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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

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

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

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