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Image of the roof terrace dining area at Mama Shelter in Paris There are new and unique brunch spots popping up all over Paris, like this rooftop dining area at Mama Shelter!

A typical Parisian breakfast, essential to any trip to the city, consists of coffee and a pastry, best enjoyed slowly on a café terrace. But there’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day – fresh fruit, delicious egg dishes and American favorites like pancakes and hash browns. If you’re craving a hearty morning meal before exploring Paris with family, there is no shortage of brunch spots to explore. Partly American-inspired eateries, partly innovations on the classic Parisian café, the city’s brunch spots offer something for everyone!

After a night out on the town, there’s nothing like waking up late in your furnished rental apartment and heading out for a filling brunch in the area. We hope you enjoy our list of Paris’s 5 best brunch spots, with some apartment suggestions nearby. Bon appetit! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of the living room Enjoy Paris by staying in this furnished rental, which combines elegance and convenience!

Make the most of your Parisian getaway by staying in this exquisite three bedroom, four bathroom furnished apartment located on Quai de Bourbon between Pont Louis Philippe and Pont St Louis on the Ile Saint- Louis, one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city! The fully furnished vacation rental offers hardwood floors, a marble fireplace, antique furnishings, and a private balcony, which overlooks the Seine River.

Living Room

Image of the dining area in the living room The apartment offers plenty of dining and seating options for you and your guests.

The spacious living room is perfect for entertaining, with plenty of space for the whole family! The room is furnished with a dining table for up to 6 and a sofa, which doubles as a queen sized sofa bed. You’ll find a small chandelier, leather sofa, marble fireplace, and touches of red throughout the room, which add to the overall elegance of the space. Classically Parisian exposed wooden beams open up the room and add an airy feel. After a family dinner at the dining table or a romantic one on the balcony, relax with a movie on the entertainment system, which features a flat screen cable TV and a DVD player. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of Notre Dame and the Seine River at night When it comes to things to do in Paris, Notre Dame is just the tip of the iceberg!

It’s no wonder that Paris is one of the most visited cities on the planet: between its legendary museums, mouth-watering cuisine and ambient charm, the city has lots to offer visitors and residents alike. So much so, in fact, that the choice of things to do can be overwhelming! Even with a long stay, it can be difficult to see everything that you’re hoping to, so we’ve put together a list of the 20 things you simply have to see and do in Paris. See if you can cross them all off before the end of your stay!

1. Buy a book from a bouquiniste

Image of a book seller, or bouquiniste, by his stall next to the Seine River Paris’s bouquinistes have been a fixture of the Seine’s quays for centuries.

An almost permanent fixture on Paris’s riverside quays, rain or shine, the bouquinistes, or antique book dealers, add an intellectual air to Paris’s flagstones. With old-fashioned wooden stalls and carefully hand-stacked assortments of books, pamphlets, postcards and more, the booksellers are a bibliophile’s delight! Not to mention, they can be a useful source for last-minute souvenirs. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of a pyramid by a reflecting pool in front of the Musée du Louvre The Louvre offers the best of France’s art and architecture, historic and modern!

While some French deride Paris as a ville muséifiée, a “museified” city, in reality the variety of museums in the city is one of the big draws for its many visitors. And with scores of museums packed into the city’s small area, there are plenty of options to choose from! To help cut through the multitude of museums and help you prioritize, we’ve put together a list of the city’s top 10. Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or simply seeking shelter on a rainy day in Paris, our list of the city’s best museums is a great place to look to help plan your trip!

1. The Louvre

Image of the view from a furnished rental across from the Louvre on rue de Rivoli With our apartment across from the Louvre, you’ll enjoy great views of the historic museum.

The quintessential French museum, the Musée du Louvre, grew out of the French Royal family’s collections and was bolstered by Napoleon’s conquests across Europe. Nowadays the museum’s pieces are on display to more than 9 million visitors a year, more than any museum in the world! The museum itself is housed in a palace first built in the 12th century and added to by generations of French royalty over the centuries. Located in central Paris, the Louvre is a must-see destination on any tour of the city. It’s also an unbeatable view to wake up to – as our 1 Bedroom Rental right across the street shows! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of the Seine River and a Christmas tree in front of Notre Dame Cathedral Christmas lights blend nicely into the City of Lights during the holiday season.

Frozen in time with its medieval architecture and winding cobblestone streets, Paris feels like a fairytale at any time of the year. Even more so for visitors arriving around the holiday season, when the City of Lights feels more magical than ever! As the city’s sang froid gives way to friendly holiday cheer, you can head to Paris for the holidays and enjoy the best it has to offer.

1. Go Holiday Shopping

Image of a large Christmas tree and holiday decorations in Galeries Lafayette, Paris Galeries Lafayette does the holidays in style, with a stories-tall tree under its glass dome.

As one of the world’s fashion capitals, Paris has no shortage of high-class department stores for your holiday shopping needs. But more than just retail options, the city’s grands magasins offer window displays for the holidays that are works of art in their own right! Perhaps the most spectacular is Galeries Lafayette, a palatial store famous for the enormous Christmas tree that it hosts yearly under its stained glass dome. Read the entire story here…»

 

It isn’t for nothing that Paris is known as the City of Love! With its cobblestone streets, cozy café terraces and bohemian atmosphere, there are plenty of reasons for lovers to visit Paris. If you’re traveling on a budget or with a fixed time frame, the options can be overwhelming – but fear not! Our list of the Top 10 Romantic Activities in Paris will help you get your bearings and make the most of your Paris getaway with your significant other.

1. Bateaux Mouches

Image of a bateau mouche (tourist boat) on the Seine River by the Eiffel Tower Paris’s most famous sights are best seen from a bateau mouche on the River Seine

As Paris’s literal and symbolic center, the Seine River has always been a driving force of city life. What’s more, most of Paris’s most popular sights are best seen from the river itself! One of the best ways to engage with the city is to take a bateau mouche, or open tour boat, on a slow cruise down the Seine. While some boats simply tour the major sights, others have special dining experiences and entertainment, a great option for a night to remember! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of a table laden with sausages, cheeses and French specialties French markets offer tables piled high will all kinds of culinary delights

There’s no better way to experience a new culture than through its food, a universal fact more true in France than perhaps anywhere else! And Paris, as the epicenter of all things French, is the capital not just of France but of the nation’s cuisine as well. One culinary tradition ingrained in French culture that is particularly charming for visitors is shopping for fresh goods at the outdoor marchés that line the busy streets of cities across France all year long. With our list of the best traditional markets in Paris, you’re bound to find something for all tastes!

1. Aligre, Halle Beauvau

Famous as a bobo (bourgeois-bohemian) market popular with hip young people, Aligre isn’t your grandmother’s marché. Instead, it offers a variety of ethnic foods and unique French favorites that you can’t find just anywhere. This is the perfect stop if you’re looking for a taste of French culture adapted to the modern culinary scene. Stop by starting from 9am every day except Monday, but note that the stalls close for the déjeuner hour from 1 or 1:30 to 3:30 or 4 depending on the day. Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of Paris An aerial view of the beautiful Eiffel Tower.

The crisp cool air of autumn has arrived in the bustling city of Paris, France! The dropping temperatures make exploring the city much more enjoyable and comfortable especially for younger children. There are so many annual events that take place throughout the fall for your whole family to enjoy, so pack up and head to the City of Light! Take a look at our list of the top 10 things to do with kids during fall in Paris.

1. Paris Parks

Image of Jardin du Luxembourg The beautiful foliage can be seen in Jardin du Luxembourg, one of Paris’s most prestigious parks

Paris is no exception when it comes to the vast amounts of beautiful foliage that can be seen in the fall. The shades of yellow, orange and brown are delightful to see during this time of year, so visit some of the many Parisian parks to gaze at this colorful annual event. Learn more about why visiting parks is perfect for a family holiday. Read the entire story here…»

 

The vegetarian movement has had a slow start in Paris, but more places are popping up and gaining popularity with the masses. We’ve searched high and low and found the top 10 vegetarian and vegan places to shop and eat in Paris. Keep reading to find out more!

1. East Side Burger

Image of Hamburger The delicious and 100% vegan Marcello burger from East Side Burger!

Vegetarians and vegans galore can choose from the wide range of meals and either sit in one of the 20 seating spots, or choose take out to enjoy the delicious selection. Every day, East Side Burger offers two burgers from its menu, and it informs the customers ahead of time so you can choose which day to go. All their burgers are vegetarian, and can be made vegan with the exception of the Le Fromager. In addition to the delicious burgers, they also serve vegetarian hot dogs, homemade sides, vegan quiches, snacks (onion rings), desserts, and also vegan desserts! You can get a burger, french fries or coleslaw and a drink all for 10 euros! They also have a coffee menu including all you can drink coffee and 2 vegan cookies for only 4 euros. Stay close by this burger joint by staying in one of these vacation rentals in the 11th arrondissement! Read the entire story here…»

 

Image of Hearts Check out our best apartments for a romantic getaway to Paris!

The French capital city of Paris is known as the most romantic city in the world. The winding streets and Renaissance architecture will leave you and your significant other in a trance. Experience firsthand why this city attracts millions of couples! Cozy up with your loved one in an environment that feels like home, a furnished apartment! We have compiled a list of apartments that are perfect for your romantic getaway to Paris.

One Bedroom Apartment in Les Halles (1st Arrondissement)

Image of PA-3574 This cozy apartment has all the furnishing you could need on your trip to the French capital city!

This one bedroom vacation rental in Les Halles is located in the 1st Arrondissement. You will find quaint contemporary furnishings in the living room, complimented by stunning herringbone hardwood floors. The room features two sofas, a coffee table, a phone and a TV with cable. The open concept eat-in kitchen features everything you need to prepare your own meals including a fridge, microwave, stovetop and coffee maker. The bathroom offers modern finishes for the shower, WC and the sink with a vanity. The simple bedroom has a plush full sized bed and offers ample closet space to make your romantic stay comfortable. This neighborhood has many restaurants and nightlife to enjoy as well as many popular Parisian attractions, including the Louvre Museum and the Jardin des Tuileries. Learn more about The Louvre, an iconic neighborhood sight. This neighborhood is also closely situated near the iconic Eiffel Tower, so check out some of our apartments with a view! Read the entire story here…»