Destination guide

A place to enjoy Paris without the premium price tag

This southeastern suburb is packed with small parks, quaint streets, cute little cafes and, as its name implies, houses that are too charming to be true. Maisons-Alfort is just south of the 12th and 13th arrondissements (districts) of Paris proper, and is home to a couple of universities. If you want to avoid the pricey crowded hotels of downtown Paris, Maisons-Alfort vacation rentals are perfect. You're close to all the amazing attractions, shops, and restaurants, and without the premium-priced accommodations, you'll have more money to do it all.

Things to do

Lots of museums to muse upon in Maisons-Alforts

Maisons-Alfort might be a suburb but it still has a couple of cool museums. Fragonard Museum has interesting displays of anatomical oddities, and there's a history musuem in the 18th-century Chateau de Reghat. Nearby in the 12th is Chateau de Vincennes, which used to house the Kings of France, and the massive public park of Bois de Vincennes. You're about 7 miles from the Catacombs of Paris, 18 miles from the Palace of Versailles and 22 miles from Disneyland Paris.


Parks, a fun nightlife, and Paris a train ride away

Where there's a university, there's a nightlife, and with most Maisons-Alfort vacation rentals, you'll be near a bar or club, and probably some French and Asian restaurants too. It's also quite easy to hop on a train and head into the City of Lights. Paris sure knows how to fancy up their suburbs. Scattered throughout are public green spaces that include gardens, a riverside skate park, landscaped areas, flowerbeds, and a pedestrian path at the Marne River. About a mile south of Maisons-Alfort is Lake Creteil, which has a large mall and an amusement park.


No extreme weather, just beautiful lights and lotsa crowds

Paris is largely free of weather extremes, so you get summers in the 70s and winters in the 30s. About 30 million people visit Paris each year, so the not-so-great news is that there's not much of an off-season. But the amount of travelers peaks slightly from April to September, and also during Christmas, as Paris is the City of Lights and they look pretty amazing during the holidays. If you're booking Maisons-Alfort vacation rentals in the winter, it might quickly snow, then quickly melt. Rain falls in average amounts throughout each season.

Natural features

What would Paris be without these beautiful parks to see?

This is a major metropolitan area, so your best bet for wildlife watching is probably the nearby Parc Zoologique or Jardin des Plantes and Menagerie. Paris is divided into the left and right banks of the mighty Seine River. Maisons-Alfort is just south of the right bank, and the major boulevard that separates Paris proper from the suburbs. Like most of Paris, this is a flat area with many green spaces and trees, such as beeches and oaks. The Marne River forms the north border of Maisons-Alfort, and there are several parks and paths where you can enjoy the riverfront.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Maisons-Alfort

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 6.2 mi (10 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 14.9 mi (24 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Paris Maisons-Alfort-Alfortville Station. You can get around Maisons-Alfort by catching a ride on the metro at Maisons - Alfort - Stade Station, Maisons-Alfort - Les Juilliottes Station or École Veterinaire de Maisons Alfort Metro Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Maisons-Alfort?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,365 vacation rentals near Maisons-Alfort. From 311 Houses to 4,578 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maisons-Alfort are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Maisons-Alfort?

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 Maisons-Alfort:

  • Le Marais: 1,440 vacation rentals
  • St-Germain-des-Prés: 665 vacation rentals
  • 6th Arrondissement: 1,100 vacation rentals
  • 7th Arrondissement: 1,067 vacation rentals
  • Montmartre: 478 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 Maisons-Alfort?

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

  • Paris Maisons-Alfort-Alfortville Station: 6,312 vacation rentals
  • National Veterinary School: 6,314 vacation rentals
  • Maisons-Alfort - Les Juilliottes Station: 6,313 vacation rentals
  • Eiffel Tower: 4,388 vacation rentals
  • Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station: 6,101 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maisons-Alfort 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 Houses in Maisons-Alfort?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 311 Houses in Maisons-Alfort. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Maisons-Alfort include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4,578 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 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 Maisons-Alfort?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 121 vacation rentals with pool available in Maisons-Alfort. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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