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  • Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    With the acidity and subtle heat of authentic Dijon mustard and the earthy, bright notes of fresh herbs, this roasted chicken and potato recipe is sure to delight your tastebuds. Throw in some garlic cloves and you’ve got yourself a delicious, savory dinner dish to pair with a simple salad or side of green vegetables!

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  • The Best Paris Apartments for Chefs & Gourmands

    The Best Paris Apartments for Chefs & Gourmands

    Whether you want to become the next Julia Child and recreate classic French recipes, or simply experience the comfort of a home-cooked meal while traveling, these six Paris Perfect rentals with beautiful, top-of-the-line kitchens have just what you’re looking for. For foodies and pro chefs alike, these apartments will take your culinary experience to the next level!

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  • Our Top 5 Most Stunning Paris Apartment Views!

    Our Top 5 Most Stunning Paris Apartment Views!

    Falling asleep and waking up to a view of the Eiffel Tower might seem like a complete fantasy, but it’s possible with one of our Paris Perfect rentals. Stay a few days, a week or even longer – in one of our top 5 apartments with the most incredible views. After seeing these, you’ll never want to leave!

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  • Amazing Things to See & Do in Paris this Summer!

    Amazing Things to See & Do in Paris this Summer!

    Beginning this month, Paris offers oodles of fun events that will make your summer vacation extra exciting. Whether you want to dance to live music in the streets, watch movies in the park or spend your days finding the best deals of the Summer Sales inside historic, air-conditioned department stores, there’s something to please everybody in your travel party!

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  • The Mesmerizing Opulence of the Palais Garnier

    The Mesmerizing Opulence of the Palais Garnier

    Halls dripping in gold, lush red velvet seats and a chandelier weighing 7 tons are just a few of the things that make the Opéra Garnier a truly magnificent sight to behold. As one of the first theaters of its kind in the world that is still in use today, it’s a definite must-see on your Paris sightseeing itinerary!

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  • Find Your Feet in Paris with a Personalized Orientation Tour!

    Find Your Feet in Paris with a Personalized Orientation Tour!

    When you arrive at your Paris apartment for the first time, you may be wondering a few things: Where are the best boulangeries near me? What about the closest metro stations and best restaurants? With our personalized Orientation Tour, we’ll help you settle into your new Parisian neighborhood so you’ll feel like a local in no time!

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  • The Bastille Day Dinner Cruise Returns to the Seine!

    The Bastille Day Dinner Cruise Returns to the Seine!

    The annual Bastille Day Dinner Cruise brings the celebration back to the Seine River. With a new menu of delicious meals, top-of-the-line champagne and killer views of Paris’s most beloved monuments, as well as the thrilling fireworks show, you’ll evade the crowds while still taking part in all the fun. Don’t miss out on this incredible event!

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  • How to Make Your Pillows & Cushions Look Their Very Best!

    How to Make Your Pillows & Cushions Look Their Very Best!

    Furniture and paint color set the overall tone of a home, but the accessories are what give each room its unique personality. Pillows, in particular, are excellent for adding not only color and texture, but also a feeling of warmth and comfort. Follow Madelyn’s expert pillow tips, and you’ll have the prettiest, fluffiest cushions in the entire neighborhood!

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  • Finding Hidden Treasure at the Best Parisian Flea Markets!

    Finding Hidden Treasure at the Best Parisian Flea Markets!

    The key to creating a warm, inviting environment is to add just the right amount of antique décor pieces. We feel the combination of modern amenities and old-world details is what defines the Paris Perfect look. Follow Madelyn around the two best flea markets in Paris as she searches for one-of-a-kind treasures to finish off our newest rental properties!

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  • Two Parisian Clothing Shops That Won’t Break the Bank!

    Two Parisian Clothing Shops That Won’t Break the Bank!

    The haute couture fashion scene in Paris can be intimidating for some, and downright unattainable for others, but fortunately, the Parisian look can still be obtained on a budget, if you know where to look. These two affordable women’s clothing shops will make your closet dreams come true – and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

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  • Shopping on a Rainy Day in Paris in the Galerie Vivienne

    Shopping on a Rainy Day in Paris in the Galerie Vivienne

    Sheltered from rainy weather and lined with gorgeous tile mosaic floors, the Galerie Vivienne is a must-see in Paris. It also has some wonderful shops, from clothing to books, home decor and gifts. Take a peek inside this 19th century covered passage and you’ll see why it’s still the perfect rainy day activity, even after 200 years!

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  • Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette – 99 Ans!

    Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette – 99 Ans!

    We’re wishing Philippe’s mother a very happy birthday as she turns 99 this year. She has accomplished what matters in life, being a wonderful mother to two kind, smart and upright sons. She’s taught our entire family so much over the years and influenced us all in countless ways. Even down to showing our family how love can be expressed in each and every lovingly prepared meal. Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette!

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  • Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

    Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

    Every morning, on her way to finish up design details at Place Dauphine, Madelyn stops into her favorite bakery to pick up some lunch. What she finds herself doing instead is drooling over all the amazing pastries in the desert cases! Come along with Madelyn inside Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel, one of the best pastry shops in the 7th arrondissement!

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  • How to Get to Paris’ Largest Flea Market – An Insider’s Guide

    How to Get to Paris’ Largest Flea Market – An Insider’s Guide

    If you love digging for secondhand trinkets or shopping for gorgeous French antiques from bygone eras, then you must visit the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, or Les Puces, for short. Since it’s the largest flea market in the world, it can be a bit tricky to navigate, so be sure to bookmark these expert tips!

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  • Public Transportation in Paris – Everything You Need to Know

    Public Transportation in Paris – Everything You Need to Know

    Metro, bus, RER, zones, maps and tickets! Do these words make you feel anxious? It can be quite overwhelming to figure out the Paris transportation system, especially on your first trip. This blog post will give you a run-down of the system in easy-to-understand terms, so you can feel more confident getting from point A to point B!

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  • Feel Like a Kid Again at the Tuileries Summertime Fun Fair!

    Feel Like a Kid Again at the Tuileries Summertime Fun Fair!

    Being an adult doesn’t mean you have to give up your capacity for childlike wonder. With the scent of waffles and cotton candy around you, and whimsical rides towering sky-high, the Fête Foraine in the Tuileries garden is the perfect summertime activity in Paris to entertain your children – as well as your inner child!

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  • The Fête de La Musique Turns Up the Volume in Paris!

    The Fête de La Musique Turns Up the Volume in Paris!

    Every year on June 21st, the streets of Paris erupt into song and dance for the Fête de la Musique. Outdoor concerts and amateur performances in every musical genre imaginable will be taking place throughout the city – and it’s all free of charge! Here’s your chance to dance freely in the streets without the embarrassment!

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  • The Most Unique Pastries of Paris in One Shop!

    The Most Unique Pastries of Paris in One Shop!

    Many of the most innovative pastry chefs in the world reside in Paris, selling their incredible creations in their own respective pastry shops. But what if the best pastries from chefs around the city were brought into one single shop on the famous Rue Montorguieil? That’s exactly what has happened at the brand new Fou de Pâtisserie!

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  • Our Favorite Gluten Free Restaurants & Bakeries in Paris

    Our Favorite Gluten Free Restaurants & Bakeries in Paris

    Guests are always asking us if there are any gluten-free options in Paris, and we’re here to tell you – YES! From traditional Parisian pastries to hearty breads and delicious lunches, Paris has jumped on the bandwagon with plenty to offer those with a gluten intolerance. Be sure to bookmark this list for your next trip to Paris!

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  • Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    On her recent trip to visit grandma Ninette in Normandy, Madelyn and her daughter Alexia were treated to a delicious dinner of Blanquette de Veau. This veal stew is hearty, tasty and pretty simple to throw together. The best part: it’s a family recipe, and we all know those are the best kinds of recipes!

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  • Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Many wonderful things come along with the warm weather of Spring and Summer, including strawberries! Take advantage of the plentiful strawberry harvest with a simple and easy yogurt cake. Adapted from a traditional French recipe, there couldn’t be a better treat to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon, especially when paired with a nice glass of champagne!

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  • Slash Sale Offers Luxury Apartments on a Summer Discount!

    Slash Sale Offers Luxury Apartments on a Summer Discount!

    The Springtime Sale wasn’t your only chance to save on our Paris Perfect apartments. From now until August 31st, we are offering up to 30% off for last-minute stays of five days or more. You can’t get savings like that at any hotel! Keep reading to learn more about the sale and the apartments we have to offer!

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  • 3 Reasons to Book Your Dream Trip to Paris NOW!

    3 Reasons to Book Your Dream Trip to Paris NOW!

    Saving 20-30% on a beautiful apartment rental during our Last Minute Price Slash Sale isn’t the only reason to book a summer trip to Paris. From music festivals, to lush, green gardens and the best retail discounts of the year, here are three reasons why a spontaneous Parisian adventure is exactly what you need right now!

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  • Perfect Renovation-Ready Marais Apartment for Sale in Paris

    Perfect Renovation-Ready Marais Apartment for Sale in Paris

    Searching for that perfect apartment to buy in Paris? Want a property you can transform into your dream pied-à-terre? Love the Marais? If you answered yes to those questions, we may have found just the right apartment for you in Paris. It’s renovation ready, but has so much potential. Take a look and see if this property for sale could be your new home away from home in Paris!

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  • Live Like a King – Place des Vosges Apartment for Sale!

    Live Like a King – Place des Vosges Apartment for Sale!

    If you’ve been dreaming of living in Paris, then we’ve found a stunning apartment where you can truly live like royalty. Set in the beautiful Place des Vosges in the Marais, one of the prettiest squares in Paris, this two bedroom property is a rare find. With the strong US dollar now is a great time to buy property in Paris. This remarkable apartment will sell quickly, so contact us to find out more!

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