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…

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….

We’ll Always Have Paris

Hello, While our families, our friends and ourselves are safe, the shootings this past Friday evening, November 13th, have shaken and saddened us. The victims of this mindless violence had only in common that they were French, the attacks being focused on north-east Paris, far from the central districts favored by most international visitors, our…

Low Euro Exchange Rates Make That Paris Vacation Much More Affordable

That Parisian vacation you have been dreaming about might be coming sooner than you thought. In case you haven’t been closely following the financial press, the euro is currently at a 12 year low against other currencies. It looks like we are not the only ones who have picked up on this trend according to the Washington…

As Promised: Full Video Tours Of The Apartments

Last fall I made a short apartment video clip for investor clients who could not be in Paris for the unveiling of their new Paris apartment, Marais Nest. The owners were delighted with the video clip, which got me thinking – is this something our rental clients would like as well? After a quick blog post to ask…

100% new A La Carte Paris website: what do you think of it?

If you had not already noticed, we have recently unveiled a 100% new website: Just before Christmas 2014, after many months of work, we enrolled the help of our newsletter subscribers for final testing. Almost a thousand people kindly took the time to test new against old. Thankfully, 90% preferred the new site. Phew! 🙂 So, what…

“A La Carte Paris est Charlie”: an insider’s perspective

Wherever you live, you will have already seen extensive media coverage of the recent events in and around Paris. So I will just add a few words of my own, in the hope of offering you an insider’s perspective. A very worrying week of highly targeted attacks ended on a high note with the historic rallies of Sunday 11th…

Buy-To-Let Studio Rental Home For Sale In The Historic Marais

It’s not often that one of A La Carte Paris’ rental apartments comes up for sale. Introducing “Marais Sunflower”, a central Paris studio rented successfully by A La Carte Paris for over 5 years, and now offered for sale to an investor looking for a no-hassle Paris home that pays for itself with rentals (the…

What has Paris bid to the UNESCO World Heritage list?

When clients book, they often ask about where to find the best views in Paris: open rooftops featuring hangouts, or bars and restaurants have been in growing popularity. The Pompidou boasts the minimal artistic rooftop restaurant George and the recent renovation of the BHV department store has added a rustic-chic rooftop bar called le Perchoir Marais,…

A Review of Paris’ Protection Against Terrorist Threats

With the recent activities of the extremist group ISIS, some have contacted our office in concern to traveling with the threats of possible terrorists attacks that have been said to target European counties, and the associated heightened security levels. This is actually something I had touched on before back in October 2010 when people asked…

Paris Ranks In Top 3 Most Attractive Cities In The World For Investors

Did you ever wonder what kind of people are lucky enough to own the beautiful central Paris apartments that we take pleasure in offering you for rental? You might be surprised to learn that they are people like you… i.e. affluent educated professionals from either North America, Australia or France, looking for ways to make…