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Martinn - Key2Paris - Bed & Breakfast in Paris

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Rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris
Région Parisienne, France

Martinn Jablonski-Cahours

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+33 (0)6 03 48 29 29(mobile)

A secluded little courtyard flat with a friendly host. Lots of tips for city outings - homemade cake and delicious breakfasts too

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A gem of a pied-à-terre for two, right in the middle of old Paris. Step through the secluded cobbled courtyard to this ground-floor flat; the door opens into the small, uncluttered bedroom with a book-filled living room beyond. Find a joyful yellow bedcover matching a copy of Monet's 'La rue Montorgueil', a snazzy bathroom and a corner kitchen for preparing your own meals after Martinn's welcoming breakfast; all is beautifully decorated. The neighbourhood teems with busy brasseries, pavement cafés, fashionable shops; easy stroll to Pompidou centre, Louvre, the Marais. Martinn is charming, and eager to share Paris with you.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Martinn Jablonski-Cahours:

Local points of interest from
Martinn Jablonski-Cahours:

  • Welcoming homemade organic breakfast is part of the booking. Welcoming dinner upon request.
  • Your host has been a pharmacist on rue Montorgueil years ago but now prefers cooking , baking "crème brûlée" rather than "cold cream" . She is what people call " a foodie".
  • She'll be happy to share her passion, Paris foodscape, history and architecture, cook and discuss food, culture shock, French and Parisian culture.
  • The oldest Pastry shop in Paris ( and a good one with exceptional decor)A Medieval tower at 3mn-walk( Jean Sans Peur), XVII and XVIIIth centuries streets, great Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings, Gourmet streets , walking distance from Louvre, Beaubourg..
  • 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.
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Guest feedback
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"Location, location, location. Couldn't ask for a better location. Quiet at night, yet within walking distance of much of central Paris, several Metro stations and Ile de Cite."

Brenda - Melbourne, Australia

August 2017
"Martinn’s apartment is a sanctuary and one of Paris’ well-kept secrets in the 2nd arrondissement. Gastronomes, longer-term vacationers and first-time visitors will be hard pressed to find a location that’s more convenient than Key2Paris, sited within walking distance to landmarks, museums, monuments, a historic food street, Michelin-approved restaurants, stores, and public transportation. The apartment is well-appointed with more than you’ll ever need, and the meticulous and consummate hostess in Martinn will make your stay a memorable and special one. We can’t wait to be back."

Jason - Singapore, Singapore

July 2017
"On Rue'Dargout, in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement hidden behind courtyard doors is a most special apartment.❣️ We loved our stay there so much we have visited three years in a row and hope to return as soon as time allows. Martinn is an exceptional host and I am so happy to say now our dear friend. Her attention to detail,her knowledge of Paris and current exhibitions, her genuine desire to make her guests holiday special is reflected in all she prepares to welcome you. I truly feel at home in this retreat. Paris awaits you in all its splendour and quiet comfort awaits you at keys2paris"

Win - Toronto , Canada

May 2017
"My hostess Martinn was a gem. She was very welcoming and friendly. I accepted her offer of the dinner which was excellent. She leaves you with a breakfast that lasts a few days (delicious home made jams). The apartment couldn't be better situated. Very close to Metro stations and buses. You are 5 minutes from rue Montorgueil for fabulous food shopping, and cafes. Walking distance to the Louvre. Musee d'Orsay and l'Oranagerie is a pleasant walk from the apartment. The apartment has all the amenities you will need for your stay and it is also very quiet which you will appreciate after a long day"

Carol - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

May 2017
"My husband and I stayed at Martinn's wonderful apartment for 3 weeks this spring, from April 22 - May 13, 2017. It has a great location, especially for foodies: 1 block to rue Montorgueil (a famous market street), 3 blocks to Les Halles, and a 10 minute walk to the Marais. Martinn is a fantastic hostess, and so willing to share her in-depth knowledge of Paris. The apartment is very comfortable and has the best-equipped kitchen of a rental that I've ever stayed in before, so you will be able to take full advantage of the glorious fruits, vegies, and other market purchases that you make."

Kimberly - Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

April 2017
"Had a great time, apartment is beautiful. Awesome location, so close to everything. Highl recommended."

Fiona - Melbourne, Australia

April 2017
"We had a wonderful stay at Martinn's the apartment was fully self contained, clean & a fabulous central location for attractions & transport. Martinn is a wonderful host & very obliging with information & idea's for your visit & if you have the time enjoy a meal with her she is a fabulous chef."

Glenda - Melbourne, Australia

April 2017
"Lovely comfortable apartment in the Montorgueil area of Paris. Right in the middle but Montorgueil feels much more Parisian than other tourist areas. Lots of really nice Brasseries and restaurants and local Boulangerie for the early morning bread shop. So much nicer staying in a typical town apartment than a hotel room, and the owner made sure we were welcome and gave us her inside knowledge of the best places to eat and shop. Hope to go again soon!"

Alan - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

April 2017
"absolutely THE perfect location for a visit to Paris. Steps from the charming pedestrian shopping street of Montorgueil. Minutes walk to the Louvre. The apartment is quiet, cool and private. Exactly as described in the listing. The hostess Martinn, charming, helpful, an excellent cook and immediately responds to any and all requests and questions, she is also fluent in English. Having stayed several times we have absolutely no hesitancy in recommending the apartment."

Peter - Vancouver, Canada

March 2017
"My husband & I stayed there for a little over 2 weeks. We could not have been happier with location, facility & host! Instructions on location, transportation, neighborhoods, accouterments, sightseeing... I could go on and on, Martinn had everything under control. Because we were there for a nice long stay it was a relaxing stay as we did not feel rushed with our sightseeing. Martinn goes out of her way to help with your needs, but also makes sure that you have your privacy. I will have pleasant memories of this trip for a long, long time!"

Judith - Tucson, AZ , United States of America

February 2017
"We are a married couple over 65 and spent a long weekend in this apartment which was ideal in every way. The apartment itself has everything one needs and is pleasantly and distinctively furnished. Although it is so central it is very quiet as it is in a secluded courtyard, surrounded by fascinating old streets and food shops. It is an easy walk to the Louvre and most of the cultural places one might want to visit: we only just used one carnet of 10 Metro tickets between us. Martinn is very helpful and kind and obliging. We would certainly come again if possible"

Andrew - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

January 2017
"We stayed in this lovely apartment this past January. The apartment is fabulously located- a short walk to the Louvre, great restaurants and shops. The kitchen was stocked for the adventurous cook and the breakfast she provided was not only delicious, but lasted our entire stay. We also indulged in a half day tour with our host Martinn, that she customized to our "foodie" passion. This ended with lunch in a local restaurant. It was a wonderful start to our trip and Martinn was very helpful with restaurant and travel information. We hope to return again very soon."

Jennifer - Philadelphia, United States of America

January 2017
"Not only was the apartment perfect, the area of Paris around Rue d’Argout charming and interesting as well as being close to so many wonderful places, but we also gained a new friend in Martinn who owns the apartment. She was the perfect host. She was there to greet us when we arrived and to show us the apartment and its amenities. It is set in a pleasant little courtyard off Rue d’Argout in an almost pedestrian area of Paris within easy walking distance of the Louvre and many other wonderful museums, which we enjoyed visiting very much. The ground floor apartment is quiet and restful."

Leonard - Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

January 2016
"A great property in a fabulous location. Walking distance to the louvre, La marais, great restaurants and shops. Martinn knows everything about Paris and is very generous with her knowledge. Make sure you have an"eclair" before you leave, they are delicious. We would definitely recommend the apartment, well worth the money. "

Liz - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

October 2015
"Very good. Do not hesitate to book this place. Well kitted out, plenty of good small foods shops and restaurants close by and a Hostess who knows her city. Take her recommendations!!!"


September 2015
"I have waited many years to re-visit Paris having nostalgic memories from my late teens. Celebrating my 70th birthday I so wanted to see The Louvre and take photos. Our 10hr. journey by car from Brittany Had delayed us by 2hrs. in heavy traffic and had to liaise several times with Martinn before arriving at 8.0pm. feeling weary. What a pleasure it was to meet Martinn. Her welcome helped us relax immediately. She explained all that we needed to know about her charming and secluded gem of a place to stay. Breakfast in the fridge, after a restful evening restored our energy. Thank you so much."


August 2015
"Booking an apartment in Paris can sometimes be a chancy thing. Booking Martinn's apartment removes all that concern. Prior to arrival at Paris we had many helpful emails from Martinn to make our stay in Paris memorable. We arrived a little later than expected due to a delay with the shuttle service but Martinn was there waiting for us. The apartment has a separate bedroom and bathroom and toilet. The living area has comfortable seating and a kitchen that has every conceivable piece of kitchenware. Plenty of cutlery and crockery. Stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher - you name it, it's there. "
May 2015
"The apartment is superbly positioned for most of the major sites...the Louvre is just a 10 minute walk....and nearby public transport is very convenient. Very well equipped, comfortable and clean, and excellent value for money. Local bars, bistros and restaurants are close by but do not intrude into the calm of the apartment. But the major advantage is the personal service of the operator...Martinn...who provides accurate advice and guidance with flair, wisdom and kindness. "
April 2015
"What a wonderful experience! We visited our daughter studying abroad in Paris and had a fantastic week staying in Martinn's rue D'Argout apartment. We had researched to walk or take the metro to museums, restaurants and the Seine, and we were able to do that and more. You are within easy walking distance of great restaurants and cafes, and if you would like to cook in, there are grocery stores and markets to purchase fruits, cheese, breads, and anything else you would need. Martinn was always ready to help (we lost luggage) - she is your guide to Paris. We can't wait to go back. "
April 2015
"As an octogenarian (just!) couple, it was perhaps foolish of us to attempt to avoid the tourist hoards by taking a Paris holiday break in early February. When we heard that icy cold weather was forecast for the whole week, we were particularly concerned by the possible foolhardiness of our plan. However, after an easy flight to Paris Orly Airport and onward travel by speedy, comfortable and efficient RER train service to central Paris, we walked to our "Special Place to Stay" and were welcomed and put at ease by our waiting and delightful hostess Martinn, who had prepared an excellent meal rea"
March 2015
"A cozy apartment, very well stocked, in a charming part of Paris. We had a relaxing week & were happy to find key2paris. Martin gave us helpful suggestions for dining, making another visit to our favorite city a happy memory."
February 2015
"My wife and I stayed in Martine's apartment for 4 nights in December 2014. Martine is an excellent host and all our communications before, during and after our stay have been first class. The apartment is very well located for transport links, the sights and a good selection of local food shops. The apartment is compact but well equipped, cosy and warm. We would hope to return there one day. "
December 2014
"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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Price:(i) 90 to150 per night

Dinner, €45 per person (with wine). Extra bed/sofabed available €40 for 3 to 7 nights.

Special Offer: November : Good Wine and Good Deals - Stay 5 nights, welcoming quality, breakfast included, nice bottle of wine, Paypal fees included for 689€. Get ideas from Martinn, your host, for a gourmet visit of Paris...

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights (contact owner for longer stays). Extra bed/sofabed for one person available.


Dinner available by arrangement. Restaurants within walking distance.




Rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris, Paris

B&B 1 Apartment
Sleeps 2-3: 1 double, 1 sofabed
Price: (i) 90 to 150 per night

Martinn Jablonski-Cahours

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