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Last Updated: 9 December 2013
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MOST RECENT:I am a
university professor in Paris. I will be leaving France from December
18th to January 7th and I would like to rent my apartment during this
The apartment is ground floor - close to Montparnasse neighborhood in the 14th - 50 meters from the Pernety metro station.
It is 57 sq meters and has a garden of 30 meters.
includes a bedroom and a large living room with a convertible canape -
meaning that it is quite convenient for 4 people Internet and all other
services are included
Rent is 120 Euro per night for a minimum period of 1 week Pls. send me an email if you want to see photos.
3 BR appartement in the center of Paris (1250sqft).
and comfortable apartment in the 19th Century Haussmann Style, with
moldings, wood parquet, large antique mirrors and 10 feet ceiling.
BR, one office (that can be used as a BR), one large sitting room, two
bathrooms (one with a shower, one with a bathtub) and a large kitchen
with a dining area.
and fully equipped: washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave,
fridge and freezer, high speed internet, telephone, etc.
near the Gare du Nord, the Grands Boulevards and Montmartre. It is a
lively area with good restaurants, cafés, bookshops, groceries, movie
theatres and a nice covered market (Marché Saint-Quentin). Very
convenient for all public transportation (metro lines 4, 5 and 7, RER
B, Eurostar and Thalys trains).
and my wife will be on sabbatical during the spring semester 2014. The
apartment is available between January 2014 and August 2014 Rent : EUR
For pictures and details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely Montmartre 1 bedroom apt, March 15- August 31, 2014.
our 50 sqm apartment there are a bedroom, a dining room, an office with
a single person sofa-bed, a bathroom, a small kitchen, and a
picturesque balcony with a charming view of the Paris roofs. It is on
the fifth floor of a 19th-Century building (with no elevator) and is
cozy and bright. The bedroom and the kitchen overlook a small and quiet
garden, the office and the dining room look out on the street. The
exposure is north/south. The floor is wooden parquet. The flat is
provided with a washing machine, a cook stove with a big oven, a
computer with unlimited DSL and wifi internet access. It is supplied
with linens, towels, dishes.
It is located right at the foot of
the Montmartre hill, only ten minutes’ walk from the Opera. The nearest
Metro station (lines 2 and 12) is 1 minute up the block. The two main
shopping streets of the neighborhood are rue des Abbesses and rue des
Martyrs, each of them is two blocks from the apartment. Both have a
charming market where one can find everything, from wine to cheese and
flowers. Many cafes and restaurants are within a walking distance from
The price is 1430 euros/month, all utilities (and WIFI
connection, telephone calls to land lines in the United States and
Europe) included. You will pay electricity based on your usage. Shorter
terms may be considered. Deposit required.
Contact : email@example.com
POSTED ONE WEEK AGO:(Revised Dec. 9: revisions in boldface):
artist's loft located in a reconverted factory building in a private
gated group of lofts/artists homes (150m2=1500sqft). Suitable for
4-6, it is an ideal gathering
place for families or couples and a peaceful spot for writing and
research. The ground floor features 20 foot high ceilings,
comfortable couches* and chairs, a spacious dining area with a fully
equipped, open plan kitchen, one double bedroom with small en suite
bathroom/shower area, and an additional shower room and WC. Iron
steps lead to the mezzanine level and two additional double bedrooms,
one with ensuite bathroom/tub, the other with a comfortable double loft
bed, desk and large window. One or two rooms also possible at a reduced rate. [*can sleep one additional person, i.e. 7 total]
owner is herself an artist and occasionally rents studio space to other
artists so you might find one or two works-in-progress lining the
walls. The apartment is cozy (central heating plus fireplace) and
luminous. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a terrace with
chairs and table and garden common space where children can play
safely. Located in Ivry-Sur-Seine/Paris 13th arrondissement,
central Paris (St. Michel /Notre Dame, Louvre, Chatelet) is three stops
or 10 minutes ride on the RER C line; a stop further is the Quai
d'Orsay, followed by the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. There is
a Velib bike station close by for easy cycling into Paris. A
short walk or bike ride takes you across the Seine to the Bois de
Vincennes with its peaceful lake, floral park and historic
chateau. Shopping is extremely convenient and less expensive than
in central Paris, with a huge Carrefour supermarket approx. 100 meters
away. Three days a week (T,W,F) you can buy fresh produce and a
variety of goods at a typical French open air market in front of Ivry's
19th-century city hall. There are bakeries, cafes, and
restaurants in the vicinity. Just down the street the Le Luxy
theatre offers a selection of French, independent and international
films, as does the nearby MK2 Bibliothèque Nationale
cinemaplex. For a December holiday reunion, short
sabbatical, business or teaching contract.
1 BR 600 euros/wk
For photos and further info pls. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED TWO WEEKS AGO:
Very charming studio apartment, 26 m2, with lots of character, locatedat the heart of Montparnasse neighborhood,close to the jardin du Luxembourg and to the Quartier Latin. Comprisedof one room, a separate kitchen, and bathroom with a small bathtub,the apartment offers a view on the gardens of a nearby convent. At thefifth floor, on the courtyard side of the building, it is bright(south-east facing) and very calm. Equipped with an oven, a stove, afridge, a washing machine….Bed is a double futon. Free internet access + free calls to U.S.A and many other countries. Electricity, linen and cleaning are included.Montparnasse is renowned for its famous restaurants, cafés, bars, anda 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 toand from Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport).Apartment available from: January 1st 2014, preferably for the rest of academic year.Pictures available upon request!Monthly price : 1100 euros, (plus a safety deposit returned upon departure)Thanks for your interest ! email@example.com
13th arrdt, place Jeanne d'Arc, nice and fully furnished studio 30 m2
(+ 330 sq ft). Perfect size for one person. Quiet and very sunny, sixth
and last floor with lift in a modern luxury building, very
secure, private garden inside. Balcony. Cable TV, high
speed DSL, printer, fridge/freezer, espresso machine, microwave, oven,
washing machine. Available February 1st 2014 (or before) -
May-June 2014. 27 bus (direct to quartier latin, Louvre, Opéra)
and other lines, subway stations Bibliothèque François Mitterrand or
Chevaleret, lines 6, 14, RER. Lots of shopping and a bi-weekly market.
Entrance hall, small kitchen, walk-in/dressing, bathroom, all the
necessary staples from cookware and towels/linen. Large room with 2
sofas (a double convertible futon and a single one), armchairs, desk,
library shelf, table.
950 euro all utilities included (building
maintenance fees, electricity, cable TV, high speed DSL), but
phone must be paid. (Safety deposit returned upon departure). Photos
available. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Located
on line ten of the metro (Vaneau) in convenient walking distance
of Sèvres-Babylone and the EHESS annex at 105, Boulevard Raspail, this
is an ideal writer's/scholar's retreat. 40 sq. meters, one
bedroom with bathroom en suite, fully equipped eat in kitchen
(microwave/stove/grill combo and induction stovetop), elegant living
room that seats five around a coffee table; study area with desk,
printer and a wall of bookshelves. Internet television and
telephone with free calls to the US. Queen bed, tiled bath
with tub and rainforest shower head. There is a
separate laundry room with top-of-the-line washer and exterior vent
dryer. Concierge building in private square with double
digicode security. Rez de chaussée: A view of greenery from
front and back courtyards adds to a feeling of quietness and rest.
Heat, electricity, internet, international telephone included. $500
per week or $1800 per month, payable in dollars, plus greeter fee
of 100 euros and post departure cleaning fee of 60 euros, payable in
euros sur place. A $250 security deposit will be requested and
refunded after return.Perfect for a couple or single person. Colleagues only please.No pets and no smoking in the apartment. Photos upon request. Available:December 2 through 14January 10 through March 5March 25 through May 1For pictures and further information, please contact A. Kaplan, Email: email@example.com
POSTED THREE WEEKS AGO:
Paris 20th, ONE BEDROOM, Jourdain /
A newly renovated and furnished one bedroom
apartment in the heart of Belleville.
Located on the 7th floor (no elevator) of a
unique 19th century Parisian building, it offers a great view of the city and
plenty of light - very important in grey Paris.
The living room/bedroom has a high-qualify
sofabed, closet space. The kitchen and bathroom are both nicely laid out and
convenient, and are fully equipped with pots and pans, kitchenwares, linens,
towels, etc. The bathroom is also fully equipped. All windows have double
The apt has permanent Wifi access.
Both the Parc de Belleville - a beautiful
garden overlooking Paris - and the Parc des Buttes Chaumonts - the most
original park in the city - are very close to the apartment. It only takes a
two minute walk to get to the metro station, on Line 11, and about 10 minutes
from there to reach the center of the city. There is also a bus stop nearby as
well as several bicycles station. The area has plenty of wonderful stores -
bakery, meat stores, organic markets - and delicious little restaurants and
bars. Pictures on demand.
Available starting November 5th for weekly
or monthly rentals.
Price : 330 euros/week and 970 euros/month
Please contact Celine : firstname.lastname@example.org
BASTILLE/MARAIS AREA :BRIGHT TOP FLOOR 1BR.
ELEVATOR, METRO IN FRONT OF THE CONDO Very quiet and light one-bedroom located
near Oberkampf market stret and at a short walking distance to Marais (Archives
at c.a. 10 min) and Bastille area.
Typical 19th century Hausmannian
condominium of excellent standing, last floor with elevator and open view on
Metro : right in front of the condo :St
Ambroise (also near Oberkampf)
- Internet (DSL and WiFi).
- Cable TV (CNN included in the 200
channels available, pay per view films), DVD player.
-Telephone line with free calls to most
Small bedroom with double-bed and large
wardrobe. Livingroom with large US kitchen.
Nice desk with natural light, a real quiet and peaceful place to work or
write. Bathroom with a large glassed shower cabin. Toilets.
Well equipped kitchen: dishwasher, washer,
oven + microwave/grill, Induction electro ceramic cooker, fridge, diswasher.
pictures and references, as well as contact
information, are available on http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=20302.
Paris, 13th, Les Gobelins, at 200 m from
the 5th, near Mouffetard (5 mn walk), Pantheon (15 mn walk) and La Sorbonne (20
mn). Close to many way of transportations (subways Les Gobelins, direct for
Châtelet, Le Louvre... and Glacière, direct for Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro, Champs
Elysée... and many buses). Our apartment (130 sqm) is composed by a large
livingroom with open kitchen, 2 bathrooms and 4 rooms but we would like to keep
one room to put our stuff. It is surrounded by a large balcony and has views on
South (Manufacture des Gobelins) and West Paris (Tour Eiffel, Val de Grâce...).
The apartment is located at the 12th floor of a modern residence with
corresponding amenities : a garden, a fitness area and a swimming pool on the
roof overlooking all Paris. Has wireless internet and free phone to North
America and most of Europe. Available 16 February – 15 June. Rent : 3000
For further informations and pictures,
contact Katia Weidenfeld email@example.com
Paris, 6th arrondissement: furnished
apartment with kitchen, bathroom,
WC, bedroom, dining room, and living room (60
apartment, 60 m2, with kitchen, bathroom, WC, bedroom, dining room, and living
room located in the Saint-Germain-des-Près neighborhood. Well lit, the
apartment is on the 7th floor (6e étage) of an early 20th-century building,
with elevator and concierge. The main entrance is protected by a
"digicode" and an intercom.
Included with the apartment are: a washing
machine, a dishwasher, a microwave (the kitchen is fully equipped with all
cooking implements), a flat-screen TV, Internet and telephone service. Linens
(sheets, towels, tablecloths, etc.) are also furnished. There is a double bed
in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa for two in the living room. The bathroom
includes a washbasin and a bathtub with shower head; the WC is separate. There
are large French doors in the dining room that open onto a balcony with a view
of the Eiffel Tower and picturesque rooftops.
The apartment is on rue Régis (6th
arrondissement), Saint-Germain des Prés neighborhood. In the rue de l'Abbé
Grégoire, perpendicular to the apartment building, there are many shops,
including a fruit and vegetable shop, pharmacy, and dry cleaner. A bakery,
butcher's shop, and a Nicolas wine shop are available in the rue du
Cherche-Midi, allowing you to live as a true Parisian. The rue de Rennes,
extending from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Montparnasse Tower, is a popular
shopping district as well.
metro stops: Saint-Placide (line 4), Sèvres-Babylone (lines 10 et 12), Vaneau
Pictures of the apartment are available
Rent (including all "charges":
electricity, Internet, and telephone): 1890 euros/month; 1250 euros/two weeks.
– Minimum stay: two weeks
– Ideal for 2-3 or 4 persons
– No pets and no smoking in the apartment
- from November 11, 2013 to December 26,
- from April 1st, 2014 to April 22, 2014
- from August 16, 2014 to September 14,
- from October 16, 2014 on.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Available December 23rd to January 6th (flexible)
and 3-15 days each month from January to
June 2014 (dates flexible) . 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 and EHESS 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’re also perfectly located to access of Paris’ tourist sites (10
minutes to the Bastille, 15 minutes to the Marais, 20 minutes to the Louvre).
You will 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.
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. Contact: email@example.com