Apartments in Paris – Top Vacation Rentals
Paris is the epitome of sophistication, drawing in millions of visitors every year with its charm, culture, and world-famous sights. Throughout the Parisian streets there are thousands of things to do for every kind of visitor, from the iconic silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, to the arty urban district of Montmartre, and the wide halls of the Louvre. Quaint cobbled streets burst with vintage style, whilst open boulevards lined with boutique stores, cute cafes, and rustic bistros frame every scene. Whether you’re looking to tick off all the major tourist attractions or get to know the lesser-known parts of the city, we have the perfect Paris apartment for you. Immerse yourself in the Parisian lifestyle in one of our boutique rentals or spacious flats.
The Parisian Lifestyle – Old Markets and Winding Streets
Paris may well be the biggest tourist destination in the world, but there are still pockets of quiet where you can explore local life and avoid the crowds. Take a wander around the old St-Germain-des-Pres market which is surrounded by an eclectic mix of quirky, cute cafes, bars, and restaurants, take a picnic to the Quai St Bernard which is full of shady spots for reading and people watching, visit La Pagode, Paris’ own pagoda cinema that shows a selection of independent films, and get lost in the city’s Latin Quarter, which is a cobbled mishmash of design studios, curiosity shops, and authentic French bistros. Living the local life in Paris is easy with our handpicked collection of cosy, cheap Paris apartments.
World-famous Museums and Monuments - Things to do in Paris
- Eiffel Tower – Paris’ most famous landmark is a must-visit, not just for the experience of climbing one of the world’s best-known attractions, but also for the amazing views across the city.
- The Louvre – The world’s most renowned museum harbours thousands of top-notch artworks, including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world.
- Notre Dame de Paris – Made famous through the film, the Notre Dame is an iconic attraction in Paris with its grand exterior and intricate, detailed interior.
- Champs-Elysees – Shopping lovers should make a beeline for this wide, tree-lined avenue which is lined with a variety of boutique stores and upmarket restaurants.
- Sacre-Coeur – Sat on top of a hill overlooking the city, the Sacre-Coeur is an elaborate Roman Catholic Church that’s beautiful both from the outside and the inside.
- Musee d’Orsay – Situated on the left bank of the impressive Seine, the d’Orsay houses numerous works of modern and classic art by famous Parisian artists and those from further afield.
- Arc de Triomphe – Another of Paris’ most treasured monuments, the Arc de Triomphe stands proud in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle just off the Champs-Elysees.
- Palais Garnier – Opera enthusiasts should hop over to this huge opera house that showcases the gold-studded, ornate architecture that Paris is so famous for.
- Saint-Chapelle – This old medieval chapel boasts an awe-inspiring Gothic design with high ceilings and grand stained-glass windows.
- Les Invalides – Also known as L’Hotel des Invalides, this series of buildings situated in the seventh arrondissement of Paris houses numerous museums and monuments, and is dressed up in beautiful French architecture.
- Centre Georges Pompidou – Art lovers should insist on visiting this bastion of French modern art, featuring works by the likes of Picasso, Van Gogh, Miro, and Matisse.
- Pantheon – Nestled in the quirky streets of the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon is an impressive building that was once dedicated to St. Genevieve.
- Jardin du Luxembourg – These beautifully manicured gardens are perfect for taking an afternoon stroll through and are home to the ornate Luxembourg Palace.
- Ile de la Cite – One of only two remaining islands that float on the Seine, the Ile de la Cite marks the heart of Paris and the spot where the city’s medieval civilisation began.
- Musee de l’Orangerie – Tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of the Tuileries Gardens, this museum boasts a fantastic collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings from some of the world’s best known artists.
Our portfolio of apartments in Paris features a great, intimate selection of affordable boutique studios and cheap luxury flats, many of which are located in the above hotspots.
Arriving in Paris – From the Airport to the City Centre
Paris is predominantly served by two airports, the Aeroport d’Orly and Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle, both of which have efficient and frequent connections to the city centre. There is also the Aeroport de Beauvais which lies further away and caters for budget airlines.
From Orly, which is located 18km from the centre of Paris, you can hop on the shuttle bus, take the metro, or grab a train into the city. From Roissy Charles de Gaulle, which lies 30km to the north of Paris, you can get a train from the airport station which is linked to the terminals via a free shuttle bus, or hop in one of the many taxis that wait outside the building. Beauvais airport is slightly trickier. Situated 75km north of Paris, you’ll need to get a train into the city centre.
Many people arrive in Paris via cross-country train services from neighbouring countries, as well as via the Eurostar from the UK. All overland journeys into the city terminate at the main, central station, Gare du Nord. No matter where you are coming from you can find Paris apartments in any area you like
Public Transport in Paris
Paris is extremely user friendly, with fast, efficient, and reliable transport systems that span the entire city and beyond. The metro service is one of the easiest to navigate in Europe, with numerous lines and stops covering all the major attractions and more. There is also a tight network of buses which provide a more scenic route through the city, though roads can often get clogged up by traffic.
Most of the hotspots in the city lie within a short distance of each other, so you can choose to walk from place to place, admiring the architecture and charm of Paris as you go. If you get tired, you can always hop onto one of the sightseeing buses which regularly take visitors from one major attraction to the next.