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  • The Best of Rue Saint Dominique – The Hottest Street in the 7th!

    The Best of Rue Saint Dominique – The Hottest Street in the 7th!

    It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE the 7th arrondissement—most of our rentals are there! It’s the perfect mix of elegance, tradition and style that makes Paris so memorable. We’ve already discussed how awesome the neighboring Rue Cler is for food, but now it’s time to discover why Rue Saint Dominique is worth exploring too!

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  • Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    We love finding the perfect Paris apartments – of all sizes! Studios are cute, affordable and offer a fun design challenge, and we’re firm believers that just because it’s smaller doesn’t mean it has to look like a college dorm room. Here are some of our best interior design tips to make even the tiniest space look Parisian chic!

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  • Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Settling into a new city can be difficult, especially when it comes to the locals-only stuff like shopping for groceries! That’s why we’ve put together this super handy list of all the places to stock up on food in Paris, from traditional open-air markets and specialized shops to the most popular supermarket chains!

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  • Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

    Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

    At Paris Perfect, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the trends and developments in the vacation rental industry. The latest news that Airbnb is set to purchase Luxury Retreats International Inc. indicates an important focus in the market – the vital role high-end vacation rental companies like ours offer to travelers today.

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  • Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Searching for your dream apartment in Paris? We’ve found a stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with an excellent setting in the exclusive 1st arrondissement very near the beautiful Palais Royal gardens, Louvre and outstanding shopping and dining. This is the perfect setting for savoring the regal life in the City of Light!

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  • Meet the Bonnezeaux – Lively Location, Inviting Interiors!

    Meet the Bonnezeaux – Lively Location, Inviting Interiors!

    Travelers come in all forms: some prefer relaxing getaways, some want all the action, and others just want to revel in life’s little pleasures. In our new Bonnezeaux Apartment, you don’t have to choose! This elegant retreat just off Rue de Buci in Saint-Germain-des-Prés combines all the best aspects of the perfect Parisian vacation!

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  • My Paris Perfect Week in the Givry Apartment

    My Paris Perfect Week in the Givry Apartment

    It’s one thing to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the street, and something entirely different to see it sparkle every single night in a warm apartment, while drinking wine and wearing your most comfortable pajamas! Keep reading to see what it’s really like to stay in the gorgeous Givry apartment in the fabulous 7th arrondissement!

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  • Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Paris!

    Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Paris!

    The romance is palpable in Paris everywhere you go, but if you want to know the very best places in the city for lovers, look no further than this list! Here are our Top Ten spots to snap a romantic selfie, stop for an embrace, or simply soak up the amorous beauty of Paris with your partner.

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  • Paris’s Newest Museum is All About Scent

    Paris’s Newest Museum is All About Scent

    The Grand Musée du Parfum has finally opened its doors and is ready to take you through the history of olfactory pleasures! Whether you wear perfume every day or would rather go au naturel, this fascinating, high-tech museum is a wonderful walk through the history, chemistry and passion contained inside every little perfume bottle.

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  • How to Have an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Paris!

    How to Have an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Paris!

    Clichés abound during this time of the year, and one could argue that it’s Valentine’s Day everyday in Paris, but if you are lucky enough to be visiting us during February, we have tons of ideas to make this the most memorable occasion of them all, from macaron deliveries to sparkling sunset tours around the city!

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  • See Paris On the Go with a Free Paris Running Tour

    See Paris On the Go with a Free Paris Running Tour

    For anyone who wants to pump up their endorphins while seeing sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe up close, the Free Paris Running Tour is for you! This is a chance to stay fit and glowing while you admire the city’s great beauty. Read on to see what’s in store and how to book this free tour!

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  • Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    We love finding the perfect Paris apartments – of all sizes! Studios are cute, affordable and offer a fun design challenge, and we’re firm believers that just because it’s smaller doesn’t mean it has to look like a college dorm room. Here are some of our best interior design tips to make even the tiniest space look Parisian chic!

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  • Astier de Villatte Ceramics – The Beauty of Imperfection

    Astier de Villatte Ceramics – The Beauty of Imperfection

    Every single piece in this incredible ceramics shop is handmade in France using techniques that are largely forgotten. Their designs reflect the beauty of imperfection and honor traditions of the past, and as a result, every plate, vase and cup is truly unique: a work of art to fill your everyday life with elegance.

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  • Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Almost 400 years ago, a little candle company was established in Paris on Rue Saint Honoré, providing candles to the royal court and parishes throughout the city. Cire Trudon now specializes in scented candles: thoughtfully formulated aromas that will transport you to a different time and place, each with its own personality and narrative.

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  • Les Soldes 2017: It’s Winter Sale Season in Paris!

    Les Soldes 2017: It’s Winter Sale Season in Paris!

    The Winter Sales are coming! From January 11th to February 21st, 2017, get ready to score the best deals of the New Year in the grand department stores and trendy boutiques of Paris. Combine the discounts with low-season airfare and apartment rates, and you could be living the shopaholic’s dream like a true Parisian!

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  • 6 Gorgeous Mid-Winter Flowers to Buy in Paris

    6 Gorgeous Mid-Winter Flowers to Buy in Paris

    It may be cold and wintery in the streets of Paris, but the markets and flower shops of this beauty-obsessed city never stop offering gorgeous blooms. Photographer, Author and flower expert Georgianna Lane shares six flowers you can buy in Paris during these cold winter months to brighten up your Paris apartment and herald the coming Spring!

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  • How to Tell If Someone’s a French Spy!

    How to Tell If Someone’s a French Spy!

    Did you know that Europeans start counting on their hands with their thumbs, while Americans begin with their index finger? Or that most French people have no idea how to open an American carton of milk? These little cultural differences are telltale signs of someone’s nationality that would immediately blow your cover if you were an international spy!

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  • Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Settling into a new city can be difficult, especially when it comes to the locals-only stuff like shopping for groceries! That’s why we’ve put together this super handy list of all the places to stock up on food in Paris, from traditional open-air markets and specialized shops to the most popular supermarket chains!

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  • The Best Things to Buy in a French Pharmacie

    The Best Things to Buy in a French Pharmacie

    In Paris, you’ll find a ‘pharmacie’ on almost every street corner, but they’re not simply for headache pills or indigestion cures, they’re also a haven for amazing French products that you can’t find elsewhere as easily. From Caudelie’s Beauty Elixir to Nuxe’s honey lip balm, here are the best things to buy inside a French Pharmacie!

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  • 10 Enlightening Art Exhibitions to See in Paris: Winter-Spring 2017

    10 Enlightening Art Exhibitions to See in Paris: Winter-Spring 2017

    With the start of the new year comes a new round of inspiring art exhibitions opening up in Paris. From fascinating investigations into mirrors, mystical landscape, and royal parties, to never-before-seen showings of exclusive private collections, here are 10 art exhibitions to see in Paris this Winter and Spring, 2017.

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  • The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

    The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

    One of the best parts of spending the holiday season in Paris are the festive decorations all throughout the city, and that includes department store window displays. Sparkling, animated and magical, they bring out the inner child in everybody: You can’t help but smile! Here’s a look at some of the best windows of 2016!

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  • Here are the Top 6 Best Vegetarian Cafés in Paris!

    Here are the Top 6 Best Vegetarian Cafés in Paris!

    While France is known for having some of the best cuisine in the world, to a visiting vegetarian, it can seem like there’s nothing to eat in Paris! Fear not – we’ve found the best veggie-based restaurants in the city, whether you’re a vegetarian or simply want a break from all the Steak Frites and paté!

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  • A Very Cheesy Petit Déjeuner in Paris

    A Very Cheesy Petit Déjeuner in Paris

    Exploring the world of French cheese never gets old for a true cheese lover like Madelyn! You can always find new creations, flavors, and even shapes in the fromageries of Paris. Madelyn lists some of her preferred cheeses and shares how to best enjoy them for a perfectly Parisian breakfast on the balcony!

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  • Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

    Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

    French macarons are notoriously difficult to make and the learning process can seem like a never-ending struggle. Madelyn teamed up with her daughter Alexia in an attempt to recreate Pierre Hermé’s famous chocolate-passionfruit macaron. See the hilarious failures and eventual triumph that ensued, and get some baking tips too!

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  • A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    Inspired by two of France’s most beloved recipes, this comforting dish combines the flavors of French Onion Soup with the richness of a traditional white-bean Cassoulet, while cutting down on cook time significantly. This French Onion Cassoulet is exactly what you need to warm up on those cold fall and winter days!

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  • Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

    Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

    At Paris Perfect, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the trends and developments in the vacation rental industry. The latest news that Airbnb is set to purchase Luxury Retreats International Inc. indicates an important focus in the market – the vital role high-end vacation rental companies like ours offer to travelers today.

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  • Don’t Miss These Incredible Paris Airfare Sales!

    Don’t Miss These Incredible Paris Airfare Sales!

    Just when you think a trip to Paris couldn’t be more irresistible, along comes news of a fabulous airfare sale from Air France. You won’t want to miss taking advantage of these incredible offers! And when combined with our special Valentine’s Day Sale and Ooh La La Sale offering great savings on stays now through March, it’s a deal too sweet to resist!

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  • Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Searching for your dream apartment in Paris? We’ve found a stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with an excellent setting in the exclusive 1st arrondissement very near the beautiful Palais Royal gardens, Louvre and outstanding shopping and dining. This is the perfect setting for savoring the regal life in the City of Light!

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  • 2017 Paris Real Estate Update: Prices Moving Higher

    2017 Paris Real Estate Update: Prices Moving Higher

    We believe it’s an excellent time to be investing in Paris property! Paris Perfect founder, Maddy, takes a look at Paris real estate trends and notes that quarterly results on sales indicate prices have not only recovered from the 2008 recession, but are exceeding previous highs. Find out more about why now is the best time to buy!

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