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The Verdi - Operatic character by the Viaduc des Arts

Spacious apartment right by the Gare de Lyon
  • RentalAccommodation type
  • ApartmentRoom type
  • 4Normal sleeping capacity
  • 4Maximum sleeping capacity
  • 2Number of bedrooms
  • 2Number of beds
  • 100 m2 (1076 ft2)Surface area
  • 2Floor level
  • YesElevator
  • 900€ (not charged)Security deposit
The Verdi - Operatic character by the Viaduc des Arts

If you desire a sanctuary with character and charm, where artistic flair is tempered with traditional design, look no further than the Verdi. This veritable find in the city’s Bastille neighborhood is home to an opera director, which might explain the owner’s penchant for eclectic artwork, antique furnishings, old books and collectibles. The convenient location is equally noteworthy: the Gare de Lyon metro and train stations are just around the block—providing quick access to the center of Paris (10 minutes) or a longer trip to Lyon (2 hours)—and the Place de Bastille is short walking distance away. Top it off with the diverse collection of shops, grocers, and bakeries (boulangerie) in the surrounding area, and we are certain the Verdi will soon have you shouting, “Bravo!”
Situated inside a lovely Haussmanian building, the 19th century cut-stone architectural style admired by foreigners and French alike, the Verdi features an elegant lobby entrance with high ceilings, stained glass windows, and a spiral, red carpet-bound staircase worthy of a maestro. The apartment can accommodate up to four guests and would be an ideal choice for a family. The master bedroom features a four-post king-size bed and a wooden crib. A second bedroom offers a bunk bed that sleeps two.
The living area is an art aficionado’s dream. Unique furnishings designed with natural materials in cream-earth tones feature graceful lines and subtle curves, while oversized mirrors make the large room feel even more spacious. A bookcase houses a formidable collection of art and music history tomes. The fully equipped kitchen is appointed in French-provencial décor that lends a thoroughly rustic feel to the room. Should you decide to cook at home, consider dining alfresco on the balcony that overlooks a neighborhood wine shop.
In addition to the convenient train/metro options, the Verdi’s location near the banks of the Seine river makes for an easy 10-15 minute stroll across the bridge to Ile Saint Louis and the famous Latin quarter. Or, for a slightly longer walk, head to the Marais neighborhood and explore the many stores and art galleries. In the immediate area, attractions include the “Promenade plantée” (tree-lined walkway), and extensive greenbelt that begins just east of the Opera Bastille and forms the Viaduc des Arts, a line of shop featuring highly-skilled arts and crafts. Also be sure to visit Marché d'Aligre, an authentic outdoor market in the 12th arrondissement that offers everything from fresh foods, spices, and flowers to vintage apparel and art.

4.3/5

Reviews

Fiona C

20.08.2014

Excellent apartment and it is exactly as it says on the website. Fantastic location and we could explore Paris on foot. We were met at the apartment on arrival and had the mobile number of the representative from Paris-sharing, so could contact him with any problems...but we didn't need to! ...

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13.03.2014

Excellent location. I visited Paris in January 2014 with my wife and 2 children. We had a wonderful stay in the Verdi apartment. The location is excellent with easy access by metro or by walking to many of the tourist attractions. The apartment itself was very attractive and included all ...

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13.02.2014

A True Parisian Experience. Incredible, amazing, speechless. If you want to experience the ultimate Parisian experience there is no other place to stay than Verdi. The apartment is layed out perfectly and centrally located. But the pleasure is within the unit itself. Mr Bernard has exquisite taste in decor and ...

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Mary H

Vancouver, Canada

07.10.2013

I and my partner stayed here for 4 nights and we could not have been happier with our choice. The apartment's location is a 5 minute walk from Gare de Lyon train station and a 10 minute walk to the Gare D'austerlitz train station making getting around via Metro or ...

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Shelley R

01.04.2013

"Charming apartment in a good location" The apartment was everything we hoped for. An Eclectic and charming home. There were a few good Boulangeries and a small grocery store in the neighborhood which were convenient. We were able to walk to Gare du Lyon to get taxis and pick up ...

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Greg S

Karlshamn, Sweden

06.08.2012

Good location!