travel photos: parisian livin’

These are just a few shots in and around the apartment I stayed in while in Paris. After spending two weeks in London, it was time to jump on the Eurostar and head to the City of Lights. There I’d meet up with two of my friends for a girls’ week in Paris. Prior to leaving Australia, we booked an apartment through airbnb.com. The premise is quite simple – you stay at someone’s apartment while they are elsewhere. I think when you undertake this type of accommodation arrangement (as with couchsurfing etc.) the general rule of ‘don’t be a douchebag’ applies to all parties involved. We were really lucky in that we scored an awesome apartment, in a central part of Paris (Bastille), at a very reasonable cost. We also had the loveliest host who met us at the metro station, helped us with our bags, gave us a general rundown of the area, and even offered us a few beers. After he left us to our own devices, we quickly made ourselves feel at home. Our neighbourhood was quite lively, with plenty of bars and restaurants, and we were in walking distance to so many things. I rather enjoyed the experience of staying in an apartment as opposed to a hostel or hotel. It felt like I really lived in Paris. Which of course made saying goodbye at the end of the week all the more difficult. But never fear, you don’t have to say goodbye just yet because I have plenty of Paris posts lined up. Next up? EuroDisney!

17 Comments

  1. Vicky August 14, 2011

    Looks and sounds like you bagged the perfect apartment. Ah, what I wouldn't give to live in Paris x

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  2. that sounds like the perfect kind of accommodation. Must keep that in mind when i want to travel. great post lovely xo

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  3. Lyndall August 14, 2011

    So pretty! I want to visit Paris again someday โ™ฅ And such a great idea for accommodation!

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  4. Briana Le & Merissa Ren August 14, 2011

    ahh, these shots are so gorgeous they are making me study abroad-sick. Lets go back!

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  5. liza August 14, 2011

    These are so lovely! When we went to Paris a few years ago we stayed in this tiny, rickety apartment which felt so very authentic! I wouldn't have traded it for a five-star hotel room.

    I'm completely jealous, but looking forward to the coming Paris posts.

    x

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  6. Rachel August 14, 2011

    I was supposed to do Paris on airbnb this summer with a friend, but we never got to go in the end – glad you did!

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  7. Brooke August 14, 2011

    Amazing. I don't think I can read anymore of your travel posts, they make me jealous and nostalgic all at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Megan August 14, 2011

    Oh I adore Paris – what a great accomodation idea! looking forward to Eurodisney photos.

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  9. curious constellation August 14, 2011

    I much prefer that form of accommodation – feels so much more real.

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  10. Francesca August 14, 2011

    can't wait to see more photos (like seriously). i'm looking to go to europe next year maybe! YAY. xx opinionslave
    / twitter: @opinionslave

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  11. gee August 14, 2011

    looks like a perfect little home.
    i can not wait to travel to paris myself one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. herecomesthesun August 15, 2011

    Eeee Euro Disney! Have a blast!

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  13. Rachel, Cold Knees August 15, 2011

    I've never done one of those airbnb things though I've heard goof things, seems like an awesome idea, much better than a lame hotel miles out of town! xx

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  14. Sofie August 15, 2011

    It looks SO GORGEOUS ;___;
    and staying in an apartment sounds like a great idea. I'll have to keep this in mind for future travels.
    Oh my god can't wait for eurodisney post!! haha you still call it "eurodisney", me too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  15. Jessica Esther August 15, 2011

    living is paris looks so pretty mesmerizing to me.
    i love the ambience of your apartment.
    definitely making me want to go there!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  16. Gorgeous photos! I really miss Paris
    xx
    I LIKE IT FAST

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  17. Blackswan August 21, 2011

    this sounds like a terrific idea!! you did REALLY live in Paris! Ah-mazing! the apartment looks like what you will find in an SBS movie haha – love the "NOW" sign.

    glad to see you had a wonderful stay in Paris

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

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