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Last Updated:  1 June 2020

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Lovely bright 15 sq. room available from June 1. Located near the Jardin des Plantes, in an apartment is to be shared with a 70+ visual artist. It has a double living/dining room, kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine) and the rest. And a piano (!). Utility bills and wifi included. Various bus and metro lines within a few minutes. Boulangerie, Picard frozen foods, and grocery stores a few doors down. 800€ per month, For more information and/or photographs: contact@ricardobloch.com.

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 beginning of June 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.

LE MARAIS – PLACE DES VOSGES-BASTILLE– Lovely ideally located 24 sq.m, quiet 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 antique 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. For short stay, a couples of months maximum. Rent: 500 euros/week or 1200 euros/month. For further information, pictures please contact: bo.dido@yahoo.com.

One room to rent in a luminous and quiet apartment near Bastille and Nation. The flat (84m2) has three bedrooms (2 singles, one double), 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. One single room is already available (from April, open-ended). The two other rooms will be occupied by two Sciences Po students for the academic year 2020-2021. The rental price for the room is 800 euros monthly (all-inclusive). Please contact: lguilbert@hotmail.com.

PARIS AUTEUIL: Retired professor offers her sunny, one-BR, 75 sq mt apartment in Paris XVIe, spacious, perfectly furnished for long stays when she is not there.  Metro Mirabeau. Wifi, free telephoning to the US, washer/dryer, dishwasher, all small appliances make for a very comfortable stay.  Tons of closet space.  Available monthly in September and November 2020 and 2021.  Longer stays may be arranged.  Perfect for single person or two people; not appropriate for children.  Two minutes from metros and buses.  Reasonable prices; ask for spec sheet and photos. valsutter@gmail.com.

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 washing machine, 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 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.

Available from September 1, 2020, hoping that things will be more normal by then and that international travel will be possible: Spacious two bedroom apartment in the Latin Quarter (6th arrondissement/neighboring the 7th). Classic 85 sq meter two-bedroom apartment located on Rue Saint-Placide. The nearest metro stations are Saint Placide and Sèvres-Babylone. The Bon Marché is down the street and there are all sorts of convenience stores in the area, as well as cafés, restaurants, supermarkets… A short walk from the Luxembourg Garden, place Saint Sulpice, St Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse… The apartment is located on the third floor (second US) of a 19th-century building with elevator, intercom and video. The master bedroom (king-size bed, closet, chest of drawers), the sitting-room (decorative fireplace, tv, phone) and the dining-room overlook the street (western exposure, double windows) while the second bedroom (single bed+folding bed, chest of drawers, closet, desk), the kitchen (four gas rings, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/deepfreeze), the bathroom (tub, shower, washing-machine) and separate toilets (washbasin) have an eastern exposure overlooking the courtyard. There is an entrance corridor in between with closets. Rent : 2700 euros/months, including utilities/phone/high-speed internet. Electricity/gas according to consumption. Long-term preferred but don’t hesitate to get in touch about availability. For more information and photos please contact me at ds.robinet@icloud.com.

QUIET, COZY APARTMENT IN PARIS (BASTILLE AREA). I rent my furnished, one bedroom apartment from June 2020 onwards, for shorts stays. It is situated just outside metro station Voltaire in a lively neighbourhood with many cafes, shops and supermarkets. Gare de Lyon railway station, Place de la Bastille and Place de la République are at walking distance (15/20 minutes). The apartment measures 32-square meters. It has a living room, a little kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed, and a bathroom. It is on the sixth floor (with elevator), under the eaves. It is quiet and bright. Free high speed Internet. Washing machine. Linens and towels provided. Work desk in the living room. Please note: no TV, no smoking, no pets. 500 EUR per week, 1250 EUR per month. Deposit requested. Minimum stay: 1 week. Maximum stay: 1 month. Longer stays are possible during the summer. Contact: giulia.scalettaris@gmail.com, +33 6 45071563.


PARIS 1ST ARR. 2-BD FURNISHED, SUNNY, FROM END JULY 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 2.300 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. We have had a regular cleaner who knows the place well – her costs are not included in the base rent, but we would ask you to consider keeping this arrangement going on on fortnightly basis- she is good and nice and not overly expensive. Monthly rent includes all building charges, taxes, and wireless internet.  Utilities (electricity, gas) are your responsibility and have averaged about 170Euros/month depending on season. 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

Retired Franco-American professor seeks to rent her super-clean condo for a minimum of 2 weeks anytime in July, August or September 2020 so that she can go on holiday somewhere. Great, very safe, non-touristy neighborhood. Near Vaugirard metro and 5 buses. (2 direct buses to Latin Quarter and BNF). 5 minute walk from Institut Pasteur, 2 mins. from Mediatheque Marguerite Yourcenar. 15 min. walk to Montparnasse train station. 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 large fridge, dishwasher, oven and microwave). Bathroom and separate toilet.  Washing machine in kitchen. Perfect for reliable couple or 1 or 2 singles. No smoking. One extra person negotiable. Price includes utilities, bedding, cable TV with CNN, BBC, etc., high-speed Internet connection for Ethernet or WIFI, and free local and international calling. 1800 euros (or $2000) a month. 1100 euros (or $1200) for 2 weeks. Photos available upon request. hkinparis@yahoo.com

Paris XXth, Large 1bdrm sublet with huge windows, 1100 USD/month all included. Located in the heart of the XXth (Père-Lachaise / Gambetta / Ménilmontant), a very bright and sunny 1 bedroom (approx 40m2): living room, full kitchen), Shower, and bedroom with double bed) located on the 7th top floor (elevator) of ultra secure building, with very rare wide open view (no buildings blocking sky, very rare). Pet welcome. Fee includes electricity, heat, landline, internet, TV, water. Amenities include fridge, oven, microwave, washing machine. Available early June but negotiable. Minimum Stay 6 months, and willing to reconsider rent a bit for longer stays. Contact: nancyknezevic@yahoo.fr


STUDIO NEXT TO BIBLIOTHEQUE RICHELIEU. Minutes from the Louvre, a  sunny writing hub… 22 sq. m. Perfect for a young scholar, this is a quiet apartment in the center of Paris. It has nice view, is entirely furnished, well-maintained, in a building from the early 18th century. Electrical system and bathroom renovated in July 2012. 4 metro lines (stations: Les Halles, Pyramides, Palais royal, Bourse). Pleasant, lively, and safe neighborhood. The place is ready to rent from now. There is only one important thing to know, which is that it is on the 5th floor with NO ELEVATOR.   Rent is 1100 euros/month and includes all utilities (fiber optic wifi, electricity, water, heating, etc); linen provided. 1 large closet.  Equipped kitchen. Photos and references at https://www.airbnb.fr/rooms/1543250. Contact Emmanuel Dayan: emmanuel.dayan@sciencespo.fr


Studio Montparnasse-Falguiere. Less than 5 minutes to 4 metro lines and 10 bus lines. In a well-kept Concierge building with double digicode security, entirely refurbished by a renowned architect in 2019. Small but lots of space, this is what the architect do! Previously a ‘loge de concierge’, it is a rez-de-chaussée (ground (UK)/first (US) floor), perfect for a single or a couple, with a big window overlooking the very large ‘cour intérieur’. One main room with Rolls Royce-level sofa bed. Dining table, desk, numerous empty closets, full kitchen (combined oven-microwave, Nespresso, induction stove, fridge, etc.), cable TV. Very high ceiling. Tiled bath with Italian shower, window and washing machine. Available year-round on a weekly basis and up to four months starting in May 2020.  Heat, electricity, Fiber internet, linens included : 400€/week; 700€/2 weeks; 1100€/month. Price can be negotiated for 2 to 4 month-rentals. No pets and no smoking. More info and photos: gwen@denigot.com.

Paris Le Marais, 55m² apartment 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 October 3rd 2020, 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

Available July 8-August 31, 2020 for stays of at least 2-3 weeks. 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 (new Casper queen bed, bookshelves, dining table and chairs, linens and dishes included) and well equipped (HDTV, microwave/oven, washing machine) 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). Rent payable in EUR or USD. References from previous tenants and pictures available upon request. Email ajb6f@virginia.edu if interested.