Whether you’re living out your digital nomad dreams, or simply have some work to do, it has never been easier to find a spot in Paris to set up your laptop. Forget fighting for bandwidth, that very last seat at Starbucks, and reaching that free SNCF WIFI, because, le coworking est arrivé! And not just in the shape of WeWork and Kwerk’s aspirational chic yet expensive, boutique hotel lobby-inspired spaces. These new coworking locales serve up the perfect solution, giving you the ideal space to get the job done without forking out for a hefty monthly commitment.
For creative character and retro-inflected charm, nothing beats the stylish 70’s vibe of Le 10h10. With bold wallpaper and cozy-chic vintage furniture, think of this coworking option as your home away from home. Choose from two locations, including Clery in “Silicon Sentier” (named for the prevalence of tech startups around Rue du Sentier), and Saint Martin, between Beaubourg and the Marais. Rates start at 4€50 per hour or 22€50 per day, which includes unlimited snacks, concierge services, IT help, and access to networking events and career coaching. Le 10h10’s open hours, which include Sundays, and benefits all make it a great laid-back option. No pre-reservation required.
When time is of the essence and wallet-friendly efficiency is all you need, the practical solution offered by La Permanence is your match. Boasting non-stop 24-hour opening times and the lowest per-hour rate in the city, La Permanence is perfect for students or those on a budget. Think: university computer lab for the freelance crowd with clean, bright style. While you won’t find craft coffee and all-you-can-eat pastries, you will find all the important services you need plus lockers, Nespresso machines, and vending machines. Stay for just 1€ per hour between 6pm and 2pm, or 1€50 per hour between 2pm and 6pm. Or, for 80€ per month enjoy unlimited access. Low-cost printers, copiers, free scanning, and relaxation areas are also available, as are meeting rooms for 5€ an hour.
A sleek airport lounge aesthetic defines this coworking company’s two spaces. Pick from a Chemin Vert or Dahomey location where you’ll find unlimited hot and cold drinks, snacks, and a lounge area with newspapers and magazines. All for 4€ per hour or 20€ per day. Be sure to pre-book online before arrival. Cool and Workers also offer monthly rates with use of lockers, meeting rooms, phone call alcoves, and a kitchenette. Opening hours are 9am to 7pm.
As one of the original café-meets-cowork spaces on the Paris scene, Anticafé has established itself as a reliable go-to with locations in Beaubourg, Louvre, Olympiades, République, and now for spring 2018, La Défense. Step inside for a calm, chic coffee shop vibe and plenty of coffee and snack options all included in the hourly price. Access costs 5€ per hour, or 25€ for five hours or more. Become a member and you’ll receive a 15% discount on each return visit. Need a break? Anticafé even offers a few board games. Reservations are required for groups of four or more.
Calling all disruptors and digital workers! If finding like-minded worker bees is your goal, then look no further than the digital hub that is Le Tank. Though you won’t find any free coffee bars here, Le Tank’s strength comes with its many additional community events that range from conferences to hackathons, talks on futurism to happy hours. Better yet, flexibility is key at this Bastille-based spot, meaning that digital nomads need simply buy a book of access tickets then come and go as they please. One day access starts at 24€. Monthly rates include regular meeting room times and mailboxes.
It’s a coffee shop, it’s a coworking space, and thanks to its bilingual website, it’s perfect for the non-French speaker. Boasting two locations, in Arts et Métiers and République, Hubsy offers all you can eat and drink coffee and snacks in the lounge area as well as desks with outlets in the work zone. There are even private meeting areas available at extra cost. Pay 5€ for the first hour and 2€50 for every hour thereafter, or 24€ for five hours or more. Ask for a loyalty card and you’ll enjoy one free day for every six days spent at a Hubsy café. No reservation required.
If you’re planning on spending several weeks working in the city then Station W is undoubtedly your best bet. Featuring one of the cheapest monthly rates in the city at just 99€ for unlimited access without any long-term commitment, Station W offers up four locations in the 1st, 3rd, 10th, and 15th arrondissements. Once inside enjoy unlimited tea and coffee in a casual setting complete with optional private meeting spaces. For those hungry for lunch, you’ll find reasonably priced lunch fare. While working hours typically range from 9am to 6pm, Station W also offers regular networking happy hours (l’afterwork), so you can end the work day in social style.