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…

Again enjoying what briefly seemed impossible

Before booking, a few guests have asked us: “What is the atmosphere like right now in Paris, following the terror attacks of November?” At first the question seemed odd to us, because the Paris atmosphere had rapidly returned to normal with Parisians going about their lives as before: either walking hurriedly or on the contrary taking the…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Holiday Season in Paris

It’s le plus merveilleux time of the year! Christmas in Paris is a magical time; the boulevards are lined with shimmering lights as the city transforms itself to celebrate the holiday season and the coming New Year. Read further to indulge in our ‘Christmas in Paris Checklist’ so to guarantee you don’t miss anything Paris has…

Enjoying What Briefly Seemed Impossible

The featured cover story from the New Yorker, due to hit newsstands next week, is “Paris, November 2015” – we couldn’t help but agree with the Parisian artist Charles Berberian: “The day after the attacks, Saturday, it was so calm here. … No one was in the streets. This week though, people are back out….