Tres Chic! 5 Stylish Apartments For Paris Fashion Week

From the runway to the living room, these apartments offer a very stylish place to lay your head

Paris Fashion Week brings the best of what’s new in fashion to the chic streets of the city of light. This season, shows from powerhouses like Balmain, Lavin and Chloé promise the city will be buzzing around the clock, and cameras will be flashing non-stop to capture the magazine-worthy looks at every turn. After a hard day’s being chic, here are 5 Paris apartments that measure up to the fabulous fashion you’ll see on the runways. 

1. St. Germain, 6e Arrondissement

paris apartmentsAsk anyone who’s been to Paris, and they’ll tell you the best way to truly experience the city is on foot – getting purposefully lost in streets riddled with history. Steps away from this apartment awaits the city’s best shops, including renowned antique dealers; in fact, you can arrange a consultation with a local consultant should you be seeking something specific. The home’s mixture of old and new creates an eclectic yet classic appeal, and, before you go hunting for treasures, you can start your day the true french way with your own espresso machine. Oui! Find out more

2. Le Triomphe, 16e Arrondissement 

paris apartmentsLike its name implies, this apartment is classic Paris in style. From the quaint balcony you’re offered a view of  the Arc de Triomphe – the perfect accompaniment with a charcuterie and glass of pinot – and the energetic Champs Elysées is just one block away. Or, you can cozy up beside the fire, and simply revel in the classical elegance: original architectural details fuse seamlessly with a neutral color palette and parquet floors, and natural light pours in through the charming French windows. If you’re really looking to access your inner French goddess, Le Triomphe is just the setting you need. Find out more

3. Chanel, 4e Arrondissement 

paris apartmentsIn the heart of Paris awaits a quaint island filled with incredible gothic architecture, the Ile Saint Louis. There you’ll find this handsome hideaway in a stunning restored 17th century building on a quiet cobblestone street. Old world and new combine in each room, and original features mix with cool design touches like one-of-a-kind paintings and interesting light fixtures. From your window, take in the calming view of the Seine and step out through a storybook archway to find the Notre Dame Cathedral just around the corner. We could get used to this neighborhood. Find out more

4. Bio 618, 17e Arrondissement 

paris apartmentsStep inside Bio 618 and you’ll feel as though you stepped inside a museum from the future. Sweeping 180° views of the city are offered through the apartment’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Built across three levels, minimalist stairs take you from the first level, equipped with a living area complete with a hot tub and cozy fireplace, up to the top where you’ll find a full dining room including a wine fridge. Highlights include a contemporary steam bath in the master bedroom and a unique shower surrounded by bamboo walls. Find out more

6. Villa Alesia, 14e Arrondissement

paris apartmentsVilla Alesia seem transported from the tropics, or perhaps Miami beach. It’s certainly not the typical style you think when you envision a Paris apartment, but here, stylishness and originality go hand-in-hand. The lush Japanese garden keeps noise from the bustling city at bay, the ideal environment to retreat to for some peace, with a tisane and a good book. You’ll find unique features such as a movie projector (and extensive movie collection), plus a lovely terrace with al fresco dining and gas BBQ, but the essence of Paris remains: you’re within arm’s reach of the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. Find out more

Colleen McNamara