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

Summer in Paris: The Coolest Places to Beat the Heat

Summer in Paris: The Coolest Places to Beat the Heat

If you follow the Paris Perfect Instagram account, you know that summer in Paris can get pretty hot. This translates well for warm summer evenings spent outside on restaurant terraces, with glasses of chilled rosé. However, during the day, it can be a challenge to find a way to keep cool. Fortunately, you’re in luck; we’ve rounded up the coolest places to beat the heat during summer in Paris! ... Read More

The Best Places to Buy French Beauty Products in Paris

The Best Places to Buy French Beauty Products in Paris

It’s no secret that the beauty of French women is a thing of legend. They seem to have mastered the art of aging gracefully. So rather than envy their genetics, which we can’t copy, we turned to what we could copy–their skincare routines. To help you look like a French woman for years to come, we’ve rounded up the best places to buy French beauty products in Paris. ... Read More

From Burgundy to Bordeaux: The Top Places to Drink Wine in Paris

From Burgundy to Bordeaux: The Top Places to Drink Wine in Paris

If you love wine, then undoubtedly during your trip you’ll be looking for some great places to drink wine in Paris. But where to start? With wine being quite literally cheaper than water, the number of options can be overwhelming, so we picked out for you some of our top places to drink wine in Paris, whether you prefer a more upscale atmosphere or to be surrounded by locals. Santé ! ... Read More

A Summer Weekend in Normandy and A French Country Style Wedding

A Summer Weekend in Normandy and A French Country Style Wedding

Philippe and I had a wonderful weekend in Normandy, while attending the French country style wedding of his niece, Sophie. It was a fantastic occasion, and particularly special for me, as it was my first family-in-France wedding! Sophie and her family put on a day to remember in the most beautiful setting in the world–the town of Eu. ... Read More

Market Tours and Cooking Classes: Culinary Experiences in Paris with Chef Brian DeFehr

Market Tours and Cooking Classes: Culinary Experiences in Paris with Chef Brian DeFehr

As our minds and appetites naturally turn to the wonderful selection of fresh produce available in France at the moment, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with our resident private Chef Brian and grill him, as it were, about some of his favorite culinary experiences in Paris. ... Read More

Soldes in France: Guide to Shopping the Biannual Sales in Paris

Soldes in France: Guide to Shopping the Biannual Sales in Paris

Everybody likes a good deal when shopping, right? And if it’s while shopping in Paris, even better. Say hello to the sales, known as les soldes! … Read on for our guide to help you make the most out of the sales in Paris! ... Read More

The Best Stores to Buy French Food Souvenirs in Paris

The Best Stores to Buy French Food Souvenirs in Paris

One of the main reasons people travel to France is the food. While we’d all love to bring home a personal French chef to recreate all our favorite French dishes, fortunately we can at least bring home some of the ingredients they’d use to stock our own kitchens. Want to keep the taste of France in your home cooked meals after you’ve bid au revoir to the City of Light? Here are the best stores to buy French food souvenirs in Paris. ... Read More

5 Great Museums in Paris (that aren’t the Louvre)

5 Great Museums in Paris (that aren’t the Louvre)

It’s no secret that there are tons of great museums in Paris. However, with the high season upon us, why wait in line at a big museum when you could be soaking in the culture one of the many smaller, but equally interesting, museums dotted throughout the city? Get the culture without the crowds by visiting some of the great museums in Paris that aren’t the Louvre. ... Read More

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