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

Small Apartment, Big Living: Tiny Paris Apartment Transformed!

Small Apartment, Big Living: Tiny Paris Apartment Transformed!

I love interior design and especially the challenges of remodeling a tiny apartment into something fabulous. Paris is one of the best places to transform small spaces – apartments are generally not as spacious as the USA.  Done well, even a petite apartment can seem grand with the right design. ... 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

Before & After at the Fabulous New Cairanne Apartment

Before & After at the Fabulous New Cairanne Apartment

What’s not to love about a before-and-after makeover? Especially when it’s the transformation of an ugly duckling apartment into a beautiful swan. Introducing the Cairanne apartment! When it came time to remodel the Cairanne after its dramatic purchase (read more about there here), we engaged the dynamic duo of Ann Huff and Meg Harrington of Huff Harrington to oversee the redesign of the apartment. ... Read More

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

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

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

5 Bookstores Every Book Lover Should Visit In Paris

5 Bookstores Every Book Lover Should Visit In Paris

If Midnight in Paris is anything to go by, Paris is arguably the greatest literary city in the world. Between its poets and philosophers, novelists and playwrights, this city is a historic melting pot of famous thinkers and revolutionary ideas. Where else could you discuss existentialism in the seats of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or pay your respects at the graves of Molière and Proust? ... Read More

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

Fifteen years ago, owners and now good friends, purchased the Merlot apartment. Named after the wonderful red grape from Bordeaux, the stunning views merited the name of this rich red wine. Ten years ago, they were thrilled when the Fine Living Network called the Merlot apartment,“The most romantic apartment in Paris.”In June 2016, we helped the owners put the perfect finishing touches on it after a comprehensive renovation. ... Read More

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Looking to find a really special designer piece while in Paris? Look no further than Lorette & Jasmin, an alluring consignment store (dépôt vente in French) in the heart of the chic 16th arrondissement. At Paris Perfect, we also have a host of guided shopping tours for those that want a more expert-led option. Specializing in high-quality second-hand clothes, this is the place to find a real bargain. ... Read More

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

Looking for a charming Parisian café serving mouth-watering classic French fare? Café Constant ticks those boxes and so much more. After hearing top-notch reviews about Café Constant from our guests and my Paris Perfect colleagues, I just had to try it. It looked like a cozy and cheerful destination for a leisurely lunch with my mum, on her latest trip to visit me in Paris. ... Read More

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

Our good friends have recently purchased a country home in Normandy – not far from Paris. They had loads of beautiful homegrown figs and they gave us with a huge bag. The first thing I did was make this divine apple and fig clafoutis. It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly. ... Read More

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