other English and foreign language channels.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo System


  • Full Kitchen : high end appliances, induction cook top.
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available : Yes, nearby restaurant owners are friends and can arrange for delicious gourmet meals for take out.


  • Telephone : FREE to call both fixed and mobile phones in US, Canada & France, as well as landlines in Australia.
  • Free Long Distance : FREE to call both fixed and mobile phones in US and Canada.
  • Broadband Internet : ADSL in apartment, plug and play, high speed and no additional charges.
  • WiFi (Wireless Internet) : high speed, easy set up, no additional charges.

Other amenities

Central Air Conditioning, Free ADSL, Washer/Dryer, Maid Service, CONCIERGE SERVICES, CHAUFFEUR pick up at airport (additional fee), Answering machine, Cable TV (80+ channels) with CNN and BBC, Stereo and CD Player, Full Kitchen with high-end appliances, Coffee maker, Microwave/convection oven, Heated towel racks, In room safe, Iron and Ironing board, Hairdryer, Ample storage, This is an apartment for non-smokers only


  • No Pets Allowed
  • Not Suitable for children under 12
  • Smoking Not Allowed: absolutely no smoking in apartment or common space areas, thank you.

Activities (on site and nearby)

  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Street markets
  • Antiquing
  • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
  • Live Theatre
  • Museums

Other activities

  • Groceries, Antiques, Wine stores, Cheese stores, etc



We had a great 3 days in this lovely small studio in Paris before we moved to a hotel for a conference. The location is exceptional, right near great shopping, walking distance to key areas (Notre Dame, Le Marais, Place des Vosges etc. The apartment is on the backside of an inside courtyard and is exceptionally quiet.
Marc the concierge is unbelievable and was responsive to all our requests.
They pay attention to clear directions on use of any item in the apartment so you feel comfortable from the start.

Easy walk to St Paul metro stop.

Only caution is that it is up 2 flights of narrow stairs so if you have trouble with stairs, look elsewhere.

We moved to a boutique hotel in Montparnasse and the apartment was infinitely better.

Comment by Mike N (Golden, CO)

We couldn't have expected more for the apartment. It was nicely modern with rustic touches, had the amenities we needed, and was located within walking distance to many sites. Great neighborhood too.

Jim, Marc, and his team were great to work with a each interaction was positive.

I will certainly work with them again in my future visits to Paris.

Comment by CG (Portland, OR)

Perfection is the least I could say about Jim, his colleagues, and his wonderful apartment. State of the art kitchen and bathroom facilities (imagine, a heated towel rack?!), super plush temperpedic mattress, high speed wifi, gorgeous 17th century french finishings, dark cherry woods, beautiful Parisian renaissance artwork...what more could you want?! Oh, location! This lush apartment is TRULY in the heart of the Marais, nearby exquisite boutique inspired cafes, shops, and bustling art-deco streets. May I additionally add the service included in this wonderful accommodation! Marc (the primary host) constantly checked on my friend and I to make sure all needs were met. For example, the batteries for the air conditioner were dull, 10 minutes later...replaced! The hot water in the shower wasn´t as hot as I liked? No problem! Marc fixed the heater, and go to go in 15 minutes! This apartment was at the level of having a luxury hotel with the privacy of your own space. Jim, Marc, Mathius....I will remember you fondly for all my next trips to Paris, I remain loyal to you!

Comment by michhrose (Switzerland)

My husband and I stayed here for three nights last week while visiting Paris and it was OUTSTANDING! The apartment looks exactly like the photos and has the perfect mix of "character" and modern-day amenities. We were coming off two weeks of backpacking and were especially happy to see the lovely washer/drier! The booking process leading up to our visit was very smooth, and then Matthias, our concierge, was waiting for us at the apartment when we arrived. He provided a map of recommendations/neighborhood spots that was very helpful, and was always just a phone call away if we needed him. The location of the apartment is excellent, the immediate neighborhood is quiet and charming, but a quick walk Notre Dame, the Bastille, etc. We had excellent weather so we did most of our exploring on foot (Louvre and Musee d'Orsay are a bit farther but a nice walk). We have already recommended this apartment to friends who are planning a Paris visit next year, and we hope to return ourselves sometime soon!

Comment by Ursula (Seattle, WA)

We were more than satisfied with this delightful apartment,comfortable,clean,up to date appliances,great area close to lovely restaurants,concierge very friendly and helpful, we would definitely stay here again if in Paris..thank you Jim Marc and victor it was a fantastic week for us and your lovely home made it extra special : sorry we didn't get to meet you Jim and Marc personally to thank you for your time you gave us online phone etc leading up to our holiday

Comment by J & C Leeton (new australia)

If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay where you will feel as though you are part of the neighborhood you must stay here. The apartment is very private and quiet, and beautifully furnished. We enjoyed being able to walk to the Metro, grocery store, and restaurants within literally minutes. The Seine is also a short walk away. The apartment was easy to reserve and the payment process was smooth. Marc went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. He also taught us a lot about the local history and culture. Our expectations were far exceeded. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer!

Comment by Patricia (Newnan, GA)

My wife and I stayed in this apartment during our week long trip to Paris. The apartment was as advertised and met all of our expectations. The apartment has an fantastic location as it's near many restaurants and shops, and is very short walk to the metro station and a taxi stand. It made it very easy for us to get anywhere in the city using the public transportation.

The management company is first class and very professional. We found both concierges (Marc and Mathias) to be very responsive and easy to reach with any questions we had. I highly recommend the apartment and would stay here again.

Comment by Jamie (Dallas, TX)

My wife and I stayed in this lovely studio apt while visiting Paris for our honeymoon. The space is quiet, and comfortable. The location is ideal for seeing attractions, shops and restaurants. Jim and Marc were both responsive and the payment process was easy. They provide a binder with suggestions of places to eat etc. They even arranged for a driver to take us to the airport. We had to pay for the ride but it was no more expensive than the cab ride from the airport had been and a very nice, comfortable ride. We would definitely stay again!

Comment by Amy (Seattle, WA)

Apartment - Great, gorgeous! Couldn't have asked for more!
Location - Perfect!
Staff - Cordial. Superb service!

Comment by Victor C.

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay in the St. Paul studio. Matthias was wonderful and the location was amazing. We truly felt like we lived there and it was very unique over a regular hotel. It was very clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. What a treat and we can't wait to return.

Comment by Kathy Ambrose

My husband and I stayed here in mid August for 10 days. What a perfect studio! The accommodations were wonderful! The apartment is arrived at after walking through that amazing 16c beamed hallway that opens up into a small courtyard, that leads up a winding staircase-up a few flights to your beautifully appointed rooms. The location couldn't have been better! We were steps from the Seine, a few blocks from the St. Paul subway stop and bus route. We so miss our home in Paris! Coming home after a day of walking- to soak in that lovely deep tub, drink our wine and collapse into that large, heavenly bed....All we think about is when can we return! Thank you for everything!

Comment by Debra G.

The St Paul studio apartment is charming and in a perfect location. My husband and I loved everything about the apartment. The decor is beautiful. It was close to taxis and buses and almost everything is in walking distance, which was a plus to me. I wouldn't change a thing about the apartment! Jim has a little piece of heaven in Paris! I recommend Jim's apartment to anyone traveling to Paris and wants the perfect place to stay!

Comment by Tina Mann

My daughter and I adored our time at your St Paul pied a terre.
What a delightful neighborhood. We walked up to St Martin Canal and enjoyed the delicious and varied food of the neighborhood. Marc was amazing as I am sure you know.
The flat was adorable and perfectly appointed. Thank you for sharing this with us and providing the details and launching pad for our practically perfect in every way Paris adventure.
Thank you immensely, so far you have made our trip!

Comment by Kristina Houston, Texas

We had a wonderful time. The St. Paul studio was lovely and the location could not have been more perfect. Mathias was beyond helpful and assisted with anything and everything. We stayed there in January, and the snow was an unexpected, but beautiful surprise.
Thanks again!

Comment by DJ

We loved our recent stay at the comfortable and beautifully decorated St. Paul Studio. Mathias,our concierge during our 8 day stay, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make our visit enjoyable. The apartment is very quiet yet near shopping,great bakeries, and the Metro. We'll definitely contact Jim the next time we plan a visit to Paris and we've already highly recommended the apartment to several friends!

Comment by Pat & Denis (NJ)

Our stay in the St. Paul studio in Paris was AMAZING to say the least! The studio is beautifully decorated, and has a warm and inviting feeling, and is yet elegant and sophisticated. The neighborhood is quiet and the location superb, close to the METRO, restaurants, and a fresh fruit market. Right next door is an amazing patisserie, which offers the most incredible indulgences. The studio is what "made" our trip to Paris so special! In my opinion, Jim's apartments are a step above the best five star hotels. When in Paris again, we will most definitely stay in one of Jim's apartments! I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Paris! Very highly recommended!!!!!

Comment by Tony Pruitt & Kevin DeLoach

I have been traveling to Paris for work for several months now and was lucky enough to stumble across these fantastic apartments! The St. Paul studio was just perfect for relaxing after a long work week or a long day of sightseeing on the weekends. The accommodations, driver and concierge were superb. I would highly recommended this apartment for a cozy stay in a great part of Paris.

Comment by Karol

We loved our stay here! Great location so it was easy getting around the city. It's always nice to have your own place instead of a hotel.

Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

Comment by Tim(Atlanta)

A perfect studio with a great location! We were met at the apt by Marc, our concierge for our stay. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and offered to help make our stay as comfortable as possible. In addition, there was a great feature in the apt. A 3-ring binder with information on appliances and their use as well as restaurants in the neighborhood and who spoke English at the different spots. It was very helpful and having everything so organized was very comforting! The apt has a very nicely updated kitchen and bathroom and is very comfortable for any length of stay. We were so pleased with everything that we will only find Jim's apts on our next Paris visit!

Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

Comment by J & L(Rancho Mirage, CA)

I would highly recommend this apartment for any couple visiting Paris. The apartment had everything necessary for a comfortable stay, and was so much nicer than a hotel. I have stayed in many hotels in Europe, and the apartment was the most enjoyable by far. Don't let the small square footage deter you from staying here...all hotel rooms are tiny in Paris, and the apartment layout makes it seem larger than it is. The location was superb - lots of restaurants, Monoprix just down the road, very near the Seine, and just a short walk to two Metro stops on two different lines...very convenient. The washer/dryer was the best - just press a button before bed and wake up to fresh, dry clothes! We were never "missing" anything...the apartment is very well-stocked with appliances, comfort items, and supplies. We will absolutely stay at this apartment when we return to Paris. We give it our highest recommendation.

Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

Comment by Anonymous(Chicago, IL)

My partner and I stayed in this elegant apartment for a week in December. It's wonderfully furnished, incredibly located, and quite comfortable. We loved it so much, that we plan to rent it again in May. I can't recommend this property enough!

Comment by James Beatty(Atlanta, GA)

My wife and I rented Studio St.Paul for two weeks in October. We liked almost everything about this apartment. It's attractive and well equipped especially for a rental apartment. The location is excellent with ready access to a number of metro lines. The neighborhood is great for food shopping and restaurants. It is lively and safe, but the apartment, which is on a couryard, is very quiet. It is great having an apartment as opposed to a hotel room. With several excellent bakeries within a two blocks, we always had breakfast in the apartment, and if we were in the area at mid-day, bought sandwiches for lunch. We were also able to have wine and cheese before going to an evening concert. We rented a different apartment a few years earlier, but studio St. Paul was definitely superior. We'll be back.

Comment by Ben27(Savannah, GA)

The St Paul Studio was the perfect place to call "home" during a recent vacation in Paris. The apartment completely lives up to the photos and description here, so there were no surprises. It was a great place to kick back and relax at the end of each busy day. I hadn't stayed in this area of Paris before and was happy to find that within very easy walking distance there were 3 Metro stops, a supermarket, and a variety of great restaurants. Jim and his team were extremely gracious hosts, helping with everything from a walk-through of the apartment and its features, to restaurant recommendations, directions, even luggage storage. I'll be recommending this apartment to my friends.

Comment by Anonymous

The St. Paul studio apartment was absolutely perfect for our week-long stay in Paris. It is a gorgeous place, that is quite comfortable for two. The lighting and decor were very thoughtfully planned, and it felt cozy yet elegant. The tub and shower combo and bathroom decor were also very nice, something you would never find in a hotel in this price range in Europe. The arrangement with the nearby hotel is extremely convenient for guests as well, and their staff were courteous and very helpful. I also highly recommend taking advantage of the driver service; it made our arrival SO smooth! The location was a dream, just a couple of blocks in either direction from the Seine and the metro respectively. Quiet yet lively neighborhood, excellent bakeries just down the block for morning pastries and cafe au lait. I will definitely return to one of Jim's apartments when we visit Paris again!

Comment by Katie46(Washington, DC)

Just returned from a week staying in this lovely apartment. Location is PERFECT! I truly can't think of a better location for exploring. There is a great bakery downstairs and you are just 1/2 a block off a main street with all the small, independent cheese, wine, vegetable shops that make Paris truly unique. Metro is only a couple of block up the street. The apartment itself has everything you need and having a concierge service was a nice benefit that most private apartments don't offer. Highly recommended!

Comment by Christina 2(Oakland, CA)

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