The Rue du Commandant Residence

bastille, the 11th arrondissement
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(11 reviews)
Travel dates:
€180 - €210 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 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This sweet, compact apartment in the Bastille area of central Paris is walking distance from the Marais and other downtown neighborhoods and well set up for a young family. There is a family-sized dining area for 4 people and the children's bedroom is filled with toys. The owners can also give you the contact details of a trusted babysitter.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys, games, DVD and books for kids under 7. The children's bedroom is spacious enough for children to play in it. There are 2 booster seats for the dining space; a stroller, toddler bed, scooter and tricycle can be provided on request. The apartment is a short walk from a little children's park and walking distance from many downtown attractions.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The flat is safe and secure on the fifth floor with an elevator. It is in the 11th arrondissement. The building is monitored by a housekeeper downstairs. All the windows are safe thanks to the tilt and turn system. You can park easily in the area but car rental may not be necessary with metro and bus lines running nearby. WiFi included.

About the Location

This central location in this Bastille area makes a Paris stay with kids super easy. The property is walking distance from all downtown neighborhoods; it is 10 minutes on foot to the beautiful Place des Vosges and the Marais area and Republique, and 2 minutes on foot to Place de la Bastille. There are several metro lines nearby (1 - 5 - 8 - 9) and many buses run to the city center from the area. Nearby there are small children's parks, family-friendly restaurants and bars, many shops and late-night supermarkets.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroomed flat (57m²) has an open kitchen and living room with dining table and access to a balcony. The children’s bedroom has 2 twin beds and the parent’s bedroom has a full/double bed. A crib can be added to either room. The bathroom has a walk-in shower.

Style Notes

Bright, light, sunny and modern. The apartment has white walls with a beautiful wooden floor and a mix of modern and traditional furnitures. The kids room has soft and pleasant colors with a carpet to play on comfortably. It is very sunny and calm, with views over Paris’ roofs in the living room.

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laetitia j.
Member since April 28, 2014
I'm mum of 2 sweet little girls, Léontine and Louison, aged 8 and 5, and of one little baby boy called Gabriel ! We love travelling with our kids and we expect to find a family-friendly place where we could easily visit and enjoy the area, as you can do from our flat in the center of Paris !

11 reviews

Ellen P.
Visited in August 2018
We stayed for 12 days in Laetitia's apartment and had an amazing time. The flat was very clean, light and comfortable. Our girls loved the children's bedroom - it was so cute and had so many cool toys. The location was ideal: very close to several metro stops and a lot of great family friendly restaurants nearby - thanks to Laetitia's tips we had some amazing meals!
Sarah C.
Visited in July 2018
We had a wonderful stay here. Laetitia was very responsive, even while away on holiday. The home is in a great district, near to many restaurants and shops as well as convenient to the Metro and thus many sights around the city. The size of the flat was perfect for our family of four (with two little ones, both under 7). We would stay here again!
berangere t.
Visited in June 2017
This is the 2nd time that we are renting the apt and it was perfect both time. Laetitia is available to answer all our questions. The girl's bedroom has everything to keep our daughter entertained. We will come back for sure.
Rachel I.
Visited in April 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Laetitia's place! Our children 5 and 3 had so much fun playing with her daughter's toys, including a puppet show and a well stocked kids kitchen. The whole family slept better than any other place in our Europe trip as kids each had their own bed and left mom and dad alone. Parents bed was comfortable and the apartment was really charming. Location was perfect, in a lively neighborhood where we felt like locals, but close to the tourist areas. There were three metro stops less than 10 min walk. We took several longer walks as a family during our stay. One walk was to the Marais neighborhood, Place de Voges, and Centre Pompidou. Another day we walked across the Seine to Notre Dame. Another day we walked to Pere Lachaise Cemetery then we caught an Uber to Eiffel tower (although we could have taken bus 69). Laetitia was responsive and a wonderful host.
Ken K.
Visited in April 2017
Our experience with this wonderful flat could not have been better. Laetitia, the owner, was friendly, responsive, and incredibly accommodating. The flat was exactly what we needed as a family (2 boys, ages 5 and 8) for our week-long trip--comfortable, easy to get to, and safe. It provided a perfect "base" for all of our daily excursions because of its location. It's an easy 5-minute walk to the Bastille Metro station, where you can pick up 3 different Metro lines--including Line 1, which can take you to most of the "first time in Paris" sites on either side of the Seine, and Line 5, which can take you to the RER station that goes to Versailles. And there's tons to walk to from the flat, too--you literally trip over shops and cafes in the very trendy/foodie 11th (like Brooklyn in NYC or Wicker Park in Chicago), it's an easy walk west into the Marais, and the nearby Marche Bastille farmers' market should not be missed. If you're like us and want to experience Paris in an authentic way, outside the main hotel/tourist districts, you can't beat this flat. Thanks, Laetitia!
berangere t.
Visited in March 2017
We really had a great time. The apt is very nice and friendly. The girl's room is perfect, our daughter was delighted by all the toys. Everything was clean and functional. The location is great, with tons of restaurants and shops around the corner. We definitely recommend it and will come back.
Ivan R.
Visited in November 2016
We had a GREAT time at this apartment. It is very cozy and welcoming and it's located in a very nice location with bakeries and cafes around and walking distance from the metro stations and parks. There's a grocery store (Carrefour) located right next to the apartment which is very convenient. The apartment is spotless, extremely kid friendly and the pictures are very accurate. Highly recommended. Now, the part we liked even more was the host. Laetitia was very friendly and responsive throughout the whole process. It was very easy to communicate with her and was always willing to give suggestions and ideas to make the whole stay easier. She was also very kind and helpful and we can't recommend her enough.
Maria S.
Visited in September 2016
Happy with everything. The girls room where any kids fantasy and our Alma did not want to leave :) made traveling with a toddler such much easier.
marta c.
Visited in August 2016
El apartamneto está tal y como muestran las fotos: Bonito, acogedor y limpio. Si tuviera que criticar alguna cosa sería que todos los armarios estaban llenos y no había espacio para colocar nuestra ropa. Por lo demás todo perfecto. Laetitia muy agradable, contesta los mensajes de manera rapida y resolutiva. Al lado del apartamento hay un correfour express para comprar viveres, muchos restaurantes cerca, ambiente saludable por las calles y si lleva coche, aunque la calle sea de pago,es facil encontrar sitio, el wifi va perfecto y rápido. Muy recomendable.
Anneliese C.
Visited in July 2016
We loved our time here. Laetitia was super helpful in advance and on arrival was there to welcome us and recommend local amenities. She had kindly organised a pushchair and there was a travel cot available too (which our youngest used for naps). The apartment was comfortable and stylish and our girls enjoyed the bedroom full of brilliant toys and the DVD collection of Disney classics. We appreciated the shutters on the outside of the windows (which kept the girls from waking too early), super fast wifi and a sweet balcony for a sunny evening drink. The local area was great with lots of restaurants. bakeries and cool shops. The supermarket is just a couple of steps away and open until late and there are two metro stations close by. There's also a tiny park and playground around the corner and a sandpit in the picturesque Place des Vosges gardens a short walk away. We had a wonderful stay, Laetitia was a great host - all in all highly recommend!
Sarah P.
Visited in June 2016
We loved our stay at this charming Paris apartment! We arrived at the end of our two-week stay in France and Laetitia was on hand to greet us and give us a tour of the apartment. She had been very quick to respond to emails prior to (and during) our trip and provided even more info about the area when we arrived. She had loads of great restaurant suggestions, as well as ideas of fun things to do with the kids on our one day in Paris. The apartment itself is bright and spotless, and had everything needed to keep our little ones happy. The neighbourhood is outstanding, close to many great restaurants, bars and interesting shops. We would love to return and are happy to recommend it to families visiting the City of Lights!

Bastille, The 11th arrondissement

Charismatic streets and revolutionary history

Get the kids inspired for a stay in Bastille with a viewing of Les Mis. The famous prison might no longer exist, but the history remains - Place de la Bastille is a symbolic spot in the heart of the city, now surrounded by charismatic streets and edgy art galleries. Don’t miss the Opera for some high class culture, Boulevard Richard Lenoir’s specialist food market and the city’s world-class zoo, home to lemurs and anacondas. Much of downtown Paris is just a short walk away.