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15 of the Most Beautiful Squares in Paris

15 of the Most Beautiful Squares in Paris

The City of Light is famous for its stunning architecture, but which are the most beautiful squares in Paris? We’ve rounded up 15 favorites from classic locations to secret spots. Our guide also includes stylish Paris Perfect apartment rentals near must-see squares. ... Read More

Palais-Royal History: A Peaceful Place for Parisians

Palais-Royal History: A Peaceful Place for Parisians

Hiding in plain sight, just a stroll from the Louvre, former palace Palais-Royal is one of Paris’ most intriguing insider secrets. While visitors flock to iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Palais Garnier, this heritage arcade often escapes attention. In the 1st arrondissement, it’s a favorite with locals, drawn by the rich Palais-Royal history, gorgeous garden and its contemporary charms. Come to channel an era when kings and emperors ruled, with Palais-Royal as the jewel in their crown – or just to enjoy a hushed refuge in the city center. ... Read More

The Perfect Montparnasse Guide: A Value on the Left Bank of Paris

The Perfect Montparnasse Guide: A Value on the Left Bank of Paris

Montparnasse flies under the radar, but this vibrant, authentic neighborhood, once flocked with artists and writers, retains many reminders of its bohemian past. On the Left Bank of the river Seine, it boasts cultural sights, foodie streets and leafy parks. Skyscraper Tour Montparnasse and Gare Montparnasse station are well known. But there’s much more to this thriving, effervescent quarter, as our Montparnasse guide shows. Brimming with iconic bistros and cafés, it’s still alive with the free-spirited buzz of the Roaring Twenties. Explore Paris’s rich history in a district loved by locals. ... Read More

Blooming Paris: Where to See Spring Flowers in Paris

Blooming Paris: Where to See Spring Flowers in Paris

Paris is famously romantic and magical in spring. It’s when trees bloom, with spring flowers in the city a dreamy vision. Flaunting white, cream and pink magnolias, yellow daffodils and pretty-in-pink cherry blossom, the season makes landmark sights even lovelier. ... Read More

10 of the Best Places to Picnic in Paris

10 of the Best Places to Picnic in Paris

With spring beckoning, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places to picnic in Paris. From pretty parks to scenic river banks, the city is full of leafy spots for relaxing alfresco. Pick up a baguette, some cheese, charcuterie, olives, pastries and wine and discover your own little patch of paradise. Paris Perfect has stylish romantic retreats to match. ... Read More

8 Great Chocolate Shops in Paris

8 Great Chocolate Shops in Paris

Willy Wonka would be in heaven exploring the elegant chocolate shops in Paris. The city is famous for its delicious cakes and breads, but foodies will fall for its dreamy chocolate creations too. Drawing on the skills of its masterful chocolatiers, Paris offers both traditional and contemporary chocolates which are sure to wow. ... Read More

Here’s how to Travel from Paris to London by Train

Here’s how to Travel from Paris to London by Train

Wondering how to travel from Paris to London by train? There’s no need to schlep out to the airport in either city, as the train stations are centrally located. Taking the train means you avoid longer London airport transfers from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton. You’ll save time, money and stress both ends, with much shorter check-in requirements. ... Read More

Guide to Les Grands Magasins: Discovering the Marvelous Department Stores in Paris

Guide to Les Grands Magasins: Discovering the Marvelous Department Stores in Paris

Paris may be famous for the Notre-Dame Cathedral, but shopping is also a spiritual experience in this super-chic city. The department stores in Paris are some of the world’s most beautiful, rivaling the Eiffel Tower as alluring attractions. The big three legendary monuments to shopping are Le Bon Marché, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. All feature fabulous fashion, beauty buys, homewares and accessories. It’s not just retail therapy on offer, though – heritage history, cultural events, pop-ups and destination dining tempt you to linger. ... Read More

Staying a Month or Longer? See our Long-Term Furnished Rentals in Paris

Staying a Month or Longer? See our Long-Term Furnished Rentals in Paris

At Paris Perfect we’ve gathered a loyal following for our short-term vacation rentals. But did you know we also offer a fantastic collection of long-term furnished rentals in Paris? If you’d like a chic apartment for an extended stay in the city, read on. ... Read More

5 Places to See Fall Foliage in Paris

5 Places to See Fall Foliage in Paris

The French capital is famously seductive in spring, but for true romance you can’t beat fall foliage in Paris. Plan a trip in October or November to spy the city’s autumn leaves turning yellow, orange, red and gold. It’s a dazzling array of color that looks a treat set against elegant architecture and pretty parks. ... Read More

What to Pack for Paris in the Spring

What to Pack for Paris in the Spring

So you’ve booked your trip to the French capital, and rented a fabulous holiday apartment from Paris Perfect. But what to pack for Paris in the spring? Deciding on the perfect capsule wardrobe and kit to cope with all eventualities is a tricky travel dilemma. When it comes to what to pack for Paris in the spring, here are our five top tips. ... Read More

8 Family-Friendly Days Out in Paris

8 Family-Friendly Days Out in Paris

Paris may be the city of love, but it’s also a lovely city for family holidays. To make the most of time here with the kids, check out Paris Perfect’s eight family-friendly days out in Paris. ... Read More

6 Paris Perfect stays with seductive Eiffel Tower views

6 Paris Perfect stays with seductive Eiffel Tower views

Planning a trip to Paris? How much more memorable would it be with Eiffel Tower views? Paris Perfect has a selection of over 15 stylish stays that offer seductive peeks of the city’s most famous icon. Whether you’re sipping champagne on the balcony, dining à deux or lounging in bed, there’s an Eiffel Tower vista to suit you. We’ve even got a romantic rental apartment with glimpses of the ‘Iron Lady’ from your bath! Here are six of our favorite Paris rooms with a view. We feel a proposal coming on… ... Read More

A Guide To Père-Lachaise Cemetery

A Guide To Père-Lachaise Cemetery

There’s something dreamily romantic about wandering a beautiful cemetery, and Paris’s iconic Père-Lachaise is one of the world’s most memorable. The mood may be bitter-sweet, given it’s a place of memorial, but it’s also a destination to honor the dead. Nature lovers will appreciate this 110-acre sanctuary dotted with atmospheric trees and plants. ... Read More

Paris In Spring: The Perfect Guide

Paris In Spring: The Perfect Guide

Spring in Paris is a wonderful time when sunny days, colorful flowers and fresh foliage add to the city’s charm. Time a trip from March to May to enjoy the great outdoors while soaking up spring romance. See our five inspiring ideas, from photogenic alfresco markets to picnic-friendly parks, guaranteed to put a spring in your step… ... Read More

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