Thursday, June 27, 2013


Paris Spas

Our Top 5 Spas in Paris are:

1. O'Kari

A traditional North-African hammam exclusively for women in the Montorgueil district, it has the perfect combination of luxurious pampering, beautiful setting, all-natural products, and authentic spa techniques perfected by Arab women for centuries that will have you glowing. When you enter, the friendly owner Karima will show you to your locker, where you'll be provided with a robe, towel, flipflops and disposable panties to wear in the steam baths. Guests are offered mint tea, refreshing citronnade, or fresh squeezed juice cocktails and North African snacks in the lounge area. The detox begins in the mosaic tiled steam room, which twinkles with fiber optic stars. This is followed on a heated table with a gommage, an all-over body scrub with an olive-oil based soap that will get rid of the dulling dead skin build-up. Then a honey-based facial mask is applied and allowed to set while your hair is washed and untangled. After a quick rinse under the shower you can relax further in the heated Jacuzzi, surrounded by North African pottery, candles and soothing music. This basic treatment costs €150 and lasts about 2 hours. Treatments range from €90-€330, with a specialty in masks and massages.
22 rue dessoubs 75002 Paris

2. Four Seasons Hotel George V

Everything about this spa is regal. Marie Antoinette is the inspiration for the two-and-a-half-hour 'A Stroll to Versailles', which incorporates orange blossom (reportedly her favourite scent) in a body scrub, massage and facial. And the treatment rooms, with illustrated wallpaper and big, cosy massage beds, are certainly fit for a king.
Hair is not forgotten: treatments include Brazilian hair-straightening and extensions. Locks can be also be styled for an evening out. And as for the food… Well, you thought the spa cuisine couldn't be bettered - not an easy feat in Paris. Website

31, avenue George V, 75008 MAP

3. Spa Cinq Mondes

Combines beauty rituals from all over the world, so you choose a wide variety of treatments from Ayurvedic and Taoist massage, Balinese facial or a slimming Crème de Café ritual from Brazil. Find 5 Mondes in Paris and also at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, Monaco.  Treatments from 45€.

Website 6 Square de l’Opera Louis Jouvet Map

4. Spa Nuxe

Zen meets old French limestone for a very chic day spa. Chocoholics should also head straight here for Phytochoc cocoa treatments - cocoa known for having anti-ageing properties. The hip 32 Montorgueil is on a bustling pedestrian street, opposite a chocolate boutique. It’s a spacious chic retreat located in a former 17th century wine and spirit warehouse. There are four beauty rooms and a fantastic choice of treatments. TRY: Ultra Comfortable Treatment with Honey (soothing, repairing and lipid-replenishing) 95€.
Website 32, rue Montorgueil 75002 MAP

5. l'Apartment 217

A salon as well as an organic spa. This place is terribly chic and something so creative and beautiful.
Website 217 rue Saint Honore 75001 MAP

Friday, June 21, 2013

Alain and Janine in Paris

 another Petite Paris Love letter... feedback about Janine and Alain our lovely hosts at B&B333 (click HERE to see their 2 bedroom Paris B&B apartment

Alain and Janine are perfect hosts. They made a great trip to Paris a fantastic and easy one! We felt like we were staying with old friends, they treated us like special guests. We loved them, and really could not imagine any better! 

The gave so much information that we wanted, were always available to us. We enjoyed getting to know a little about them and Paris, and were happy feeling we could be left alone if we wanted too.

We LOVED breakfast, it was lovely being served in an outdoor setting when the days weather suited, we were very satisfied with all the croissants, baguettes and homemade ingredients. So many homemade elements for Janine who is a great cook.


Janine & Alains B&B
Location: 15eme
Rate: includes breakfast
120euro per night - 1 per
139euro per night - 2 per
205euro per night - 3 per

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Paris. My absolute BEST special peoples list!!!

I got an email from a friend in Paris yesterday, asking me where are the absolute BEST places to eat and listen to music/dance in Paris?? ... and after scouring our 150 page petite paris eGuide book, I came up with the absolute friends and family top secret list ... my very intimate personally narrowed down spots, the picks of the bunch, for my special people ... and then figured fb friends are my virtual family too. Soo... here is my little typo-filled, bad grammatically, unpunctual, miss-spelt, cut up sentenced and badly put-together email back to him... the best of Paris for ALL my special people

Hey Bel,
So awesome you are in Paris Im aiming to be back in Paris in Sept :)

Ohh ya Id be happy to recommend some places. How long are you there? I could list a million places and revolve all your days around food and music haha (btw dont forget the 21st is the 'fete de musique', street music all over the city, on streets, in parks, in random bars you can walk in casually, from sundown to sunrise.

Underground Jazz Joint if you want to be blown away by awesome local talent - Caveau des Oubliettes -

Funk Jazz place that usually has international acts - New Morning!

Les Disquairies - soul funk hip hop and rnb - good drinks, in the Bastille area.

Le Pompon is local and cool too for different twist on soul/funk. In the 10th


BEST EVER traditional yet trendy Bar - Le Fumoir - YOU MUST GO for pre dinner drinks atleast - if theres a line (usually is), its worth it! Near Louvre-Rivoli metro

OR Lizard Lounge (Marais)

La Pearle - the hippest be seen place with interesting people and cheap drinks and food.

Experimental Cocktail Bar! classier sophisticated snooty type. love it.

Le Baron ROuge - traditional small old school bar but good!

nightclub: I dont do these so much so im not very cluey here:
But the latest hippest new nightclub that the parisians dress up for - Silencio! I liked the old diff songs they played, obscure stuff you havent heard in years.

I went to Buddha Bar last trip and its still rockin too.

Le Matignon - if you want to see something modern fancy, special. Quite expensive from memory but they do music too - like a buddha bar experience -

Frenchie! Contemporary French - down a quiet alleyway you would never otherwise walk down, real nice. Must reserve, gets booked out and not open weekends. Weird huh! across the alley is their 'sister' bar so if you cant get a seat at resto you can go across t the bar and still do bar food -

Bistro Paul Bert! Brasserie type.

Chez Janou - very cute traditional and yummy food! Like Mamas kitchen type, but French

Les Papilles - a winery/brasserie - casual comfory just a wall of wine and some simple tables set up - i went there alot with locals more, they love that set up -

Breizh Cafe - the BEST crepes - must do! even if just lunch! In the Michelin guides -

Candelaria - also a fun bar hang out spot! communal, mexican and fun -

you breakfast nut: (best eggs in all paris if you are there on a sunday) - Cafe Charlot! Also awesome for dinner and drinks.

Coffee-head: cafeotheque (near the seine in the 2nd/3rd).


Or Telescope (Aussie owners)!
OR Ten Belles (Aussie owners)
Aussies have a reputation in Paris now for opening good coffee spots in Paris - finally good coffee in Paris! haha

If you are in the Marais and want something diff: Chez Hanna, is a really packed popular Falafel place (I went there with Ally 2 years ago

You already know Le Comptoir Restaurant remember?! still awesome. 

 I could go on forever. Stop me now! and if you want the montmartre area, i could give a whole other endless list haha

have a blast D!

"Wow this list is awesome thank you!

I forgot you now do this for a living;)
Can't wait to check these places out it's always hard initially finding places.

Going to Montemarte today so any recommendations would be great.
Thanks again much appreciated"

You are so welcome!!
YOu guys are going to have a blast in Paris. 9 nights is sweet. I hope all the rest of europe has been amazing too.
for montmartre. Take 'M' to the amelie cafe if you havent already thought it. Touristy but not too much, i like it alot. Cafe des 2 moulins -

hotel Terrass, has AWESOME view of paris up top - cocktails/drinks!!!!

Cafe Marcel is great food and cool atmosphere for a lunch, more modern than parisian and off on a quiet street.

Coquelicot - for breaky or lunch!


Dinner: Le Sancerre is right on that busy strip, in fact any of those places are decent food for price and good people watching! - 

Une Zebra a Montmartre is cool little dinner place too!

Or Mon Oncle! great one!

BEST boulangerie is Gontran Cherrier! most famous in Paris right now! -

there is a super rustic teeny tiny bar call les canons. so tiny you might have to stand on the street to drink, but its very 
local no tourists at all, might be interesting, it was close to where i stayed so was there alot and liked it!
Also: Tholoze Bar! -
No problemo bar!
La Famille! love this tiny place!!! -

montmartre bars are generally much more rustic and gritty but 'real' 

Funky street to hit to look for other random bars is rue des Martyrs, leads down all the way into the 10th.


Shops for 'M' - La Boutique Noir is a tiny but cool womens designer consignment store. i find all sorts of stuff there I cant afford but buy anyway -

live music - Cigalle. Cover entry fee though can be expensive - BUT awesome performers. underground International types!! -


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Fab top rated Paris Apartment

knock knock...fabulous Paris B&B feedback coming through...for our most Top rated B&B once more...Genevieves suite in the Marais in Paris. Details, images and links below.

"The apartment was large and beautifully decorated and provided a lot of living space to lounge about in which was a bonus after long day walking. The position was good and close to so many places and as I had not stayed in the Marais before, I thoroughly enjoyed it. My host Genevieve was a delightful person who encouraged me to speak French so I could practice before being set loose on Paris! The breakfast was lovely and more than I could eat. The size of the apartment made it so much better than staying in a tiny French hotel room. As a single traveller, I also had someone to chat to at the end of the day who could help me out with any queries and gave plenty of advice about Paris".... 
MERCI Helen from NSW Australia who stayed in our most sought after B&B Apartment in Paris.

Location: 3rd arrondissement
Metro: Hotel de Ville (8 min walk)

Rates:  185euro per night for 1 person including breakfast
220euro per night for 2 guests including breakfast 

View Genevieve's B&B268 - click HERE to see it on our website with full details, description, rates, location and photo gallery.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

100 Paris Apartments

no sooner had we secured our 96th Paris apartment for our Petite Paris website, all the while wondering when we would inevitably (impatiently) reach our 100th! ... when we received very exciting news from our Paris B&B headquarters...A new Paris B&B host with 4 B&B guestrooms has just been GUESS WHAT...we now have 100 Paris B&Bs on our website!! Just like that!!!...



...and in good timing, our guest numbers are growing so much and demand for more B&B options are urgent!...  

These 4 immaculately presented guestrooms can accommodate groups of up to 8 (4 couples). The B&B will be on our website in the next 24 hours. For now here is the description and photos below with rates. Please enquire with us for availabilities:

And our growing website is - Lets keep B&B counting, here's to 100 more!! hehehe 

Location: 15th Arrondissement
Rates: from 180euro per night (see below for specific rate for each room - includes breakfast)


Originally a farmhouse, this building is among the oldest in the 15th arrondissement. It has been fully renovated by Claire and Didier to turn it into a place to stay in and a place to remember, with the help of a specialist architectural practice. Of quite unusual distinction, rooms and living areas have been redesigned with functionality, friendliness and harmonious living in mind. Above all, this is a place of warm and welcoming hospitality. The house has been furnished with style and authenticity, using age-matured teak wood to furniture designs by OTC Collection. All the OTC Collection’s products are available for sale.

For complete freedom, guests have a separate entrance and private access code.
Opening onto the living room and mezzanine, the dining room is for breakfast, before launching out into Paris!

Served in the dining room daily. Fresh, traditional, French.

Indonesian ambiance of teak wood and stone, ample space conveying a sense of meditative serenity, furniture made in Bali and Java.
Double bed, 160 cm wide.
Bathroom with tub and double wash basins.
Separate WC.

230EURO PER NIGHT - 1 person
250EURO PER NIGHT - 2 person

With a serene nature-inspired ambiance.
Double bed, 160 cm wide.
Double wash basin in bathroom fitted with WC and Italian style step-in shower.

190EURO PER NIGHT - 1 person
200EURO PER NIGHT - 2 person

 Water ambiance: Italian style step-in shower, and on the landing, the hammam/sauna, everything you could possibly want for relaxation!
Double bed, 160 cm wide.
Double wash basin in bathroom fitted with WC and Italian style step-in shower.

200EURO PER NIGHT - 1 person
210EURO PER NIGHT - 2 person

19th century ambiance furnished in Napoleon III style reminiscent of the Haussmann heyday, when Paris’s main boulevards were built. An incentive indeed to explore the history of the capital!
Double bed, 160 cm wide.
Bathtub on lion’s claw legs.
Separate WC.

220EURO PER NIGHT - 1 person
230EURO PER NIGHT - 2 person