One of the best ways to get to know a destination is by doing what the locals do, eating where they eat and by putting down your Rick Steves travel itinerary. To do this, it's a good idea to rent a home right in the center of residential neighborhoods, instead of opting for a hotel.
Located on a quintessential Parisian street in the heart of the 6th arrondissement (one of the most luxurious neighborhoods), the charming Pont Neuf, 6e property is a two-bedroom apartment available for weekly rentals through The City Apartment Book. Viewing out onto the Seine river from one end and the shops of Boulevard St. Germain on the other, this home is a great option for those wanting to experience the everyday life and culture of a true local.
Surrounding the apartment is a number of classic cafes and restaurants as well as high-end retail stores. Right across the renowned Pont Neuf bridge sits the Louvre museum, the Tuileries Gardens and the Palais Royal among other notable Paris sights.
Part of a larger classical Parisian building, Pont Neuf, 6e offers easy elevator access through an inner courtyard. Inside, the dwelling boasts separate living and dining areas as well as two sofa beds for additional guests. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook Parisian dishes (you can thank your new neighbors you just met for the recipes), and is decorated in blue hues with a sleek yet country-house feel. From any of the living spaces, views of the private garden or courtyard can be seen.
Each of the two bedrooms come with king beds and separate bathrooms, sleeping six total. In one bathroom, marble tiles line both the floors and walls of the minimally decorated space, while the second bathroom is designed with wooden floors and an American shower.
Weekly pricing for low season is approximately USD $3,178 and rises to USD $4,131 during high season. For holiday travel during Christmas and New Year the weekly price is approximately USD $4,812. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence and staff can be arranged upon request.