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5 tips for a short-term apartment rental in Paris

Whether you’re traveling as a couple, as a family with children, alone or for business, here are our 5 key tips for a short-term apartment rental in Paris.
 

LOCATION

The location of your rental apartment often proves to be crucial in terms of your stay being a success.
Paris is split into 20 arrondissements, which are all different from one another. Some are more « chic », whilst others are bohemian, artistic, residential, trendy or quiet.
 
The arrondissement you chose to rent an apartment will vary depending on who you are and the purpose of your trip.
Likewise with museums and places of interest; of course, these are spread all across Paris (it wouldn’t be much fun if you had them all at your doorstep without having to make an effort).

SIZE

Be aware that lots of apartments have sofa-beds; this can be useful as it allows you, for example, to rent a 1-bedroom apartment that sleeps 4 people and therefore saves you money on rental fees.
 
Location appartement Grands Boulevards – Montorgueil – Rue Saint-Denis, Paris 2°

LENGTH OF STAY

The duration of your stay can also be a factor in your choice of rental apartment. The shorter your visit, the less time you can afford to lose traveling, making the central arrondissements much more attractive.
 

TRANSPORT

Renting a car in Paris isn’t really necessary. Firstly, as very few rental apartments offer parking, you may have to pay parking fees and run the risk of getting tickets. Secondly, Paris has excellent public transport (bus/metro/tram/RER), which means that all of the capital’s neighborhoods are within easy of your apartment.

THE SEASON

Temporary exhibitions are run through the year in Paris; however, when particular events are held over certain periods (Roland Garros, Euro 2016, Fashion Week…) the cost of rental apartments can increase as a result.
 
To see the dates of all of the major annual events in Paris, visit the Official Tourist Office website.
 

Vue Paris balcon
 
Before you rent a short-term apartment in Paris, make sure you’ve thought through your hopes and needs.