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Many of you are excitedly planning for your next trip to Paris. No doubt finding a place to stay is at the top of the list of things to do. With summer just around the corner, popular options are being snapped up fast. If you’re like us and have left planning a little late, don’t despair! There are still gorgeous Paris apartments with availability for the coming months and beyond to choose from. We’ve hand selected some of the best Paris vacation rentals (which at the time of writing) still have availability for the summer. The luxury apartments below have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to stay in Paris, a romantic holiday, or to be in the thick of it all. This selection of vacation homes offers something for everyone to ensure you’ll have the best time on your visit to the City of Light.
Is it better to stay in a Paris apartment rental or hotel?
Many people have a hard time choosing between an apartment or hotel. There are many factors to consider, including personal preferences. For us, the length of your stay is a big deciding factor. If you are in Paris for more than just a short stay, an apartment may be the best option. It can be helpful to have a washing machine to clean clothes and to save money on food by cooking meals at home. Best of all, staying in a vacation apartment is a great way to fully experience the charm of Paris like a local. Shopping at the markets or on foodie streets like rue Cler is a delight. It’s also one of the best ways to save money on food. Rental apartments can also offer more space for groups or families traveling together.
What to look for in a rental?
Make sure to check the cancellation policy and read the fine print carefully. It’s a good idea to take out travel insurance in the case of cancellations.
Parisian apartments tend to be small so pay attention to how many square meters a property is if it is listed. Most Parisian apartments do not have air conditioning. If this is important to you make sure to check for availability. For the most part it is not necessary unless your stay coincides with a heatwave. Also important in the summer months is knowing what floor an apartment is located on. If you are on the top floor of a typical Parisian building you will likely have great views but it can get uncomfortably hot in the summer without A/C.
Verify that your rental has an elevator if you have mobility issues, strollers, or heavy luggage. If you’re traveling with young children, ensure that the apartment is child friendly. Finally be aware that certain amenities that are common in places like North America such as ice makers, a microwave and clothes dryers are not always the norm in French homes.
This is a great option if shopping is high on your to-do list. Located in the heart of the 9th arrondissement, just moments from Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and all the other shops in the quartier, Romantic Poetry is the quintessential elegant Parisian dwelling. With high ceilings, parquet floors, natural light and exuding French ambiance from every corner, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is particularly spacious. You will have plenty of room to unwind with a book selected from the generous collection, or enjoy a meal cooked in the well-equipped kitchen. Besides shopping in the grand department stores, you can pass time wandering around Paris’ Art Nouveau passages, tour the Opéra Garnier, or fill your fridge from the likes of Fauchon, Hédiard, and Ladurée, located just moments away towards Madeleine.
Le Palais de Marie
This apartment is spectacular in all respects. Once the home of King Charles VI’s mistress, Marie Touchet, the setting overlooks the Place des Vosges. It does not get much more prestigious than this. This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment in the heart of the city center is very large by Parisian standards. Measuring 186 square meters, it’s perfect for groups or families. It is a delight to experience a stay in this historic building, in the heart of le Marais, which marries luxury historic features. The rustic living room has 200 year-old beams, vintage rugs and opulent wallpaper. There is a second, tasteful white living room with elegant wall moldings and a calm atmosphere. French chandeliers and parquet floors along with the stunning location will ensure you experience art de vivre at its best.
Situated in a neighborhood full of rich history in the 6th arrondissement, The Pianist is just a short walk to Notre-Dame, St. Germain, Île de la cité, the Musée d’Orsay and the Latin Quarter. Explore the historic left bank and all the nearby cultural landmarks while having a calm base for repose. Museums, shops, galleries and parks are accessible by foot as well as top restaurants and of course the picturesque Seine. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment has charming historic features, a piano and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay in the City of Light. Enjoy the old stomping ground of the likes of Sartre and Hemingway, take a stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens, indulge in luxury shopping, and fine French cuisine and wine in this irresistible quartier.
A Night at the Opera
If you’re looking for a place befitting a neighborhood known for its stunning Belle Epoque buildings, this holiday apartment may be the perfect vacation rental for you. This 3-bedroom property would be a great place for families. There are also 2 bathrooms. The dramatic, decadent décor is mixed with modern touches and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. To top it off, it is child friendly and comes with a cot/crib. The Palais Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, charming arcades, Montmartre, and some of the best restaurants in the French capital are within walking distance of this central location. French windows, a charming fireplace, wooden floors make this the perfect Paris vacation rental for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
Le Jardin de la Ville
This apartment has the rarest of amenities in Paris: a private garden. Located in La Fourche-Guy Môquet, you will be within walking distance of Montmartre and can enjoy restaurants, shops and green spaces like a local in this authentic, non-touristy neighborhood. Enjoy the long daylight hours or sunbathe in the 900 square meter garden. There is a stylish kitchen, cheerful living area and 2 comfortable bedrooms to ensure your stay is restful.
This chic studio is perfect for couples or solo travelers. It would be great for a long weekend. The minimalist contemporary design will ensure you feel a sense of repose after a long day sight-seeing. Located near Richelieu-Drouot station, you are moments away from Grands Boulevards, Opéra and many tourist sights. The chic, casual space has all the amenities you will need to feel at home including a stocked kitchen and washer and dryer.
This compact 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is the epitome of French elegance. The building dates from the 19th century and has all the quintessential Parisian features, including a carved fireplace and large windows. Uniting history with modern comfort, the sleek kitchen, luxury bathroom and work space ensures your stay will be comfortable and productive if you need to work. Enjoy watching the city life below from the balcony. Located near a number of metro stations and train stations, including Châtelet, you’re central enough to rub shoulders with chic locals, the best bars, restaurants, jazz clubs, museums, shops and more.
This quirky one-bedroom flat welcomes you with charm and character. Filled with art, books and color, you’ll feel at home here. Enjoy a cup of coffee, reading on the sofa, or preparing a meal from your market finds. The apartment is set up for work from home, and there is also an electric piano for music lovers too. Located near the Seine, between Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre museum, you’ll be staying in one of the best areas in the heart of Paris. The Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Place Saint-Michel are just moments away from this child-friendly home away from home.
Less than a minute from the Champs-Élysées, this simply decorated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is in a perfect location to explore some the best the City of Light has to offer. The open plan living room and contemporary furnishings meld with the Haussmann apartment to create a fresh, yet characterful space. It’s the perfect place for breakfast from your local boulangerie, or an impromptu apéro. People watch from the balcony, taking in the views of the beautiful 8th arrondissement. The attractions around the Champs Élysées, including the Arc de Triomphe, are within 10 minutes walking. For museum lovers, the Petit Palais is only 15 minutes by foot.
If hardwood floors and a lovely view of classic Haussmann buildings are what you’re looking for, this is the ideal place to satisfy your needs. This lovely apartment has 2 bathrooms and a second bedroom. You’ll be located in the thick of it all, between the second and third arrondissements. Within walking distance of the Marais, Musée du Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Seine, restaurants, shops and more, you will have no shortage of things to do in the immediate area.
Pom Pom Pidou
This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom rental listing is a great if you want to be in the center of it all. Located across from the Pompidou Centre, in the heart of the Marais, this charming apartment has a wonderful rustic feel to it, thanks to the 17th century beams. The 2 bedrooms are more minimalist in style, and the whole apartment has a calm chic feel to it. There is everything to do here – shopping, museums, nightlife, restaurants, and more. The Louvre is a mere 13 minute walk away, Notre-Dame, only 14 minutes.
The Modern Museum
Great for families with older kids, or business travelers alike this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located in the highly sought-after 8th arrondissement. All the amenities you would need are available including a desk and access to a business center if you work from home. This great location on the right bank is a stone’s throw from the Champs Elysées and the best the City has to offer, but away from the tourist fray. If you crave green spaces, a long promenade in the Bois de Boulogne, Parc Monceau or Jardins des Champs Elysées will soothe your spirits.
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