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Find hundreds of the best holiday apartments with Hundredrooms, and you can see the iconic city of Paris at your own pace. We search lots of different Paris holiday rentals on a lot of websites to compile all of the best ones in one place, so you can reach them in one click. Live like a Parisian during your trip to the French capital, in a holiday apartment in the Marais or in the chic enclave of Saint Germain. What about next to the Louvre, home to potentially the most revered art collection in the world? Choose to overlook the majestic Eiffel Tower, or the Notre Dame Cathedral in your Paris holiday accommodation with a balcony, with bird’s eye views over the French capital. With Hundredrooms, all this is possible. Could this place be the most recognisable wonder of the world? There’s no mistaking the “City of Light”, whether you’re flying over the city or exploring by foot. No matter whether you’ve visited this city before, it is familiar for people of all ages and nationalities. Compare hundreds of holiday rentals in Paris in the ‘Haussmannien’ style, or look for a contemporary loft in a chic district like Bastille. From here, you can explore the hundreds of bars and speakeasies on offer. Parisians are known for their effortlessness and style; wander the grand boulevards of the Champs Elysées, or climb up to the hill of Montmartre and get lost in its crooked streets. Perhaps you’re looking specifically for weekend apartments, for a quick getaway. From your Paris holiday apartments you can sip a glass of wine, wander the boulevards near Paris Opéra, peruse the corridors of the Musée d’Orsay and people watch all day long. We understand that a trip to this capital can be pricey, which is why we endeavour to bring you the best cheap accommodation in Paris, too. That way, you can find family accommodation, or something a bit more luxury. Whether you want a romantic weekend getaway or an action packed trip at Disneyland Paris, we have all of the suitable holiday homes in Paris here.
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Where to stay in the French capital
You will be absolutely spoilt for choice in selecting the ideal Parisian neighbourhood. It is divided into a diverse 20 districts and 80 neighbourhoods, known as ‘arrondissements’, and we are here to give you more information about the place and its unique infrastructure that makes it one of the most interesting and glamorous cities in the world.
- Paris City Centre (1st arrondissement): Probably the most visually iconic of all arrondissements, this is one of the oldest districts. Feast your eyes upon the impressive collection of buildings that constitute the Louvre Museum, which in itself takes up a large part of this arrondissement, along with the Tuileries Gardens. It is the perfect location for taking memorable photos to document your trip. Here you can stroll along the river across the famous Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts, most famously known as the ‘love lock bridge’. Fun fact: over 45 tonnes of padlocks were attached, to the point where the bridge collapsed into the River Seine! You can still see a number of the locks, so don’t worry.
- Paris Bourse (2nd arrondissement): Another central Parisian district found on the right bank of the Seine, it has many beautiful 19th century commercial arcades under the picturesque ‘Passages Couverts’. Here you will find many important buildings such as the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange), some sleek cocktail bars and also a large number of Japanese restaurants.
- Paris Temple (3rd arrondissement): Home to the Marché des Enfants Rouges, this area is home to many great local designers for clothing and also to the open air food markets. Also recognised as the second part of the Marais, it is home to the Musée Picasso with many of his works, and also the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. Here you will also find the house of Nicolas Flamel and the Musée Cognacq-Jay and much more.
- The Marais and ‘Beaubourg’ (4th arrondissement): Walk around to make the most of this wonderful arrondissement! Here is the small island of Ile de la Cité, the oldest part of the city. This small island is home to several of the main Parisian attractions including the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, followed by La Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle.This historic district is one of the oldest on the Right Bank of the Seine. Much different to the Haussmann style architecture for which it is famous, it is made up of gnarled streets full of small boutiques, museums, galleries and restaurants. Book a holiday apartment in Paris’ Marais district and you will benefit from a central location whilst experiencing a truly ‘medieval’ side. Traditionally the Jewish district, the small streets are full of the hippest restaurants, bars, boutiques, boulangeries, small galleries, museums and more. You will find plenty of East European restaurants, delis and bakeries in the rue des Rosiers part of the district. It is also home to the grand Hotel de Ville which is used as a popular meeting spot and event venue. Also in this arrondissement is the prestigious Place des Vosges where you can go celebrity spotting.
- The Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement): This area is known for its student atmosphere and academic history. It is where you will find some of the best higher education establishments known as the Grandes Ecoles, such as the Ecole Normale Superiore, the Panthéon and the Sorbonne. It is lively and full of bistros and restaurants. It is also home to a beautiful park where there is often lots of outdoor sports and activities called Jardin des Plantes. It gets its name from its academic history, when Latin was spoken in and around the universities.
- Paris Luxembourg and Paris Saint Germain-des-Prés (6th arrondissement):The Parisian way of life is to wander around the city, drinking coffee, reading a book and contemplating philosophical ideas like a true ‘flâneur’. It houses some of the most iconic coffee shops in Parisian history such as Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots and many bookshops. Many iconic intellectuals and artists lived in this district, such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Serge Gainsbourg, Eugene Delacroix and Simone de Beauvoir - and it still retains its classy reputation. This is a wonderful place to stay if you are keen to experience its cultural history for yourself, and is a very trendy and upmarket area with plenty of designers, art dealers and luxury boutiques.
- Eiffel Tower, Invalides and Orsay (7th arrondissement): This is an upmarket area which is home to some of the most important buildings in the city. There are often a lot of tourists here, but if you want close proximity to some of the most important sights for a short stay, this affluent part of the city is very visually beautiful. We suggest taking a river cruise along the Seine to admire the sights in all their splendour and looking for an Eiffel Tower view apartment.
- Champs-Elysées / Madeleine (8th arrondissement):Booking a holiday rental off this grand boulevard will mean you’re right in the thick of one of the most exciting and bustling centres. You can gaze down the long Champs-Elysées framed by the Arc de Triomphe and rub shoulders with effortlessly well dressed Parisians. Don’t forget to book in advance for any restaurants in this glamorous area. The Champs-Èlysées district extends to the west of the previous one, starting at the Place de la Concorde and ending at the Arc de Triomphe. Among them, the aforementioned Champs Elysees and the Grand Palais.
- Opéra / Grands Boulevards (9th arrondissement):This area is also a business district with some of Paris’ classic ‘Haussmannienne’ style boulevards and buildings. Here you will find Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, some of the largest department stores in the city.
- Canal Saint-Martin and Goncourt (10th arrondissement):For proximity to the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est which are some of the busiest train stations in Europe, this is a good choice for one night in Paris. It contains most of the beautiful Canal Saint Martin which stretches throughout and is great for bike rides or long walks on a Sunday. It is an edgy working class area that attracts many young people and artistic types, which makes for fantastic culture.
- Oberkampf (11th arrondissement)::Oberkampf is known for giving it its reputable nightlife, and is full of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs. It is also largely residential and is located closely to the Place de la République. It has plenty of smaller museums and galleries that perfectly encapsulate the city's rich cultural heritage.
- Bastille (12th arrondissement) A lesser known area, close to Place de la Bastille but still has a lot to offer and is a great contender for choosing a neighbourhood for your Paris room to rent. This arrondissement houses the Bois de Vincennes, which is a huge park known as the ‘lungs’ of the city. Here you will also find the Bercy Arena where you can catch big sporting events and concerts.
- Little Asia (13th arrondissement) If you are looking for excellent dining options, this is a great arrondissement also known as ‘la petite Asie’ (Little Asia). Known for its 1960s tower blocks, this formerly industrial area has undergone significant transformation and is home to some fantastic examples of graffiti and old buildings worth exploring.
- Montparnasse (14th arrondissement): An area on the left bank of the Seine, here is a nice area with many cafes, bars and brasseries, particularly Breton near Gare Montparnasse.
- Vaugirard (15th arrondissement):The 15th arrondissement is tucked away in the Left Bank of the Seine, and is the city’s most populous area. It is highly residential, and is a great place for a quietly located self-catering apartment in Paris. Recent developments that have reconfigured its skyline are the expo Porte de Versaille and the high rise Front de Seine, otherwise known as Beaugrenelle, which is home to many shops, restaurants and cinemas including its very own M&S;! You might also recognise the Statue of Liberty on the Seine, which is twinned with that of New York, or the Pont d’Alma, where many tributes to Princess Diana can be found etched on the flame monument.
- Arc de Triomphe / Trocadéro (16th arrondissement)This is notably one of the wealthiest and most upmarket areas of the capital, and is similar to that of London’s Kensington and Chelsea. From the horizon view across Trocadero, it extends back beyond Place d’Iena and emcompasses many prestigious 19th century buildings, museums and parks. If you want to watch Paris Saint-Germain play football, here is the Parc des Princes and the Roland Garros Stadium, home of the French Open tennis Championships. If you like rugby, here you will also find the Stade Jean-Bouin, home to Stade Francais rugby union club. Explore the historic Bois de Boulogne which is the second largest public park, and wander along its leafy avenues like Avenue Foch.
- Batignolles (17th arrondissement) A wealthy, typically Haussmannian corner of the city, this is a residential area that houses both Wagram-Ternes which is a follow on of the area surrounding the Champs-Elysées, and the area known as Batignolles, which is home to many local Parisian young couples and families.
- Montmartre (18th arrondissement):Towering high above the City of Lights is this incredible arrondissement, that known for its famous hill which houses the beacon of the Sacre-Coeur alongside the Moulin Rouge cabaret. It is famous for its Barbes market where you can find many great African and North African products. Here you will find the area of Pigalle, famous for its nightlife, clubs and sex shops. Famous residents include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Josephine Baker and Pablo Picasso.
- La Villette (19th arrondissement):If you want to make the most of a green and tranquil city, this could be the arrondissement for you. Whereas some arrondissements are admittedly full to the brim with tourists, buildings and landmarks, this is the perfect arrondissement for relative calm and tranquility. It is home to the beautiful Buttes-Chaumont park, which overlooks the north of the city and Montmartre hill. The park has a waterfall and a ‘temple’ with a suspension bridge. Traversing the arrondissement are the Canal Saint-Denis and Canal de l’Ourcq and the Parc de la Villette. There is plenty of canal related fun to be had.
- Belleville (20th arrondissement):The traditionally working class district, it has undergone a type of renaissance in the past couple of decades, and now is a diverse and multicultural neighbourhood with an extended part of Chinatown. There are many restaurants and great bars, and it was the old haunt of the famous French singer, Edith Piaf. Many tourists come here to the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, where Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf are all buried. In the Bagnolet neighbourhood, there are plenty of music venues to be enjoyed. This is a great choice if you're looking for cheap apartments in Paris for the weekend.
What to do in the City of Light
There is plenty to do and see in Paris, and its relatively condensed size means it is all doable in a short space of time.
- Eiffel Tower: Probably the most recognisable landmark in the world, this is the symbol of Paris and the epitome of romance. Take a lift or climb to the top of this iron tower that is over 300m tall. It is the tallest building and boasts incredible views over the gardens of Champs de Mars below and the rest of the city from the observation deck. The famous restaurants on the first and second levels are also world renowned. Named after the engineer who constructed it, Gustave Eiffel, every night it is spectacularly illuminated.
- The Louvre: Another iconic feature of the cityscape, is the Louvre, the largest art museum in the world and first opened its doors in 1793. It is the perfect blend of old and new, housed in the traditional Louvre Palace and also the famous Grand Louvre Pyramids, one of which is known as the ‘Inverted Pyramid’ due to the unique glass structure that is precariously balanced below. Tip: decide beforehand which sections you would like to sink your teeth into - there are miles of gallery to be explored and over 35,000 from many different civilisations. Admire Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo sculpture and much more.
- Notre-Dame de Paris: While this may be the site of the famous legend between Esmeralda and Quasimodo, this is also one of its must see sights and a wonderful example of French Gothic architecture and gargoyles a-plenty. This is another great vantage point to see the sights.
- Disneyland Paris: Europe’s version of Disney’s wonderland is a fantastic theme park that can be enjoyed by the little ones, and the not so little. If you’d like to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse and friends, this is a wonderful day out. You will find three separate parks, with rides, shows, shops and restaurants on this giant Disney-inspired resort that contains the theme parks of Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Sutdios Park. It is open 365 days a year and you can easily reach Disneyland Paris by the RER A. Don’t forget to book in advance!
- Château de Versailles: A veritable trip outside of the city centre, but this is truly worth the trip. Reserve ahead of travel to avoid disappointment, as queues can be quite large. Home to Louis XIV the Bourbon King of France in the age of European absolutism. This extravagant palace was designed to create the ultimate courtly living for the King and his Queen, Marie Antoinette, and the works of painter Charles Le Brun can be seen in all their glory. This palace is a fascinating insight into the French nobility of this era, and the birth of the French Revolution. It boasts stunning gardens and fountains designed by Andre Le Notre, bedchambers and the famous Hall of Mirrors which was also the location of the Treaty of Versailles after WW1.
- Arc de Triomphe: Booking a holiday apartment off one of the twelve avenues leading from this triumphal arch will put you in the middle of all of the action on one of its most elite areas. Napoleon Bonaparte requested its construction in the early nineteenth century to fulfill the promise he made to his men of "you will return home under triumphal arches", after the French victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. It stands at one end of the Champs Elysées in the Place Charles de Gaulle, and is directly aligned with another arch further down in La Défense, the business district. You can climb to the top for stunning views, or see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I which has regular memorials.
- Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Paris: This beautiful Roman Catholic church is at the summit of the hill in Montmartre which is widely known as the highest point in the city. Climb up here to see some fantastic views and street performers. This church was built to worship the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with its Roman and Byzantine influences.
- Musée d’Orsay: A beautiful building in itself that was once a rail station, this is one of its largest collections of French art that sits beautifully on the Left Bank of the Seine. It houses many pieces by the likes of Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. This is surely the home of the French Impressionists, and it is open in the evenings too if you fancy perusing at quieter hours.
- Tuileries Garden: A beautiful garden which frames the Louvre, this is a great spot to wander as a Parisian truly would.
- Champs-Elysées: Also known as the Avenue of Diamonds and Rubies, this large and fashionable road is famous for its high end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, and swanky restaurants. It is as fantastic in the day as it is at night time when it is adorned with lights. This could be one of the most fashionable places to be seen in the world, and spans from the Arc de Triomphe down to the Place de la Concorde making it the largest avenue in the city.
- Jardin de Luxembourg: Found in the 6th arrondissement, this is full of beautiful lawns and flowerbeds and leafy promenades. It was created in the 17th century and is the garden of the French Senate, which occupies the palace of Luxembourg. It offers activities for children such as pony or donkey rides, a merry-go-round or small puppet shows.
- Place de la Concorde: A major public square that has much history to told. If you are finding out about the French Revolution then this square is of paramount importance as it was the sight of many public executions of royalty such as Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. It features an Egyptian obelisk and beautiful fountains and should not be missed.
- Montmartre: This hilly district is a bohemian and film-famous area that is certainly worth exploring. Hike up to the Sacre Coeur so that you will be high above the rest of the city. It is known for its nightlife and incredible street artists dating back to its importance during the ‘Belle Epoque’ period. Famous artists that lived and worked here include the likes of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso - staying here would mean being in the artist’s hub. It extends over a hill and today continues to be the epicentre of museum, theatres and cabarets.
- Centre Pompidou: This one-of-a-kind ‘exoskeleton’ building is home to a museum and high tech library that can be explored for hours. Its design is innovative and represents a new, modern and artistic city with the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Munch, Dali, Lucian Freud all having adorned the walls at one time or another. A must see is the Stravinsky fountain outside by artists Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle. You will never be short of entertainment if you choose to stay near this area - there are plenty of talented street performers and sketch artists.
- Tour Montparnasse: The capital's other, more modern skyscraper that can be climbed to see some fantastic views over the city.
- Champs de Mars: These giant lawns at the foot of the Eiffel Tower are iconic, and are perfect for taking a picnic. Booking a holiday apartment in this area will mean you can have close proximity to some important landmarks and sights, while staying in some of the best gardens. Like the Place de la Concorde, it lived a convulsive period during the French Revolution, as the scene of many parties.
- Panthéon: This is a famous Neo Classical academic building in the Latin Quarter and that is a wonderful example of grandiose Parisian architecture. Located on Mount Saint Genevieve, it was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, and inside the ‘gods’ of France are buried. These include Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and Pierre Brossolette.
- Musée Rodin: The Rodin is more than a museum; it encompasses the works of the French sculptor Rodin, however it also has an extensive garden that houses beautiful works that are accessible to walk around on a sunny day. You might recognise the likes of the ‘The Thinker’ and ‘The Kiss’.
- Grand Palais: This magnificent glass building on the Champs-Elysées was built by the République to honour the glory of art in France. In fact, its architecture corresponds to the Beaux-Arts style, a movement deeply rooted in this city. The Petit Palais and the Alexandre III Bridge are both of monumental value opposite one another.
- Musée de l’Orangerie: For a condensed dip into the artistic world of the city, the collection at this museum is perfect. It houses a selection of wonderful impressionist and post-impressionist pieces.
- Bois de Boulogne: The natural inspiration for many impressionist painters, and once the playground of the rich in the 17th century. It was meant as a place for recreation, with cafes, riding stables, boats on the lake and much more. It is now full of many activities such as biking and jogging and boat rowing, and houses the Boulogne half marathon. It is also famous for its ‘red light’ culture and often has women at the side of the road.
- Ile de la Cité: A small island crammed with beauty and splendour in the middle of the Seine. Seemingly out of place, crossing the bridges to this small wonder is a must to see the romantic sights. It has housed a palace for centuries; since its days as a medieval city. It now houses the Prefecture de Police, Palais de Justice, and some parts are now residential.
- Hôtel des Invalides: The total collection for the military history of France, and now a retirement home for war veterans. Inside lies the body of Napoleon Bonaparte; a fact that justifies its importance on a national level. Napoleon II, his son, also rests in the same mausoleum as his father.
- Conciergerie: This shares the island with the Notre Dame Cathedral, and was the former residence of the kings of France. From the tenth to the fourteenth century this was its function, until Charles V abandoned it and it became a state prison. Queen Marie Antoinette was imprisoned here during the French Revolution.
- Musée Picasso: In the old streets of the Marais, is the museum which houses many of Pablo Picasso’s famous works. He himself at one point lived here in Montmartre.
- Les Halles: Formerly the central fresh food market, this is now a large shopping centre and is the most central point of the city. National Museum of Modern Art in Paris: This is the largest modern art museum in France.
- Palais de Tokyo: Overlooking the beautiful Trocadero and Eiffel Tower, this elite building is yet another one of the many galleries dedicated to the preservation of modern and contemporary art in this culturally rich city. Located near Trocadero, it provides excellent sites over the city, and hosts many temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
- Moulin Rouge: The most famous of the Parisian cabarets, the Moulin Rouge is located in the red light district of Pigalle, at the foot of the Montmartre hill. It has shows to cater to all taste, and we suggest you book in advance.
- Paris Catacombs: Hidden beneath the grounds of the city, deep within vaults are the catacombs, that provide a fascinating and macabre look into the city’s rich past through the ossuaries of its former citizens. This is a sprawling network of underground tunnels underneath the city, of which only a fraction (0.05%) are open to the public. Inside there are over 6 million human skeletons, which were used as a solution to relieve the overflowing cemeteries above the ground.
It is never too hard to reach your holiday apartment as the city of is equipped with a stellar public transport system, with three major airports serving the city including Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airports or Paris Beauvais, which is great for budget airlines such as Ryanair. Thanks to the city’s great public transport system, it doesn't matter if you’re travelling from Orly or Charles de Gaulle International Airports, since all major attractions are within easy reach. If you’re looking for a room with a Notre Dame view, Hundredrooms has something to fit all your holiday needs.