As families flee Paris, fingers point at Airbnb

Paris (AFP) – The bells will ring for the last time this week at Vaugirard elementary school in central Paris, the latest school in the city to close as spiralling property prices drive families out of the capital.

Just 51 students were enrolled this year at Vaugirard, a stark illustration of the steady decline in numbers at many schools in central Paris which some parents and teachers blame on the surge of home-renting giant Airbnb.

“The centre of Paris is basically becoming a vast Airbnb hotel, and there are fewer and fewer residents,” Jean-Jacques Renard, vice president of the FCPE parents’ association, told AFP. Continue reading “As families flee Paris, fingers point at Airbnb”

Watch Out for This Controversial Number on Paris Airbnb Listings This Summer

CAILEY RIZZO APRIL 26, 2018

Earlier this month, the city of Paris filed a lawsuit against Airbnb for failing to remove undocumented listings from their site.A court hearing is set for June 12. For those traveling to Paris before that date and planning on staying in an Airbnb, it’s likely nothing about your accommodation will change.

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