While there are tonnes of lavish and romantic hotels in Paris, none of them are friendly to modest budgets and none can claim to offer the same level of proximity with locals, born-and-bred-actual Parisians; these curated, charming Airbnbs in Paris are a great way to save money on accommodation and to experience cities like a native for a far less cookie-cutter trip.
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** All prices in $CAD
$306 / night
Charm and good taste come aplenty in this atmospheric, well-appointed flat filled with French antiques and tall ceilings. The neighbourhood is enviable with abundant bookshops, third-wave coffee shop and underrated museums. Quintessentially Parisian!
$144 / night
Energising and colourful studio tucked away in one of Paris’ handiest locations, nestled between the lavish Palais Royal and the Louvre, but also the Seine River, the tree-lined Tuileries Gardens and dozens of restaurants, cafés and boutiques.
The apartment was remodelled just a year ago.
$108 / night
Haussmann-style apartment on the iconic boulevard Saint-Germain in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a stone throw’s from the Seine River and the islands, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the bouquinistes.
The apartment is owned by a charming French couple very keen on sharing their secret, most beloved hangouts and cultural highlights around the city.
$70 / night
A 5-minute walk from bohemian and artsy Montmartre, this modern apartment has all the amenities anyone would need for a short stay in addition to attractive wooden floors and antique fireplace.
The owner also lets guests enjoy the company of her affectionate cat! And with such a low price point, budget-strapped travellers should definitely consider this Airbnb.
$142 / night
Ideal for third or fourth-timers to Paris, this characterful apartment is beautifully decorated in addition to being filled with books.
The location, tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street close to Buttes-aux-Cailles on the Right Bank, is more akin to a typical French village than its fast-paced capital. For a taste of the true Parisian life!
$196 / night
It doesn’t get any more Parisian: a 4th floor walk-up with massive wooden beams and an all-white decor. The bed is located atop a mezzanine, accessible via a tiny ladder… a unique experience to say the least!
The apartment is located close to the Sorbonne and Jardins du Luxembourg and the iconic, eponym boulevard of the Right Bank.
$157 / night
This spacious and luminous 73 square metres apartment is located on rue de Turenne in the heart of Le Marais, a one-minute walk from Place des Vosges and Musée Picasso, on the third floor of a 19th-century walk-up building.
The host, Egé, is a literature teacher working in the arts field and a true artist at heart.
$640 / night
Imagine waking up to this view every morning! Of course, such a privilege comes at a premium; with rates going as high as $650 per night, not just anyone can afford to marvel at the Paris skyline while sipping on their morning café au lait.
But it sure is an unforgettable experience!
$157 / night
An elegant and contemporary soft pink room (very Instagram-friendly!), recently renovated by an architect equipped with a private bathroom.
It is located in a 40 square metres private garden at the end of a cobblestone street in Belleville near Parc des Buttes Chaumont and hipster-approved Paris hangouts.