Traveling with the family to France's biggest city? Here's an interesting and cost-efficient way to stay during your visit, if you choose to live like the locals in your very own rental studio.
A short-term apartment stay is a great way to provide your family with a comfortable home base. Here are Family Travel Forum’s suggested companies looking to help you land a place of your own in Paris.
European Booking Companies
33/01 43 36 71 69
25 rue Lacepede
75005 Paris, France
This company provides over 100 furnished studios and two, three, and four-bedroom apartments in all districts of Paris.
33/01 42 96 31 46
6 rue de Sentier
75002 Paris, France
This real estate agency, licensed by the Real Estate department of Paris, is intent on matching the customer to the best accommodations. With the help of a handy request form and informative listings complete with numerous pictures, you can easily find what will best suit your needs. Paris Attitude manages a variety of apartments from modest studios to lavish penthouses located in all 20 districts as well as the Parisian suburbs. Short-term or long-term rentals are available.
Citadines Les Halles
4, rue des Innocents
33/01 40 39 26 50
This apartment-hotel offers 134 studios and 55 one-bedrooms apartments for up to four guests. Conveniently located, it’s opposite the Les Halles mini-mall tourist site and within walking distance of several fast-food outlets. Compact, modern Euro-style units have fully-equipped kitchenettes and sleep one to four people on beds and sofabeds. Not spacious but very conveniently located and family-friendly, with daily maid service on request.
Rates: Studios from $-$$ per night, larger family units from $$-$$$ per night, $$$$ per week.
All Paris Apartments
+ 34 93 – 467 37 82 or 800/567-2927 (from the U.S)
This company is based in Barcelona, Spain, and provides over 600 apartments for short time rentals and hotels in Paris. All prices ranges are available. For further information, check their website.
U.S. Based Booking Companies for Paris Rentals
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 306
New York, New York 10001
This company represents 3,000 furnished apartments throughout Central Paris and the surrounding areas. Don’t let the name mislead you – this subletting business began in New York in 1989, and has since expanded to Europe. Vacation rental options include furnished apartments for three nights to a month, and Bed and Breakfast accommodations (the owner stays on the premises to prepare breakfast) for two nights to two weeks.
Rates: Begin at $
1001 Bridgeway, PMB 245
Sausalito, California 94965
This company, based in California, helps the search for a short-term apartment by neighborhood, rate, and size.
2860 State Road 84
Suite 116 PMB 241
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
This Swiss company manages over 30,000 rental properties worldwide, including many privately owned, furnished apartments to let by the week or longer term in Paris. All price ranges are available. Visit the website for more details and booking.
Paris Apartment Tours
285 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Based in Brooklyn, NY, this company provides studios, one-to-four bedroom apartments and deluxe apartments which are comfortable, luxurious and convenient. All prices ranges are available. For further information, check their website.
An Interesting Concierge Service
Thanks to the Los Angeles Times for suggesting a new concierge, private tour, insider friend with trick up their sleeve type of company called Apoteo Surprise. According to their reviewer, this French company “orchestrates perfect moments in the City of Light.” If you need to stock the rental flat with something special for the kids, or you’re looking for a way to mark a family celebration (in addition to taking everyone to Paris, of course), or maybe just a perfect guide to provide enlightenment at the Louvre, check out their website.
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