Michelle

Michelle is a lifelong traveler now settled in Paris with her French husband and American cat. She loves walking around the city exploring the unique shops, restaurants and patisseries in each neighborhood.


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Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Looking to find a really special designer piece while in Paris? Look no further than Lorette & Jasmin, an alluring consignment store (dépôt vente in French) in the heart of the chic 16th arrondissement. At Paris Perfect, we also have a host of guided shopping tours for those that want a more expert-led option. Specializing in high-quality second-hand clothes, this is the place to find a real bargain. ... Read More

Incredible Savings At The Winter Sales In Paris

Incredible Savings At The Winter Sales In Paris

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s already time to start planning your Paris trip to take advantage of the amazing winter sales (or soldes in French) from January 10th to February 20th, 2018. Snag the latest French fashion must-have items, statement accessories, and stylish homewares with steep discounts of up to 70% off the original prices. Pack your travel bag and bring an empty suitcase – you’ll need it. ... Read More

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

Looking for a charming Parisian café serving mouth-watering classic French fare? Café Constant ticks those boxes and so much more. After hearing top-notch reviews about Café Constant from our guests and my Paris Perfect colleagues, I just had to try it. It looked like a cozy and cheerful destination for a leisurely lunch with my mum, on her latest trip to visit me in Paris. ... Read More

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

“Paris is always a good idea” – said Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. This, we know. However, it’s magnificent in winter. There are trees draped in fairy lights, pretty festive markets, and a Christmas ambiance like no other city. Even better, many things are actually open on Christmas Day. Starting in early December the main shopping streets – and pretty much all of the stores – start putting up their Christmas decorations, giving Paris a glitzy makeover. ... Read More

The Finest Discounted Beauty Products At City Pharma

The Finest Discounted Beauty Products At City Pharma

Looking to bring home some of the finest French beauty products but don’t want to break the bank? Then you have to visit City Pharma, the only discount parapharmacy in Paris. A parapharmacy is a wonderful hybrid: a regular pharmacy, beauty and homeopathy store, all rolled into one. It’s where French women buy the bulk of their fabulous hair and skin care products, alongside regular painkillers and prescriptions. ... Read More

Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Fancy visiting Little Tokyo in Paris? On a small street between the Louvre and the Opera and next to the Palais Royal is Rue Sainte-Anne. It’s home to dozens of delicious Japanese restaurants and shops. Just hop off the metro at the Pyramides station and it’s within striking distance. You’ll find yourself marveling at the charming Parisian Haussmann style buildings and their neighboring Asian restaurants. ... Read More

Rue Saint-Dominique: One Of The Best Shopping Streets In Paris

Rue Saint-Dominique: One Of The Best Shopping Streets In Paris

Have you been to Rue Saint-Dominique yet? If not, it should be on your radar. Set in the heart of the très chic 7th arrondissement, the bustling street has become one of the best shopping districts in Paris. Frequented by fashion people and food bloggers alike, there’s a marvelous array of flower shops, boutiques, bakeries, cafés and restaurants. ... Read More

Top 5 Parks and Gardens In Paris

Top 5 Parks and Gardens In Paris

Paris is home to some of the most beautiful and best maintained parks and incredibly amazing gardens in the world, just perfect for a stroll on a warm summer’s afternoon, a nap beside one of the many stunning fountains, to sketch away to the beauty of nature, or to let your children play and run free. Take in the stunning surroundings and enjoy leisurely visits to the green spaces located throughout the City of Light. ... Read More

Zia: A New Café and Picnics-to-Go Near Metro École Militaire

Zia: A New Café and Picnics-to-Go Near Metro École Militaire

A fresh and exciting restaurant has opened up just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and brunches paired with gourmet coffees. Chef Justin Kent, a New Mexico native and French-trained chef, opened his bright and airy coffee shop and eatery Zia in January 2017. ... Read More

5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

Antique buttons, delicate fabrics and luscious wools – Paris has so many amazing craft stores to explore! If you love picking up little creative treasures as unique souvenirs while you travel, you’ll absolutely love these locations. Here are 5 of our favorite craft stores in Paris in which to spend an inspiring afternoon! ... Read More

Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

Our Amazingly Comfortable Italian Convertible Beds!

When most people think of a sofa bed, they think of an awkward night’s sleep on a low quality mattress. That is why we invested a lot of time in finding the highest quality convertible beds for our Paris Perfect apartments, designed to be slept on every night! Crafted in Milan, these feel just like a normal mattress! ... Read More

A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

At the foot of Montmatre, down the road from the Moulin Rouge, there’s a little gem that all foodies will love. A L’Etoile d’Or is the most famous candy store in Paris, and the second you step inside this cozy store you’ll see why! Find out some of the specialties you’ll want to be sure to try on your next trip to Paris. ... Read More

Here are the Top 6 Best Vegetarian Cafés in Paris!

Here are the Top 6 Best Vegetarian Cafés in Paris!

While France is known for having some of the best cuisine in the world, to a visiting vegetarian, it can seem like there’s nothing to eat in Paris! Fear not – we’ve found the best veggie-based restaurants in the city, whether you’re a vegetarian or simply want a break from all the Steak Frites and paté! ... Read More

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