Housing

Housing

The Paris Café Writing workshops meet in the Marais, so for easy walking distance we recommend that you select a hotel or apartment in the 3rd of 4th arrondissement.

(Yes, yes, if you always stay in the 5th or 6th where the concierge knows you or if you're ready to explore the edge of the 10th or 18th, that can work. Hop the Metro or the 96 bus.)

Hotel du Vieux Saule, Paris

Tip: To find the arrondissement, look at the address zip code. All zip codes for Paris start with 75. The last two numbers are the arrondissement. So for the Marais, you are looking for 75003 or 75004.

Tip: You do not need the Internet for your week at Paris Café Writing. However, if you are bringing a laptop and want to use the internet, check with your apartment or hotel. More modest hotels may not provide internet, so you could write in your room off-line, then use a nearby internet cafe to check email. Some hotels have internet only in the lobby. In hotels that have internet in all rooms, the lower floors often have better reception.

Tip: Rooms are small. Very small. In both apartments and hotels. This is very typical for the center of Paris.

Tip: We live quite comfortably without air conditioning in summer in Paris - it's less humid that Chicago - but if you need it, be sure to inquire.

Tip: The price for the hotels and some apartments are in Euros, not dollars. (See FAQ for exchange rates.)

Apartments

For a full immersion into Paris life - plus a little more space to pace and to store that cheese you couldn't resist - we suggest that you rent an apartment.

Expect to pay about what you would for a hotel room, or a little more. If you want to share, we will try to help by connecting interested Paris Café Writing travelers by email.

Check the apartment location on a map so that you know how far you would be walking to the morning Paris Café Writing workshops. The closest Metro stops are Filles du Calvaire or Saint Sébastien Froissant.

Book early to reserve your apartment.

Geraniums bloom in the Marais.

Vacation Rentals by Owner

The last time we checked, the Vacation Rentals by Owner web site had a whopping 350 apartments for rent in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement alone! Each property is individually owned or managed.

Check the location on a map so that you know how far you would be walking to the morning Paris Café Writing workshops. The closest Metro stops for us are Filles du Calvaire or Saint Sébastien Froissant.

Paris Apartment Information

This Paris Apartment Info is a great web sit for finding rental agencies. You will be looking for a short term rental.

Hotels

Paris is filled with lovely hotels. This is a fine solution if you really hate to wash dishes – or booked to late to get an ideal apartment.

The markers on the map below point to several nearby hotels. They also include star rating and walking times to the Paris Café morning workshops. Just click a marker, and click the name for further information!

photo: Hotel Jacques de Molay, Paris
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