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Martinn - Key2Paris - Self-catering apartment in Paris

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rue d’Argout, 75002, Paris
Région Parisienne, France

Stroll to the Louvre, but retreat to a secluded little courtyard-facing flat with pretty paintings and purple bedspread: secret Paris

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A gem of a pied-à-terre, right there in the middle of old Paris. The quiet, neat and secluded cobbled courtyard, hidden behind a huge old heavy wooden coach-entrance door, is your introduction to Martine's ground-floor flat. The door opens straight into the small, uncomplicated and attractive bedroom with its purple tafetta bedcover, set of pretty paintings; beyond are the gorgeous bathroom – with full bathtub and fine 'salad-bowl' washbasin – and the living room; all are well-furnished and beautifully decorated. The whole compact place has every modern-living item you could require and the corner kitchen is equipped for real cooking. The neighbourhood teems with restaurants, busy brasseries & pavement cafés, fashionable shops and peaceful semi-pedestrian zones. A snazzy yet intimate and peaceful place to be, in the thick of things and within easy strolling distance of the Pompidou centre, the Louvre, the well-kept secret that is the Palais Royal garden and the whole of the Marais district. And the manager of this hideaway for two is a most charming, helpful woman.

Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from
Martine Jablonski-Cahours:

  • Owner will shop ahead for you, deliver gourmet breakfast or cooked dinner.
  • Cultural and gourmet tours of the neighbourhood. Cookery lessons.
  • Iphone station and DVD Player available.
  • The oldest Pastry shop in Paris ( and a good one with exceptional decor)A Medieval tower at 3mn-walk
  • Many guides, photos albums about the area along the centuries, Museum exhibition booklets at your disposal
  • Former wholesale food district "Les Halles" Still many gourmet activities and shops.
Points of interest
Guest feedback
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"We have been to Paris many times but wanted to experience la vie Parisienne by going self catering. We were not disappointed. The apartment is perfect for 2 and in the heart of the vibrant Les Halles district. We had everything we needed close by from shops to restaurants to places of interest to visit. Martine the manager is so helpful and there are bookshelves stuffed with guide books and general reading as well as dvds, an iPod doc - in fact everything to make it a home from home. This will be our accommodation of choice for Paris from now on. Merci Martine Martinn xx"
October 2014
"Martine's apartment has everything you would need for a comfortable stay and is ideally situated. Her generosity was very much appreciated and we would highly recommend her apartment when visiting Paris."
August 2014
"We stayed at Martine's apartment for 8 nights. She is a truly thoughtful and welcoming host. Her apartment is compact but beautifully fitted out. It has everything that a tourist in Paris could desire. Ideal location, first dinner and breakfast provided, clean, and comfortable, numerous cafes as well as self catering shops very close by. She has tourist guides and handy hints for seasoned travellers as well as for those visiting Paris for the first time. We arranged to do a full day walking tour with Martine- it was a highlight of our stay. Martine and her apartment are just a delight.."
June 2014
"WE have just come back from 5 wonderful days in Paris, The apartment is just wonderful, funky but homely and a tranquil spot after a long days walking. Martine was so helpful and cooked us lovely food, and gave us tips on places to go. the apartment and her made the trip that bit more special."
May 2014
"My husband & I stayed at this apartment for our honeymoon last week. We're so glad we decided to book with Martine! She is the warmest & most thoughtful host. The apartment was situated in a convenient location. Very easy to get around the rest of Paris from that location. The apartment itself was very cozy and homey. The dinner & breakfast she prepared for us were an absolutely delicious way for us to start our trip. Next time we book with Martine we will try one of her cooking classes! It was very affordable and well worth it. We will definitely be recommending her to all of our friends!"
April 2014
"This apartment has an excellent location, close to La Seine and within walking distance of La Louvre and La Musee d'Orsey. Though central, it is in a quiet neighbourhood, with only limited access for trucks and cars. Not only is this apartment close to the sites that most tourists want to visit, it is also near the well-known street Montorgueil, with all its shops and restaurants.. Along with a bed- and bathroom there is another room that serves as a kitchen, dining and living room, and is equipped with TV, telephone and WiFi. The landlady is very helpful and very knowledgeable about Paris."
January 2014
"A wonderful quiet and secluded flat in the heart of Paris, a stones throw from buzzing restaurants, the Louvre and an amazing array of specialty shops. Martine is the perfect host and expert guide - follow her advice to the cultural and foodie wonders of Paris! "
October 2013
"Wonderful base from which to explore Paris. Very comfortable, peaceful and secluded but within walking distance of many of the sights of Paris.A vibrant cafe and shopping street nearby. Martine was a welcoming and excellent host and expert guide."
September 2013
"A delightful host welcomed us to her apartment, and helped us to find great nearby cookware stores, restaurants and cafes, and our way around Paris. Her kitchen is the best equipped we have seen in three countries, and supplemented with great books, maps, and quiet nights for sleeping. Rue Mortorgueil is one block away and full of cafes and food shops of all kinds. "
August 2013
"Great location, great apartment, great host. Martine meet us at the apartment and was very helpful from the start. The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped and secure. In a great area close to a large variety of restaurants and wine bars. Walking distance to all sights, we only used the metro to get to airport. Martine offers tours and dinner which we availed of and was fantastic . Would highly recommend her cooking. Thanks Martine, we had a lovely time and would definitely stay again if back in Paris."
May 2013
"Enjoyed staying in a comfortable and well appointed apartment which was marvelously located in a lively environment which was within walking distance of most major of tourist attractions. Martine gave us a delightful meal and so much useful information. A big advantage for us was the ground floor location. We will certainly recommend it to our friends"
May 2013
"My niece and I rented Martine's apartment for a total of 6 days, we loved it!! The apartment was cosy and comfortable, convenient to shops, metro and the sights of Paris. We loved picking up food at shops near by and enjoying a relaxing meal in before going our for the evening. Martinn made sure we had the resources to make our stay enjoyable with wonderful recommendations for restaurants and museum's just needed more time to cover it all. So double thumps up!! "
April 2013
"Very little I can add to the previous comments...but just have to say how much we enjoyed our stay..and we could not have chosen a better apartment for our visit or a more welcoming host. Thanks!!"
March 2013
"Very little I can add to the previous comments...but just have to say how much we enjoyed our stay..and we could not have chosen a better apartment for our visit or a more welcoming host. Thanks!!"
March 2013
"Fab location in the middle of the Montorgueil district with loads to offer. Quiet, lovely apartment overseen by the charming Martine. Super stay and can't wait to return for a longer visit."
March 2013
"Fab location in the middle of the Montorgueil district with loads to offer. Quiet, lovely apartment overseen by the charming Martine. Super stay and can't wait to return for a longer visit."
March 2013
"In the cold grey winter Paris Martine's little flat was the cosiest haven imaginable. It is so central it is laughable. Almost everywhere is walkable, most of it only minutes away. If you love food it is surrounded by cafes, specialist food shops and cookery shops, all dangerously close. Martine gave us a cookery lesson and a food shopping trip both of which were inspiring, and fistfuls of top tips about the best hidden places, close but off the beaten track. She and the little flat were the recipe for a perfect holiday. Thank you Martine. "
February 2013
"Martines apartment was an incredible find. It was in an oasis of calm,the courtyard was cobbled with lots of well looked after potted planting. The apartment was clean and very welcoming with good furniture and a really comfotable bed lots of quirky interesting lighting and best of all in a very cold mid January warm. We were spoilt for restaurants the choice on the apartments doorstep was amazeing. Plus the boulangerie to die for..We walked to most museums etc. a thirty minute walk got you to most places plus you saw bits of Paris you'd never see on the Metro !"
January 2013
"A beautiful, well equipped apartment in a lovely part of Paris. Martine is always on hand to help and keen to share Paris' hidden gems. I would highly recommend this property!"
December 2012
"A gem of an apartment close to all the sights but where one enjoys a Parisian neighborhood. Charming decor, all you could require, comfortable, with wonderful amenities. Everything you could need just outside of the courtyard - shops, restaurants, transport - a wonderful alternative to the anonymity of a hotel."
October 2012
"Wonderful studio apartment located just on edge of "monumental" Paris but in a residential area with small shops and restaurants. Apartment has alll one could want for self-catering well equipped and immaculately clean and comfortable. And I could walk everywhere from it - museums, shops, sights. Martine is most gracious hostess-although I did not avail myself of such it was a comfort knowing that I could have had the larder stocked prior to my arrival, etc. P.S. Friend joined me for part of the time and flat is very suitable for two unmarried persons."
October 2012
"Set at the rear of a quiet courtyard, Martine's apartment has lovely decor, a very well appointed kitchen, and a convenient washer/dryer, and, no stairs - such a relief with luggage. The location is excellent - one can walk to the 4th, 6th, 1st, all is near. Martine's English is excellent and she is very helpful with great restaurant advice. A generous welcome basket helps one get started with coffee, wine, and other nice presents. "
September 2012
"We stayed at Rue d'Argout and from the moment we arrived and were greeted until we left, we were charmed by the apartment. The area was wonderful and varied. In the midst of delicious food, either eating out or cooking in, close to all Paris' amazing sights,and in such surroundings that you felt part of Paris, not just a tourist. Martine was so helpful with everything, from our booking, local recommendations, and just checking in with us regularly to see if any problems. A genuine experience to be remembered."
June 2012
"Marvelous small apartment in the middle of the 2nd Arr.; lively outside, quiet inside -- the best of all worlds. Perfect for a couple. Close to RER travel to/from CDG. Martine is indeed a jewel and cares greatly about her renters. We loved it and will stay there again!"
October 2011
"We had a lovely time staying at this charming little apartment. The location is excellent, my husband could not believe how 'well' I have done at choosing this place! It is right at the heart of everything. The Louvre, Notre Dame, Les Halles, Marais, the Latin Quarter and Pompidou centre are all within easy walking distance. We had our ten year old daughter with us, who was rather ho hum about staying in a self catering apartment (she always enjoyed the buffet breakfast spread given at hotels). However, she ended up loving the whole experience, including the sofa bed she slept in. I myself was so relieved for not having to wait until seven or eight in the evening to have dinner as the cooking facilities at the apartment is superb. As you know, restaurants open rather late for young tummies. Children normally are hungry by six pm latest (especially after travelling the whole day) and can turn into grumpy little monsters. We are already planning to go back again next year. Martine was very helpful and prompt in her dealings. Roberta who met us at the apartment was most kind and accommodating too. All and all, a very lovely experience and the people involved are very nice too, which was an extra bonus."
August 2011
"We have returned to the Cévennes after a magical week in Paris, and I write to thank you for the privilege of using your apartment for much of that time. We were made to feel most welcome and quickly discovered that not only did your apartment - a real haven of peace - contain everything we needed for a comfortable stay (including sharp kitchen knives, a rarity in a rental property!), but it was also perfectly positioned for everything we wanted to do in central Paris. We walked everywhere - Jardin des Tuileries, Rive Gauche and the Marais district, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells of each district we passed through. On the practical side, the district in which the apartment is situated contains all a human being would reasonably need to bring comfort to body and soul after a hard day's tourism: a super bakery, greengrocery and mini-supermarket, as well as some good restaurants. No big-city anonymity here - we found the area hugely welcoming and fascinating. In short, a very rewarding trip, which we look forward to repeating when we've earned a few more pennies! John Cross"
April 2011
"The appartment is perfect for couples. It is quiet, well equipped and spottlessly clean. It is in a great area for exploring the city within walking distance to the Louvre and Pompidou. The area itself is lovely with a good choice of cafes and food shops - perfect for foodies. Martine makes sure your stay is one to remember."
April 2011
"This apartment was perfect for my husband and I. Great kitchen, great bathroom, very calm atmosphere, nice view into the courtyard, and great location. Thanks Martinne for a perfect place!"
January 2011
"My husband and I stayed in Martine’s apartment in October. We had stayed with Martine at her chambre d’hote at Maubourguet in September, and so were expecting good things of her apartment. We weren’t disappointed! Although the apartment is small, it is lovely and very comfortable for two people. It has great appliances ( especially the washing machine and dryer) and is tastefully furnished- very elegant and cosy. We have previously stayed on the left bank in Paris, but really loved the area of Rue d”Argout . Rue Montorgeuil is 5 minutes walk and has a supermarket and many eating places. However, we preferred Rue Montmartre . Rue d’Argout comes off Rue Montmartre. We had a lovely meal at Le Tambour in this street. There are elegant shops and it is very close to the old site of Les Halles and the church of St Eustache. The apartment is very secure and we were greeted by Martine’s friend , Roberta- a lovely lady. Overall, I hesitate doing this review as I want the apartment to be available for our next Paris stay."
October 2010

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Booking enquiries: Martine Jablonski-Cahours www.key2paris.com
+33 (0)6 23 55 34 82(mobile)

Accommodation:
  • 1 Apartment for 2
Price:(i) 790 to920 per week

4 night stay, €600. Singles €790-€860. Extra bed/sofabed available from €150 to €220 per person per night.

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Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season.

Meals:(i)

Breakfast and dinner for first day included. Restaurants within walking distance. Further dinners by arrangement.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

rue d’Argout, 75002, Paris

Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering Martinn-Paris (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
Apartment ~ 1 double
Price: (i) 790 to 920 per week
Booking enquiries: Martine Jablonski-Cahours www.key2paris.com
+33 (0)6 23 55 34 82(mobile)