Historic Odéon Apartment

“Every man has a natural place,” said France’s greatest modern philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre. “Mine is a sixth floor in Paris, with a view overlooking the roofs.”

  Now, this summer, you can enjoy such a place, and watch the sun rise behind the cathedral of Notre-Dame from a penthouse garden terrace in the building once the home of Sylvia Beach, founder of the historical Shakespeare and Company bookshop, where Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and many others visited her and her partner Adrienne Monnier.

      A fifty-square-meter garden terrace runs the length of the apartment, offering unparallelled views over the city. In summer, French doors turn the terrace and salon (combination sitting and dining room) into a spacious al fresco location for early evening aperos and late-night dining.  

      The 100-square-metre apartment comprises a long salon, a large main bedroom, a smaller second bedroom, a large bathroom with bath and separate shower, a roomy kitchen with gas and electricity, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher, plus clothes washing machine and drier. Full wi-fi and cable tv.  There is also an elevator.

        The apartment is within five-minutes’ walk of the Luxembourg Gardens and the fashionable St Germain des Prés district, with its historial cafes and restaurants. Ten minutes brings you to the Seine and Pont Neuf. Metro and bus service are excellent, and there are ample Vel’lib bicycle racks in a city that increasingly emphasizes non-auto transport. Security is state-of-the-art, with coded entry, and a lobby with videophone access. 

Available during the Olympics-no pets or children

2 week rental at 4000 euros

Reserve at Terrance@paris-expat.com

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