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Last Updated: 23 May 2016 

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A room with a view in Montparnasse (6th arr.). A bright, quiet and very convenient studio (25sqm) next to Jardin du Luxembourg.  A queen size bed, a table, a large desk with a good chair, a little kitchen and a bathroom. Available from July 1st until mid-September (dates are flexible). Fantastic transportation connections: down the street you find RERB-Port Royal (going straight to Orly or Roissy CDG) and 3 metro stations: lines 4 (Vavin), 12 (Notre-Dame des Champs) and 6 (Edgard Quinet). A Velib' Station (the City Bike system) is facing the front door of the building. Gare Montparnasse is a 15-min walk and Gare de Lyon is direct by Bus 91 as Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est are direct by line 4. The Sorbonne is on the other side of Jardin du Luxembourg and BNF in direct access by line 6: door to door in 25 minutes.

Independent movie theaters such as Les 7 Parnassiens and Le lucernaire are at 5 minutes, and mainstream ones at 10! The resourceful Librairie Tschann is next door; variety of grocery stores (biocoop', regular and discount stores), farmers' market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; bakeries, butcher, cafés are few meters away. The studio is in the heart of Montparnassse.

Towels and linen provided. Internet access with and without Airport, home line phone and printer.

400 euros for a week; 1000 euros for a month. Available between June 17-24 and in July and between August 10-22 -- dates are FLEXIBLE. Contact: emm2s@virginia.edu -- pictures can be provided.


Available from August 22nd to December 31st: Great location, 5 min walk from the Sacré-Cœur (2 min walk to métro Lamarck-Caulaincourt on line 12), safe and trendy area, great village-like atmosphere, close to many cafés, boulangeries, everyday outdoor market, supermarkets (Champion, Franprix, Monoprix…), restaurants, and many other shops with everything you might need. The studio is cozy, very quiet, safe (2 doors with code to enter the building and a reinforced door for the studio) and very clean. It has wooden floor and is furnished with taste (antique furniture and carpets). It is perfect for a research stay or a writing retreat. It is 27 sq. meters (300 sq. feet), has one large room with one double bed (top quality and very comfortable) and a futon which can also turn into a bed, a wardrobe, table and chairs, book shelves, cable TV, DVD player, wifi, hifi system, etc. Sheets, blankets and towels will be provided. The kitchen is separated and has all the necessary equipment: induction cooker, small dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, oven (all these new), microwave, crockery, etc. The bathroom has a large bathtub and a window. It is on the (French) first floor and overviews a quiet courtyard with plants. The price is 900 euros per month all included (electricity, heating, Wifi internet, free phone calls to US landlines and mobiles, free calls to mobiles in France, etc.). 20 min bus ride to the BN rue Vivienne, 15 min with the métro to the very centre of Paris. Academics who stayed at my place can provide reference. Email Claire: ckhelfaoui@hotmail.com


I have a nice apartment in Paris Montmartre facing the Sacre Coeur.

Typical and charming place, romantic flat with 2 gorgeous views, one window facing the Sacre Coeur and the other looking out over the roof of Paris.

40m for 2 people (or 4 for a short time) fully furnished, sunny, cozy and beautifully decorated.

Living room with sofa bed (very comfortable). Bedroom with big bed.

Nice fireplace, traditional wooden beans.

Located on the 4e floor with elevator of a nice building in a quiet street close Place du Tertre. (1 mn walking. Near the Metro and the funicular. Safe building with digicode and interphone Amenities: kitchen fully equipped (microwave, fridge, toaster, oven, washer and drier, internet, cable TV. Bathroom with shower, separate toilet. All utilities included (linens, towels....)

Available from June 1. Price :1650 euros/month. If you need more information and photo you can ask me Martinechetrit@hotmail.com.


University professor offering lovely, bright two bedroom apartment in Paris, available from 1 August 2016 - 30 June 2017 (some flexibility with dates possible). Perfect for a sabbatical year.

Next to the wonderful Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement, Pyrénées-Buttes Chaumont neighbourhood. Recently renovated apartment, combining stylish furniture and fittings with original mid-19th century style.

Contemporary and comfortable eat-in kitchen (fully equipped, induction hotplates, oven, fridge+freezer, dishwasher, appliances etc) with dining table opens onto a spacious lounge room. Main bedroom with double bed, built-in wardrobes and storage. Smaller second bedroom/study, currently set up with a single bed for our daughter and large built-in wardrobe. Beautiful bathroom with extra-large shower. Solid oak flooring throughout, freshly painted, double glazed windows, quality heating, lots of natural light. Cable wifi, TV, free phone calls to most landlines in the world Linen, towels, kitchen equipment etc. included.

Bedrooms overlook our quiet courtyard, lounge room looks over a little Parisian square with a couple of cafés and restaurants (but without much traffic and not noisy). 2nd floor, no lift. Central location without being caught among the tourists. Hip and friendly, multicultural neighborhood with excellent restaurants and cafés, 100m from entrance to the park -- perfect for jogging or relaxing, or for kids to play in, summer picnics. Métro line 11 to Hotel de ville in 8 minutes. Fruit and veg markets 3 times a week. Quiet street.

Fully furnished. All bills included (heating, water, electricity, phone, internet, taxes etc). 1900 euros per month. 60m2. Contact anthony.cordingley@univ-paris8.fr.


Bastille/Ledru Rollin Area – for Academic year.  Monthly rate is 1675€.  Available September 1st for the academic year 2016-17 or longer (flexible start, semester rentals might be considered). Beautifully restored, fully equipped and furnished loft apartment (50m2) in the Bastille/Ledru Rollin area (11eme). Lower level consists of a living room with an open kitchen (a sofa which open into a single bed, TV cabinet, coffee tables; bar, two bar chairs, small desk, folding dining table and chairs – sits 6); bedroom with queen-size bed (large closet); bathroom. Upper level (open mezzanine) consists of an additional private sleeping area that can serve as a separate bedroom (double bed) and an office area (desk, chair, book shelves).  Extending shelving and storage space in corridor.  4eme étage (no elevator).  Fully renovated and painted, Washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DSL (+wifi), free calls to landlines worldwide. Building situated in a secluded enclosed court; apartment full of light, windows facing west, and with open view of Paris roof tops. 4 minutes’ walk to the Bastille, near 3 metro lines (1, 5, 8) and numerous bus lines. 4 minutes from one of the best open air markets in Paris. Close to shops, restaurants, supermarkets, 2 gyms within 5-minutes’ walk.  Monthly rate is 1675€.  Available for viewing.  Contact:  Hagit at hborer@gmail.com.  For more information consult http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/hborer/lappe2016-year.htm.  More pictures at https://www.flickr.com/photos/25808930@N07/sets/72157610537049120/.


2 bedroom apartment in central Paris, available from September 2016 to June 2017, dates are flexible.

Spacious, beautiful, bright and fully furnished apartment in the 15th arrondissement in modern residency with private gardens in quiet street. Centrally located next to shops, book stores, food market thrice a week, cinemas, restaurants, and public transport (several bus and metro lines). Walking distance to Montparnasse and direct bus and metro lines to Sciences-Po, BNF, and several universities.

2 bedrooms overlooking quiet private garden (master bedroom with king-size bed and two desks, smaller room with single bed and a desk, wardrobe and bookshelves), large living-room and separate dining area with lots of natural light. Spacious walk-in closet and built-in wardrobe and closets.

Quality heating, fully equipped open kitchen, bathroom (with bath tub/shower) and separate wc, double-glazed windows, high ceiling, Internet, cable TV, telephone, and WiFi. 7th floor with elevator.

Available for full academic year (September 2016 - June 2017, dates are flexible). Rent is 2.000 Euros per month all bills included. Contact: jeromegame@hotmail.com.


Very quiet and well-lit studio (30m2). Located at Bastille (11ième), rue de Charonne. (5mn walk from Place de la Bastille, 2 mn walk from metro Ledru Rollin). The studio is in a modern building surrounded by gardens, i.e. away from the street. 7th floor with lift. Warm and cozy. Stores, cafés, restaurant, Opera, Cinémathèque, Marché Aligre just there!  Pleasant and sunny living room with a wall to wall sliding glass door, balcony. Comfortable double sofa bed. CD player, (no TV).  Kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove. Linen+ dishes, cookware. Bathroom with shower and bath tub.  Perfect for single or couple esp. because of its location and quietness. Photos available on demand. 
475 euros/week (utilities included) Contact: francoisesullivan@gmail.com

BELLE studio disponible pour un(e) doctorant(e) ou professeur dès le 1 juillet à Gentilly. 17m2, meublé, avec beaucoup de lumière, notre studio est 5 mn à Cité Université/Parc Montsouris à pied, 12 mns à la BnF en tram et 10-15 mns au centre de Paris en RER. Situé dans un bel immeuble rénové, le studio a une cuisine avec une cuisinière et un frigo; une salle de bain avec toilettes et douche; un lit avec un lit gigogne au-dessous; un armoire, une table avec deux chaises, deux tables de nuits et plusieurs lampes.
Transport: RER B (stations Cité Université ou Gentilly); Tram (stations Cité Université ou Stade Charlety); Bus lignes 21 ou 67.
Disponibilité: 1er juillet 2016, pour un an de préférence. Nous cherchons quelqu’un de sérieux qui est calme et très respectueux. Nous préférons quelqu’un qui parle français mais anglais ou espagnol nous conviennent aussi. 650 euros/mois + gaz et électricité; 2 mois de caution avant (1300 euros); L’internet n’est pas inclu mais très facile à installer si vous le désirez.
Contact: Maryse Brochot, mbrochot@icloud.com ou 06 51 87 81 58

BEAUTIFUL studio available for a doctoral student or a professor starting July 1st in Gentilly. 17m2, fully furnished with lots of good lighting, our studio is a 5 mn walk to Cité Université/Parc Montsouris, 12 mns to the BnF by tram and 10-15 mns to the center of Paris by RER. Situated in a newly renovated building, the studio has a kitchen with stovetop and a fridge; a bathroom with a toilet and a shower; a bed with a pull-out bed underneath; a close, a table with two chairs, two nightstands and several lamps.
Transport:  RER B (stations Cité Université or Gentilly); Tram (stations Cité Université or Stade Charlety); Bus lines 21 or 67. Very easy to get to from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
Availability/Terms: July 1st 2016 - July 1st 2017, more or less. We are looking for someone serious who is quiet and very respectful. We also prefer someone who speaks French but English and Spanish work for us as well. Rent is 650 euros/month, plus gas and electricity; The deposit is 2 months rent (1300 euros); Internet is not included but is easy to install yourself if you wish to have it.
Contact:  Maryse Brochot, mbrochot@icloud.com or by phone  06 51 87 81 58


As composer and visual artist, my companion and I will be in residency during the summer break, and are offering our Parisian apartment for rent from early July to the end of August.

The apartment is classical and spacious with clear walls, a wooden floor, elegant ceiling moldings, large windows on both East and West sides, and a number of indoor plants. It is situated on the fourth floor (no lift), on a quiet street a minute away from the Place Gambetta. The surface is 56 square meters (624 square feet), and the settings are: a bedroom (with a large double bed), an office (which can be used as a second bedroom) with a grand piano, a living room, a full kitchen (equipped with induction hotplates, oven, fridge, freezer, appliances, but no dishwasher), a large bathroom (with washing machine) and separate toilet. 

Gambetta (20e arrondissement), is a lively neighborhood with small shops (boulangerie, fromager, poissonnier, cavistes, organic market), an outdoor market, nice cafés and restaurants, local theaters... The apartment is near the Père Lachaise Cemetery and a short ways away from the hilly park of the Buttes Chaumont. The metro (line 3) is a few steps down the street, along with several bus and vélib stations.

The rent, 1550 euros per month, includes all expenses (internet, heat, electricity). 

Contact: Sarahmiller26@hotmail.com, or Januibe@hotmail.com. Photos and testimonials on demand.


One-bedroom 28 m2 apartment in the 11th arrondissement near the Place de la Nation (M Rue des Boulets), with easy access to the BNF. Fully furnished living room, bedroom with mezzanine double bed and single bed underneath, small shower room and kitchen with oven/microwave and washing machine. Quiet and light, views of large green courtyard, parquet floors, marble fireplaces, sixth floor with no lift. Rent: €350/week or €1050/month, includes Wi-Fi, internet phone with free calls to landlines, all charges. Available 4-24 June, 1-17 July, from 1 September. No smoking in the apartment. Contact: t.baycroft@sheffield.ac.uk.


For rent from May 12 to June 12 in the center of Paris (Paris 13th/5th, Bd Arago, M° Gobelins), 40 m2, one bedroom, one living room, bathroom, recently redecorated, bright, quiet, 2nd floor (no elevator) in small 1910 building (parquet floor, fireplaces with mirrors), fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, TV, high speed internet. All linen and towels are provided. Perfect for single or couple. Convenient access to the BnF.

1 200 €/month, 600 €/ two weeks. All charges included.

Please email : lcrips@eila.univ-paris-diderot.fr.


Artist owned split level apartment with ample room for a family. 76 square meters spread out over two levels of open space. The three bathrooms and two bedrooms offer a total of 4 beds (2 doubles and 2 singles plus possibility of extra mattresses) for accommodating up to 6 comfortably. The apartment is part of a magnificent 17th century hotel particulier. Treat yourself to a rare opportunity to live the heart of St Germain des Pres in a charming setting on one of the most sought after streets in Paris. Modern amenities include high speed internet access via WIFI, free local and long distance telephone calls to cell and land lines, and a flat screen TV with cable. The country kitchen is replete with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, induction stove top, and self cleaning convection oven, as well as a brand new clothes washing and drying machine. A big long wooden table seating 6 or more makes for convivial meals created from the great markets nearby. Organic market on Sundays, street markets on other days, a gourmet market at the department store Bon Marche, not to mention the supermarkets, traiteurs and bakeries (including Poilane) just outside my door. The upscale neighborhood is home to boutiques, antique dealers, art galleries, great restaurants, famous cafes (Deux Magots, Cafe Flore, Brasserie Lipp) and museums. Walk to many museums (Orsay, Rodin, Louvre, Delacroix, Maillol, etc) and sights (Notre Dame, the river Seine). This apartment is the perfect place from which to explore Paris with multiple bus lines and metro lines (4, 10 and 12) criss crossing within a block or two. After a long day come home to the quiet of this magnificent tree filled setting. Apartment opens out onto an elegant formal garden which is private to the building. Totally safe with a 24 hour gardien. Towels and linens provided. Photos and other dates available on request. Rates depend on length of stay and number of guests (maximum of 6 but will negotiate). Available July 16-21, July 31 to August 20 and August 26-Sept 5, 2016, Minimum 3 nights. Refundable breakage/key deposit required. Photos available on request. Contact 75006gouache@gmail.com for more information and rates specific to your stay.


Paris apartment available during 2016-17 academic year

Ideal apartment for a couple or an individual in a wonderful neighborhood of the 11th arrondissement not far from Bastille. Two rooms, 50 square meters, Haussmannian-style building of 1894: 3 marble fireplaces, plaster relief on ceiling, hardwood floors.  This is our home, and it is fully equipped for living (linens, pots, pans, etc.).  $1150.00/month includes all charges, taxes, utilities, fiber-optic internet connection, calls to landlines within France and to the US. Available August 10, 2016-May 17, 2017.  Preferred rental period is for the academic year but we will consider a four-month period. No smoking in the apartment and no pets. Photos available upon request.  Contact Richard Shryock (shryock@vt.edu).


Lovely apartment available in Montmartre: July 1st 2016 to October 1st 2016

To rent in Paris ,  Montmartre, great area to live in : rather a village-like aspect of Paris:  Abbesses area, with many food and wine shops as well as fashion, a very central location in Paris, 2 metro stations : Pigalle (12 &2 line) Abbesses (12 line) and Blanche (2 line) as well as many bus stops:67, 30 (to Etoile Charles de Gaulle) , 54, 80, 95, close to Gare du Nord / RER B (leads to Roissy Airport as well as Orly). Ride to BNF and EHESS very easy, as well as to Archives Nationales.  Louvre and many museums are very close.

The apartment has a very attractive view on Montmarte like an Amélie Poulain postcard ! 6 floor with elevator; a very silent and quiet 110 m2 apartment,  large sunny living room, table for 6,  queen size bedroom, another bedroom with  2 separate beds (can be together),  bath room with shower and bath, Tastefully furnished, hardwood floors. Separate WC,  dressing  room with washing machine,  well-equipped kitchen with stove/oven a dish washer and freezer.  The residency "Villa des platanes" is a private residency (concierge) built in 1895, in the neo renaissance style. It is like a small village with courtyards and gardens. The lovely main one is available for residents.

Rental includes WiFI, TV Tel (free for France) but power and gas are to be paid separately according to use.  

750€ /week ,  2500 €/month

References and photos available, please contact martine.bour@gmail.com.


MONTPARNASSE south,  PARIS 15 éme…  2  AUGUST  2016 ……27 FEBRUARY 2017

A charming studio, in a very nice area, popular and artistic village atmosphere. Unic second hand “Books Market” in Paris and  parc “Georges Brassens nearby: perfect for your footing, pic-nic and “passegiata”. Very near: Tram, métro line 13 direct to St Denis and bus 95 to Montparnasse, St Germain and Bnf Richelieu, 88, 62 direct to Bibliothèque F.Mitterrand. 

A lot of good foodstores, some excellent backeries ,nice restaurants and bars.Open fresh food market, twice a week, nearby.

My STUDIO: 33 m2, second floor with lift with charming typical old Paris view. Very quiet...very bright...W.NW facing...All inclusive. High speed internet, TV, DVD player /free phonecalls  all world fixe n° and France, USA mobile n°. No extra charges. Gaz cooking and oven, double size bed, sheets, iron, shower +tub, no smoking.

1100 € / month, 1000 €/month for 2 month and more, 350 € / week, 50 € /DAY all included  mandel.carine.paris@gmail.com    

For Google maps, see rue de Chambéry with studio view facing rue Villa-Franca

Ask for pictures and references.


Quiet, charming studio in the lively Oberkampf quarter, 11th arrondissement, Paris. Metro Oberkampf or Filles de Calvaire. Available from August 15th, ideal for doctoral candidates on their research year. Fully furnished with a comfortable and efficient work station. 17 square meters plus outdoor space, a garden, and a separate storage shed. Loft bed maximizes space and a sofa bed on the main floor is convenient for guests. 650 euros a month includes utilities, charges, high-speed internet, and a land line.  Contact: els340@nyu.edu for more information including photos.


Paris rental for academic year 2016-2017

Are you a faculty member or dissertation researcher looking for a Paris apartment for the 2016-2017 American academic year--defined as August 11, 2016 through May 15, 2017?  My apartment in the Oberkampf district of the 11th arrondissement will be available for a single rental between those dates.   A September rather than an August start date is possible, but the May 15 end date is fixed.  8-month minimum rental.  The apartment, 42 sq. meters, completely furnished, 2 rooms, full kitchen, large bath is spacious for one person; it can also accommodate a couple (double bed); it is not suitable for two roommates. On the fifth floor (no elevator), the apartment is light and sunny. The living room looks out on a 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, a television, and cable internet. Ikea-type furniture.  Well equipped with ample work space as well as bookcases, it is ideal for a visiting scholar. The neighborhood is wonderful: the building is on a small, quiet street off lively rue Oberkampf, which is lined with shops, markets, and cafés.  It is close to metro stations Parmentier, Oberkampf, and St. Ambroise (3 different lines). The Bastille is within walking distance.  I am looking for a mature, clean, responsible tenant.  Pets and smoking in the apartment are not allowed.  The rent, $1100 for a single person or $1300 for a couple, and the security deposit are payable in USD.  If you think this apartment and you might be a good match for each other, please send me an email to that effect.  Many H-France members have lived in this apartment in the past.  lmartens@hotmail.com


Available August 1-31, 2016. 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 (queen bed, large bookshelves, dining table and chairs, linens and dishes included) and well equipped (HDTV, microwave/oven, washing machine, etc.) 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. 850 euros/month, which includes all utilities (electricity, cable TV, super fast fiber internet, and unlimited local/international phone). References from other H-France subscribers and pictures available upon request. Email ajb6f@virginia.edu if interested.