Vacation rentals in Paris – excellent vacation apartments in the city of lights

Vacation rentals in Paris – excellent vacation apartments in the city of lights. Photo taken from Booking.com

Introduction, or what is the best way to find vacation apartments in Paris

A map of vacation apartments in Paris

Recommended apartments in the 1st Arrondissement (The Louvre)

Recommended apartments in the 2nd Arrondissement

Recommended apartments in the 3rd Arrondissement (Marais)

Recommended apartments in the 4th Arrondissement (Marais and Île de la Cité)

Recommended apartments in the 5th Arrondissement (the Latin quarter)

Recommended apartments in the 6th Arrondissement (Saint Germain)

Recommended apartments in the 7th Arrondissement (Saint Germain and the Invalides palace)

Recommended apartments in the 8th Arrondissement (Champs-Élysées)

Recommended apartments in the 9th Arrondissement (Opera and the bottom of the Montmartre)

Recommended apartments in the 10th Arrondissement (République)

Recommended apartments in the 11th Arrondissement (Bastille area)

Recommended apartments in the 12th Arrondissement (Bercy and Gare de Lyon train station)

Recommended apartments in the 13th Arrondissement

Recommended apartments in the 14th Arrondissement (Montparnasse)

Recommended apartments in the 15th Arrondissement (The Eiffel Tower)

Recommended apartments in the 16th Arrondissement (Passy)

Recommended apartments in the 17th Arrondissement (Parc Monceau area)

Recommended apartments in the 18th Arrondissement (Montmartre)

Recommended apartments in the 19th Arrondissement

Recommended apartments in the 20th Arrondissement (Père Lachaise)

Until the early 2000s, most of the visitors in Paris were staying in hotels. However, as the internet became more and more advanced, came into our lives the vacation apartments, or vacation rentals, which provided a cheap and spacious option for staying in the City of Lights. Add to that the magical sensation of feeling like a true Parisian for a few days, as well as the ability to cook (or at least heat in the toaster-oven) the best delicacies the French cuisine offers, right in your apartment, and you have a winning accommodation solution. Therefore, it is not surprising that when I wrote the article about visiting Paris on a budget, I recommended vacation apartments as the cheapest and more pleasant alternative to a hotel.

Many croissants were eaten in Paris since then, and things started to change, and not necessarily for the better. The demand for apartments made companies like Airbnb raise the prices and add various and strange commissions. At the same time, the competitions caused the hotels to lower their prices, and as a result, today the price difference between a small apartment and a hotel room has grown smaller. In addition, people started realizing what the other side of the coin was when it came to staying in a vacation apartment, including being dependent on the apartment owner to receive the key (I’ve heard several stories of apartment owners who never showed up or forgot to leave the key, and the pour tourist had to look for a hotel at 3am…), and the need to clean the apartment daily (because there is no room service). Does it mean that you have to give up the idea of an apartment and rent a hotel room instead?< Not necessarily. In order to decide if it is suitable for you to rent an apartment or a hotel, all you have to do is ask yourselves two questions:

  • How many people will you be? If you’re a couple or a single person, it’s not at all certain that you should take an apartment, because the price difference between an apartment and a hotel is not so high. On the other hand, if you’re a family of three or more, an apartment with several bedrooms (or a bedroom and a living room with a convertible sofa) is an excellent option, because it would cost you much less than renting several rooms at a hotel.
  • What is your pace going to be during your vacation? If this is your first time in Paris, and you intend running around the City of Lights all day long, chasing attractions, I would warmly recommend taking a hotel room, since you won’t be there too much anyway. However, if you’re already veteran Francophiles, and want to take your time and enjoy the city, an apartment in Paris is the right option for you. Such an apartment will allow you to wake up in the morning, go down to the neighborhood market, get yourselves a fresh baguette, cheese, fish, meat, and any other delicacy that comes to mind, and celebrate the beginning of the day with a glorious breakfast. The apartment will also be a good place to go back to during the day, in order to rest a little, and enjoy the tons of presents you bought for yourselves while touring the City of Lights.

How to find a good vacation apartment in Paris?

Now, once you’ve decided that a vacation apartment is indeed your favorite option, all that is left to do is find it. A long while ago, I used to find vacation apartments through mouth-to-ear recommendations, and you can read about some of them in the page about accommodation in Paris. Later on I tried finding apartments using Airbnb. In the beginning it worked out pretty well, however, with the success comes the appetite, and they started raising the prices and fees, and in the end I couldn’t find there any good apartments for a reasonable price. Then I discovered Booking.com. “Wait,” you probably ask, “isn’t this a website for hotel searching?” The truth is that until a few years ago, that was my thought exactly, but when I searched a hotel there in the city Le Mans, I discovered a charming apartment for an excellent price, and realized that they provide vacation apartments too, and not only hotels.

On Booking.com you can find two types of apartments:

  • An apartment hotel: This is a complex that contains two apartments or more, which is managed by a single person or company. In some of the cases this is an actual hotel, which provides you hotel services (reception, daily cleaning services, etc.), and so it allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Frequently, such apartments will cost more than “standard” vacation apartments.
  • Vacation apartments: These are apartments owned by private people, which can be rented via the website, and enjoy the abundance of benefits offered by Booking.com to their users (for example: 10% discount on a large part of the hotels and apartment for returning clients).

Since Booking.com contains over a thousand apartments in Paris alone, I decided to help you and locate the best apartments in each Arrondissement. When I picked those apartments for you, I relied on two main criteria:

  • Apartment rating by the website’s users: I decided not to advertise apartments whose average rating is lower than 8.0, and with less than 10 recommendation (to avoid rating bias by the apartment owners).
  • Location: I’ve only chosen apartments in excellent locations, meaning ones that are close to metro stations and/or to food stores and markets.

One last thing before you start browsing the apartments and find the one most suitable for you: if you happened to stay in one of those apartments and you didn’t like it, please contact me by email, [email protected], and I will immediately remove it from this page.

Good luck on your search, and have a wonderful vacation!

You’re welcome to browse the various vacation apartments on the map (each apartment contains a link leading to a more detailed page and allows you to book the apartment directly). Alternatively, you can scroll down and read the recommendations on each and every one of the apartments in this page.

Vacation apartments to rent in Paris
Vacation apartments to rent in Paris

The 1st Arrondissement is a very central quarter thanks to its proximity to so many tourist attractions. If you decide to take an apartment there, I recommend taking one that is located close to the Seine (which makes it easier to go from the right bank to the left bank), or Les Halles area, in order to benefit from the food stores in Rue Montorgueil, which can provide you with breakfast feasts fit for kings.

Appartement Clair Et Lumineux 

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Apartments Du Louvre

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Apartment Sweet Inn – Rue de l’Amiral de Coligny

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Citadines Les Halles Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2

Jardin Saint Honoré Apartments

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2

La Clef Louvre

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Le Lavandier flat

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Louvre Parisian ChicSuites 

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Louvre – Tuileries Gardens

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Louvre – Saint Honoré

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Lovely Studio Center of Paris

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Marché St-Honoré

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Magnifique Appartement dans Hôtel Particulier Monument Historique

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Milestay – Halles

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Montorgueil – Les Halles

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Paris Center – Lovely Apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Résidence du Lion d’Or Louvre

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Villa du Louvre

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Studio Fontaine Des Innocents 

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sweet Inn -Etienne Marcel 

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sweet Inn – Rue Pierre Lescot

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

This quarter is less touristy than the 1st Arrondissement, and some would call it slightly boring. However, it is still quite a good option for accommodation thanks to its central location. I highly recommend staying close to rue Montorgueil for the culinary aspect, or by the Grands Boulevards for their central location and proximity to quite a few metro stations.

Appartement de luxe, Opera-Louvre

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Apartments Du Louvre – Le Marais

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Camallo Paris

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Charming apartment Paris center

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Citadines Opéra Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Le Rayz

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Les Petits Carreaux

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Luxury Apartment in Paris Center – Louvre Museum

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

17 Luxury Parisien Flat Montorgueil 2

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

My Maison In Paris – Sentier

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Paris Appartements Services – Les Appartements du Louvre

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1-2

Paris Historic Marais Montorgueil

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – Montorgueil – Etienne Marcel

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Résidence Caire / Montorgueil

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

THE RESIDENCE : LUXURY 3 BEDROOM LE LOUVRE

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Stylish,luxury duplex Paris city center

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

The Residence – Luxury 2 Bedroom Paris Center

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

The Residence – Luxury 3 Bedroom Paris Center

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-4

The 3rd Arrondissement, located in the north and the west of the Marais, is a great place to stay, thanks to the 17th and 18th century palaces, the cafes, the boutiques and the art galleries. If you wish to stay close to a wonderful food market, try staying in the northern part of this quarter, close to Rue de Bretagne, but if you’re seeking the proximity of cafes and some action, try looking a bit more to the south, close to Rue des Francs Bourgeois.

Apart of Paris – Le Marais – Rue au Maire

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement rue des Francs Bourgeois – Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Vertus

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Central Paris – City Views

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Centre Pompidou – Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Cosy Junior Suite In Le Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Loft Beaubourg – Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Luxury 2 Bedroom Le Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Luxury 3 Bedroom Le Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Marais – Beaubourg

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Marais – Francs Bourgeois

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Parc Royal Appartements

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-4

Paris Appartements Services – Les Appartements du Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Paris Boutik : Suite La Librairie du Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Paris Center Marais Rosiers Loft – 4 guests

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Petit Paris – Oasis in Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Private Apartment and Terrace – Le Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Private Apartment – Le Marais – République

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Relais du Temple

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Residence Central Marais

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Residence Meslay

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

The Pearl of Marais

סוג:דירה פרטית

No. of rooms: 2

Transparent Marais

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Sweet Inn – Temple

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

The 4th Arrondissement includes the southern part of the Marais neighbourhood, as well as Île de la Cité and the charming Île Saint Louis. In my opinion, this is one of the best areas to stay in Paris, not only for its centrality, its architecture, and its proximity to the lovely <a2>Place des Vosges</a2>, but also for its proximity to Place de la Bastille, an area surrounded with great restaurants and entertainment options. Also, If you decide to stay in the western part of this Arrondissement, you will be fairly close to the Les Halles area, with its own abundance of culinary options, which makes it a great selection as well.

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement proche du Centre Pompidou

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement St Martin

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Apartment WS Hôtel de Ville – Musée Pompidou

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Flatnco Loft leMarais/ Bastille

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

HolidaysInParis-Bourg Tibourg I

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

HolidaysInParis-Bourg Tibourg II

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Le Marais – Centre Pompidou

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Le 38, rue Saint-Louis en l’île

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Île Saint-Louis Edenoz

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Lovely studio heart of Le Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Smart

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sully Saint Paul

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Sweet Inn – Le Marais

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

The 5th Arrondissement, also called the Latin Quarter, is one of the most popular places to stay in Paris. A combination of quite a bit of history (the Sorbonne, the Pantheon, and more) and the proximity to Rue Mouffetard, one of the most famous culinary streets in Paris, Marche Monge and many more, make this area a very good option for people who wish to rent an apartment.

Appartement Censier Daubenton

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Apartments Cosy

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Appartement Michel-Germain

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement proche rue Mouffetard

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Apartment Quartier Latin – Monge

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Apartment Quartier Latin – Mouffetard

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Charmant Notre Dame Appartement 2 rooms

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Great 2BR apartment Saint Germain

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

La Maison d’Anne

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

“Luxury apartments at “Notre Dame

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Latin Quarter – Jardin des Plantes

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Latin Quarter – Notre Dame apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Latin Quarter – Panthéon

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Les Tomettes Rouges

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Mouffetard – Rue du Fer À Moulin Edenoz

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

My Nest Inn Paris Mouffetard

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

My Nest Inn Paris Panthéon

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Notre Dame – Sorbonne

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Paris 5 des murs chargés d’histoire

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Pick a Flat – Residence Saint Michel / Sommerard

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Saint Michel – Cluny

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Studio Cosy Rue Saint Jacques

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Villa Daubenton by Happyculture

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Recommended apartments in the 6th Arrondissement

The 6th Arrondissement, including the Luxembourg gardens and the charming streets around Boulevard Saint Germain competes in its popularity with the Latin Quarter (and the apartments in the area are priced accordingly). The thing that makes it so popular is the combination of geographical centrality (you can cross the Seine within minutes, and get to the right bank), and a large selection of restaurants and cafés (including Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris). If you want to live right in the middle of the action, this is the place for you. If you decide to rent your apartment in this area, I highly recommend taking a stroll in Rue de Buci and buy the great food offered there and get your bread at Boulangerie Poilâne. This is promised to be a culinary success.

Appartement le Prince

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Le Vingt

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Luxembourg

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Appartement Sèvres-Babylone 

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Assas-Vavin Appartements

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Bonaparte Studio

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Gregoire Apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

La Maison Saint Germain

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Le Vintage

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Loft Saint-Michel

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Private Apartment – Le Bon Marché – Sèvres

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – St. Germain des Prés – Flore

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – Saint Germain des Pres – Luxembourg

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – St. Germain – Le Bon Marché

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – St. Germain – Mabillon

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Private Apartment – St. Germain – Odéon

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – Saint Germain – Pont Neuf

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Private Apartment – St. Germain – River Seine

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Private Apartment – Saint Germain – Rue de Rennes

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Quartier Notre Dame

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Résidence & Spa Le Prince Régent

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-4

Studio Saint Sulpice

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Suite Saint-Germain – 4 guests

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sweet Inn -Saint Germain

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

The 7th Arrondissement is considered to be one of the most luxurious quarters in Paris, as well as one of the safest. Whoever stays there gains proximity to the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides palace, and of course – Rodin museum. However, these are not all of the advantages this quarter has to offer. First of all, it is considered the safest quarter in Paris, as many government bureaus and embassies are located there. Additionally, this quarter has a lot to offer on the culinary aspect, as you can see on my restaurant page, and if you wish to buy food to eat in your apartment, don’t miss a visit in Rue Cler, with its grand selection of food stores (you can read more about it on <a3>Julia Child’s tour route</a3>).

Appartement Babylone

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Beatrice et Emmanuel Meublé Eiffel

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Bellechasse Apartments

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Comète Studios

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Eiffel Tower Family – AC – Wifi

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Hotel Résidence Montebello

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Mithouard Apartments

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Private Apartment – Eiffel Tower – Ecole Militaire

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Private Apartment – Eiffel Tower – Pont de l’Alma

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Private Apartment – Eiffel Tower – Rue Cler Area

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Private Apartment – Invalides – Musee d’Orsay

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Private Apartment – Rue Cler – Eiffel Tower View

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Résidence Charles Floquet

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2-4

Résidence Musée d’Orsay

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Residence Tour Eiffel Champs de Mars

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2

Renovated Studio for 2

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Studio Bourdonnais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sunny Saint Germain 1 Bdrm (158)

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

The 8th Arrondissement is quite famous among tourists mainly for the Champs-Élysées. Personally, I don’t like staying here very much, because the entire area is very touristy, and at night you can find some people of the not-so-nice type there. However, the areas of the 8th Arrondissement located in the vicinity of Parc Monceau are very nice, and those close to the 1st Arrondissement are relatively central, so they may be worth checking. For religious Jews, this is a great area to rent an apartment, for its proximity to the Chabad house, where you can eat your Sabbath meals.

Apartment Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Champs-Elysées

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Apartment Claridge Edenoz

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Balzac Edenoz

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Berri Edenoz

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Champs Élysées-Vuitton Apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Chez Oscar Apart’hôtel Champs Elysées

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Cirque Deluxe Studio Apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Hotel Oscar – Appartements

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Lovely Studio Champs Elysées

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

MULTIRESIDENCE L’ELYSEE Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Résidence de l’Hôtel de l’Arcade

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Romantisme champs elysees

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Royal and Luxury Palace

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Sweet Inn Apartment – Liege

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 5

Sweet Inn Apartments – Champs-Elysées Ponthieu

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Sweet Inn Apartments – Avenue de Friedland 41

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 5

Sweet Inn – Rue La Boetie

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Villa Saint-Honoré

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

The 9th Arrondissement is considered one of the most touristy quarters. If you decide to stay in this area, it is best to find a place by the Opera and the Grands Boulevards, for their central location, or close to Rue des Martyres for the food stores in the area, which can turn your meals in the apartment into a culinary experience.

Appartements Caumartin 64

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Opéra

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Charming apartment – Pigalle

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Cozy Parisian 1 Bedroom (365)

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Drouot Luxe

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 3-4

Le Petit Studio à Opera

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Le rouge et le noir à Opera

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Madeleine City Center

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Milestay-Opera Terrace

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

MileStay Paris Montmartre

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Opera – Montmartre 2

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Residence Bergère – Appartements

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Résidence Blanche

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Residhome Paris Opéra

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Serotel Suites Opera

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Short Stay Paris Apartments

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Sweet Inn Apartment – Lafayette

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-4

The Residence – Luxury 4 Bedroom Paris Center 2 & 4

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 4-5

Here we go a bit farther from the centre, and for that reason, this Arrondissement and the following ones are mostly recommended for advanced Francophiles. If you decide to stay here, I recommend finding a place in the area of Canal Saint Martin and its vibrant nightlife. Alternatively, you should find a place by the République, for the proximity to the Marais and the metro station, which is an important intersection of lines that can lead you to many places in the city. However, the area of Gare du Nord is less recommended, because of the nature of its population (although a few metres to the south there are some very nice streets, so this is just a basic “rule of thumb”, and not a clear guideline.

Alibert1er

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Canal Saint-Martin

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Artisan Lofts near Marais

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Chez vous – Marguerite et Emile

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Loft Vinaigriers République

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Luckey Homes Apartments – Rue de Mazagran

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Short Stay Apartment Quentin

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Sweet Inn – Strasbourg

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 3

The Residence – Luxury 4 Bedroom Paris Center 3

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

This quarter, located close to the Bastille, is considered a little far from the centre, and is therefore a little cheaper. You should try and stay by Marche d’Aligre, for the wonderful food that you can buy there. Alternatively, the area of Rue de Charonne and Rue de la Roquette is also recommended, as it is close to many restaurants and cafés. A last option, which is mainly good for young (and young at spirit) people, is the area of Rue Oberkampf, which offers a great selection of bars and entertainment places that stay open until the late hours of the night (and in this case, I obviously recommend to stay on the side streets so that the noise doesn’t disturb you).

Appartement type loft

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Bastille Suite

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Charly

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Citadines Bastille Marais Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Fun and quiet

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Résidence Bastille Liberté

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

This area is less touristy and a little farther away from the centre. If you decide to live in this area, I recommend looking for apartments close to the south-eastern side of the Bastille, or by Marche d’Aligre that is located in this area, close to the 11th Arrondissement. Another good option for advanced Francophiles is to stay in a vacation apartment by Place de la Nation, a place where many metro lines meet.

cosy duplex

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Paris Boutik : Suite duplex L’épicerie Bastille / Gare de Lyon

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Residhome Paris Gare de Lyon – Jacqueline de Romilly

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

This is definitely a quarter for veterans, because it barely contains any tourist attractions. On the other hand, this usually manifests in relatively comfortable prices, which is a wonderful advantage. If you decide to stay in this area, I would recommend finding a place by Place d’Italie, where there are many metro lines, or by the charming, village-like neighborhood Buttes Aux Cailles.

Cmg Bnf III

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Citadines Place d’Italie Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Cozy Select

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Welkeys – Rue Le Brun

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

The 14th Arrondissement is a very large quarter, and mostly not touristy, which manifests in relatively low prices. If you decide to stay there, I highly recommend the area of Boulevard du Montparnasse, as well as the areas close to the 6th Arrondissement and Luxembourg gardens.

Almeria Garden Apartment

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Apartment Montparnasse / Avenue du Maine

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Happy Days in Paris

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Montparnasse Studio Deluxe

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

In my opinion, this is the least touristy quarter in Paris, where many families of the Parisian middle-high class reside. If you decide to stay there, try living in the vicinity of <a>Marche de Grenelle</a>, and that way you can fix yourselves great breakfasts, or by the Eiffel Tower, to feel a little bit like real tourists. Another option is to stay by the Montparnasse train station, which allows you easy access to the various restaurant of Boulevard du Montparnasse and the area.

Appart’Tourisme Paris Porte de Versailles

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Résidence Champ de Mars

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Sweet Inn Apartment- Brancion

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 4

Studio Montonnerre Gare Montparnasse-Necker

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Tour Eiffel Rent

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2

This Arrondissement is very luxurious, but large parts of it are fairly boring and distant from the centre (except for selected few, such as the southern part of the Champs Elysees, the Trocadero and the area of Passy, which is very close to the Eiffel Tower). In general, this is not exactly my cup of tea. However, my opinion of this Arrondissement has begun to change when I was staying with a couple of friends of mine who live there, and discovered Rue Mozart, and its abundant selection of food store and good restaurants. So this area is clearly not such a bad option for advanced Francophiles who want to get to know new and beautiful areas of Paris, and are willing to stay a little far from the centre.

Appartment – Tour Eiffel

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Appartement Trocadero

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Delightful 1 BR – Eiffel view

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Loft Paris Eiffel

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Marceau

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Résidence Alma Marceau

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1-6

This quarter is mostly non-touristy and somewhat far from the centre. If you still wish to stay there, try to be as close as you can to the charming Parc Monceau and to the Arc de Triomphe, from which you can easily reach the centre of Paris. Also, don’t miss Rue de Lévis and Rue Poncelet, and the wonderful variety of food selections on those streets, which can provide you with great meals to eat at the convenience of your apartment.

Apartment Poncelet

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Charmant 1 BR – Parc Monceau

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Kapang

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Poncelet

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Residhotel Imperial Rennequin

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1

Perhaps inspired by Charles Aznavour’s song “La Bohème”, many people wish to stay at the Montmartre like Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and others before them. The truth is that this is not a bad idea at all, because those who stay on the hill can definitely enjoy the slightly village-like area, and from the wonderful food stores on Rue Lepic and Rue des Abbesses. One word of advice, though: the east part of the 18th Arrondissement includes a neighborhood called La Goutte d’Or (the golden drop). Despite this wonderfully-sounding name, you won’t find any gold there. However, you will find quite a lot of immigrants of somewhat questionable nature, and so it would be best to stay away from there.

Appartement cosy à Montmartre

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Le Logis de Montmartre

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 2

Mansarde des Artistes

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Moulin Rouge Backstage

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-2

Sweet Inn Apartments – Rue de Berthe

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

Sloth loft Montmarte

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Sweetinn Apartments rue Tardieu

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

This arrondissement is quite distant from the centre, but for those who don’t fear it, this area also offers several advantages. First of all, the hotel prices are cheaper, but beyond that, the are two of the most beautiful parks in Paris (Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and Parc de La Villette), which are fun to live by. Those areas offer lovely cafes and a great view, as well as proximity to Basin de La Villette, and the children’s museum and science museum in the western part of Parc de La Villette. Within walking distance from that area, you’ll find good metro connections in stations Stalingrad and Jaures, which connect you almost to the entire city. You’ll soon find out that Paris centre is not as distant as you first thought…

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Buttes Chaumont

Type: Apartment hotel

No. of rooms: 1-3

45-ATELIER PARIS BUTTES CHAUMONT

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

Studio Paris Buttes Chaumont

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

Personally, I think of the 20th Arrondissement as “Paris for veterans”. At one point I stayed close to the Alexandre Dumas metro station, and I had a great time. On the other hand, it is completely not touristy (except for Père Lachaise cemetery), and far away from the centre. I only recommend staying there if you want to experience a different sort of Paris, or if you found an extremely cheap deal.

Apartment near Père Lachaise

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 2

Appartement proche Père Lachaise

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 3

lapetitemaisondeparis

Type: Private apartment

No. of rooms: 1

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