Ken and I are headed back to France this spring. Six weeks this time; three months seemed too long last fall. We're leaving March 29 for two weeks of French classes in Aix-en-Provence followed by a month living in the Marais in Paris. We'll be back May 15.

Several folks have asked me about renting apartments in Paris. It's easy, there's a huge market of vacation rentals. A decent one bedroom will cost about $120-$200 a night, so if you're staying in Paris over a week it's a reasonable alternative to a hotel. I found our apartment last year via the broker Paristay but I probably wouldn't use a broker again; not much service for the fee. A better option is community sites like VRBO or Craigslist. I went the other direction and rented a place via a Paris apartment concierge service that exclusively manages a few apartments. I'm hoping that will insure quality.

  2007-03-07 19:55 Z