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ENJOY PARIS AS THE PARISIANS DO

Have you ever dreamed of living like a real Parisian? During your next trip to Paris, wouldn’t be great to enjoy Paris as the Parisians do?

Hotels are still the most popular option to rest your head at the end of the day but if you dream of living the Paris lifestyle, then an apartment is the best way to get a feel for the local atmosphere. We are talking about enjoying your Parisian holiday in the comfort of your own Paris furnished apartment, regardless of the length of your stay. Furnished apartments in Paris France will give you a little more room to spread out and be comfortable, there is more privacy and freedom than in hotels and you can even cook some of your meals to save money.

In a so touristy city like Paris there are hundreds of websites with different reputation proposing Paris apartment rentals online. We recommend Booking.com, now also proposing short and long term furnished rentals in Paris. The site offers a variety of property types in the heart of Paris, including studios, family apartments or luxury lofts, just to name a few.

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RENTING PARIS FURNISHED APARTMENTS WITH BOOKING.COM

What people like about Booking.com is the variety of its portfolio (more than 7.000 apartments in Paris) and its fast and efficient team. The properties are visited, checked and photographed before being published online. All the Paris apartments are ready for use and they come furnished and equipped with everything you need, even linens and cooking utensils.

Also, Booking.com’s website is beautiful, easy to navigate and it is available in any language. You can search your Paris apartment by different criteria like Paris District, type of property, price or your travel dates. For each apartment you have a short description, its location on Google Maps, some basic data, photos of all the rooms, the calendar with its availability and the feedback from previous tenants.

Booking Paris apartments is very easy with Booking.com:

» Send your booking request for your travel dates with up to 5 apartments. This helps to maximize your chances to find an apartment as soon as possible in case your first choice is not available for your travel dates.

» A multilingual adviser will contact you within 24 working hours to confirm the availability of your chosen apartments. Also, he will answer all the questions you may have.

» Once the owner has given his approval, your booking will be validated after payment and contract signature. And voilà, your Paris apartment is waiting for you!

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RENTING AN APARTMENT IN PARIS: OUR TIPS

WHERE TO STAY IN PARIS

This is probably one of the most important things to look at. Is my apartment in Paris near public transportation? Is it in a safe neighborhood? Are there nice things to see around? Are there restaurants and grocery stores nearby? Finding an apartment in Paris is easy with Booking.com because on the website you can see the location of your favorite apartment on a map. The site also indicates the Paris District and address, the nearest metro or train station and sometimes on the apartment description there are some words about the neighborhood or the building. Of course, during the booking process you can also ask the staff about the best location for you. We suggest choosing an apartment rental that’s close to the things you want to do. Check maps and see how long it will take you to get to the places you want to see.

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PARIS APARTMENTS EQUIPMENT AND AMENITIES

Make a list of all the equipment that you need in your Parisian apartment to be comfortable. On Booking.com you can see on each apartment card the list of the equipment. Many apartments in Paris don’t have A/C and, in our opinion, it is not necessary in Paris. Small apartments may not have washing machine but there are many laundries around. If you plan to cook some meals in your Paris apartment, check the kitchen equipment and its picture to be sure that it has all that you need. If you have any doubt about your apartment’s equipment ask the staff.


MY PARIS APARTMENT PRICE

When renting an apartment in Paris it is important to know your budget, how much you want to spend. On Booking.com‘s website you can do your research by budget per month. Once you select an apartment and choose the travel dates, you will get an estimated cost of your stay. Be sure to read all the details to understand what is included and what is not. If the apartment you chose turns to be too expensive for you, try to look for other apartments in less central areas. Paris 1, Paris 2, Paris 4, Paris 6 and Paris 7 are the most expensive districts in Paris.

 

MY APARTMENT IN PARIS: STUDIO RENTALS IN PARIS

For those traveling on a budget who still want to get a taste of local life in Paris, a Parisian studio may be more than enough. The square meter in Paris is expensive so in general Parisian apartments are small. However, you will be surprised to see that Parisians can do wonders with small spaces and a 20 m2 studio, for example, can have all that you need.

On the Studio rentals in Paris category, one of our favorite studios on Booking.com is a 28 m2 studio for 2 people, with views over iconic Canal Saint Martin and a small terrace where you can have your breakfast if the weather is good.

Another cool pick is a cute 25 m2 studio located in Saint Germain des Près, not far from Jardin du Luxembourg. Apart from the double bed, there is a sofa-double bed so it is perfect for 4 (very good) friends!

After all, who needs many square meters when you are at the heart of Paris with lots of things to see and do? 😉

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MY APARTMENT IN PARIS: UNUSUAL PLACES TO STAY IN PARIS

For some travelers, the right accommodation is part of what makes the travel experience an interesting one. If you are looking for unusual places to stay in Paris, Booking.com has some little gems for you.

Check this 70 m2 loft with metal structure and lots of light, accessible through a pretty courtyard in Paris 11. The 10 square meters dining room has a bay window facing the courtyard and there is also a private terrace.

Do you fancy a houseboat in Paris? No problem, Booking.com has one for you to rent.  This  30 m2 houseboat floating on the Seine can host 2 people and we love its sleeping room with bay windows and its pretty deck.

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MY APARTMENT IN PARIS: PARIS LUXURY APARTMENT RENTALS

Enjoy the stay of your dreams and sleep in one of the most beautiful apartments in the world, close to the top sights of Paris. On the Paris Luxury Rental category, we love the classical French touch of this 90 m2 apartment, located in the very heart Saint Germain des Près.

Also, we love this 3 room apartment in Paris 7, with direct views over the Eiffel Tower from its 4 cute terraces or . . . from your bed! In the City of Light, the limit is the sky . .

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Choose an apartment rental for your next vacation. When we travel we personally love having the extra space an apartment provides. It is great not having to eat out for every single meal in a Paris restaurant and maybe you end up going to pick up the baguette for your Parisian breakfast at the neighborhood’s boulangerie. And yes, exploring the less touristy side of Paris the is also fun too. Paris short term rentals will quickly become people’s favorite choice to stay in Paris, France and we are sure you will enjoy it too.

 

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  • Christina
    12/06/2017 at 2:37 pm

    Staying in an apartment, especially in a fascinating city like Paris, looks like a great way to explore. Paris Attitude looks like it has a huge selection. I like the idea of a loft apartment and one with a view of the Eiffel Tower. There’s something rather alluring about breakfast in bed in Paris. I love that main shot! Paris is a fabulous city to get lost in. There are so many areas to explore you could be lost for ever!

  • Christina
    12/06/2017 at 1:59 pm

    I really like the sound of Paris Attitude – I do like staying in apartments when I travel, but I’ve grown wary of booking sites like Airbnb which don’t have a great deal of oversight. So it’s great to hear that Paris Attitude actually visits and checks the apartments they rent out and photograph them before advertising online.

    The apartments sound beautiful – would love to get something fully furnished in Paris, even if it was only for a few days. And seems easy enough to find a cool location with the Google map feature. Off to figure out which one I like best!

    • WorldInParis
      12/06/2017 at 2:03 pm

      With more than 7000 apartments in their portfolio, it will be hard to choose! 😉

  • Megan Jerrard
    12/06/2017 at 5:37 am

    I love Paris Attitude – such a fabulous way to enjoy Paris like a local, stay in local neighborhoods – and with such a huge collection there’s so many different apartments to choose from. I don’t know, I feel like a furnished apartments makes it feel more than just a holiday – like you’re actually a part of the city. Such a great alternative to hotel stays which are usually very cookie cutter and all the same.

    • WorldInParis
      12/06/2017 at 2:08 pm

      Yes yes, plus you can do your groceries and cook some meals which means a big saving 😉

  • Paige W
    12/05/2017 at 5:24 am

    These are really great tips. I always say I’m going to rent an apartment on my travels (just so we can have the kitchen) but I never get around to researching. This makes it easier for me to do it on my next visit to Paris! Thanks for the great guide and loads of tips. You’re right that location is very important!

  • Skye Class
    12/04/2017 at 11:12 am

    I haven’t even had a chance to explore Paris as a tourist yet, but this really does appeal to me, especially now that I’ve started to slow down in my travels and actually enjoy what I’m seeing. There is so much to do in Paris (and such long lines for them) that I’d probably need a couple weeks anyway to really appreciate the city, and one of these apartments would be a great way to do just that. I’ll probably have to avoid those districts which are the most expensive, although the houseboat really appeals to me. Will have to keep that in mind when I visit!

  • Anna Faustino
    12/03/2017 at 5:10 am

    I love the idea of getting an apartment over a hotel! Been doing that in most places that we go to and it’s great having access to your own kitchen etc. Thanks for the tip about avoiding the expensive areas. The metro system in Paris is super efficient so you can really get around places. Love the apartment suggestions you gave!

  • Hannah
    12/02/2017 at 1:15 pm

    You make a very good point about avoiding the most expensive arrondissement if you’re on a budget – the metro is such a valuable asset, you don’t need to be right in the centre to get places. Studio rentals are also a great idea. I remember visiting a friend’s studio apartment near Jussieu and it was amazing how well they used the space! I’ll check out Paris Attitude next time I’m in Paris, as it looks like a good hotel alternative!

    • WorldInParis
      12/02/2017 at 9:56 pm

      Lol! Yes, I lived in a 17 m2 apartment for a year and I can tell you that every cm2 of the space was optimized! For me it was OK because I was coming from a 1 year world tour sleeping in dorms most of the time but this is everyday life for many Parisians. To be honest, if I had to rent an apartment for a vacation in Paris I would prefer to have less space but a more central location.

  • Tom Bourlet
    12/02/2017 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve got a good few friends who moved out to Paris not too long ago. The price of rent is always a shock but I grew up in London so I’m pretty much used to it. Where you stay definitely seems to completely alter your experience. One of my mates is living in a beautiful luxurious apartment while the other is a sex shop, quite a contrasting reality.

    • WorldInParis
      12/02/2017 at 9:57 pm

      Would you mind giving me the address of your friend living in a luxurious apartment in Paris? It would be nice to meet him . . . 😉

  • Marcus and Mel
    12/02/2017 at 1:00 pm

    Sounds a great option when visiting Paris. You can stay in some nice areas and as you mention, feel more like a local. It is also a good option if there are a few of you. We visit Paris quite a lot and will check this out next trip.

  • Dany
    12/02/2017 at 10:22 am

    I never thought of renting a place abroad, even if we do it often in Italy when we’re exploring. I think it’s great that there’s a service that not only lets you rent, but selects also the safest and nicest places: it’s not always like this with other agencies! I’ll definitely save this for later use 🙂

  • Kavita Favelle
    12/02/2017 at 10:05 am

    We used to go Paris often in the 1990s and haven’t been much since but a recent trip made me realise I’ve missed it and we’re planning a return for next year. Apartment living looks like a perfect way to update our Paris experiences!