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Hip co-working work spaces in Paris that have everything you need and more

7 Hip Coworking Work Spaces In Paris Where You Can Get Some Serious Work Done

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There are hundreds of coworking spaces in Paris but not all are created equal. Some are bare bones and depressing while others are hip, vibrant and offer additional amenities beyond basic WI-FI and printers. Those are the ones we care about. Whether you are a man or woman, artist or developer, ecologist, journalist, consultant or one-man startup, here are 7 collaborative workspaces with a little “je ne sais quoi”.

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

1. DRAFT:

Is a co-working arts and crafts studio in Paris for budding designers and technology enthusiasts.

Draft is a coworking 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.

Draft Coworking website

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.

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.

Le Lawomatic coworking website

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

3. HUBSY:

Is a peaceful pay by the hour co-working cafe space in Paris with plenty of snacks and hot drinks.

HUBSY: 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.

Hubsy café coworking space website

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.

BLUE OFFICE: is 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.

Blue office coworking website

Address:

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,

5. L’ANTICAFE:

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.

L’ANTICAFE: is a 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.

Anticafé coworking space website

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.

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 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.

Mutinerie coworking website

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.

 

Thanks to wanderlust15.com/ for co-creating this guest post with me here at www.AnnieAndre.com

Photo sourced from the respective co-working websites. Feature Photo source via StockUnlimited

10 Reasons To Go To Disneyland Paris Even If You Are A Hater!

10 Reasons to go to Disneyland paris: Even if you are a hater

I’m not really into Disneyland. The price alone is enough to make me choke but then you add in the super long lines, back to back people, princesses, pirates and rides that make you throw up…a veritable laundry list of reason NOT TO GO. So why go then? Specifically, why go to Disneyland Paris?  Here are MY 10 reasons why you SHOULD GO, even if you think you will hate it!

No Disneyland for me

Before I had kids, I swore up and down that I would never ever take my future children to Disneyland; despite the fact that I begged my own father to take me to Disneyland as a child. – Oh how quickly we forget.

My Disneyland abstinence lasted several years until my two sons turned five and six. I still remember the look on their faces when we arrived. It was like they had won the lotto.  As I watched them gush with raw unadulterated joy, any and all my reservations and aversions towards taking them to Disneyland melted away. My pocket book felt differently.

History Repeats Itself: Old Habits Die Hard

A decade later I have a third child, a little girl. (yeees so happy)

When my daughter turned 5, we were living in France and it never occurred to me that she might also want to go to Disneyland until one day she just did. I think some of her classmates at school went to Disneyland and told all the kids at school how amazing it was. So once again I am faced with the pressure to take not just my daughter but my sons to Disneyland. I resisted for a while but it is hard to resist my daughters pleas and my then teenage boys seemed to want to go just as much as my daughter.

This time I didn’t have such an averse feeling towards taking the kids to Disneyland. Maybe it was because it was Disneyland Paris? Maybe because we didn’t make it an annual thing? Who knows. In any case, I kept an open mind- here are the 10 things that turned me from a semi-hater to semi-lover of Disneyland Paris.

By the way, if you are planning to go, you should buy your tickets to Disneyland Paris online and save yourself the headache and time of waiting in the long lines with antsy children. With that said, here are my 10 reasons why you should go to Disneyland Paris…

10 Reasons To Go To Disneyland Paris

Even If You Think You Will Hate It

1-It will Make Your Kids Super Duper Happy

Let’s face it, your kids are going to love it. A day of eating junk food, seeing cartoon characters come to life, riding fun rides and seeing cool shows. What kid would NOT like it?

2- Would You Not Go See The Eiffel Tower?

Disneyland Paris is more popular than the Eiffel tower

Would you want someone to tell you that you can’t see or visit the Eiffel tower? Didn’t think so.

In 2010, Disneyland Paris received over 15 million visitors, surpassing the Eiffel Tower as the most popular tourist attraction in Paris?  It is also the fourth most visited theme park in the world.

So in essence, if you don’t go to Disneyland Paris, it would be like not going to see the Eiffel tower.

At least that is how your kids might feel.

3- The Rides

If you enjoy theme parks and rides, Disneyland Paris has a lot of them. From age appropriate rides for little toddlers to the scariest of roller coasters. Here are just a handful of some popular ones:

  • Space Mountain 2: An updated version of the old ride.
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror:
  • It’s A Small World
  • Phantom Manor
  • Star Tours
  • Big Thunder Mountain

4- Jump To The Head Of The Line: The Fast Pass

If one of the reasons you don’t want to go to Disneyland Paris is because of the long lines, there is a solution.

You can always take advantage of the FREE FastPass system. A fast pass allows you to bypass the long line.

All you have to do is find the fastpass distribution area near the entrance of the ride you want to get on. Swipe your park admission ticket at one of the machines and receive a free faspass ticket with a designated time. When you return at that designated time,  you will bypass the bulk of the queue. (only good for certain popular rides and some restrictions apply- of course)

5-VIP FASTPASS!

If you have some money to burn, you could get the VIP fastpass which is like the Fast Pass I mentioned above on steroids.

A VIP fastpass ticket will grant you unlimited FASTPASS use. (some restrictions apply)

All you have to do is book a room or suite at one of the following hotels: Disneyland Hotel Castle Club, Hotel New York’s Empire State Club, a suite at the Newport Bay Club or Sequoia Lodge. 

Then use the fast pass all day at any ride that accepts the fast pass.

6- Fun French Exposure + bargaining chip

If you’re kids are worried about visiting a foreign country or whining about the trip then taking the kids to Disneyland is a sneaky way to get the kids excited about a trip that they might otherwise not be so keen on taking.

7- It’s familiar but foreign

The over all look and feel and many of the rides are similar to the Disneyland in the US but there is a definite French Flair to it.

For instance, the ride announcement will be in French and english and a few other languages.

There are food carts selling fun treats unique to France like Crepes.

8- You will be able to communicate

If you don’t speak French, you will still be able to communicate relatively easy.

There are menus, maps and even signs written in French AND English. Many of the park cast members also speak English because they are recruited from all over Europe and the world.

9-It’s smaller and very doable in a day

One of the things I hated about Disneyland in the US is it was huge. Overwhelmingly huge.

Disneyland Paris is smaller, slightly more manageable and doable in a day with some planning.

10-What’s the harm in it or Why The Hell NOT?

Why not go to Disneyland Paris? Sure it’s cheesy. Sure it’s not really culturally “classy” but if you have kids who are dying to go or even a grown up kid who wants to go, they will worship the ground you walk on if you take them to Disneyland Paris.

What’s the harm it it anyways?

I know part of my own resistance had a lot to do with how other people POO POO the idea of going to Disneyland Paris when you are in Paris.

“You went to France and visited Disneyland Paris???????”

PFFFT!   As if going to Disneyland will lower your social status or make you less classy.

Stop caring about what other people will think.

The worst that could happen is you waste some time and money while your kids, your friends or spouse have the time of their lives.

Who knows you might have a great time too or at least enjoy watching your kids have a great time.

Conclusion

If you have a week  or more in Paris and have kids or people who you are travelling with that want to go, I say GO For IT.

Go check out these personal accounts from other people who actually went to Disneyland Paris and see what they thought about the park.

Disneyland Paris with Kids – A Disney Park with a French Accent – TravelMamas.com

To Europe With Kids: Euro Disneyland

Une Suprise Magique

p.s. The best times to visit Disneyland Paris is on weekdays outside public holidays and school vacations.

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