Santé! 12 French Spirits to Taste on Your Trip to Paris

Santé! 12 French Spirits to Taste on Your Trip to Paris

For many around the world, France is instantly equated to great wine. While we can’t argue that the French do know their wine, but did you know they also produce excellent liquors? If you’ve traveled to Paris without trying these French spirits, you’ve been missing out! ... Read More

French Family Update: Ninette Turns 102

French Family Update: Ninette Turns 102

Philippe’s mother, Ninette, turned 102 last week and we drove to Normandy to celebrate.  Until last year, Ninette lived unassisted in the family’s three-story home. A wonderful housekeeper came every day to prepare lunch and, as she reached 100, to help with bathing and morning toilet, but she slept alone in the big house. ... Read More

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

Paris is one of the gastronomical capitals of the world for a reason. In addition to its Michelin-starred restaurants and beloved baguettes and cheeses, travelers also visit for the myriad of food streets in Paris. ... 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

Everything You Want To Know About the Café Terraces in Paris

Everything You Want To Know About the Café Terraces in Paris

The Parisian terrace: one of the city’s most iconic, romantic images. It is so iconic and romantic, in fact, that in 2018 the city requested UNESCO to recognize the terraces in Paris on its world heritage list! The idea is that these cafés and terraces bring people together and nurture a creative, artistic community, and they also support the idea of joie de vivre (lust for life) that is so intrinsically, delishly French. ... Read More

Buying the Paris Dream: An Interview with Fractional Owner Vickie Francone

Buying the Paris Dream: An Interview with Fractional Owner Vickie Francone

Since the start of Paris Perfect, many of our guests have told us how much they love the beautifully furnished and maintained vacation rental properties we manage – from our own luxury linens and amenities to helpful service in Paris. They told us of their dream of owning a second home in Paris without the large, upfront investment to find and remodel an apartment. We listened, and last year launched two fractional ownership opportunities. ... Read More

7 of our Most Instagrammable Apartments in Paris

7 of our Most Instagrammable Apartments in Paris

Over here at Paris Perfect we’re big fans of Instagram (are you following us yet?). It’s a great way to share both the beauty of our apartments, as well as Paris, with people from around the world. Because of this, we know the importance of a good Instagram photo, and even more so how much easier it is when you already have a photogenic setting. ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

A Summer Weekend in Normandy and A French Country Style Wedding

A Summer Weekend in Normandy and A French Country Style Wedding

Philippe and I had a wonderful weekend in Normandy, while attending the French country style wedding of his niece, Sophie. It was a fantastic occasion, and particularly special for me, as it was my first family-in-France wedding! Sophie and her family put on a day to remember in the most beautiful setting in the world–the town of Eu. ... Read More

12 Paris Instagram Accounts to Inspire Your Next Trip

12 Paris Instagram Accounts to Inspire Your Next Trip

If you spend time scrolling through Paris Instagram accounts then you’re probably looking to freshen up your feed. While narrowing down all of the fantastic Paris Instagram accounts is nearly impossible, there are some that really make you feel as if you’re right there in the city with them. Scroll through each of these beautifully curated accounts, and be prepared to constantly press the save button as inspiration for your next trip. ... Read More

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