France has at last reopened, which means the search for the best Airbnbs in Paris can restart in earnest. Perhaps you’re dreaming of a boisterous Bastille Day, or a fall trip for fashion week. Maybe you’re just indulging in a post-lockdown burst of wanderlust. But actually, who even says you need a reason? Never forget Audrey Hepburn’s oft-repeated adage: “Paris is always a good idea.”
So, we took it upon ourselves to pick the chicest stays in the City of Light. Take a listing near Place Dauphine with gilded mirrors and Baccarat chandeliers, or a quaint apartment with toile de jouy curtains. And that's just if you are feeling traditional—we also included a penthouse with matte black finishings and plenty of modern art.
Below, the best Airbnbs in Paris that'll fulfill your Francophile fantasies.
Apartment with Views of the Eiffel Tower, 16th Arrondissement
Gaze upon the Eiffel Tower from your window with this three-bedroom Airbnb in Paris’s 16th Arrondissement. The interiors are a contrasting mix of traditional and modern—there are 19th century moldings and carved fireplaces, sure, but also leather couches and gleaming silver orbs hanging from the ceiling. (Simply put: you have the best of both design worlds.)
Romantic Apartment in the Latin Quarter, 5th Arrondissement
A bedroom adorned in toile de jouy print, a working fireplace in the living room, and a dining room overflowing with plants and decorated with a gilded mirror—this apartment, to borrow the French phrase, is très chic. An added bonus? You’re within walking distance of the beloved bookstore Shakespeare and Company.
Loft near the Champ Élysées, 8th Arrondissement
Tucked away in a 19th century building is this modern loft with black beam ceilings, a glass-walled bedroom, and a smattering of red accents throughout. Sip a morning espresso in your well-appointed living room, or perhaps saunter out to your cozy courtyard instead.
La Place Dauphine Apartment, 1st Arrondissement
With Baccarat chandeliers, a La Cornue oven, Aesop soaps and art adorned walls, this Airbnb didn’t skimp on stylish and extravagant features. Yet you’ll somehow be enticed to leave your immediate surroundings, as attractions like the Louvre and Museum D'Orsay are only a few minutes away.
Quiet Contemporary Loft, 6th Arrondissement
In a renovated artist studio is this literary, light-filled Airbnb with a bookcase wall, exposed brick, and a leafy-green courtyard. Its location, mere blocks away from the Jardin de Luxembourg, is nothing short of idyllic.
Unique Apartment in the Marais, 4th Arrondissement
Many of the reviews for this Airbnb say it felt like home thanks to its modish interiors, comfortable bedding, and fully equipped kitchen. Or perhaps a dream home—can’t we all swoon over those sky-high ceilings and the fireplace frieze?
Penthouse with an Art Twist, 10th Arrondissement
Modern art abounds in this loft apartment, complete with sleek matte black finishings, a sizable dining room table, and abundance of natural light. It’s close to several major metro stations, as well as the Palais Garnier—so perhaps an evening at the opera is in store.
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Originally Appeared on Vogue