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Pot de Fer Studio
This cozy and nice studio is located on the first French floor of a walk up building, in a typically Parisian district, in the heart of a lively student area. The apartment is equipped with all the comforts and is particularly well positioned to visit the city.

The heart of the 5th arrondissement hosts the famous “Latin Quarter” of Paris. The name is actually due to the university “La Sorbonne”, founded nearby, since Latin was the language the medieval period students used once to speak.

Paris’ 5th arrondissement remains one of the most attractive for tourists thanks to sights such as the Pantheon, the botanical gardens (known as the "Jardin des Plantes") and the ancient roman theatre Arenes de Lutece.

It is in a very convenient position, within walking distance from the St Germain district and the St Louis Island.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
  • kitchenette
  • linen and towels provided
  • cable/satellite TV
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • microwave
  • fan
  • phone for incoming calls
  • American coffee machine
  • toaster
Dawn Australia on Dec 2015:

We loved this apartment. Although quite small, it had everything we needed and as we were out exploring each day, it wasn't an issue. It was up one floor with no lift but we had only one suitcase each to contend with. The bed/sofa was extremely comfortable and very efficient. By pulling down the back of the sofa it instantly turned into a bed which was completely made up with sheets and so easy to return to a sofa in the morning for day use. The cooking facilities were fantastic with everything needed. The location was perfect, central to a number of the main tourist attractions for walking, or to the metro stop a five minute walk away. What more can I say, except that we extended our stay by two nights we enjoyed it so much - 18 nights in total!
There's some cafe noise and Sisha smoking outside, but such prompt attention was given to supply us with a fan we were able to close the windows and get the air circulating, which helped enormously to cut out the noise and the smoke. I don't want to put anyone off as it was such a cool little apartment in a very eclectic area.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 7 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double fold-out (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, damage deposit of €300 requested by paypal to owner, between October and May, for stays over 5 days, electricity is paid separately
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 Pot de Fer Studio