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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 7: Beautiful, comfortable residence "Malar 1", 6 storeys. In the district of les Invalides, excellent location: right in the centre but still... Learn More
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$121 - $160 night
$847 - $1120 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 15: Comfortable small apartment house "Vaugirard 3", built in 1972. In the district of Vaugirard, in a central, busy position, on a main road... Learn More
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$171 - $196 night
$1197 - $1372 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 16: Comfortable residence. In the district of Iéna / Champs Elysées, in the residential district, excellent location: right in the centre but... Learn More
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$111 - $143 night
$777 - $1001 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 18: Old small apartment house "Lapeyrère", 7 storeys, built in 1912. In the district of Jules Joffrin, excellent location: right in the centr... Learn More
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$161 - $207 night
$1127 - $1449 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 8: Small apartment house. In the district of Champs Elysées, in the heart of the city. Public parking. Shop 100 m, grocery, restaurant 50 m, ... Learn More
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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 8: Beautiful small apartment house. In the district of Opera, in the heart of the city. In the complex: air conditioning. Public parking on t... Learn More
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$369 - $424 night
$2583 - $2968 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 2: Small apartment house "Le Marais". In the district of Marais, in the heart of the city. Public parking on the road. Shop, grocery, restaur... Learn More
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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 20: Small apartment house "Belleville", 10 storeys, built in 1960. For shared use: garden (fenced). In the complex: lift. Linen change weekly... Learn More
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$105 - $130 night
$735 - $910 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 10: Small apartment house "Bouchardon", 6 storeys, renovated in 2007. In the district of Porte Saint Martin. In the house: lift. Room cleanin... Learn More
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$128 - $132 night
$896 - $924 week


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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Home in Paris
Home: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Pantin 1 km from Paris: Old single-family house "Cécile Faguet", 2 storeys, built in 1912, renovated in 2000. In a quiet position in the residentia... Learn More
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$368 - $491 night
$2576 - $3437 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 18: The Sacre Coeur is located 10 minutes walk. Please note: there are no free public parking in Paris. Small apartment house "Barbès", 6 sto... Learn More
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$111 - $140 night
$777 - $980 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Levallois Perret 1 km from Paris: Old small apartment house "Louise Michel", 4 storeys. In a central position. Room cleaning weekly on request (ext... Learn More
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$85 - $105 night
$595 - $735 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 18: Apartment block "Vauvenargue", 6 storeys, built in 1970. For shared use: garden (fenced). In the complex: lift. Room cleaning weekly on r... Learn More
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$123 - $155 night
$861 - $1085 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 8: Old, beautiful apartment block "Berne", built in 1890, renovated. In the district of Gare Saint-Lazare. In the complex: lift. Room cleanin... Learn More
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$146 - $187 night
$1022 - $1309 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 13: Large residence "Jeanne D'Arc", 6 storeys, built in 1980. For shared use: garden. In the complex: lift. Room cleaning weekly on request (... Learn More
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$123 - $160 night
$861 - $1120 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 3: Old apartment block "Vertus", 6 storeys, from the 17th century. In the district of Marais, in a central position. Room cleaning weekly on ... Learn More
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$99 - $138 night
$693 - $966 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 7: Beautiful, comfortable residence "Malar 1", 6 storeys. In the district of les Invalides, excellent location: right in the centre but still... Learn More
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$177 - $229 night
$1239 - $1603 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 1: Prestigious building, Director style situated a few steps from the Louvre Museum. Beautiful apartment block "Louvre", 6 storeys, renovated... Learn More
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$102 - $127 night
$714 - $889 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 8: Near the Palais de l'Elysee. Small apartment house "Miromesnil 1", 7 storeys, renovated in 2010. In the residential district. In the compl... Learn More
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$216 - $269 night
$1512 - $1883 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Small apartment house "Théodore Deck", 5 storeys, built in 1900. In the residential district. Linen change weekly. Room cleaning weekly on request ... Learn More
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$126 - $165 night
$882 - $1155 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 15: Old apartment block "François Mouthon", built in 1930. In the district of Convention, in a quiet position in the residential district. In... Learn More
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$111 - $150 night
$777 - $1050 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Home in Paris
Home: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Kremlin Bicêtre 1 km from Paris: Small apartment house, 6 storeys, built in 1986. In the complex: lift. Room cleaning weekly on request (extra). Su... Learn More
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$93 - $132 night
$651 - $924 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 20: Please note: Parking is available on request from the keyholder prior to arrival. Small apartment house "Pelleport", 8 storeys, built in ... Learn More
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$88 - $115 night
$616 - $805 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 7: Old, cosy small apartment house "Malar 4", 6 storeys. In the district of Invalides, in a central position. In the complex: lift. Linen cha... Learn More
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$98 - $123 night
$686 - $861 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment in Paris
Apartment: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Location: Paris, Ile de France, France
Description: Paris 7: Old, simple small apartment house "Cler", 6 storeys, built in 1860. In a central, busy position, in a pedestrian area. Room cleaning weekl... Learn More
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$108 - $137 night
$756 - $959 week


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In recent years, there has been a growing trend of seeking an accurate representation of the city. Tourists are turning down quality hotels for luxury and convenience that only true Paris vacation rentals can offer. These spacious apartments are an excellent way to soak up the lively atmosphere and offer the truest experience of Paris possible. Immerse yourself in the local customs and adopt the one-of-a-kind culture that can only be found in Paris, France.

Paris vacation rentals are not only more cost effective, but also offer more space. They offer privacy and full catering opportunities in an authentic Parisian style and are well equipped for families and large groups looking for lots of activities couples seeking the quiet romance only Paris can offer. We can cook like a Parisian in your own private kitchen, or enjoy Paris dining at one of the many fine restaurants. Many will likely be within walking distance of your apartment. Check out the dining tips on our vacation rentals blog.
 
 
The Eiffel Tower is the most frequently visited monument in the world. Millions ascend it each year to explore the beauty and ingenuity of the iconic La dem der, known locally as the Iron Lady. Positioned near many Paris vacation rentals, the Eiffel Tower casts a unique shadow across the Parisian skyline and boasts panoramic views of the historic landscape. Featured in many Hollywood films, this prestigious landmark has captured hearts across the world and is a focal point of inspiration for those who want to proceed to the top or simply immerse

Sightseeing Near the Eiffel Tower

Surrounding the Eiffel Tower on the left bank, located near the trendy area of Covington is an array of activities; the area is filled with cafes and bakeries, shopping opportunities and, of course, the monumental Eiffel Tower, favored by local residents and visitors alike. Many Paris vacation renals are located within close distance of the Eiffel Tower with fast access to the main attractions and delights therein.

Those who visit the Eiffel Tower are amazed to find a wealth of opportunities packed in and around her noble grounds. The historical value of the architecture that borders the iron formation is palatable, and the marketplaces show tremendous opportunities for guests to enjoy new culinary experiences. Unlike hotels, vacation rentals allow visitors a firsthand experience of cooking and hosting dinner parties, as each apartment comes with kitchen and dining facilities.
 
 
Paris vacation rentals offer the perfect opportunity to be surrounded by many of the greatest works of art in the world, but none more so than the museums that adorn the city and highlight the history and art of its people. The Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and the Rodin Museum are only a few of the countless museums dedicated to the preservation of Parisian history. These three museums inspire a particular interest and international acclaim; each are conveniently located within walking distance of one another.

The Musee d'Orsay, The Louvre and Rodin Museum

The Musee d'Orsay is an incredible architectural achievement and hosts some of the most prolific works of art that have ever been created. The building itself is remarkable and creates strong expectations for the quality that visitors will find within. In the center of Paris on the banks of the Seine, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which also displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.

The Louvre, which has changed architecturally over the years, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. Built on the city's western border, the original design was slowly redeveloped as the city grew. The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized residence of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The history of this impressive building and of the museum that has occupied it since 1793 is rich and dynamic.

Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1939, the historic Rodin Museum is renowned for both the importance of its holdings—one of the largest collections of works by Auguste Rodin—and for the beauty of its grounds and architecture, the combination an extraordinary blend of art and character. The Rodin offers visitors a sneak peek into this powerful artists' society and a time of refined sophistication.
 
 
The sheer scale of the palace of Versailles is breathtaking, and many return over and over to seek out its every story and hidden treasure. With five chapels, extensive garden grounds and elaborate main structure with additional buildings available for all to explore, consider the convenience of a Paris apartment near Versailles, where you can set up base camp and enjoy the full extent of Versailles.

The palace of Versailles was originally built in rural France, but is now situated in picturesque suburbs of the capital due to modern day expansions. The Châteaux, or palace, is notable for its political power and return to service during the French Revolution and can be found within traveling distance from the Paris city center. The palace offers a beautiful day out, laced with French historical value, but it also merits its own adventures for those who want to stay longer.

What to See and Do in Versailles

The Hall of Mirrors is a decadent spectacle in which one of several ballrooms has been adorned with timeless gilded golden mirror frames. This exclusive design approach has been replicated worldwide and boasts elegance and style, which is echoed throughout the palace. The Signing of Peace is also located within these walls, but visitors are advised to look up in order to find it, as it hangs above the rafters and is complimented by artwork that captivates the vaulted ceilings. Among the other hidden secrets in the castle, the queen's bedchamber hides a door near the back corner, in which Marie Antoinette escaped one fateful night in 1789.

Home to many of the greatest political leaders of both the modern and historic world, most famously Louis XIII, Versailles boast lavish gardens with panoramic views of the palace that has been used as both a residential address and fully operational political headquarters. The Orangerie of Versailles is an outdoor garden and horticultural dream come true, capturing the beauty of the palace with many hundreds of acres of land. Immeasurable time can be spent exploring the grounds and hidden treasures, which include original greenhouses that were the model for botanical gardens worldwide.

Versailles hosts countless opportunities for sightseeing and is highly regarded as an attractive travel destination in and of itself. Choosing a Paris vacation rental in close proximity to the palace will give you the chance to live closer to the historical monument and immerse yourself in a uniquely elegant atmosphere.
 
 
Those seeking a genuine style Paris vacation rental for rent are sure to find a world of opportunity by considering the surrounding area of Île de la Cité which showcases Notre Dame. Embracing the historical significance and outstanding artistic merit, visitors to this section are guaranteed to be charmed by its personality. Notre Dame sets a high standard and showcases the surrounding areas of captivating beauty with propriety and grace.

Notre Dame (de Paris), or Our Lady of Paris, is one of the oldest and most famous Gothic cathedrals in the world and is located on the eastern side of the city. The cathedral is testament to the wealth of historical and artistic culture founded here; it also houses the coveted Crown of Thorns. The building itself has survived desecration during the French Revolution and has only been structurally remodeled twice (once due to damage and again shortly thereafter for restoration purposes) and remains as true to form as when it was built.

What to See and Do in Notre Dame

The west facade, or the entrance, of Notre Dame is one of the most iconic monuments in the world. Notre Dame welcomes visitors with gravitas and exceeds every expectation. Still in use, this harmonious sanctuary is considered “a pure creation of the spirit,” and it's easy to see why it is greeted with such acclaim. Millions of people are captivated by its geometric design and the deep symbolism that adorns the exterior walls. The Virgin Mary takes center-place above the entrance and illustrates in carved stoned a notice of the birth of Jesus into our mortal world.

Once inside, a central organ adorns the back wall of Notre Dame in a breathtaking extravaganza. There are over 7,800 pipes that extend into the heavens, with 900 classified as historical. There are 111 stops, five 56-key manuals and a 32-key pedalboard. If that isn't impressive enough, the decorative stained glass art installation that crowns the organ is wholly breathtaking. Visit the majestic Bourbon bell, Emmanuel, who accompanies the organ with over 13 tons of bell power. It is located in the southern tower and is joined by four other bells that call out to city dwellers in quick succession after Emmanuel's opening chimes.

Paris vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience Notre Dame from a true Parisian perspective. Immerse yourself in this historical mecca and take a trip back in time. Accompanying courtyards provide a sophisticated retreat with direct access to the beloved cathedral, both located in the Île de la Cité, the center of ancient Lutetium.

The area is built upon medieval Paris and what is now considered the contemporary capital of Europe. With regal architecture, spectacular sightseeing opportunities and first class luxury accommodation, choosing a Paris apartment for rent has never been so fun. For those seeking out convenience, prestige and premiere facilities, look no further.
 
 
The Left Bank is often overlooked by tourists for the particular reasons that set it apart and make it so captivating. Many come into the area seeking the museum recently built, but otherwise, the Left Bank has not been through any significant changes over the past several decades. Its leisurely pace, traditional food and artistic merits as well as authentic Paris vacation rentals and scenic grounds, make it the perfect place to get away.

La Rive Gauche, or the Left Bank, is a small settlement on the southern side of the river in Paris, not to be confused with Rive Gauche, which may refer to the trend of significant artists, writers and philosophers within a period of Parisian society who sought inspiration from these idyllic grounds. The Left Bank may also be known to locals as the Latin Quarters, for its rich heritage and close ties with its Roman history and architectural significance.

What to See and Do Near the Left Bank

The Left Bank was home to many renowned artists including, Picasso, Rembrandt and even Hemingway, who wrote on the riverbank. Many enjoy the picturesque area for the same reasons today as these artists in years gone by, and it is not uncommon to see many artisans or thespians expressing themselves or seeking inspiration. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from this view, but it is not the main attraction. In fact, for the authentic experience, consider losing yourself within the village to appreciate its full charm.

The Left Bank is ideal for walking tours, cycling or otherwise simply enjoying the mild climate and stunning views. Life boasts a much slower pace here than in the city center, and many people seek out Paris vacation rentals in this area to relax, knowing all the more grandeur attractions are just around the corner. Also home to this spot is an assortment of some of the world's greatest delicatessen markets, cafes, and coffee shops, which host a variety of traditional bakery products.

The Left Bank's Musée du quai Branly is also worth a mention and has been mired in controversy since President Chirac clipped its red ribbon in 2006. President Chirac and others decided on a hybrid museum, one that attempts to integrate art and ethnography in an attempt to capture the multifaceted offerings of this eternal city. It hosts a bar, dining room and interchanging events as part of its contemporary theme, and highlights the history and significance of Parisian artists and people.

By considering the Left Bank as your next vacation destination, you are seeking a creative and accurate representation of what Paris has to offer within a small, communal village. Apartments are located within walking distance of all the main attractions and are a great example of what it is to live in such a remarkable city. Now is the perfect time to find a Paris apartment for rent, and explore the grounds that have inspired so many brilliant minds over the years.
 
 
Paris Flea Market

When choosing a Paris vacation rental, consider one near the most famous flea market in Paris, which can be found at Porte de Clignancourt, officially known as Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. To locals and visitors alike, it is more simply known as Les Puces (The Fleas). The market covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, receiving between 120,000 to 180,000 visitors each week. Ideally located near many vacation rentals, the Paris flea market offers an excellent opportunity to pick up essential and seasonal local items and indulge in an authentic Parisian experience.

Invalides Military Museum

The War Museum Musée de l'Armée, located near many vacation rentals, was opened in 1905 and is one of the largest military museums in the world with an astonishing array of weapons from different Parisian time periods. The weapon exhibition in the War Museum Canons by the court of honor also boasts Napoleon's tomb and is an essential site to see. The War Museums location in Hotel Des Invalides provides visitors with a historical starting point and a museum tour that is within walking distance of any Paris apartment.

Berthillon Ice Cream

Berthillon is a popular Parisian glacier on the Ile Saint Louis that offers visitors staying in Paris vacation rentals a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample some of the best ice cream known to man. Popular with Parisians and tourists alike, there is almost always a long line at their main take away location on Rue Saint Louis en L'ile due to high demand. It is worth the wait! If you are planning your trip to Paris, be sure to schedule in time to come taste the delicacies on offer.

Patisseries

Pâtisseries are not mere bakeries. They are a divine institute in Paris that captures artistic flair, culinary expertise and an astounding array of sugary delights. If staying in a Paris apartment, a visit to a pâtisserie is highly recommended first thing in the morning. Macaroons are a custom favorite, but many pâtisseries offer their own spin on several other local delicacies with an incredible variety of flavors.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Paris is more than schedules and to-do lists. Paris is a captivating city and is best explored on foot, with a keen eye and an attention to detail. Sightseeing is a terrific way to take in those around you and learn more about the ancient culture and how it came to be. Many Paris vacation rentals are situated in authentic neighborhoods, allowing you to start in the right direction. Check out our vacation rentals blog for more off the beaten path ideas.

A Paris Street Market

Those staying in Paris vacation rentals may want to take note of A Paris Street Market. This is an open-air, vintage, antique and artisan market all rolled into one and is the perfect place to find souvenirs to redecorate your own home. Share your finds with friends and family! It is recommended to arrive as early as possible, and many suggest a flashlight if you arrive before dawn – as all the best finds are likely to be snapped up early!

Transportation within Paris

Buses and trains are the main forms of public transport in the metro area and offer those staying in Paris vacation rentals the opportunity to avoid costly car rentals while having the ability to move around the city quickly and efficiently. Bikes, waking and even trams offer Eco-friendly forms of transportation. With most sights located near Paris apartments, the need to rely on public transport is rare, but visitors can expect a pleasant and reasonably priced service when required. Many Parisians do not even own a car for these very reasons!

Transportation to Paris

Coaches, trains, and the metro bus service all provide a comprehensive travel options from the main airports into the city center. The Eurostar also links Paris from London, and you can travel with or without your rental car on this journey. When arriving in Paris, an additional form of transportation may be required to reach your Paris apartment for rent, but most Paris vacation rentals are located in the city center and can be bridged by a short taxi fare or pubic transport, such as the tram or train service operating throughout the metro area.

Day Trips Around Paris

Many companies offer sightseeing tours and day trips around Paris for a nominal fee. If you have booked a Paris apartment, you may want to arrange your own day trips around Paris and utilize public transportation systems, such as the trains and trams that operate throughout the Metro area. Paris vacation rentals offer an impressive selection of day trip opportunities in and around the city; some sights may be located in the suburbs, so traveling can be a fun way to ensure that you see and do everything on offer. Boats are also favorable day trips with meals served on board.

Nightlife

Popular with a fashionable Parisian crowd, the Oberkampf district asserted itself as the city's coolest new haunt and is within waking distance of the many Paris vacation rentals. Bustling and exciting, but crowded and noisy, Bastille (Metro Bastille) is best suited to 20-somethings looking for a lively party. Nightlife here is a combination of traditional cafes, classy nightclubs, dive bars, and music venues. Bar hopping down lively rue de Lappe or Rue de la Roquette is a terrific place to start, but make sure you have safe travel plans back to your Paris apartment. Salsa or Marenge dancing are traditional ways to spend the night, as is visiting the Moulin Rouge for a show.

Basillica du Sare Couer

Although the view from the Arc de Triomphe is considered the greatest panorama of Paris, the view from the gallery around the inner dome of Sacré-Coeur in the Basillica du Sare Couer is often overlooked. On a clear day, it is possible to observe sweeping views extending for 48 kilometers (30 miles) into the Île de France. Those staying in Paris vacation rentals can also walk around the inner dome, an appeal even better than the interior of Sacré-Coeur itself. When hunting for a Paris vacation rental, there is more to see and do in this city than meets the eye; Basillica du Sare Couer is one of them!

Fashions (How to Dress to Fit in)

Parisians are renowned for their style and fashion. Paris founded "haute couture" and supports a brilliant designer "knock-off" industry. Look around your Paris apartment to get a feel for the atmosphere; neutrals are a staple in both décor and clothing. Leave leisurewear at home and try out a casual, sophisticated style and bring a few pairs of shoes that can withstand cobbled floors. These should also allow access into fine-dining restaurants. Note: jeans are not common among adults but are becoming more acceptable.
 
 
Paris, like any other major city, is expensive and crowded with tourists. Paris vacation rentals help, of course, since they're less expensive than hotels and offer you the chance to make your own meals and live like a local. And just because Paris is crowded and expensive doesn't have to mean spending your time in line and your cash on entrance fees. As you plan you itinerary, buy your tickets online. Do a little investigating to see if museum or cultural center has discounted rates for certain hours or days of the week. For example, admission is free the first Sunday of every month at national museums. You can also purchase a Paris Museum Pass, which can definitely save you money if you're planning on visiting numerous locations. Many popular sights have more than one entrance, so if the main entrance is crowded, try an alternate. Find out what the peak hours are to avoid the biggest crowds.

Another way to save money is to simply explore the Paris arrondissements, or neighborhoods. There are 20, with arrondissements 3 through 7 being the most popular and most expensive. Like any other city, you can find plenty of great shops, restaurants and interesting sights in the other neighborhoods as well.

While you're strolling through the arrondissements, feeling like a local, try planning a picnic in one of the city's many parks. Pick up foods from a local market, spread out a blanket, and relax.

While Paris vacation rentals in the 3rd through 7th arrondissements are convenient, they'll likely be more expensive than those located in other neighborhoods. Remember that Paris has a subway and good public transportation, so staying in less expensive neighborhoods might be a good option. With that in mind, be sure to buy a Metro (subway) pass. You'll save money and time since you won't have to stop to purchase so many tickets.

Travel to Paris in the off season if you want to really save. Off season's considered January 7th through March 4th, August and November 1st through mid December. Crowds are smaller, lines are shorter, and with the lack of tourists, you'll fit right in with the locals. If you travel to Paris in early January through early February, you can get in on some fantastic shopping bargains. The French government only allows sales twice a year, the other being in June (peak tourist season). Staying in a Paris vacation rental or Paris apartment is an way to save money. You can get to know the neighbors, the shopkeepers, and area eateries, finding the best value for your money. Plus, Paris vacation rentals are most often discounted during off season.
 

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