A Parisian Room With a View
How can you afford a trip to Paris this summer or fall?
Rent an apartment. There are studios in the 6th, two bedrooms in the 11th and more pied-a-terre's with slanted ceilings than you can imagine in the Marais.
Most apartments in Paris must be rented on a weekly basis but given the recession, it's amazing how many are now permitting nightly rentals.
Compared to a hotel room — which is French for "a very small space" – you will get considerably more room. You'll also get more bang for your Euro. The more people you're traveling with — friends, family or both — the better that price/space equation works in your favor.
You can obviously do without the proverbial (and extra euros) continental breakfast at the hotel. Walk downstairs to a cafe‚ or provision yourself from a shop or market. That's why you're in Paris. Every rental comes with a kitchen or kitchenette, so dining in is an option.
A few examples …
A one-bedroom apartment in the 18th (above), a five minute walk to Sacre-Coeur, is EUR 700 ($979) weekly.
A two-bedroom, two-bath apartment (above) in the Latin Quarter near the Pantheon rents for EUR 1050 ($1,469) per week.
A three-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the 11th (above) close to Place de la Bastille is EUR 1,600 ($2,238).
Note that VRBO is a listing service. Your transaction is with an individual owner.
You can rent more stylish (and expensive) places from many agencies, such as France for Rent.
They have a one bedroom in the 6th (above), at St Germain de Pres, from $2,190 per week.
Or a two-bedroom, two bath with study close to the Eiffel Tower from $4,190 per week (opening picture).
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