Housing, rentals, apartments Links
There are obviously more options available than listed below for this vast category, including individual real estate agencies (agences immobiliers).
N.B. Always be aware of scams and con artists, especially if they ask you to wire a security deposit (“caution par depot mandat cash…”) through things like La Poste and Western Union before visiting the apartment. If the offer is too good to be true, it usually is.
“Le Guide du locataire” (the renter’s guide) – a GREAT handbook online in French for advice about renting, subletting, security deposits, insurance, etc…
Craigs List has a ton of housing listings, mostly apartments, vacation rentals, etc. You can check them out city by city here (of course Paris has the most), and by clicking English in top right corner if you’d like after selecting a city. If not, the French for “real estate” is “immobilier”.
Also, a LOT of links here.
For finding roommates, renting rooms
Appartager (housing with roommates)
chambre à louer (room for rent)
Le Bon Coin
PAP (for “ventes” – sales -, “locations” – rentals, etc…)
FOR WOMEN ONLY