‘Dragon Street’ has survived over the centuries as a narrow, medieval street, unscathed by urban renewal and the boulevard craze of the late 19th century, thanks perhaps to the protective dragons at her gates. The top of the street has an iron dragon flanking the building overlooking the street, and one block over on the rue de Rennes, there is a little-noticed carved stone dragon in waiting. Surely no one dared to tinker with the age- old layout of the Dragon’s lair, which is just one reason that living on this street is such a charming experience.
Most of the buildings on the street itself are of 17th and 18th century vintage, however, despite the street’s medieval heritage. The most illustrious inhabitant was probably Victor Hugo, who lived at number 30.
This apartment is a lovely rooftop flat with a view of the St. Sulpice church towers from one side and a view of the St. Germain des Pres church steeple from the kitchen window, along with views of the surrounding rooftops. Perfectly suited for a couple, the flat is nonetheless large enough to entertain people, since there are two floors joined by an interior staircase. The sleeping, bathing, and food preparation take place up above; socializing is best down below. This is a quiet, charming, heart of Paris home in the most desirable area of the Left Bank. For those who want to have a touch of medieval Paris just around the corner from the chic Place St. Germain des Pres, it is hard to do better.
With an elevator in the building, there is no need to struggle up the stairs to your rooftop lair. You have fresh air, good sunlight, and cross ventilation when needed. Down in the streets below, there is everything that you might want to distract or entertain yourself, from jazz clubs to exclusive Japanese restaurants.
|Building Date||18th Century|
|Dwelling||Rue du Dragon, 1 bedroom; 1 bath. Two twin beds can be converted to Queen size bed in master bedroom. Apartment on 3rd floor European; 50 square meters on 2 levels|
|Features||Rooftop views; views of St. Sulpice and St. Germain des Pres church steeples|
|Level/Security||3rd floor European.4th American. Elevator. High level security lock on apartment door. Interphone.|
|Neighborhood||6th arrondissement ; St. Germain des Pres, St. Sulpice Church|
|Metro||St. Germain des Pres (Line 4)|
|Television||Flat screen tv with cable|
|Telephone / Answering Machine||No phone|
|Internet||Broadband internet with wifi and ethernet cable connection|
|Stove||2 burner ceramic induction stove top.|
|Microwave||Yes, combination oven|
|Refrigerator/Freezer||Refrigerator with freezer section|
|Washing Machine/Dryer||Yes, washer only|
|Bathroom||Bathtub with shower set up, sink, toilet separate|
|Air Conditioning||No, but good cross ventilation.|
|Items Provided||Linens, paper products, hairdryer, soap|
|Not Provided||Shampoo, electrical converters, electric plug adaptors|
|Other Restrictions||Sleeps 2|
|Rates||$235 per night|
|NO SMOKING and NO PETS PLEASE.|
|Phone use not included|
|$125 one-time cleaning fee|
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