Your accommodation search: Determining your needs and priorities

You must first determine your needs, set your criteria and create a budget. As a general rule, do not limit your search only to Paris. Nearby suburbs are often easily accessible via the metro and rental rates are substantially lower than within Paris.

Key terms that often appear in listing ads:

  • Loyer CC ou TCC: rent (service charges included)
  • Hono/H + €: letting agency fees
  • T1: the number that follows the "T" corresponds to the number of rooms
  • The floor area is always indicated in square metres
  • PK/GAR: parking or garage
  • ET: floor or storey
  • ASC: lift access
  • INT/DIG: intercom/digital code entry
  • SDB: bathroom (may include a bathtub, but not always the case)
  • DCH: shower
  • KITCH: kitchenette located in the main room and at the very least equipped with a sink, hot plates and a refrigerator.