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…

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…

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….

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 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…

Event Spotlights in the Most Energetic Season of Paris: “La Rentrée”

With the crisp cool days and vibrantly changing colored leaves, the fall season is definitely an exciting time in the City of Light, mostly due to the sense of transition you feel throughout.  “La rentrée”, literally translated as “the return” has come to signify the beginning of autumn as everyone returns from summer getaways and…

Late Summer 2015 Paris Attractions You Just Might Add To Your Agenda!

Being that Paris is one of the world’s major capital cities, many events are in constant rotation, attracting jet-setters, entrepreneurs, and many local Parisians.  As a result we would like to spotlight these major events and local cultural activities that bring such a diverse group of people together into one beautiful and inspiring place (awww,…