I honestly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to call home while we explored Paris. Our apartment was pretty, spacious, well-decorated, & very conveniently located near a metro stop on a line that made it easy to get from home to anywhere in Paris.
While the neighborhood we were located in wasn’t the nicest part of Paris to hang around in, we did have a some cafés nearby & a really great boulangerie around the corner that had the most amazing pain au chocolate I’ve ever had. That’s a good reason to like any place, in my opinion.
On our first day in Paris, we were wandering the streets of the city, just exploring & seeing the river & old buildings when the sky opened up & just DOWN POURED on us. Buckets. The most rain we’ve had on our trip as of yet. It was so nice to just pop on the metro & head home. We hung out in the pretty massive living room, watching the rain come down through the sliding glass door, & put music on. The owner of the apartment has some great music taste, mostly old American classics, & a great stereo. That afternoon, dancing & listening to the rain, was probably one of my favorite days in Paris.
We were also really lucky with how well our apartment was priced. I’ll talk about our overall budget for this trip in another post, but just know that we look for something that’s about $80 per night for the two of us. Our Paris apartment came to just slightly over that once the AirBnB fee was calculated in: $82/night for everything. It was worth every penny & probably more, too.
We bought grounds & made coffee in the morning with the stovetop espresso maker. We ate baguettes & cheese & avocados for lunch a few days. We even attempted Mexican food one night (key word: attempted). None of this could have been accomplished without our apartment. The nook in the kitchen is absolutely magical in the morning, too. The perfect soft light, everything is painted white & so welcoming, & we just loved how the place was decorated. Minimal, but comfy, which is pretty much just my style.
We’ve only spent two sections of our trip in hostels (one of which, ironically, was the most expensive place per night that we’ve stayed on the whole trip) & neither of us have slept well in either. Hostels are hard! Even if everything is set up to be nice, sharing a room eight ways makes it almost impossible to get a good night’s rest. I swear: the creativity with which some people snore. All that to say that having your own apartment is SO nice, especially when it’s budget friendly & the bed is really comfy.
VISIT / We found this lovely spot on AirBnB. You can find the listing & book the apartment for yourself right HERE. Enjoy!
* See more of our Paris adventures here. Find more of our France adventures here. & see the rest of our adventures from our two month backpacking trip through Europe right here.