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Last Updated: 20 February 2017

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MOST RECENT:

Available SUMMER 2017 (June 1 through August 31, dates somewhat flexible but we prefer a minimum rental period of 2 months), and again for the 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR. Lovely studio in the heart of Saint Mande (rue Jeanne d’Arc), nudged between the Bois de Vincennes and the 12th arrondissement. Short walk to the Saint Mandé stop of metro line 1 (ten minutes direct to Hotel de Ville; fifteen minutes to the BNF via Nation, which is a mere two stops away), and steps to the 86 bus (direct to Bastille, St. Germain). Great neighborhood with shopping around the corner (including a bi-weekly farmers market and a Monoprix). A minute away from the serene Lac de Saint Mande and the Bois de Vincennes (great for walkers or runners). Perfect size for one person at 22m2 (235 Square Feet). Fully furnished (queen bed, large bookshelves, dining table and chairs, linens and dishes included) and well equipped (HDTV, microwave/oven, washing machine, etc.) with a modern feel. Great building, very secure (security doors, 2 digicodes, videophone in the apartment). Ground floor flat on a quiet street with window-front garden. The apartment gets good light, has a large bathroom with full-size tub, nice tile flooring throughout, and ample closet space. Storage space also available in basement. Very clean, and kept in excellent condition. 870 euros/month, which includes all utilities (electricity, water, cable TV, fiber internet, and unlimited local/international phone). References from other H-France subscribers and pictures available upon request. Email ajb6f@virginia.edu if interested.

PARIS 1ST ARR. NEAR PALAIS ROYALE, 1-BD FURNISHED, SUNNY, FROM 1 JUNE 2017:
A quiet and comfortable, exceptionally situated, light-flooded one bedroom apartment, looking out over the roofs of Paris, 28m2, giving distant views of the Louvre, Opera, and rooftops. Has been a well loved home for scholars: 3 PhDs so far! Prefer long term tenant (1 year +) ideally. The apartment is located in the first arrondissement (central Paris) on rue Villedo, near the Louvre, Comédie Française, the old Bibliothèque Nationale, with nearby gardens including the Palais Royale and the Tuileries. It is on the seventh floor in a quiet 18th c. building, an easy and handsome easy staircase, but no elevator as not uncommon in this area.
The apartment has a separate clothes washer and compact dryer, small kitchen with window, TV, a queen-sized size bed and a small fold out sofa in the living room for guests, dining table with chairs, bookshelves, writing desk with Aeron typing chair. Very well fit out and comfortable in a small, quiet, residential building between rue St Anne and rue de Richelieu.
Closest Metros are Pyramide and Palais Royale, surrounded by network of metro (subway) lines and buses or easy to bike everywhere. A good writing space and also a great neighborhood, fantastic for food, markets, public gardens, passages, walks etc.
Rent: 1350 Euros/month with one month security. Rent includes all building charges, phone/internet, and electricity. We charge a 150E final cleaning fee which can be taken from the security deposit. End date is flexible (but 6 month minimum). Let us know if you have any questions. We do ask for references and inspections are possible. Happy to answer questions, send photos, or arrange a visit. Cheers. Michael. Email: Paris.villedo@gmail.com

POSTED ONE WEEK AGO:

1-Bedroom Apartment (Ivry-sur-Seine), March - August 2017:
39 m2 bright & cozy apartment with 1 separate bedroom, ideally located for Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) and/or Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7) visitors : both are within 15 min. by tube (RER C station : 5 min walk from my apartment), bus (right around the corner) or bicycle (you can borrow mine!). Fully furnished: fitted (and separate) kitchen, 1 washing machine in the bathroom, 1 convertible couch, 1 large table & 1 balcony with southern exposure in the living room, 1 double bed + 1 single floor mattress & a small desk in the bedroom. Apartment entirely renovated and furnished in the summer 2016. 800€ / month + utility bills (wifi & telephone included). Photos available upon request. Contact: marion.marchet@gmail.com.

Looking for tenants for a cozy & peaceful 59m² (635 square feet) apartment close to several metro and bus stops, situated on the 4th floor of a quiet building (no elevator). The apartment is nicely furnished, with 2 bedrooms, a living-room, a large open kitchen with dining table & a recently renovated bathroom. Currently the second bedroom is used as an office/ library but it can easily be turned into a second bedroom. A private bike shed is available on the ground floor.
You will find all you need to make you feel right at home including a vacuum cleaner, a working fireplace, an iron, a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, a large variety of kitchen appliances, etc. 
The apartment is calm and the neighborhood is quite active. Nearby you can find many businesses and services, a couple of nice bars and a good selection of great restaurants, a couple of supermarkets (Monoprix is a minute away), and several farmer’s markets all week long.
The apartment is very well connected to metros & RER A Buzenval 1 minute, Avron 4 minutes, Nation 7 minutes. There are also quite a few bus lines nearby.
The rent is 1850 Euros a Month all included except internet & electricity (we can negotiate a monthly price for those if need be)
6 Month to 1 year furnished lease *
Pictures on: https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=110705
Contact Philippe: pberhault@gmail.com

Artist owned split level, 76 square meter apartment perfect for family or several colleagues traveling together.  Spread out over two levels of open space with three bathrooms and two bedrooms with a total of 4 beds (2 doubles and 2 singles plus extra mattresses). This recently renovated apartment is in a magnificent 17th century building. Rare opportunity to live the heart of St Germain des Pres.  
Modern amenities include high speed internet access, WIFI, free long distance telephone calls to cell and land lines, and a flat screen TV with cable. The country kitchen is replete with dishwasher, microwave, fridge, induction stove top, self cleaning convection oven, washing machine and a big long wooden table seating 6 or more.
Organic markets and street markets are just steps away. The upscale neighborhood is home to boutiques, great restaurants, famous cafes (Deux Magots, Cafe Flore, Brasserie Lipp). Located on the rue du Cherche Midi with Poilane bakery directly across the street.  Walk to most museums and sights. The perfect place from which to explore Paris with multiple bus lines and metro lines criss crossing within a block or two. After a long day come home to the utter quiet of this magnificent setting. Apartment opens out onto an elegant formal garden private to the building. Sleep soundly. Totally safe. 24 hour gardien. Towels and linens provided. Photos and other dates available on request. Rates depend on length of stay and number of guests (prefer a maximum of 6 but will negotiate).  Available March 11-17, March 19-26 and April 22-May 6.  Available summer 2017 July 22-August 26.  Possibly available for academic year 2017-8 starting in late September/early October.  Minimum 3 nights. Refundable breakage/key deposit required. Contact k.marshall@orange.fr for more information, dates and link to VRBO ad for photos.

Very attractive apartment, located in Montmartre,  Abbesses area, a very central situation in Paris, in between 2 metro stations : Pigalle (12 &2 line) and Blanche (2 line) as well as many bus stops. Ride to BNF very easy, as well as Louvre and all kind of museums.
Incredible view on Montmartre like an Amélie Poulain postcard ! The residency "Villa des platanes" is a private residency (concierge) built in 1895, in the neo renaissance style. It is like a small village with courtyards and gardens. The lovely main one is available for residents.
6th floor with elevator, 110 m2, large sunny living room, table for 6, large queen size bedroom, another bedroom with 2 twin beds, large bathroom with shower and bath, separate WC, dressing room with washing machine, well-equipped kitchen with stove/oven a dish washer and freezer. WiFi. Tastefully furnished, hardwood floors.
2500 €/month, 750€/week. Available May 1st to June 19, August 1st to October 1st.
Reference and photos available, please contact martine.bour@gmail.com

POSTED TWO WEEKS AGO:

Paris Apartment Rental
From May 2017 for a minimum of eight months.
Spacious, furnished one-bedroom apartment. One minute walk from Place Gambetta in heart of the 20th arrondissement.
Southern exposure. Large open plan dining room–living room flooded with light. Wall of windows: double set of doors opening onto small balconies give beautiful view over park. At tree-level, lots of sky and birds. Refinished wood floors, high ceilings with original moldings. Elegantly furnished.
Roomy bedroom on quiet courtyard. Queen bed. All linens supplied. Lots of closet space. Adjoining bathroom with shower and window onto courtyard. Washing Machine. Separate kitchen off main room. Oven, microwave, dishwasher, appliances, utensils, lots of cabinet space. Vacuum cleaner, iron. Kitchen and Bathroom fully refurbished in 2016!
Hi-speed cable internet-tv-phone (with free or low-rate int’l and domestic calling), wireless also available.
60 square meters. 5th floor, with elevator.
Building: Charming, well-maintained turn-of-the-century building. Digicode building access. Convenient bike/market caddy storage in foyer.
Neighborhood: Gambetta is a very lively, sympathique and still authentically Parisian neighborhood. Home to two stage theaters: Théâtre de la colline and Théâtre de l'est parisien. Lots of cafés, restaurants. cinema. Full of family-style stores (fish, charcuterie, cheese, antiques, vintage clothing, photocopies...). Three post offices at 5 minutes on foot. Fresh market with exquisite produce: anything you want twice weekly along the park. Wonderful traditional bistro just downstairs. Park: full of flowers and tall trees, small funky children's playgrounds and lots of little signs explaining what the plants are and how to make them grow. 5-minute walk from Père Lachaise cemetery, another 15 minutes to the Bastille. Buttes Chaumont and Bois de Vincennes both 15 minutes by bike.
Others: Quick access all over the city by Métro and several bus lines with stops at the park and/or at Gambetta. Easy access to the périphérique or A3 to Roissy (airport).
No smoking.
1,900 Euros/month, including utilities and internet-tv-phone line.
One-month security deposit + first and last month’s rent. Proof of employment or other means of support. References.
Pictures available on request. Many H-France list members have rented this apartment in the past, and can be contacted for reference.
Contact: at50@soas.ac.uk

GOBELINS TWO ROOM APARTMENT
Available from June 4th to June 24th, charming apartment, quiet and bright, 40 sq meters, Gobelins, a 10 mn walk to the Jardin des Plantes and 15 mn walk to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Bus lines 21, 27, 47, 83 and 91, M° Gobelins. In the bedroom is a double bed, large desk and shelves, in the living room a large non-convertible sofa. Compact independent well-equipped kitchen (electric stove, microwave, fridge and washer, excellent cooking equipment), separate shower/ bathroom and separate toilet. Fully furnished with towels and sheets.
900 € / three weeks all inclusive (WiFi, electricity), 600 € / two weeks.
Please contact :  lcrips@eila.univ-paris-diderot.fr

ALESIA, TWO-ROOM APARTMENT
Description: Elegant pierre-de-taille building, 5th-floor, elevator, flooded with southern exposure sunlight
Renovated August 2013. Two rooms, compact independent kitchen, equipped with wall oven, electric stovetop burners, microwave, refrigerator, washer-dryer
Separate shower/bathroom and WC; closets in hall and in bedroom; built-in dresser and desk
Lovely framed posters and painting adorn walls
New television and convertible sofa-bed in living/dining room
Vacuum, iron, ironing board, and complete battery of utensils and service for cooking and eating
Sheets and towels
Transport: Near Alésia metro on the Orléans-Montrouge (#4) line. North-south buses 38 and 68 in front of building; bus 62 (to BNF) up the street; short distance to RER Denfert, as well as to tramway on the Maréchaux. 5 mn walk to sumptuous Parc Montsouris
Availability/terms:  July 2017 for a minimum of 10 months. Rent 995 Euros a month, plus utilities (electricity and combined cable/TV/telephone package).
Contact: Steve Kaplan, Slk8@Cornell.edu
Call  01 53 80 10 41. Or cell at 06 85 34 04 81.

ONE-BEDROOM APT IN ELEVENTH ARROUNDISSEMENT
Ideally situated in the trendy Charonne-Faidherbe area, furnished 39m2 3rd-floor apartment (with elevator) on sunny, quiet courtyard with view of roofs, sky and greenery. Ideal for one or two people, there is an entry, a living/dining room, large bedroom with queen-size bed, bath with shower and washing machine, gourmet kitchen, and separate toilet.
Completely renovated in 2011, the fully-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, a convection cooktop and full-size oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. Public transportation is a 5-minute walk (metro lines 8 and 9; buses 74, 76 and 86). The Aligre market is a 10-minute walk (butchers, fishmongers, fromageries, fresh produce) and open every day except Monday. Lively neighbourhood where you will find numerous cafes, restaurants, stores, and all essentials during your stay in Paris, including a Michelin-starred restaurant a few doors away and a number of “in” bistros, and small artsy boutiques.
Available March 1 to May 10, 2017, and June 1 to August 15 (1 month minimum). 1200 euros per month or US dollar equivalent, negotiable for longer stay. Utilities, Wifi, TV and free phone to US, Canada, and European landlines included. Linens and towels furnished. There is no smoking in the apartment and no pets. The space is best suited for adult tenants.
300 euro security deposit required; cleaning fee 50 euros at departure. Contact salparis@hotmail.com

We have an apartment of 105m2 located in the 10th near the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris (M° Louis-Blanc) available to sublet 15.July-20.August 2017. The flat is situated in a charming, elegant and very Parisian 1910 building. It is made up of a large parental bedroom, two other bedrooms, spacious living room and office(s) space, all with mouldings, high ceilings and hard-wood floors, a large dining-kitchen with all conveniences, WC and a fully-equipped bathroom, telephone (50 countries included) with answering machine and high-speed cable internet access. The atmosphere is really quiet and relaxing. The area is great and trendy - street market, proximity to local shops and stores, restaurants, cinemas and parks -, and very well served by public transport. It will take you about 15 min only to reach by metro several institutions (BNF, Cité de la musique, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, CNAM, Sorbonne, EHESS, Sciences Po, ENS). Ideal for academics as well as for artists (a keyboard is available). Rent is 3000 euros/month, or 1100 euros/week. Further details on request.
If interested please contact Agnès Terrier (agnes.terrier@hotmail.fr)

15 Feb. 2017 – 14 July 2017 in Paris 15e Avenue de Lowendal (m° Cambronne, La Motte-Piquet, Ségur). Quiet furnished two-bedroom flat (47 m2) on 3rd floor in 1890 building with digicode on charming courtyards on both sides to share with one scholar (8 days a month). One recently remodeled room with a double bed and a desk giving on a living room with a sofa. Separate WC, kitchen (with washing machine for clothes and good-sized frig), small bathroom with tub. Internet connection. Ideal location: 5 min walking distance from Champ-de-Mars, next to Ecole Militaire and Unesco, 15 min walking distance from Montparnasse and 25 min by metro to BnF. 750 euros per month, all included. Perfect for reliable single person. There is no smoking in the apartment. Possible extension of rent over the Summer (1200€/month). Pictures available on request. Answer Luc Foisneau luc.foisneau@ehess.fr.

POSTED THREE WEEKS AGO:

Clear, sunny and pleasant apartment in the center of Paris, in Place d’italie,13th district. Typical Parisian apartment with wooden floor of 19th century, fireplace in the living-room.
3 pieces apartment of 45 m2, a kitchen and a bathroom. fourth floor. Elevator. Possibility to have an empty or a fully-furnished place.
There is the subway : lines 5,6,7 and bus : lines 27,83,47,57,64,67. Velib' bike station. It is also 15 minutes away from the public library of France (BNF).
Possibility of cohabitation with someone else of your choice. This location is available for a week, a month or more as you want. Rent for 1 300 € per month or 600 € per week, 1000 € for two weeks. Rent including all charges. Photos available on request. Please contact ap.jollet@orange.fr

Looking to share my Paris apartment starting March 1, 2017. Perfect as full-time home, or a pied-à-terre.
I am a 65+ male artist/photographer with a background in science (Harvard). Am looking for a long-term solution, but will be content with a six-month or so stay.
The spacious 95 sq.m. Haussmannian-style first-floor apartment consists of double living/dining room (with piano) two bedrooms, bathroom, WC, a washing machine and a DVD player, as well as linen and basic food staples. It is located in the 5th arrondissement within walking distance of metros 5, 7, and 6; bus lines 91 and 67 stop across the street, 27, 47, 57, 83 and 89 within a short walk. Various boulangeries, grocery stores (Carrefour, Picard, Franprix) a few doors down. Located not far from the Jardin de Plantes, Mouffetard and Jussieu. 
The bright bedroom in question is about 20 sq.m, and faces the boulevard. It includes a single bed (a trundle bed really), desk, bookcase, shelves, and can of course be personalized.
1000€ per month all inclusive (charges, utilities, wifi and landline). Two-month deposit. No smoking, thanks.
For more information and photos: rbloch@mcad.edu

Room for rent in spacious and bright 78 square meter apartment between February and May 2017 in the 12th arrondissement. To share with a 34 year French scholar.
Ideal location in the 12th arrondissement. Safe area close to French National Library, Nation and the Seine River, near metro lines 6 and 8. Bus lines 29 to the Marais and 64 to the French National Library.
Close to cafés, bakeries, everyday outdoor market and grocery stores. Above the “Promenade plantée” and close to the Bercy Park and the Bois de Vincennes.
Room in cozy and bright fully furnished in four-room flat (78 m2) on 4th floor (5th floor American) in a 1920s building with door code, an elevator and a full-time “gardienne”. The 12 square meter room has a single bed, a desk, a closet and a bookcase.
Typical Parisian apartment with wooden floor and “moulures”. Living-room, dining-room, hall and another bedroom, separate WC, kitchen with washing machine, oven, dish-washer and good-sized fridge, bathroom. Sheets, blankets and towels will be provided. You will be sharing this lovely space with a 34 year scholar.  Internet connection. Perfect for a single. No smoking and no pets.
Rent 750 € or $ or £ equivalent. Rent includes utilities (electricity, hot water, Internet). One-month deposit.
For further information and pictures, write to moualdi@princeton.edu

Available May 10th to June 3rd, and mid July to end of August   A quiet, furnished and well-lit apartment. It is 31m2, and includes a living-room, bedroom, bathroom (with shower), and a kitchen in which there is also a washing machine. Located on the fourth floor (no elevator) in a building on a quiet street right by place de la Nation. Very easy access the the grocery stores, as well as a number of cafés and restaurant. Easy access to the public transit, including metro lines 1, 2, 6 and 9 as well as the RER A. Taking the line 6 to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France only takes 20 minutes door-to-door. Taking the line 1 it is four stop to Saint-Paul Métro and then a five minutes walks to the Archives nationales. As well, every Wednesday and Saturday morning there's a fantastic market on the boulevard de Charonne, that is about a five minutes walk from the apartment. Rent is 400 euros per week, 700 per 2 weeks... This includes utility charges (electricity, internet and telephone). Photos available upon request. Contact : mbellocq@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr or maylisbellocq@hotmail.com