Authored by Amy Donoghue
Wondering where to stay in Paris? Whether you’re planning on staying in Paris for a few days, a few weeks or a few months, staying in an apartment is the best way to get a taste of life as a local. Hotels are still popular, but if you’ve ever dreamed of living the Paris lifestyle, it’s now very easy and affordable for travelers to pick up the keys to a proper home! Short term rental Paris.
With more space, a kitchen, and a washing machine, more travelers are choosing to stay in apartments over hotels (especially in Paris), and it’s become quite a popular trend. So much so that rental agencies like Paris Attitude, who cater to travelers, have gone from a portfolio of 20 properties 10 years ago, to 7,000 today! Apartment for rent in Paris short term.
And why not?! You get to spread out in some of the city’s most famous residential buildings for the same or less than the normal nightly hotel price. And you have far more choice when it comes to location, with apartments on every street corner, with views of your favorite monument / attraction.
There is a definite shift away from hotels in favor of apartment rentals, so we’ve covered some of the best apartment rentals in Paris for travelers.
Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Apartment Rentals for Travelers
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Pro tip: There are hundreds of agencies listing apartments online, so we highly recommend booking through a verified company who has an established reputation and a record of excellent tenant reviews.
We recommend Paris Attitude; a real estate agency specialized in short and long term furnished rentals in Paris for business travelers, tourists and students. They have a selection of more than 7,000 apartments, ranging from studios to lofts, and all apartments are self contained, comfortable and “ready to live”.
Two Steps from the Eiffel Tower
While one of Paris’ most touristy areas, there is no doubt that booking an apartment in the Eiffel Tower district puts you in the heart of the most historically rich part of Paris. It’s a stylish area, and many apartments even boast breathtaking views of the iconic monument itself.
Our favorite apartments closest to the Eiffel Tower include the 3 bedroom 107 m² Champs de Mars – Ecole Militaire; great value if you’re traveling with a group as it sleeps up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and living space includes a balcony, dining table, kitchen, and free Wifi. And the Eiffel Tower is literally across the street. Self catering apartments Paris.
Another favorite is the Paris Apartment 1 bedroom 30 m² Eiffel Tower, which is on the 4th floor of a 19th century walk up, which sleeps 2-3 people. It’s modern and well equipped (with laundry, a kitchen, high speed internet, and security), and literally two steps from the Eiffel Tower. Short stays Paris.
Apartments Next to Iconic Paris Monuments
Maybe the Eiffel Tower isn’t your favorite Paris monument. Hard to believe, but it happens! Booking Paris apartments close to your favorite monument is very easy, and most agencies should have a function which allows you to search for apartments close by. Don’t wonder where to stay in Paris France.
For instance, Paris Attitude has a landing page which lists the main monuments of Paris, and allows you to filter your apartment search based on what you want to be close to. And there are many houses to rent in Paris.
Our favorite apartment close to Notre Dame is the Paris Studio Apartment on rue de Pontoise. It’s a charming studio apartment in an 18th century walk-up, steps away from Notre Dame and the Pantheon. It sleeps 2 people, is 30 m², and fully equipped with kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, and double glazed windows which face the street.
Museum buffs will love the 1 bedroom 32 m² Palais Royal and its short stroll to the Lourve. This apartment is located on rue Jean Jaques Rousseau in the 1st arrondissement, on the 3rd floor of a 19th century building. It sleeps two people and has all the amenities previously mentioned like kitchen, laundry, TV, and unlimited high speed WiFi.
Paris Luxury Rentals
Who doesn’t want to stay in a luxury apartment in Paris quite honestly!!! Luxury is not just about opulence, but about finding the “full package”.
Perhaps this means enjoying a romantic evening from the rooftop terrace of your penthouse, or a stay in a Haussmann-style apartment which takes you back to the prestige and elegance of high Parisian culture of the 19th century.
Among our favorite luxury apartments are a spacious apartment next to the Champs-Elysees – this beautiful and spacious 5 bedroom apartment is located on rue de Courcelles in the 8th arrondissement, on the 3rd floor of a 19th century building. It sleeps up to 10 people, and is stunningly modern, with 330 m² of space. Among the best furnished apartments for rent in Paris.
We’re also digging this apartment at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower – an elegant 80 square meter space with an epic panorama from a large terrace. With 2 bedrooms, and a balcony, this apartment for 4 people is well located, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. Def the best apartments in Paris.
Whether you’re actually planning to study in Paris, or just want to immerse yourself in the Parisian student life, you can also find many studios and furnished rentals within close proximity of Parisian schools and universities. These are the cheap apartments for rent in Paris, and usually offer a quiet retreat since most tenants are studying.
The Latin Quarter is a popular area among the hip student crowd. This is an exciting place to be based as a traveler, and puts you in the thick of what’s happening, though keep in mind that this can very loud as there are many bars and restaurants. This is a stronghold of students and Parisian artists on the left bank of the Seine. Rent an apartment in Paris for a week.
You can find more affordable student housing in Paris if you’re willing to rent by the month, and there are many studios and furnished rentals in the 5th and 6th arrondissements of Paris, within walking distance of Sorbonne University. It’s obviously cheaper if you’re traveling with a group, or willing to live with room-mates, and can split the cost of a larger apartment. Check out Paris student apartments.
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