Last-Minute Summer Special on 2 Central Paris Apartments

Have you been dreaming of romantic strolls and lazy cafe breaks at the ever picturesque Paris? Well, this just might be the deal for you! We’re excited to offer you 2 spacious central Paris apartments under a last minute booking special for 20% off of your booking during the months of July and August! The…

A La Carte Opens a New Destination! :-)

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today! A La Carte has been offering selected Paris rentals for over 10 years now and our clients have often asked us whether we offer rentals in other destinations. Now, I’m happy to announce that we will finally get to reply: “Yes, indeed we do!”…

A La Carte Paris is 10 Years Old!

Today, I’m sharing and celebrating with you that A La Carte Paris opened for business in October 2002, exactly 10 years ago! A La Carte Paris is a project I had worked feverishly on during the preceding year (at night and on weekends because I had a full-time job at the time, that I couldn’t afford to…

Strong Dollar against Low Euro makes Paris Affordable

The end of the year 2011 brings good news for Paris lovers: the Euro has hit a 16-month low and is staying below $1.30/€. This is much more attractive than the $1.60/€ that was prevalent in 2008. In practical terms, this means that you’re effectively getting 20% off EVERYTHING: accommodation, transport, restaurants, visits, shopping… Maybe you…

Is Paris actually BETTER in the off season ?

“We came to decide that maybe winter is the best season of all in which to visit Paris. We visited museums without suffering huge crowds, we took our kids up the Eiffel Tower without any lines or wait, we spent time in playgrounds in weather that was much milder than back home in the U.S.,…

Would you like to own a Paris dream home that pays for itself?

The 3 apartments that I just introduced to you (last blog post) were fully renovated and designed / furnished / equipped by A La Carte. As such, they nicely embody the A La Carte look. Did you know that we have an separate specialized entity called A La Carte Invest? It’s about time I mentioned…

“And the winner of the Free Stay is…”

It’s that EXCITING time of year again… time to announce the winner of our Free Stay prize draw! The lucky winner is… Richard BALZANO, from Manhattan, NY, USA. Congratulations Richard! 🙂 Richard was randomly drawn from our list of newsletter subscribers. He wins a one-week VIP stay in one of our beautiful one-bedroom apartments. Richard has…

Free Stay Prize Draw – ends 30th June!

Our first Free Stay Prize Draw, won by lucky Wendy Bowers of New York back in January, generated A LOT of enthusiasm, with many people asking for more of the same… So much so that I’ve decided hold another prize draw! [grin] I guess many people love the idea of living the dream of the…

Vélib Now Accessible to Tourists

Have you noticed all those strange khaki bicycles zipping around Paris? Ever since the hip Paris urbanites adopted the system in 2007, the Vélib’ self-service bicycle system has become a huge hit, now emulated by a number of European cities. Until April 2011, Vélib’ had one MAJOR drawback : you needed a smart-chip equipped credit card…

Auto Booking = No More Waiting

Hello, The A La Carte Paris website has just gained a handy new feature called Auto-Booking. With Auto-Booking, you can now book your apartment as easily as your plane tickets. Just enter your requirements, select your favorite apartment, and a couple of clicks later it’s yours! 🙂 If you’re in the USA or Australia, this means…