Visiting Paris? We have a well-equipped and very comfortable studio apartment, ideally located in Paris's sought-after 7th arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides. It's available for seasonal or vacation rental for one week or more, direct from the owners.

E-mail us at grenelle@grenellestudio.com, fill out the inquiry form.

You may also like to see what others have said about their stays at our place.

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The apartment is on the left bank, in the heart of the 7th arrondissement on the rue de Grenelle. It's a perfect location for visiting Paris.

It's a convivial residential neighborhood, close to the pedestrian markets of rue Cler and the many small shops of the area. You'll find restaurants and cafés, chocolatiers and bakeries, antique shops and fashion boutiques. A little exploration is well rewarded.

It's an easy walk to many monuments and sights, including the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, and the Rodin Museum.  The Champs Elysées is a leisurely 15-20 minutes by foot - past Les Invalides, over the pont Alexandre III, and along Avenue Winston Churchill between the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.

Nearby metro stations are Ecole Militaire and La Tour-Maubourg.

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studio bedOn the ground floor on a light and quiet plant-filled courtyard, the studio apartment is a little over 300 square feet. The high ceiling adds to the spacious feel. It's ideal for two, but sleeps three people in comfort. The building has been recently renovated.

It's a non-smoking studio.

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courtyard plantsWe hope you'll find every convenience for your stay...

Full kitchen, microwave oven with grill, dishwasher
Clothes washer/dryer; wash and dry a load while you're out
Cable television, VCR, stereo
A library of books, and a selection of CDs and videos
Telephone (free local area calls), with an answering machine
Large 200x160 cm bed, and a single sofa bed, and a portable crib, if you have young children
US 110-volt power transformer
Linens & towels are provided
Cable modem for high-speed internet access
Wireless network access - bring your laptop!
Column fan

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Breakfast tableThe apartment rents for US$950 per week (7 nights), or US$850 per week for a two week (14-night) stay. Inquire for longer stays. The rate includes all charges and taxes, and is in US dollars. We also accept Euros, if you prefer.

There is a flat $250 refundable damage deposit, and a rental agreement to sign. We take reservations up to a year or so in advance.

A few weeks before you go, we'll send you the keys, and practical information about the studio and the area.

You may call Djaimi on +1 (206) 888 6288 to check availability or for more information. Alternatively, send an e-mail to us at grenelle@grenellestudio.com, or you can fill out the reservation inquiry form.

If you'd like to speak with previous guests who've volunteered to be references, please ask.

If the studio interests you, please bookmark this page (click here), print it, or note our email address. This page is advertised, but it may not be listed in search engines or web directories. You might have trouble getting back.

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Photos of Paris


  • Where is it? Here is a link to a detailed area map from Google Maps. Be sure to check the Satellite view!
  • A location photo taken from the Eiffel Tower looking towards Les Invalides.

Guides and resources

  • It's easy - and surprisingly inexpensive - to offset the carbon emissions from your flights. Some airlines offer carbon offsets directly. If not, we recommend ClimateCare, which has sites for the USA, the UK, and Australia.
    The World Wildlife Fund and the 2008 Olympics recommend Climate Friendly (Australia), My Climate (USA), atmosfair (Europe) and NativeEnergy (USA).

    In 2008 we purchased carbon emissions offsets for the annual energy consumed in the apartment from Action Carbone (France).

    Please let us know if you buy carbon offsets for your flights!

  • Some of our tips for visiting Paris.
  • Pari-Roller.com - the organization that coordinates the famous Friday night roller-blade skates through central Paris. Police stop the traffic so that the avenues and boulevards are clear to be shared amongst several thousand skaters. It's something to see even if you don't skate.
  • Fat Tire Bike Tours. You may see these popular tours riding along the rue de Grenelle. They have recently started Segway tours.

Some notable events of 2010

This will be another great year to visit Paris. Numerous restorations have been completed recently, including the monumental Grand Palais exhibition hall, which re-opened after 12 years of restoration works in late 2005. It was followed in May 2006 by the Musée de l'Orangerie in the Tuileries gardens, home to Monet's waterlilies series, re-opened after six years of restorations. In June 2006 the new Musée du Quai Branly, dedicated to cultural works from indigenous civilizations from around the world, opened it's doors, and in September 2006 the Salle Pleyel concert hall re-opened.
  • January 27 - April 14, 2009: The Bibliothèque Forney presents an exhibition of color photographs dating from 1876-1914.
  • March 13-18, 2009: the annual Salon du Livre attracts writers and readers from all over the world.
  • May 24 - June 7, 2009: the French Open tennis tournament is held at the Roland Garros stadium 
  • July 14, 2009: Bastille day celebrations with a big parade on the Champs-Elysées on the 14th, and fireworks and concert for a half-million or so good friends at the Eiffel Tower that evening. (In the rest of France, fireworks are usually on the 13th).
  • July 26, 2008: the Tour de France finishes with the last stage of the race on the Champs Elysées.
  • July & August 2009: Paris Plage - the banks of the Seine are converted into a temporary beach, for the benefit of Parisians who can't get to the coast this summer.
  • 19-22, November 2009: Salon Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre.
  • Late December 2009 until late February 2010: Open-air ice skating rink in front of the Hôtel de Ville, and another at Monparnasse. In recent years there has been a third rink on the Eiffel Tower itself. Skate rental is ¬5, and access to the rinks is free.

 Guest Comments

"...thanks Walking along the Seinefor everything. We are leaving tomorrow morning and have had a wonderful time here. Your place was superb and brilliantly located. It would be impossible for me to speak too highly of it."
- J. Doherty, Perth, Australia

"Merci beaucoup, Djaimi, for making available such a wonderful, comfy, warm, convenient homebase for our Parisian sojourn! Laurie especially treasured getting off the Metro at La Tour-Mauborg and seening the Eiffel Tower twinkling on the hour over our walk home down rue de Grenelle.
Paris exceeded our expectations for beauty, hospitality, food and art--we even had a few beautifully sunny days! My only complaint is that I wish the exchange rate were better! ...hopefully, we will be requesting the rental of your apartment again."

- K. Palmquist, Pasadena, CaliforniaRue Cler

"I don't believe I adequately expressed to you how very much we loved our stay in your Paris home... because I can't say enough wonderful things about that stay!
First of all...no one else I've encountered
on the internet has made the effort to welcome anyone to their home and their city as you did. Your little tips, photos of the area, and maps were incredible and very accurate! Those suggestions allowed us to explore Paris from a differant viewpoint...and we absolutely LOVED every special minute of it!!!.
You told me the 7th was very "Parisian" and you were so correct! We were surrounded, not by tourists, but by people who lived in the area. We chose to explore Paris without the usual guidebooks and it was magical! Instead each day was filled with adventure. We took your suggestion for dinner one evening and met a lovely French family who invited us to their home for cocktails later in the week. It was quite a treat to see how a Parisian family really lives.
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We literally "discovered" the Eiffel Tower one evening while crossing a street on our way home after a long day walking along the Seine. There it was. Beckoning us to come closer. It took my breath away.
The same was true when we happened upon Notre Dame. It was 6 PM mass. We will never forget that experience either.
From our morning "cafe and croissant" to the end of a day we were charmed again and again. (You do need to be up early to get those croissants!) And choclate mousse in Paris? It's unbelievable! Having rue Cler right down the street couldn't be more perfect. Your location is right in the middle of a very special part of Paris. "
- K. Bowman, Littleton, Colorado

Cathedral Nôtre-Dame de Paris

"We are finishing are last few wonderful days in Paris and feeling sad that we have to leave this beautiful city and the lovely apartment and neighborhood we were so lucky to find. I loved having the (internet access) and all the convenient appliances. We have been very comfortable and happy. Thank you for everything! "
- S. L'Heureux, Dayton, Ohio

Thank you very much for the apartment rental! We loved being in Paris and the apartment was a wonderful home during our 19 days. Merci beaucoup."
- C. Gee, Longview, Washington

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We loved the area. Everything was so close by. Walking to the Tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, we even walked to the Champs Elysées. Rue Cler was fantastic. The crèperie was our favorite for our breakfasts. Merci again, we'll hope to rent your place again."
- N. Kojikian, Pasadena, California

We have now finished our France holiday and wanted to let you know we enjoyed very much our stay in your apartment. Thank you very much.
It was very well equipped and very well maintained. We even met some of your neighbours. We really enjoyed the area as well - and we went to Le Petit Nicoise, which you recommended, twice! Just excellent food. we would love to come and stay there again one day... Once again, many thanks."
- P. O'Shea, Brisbane, Australia

"...Djaimi, we had a fabulous time, the apartment is great - wonderful location, well equipped, and comfortable."
- E. Greenberg, San Rafael, California

"We had a blast! Paris was beautiful and the apartment was very comfortable. The location was perfect. We tried all your local recommendations and they were wonderful. Thanks for everything!"
- H. Phan, Tracy, California

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"Again, thanks for all your help. You were a great host...We are so appreciative to your attention to detail. We will definitely check the apartment's availability if we have to go to Paris again soon."
- K. Dugdale, New York


"We had a wonderful stay and your apartment was everything that you said it would be. The weather couldn't have been better, are you to be credited with that as well. I have no doubt that we will use your apartment again at some future date, and we will certainly recommend it to family and friends."
- B. Meister, Vienna, Virginia

"Djaimi, we really enjoyed our stay, and will tell our friends about your place."
- B. & H. Kimmel, Charleston, South Carolina

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"We're so fortunate to have found your Paris apartment on the Internet - we had a wonderful time! Now I have a wine and cheese habit that I don't want to give up..."
- C. Workman, Colorado

"I can't say enough about the convenience of the location. All the amenities were exactly as described and the ground floor location saved me hauling the suitcase up multiple flights of stairs. The T.V. with channels that can be viewed in multiple languages was an unexpected treat."
- J. Dabb, Utah

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"I want you to know we very much enjoyed our stay there...We found everything to be as you represented, and perhaps better than we expected. I hope we are able to visit Paris again soon, and if so, we won't consider staying anywhere but your apartment. We love Paris, we love the rue Cler area, and now, we love your apartment."
- P. Brever, Wisconsin

"Thanks for allowing us to enjoy our first trip to Paris at 'your place'. Your personal attention to details have made it a real pleasure from the start. We had a fantastic time!"
- D. Gilbert, Cape Coral, Florida

"Thank you so much for opening your home to us in Paris. The apartment was a perfect 'home base' from which to explore. The girls and I had a wonderful time and hope to visit again... We will definitely check with you when we make plans to return."
- V. Krise, Longwood, Florida
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"Merci Beaucoup! Paris me manque. Nous aimons le studio - c'était parfait pour nos vacances! A l'année prochaine!"
- K. DeAngelis, Tucson, Arizona

"A moveable feast. Returned from Paris on Saturday night. We were sad to say goodbye to your wonderful apartment. Can't say enough good things about the location, etc. The Maison du Jambon on the rue Cler is my Mecca. Paris is THE city - regardless of weather (did I mention that it snowed?). Thank you!!!!Image1-crop-nu-s300.done.jpg (17311 bytes)
Also had some memorable morning jogs to Les Invalides, down boulevard la Tour Maubourg, across Pont Alexandre to the right bank, down along the Seine, back across the river under the tower on the Champ de Mars back to Rue de Grenelle. Got a few who's-this-crazy- American-running- in-shorts-in-the-snow-at-6 am looks from the locals. But what a beautiful sight to see la Tour Eiffel lit up in red with flashing white lights before sunrise!!!! C'est magnifique!!! "
- R. Osborn, San Francisco, California

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"Just want to thank you for the use of your studio and the kind way you accommodated our special needs. We had a fabulous trip; so great to be in Paris for that length of time in your location. We walked everywhere... We know some people who may want a Paris stay in the future and we would like to recommend your studio."
- G. Kwast & R. Parsley, Seattle, Washington

"We had a great time, your apt. it is an oasis in all the hustle and bustle, very quiet. The guide to the neighbourhood was great, very helpful down to earth info. We had a good meal at the Petit Niçois...The apartment was spotless when we arrived."
- D. & S. Brandt, Whistler, British Columbia

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"Hi from Paris...I am loving the apartment and the pianist who practices upstairs in the early evenings..."
- S. Cox, Seattle, Washington

"I just returned to Maui and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed staying at your apartment on rue Grenelle. It is a sweet apartment exceptionally well located with shopping, bakeries, restaurants, and transportation nearby. I especially liked being on the first floor. Our time in Paris was fantastic and I plan to return within a year. I would like to rent your apartment again when I do. Thank you for everything."
- K. Heart, Maui, Hawaii

"Our thanks for helping to make our stay in Paris so wonderful. We loved being part of the neighborhood. Your info sheet was extremely helpful - loved the Poujauran (boulangerie)."
- D. Ocken, Seattle, Washington

Café Aux Tours de Nôtre Dame

"We had a wonderful time, and can't thank you enough for all the unexpected 'extras'. The location was perfect and everyone was very nice."
- S. Bealor, Lakemoor, Illinois

"Thanks again for all your generosity. We had a very pleasant trip to Paris, thanks in large measure to your apartment and the measures you took to ensure our comfort. We have already recommended it to others."
- L. Nolan, Lake Forest, California

"I had a wonderful time in Paris and found the apt. to be very convenient and comfortable for my needs. I especially appreciated the information you sent me and I quickly found my favorite patisserie, boucherie, and restaurants. Thanks again,"
- R. Gordon, Quincy, Massachussetts

"Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time. I want to go back and hope to in a couple of years. The apartment was wonderful and worked perfectly for us. Thank you again."
- A. Plut, Seattle, Washington

Champ de Mars

"Thank you so much for all your help during our stay in Paris.  Your studio apartment is truly ideal for visitors.  The #69 bus was a real find and we did go to one of the restaurants you recommended and enjoyed one of our favorite meals in Paris. I'll keep in touch so that I can rent your place again the next time I visit Paris."
-T. Olsen, Boston, Massachussetts

"Thank you so much for sharing your apartment with us. We found it very clean and comfortable and the location was wonderful. We really enjoyed Paris. The sights, the food, the people and we had perfect weather. We did not have quite enough time to do shopping, but hopefully on our next visit! Thank you again for being so accomodating and easy to work with. We really, really enjoyed our stay."
-M. Schwindt, Seattle, Washington

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"Merci beaucoup pour votre contribution vers une semaine inoubliable à Paris!! Nous avons eu une vacance magnifique, plein de bonne nourriture, des panoramas étonnants, et du lèche-vitrines. :)
 Nous avons essayé la cuisine des restaurants que vous aviez recommendé - Chez l'Ami Jean et Petit Niçoise - et tous les deux étaient merveilleux! Sans parler des magasins sur la rue Cler - mmmmmm, les fromages, les croissants, le miel, le chocolat, le pain&& J'aimerais bien être là encore maintenant!! :)
Nous avons recommendé votre appartement à nombreux personnes, alors, qui sait ce qui va passer l'année prochaine? Mais pour maintenant, vous nous avez donné des vacances magnifiques! MERCI MILLE FOIS!"
- R. Kendall, Montréal, Quebec

Eiffel Tower in the early evening

"Thank you so much for your apt in Paris. It was our little piece of heaven. The location was just perfect and everything so comfortable. I look forward to returning next year, maybe sooner. Thank you again for sharing."
- C. House, Bainbridge Island, Washington

"We really enjoyed staying in the studio. The bed was so comfortable that we often slept late. And the location was perfect. We think of the 7th as "our neighborhood". We felt very Parisian walking through the passage Jean Nicot and on to the bakery for our morning croissants, baguettes, and noisette/raisins...
Many thanks for the excellent instructions, and especially to Djaimi for the extraordinary help getting a reservation for us at L'Ami Jean. Merci mille fois."
- D. Lusk, East Hanover, New Jersey

"We are back home now and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your apartment. Your studio is the perfect little pied-a-terre.  We have always loved the 7th arr. location, and the apartment was so well equipped and thought out it was a pleasure to stay there.  I enjoy staying in that type of accommodation so much more than staying in a hotel.  

The first few years we went to Paris we always stayed at the Grand Hotel Leveque.  Then I found out about apartments being available for short term rentals and we have been doing that every since.  We have stayed in many different apartments in all different areas of Paris over the years, however, we found yours to be the perfect combination of location, size, accommodation, quality of condition and how it was equipped. Thank so much.

Again let me say how much we enjoyed your lovely little place and all of your excellent information. I wish you and your family the very best and look forward to contacting you again regarding a future trip to Paris which I am sure will happen.
With much appreciation and best wishes,"
- A. Marshall, Vancouver, British Columbia

"We are writing to thank you for renting the studio to us.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and really appreciated your package of information and everything in the studio.  We especially liked the good quality bedding and the comfort of the bed, the thoughtfulness of every item in the studio foryour guest's comfort."
- B. & W. Nelson, Victoria, British Columbia

"Thank you so much for renting us your apartment in Paris - we found it to be a great location and a very well equipped place to stay. You have provided everything a person needs to feel at home in a new location - we used the books and maps and other things to find our way around. We walked everywhere and stumbled across so many sights we would never have found in a guide book. Again, thank you so much for a first Paris experience in first-class style." 

"...Just one more 'your apartment was lovely' note. We truly felt at home in Paris in your apartment. I do hope someday we will be able to return. Really, there are not enough nice things to say about it."
- C Gorrell & B Nelson, Bellingham, Washington

"We have returned home from a fun-filled, and fattening, Paris vacation. We were very pleased with your Paris apartment, and its location.

If you need to furnish any additional references to future rental prospects, please feel free to include our names. I hope some day to have the opportunity to return to Paris and will certainly check to see if your property is available when I do so."

- R. Gerdes, Mercer Island, Washington