5 Bookstores Every Book Lover Should Visit In Paris

5 Bookstores Every Book Lover Should Visit In Paris

If Midnight in Paris is anything to go by, Paris is arguably the greatest literary city in the world. Between its poets and philosophers, novelists and playwrights, this city is a historic melting pot of famous thinkers and revolutionary ideas. Where else could you discuss existentialism in the seats of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or pay your respects at the graves of Molière and Proust? ... Read More

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

Fifteen years ago, owners and now good friends, purchased the Merlot apartment. Named after the wonderful red grape from Bordeaux, the stunning views merited the name of this rich red wine. Ten years ago, they were thrilled when the Fine Living Network called the Merlot apartment,“The most romantic apartment in Paris.”In June 2016, we helped the owners put the perfect finishing touches on it after a comprehensive renovation. ... Read More

A Guide to Shopping in Paris’ Covered Passages

A Guide to Shopping in Paris’ Covered Passages

It’s Black Friday, so we’ve got shopping on our minds. As the days shorten and the weather gets colder, seek refuge in one of Paris’ enchanting passages couverts. These traditional antique shopping arcades are hidden in scattered locations across the 9th, 2nd and 1st arrondissements. With eclectic offerings from second-hand books and stamp collections to designer Louboutin’s, here are some of our favorite secret spots. ... Read More

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

To the untrained nose, candle shopping in Paris might seem like a no-brainer. But with so many diverse and intoxicating scents to sniff, from honeyed tobacco to Mexican orange blossom, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s a handful of our top recommendations, so you can come up smelling of roses (or maybe lavender – whatever your preference). ... Read More

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 Christmas Gift Ideas From Paris

Five Christmas Gift Ideas From Paris

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 At The Winter Sales In Paris

Incredible Savings At The Winter Sales In Paris

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

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