Destination guide

Parisian life in the 3rd arrondissement

Off-beat and proud, the 3rd arrondissement is one of Paris's boho hubs. Factories have turned to industrial-chic coffee joints. Vintage threads beckon from behind the faded windows of artsy boutiques. It seems a fitting place to host the Musee Picasso and the grand Carnavalet Museum, where you can go to untangle Cubism or the history of the city itself _ if you've not had your fill of quirky street art, that is. 3rd arrondissement vacation rentals are homey and chic, offering a pad that should leave you feeling like a real local of the City of Lights and love.

Things to do

Art abounds in the 3rd arrondissement

Start big and hit the Musee Picasso to boggle the mind with masterful Cubist works and a surrealist cocktail of sketches and haunting portraits. Then, it's on to the whirring instruments and thingamabobs of the Musee des arts et metiers _ a collection packed with prized scientific objects and mind-boggling inventions. The world-famous Centre Pompidou is usually just a short stroll from 3rd arrondissement vacation rentals, too, offering a window into the avant-garde of the Parisian, European, and global art scene.


Shopping in the 3rd arrondissement

The 3rd arrondissement doesn't flaunt it but it's one of Paris's top cafe districts. The scents of roasting beans issue from unassuming doorways all over the area, mingling and mixing with the twisting aromas of freshly baked baguettes and croissants. It's one of the best places to go to try your hand at cooking real French cuisine, or to sample the treats of the patisseries and boulangeries. Modish designers have also flocked to the area to create and sell, too. Boutiques, vintage clothes shops, book emporiums and more all crowd the roads.


Visit the 3rd arrondissement anytime of the year

The 3rd arrondissement _ like the rest of Paris _ is always open for business. The summer sees the myriad cafes and bakeries spill out onto the streets, and locals chattering away as the warm evening breezes flood through the blocks from May to August. The fall in October and November is when the leafy squares change colors, while the winter has the action move inside and underground. You can bag 3rd arrondissement vacation rentals between December and March for a cozy, homey pad in frost-caked Paris.

Natural features

City living in the 3rd arrondissement

The closest you'll get to the wilder, natural side of the French capital in the urban maze of the 3rd arrondissement is a manicured park or two. From Square du Temple with its pretty wildflower beds and lily-padded ponds, to the Square Emile-Chautemps where plane trees cast shade over the benches, this is a top spot for people watching and coffee drinking outdoors. You can also easily stroll to the banks of the Seine River and the Canal Saint-Martin, for walks next to Paris's iconic waterways.

How to get there

Transportation to and around 3rd Arrondissement

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 9.3 mi (14.9 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 13.7 mi (22 km) away.

It's easy to get around 3rd Arrondissement by jumping on the metro at Arts et Metiers Station, Temple Station or Rambuteau Metro Station.

Where to stay around 3rd Arrondissement?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,336 vacation rentals near 3rd Arrondissement. From 1,204 Condos/Apartments to 28 Houses, 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 3rd Arrondissement are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to 3rd Arrondissement?

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  • Le Marais: 1,441 vacation rentals
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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to 3rd Arrondissement?

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  • Place de la Republique: 3,252 vacation rentals
  • Arts et Metiers Museum: 6,209 vacation rentals
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  • Marché du Temple: 6,235 vacation rentals

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Can I rent Condos/Apartments in 3rd Arrondissement?

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  • Houses: 28 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,268 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 6 rentals available

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Can I find a vacation rental with pool in 3rd Arrondissement?

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