Paris Apartment Rental

**As seen on House Hunters International**  In the heart of the Marais, just two blocks from Saint-Paul metro (line 1), around the corner from the historic rue des Rosiers and a few minutes’ walk from Place des Vosges. Les Miroirs du Marais is a 1-bedroom luxury apartment, sleeps up to 4.

**ReservationsTo reserve, ask questions, or to view the HHI episode, please e-mail me at!** View a slideshow of additional photos of the apartment and photos of the neighborhood. And be sure to watch this short video of Paris, made by one of my guests, featuring a few shots of the apartment and our fabulous greeter, Michelle, as well!

For those of you who have followed my series of posts on Buying Property in Paris, you know that it has been a long process – the search, purchase and renovations.

If you missed my earlier posts, it’s not too late: I invite you to read about my thoughts and experiences on pre-search preparationsthe apartment search, signing the purchase agreementplanning for renovationsthe closingmanaging renovations, an interview with Adrian Leedsan earlier update on the renovations and moving tips second update on renovations.

Ten months after I first laid eyes on the property, the renovations were finally completed and I was finally able to move in. But… when I am not in town, I am renting!

The apartment:

My apartment is a cozy 1-bedroom (35 square meters or 377 square feet) in a small and quiet 18th century building (just four other apartments). The apartment includes an open plan kitchen/dining/living room and one small bedroom, a toilet room and a shower room. There are high ceilings and exposed beams in the kitchen/living room. The apartment was fully renovated in 2012 by an architect and interior designer. Everything is custom-made, with traditional-style décor but modern appliances.

Here are the details: 

  • 2nd floor apartment, European (3rd floor, American), no elevator
  • Intercom entry system
  • American/open kitchen and dining area with all-new state-of-the-art appliances, stone countertops, custom wooden cabinets, dining for six around kitchen island
  • Living area has a high-end 4-seater sofa that easily converts to a comfortable queen bed, traditional stone fireplace (non-working), desk area, flat-screen TV, DVD/stereo with surround sound, custom bookcases, antique chandelier (all lights on dimmers), large windows with custom curtains overlooking a narrow, quiet street
  • Bedroom: queen-size custom-built canopy bed, custom curtains, built-in shelves, drawers, two closets, large window opens to quiet courtyard
  • Shower room: Large Italian-style stone-tiled shower with large shower head, sink with stone countertop, access via bedroom
  • WC: Toilet and small sink, access from bedroom and from living room
  • Plenty of bed linens, hand, bath and kitchen towels
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • 4-burner electric/induction stovetop and oven
  • Microwave oven
  • A complete array of kitchenware (all cooking utensils, dinner and tableware, serving pieces)
  • Nespresso machine and French press
  • Electric tea kettle and tea pot
  • Toaster
  • Picnic bag & blankets for outings
  • DVD/CD player with surround sound, plays DVDs from all regions, with a small collection of movies in English and French (subtitles in French and English)
  • Flat screen color TV with cable channels, including BBC World, CNN International, ESPN World and Al Jazeera International and cables to hook up a Macbook or iPad
  • Private telephone line with free long distance telephone service to landlines in 106 countries, including US and Canada, as well as to mobile phone numbers in France, the US and Canada
  • Ethernet cable and free WiFi internet access
  • Several shelves of guidebooks, cookbooks and other books in English
  • Manual with recommendations for local restaurants and instructions for equipment provided
  • Two fluffy bathrobes for use during your stay
  • Electricity, heat, telephone and internet included
  • NEW: We now are one of the few Paris apartments to have air conditioning! It’s a fairly bulky unit with a hose that sticks out the window, as American-style window units are not allowed in Paris. But it gets the job done! There are also two fans if you prefer to live like the Parisians do.
  • Note: this is a non-smoking apartment

I invite you to view a slideshow of additional photos of the apartment and photos of the neighborhood.

To reserve, ask questions, or to view the House Hunters episode, please contact me at!


Keep in mind that I also own and rent a year-round home in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine! Please visit my website for further details.

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12 Comments to “Paris Apartment Rental”

Loved this episode and absolutely loved how your apt. turned out–it’s beautiful!Next time I’m in Paris I hope to rent it!


    Thank you, Stacey! Yes, I hope you are able to come visit soon!


I am leaving Tuesday for 10 days in your beautiful apartment and I’m so excited!It’s my third trip to Paris and my 26 year old daughter will be accompanying me.I am reading through your blog (which I just discovered!) and getting some great ideas.



    That is wonderful! Thank you so much for getting in touch! Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions as you are planning your trip or while you are there. And let me know how it goes!



Hi Abby!We are enjoying your apartment, especially all the little touches you have to make it more comfortable for guests…robes, good hair dryer, iPod dock, etc.I do have a question you can help with:we are taking a train to our next destination, which leaves Gare du Nord at 11:25 a.m.Do we risk going to the taxi stand by the Metro station on Rue de Rivoli, or would it be better to call ahead?If so, do you know of a taxi service we can call?Thank you so much!


    Hi Janet,

    I’m so glad you are enjoying your stay! You should be just fine with the taxi stand on Rivoli by Metro St. Paul. But if you don’t want to take that chance, call Alexandre Coudert, who runs a car service. Here is his info (I’d try the 07 cell number if it’s last minute) and tell him you are staying at Abby Gordon’s apartment:

    Alexandre Coudert

    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris!!



We returned last week from a four-night stay in your beautiful apartment. It’s the perfect location – central to so many things – and eating and shopping in the Marais is amazing. Loved that we could make phone calls to the U.S. and in Paris for free from your phone and the wireless access was great – which is really important since I was there for work and play. I’ll definitely be recommending your apartment to friends in the future!


    Dear Katie,

    I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your trip to Paris and found the apartment comfortable. And thanks for recommending it!

    Take care,


I just viewed the episode of House Hunters last night and I have not stopped obsessing over your apartment since! I am so inspired by how you and your designed teamed managed to make the space look so light, bright, roomy, and stylish! 375 square feet?! Unbelievable! I hope to one day get the chance to stay in your place on my next trip to Paris.


    Thank you! I’m thrilled that you like the renovations. I wish HHI had been able to show more of the process. High ceilings helps to make it look a bit roomier, as it is a pretty small space. Yes, I hope you can visit soon! Abby


Dear Abby,
I am writing to ask about the rental fee on this lovely apartment. My sister and myself are in the midst of dreaming of a trip to Paris in 2015. Thank you, Myra