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…

Autumn in Paris

Paris seems more alive and exciting than ever now the Parisians have returned from their summer holidays and fall is upon us. Every street is draped in beautiful autumnal colors, and combined together with some winter sunshine, your Paris photos will be picture perfect this fall.   At the beginning of October the annual wine harvest…

UpDELI – Gourmet breakfasts delivered to your door

UpDELI specialises in delivering gourmet breakfasts to your front door which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home in Paris. Perhaps you have a flight that arrives into Paris very early in the morning and you would like a traditional French breakfast on the table waiting for you? If so then UpDELI is…

Introducing A La Carte’s NEW apartment: St Germain Excellence

A La Carte is very excited to introduce our newest addition: St Germain Excellence. The St Germain Excellence apartment was renovated and furnished with our guests in mind by the A La Carte design team. Centrally located in Saint Germain, this spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is the perfect option for a family or group of…

Paris travel: Safety and the perception of risk

Hello, For most of our discerning guests, terrorism is a nuisance that does not affect their decisions. For a minority of travellers however, media coverage causes distortions in risk perception that can influence their decisions.   This article is to help travellers make an informed decision. At its peak, terrorism in France has been responsable for…

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…

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…