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Last Updated:  12 August 2020

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Room in Beautiful Marseille Apt, starting October 2020. My good friend Nora is renting a room in her big apartment starting in October. It’s only 450 euros a month. I’ve stayed there often. It’s located across from Palais Longchamp and L’IMérA, very near fun bars and great local shops, and it’s a 5 minute walk to the Friche Belle de Mai, 10 to the St Charles  Gare, 2 min to the tramway. The room is big, quite separate from the other bedroom, and looks out on tree covered, quiet, and sunny courtyard. Je loue une chambre dans mon grand appart  à partir du mois d’octobre, à 5mn de la friche belle de mai 10mn de la gare et 2mn du tram, en face quasi du palais longchamps et commoditées (bar sympa) . La chambre est grande et donne sur une cour arborée, tranquille ensoleillée,loyer est de 450euros. Please write me, Todd, at tshep75@jhu.edu and I can answer questions and put you in touch with Nora.

BASTILLE- GARE DE LYON- LE MARAIS -LOVELY IDEALLY LOCATED APARTMENT-60 SQ.M, EXTREMELY QUIET. As I will move in US for a couple of months, I propose my apartment for rent by week or month. This fully refurbished in 2018 apartment of 60 SQUARE METERS in Haussmanian building, is located on the 4th floor (without ELEVATOR ) of a XVIIIth century building, a few steps away from the charming Place de la Bastille and Le Marais. Fully equipped. The living room of 30 square meters, overlooking the street, is equipped with a very comfortable (and easy-to-handle) sofa bed which can be adjusted as a twin size bed. There are two marble fireplaces (chimney) with antic “biseauté” glasses. In the whole apartment there is very old and charming wood floor “point d’Hongrie”. Cable TV (with CNN International and BBC World among others) is also available in the apartment. Free 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 bedroom is very sunny and quiet. There is a twin bed and two big closets. All furnished with sheets, towels…. The apartment contains a fully equipped, separate kitchen. The kitchen has a built-in ventilation system. There are a washing machine, a dishwasher, microwaves, 4 ring hob, four, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, iron, all dishes and cutlery. The apartment has a shower and toilet (separate). There are linens, towels and hair dryer in the shower room. You can find in the apartment a few books with practical and useful tips on the area and Paris. The entire apartment has been remodeled with careful attention to restore the apartment’s original features while at the same time providing all cd modern amenities and conveniences. The apartment is no smoking apartment! The Neighbourhood: The apartment is near to Bastille and the Marais. There is a very big open-air food market “Marché Alligre” near to the apartment, as well as a 5 supermarkets and also speciality shops a block away. The apartment is near to Gare de Lyon where you can find a direct airport bus. The Metro line 1 is two steps away (100m).The line 1 is the main metro line with which you can visit the entire city and sightseeings very quickly. There also line 8. There a lot of restaurants and bars in the area. Price including all costs is 750 Euros per week or 2300 Euros per month. For photos, additional information and availability, please contact me at: bo.dido@yahoo.com.

My three-room 58 square meters’ apartment for rent from September 1st to November 15th 2020. Located in Ménilmontant, on the 7th floor, south-west facing, it enjoys an extraordinary complete panoramic view on Paris. A large living room (with a couch for a guest bed), a sleeping room, an office room (with another guest bed), a separate kitchen, a bathroom and separate toilet, and balconies on Paris. Fully furnished and equipped. Ideal for a couple. Wifi access with free calls to U.S.A and Canada (fixed and mobile) and to many other countries (fixed). One minute from the bus line 96, that crosses Paris through le Marais, Châtelet, Saint-Michel, Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Closest metro stations, Jourdain and Gambetta. Extremely nice neighborhood with parks, bars, book shops, and excellent shops for the daily life (boulangeries, boucheries, fromageries, marchand de miel, etc.). Minimum stay – one month. 1700 € per month (with a 1000 € deposit). Please write for further information and photographs to yvecohen@free.fr.


There were no new postings for the week of August 3.


PARIS 1ST ARR. 2-BD FURNISHED, SUNNY, FROM AUGUST 2020. 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 2.400 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. Monthly rent includes all building charges, taxes, and wireless internet.  Utilities (electricity, gas) are your responsibility. Please 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

I am subletting my one bedroom apartment in Paris 18ème from September 7th to the beginning of January. It is a charming 34m2 fully furnished apartment located near Marcadet-Poissoniers. The apartment is close to two different lines of metro (Line 4 and 12). It is a family neighborhood with plenty of supermarkets, little shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The rent is 900 euros (820 euros for the rent+80 euros for utilities). It includes electricity, water and internet. Pictures available. Let me know if you have any questions: sabrina.bouarour@gmail.com. // Je sous-loue mon beau et lumineux deux pièces de 34m2 situé près de Montmartre (Marcadet-Poissonnier) du 7 septembre 2020 à début janvier 2021. Il y a une chambre, un salon/cuisine équipée (lave-linge inclus), une salle de bains avec toilettes et un dressing. Idéalement situé près des lignes 4 (Marcadet-Poissonniers/Château-Rouge) et 12 (Marcadet-Poissonniers). 900 euros par mois (loyer+charges et wifi).Photos disponibles. N’hésitez pas à m’écrire si vous avez des questions : sabrina.bouarour@gmail.com.

FULLY-REFURBISHED 1-bd (32 sq.m.) IN TRENDY 17th/BATIGNOLLES NEIGHBORHOOD. Available 1. Sept. Our 2nd floor / 1ère étage apartment was renovated last summer, has a full kitchen, salle de bain with bathtub, separate WC, and washing machine (there is also a laundromat next door to our building for jumbo loads or dyers). Building has two security doors with controlled code and fob access. Located on a quiet street in an otherwise vibrant, charming neighborhood—many great bars, restaurants, and shops. Close to Parc Monceau (~7mins walk) and Parc Martin Luther King Jr (~5mins walk). Easy access to metro lines 2, 3 (~5-10mins) and the newly extended 14 (~2mins walk) as well as the L train (~2mins walk) that goes between Saint-Lazare and Versailles or Nanterre. 1,250€/mo, includes utilities, internet and tv.  Longer stays preferred. (Contact Meredyth at mwinter@fas.harvard.edu for more info).


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 renovated bathroom (with tub). Typical Parisian apartment with wooden floor, fireplace in each room, “moulures.” Open view on a backyard and a church, therefore free of noise, and VERY luminous. 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 very 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 from August 1 2020 until September 6, 2020. Rent: 500 euros/week or 1,600 euros/month. For further information, pictures and reviews by former tenants, please contact: steberard@yahoo.com