Discover the Parisians’ Paris at the Carignan


Carignan Paris Perfect Vacation Rental in 15th Arrondissement

Enjoy a very Parisian stay at the Carignan just around the corner from stylish and fun Rue du Commerce!

The heart of Paris is full of surprises, and even the seasoned visitor can turn a corner to find a building with ornate stonework and delicate wrought iron balconies or hidden away park with sun shining on the perfect little bench for a rest, or perhaps even a new café with tables beckoning you to sit awhile and soak up the atmosphere that is so very unique to Paris. This is the Paris that we love to discover since it is always tempting and luring us to fall in love just a little bit more. One neighborhood to add to your list to explore the next time you’re in Paris is the 15th arrondissement around Rue du Commerce. This is a thriving residential area that is very popular with locals for its excellent central location, outstanding open-air markets, charming streets and setting just off the tourist radar. It’s also home to one of the best hidden shopping streets in Paris – Rue du Commerce!

Tucked away on a cobblestone street just a pleasant stroll from the Champ de Mars gardens and only around the corner from Rue du Commerce, the lovely Carignan is the perfect home base for discovering a truly Parisian Paris during your holiday. This vacation rental features two bedrooms, a sunny living room with dining area, a fully remodeled kitchen and bathroom and even a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower nearby. Sit back in the evenings and enjoy the Eiffel Tower sparkling … which you can also see from both bedrooms!

Charming dining area in living room

Enjoy dining at home at the Carignan

The living room is large and sunny and features a dining area on one side where you can spend relaxing evenings at home. Simply stop at the shops along Rue du Commerce on your way home for fresh breads, cheeses, desserts and other ingredients at the specialty food shops nearby. At the Carignan you’ll be an easy walk from two excellent open-air markets that are where the locals head for their weekly shopping. Just down Rue du Commerce is the Grenelle Market that takes place on Wednesday and Sunday from 7AM – 2PM. Or just a little further is the Saxe-Breteuil Market where you can shop for the freshest produce and specialty products all while admiring a perfectly framed view of the Eiffel Tower! The Saxe-Breteuil Market takes place on Thursday and Saturday from 7AM – 2PM. You’ll have a wonderful variety of shopping options during your stay at the Carignan.
Shop at the local Parisian markets and prepare lovely meals at home during your stay!

Shop at the local Parisian markets and prepare lovely meals at home during your stay!

What’s even better is that you’ll have plenty of space in the kitchen at the Carignan for storing your gourmet treasures in the large refrigerator. You’ll find everything you need in this fully-equipped kitchen for cooking and serving meals at home during your stay – whether you’re whipping up a French masterpiece or warming up delicious take away from the local open-air market! All the while the Eiffel Tower will be right there … such a beautiful reminder every moment of your stay that you’re in Paris.
Eiffel Tower view Paris apartment

See the top of the Eiffel Tower from the Carignan bedrooms and living room!

At night there are two comfortable bedrooms awaiting you at the Carignan. Both bedrooms feature twin beds that can also be set together to form a queen size bed. Simply let us know which configuration you prefer and the time of your booking and you’ll find it ready when you arrive!
Peaceful Master bedroom Paris holiday rental

Peaceful master bedroom with dual twins that can be placed together to create queen bed


Both bedrooms feature soothing colors and charming decor with little Parisian touches. The windows in the master bedroom and second bedroom overlook the garden courtyard of the apartment building where the Carignan is located. And you’ll spot the tip top of the Eiffel Tower, too!
Carignan Second Bedroom with Charming Details

Cozy second bedroom with twin beds and charming Paris details

The Carignan is set in a modern apartment complex very near Rue du Commerce, which is our favorite hidden shopping street in Paris. You’ll fall in love with this neighborhood as you stroll down the street lined with a marvelous selection of fashion boutiques, bakeries, specialty shops and tons of cafés and restaurants. One of the things we love the most about this street is its intimate scale and not too busy one-way street, which means you can easily criss-cross it to pop into the shops that catch your eye.

Rue du Commerce Our Favorite Shopping Street in Paris

Rue du Commerce is an absolutely charming shopping street – one of our favorites in Paris!

Rue du Commerce is where Parisians come to shop and you’ll likely see fashionable ladies out shopping or moms with their young kids doing some shopping for school. You’ll find the French classics mixed with international favorites and unique one-off boutiques. It’s a wonderful blend! There’s also a huge, two-level Monoprix, which is fun shopping experience in France as well as a great spot to stop for groceries on the way home.

Shopping on Rue du Commerce

Rue du Commerce is heaven for shoppers!

But it’s not just fashion you’ll find along Rue du Commerce. There are also specialty food shops, the delicious scent of freshly baked divine breads from Eric Kayser, tempting displays of sweets at the local patisseries and lovely little cafés that exude Parisian charm.  Stop in for fresh cheese at the nearby fromager—a must in France—and hit the spot with a latte from Starbucks for a taste of home … all just a short stroll from your Parisian home away from home!

Rue du Commerce Markets and Cafes

Paris open-air markets, cute cafés and even some familiar spots from home near Rue du Commerce

Step out from the apartment complex entrance and you’ll find a pretty little cobblestone street leading to Rue du Commerce nearby. The location is ideal – just around the corner from the Metro at Place du Commerce and the best shopping and dining spots along Rue du Commerce. You’ll discover just why Parisians love this neighborhood right away!

Park and Metro at End of the Street

Step outside and just down a cobblestone street you’ll find Rue du Commerce, a lovely park and the Metro – fabulous location!

The pretty Place du Commerce park is right at the end of the street near the Carignan. You’ll find the metro nearby, which is a wonderful feature! Walk just a few blocks to catch the 42 bus—one of the best sightseeing buses in Paris—to reach the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde and more top sights. Or catch the 70 bus nearby to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Pont Neuf and the Ile de la Cité to see Notre Dame, and the Louvre Museum. Or simply hop on the 80 bus for a scenic trip across Paris all the way to Montmartre! The Carignan is well situated for exploring all the top sights in Paris while at the same time giving you the chance to stay in an authentic Parisian neighborhood.

Park on Rue du Commerce in Paris

Pretty Place du Commerce just down the street from the Carignan

While many visitors haven’t heard of the 15th arrondissement, it borders the Champ de Mars gardens and Eiffel Tower. You’ll be just a short walk or a bus ride from the Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire and the Champ de Mars and centrally located very close to the Metro and great bus lines so you can easily reach all the top spots in Paris.

Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars Gardens

Walk to the Champ de Mars gardens and picnic near the Eiffel Tower. Photo by Mathieu Thouvenin.

Discover the charms of the Parisian lifestyle that locals love during your stay at the Carignan, Find out more about this lovely two bedroom apartment and see the full slide show of photos by clicking here. If you would like to discover a new and very Parisian neighborhood on your next visit to Paris, simply contact us for more information!

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