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Few cities evoke the romance and mystique of Paris. Paris luxury rentals take this enchantment one step further with stays that are as unforgettable as the city itself.
The history of Paris luxury rentals dates back to the 17th century and the rise of the “hôtel particulier.” These mansions were owned by the aristocracy and were rented out to foreign dignitaries.
In the 19th century, Baron Haussmann’s urban planning initiatives led to the emergence of “immeubles de grand standing.” These were luxury apartment buildings designed to cater to the upper classes, including foreign visitors.
The Art Nouveau and Art Deco trends of the 20th century saw further architectural changes, as well as a definition of luxury that grew to include modern amenities.
Today, Paris luxury rentals include both villas and apartments, as well as restored historic buildings and modern constructions. No matter what you choose, you can also expect top-end amenities and a high level of service as well.
Renting a luxury rental in Paris is easy with Rental Escapes. First, find your travel dates and party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will present you with the best available Paris luxury rentals. After, your concierge customizes your trip, including transportation, excursions, tours, reservations, chef service, show tickets, and more.
While there’s no shortage of hotel rooms in Paris, Paris luxury rentals offer an experience that is distinct from the usual hotel stay.
For one, while the typical hotel room in Paris can be quite small, Paris luxury rentals offer substantially more space and privacy thanks to large living rooms and multiple bedrooms.
Paris luxury rentals are also usually located in top neighbourhoods. This includes the Champs-Élysèes (8th arrondissement), world-renowned for its high-end shops, theatres, and cafes; the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement), known for its vibrant student life; and Trocadéro (16th arrondissement), with its prime views of the Eifel Tower.
Paris luxury rentals also benefit from that classic French charm. Expect to find historical buildings, original artwork, fine furnishings, and a sophisticated sense of style.
Because space is at such a premium, there are relatively fewer villas in Paris compared to other parts of France. That makes luxury villas in Paris stand out all the more, especially since they offer so much privacy. They include:
Quartier Latin: Located in the heart of the 5th arrondissement, the aptly named Quartier Latin is a delightful family home that fits up to 10 guests. Beautifully appointed, it also features a large garden and a heated swimming pool, making it an ideal choice for the warmer months.
La Favorite: Set within a gated community in the 16th arrondissement, La Favorite is a spectacularly appointed 3-story mansion. It features a cinema room, a gym, and an indoor swimming pool, perfect for keeping in shape. Easily one of Paris’s best stays.
For many, luxury apartments in Paris represent the best places to stay in Paris. Often found in restored historical buildings in the heart of the city, they make the best use of the premium space afforded to them. They include:
Alexandre: Located in a restored 19th-century building in the 8th arrondissement, the elegant and contemporary Alexandre combines light colours and rich textures to create a serene retreat. A perfect choice for travellers wanting privacy, refinement, and a convenient location.
Plaisance: Owned by art collectors in the artsy Montparnasse (14th arrondissement), Plaisance is a stylish 4-bedroom villa that’s full of surprises. Take in the contemporary art collection. Marvel at Chinese Haan antiques. Relax in the private garden. Plaisance offers a truly unique experience.
Pompidou: A restored 19th-century loft in Quartier Montrgueil (2nd arrondissement), Pompidou combines a distinct personality and a warm atmosphere to create a unique stay. This versatile apartment includes two lounge spaces, a kitchen with a mobile island that can be moved, floating passageways, and 4 bedrooms with different bed arrangements.
If you’re willing to stay just outside the city, you’ll find some truly spectacular vacation rentals. Villas near Paris make an especially great choice for large events, especially since they include chateaus like:
Chateau de Villette: Chateau de Villette offers a true taste of 17th-century opulence. Featured in the Da Vinci Code, this is easily one of the most magnificent rentals in Europe. It is an authentic chateau designed by Mansart in 1668. It features a grand salon, a spectacular dining room, a music salon, a library, a grand staircase, and so much more.
Château Bouffémont: Originally built in the 19th century, this restored chateau is located by Montmarte Forest, just 30 minutes from Paris and near the Jack Nicklaus-designed Paris International Golf Club. With five grand reception halls, nine beautiful suites and immaculate grounds, it makes the perfect site for a special event like a wedding or a corporate retreat.
Most travellers to France will have to present a valid passport upon entry. Because France is part of the Schengen area, which includes most of the EU, you will only have to present your passport once upon entry to the area.
Most travellers to Paris will arrive by air at Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport. Both service a large number of international flights.
It is also possible to reach Paris by high-speed rail. This includes the TGV which connects all of France, and the Eurostar which connects Paris to London.
There are also several bus lines which travel to Paris, including Euroline and FlixBus.
While it is possible to drive into Paris, it is less recommended due to both congestion and limited parking.
Your Rental Escapes concierge is happy to arrange airport transfers and any other transportation you may need.
The Paris Metro is one of the most efficient ways to get through the city. It connects most of its major neighbourhoods and attractions.
Paris also has a good bus network which complements the metro system. There is also the Regional Express Network (RER) of suburban trains to connect you to attractions outside the city center like Versailles and Disneyland Paris.
Taxis are also widely available, as are ride-sharing services like Uber. Private driver service is available as well.
You can also take a boat cruise along the Seine River for a unique way to get around.
Paris is also very pedestrian friendly, and just walking around is one of the best ways to take in the city’s charm.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can help arrange rental cars, private drivers, train tickets, boat cruises, and any other transportation you may need.
Paris is one of the most magical cities in the world.
A true cultural capital, it is at the centre of art and fashion.
The city itself is also steeped in history, and walking its streets is like walking around a living museum.
Speaking of museums, Paris is home to some of the world’s best, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou.
Paris is also known for its iconic landmarks, like the Champs-Élysées and its grand Arc de Triomphe, and for some of the world’s most stunning architecture, from the Eifel Tower to the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Plus, it’s a world-renowned culinary capital, thanks to its restaurants, cafes, and patisseries.
And it all comes together in the city’s unique neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct sense of character.
Paris is a true year-round destination. Each season offers a completely unique experience.
Spring is when the flowers begin to bloom and the weather starts to warm up. The city’s parks and gardens, like the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens, really start to come alive.
Summer is the peak tourist season. The weather is warm and you can enjoy outdoor activities like having a picnic along the Seine and relaxing at an outdoor café.
Fall sees mild weather, and the city takes on a golden hue as the leaves start to change. September is a particularly good time to visit.
Winter sees cooler weather but a festive atmosphere, especially around the holidays. You can also have a quieter, more intimate and local experience visiting at this time.
Visit the museums: From the history-spanning Louvre to the more Impressionist-focused Musée d’Orsay, Paris is home to some of the very best museums in the world. No trip would be complete without a visit to at least some.
Stroll down the Champs-Élysées: Paris’s most famous artery, the Champs-Élysées is lined with world-class shops, boutiques, and restaurants. It peaks with the Arc de Triomphe, a grand monument dedicated to France’s military victories.
Explore the neighborhoods: Each of Paris’s arrondissements has its own distinct character. From the charming streets of Montmartre to the hip Le Marais, there’s a neighbourhood to appeal to every kind of traveller. Pick one and explore.
The food in Paris is widely regarded as some of the best in the world.
The city is famous for its bakeries and patisseries, producing treats like croissants, pains au chocolats, and baguettes.
It’s also well known for its café culture – try a café au lait with a croque-monsieur.
Paris also has a world-class fine dining scene, including numerous Michelin-starred restaurants that specialize in innovative French cuisine.
Paris is also famous for its markets like the Marche des Enfants Rouges. Here you can find authentic French products, including wines, cheeses, charcuterie, and more.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can arrange restaurant reservations, as well as villa pre-stocking and private chef service.
Paris experiences all four seasons, with each season offering a distinct experience.
Spring is characterized by warming temperatures, with daytimes highs ranging from around 10°C (50°F) in March to 15-20°C (59-68°F) in May.
Summer is warm and relatively sunny. June and July are the warmest months, with average highs around 25-30°C (77-86°F). August can be warm as well, and occasional heat waves can push temperatures even higher.
Fall is a great time to visit thanks to the cooling temperatures. Highs can range from 10-15°C (50-59°F) in September to 5-10°C (41-50°F) in November.
Winter can be chilly and damp, with occasional snow. January and February are the coldest months, with average highs ranging from 3-7°C (37-45°F).
If you’re hoping to visit the City of Lights, Rental Escapes can elevate your Paris rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest Paris luxury rentals, including villas inside and just outside of Paris, as well as luxury apartment rentals in Paris.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best rental for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Paris experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!