Residence Jardin Luxembourg
- France, Ile-De-France, Paris
- 1BR/1BA (Sleeps 4)
- Resort: Residence Jardin Luxembourg
This airy, bright, elegant, and spacious one-bedroom Paris apartment has been meticulously readied for all of its guests. Viewed from the tall French windows of the large living room, the blue Parisian sky over the carved stone cornices, slate roof, and sculpted finial atop the dome of the Sorbonne may either call the fractional home owner out into the streets below to experience all the pleasures of living in the City of Light, or invite them simply to linger at home beside the open windows, breathing in the romance of the ages wafting in upon the very air of Paris.
On the fourth floor of a venerable 19th-century stone building on a corner of the Residence Jardin Luxembourg, this apartment will be all that a part-time resident of Paris could need or want, including a modern elevator and newly redecorated common areas, climate control, state-of-the-art communications, and electronic building security system with intercoms. The finely detailed new kitchen and bathroom, large closets, quiet and cloistered bedroom with full southern exposure - streaming with sunlight, and exquisitely comfortable yet impeccably tasteful blend of modern and traditional furnishings and decor, with broad-plank solid oak floors, original artworks and a wood-burning fireplace with period marble mantle piece, will appeal to the warmest desires.
Designed to ensure the greatest comfort and ease of its guests, the apartment’s practical side seeks to anticipate all needs. Equipped with all-new air-conditioning, highly efficient heating system, sound and temperature insulating windows, in-unit washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, large-capacity European refrigerator and freezer, oven and gas cooktop, kitchen and bath external air evacuation systems, and fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the apartment is eminently liveable. A full length bath tub and shower in the completely reconfigured and sunlit bathroom is complemented by a full collection of thick, luxurious towels, heated towel rack, and finished stone vanity. For co-owners’ guests the stylish sofa in the living room conceals a truly superior bed with a thick, firm mattress.
High-speed wireless internet will allow the fractional owners or their guests to roam the apartment with their own laptop computer, or use the home’s dedicated desktop computer. Cordless phones on a voice-over-internet-protocol system provide seamless and free international and local calling, and will enable fractional owners and guests who so wish to remain available to U.S. callers at a domestic U.S. telephone number that is automatically forwarded to ring in their Paris apartment. Flat screen Samsung televisions with cable and DVD players in each room, and a high quality stereo and digital music docking capability complete the technical environment.
At the end of the day in the finely appointed bedroom, the high quality bed, wider than an American queen-sized bed, will have been dressed in high thread-count luxury cotton linens for your arrival by a maid who provides weekly service.
The apartment is tucked between the lushness of the Luxembourg Gardens and the grandeur of the monumental dome of the Pantheon, and overlooks the bibliotheque of La Sorbonne. It is simply impossible to describe all the charms of this neighbourhood, whose streets and squares are replete with restaurants and cafés, shops and galleries, museums and theatres, services including several health clubs and swimming pools, fountains and architectural wonders.
Since the apartment is located in the very heart of Paris, most of the City’s riches are within walking distance. Merely steps away are the Luxembourg Gardens, arguably the most beautiful park in the world’s most beautiful city. Created for a Medici queen of France, the meticulously manicured grounds have served as the backdrop for romances both personal and literary for centuries, and its flawlessly maintained palace is home to part of France’s legislature. In addition to the greenery, the Luxembourg Gardens features fabulous fountains, shady sitting areas, walking and running paths, tennis courts, and Paris’ most celebrated children’s playground.
Soaring into the Paris skyline just a few steps in the opposite direction is the Pantheon with its majestic dome, a monument to the great men and women of France. Just beyond the Pantheon begins the famous rue Mouffetard market with its slanting, medieval streets and seemingly endless line of stalls and shops selling every kind of French food and produce. A few minutes walk in another direction takes you through the heart of the Saint Germain district to the Seine, from whose banks one can gaze upon Notre Dame, or stroll across Pont Neuf to visit the Louvre. Yet another path takes you to the Marais district (less than 15-minutes walk), offering some of the City’s most interesting architecture as well as still another world of wonderful shopping, eating, and nightlife.
When going further afield there are numerous subway stations nearby. The closest of these, adjacent to the Gardens, is Luxembourg station, which provides rapid service to both Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports without changing trains.