Duplex apartment - 2 bedrooms - close to Paris Center

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Porte de Vincennes (métro Saint-Mandé line 1, Paris, France
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


  • luxury and calm residential building
  • just a few minutes from Paris Center by metro or by walk
  • very bright and quiet place
  • very attractive decoration and nice furniture
  • very comfortable bed-rooms
  • fully equipped independent kitchen
  • three large terraces, without any close vis-à-vis
  • private secured box to park up to two cars

Our 100 sqm duplex apartment is located in the fifth and last floor of a luxury and calm residential building, just a few minutes from Paris Center by metro or by walk; actually our residence is just a step away from Saint-Mandé metro station (line N°1 Château de Vincennes-La Défense crossing Paris Center from East to West). The place is very bright and quiet, ideal after a very active day spent in Paris.

Downstairs at the lower floor (5th floor) a large and very bright 50 sqm living room, opening to the large west-oriented terrace, without any close vis-à-vis, where you can enjoy in summer sun and calm on one of our deckchairs. This west terrace overlooks onto our residence private garden and is very quiet. You may organize barbecue on this terrace should you wish to do so. In winter, you will probably prefer to stay for a while by the fireplace. A fully equipped kitchen (self-cleaning electric oven, micro-wave, dish washer, washing machine, electric coffee machine, Espresso coffee machine) looking onto the east-oriented terrace where you may have your breakfast under the sun in summer (with a view on Vincennes’ Castle). Another office / spare bed-room is also at this 5th floor, looking onto the east-terrace as for the kitchen; it is equipped with a convertible sofa, with an independent bathroom including one sink and a large Italian-type shower enclosure and an independent WC; this part is usually locked and non accessible for our guests; and we may discuss about using it ourselves shoud you accept us to sleep there the first day(s) upon your arrival.
Upstairs (6th floor) we have two bedrooms, each of them with large wardrobe/cupboards and a king bed (160×200 cm) in the “red satin” bedroom and a double bed (140×190 cm) in the “raw silk” bedroom; both bedrooms looking onto another east-oriented terrace with no vis-a-vis. Next to the bedrooms, a shared bathroom made of marble, with 2 washbawls, a bathtub, a bidet and one toilets.

Extra bedroom in the attic :
Accessible through an extending ladder, you may reach the 7th floor 12 sqm attic with two roof windows offering a nice space furnished with a double bed, which may offer an extra sleeping facility for young people (in case the two bedrooms are not enough). From the attic you may have an amazing overview on Vincennes woods and Castle.
See the three last pictures at the end of our diaporama.

There is a private secured box to park up to two cars available in the second basement of our residence.

Free THD WiFi is available; our appartment is provided with UHD FTTH (Ultra High Speed Fiber To The Home); use of our adsl-phone is free of charge for all calls to fix numbers and cellulars in France, USA, and Canada, and to fix numbers of European countries and dozens of other ones, including Australia (please ask for the whole list when you come).


Our 5 storeys / ten apartments’ residence is situated in an unspoilt, nuisance-free district, just 400 meters away from the “Bois de Vincennes” (Vincennes’ Woods), in a residential neighborhood close-by Paris’ 12th district.
“Nation” station , a Paris center metro/regional express railways hub is just 10mn away by walk, or 2mn by subway.
You will appreciate the «Bois de Vincennes» in which you can notably make your jogging in a green environment, discover the Vincennes Castle or the large Vincennes zoo and also the Paris Floral Park,the “Cartoucherie Theatre du Soleil”, … A great place to explore on foot, on horseback, or by boat. And a breath of fresh air a stone’s throw east of Paris. Practically every Parisian is used to spending good time here. Families enjoy the attractions for kids at the Floral Park and the play areas peppered around the woods, cyclists enjoy the 17.5 km of tracks and explorer trails, horse riders enjoy the 19 km of tracks and joggers enjoy the 32 km of car-free roads. On the Route du Champ de Mars – 20mn walk or 2 stations by metro and off the beaten track – you may also go the Théâtre du Soleil (directed by Ariane Mnouchkine), Théâtre de la Tempête, Théâtre de l’Aquarium, Théâtre du Chaudron, Théâtre de l’Epée de Bois and Carolyn Carlson’s Atelier. See http://www.parisdigest.com/takingarest/boisdevincennes.htm

Next to our residence, there is a very attractive shopping area (for food and other stuff) on the Avenue de Paris and within the near-by Saint-Mandé district. Numerous nice restaurants and French/Italian brasseries are also available just a few minutes walk from our residence. Moreover there is a bright open-air market on Thurdays and Sundays.

From the subway-station St-Mandé, on the métro-line number 1 “Château de Vincennes – La Défense”, you can reach Bastille (French National Opera), the railways station “Gare de Lyon” and the Gay Marais within 10 mn, the Louvre Museum in 15 mn, the Concorde Place , the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées in about 20 mn and La Defense business district in 30mn. Kindly have a look @ http://www.ratp.fr/en


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Preferred dates Apr 01 '18 - Apr 15 '18
Preferred duration 2-3 weeks
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Location: Nearest gay scene is Le Marais (Paris center) 10mn by metro or by bus
City, Central, Quiet, Suburban
Features/amenities: Elevator / Lift, Garden, Terrace, Iron/ironing board available, Garage, Hairdryer(s) available
Entertainment: Radio, Satellite or Cable, TV, Plasma / LCD TV
Internet access: WiFi available, WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Friendly Neighbours, Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Cycling, Forest / Wood, Food and Wine, Historical Sites, Nightlife, Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums, Park(s)
Miscellaneous: No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone


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