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Last Updated: 28 July 2014

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1 OR 2 MONTH RENTAL: 1 January 2015 – 25 March 2015 (exact dates negotiable)

A lovely, centrally located one-bedroom apartment on rue Saint Maur in the 11th district. Perfect for one person or a couple.

The 29 m2 apartment is located inside a courtyard with greenery (no street noise). Located on the 1st floor (French; 2nd floor American), it is composed of a living room, with a table and two chairs, and a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, dresser, large wardrobe, two armchairs and a TV (all TNT channels included). Three large windows in all, and the bathroom has a bathtub.

The apartment has a kitchenette and is equipped with an oven, microwave, washing machine, and comprehensive cutlery as well as linens. Internet service is included.

Three metro stations are conveniently located nearby: Goncourt on Line 11 (5 minute walk), Parmentier on Line 3 and Belleville on Line 2 (7 minute walk).

A large supermarket is just next door to the apartment on rue Saint Maur, and a doctor and dentist can also be found on the same street. Canal Saint Martin is in walking distance (10 minutes), as are several other vibrant neighborhoods, including République; Châtelet and Bastille are easily accessible by metro (10 and 20 minutes, respectively).

Rent: 1000€ per month, all included. No smoking, please. If interested, contact Margot at margot.combeau@gmail.com.


Bright and spacious room in the 5th arrondissement near Gobelins to rent from September 1, 2014 for a semester or preferably the academic year.  The large 20 sq.m. room has high ceilings, wooden floors and a window onto the boulevard. It is  in a first floor, 90 sq.m., typical Haussmann-style apartment shared with a 60+ male photographer with a background in science (Harvard). It includes a single bed, with a second mattress beneath, desk, bookcase, shelves, radio/CD player.

Walking distance to metro lines 5 and 7, rue Mouffetard and Jussieu. Bus lines 91 and 67 across the street, lines 27, 47, 57, 83 and 89 within a short walk. Various boulangeries, grocery stores (Carrefour, Picard, Franprix) a few doors down.

Rental includes all utility bills, wifi and telephone (with free calls to Europe and US) as well as complete shared use of the apartment with its double living/dining room, washer, TV, piano and kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge).  950€ per month all inclusive. One-month deposit.

For more information: contact@ricardobloch.com


Studio bd de l'hôpital, près de la Gare d'Austerlitz et du Jardin des Plantes, métros, autobus, commerces. Kitchenette, WC et douche. 680 € charges comprises. Répondre par courriel à iceg@noos.fr ou appeler Mme Montenay au 01 44 74 77 92


T1 (1 living/bed room + 1 separate kitchen + full bathroom) apartment available on the Quai de Conti, right on the Seine, next to the Académie Française from August 17th – September 15th (flexible dates). From the windows you have a view on the river, the Bateaux Mouches, the Louvre (just in front of the house!) and even Montmartre from afar. From the other side, you can see the Tour Montparnasse and the picturesque Parisian roofs of the 6th arrondissement. Two RER stops to the BNF.

This exceptional location (just a block from Saint Germain de Près) and charming space is fully equipped: it has a washing machine in the unit, a comfortable loft bed, fully-equipped separate kitchen/study area, a large bathroom with bathtub and shower. The space measures 32m2.

Located on the top floor of a 7 story nineteenth-century building, with elevator, it has five large Velux windows that allow for a nice cross-breeze.

I am asking for 300 euro/week – this includes utilities, wi-fi, and free phone calls to French landlines and all US phones.

Please contact Elena at elenabaus@hotmail.com


1 room in a 2 bedroom apartment available from September 3rd to September 30. The room includes a full-size bed, a bookshelf and a desk. The 45m² apartment is located near Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement close to the metros : Château Rouge (line 4), Barbès-Rochechouart (line 2) and Marcadet-Poissonniers (line 12). Apartment includes full kitchen with all amenities, a living room, and a small bathroom with a shower and separate toilet. Cable/internet/utilities all included. 550€ for approx 1 month, negotiable for shorter stays. Email : gwencariou@hotmail.fr


EIFFEL TOWER SUBLET – September through January

I'm looking to sublet my beautiful, light-filled, 33 square meter studio on the Champ de Mars garden near the Eiffel Tower.  It's available from September to late January.  All mod cons, recently renovated, concierge.  Centrally located at École Militaire metro in the 7th arrondissement near rue Cler, convenient to SciencesPo, the EHESS, and the Saint Germain area.  A short walk to the river and Berges de Seine promenade.  Sleeps 2.

Photos available at: https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=65882

1000 Euros per month plus refundable deposit.  No smoking in the apartment.

Contact: larabelkind@yahoo.com


My Paris apartment, 42 sq. meters, completely furnished, 2 rooms, full kitchen, large bath will be available for rent for the academic year 2014-2015. Located in the "Oberkampf" district of the 11th arrondissement, it is close to metro stations Parmentier, Oberkampf, and St. Ambroise (3 different lines). The Bastille is within walking distance. The building is on a quiet street off lively rue Oberkampf, which is lined with shops, markets, and cafés. On the fifth floor (no elevator), the apartment is light and sunny. The living room looks out on the quiet street and has a western exposure. The bedroom looks onto a spacious courtyard (also quiet) and has an eastern exposure. The apartment has gas heat and comes with linens, dishes, a washing machine, a telephone, and a television. Well equipped with ample work space as well as bookcases, it is ideal for a visiting scholar. It can also accommodate a couple (double bed). Rent: US$1300/month for a single tenant (preferred), US$1500 for a couple. "Charges" and high-speed internet connection (cable) included; utilities and fixed phone line not included. Security deposit. Available from August 14, 2014 through approximately May 19, 2015. I envisage a minimum rental period of 8  ½ consecutive months within this time frame. No smoking in the apartment. No pets.

Please contact me at lmartens@hotmail.com.


Very charming studio apartment, 26 m2, with lots of character, located at the heart of Montparnasse neighborhood, close to the jardin du Luxembourg and to the Quartier Latin. Comprised of one room, a separate kitchen, and bathroom with a small bathtub, the apartment offers a view on the gardens of a nearby convent. At the fifth floor, on the courtyard side of the building, it is bright (south-east facing) and very calm. Equipped with an oven, a stove, a fridge, a washing machine…. Bed is a double  futon. Free internet access + free calls to U.S.A and many other countrys. Electricity, linen and cleaning are included. Montparnasse is renowned for its famous restaurants, cafés, bars, and a rich cultural life (movie theaters, bookshops, etc.). Closest subway stations are Raspail (lines 4 and 6), Vavin (line 6), Montparnasse (lines 4, 6, 12, 13), Port-Royal (RER B, direct access to and from Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport).

Apartment available preferably for academic year and independently of the year, available in July and August. Pictures available upon request!

Monthly price : 1100 euros (plus a safety deposit returned upon departure)

Thanks for your interest ! cath.b5@gmail.com


One-bedroom apt to rent in Paris 11th

Renting my 33 m2 one-bedroom apt in the Bastille-Oberkampf area for August and September. Large bedroom with full bed, desk, chair, closets. Large equipped eat-in kitchen. Bathroom with bathtub and washing machine. Balcony with a beautiful view. Very clean, lots of light, and quiet. Close to supermarkets, cafes, cinemas, a swimming pool, farmer's markets and libraries in one of Paris' most vibrant neighborhoods. Situated on the 7th floor (with lift) of a typical parisian building from the 1920's. Metro stations: Richard-Lenoir (line 5) is downstairs, Saint-Ambroise (line 9) and Saint-Sébastien-Froissard (line 8) are 5 minutes away. Bastille is 10 minutes away (lines 1, 5 and 8). Velib and Autolib stations nearby. 

Price: 1100€ per month

350€ per week

Available from August 7 to September 31

Contact: Isaure Pisani-Ferry

Pictures on demand at ipisaniferry@gmail.com or +33620378118


STUDIO IN MONTMARTRE FOR RENT : Ideally situated, 5 min walk from the Sacré-Cœur (métro Lamarck-Caulaincourt on line 12), in the heart of Montmartre, close to cafés, boulangeries, everyday outdoor market, supermarkets, restaurants, and all kinds of shops. The studio is cosy and very quiet, furnished with taste, perfect for a research stay in Paris. It is 27 sq. meters (300 sq. feet), has one large room with one double bed and a futon which can also be a bed, a wardrobe, table and chairs, cable TV, DVD player, wifi, books, hifi system, etc. Sheets, blankets and towels will be lent. The kitchen is separated and has all the necessary equipment (all new) : induction cooker, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, crockery, etc. The bathroom has a large bathtub. It is on the (French) first floor and overviews a quiet courtyard with plants.

The price is 950 euros per month all included (electricity, internet, free phone calls to the US landlines and mobiles, free calls to mobiles in France, etc.). 20 min bus ride to the BN rue Vivienne. Available from the beginning of September. Academics who have stayed at my place can provide reference.

Please email Claire ckhelfaoui@hotmail.com for more info and photos.


1BR in Belleville from August 4-28 (dates flexible)

40m2 1-bedroom apartment located on the top floor of a typical 19th-century building on a small street in Belleville, less than a 5-minute walk from the Métro Belleville (lines 11 and 2).

- Three skylights keep the apartment bright and allow for good air flow. Hardwood floors throughout.

- Bedroom with full bed looks out over a quiet courtyard and has wonderful views of northeastern Paris. Ample closet space is at your disposal.

- Living room with two desks, 3-seater couch, and small dining table faces the street and the southeast of the city (Gare de Lyon and the Bibliothèque nationale visible in the distance).

- Open kitchen equipped with a 4-burner gas stove and oven, electric kettle, and other cooking essentials.

- Washing machine next to the large fridge/freezer.

- Internet: fiber-optic, WiFi.

- NB: the apartment is a walk-up, so is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

The neighborhood is extremely diverse. There are a variety of great restaurants just outside the building (Chinese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese), as well a few French "néobistrots" within easy walking distance (a couple of them recommended by the reputed Fooding Guide). The gorgeous Buttes Chaumont park is less than a 10-minute walk away.

Ideally, we'd like to find someone for the 4th-28th of August, but we can rent for the whole month if that is more convenient. Photos and references (we've rented to H-France members before, and have had only good experiences!) upon request. We look forward to hearing from you!

€925 (all included) for August 4-28.

€1075 (all included) for the month of August.

Contact: fgthuillier@gmail.com


Montmartre, facing Sacre Cœur, typical and charming place; a romantic flat with two gorgeous views, one window facing the Sacre Cœur and Eiffel Tower, the other dominate the illuminated roofs of Paris. 40m2 for 2 or 4 people, fully furnished, sunny, cosy and beautifully décorated.

Living room with sofa bed, room with big bed, nice fire place, beautiful traditional wooden beams. Located on the 4 eme floor of a nice building with elevator in a quiet street near place du tertre in Montmartre, one of the most typical districts in Paris. (1 mn walking).

Near the métro and the funicular. Safe building with digicode and interphone.

Amenities: kitchen fully equipped, microwave, fridge, toaster, oven, coffee machine, kettle, washing and drying machine, internet accès, Tv câble. Bathroom with shower. Separate toilet.

All utilities included (linens, towels....). Price 1690€/month. Available from now onwards.

For more information, you can ask me: Martinechetrit@hotmail.com.


Available from August/September 2014 for full year, or possibly longer, light-flooded (3 windows), 6th floor Paris apartment consisting of two adjoining rooms with wood floor, plus separate bathroom and kitchen. 30 sq meters.  Fully furnished, with kitchen utensils as well as bed linens and towels, new fridge, washing machine, full bed, couch, wireless internet.  Elevator building with guardian and code.  Apartment overlooks leafy courtyard with panoramic view of southeast Paris. Ideal for one person; no smoking, pets, or parties.  Located in the 5th arr. close to the Pantheon, Sorbonne, and ENS.  15 mins by bus to BNF; line 7 metro to AN Richelieu.

Rent: 1025 euros/month, includes electricity, heat, internet, telephone subscription (but not calls).  Photos upon request. References required.  Contact:  jerwas@gmail.com


For rent from July 25th to September 1st 2014

Lovely sunlit apartment, (70-75m2), located metro Belleville-Goucourt not far from République. Warm and cosy. Pleasant and large living room with a great view of the east of Paris (5th floor with elevator), two bedrooms with double beds and a crib, kitchen, bathroom with shower, bathtub and toilets. The apt is very quiet, fully-furnished and equipped (washer, burner, oven, full-size, refrigerator/freezer, microwave), plus high-speed internet connection (it is free with the phone to call US cell/home phones), linens, dishes, cookware... Only a few stops away from the Centre George Pompidou, there are also plenty of shops, cafés around. Photos available on demand.
650 euros a week / (utilities included); If rented for the entire month of August, 1650 euros. A deposit of 250 euros or dollars will be requested and returned at departure.

email: corinnesullivan@yahoo.com


Two scholars and writers renting their apartment is the north of Paris by the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. It's on the 5th floor and faces the trees. The bedroom is very quiet with a view on a garden. Peaceful apartment and neighborhood, it's ideal for strolls between the Parc and the Canal, with friendly cafés (Rosa Bonheur, Chics Types) around the block and close to food shops. The subway Laumière will lead you to the Marais in 15 minutes. Shelves full of books and DVDs for evenings at home. Kitchen & bathroom fully equipped, washing machine and dishwasher, linens and towels included.  Available from July 23rd until August 11, with a possible extension until August 18.  Price: 500 euros/week.  For more information, contact Cloé Korman at cloe.korman@hotmail.com or 00 33 (0)6 42 33 15 40.


August 2014 (dates flexible)

Studio (24m2) between the Place de la République and the Canal St. Martin decorated with 60s lamps, engravings, and other vintage touches.

- Bedroom on the mezzanine (full bed, dresser, armoire). 
- Separate, recently remodeled kitchen with electric kettle, two burners, and a small toaster oven.
- Living room with 2-seater couch that pulls out into a full bed, desk, and expandable formica table. 
- Bathroom with tub.

The apartment is a walk-up (6th story), so is unsuitable for those with limited mobility. It is one block from the République metro station (lines 3, 5, 9, and 11). Walking the opposite direction, you reach the Canal St. Martin in less than 1 block.

As the apartment is located close to the Place de la République, there is street noise from people talking (not from cars, as the street dead-ends into the Place) from Thursday-Saturday, but it's not noticeable when the double-paned windows are closed. A powerful fan keeps the place cool.

Photos and references upon request!

€685 (all included).

Contact: amelia.spooner@gmail.com


Apartment for rent in the North of Paris/ Pantin, ca. 15 July to 15 September 2014.

2 rooms + kitchen, 45 m2. 300,- eur week/1050,- eur month

The apartment is just a few steps from the metro station Aubervilliers-Pantin-4chemins, line 7. It is next to a weekly market, four supermarkets and several other shops. There is a very good boulangerie just on the rdc of the same building, a Velib-station on the other side of the street, and getting to the Parc de la Villette or the Canal Ourcq takes a 5-10 min walk. The archives of the Foreign Ministry can be reached in less than 15 min.

It is a charming and clean apartment, fully furnished with all facilities included (washing machine, internet/phone flatrate, etc.). Photos on request.

I had good experiences during the last 9 years with sublets on different listservs. If you are interested, please contact: kaynar@ehess.fr


Amazing 1 bedroom apartment under the roofs of Paris, extremely central (in Châtelet, 4th arrondissement, all metros and RER lines), with a breathtaking view on Tour Saint Jacques, the Seine, the "Conciergerie", etc. Brand new furniture, double queensize bed in the bedroom, convertible in the living room, 27m2. All facilities included, linen, washing machine and internet provided. A lot of shops, restaurants and cafés around. At the very heart of Paris, in the touristic area, 10 mn walk from Pompidou museum, 15 mn metro to the Bibliothèque Nationale. Very sunny, clean apartment (new bathroom, paintings etc.). A dream of a place to discover Paris! 450 per week, 1100 for the month, available from 3d august to 1st of September.
For more information or pictures, contact me at elsa.capdg@gmail.com.


Paris, sublet from late Sept (negotiable) to end December 2014 (and possibly beyond):

large, furnished 32m2 studio flat in the 16th arrondissement, in a quiet street off Avenue Mozart. It's a charming apartment with a marble mantelpiece and wooden floors, separate bathroom and toilet, and a fairly basic kitchenette. Classic turn of the century building, 6th floor, lift, overlooking rooftops, quiet safe area, 50 metres from the metro, near shops, stores, restaurants, the Auteuil market, etc.

Rent is 850 Euros a month, which includes water and cable TV/internet/landline (allowing free calls to French and European landlines as well as to American and Canadian cellphones). Electricity/heating will have to be added to that. It's amazing value because I've lived there for over a decade, and I'm not trying to make a profit subletting it. I would, however, like for someone quiet and reliable to stay there, single occupancy, no parties. If interested, tell me a little about you, and I will send you details and photos. Contact alixtam@gmail.com



I am renting my lovely apartment (all furnished) in August and September (period is flexible, possibility of a longer period)

The appartment is located in the center of Paris, in the 11th district, in the lively Oberkampf area (metro station : L3 Parmentier/L2 couronnes).

It is a 42 square meters apartment with 1 Bedroom and 1 living room. There is an American kitchen full of cooking tools.

It is very calm and bright with many windows.

Rent is 1100 euros/month (electricity and gas must be paid separately by the tenant, which is approximately an additional 30 euros/month in summer)

Here is a link to see the pictures : https://picasaweb.google.com/ulmann.sophie/ApartmentToRent?authkey=Gv1sRgCJnz6uvt2N2_pwE

Please contact: dsj2110@columbia.edu


Spacious two and half room (38m2) flat for rent in the 11th (rue Amelot), close to three metro stations (Republique, Oberkampf, Filles de Calvaire) and to the Oberkampf area. There is a double bed in the bedroom as well as a very comfortable double sofa bed in the living room and a small kids' room with a bed for a child up to seven years of age. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and the apartment has WIFI, telephone (free calls to fixed lines the US, Australia, most of Europe and many other locations), cable television and a washing machine. It is in a lovely building with a courtyard, two flights up (sorry no elevator). The apartment is available in from August 2014 until the end of January 2015 on a monthly basis with preference given to stays of 3 months or longer. The monthly rate is €1,300 plus a €50 cleaning charge upon departure.  The prices stated apply to cash payments only; non-cash payments will incur a surcharge of 25%. WIFI, basic phone and cable charges are included in rent. A security deposit of EUR 200 will be requested.  Photos can be sent upon request.  Please email meganheuer@gmail.com


Available august 18 to 31 and from october 22 to november 6. A beautiful, quiet, well-lit, and furnished apartment that is perfect for individuals and/or couples researching in Paris. Located on the fourth floor (no elevator) of a building on a very quiet street off of Place de la Nation. The apartment’s location means that you are perfectly located for easy access to a range of public transit, including Metro lines 1, 2, 6, and 9, as well as the RER A. Door-to-door to the Bibliothèque nationale de France on line 6 is only twenty minutes; the Archives nationales is only four stops to Saint-Paul on line 1 followed by a five minute walk. You also have incredibly easy access to a range of grocery stores (Monoprix, Franprix, etc.) as well as a number of great cafés and restaurants. Even better, however, is that every Wednesday and Saturday morning, about a five-minute walk from the apartment, is a fantastic (and huge!) market on the boulevard de Charonne. The apartment is 31m2, and comes with a living room, bedroom, bathroom (with shower), kitchen, a washing machine, and Internet. Rent is 400 euros per week, 700 per 2 weeks and includes all of the utility charges (electricity, internet and telephone). I am happy to provide photos and references upon request. http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=79130

Contact: maylisbellocq@hotmail.com ou mbellocq@u-bordeaux3.fr


Charming one bedroom apartment, 41 sq. meters (441 sq ft), lots of character, beautiful furniture and carpets, located at the heart of the trendy Batignolles neighbourhood and a few steps away from 2 big parks. One big living room (shelves, small sofa bed, working desk, big table for dinner), one big bedroom (big closet, working desk (antique ‘secrétaire’), shelves and king-size bed), separate kitchen fully equipped, separate toilet with a window, and bathroom with a large shower. The apartment offers a view on a quiet courtyard on the one side (kitchen and bedroom) and on the street on the other side (living room, double-windows though rather quiet). On the (French) third floor, no elevator, in a typical end of the 19th century Parisian building. Bright and calm. Equipped with a microwave, a stove, a fridge and freezer, a washing machine, coffee machine, etc. Free wifi internet access + free calls to U.S. and many other countries.

Electricity and linen are included. Safe building with a concierge. The neighbourhood is known for being very lively (numerous cafés, bars, boulangeries, everyday indoor market very close, Franprix 50 meters away, many designers shops, antiques shops, etc.). Closest subway stations are Brochant (a couple of minutes), La Fourche (5 minutes) or Place de Clichy (lines 2 and 13, 10 minutes). Bibliothèque Nationale 20 min with bus line 74, BNF 30 min, Pompidou Center 20 min). Apartment available from now on. Minimum stay is 2 weeks, maximum is 3 months.

Pictures available upon request. Rent : 1300 €uros per month, 700 €uros for two weeks

email Claire: ckhelfaoui@hotmail.com


Chambre à sous-louer: je pars à Copenhague du 3 août jusqu'au 2 novembre et je cherche quelqu'un pour sous-louer ma chambre dans un appartement de 100m2 à deux pas de République et le Canal Saint-Martin. La chambre est meublée et a une surface de 20m2 et un petit balcon d'où vous pouvez voir la place de la République et le Canal. Il y a un grand salon et une très grande cuisine très bien équipée. Wifi, machine à laver, etc. inclus. Il y a deux autres co-locataires, une femme italienne et son fils de 15 ans, mais ils sont tranquilles et restent de leur côté de l'appartement. L'appart fonctionne comme une coloc (pas une chambre chez une famille)--c'est facile à inviter des gens, faire des petits apéros, etc. Le loyer est 600 EUR/mois. Envoyez-moi un mél à ian.dullsville@gmail.com si vous vous y intéressez.

Room to sublet: I'm leaving for Copenhagen from August 3rd to November 2nd, and I'm looking for someone to sublet my room in a 100 m2 apartment right next to République and the Canal Saint-Martin. The room itself comes furnished and is 20 m2 with a small balcony from which you can see the Place de la République and the Canal. There is a large living room and a huge kitchen with everything you need. Wifi, washing machine, etc. are included. There are two other flatmates, an Italian woman and her son, but they're very relaxed and keep to their side of the apartment. The apartment works like a flatshare (not a room in a family's home)--it's very easy to invite people, have drinks, etc. at the apartment. The rent is 600 EUR/month. Send me an email at ian.dullsville@gmail.com if you're interested!


Paris 5th, August 11th till the 31st.

Last minute offer for the second half of the month of August. Exceptional value across from the Jardin des Plantes in the historical latin quarter of Paris. 800 euros per week, all inclusive. Quiet neighbourhood, in the very heart of the oldest part of the city within minutes of the Seine, Saint Michel, Odéon, Notre Dame, the Pantheon, the rue Mouffetard... The apartment is located in a quiet street set between the cooling green of two famous gardens - the national botanical gardens and the Roman arena. Though the street is quiet, the neighbourhood is animate with a broad range and extraordinary variety of restaurants, cafés, food markets, bakeries, shops and historical sites.

The apartment is on the third floor (with elevator) of a beautiful 18th century building, with a cobblestone courtyard. It has two bedrooms, both equipped with double beds, a bathroom with shower and WC in separate closet. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a large range of cookbooks in English.

The living room, with piano, television has a broad range of international channels, a separate DVD player, WIFI Internet connexion, an eclectic CD collection, extensive library and free telephoning to North America, Australia, Europe, China...

Contact us for further information.

Photos available on request. Contact: Geoffrey Finch

Tel: 33-9 50 79 24 99; Tel: 33-1 45 87 25 03;  Cell: 33-6 69 22 33 87; Email: geofree77@gmail.com


ROOM TO RENT in the heart of PARIS (Sacré-Cœur), well-served by bus, vélib and metro (Anvers, Abbesses, Pigalle, Barbès-Rochechouart) available from the 13th of July until the end of August. 

Very nice, bright and quiet room for two persons in large and cozy apartment fully equipped on 2nd floor of 19th century building with a lovely inner courtyard. Rent is 300 euros a week, inclusive of all bills. Internet included (wifi broadband), washing machine, dishwasher, free telephone to landlines in the US and many other countries. Ideal for spending a good time in Paris, in a typical neighborhood. Photos available upon request. Please contact Giulia Fabbiano, gfabbiano@hotmail.com

Lovely 2 BR 2 Bathroom apartment in Lyon, centrally located with a fantastic kitchen, balcony and living room. Available from 28 July - 21 August. 250 Euros a week with flexible dates. Pictures available on request. Please contact mhd248@nyu.edu.


Spacious (54 sq. meters) Loft on a Private Courtyard

Formerly an artist's atelier with an enormous window on the north wall,  the apartment is located in a private courtyard at the end of a cobblestone impasse just off Place Basch, the bustling heart of the XIV arrondisement . Excellent public transportation (Alesia on the #4 metro line two minutes away, the 28/38/68/62 bus lines directly across the street plus a velib station at the end of the Impasse); the neighborhood abounds in excellent restaurants, in convenient shopping from large supermarkets to specialty shops.   Parc Montsouris and the Luxembourg Garden are a 15 minute walk or 12 minute bus ride away.

Entry to the courtyard is protected by a digicode and gardien; the apartment is on the second floor but, with double volume ceilings, this is the equivalent of a fourth (with elevator). The exposure is north/south with light as a constant from the north window and from two windows on the second level facing south. On the loft's first level: a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area that seats six people easily, comfortable couches, an entry with ample closets. On the second level: the studio area with a single bed, the television and a computer work space. Adjoining is the bedroom with double bed, ample closets, and the bathroom with basin, WC and large shower. Here too, ample closets!

All linens, towels, etc. are supplied; the kitchen is completely equipped with microwave and fan ovens, washer/dryer, refrigerator, halogen stovetop and all cooking equipment. Air conditioning in the form of a reversible ceiling fan recently installed.

A printer/scanner is provided as is a free ADSL connection and WiFi, free telephone calls to land lines and mobile phones in theUnited States and to land lines in Europe; all utilities included; maid service of 4 hours twice monthly included in stays of 4 weeks or over.

Rates are currently scaled as follows:

One week - 800 Euros/Two weeks - 1500 Euros/Three weeks - 2000 Euros/

Four weeks & over - 600 Euros per week

Security deposit required to hold reservation.

 For photographs and comments from  former guests, please see www.vrbo.com  (listing #49706); for information regarding our second atelier immediately adjacent to this, see www.sabbaticalhomes.com (listing #56988).

For more information about the apartment or the area, please contact ottaann@gmail.com.


Large, bright and tastefully furnished 33 sq. m. studio in the 11th arr. available for rental from 1 September 2014. The first-floor apartment is above a courtyard and has its own private entrance and resembles a little house. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge, oven, stovetop, microwave, washing machine, and dishwasher; a large bathroom with bath and shower; a sofa that can be used as a double bed for guests; a wooden desk; a dining table and chairs; and a double bed in a high mezzanine (you can walk under it without bending your head even if you're more than 6 ft. tall and sit up in bed with no problem). It’s a second home so everything you need is there: plenty of towels, linens, tableware, cooking utensils, etc. 3-min. walk from metro Couronnes, also near Belleville and Parmentier, as well as many cafés, restaurants and shops. In short, a lively and fun neighborhood. Twice a week there is a large market around the corner. 1025 euros per month including utilities, charges, cable TV, broadband and telephone service. Photos and references available. Contact Tony Swift at swift@essex.ac.uk or antonbystrii@yahoo.co.uk.