When in Paris, where better to situate yourself than in an effortlessly cool apartment styled by a resident Parisian? Even if just for a short while, imagine yourself to be one of the lucky dwellers of the City of Light.
The good news? Renting an apartment in Paris isn’t quite as expensive as you might think. We’ve cherry-picked a selection of well priced Plum Guide-approved homes, perfectly equipped to help you recover from your days of city exploration. Which saves just enough for you to splurge on copious amounts of cheese consumption - it would be rude not to.
Read on for our carefully curated list of 15 beautiful and affordable homes to rent in Paris:
Big groups, snap up this four-bedroom Latin Quarter apartment with leafy surroundings and you’ll feel like a true Paris resident. Forget minimalism, this home is designed in the old French country-style that’s somehow cosy and grand at the same time.
£48 per person per night, sleeps 10
One thing’s for sure - this colourful home in the slightly off-the-beaten-track Goutte d’Or district is the perfect spot to detox from city life. With an array of lush green plants, you’re nicely tucked away from the touristic centre of the city. Yes, you’re in Paris. But you’ll still feel like cocooning yourself with a cuppa and a pick from the host’s extensive library.
£48 per person per night, sleeps 2
Monochrome lovers, look away. This bright three-bedroom flat is filled with colour and character, and we don’t say that lightly. Sink into the sumptuous bedding, or bookworms, lounge around with one of the many many books on offer. Clementine is our favourite pick for a large group visiting Paris.
£71 per person per night, sleeps 9
Toto, you ain’t in Kansas anymore. Step into this elegant apartment in the 16th arrondissement and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Packed with character and period features, this place gives you a lot of square metre for your money. And floor-to-ceiling French windows to boot.
£48 per person per night, sleeps 6
The Glass Atrium
Make yourself at home in this two-bedroom Scandi-chic apartment in lovely Le Marais, even if just for a few days. When you’re worn out from pounding the cobble-stoned streets of Marais, soak yourself to a sleepy state in the free-standing bathtub. Wake up to a flood of natural light pouring in from the central glass atrium. Hence the name.
£64 per person per night, sleeps 6
Straight from the pages of an uber-cool interior design mag, this Le Marais apartment is styled to perfection without looking, well, styled to perfection. The two-bedroom home is filled with vibrant colours and unusual art pieces. Warning: watch out for the impossibly sumptuous sofas that are tough to drag yourself out of - we can personally attest to that.
£55 per person per night, sleeps 6
Hello, sunshine. Cocoon yourself in the bright yellow bedroom of this one-bed Les Halles haven. Situate yourself in this uber-cool loft to lounge under the watchful eye of Bowie himself, before easy Paris-wide exploration from its central location.
£59 per person per night, sleeps 4
Enter this quintessentially French one-bedroom flat and your Parisian art experience can start before you even leave the door. This apartment in the luxe neighbourhood of Monceau-Ternes is home to a mix of old and contemporary envy-inducing pieces. You feel tucked away, but it’s just a short metro ride to the hustle and bustle of Champs-Élysées.
£74 per person per night, sleeps 4
Oodles of natural light? Check.
Carefully curated artwork? Check.
High ceilings? Check.
This home has all the makings of a typical Paris apartment and it’s slap bang in the centre of the lively quartier Poissonnière. The host has nailed that effortlessly chic-but-comfortable decor you want in any home away from home.
£56 per person per night, sleeps 4
Relax in the laid back charm of this modern Canal-Saint Martin home. You may not be in the heart of the action in this-three bedroom flat, but you’ll have plenty of space to spread out. We love: the period fireplace, vinyl collection, and kid-ready bedrooms. Ideal for a family break.
£39 per person per night, sleeps 6
Hello, you gorgeous haven in the city, you. Stroll over from Saint Germain-des-Prés to find this divine pad that’s perfect for two. Yes, the name is literal. It has its very own private outdoor terrace - making it even more of a must-have for this price.
£67 per person per night, sleeps 2
Down for a duplex tucked in a tranquil Parisian neighbourhood? This one comes equipped with a unique assortment of objects from your host’s travels and two, yes two, leafy terraces to sip your wine on a cool summer’s eve. If you didn’t have one of the most beautiful cities in the world to explore, you’d find this one hard to leave.
£64 per person per night, sleeps 4
Neat and compact, this one-bedroom apartment in Canal Saint-Martin nails that lived-in look. The marble finish kitchen and stylish dining room may even tempt you to pick up some fresh French produce and cook yourself dinner. Or not.
£64 per person per night, sleeps 4
Terre Blanche is our pick for a couple (or a couple of friends) that love a touch of modern minimalism. Situate yourself in this cosy one-bedroom abode, a short walk away from the bustling neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Oh, and it offers some serious penthouse vibes and views.
£70 per person per night, sleeps 2