91 square meters (980 square feet) of luxury, peace, charm and light.
If Paris is the centre of the world for beauty and luxury – then the Avenue des Champs Elysées is without a doubt at its heart. Your future home is just a 3-minute walk away from Les Champs Elysées and only 6 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l’Étoile. From your new hub, everything in Paris worth seeing is within reach, whether you choose to walk or take the subway. The subway lines 1,2,6 and the RER A at the George V and Place de l’Étoile stations are right on your doorstep as well as bakeries, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, dry cleaners, spas, a 24/7 pharmacy, kiosks and a post office – all 1 to 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment.
At your Parisian home, you will forget that you are in the middle of the busy city centre. With the windows wide open, the only background noise is the gentle chirping of the birds from the adjacent gardens of the Chambre du Commerce. Named the Sparrows because of this and also because of its calm and verdant situation, the apartment is located on the first floor of a charming classical Parisian residence, with a wide view of the lush gardens.
The Sparrows is in a reconverted artist's studio, formerly the home and atelier of one of the most famous French painters of the past century, and benefits from a smooth and soft light all day long, especially in the morning, when you can soak up the golden sunlight as you sip a cup of your favourite tea or coffee.
Completely refurbished in 2018, the Sparrows has been renovated without making any compromises on luxury and quality. Only the best appliances, furnishings and fittings were used to make you feel right at home in your Parisian nest and enjoy the very finest of French craftsmanship. We also care deeply for the environment, and that is why the Sparrows has been thought out from top to bottom – from the windows to the soap – with ecology in mind.
Designed like a small house in the city, the apartment is spread out over two floors. On the first floor, you will find a bedroom (with a double bed), a bathroom (with a shower), a separate WC and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the spacious dining- and living room. On the second floor, you will also find a bedroom (with a double bed), a separate WC, laundry space (with a washing machine and a dryer) and a regal bathroom furnished with an antique-style bath and a large shower.
As to make the most of the beautiful light, special laminated glass walls have been used between the two bedrooms, the upstairs bathroom and the dining- & living room. Not only are they acoustically and thermally insulating as to guarantee optimal comfort and privacy, but they can of course also be closed off with curtains.
Care has gone into each and every detail to make your stay as enjoyable and unforgettable as possible. The Sparrows benefits from a high-end water filtration system to make the Parisian water not only pollutant and chlorine free, but also compete with the best of French bottled mineral waters.
More renowned for its gastronomy than its water, Paris has an infinity of restaurants to discover, but if this isn’t enough for you or you just want a quiet evening in, the kitchen provides top of the range appliances to make cooking a real pleasure during your stay. In the bathrooms, guests will be provided with organic personal care products and toiletries as well as professional hairdryers. In the bedrooms, both double beds can be easily converted into single beds without compromising on comfort. Just let us know what configuration you will require, and we will prepare these in advance so you can concentrate on enjoying the city.
- 2 sets of keys to the apartment
- 2 umbrellas
- a fire extinguisher
- a first-aid kit
- Somebody to take your luggage up to your future home and down on your departure.
- a Lonely Planet English guidebook of Paris
- a booklet with useful information, maps (closest facilities and shops), and instructions for all the household appliances
- unlimited high-speed fibre-optic internet
Note: If your stay exceeds more than 7 days, the washing and drying machines will be made available to you, should you require them. 2 Furthermore, If your stay exceeds 5 days a new clean set of towels will be provided.
Check-in at 03:00 p.m and Check-out at 12:00 am. When possible, you may be able to check-in earlier. Arrangements can also be made so that you can leave your luggage at the apartment while waiting for check-in or before you leave Paris after your check-out time.
At the Sparrows, we want you to only have good surprises – and no bad ones. That is why we would like to be open about certain details.
- It is important to mention that the apartment is on the first floor without an elevator.
- There’s no TV at the Sparrows (the apartment was put up for rent only as from July 2018 – so let us know if this is important for you and we will install one for our future guests).
- Both the dining- and living room have a generous high ceiling (4 meters / 13.1 feet), but for some guests (whose height exceeds 2 meters or 6.5 feet) the rest of the apartment might be uncomfortable, due to a somewhat lower ceiling in other parts of the duplex.
- The Sparrows is absolutely and entirely non-smoking (3 detectors are placed in the apartment to make sure of this). If smoking is discovered the dry-cleaning bill for the curtains will be charged on the security deposit. We invite our smoking guests to do so in the tree-lined courtyard of the residence.
- Last but not least; No pets. No parties.
1500 euros security deposit.
We have gone to great efforts into making the Sparrows a unique and special place for you to stay, and would, therefore, appreciate it if you treat everything with love and care as you would your own home.
Hard oak oil finish parquet.
Brand new double-glazed antique style mahogany windows (to avoid any energy loss and maximise your comfort regarding heating, noise and beauty).
Ultra Therm electric, natural stone radiators (top of the line for smooth and homogenous heating).
For summer, each bedroom is equipped with a quiet Dyson fan.
Glass walls: 44 centimetres thick (17.3 inches) laminated glass. This architectural marvel is made so that every room may enjoy the view and let the sunlight through.
The made to measure 100% cotton Toile De Mayenne curtains in front of every glass wall and the windows are easily shut for absolute privacy, and allow still natural light to filter smoothly through them.
The bathrooms are exceptional. Carrara marble, nickel finish Margot taps and Old England double basins (in both bathrooms) and a bath make the bathrooms luxury heavens of relaxation. The bathroom on the second floor is of considerable size (12.65 square meters / 179.2 square feet) and boasts both a shower and a bathtub. The other bathroom, on the first floor has a wonderful and generously sized Italian shower. Organic Léa Nature shower gel (for all skin types, sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, colouring or synthetic fragrance-free) and shampoo (for all hair types) from the same brand will be provided (Léa Nature products come in 100% plant bottles, so no plastic was used for packaging or containing). Remington hair dryers and cotton balls are also at your disposal.
A Cartis filtration system takes cares of all the water at the Sparrows. This exceptional system removes all traces of chlorine and pollutants (heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemical substances, medicinal product residue, hormones, radioactivity, by-products, etc.) which may be accidentally contained in urban-network water. The system however still keeps the essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium in the water – which are vital for our health. The water is revitalised, soft and takes care of both your skin and hair. This system was installed for two reasons, 1. It takes care of your health and 2. It’s environmental friendly: no more plastic bottles.
The brand new Arredo3 Italian kitchen has everything! Siemens hob induction cooktop, Liebherr refrigerator, Miele washing-machine, V-Zug oven (which is a regular and a steam oven), V-Zug microwave, Nespresso machine, Bodum french press coffee brewer, Dualit toaster and electric kettle, Zwilling chef’s knives, Kuhn Rikon cookware, and Alessi cutlery. Coffee, green tea and black tea will be provided.
The Beds were all made to measure at La Maison de la Literie in Paris (matress Onea Physio Latex and Bodyline Memory ID Confort overlays).
Bed linens are all Anne De Solène Percale 100% cotton 80 threads/square centimetre (516 threads/square inch). Every mattress is protected with drawsheets and pillows with protective covers, all which are washed regularly. In the winter, the beds are made with duvet covers and in summer, the beds are made up with a thick cotton sheet and a 100% merino wool Brun De Vian Tiran summer blanket (a duvet will be stored in each bedroom cupboard, just in case some nights get cooler than others).
The bath linens is from the Yves Delorme Etoile collection. Two bath towels per guest are provided (83% cotton & 17% modal 700gr/m2, 92 x 160 cm / 36 x 63 inch), as are guest towels (83% cotton & 17% modal 700gr/m2, 45 x 70 cm / 18 x 28 inch) and bath mats (100% cotton velour, 55 x 90 cm / 22 x 35 inch). All bed and bath linens are cleaned at the Sparrows with the filtered water and with Le Chat eco-label laundry soap (plant origin and 100% biodegradable). This soap is effective even at cold and short cycle to save energy, and its packaging is fully recyclable. If your stay exceeds more than 7 days, the Miele washing and drying machines will be made available to you.
Wandsworth light switches.
Farrow and Ball colours.
All lights at the Sparrows are LED for energy efficiency and environmental respect.Get the full listing »