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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

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

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

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

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