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Last Updated:  16 March 2020

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Retired Franco-American professor would like to rent her charming 70m2 condo in Paris 15e in August 2020 for 10 days to 4 weeks.  Near Vaugirard metro and 5 buses. Calm street near shops, restaurants, cinema, open market. Bright and sunny, greenery, across from a park, nicely decorated. 1st European/2nd American floor. Living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms (one serves as a study/guestroom; it has a very comfortable trundle bed with Bultex mattresses that can be used as one or two singles; the main bedroom has a queen-size bed), and fully-equipped kitchen (with dishwasher, oven and microwave). Bathroom and separate toilet. Rent includes utilities and Orange “bundle” (Cable TV, with CNN, BBC, etc.; high-speed Internet connection for Ethernet or WIFI; and free local and international calling.) Washing machine in kitchen. Perfect for reliable couple or 1 or 2 singles. One child negotiable. No smoking. $2000 or 1850 euros a month . Photos available upon request. Contact Hilary at hkinparis@yahoo.com.

My Parisian home to rent : near Metro Place d’ Italie, very bright (south-facing) and quiet (doubled-glazed windows) it is a small 32 m2 flat. Situated in La Butte aux Cailles, a typical animated “village-like” district of Paris, lots of restaurants and bars, wonderful walks to take in the old streets of the neighborhood. Very secured. Very quiet during the week. A bit feverish on Friday nights. Well connected by public transport (bus & metro) Market and supermarkets just around the corner. Convenient for ONE Professor, Post Graduated Student or PhD Candidate (near Sorbonne, Universities of Paris III, IV, VII, and National Libraries, BNF Mitterand, Richelieu, Archives) The flat is on the second floor of a three-storey old house. Mini-entrance-hall, bathroom, living-room with open-plan kitchen, bedroom with a comfortable study corner. 2 double beds (one sofa bed for you+ one futon-bed for a visiting guest), large wardrobe, Washing machine, microwave, television, DVD player, phone, Internet (high speed), Wifi, Central heating. Housing linen (towels, sheets, duvet covers, tea-towels) and blankets, duvets are all provided.  Every thing ready for you : just put down your suit cases and enjoy your new parisian life! Available from 1st of July 2020 up to 15th of October 2020.  Minimum stay: one month. 1200 euros/month (ALL CHARGES INCLUDED) + 600 euros safety deposit. If you are interested, please contact me gedo.desalins@wanadoo.fr. I have pictures I can send easily by e-mail. A few words about me : My name is Geneviève-Dominique de Salins and I am a retired University Professor in French Language and Literature, specialized in Didactics of French as a foreign or second language (FLE) I let my home in the summer time and go to my Brittany cabin to meditate, study and write. You are welcome to visit my French grammar site— www.myfrenchgrammy.com —  and so know me better.

Sunny and quiet flat near père Lachaise (11arrondissement). From 1 of April to 30 of April 2020, during my stay abroad, I rent my apartment. Good location (metro Père Lachaise, Saint Maur, or Saint Ambroise). It’s a pleasant and safe place with nice cafe, restaurant and grocery shop. My apartment is very quiet and light, 2nd floor, overlooking a garden. It includes a living room and a bedroom, 35 m2. It is furnished with all what you need, except microwave and TV ! You will find there olive oil, washing powder, everything to cook… a lot of French books and CD of classical music. The bed is a raised double bed (mezzanine) with new mattress. I’m looking for people who enjoys to live with my books and my things. No smoking. Wifi, washing machine and heating included. Researchers from H-France are staying by me since 2009. Bus 71 is direct To BNF and Ligne 3 for BNF Richelieu.  350 euros/week or 1100 euros/ the month all included.  You can find photos here : http://myappartment.monsite-orange.fr/. Please contact me (Carol) momu75@orange.fr. I organize a visit with Whatsapp.

Available 15 March – 8 May 2020. On the off-chance anyone is stranded in Paris and needs a place to stay, our flat is available. We won’t be able to make it back until May, sadly. Five minutes from the Canal Saint Martin and the Faubourg Saint Denis, a stylish, airy writer’s home, filled with books, art, and plants. Recently renovated, furnished with a mix of modern and vintage furniture and textiles, the flat is striking but homey. Spacious and comfortable (65m2), flooded with light, with a beautiful view over the neighboring Haussmannian buildings and the nearby Eglise Saint Laurent, 5th floor (elevator). The flat is composed of a large master bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom, living room/dining room, and open-plan kitchen. There’s also a baby room (with crib) as well, if you’re bringing a little one along. We love to cook so our kitchen is equipped with everything you’d need to prepare your own meals at home. Our apartment is chock full of books. I’m a writer and this is my working library; you’ll find everything from books about Paris (including a few helpful guidebooks) to French theory (in case you fancy reading some Deleuze by the canal) to the latest fiction and non-fiction. The neighborhood is very central; you can walk most anywhere from here, but if you prefer to take the metro we’re not far from Gare de l’Est (lines 4, 5, 7), where many buses stop as well. Photos and contact: https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=119639

One luminous and quiet bedroom to rent for a student or a researcher in a family flat near Bastille and Nation (from March the 15th, open-ended). I have a charming and comfortable flat (84m2) with three bedrooms, a living room, a fitted kitchen, a modern bathroom, a storage room, separate toilet, a long corridor with shelves and books and an old oak parquet everywhere. It is situated in a 1900 building of the 11th arrondissement (near the « place de la Nation »; underground line 9). The neighborhood is typically Parisian, with popular markets, art and craft stores and cafés. I am myself in 2020 in Washington for my work. Two friendly American and Swiss students live currently in the flat and will stay there until June the 30th (they study at the Institute of Political Sciences). The rental price for the room is 900 euros monthly (all-inclusive). The two other rooms will be available from July the first. The flat can be rented entirely by a family during the summer. Do not hesitate to contact me: lguilbert@hotmail.com

Furnished studio available in Reims from March-September, 15 minutes from Center city, 15 minutes from Sciences Po. Recently renovated. Short term lease possible. Contact apartmentreims@gmail.com for details and photos.


A very conveniently located 4 room apartment between Gare du Nord and Gare de L’Est in the 10th arrondissement with numerous buses, RER and metro lines. It is a furnished, 2 bedroom, sunny and quiet apartment (give on a courtyard). It is 51 sq meters on a 5th floor walk up (keeps you fit!). Ideal for a couple with 2 children. There is a parental bedroom with a double bed and a child’s room with a single bed and an extra large comfortable mattress if needs be as well as a double bed sofa in the living room. There is a large kitchen opening onto the dining room with a large table (fits 10 people). There is a bathroom with a toilet, a sink, a shower and a small tub. There is wifi, cable, 2 TVs, a wash machine, and a fully equipped kitchen and a piano. The area is very lively full of cafés, restaurants, grocery stores, an in-door market Le Marché Saint Quentin perfect for fresh food. All charges are included with a 500€ deposit. This apartment is free from April 4 to 19th (dates flexible) and from June 20th to Aug 31st 2020. 600€ a week or 1500€ a month. It is my apartment, for any photos and questions: Anne-Marie Grimaud at amg@interculturae.com.

Luminous, recently refurbished apartment, 44m2, on the first floor of a beautifully kept 19th century building in a lively and vibrant area of Paris (Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud,75011) Located close to innumerable bars and cafes, two biweekly food markets, plentiful supermarkets and boutiques in the vicinity. Two mins from metro Parmentier on Line 3.  8 minute walk to the Canal St Martin, same to the Parc de Belleville, to Place de La Republique, 20 minutes to the Marais. Montmartre 10 minutes on the metro, BNF 25 minutes on metro. Sleeps up to 4 people (one bed, one sofa bed). Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, with min dishwasher and washing machine, wifi, TV, DVD, landline with free local calls to and free calls to landlines all over the world. Can be noisy on the weekends unfortunately, but there is double glazing and external shutters to dampen the sounds of revellers! Available March 28-April 18 (dates can be modified somewhat if need be). 850 euros for the whole stay. Minimum stay one week. 500 euros a week. Please contact sarabielecki@hotmail.com.

PARIS APARTMENT FOR RENT. Mid July/Mid September- Dates flexible. NEAR POMPIDOU CENTER, Archives nationales and direct to Grande Bibliothèque. Several métro stations: Rambuteau, Etienne Marcel, Les Halles, Châtelet, RER. And many bus lines. Duplex, 5th and 6th floor, NO elevator. For three persons maximum. 80m2, very sunny and quiet safe neighbourhood, very convenient. Shops, bi-weekly markets, museums, cinemas within a couple of blocs. ADSL + Wi Fi. In the back, one comfortable bed-room for two, next to bathroom + toilet. On the street side, living-room and dining room-table for 6. Kitchen with gas stove + refrigerator… All equipped. 6th floor study (mansarde)+ one person futon bed. Rent : 1800 € for 4 weeks, 1500€ for 3 weeks. Minimum: 2 weeks/1200€, Telephone & internet included. Security deposit: ¼. For photos: http://nyhabitat.com/rental/search.php?apt=3039&city=paris-(Discard rentals offer). Contact : nelcya.delanoe@wanadoo.fr


LE MARAIS – PLACE DES VOSGES-BASTILLE– Lovely Ideally located 24 sq.m,  quite Studio, in the heart of Marais. This fully refurnished in 2019, is located on the 3rd floor of a XVII th century building in Marais, a few steps away from the charming Place des Vosges and Church Saint Paul. This studio is fully equipped. The charming living room with beams, overlooking the street, is equipped with a very comfortable (and easy-to-handle…) bed which can be adjusted as a queen size bed. It is equipped with antic closet. A splendid table found at the flea market can be used as a desk when checking your emails or writing some postcards… or eating. Fire TV is also available in the living room. Free DSL Wi-Fi Internet is available as well as free calls to landlines in the US, UK and several other countries. The flat is not air conditioned but there is an electric fan. The apartment contains a fully equipped open kitchen and a small shower room. The kitchen has a built-in ventilation system. There is a small washing machine but a Laundromat is located just a block and a half away, microwave, 2 ring electric hob, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, iron, all dishes and cutlery. There are linens, towels and hair dryer in the shower room. The entire apartment has been newly remodeled in 2019 with careful attention to restore the apartment’s original features while at the same time providing all modern amenities and conveniences. The apartment is no smoking apartment! The Metro line 1 is two steps away .The line 1 is the main metro line with which you can visit the entire city and sightseeings very quickly. There also line 5, 8. There a lot of restaurants and bars in the area. The apartment is perfect for 1 person. Monthly rent from 5th April 2020. Rent: 500 euros/week or 1400 euros/month. For further information, pictures please contact: bo.dido@yahoo.com


Sunny roof top flat, Paris-15e, Pasteur/Montparnasse Area. University professor offers a bright and fully furnished apartment of 35 m2 with a very large, sunny and charming terrace of 18 m2 on the last floor (4th without elevator) of an old building heightened in a very quiet street. Centrally located next to shops. Spacious living room with fully fitted kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with shower (washing machine etc …). Perfect for a couple. Sofa bed in the living room allows to welcome 2 visitors. WIFI, air conditioner. Safe building with digicode. Big supermarket open up to 10 pm, and traditionnel Boulangerie at the corner of the street. Walking distance to Montparnasse and direct buses and metro lines to Quartier Latin and BNF. Direct buses from the airports (Roissy and Orly) Rent is 1.450 Euros per month all bills included. Available from March the  3rd to April the 17th 2020. For photos and further informations, please contact me : sar@ehess.fr or stephane.audoin-rouzeau@wanadoo.fr.

PARIS CHARMING APARTMENT (near a park). Cozy, sunny and quiet apartment near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont (19th arrondissement) located in the trendy and vibrant neighborhood of Village Jourdain. Fully furnished and charmingly decorated 40 sq. meters apartment on the 4th floor (without elevator): one living room with an open kitchen, large bedroom (very comfortable memory foam mattress) with a study space and an old fancy desk, completely newly renovated bathroom (with tub), open view on a backyard and a church, therefore free of noise, and VERY luminous. Typical Parisian apartment with wooden floor, fireplace in each room, “moulures.” Former tenants loved the “very tastefully decorated place, the great Feng Shui and very homey feeling.” All facilities are included (bed linen, washing machine, internet and telephone for international calls). Convenient and friendly neighborhood with lots of shops, restaurants, cinemas. Ideal for one person or a couple, for researchers on sabbatical looking for a quiet and inspiring place to write and research. 5 minutes walk from Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 min. walk from subway station (Jourdain, line 11) / 15 minutes (by subway) from Chatelet (center of Paris). Available for weekly stays: March 25-31, April 3-12 & May 13-23, 2020. Monthly rent from end of July 2020 until January 2021. Rent: 500 euros/week or 1,600 euros/month. For further information, pictures and reviews by former tenants, please contact: steberard@yahoo.com.

Month of June 2020 in Paris: quiet, spacious one-bedroom apt available for June only, XVIeme arrondissement, village d’Auteuil, metro Mirabeau, one block from Seine. Bright, fully equipped, with separate office area, queen-size bed, loads of storage space, Italian shower, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer/dishwasher, all kitchen small appliances.  Perfect for one person or couple; not suitable for children.  Rent includes wifi, free calling to US, TV channels in English and French.  Monthly only, 1000,00 E for one person, 1500 E for two, includes all utilities. Contact: Valerie Sutter valsutter@gmail.com.

Paris Le Marais, on street joining “rue des Rosiers”. 3 rooms furnished apartment ideal for a couple, on 3rd-floor walk-up. 1 min walk from Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris or Archives Nationales. Living room with convertible sofa, bedroom with large double bed, dining room seats for six, kitchen, bathroom, entrance, hi-speed internet, unlimited phone to landlines, TV, piano. Photos available on request. Available May 18th, for a minimum of 3 months rental (dates flexibles), preferably for a whole year. Rental fee 1950€ per month, just add heating cost (approx.80€/month), local taxes (approximately 700€/year) and 1500€ deposit, contact information: Henriette Lemay henriette.lemay@gmail.com.

Furnished one-bedroom apartment (26m2), located in the vibrant Jourdain area (Paris, 19). Near grocery stores, wine shops, cheese shops, great cafes, bookstores and so on. The subway station (line 11) is across the street and Buttes Chaumont park is just a few blocks away.  On a short subway ride to the National Archives Caran (15 minutes away) and Richelieu National Library (20 minutes). On the third floor of the building (walk-up), the apartment has just been entirely renovated (new kitchen, new bathroom, new floor, new heating system, etc.). The open kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave-oven, utensils and washing machine.  The sunny living-room has a futon, TV, desk, and table.  The cozy bedroom overlooking the courtyard is very quiet. High-speed fiber internet. Rent: 850 euros/month.  Available: March 1 – June 30 and September 15 – December 15, but dates are flexible. Rent includes all building charges and internet. For more information and pictures, please contact covo.mj@gmail.com.