Oui Oui: These are the Best Airbnbs in Paris! (Balcony, Views, etc)



Paris Airbnbs

Paris is often considered France’s crown jewel. As the world’s 3rd most visited city, Airbnb has taken hold here unlike anywhere else. With over 65,000 homes listed on the platform, you could spend days sifting through to find the perfect rental. 

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you!

We’ve chosen 9 of the best Paris airbnbs, whether you’re traveling as a group, a small family with kids or simply want a phenomenal view of the city’s monuments. 


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Best Paris Airbnbs – Summary Comparison Chart

Here are some of the best options for airbnb homes in Paris – whether you’re traveling in a big group, as a family or simply want an unbeatable view of the city.

Airbnb Arrond Best For Price
Airbnb near Louvre 1st Groups, Sightseeing Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb in the 1st Arrond 1st Groups, Sightseeing Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb with Balcony 9th Families, Opera, Sights Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb in Le Marais 2nd Families, Sightseeing Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb in Montmartre 9th Families, Sightseeing Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb with view of Notre Dame 2nd Couples, Sightseeing Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb in Canal St Martin 10th Couples, Off the Beaten Path Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb near Champs Élysées 7th Couples, Sights, Shopping Check rates: Airbnb
Airbnb in Latin Quarter 6th Couples, Sights, Food Check rates: Airbnb

Keep reading for more info on each option and why we recommend them.





9 of the Best Airbnbs in Paris

Paris accommodation, much like New York City, can be expensive and cramped. While the most luxurious hotels can make your stay.. they can also break the budget!

Enter airbnb. You can easily find Parisian apartments with panoramic views over the city, family friendly duplexes with bunk beds for the kids, and penthouse apartments with incredible roof top terraces. Did you know Paris even has a hip, artsy district called Canal St. Martin where people live in houseboats? Yup, those are available to rent too!

Here are our picks for the best Airbnb homes in Paris.




1. Airbnb near the Louvre

This gorgeous apartment is perfect for large groups. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, it can fit up to 14 people! Even better, the historic building has been fully renovated to a beautiful contemporary design while retaining its heritage.

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2. Airbnb in the 1st Arrondissement

This gorgeous duplex apartment is pure luxury! Perfect for large families or friends traveling together, the 3 bed, 2 bath apartment directly overlooks Palais Royal and its beautiful gardens. If you want a classically beautiful Parisian apartment, this is it!

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3. Paris Airbnb with Balcony

This medium-sized flat (sleeps up to 6) has a great location near the Paris Opera and Montmartre neighborhoods. The neighborhood is lively and foodies will love the great restaurant selection.

Best of all, this Paris flat is gorgeously decorated and gets beautiful sunshine. Have coffee and a croissant on the balcony and bathe in that chic Paris atmosphere!

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4. Airbnb in Le Marais

Some people know right away they want to stay in Le Marais. After all, it’s one of Paris’ trendiest neighborhoods with great boutiques, cafés and history. This Atelier apartment is as unique as its location, with a contemporary design, glass roof and 3 spacious bedrooms.

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5. Airbnb in Montmartre

Want Parisian grandeur? This gorgeous duplex has old world charm (exposed beams, antiques) with modern amenities. But the real highlight are its jaw dropping views of Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur, beautifully framed in 14 foot high, floor to ceiling windows.

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6. Airbnb with View of Notre Dame

Looking for a killer view in Paris? Then you have to book this apartment.

Not only does it have a fantastic view of Notre Dame cathedral and Hotel de Ville square, but it also has partial views of the Eiffel Tower! The location can’t be beat, with easy metro access right outside the front door, great sidewalk cafés and tons of museums in walking distance.

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7. Airbnb in Canal St Martin

Canal Saint Martin is a canal that runs through the city, and one of the coolest, up-and-coming neighborhoods in Paris. This quaint and unique apartment is the perfect place to stay if you’ve visited Paris before and are looking for something different! Explore the chic restaurants nearby, grab a cocktail at the fun bars and window shop at the local boutiques! 

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8. Airbnb near Champs Élysées

For 2 people visiting Paris for the first time, there’s nowhere better to stay. Alice’s apartment is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee and Arc de Triomphe, but far enough from the crowds that it’s nice and quiet. Best of all, it’s beautifully decorated!

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9. Airbnb in Latin Quarter

This ground floor apartment is perfect for couples. Just a few steps from Boulevard Saint Germain and near monuments like the Pantheon, Jardin du Luxembourg and Notre Dame, this neighborhood is a great place to base yourself! I lived in the Latin Quarter when I was a student. 

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Airbnbs in Paris: Know Before You Book


Pack Light

Parisian buildings often have beautiful inner courtyards and grand staircases, but not many will have elevators or AC. If they do have an elevator, it will often be tiny – and I mean really tiny. Sometimes, the lift is only big enough to fit 1 person so you might have to send your luggage up on its own, ha! Try to pack light! 

 Read more:  What to Pack for Paris


Floors are Numbered Differently

Floors in France are numbered differently than in America. The First Floor is always the story above the ground floor, while the ground floor is called the rez de chaussée. To simplify it in your head, think of the floor number as the number of stairs you have to climb! 



One of the requirements for airbnbs in Paris is that hosts must register their apartments and are limited to rent out their units for a maximum of 120 days a year. So listings on airbnb should display their 13 digit registration number on the listing, to demonstrate compliance. At the time of publication, all of the listings do so and have excellent guest ratings – but as always, do your own research before you book!



Is it your first time to Paris? What are you most looking forward to?


Visiting Paris – Travel Checklist

Flight Deals | We took a red-eye to Paris from JFK. You can find cheap Paris flights from low-cost carriers almost all year round – check for flight deals here.

Tips | Paris has some of the best museums in the world. I spent an entire summer living in the city, visiting different churches, museums and historic homes and still couldn't get enough. If you plan to sightsee, look into a Paris Pass – it's a great value! The pass can be purchased for multiple days and allows you to skip the line at 60+ attractions. See the full list of included sights and attractions here.

Insurance | Lastly, be sure to visit Paris with travel insurance. Whether you get injured and need to be hospitalized, or your phone gets stolen, or an injury forces you to cancel all or part of your vacation, travel insurance will help when you need it most. Get a quote for your trip here.


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Where to Stay in Paris

The Best Airbnbs in Paris

Luxurious Hotels with Eiffel Tower Views

Cozy Airbnbs with a View of the Eiffel Tower


Popular Paris Sights 

Musee d’OrsayThe D’Orsay Clock

Notre Dame & its Rooftop Gargoyles

Arc de Triomphe

Eglise Sainte Chapele

The Louvre


Paris Off the Beaten Path

Musee Jacquemart Andre and The Paris Pantheon

Rodin Museum


Where to Eat in Paris

Delicious Desserts in Paris

Lunch at Paul & a Romantic Dinner at Potager du Pere Thierry


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  1. Carol Lewandowski
    August 22, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    Hi Sher,

    I loved reading your article about 9 of the best Airbnbs in Paris. When I tried to link to Airbnb for the first 2 places on the list, I wasn’t taken to the right properties. I tried to find them other ways as well, without success. Can you please advise me how to access those particular properties? Property 1 is a 3 bedroom/2 bath renovated historic building near the Louvre. Property 2 is a 3bedroom/2bath duplex in the 1st arrondissement that directly overlooks Palais Royal.

    Thanks so much for your help,
    Carol Lewandowski

    • Sher
      August 25, 2021 / 11:56 pm

      Hi Carol,

      Sorry about that! Airbnb has gone through a lot of changes, especially with the new laws in Paris (they banned most short term rentals) so a lot of the listings aren’t available any more. I’d try just searching on airbnb now, or VRBO. I actually have switched to using VRBO since the extra fees on airbnb have gotten ridiculously high!

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