Thank God not all Parisians could live where they truly wanted to. Otherwise, the magical Île Saint Louis would be long sunk by now! And yet, there are those selected few who do in fact live there. Chance has it that now you can be one of them!
The Island Saint Louis – oh, what a paradise of contrasts! It’s central but isolated. Astonishing yet discreet. Full of life but calm. It’s the essence of Paris, the pearl in its crown and its most charming smile. It’s Parisians’ favourite “Neverland”.
Île St Louis, perfectly preserved and situated in the very heart of the city, the island has the allure of a delightful little village. A stylish array of art galleries, flower shops, jewelry boutiques and fancy French restaurants line the picturesque main street – right where your apartment’s at!
The Louis XIV apartment is located in a 16th century stately mansion in one of the oldest areas of the city. In flawless harmony with the soul of the island, Louis XIV guarantees you a unique experience – a royal stay in the heart of modern Paris.
Exquisitely decorated with vintage furniture and original paintings illustrating the area’s past, everything about this luxury apartment is a gorgeous reminder of French royal history. Starting from the 300-years-old original wooden-beamed staircase and ending with the highlight of it all – its authentic 17th century antique furniture, coming straight from Château Vaux Le Vicomte – the legendary palace that inspired Versailles. Who knows whether Louis XIV himself hadn’t been sitting in one of your living room chairs on August 17, 1661, during the chateau’s most renowned and spectacular celebration?
Expertly designed to preserve the historic roots of the building whilst providing modern amenities, the apartment will comfortably welcome a family of 4 with one double bedroom and one twin single bedroom (a living room during the day, it can smartly convert to a bedroom by night).
Louis XIV includes a separate bath with a splendid blue-and-white antique French ceramic sink; a luxurious living room with a working fireplace and a view towards a quiet green courtyard; and a tasteful kitchen, whose original tainted glass splashback comes from an old French bakery.
Once in the apartment, you can meet “Rembrandt’s mother” (the painting hanging above the sofa in the living room) or gaze through “the window to the past”, adorning the wall of the bedroom. This original panel painting, telling the fairytale story of former times, invites you to walk over the Pont Neuf and see one of the last public Lavoirs there ever was.
Or alternatively, try to unsecret the whereabouts of the red-leather foldable writing desk, hidden in one of the apartment’s cupboards. When you find it, write your Parisian journal or picture postcards on it, Molière-style.
This royal space, conceived to regally spoil your senses, is like an open museum of French history, beauty and style.
The prestigious central location of Louis XIV allows for easy access to both the Left and the Right River Banks, as well as to much-loved neighborhoods, such as the Latin Quarter, St. Germain-des-Prés and the Marais.
The Notre Dame cathedral is within steps of your living room and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop is right across the street. Don’t miss the chance to savour this “must-try” Parisian delicacy*!
Check Louis XIV availability calendar on our website!
* Read our article on the Berthillon ice cream
 lavoir – a wash-house on the banks of the river Seine