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Over the past few years it seems that renting an apartment for your trip to Paris has been the thing to do. Lots of great apartment rental agencies like Perfectly Paris, Haven in Paris and the fabulous Time & Place luxury rentals that we work with provide all of the comfort of a hotel with the experience of exploring Paris like a true Parisian. With the explosion of these rental agencies as well as the saturated rental market with AirBnB in Paris, some hotels are upping your game to provide high design......

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Ever feel like zipping through Paris and all of its glorious sites in your own electric car? Well we did with TwizTour and thought we would share our experience with you. A Twizy is a cute blue electric car with an individually tailored GPS tour of Paris, based on duration of time and sites you want to see. Valentina and Fanny run this unique boutique electric car tour company located at Port de Suffren beneath the Eiffel Tower and are super sweet and helpful....

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The Paris metro system is one of the easiest and most efficient systems in the world. Learning how to navigate it like a pro is key in becoming a real Parisian. This post will give you a nice introduction to the Paris underground system and some of our expert tips and tricks to help you on your way to becoming a Metro expert. Lets first get some of the basics out of the way. The metro system is run by the RATP and first opened on July 19th, 1900, making it the......

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This is a guest post by Lily Heise of Context Travel. She and her team have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It’s still possible to find little pockets of the countryside in Paris, mostly close to the city’s edge. Enjoy this amble through one of these remaining “villages, Charonne, a journey taking you back 150 years to when it was annexed into Haussmann’s 1860 grand scheme for Paris. Much like......

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A few months ago I adopted a beautiful blue Vespa by the name of Blue Diamond from a friend who moved back to the U.S. As someone who doesn’t even have a driver’s license, getting used to zipping around the city on two wheels took some getting used to. Three months in, however, I have cancelled my Navigo pass and could not imagine ever going back! We have had a few clients inquire about renting scooters during their stay in Paris, whether it is for a day of sightseeing or for a......

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La Goutte d’Or is what you would call an “up and coming” neighbourhood of Paris that is less-frequented by tourists. We have heard a lot of buzz about some great places opening in the area and we decided to share some of our insider secrets to you loyal readers! La Goutte d’Or is located in the 18th arrondissement just east of Montmartre. It is roughly the section in between Rue Ordiner to the north and Boulevard de la Chapelle to the south with Boulevard Barbes...

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Everyone loves a good glass of bubbly and no bubbly can be called Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne region of France. Located just a few hours outside of Paris, Champagne makes for an excellent (and delicious!) weekend trip from the city. Not only can you visit the beautiful city of Reims but you can visit Champagne caves all day and learn how the experts have perfected this queen of beverages. Since there are so many options of champagne houses to visit, we thought we would share some of our favorite......

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The Louvre is enormous but it is simple to create a unique visit all on your own by piecing together a theme and letting it guide you from artwork to artwork. Choosing a motif and searching it out in at the Louvre is a fun and stimulating way to train your brain and eye and to personalize your tour. Stay simple for kids : fruit, animals and water all work great. Adults can go as intellectual as they want, delving deeper into iconography and style. For part two of our Secrets of......

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