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5 Reasons to Live Like a Local in Paris

5 Reasons to Live Like a Local in Paris


Louvre Paris Sunset

Everyone loves Paris.

It’s one of the hottest destinations in the world, and rightfully so. Every corner of the city is just so perfectly curated.

I studied French in High School and was lucky to spend some time there during two summers to work on my language skills. It was one of the first cities I got to discover as a young adult. So it holds a special place in my heart. That being said, this time I got to stay in an apartment… overlooking the Seine and Notre Dame. Everything about it was such a dream!

Granted, I am a hotel person because… well, I work IN a hotel. BUT, honestly, I think I’ll forgo the hotel route on all my future stays in Paris. A HUGE thank you to Cobblestone Paris Rentals for an incredible stay.

Below are my Top 5 Reasons to stay local while in Paris.

You get views like THIS.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

I stayed at the Balcon Notre Dame apartment and the apartment had views of both the Seine and Notre Dame. Say what?!


You get that “Local” experience.

Cafe in Paris

Enjoying a coffee at a local cafe, grabbing food from the local grocery store to cook in your kitchen, and even a chance to talk to neighbors (if you bump into them)


You can enjoy more space.

Balcon Notre Dame, Cobblestone Paris Rentals

Granted my apartment was a beautiful two-bedroom, but there was so much space! Bonus: It even had a washer and dryer, so if you’re on a longer trip, that can be a real plus!


You can enjoy your privacy.

There’s something very private about staying in an apartment away from other tourists, a haven where you can come and go as you please, and it’s usually quieter than a hotel.


It is less expensive.

Balcon Notre Dame, Cobblestone Apartment Rentals Paris

Generally, of course. But you can easily share with friends or family to lower costs. And if you are staying for  more than 3 days, it can really save a lot. And with more money saved on accommodations, that means more money to spend in the city!


There you have it. A little bonus for my readers. Use the code ASKAC for 10% off when you book with Cobblestone Paris Rentals. I know you’ll love it as much as I did!

Eiffiel Tower at Night Paris




  1. Nice!
    Going to visit friends in the countryside in month or two. Maybe I can rent a place like this for a few days. A little staycation for them.
    I’ll be sure to check out Cobblestone Paris Rentals!



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