Destination guide

Spend a midnight – or many of them – in perfect Paris

You can travel the world and not find a more urbane and cosmopolitan destination than Paris. Book Paris vacation rentals and soak up the art, the world-class cuisine, the stunning architecture and the sheer culture all around. The streets simply burst with chic style, fashion, centuries-old history and unique charm, while the iconic attractions never fail to inspire. An interesting fact about 1 of the world's most romantic and cultured cities – it's called the City of Lights because it was 1 of the first cities to have electricity.

Things to do

Take a wild guess which museum is the world's most visited

See some of the city's – actually, make that world's – top attractions at Ile de la Cite, a river island in the Seine. In addition to the famous bridges that lead up to the island, there's the iconic Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Conciergerie, a museum and former prison. You'd be remiss to miss the revered art collections at the world's most visited museum, the Louvre, so go smile at the Mona Lisa, and then take an underground trip into the Catacombs of Paris. Shop till you drop at the world's most famous avenue, The Avenue des Champs-Elysees, or take in the spectacular city views from the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Activities

Search out the stars in the Paris cuisine scene

This iconic city has so much to offer in terms of activities that you'll be itching for an extra day or 2 here no matter how long you stay. Paris is world-renowned for its cuisine, so this is a 'parfait' place to find restaurants with the elusive Michelin 3-star rating, if you can snag a reservation. Paris's swankiest and most well-known area for shopping is The Avenue des Champs Elysees, so carve out some time for cultural sightseeing at the renowned museums and architectural landmarks. There's literally some place of significance on every street corner.

Weather

The spectacular seasons of Paris have no 'off' button

There's not really an off-season for Paris vacation rentals, because this is 1 of the world's most visited cities. Summer's busiest, when the weather's gorgeous and the daylight hours are long. But that song was right: you'll also love Paris in the springtime. And in autumn. And in winter. The warmest month, August, sees highs in the lower 20s, while the coolest month, January, has low single-digit temps. It snows in the winter, but the white stuff rarely sticks to the streets. There's a fair amount of rain throughout the year, with most falling in May.

Natural highlights

Find your passion in Paris' romantic rivers and chic parks

The Il-de-France region is quite flat, but that just makes it all the easier to admire the beautiful architecture, people and sights you'll find around Paris vacation rentals. Plant and nature lovers can escape the cityscape at Paris's 'right and left lungs, aka the urban parks Bois de Vincenne and Bois de Boulogne. They have lakes, zoos, botanical gardens, and picturesque paths winding through romantic landscapes. Paris is built around the Marnes River and the Seine River, 2 important waterways that have helped make Paris the most important commercial and cultural hub in France.

How to get there

Transport to and around Paris

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Paris Gare de l'Est, Paris-St-Lazare Station and Paris Nord Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Paris by catching a ride on the metro at Les Halles Station, Louvre - Rivoli Station or Paris Chatlet-Les Halles Station.

Where to stay near Paris?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,905 holiday rentals near Paris. From 4,863 Condos/Apartments to 474 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Paris for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Paris?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Paris:

  • St-Germain-des-Prés: 663 holiday homes
  • Le Marais: 1,423 holiday homes
  • Arts et Métiers: 1,071 holiday homes
  • Sainte-Avoye: 921 holiday homes
  • Arsenal: 1,427 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Paris?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Paris. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eiffel Tower: 4,351 holiday rentals
  • Paris (XPG-Gare du Nord Train Station): 6,176 holiday rentals
  • Arc de Triomphe: 6,192 holiday rentals
  • Rue des Abbessees: 6,094 holiday rentals
  • Hospital Robert-Debre: 6,307 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paris listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Paris?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4,863 Condos/Apartments in Paris. Our other popular types of Paris holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 474 holiday houses
  • Villas: 15 holiday houses
  • Studios: 5,135 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Paris?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 150 holiday homes with pool available in Paris. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Paris

    Saint-Germain-en-Laye
    5,931 holiday rentals
    Ivry-sur-Seine
    2,379 holiday rentals
    Gagny
    4,002 holiday rentals
    Versailles
    3,480 holiday rentals
    Puteaux
    5,460 holiday rentals
    Joinville-le-Pont
    5,169 holiday rentals
    Gentilly
    5,510 holiday rentals
    Dourdan
    41 holiday rentals
    Buc
    1,842 holiday rentals
    Montévrain
    464 holiday rentals
    St-Ouen
    2,294 holiday rentals
    Les Lilas
    5,458 holiday rentals
    St-Cloud
    5,525 holiday rentals
    Fontenay-sous-Bois
    5,442 holiday rentals
    Magny-les-Hameaux
    341 holiday rentals
    Villepinte
    5,356 holiday rentals
    Feucherolles
    338 holiday rentals
    Chambly
    55 holiday rentals
    Sartrouville
    4,535 holiday rentals
    Ris-Orangis
    215 holiday rentals