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August 15, 2023 - Website
A gem in St Germain
We had a wonderful stay in the Maranges apartment. It was comfortable for us and our 2 children, ages 11 and 12, who slept on pull out twin beds on the living room. (The incline of the bedroom ceiling was just fine for tall people!) We especially appreciated the location, being in walking distance to so many sites, and found we walked almost everywhere. The apartment had everything we needed for meals at home, and the materials from Paris Perfect orienting us to the quartier were helpful. We had some difficulty figuring out the dryer and the towel warmer/dryer, so I would ask for guidance on how to operate them next time. Highly recommend. We hope to return!
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! We are sorry to hear that you had difficulties operating the dryer and towel warmer. The apartment manual usually have instructions on how to use all appliances in the apartment. We will check to ensure the instructions are provided. Sorry if you have missed that! We look forward to welcoming you again! The Paris Perfect Team
by Carolyn Stone
We loved our stay in Paris at the Maranges property! For us we most appreciated the location (in the 6th on the border of the 7th and 1-2 blocks from 2 separate metro lines - also 10 -15 minute walk to Jardin du Luxembourg, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Neuf, Marche Raspail). We also loved the apartment - everything worked well; the “issue” with the stairs that we read about was NOT a big deal; nicely appointed; QUIET; good light and yet no one could see into the apartment; good size for a married couple. Our only suggestion for possible improvement Would be (and it was not a big deal) - we didn’t love the mattress in the bed. Not sure if the issue is that the mattress is old or that it’s 2 single mattresses squeezed together to get to a double — but not the best mattress… Highly recommend in any case!
February 15, 2023 - Airbnb
Perfect in every way
by carol t
We spent 3 weeks in the Maranges flat, roomy enough for the two of us, and having lived in Paris for years, were looking for a place we could use as a base for re-emerging ourselves into life there. This was the ideal location, and had everything we needed to entertain friends or enjoy a light meal at home. Location is close to everything we love, and we walked everywhere. Good restaurants, good grocery options, as well as clothing. Great florist just around corner. Luxembourg Gardens a stroll away, many museums within short walk. Lovely building, and very quiet even being situated in a busy street area near Blvd St Germain etc. The staff in Paris was just wonderful, helping us to relocate after a hiccup in arrival, and made certain everything we needed was taken care of quickly. I can not say enough good things about the experience we had, and will definitely use them again for our next stay.
January 6, 2023 - Website
by Iliana Priggione
Loved the location and area. There were four adults. We had everything we needed close to us. Funny part for me was carrying my suitcase up the little narrow staircase! But otherwise no complaints!
December 10, 2022 - Website
Autumn in Paris
by Sara and John Burrell
Honestly, there’s not much I can add to the glowing reviews already written. We absolutely loved “our” apartment ~ in our favorite area of the city. You need to stay here; we certainly look forward to returning!
April 8, 2022 - Manual Entry
Short stay - great location
by Stephen Wolfe
We only stayed for a few days at Maranges but found it to be a very convenient and comfortable place to stay. You are super close to everything and there are some very pleasant restaurants just a few steps from the front door.
December 3, 2021 - Manual Entry
by Joannie C. and Nicholas Danielides
We enjoyed a 12 day stay at Maranges, a cozy, spacious and conveniently located apt in the 6th arrondissement. We had to be cautious going up and down the apt circular stairwell but otherwise the apt was comfortable and relaxing to live in.
November 18, 2021 - Manual Entry
by Jennifer McGill
Loved our stay in the 6th! The location of this apartment could not be better. You are within walking distance of great restaurants, high-end boutiques and many Paris tourist destinations. The apartment is small but very comfortable and quiet. You do not have any views at all. The internal staircase is difficult to navigate with suitcases and for anyone with challenged mobility. I stayed here with my grown daughter and it was a good size for us or maybe for a couple but I think too small for more even though there is a pull out bed. There is limited storage for clothes and suitcases and no coat closet. The kitchen is fairly well stocked and the appliances work well and are easy to master. The building is safe and secure and I rarely saw any other tenants. The best thing about this unit is its location in the 6th.
January 9, 2020 - Website
by Schmidt C
Superb apartment. Clever and thoughtful layout. Comfortable and well appointed. And as described on the website. Everything worked well. Nice to have the milk and juice in the fridge. Plenty of bedding and pillows. Great neighborhood. No complaints AT ALL. Really enjoyed it and the process to book is seamless. Well done and thanks so much. We will come again!!
December 30, 2019 - Website
by Daun B
Perfect location. Beautiful design apartment. Wonderful amenities including a shopping cart which we used to pick up groceries from the nearby elegant epicerie. Excellent customer service from ParisPerfect. Highly recommend.
December 27, 2019 - Website
by Heather H
Great apartment located in a central area of the St. Germain district. The kitchen was nicely appointed and the living room spacious for relaxing with a glass of wine! Convenient to the metro, close to shopping and an abundance of restaurants nearby make this apartment an ideal choice.
November 14, 2019 - Website
by James M
Location was excellent. Right off St. Germain but no road noise. Nice roomy living room and bedroom. Very light during the day (penthouse.) And very nicely furnished (as are all of Paris Perfect's apts!) We have been renting from Paris Perfect for 14 years and they really have the system down. They make it so easy and they always have an English speaking person meet you and run you how everything works in the apt which is so important when you are a "technically challenged" senior (like which remotes turn on the TV, heat, air, fan, etc. and how does the coffee maker, stove, oven, etc. work. Finally, the travel information they send to you prior to your stay including, packing and safety suggestions, local restaurants, stores and attractions is so helpful for a great week in Paris! Nobody does it better!
My family of 4 had a wonderful stay at the Maranges apartment. The apartment was beautiful, spacious, and was equipped with everything we needed. We were in Paris during a heat wave with temps in the high 90s, so the excellent central A/C was much appreciated. The location of the apartment was perfect with many shops, restaurants, and metro stops within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again next time we visit Paris!
by Ingrid B
Beautiful Apartment!!! I cannot wait to go back
by Cynthia C
The apartment is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The area is convenient with many options for shopping, restaurants and easy access to a cooking course attended. It is definitely an apartment for 2 adults and no more as the space is small and the stairs can be tough to navigate. We will be back!
October 16, 2018 - Website
by Robert A
This was our 4th or 5th long stay at â€œMarangesâ€; we love it. It now feels almost like home every time we check in. We have bought items for the kitchen that have stayed there all this time, so it has those little added touches that makes it ever so much more convenient for my wife who loves to cook for friends when in Paris. Not sure that I have anything to add to the reviews we have given you in the past. But we love it for sure.
by Tania B
The best as always. Little snafu with AC the first day, but was perfect otherwise! A real treat to stay in Maranges this time. Location perfect!!! Aurelian was great for blow outs too! Aux Pres is a great neighborhood bar!
by Denise and Chaz Adamson
This was our second stay in the Maranges apartment. It was the perfect size apartment for the two of us and the location near St Germain des Pres church is fantastic. We have found the building to be quiet and the elevator always in working order.
The apartment looks exactly as it appears in the photos.
While we don't cook or wash clothes while on vacation, the kitchen is gorgeous and has all you would need to. My husband loved the Nespresso machine and we used the refrigerator to store drinks and cheese.
We found that both the heating and A/C systems worked well and were easy to operate. The water pressure in the shower was good and had plenty of hot water for both of us. There were also quite a few new restaurants and shops that had opened up at the other end of the street.
We enjoyed this apartment a lot!
by Deborah Stinnett
The apartment was adorable and perfectly designed for my stay. Paris Perfect services continue to live up to the name.
October 25, 2017 - Website
by Pimala S
We had a great time at your apartment. After the initial hiccup as we took the wrong exit arriving from Mieussy and arrived later than expected to Paris, we found the apartment welcoming and very clean.
The apartment has all the essential things and is well located. However, just some suggestions for improvement: fluffy bathrobes and more TV channels with movies in English would have been nice (there are many TV channels with news and for some movies you could choose original language but common movies channel would have been welcomed).
The reservation team and Kevin were very helpful and professional.
We do look forward to staying in another of your apartments.
October 24, 2017 - Website
by Pauline Arnel
I don't know how I got onto Paris Perfect but I'm extremely grateful that I did! Our stay in Paris was absolutely wonderful and we could not fault the attention to detail of this company. Every communication before and during our stay was answered promptly, every request was met obligingly and our apartment was 'perfect!' We were met at the apartment by Virgil (after being picked up at the airport by Victor Taxis arranged by PP) who was warm and welcoming, gave us a run down of everything we might need to know and our gave us our little complimentary starter pack (milk etc). The folder in the apartment left no stone unturned in helping us to navigate our apartment and its appliances plus all we needed to know about living in Paris. We will highly recommend this company. Pauline
October 24, 2017 - Website
by Eileen Fournier
Maranges was perfect for us. Great location in the lovely St. Germain des Pres with an easy walk to the metro, and the many patisseries, stores and restaurants in the neighbourhood. The apartment had everything we needed. The building was quiet and well-located. The kitchen was well-equipped. Beds were comfortable. It was hard to imagine that an apartment so close to the action was so quiet and safe, but it was that and much more! I would not hesitate to stay with this company again.
September 11, 2017 - Website
by Frances Matos
Our stay at the Maranges was delightful. We had everything we needed and more! The apartment and the building are truly charming, comfortable, nicely appointed and centrally located. We walked everywhere. It is the perfect location to enjoy your time in Paris.
by K Steven halter
Great apartment! It's on the 5th floor, with a lift to the 4th, and one flight of stairs from there. The location is great (just off Boulevard St Germain). The a/c worked fine - important in June and the summer months. Well appointed kitchen, full living room. The bedroom does have a sloping ceiling, so the headroom opposite the bed is short, but no real problem. The information handouts available are very good, plenty of what you need to know, with suggestions for restaurants, places to see, things to do. If you're a shoe freak, there's a Church's English Shoes shop directly across the street, plus a bakery shop about a block "up" the rue de Dragon from Boulevard St. Germain. Great shopping for men and women within a couple of blocks along Boulevard St. Germain. The "greeter" who met us was quite helpful, even assisted us with the luggage. I highly recommend this apartment - wish we could have stayed longer. One recommendation - for lunch or dinner - Cafe du Metro, about a 3 block walk away. Enjoy!!
by Mary McNulty
My husband and I cannot say enough about our week in this wonderful apartment. The location is ideal- the corner of Avenue St. Germaine and Rue du Dragon- right around the corner from Brasserie Lipp, Cafe du Magots, Monoprix for groceries, cosmetics, and next door to Burberry. The apartment itself was lovely. The decor was a mix of modern and antiques. High quality appointments- linens, towels, dishes, appliances. The light was fabulous. We will never stay in a hotel again! Our luggage did not arrive for a day, but the washer and dryer kept us in good shape. The pick up and drop off at the airport was luxurious, the greeter at the apartment showed us the electronics, food in fridge, wifi hotspot, museum passes. We walked everywhere, but there is a cab stand right on the corner! Thank you, Paris Perfect! Hated to leave, will be back soon!
by Izabel Garcia
Lovely apartment near excellent restaurants and within walking distance of museums and transportation. Apartment had updated kitchen and bath in an upscale building with many extra amenities. I highly recommend Maranges.
by lynda Tickle McNeeley
You nailed it! The apartment was perfect and in THE BEST location we have ever stayed in. Our home was spotless and had everything we could ever need or imagine. The beds were cozy comfy. Your tour arrangements were right on and we enjoyed that part of the trip so much. Personal Chef Brian was over the top and so worth the money. I am already planning my next trip with Paris Perfect front and center. we cannot thank you enough for all you did to assist us with getting the very most out of our 5 day trip! It was spectacular. Cant wait to return. Thank you so much for everything.
by Charlene McNabb
Perfect. Everything we needed. You were delightful to work with. Need more nexpresso coffee pods because they are hard to find.... great location for shopping and for taxi and restaurants. I will be back!
by Stephanie Henderson
The apartment was perfectly appointed and couldn't have been in a better location. Spotlessly clean, sleek new kitchen and bath, yet loaded with charm and a sense of history as one would expect in a beautiful old building in St. Germain. Upon arrival, when we approached the glossy green, heavy wooden doors with wrought-iron inlay that opened in to an amazing entry alcove off the street, we knew we had hit the jackpot with this rental.
December 21, 2016 - Website
by Denise Adamson
We loved this apartment. The location is unbeatable for access to the Metro, taxis, shops and restaurants. We also found the building to be very quiet and peaceful. The kitchen was up to date and we appreciated the refrigerator and Nespresso machine. While the bathroom is a little small, it is more than adequate with plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure. We felt the apartment was very comfortable and while there is not a lot of closet space, there was enough for us and there was plenty of drawer space. The building elevator was very nice and the building was secure but easy to access with the key fob.
This is our favorite apartment, so far and I would rent this apartment again
December 5, 2016 - Website
by V Patterson
The location of the Maranges apartment was perfect -- near the major sights, metro stations, and restaurants. The appliances in the handsome, complete kitchen all performed well. We were disappointed that the TV in the living room was broken when we arrived, and not replaced during our visit because it was on order. My husband and I stayed warm in December because the apartment is well insulated. The large skylight over the bed gave a lovely view of the sky, but did not let in any cold air. Because your description of the apartment mentioned the extra interior steps, these were not a surprise. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay.
October 3, 2016 - Website
by Elizabeth Beal
We had a great nine day stay in Paris. Our apartment was in the perfect Left Bank location. Shopping, wonderful restaurants, taxis, everything was right out the front door. Literally, just steps away. The apartment was small, but clean and well furnished. A Monoprix was right around the corner for any needed groceries or supplies, and there was a bakery right down the street, so fresh croissants were a morning treat. The apartment has a narrow, spiral staircase which would not be good if you have mobility issues. We used Victor's Taxis, as recommended by Paris Perfect, and they were great. I would highly recommend them. This is the second time I have used Paris Perfect and both experiences have been wonderful. Your people are so easy to work with and the apartments are exactly as represented on the website. Already looking forward to my next trip!
August 21, 2016 - Website
by Tonu Kangur
Your company was very professional & efficient. Nothing was a surprise in a negative way. You provided all the necessary information & arranged excellent tours with great guides. I couldn't have asked for more -- our trip couldn't have been better. My son & granddaughter said it was an experience they will cherish forever ! Thank You.
October 6, 2015 - Website
by Noni & Seph Glew
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this apartment - it is light & bright. The stairs maybe an issue for some people.
The location of the apt is great, especially if you enjoy the 6th as we do!!
by Jennifer V
Our stay at the Maranges was perfect in every way. The apartment is in the heart of the beautiful Saint Germain des pres area, with famous cafes and upscale shopping. The location could not have been better. Although we mostly walked to most of our destinations, there was a taxi line literally steps away from the apartment. This was super convenient when we were pressed for time or simply tired. We were greeted at the apartment by Sam and he gave us all of the information that we needed for a comfortable stay. The apartment was beautifully decorated and it had everything we needed. We slept well, as the bed was comfortable and the apartment was quiet. The kitchen and bathroom were modern, clean, and well constructed. This apartment will not disappoint. There was a charming winding staircase as you enter the apartment, which was not a problem for us. There aren't many steps, but for some travelers this may be something to consider when you are booking.
Great neighborhood, great building. staff were helpful, allowing us to change our departure time at last minute. Mostly positive experience! except for 1) the dryer, even though we were forewarned (why doesn't it get replaced?!), didn't work; and 2) apartment was slightly over-priced.
December 8, 2014 - Website
by Don & Ondree
We stayed in the apartment 2 weeks; usually we stay a week. This was our first time in Maranges; we wanted to explore the 6th, having stayed in the 7th last year. The location of the apartment is wonderful. Pluses in the apartment include an up-to-date Kitchen and bathroom, how quiet the apartment was and the bed/bed linens. The staff member who welcomed us was efficient as was the office when we called.
November 16, 2014 - Website
by Masazumi I
We loved it! We would definitely like to come back here next time we are in Paris. The team was very helpful. Thank you!!
by Liza D
Excellent!! Sam was so nice and spent so much time with us explaining everything and carried our bags. He was great.
by Jean Newcomb
We loved our apartment and Paris Perfect!!! We cannot say enough great things about the professionalism, friendliness, thoroughness of Paris Perfect. They are in the rankings of Four Seasons' customer service. They were always there to answer any questions leading up to our stay and accommodate us so we had a smooth journey. Our apartment was so warm and cozy and even nicer than the pictures. It was super clean and had everything we needed. The staff at Paris Perfect (Kevin, you were amazing!) got us settled, and made us feel at home right away. We have already recommended Paris Perfect and will continue to do so. We will absolutely use them again. Thank you for a truly magical stay!
October 12, 2013 - Website
by Robert & Kyle Ahrold
We absolutely loved this apartment! Over the past several years, we have often stayed in apartments in the sixth and the seventh arrondissements. This one certainly will be at the top of our list - we hope to stay here again.
It felt surprisingly comfortable for four adults, despite it's compact size. One of our real pleasures when visiting France each year is to shop locally and cook often at home for ourselves and for friends. The kitchen worked beautifully for us in every regard. We had some truly memorable meals "at home" this year.
The apartment is wonderfully quiet, completely insulated from street noise and in a very quiet building. When you have had a long and exhausting day sightseeing in Paris, nothing beats perfect quiet for sleep. And that is despite the location on one of the busiest avenues on the Left Bank in Paris, on the corner of the Blvd St. Germain and Rue du Dragon. It is directly across the street from the Cafe de Flore and just steps away from some of the best shopping in Paris - you just can't beat the location.
by Kathy Cameron
The apartment is beautifully presented. You take the lift up to the 4th floor and once you open the front door you walk along a small corridor and up a flight of stairs to the apartment.
We loved the apartment. Our teenage children loved the free internet. We had good space for 4 people and the kitchen was extremely well laid out with choice of coffee machines,utensils and cooking equipment provided. the sofa bed is one of the easiest sofa beds we have ever used and it turns into two single beds which are the same height and can be folded up every day. The grandparents visited and we had some lovely meals in the apartment. We could walk to so many attractions, the location is superb.
by Bronwynn Joubert
Our second stay in Maranges, perfectly situated on the corner of Blvd St.Germain/Rue Du Dragon, close to all our favourites spots. Well appointed apartment, it felt like home, thanks PARIS PERFECT! See you next year!
by Kathryn Justis
Very quaint well-appointed apartment that worked perfectly for our family of 4. Location was fabulous! Close to nice restaurants and cafes, grocery, tourist sites, metro stop. You don't have outdoor space with this apartment, but the unique apartment and quiet street were positives. We would stay here again. The convertible sofa was very comfortable for sleeping (not your typical sofa-bed) and the kitchen and bathroom were very modern. We had some trouble working the range - written instructions need more detail. Also, the combo washer/dryer did not work, but a repairman was sent quickly. The step-ups into kitchen and living area, and curved narrow staircase into apartment might be tricky for some travelers. We liked the character it added to the apartment, but less-mobile travelers might prefer a different apartment. Overall, the company's description of the apartment is spot-on, and the location is a big selling point.
by Joan R
My stay here was a dream. This is a charming flat in an ideal location. I was happy here every minute.
January 24, 2013 - Website
by Nancy S
This was my second stay in the Maranges apartment and I can't say enough positive things about it. The location is perfect and the space itself is clean, charming and very well-appointed. I can't wait until my next trip.
November 17, 2012 - Website
by Gordon and Terri B
This is our fourth stay in a Paris Perfect apartment. Rue Dragon was wonderful and the location was perfect for easy access to bus and metro service throughout Paris. The king size bed was very comfortable and the and large bedroom with skylight made for a most wonderful evening look at the stars. The apartment was very, very comfortable and the kitchen was easy to work in and was most definitely well stocked. For someone new to Paris, the Maranges apartment provides a perfect location for exploring, dining and shopping. (Rue Dragon is a very quiet street which made it even more like living like a Parisian). We look forward to our stay next November in another Paris Perfect dream apartment.
November 9, 2012 - Website
by Nancy S
I will never go back to hotels after my stay here. The location is ideal and it is the most charming apartment. Paris Perfect was wonderful to work with and I can't wait to plan my next trip.
November 1, 2012 - Website
by Olivia Nicholas
We had a great stay in Paris in the Maranges apartment. It was very attractive and comfortable and the location was superb. We had trouble figuring out a couple of appliances and got immediate help from your staff. The apartment was spotlessly clean and fresh. Everything worked well. My only criticism is that the sofa upholstery did not fit well and it was impossible to make it look good. However, it was comfortable to sit on and the trundle bed was also comfortable. We thank you for all your good service.
September 27, 2012 - Website
by Paula & Tom B
As always, it is a joy to return to Paris on vacation and to stay in one of the beautiful, immaculate Paris Perfect apartments. This was our thirteenth visit and our third stay. Maranges was perfect for us--great location, etc. Can't wait to return for fourteen!
August 20, 2012 - Website
by Eric M
Maranges was a perfect place for us (me, my wife and our 14 and 10 year-old daughters) to stay during our week in Paris.
First, the location could not be better. Right off Avenue St. Germain, not even a block to Cafe de Flore, Chez Lipp and a number of other wonderful spots on St. Germain. Only a couple blocks to two different Metro stations that got us pretty much anywhere we wanted to go in the city. I think we all agreed we would stay in the 6th Arr. again without hesitation - a favorite part of the City for us.
Next, the apartment was wonderful. Super secure on the 4th floor. Beautiful winding staircase up to the apt (or an elevator if you're so inclined). Wonderful light throughout the apt. We loved the decor. Everything was new and functional in the kitchen and bathroom. Slept the four of us very comfortably (two in the bedroom, two in the living area with the fold-out bed and trundle bed. The only thing you don't get is an unobstucted view of any part of the City, but this did not bother us at all. A highlight were the church bells on Sunday morning.
Finally, Paris Pefect lived up to their name. They were super helpful throughout our visit and proved to be a great resource and super friendly and professional operation to work with.
Thanks and we hope to work with you again on a future stay in Paris.
by Pat & Tim
We made a late decision to celebrate a big anniversary in Paris over the 4th of July and, having stayed with Paris Perfect before, contacted them for a booking. Maranges was the only apartment available for our scheduled 2 weeks; we reserved it with some hesitation as we have enjoyed staying in the 7th.
From the moment we walked in we were delighted by both the apartment and its location. Central AC, a huge master bedroom, high end kitchen appliances, great bath - all in the middle of Paris!
Rue du Dragon is charming and quiet, yet we walked to the Rodin Museum, Cluny, Musee d'Orsay, Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens, Gaya par Gagnaire, Brasserie Petit Lutetia, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Terroir Parisien, Les Botanistes, Cafe Varenne, Brasserie Balzar, Le Bon Marche, the Raspail markets and Pont de l'Alma for the Bastille Day fireworks.
The Rue de Buci/Rue de Seine market more than met our needs (even an Eric Kayser outpost and Berthillon ice cream at the Paul Smith boulangerie) and was a 5 minute walk - Poilane is 5 minutes away on Rue Cherche de Midi.
Our daughter and granddaughter arrived for the 2nd week and found the famous Paris Perfect sofa's conversion to comfortable twin beds (each with a headboard) made for a comfortable stay. Even with only one bath we managed well (although for two couples it might be a bit more difficult).
One minor con: it took PP's handyman to figure out how to use the cooktop as the instructions were not quite accurate (one must hold down the key symbol until it beeps, then hold down the power symbol until it beeps, then rotate through the three hotplate symbols - slowly - until the correct one(s) light up, then - and only then - use the + and - keys to set the heat setting). The pro: he arrived promptly after we called for help. And as an earlier reviewer has noted, we also suffered the crevasse in the zipped up king bed, although after the maid came at the end of week one, the problem disappeared.
By the time we left I was ready to call Madelyn to inquire about monthly rental rates. All in all, another wonderful Paris Perfect vacation. And we can't say enough about Victor and his reliable taxi service. Merci, Paris Perfect, et a bientot!
by Ellen & Dan Austin
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Saint-Germain-des-Prï¿½s in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. What a fabulous location ï¿½ central to all the wonderful sights of Paris. The neighborhood included beautiful boutiques , covered markets, St. Sulpice, famous cafï¿½s, and excellent restaurants. Easy access to the area is served by the stations of the Paris Mï¿½tros: Saint-Germain-des-Prï¿½s and Mabillon. The apartment provided all the amenities we needed and more. The stairs could be a bit tricky at times, but overall, the location and apartment met or exceeded all our expectations. Great job, Paris Perfect, we are already planning our return trip!
by Thomas Ruggles & Dr. Robin Graham
After reading the (very poor) reviews of two hotels we were familiar with in Paris, we began to think about an alternative to hotel living. Luckily, we ran across ParisPerfect. Because of our late start in looking for other lodging, the Maranges apartment was just about the only accommodation still available during our time period, but the on-line photos looked good and we were familiar with the location (having lived nearby for 10 days/month for nearly 3 years). The cost was 2x what we planned on paying for the hotel, but the peace of mind (didn't want to get to Paris and have it ruined by poor living conditions) was, we reasoned, worth the extra cost.
As it turned out, the Maranges experience was exactly what we wanted! GREAT LOCATION. Extremely quiet (bring some music with you else you may be listening to your own breathing -- I suspect that this place has a built-in sound suppressor). Secluded and very private (you feel safe here). The moderate size kitchen has every amenity. There are (small) televisions in the living room and bedroom that each have a DVD player attached. THE Wi-Fi IS FAST. Free calls. The apartment is very well maintained and clean. The darkening shades (especially in the bedroom) work very efficiently. A very nice place -- we felt instantly "at home" here. Importantly, since our airplane arrived at CDG at 11AM and the apartment check-in time was 4PM, we asked if we could go to the apartment early (straight from the airport). ParisPerfect graciously allowed us to do so; this made a huge difference in our first day! THANK YOU ParisPerfect!!! Victor's taxi service, suggested by ParisPerfect, operated perfectly in both directions, from and to CDG airport. Also, ParisPerfect allowed us to be picked up by Victor at the apartment at 1PM, vs the normal 4PM, for our ride to CDG. Again, THANK YOU ParisPerfect!!!
Pros (not, I think, mentioned in the ParisPerfect description):
-- A taxi stand (important in Paris) is conveniently just outside the apartment on the Blvd St Germain -- on 'your' (that is, South) side of the Blvd.
-- A Metro stop is also just outside
-- The Cafe de Flore is across the street (be sure to get the hot chocolate) as is the Cafe Les Deux Magots next to the de Flore.
-- There are two Bistros on 'your' side of the street across from the 'Flore' & 'Magot' -- we found that the nearest one to the apartment (just a few steps on the Blvd St Germain) was, in our opinion, the best (very friendly service & good food). Sorry, can't remember the name for some reason.
-- Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame, the Louvre, etc. are all within very easy walking distance. For that matter, we just occasionally used a taxi and never used the Metro in all of our excursions (10 days -- that is a LOT of museums and paintings to be seen).
-- There is a boulangerie less than a minute away from the apartment. Just go out onto the street (rue du Dragon), turn immediately left (down rue du Dragon away from Blvd St Germain) and walk a half-block. The bakery is on your left. Great place. Get fresh bread and croissants (lots of croissants) every day. Be aware that the fresh, delicious baguette lasts about 12 hours, then turns into a baseball bat. Buy bread as you need it. It seems most Parisians do the same.
-- The elevator is nowhere near as small as what we expected to find from reading the ParisPerfect write-up. Small, but still a two-person, two bag elevator. Quiet and efficient as well. Note that having the elevator stop one 'level' below the apartment level is (in spite of the stairs within the apartment) a very good thing for you and your stay; there is no "elevator noise" whatsoever. We considered this a real plus.
-- Bring your own ground coffee. The apartment has a very good drip coffee machine.
-- The espresso machine in the apartment is very good. They give you a small supply of "Nespresso" 'cartridges' but you need more. We couldn't find a place to buy them. But the espresso was GREAT while it lasted!
-- Bring a decent corkscrew.
-- If you want a single large bed, bring something to prevent the two individual beds (that make up the single large bed) from sliding apart. Nothing like waking up on the floor when you fall between the beds after they slide apart in the middle of a deep sleep.
-- Make sure you understand all of the details of how to execute the "greeting" at the apartment the first day.
-- Heed what the greeter tells you about the keys (you will know what I mean once the greeting orientation starts).
-- Do not forget the combination code to the "courtyard" entry from street level. We didn't make this mistake, but it definitely would be a problem. Write it down and keep it in a wallet/purse.
Cons (or "Other" as they used to put it in TOPGUN):
-- The "sliding apart" bed situation. Has there never been another complaint about this problem? Really? Sort of puts a huge damper on the whole "Paris -- The City For Lovers" concept. Not to mention enduring some dreams of falling (mentioned above).
-- The combination washer/dryer in the kitchen never seemed to work properly. We both have advanced degrees and are both somewhat literate and speak some french, but there was just no way that we could get the 'dryer' feature to work. We did get the 'wash' cycle to work (once), but that was something of a small miracle (we just pushed buttons seemingly at random until it started a wash cycle). And yes, we did go over and over and over the instructions for the washer/dryer. I suppose that some things are just not meant to be.
-- The staircase going up to the apartment level from the elevator is very steep and winding. Be careful! Especially when hauling up/down luggage. It is not so bad once you have navigated it once or twice.
All in all, the Maranges apartment was just what we were looking for. We felt very lucky to have stumbled across it online. ParisPerfect was 'Perfect' from start to finish and we will definitely use them in future. Very friendly, very professional and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
January 21, 2012 - Website
The Paris Perfect team was very accommodating on an emergency trip to Paris over the Christmas period. They found us an apartment and helped us with a driver. Our family was there for a funeral, having someone who cared made the trip easier for our family. Thank you for your efforts.
September 13, 2011 - Website
by Christina Binkley
I've been staying with Paris Perfect several times a year for five years. The apartments are lovely, the service top notch, and Madelyn runs a tight ship. I've already booked my next stay.
by Geoff Dunn
Having previously stayed in Fleurie apartment it was interesting to see the difference in style of Maranges. Perfectly located, it was very well set up to provide comfort and space. Everything was there and we felt we could move in and live there. We began making plans for what we would change to make it our home. Despite being so close to a main street it was extremely quiet and the Rue de Dragon had plenty of nearby cafes and restaurants so there was no real need to stay in for meals. If you had wanted to there were some local shops and the apartment facilities were perfect if you did need to eat in. In Paris it is always a bonus to be able to do some laundry (so expensive) and the washer and drier were put to good use. All in all, I would highly recommend this apartment.
by Susan Paulson
Loved every minute! The apartment was like being in a birdhouse with a view of the roof tops. C'etais magnifique!
October 30, 2010 - Website
by Gilberto Pinto Vieira
Our stay in Paris was Perfect. The Maranges apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures. The building was in excellent conditions, clean, good elevator, etc. The apartment had all the appliances for a comfortable stay and everything was very new. The size is perfect for a family with one or two kids. The location is great. Close to metro stations, cafes, supermarket, bakery, restaurants and attractions. In addition, it was very silent. Paris Perfect team was nice in all contacts we had. We also used the recommended pick up service to/from CDG airport (Victor's cab). It worked perfectly.We had a very happy week in Paris and Paris Perfect was part of it.
by Janis Porto
We loved our stay at the beautiful Maranges! It looked exactly as it was pictured on the Paris Perfect Website. The location (St Germain-arr 6th)was outstanding! Very quiet but in the center of everything! It is small but well appointed; the only negative we had was the internet/cable/phones didn't work while we were there but other than that everything was outstanding!
We loved our time at Maranges, everything was absolutely perfect. We felt honored to be the first guests in this new apartment and it certainly did not disappoint.
First of all, the location is amazing. We have stayed in Paris over 7 times and this was our first time staying in the Left Bank, particularly in St Germain. This apartment and the very cute Rue du Dragon was perfectly situated amongst the best shopping, cafes and transportation. It was a close walk to markets and we picked up fresh pastries every morning just a few doors down from our apartment.
The apartment was amazing. The finishes, the decorations and the building itself was exactly as the pictures show...though I think it was even better. There were 4 adults staying in the apartment and we didn't feel cramped. It is well designed and the newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen are absolutely beautiful. Having Central Air was a big plus, especially during the Paris summer.
Paris is our favorite city and this apartment made our trip very special. We'll be back again in a year or two and we will definitely book ahead to ensure we get to stay in this apartment. The staff was also very helpful and we even used the driver they recommended to take us to the airport.
I am open to being contacted by future guests at this email address.