A Guide to Left Luggage in Paris
As the most popular tourist destination in the world, Paris receives approximately 30 million visitors every year. However, many travellers to the French capital are faced with the same common problem; namely, what to do when it comes to storing their bags. So, if you want to know what the best bag storage options are, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we offer a thorough breakdown of the left luggage services available to you in a city rightly described as one of the cultural capitals of the world.
There is no better way to take in Paris than by walking its grand boulevards and winding backstreets and, whether you fancy a leisurely evening stroll along the Seine or a more arduous hike up to Montmartre, one thing is for sure; luggage weighs you down. Fortunately, thanks to some innovative left luggage solutions, the age-old question of bag storage will soon be confined to the past and travellers will no longer have to worry about where to store their bags in the City of Love.
One of these options is Citystasher, which has just launched in France and provides a safe, practical and cost-effective solution to short-term luggage storage. Having stored over 50,000 bags in the UK since 2015, the company already has more than 20 “StashPoints” located conveniently next to major transport hubs and tourist attractions across Paris and expects to have more than 40 by the end of the calendar year. These are a mixture of trusted hotels, shops, newsagents and cafés with secure storage spaces set aside for Citystasher customers.
First day: €6 per bag
Additional days: €5 per bag
CityStasher’s pricing makes it by far the cheapest and most flexible left luggage storage service of its kind. Left luggage facilities in train stations are often more than double the price and much more limited in terms of space. Each and every StashPoint has been vetted by the CityStasher team and abides by the platform’s t’s and c’s - you’re also covered by a €750 guarantee for peace of mind!
There are currently 22 StashPoints in Paris - this number is rapidly growing - and they are typically within 2 minutes’ walk of nearby stations or attractions. Below are six of the best located storage options near main stations and landmarks.
Gare du Nord: Sun Moon Telecom (open daily 10:00 – 19:30)
Le Louvre: Le Corona (open daily 07:00 – 21 :00)
Sacré Coeur: Grand Hotel de Clermont (open daily 10:00 – 20:00)
Eiffel Tower: J’adore Souvenirs (open daily 10:00 – 22:00)
Châtelet: Cvette Victoria (open daily (excl. Sundays) 10:00 – 19:00)
Arc de Triomphe: Mercure Hotel (open 24/7)
Bear in mind:
StashPoint opening hours can vary, so be sure to check these when you book.
There are left luggage facilities in train stations, but they are decreasing in number. They are also often more than double the price and much more limited in terms of space. Unlike CityStasher, left luggage facilities at train stations charge according to size so you pay more for larger items.
A luggage storage service is available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. For very short-term storage of accessories and small items, this can be useful. However, the price increases according to both the size and weight of the luggage you are storing so that you could end up paying €34 to store a suitcase for just 12 hours.
Whilst some hotels allow their guests to store their bags after their stay has ended, many insist that guests must take their bags with them upon checking out. Indeed, while many hotels would like to provide left luggage facilities for their guests beyond check-out, with space in such short supply in Paris they are simply unable to do so.
For safety and comfort reasons, voluminous bags are not allowed inside the museum galleries. There are self-service lockers beneath the pyramid of Le Louvre but any items exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are not permitted in the museum at all. There is also no guarantee that there will be any lockers available, whereas CityStasher has an ideally located StashPoint with capacity for more than 50 bags opposite Le Louvre at the restaurant Le Corona (pictured). There are also StashPoints located next to the Musee d’Orsay at Le Solferino brasserie and the Pompidou Centre at StationW 153, a recently renovated bar and coworking space.