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Enjoy the romance of Paris at vacation home rentals

Ah, the City of Lights! Booking a Paris vacation rental puts you within steps of iconic attractions, historic districts, and vibrant shops. One of the world's leading hubs of fashion, art, and entertainment, the posh French city is renowned for its romantic appeal and natural beauty. Here, you can sip a glass of wine at a busy sidewalk cafe, sample France's famous cuisine, cruise the River Seine, and tour The Louvre. It's all in a day's work when you spend a few days in a city renowned for its refined culture.

History

Historic sites near vacation rentals in Paris

Paris has a long and rich history celebrated in museums and monuments throughout the city. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Arc de Triomphe, a triumphant arch built to commemorate Napoleon’s victories, and the Palace of Versailles, Louis XIV’s gilded palace with the famed Hall of Mirrors, a fountain show, and manicured gardens. Moulin Rouge, the legendary 19th-century Belle epoque cabaret, is also a must-see attraction.

Things to do

Sightseeing near vacation homes in Paris

The iconic Eiffel Tower stands over the city, its searchlight beaming into the night. Paris is also home to some of the world's greatest art collections, and you'll be transfixed by the Louvre. Take a look at the Arc de Triomphe, the arched monument at the end of the Champs-Elysees boulevard. If you booked a Paris vacation rental with the family, Disneyland Paris is 40 km from the city center. Bragging on social media? Stop at Tuileries Garden, dating from the 17th century, or Notre-Dame Cathedral, or Le Jardin de Luxembourg, or Cimitiere du Pere Lachaise, or the Centre Pompidou—the list is almost endless.

Activities

Things to do near vacation rentals in Paris

It's impossible to visit Paris and not go sightseeing, and one of the best ways is by boat on the Seine. Since Paris is a compact city, you can also stroll the boulevards, crossing from arrondissement to arrondissement. If you booked a Paris vacation rental with a fashionable vibe in mind, head to the Marais. Or wander up to arty Montmartre, or check out the unique Les Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market. If shopping is your thing, you've come to the right place—Rue Faubourg St Honore and Avenue Montaigne should satisfy all your needs. Alternatively, just watch the world go by from a cafe.

Weather

Best time to travel to vacation rentals in Paris

Although Paris is generally mild and pleasant, it does tend to rain. Springtime, made famous by Sinatra's song, is cool at night, yet comfortable during the day and an ideal time for a walk around your arrondissement. Fall has much the same weather. Snow might come in the winter, but it's not the kind that sticks around, and temperatures rarely dip below freezing. If you prefer hotter weather, book a Paris vacation rental in the summer. You'll enjoy sunnier days with temperatures that head into the 80s.

Natural features

Hills, islands, and parks—oh what a lovely landscape

Paris is a relatively compact city cut in 2 by the River Seine. Its 2 halves are broadly known as the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and Rive Droite (Right Bank). Parts of the city host lovely green spaces, sometimes hiding gems like a bird reserve at the Bois de Vincennes and the lush gardens at the Parc Floral. There's also the Bois de Boulogne. Paris is also home to 2 islands in the Seine: Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis. There are also a few hills, including Montagne Sainte-Genevieve, on which the Pantheon mausoleum is perched.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Paris

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Paris Gare de l'Est, Paris-St-Lazare Station and Paris Nord Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Paris by catching a ride on the metro at Les Halles Station, Louvre - Rivoli Station or Paris Chatlet-Les Halles Station.

Food and drink

Regional French cuisine in Paris

French cuisine reflects the surrounding cultures of Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany, as well as its own unique food traditions. The regional cuisine of Paris shares the French preference for light, flavorful dishes with simple ingredients, though it offers a little bit of every cuisine option. Paris also has the highest concentration of Michelin-star restaurants, giving you plenty of options for high-end cuisine near your vacation rental.

Can I find a vacation rental around Paris?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,026 vacation rentals near Paris. From 4,965 Condos/Apartments to 478 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Paris for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Paris?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Paris:

  • Le Marais: 1,446 vacation rentals
  • St-Germain-des-Prés: 677 vacation rentals
  • 6th Arrondissement: 1,104 vacation rentals
  • 7th Arrondissement: 1,092 vacation rentals
  • Montmartre: 476 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Paris?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Paris. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eiffel Tower: 4,383 vacation rentals
  • Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station: 6,087 vacation rentals
  • Notre-Dame: 6,255 vacation rentals
  • Louvre Museum: 6,109 vacation rentals
  • Monceau: 6,088 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paris listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Paris?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4,965 Condos/Apartments in Paris. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Paris include:

  • Houses: 478 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available
  • Studios: 5,247 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Paris?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 154 vacation rentals with pool available in Paris. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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