For rent: many apartments in Paris

TRAVEL Q&A

February 14, 1993|By New York Times News Service

Q: Can you direct me to sources for renting a one-bedroom apartment for a week in Paris?

A: Here are several companies that represent apartments in Paris, along with other rental properties in France and in other countries. Prices are given for an apartment for six nights, which is sometimes the minimum rental period. Generally, the rate includes all utilities except telephone, and apartments usually come supplied with linens, towels and kitchen supplies.

* Chez Vous, 220 Redwood Highway, Suite 129, Mill Valley, Calif. 94941, (415) 331-2535, fax (415) 331-5296, represents about 35 apartments in Paris, most on the Left Bank, with prices of $980 to $1,180 a week.

* The French Experience, 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 812, New York, N.Y. 10017, (212) 986-1115, fax (212) 986-3808, represents more than 200 apartments in Paris. One one-bedroom apartment in the Marais district is $985 a week, one near Les Invalides is $1,240.

* Interhome, 124 Little Falls Road, Fairfield, N.J. 07004, (201) 882-6864, fax (201) 808-1742. The company has about 50 apartments in Paris, from studios to three bedrooms. One-bedroom apartments range from a relatively basic one near the Eiffel Tower on the Left Bank, $669 a week, to a more luxurious one in the southeast near the Place d'Italie, $945 a week.

* Rent a Home International, 7200 34th Ave. N.W., Seattle, Wash. 98117, (800) 488-7368, fax (206) 789-9379, represents more than 200 apartments in Paris. Among the least expensive one-bedroom apartments is one in the Montparnasse area, about $725 a week. Another, in the Latin Quarter, is $825 a week. On the high end, apartments in older buildings in the 8th or 16th arrondissements start at $1,100 a week.

* Rent a Vacation Everywhere (RAVE), 383 Park Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14607, (716) 256-0760, fax (716) 256-2676, represents about 20 apartments in Paris, from one with a loft in the southern part of the city for $700 to a luxurious one in a 17th-century building on the Left Bank for $2,000.

* Vacation Home Rentals Worldwide, 235 Kensington Ave., Norwood, N.J. 07648, (800) 633-3284, fax (201) 767-5510, represents only about a half-dozen Parisian apartments. A one-bedroom near the Forum des Halles is $1,610 a week.

* Villas International, 605 Market St., San Francisco, Calif., 94105, (800) 221-2260, fax (415) 281-0919, represents five apartment residences. On the low end, in a building near the Place d'Italie, one-bedroom apartments are about $1,200 a week. A one-bedroom apartment in a building near the Eiffel Tower is $1,400 to $1,600 a week.

Q: I would like information on visiting the Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A: The Peaks of Otter Lodge is at milepost 85.6 on the parkway near Bedford, Va., about 30 miles north of Roanoke and 30 miles south of Lynchburg. The lodge, with 62 rooms, is open year-round.

From the Sunday after Thanksgiving to the Thursday before Easter, a room for two is $75 a night. If the stay is over a Friday or Saturday night, the rate includes dinner; if any other day, both breakfast and dinner are included. The rest of the year, a double room is $65 a night, with no meals included.

The inn's restaurant is open every day. There is a seafood buffet Friday night, $15.75, and a country buffet Sunday night, $9.50. On Sunday morning, a breakfast buffet is $6.95. Lunch, Monday to Saturday, is $4 to $8.

Information: Peaks of Otter Lodge, P.O. Box 489, Bedford, Va. 24523, (703) 586-1081; in Virginia (800) 542-5927; fax (703) 586-4420.

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