Paris is the global capital of romance but the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games bring yet another reason to summer in the City of Lights. The Games is that rare sporting event that works its magic on all kinds of travelers and adds a unique twist to a vacation. In addition to the Olympic Village in the suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, major landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Place de la Concorde will be transformed into venues. Pencil in a date night at one of these romantic Airbnbs close to the Paris Olympic sites.
Heading to Paris for the Olympics? Here’s our rundown of everywhere to stay in the city:
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The Paris Games aren’t restricted to the grandstand. In the middle of the 7th arrondissement, this dreamy apartment rental is decorated in an elegant French style with designer furnishings. The private terrace reveals the Iron Lady herself where wrestling, volleyball, and wheelchair rugby will take place in the temporary arena. An elevator and air-conditioning are two rare luxuries that you’ll appreciate in summer.
After holding your breath at the poolside, plunge into your own Jacuzzi at this boutique Airbnb for couples close to the Paris Olympic Village. The bed is wrapped in satin sheets where you can watch the Games cocooned in your own home cinema. Breakfast is on the house and there’s a simple kitchenette for light meal prep. The Saint-Denis RER and metro station is minutes away and the riverside is right there for handheld strolls.
Go off-piste and stay at this gorgeous houseboat Airbnb in Paris. The location is handy for getting to the central attractions and venues as well as the mythical Parc des Prince and Roland Garros. Comprising a richly decorated bedroom and a full kitchen, there’s also a peaceful deck where a hot tub awaits you. The host couple live on an adjacent boat and are happy to arrange river chauffeurs and on-board chefs.
Travel back in time at this charming apartment styled according to Old Paris décor with high ceilings, paneled walls, and velvet drapes. The rental is shockingly large with an open-concept kitchen and lounge connecting to a grandiose bedroom and spa-like bathroom. There are two TVs for keeping track of the Games and the Le Marais location is perfect for getting around the sights and sportsgrounds.
This high-floor Paris Airbnb sits in a prime spot between the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower and grants landmark views from all windows. The marble bathroom contains a soaking tub for two while the projector screen means you can spectate on the Games in comfort. Your kindly hosts have been known to drop off bread and pastry treats fresh from the boulangerie.
Feast on epic views of the City of Light in this 12th-floor luxury loft where the Eiffel Tower stands at arm’s length. The hot tub is craftily positioned by the terrace so you can savor the scenery over a soak. Pop art and splashes of color keep the interiors modern and fresh. The 7th arrondissement setting means you can walk to such contests as volleyball, triathlon, breaking, and archery.
This compact loft is gloriously turned out with whitewashed walls and regal velvet furnishings. The tiled bathroom contains a corner hot tub while the kitchen is surprisingly well-stocked with appliances considering the space. A zip code on the Champs-Élysées makes getting around the Olympic venues and cultural sights a doddle. It’s not unusual to find a complimentary bottle of Champagne upon arrival.
This attractive Airbnb in the 17th arrondissement of Paris is near the Argentine metro station. That’s a mere half an hour to Stade de France or Parc des Prince and an easy transfer from Charles de Gaulle or Versailles. The apartment features a state-of-the-art kitchen and a Smart TV. As the location is far from the hustle and bustle, you’ll enjoy mellow evenings unwinding in the spa.
Historic and fashionable Le Marais is flooded with grand facades, al fresco bistros, and quirky museums. Featuring sky-high ceilings and portes-fenêtres, the apartment is lodged within an 18th-century mansion. It has all you need to cook plus the luxury of a bathroom each. The location is handy for catching the start of the marathon at Hôtel de Ville and basketball at Bercy but the metro will take you anywhere.
Recharge your batteries at this splendid Airbnb near Gare du Nord – the destination for travelers coming from Northern France, England, and Western Europe. Situated on one of the oldest streets in Paris, this is a time capsule home appointed with rosewood fixtures, a walnut Louis XVI bed, and a clawfoot tub. A functional kitchen is squirreled away out of sight while the salon windows peer over the botanical Square du Temple.
The village of Montmartre is the epicenter of love and romance in Paris – provided you can make it up the hill without squabbling. After weaving through the windy streets, take in the views over wine on the terrace where the Eiffel Tower looms on the horizon. The apartment itself is cozy and homely with heaps of cafes and bakeries nearby and stress-free transport links to all Olympic venues.
This bijou studio with a lush courtyard is the passion project of a local creative who has recreated 1900s Paris from flea market hauls and strategic auction bids. A homage to Nabi artists and Oriental styling, the apartment is accented by crane murals and features a traditional brass bed. The kitchenware is pretty limited – don’t panic, there’s a coffee machine – but the host offers breakfast upon request.
What is the best area to stay in Paris for couples?
Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement is the natural base for a couple’s getaway in Paris. This neighborhood is brimming with patisseries, cafes, and quaint cobblestone squares as well as pockets of nightlife. When choosing where to stay in Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, this area is also convenient for the central venues. Stade de France, Parc des Princes, and Versaille are easily accessible via the Paris Metro although all journeys will need additional time.
Choosing an Airbnb with a view of the Eiffel Tower will skyrocket your romantic stay in the capital. These properties are usually located around the Champ de Mars or on the Right Bank near the Trocadéro where various Olympic and Paralympic events will occur. Le Marais is another central quarter accessible to the venues and with a lively dining and nightlife scene that appeals to couples.