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Image of living room of PA-4708 with dining table and windows overlooking Les Invalides The views are iconic from this spacious furnished Paris apartment’s living room!

The new year is upon us, and that means it’s time to shake things up and set some lofty new goals for the coming year! If your goals just happen to include a new loft apartment, well, you’re not alone! One of the top life changes people aspire to for the new year is changing up where they live, trying out an exciting new neighborhood and finding a new abode to settle into and call home. Whether your dream apartment is in the Big Apple or across the pond, we have an array of apartment options to fulfill your new year’s resolutions.

Just in time for the new year, we’ve picked 4 amazing apartments around the globe that will inspire you to take a leap and move to a new place — and as a bonus, they’re all close to some fabulous winter fun!

A New Year in New York

Aerial view of Chelsea Piers Sports Complex with Hudson River and Manhattan Skyline Chelsea Piers offers a multitude of activities including two world class skating rinks with river views! Photo credit: courtesy of Chelsea Pier

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Image of the inside of Galeries Lafayette with arched balconies, Christmas tree, decorations and glass domed ceiling Christmas shopping surrounded by the beauty of the Galeries Lafayette is an experience not to be missed (Photo credit: b-senses photographie- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/B-senses-photographie-272035832899555/ )

As the chilly winter Arctic winds blow, some people prefer to huddle inside and hibernate, but savvy travelers make the most of low airfares and bargains on off-peak vacation rentals and head out to explore a new destination. At this festive holiday time of year, Paris is one of the most breathtaking spots you can visit, where sparkling holiday lights, world-class shopping and delectable delicacies await to entice you out of your winter slumber. So throw on an extra sweater and let’s explore the magic of Paris in the Wintertime….

1. Shopping

Image of the outside of Galeries Lafayette shopping center in Paris with Christmas lights Enjoy the illuminated city of Paris at holiday time while getting your Christmas shopping done (Photo credit: shivapat via Flickr)

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Image of fall foliage and Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower Fall is a perfect time to visit Paris without the crowds

If you dream of visiting Paris but prefer to skip the crowds of tourists and unending lines for all the top sights, consider a fall trip to the City of Light when Le Rentrée means locals return to work and school and the tourists decrease along with the airfares! This means you’ll get to experience a more authentic version of Paris, and combined with one of our furnished rentals, you’ll get to truly immerse yourself in local life. Read on for some of our favorite things happening this fall in Paris, then head to our website and reserve the perfect rental to match your interests and you’ll be sitting at a Parisian cafe sipping a chocolat chaud in the crisp autumn air in no time!

1. Fall Foliage: Avenues, Parks & Gardens

Image of a boulevard lined with trees in autumn colors and Haussmannian buildings Stroll a tree-lined avenue bursting with fall colors


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Image of a grand château by a lake in France at sunset Grand vistas await you outside of Paris

Paris is a dazzling city and top tourist destination, but many visitors don’t venture beyond it, missing out on some lesser known yet impressive spots in France. Hop on a train and you’ll be rewarded with amazing memories. These day trips are an easy and inexpensive way to see different parts of France without having to book multiple accommodations — they’re just a quick train or bus ride from your rental in Paris. So get out and explore France!

1. Château de Chantilly

Image of Château de Chantilly and grounds Horses, art and hiking await you in lovely Chantilly, France

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Image of people laying in the grass on the Champ-de-Mars with Eiffel Tower in background The Champ-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower is the perfect summer picnic or sunbathing spot

Summer is here and that means everyone is making travel plans! If you’re thinking of heading to Europe this summer, you can’t skip glimmering Paris! Any time of year, Paris is an exciting destination, but in the summertime the city pulls out all the stops to help you make the most of those long summer days. Parisian gardens, a boat ride along the Seine, lunch in a quaint outdoor cafe — if it all sounds dreamy, read on for some of our favorite summer pastimes in Paris

1. Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

Image of a Bateaux Parisien boat on the Seine at sunset Cruise the Seine in style on a Bateaux Parisiens

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Image of Eiffel Tower with sun setting behind it The Eiffel Tower is an iconic sight in Paris

The sun is shining, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and all of Paris is headed outdoors to revel in the lovely weather! Spring has sprung, and there isn’t a more perfect time to plan a trip to Paris. After all, we all love Paris in the springtime! Can’t you just picture yourself joining the local Parisians as they head outdoors to bask in spring’s warm weather? The outdoor cafes are bustling with friends meeting for a drink or the stereotypical writer, lost in thought, lingering over a cup of coffee, observing Parisian life. The jardins around Paris are in bloom and become the “it” spot for an impromptu picnic on the grass with a bottle of wine, a baguette, and some local delicacies.

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Image of person biking in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris The Eiffel Tower is the most famous landmark in Paris

Are you planning a trip to Paris but craving something more than the same old cliché Paris attractions? The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and the Champs-Élysées are all beautiful sights to see but we know what you really want is a more authentic experience, a chance to really get to know the place. There’s no better way to do that than to rent a real Parisian apartment, live among the locals and get out and explore some not so common areas and attractions. So we’ve made our own little travel guide to give you some ideas of off the beaten path things to do, plus some truly unique apartments to match, so you can experience the City of Lights in a whole new light.

Neighborhood Markets are Full of Local Flavor

Image of a man in a market filled with antiques and household items You never know what gem you’ll find in the local flea markets

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Image of SoHo Street with shoe-tossing SoHo, NYC is famous for its Shopping, Boutiques and Fashion

It’s that time of year again, the semi-annual event known as Fashion Week, and all its accompanying designers, models, photographers and entourages are about to take over the major style capitals of the world. Twice a year in Winter and Fall, New York, London, Milan and Paris host the fast-paced runway shows of Fashion Week and their fashion-forward events. We know how busy all of our fashion industry clients are, and that hotel rooms can be impossible to find. We’ve compiled a list of apartment suggestions in NYC, London and Paris that we think would be just your style…

New York Fashion Week (February 9 – Friday, February 17, 2017)

The streets of NYC are always an un-official runway and during fashion week the local fashionistas and the influx of fashion gurus can be found out and about in full force so keep your eyes open for some serious style inspiration.

Image of living room of NY-16635 in the Upper West Side This 4 bedroom/3 bath duplex on the Upper West Side is spacious enough for your whole entourage

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Image of heart shaped padlocks Lock in your love intention at the Point des Arts bridge

Valentine’s Day in Paris should be a fail-safe plan for guaranteed romance but some insider suggestions can always take it up a notch. Read on to find our carefully curated suggestions for impressing that special someone, including our most romantic accommodations in the City of Love!

Image of couple at sunset with Eiffel Tower in background With so many romantic vistas all around Paris is truly the City of Love (Photo credit: Jellio Coe photos)

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Image of Paris department store Printemps with pink and white Christmas lights outside Major department stores like Printemps go all out for the holiday season. Photo credit: 2015-11-Noel-Actualites-Vitrine-Façade-Printemps

Paris isn’t called the City of Lights for nothing! As the days get shorter and holiday cheer spreads through the shops and streets of the city, shimmering Christmas lights and unique festive decorations go up across Paris. The city’s holiday traditions, from ice skating and carousels to chestnuts and mulled wine, bring Paris’s outdoor spaces to life despite the winter chill. Visit Paris for the holiday season and you can see for yourself!

To help you make sense of Paris’s many wintertime offerings, this guide lays out the city’s can’t-miss experiences for the holidays. For more guidance on choosing the right home away from home, take a look at our furnished apartments in Paris.

1. Christmas Lights in Paris

Image of a Paris street with yellow Christmas lights and a white tree Paris’s streets are transformed with Christmas lights, full of holiday spirit. Photo credit: Paris-avenue-de-montaigne-fashion-ninara

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