The Villefranche-sur-Mer beaches near Nice in the South of France
With the summer just around the corner, we thought it was about time to start writing about beaches! And it just so happens that the Mediterranean coast contains some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Since we offer apartments for rent all around the South of France, we’ve come to know the area well. That’s why we chose to create a list of our 10 favorite beaches in the South of France, categorized by different areas: the French Riviera, Provence, the Montpellier region and even the Southern Alps.
Of course there are so many great beaches in these regions that it’s impossible to list all of them here, but we still hope this list can be of some use if you choose to visit the beautiful South of France! Read the entire story here…»
The splendor of the Château de Versailles, or Palace of Versailles, is known throughout the world. Once the home of French kings and queens, nowadays the Palace of Versailles and its marvelous gardens are open to visitors. If you’re staying in Paris, the Palace of Versailles and the city of Versailles make a great day trip. Versailles is located just 17 kilometers (10,5 miles) southwest from the city center of Paris. The easiest way to get to the Palace of Versailles is to take the RER C train to the “Versailles Rive Gauche – Château de Versailles” station, which is a short walk away from the castle.
In this article we’ll tell you something about the history of Versailles, and also give you some visitor tips to make the most of your visit to the Palace and City of Versailles! Read the entire story here…»
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, and it’s not difficult to see why: there’s always something to do or see on the island of Manhattan. This also makes New York a fantastic destination for a family holiday. There’s a lot of entertainment in the city that’s tailor-made for kids, and the city also offers many great activities for the whole family. For instance, you can have picnics in Central Park, see dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History, or go see a Broadway musical!
In this article we’ll show you what a family holiday in NYC can look like: from accommodations to activities and things to see, a New York City holiday will be one to remember! Read the entire story here…»
Welcome to the first article of a new series we’re developing, featuring interviews with people that have a connection to New York Habitat. From owners of apartments to people renting apartments, these are all people with amazing stories who have a specific connection with one of the cities where we offer apartments.
This first interview is with a man of French and Spanish heritage called Mr. Jacques B. Mr. Jacques B. grew up in Morocco, and used to visit Paris as a child in the 1930s. He returned to Paris when he served in the Free French Forces in the Second World War. Mr. Jacques B. now lives in the U.S. where he is a Professor in French literature, and he still visits Paris almost every year.
Mr. Jacques B.’s unique view of Paris in the 1930s, 1940s and in modern times makes his recommendations about Paris truly one of a kind.
Could you tell us something about your past in Paris and what it was like in the 1930s and 1940s?
“I used to go to Paris as a child practically every year. My first memories of Paris go back to 1930- can you imagine? I was 7 years old in 1930. I’m going to be 90 years old now. Some memories are quite vivid. I remember going up the Eiffel Tower as a child in 1930. And then, you know, everybody goes to the Eiffel Tower two or three times in a lifetime.” Read the entire story here…»
Social media has without any doubt revolutionized the way we communicate with each other over the last few years. At New York Habitat, we are embracing these new ways of communicating, and have launched our first social media account back in 2009. It all started with a Facebook account where we shared with our ever-growing community some tips about New York, Paris, London and the South of France as well as discounts on our apartments and villas. Since then, sharing tips, discounts and more with our online community has become an obsession to us, and we have expanded our presence on most of the world’s largest social media websites.
As of April 2013, New York Habitat is present on more than 8 social networks. Here is where you can find us!
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In our previous London video tour, we explored the modern City of London. In this tour, we’ll take you across the historic area of Westminster. Westminster is the political center of London. This is made apparent by the fact that Westminster houses the seat of the government, The Houses of Parliament, as well as the residence of the Royal Family, Buckingham Palace.
As you can see on the map Westminster can be seen as one big square stretching roughly from Mayfair and Trafalgar Square in the north to Knightsbridge in the west, and to the River Thames in the east and south. In this article we’ll expand on our video tour and take you to some famous London landmarks such as the Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and more! Read the entire story here…»
Hell’s Kitchen’s skyline and its Midtown West skyscrapers
When you’re planning a trip to New York City, chances are you’ll want to stay in Manhattan. In Manhattan you will find many of New York’s famous attractions and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park. Manhattan is also home to various Universities and is the financial center of the city. So if you’re coming to New York to study, do an internship, or work; Manhattan is the place to be.
However, it can sometimes be difficult too find affordable accommodation in a residential neighborhood in Manhattan. But there are some neighborhoods that are an exception and which manage to combine all the best of Manhattan: great apartments, fantastic restaurants and a thriving cultural life. Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan is such a neighborhood. In this article, we’ll introduce you to Hell’s Kitchen and paint you a picture of what it is like to live in this great neighborhood of the best city in the world! Read the entire story here…»
The London Eye and Sea Life London Aquarium are just two examples of attractions in London the kids will love
Planning a family holiday with kids can be difficult. You have to think about the right accommodation and of course a kid-friendly destination. If you’re looking for a place that will keep your kids entertained effortlessly while also allowing you (and your partner) to explore a new destination some much-deserved culture, look no further! London is the prefect destination to bring the kids on a family holiday. From kid-friendly museums to sprawling parks, and family events, London really has it all!
In this article we’ll give you an idea of what a family holiday in London can be like and also provide you with many kid-friendly activities in London.Read the entire story here…»
A beautiful sunset in Paris seen from the River Seine
Paris, the city of love, has many romantic activities to offer. Taking a stroll through the Latin Quarter or enjoying a picnic on the banks of the Seine River are just two examples. One of our favorite and perhaps most romantic activities is to watch a sunset in Paris. Nothing beats the view of the last sun rays touching upon the rooftops of Paris, and the red skies illuminating the Eiffel Tower. There are many spots in Paris where you can see an amazing sunset.
To help you find the perfect spot, we’ve come up with a list of the top 5 best spots to watch the sunset in Paris! Read the entire story here…»
A panoramic view of Central Park seen from Midtown Manhattan
When you’re visiting New York City, Central Park is an absolute must-see! And luckily, Manhattan’s most famous park has the remarkable capability to attract and charm visitors every season of the year. Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or autumn, there’s always something to do and see in the park.
In this article, we’ll tell you some of our favorite activities to do in Central Park, and cover every season. From ice-skating in winter to picnicking in summer, Central Park has tons to offer! Read the entire story here…»
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