"Louvre River View" epitomizes everything about Paris that makes us go weak at the knees. This is the Paris experience that has inspired countless painters, writers and singers over the decades and centuries. Indeed, this peerless dream location hasn't changed much in the few hundred years. Although classified in the Ile Saint Louis geographical neighborhood, this apartment is on the adjoining Ile de la Cité, sharing the island with Notre Dame, and linked to Ile Saint Louis with a little foot bridge.
The view, through no less than 3 windows, is truly breathtaking, taking in the Louvre Museum on the left and panning over to the stunning Pont Neuf bridge, which crosses the romanic river Seine, its the perfect location just to go for a simple walk. Let's not forget the location: being as central as you can be and having the best of Paris on your doorstep.
The interior is a match for the view, with a full floor-to-ceiling renovation by A La Carte's in-house design team.
The living room retains the period mahogany fireplace and mirror, with it's authentic patina. The exceptionnally high ceilings bring a wonderful sense of space and volume. The palet of colours is carefully controlled and sophisticated, while many detail touches abound. Thoroughly modern amenities and equipment mean that charm is not at the expense of comfort.
The bedroom is cosy and features a gorgeous beamed ceiling. The bedroom is courtyard-facing and hence perfectly quiet. A small dressing room is off to the left, and an ensuite shower room to the right.
This apartment is in a private building that still belongs to a single family, and has in fact been owned by that very same family since the 1700's! This is unheard of today and really adds to the historic feel of this exceptional apartment.
As designers of the Louvre River View, we are very excited to be offering you this apartment and feel its perfect for that special Paris stay you've always dreamed of.
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“View and location, my husband and I just spent eight days at Louvre River View and loved it. It had all the Paris charm that we love plus the location is great, just around the corner you have three really good restaurants and little antique stores. At night we would cross the street and be at Pont Neuf watching people go by and walking along the Seine, we hope to return soon.”
“The things we liked about the apartment was its central location in a very nice area. The kitchen and bath were new and very nice. The apartment was nicely stocked with paper products and cleaning products. The living room was bright and airy and large. The wine and chocolates were a thoughtful and welcoming gesture. The staff that we dealt with via email and phone and especially the staff member who met us and introduced us to the apartment were very helpful and friendly.
“We had a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. It couldn't be more perfectly located for a Paris vacation -- you can walk to the Louvre, the D'Orsay, Notre Dame (etc). The apartment was impeccably clean and outfitted with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The view is amazing. Communication with A la Carte Paris was very prompt and professional. We were met at the airport by a driver with the keys to the apartment, which was much appreciated after a long flight. Highly recommend!”
“The view, the view, the view.....to sit by the window with a glass of wine, a baguette and some cheese while watching the river flow under the Pont Neuf is a priceless experience. Louvre River View is a delightful apartment located steps from the Pont Neuf. Comfortable, nicely decorated and with a storybook setting it is a delightful place to stay for a couple looking for a romantic week in Paris. Easy walking distance to Notre Dame, the Ille St. Louis, and the Louvre, it has easy access to the Paris Metro and is close to some charming restaurants and cafes. It is a delight. ”
“We recently stayed in a delightful, wonderfully located apartment, Louvre River View.
The accommodations were stylish, comfortable and well-appointed. Located in the heart of Paris with easy access to transportation, historic sites, restaurants and shopping, this apartment is now a favorite of ours. As always, Ala Carte Paris provided excellent service!”
“We are return visitors and we loved this apartment. It’s in a perfect location for visitors who want to explore Paris by foot. It’s located walking distance to Notre Dame, Musee Orsay, the Louvre, the lively Saint-Germain with all the famous cafes and le Marais.
We enjoyed the fantastic view from the window onto the Pont Neuf and the constant boats passing by on the Seine. You know for sure you are in the City of Love with lots of hugs and kisses going on the bridge. On our second day we made friends with the new owner of the Taverne Henry IV around the corner of our apartment and the owner of the antique store. It’s a small apartment with all the comfort. We slept beautifully in our bed and loved the walk in shower in the bathroom. Booking through A la Carte was so easy and Katy and Gemma answered all of our questions promptly. We fell in love with this apartment and will be back for sure.”
“The ENTIRE experience was a total pleasure. A la Carte Paris was wonderful to deal with. I mainly dealt with Katy who was pleasant and professional. We were flying in from Rome and they had a driver waiting at the airport exit outside of luggage claim with a sign for us. Driver was very nice and helped with bags to the room, up one flight of stairs. The apartment was immaculate and the view was even better than the pictures. They provided a very informative informational binder with excellent recommendations for dining, etc. The apartment could not be in a better location in Paris. It is literally in the center of the city and we really enjoyed sitting by the windows after a day of sight seeing watching the boats and people walk by. Our daughter used the pull out bed from the couch and it was actually very comfortable - which was a nice surprise. Far better than what you would expect from a typical pull out. I would highly recommend renting this apt., you wont be disappointed. Enjoy!!”
“The Louvre River View apartment was just perfect for us. We stayed for two weeks. Having the flexibility to have meals in the apartment was important to us.
The information booklet was very useful. We particularly appreciated the listing of an English speaking taxi service which we used several times. As we were meeting with relatives from Paris, New York and London, the apartment telephone proved to be fantastic for having long conversations, organising what to do and where to meet, at no cost to us. Katy was extremely helpful during the process of booking the apartment. Both Gemma and Katy responded to emails promptly while in Paris. We appreciated email updates about local transport.
When we walked into the apartment, our breath was taken away by the stunning view. It was everything we had expected and more. The location was simply superb. All facilities were within walking distance – supermarket, shopping centre, bus, metro, cafés and restaurants. The apartment was close to the 4th and 7th arrondissements where our relatives were staying. Sometimes we chose to walk there. While having a coffee in the apartment we often just watched the ever changing scene before us on the Seine and on the Pont Neuf.
We had been to Paris before, but only a few days on each occasion. This visit was by far the most enjoyable because we didn’t feel like tourists. We felt like locals. We weren’t rushing about. If we found a café that we liked we could go back to it. There was a charming restaurant that we visited three times. We enjoyed watching people play petanque in the Place Dauphine, shopping at markets, reading in the Square du Vert Galant, catching buses, walking along the Seine and going in search for the best mille feuille - we loved the mille feuille with praline.
Our stay at the Louvre River View apartment was absolutely wonderful!”
“I’ve stayed at several A La Carte apartments, but I must say this one is my favorite. The apartment is on the 2nd story (French call it 1st floor) in a historic building on the island in the middle of the Seine. This makes it very convenient to get to places including the Metro which is just across the river. I praise the designers that renovated the apartment with all new and modern amenities such as the well-equipped kitchenette and bathroom. They made these substantial changes while maintaining the charm of old-style Parisian living. That said, the most impressive feature of this apartment are the views, which are absolutely stunning. I just hope Louvre River View is available on my next trip to Paris – thanks Katy!”
“My wife and I found the Louvre River View apartment to be a superb place to stay while in Paris. Location, location, location! The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and watching the river traffic through the open French doors while sipping wine was a great pastime. We plan on returning to Paris again, soon, and renting from A La Carte Paris. It is far better (and perhaps less expensive) to rent one of your apartments than to stay in a hotel.”
“We loved the Louvre River View apartment. It was perfect for the two of over the Christmas. Close to the Metro , restaurants and shopping. We cannot thank you enough for arranging for us to stay in the apartment.”
“Thanks so much for a fabulous stay in Paris. Our location was ideal as it was close to many sites and the metro. We could walk to get groceries or head out to meals at several great restaurants. The apartment was a good size and included all the needed amenities. It was also such a pleasure to wake up and see the Seine every day. The noise was minimal and the large windows provided for super light. It was nice to have a separate bedroom and lots of space in cupboards to put our clothes and supplies. The shower had a great rain head and the appliances were good.
Thanks again for making our stay in Paris special.
Leslie and John.”
“We loved the Louvre River View apartment. We loved the view and proximity to the Pont Neuf and it was surprising quiet. We loved watching people come and go, when we were there.
It was a perfect location for us. Close to trains, shopping, museums and restaurants with access to everything we wanted to do, which was a long list.
The apartment had been renovated and furnished to a high standard and we would recommend this apartment to everyone. 10/10.
We appreciated the helpfulness of the staff from A la Carte for all our needs, including the chauffeur on leaving, who even took us into the station to catch the train. Excellent!”
“Our booking process was flawless from start to finish. Assistance with transfers to and from the station and then the airport, easy and once again a flawless service. The apartment; well how can I begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in the Louvre River View Apartment. Beautifully appointed and location simply the best. We could not believe our good fortune to have found this gem. Bed was the best we had slept in during our 8 weeks of travel, and linen was good quality.
The thrill of arriving, entering the double locked doors and seeing immediately the view, will stay with us. Not to mention the lovely bottle of Bordeaux red and the quality chocolates waiting for us to enjoy!
However, the biggest thanks has to go to Katherine for her calm support during a crisis period for us. Without the support and willingness of this lovely and extremely capable lady the outcome of stolen, and recovered passports, certainly had the potential to have ended quite differently. The time that Katherine spent assisting us, acting as our French voice in speaking with less than cooperative gendarmerie staff, and supporting two very distressed tourists, resulted in in a positive outcome and enabled us to proceed with the remainder of our stay knowing we had a true support unit at a la Carte Paris apartments. Thank you so very much!”
“We were extremely happy with our stay in Louvre River View. The apartment and facilities were excellent; we had everything we needed to be able to do our laundry and cook our own meals. The bed was very comfortable and our daughter also commented that the sofa bed was comfortable. The double-glazed windows allowed us excellent views of the Paris cityscape and shut out what little noise occurred outside. We would not hesitate to contact your agency again on any future trips to Paris. Thank you.”
“Had a wonderful time in Paris recently, due in no small part to the apartment on the Ile de la Cite we chose to rent.
It contained everything we needed for our stay and was perfectly located both for shopping and sightseeing - the view of the Seine and the Pont Neuf from our windows at breakfast was a delight, and both the square behind the building and the park on the point of the island were ideal relaxing spots. There was a sense of separation from the bustle of the city, but the attractions of both banks were easily reached with a gentle stroll-the best of both worlds. Will be in touch again next time we return to Paris.”
“The Louvre River View apartment is in a sensational position .... It is walking distance to the major museums, cathedrals , and shopping districts as well as overlooking the magnificent Pont Neuf and the Seine River and a two minute walk to St Germaine. I loved my three week stay in this lovely and recently renovated apartment. It is very comfortable and has everything you need. The staff from a la carte are superb.”
“The apartment was beautiful. The location was superb. I had a great time. I appreciated the wine and chocolate that greeted me on my arrival. Your office representative walked me through the apartment and made me feel very comfortable as soon as I arrived. Thanks for your help.”
“My wife and I have enjoyed a wonderful 5 nights in Paris staying at the A La Carte Paris "Louvre River View" apartment. Booking the apartment was made very easy through the help of Katy from A La Carte who responded promptly to emails, and assisted in making arrangements for transport to and from the apartment. As promised we were met at the Railway station on arrival, and the driver helped with our luggage all the way into the apartment. While there is no lift (not to be expected in such a location) there is only one floor to climb so not a real problem.
Speaking of location, it does not get much better than this - on the Ile de La Cite, with a view of the river , Pont Neuf and the Louvre. Saint Chapelle and Notre Dame are just a short walk away, and within a few steps of the front door is Pont Neuf to either bank of the river.
The apartment is not huge, but very comfortable for 2 people, elegantly furnished, and every appliance and utensil required for even quite a long stay is included. Even on a hot day (the day we arrived Paris was experiencing an unusual 40 degree heat) the apartment is cool and comfortable. A nice bottle of wine and box of chocolates was waiting for us when we arrived, which we much appreciated. In a folder we were provided with information on local shops and restaurants which was very helpful initially, until we had time to explore the neighbourhood for ourselves.
When we left, our transport arrived promptly at the arranged time and the driver helped with our luggage from the apartment, took us to the Hertz car rental location at Charles de Gaulle airport and stayed with us to help load the luggage into our rental car when the rental paperwork had been completed.
All in all a great experience, and our thanks to A La Carte generally and to Katy and the drivers specifically who made it so.”
“Once again we had a wonderful stay in one of your beautiful Paris apartments. The Louvre River View apartment was the smallest of the apartments we have rented through you but had absolutely everything we needed and desired. It is beautifully appointed and the location is wonderful with easy access to so many different neighborhoods and stunning views from the large windows. As usual, the information packet was complete and helped to ensure we could successfully operate the various appliances in the apartment and also provided much practical information about the neighborhood. Dealing with you continues to be easy and a true pleasure. We will be back.”
“10 out of 10. The Louvre River View - Charming ile de la Cite 1 bedroom apartment was even better than I expected and even better than my impression from the web. They have just about thought about everything that travelers need. The bed is comfortable, furnishings are tasteful and everything is clean. The view out of the window was magic and it was wonderful to watch the traffic on the bridge and the boats on the Seine. The apartment was very handy to a lot of things. It had 2 different Hop On & Off Bus Companies pick up points and the Metro within a short walk. Small supermarket was a short walk away and lots of cafes and Restaurants within walking distance.
We also walked to the Louvre, through the Tuileries to the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Muse d’Orsay, and to Notre Dame and I find walking a bit difficult. The Book with all the information was excellent and a great help.
They also offer pick up and drop off services at a reasonable cost for the trains/airports which we used and found excellent. The chap helps with the baggage up and from the apartment so it makes everything so much easier.
The free WiFi and the phone calls to Australian land lines and local Paris calls was great. If you find stairs difficult, which I do, don’t be put off, there are 26 stairs which I knew about when I booked and I managed the climb and would still love to stay here again. Found the Company very professional with a great team who are easy to deal with including Kathy who took our original booking and explained things and gave me the confidence to book this Apartment. In my emails back home everyone knew we loved the apartment and I have recommended it to someone who is coming over.”
“We found the apartment perfect! Just as the pictures show with a fantastic view of the Pont Neuf and the Seine. The apartment was furnished to a very high standard and was very comfortable. It was in a quiet neighbourhood and perfect for a couple on holiday, close to good transport links. The team at A la Carte were extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”
“We had a lovely stay in Louvre River View. The apartment was a good size for a Parisian apartment and a perfect size for two people. It was decorated beautifully and we loved the chandelier and other decorator items which made the apartment feel like home. The bed and bed linens were of excellent quality and we always slept well as the area is very quiet. The kitchen was well equipped and it was such a pleasure to make a meal in and then sit by the large windows while dining and gazing at the magnificent view of the River Seine and Pont Neuf. Day or night there was always something interesting to see whether it was the barges transporting goods up and down the river or cruise boats and people strolling across the bridge. It was lovely when one morning it had started to snow. The location was central to the left or right bank and we did many lovely walks along the river and beyond.”