Staying a Month or Longer? See our Long-Term Furnished Rentals in Paris

Staying a Month or Longer? See our Long-Term Furnished Rentals in Paris

At Paris Perfect we’ve gathered a loyal following for our short-term vacation rentals. But did you know we also offer a fantastic collection of long-term furnished rentals in Paris? If you’d like a chic apartment for an extended stay in the city, read on. ... Read More

Shopping in Paris: 7 Affordable French Brands You Should Know

Shopping in Paris: 7 Affordable French Brands You Should Know

When shopping in Paris, isn’t one of the goals to come home with a wardrobe as Parisian-ified as possible? While we could give you a list of stores to shop at that you may have heard of before, we decided to go a little further and find some lesser-known affordable French brands for you to pad out your Parisian wardrobe (and your suitcase). Check out our selection below and then let us know in the comments if we’ve introduced you to a few new brands! ... Read More

My Decade-Long Love Affair with Paris Perfect

My Decade-Long Love Affair with Paris Perfect

We love hearing from our guests about their experiences, not only with our apartments, but also their love for Paris. Whether the first or fifteenth trip, the excitement for the City of Light is infectious and a reminder of why Paris Perfect was founded. Recently we received a marvelous essay by a long-time guest named Bonnie. A Southerner by birth and choice, she’s at home working in her gardens when she’s not daydreaming of Paris. Read on to learn more about Bonnie’s decade-long love affair with Paris Perfect. ... Read More

A Local’s Guide to the 11th Arrondissement in Paris: Where to Eat, Drink and Shop

A Local’s Guide to the 11th Arrondissement in Paris: Where to Eat, Drink and Shop

Having lived in the 11th arrondissement for over three years, I’ve spent many hours wandering its streets and discovering all that this lively area has to offer. Bordered by the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 12th, and 20th arrondissements, it’s much more central than its number would lead one to believe. It’s the perfect place to live like a local, but also easily accessible to the rest of Paris. I’ve put together a little guide to the 11th arrondissement, which will help you discover this unique, fun neighborhood! ... Read More

5 Reasons to Plan a Winter Trip to Paris

5 Reasons to Plan a Winter Trip to Paris

While you may not have thought of Paris as an ideal winter destination, it’s actually a great time to visit the city. The low season means better rates, fewer tourists and more opportunities to see Paris in its truest form. So what are you waiting for? Check out these reasons to plan a winter trip to Paris. ... Read More

Shaken and Stirred: The Hottest Cocktail Bars in Paris

Shaken and Stirred: The Hottest Cocktail Bars in Paris

While France may be known for its wine, the cocktail scene in Paris has never looked better. No matter the arrondissement or your preference for bar atmosphere–a quiet candlelit corner, a funky speakeasy, a kitschy theme–there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. We’ve narrowed down a selection of the hottest cocktail bars in Paris, with creations that are guaranteed to intrigue and bartenders who are fully dedicated to their craft. ... Read More

5 Places to See Fall Foliage in Paris

5 Places to See Fall Foliage in Paris

The French capital is famously seductive in spring, but for true romance you can’t beat fall foliage in Paris. Plan a trip in October or November to spy the city’s autumn leaves turning yellow, orange, red and gold. It’s a dazzling array of color that looks a treat set against elegant architecture and pretty parks. ... Read More

Introducing Our Vacation Rentals in Normandy France

Introducing Our Vacation Rentals in Normandy France

If spring is the season for cleaning, autumn may be the season of acquisition, and that’s just what we’ve done- we’re very excited to announce our newest rentals in Normandy! ... Read More

Our Favorite Restaurants Near the Louvre

Our Favorite Restaurants Near the Louvre

It’s a well-known fact that the Louvre is the most-visited museum in the world, and it’s also renowned for being one of the trickiest to navigate. With over 380,000 objects on show, it would apparently take about three full days to visit every single room: hungry work for even the most enthusiastic art lover! As there’s nothing more exhausting than trailing around looking for somewhere to get a bite to eat before or after your cultural exploits, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 recommendations of restaurants near the Louvre that we – and our Paris Perfect guests – love. ... Read More

Warm and Cozy Apartments in Paris for Fall and Winter Stays

Warm and Cozy Apartments in Paris for Fall and Winter Stays

Fallen leaves, cozy sweaters, warm drinks and cashmere scarves- these are a few of the things we look forward to when the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change in Paris. After your lovely autumn stroll, you of course want to go back to your warm apartment to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book- but which Paris Perfect apartment to choose? Here are our choices for apartments in Paris for fall and winter stays, for all the comforts of home to combat the chill in the air. ... Read More

Shopping near the Eiffel Tower on Rue Saint-Dominique

Shopping near the Eiffel Tower on Rue Saint-Dominique

The rue Saint-Dominique stretches from the Esplanade des Invalides in the east to the Champ de Mars in the west, connecting some of the most famous landmarks in the city. They say it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and this street is much more than a way to get from the Eiffel Tower to the Pont Alexandre III. With plenty of boutiques and a great view on most of the street, you’ll love shopping near the Eiffel Tower on rue Saint-Dominique. ... Read More

Skip the Crowds: 8 Tourist Places to Avoid in Paris

Skip the Crowds: 8 Tourist Places to Avoid in Paris

One of the incredible things about Paris is that it’s full of beauty everywhere you look. However, this beauty isn’t exactly a well-kept secret, and there are some places that have gotten super popular, and with good reason. They’re awesome! Though, if you’re looking to get away from the crowds, or if you’ve visited these places before and are looking for something new, we’ve got some fantastic alternatives. ... Read More

Buying and Renovating a Paris Apartment: Introducing the Saint Pourçain

Buying and Renovating a Paris Apartment: Introducing the Saint Pourçain

We love a great transformation story, and we know you do too! We’ve been following Wendy and Mike Concannon as they embark on buying and renovating a Paris apartment. The process is complete, and we’re delighted to add the gorgeous three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom Saint Pourçain apartment to our roster. If you’ve ever thought about buying and renovating a Paris apartment then this is your lucky day! Wendy and Mike are sharing their journey in this interview. ... Read More

Guess the French Cheeses + a Book Giveaway

Guess the French Cheeses + a Book Giveaway

As someone who jumps from main course to dessert, and doesn’t stop for cheese, my fantastic meal in Alsace was a change in game plan. Philippe and our French friends think I’m a bit crazy for waxing on about something that is part of their everyday life. But where else in the world has a plate of cheeses become a such a tradition? Centuries old processes were developed and still used just for one course of a meal. ... Read More

Fun things to do with the Family in Paris during the Summer

Fun things to do with the Family in Paris during the Summer

Memories of summers past, vacations full of laughter and funny stories that will be told for years to come – traveling as a family should be as fun and stress-free as possible and finding the right things to do with the family in Paris during the summer isn’t hard when you know what you are looking for! Whether your children are artists, scientists, sports stars or linguists Paris has the activity to inspire the whole family, here are some ideas to experience City of Light through your child’s eyes. ... Read More

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