There’s a reason why we’re always coveting French style—in beauty, fashion, design, and decor. The French effortlessly seem to find a way to mix the old with the new, the trendy with the traditional, all in a way that feels authentic and unique. To our defense, they have kind of an unfair advantage. The bones of the spaces they’re working with—from the intricate mouldings to the vintage chevron floors—are structurally stunning. Whether you’re dreaming of a trip to Paris (you can actually stay in these Airbnbs!) or are just looking to get inspired, keep reading to discover truly distinct, extraordinary spaces.
In the heart of the 9th arrondissement, this modern loft boasts a modern interior that comes coupled with subtle pops of color and plenty of natural light.
Calling all dreamers! This light-filled apartment in Paris’ Latin Quarter perfectly encompasses the heart and flair of the district. Its close proximity to the Notre Dame and St. Germain are major bonuses.
Our favorite part of this charming rental? The vibrant slew of colors that elevate the decor plus, the ample number of books stashed in the floor-to-ceiling shelving units.
If the idea of a quaint hideaway is one that appeals to you then this historic loft is a can’t-miss. Nestled within Paris’ famed winding streets, this apartment’s intriguing interior is reason enough to book a stay.
Conveniently situated near Paris’ shopping district, this luxe rental comes decked with fine art and a streamlined interior. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also in close proximity to the famed Opera.
This apartment, located in the 2nd arrondissement, expertly mixes vintage decor and modern shapes to create a space that feels remarkably old and new.
This vintage mixed with modern apartment located in the heart of Paris (steps from Notre Dame!) is as close to perfect as it gets. Do you see this bedroom??
This vintage-bohemian apartment, located in the trendy neighborhood of Marais, is making us want to pack up and live in Paris—permanently.
A two-bedroom apartment with private terrace located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area is the score of a lifetime. The bright open kitchen and outdoor space aren’t the only great design aspects of this space. The rest of the apartment is filled with retro, Mid-Century Modern finds.
Chic and charming is right! This duplex overlooks a dreamy garden and is filled with the most modern, colorful furnishings we could ever dream of. If this bedroom speaks to you, you will not regret exploring the rest of the home.
Add this to your list of dream homes. Located in the 14th arrondissement, this apartment is in a more residential area of the city and features some of the coolest Parisian design we’ve ever seen. Like that winding stone staircase! Floor-to-ceiling windows, pops of yellow… We could go on, and on, and on.
If we could steal and entire apartment (layout, furnishings, and all!) it would be this one. Trust us, you’re going to want to see every room.
Enjoy exposed stone (not brick!) paired with industrial, modern accents, and bright pops of primary colors creates a cool, two bedroom apartment in the Marais. We’ve never seen anything like it.
We know what you’re thinking. How could someone mix intricate, vintage decor with Mid-Century Modern pieces, and modern pastel furniture in a way that feels cohesive? Check out this apartment and lay your questions to rest.
This space is the epitome of modern, minimalist design. Let the mostly black and white decor (with a few pops of bold color!) inspire your own space in the most minimalist way possible.
This modern apartment doesn’t shy away from color—and it works. Think yellow walls, red and purple furniture, and a whole lot of elegant touches you wouldn’t expect.
We love the use of heavy drapes in Paris. It simply works with the elegant structure of the spaces. This one bedroom apartment features a large living space complete with a sleek, modern kitchen, lots of natural light, and worn chevron floors.
This quirky, modern, and colorful Parisian apartment is so full of personality, you can’t help but feel inspired. There’s also a children’s room, making it ideal for family vacations.
In this apartment, you’ll be able to see the sites without ever leaving the building. Yep, we’re talking rooftop views. Besides the views, the actual space is filled with sleek, modern furnishings with no shortage of natural light.
The design of this apartment is what Parisian living is all about! The moulding, beautifully designed windows, high ceilings, and white-painted floors create an elegant space… And that’s not even taking the decor into consideration! It’s also located steps from the Eiffel Tower, so there’s that, too.
Small space, large balcony. Hey, works for us! This split-level apartment feels more Scandinavian-inspired than Parisian, but we don’t mind. (Like, at all.)
Sometimes less is more, which rings true for this Saint-Michel apartment.
This apartment proves it is possible to achieve an eclectic, minimalist home. Expect to find lots of prints, color, a chandelier, and reflective red kitchen.
Exposed stone, bright white walls, and black, modern furniture make this space feel remarkably unique. It doesn’t hurt it’s just a two block walk to the Louvre…
Talk about Parisian charm. This cozy and quaint—but equally spectacular—Saint Germain apartment features modern and vintage decor with a terrace your Parisian dreams were made of.
A total mix of modern and original design elements (like the fireplace!) make this duplex, located in the heart of Paris, any visitors dream.
Located right off the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, this grand, elegant apartment features amazing windows with long, white drapes, the most beautiful chevron floors, old fireplaces, and more.
This recently remodeled apartment features vintage furniture finds, unique design, and the most convenient location (steps away from the Arc de Triomphe!).
The high-beamed wood ceilings really add character to this duplex that’s furnished with fun, retro decor that exudes personality and Parisian charm.
It’s hard to infuse personality into a more minimalist apartment, but the tenants of this space do so effortlessly. Not checking out their cute kitchen is a mistake.
There is a view of the Eiffel Tower. We repeat, there is a GREAT view of the Eiffel Tower. Views aside, this blue velvet sofa and mix-and-match coffee table inspire a truly personalized space.
Originally published May 2016. Updated September 2017.