This apartment is located in a historic building on the Ile-St-Louis, the most central point of Paris, bringing most of the interesting areas and sights within easy walking distance. The bedroom looks onto the beautiful garden facing the ancient facades of the Hotel de Lauzun, which was the home of the famous poets Baudelaire and Gautier as well as welcomed the Club of Haschinchins.
This apartment offers a unique combination of luxury and charm. Saint Louis Secret is very bright, quiet, and beautifully decorated in an elegant contemporary style with natural tones and hints of soothing green.
The kitchen area is fully equipped with all you need for preparing a meal. The bathroom is contemporary and has a rain water shower to relax under after a long day of exploring the city.
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“Perfect, Simply Perfect. With all the choices available from A La Carte Paris, how do you make a decision? As is usual in real estate it is location, location, location. Each district has its own unique character. The energy of the Latin Quarter, the ethnicity of the Marais, the central location and quiet of Isle St. Louis. Not dull, mind you, but a peaceful haven from which all the monuments, shopping districts and excitement of urban Paris are a manageable walk. After that walk, come back to the one main street on the island, visit the boulangerie, the fromagerie, and the charcuterie, then walk up those stone stairs showing the imprint of thousands of prior visits and open a bottle of wine, break the bread, eat the cheese and meat and realize why you work so hard during the rest of the year.”
“We had a wonderful time . The apartment was very clean and quiet and the location was fabulous. We enjoyed staying in Paris and thank you for the gracious welcome and all the information provided to us, it made our stay very enjoyable. ”
“We loved our stay at St Louis Secret. Isle St. Louis is so charming with plenty of shops, cafes, patisseries, restaurants and cheese shops. We enjoyed grabbing a café au lait and croissants or baguette sandwiches and heading out for the day to see all the amazing sights. The apartment is conveniently located near the Latin Quarter where we enjoyed many romantic dinners and strolled home along the Seine with views of Notre Dame. Often there are musicians playing on the bridges adding to the ambience. We felt like Parisians.
The apartment itself is small but fine for two guests. The bedding is comfortable but the sofa and chairs are not very comfortable. You must watch your step down and then up to enter the bathroom. Bring your own shampoo and soaps, as well as washcloths if you desire. Hand and bath towels are provided and there is plenty of closet space for clothes. Although we did not cook we were happy to have refrigerator, coffee maker, laundry, and space to move around. It is quiet and very safe there - much better than a hotel room. Thank you A la Carte Paris - we will return!”
“Shhh...there's a secret in Paris, an absolutely fabulous apartment that is a gem! Close to sites either by walking or a close metro stop. Easy to maneuver throughout Paris from here. But be prepared - so many great restaurants, shops, wine, cheese, a butcher, boulangeries - you won't even have to leave the Ile St Louis if you don't want to. We will absolutely return here as it was far better than staying in a hotel. It was all effortless and you felt like a true Parisian! Apartment has all you will need and the A La Carte team is readily available for any concerns or needs. All we can say is Merci! We can't wait to return.”
“My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay in Paris for my 50th birthday and the location of this apartment was a big part of the trip's success. This place is located on Ile Saint-Louis which is on the Seine and a stone's throw from Notre Dame and the Louvre. The neighborhood is quaint with bakeries, glaceries, restaurants, cafes, flower shops and other shops. It was fun to spend mornings and evenings walking around the streets - there was something always new to find around the corner. One of our favorite restaurants was right nearby as well (Sorza). The apartment itself is just as described, clean and cozy. We were there during some cool days, but the temperature was always very comfortable in the home. Also, there is a skylight in the main room that brings in plenty of natural light. Check-in was seamless. Phillip greeted us at the door and gave us a quick tour of the features of the apartment and the basics on the appliances - this place has everything you will need including a washer/dryer (though a load takes a while to complete). There is a helpful manual with all the info you will need about the apartment and the surrounding area. There were also several travel books on the shelf for reference. The size of the home was very comfortable for me and my girlfriend. It might be a bit small for more than two adults though. One other note of caution, the shower is nice, but small. I'm 6'3" and had a bit of trouble maneuvering around. Other than that the facilities were great. Make sure to look out the bedroom window at the delightful garden.”
“Perfect apartment for our first stay in Paris! My boyfriend and I visited for 4 days during a very cold part of the year, so it was nice to have such a comfortable place to come back to after the long days exploring the beautiful city! The apartment is exactly as described, and in an ideal location in the city to get wherever we wanted to go. What was most impressive about working with Katy and her team was their professionalism and communication- They were in touch the entire time leading up to our trip, during our stay, and even after to make sure we enjoyed the accommodations. I would definitely recommend!!”
“We loved our quiet nest on the Ile St. Louis! It was quiet, convenient, and beautiful! After driving around Provence for a week, we were ready to settle in, sleep in, wander in the neighborhood, fix simple meals, read and savor some down time. I especially enjoyed the modern, compact and efficient kitchen/ laundry appliances and comprising simple meals with very few ingredients. We did a lot of exploring on foot with easy access to the Marais and St Germain areas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space with us!”
“We stayed at the St. Louis Secret for several weeks in September, 2016. We liked the apartment and the location very much. The apartment is located on the second floor of a carragehouse, tucked into the side street off the Rue St. Louis, just a half block from the Sein, with a very quiet neighborhood atmosphere. The Ile Saint Louis has great restaurants and brassieries, along with boulangiers and grocery store. All very convenient to the apartment. The metro is St Paul, just a few minutes walk from the apartment at the edge of the Marais.”
“The location was spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the apartment. Communication with Katy was great and we felt very well looked after.”
“The Paris Secret apartment was a perfect choice for the two of us, celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary with a week in Paris. While the two flights of stairs looked daunting at first, they became wide and welcoming, and the drivers carried our bags up and down when we arrived and left.
We are walkers, and the location of the apartment enabled us to walk to the Jardin des Plantes and the Institute Arab, the Rodin Museum, the Carnavelet Museum, the Orangerie, and several other museums on the right and left bank. There were treasures within walking distance in every direction.
Isle St Louis was full of good restaurants, so we could catch a second wind and eat close to home. Auberge de la Reine Blanche, l'Orangerie, Cafe Med, Cafe St Regis, Sorza, le Caceau de l'isle were just around the corner. A small grocery and a bakery were nearby, and while we did not prepare full meals, we found breakfast food supplies easily.
The apartment was private, quiet, clean, safe, well-equipped, attractively decorated, and comfortable for two people. We enjoyed feeling as if we were "real" residents of our street. The staff of Paris a la Carte could not have been more helpful, and the drivers they arranged for our trips from Gare de Nord and to Charles de Gaulle airport were excellent.
We are totally satisfied customers. Thank you providing the ideal launching pad for a memorable week in Paris.”
“We just returned home from a wonderful trip to Paris, staying in a beautiful apartment, the St. Louis Secret on Ile St Louis. Was C'est Magnifique!!
The apartment was just like home, had everything we needed and more. Great bed, WiFi and kitchen all in the best neighborhood. We got to know the grocer and local shop owners. Loved it here, can't wait to come back!
A La Carte Paris made it easy and took care of everything. Will never use anyone else.
Thank you for making the trip with my Mom so memorable.”
“Our stay at "St. Louis Secret" was most enjoyable. Aside from the apartment itself, which was very comfortable, the location was unbelievable. Much of what one wants to see in Paris was within walking distance, and for those farther away we were a ten minute walk from the Metro (which is not only convenient, but so easy to use.) The A La Carte staff was most helpful throughout the booking and our stay. I highly recomend using your services and the "St.Louis Secret" apartment.”
“We had a wonderful stay at the St. Louis Secret apartment. Our stay was during the last two weeks of July. We experienced the ever changing Paris weather from a cold rainy day at the Tullieries watching the last laps of the Tour de France to hot Paris summer days. With the excellent Central Paris location you are close to everything. If you want to take the Metro you are close to many stations, take your pick.
We are a family of four. The apartment was big enough for us. We used it as our home for the two weeks. It had everything we needed. The island location is full of cute shops and restaurants. We ate at the local restaurants many nights. We begin to feel like locals. We did have a repair issue at the apartment and it was quickly taken care of. Ala Carte Paris are excellent hosts, when we return to Paris we would love to rent from them again.”
“Thank you for taking care of our rental needs while we were in Paris. This was our second time to use A la Carte Paris. As before, the experience was a pleasure. The apartment was as advertised: well located, well stocked with basic cooking needs (including coffee and champagne), and well maintained. The attraction of this apartment's location is not Ile St. Louis during the day when the streets are packed with people; rather, the attraction is in the evening when the area is quiet, appearing to be almost a small French town in its isolation from the Paris traffic. And finally--and as before--the A la Carte Paris staff were professional. They promptly returned emails and seemed to anticipate our needs. We look forward to our next stay with A la Carte Paris.”
“Our stay at St. Louis Secret was wonderful, great apartment & location. Jean Eric was a great host to show us the apartment and answer any of our questions. We loved staying on the I'le St. Louis it was the perfect spot, we walked everywhere from the d'Orsay to Luxembourg Gardens and beyond. Many cafes on the island, could have stayed a month and eaten there every day. Our stay of a week went by too fast!”
“I live in Berkeley, California, and recently stayed at the St. Louis Secret for a little over two weeks in April while in Paris to give talks and visit laboratories at two Paris Institutes. The central location of the apartment was ideal for me, as I could walk to both of the Institutes, one on the Left and one on the Right Bank. Also access the metro a block away made it easy to get to anywhere in Paris. I loved the apartment. It has been recently renovated with great good taste and charm to produce most welcoming environment. The bed was great and the new stare of the art appliances, and new modern bathroom were also a plus. What I loved best about the apartment was how quiet it was. It was not over the street but had windows onto two courtyards, one of which was quite lovely with huge chestnut trees and a lawn. Much quieter than my house in Berkeley! I particularly love the Ile St. Louis location. The shops along the rue St. Louis en Ile were most interesting and charming. I got fantastic cheeses and salamis and baguettes just around the corner from the apartment for fine meals at home. The A la Carte staff were most helpful and supportive, and responded to unforeseeable emergencies that arose with great flexibility and ingenuity. It is a very professional operation. I will definitely stay with them on my next visits to the institutes. As I was traveling alone, I much appreciated having the support of the A La Carte staff.”
“We stayed in Saint Louis Secret for a month. Working with a la carte Paris and Katy was wonderful. We rent apartments often in Paris as our work takes us there. A La Carte Paris is by far the best company we have rented from. They were attentive to our needs, checking in periodically to see how our stay was going. They made getting into the apartment and check out very easy.
The apartment was just perfect! It's location could not have been better. It is set on a little island with everything at your fingertips: food store, cheese store, bakeries and many restaurants to choose from, plus the location is just a short stroll from Notre Dame and The Marais. The look of the apartment is tres chic. The kitchen was well equipped with a dish washer and washing machine. The bed was super comfortable and maid service was provided every week. We will surely rent from A La Carte Paris again.”
“We stayed in St. Louis Secret for one week, just before Christmas. I'm French and I have lived several times in Paris, but it was my first experience of living right in the historic heart of Paris. St.Louis island is a perfect place to enjoy our capital. It's very safe, charming (so many little cafés, restaurants, and shops), peaceful, and at walking distance of such highlights as Notre Dame de Paris, the Quartier Latin, le Marais or the Louvre museum. The flat itself is a very cosy nest (great bed!) in an old, silent building. A few meters after going out of the building, you can walk along the Seine river or in a little street on the island, where you can buy French cheese, pastries or wines. If you want to have a romantic stay in Paris, choose this place!”
“We really enjoyed our stay at the St Louis Secret apartment with A La Carte Paris. It made our stay in Paris very memorable and we will definitely use A La Carte Paris whenever we are in Paris. The apartment itself was very central and we were able to explore by foot and metro all areas of Paris. We were always pleasantly surprised when we would plan our day the night before on Google maps and we would see that no matter where we chose to go in Paris it was easily accessible from the close metro stop or just a few minutes walk away. The apartment was cozy and the perfect size for us to come back to every night. The apartments amenities were all very useful and we even made breakfast and dinner a few times when we wanted to try the flavors of the local shops. By the end of our stay we felt like locals in Paris and we wouldn't of chosen to stay anywhere else.”
“The Saint Louis Secret apartment met all my fantasies of living like a Parisian in the center of Paris. It is buried away on a side street of the Ile, yet 1-2 minutes away from gourmet shops and restaurants (including the most famous ice creamery in Paris). In 5-10 minutes you can walk to Saint Paul village and the Marais on the right bank or the Latin Quarter on the left bank, or Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cité. Up two flights of wide steps, the apartment is comfortable and has every convenience (and all in working order). The bedroom overlooks an inner courtyard and is very quiet. The living room includes a small well equipped kitchen, a small dining area, and an internet phone that allows you free calls to your native country. The staff in the office of A La Carte are invariably helpful and friendly. There is no major fault I could name about the apartment. Try it out, and I’m sure you will agree.”
“This apartment is ideally situated for exploring both sides of the river and the island itself was an amazingly diverse location for shopping, eating and enjoying the Parisienne experience. We sampled the cuisine at the recommended restaurants and of course indulged in the Berthillon ice cream. In addition we hope we have left the citizens of Paris with sufficient inventory in their stores after our marathon shopping over the past seven days. Our husbands will be surprised at the amount we managed to pack to take home! There is no place like Paris for shopping after all, and we took full advantage while we were here. Thank you so much for everything. We will provide all our friends and family with a resounding recommendation for A La Carte Paris, as you truly provide first class accommodation and service.”
“We loved our stay at St. Louis Secret. The location was very charming, central to walking and public transportation. The apartment was well appointed and very tastefully decorated with many thoughtful touches of what would make for a comfortable stay, good closet space for hanging on nice wood hangers and lots of room for folded clothes. I liked the extra hooks in the bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom had enough shelves that I could unpack all my toiletries. The apartment had good light and was very quiet. I will never stay in a hotel room again in Paris. The website made it very easy and fast to find a suitable unit. I do not know how people waste all that time looking on VRBO.”
“John & I have now returned to Australia and would like to thank all at A La Carte Paris for our wonderful stay. The St Louis Secret apartment was a fantastic location and had everything we needed for our short stay. The decor was lovely & the bed comfortable. We will definitely use your website again when we return to Paris.”
“The apartment was even cuter than in the pictures! Service from the staff was perfect. We loved, loved, loved our accommodations and would make the same arrangements again in a heartbeat. The apartment made so much more sense for a week than did a hotel and ended up being a cost effective way to stay in Paris.”
“A note to record our appreciation of the St Louis Secret apartment. The apartment was wonderful - clean, quiet and centrally located. Everything worked well and the apartment was just as described on your website. Thanks for a memorable week.”