What’s On In Paris (January – June)

What’s On In Paris (January – June)

From romantic snow in winter to sun-kissed spring, Paris is wonderful at any time of year. So when you’re planning your next trip, why not take into account the city’s packed year-round calendar? Its fab festivals, exhibitions, and events could prove a handy hook for a blissful break. Paris Perfect can help you work out what’s on or take your cue from these 2018 monthly highlights. ... Read More

Amazing Video of Paris’s River Seine Rising!

Amazing Video of Paris’s River Seine Rising!

Everyone’s talking about the river Seine in Paris and how it’s been rising over the past week.  In June 2016, we experienced a similar event when several weeks of rain caused the river to rise rapidly.  I was in Paris with our daughter Alexia and was amazed by how it looked!  Here’s the blog I wrote about it, including historic photos of the famous flood of 1910. ... Read More

The Perfect Valentine’s Day In Paris

The Perfect Valentine’s Day In Paris

Every day feels like Valentine’s Day in ravishingly romantic Paris. When 14 February comes around, though, it’s time to pull out all the stops! To ramp up the romance in the City of Light, Paris Perfect’s seductive stays will make your heart skip a beat. Think stylish interiors, blissful balconies and views over the city’s rooftops, trees and historic avenues, including Eiffel Tower panoramas. ... Read More

New! Fully Escorted “Secrets of Paris” Tour: May 5-12, 2018

New! Fully Escorted “Secrets of Paris” Tour: May 5-12, 2018

Dreaming of Paris in Spring? We invite you to join us for the trip of a lifetime! Go beyond the beaten tourist path and enjoy exclusive private tours, behind-the-scenes VIP experiences, authentic French cafés and bistros, and remarkable museums you will not find on any other Paris tour.Don’t miss out on this fabulous experience when planning your next big French vacation. ... Read More

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Paris

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Paris

For foodies seeking seductive dining options in Paris, the choice can be bewildering. The city is packed with intimate brasseries and chic restaurants, ideal for dining à deux. To help you select the best, we’ve listed 10 of the most romantic restaurants in Paris. Straight from our little black book, they’re guaranteed to get you in the mood for love… ... 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

Must-See Events in Paris in 2018

Must-See Events in Paris in 2018

Planning a trip to the French capital? Why not line up your holiday to tie in with some of the must-see events in Paris this year? From major art shows to key sports dates and cultural festivals, there’s always something fabulous going on.  Check out five of our hot tips for Paris in 2018 below. ... 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

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

The French take their pre-dinner drinks very seriously. Known as the apéro (derived from the word apéritif) it’s a pre-dinner drink with finger food and can encompass everything from olives and cured ham to elaborate bite-sized snacks. The star of any pre-dinner drinks, however, is the gougère, the French cheese puff. Light, fluffy and with a delicious cheese flavor, it feels warm and welcoming at the same time. ... 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

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

On a recent wintery Saturday, my sister Lisa and I enjoyed a brisk 4-mile walk from the Eiffel Tower, along the Seine, to our destination, 25 Place Dauphine to put up some Christmas decorations. It was one of the coldest days of this holiday season, but we took off some of the winter chill by stopping along the way at one of my favorite crepe stands, for a bite and some mulled wine. ... Read More

5 Fab Ways To Ring In The New Year In Paris

5 Fab Ways To Ring In The New Year In Paris

The City of Light is a famously seductive spot for ringing in the New Year. Expect iconic backdrops including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to light up to welcome 2018 in vibrant color. Many of Paris Perfect’s chic rental apartments boast stellar Eiffel Tower views, such as the Beaujolais, Bergerac, Chablis, Margaux, and Merlot apartments, where you can make magical memories by raising your champagne glass at the stroke of midnight. ... Read More

Paris Real Estate Hits a New Record in 2017

Paris Real Estate Hits a New Record in 2017

In 2017, it has been a bumper year for apartment sales in Paris, both in terms of price increases and volume of sales. According to a recent report by Notaires of Paris Ile-de-France, sales increased 21% year over year. In fact, the first nine months of 2017 produced more transactions than the entire years: 2012, 2013 or 2014. ... Read More

7 Of The Best Hot Chocolates You’ll Ever Taste In Paris

7 Of The Best Hot Chocolates You’ll Ever Taste In Paris

Hot chocolate is just for kids, right? Not in Europe, it isn’t. Imagine a cup of luxurious molten hot chocolate before you, profoundly rich and velvety and with a perfectly-tempered balance of bitterness and sweetness. This stuff isn’t child’s play – it’s a serious undertaking. Here are seven of the best places for hot chocolate in Paris: but remember, please drink responsibly. ... 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

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