The most romantic apartment in paris – the rooftops of Ile Saint-Louis.

Could this be the most romantic apartment in Paris ? It’s intimate, oozing charm and has 2 terraces with views of Ile Saint-Louis that stir you. If you are looking for a cozy, roof top apartment with character (this is a 17th century property), this one has it all! We wanted to find a place to rent in central Paris and decided this little island near Notre Dame was the ideal position for sightseeing all the major sights.

The Ile Saint-Louis is surprisingly intimate, with small, narrow streets and rows of beautiful old apartments. There are some fantastic boutique shopping, quality food shops and a handful of characterful cafés and restaurants.

We have stayed twice at this tiny but perfectly formed apartment in the rooftops. Both times we rushed to the breakfast terrace first to drink in the view.

A Rooftop Terrace Apartment, Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
A view of pretty Parisian rooftops.

You can hear the hustle and bustle below of the quaint and boutique filled Rue Saint-Louis en L’Ile from the two terraces. This one is the larger of the two and a great one for the morning and lunchtime sun.

Terrace View From Apartment, Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
The larger of the two terraces.

The rising sun makes this a perfect lazy breakfast spot.

Breakfast Terrace At Rooftop Apartment In The Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Perfect spot for breakfast in the morning sun.

Step inside the French doors (literally!) and I’ll give you a quick tour. When the elegant Judith (the proud and lucky owner) greeted us, there was chatter about monks and woodwork and some such.

Apartment In The Ile Saint-Louis Rooftops. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
This old apartment comes with stories of monks…

This is a small apartment, perfect for two but still good for four, as the living space converts into another bedroom. Convenient little bar is within arms reach!

Rooftop Apartment In The Ile Saint-Louis Rooftops. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Pull out sofa makes a comfortable double bed for a second couple.

The space is full of quirky paneling and vintage chandeliers. It has, we all conclude, a good feel, a good energy and a joy to be in.

Apartment In The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Vintage chandeliers.

There are a little row of old wooden doors separating the toilet, bathroom and main bedroom. Thankfully the doors are labeled!

Ile Saint-Louis Rooftop Apartment. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.

I'le Saint-Louis Rooftop Apartment, Paris. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.

The main bedroom is pretty special. The styling suits this apartment so well.

Bedroom In Ile Saint-Louis Rooftop Apartment. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Main bedroom.
Apartment closets. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Carved wooden bedroom closets.

Romantic Bedroom, Apartment, Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.

Beams In Bedroom. Apartment In The Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Beams and chandeliers.
Most Romantic Apartment In Paris. Ile Saint-Louis rooftops.
‘Do not disturb’.

Into the bathroom, where a gorgeous gigantically sized mirror and bathroom unit greets you. It is a luxurious room.

Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris. Bathroom.
Luxurious bathroom.

Stylish touches are everywhere.

Luxurious Rooftop Rented Apartment. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Bathroom accessories.
Most Romantic Apartment In Paris. Bathroom/shower.
Large shower.

The kitchen is petite to say the least, but we absolutely loved it! It’s beautiful, full of character and has everything you need including a very useful coffee machine. That went down very well with the boys.

Brilliantly, you climb out this window onto the evening terrace. You’ll need to oil your knee joints for this stay!

Romantic apartment in the Ile Saint-Louis rooftops, Paris
Tiny but perfectly formed kitchen.

The cabinet is full of scrumptious glasses, cups, plates and more.

Kitchen asseccories. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Quality vintage style glasses, plates etc.

The evening terrace has a brilliant little barbecue, is quite the sun trap and has views of Notre Dame no less!

BBQ. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Small barbecue on the evening terrace.
Terrace View Of Notre Dame. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
View of Notre Dame.

Being a 17th century residence there is no lift. Being a rooftop apartment in Paris means you need to climb 8 flights of stairs to get there. This is us on our way to our 25th Wedding Anniversary re-vows. So we are smiling. And we are going down.

Stairs At Apartment, Ile Saint-Louis. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
8 flights of stairs!

Even after a days walking around Paris hasn’t put us off. After all, I had thighs of steel by the end of the trip (always a silver lining).

Judith, (the owner) insists that you make yourself at home during your stay. We shopped at some brilliant little food markets Rue Cler and Rue de Buci, and laid out the table for our supper.

Dining Room. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Dining area.

The apartments tableware is so beautiful that the whole experience is enhanced.

Romantic Vintage Style Tableware. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Vintage style tableware.

Romantic Table Setting. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.

Plates of this and that from the markets are placed on the coffee table.

Market food. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Food we bought from the market.
Most Romantic Apartment In Paris. A Selection Of Desserts.
A selection of sweets for dessert.

Never has a simple meal of chicken, potatoes and veg looked so elegant.

Most Romantic Apartment In Paris. Dinner

Time to sit on the terrace and enjoy one more glass of wine and the ever changing, ever giving view.

View From The Terrace Of Notre Dame. Most Romantic Apartment In Paris.
Night time view of Notre Dame from the terrace.

We booked with Judith through airbnb. Search ‘Paris luxury on the Ile Saint Louis’.

There, I’ve shared it. I’ve done something nice for man and woman kind. I only have myself to blame when I struggle to find availability at this most romantic apartment in Paris.

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  1. You are all most welcome ! Such a lovely article too. See you soon – Hugs!
    NB; The one flower dinner plate I painted and fired myself in a porcelain class in Paris. There is a set of oak stairs for ascending the southern terrace.

  2. Perfect! We thought climbing out onto the terrace was brilliant. It only added to the charm. In a few more years however, I might take you up on those oak stairs… Thanks for a wonderful stay. We have come away with many happy memories X

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