The Meslay Residence

arts et métiers, the 3rd arrondissement
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(6 reviews)
Travel dates:
€200 - €300 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This classic Parisian apartment in the north of the Marais is well set up for families, close to a local playground and walking distance from the Centre Pompidou. There is a compact but well equipped kitchen, a bright living space and a bathroom with bathtub. It is ideal for a living-like-a-local experience in the city.

Why Kids Love it

The children's room has plenty of toys that your children would love. It has a bunkbed and a travel crib can be added if needed. The local playground is a very short walk from the apartment. The neighborhood has a good number of family-friendly restaurants and is well connected by bus and Metro. The Centre Pompidou is a 15-minute walk away.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The apartment is only available for weekends (Friday-Monday) or during vacation periods. The apartment is on the second floor with no elevator. Doors to the balcony can be locked; young children must be supervised around the window areas. Car rental not recommended due to restricted parking and reliable public transit in the city.

About the Location

The apartment is in the 3rd arrondissement to the north of the Marais. The subway is down the street and there are plenty of local buses. It is an easy walk to the Centre Pompidou or le Marais. Charles de Gaulle airport is a 45-minute drive while the Gare du Nord for Eurostar is a 10-minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom apartment has a large living room and spacious dining room with a square table, plus a compact kitchen and bathroom with bathtub. The master bedroom has a double bed and the children’s bedroom has a bunkbed. There is no outdoor space.

Style Notes

Modern Paris. This beautiful designer apartment has modern fixtures and fittings blended with traditional Parisian touches, including a wooden floor, mirrors and mouldings on the ceiling. We love the sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the retro children’s desk and the clean spaces throughout.

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elise l.
Member since May 09, 2016

6 reviews

Matt M.
Visited in June 2018
Meslay residence was a wonderful spot from which to base our stay in Paris! Our two boys felt totally at home, with toys to play with and scooters. And it was such a charming apartment in a great location! We would definitely stay again when we return to Paris.
Jina P.
Visited in June 2018
Great stay in a very central location. Our kids loved the kids room and the toys and bunk bed. Nice to come back to a comfy couch & a charming living room after sightseeing. We liked that it was a real home instead of just being a rental.
Celia A.
Visited in May 2018
The best aspect of this apartment is its location, which is perfect for families. It was an easy walk to the Marais and the Canal St. Martin, and had great access to public transit, putting the city at our disposal. Even better, it's around the corner from a wonderful little pocket park with play structures for children (toddler+). We had a very comfortable stay, with the small kitchen extremely functional, and the common areas of the apartment spacious and comfortable. We did struggle a bit with the lighting, the hand-held shower, and the street noise, but all of these added to the "real Paris experience". Our hosts were easy to interact with, and generous as well - setting us up with kitchen basics in case we were too exhausted from our trip to shop right away (we were.) We are looking forward to staying again if we are lucky enough to travel that way again.
Annie B.
Visited in November 2017
Traveling to Paris with our 4 year old for the week and we loved the Meslay Residence! It was clean, very nice and had so many great items for children - including bunk beds - which our daughter loved. Location was walking distance to a lot of great cafes and the metro. Host was wonderful as well & very helpful with anything we needed. There is a set of stairs you need to go up and down to enter the apartment, but such is living in the city. We would definitely recommend it and would stay again.
Jennifer C.
Visited in June 2017
Beautiful home with much to entertain our 3 and 6 year old boys. Elise was a gracious host and we enjoyed our time, a perfect location for exploring Paris.
Pim v.
Visited in October 2016
We stayed at Elise's apartment with our family of five and had an amazing stay! The apartment's location is in a quiet side street with lots of amenities, metro stops and shops around the corner. She provided us with her children's scooters which made exploring the city lots of fun for our children and we managed to cover a large area by foot. Walking from the apartment to Ile de cite is little over 2 kilometers and will take you through the Marais which is a fantastic experience. You can take a multitude of metro lines back to the apartment as it is close to two metro stops. Our son loved the toys (Playmobil and Lego) that are available at the apartment and even asked us to prolong the stay as he was not done playing with all of the toys. In short, great! I can recommend it to anybody looking for a quiet apartment close with easy access to tourist attractions and which allows you to have a relaxing retreat when sight seeing has worn you out. Thank you Elise!

Arts et Métiers, The 3rd arrondissement

Innovative, energetic and exciting

Literally meaning Arts and Crafts, Arts et Métiers is in the northern Marais district and is a lively, interesting part of the city. It is known for its Chinatown and the National Library of France. The district boasts airy Haussmannian streets, in sharp contrast to the density of nearby Les Halles or Châtelet.