Ask anyone who has ever been there : accommodation in Paris can be really expensive, even when using AirBnb. However finding an affordable place to stay is not mission impossible: here are the neighborhoods to look at !
Les Buttes Chaumont (19e arrondissement)
Often overlooked by tourists, the neighborhood around the Buttes Chaumont is one of the coolest and cheapest place to stay in the French capital. With its lovely restaurants, bakeries and markets, this area will give you a real experience of the Parisian life. And don’t forget about the gorgeous Buttes Chaumont park and its bohemian vibe that will entirely make up for the distance between your rental and the main touristic attractions of the city.
Ménilmontant (20e arrondissement)
Looking for a popular and trendy yet inexpensive neighborhood ? Go and look for an AirBnB in the narrow streets of Ménilmontant. A stone’s throw away from the famous cemetery, Le Père Lachaise, this area is packed with small cafés, live venues, and artists workshops. Not to forget that at its top, this former small independent village will offer you a vast and unique panorama of the City of Lights.
Canal Saint Martin (11e arrondissement)
Another affordable rental neighborhood is the very in-vogue Canal Saint Martin. The charmingly romantic and calm canal’s banks and their arched bridges are one of the best places to enjoy evening picnics in the summer. The Canal area is remarkably situated, only a few subway stations away from Paris most famous’ monuments.
Port Royal (6e et 14e arrondissement)
Cheap because often neglected for Le Quartier Latin – its more famous neighbor -, Port Royal has made its central and well-connected location an asset. This calm and sleepy neighborhood is perfect to enjoy beautiful bucolic walks, to admire some classic Parisian architecture and to find little known “épiceries” where you can buy delicious French food.