Monday, July 18, 2011

Brisbane French Festival

The annual Brisbane French Festival was held last Saturday at the Southbank Parklands and what a festival it was!! We were there amongst the thousands and thousands of francophiles who turned up despite the rain, enjoying the incredible atmosphere. So much spirit and festivites going on from 9am to 10pm. Live music and entertainment all day - the cancan dancers, roving musicians, kids entertainment - the intoxicating delicious smells coming from the gourmet vendors forking out mountains and mountains of french pastries, pies, macaroons and more! And so many French inspired stalls and companies offering a variety of products and services to help make your life a little more frenchy chic!

Thank you to all the Petite guests and friends who dropped by our little marque to say hello, it's was so amazing meeting guests in person - a real treat! To the new friends we made; MERCI for your positive and warm wishes and feedback on the website and B&B service. I loved the affirmations and look forward to helping you all find your ideal quaint home in Paris one day soon!

Here are some photos from the day! (and yes we will definitely be back next year)!

Bonne nuit mes amis!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

3 of the best

Ok someone stop be before I develop rsi in my on a crazy roll with the social networking today guys! I cant seem to stop facebook-ing, twitter-ing, post-ing... i must be excited about the Brisbane French Festival on Saturday! that fueled with a landslide of flat whites and i think im about to take off with excitement and energy for all things Paris!!

Im starting my '3 of the Best' Posts with something easy - 3 of the best Cult Cafes! Ok so im being a wee bit lazy! Everyone knows these! Well atleast they should but just in case they dont here they are! Add to your to do Paris list now.. at the very least try one and do what the Parisians do best - indulge in people watching for a good hour in the St Germain area:

1. Cafe de Flore - rated as one of the ten best places to eat in Paris,  its tables still snuggly wrap around the corner and they serve traditional favourites. Tip: order one of the excellent French wines or simply sit back over a coffee or 2 or 3 and watch the street traffic.
172, blvd st-Germain - 75006 Paris
01 45 48 55 26
Open: Daily 7am - 1.30am

2. LE DEUX MAGOTS - another of the 3 famos cafes. This is a legendary hangout for sophisticated residents who claim it in the off season and a tourist favourite in summer. You can order salads, pastries, ice cream and one of the daily specials.
6 place St-Germain-des-Pres - 75006 Paris
01 45 48 55 25

3. BRASSERIE LIPP - (Johnny Depps haunt - thats enough reason pour moi :) and the  final of the 3 famous cafes in  st Germain Brasserie Lipp is a favourite haunt for the intelligent minds with it’s clientele that includes Hollywood stars, artists and has an interesting melange of French cuisine.
151Bld. St Germain - 75006 Paris
Open everyday

Paris Travel Bloggers List for 2011

hey all! Just a quick one this morning to post this link to The Ultimate Paris Travel Bloggers List for 2011. SO many goodies...i know how ill be spending my morning...

click here:

Bonne Journe xxx

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Montmartre Maison - NEW!

Bonsoir everyone! Just posting a little photo roll of our latest B&B apartment in Paris B&B378.
This B&B is a very quaint unhosted apartment that has been very lovingly decorated by your hosts Rose-Marie and Thierry (both artists) who live minutes away.  You will have full private access to the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and bedroom which has a small accessible terrace to enjoy breakfast in the fresh air.  Live like a true Parisian in your own apartment!

1 person: 125euro per night
2 persons:  145euro per night

Click here to be directed to the full online deescription, photo gallery and map!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July-Mania! & WIN!! Free Paris B&B Accommodation

It's all happening in July!! As well as the 2 fab editorials coming out in Madison Magazine and Bride to Be Mag, as well as the exciting Brisbane French Festival on the our Crazy Christmas in July Seasons Specials...we ALSO have 2 more B&B's to announce to add to our roster (watch this space)  AND we can now announce, very excitedly, that we will be giving away free Paris B&B Accommodation to one lucky winner (plus a friend) at the L'Heure du The Event (French High Tea) at the Sydney Opera House in November! Hosted by our dear friends at Le Style! 

WIN! A Petite Paris door prize for one lucky winner (plus a friend/partner)for 2 nights free accommodation in one of our gorgeous Parisian Apartments, a complimentary walking guided tour of the romantic village Montmartre with our exclusive Parisian artist and local guide, ending with a delicious wine and cheese tasting! C'est magnifique!!

About the Event: Indulge in an all day event that offers you L'Heure du The (French High Tea), delightful French patisseries, French pamper treatments, boutique retail experience French mystique and many more a la francaise! Spend a day wih friends and family in gorgeous ambience. In support of lovely sponsors, Le Style's L'Heure du The event will be held in beautiful Spring this year in Sydney (and Melbourne). More details will be announced in the coming days - keep an eye on Le Style's social netoworks:

Visit le style's beautiful website

Merry Christmas!!!

Seasons greeting to all of you, our loyal friends! We're celebrating Christmas in July over here at Petite Paris headquarters - aka my ity bity home office -  aka an ity bity corner of my lounge room with my computer shoved in and me jammed in next to it! :)

And why are we celebrating Christmas in July?? Because it's mid-year, winter and cold as I sit here next to my hardworking oven-heater most nights, (except for today - blissful sunny winters day) and my mind keeps wondering off to Paris at Christmas time! My favourite time to visit Paris!! And bien sur, because I want an excuse to offer you all some more great little discounts on our Parisian B&B's :)

Special discounts off ALL bookings made during July. So if you've been holding off booking for whatever reason, this is the time to do it!!

Perhaps you need some are some samples, but please remember ALL B&BS are discounted this month and please contact us for the discounted rate as each B&B is unique and therefore uniquely priced! Or follow our Facebook page for regular posts of B&Bs with their discounted rates. Click here for our facebook page.

1.   B&B365 - An unhosted beautifully decorated apartment in the 18th (Montmartre), for guests private use with full kitchen, bath and laundry access.
1 pers: 119euro per night. IN JULY = 109euro p/night
2 pers: 134euro p/night. IN JULY = 119euro p/night
3 pers: 160euro p/night. IN JULY = 145weuro p/night
To view the full description, photo gallery and map click

 2.   B&B368 - located in the 9th - close to the Opera, Galleries Lafayette, Madeleine and the Tuileries Gardens, this hosted B&B offers a large guest room/suite which is separate from the hosts private living area, and a private ensuite.

1 pers: 135euro p/night. IN JULY = 120euro per night.
2 pers: 140euro p/night. IN JULY = 125euro per night.
Click here to view the full description, photo gallery and map online.

4. B&B308 - a hosted apartment in the marais district offering you a large guest room with private bathroom and free lounge and dining room use, an additional 2nd bedroom with twin beds and its own private bathroom is available for families or groups of 4. All found a very typically french homely apartment.

1 pers: 125euro p/night. IN JULY = 115euro p/night
2 pers: 140euro p/night: IN JULY = 120euro p/night
3 pers: 257euro/per night. IN JULY = 227euro p/night
4 pers: 260euro p/night. IN JULY = 227euro p/night (same as 3 people)
Click here to view the full description, gallery and map online.

5. B&B 327 - A typically French apartment decorated with rustic artistic charm with treasures from around the globe. Canbe hosted or unhosted accommodating up to 6 people.

1 pers: 106euro p/night. IN JULY = 101euro p/night
2 pers: 116 euro p/night. IN JULY = 103euro p/night
3 pers: 226euro p/night. IN JULY = 216euro p/night
4 pers: 237euro p/night. IN JULY = 227euro p/night
5 pers: 335euro p/night. IN JULY = 320euro p/night
6 pers: 340euro p/night. IN JULY = 320euro p/night
click here to view the full description, photo gallery and map online.

 Hope to book your Paris B&B this July!!