Last Updated: | Published: April 15th, 2022
There’s nothing quite like the magic of a family getaway to Paris – walking along the Seine, exploring the history and incredible museums and making memories you’ll treasure for years to come. With over 20 years of experience helping our guests plan the most memorable family getaways and reunions, as well as small group trips, we wanted to share a great travel tip with you. Our six beautifully decorated apartments at La Place Dauphine are ideal for groups stays of up to 14 people. While perfect for couples, by booking multiple apartments in La Place Dauphine, you’ll have a wonderful setting for a larger group too. If you’re planning a family or group trip to Paris, here’s why La Place Dauphine is your perfect address in the City of Light!
La Place Dauphine – Your Family’s Address in Paris
It all begins with a perfect location and La Place Dauphine’s setting right on charming Place Dauphine couldn’t be better! Although located in the very center of Paris on the Île de la Cité, this quiet square with its cobblestone streets and pretty chestnut trees feels hidden away. We completely restored this historic building from the early 17th century to create six elegant apartments designed to make our guests feel right at home in the heart of Paris. The private building has a secure entrance and an elevator to reach each apartment – a must for a comfortable stay.
Inside you’ll find central air conditioning for those warmer summer days as well as extremely comfy beds and everything you need to truly settle in. Each apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen, which is such an added convenience compared to booking multiple hotel rooms. You’ll love the freedom of setting your own schedule and, above all, the incredible privacy and exclusive address on what is considered Paris’s prettiest square.
Take a Tour of La Place Dauphine
Impeccably remodeled from top to bottom, we designed La Place Dauphine to feel like home from the very first moment you step inside. From the welcoming entrance, you’ll find an elegant staircase and a gorgeous—and large by Parisian apartment building standards—elevator that we added during the restoration of the building. Let us introduce you to each one of the six vacation rentals in La Place Dauphine.
One of two penthouse apartments in La Place Dauphine, Monbazillac is a one-bedroom apartment set on two floors. It boasts a beautiful balcony overlooking Place Dauphine below and a view to Notre-Dame and the Conciergerie. An internal staircase connects the two levels of this apartment with a bedroom with full ensuite bathroom and an additional half bathroom on the 6th floor and the lovely open plan living room, kitchen, dining area with access to the balcony on the 7th floor. Start your day with breakfast on the balcony overlooking Place Dauphine!
Just one glimpse of the Castillon and you can see the historic setting of La Place Dauphine. The wooden beams in this one-bedroom apartment are original to the 17th-century building and add so much character along with the antique decorative touches. The large windows in the bedroom and living room overlook the charming square below where you’ll fall in love with the view. In the spring, when the chestnut trees blossom, the view is magical. They add a burst of green all summer long and the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot in the fall. During the winter, you’ll see even more of daily life in in Place Dauphine from your cozy warm apartment.
Located on the floor below Castillon, Muscat is an equally charming apartment with same historic elements and stylish yet extremely comfortable decor. Just like every one of the apartments in La Place Dauphine, the windows in the living room and bedroom overlook Place Dauphine. The large antique mirrors reflect the light beautifully during the day and the shimmer of the chandeliers at night. One design feature we love in La Place Dauphine is the hidden mirror televisions in many of the living rooms. Opposite the sofa you’ll find a large TV in the mirror, which keeps with the overall design while including all the comforts of home.
The second penthouse apartment in La Place Dauphine, Savennières is a gorgeous one-bedroom apartment located on the top two levels of the building just like Monbazillac. The jewel of La Place Dauphine, this apartment has a balcony just off the living room where you can dine at the bistro table or relax on a sunny day. Savor a bird’s-eye view over Place Dauphine below as you start your day in Paris. Inside, the high wood beamed ceiling in the living room creates a wonderful effect and the room is full of light from two sets of French doors.
One of the most architecturally interesting apartments, Anjou is a two-bedroom apartment located on two levels. Much in demand, the Anjou sleeps up to four guests in total comfort. The main level features a comfy living room with an open plan kitchen and dining area as well as a beautiful bedroom with full ensuite bathroom. There’s also a half bathroom just off the kitchen. Follow the internal staircase down a level to reach the second bedroom and another full bathroom. You’ll love relaxing at home by the arched windows and watching passers-by and Parisian life go by in Place Dauphine.
The Loupiac is a lovely one-bedroom apartment with the same views over Place Dauphine, this time just over the tree-tops. Full of antique mirrors and artwork, this apartment is a warm and inviting space. Just like all of the apartments at La Place Dauphine, here you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook at home during your stay. There’s a full ensuite bathroom in the bedroom as well as an additional half bathroom just off the kitchen. You’ll look forward to returning home after a day exploring Paris!
Stay in the Heart of Paris
Besides being one of the most beautiful squares in Paris, Place Dauphine has a fascinating history. Located at the tip of the Île de la Cité, this is the very center—Kilometer Zero—of Paris. Here is where the city was founded, where French kings lived for centuries and where many key moments in the city’s history took place. Being right in the heart of Paris means that you are moments from top sights like Notre-Dame, the Louvre and Tuileries, the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés on the Left Bank and the stylish Palais-Royal, the Pompidou and the historic streets of the Marais on the Right Bank. All of Paris a short stroll away, or simply hop on a boat along the Seine for relaxed sightseeing or to explore more of the city.
With many cafes and restaurants, you’ll enjoy spending time right in Place Dauphine during your stay. The dining spots here are popular with lawyers working at the nearby Palais de Justice, located at the far end of Place Dauphine, which means the quality is excellent!
Although located so close to Paris’s top attractions, Place Dauphine still has a charming local feel. Below the chestnut trees you’ll find the square is dotted with benches that are the perfect spot to sit and take in the historic setting. You’ll likely hear the click of steel balls used in the traditional French game pétanque.
From Place Dauphine, you’ll love exploring all the charming corners of the Île de la Cité and nearby Île Saint-Louis. Visiting Notre-Dame is a must, but you’ll also find Sainte-Chapelle with its stunning stained glass windows just around the corner. Book tickets for a concert at Sainte-Chapelle – an incredible experience!
Strolling along the Seine and seeing the historic bridges of Paris is a must during your stay. Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, is right at your doorstep. Don’t miss the chance to tour the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned or simply relax by the Seine at the leafy green Square du Vert-Galant at the tip of the Île de la Cité.
Ready to Book Your Perfect Family or Group Stay in Paris?
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or looking for a place to feel at home for your Paris family vacation, La Place Dauphine is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable stay. The location couldn’t be more charming in all seasons, including the Christmas holidays. Dates do fill up fast, so contact our reservations team to get your dates booked early at La Place Dauphine.