The Paris we see today owes much to the work of Baron Haussmann, who led an overhaul of the whole city back in the 19th century. Its present-day residential architecture remains a hallmark of that transformation. But there are more than just Haussmann-style properties on offer for visitors. We’ve scoured the streets to bring you five of the best Paris apartments to rent, in everything from former factories to contemporary townhouses….
Converted factory in the Latin Quarter
The double-height living and dining area of this Latin Quarter bolthole speaks to the property’s past as a former factory. Natural light enters the space via glazed roofing and large, steel Crittall windows. A walled garden filled with flora and fauna counterbalances the home’s industrial heritage.
From £292 per night. Sleeps 6.
A former factory in Montreuil
A Modernist design and a Mondrian-inspired colour scheme blend together in this bright Paris apartment, also sited inside a converted factory. The property retains the building’s original metal beams and double-height ceilings. It lies on the city’s outer perimeter.
From €300 per night. Sleeps 6.
The Pierre Levée Residence
Double height ceilings and oversized windows give this Parisian townhouse – near Canal St Martin – its loft-style edge. Design details from around the world fill the space, such as a wooden painted door from India in one of the bedrooms.
From €350 per night. Sleeps 7.
Art and design-filled apartment in the 14th
Midcentury design pieces and modern art prints fill this three-bedroom apartment in Paris’ 14th arrondissement. At the heart of the space is a Cubist-inspired winding staircase joining the main living space to the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms.
From €390 per night. Sleeps 8.
Haussmann-era apartment in the Marais
It would be remiss not to include one Haussmann-style Paris apartment in the mix, so here’s a gem in the Marais. It features the requisite parquet flooring and crown moldings, juxtaposed with contemporary furniture.
From £390 per night. Sleeps 4.