The Top 7 Luxury Airbnbs in Paris

Paris is known as the City of Lights, but it might as well be known as the Lap of Luxury - we've taken the guesswork out of finding the best places to stay

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Coco Chanel

"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."

Paris is a city of many cultures. Within its boundaries, the rich walk alongside the poor and for that moment, their worlds will come together.

As with most cities, Paris has its more affluent arrondissements and within those, even more affluent neighbourhoods. The arrondissements are laid out like a snail, from the centre of the city at the Louvre to the outskirts of Passy and La Villette. Upper-crust families are more likely to be found in the East near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées and the working class have traditionally lived around Belleville and Canal l'Ourcq.

The north, of course, belongs to artists from every paygrade - it's Montmartre.

We have luxury apartments all over Paris but decided to take it one step further. If you're going to do luxury the right way - the Parisian way! - then you need to surround yourselves with the finer things.

Not a cobbled street is left in the 6th without its fair share of luxurious boutiques, colourful florists, or splendid atéliers.

These are the streets that Ernest Hemingway roamed while writing A Moveable Feast. Saint-Germain is a beautiful neighbourhood adopted from the artists and writers by some of Paris's most wealthy inhabitants.

Where to Eat

  • Lapérouse: Fine French dining in a 19th-century establishment on the banks of the Seine
  • La Closerie des Lilas: A Parisian institution mentioned numerous times by Hemingway
  • Josephine Chez Dumonet: Hybrid neighbourhood spot and tourist destination
  • Little Breizh: One of the best crêperies in the 6th
  • Coutume: Part of the Aussie coffee invasion and possibly the best specialty coffee in Paris Insider Tip: While Coutume is English-speaking, here's a handy primer for ordering coffee in Paris

One of the finest properties in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, The Abbey House is named as such from being built on the only remaining wall of the 13th century Abbey. And we mean literally on it - you can see the medieval walls throughout the property! This triplex home has three bedrooms, three communal areas, and two kitchens decked out in contemporary wares.

Where to Shop

  • Hermès Concept Store
  • Citypharma
  • Arty Dandy

Rue Servandoni is five minutes away from the scenic Jardin du Luxembourg and so close to blowing your mind that it’s palpable. The world-class cooker is to dine for! Modern and contemporary art lovers will fall in love with the African artifacts in the seating area that just might be one of the best put together rooms of all of our properties. On both sides of the Channel.

Things to See

  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musée du Luxembourg
  • Cour du Commerce Saint-André
  • La Bateau Ivre & Saint Sulpice

Gustav Eiffel chose this part of Paris for his great construction for a reason, and now, it's the reason we flock to the 7th.

The Eiffel Tower is the beacon of Paris; it's Gatsby's lighthouse. It goes without saying that properties in this area are pretty upmarket. With plentiful stunning views of the Iron Lady herself and the Champ de Mars, waking up to the awe-inspiring fact that you're in Paris is worth every cent.

Where to Eat

  • Les Fables de la Fontaine: Tiny gourmet and Michelin-star restaurant excels in seafood platters.
  • l'Instant by Le Paris: Chic and gourmet floating restaurant with views of the Eiffel Tower from its terraces.
  • Le Casse-Noix: Classic French Bistro with a gourmet twist and an interesting menu.
  • Aux Cerises: 5-star tea room on a hidden on a quaint street near the Champ de Mars.
  • Zia: Excellent coffee and breakfast near the Eiffel Tower - heaven.

Picture waking up each morning to the sight of the Eiffel Tower. This can be found in Come and Play, a large family dwelling on the very edge of the Champ de Mars. The parquet flooring throughout the apartment gives an overall contemporary space a classic feel, making it impossible to forget where you are and where you’re staying.

Where to Shop

  • Fromager Marie-Anne Cantin
  • Rue Cler Street Market
  • Rue du Commerce

Large windows reveal the Eiffel Tower from almost every room in the two-bed The Iron Lady. Romance has never looked or felt more Parisian than quaint mornings overlooking the Champ de Mars gardens. Here you’ll be a hop, skip, and a jump from one of the most recognisable landmarks on earth.

Things to See

  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • Hôtel des Invalides
  • 29 Avenue Rapp

This overlooked (and westernmost) 16th arrondissement was Proust’s birthplace and maintains a small village feel, with a church, cemetery, and large private villas.

Here, your neighbours will be the wealthiest that Paris has to offer and young suburban families who left the noise of the inner city behind them. Victor Hugo and Molière both considered the area home for a while.

Where to Eat

  • PAGES: Stunningly presented quality food and flavours in a vibrant, phenomenal atmosphere
  • Auteuil Brasserie: Cosy and ambient with greenery and rose bushes, their generous portions will fill you up
  • Comice: Fine French cuisine in an elegant, relaxing setting well on its way to 2 Michelin stars
  • Le Passy: Classic French gastropub that’s perfect for breakfast

With an extensive garden, swimming pool, and five bedrooms set over four floors, the Rue Pierre Poli Townhouse is where luxury meets divine. This impressive property in Western Paris also boasts its own indoor cocktail bar, a dining area, and TV room. Proof that it’s tailor-made for your next summer cocktail party.

Where to Shop

  • Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre
  • Rue de l’Annonciation
  • Passy Plaza & Franck & Fils Department Store

At first glance, The Wild Side has classic Parisian written all over its interior décor. If you examine the property further you’ll see much more. Note the host’s extensive collection of legitimate African art and furniture from their travels and pops of colour where you least expect. What’s best? Trocadéro is just around the corner.

What to See

  • Jardins du Trocadéro
  • Palais du Tokyo
  • Palais Galliera
  • Bois de Boulogne

Avenue Montaigne

Read our curated guide to shopping in Paris here.

As every Paris blog will tell you, this avenue in the 8th is home of The Hotel From Sex and the City. It’s also the haute couture capital of Paris.

Avenue Montaigne is the city’s focal point for high-end fashion and at the heart of the Golden Triangle. Designer boutiques and flagship stores are everywhere you look when you walk down this street. Saint Laurent, Fendi, Céline, Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton to name only a few are neighbours on this grand boulevard.

Where to Eat

  • Les Oreilles et La Queue: Calm and unassuming steakhouse utilising the best meats in all of Paris (129 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore)
  • Pomze Paris: Innovative and unique apple-centric cuisine with crisp house-made cidres (109 boulevard Haussmann)
  • Restaurant Le Gabriel: Luxury dining in the glorious La Réserve hotel serving the “Lunch of a Lifetime”! (42 Avenue Gabriel)
  • Le Certa: What feels like a local bar with great atmosphere and an extensive, great value wine list (5 Rue de l'Isly)
  • Biosphère Café: A conveniently located gluten and lactose-free café in the heart of Paris! (47 rue de Labord)

Sprawled out over two floors in this classic Parisian building, Couture on Montaigne’s stakes are upped with its rooftop and Eiffel tower views. It’d take no guessing that your neighbours are the likes of Givenchy and Chanel. Not in an apartment as elegantly luxurious as this one. Having all those boutiques on your doorstep is a blessing - or a curse.

Where to Shop

Besides “Shop everywhere on Montaigne”, what else can we possibly say? This Avenue is the heart of haute, and we’d be surprised if there was a brand you love that isn’t found on it somewhere!

Take a quick look at a map of all of the haute couture boutiques that line the Avenue here.

We at Plum love nothing more than good artwork positioned precisely where it should be. Golden Boccador is a haven for this, with contemporary pieces throughout the residence. With the ability to function as a family home, this is a short-term let that’ll make you feel chic and relaxed in a sea of exuberance.

What to See

  • Plaza Athénée
  • Grand Palais & Le Petit Palais (and its gorgeous garden café)
  • Crazy Horse & Le Lido Cabarets
  • Palais de la Découverte

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