Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Looking to find a really special designer piece while in Paris? Look no further than Lorette & Jasmin, an alluring consignment store (dépôt vente in French) in the heart of the chic 16th arrondissement. At Paris Perfect, we also have a host of guided shopping tours for those that want a more expert-led option. Specializing in high-quality second-hand clothes, this is the place to find a real bargain. ... Read More

Five Parisian Christmas Gift Ideas

Five Parisian Christmas Gift Ideas

Starting to write your Christmas shopping list? Gone are the days when two turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree would have sufficed for festive gifting. Originality is everything in gift-giving this holiday season (think monogrammed velvet slippers and personalized perfumes). But if you’re in Paris, you’re in luck – it’s the best city to discover unique treasures and custom gifts, unavailable back home. ... Read More

Incredible Savings This Winter At Les Soldes

Incredible Savings This Winter At Les Soldes

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s already time to start planning your Paris trip to take advantage of the amazing winter sales (or soldes in French) from January 10th to February 20th, 2018. Snag the latest French fashion must-have items, statement accessories, and stylish homewares with steep discounts of up to 70% off the original prices. Pack your travel bag and bring an empty suitcase – you’ll need it. ... Read More

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

Looking for a charming Parisian café serving mouth-watering classic French fare? Café Constant ticks those boxes and so much more. After hearing top-notch reviews about Café Constant from our guests and my Paris Perfect colleagues, I just had to try it. It looked like a cozy and cheerful destination for a leisurely lunch with my mum, on her latest trip to visit me in Paris. ... Read More

The Best-Kept Parisian Shopping And Style Secrets

The Best-Kept Parisian Shopping And Style Secrets

As Maria Callas, the influential opera singer said: “Paris dictates fashion to the whole world.” We know Paris is one of the best cities in the world for fashion, but where to begin? With so many incredible stores, how do you maximize your shopping time? We enlisted some of Paris’s top fashion experts on our tours, helping to uncover the city’s best-kept shopping secrets. ... Read More

Paris Hits New Record as Prices Continue to Surge

Paris Hits New Record as Prices Continue to Surge

It’s official: Paris real estate is hot right now. The market is sizzling, according to new sales records and surging prices in 2017. A recent report by Notaires confirmed sustained price rises across the Île-de-France region between July 2016 and July 2017, where apartments have increased by 5.2% and houses by 2.2% on average. Paris represents a significant proportion of these accelerated growths. ... Read More

Braving The Catacombs And The Dark Underworld Of Paris

Braving The Catacombs And The Dark Underworld Of Paris

Labyrinthine subterranean passages, chilling tales of macabre carryings-on and spooky anecdotes of bones transported across the city. As Halloween approaches, what better time of year to take a deep breath and plunge into the depths of the sinister Catacombs sixty feet below the surface of the bustling Parisian streets? Avoid the eternally long lines, and join us for an intrepid visit to the largest necropolis in the world. ... Read More

Affordable Shopping In Paris

Affordable Shopping In Paris

Chic, high-end and enviably couture: affordable shopping isn’t something that springs to mind when thinking about Paris. However, you may be pleasantly surprised. We’ve handpicked some stores and outlets where you can get voguish brands and designer goods at a mere fraction of the price. There’s plenty of room for storage in our grand apartments and we have some fabulous exclusive shopping tours to choose from. ... Read More

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

“Paris is always a good idea” – said Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. This, we know. However, it’s magnificent in winter. There are trees draped in fairy lights, pretty festive markets, and a Christmas ambiance like no other city. Even better, many things are actually open on Christmas Day. Starting in early December the main shopping streets – and pretty much all of the stores – start putting up their Christmas decorations, giving Paris a glitzy makeover. ... Read More

The Finest Discounted Beauty Products At City Pharma

The Finest Discounted Beauty Products At City Pharma

Looking to bring home some of the finest French beauty products but don’t want to break the bank? Then you have to visit City Pharma, the only discount parapharmacy in Paris. A parapharmacy is a wonderful hybrid: a regular pharmacy, beauty and homeopathy store, all rolled into one. It’s where French women buy the bulk of their fabulous hair and skin care products, alongside regular painkillers and prescriptions. ... Read More

Tis The Season: A Magical Christmas In The City

Tis The Season: A Magical Christmas In The City

Spending winter in Paris? If so, read our insider guide for the festive season. All of our Paris Perfect apartments are centrally located, to help you get the very best from your vacation. From mid-November the first flakes of festivity begin to fall, as a flurry of traditional Christmas markets open across the capital. There are a wealth of markets in the city, but we frequent our favorite spots. ... Read More

Our Latest Gourmet Experience: French Wine And Cheese Pairing

Our Latest Gourmet Experience: French Wine And Cheese Pairing

We were delighted when we recently launched Paris Perfect Gourmet Experiences and our handpicked cooking courses – to rave reviews. Watch this space over the forthcoming months for details of more exciting culinary courses, we have big plans. We’re also thrilled to announce our latest partnership: it offers an irresistible opportunity to demystify the often-intimidating world of French wines. ... Read More

The Best Evening Entertainment in Paris

The Best Evening Entertainment in Paris

Calling all culture vultures! There are a whole host of varied and prestigious productions staged all year round in Paris, from ballets to classical concerts and from plays to one-(wo)man shows. With three opera houses, over 80 cinemas and more than 200 theater and cabaret shows for evening entertainment, it’s small wonder that the Parisians are such avid theater-goers – the sheer choice is dizzying. ... Read More

5 Insider Tips On Parisian Tourist Attractions

5 Insider Tips On Parisian Tourist Attractions

Your flights are booked, your stylish Paris Perfect apartment is reserved and your bags are packed. You’re ready for a trip to Paris. Now, it’s time to plan your itinerary. You’ll likely visit tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, but you might not know everything you should about the most romantic city in the world. Fear not, we’re here to guide you. ... Read More

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