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

5 Paris Tips: What you Need to Know before you Go

5 Paris Tips: What you Need to Know before you Go

When visiting a new country, there’s always the risk of some culture shock. It’s helpful to have a few practical Paris tips in mind before you leave to ensure you’ll know how to be respectful of the culture and the general way of life. ... 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

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

Go Beyond Versailles: Different Day Trips from Paris

Go Beyond Versailles: Different Day Trips from Paris

The great thing about Paris — aside from the food, the fashion, the history, the museums, and the culture, of course — is that it’s the perfect city to use as a home base for exploring more of France. This is partly thanks to the country’s wonderful railway system, which can take you from Paris to a variety of nearby cities and towns in less than two hours each way! As you start your planning, we want to share with you our favorite day trips from Paris by train. ... 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

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

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

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

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

Easy Paris Photography Tips – How to Capture the Little Things

Easy Paris Photography Tips – How to Capture the Little Things

How do you capture the beauty of Paris? The monuments and landmarks are pretty straightforward, but what about the small details? We’ve put together some handy photography tips to help you capture the little things that tell a story and keep your memories alive. These are tips you can use anytime of year and anywhere in Paris – they’re foolproof! ... Read More

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