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Apartment Crackdown In Paris

Facade Courtyard Boulevard Friedlander Doctor's Office_I receive letters asking my advice on apartments.

Example: Thanks for the info.  Do you know anything about www.xxxxx.com. They have beautiful apartments in great locations.  My only concern is that I just read in a travel magazine that it is illegal to rent apartments short term and the government is going to crack down on this.  I would hate to loose a reservation or deposit over something like this.  Let me know what you think if you have time.

Numerous agencies advertise on the internet. So many it makes you dizzy! My connection with any of the agencies is zero.

I read about the issue in a French newspaper and a few days later this appeared in the New York Times: To Address Its Housing Shortage, Paris cracks down on Pied-a-Terre Rentals.

I can say that there has been a crackdown on apartments that are purchased solely for the purposed of renting on a short term basis and essentially turning the apartment into a hotel without a license. There is a shortage of rental apartments for the people that live here.

Contact personally any agency you are thinking of renting from and receiving a guarantee of a place to stay in the event their client’s are shut down.

The alternative is to go with private individuals who rent out their flat while on vacation (where it is not a business); look into house swapping; or use a residence such as Citadines that is set up for the business and tourist trade and not someone who wants the rent to pay the mortgage.

Consider looking in FUSAC (France USA Contacts). Hard copies of this magazine are available at Anglo bookstores and many Anglo eateries.

And don’t forget WaytoStay for an apartment rental (and it also benefits my Web site fees – thank you!)

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This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!