Renting an Apartment in Paris

Old Paris Building

People often ask me for suggestions for vacation apartment rentals in Paris. I’m not saying don’t do it, but there are some things you might want to consider.  Like:

The appliances are different.  The bathrooms are usually smaller.  The WIFI and TV probably won’t work.  The location might surprise you in spite of all the great pictures and the Google mapping you did that assures you it’s just where you want to be.  There may or may not be an elevator.  You may or may not get decent customer service and someone who speaks English to help out.  The neighbors around you won’t help you and may even in fact, be quite rude to you.  The neighbors might be noisy.  When something breaks, it might not get fixed before you leave.  And so on.

If you’re someone who is used to renting an apartment when you travel and you like the “idea” of living locally (or maybe just want to save a little money), here is a list of a few out of the HUNDREDS of companies that manage short-term rentals in Paris, that are either run by people I know and trust OR someone I know has rented an apartment from them and was pleased.

Apartments Actually

Paris Perfect

Parisian Flat

Parler Parlor Apartments

Rive-Gauche-Rive Droite

Tanya Halton (a good friend who manages 30+ apts)