Want to travel back in time? You can if you head to Le Marais district in Paris, which feels straight out of medieval times, with plenty of pre-revolutionary buildings and streets, still intact. A single glance at some of the gorgeous houses can give you an idea of the wealth of their former residents. But, post-revolution, most of the area was abandoned by the rich and there came a bohemian takeover of the area, making it a little hipper.
In Marais, visitors become privy to the small and approachable Paris of the past, the place to wander endlessly and hide in a corner, philosophising and thirsting for revolution in cafe corners. Here are our picks of the best Airbnbs in the area, so you too can get your share of medieval Paris and eat it too, as you come home to some truly homely places.
A studio apartment located on one of the most famous streets in Le Marais (Rue de Rosiers), this space has a high ceiling, a sandstone wall and exposed beams, allowing you to go full-on hipster chic. Newly renovated and well furnished, it’s got enough space for four people to stay in this extremely comfortable historical building.
Vu and Kim will provide free WiFi, an HDTV with international cable channels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom, with all the amenities you need. Of course, they’ll also be available to give any advice or answer any questions you may have, allowing you a perfect Parisian experience not to be forgotten.
Cosy Apartment in Rue des RosiersParis, Île-de-France, France
Johny’s ‘Petit Studio’ is located in central Le Marais and is small but perfect for solo travellers on a budget. You’re sure to easily get to anywhere you want to go from here and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Louvre and the centre of Paris. No elevator here, but it’s worth your while to stay here.
Petit Studio - centre Le MaraisParis, Île-de-France, France
Jules’ small apartment is bright and cosy and a three minute walk away from the Place des Vosges, Le Marais, and the Place de la Bastille. This place is ideal for couples and friends to spend a holiday in the romantic French capital. Safe, peaceful and conveniently located near Vélib Station on the next block, cafes and restaurants, you’ll enjoy staying here. Note: There is no elevator here either and it’s on the fifth floor!
Small bright appartement in the hearth of ParisParis, Île-de-France, France
Bertrand’s charming studio will have you taken in, at first sight. It’s located at the foot of the church of Saint Paul and conveniently located steps away from both the Place des Vosges and the Metro Saint Paul. Bus stops in the area also make it easily accessible, while there are plenty of good restaurants near the main street to keep your tummy happy.
Still, it’s located in a quiet neighbourhood and when guests step in, they can enjoy the accommodation’s living room with a bed, a 42 inch TV and high-speed internet access. Bertrand has also been quoted as a great host, always willing to offer assistance, wherever necessary.
CHARMANT STUDIO AU COEUR DU MARAISParis, Île-de-France, France
Masaki’s flat is located in the heart of Paris, in Le Marais, and is close to attractions such as the Place des Vosges, the Picasso Museum, the Carnavalet Museum and the Enfants Rouges Market. With a great view and location, the street it’s on is quiet and cosy and perfect for couples, singles or business travellers on a short trip.
Guests have been quoted as saying they can see the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou and the Cathedral Notre Dame from the apartment, well worth the climb up the stairs. It’s also within walking distance of convenient stores, such as supermarkets and this apartment comes highly recommended.
Cosy studio in Le Marais, in the heart of ParisParis, Île-de-France, France
This small house, in the center of Paris, can sleep up to five guests. It is nicely situated, as it only takes one minute to walk to the Réaumur-Sébastopol metro station. The other lines are all within easy reach, inside of 10 minutes. Marais, the Halles, Montorgueil Street, the Market of the Red Children, and the Place of the Republic are also all close by. There are plenty of restaurants in the area.
There is a small mezzanine floor, reachable by ladder, where you will find a double bed. The living area contains two single beds and a sofa bed. With unlimited free Wi-Fi, a good music system, board games, books, and a television, you will certainly be entertained here. The kitchen area is equipped to prepare your own meals, if you wish.
Small house in Paris Center 5pParis-2E-Arrondissement, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsBeds very comfortable and apartment was clean.Apartment is small, but we fit very comfortably with 5 - two on the couch beds, one on the day bed, and two in the double up in the mezzanine.Note that three sleep on ground floor and two in a double loft bed.Clean, safe and well tended to.Very clean and comfortable.The apartment was very clean, we would definitely recommend this airbnb.
Host:I cannot praise this place or this host enough.The host was very accommodating.you Gilian, we‘ll be back!!Read more reviewsSo we had to move out of the place immediately and find another place to stay in.This place is a must stay at.Gilian's place is positively perfect.
This homestay is unique, as it can sleep up to 11 people, so it ideal for families or even groups. There are four rooms, each with their own bathroom and they all face onto a private courtyard garden. This allows for privacy when you want it, but brings plenty of opportunities to mingle. The Arts-et-Métiers metro is right there and you are just a few minutes’ walk from the Georges Pompidou Center, in Beaubourg.
Each room has its own area with a kitchenette and each unit has access to Wi-Fi. The nice thing about this place is that you book the entire condo. Whether you are just one person, or eleven people, you don’t need to share the space. The beds are sufficient, as well. If you wish to eat out, there are places in the neighborhood, or you can grab some delicious concoctions from the nearby bakeries.
Le Marais : 11 PAX, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroomsParis, Île-de-France, France
Welcome to this petite studio that, although tiny, comes with all the modern facilities and amenities to make sure that your stay in Paris is amazing. Featuring a double bed and a modern bathroom, the studio can accommodate either solo travelers or couples. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchenette to make your morning coffee and prepare your delicious breakfast. The living area features a comfortable place where you can sit back and recharge your energy.
Charmant studio parisien au cœur du Marais - Catégorisé chambres d'hôtes.Paris, Île-de-France, France
Set in the center of historic Paris, this stylish and contemporary duplex sits on the mezzanine level of an apartment building – the perfect level from which to enjoy a morning view of the people come and go and breathe in the vibrant atmosphere of the day. Providing a double bed in a spacious room, the duplex is ideal for solo travelers or couples. You can also enjoy whipping up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen or relax to recharge your energy in the living area that features a cozy sofa.
Cool, Contemporary Duplex in Le MaraisParis, IDF, France
Top guest reviewsthe bed fit me quiet well (solo trip) but I think there sofa can convert to sofa bed !Sofa bed was super easy to fold out and back in again which meant that we put it away each day to maximise the lounge room space.As described in the ad, it is a loft...and the bed and bathroom wont allow you to stand fully upright if above 5'7'' in height.The flat is clean and beautifully decorated.The flat was clean and very well kept.The loft has two levels and was super clean and well taken care of.
Host:The host communicated very well with us.I can see what he meant however it honestly worked beautifully for us.Being able to walk stooped is a must!Read more reviewsYou can peek out the window and watch the happenings on the street.I'd definetly stay at this place again.A great place to stay!
Set in the heart of the historic Marais district, where major attractions, such as the Notre Dame and George Pompidou Museum are only minutes away, this holiday apartment offers one bedroom and one bathroom to accommodate no more than two people. Enjoy a kitchen that comes with a fridge, a microwave and a Nespresso machine, among other amenities. Indulge in a morning coffee while catching up on the news or watch a movie on the TV. You will also be granted access to the wireless internet connection for free throughout your stay.
Paris Centre SweetHomeLeMaraisParis, Île-de-France, France
Sebastien and Gabriel have received incredible reviews on Airbnb, and their all-new accommodation in the heart of Le Marais is perfectly central, quiet and well furnished. It’s easy to get to various forms of public transport, and completely worth the price you pay. Trendy and tourist-friendly, you’re within walking distance to sights such as Notre Dame, the Musée Picasso, City Hall, Beaubourg and Place des Vosges.
Great for a family of four, it’s a renovated, 18th-century Parisian building that includes a master bedroom with a double bed and a comfy sofa bed. With a fully equipped kitchen, there’s also a professional maid in charge of the cleaning, to ensure you have a wonderful, fuss-free stay.
Sebastien and Gabriel - 5-stars, new, one bedroom for four people in Le Marais
Ri’s studio is located in a typical Parisian building in the heart of Le Marais. Close to public transport, such as the Saint Paul Metro, there are gorgeous views overlooking a quaint courtyard and it is good value for money. It’s a bit of a hike up the five floors, but the bed is extremely comfortable and the home, well equipped.
Ri - Studio in the heart of Le Marais
Right in the heart of the city, Lucie’s studio is calming and bright with a great view of the Pompidou. Ideal for two travellers, it’s a fully equipped studio located on a quiet street between St Paul and Hotel de Ville. Do note that it’s located on the sixth floor without an elevator, so for those who hate climbing, you might want to think twice. Still, it’s a lovely space, and Lucie is always available should you have any queries for her, via message.
Marais : Studio Calme et lumineux
Ebe’s one bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Marais, in an old, 17th-century building, where dappled sunlight streams in, offering quiet comfort. Ebe is always available to answer any queries you might have and you’ll have your own private bathroom, along with a safe with a digital lock and an intercom. In an exceptional location, you’ll have no trouble walking to the nearby monuments and museums.
Ebe - Heart of Marais - One bedroom
This apartment is located close to attractions such as the L'As Du Fallafel, Carnavalet Museum Picasso, the Philosophers, the Mariage Frères, and Notre Dame. With a lovely ambience emanating from the space, it’s a perfect spot for couples, solo travellers, business travellers and even pets, should they choose to visit beautiful Paris. Also located near the station Hôtel de Ville, public transportation is easy and good for a short Parisian stay in the heart of the city.
Private room in Le Marais
A budget-friendly, stress-free stay!
For a fuss-free trip and stay in the heart of Paris, look no further than Le Marais, with plenty of Airbnb options available, so your wallet won’t be stressed out. This is a great list and you’ll receive only the best memories and experiences from these brilliant hosts.
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