How to Speak French Like a Local: School French vs. Real French

How to Speak French Like a Local: School French vs. Real French

Did you learn to speak French in school? Have you been taking online courses or doing Duolingo? All of that is great preparation for any trip to Paris. The locals definitely appreciate when foreigners make the effort to speak their language, but attempt any conversation further than ordering dinner or asking for directions and you might find yourself thinking, “It sounds like the French phrase I learned… almost!” ... Read More

Parisian Handbag Designers You Need to Know

Parisian Handbag Designers You Need to Know

While Paris is the city of luxury handbags, iconic brands Louis Vuitton and Hermès among them, who are the new designers crafting the soon-to-be most coveted bag collections? As a local handbag designer creating my own label for the past ten years, I took to the Parisian streets to meet the women and men behind these exclusive labels. ... Read More

10 Museum Exhibitions in Paris to See in 2020

10 Museum Exhibitions in Paris to See in 2020

If you love art and culture catch the best museum exhibitions in Paris this year. Treat yourself to an inspiring trip in 2020, with a chic Paris Perfect vacation apartment on the side. Here are 10 of our must-see exhibitions. ... Read More

12 Offbeat Things to See in Paris (When you Think you’ve Seen it All)

12 Offbeat Things to See in Paris (When you Think you’ve Seen it All)

The French capital is full of surprises, even for seasoned travelers. We’ve rounded up 12 offbeat things to see in Paris, from urban vineyards to kooky clocks, pet cemeteries and even the Statue of Liberty! ... Read More

2020 Paris Real Estate Report: Prices Expected to Increase

2020 Paris Real Estate Report: Prices Expected to Increase

According to luxury real estate agency Knight Frank, Paris is expected to lead global cities in terms of price increases, predicting a 7% rise. If you scan our analyses over the past four years, we called it. Importantly, Paris is not becoming unaffordable, because much of the price increases over the past three years are playing catch up with other major cities in the world. ... Read More

Vintage Shopping in Paris: Some of the Best Spots in the Fashion Capital

Vintage Shopping in Paris: Some of the Best Spots in the Fashion Capital

With Paris the world’s fashion capital, once home to venerated designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, where better to embark on a vintage shopping spree? You may even find timeless treasures crafted by these very designers. The question is, with so many consignment and vintage shops, referred to as dépôt–vente by the locals, where to go vintage shopping in Paris? Allow me to share my favorite addresses. ... Read More

A Guide to Paris Cemeteries

A Guide to Paris Cemeteries

Offering natural beauty, rich history and striking sculptures, Paris cemeteries are serene spots for a stroll. There are 14 within the city limits, home to the graves of famous names. For our guide to Paris cemeteries, we’ve selected 10 of the best, from iconic spots to insider secrets. ... Read More

Here’s Why You Should Visit France in 2020

Here’s Why You Should Visit France in 2020

With its historic cities, rich culture, fabulous food and gorgeous landscapes, France is an eternal magnet for visitors. Add elegant architecture, inspiring art and romantic Paris Perfect holiday apartment rentals, and a trip to France is a no-brainer. If you need a special reason to visit France in 2020, though, we’ve found 10 must-see events to get every keen traveler booking a trip pronto. ... Read More

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