Here’s where to stay in Paris if you’re looking for a seriously affordable (and très chic) Airbnb.

By Chris Abell
August 09, 2017
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Think of Paris, and you might imagine the Eiffel Tower glittering at night, or picnic baskets filled with brie, baguettes, and traditional French wine. You probably also think: expensive.

Fortunately, the rise of Airbnb has made the City of Light more affordable than ever — at least for accommodations.

Of course, the time of year matters quite a bit when you're trying to budget for a trip to Paris. In November, for example, airfares drop and the summer crowds have thinned. But even if you want to visit this iconic destination during peak tourism times, a vacation rental can help trim the overall cost.

A search on Airbnb for an entire, private apartment for two people during a week in the fall turned up these attractive properties with seriously appealing price tags. Value-conscious travelers should consider renting one of these pied-à-terres for their trip to Paris.

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Panthéon Walkup

This bright Rive Gauche walkup with ceiling-high windows is in a hip area near the Jardin du Luxembourg. Ernest Hemingway lived in this building during the 1920s, making this Airbnb perfect for bibliophiles. Rates start at $131 a night.

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Marais Duplex

This quirky duplex offers a top-notch location right by the historic Marais quarter, and starts at $150 a night. Apartment amenities include complimentary coffee and tea, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a washing machine.

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Le Centre Pompidou Studio

Another funky spot, this apartment can sleep four (though it’s probably best-suited for fewer people), and includes a loft bed. The ideal location puts travelers within walking distance of Le Centre Pompidou, and is also close to Notre Dame. Rates start at $120 a night.

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Beaubourg One-bedroom

You might feel like you’re cruising the Seine, thanks to the porthole windows in this sixth-floor one-bedroom Airbnb. The apartment was recently refreshed, and boasts a convenient location and unbeatable rate ($105 per night).

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Montmartre One-bedroom

Feel like a true Parisian in this Montmarte one-bedroom for just $90 a night. The apartment comes with many amenities, including international cable, Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, and a DVD player.

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Pompidou One-bedroom

Wooden beams and Mid-century Modern furniture make this light-filled apartment extra charming. The central location (near the Louvre and Le Centre Pompidou), $91 a night rate, and relatively spacious floor plan make up for the small shower.

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Arc de Triomphe Studio

At $210 per night, this studio is a bit pricier than other rentals on this list, but comparable to (or cheaper than) most hotels in Paris. Guests will love the floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, and proximity to the Arc de Triomphe.

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Duplex Opéra

This bright, modern duplex is located in the 19th Arrondissement, a beautiful and happening neighborhood with fewer American tourists than some of the more mainstream areas. With a queen bed and courtyard views, this property is great for a romantic getaway. Rates start at $165 a night.