Our Guide to the Grand Train Stations in Paris

Our Guide to the Grand Train Stations in Paris

Their names provide clues to their locations and the regions they serve. All can be reached easily by Metro (subway). Designed to impress, these majestic landmarks are rich in history, architecture and art. Tempting shops, cafés and restaurants provide reasons to linger, with handy services and even free pianos available to play ... Read More

French Family Update: Ninette Turns 102

French Family Update: Ninette Turns 102

Philippe’s mother, Ninette, turned 102 last week and we drove to Normandy to celebrate.  Until last year, Ninette lived unassisted in the family’s three-story home. A wonderful housekeeper came every day to prepare lunch and, as she reached 100, to help with bathing and morning toilet, but she slept alone in the big house. ... Read More

Two-Bedroom Paris Vacation Rentals that will Give you Real Estate Envy

Two-Bedroom Paris Vacation Rentals that will Give you Real Estate Envy

Whether you’re traveling with your children, your parents, another couple or just a friend, it’s always more comfortable when everyone has their own bedroom to retreat to at the end of a long day of Paris sightseeing. Fortunately, we have many beautiful two-bedroom apartments that are perfect for mid-size groups. Keep reading to discover some of our most stunning Paris vacation rentals! ... Read More

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

Paris is one of the gastronomical capitals of the world for a reason. In addition to its Michelin-starred restaurants and beloved baguettes and cheeses, travelers also visit for the myriad of food streets in Paris. ... Read More

15 of the Most Beautiful Squares in Paris

15 of the Most Beautiful Squares in Paris

The City of Light is famous for its stunning architecture, but which are the most beautiful squares in Paris? We’ve rounded up 15 favorites from classic locations to secret spots. Our guide also includes stylish Paris Perfect apartment rentals near must-see squares. ... Read More

Here are 5 of the Most Beautiful Bridges in Paris

Here are 5 of the Most Beautiful Bridges in Paris

Paris is defined, as much as anything, by the two sides of the Seine River–the Left Bank and the Right Bank. But no one can stay on just one side; there’s too much to see! This is where the bridges in Paris come in handy. There are 37 of them criss-crossing the river and connecting the two sides of the city. Fortunately, in keeping with its reputation, the bridges of Paris are as beautiful as they are functional. ... Read More

5 Paris Tips: What you Need to Know before you Go

5 Paris Tips: What you Need to Know before you Go

When visiting a new country, there’s always the risk of some culture shock. It’s helpful to have a few practical Paris tips in mind before you leave to ensure you’ll know how to be respectful of the culture and the general way of life. ... Read More

Palais-Royal History: A Peaceful Place for Parisians

Palais-Royal History: A Peaceful Place for Parisians

Hiding in plain sight, just a stroll from the Louvre, former palace Palais-Royal is one of Paris’ most intriguing insider secrets. While visitors flock to iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Palais Garnier, this heritage arcade often escapes attention. In the 1st arrondissement, it’s a favorite with locals, drawn by the rich Palais-Royal history, gorgeous garden and its contemporary charms. Come to channel an era when kings and emperors ruled, with Palais-Royal as the jewel in their crown – or just to enjoy a hushed refuge in the city center. ... Read More

The Perfect Montparnasse Guide: A Value on the Left Bank of Paris

The Perfect Montparnasse Guide: A Value on the Left Bank of Paris

Montparnasse flies under the radar, but this vibrant, authentic neighborhood, once flocked with artists and writers, retains many reminders of its bohemian past. On the Left Bank of the river Seine, it boasts cultural sights, foodie streets and leafy parks. Skyscraper Tour Montparnasse and Gare Montparnasse station are well known. But there’s much more to this thriving, effervescent quarter, as our Montparnasse guide shows. Brimming with iconic bistros and cafés, it’s still alive with the free-spirited buzz of the Roaring Twenties. Explore Paris’s rich history in a district loved by locals. ... Read More

Everything You Want To Know About the Café Terraces in Paris

Everything You Want To Know About the Café Terraces in Paris

The Parisian terrace: one of the city’s most iconic, romantic images. It is so iconic and romantic, in fact, that in 2018 the city requested UNESCO to recognize the terraces in Paris on its world heritage list! The idea is that these cafés and terraces bring people together and nurture a creative, artistic community, and they also support the idea of joie de vivre (lust for life) that is so intrinsically, delishly French. ... Read More

Large and Luxurious: 6 Perfect Paris Apartment Rentals for Your Family Vacation

Large and Luxurious: 6 Perfect Paris Apartment Rentals for Your Family Vacation

Are you traveling to Paris soon and looking for family-friendly Paris apartment rentals? In a city notorious for small apartments, it’s not always the easiest task finding an ideal place for a family (and making sure your children have their own rooms!), but you’re in luck. Paris Perfect has a number of rentals that sleep 6-8 people and have plenty of space in the common areas for making meals with freshly-purchased ingredients or just relaxing after a long day of wandering Paris. Here are some of the best of our large apartments, perfect for your family vacation: ... Read More

Blooming Paris: Where to See Spring Flowers in Paris

Blooming Paris: Where to See Spring Flowers in Paris

Paris is famously romantic and magical in spring. It’s when trees bloom, with spring flowers in the city a dreamy vision. Flaunting white, cream and pink magnolias, yellow daffodils and pretty-in-pink cherry blossom, the season makes landmark sights even lovelier. ... Read More

How to Get From Orly Airport to Paris

How to Get From Orly Airport to Paris

Orly Airport is France’s busiest domestic airport, acting as a secondary hub for Air France (and the departure for most domestic flights), as well as the hub for Transavia France, making it a popular airport for departures to other European countries. With only two terminals, Ouest and Sud (West and South), its small size makes it significantly less intimidating than Charles de Gaulle ... Read More

Learn These Essential French Phrases Before Your Trip to Paris

Learn These Essential French Phrases Before Your Trip to Paris

If there’s one thing the French are proud of, it’s their language. Lilting and throaty at the same time, many people find it beautiful yet impossible to understand or pronounce. As a result, many visitors to Paris immediately begin in English when addressing French people, which can come off rather rude, especially if the French person is not very confident in their English. ... Read More

10 of the Best Places to Picnic in Paris

10 of the Best Places to Picnic in Paris

With spring beckoning, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places to picnic in Paris. From pretty parks to scenic river banks, the city is full of leafy spots for relaxing alfresco. Pick up a baguette, some cheese, charcuterie, olives, pastries and wine and discover your own little patch of paradise. Paris Perfect has stylish romantic retreats to match. ... Read More

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