Paris location: rue de Turenne

Old Jun 7th, 2014, 10:12 PM
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Paris location: rue de Turenne

I am going to have to book an apartment very soon, and do want to know what folks here think of rue de Turenne, just above Place des Vosges (about three blocks).

I appreciate your thoughts.
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Old Jun 7th, 2014, 10:29 PM
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The closer to PdeV the busier/more crowded it will be. At the other end: Jacques Genin. For me a yes.
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Old Jun 7th, 2014, 11:51 PM
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What are your concerns? It would suit me down to the ground, if the apartment itself is OK. There's a fair amount of traffic down the street, so noise might be a concern if the apartment (or at least the bedroom/s) overlook it, but that's true of so much of Paris, after all.
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 10:31 AM
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Concerns? Don't really have any serious ones, but I really wanted some opinions. I think it would suit me down to the ground, too.

http://www.paris-sharing.com/304/le-turenne/

We can book through Flipkey, which so far, I like.
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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I'm nodding in agreement at walking distance to Genin and 134 RdT
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Great location - we loved our stays in that area. And the 96 bus runs right along r. de Turenne
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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I don't like the Marais in general that much, so I wouldn't stay there (I find that street kind of gloomy), but since you do like that area, it should be fine. Nothing terribly wrong with it and it is near various transportation options. The problem with the bus going down it is that it is the Marais, thus the streets are rather narrow.
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 02:52 PM
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Drat: the bathroom is only accessible from the main bedroom. Our friend would have to come through our bedroom to go to the bathroom. This is getting harder and harder. For just the two of us, we never have a problem. A second bedroom really complicates things.

I'm now dealing with two other apartments:
1) rue du Louvre
http://www.myparisvisit.com/rental-t...-paris-47.html

I'm not loving anything about the location, which I think is rather charmless, but the apartment ticks the boxes and minus the charm factor, it seems like a good location for sightseeing and transportation.

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2)St Andres des Arts
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_277.htm

I'm leaning toward this one, but feedback is appreciated.
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 04:11 PM
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I have stayed in that building, though not in that apartment.

It is a great building in a great location, and the 96 bus does indeed stop almost outside the door. There is an amazing boulangerie across the street.

My only caveat is that you want a unit facing the courtyard and perhaps looking out over the buildings behind. The rue de Turenne is a major artery, and the street side units would be noisy.
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Old Jun 8th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Have you looked at the Parler Paris apartments? They have some 2 bedrooms that might work for you. I rented from them last month and was very satisfied.

Also, I took bus 96 on Rue de Turenne almost every day. I really didn't like the street that much. Noisy and sort of blah.

Good luck with your apt search!
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