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Many Fodorites rent apartments in Paris because they favor extra space plus that special sense of living like a local. Rentals can also offer savings, especially for groups.
Check out the Paris Tourism Office website (www.parisinfo.com) for reputable agency listings. Policies differ, but you can expect a minimum required stay from three to seven days; a refundable deposit payable on arrival; possibly an agency fee; and maid service. A great website with unbiased ratings of agencies and listing services is Paris Apartment Info (www.paris-apartment-info.com).
The following is a list of good-value residence hotels and apartment services: Ah! Paris (01-40-28-97-96 www.ahparis.com) offers a large selection of rentals with reasonable all-inclusive rates and no additional fees. Citadines Résidences Hôtelières (08-25-33-33-32 www.citadines.fr) is a chain of apartment-style hotel accommodations. They're somewhat generic, but offer many services and good value for short stays. Lodgis Paris (01-70-39-11-11 www.lodgis.com) has one of the largest selections in Paris; however, the agency fee makes it cheaper to rent for more than one week. Paris Vacation Apartments (06-12-44-64-78 www.parisvacationapartments.com) specializes in luxury rentals, with all-inclusive prices by the week. Agencies based in the United States can also help you find an apartment in Paris: Rendez-vous à Paris (1220 N. Market St., Suite 606, Wilmington, DE www.rendez-vousaparis.com) has just a few properties, but all are in prime locations and are top quality at a reasonable price. Rentals in Paris (516/874-0474 www.rentals-in-paris.com) has two dozen centrally located rentals with all-inclusive weekly rates and last-minute special offers.
Additionally, Fodorites recommend these rental services:
"I rented... from Rent Paris (www.rentparis.com) last summer and had a great experience." —slangevar
"I always rent from Paris Perfect (www.parisperfect.com). All of their places are lovely." —gracejoan3
"Vacation in Paris (www.vacationinparis.com) is a great company and service, and one can pay in U.S. dollars.... One also gets the apartment keys mailed... no need to meet an agent to let one into the apartment." —Guenmai
"We rented from Guest Apartment Services (www.guestapartment.com)... Superlative experience. I stayed there with my mother and she is picky!" —Leely2
"We have rented three apartments in recent years from Rothray (www.rothray.com). I can't tell you how completely reliable Ray is and how nice his apartments are.... Look at his website and know he will help you with everything and is 100% honest." —MAP
"The English-speaking owners are a pleasure to deal with, and seem to have thought of everything.... See for yourself at Rental Apartment Paris (www.RentalApartmentParis.com)." —lregeo
"We have rented twice from Thierry at Paris Best Lodge (www.parisbestlodge.com). He is great... I would definitely trust him." —emsmom
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