If you’re in Paris and need to find a place with WiFi where you can get a little work done, sometimes popping into a McDonald’s, Starbucks or similar will do.
The problem is those places are often loud, crowded, distracting- not a very peaceful or conducive environment to get some serious work done. If you need privacy, access to a printer, phones or other things usually available in an office, public places like McDonald’s or Starbucks just won’t do at all.
Instead head over to one of the many hip coworking spaces in Paris equipped with everything you’ll need to get down to business including coffee, snacks, desks, wi-fi, printers and more depending on which one you visit. Some even have lockers and cafeterias.
Not only can working in a co-working space help you be more productive but it can also help you increase your network according to the “2nd global coworking survey” conducted by Deskmag where over 1500 people from 52 countries were surveyed.
Here are 7 extremely cool coworking workspaces you can rent by the hour, day, week, month or longer.
A coworking space is defined as a workspace where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting
Is a co-working arts and crafts studio in Paris for budding designers and technology enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a place that allows you to do more than type away on the computer, you’ve found it with Draft. You’ll pay € 15 and have access to the main coworking space for the entire day.
If however you are a budding architect, designer, crafter or creator and want to create a prototype for a client or for yourself, you can have access to their on site equipment at very affordable rates. The fees depend on the equipment you use. For example it’s €12 / hr to use the sewing machine and 3D Printer and €30 for the laser cutter. The carpentry workshop cost €65 / hour but considering you have access to saws, drills, sanders, dremmels and more, it’s still a great deal.
Address:12, Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, 18e Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 2pm-8pm Transport:
Nearest Metro station: La Chapelle or Marx Dormoy
Price: €8 for a half day, €15 for a whole day and €120 for a book of 10 passes.
2. LE LAWOMATIC:
Is a trendy co-working office space in Paris which you rent by the month in the hip Canal Saint-Martin neighbourhood.
For those nomadic workers who are spending more than a month in Paris, you can rent space at Le Lawomatic for an entire month. The founders of the space wanted a trendy co-working space where traveling professionals could find plenty of amenities. There’s high-speed connection as well as 24 hour access and a shared meeting room. There’s even a small cafeteria on location.
Address:20 rue Jean Moinon,10e Paris
Opening hours: 24 hour access 7 days a week
Nearest Metro station: Metro: Belleville or Colonel Fabien
Price: €370 per month
Is a peaceful pay by the hour co-working cafe space in Paris with plenty of snacks and hot drinks.
This coworking café space has soothing music as well as a cosy feel. It’s a coworking space with all the usual amenities and more- including wireless connections, plugs, printers and meeting rooms. Upstairs there’s also a small library for patrons. You can pay €5 / hour or a flat fee of €20 for five hours or more for the entire day. Everyone using the coworking cafe space is encouraged to help themselves to fresh coffee brewed in France, tea and various snacks like cookies, apples or cereal. There are plenty of great views at Hubsy too which is located directly across from the famous museum of Arts et Métier in the 3rd arrondisement.
Address: 41 rue Reaumur, 3e Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
Nearest Metro station: Metro: Arts et Métiers or Réaumur-Sébastopol
Price: €5 / hr and then €2 for each additional 1/2 hour after that. After 5 hours you pay a flat €20. Rent an entire month for €250.
4. BLUE OFFICE:
Is a great co-working space in Paris for someone who needs to be more professional or needs the quiet.
If you need a professional space for a day with everything you could ever need or want in an office Blue office might be for you. There are 5 co-working space across Paris to choose from. They have wireless connectivity, lockers, a small cafeteria, parking, telephones, printers and private meeting rooms for teleconferencing. This is They are a bit more expensive than others on the list at €25 per day, but you also get separate parking spaces. Blue Office is located on 19 Rue de Vienne in Paris.
1. MAISONS-LAFFITTE: rue 78600, 44 Rue Jean Mermoz, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
2. MONTIGNY-LE- BRETONNEUX: 6 Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux
3. MASSY: 1 Rue Galvani, 91300 Massy
4. ALFORTVILLE: rue 94140, 5 Rue Charles de Gaulle, 94140 Alfortville
5. NOISY-LE-GRAND: 32 Avenue du Pavé Neuf, 93160 Noisy-le-Grand
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Price: €25 / day,
Is co-working space in Paris for students and professionals who need coffee while they work but don’t want to go to a noisy, crowded Starbucks.
There are 6 Anticafe locations, four of which are located in Paris, one in Rome and one in Aix-En-Provence. Customers pay €5 per hour or pay a €24 flat fee for anything over 5 hours. Each Anticafé has everything you need to get your work done- Wi-Fi, plenty of tables, plugs, printers, whiteboards as well as coffee, drinks and snacks which are included in your hourly fee.
Address: 4 locations in Paris
Louvre Anticafé: 10 rue de Richelieu 75001 Paris
Olympiade Anticafé: 59 rue Nationale 75013 Paris
Bobourg Anticafé: 79 rue Quincampoix 75003 Paris
République Anticafé: 6 rue du Château d’Eau 75010 Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-00am.
Price: €5 / hr or €24 flat fee for 5 plus hours. Book an entire month for €240.
6. L’ARCHIPEL CAFE:
Is a co-working cafe in a converted chapel.
In what was formerly a chapel and convent, the L’ Archipel Cafe is now a coworking and event space. Along with the cafe, there are workshops, visiting food trucks and a huge book swap event. For those who need a quick nap, there are even hammocks in the alcoves. All the profits from the cafe go to charity too. The cafe is only open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the week. There are events at the cafe for those who are interested.
Address: 26 bis Rue de Saint Petersbourg 8e Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-6 pm.
Nearest Metro station: Metro: Place du Clichy or Europe.
7. La Mutinerie:
Is a dedicated co-working space in Paris where young freelancers can collaborate and be more productive and a place where you can host your next workshop.
‘La Mutinerie’ is was created by a group of young freelancers fed up with the solitude of working from home. Their goal was to create a co-working environment that would improve your productivity and be a space where you could collaborate with other like-minded individuals. Like most co-working work spaces, it has all the usual amenities including WI-FI, a scanner, a printer and even has lockers and private areas to make phone calls so you don’t disturb other people trying to work. If you need a place to host an even, conference or workshop, you can do that here too. Located on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th arrondissement, subscriptions range from €30-€390 for the month.
Address:29 rue de Meaux 19e Paris
Nearest Metro station: Metro: Bolivar or Colonel Fabien sira cha
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: €25 for a day pass or €225 for 10 passes
Monthly memberships: – €290 / month for full time access, €180 for 10 days access / month, €95 for 5 days access per month.
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