Left: A wooden table and grey sofa sit inside a light-filled Parisian apartment Right: sunlight shines through the window onto a wooden desk, which is topped with notebooks and pencils
Top: Too Chic for Words – Plum Guide
Above: Chez Vous – Plum Guide

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Although many people like to come in spring and summer, fall and winter can also be excellent times to visit Paris. Walking through the fallen leaves in parks, enjoying less crowded museums, rubbing shoulders with more Parisians in cafés and taking in the holiday markets and decorations are just some of the reasons to visit Paris during this half of the year. With making the most of these seasons in mind, we’ve selected some perfect holiday apartments in Paris for the autumn and winter.

Left: A brown leather sofa is pictured next to a vase of purple and white flowers Right: a rattan bed headboard is pictured with two white pillows in front of it
Bard of Avon Hallway / Bedroom – Plum Guide

Bard of Avon

This two-bedroom apartment in Saint Germain is both bright and cozy, thanks to its large windows and pale wooden-beamed ceilings. It has a large double living room for reading on cooler days, a modern kitchen and two bedrooms with light color palettes. Located in a courtyard, you have tranquility at home, while stepping out into the street, there are bustling cafés, art galleries and shops in this chic Left Bank district.

A wooden table and grey sofa sit inside a light-filled Parisian apartment
Chez Vous Salon – Plum Guide

Chez Vous

Perfect for a couple, you can’t help but feel right at home “Chez Vous”. Modern furniture and amenities nicely juxtapose white wooden-beamed ceilings. Its very central location in the Palais-Royal area means you can get most places on foot, amble through the hidden Palais Royal Garden, grab a coffee in the area’s fabulous contemporary cafés and slip back home to relax or warm up.

Literary Peel Books / Kitchen – Plum Guide

Literary Peel

You won’t mind at all spending a rainy autumn afternoon indoors at this book lover’s dream. Found near the hip Faubourg Saint Denis and not far from the Canal Saint Martin, when you’re not cozied up with one of the living room’s many books, you can discover the area’s many cool bars, inventive restaurants and great coffee shops.

The Blues

You definitely won’t get a case of the blues staying at this warm three-bedroom apartment near Arts and Metiers. Located on the top floor of a historic building, its vast open plan living room and kitchen has over-sized sofas, slanted ceilings and exposed wooden beams. The location offers you the pleasures of both the Upper Marais and the cool Sentier district so you can easily alternate art galleries, shopping and hanging with Parisians in these popular local districts.

Left: A large turquoise sofa is pictured next to an overhead black lamp Right: A black dining table is pictured on top of a striped carpet
Seine Bonaparte Sofa / Dining Table – Haven In

Seine Bonaparte

Combine the coziness of large wooden beams and hardwood floors with tall ceilings and stylish chic contemporary furnishings at this airy two-bedroom apartment in the Saint-Germain district. It’s ideal for long walks along the Seine, wandering the halls of the nearby Musée d’Orsay or browsing the area’s many antique shops and art galleries. Excellent gourmet stores for meals in and a wide array of restaurants for dinners out are also within easy reach. 

Left: A light and airy salon is pictured with a large chandelier in the middle Right: A bed with striped covers is pictured on a small mezzanine
Wisdom and Beaty Salon / Bedroom – Plum Guide

Wisdom and Beauty

Nestled in the heart of the Marais, near rue des Rosiers and Saint Paul, is this unique one-bedroom apartment. Almost akin to staying in your own bookstore, it boasts super high ceilings, walls lined with books and a cozy loft bedroom. On days out in the area, you can museum hop, lunch on a savory falafel sandwich, browse the antique shops of the Village Saint-Paul or take long strolls along the Seine.

Rouge Roses

With large exposed stone walls and dark wooden beams, this two-bedroom in the 5th is perfect for an autumn or winter stay on the edge of the Latin Quarter. Enjoy a sunny stroll in the Jardin des Plantes, gaze up at dinosaur bones at the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, spend hours pursuing the area’s bookshops or warm up at the Grande Mosquée’s tea salon or hammam.

A large salon with wooden parquet flooring is pictured with a marble fireplace on the far left of the shot
Too Chic for Words – Plum Guide

Too Chic For Words

For a stay in a chic residential district of Paris, consider this gorgeous three-bedroom apartment in the 16th arrondissement. The airy, beautiful apartment blends crown moldings and arched doorways with tasteful modern furniture and contemporary design items. You can enjoy the last of the autumn colors on walks through the Bois de Boulogne, take in some art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton or tantalize your palate on gourmet meals.

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Lily Heise

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years. When she’s not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel, and culture. Her writing has been featured in Frommer’s Guides, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, City Secrets, DK Eyewitness Guides, and other local and international publications. She is the author of Je T’Aime, Me Neither, and Je T’Aime… Maybe? lively novelized memoirs on her romantic misadventures, and continues to share dating tips, stories and travel features on her blog www.jetaimemeneither.com.

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