The most fashionable week in Paris is here..

Coco Chanel once said “Simplicity is the keynote to all true elegance.”  French fashion has a certain je ne sais quoi about it. A Parisian woman can wear jeans and a t-shirt and yet they still manage to look stylish. As fashion week is about to kick off in Paris, starting on the 28th of February…

Valentine’s Day à la française

As legend goes, Saint Valentine was a priest during the 3rd century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those who had wives and families, so he outlawed marriage for young men. Saint Valentine saw this as an injustice to men and decided to defy Emperor Claudius II by…

Christmas in Paris

The spirit of Christmas leaves no city untouched. Paris has a certain magic fluttering through the city with the northern winds. May it be the joyful window displays at Galleries Lafayette, or when you’re twirling around on the ice rink, resting on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower; there is just something about Paris…

July 14th – Bastille Day

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14th, 1789. This marked the beginning of the French Revolution which forced the creation of the modern French Republic.         In 1880,  July 14th became a national holiday and is now known as Bastille Day, France’s own version of Independence Day. How to celebrate July…

Fun Under The Sun in Paris

Summer is just around the corner and Paris is already in the summer spirit! Check out our June/July ticklist to kick start your summer vacation off in the best way possible… Flooding in Paris Recently there has been a lot of news coverage concerning the flooding in Paris. Whilst it is true that the river reached its…

‘April in Paris’ Walking Tours

We were recently contacted by April from ‘April in Paris Tours‘, who kindly offered a free tour to the A La Carte Paris team. As much as we would have loved to participate, we thought we would pass on this kind gesture to one of our clients. ‘April in Paris Tours‘ offer customized walking tours to places that aren’t…

Enjoy a holiday in Paris with your children

Paris travelers regularly ask me for advice before booking a short-term rental apartment: “Is a trip to Paris with children a practical or even desirable proposition?” I’m going to hand you over to the considerable parental expertise of Julie Cadé, who was the manager of A La Carte Paris for 5 years and is now the manager…

Spring has Sprung in Paris!

The flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining and the terraces are full, which means one thing – Spring has arrived in Paris. Read on further to find out what May must-dos should be added to your Paris ticklist… Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Head to St Germain des Prés for the 16th edition of Paris’ Jazz festival….

Introducing A La Carte’s NEW Apartment: Marais Majestic

We are very happy to announce our latest apartment rental, located on the always vibrant ‘rue des Rosiers’ in the heart of the Marais district. Marais Majestic, 2-bedroom apartment rental: Fully renovated and designed by our in house A La Carte Design team, this apartment is the perfect home away from home for your next Paris…

February Fun in Paris: What to do this February

February is generally considered low season for tourists in Paris, however Paris’ social calendar is no less quiet. Why not take advantage of the shorter lines and come join in the fun. Read on to find out what is in store for Paris during the month of February… La Chandeleur – Tuesday 2nd February Exactly…

The surprising birth of A La Carte Paris

A La Carte Paris and Alex Wagner have been featured in the February 2016 issue of ‘Open Skies’, the monthly Emirates Airline in-flight magazine. In his article, journalist Andrew Birbeck relates how a young entrepreneurial Alex Wagner first came up with the idea for A La Carte Paris and what continues to set the firm apart…