When we stepped in the front door of the Clos Jolie vacation rental for the first time, we knew we had found one of those perfect Paris apartments. The soaring ceilings and huge windows fill the living room and dining room with a beautiful light, and the décor is a charming blend of antiques and modern design. And what a location, right in the heart of Paris' 1st arrondissement near the Louvre Museum! We’ll discover the charms of the neighborhood very soon, but first we'd love to take you on a tour around this beautiful Paris apartment.
The living room is a comfortable spot for relaxing with your family and friends in the evening. It’s located between the dining room to the right and the kitchen just through a doorway to the left, which means that conversation can flow while preparing and enjoying dinner all together.
With a dining room as beautiful and elegant as the Clos Jolie's, you'll look forward to relaxing evenings at home enjoying meals prepared with fresh ingredients from the nearby markets and food shops. After a day of sightseeing in Paris, it's a pleasure to return home to a spacious apartment where you can truly relax while still enjoying the charms of a beautiful Paris apartment. You'll have plenty of space to relax during your stay at the Clos Jolie, which has three bedrooms and a TV room through the doorway in the dining room, which features a queen-sized bed and half bathroom.
That staircase you spy in the photo above leads up to one of the Clos Jolie's cleverest features – a mezzanine level with two bedrooms and a full bathroom! We'll climb those steps in just a moment, but first you must see the stunning fully remodeled kitchen.
This beautiful and modern kitchen has been custom designed with floor to ceiling cabinets, granite worktops and features a table with four leather stools that is perfect for breakfast in the mornings. You'll find all the modern conveniences in this gorgeous kitchen, including a wine cellar cabinet for keeping your wines at just the right temperature. A lovely touch!
The beautiful master bedroom is located on the main level beyond the dining area. A hallway leads to the peaceful bedroom, which features a comfortable queen size bed with luxurious linens.
Near the bedroom is the entrance to the master bathroom, which has been beautifully remodeled and features a bathtub/ shower combination, toilet and a large vanity area with sink, large mirrors and plenty of storage.
Now it's up those stairs to the mezzanine level! Taking advantage of the soaring ceilings, the Clos Jolie has a clever second level that really creates a ton of extra space. Upstairs you'll find two bedrooms and a full bathroom! We love this creative use of space, but always caution guests that the ceiling height on the mezzanine is approximately 6 feet 2 inches high. That makes it comfortable for average height people, but taller guests may prefer staying in the master bedroom on the main level. All of the rooms on the main level, including the living room, dining room, kitchen, TV room, master bedroom and bathroom, have normal height or double height ceilings.
Both bedrooms on the mezzanine are a welcoming spot to retire to at the end of the day. One bedroom is decorated in shades of lavender and features a cozy queen size bed. The other bedroom, which overlooks down to the TV room on the lower level (but just barely so there's plenty of privacy!), has two twin beds and beautiful linens. Just outside the bedrooms guests staying on the mezzanine level enjoy the convenience of a full bathroom with sink, toilet and a shower.
The Best of the 1st Arrondissement at Your Doorstep!
Location, location, location! For each of our Paris Perfect vacation rentals, the location is top of our list of priorities. Paris is a gorgeous city to discover morning, noon and night, and the location of an apartment really determines how guests experience the City of Light and the memories they take home with them. Waking up and strolling to the nearest bakery for morning croissants, watching the city come to life on the streets below your apartment windows, shopping alongside Parisians at local open-air markets, sitting and watching life go by in a traditional Parisian café, strolling along the Seine as the sun sets, or walking through the soaring nave of the Notre-Dame after dark as the lights create of mystical setting in the great Gothic cathedral. These are the moments when you feel what life in Paris is really like. You'll enjoy all of them and so many more while staying at the Clos Jolie vacation rental, where the best of the 1st arrondissement is right at your doorstep!
The Clos Jolie has an ideal location in the 1st arrondissement on a pretty street between the Palais Royal and Les Halles. Head down the rue du Louvre and in minutes you'll be at the famous Louvre Museum. What a dream for art lovers! If you want to see more that just the highlights at this outstanding museum, you'll want to visit the Louvre more than once during your stay in Paris. You'll love the convenience of being so close to the Louvre at the Clos Jolie!
Another feature guests love about the Clos Jolie is its location around the corner from rue Montorgueil, one of the traditional food shopping streets in Paris, and Les Halles. This area is fabulous for shopping for the freshest ingredients as well as for finding some of the best cooking and kitchen supply stores in Paris. It's a favorite with pastry chef and food lover David Lebovitz as well, and you can find his tips for shopping on rue Montorgueil and the Les Halles area here.
You'll find everything you need to enjoy a gourmet French meal at home at the Clos Jolie along rue Montorgueil. For even more variety, grab your trolley and go shopping at the Saint Eustache – Les Halles Market that sets up around the base of the beautiful Church of Saint Eustache every Thursday afternoon (a rarity in Paris to find an afternoon market open until 8:3opm!) and Sunday morning.
Along rue Montorgueil you'll also find Stohrer, one of Paris' oldest bakeries. It was founded by Nicholas Stohrer who was the royal pastry chef to King Louis XV until 1730 when he left the court and founded his own bakery. Inside, besides the tempting pastries and sweets, look up to see the painted glass ceiling created by Paul Baudry in 1864, a talented artist who also worked on the stunning Opéra Garnier in Paris. Stohrer is a pâtisserie fit for a king!
If you don't feel like dining in, no worries! The Clos Jolie is surrounded by a wonderful selection of cafés and restaurants with a lively and fun atmosphere. Just like with all of our Paris Perfect vacation rentals, when you book the Clos Jolie you'll receive all of our tips for shopping, dining and enjoying the neighborhood just like a local!
Shoppers will love staying in the heart of the 1st arrondissement, which is one of the best areas for shopping in Paris. The neighborhood around the Clos Jolie is full of great fashion boutiques and kitchen supply stores, and just around the corner you'll find the entrance to the huge underground shopping mall at Les Halles. It's a fabulous spot to find some of the latest fashions, and excellent on a rainy day. Plan a day for exploring the best shopping areas in the 1st arrondissement, including the lovely shops in the galleries around the Palais Royal garden, the famous rue de Rivoli, trendy Place des Victoires and the world-class jewelry shops in the refined Place Vendôme.
Stroll along elegant Parisian streets to the Seine River where you'll spot the green tip of the Ile de la Cité island in the middle of the river. Cross over on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, to visit all the sites on the island, including Sainte-Chapelle with its marvelous stained glass windows, the Conciergerie that was once a prison, and the gorgeous Cathedral of Notre-Dame. You'll love being so close to Notre-Dame that you can enjoy walking around it and admiring all the little details of the Gothic architecture many times during your stay. Be sure to see it at night when the façade of the church is lit up dramatically against the night sky!
For More on the Clos Jolie …
There's so much to explore and enjoy about this great neighborhood in Paris. If you’re searching for a 3 bedroom Paris vacation rental, we invite you to view our Clos Jolie apartment in the 1st arrondissement here, where you’ll find a slide show with more photos and details on this beautiful Paris rental!