Life is truly sweet at the Picardin, a charming studio, with an outstanding location that borders both the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood and the very best of the 7th arrondissement. Explore one of Paris' most acclaimed shopping areas along the Rue du Bac, which includes innumerable boutiques, a fantastic local chocolaterie and plenty of cafés with ample sidewalk seating perfect for soaking up the Parisian atmosphere. Take a stroll to the Seine River, which is your gateway to the famed attractions like the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, Notre-Dame and the Musée d'Orsay. Boulevard Saint-Germain boasts some of the city's top fashion boutiques and cultural icons like Les Deux Magots café.
The main living space features a quiet dining area for two. The cozy surroundings will ensure sweet dreams, while the adjacent bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet has everything guests need to freshen up after a busy day of sightseeing. Best of all, the Picardin features a fully equipped separate kitchenette, which means you can enjoy budget-friendly meals in the comfort of home. Well-appointed with modern amenities and an inviting décor, the Picardin will become the destination of choice for travelers who want to be within walking distance of the very best of Paris.
Things To Note
Neighborhood: 7th arrondissement
Size: 275 sq ft/25 sq m
Cooling: Mobile A/C unit in the living room that vents through a special hole in the window
Accessibility/Security: One flight of stairs with 15 steps
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November 10, 2019 - Website
by Marcey L
Picardin is charming! It was the perfect home away from home, during my stay in Paris. The apartment was warm, inviting, and had everything I needed to make me feel comfortable and safe. The neighborhood equally enhanced my stay, the location was ideal and I adored the local merchants that I frequented each morning and evening. The Paris Perfect experience was incredible -- from reserving, checking in and out -- and I especially appreciated the personal welcome to Picardin. Thank you, Paris Perfect for enhancing my stay in Paris.
October 10, 2018 - Website
by Janet K
I enjoyed staying in Picardin which is located in a nice area (7th Arrond) and very close to the Rue de Bac metro. I stayed for 3 weeks and whilst the apartment was small it had all the necessities and the appliances were in good working order - although thought the power points in the kitchen area could have been more securely installed. The bed was comfortable, there were plenty of towels and the lighting was bright. It was also nice to have 2 windows which could be easily opened for some fresh air.
The downside of this apartment (for me) was that the neighbours were always incredibly noisy, especially in the early hours of every morning which resulted in disturbed sleep every night.
by Lisa Peterson
I had the pleasure of staying in the Picardin apartment and I cannot say enough good things about it! From the moment you book with Paris Perfect you are taken care of - they are very organized, professional and supportive. It was wonderful to have such a warm and friendly greeter and the welcome basket was wonderful.
The location of the apartment is amazing! Rue du Bac is an awesome street, full of restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, banks, pharmacies. In addition, there is a metro station right on the street.
As a woman traveling by herself, I felt very safe and comfortable in the apartment. It was super quiet and clean. The apartment has all the amenities you need (I did a lot of cooking in the apartment and even a couple loads of washing). The bed and pillows were very comfortable. I really appreciated having soap and shampoo provided as well.
Overall I had a fantastic time at the Picardin and I will definitely be back. Merci!
January 22, 2018 - Website
by Ines & Gino Fabris
The apartment together with its amenities and location was excellent. We will travel to Paris again and book again through Paris Perfect.
We will highly recommed Paris Perfect!
The only hiccup (which was quickly resolved upon us contacting your Paris telephone number) was that we did not receive your email which provided us with the updated details of our greeter Patricia; we connected very quickly and she was so lovely and immediately made us feel very comfortable.
January 19, 2018 - Website
Apartment is fantastic. Gift basket very much appreciated upon arrival. The apartment is in a great location. The cleanliness and decor are amazing. Neighbors are a bit noisy but overall we are more than satisfied with our stay. We will absolutely be returning. Paris Perfect team has been extremely helpful and very responsive. Thank you!
November 24, 2017 - Website
Paris perfect team is awesome. They are very attentive and always so prompt to help me if I have any questions before or during my stay. Picardin is located at a very convenient location and the subway is right next to it. It was very cozy studio and paris perfect team welcomed me with a bottle of wine, ornage juice and some snacks! They have everything that you asked for : many clean towels, dishes, coffee machines etc. The only one concern that I have is it is on the first floor that you need to climb a few stairs. With a heavy luggage, it might not be the best choice. Additionally since there is one small heater and one in the bathroom, during cold winter, I can see that the room can get quite cold and dry. While I was staying in Paris during November, since it wasn't too cold, I did not have too much problem though.
I would definitely recommend to stay at Picardin and very looking forward to staying other apartment that Paris Perfect offers soon.
thank you so much for wonderful stay in Paris 🙂
October 17, 2017 - Website
Everything was excellent and all information was useful. The team was very kind and very helpful.
October 7, 2017 - Website
by Helen & David
The apartment was comfortable and very quiet. We found it easy to enter and leave. We found the location to be perfect. Briggetti was very helpful, gave good clear instructions, and our taxi driver Alex (who met us at the airport) was wonderful! We are returning to this apartment upon our return to Paris - we look forward to coming back. Thank you!
September 28, 2017 - Website
by Gretchen Schacht
We had the most wonderful week in Paris while staying at the Picardin. It was our first trip to Paris. The Picardin was wonderful. It had everything we needed. The decor was lovely. Very French. The location was ideal. We loved that it was centrally located and near the metro. Right outside the apartment building was a small market, coffee shop, chocolate and cookie shops, cafes and clothing shops - just to name a few. Loved having our morning cappuccino watching the merchants start their day. Our greeter was waiting for us when our taxi dropped us off at the apartment. We so appreciated her personal overview of the neighborhood and the apartment. She gave us her contact info in case we needed anything. Our first trip to Paris could not have been better! We will definitely use Paris Perfect in the future!
by Michael K
My wife and I recently stayed at the Picardin apartment. This was our 4th apartment rental with Paris Perfect, the location was the best in Paris. We are big "foodies" so the short walk to the Le Bon Marche Grand Epicerie was a real treat. Just a few steps from the entrance to the apartment we found the Fish Monger along with local shopping for all our needs. Paris Perfect always exceeds our expectations, we look forward to our next trip to Paris.
by Michael K
We enjoyed our stay with Paris Perfect, the Picardin was lovely. Thank you especially to Daniele for all of her assistance with our time in Paris.
Love, just LOVED Paris.. Everyone said it would be incredible and it was even better than that. We appreciated everyday and were relaxed knowing that if we had an issue or a problem we could simply call Paris Perfect and they would handle it. The studio we stayed in for the week, Picardin, was ideal for us.. Downtown in the middle of everything in the lovely 7th arrondissement. Whatever we wanted was at our fingertips. We enjoy cooking so in addition to being close to butcher shops, fish mongers, and vegetable stands Picardin is just several blocks north of Le Grand Epicerie. Throw in the Galeries Layfayette about 1.5 miles across the river and you have access to all the groceries or ready made products you could ever imagine. No I'm serious, ever imagine.. Add to that the fact that you are only a few blocks south of the Seine and you couldn't ask for more... Walk to the Lourve, Walk to Musee Rodin, Walk to Luexembourg Gardens... Walk to everywhere.. If you are like us and enjoy art, history, and food (especially butter, oh my goodness the butter!!!) I can think of no better place to visit and I wholeheartedly suggest Paris Perfect to take the guesswork out of your trip. Enjoy
January 31, 2017 - Website
by Corey McKenzie
It was great, beyond expectation! We especially like the cooking spices, oils, salt and pepper. The location was central and convenient. Everything we needed was provided and the apartment design was excellent. The Paris Perfect team were friendly and helpful and quick to respond. A much better experience than a hotel room would have been.
December 13, 2016 - Website
by Ann Lunny-Roehrs
My recent stay at Picardin was absolutely perfect. Madame Danielle was the perfect host. The apartment itself is charming and very well appointed with lovely linens on the bed and a kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The neighborhood itself was wonderful. The bistros and shops were great and the location is perfection. I loved every moment of my stay and hope to return very soon!
November 17, 2016 - Website
by Lisa Budra
What a wonderful apartment. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. It has everything you need. The location could not have been better, such a cute street with all the shops and Bistro's. Walking distance to everything! Loved are stay.
October 27, 2016 - Website
by Nick Eiron
The location of Picardin worked out great for us. Nice bistros on Rue de Bac and near by, and walking distance to most of the great Paris attractions. The apartment itself was cozy but workable. A bit noisy in the mornings, as kids run down the stairs to go to school, and the odors from the restaurant just below took a bit of getting use to. Overall, we had great time and will definitely consider Paris Perfect again.
October 15, 2016 - Website
by E. Barnes
Enjoyed our stay at Picardin! The apartment was very centrally located, and the orientation by the apartment manager and the welcome gift package made our arrival effortless and we were ready to start exploring Paris immediately. All in all, a great experience! Thanks Paris Perfect!
by Victoria and Tanner
We enjoyed our first visit to Paris tremendously. The Picardin is a perfect location. We enjoyed walking and biking from here. Until next time.
by B vanDusen
Thank you so much for providing such a lovely place for our first time in Paris. There is nothing that could have made it any better, you have thought of everything to make a great home away from home. Thanks to Lia for introducing us to the amenities and to the neighborhood.
by Angie Murry
This is a sweet studio apartment with all the amenities you will need for a perfect stay in Paris. Great location an easy walk to shopping and many restaurants in the Saint Germain area. Located between the 6th and 7th arrondissement makes this ideal for walking to the Louvre, Notre Dame, Luxembourg gardens and the Rodin Museum. I would highly recommend renting Picardin over a hotel room.
by Etienne du Preez
A real charming studio in a super location â€“ more spacious than I expected. It was the perfect hide-out for me and my wife, we made small intimate meals in the adorable kitchen and went to nearby restaurants many nights. The chocolate shop next door to the building was delightful!
February 28, 2016 - Website
by Glen Coakley
Perfect is a high standard and Paris Perfect has set that as a goal for themselves. I have only minor suggestion for improvements but, generally, think they have achieved their goal. We had a lovely vacation in a place that, in short, felt like home.
As a rental, it had some unexpected perks, such as, a library of local travel books, movies and (some) music and even an international electric power plug adapter. Further, there was a curated guide (in English) to the immediate neighborhood which provided a local's knowledge of the better and worse in the area.
We were met at the apt. and given a brief introduction to the 'must-know' points of it. In addition, it had a notebook with curated instructions (in English) for the apartment and all of its appliances. Upon settling in we found a complimentary bottle of wine to start off our stay. The thought and the wine, of course, were both lovely.
Thank you for a wonderful place to stay.
January 3, 2016 - Website
by Genevieve D
We had a wonderful stay at the Picardin apartment over New Years. What a charming place in a lovely neighborhood. Paris Perfect made it almost too easy. After staying a full week the place really does feel like home. Hope we can come back very soon!
October 26, 2015 - Website
by Arlene Schneller
Great service before, during and after my stay. Loved the great apartment and location. Everything was lovely, comfortable, clean and convenient. Appreciated the extra care with tour information and the driver that I was able to arrange both to and from the airport with your help. Your services available made my stay very pleasant. I will be sure to refer you to my friends and will stay with you on my next visit to Paris. I was initially referred to by another friend who also stayed in a Paris Perfect apartment. Thanks again!
October 3, 2015 - Website
by Nancy and Richard Wyatt
Our stay at Picardin was perfect! The apartment was well equipped with up-to-date kitchen and bathroom - and facing a courtyard, so very quiet. Despite it's compact size there was a place for everything. The location couldn't have been better - wonderful restaurants and shopping a stone's throw away. We received a thorough orientation to the apartment and neighborhood from Lia, our greeter, and would recommend Victor for transportation to and from the airport. We will not hesitate to recommend Paris Perfect to friends and family!
September 21, 2015 - Website
by Nancy W
We had the most wonderful stay at the Picardin. A lovely apartment with all the amenities we needed. We can't think of a thing that would make our time here any better. We love the location of this apartment. Thanks to Lia who helped to get us settled. Hope to return!
September 1, 2015 - Website
by Barbara P
Planning your next trip to Paris? Put on the top of your to-do list the renting from Paris Perfect of your apartment home-away-from home! I selected Picardin for my recent visit and recommend it highly. Located on the Rue du Bac, this charming studio apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully outfitted, with French charm and comfort, including a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFI, TV and phone. Walk down the one flight of curved vintage wooden stairs to the entry courtyard leading to the street and youâ€™re mere steps away from almost any destination of your choice. Major museums, historical sites, even the Seine are at most a 30-minute walk from your door, with cafes, shops, bakeries, etc. all along the street (Au Bon Marche is only four blocks away). Paris Perfect was an ideal broker, delivering exceptional service at every step of the process. They were in frequent contact with me as my trip approached, constantly providing helpful information and details. Their service didnâ€™t end with the booking; they also scheduled a lovely greeter (I was lucky enough to have Lia as my greeter) to meet me at the apartment and introduce me to its features. The welcome even included a thoughtful basket filled with treats, coffee and wine. I give the apartment and the company a solid 10 out of 10!
September 1, 2015 - Website
by B Petersen
Step into the Picardin and step into your home-away-from-home. It's style and appointment lets it live large.It's thoughtfully equipped, whatever your needs. Step out into this convenient location and a short walk will take you about anywhere. Would recommend to anyone and hope to return.
by Richard Payne
Our stay in Paris was everything we hoped it would be. Our decision to rent an apartment as opposed to a hotel stay definitely added to a very pleasurable vacation. Paris Perfect was extremely accommodating from the beginning - the quick response with short notice on available properties and the flexibility for early arrival as well as later departure. All of my inquiries were responded to quickly and professionally. The apartment itself was quaint and perfectly located on Rue du Bac - a street that literally has everything you need (and then some).
One piece of constructive feedback, however. While it was uncharasterically hot in Paris during our stay, the portable AC unit was ineffective to control the temperature in the apartment. The primary reason is that the exhaust of the unit was not vented to the outside. Therefore, the cold air was offset by the hot exhaust air. We were able to compensate somewhat by opening the windows to all some of the exhaust to ventilate to outside but of course in doing so the windows are wide open and again renders the cold air ineffective. The day before we were to leave the unit quit working altogether - for reasons I do not know. I did inform Lia about the issue but told her not to worry as we only had one more day and we would be OK.
Even with the issue of the portable unit - I would most definitely use Paris Perfect again as well as the Picardin apt.
Charming little apartment ideally situated between the 6th & 7th arrondissement. It is walking distance to many shops, restaurants, attractions and public transportation. The well-decorated apartment itself is cozy, but has everything you need to make your stay in Paris comfortable, with a good amount of storage to unpack. The bed linens were really nice and deserve notice. This is a great place for 1 person, and a little tight for 2, but doable for a shorter stay or two people don't plan on spending much time in the apartment.
by Pamela Knapp
My daughter and I stayed in Picardin for 5 nights in March 2015. It is a charming studio apartment with a small kitchenette and bath. The apartment is well equipped. It is centrally located and makes for an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower (15-20 minutes) in one direction and Notre Dame (15-20 minutes) in the other direction - with the Orsay and Louvre just a stones throw over the bridge. The boulangeries and shops around the apartment are charming. This is not an apartment for lounging around in and entertaining, but a lovely little place to wind down your day and get a good nights sleep for exploring the next day. It is comparable to a nice hotel, but with the added benefit of a small kitchen for preparing breakfast or a snack. If you don't plan to be in your apartment much during the day, this is the perfect apartment for 2.