Paris Apartment Rental Review – Marais


Review of Paris Rentals by Ruben

There are two things I think are the hardest to figure out in Paris: where to stay and where to eat. Part of the problem is the sheer number of options available. It can be overwhelming.

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Searching out recommendations for both can be extremely helpful which is why I am excited to share my review of the Paris apartment rental I recently stayed in operated by Paris Rentals by Ruben. Ruben has a number of apartments throughout Paris ranging from studios to 5 bedrooms.

I chose a 1 bedroom apartment in the Marais /4th arrondissement named “Historic Parisian Lifestyle.” What I liked about the apartment was that there was a separate bedroom with a door and separate eating area giving the feel of more room in this 35 square meter apartment. It is definitely the perfect size for two people.

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Exploring Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame may not be one of the wonders of the world but it should be! Every inch is covered with something amazing to see. Like most of Paris, it is dripping with history and the cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture.


Side view of Notre Dame

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Notre Dame Cathedral as seen from a Seine River cruise

A great way to really appreciate Notre Dame’s Gothic glory is from below.

This video shows the beautiful, brooding architecture of the cathedral from a night cruise on the Seine River.


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When Serendipity Happens: Attending Mass at Notre Dame

One of my favorite things about travel is when something good unexpectedly happens.

While visiting Notre Dame, my mom and I were walking around the inside perimeter of the cathedral, taking it all in, when it was announced a Mass service was soon to begin. Always wanting to attend a Mass service, we couldn’t believe our timing and decided to participate.


Before Mass starts at Notre Dame.

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Travel tip: Notre Dame and my favorite travel tip…ever.

Notre Dame is one of the most iconic and well-known churches of Paris. Possibly the world. It is magnificent, beautiful and awe-inspiring.


Notre Dame

There are details EVERYWHERE. The exterior. The interior. Even the doors are works of art. You can get lost in your own world taking it all in.


Door of Notre Dame

Which leads me to my favorite all time travel tip… Continue reading