Paris can be overwhelming. If you’re planning a visit there, it’s hard to know where to stay, especially when it offers so many fantastic options. This article should help you choose among the best neighborhoods in Paris, France, most of which are home to luxury hotels and rentals with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
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Sitting on the right bank of the Seine, the 1st Arrondissement of Paris may be one of the smallest in terms of land area, but it’s certainly not unpopular. After all, this borough is home to one of the most famous attractions in the world, The Louvre. If you’re planning a long vacation in the City of Light and you’re staying in this area, the Ami du Louvre pass is worth getting so you can take your time exploring the museum over multiple visits. Those who enjoy long walks will find this arrondissement to their advantage, as Tuileries Garden can also be found here. After the usual tourist pilgrimage to the Mona Lisa, do it the French way and spend a lazy afternoon lounging in front of the fountain at Tuileries.
LOUVRE 3: UPPER CLASS SUITE - RUE SAINT HONORE
Top guest reviewsfantastic view from the balcony and complimentary coffee only added to the great apartmentthere was no ac however there was a fan and opening the windows did cool the place downgreat location great apt okay view amaaaazing showeri don’t smoke so didn’t like the smell of cigarettes wifi didn’t work neitherthe apartment has everything that you could need including wonderful kitchen amenitiesvery clean and secureit is clean and well-appointedvery clean and easy to findvery clean and cozy place with very classy designthe room was clean and as described
Host:the owner is very nicealain was a great hostmake sure to communicate early with hosts so you are not left waiting for the key upon arrivaljohanna was very hospitable and was very nice when checking us inhost was super friendly we loved it definitely will come back :)Read more reviewsreally well located walking distance everywhereamazing location close to everythinggreat central location in parissafe & convenient location 1 minute to metro stationperfect location and comfortable bedroom
Cross over to the Seine’s left bank and stay in the trendy Montparnasse. Plenty of neighborhoods in Paris can claim artistic roots - and this is one of them. As the history goes, students way back in the 18th century used to gather at the foot of a hill near the Catacombes of Paris to recite poems, and they nicknamed this spot “Mount Parnassus”. This area was a watering hole for such names as Oscar Wilde, Ezra Pound, Picasso, Erik Satie, and more. These days, staying in Montparnasse means you’ll have easy access to market streets like Rue Daguerre, galleries, restaurants, cafes, and crepe stands.
Cozy studio with amazing view in MontparnasseParis, Île-de-France, FranceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsvery cozy apartment with the nicest viewthe place was cozy and the view from 5th floor was so beautifulthe beds are super comfortable and the window has a lovely viewthe apartment is small and perfect for two people traveling lightit was clean and well done upvery comfortable bed and very clean: would recommendbathroom was clean and had a decent showerthe place was very clean and looked brand newthe apartment is very clean and everything is quite new
Host:the host(s) made sure getting in and out was smooth and they were helpfulthe host antoine was friendly and flexible with all arrangements regarding our stayfinally ronan was a wonderful host with just the right amount of quick and thorough communicationthe owner was very helpful providing a aircon as we stayed during the heatwavecommunication is quick and the host was extremely responsive and helpfulRead more reviewsa nice area and close to many restaurants and the metrobeautiful place very good locationgreat little space very close to rapail metro stationit is small but well locatedit’s quite tiny but we knew that :-) the location was super just near a metro station
Don’t know where to stay in Paris? You can’t go wrong with Champs-Élysées! It’s located in the 8th arrondissement. It is known as the world’s most beautiful avenue, lined with shops and trees. Many of the shops today are either high end of typically tourist commercial spots. But it still remains a beautiful, lively area.
Price: from 97 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Arguably one of the best places to stay in Paris, Montmartre is an excellent and well-known area in the city. Just be sure to do a little extra research to find the perfect spot for you and your family. It is a place to get lost in winding, cobbled streets. With the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur at the top of the hill, it is hard to get completely lost for long. The area bustles with lively plazas, artisanal shops, and frequent foot traffic. It is located within the 18th arrondissement.
Single room (courtyard) with private bathroomParis, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsthe room was clean and neatthe room is super tidy and clean i had a wonderful nightit was a great base in montmartre: clean fresh nice bathroom and a kettle which i really appreciated
Host:great location host goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortableRead more reviewsperfect location close to subway line 3 blunche stopfast and easy check it and great location totally recommendis closer to hotel than airbnb but i loved it
The 9th arrondissement is a great base to stay. There are not so many tourists here and it is in between many of the major sights. The 9th arrondissement is located on the right bank.
Nice Double Room in the Heart of Paris
Price: from 75 USD
Number of Guests: 2
South Pigalle is a lively area that sits at the foot of Montmartre Hill. It is the former red light district of Paris. Today South Pigalle has a trendy, faintly risqué vibe. It is home to hip boutiques, classy cocktail bars and many bistros.
Cozy apartment Place Saint Georges
Top guest reviewshaving a fan or air conditioning installed would have been greatit is a beautiful apartment with great window viewsthe kitchen is useable for very light meals and space is good for two peoplehad a great stay in paris in this apartmentcomfortable apartment with a quirky sense of style in an excellent locationstreet is clean and quietthe room is clean and the communication was greatthe person he has cleaning his apartment named charlotte doesn’t really clean properlythe place is lovely very clean and comfortablethe apartment is nice and clean it had everything we needed
Host:our host was very responsive welcoming and ensured a smooth check-inarnaud was a great host who was always available if neededarnaud was very kind and wanted that us enjoy their placearnaud was a great host and quick to respond to messagesdidn’t meet with the host but good communication and a fairly decent check inRead more reviewslocation is great and very close to metro stationamazing location and a stylish designwonderful location with a metro station and many good restaurants nearbyamazing apartment in perfect locationthe apartment is located is a great location
Located on the left bank for the River Seine, the 7th Arrondissement is home to many of the most famous sites in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, and Champs de Mars can be found here, among many other landmarks. There are vibrant cafes and tasty restaurants galore.
Flat close to Eiffel Tower
Price: from 80 USD
Number of Guests: 3
The 11th arrondissement is the place to stay if you are a foodie. Here there are lively bars and gourmet restaurants. Boutique shopping also draws in a hip, diverse crowd, making the 11th a cosmopolitan, enjoyable place to stay.
Lovely roomParis, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsthe room is a lovely sunny and airy room (that is dark for sleeping in as well )the flat was very clean nice and easy to findsébastien's place was clean and he was welcoming providing us with food recommendations
Host:sébastien is a very welcoming easy going and friendly hostsébastien were a great host and the apartment and room were cozy and cleansebastian was really nice and very helpfulRead more reviewsif you like walking everything is a walk away and if you don't the subway is really closevery nice location cosy apartment and really cool and welcoming hostsuch a lovely apartment: clean spacious ideally located close to the subway stationthe apartment is well located (close to the city centre) clean and quietsébastien’s place is very nice with a park convenient shops and subways nearby
Le Marais is quintessential Old Paris. Spread across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, the winding streets lead through an area full of historical and architectural buildings. Many of the pre-revolutionary streets and buildings of Le Marais remain intact, allowing visitors to walk Paris as it was many, many years ago. Visitors will find the area full of bars, restaurants, hotels, shops of all kinds, both high and low end, art galleries and museums. It is also home to the most famous Jewish Quarter in Paris and much of Europe, which holds true to many of its traditions today. Le Marais exudes charm and character, making it a lovely place for all types of visitors to stay.
Studio Paris Marais with terraceParis, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsthe fold-out bed was surprisingly comfortablethe apartment is great and as described on the adwe had an amazing time both in paris and at fabiennes apartmentnext time in paris i will definitely book this apartment againfabienne's apartment was perfect for our three night stay in parisit was clean and the the apartment was well equippedapartment is small but very clean and tastefully decoratedthe place was tidy clean and organise when we arrivedjust a heads up that you are required to clean and stock the flat upon leavingthe apartment itself was practical charming (the key was so cute) and clean
Host:fabiennne was a great hostthey were also very friendlyshe was a fantastic host and we look forward to returning again soona host of wonderful amazing energyshe was quick to respond and very kind and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location but quiet compactfabienne’s place was in a really great location very close to the metro station as wellgreat neighbourhood and location of parisfantastic location that cannot be beatfabienne’s place is located at very convenient location easily find 4-5 metro stations nearby
The Latin Quarter of Paris is one of the oldest areas in the city and is one of the best places to stay in Paris that’s close to everything. During the Middle Ages, scholars from all over the world were attracted to Sorbonne University. Here they learned and spoke Latin, leading to the areas name “Quartier Latin”. The Latin Quarter is part of the 5th arrondissement, along the left bank of the river Seine. It is bisected by two main streets, the Boulevard St. Michel and the Boulevard St. Germain. Branching out with these streets are hundreds of crooked, narrow streets, stone paved alleyways, and a few hidden squares. Cafes, restaurants, and bookshops line the streets giving this neighborhood a vibrant, artsy flair. Spending time here is such to be a highlight of any traveler’s visit to Paris.
Superb warm studio near Notre DameParis, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsbed is a pullout couch but extremely comfortableexcellent location and comfortable fold out bedalexis’s apartment was perfect for my one night stay in parisi would most definitely consider using this apartment again during my next paris adventurethe room is extremely well positioned for sightseeing by foot and is quiet and comfortable at nightvery clean highly recommendclean and nice with modern decorationthe space was clean and cozybut v clean in those circumstancesreliable very good communication clean and cosy
Host:the host is very helpful and responds quicklyalexis as a host is attentive and extremely responsivealexis is a very responsive hostalexis is a great host and the apartment is cosy and well furnishedextremely communicative and arrival was easy you pick up a key from a cafe down the roadRead more reviewsthe only positive thing is the location of the apartmentfantastic location in the heart of bustling tourist central seek a more legitimate parisian locationthe location of the apartment is outstandingthe location of this apartment is really greatit is ideally located within walking distance of most major attractions and restaurants
St. Germain is part of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It’s the area where famed artists Monet and Renoir lived in a tiny apartment, where writers like Camus went to discuss philosophical concepts. It’s the area where jazz music regularly spilled out of restaurants and bars in the 50s. St. Germain still boasts a youthful energy, with streets full of university students, bookstores, design shops, churches, galleries and more. It is full of restaurants, tourists gift shops, and close to many museums. If you’re a budding artist, this is the best area to stay in Paris for you!
Cosy Studio - St Germain des Prés
Ile Saint-Louis is elegant and affluent. It has retained much of its character from the 17th-century, allowing visitors to step back in time. Here there are bakeries, markets, and cafes galore. It is a natural island in the Seine, connected by four bridges to the rest of Paris. Ile Saint-Louis is in the 4th arrondissement.
Nice and cozy room in Centre of Paris
Price: from 64 USD
Number of Guests: 2
In the words of Audrey Hepburn...
… Paris is always a good idea. Take the time to determine what area is best for you on your visit to Paris and you are sure to love it!
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