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15 French Desserts to Eat in Paris that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

15 French Desserts to Eat in Paris that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

The French have a passion for pastries, cakes and chocolates and have created some of the world’s most sensational sweets. We’ve selected 15 tempting desserts to eat in Paris. It would be a sin to leave town without trying at least half of these heavenly treats! ... Read More

A Dozen Classic Savory French Dishes you should Order in Paris

A Dozen Classic Savory French Dishes you should Order in Paris

Drawing on centuries of tradition, authentic French cuisine is famous for its finesse and flavor. Make the most of your trip by sampling some of the nation’s iconic culinary offerings, which turn eating into an art form. We’ve selected 12 classic savory French dishes to order while you’re visiting Paris. ... Read More

Renovating a Paris Apartment: Some of our Favorite Transformation Stories

Renovating a Paris Apartment: Some of our Favorite Transformation Stories

If you love travel and interior design, you’ll discover your happy place staying at our elegant Paris Perfect holiday rentals. Whether you’re renovating a Paris apartment – or just keen to redecorate your home – you’ll find plenty of inspiring styling ideas. Here we’ve selected our favorite transformation stories, showing how some of our chic apartments have been revamped. Distressed before but divine after, they might encourage you to buy property in Paris and embark on your own exciting reno! ... Read More

Art in Paris: Famous French Artists and Where to Find their Works

Art in Paris: Famous French Artists and Where to Find their Works

Discovering art in Paris is a treat, with glorious museums and galleries in stunning settings. Given the country’s rich history of art, it makes sense to seek out famous French artists while you’re here. We’ve rounded up some top names and the best spots to find their works, guaranteed to please keen culture vultures. ... Read More

Buying for Baby: A Dozen Darling Children’s Shops in Paris

Buying for Baby: A Dozen Darling Children’s Shops in Paris

The gorgeous children’s shops in Paris are heaven for parents or travelers seeking great gifts for family and friends. France is famous for chic kids’ fashion and décor, with lots of niche brands in the capital creating stylish designs. We’ve picked 12 of the best boutiques for babies, infants, tweens and teens, near our central Paris Perfect vacation apartments. ... Read More

8 Great Annual Fall Events in Paris You Shouldn’t Miss

8 Great Annual Fall Events in Paris You Shouldn’t Miss

Marking the end of summer holidays, La Rentrée – “the return” – is an exciting time to visit the French capital. We’ve rounded up eight unmissable fall events in Paris, capturing the cultural highs and sociable festivals of this full-filled season. ... Read More

Guide to the Most Picture Perfect Paris Métro Station Entrances

Guide to the Most Picture Perfect Paris Métro Station Entrances

Paris Métro station entrances are famous worldwide for their beauty. French architect Hector Guimard produced the first generation of entries between 1900 and 1913. His elegant cast-iron and glass creations, with eye-catching lettering, were designed in the Art Nouveau style and became known as the style Métro. ... Read More

Pretty Paris Métro Stations: 8 Unique Stops in the City

Pretty Paris Métro Stations: 8 Unique Stops in the City

Like underground cathedrals, Paris’ Métro stations are beautiful destinations in their own right. While you’re traveling on this reliable subway system, look out for heritage and cultural highlights along the way. All of the pretty Paris Métro stations are named for people, places or events in French history. Some have picture-perfect entrances, others display art, curios or creative design inside. Spanning 16 lines and around 302 stations, accessed via a handy Métro map, the network was born in 1900. Here are eight unique stops in the city ... Read More

Our Guide to the Grand Train Stations in Paris

Our Guide to the Grand Train Stations in Paris

Their names provide clues to their locations and the regions they serve. All can be reached easily by Metro (subway). Designed to impress, these majestic landmarks are rich in history, architecture and art. Tempting shops, cafés and restaurants provide reasons to linger, with handy services and even free pianos available to play ... Read More

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

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