An interesting way to meet the French.
Good Morning Paris
43, rue Lacepède, in the 5th. 01 47 07 28 29.
This company has a number of rooms throughout the city (rates range from 38 euros for a single to 75 euros to sleep three).
Meeting the French
67, rue Lepic, in the 18th. 01 42 51 19 80.
These folks might be a bit slow in getting back to you regarding availability, but we like this company as well as its tours of Paris.
Bed-and-Breakfasts We Love
Paris Oasis, on rue André del Sarte, close to Sacré-Coeur, is 100–150 euros per night (depending on the room) for two. Prices are slightly more for more people, and there’s a three-night minimum. It pays to have friends. This maison in the 18th Arrondissement (Montmartre) has an indoor pool and a lovely exterior garden. There are six bedrooms, some with kitchenettes, but no breakfast. Guess you’d call it a bed sans breakfast. Some rooms are better decorated than others, so be choosy.
La Villa Paris has been exquisitely designed in an art deco style, and the owner is very helpful. It might be interesting to discover this part of the 13th. We like the Concorde room.
Paris Chic is a lovely B and B for two at 140 euros a night. It’s nicely decorated and situated in a Haussmann-style building near the Champs in the 17th. Try the Jacuzzi tub with views of the rooftops of Paris. Your host is a musician.
B&B Folie Oberkampf is a cute guest apartment in the 11th (the owners have two other places for rent), run as a B and B starting at 85 euros per night. Now that’s a bargain—you’ll have your own apartment complete with a kitchen and living room. These owners like color, and you’ll have to walk up the stairs, but it’s the best deal in town short of a hostel.
Villa Clara is a luxurious B and B in the 9th for around 200 euros, but you’ll sleep in a mansion and receive a bottle of champagne. Not too shabby.
Nouvelle Athènes B and B is a great choice in the 9th, if you don’t mind climbing up to the fourth floor. The Chambre d’Hôtes St. Georges has been superbly decorated. Only 75 euros a night for two.
Commerce B and B, in the 15th, from Meeting the French, is a sophisticated and charming place for only 169 euros for three, which works out to 56.33 euros per person. Now you can’t beat that price!
Bonne Nuit Paris will set you up in an ancient building in the Marais, on the wonderful rue Charlot. Rates for two start at 125 euros a night, with a breakfast of bread/croissants and homemade jam. Owned by a French man and an American woman; you’ll enjoy their hospitality.
Bateau Pytheas is a fun one—for 170 euros enjoy a weeknight stay on a boat in the 8th (360 euros for Friday and Saturday nights combined). Breakfast included.
Bateau Johanna is another boat, close to the Tuileries, with two rooms. Rate for two: 100 euros. Two-night minimum.
There are countless companies, so enjoy the search and let us know how you find B and B-ing in Paris.