We really did enjoy your apartment. We were working every day and found it a wonderful place to come home to. The space, location, and conveniences suited us well. It was so close to Place des Vosges where our daughter is living (lucky her). Being handy to St. Paul metro was a big plus too. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Chez Janou and lunch at Pamela Popo. We absolutely appreciated the conveniences in the apartment – some coffee to make right when we got there, herbs, oil and vinegar, your book with information, the wireless, and the adapters all around.
Thank you so much.
We had a terrific time at Absolute Marais. Our
experience matched all of the comments from
others -- the apartment is well equipped,
extremely well-located (amazing food right around
every corner!) and so comfortable. We loved the
layout and the small touches (Ipod with great
music, use of a computer, all the maps and
guidebooks) you have added to make it feel like a
real home away from home. Thank you!
- Cheri and
It is now a few months since our visit to paris but our thoughts often return to the Parisian sun streaming through the windows at "Absolute Marais". The apartment had everything our family could possibly want. The area was spectacular and the food from available from the surrounding streets was brilliant. Our afternoon walk would see us collect the best meat, bread, cheese, wine, pate, chocolate, fruit etc - a pure delight.
The service from your "meet and greet" people was very good and overall we had one of our best family holidays - based mainly because of the delight of being able to stay in your apartment.
Many thanks - and we will return!
- Gavin, Angela, Jack and Sam
We could not have wished for a better place to stay and enjoy Paris. The apartment is perfectly located and beautifully decorated. Everything you need is within walking distance and it is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. I wish I would have stayed a little longer.... I will definitely come back.
- Maria, Miami, FL
Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your
lovely apartment for ten days. Our daily trips to the
neighbourhood boulangerie, cheese shop, wine
shop etc. made us feel like locals. The apartment
had all the comforts of home and was a great place
to unwind after long days of sightseeing. Hope to
be back next year!
- Rose and John, Victoria, BC
It has been 36 years since I last visited Paris and my goal was to return with a college friend who had made the trip with me years ago and just "be Parisiennes". The apt. was a huge part in accomplishing this goal. The beams in the ceiling, the wooden floor, the view to the Marais from the windows complete with planters of herbs gave us the feeling of old. But the wonderfully modern upgrades gave us the comfort we needed and more. Great shower, great kitchen, comfortable beds, terrific location, wonderfully hospitable owners....I will definitely be back!
Thank you Angelika and Michael for making this trip exceed all expectations!
- Marie, San Jose CA
We have visited Paris quite a lot, this was however the first time we have stayed at an an appartment and it was really great! Finally we could do groceries in all the small shops in the Marais. The appartment is really great at the best location possible in the Marais. We will definitely come back!
- Anke, Paul, Fiene (9 months), The Netherlands
Among the apartments we have rented in the past, this was our favorite. It was exceptionally well located, quiet and charming. While the renovation and interior design is clearly a modern one, we very much feel the age of the building. We would love to stay here again.
- Molly, USA
Thank you so much for making our stay in Paris so lovely! The apartment was absolutely gorgeous and we had a fabulous time. My fiance and I will definitely be returning again soon. I'll be sure to forward your website on to my family and friends, I can't recommend the apartment enough!
- Jane - London, UK
We had a wonderful time. Your place is great. We primarily bought pastries from Miss Manon. The people are great there. We only had one bad experience (with a waiter at Le Petit Marche); otherwise, it was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for being such gracious hosts.
- Samir - London
Our stay in your Paris apartment was one of the highlights of our European
trip, starting with the professionalism of dealing with you on a business
basis. Both the initial booking and the subsequent refund of the deposit
were handled brilliantly, thank you.
As to the apartment itself, what can I add to the myriad accolades which
grace your visitors book and website. We especially appreciated the numerous
reference books, of which, we made good use.
- Stephan and Julie - Australia
It has all been said before – tastefully decorated, exceptionally handy to Metro, markets, shops and tourist destinations. Staying in the Marais has given us a brief insight into living in Paris. I feel like I am living in a recreated era. Paris in Autumn is beautiful and the people are polite and helpful and our hosts very professional. Thanks for getting up at 6am Melanie – much appreciated.
Faye and Tim - Australia
Autumn in Paris – what could be more sublime? Three days at your AbsoluteMarais “pied-a-terre”, sleek, clean and comfy. Merci for the down pillows and comforters and mattress easy to sleep on. We availed ourselves of the Adam Gopnik book and your internet connection – also the free local telephone very useful.
Thank you for including a brief story about the apartment and thank you for exposing the “pouters”. Tres belles ambiance. Also the light finding its way in through the tall windows and white curtains – much appreciated. You have created a very special place. It’s obvious you put care and thought into the design and details of this apartment and in consequence we felt very welcomed and at home. (So restful to stay somewhere tastefully spare rather than tarted up!)
Anna and Dave - San Francisco, USA
The second time around proved even more special and interesting than the first. It was ausch a joy to open the door and find everything just as we remembered it. Took your advice on the jewelry and go two great pieces at Miravida. Also for anyone who likes their eyeglasses a bit special both Max and I indulged again in some amazing new frames from La Botique Alain Mikli, 1 rue des Rosiers, 5 minutes away an dreally worth a look. Also I must mention the joy I got from reading your – Paris to the Moon – it really brought some familiar places to light and showed us some new ones (apart from being a great read.) Off to get a taxi now – and the sun is just breaking through for the first time in a week. Good times to all who follow…
Jill and Max - Kirribilli, Sydney Australia
We absolutely loved the time we spent in your apartment and thank you for making it so comfortable and convenient. You have spoiled us for the future because this apartment was far better than a hotel ever could have been. We were inspired to go out into the neighborhood to find our wine, bread, cheese and fruit, which we returned to enjoy at the end of each day of strenuous tourism. As the week went on, we found ourselves preferring to return for the relaxation and coziness. The neighborhood drew us in as well, and before long the Marais seemed more interesting than the museums.
Jeanne, Kerry and Amy - California, USA
It was delightful staying in your apartment, it was a very pleasant place to
be, extremely well set up and in a great location. Your arrangements made
the whole experience great and we would definitely consider staying again in
the future, if possible.
In particular, we found your guest information guide most helpful and acted
on your recommendation to Chez Michel and had a wonderful dinner.
We depart Paris for Strasbourg tomorrow morning, and we wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful week in your Paris apartment. We love le marais, and having the amenities of a furnished apartment made our stay so much better.
Danielle & Andrew,
We thought your place was great...we said that we've been going to Paris up to four times a year for 15 years
and your apartment was our favorite.
We are still telling friends about how much we loved the apartment! I say how it has spoiled us for future travel - the apartment experience is so much better than the hotel. We very much appreciated that information that you put together for the notebook in the apartment. One point of feedback is that the Philosophes cafe was not a good experience for us - unfriendly service and not very good food. We were very surprised, as it had been recommended to us by a friend here in the states as well. One very nice surprise was the Oliviers & Co shop at 47 rue vielle du Temple. They had wonderful things for us to take home as gifts, did a lovely job of wrapping gifts, and were so cordial and kind to us American shoppers. Lastly, we very much appreciate Melanie. She was very helpful while we were there, arranging for an early morning taxi to the airport. She retrieved the ring my daughter left at the apartment and mailed it to us. It arrived safely a few days ago. Thank you again - I hope to return to Paris and the apartment in the future.
We returned from Paris this evening after a great visit to Paris.
We loved your apartment, feeling like guests in your home while you were
away. Being able to stay in a 16th century building in Paris was beyond my
dreams. The decor and amenities in your apartment were top notch.
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your apartment. We LOVED it! You've done a wonderful job remodeling it. This was our first trip to Paris, and falling in love with the apartment was the beginning of falling in love with Paris.
I'll definitely recommend your flat to all of my friends!
We had an absolutely wonderful time in Paris and were delighted to be able to come home every night to your welcoming, warm and stylish apartment. The apartment really is brilliantly located - close to great restaurants, shops, galleries and transport. We also very much appreciated your prompt and helpful approach to arranging the booking and would particularly like to thank Natalie for her friendly assistance and advice. We will be strongly recommending Absolute Marais to family and friends looking for a great place to stay in Paris and look forward to being able to stay in the apartment again one day.
- John, Fay & Jemma, Australia
Exquisite! Our time here in Paris has been restful, fun and filled with adventures. Your lovely aesthetic and welcoming home became our home – and we loved coming home ah night to rue Ferdinand Duval. Your care and attention to all the small and large needs of a traveler was deeply appreciated. Everything we needed was here – as if you were here too – having a conversation about which restaurants you love or where we might find a laundromat... One of the outstanding things we noticed about our stay was deep and
restful sleep! ... We wonder if it was the bed, the restful environment of the
bedroom, or just being in Paris, but we haven't had that kind of great
night's sleep since in a long time.Thank you! We feel as if we know you now that we’ve spent this week here amidst your cherishes and lovely space. We’ll contact you and return soon.
- Wren and Deana -
Santa Fe, NM
We really enjoyed our short stay in your apartment. It is well supplied, well appointed and conveniently arranged. It is one of the best apartments we’ve had in Paris and we would be happy to recommend it to our friends. Nathalie is delightful and was most helpful.
Jim and Carol
What a wonderful way to experience Paris! The location of the apartment could not have been better for us. Best wishes.
- Cindy, Pat and Alice -
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Our gratitude for all the wonderful information provided in your guide. We wer lucky to have two weeks to enjoy Paris and Normandy. We would recommend the Arab World Museum on the left bank. It is not highlighted enough in tourist books.
- The Clevelands -
We j ust wanted to touch base with you upon our
return to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Paris. It was a
lovely week, and we enjoyed it that much more due to the location of the
apartment. The Marais was a perfect and central location for us
traveling with Alice - we walked everywhere. Your booklet of
information was most helpful, as well as all of the Paris travel books
you had available. We are going to prepare a booklet like that for our
rental property here in PEI. As well, having the Internet available in
the apartment was most useful, and a definite extra feature that was
- Juliette, Canada
We are about to leave paris tomorrow - very reluctantly - we have enjoyed our time in the apartment so much - it really is a treat...You have obviously had some other aussies stay here - we noted that there was a tube of Vegemite in the cupboard!! We brought our own so didn't need to raid that one. Also we followed your suggestion and ate at Chez Janou tonight - it was great - AND we ordered 'un chocolate mousse' and we now know what you mean by 'revelation'!!!!!!!
Your folder of information is fantastic - and we really appreciated the internet after some time on the road and searching for internet cafes
Thanks so much for providing such a well appointed appt - we loved it and hope to be back.
- Rob, Kate, Erin and Tess, Australia
Thanks for the memorable stay at your apartment. The apartment was great - we loved the style and the location. The neighborhood could not have been more fun or more centrally located. The kitchen was perfect and we loved cooking at home there! We also enjoyed meeting Nathalie who was very helpful and nice - please thank her again for us.
- Ellen E, USA
We wanted to thank you so very much for making your apartment available to us in Marais. We had the most wonderful time and felt like ‘locals’ by the time our week was over. The location and convenience of the apartment was wonderful and we were more than comfortable. I enjoyed cooking most evenings, and therefore, enjoyed shopping locally for our produce. We of course were the supreme tourists and by the end of each day could barely put one foot in front of the other, but every museum and garden was explored and we look forward to another trip, who knows when, but we shall contact you again. Again, many thanks, and always remember to contact us if you are coming ‘down under’.
- Marian, Australia
We really enjoyed our short stay in your apartment. It is well supplied, well appointed, and conveniently arranged. It is one of the best apartments we have had in Paris and we would be happy to recommend it to our friends. Nathalie is delightful and was most helpful. P.S. Having the internet here was a blessing. It made it easy to keep in touch with my office.
Mercie et Adieu,
Jim & Carol, Canada
What a great place - location, comfort - Thank you so much - we will be back.
- Pam & Francoise -
Saganaw, Michigan, USA
I just wanted to thank you for sharing your apartment with us. As all of your other guests have noted -- it was perfect. Perfect location, lovely furnishings, and absolutely great to have someplace spacious and restful to return to. Your guide was also extremely helpful, and all in all, it was a great way to introduce my teenaged daughter to Paris. I hope to return, next time -- with my husband.
- Amy -
We had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the flat as if it were a second home... which I think is the intention! We also particularly enjoyed the Marais area.
We're 6 months pregnant together so it was a special time and we'll most likely be in touch to use the flat again for further visits with our new family member... the train is so convenient from London.
All the best & happy holidays,
- Richard -
London, Great Britain
Thanks so much…I loved it! Charming, comfy and wonderful location.
- Carolyn -
We had a wonderful time in Paris and the apartment made it all possible. After we had returned home I picked up a baguette (French bread) and showing it to Debbie said, "Just like home." We truly felt at home in Paris...We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to our return.
- Len and Debbie
We were here last June and have returned for 8 days. Love the apartment and neighborhood! Absolutely perfect. Thank you for the great service. We will be back!
- Gary & Andrew -
Thank you for letting us use your apartment. We really like the interior design here and the location is perfect. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the Marais. We have had a great time in Paris and would love to come back some time.
- Terje, Rune and Fan -
For us, it has been an absolute joy to have a spacious, comfortable, stylish, well equipped home” for our stay in Paris. The locality with its many cafes, the proximity to the Metro and specialist food shops, the vibrant locality and its fascinating street life, all give cause to regret our stay is only 9 days. We hope to return some day soon.
- Sandra & Malcolm -
Thank you for sharing your apartment with us. The location has been perfect for us, and we have enjoyed the apartment and its amenities very much. You should, however, warn people about how quickly the time goes!
- Chris & Katherine -
The comfort of being here in the Marais has made our stay in Paris much more enjoyable – we have felt at home here in this efficient, stylish apartment.
- Marjorie -
Next time we’ll come for 2 weeks! Thanks for sharing your beautiful apartment with us! Everything was perfect and we don’t want to leave.
- Jackie, Keith & Ava
As our time in Paris comes to an end we want you to
know just how much we have enjoyed the whole experience of living rather
than passing thru this beautiful city.We have loved the Marais and the
fabulous markets of Popincourt,Aligre and especially Richard - Lenoir and as
we have begun to feel part of the scenery we are leaving.
Each day we have ventured out to the galleries,museums etc. and have
seen so much of Paris in spite of the fact we have visited here at least
5 times before-all one needs is time and the will. We have had weather
which has varied from pretty bleak to sunny but mainly overcast-that
hasn't worried us though and we always walk out.
None of this would have been as easy or as pleasant were it not for this
warm,convenient and so invitingly comfortable apartment. From the moment
we walked in we were at home! In fact so like home only about a third
the size-which makes one realise just how much do you need to be
comfortable-but that is another discussion. We have mastered the
capabilities of the microwave and cooked pintard,pigeon,chicken
,quail,and duck to mention a few of our endeavors-and all with
The bed is comfortable;the bathroom bright and fresh and the living area
welcoming in the evening after a day of walking everywhere as we did
thanks to the proximity of Marais and the general layout of Paris.
The 'instruction manual' and helpful hints and restaurant advice was most
Speaking of Nathalie we would like you to know how helpful and courteous
she has been when required.
Once again it has been a great experience and we are already lining up
some friends who have shown interest in doing the same.
One day we might do a Sydney-New York house swap-who knows?
Our kindest regards to you both,
- Morgie and Garry -