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  • When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    The royal gardens of Versailles are a magnificent sight to behold. They seem to stretch into infinity, with their perfectly symmetrical maze-like hedges – but you haven’t truly experienced the gardens until you’ve seen them during a Musical Fountain show! From April through October, the fountains, grottos and groves of Versailles will spring to life once more!

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  • New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    We’re thrilled to introduce our newest Paris experience custom designed for our guests! On your next trip to Paris, learn from the best with our Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Class with Chef Philippe Excoffier. We’ve collaborated to craft a cooking class we know our guests will adore – it’s unique, personal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a top Paris chef!

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  • 5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    Antique buttons, delicate fabrics and luscious wools – Paris has so many amazing craft stores to explore! If you love picking up little creative treasures as unique souvenirs while you travel, you’ll absolutely love these locations. Here are 5 of our favorite craft stores in Paris in which to spend an inspiring afternoon!

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  • Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

    Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

    When most people think of a sofa bed, they think of an awkward night’s sleep on a low quality mattress. That is why we invested a lot of time in finding the highest quality convertible beds for our Paris Perfect apartments, designed to be slept on every night! Crafted in Milan, these feel just like a normal mattress!

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  • 5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    It’s common knowledge that the Louvre is filled with masterpieces – the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo,” just to name two – but has anyone ever told you which rooms to visit in the Louvre? This list will show you where to find the most incredible spaces inside the museum that combine beautiful artworks with stunning architecture!

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  • Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

    Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

    When most people think of a sofa bed, they think of an awkward night’s sleep on a low quality mattress. That is why we invested a lot of time in finding the highest quality convertible beds for our Paris Perfect apartments, designed to be slept on every night! Crafted in Milan, these feel just like a normal mattress!

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  • All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

    All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

    We love Paris, but there’s an entire country around it that is waiting to be explored by you! By staying in our charming Le Mas Villa in the South of France, you’ll have access to tons of incredible history, breathtaking landscapes, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture. Come see what makes Provence so incredibly irresistible!

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  • 5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    It’s common knowledge that the Louvre is filled with masterpieces – the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo,” just to name two – but has anyone ever told you which rooms to visit in the Louvre? This list will show you where to find the most incredible spaces inside the museum that combine beautiful artworks with stunning architecture!

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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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  • New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    We’re thrilled to introduce our newest Paris experience custom designed for our guests! On your next trip to Paris, learn from the best with our Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Class with Chef Philippe Excoffier. We’ve collaborated to craft a cooking class we know our guests will adore – it’s unique, personal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a top Paris chef!

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  • Can’t Wait! Exclusive Cooking Class with Philippe Excoffier Coming Soon!

    Can’t Wait! Exclusive Cooking Class with Philippe Excoffier Coming Soon!

    We recently had lunch at Philippe Excoffier’s excellent restaurant in the 7th arrondissement – and it was fabulous as always! The timing was amazing since we are about to launch a brand new exclusive offer for Paris Perfect guests – regular gourmet cooking lessons themed around seasonal products! Watch this space for more details on these exciting new weekly courses coming soon.

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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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  • 5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    Antique buttons, delicate fabrics and luscious wools – Paris has so many amazing craft stores to explore! If you love picking up little creative treasures as unique souvenirs while you travel, you’ll absolutely love these locations. Here are 5 of our favorite craft stores in Paris in which to spend an inspiring afternoon!

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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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  • Win a Copy of Paris in Bloom!

    Win a Copy of Paris in Bloom!

    To share the beauty of spring in Paris, we’re giving away three copies of the gorgeous new book Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane, a talented travel and floral photographer. Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a copy of this stunning new book about Paris. It is truly a delight for anyone who loves the City of Light … and blossoms!

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  • Some Interesting Facts About the Place du Tertre

    Some Interesting Facts About the Place du Tertre

    The hilltop neighborhood of Montmartre is steeped in quaint charm, exciting history and artistic tradition. Filling every square inch of the Place du Tertre – the main square of the old village that once existed here – are artists selling paintings, portraits, caricatures and silhouettes. Keep reading to find out more about this picturesque square!

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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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  • Fabulous Art & Photography Events Taking Paris by Storm!

    Fabulous Art & Photography Events Taking Paris by Storm!

    Right now, Paris is getting ready for an avalanche of Art & Photography events! Not only are the museums of Paris putting on incredible exhibitions, but all throughout the city you’ll find art markets, fairs and city-wide celebrations. Here is a handy list of all the best local art events happening this Spring-Summer 2017!

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  • The Best Paris Museum Exhibitions of 2017!

    The Best Paris Museum Exhibitions of 2017!

    The rest of 2017 is looking fabulous when it comes to art exhibitions! We’d like to share our top picks of temporary exhibitions that have been organized by the museums of Paris, from March through the end of the year. We guarantee that at least one of them will leave you feeling both inspired and enlightened, so mark your calendars!

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  • A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

    A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

    At the foot of Montmatre, down the road from the Moulin Rouge, there’s a little gem that all foodies will love. A L’Etoile d’Or is the most famous candy store in Paris, and the second you step inside this cozy store you’ll see why! Find out some of the specialties you’ll want to be sure to try on your next trip to Paris.

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  • 100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

    100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

    Step inside the magnificent Shangri-La Hotel and enjoy a 100% vegan afternoon tea that combines French “art de vivre” with Asian hospitality. The ingenious dairy-free and refined sugar-free pastries are just as enjoyable as traditional ones, so whether you adhere to a plant-based diet or not, this is a wonderful spot for afternoon tea!

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  • Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

    Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

    We’re all familiar with the sweet crêpe, but did you know that the savory version is actually called a “galette”? They are made from a buckwheat batter and hail from Brittany, a coastal region in France. This recipe will show you how to make a traditional Breton galette, topped with a beautiful combination of goat cheese, honey and beets!

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  • Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

    Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

    Spring is right around the corner, but in Paris, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the chilly temperatures will cease! To warm you up during the last cold days of the season, we’re sharing this easy, delicious and warming pumpkin soup from Philippe Excoffier, former head chef of the American Embassy in Paris and author of a gorgeous cookbook!

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  • Fabulous Spring Break and Easter Savings with Paris Perfect!

    Fabulous Spring Break and Easter Savings with Paris Perfect!

    If you’ve always dreamed of Paris in the springtime, now is your chance to make that wish a reality! With our Spring Break and Easter sales, we’re offering some great discounts on apartments, along with some enticing extras to make your stay even brighter. Come spend a week or two admiring the splendor of Paris’s most poetic season!

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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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  • 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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