10 perfect Airbnb rentals in Paris for less than $ 100

The City of Light may have had a few difficult weeks, but it hasn’t lost any of its shine. While it’s natural to feel a little nervous about visiting Paris given the recent terrorist attacks, some would say that there has never been a better time to show your support by showing your face and opening your door. wallet.

Paris is the most popular city in the world for Airbnb rentals with millions of visitors choosing to rent charming and authentic apartments instead of the city’s notoriously cramped hotel rooms. Same Luxury properties in Paris have taken a beating in the past year or so.

In addition to giving visitors the option of renting fully furnished apartments, often for a fraction of the cost of Parisian hotels, Airbnb also offers experiences, the chance to drink with a local ($ 34) at the dinner cooked by a private chef in your apartment ($ 77).

The rentals of entire homes in the city reach more than $ 4000 per night, but the current average is only $ 98, which means it’s pretty easy to find a clean, centrally located, well-rated apartment for $ 100 or less. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Note to reader: the descriptions correspond to the images just above the text. And, please be sure to check prices and details before booking your stay.

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This sunny loft is located in a former factory in the diverse Belleville district. There’s a small kitchenette with a washing machine, mid-century modern furniture, a large shower (rare in Paris), and even a view of the tip of the Eiffel Tower. Nearby, you will find a cheese factory, authentic bistros and brasseries, the colorful Canal Saint Martin and a fresh produce market four days a week. There is a metro station right outside the building.

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With a small quiet terrace in a historic Haussmann building, this small loft is a breath of fresh air in the village-like Batignolles district near Montmartre and the Champs Elysées. The bed is tucked away in a comfortable, low-ceilinged loft, with the pantry-style kitchen below. The host, Raphaelle, provides guests with a tailored guide highlighting her favorite spots in the neighborhood.

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The Marais is home to winding medieval streets, trendy boutiques, falafel restaurants and this penthouse apartment. On the sixth floor (with an elevator to get you there most of the time), the apartment has stunning views of the surrounding rooftops as well as two skylights to keep things bright.

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You may need to sleep on a sofa bed in this recently renovated apartment, but the view of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and other landmarks from the seventh-floor balcony might well be worth it. The host provides drinks and food for breakfast, and there’s even a swing and binoculars to take in the views.

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Although a little off the beaten track in La Butte aux Cailles, this one bedroom apartment is close to everything you need for an authentic Parisian experience: family bistros, parks, an outdoor market and a Velib bike rental station right outside the door. Host Isabelle wowed former guests by filling the kitchen with coffee, jam and good French butter.

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Very spacious by Parisian standards, this 600 square foot apartment (photo above) in the lively 10th arrondissement, has a living room and a dining area, a separate bedroom, a spacious kitchen and a bathroom. It’s on the fifth floor (no elevator), but the height means there’s a good view of the surroundings and you can work all those baguettes. The Canal Saint Martin and Place de la République are five minutes away.

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This two-room apartment near Pigalle is also on the fifth floor, no elevator (can you sense a theme?). The Moulin Rouge, the Sacré Coeur and the luxury department store of Galeries Lafayette are nearby as well as all the necessities of daily life in Paris: bakeries, pastry shops, brasseries….

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Can accommodate up to four people, this colorful apartment in Montmartre is near the Dali museum, the Au Lapin Agile cabaret and the city’s “secret” vineyard, Clos Montmartre. There’s a cheery (and tiny) powder-blue kitchenette, a washer / dryer in the bathroom, a large TV with Wi-Fi, and a Nespresso machine with pods for your morning coffee.

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Close to the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter, this charming studio feels like a Parisian apartment should. Space is limited and the ceilings are low, but the central location makes up for it – the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Rue Mouffetard are all within walking distance. Artistic hosts Jean-Baptiste and Coralie received over 100 five-star reviews for the carefully decorated space.

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Sun flooding this Montorgueil apartment thanks to its location on the top floor and there is even a small elevator. The district is one of Paris’ most popular for shopping and dining, with many shops open seven days a week. The Passage du Grand Cerf, a covered arcade filled with boutiques selling everything from vintage glasses and jewelry to flowers and wine, is one block away.

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Looking for more information about Paris? The Airbnb Neighborhood Guide is full of useful tips, while sites like Trendy Paris, Paris exit, and Paris to the mouth will tell you what’s going on in the city.

paste Airbnb Columnist Erica Jackson Curran is a former editor-in-chief of the alternative weekly turned freelance moonlight based in Richmond, Virginia.

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