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Last Updated:  14 January 2019

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A light-flooded, comfortable, 80 m2, two-bedroom apartment with full-length south-facing balcony and panoramic views of the Bourse de Commerces and the gardens beyond it. It has been a happy, memory-filled home for scholars and families. On the fifth floor with elevator in an 18th c. apartment building, the flat is located on rue Coquilliere in the 1st arrondissement within walking distance of the Place des Victoires, the Marche du Montorgueil food market, the Louvre Museum, the Tuileries, the Palais Royale Gardens, and the old Bibliotheque Nationale. A wonderful location to write, walk and enjoy the wine, food, art, fashion stores, and streets and gardens of Paris. The apartment has a good sized entry hall; an eat-in fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas cook top, stove, large fridge/freezer; two bedrooms with plenty of closet space, one with a queen bed and french doors opening onto the south facing balcony; the other bedroom can be set up either with one queen size bed or two singles. There is a good sized living room, also opening onto the south facing balcony and view over the Bourse’s spectacular dome, with sofa and a dining table; good size bathroom with bathtub/shower and a full-size washing machine and stacked dryer; and two separate toilets.  Has worked well for many: from single academics, to partners, to families with small children on sabbatical. Closest Metros: Louvre Rivoli, Bourse, Sentier, and les Halles. Rent is 2.500 Euros/month rent with one month security.  We ask a half-month holding deposit at the time we both commit to the lease and we take it off the market, with the other half paid at the time the lease begins.  There is currently a regular cleaner who knows the place well – her costs are not included in the base rent, but we would ask you to keep this arrangement going on on fortnightly basis- she is good and nice and not overly expensive. Monthly rent includes all building charges, taxes, water, high speed wireless internet, and all utilities (electricity, gas). These average about 150E/m depending on season and we’ve just found it can be easier to leave all utilities – internet, gas and electricity – in our name as it is expensive to open and close accounts, complicated, and time consuming to do for both sides. References always helpful. 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: mja.architecture@gmail.com

Lovely and historic one-bedroom in the Marais available from January 15. It is tastefully furnished and has ceiling beams, iron bathtub with feet, and a working 17th century stone fireplace. It would be perfect for a graduate student, visiting professor or couple with child over 8 years of age. Very quiet, it looks out onto a vine and rose-covered cobblestone courtyard with a 17th century well. It’s located on the rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, just behind the Picasso museum and 1 minute from the Archives nationales. A vibrant and chic neighborhood full of art galleries, museums, gardens and fashion shops. The apartment is 52m2, 2nd floor (first in France) with an elevator. There is a separate kitchen, full bathroom with tub and separate shower, living-dining area with two pull out sofas and separate soundproofed bedroom with double bed. It is fully equipped with dishes, cooking utensils, linens, etc.  There is a large empty closet and plenty of bookshelves. The living room sleeping area with two pull out beds can be screened off for privacy. Dining room with table can seat 6-8.  The rent is 2000€/month with the preference of renting for 6-12 months, prorating during Christmas and Summer a possibility. Rent is all included — cable tv, high speed wifi, house cleaner, electricity, charges. For more information and photographs contact vs31@columbia.edu.


Room for rent in spacious and bright 78 square meter apartment between February 4 and end of May 2019 in the 12th arrondissement. To share with a 36 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. The room is in a cosy 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 36 year scholar.  Internet connection. Perfect for a single. No smoking and no pets. Rent 1100 €. Rent includes utilities (electricity, hot water, Internet). One-month deposit. For further information and pictures, write to moualdi@princeton.edu

Fully furnished 1 BEDROOM 35 sq. meter apartment in Paris, 11ème St MAUR / VOLTAIRE /OBERKAMPF area, available during the 2019 school holidays: February 9-24; April 20-May 6; July 10-August 25 2019. 750 EUR / 2 weeks. (400 EUR /week; 1200 EUR/month). Charming, bright & quiet apartment on the 4th floor of a small turn-of-the century well-maintained building with an elevator, overlooking the beautiful and quiet Square Gardette in the trendy St Maur neighborhood. Wireless high-speed internet, hardwood floors, energy efficient electric heaters. Newly-equipped kitchen area: LG washing machine, medium-size fridge, 4 infrared burners. Bedroom: queen-size high rise bed (firm and comfortable mattress). Small shower-room designed with taste (Italian-inspired shower space). Towels and sheets provided. The Square Gardette neighborhood has bakeries, butcher shops, four city markets, organic shops, delis, restaurants of all kinds, and specialty cafés. The Oberkampf neighborhood, Bastille and the Marais are close by. Three metro lines (9, 5 and 3) take you relatively quickly (less than 25 minutes) to any place in Paris. Photos available upon request. 200 euro deposit and references required. Contact: Laure Canadas, laure.canadas@gmail.com


Retired Franco-American professor wishes to rent her charming condo in Paris 15e for about 2 weeks this winter. (Or to exchange it for a place in Florida). She also wants to rent it next summer between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2019 for 3-8 weeks. The apartment is 70m2 and is near Vaugirard metro and 5 buses. (two direct buses to Latin Quarter and BNF). 5 minute walk from Institut Pasteur, 2 mins. from Mediateque Marguerite Yourcenar. Calm street near shops, restaurants, cinema, open market. Bright and sunny, greenery, nicely decorated. Living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms (one serves as a study/guestroom but has a very comfortable trundle bed with Bultex mattresses that can be used as a single or a queen-size bed; the main bedroom has queen-size bed), and fully-equipped kitchen (with dishwasher, oven and microwave). Bathroom and separate toilet. Rent: US$ 2000 US a month. Includes 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 pets and no smoking in the condo. 60 euro cleaning fee if applicable. Contact HK2409@gmail.com

STUDIO PARIS 11- special discount- 7-23 FEB. 2019. I am off to Villa Medici on a grant so my 30m2 studio is free from February 7-13. Nice view on a garden, bright, quiet, entirely furnished, well-maintained. New double-glazed windows as of Nov. 2018; electrical system and bathroom renovated in July 2017. Sleeps two people comfortably. 3 metro stations: St-Maur; St-Ambroise; Père-Lachaise. Pleasant and safe neighborhood. 6th floor with elevator. Modern building with living-in ‘gardienne’. If you stay all 16 nights, the rent is 600 euros. If you stay one week, the price will be 45€/night. Cleaning fee (30€). It includes all utilities (wifi, electricity, water, heating, etc); linen provided. 2 large closets. Washer. Equipped kitchen. Photos provided upon request. Contact Pascale Rihouet: prihouet@risd.edu


14 Sq Meters on Rue Nollet, 75017 Paris, close by the Place de clichy. Available from 12.22.2018 until 08.31.2019 (possibly to be extended until 08.31.2020). 550 Euros a month (electricity and wifi excluded). You will enjoy this very quiet 1-room apartment on the 3rd floor facing the courtyard, entirely painted over one year ago. Bathroom including shower, sink, toilet, laundry drying rack, a large closet and a large window. Living area with a large window rented with sleeping couch, large folding table, chair, tools, shelve, plenty of closet space, opaque curtains to block the morning light, lamps, and including a kitchen space with fridge, electric plates, and kitchen ware, electric heating. Locked room downstairs where you can leave your bike 🙂 Just a few steps away from a lot of bars and restaurants, organic food stores and the Cinema des cineastes. 5 mins away from subway lines 2 and 13, bus lines 30, 54, 68, 74, 80, 81, 95. If you have any questions, contact me at sabineenvoyage@gmail.com