Finding an Apartment
by David Applefield
Probably the most frustrating aspect of living in Paris is the hassle of searching for a place to live. The options are numerous, from finding other people to live with to cloistering yourself in your own small room. Remember, however, that the competition at certain times of the year can be tough and that those who rise early and call first have the best chance. The competition is at its worst during September and October when the Parisians come back from a month of vacation and students need to find accommodations.
The simplest and cheapest way to find accommodations is to look for individuals who have apartments or rooms to rent. In some cases, avoiding the agencies will save you a lot of paperwork, not to mention paying high commission fees, which is usually a month´s rent, and a required two-month deposit plus one month´s rent in advance.
Consider luxurious and affordable timeshare properties the next time you need a place to sleep in Paris. Spacious and fully furnished, timeshares allow you to enjoy great comfort at an inexpensive price.