A Local’s Guide to the 11th Arrondissement in Paris: Where to Eat, Drink and Shop

A Local’s Guide to the 11th Arrondissement in Paris: Where to Eat, Drink and Shop

Having lived in the 11th arrondissement for over three years, I’ve spent many hours wandering its streets and discovering all that this lively area has to offer. Bordered by the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 12th, and 20th arrondissements, it’s much more central than its number would lead one to believe. It’s the perfect place to live like a local, but also easily accessible to the rest of Paris. I’ve put together a little guide to the 11th arrondissement, which will help you discover this unique, fun neighborhood! ... Read More

5 Great Museums in Paris (that aren’t the Louvre)

5 Great Museums in Paris (that aren’t the Louvre)

It’s no secret that there are tons of great museums in Paris. However, with the high season upon us, why wait in line at a big museum when you could be soaking in the culture one of the many smaller, but equally interesting, museums dotted throughout the city? Get the culture without the crowds by visiting some of the great museums in Paris that aren’t the Louvre. ... Read More

Discover Batignolles–Paris’ New Hippest Neighborhood

Discover Batignolles–Paris’ New Hippest Neighborhood

Paris is known for setting trends, but where do the Parisian trendsetters flock? To the oh-so-cool Batignolles neighborhood in the 17th arrondissement, of course! Take a walk with us around this fascinating part of the city. ... Read More

Atelier des Lumières and Musée Yves Saint Laurent: Visit these New Museums in Paris

Atelier des Lumières and Musée Yves Saint Laurent: Visit these New Museums in Paris

How often do you get to experience something completely unexpected and unique? As we all know, the City of Light is at the forefront of the world, with so many fantastic exhibitions and artistic events to enjoy, whether you are visiting for the first or the fifteenth time. The Paris Perfect Travel Design Team is excited to tell you about two brand new museums in Paris that have just opened their doors to a very enthusiastic public. ... Read More

21 Fun Historical Facts About Paris Every Francophile Should Know

21 Fun Historical Facts About Paris Every Francophile Should Know

Paris is absolutely overflowing with history! From the grand landmarks to the tiniest details like a door handle or wall carving, everything has a backstory. Everywhere you look, there’s something old and interesting to discover. Here are some fun historical facts about Paris will enhance your experience in the beautiful City of Light! ... 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

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

Secret Montmartre: An Insider’s Guide

Secret Montmartre: An Insider’s Guide

You’ve probably been to Montmartre. Perhaps you’ve had your portrait done in famous Place du Tertre and then queued for the Sacré-Cœur; maybe you’ve wandered the romantic cobbled streets before dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge. But do you know the area like a local? ... Read More

6 Churches in Paris That Aren’t Notre Dame

6 Churches in Paris That Aren’t Notre Dame

Notre Dame may be world-famous and we’d certainly recommend a guided tour – but what about the hundreds of other beautiful churches that shine like stars in the City of Light? Religious or not, you won’t want to miss their stunning architectural features and soaring celestial heights. Here’s our guide to a handful of historic churches you might not have visited before.  ... Read More

A Winter’s Tale: Romantic Paris in December

A Winter’s Tale: Romantic Paris in December

Winter in Paris can be surprisingly romantic, with crisp blue-sky days, magical illuminations at night and even a dusting of snow. Paris Perfect’s beautiful rental apartments are an ideal base for exploring the city, combining indulgent interiors with dreamy views. For a wonderful winter getaway, one-bedroom apartment Clairette in the 7th sleeps up to four with elegant interiors and Eiffel Tower vistas. ... Read More

Why Rue des Martyrs Is The Perfect Paris Street

Why Rue des Martyrs Is The Perfect Paris Street

Beginning at the imposing columned church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and stretching right up into the foothills of Montmartre, Rue des Martyrs is a beloved stronghold of local community life and spirit. The street may be one of the most authentic Parisian street in the city – the hustle and bustle of hardware stores and grocery stalls mixed in with pharmacies and bookstores, florists and bakers. ... Read More

A Guide to Shopping in Paris’ Covered Passages

A Guide to Shopping in Paris’ Covered Passages

It’s Black Friday, so we’ve got shopping on our minds. As the days shorten and the weather gets colder, seek refuge in one of Paris’ enchanting passages couverts. These traditional antique shopping arcades are hidden in scattered locations across the 9th, 2nd and 1st arrondissements. With eclectic offerings from second-hand books and stamp collections to designer Louboutin’s, here are some of our favorite secret spots. ... Read More

Braving The Catacombs And The Dark Underworld Of Paris

Braving The Catacombs And The Dark Underworld Of Paris

Labyrinthine subterranean passages, chilling tales of macabre carryings-on and spooky anecdotes of bones transported across the city. As Halloween approaches, what better time of year to take a deep breath and plunge into the depths of the sinister Catacombs sixty feet below the surface of the bustling Parisian streets? Avoid the eternally long lines, and join us for an intrepid visit to the largest necropolis in the world. ... 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

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