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….

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…

Apartment of the Month: Marais View

As you might have learned in our last blog post, “La rentrée” literally translated as the “the return” has come to signify the beginning of autumn as everyone returns from summer getaways and the children start school again. It is a beginning of an exciting time in the city, which features many events, and we…

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…

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…

Discover the 4 most popular apartments of 2014

After analyzing our 2014 year, I thought I would share which of our apartments were the most popular among our guests during the past year. Here is the Top 4 of 2014: (drum roll please) Marais Gem – 76% occupancy St Germain Orsay – 73% occupancy St Germain Elegance – 72% occupancy Eiffel Rue Cler –…

Two New Paris Apartments Available to Rent

We’re very excited to bring you 2 new central-Paris apartments that are now available for short term rental.  Do note that both are under a welcome special of a -20% discount for any weekly booking taken within the month of November 2014 for any stay dates; so do read on… Marais Tradition, 1-bedroom apartment rental:…

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,…

New Central Parisian Apartment to Rent (designed by A La Carte)

We are very happy to announce a new apartment rental located in the ever enticing Marais: Marais Nest, 1-bedroom apartment rental: This bright 1-bedroom apartment is situated on one of the oldest streets in the heart of the Marais. Overlooking the historic rue du Bourg Tibourg, you’ll be surprised of the tranquility of the Marais…

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…