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A 2019 Guide to Christmas in Paris: Celebrate the Season like the French

A 2019 Guide to Christmas in Paris: Celebrate the Season like the French

The City of Light is sparkly at any time of the year, but particularly so at Christmastime. From festive food to Christmas markets, there are a multitude of ways to get into the holiday spirit. While many of the events and offerings are annual, each year brings new surprises, new menus and new light shows. Here is our guide to Christmas in Paris this year, with some of the holiday offerings this Christmas season. ... Read More

Here are 8 Great Annual Winter Events in Paris

Here are 8 Great Annual Winter Events in Paris

Are you considering a winter trip to Paris? There is no “bad” time to visit the city, and includes when the temperatures drop. More than just admiring the holiday decor (it IS pretty awesome), winter in Paris will have even the most cold-weather-phobic ready to jump on a plane. Grab your boots, throw on a scarf and discover some of the annual winter events in Paris that make the city feel alive despite the chill. ... Read More

Your Guide to the Prettiest Insta-Famous Spots in Paris

Your Guide to the Prettiest Insta-Famous Spots in Paris

Paris is a city brimming with gorgeous places that fill your feed, but if you’re looking to find a different vantage point on a classic sight, or something a little different, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the prettiest Insta-famous spots in Paris: five can’t-miss classics and five more obscure places. And don’t forget to check out some of our most Instagramable apartments, as well as some of the Paris Instagram accounts we love. ... Read More

7 Sensational Summer Walks in Paris that Will Evoke Your Inner Flâneur

7 Sensational Summer Walks in Paris that Will Evoke Your Inner Flâneur

One of our favorite French words is flâner. It means “to stroll,” but has a much more idle connotation, evoking the idea of wandering without an end point in mind. From time-to-time, it does the soul good to simply head out to see just what the day, and the city, has to offer. To help you get started, we’ve put together seven summer walks in Paris, from the Bois de Boulogne to the Promenade Plantée, which will take you past some beautifully iconic Parisian spots. After that, where your feet take you is the responsibility of your inner flâneur. ... Read More

Santé! 12 French Spirits to Taste on Your Trip to Paris

Santé! 12 French Spirits to Taste on Your Trip to Paris

For many around the world, France is instantly equated to great wine. While we can’t argue that the French do know their wine, but did you know they also produce excellent liquors? If you’ve traveled to Paris without trying these French spirits, you’ve been missing out! ... 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

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

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

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

7 of our Most Instagrammable Apartments in Paris

7 of our Most Instagrammable Apartments in Paris

Over here at Paris Perfect we’re big fans of Instagram (are you following us yet?). It’s a great way to share both the beauty of our apartments, as well as Paris, with people from around the world. Because of this, we know the importance of a good Instagram photo, and even more so how much easier it is when you already have a photogenic setting. ... Read More

The Prettiest Places to Propose in Paris

The Prettiest Places to Propose in Paris

Planning on popping the question? Paris is arguably the most romantic city in the world, making it the perfect place for a proposal! We know that making the plan can be nerve-wracking–scheduling the photographer, making sure your significant other doesn’t find out. So, we’re taking the stress out of finding the location for you! ... Read More

7 French Christmas Traditions to Adopt

7 French Christmas Traditions to Adopt

Christmas in France is every Francophile’s dream. The food, the lights, the traditions- it’s easy to understand why they call it the most wonderful time of the year. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret- you can recreate these French Christmas traditions right at home. Here is our list of 7 French Christmas traditions to adopt, from the most traditional to their most modern incarnations, to be celebrated whether in your Paris Perfect apartment or your own home. ... Read More

How to Get From Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

How to Get From Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

If you’re visiting Paris, chances are you’ve walked the long halls of Charles de Gaulle, the country’s largest airport. Though the Paris region is served by 3 airports, CDG is the most likely destination for international non-EU flights, and can be quite intimidating upon first visit. Once you’ve dealt with passport control and collected your checked luggage, all you want to do is sink into the couch of your Paris Perfect apartment- but there are so many transport options to get into the city, how is one to choose? We’ve broken down how to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris for you in this post, so you can arrive informed for a breezy transfer into the city. ... 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

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