Renting in Paris

Rent an apartment in Paris with Paris Rental

The furnished apartment rental’s market in Paris can seem complicated.

Actually, you only need to know a few rules:

  • As Paris is considered "tensed area" (for lack of apartment rentals), the delay for tenants to notify their departure to their landlord is one month. This means that, in general, the availability of apartments to rent is known one month in advance.
  • For that reason, the closer you get to your moving date, the more likely you will find apartments available in Paris! Thus, you will have a better choice.

Once you have selected the apartment that suits you, you will be asked for a number of documents and warranties. Try not missing on this apartment opportunity by making sure to prepare your file even before starting your visits. Our blog will help you there: The Rules & Regulations of Keeping a Rental File in France

The vocation of Paris Rental and its team is to simplify your search and to facilitate your move in Paris.

Paris One-Bedroom Apartment

For a furnished 1 bedroom apartment in Paris, expect to pay between 1300 and 2200 € / month, although, to a large extent, it depends on the location of the dwelling. For a prestige apartment with a beautiful living room in the heart of the 7th arrondissement overlooking the Eiffel Tower, or Notre-Dame de Paris in the 6th arrondissement, expect to pay at least 3000 € / month. If you are moving to Paris with a lesser budget, but wish for a lively area, we recommend the Latin Quarter in the 5th district, the Oberkampf / Republic in the 11th district of Paris, and the bustling Montparnasse district in the 14th, all of which are totally adapted to students and young professionals in Parisian expatriation.

2 Bedrooms Apartment in Paris

For a furnished apartment with two bedrooms in Paris, expect to spend between 2000 € and 3500 € per month. Undoubtedly, the size of the apartment, the number of bathrooms and toilets, the furnishings and the duration of the rental will have an impact on the cost of rent. Similarly, the rent will vary from one neighborhood to another, so determine for sure your priority criteria for a furnished apartment in Paris before starting your search. For example, a Prestigious apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets, possibly even a balcony or a terrace, will yield a rent at 4000 €+, especially in the Golden Triangle.
For a warm and trendy Parisian atmosphere in a lively district, we suggest the Bastille and Le Marais district in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, as well as the 1st district around the Madeleine and the Paris Opera, and finally the district of Ternes / Wagram for its proximity with the Arc de Triomphe and Etoile.

3 Bedrooms Apartment in Paris

For a furnished rental 3 bedroom apartment in Paris, the rent will necessarily vary depending on the location of the accommodation. Indeed, for a furnished apartment in the 15th and 16th arrondissements, expect a rent beginning at 3500 € and evolving up to 7000 € monthly, possibly more depending on the comfort level. Yet, the location is not everything: for example, the size of the living room, the number of bathrooms and toilets, the condition of the apartment, the comfort of the furnishings, the light, the calm, a balcony, a view, and last but not least the condition of the common areas, all of which can raise the rent to 10000 € / month. The rent can even be higher for a "mansion", for example. The neighborhoods most appreciated by families are the 16th arrondissement for its calm and its international schools; the 17th arrondissement, the 15th arrondissement with its parks and markets; the prestigious 7th district with the Champ de Mars, and across the bridge the chic Avenue Montaigne and the views of the Eiffel Tower; and again the 6th arrondissement in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, with it magnificent Jardin du Luxembourg.

The 7-Step Process

When you get in touch with us, make sure to tell us:

  • your maximum budget
  • your preferred location
  • the dates you’ll live in the apartment
  • These are the most important criteria!

Begin your search between 4-6 weeks prior to your move-in date: the availability of apartments is more certain!

Once you have selected the apartments you’re interested in, your Paris Rental consultant will accompany you at each visit until you find the right one.
Choose the apartment that best meets your needs. Paris Rental then notifies the owner.
A reservation commitment may be asked to secure the apartment until the lease is approved by both parties.

Usually landlords request to have copies of the following:

Passport / Visa (original)
Last tax return
Proof of employment (last three payslips)
If a student, letter of registration at a university
French bank details (RIB)

And sometimes:

A personal guarantee from a third party, a guarantee from an employer, or a bank guarantee (letter of credit).

Both you and the landlord have approved the terms of the lease (English version available), and all amounts due have been explained to you.
You meet with the landlord, or a representative, and Paris Rental is there to help obtain answers to any questions you have.

You and the landlord meet at the apartment to do the walkthrough (état des lieux): an on-site inspection of the rental prior to moving in and once again when moving out. An inventory of the furnishings is also taken. When you leave, these documents will serve as a comparison of the apartment’s condition.

You are then handed the keys to your new home. Welcome!

What it Costs to Rent an Apartment
with Paris Rental

You know the monthly rent, but there are additional costs you may not be familiar with.

Download Paris Rental’s What To Expect Financially Tip Sheet to help you understand exactly what’s required of you before making an apartment your home.

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