Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joyeux Noël de Petite Paris

Dearest friends, thank you for following our blog for another wonderful year. We've come a long way in the 3 short years we've been operating. From 30 odd B&Bs to over 100 and with 2 Paris Guide Ebooks under our belt, we're pretty chuffled. 

We're looking forward to next year, producing more beautiful Paris and France ebook (remembering we also launched our new France accommodation website this year - L'APartment - and hunting for more amazing B&Bs and homes for our guests holidays!! 

We hope you stick around for the Paris party next year. 

With gratitude in our hearts we wish you a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones, wish you healthy,safety and happiness, lots of food and festivity, laughter and cherished moments and a cracking start to the New Year. Sounding a wee but too Aussie there hehe

We will back back in 2014 with more blogging. But for now, for continued daily doses of Paris, follow our Facebook page, we have over 10,000 followers loving out ocd Paris photo postings hehe

Merry Christmas, leaving you with a little Christmas in Paris Photo roll... bisous a tout le monde!! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

L'Apartment love - French Living

Happy Christmas to us ... and YOU! 

L'Apartment is FEATURED in the NEW French Living Magazine Australia, on STANDS NOW!!! Le YAY!!! 

Get it for Christmas and dream la vie Francaise reading about our 4 gorgeous cottages in the SW of France as featured inside. Owned by our lovely Australian homeowners who have accumulated these 4 homes after they fell in love with France in the 1980s and began their vie francaise. 

Read about their story in the mag and enquire with us to book one of their homes in Dordogne, Provence, Pyrenees, Gasocny or The Lot. - our website to view the homes online

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Paris pied-a-terre SPECIAL!

A Special Reminder!

B&B260 Special
Studio in the Butte Montmartre


A gorgeous studio in the Montmartre/Chateau Rouge region of Paris. The NEW Montmartre!
On Special for last minute bookings - stays in Paris this December 2013 - March 2014!

100euro p/night
(2 guests)
- WAS 132EURO -

PLUS FREE copy of a Petite Paris eBook!
* Private studio apartment
* 1 bathroom
* 1 Queen bed
* Kitchenette and dining
* Walking distance to Sacre Coeur Basilica
* Quaint courtyard entry
view this B&B on our website HERE
Enquire HERE

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Behind the Dutte Montmartre

Behind the Butte de Montmartre

Below the Butte de Montmartre, on the foothills behind the Sacre Coeur, the region that lies between Lamarck Caulaincourt metro to Jules Joffrin and Chateau Rouge, is a whole new Montmartre that is quaint, eclectic, residential and real,  in that perfectly quiet cool way that every new ‘up-and-coming’ place is … right before the crowds!

New cool cafes, restaurants, boutiques and art spaces start to pop up creating fresh character. Come and feel like you have discovered a secret nook of Paris.

We have B&Bs and apartments here and good news, you’re only 10 mins walk from the main attractions and Montmartre mania.

B&B376 - click HERE

B&B207 - click HERE

B&B365 - click HERE



1. Cafe Lomi

A local laptop hugging Parisian favourite. The new cool 'IT' place to set up L'Office, and people watch. Coffee isnt bad either and the cakes, well divine!


2. Table d'Eugene

A new polished and modern  gastronomic modern French restaurant where you can enjoy a fixed course menu for a decent price, amongst hipsters, foodies, neighborhood locals Reserve ahead.


3. La Rallonge

A trendy chic looking local establishment that's always Parisian filled. Share plates and a large wine selection and a high tables are the draw card here for a casual dining experience.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter Warmers a Paris

Cosy tearooms are everywhere in Paris and are the perfect place to hideaway when the wind blows. Here are a few of our faves to warm your Winter toes.

1. Mariage Freres Salon de The

The Queen of all tea/rooms according to locals.

30 Rue du Bourg Tibourg MAP 

2. A Priori The

At the center of the incredibly chic Vivienne gallery, an ideal spot for when an icy wind is blowing through the streets, the smell of fresh scones wafting from this tearoom irresistible.

35-37 Galerie Vivienne, 7500 MAP


3. Cafe Jacquemart

This stunning tea room is situated in the Musée Jacquemart-André, a private mansion completed in 1875 to house the fine works of art collected by Edouard André and his wife.
158, boulevard Haussmann 75008 MAP

4. Passage Colbert Cafe

Passage Colbert is beautiful, possibly more grand than the famed Galerie Vivienne and here is the brasserie Le Grand Colbert, from the movie 'Something's Gotta Give'. Utterly romantic!
2 Rue Vivienne, 75002 MAP

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Summer in Paris 2014 - Already Booking!!

 Paris Summer 2014

A Petite Heads-up...

Our B&B + Apartments


AUTUMN 2014 1850s mansion with dining terrace perhaps?...



...or a room with a view?...



...or with a garden ensuite?...



..or a quintessential Parisian balcon?..

ALREADY Booking!
 Enquire NOW!
click HERE

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Les Buttes et Vues a Paris

Les Buttes et Vues des Paris
Hills and Vantage points to take your petite breath away at Christmas. Or anytime really...
FIY: 'Butte' in french is the name given to one single hill rising from the flatter ground around it?!

1. Butte de Chaumont

The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (19th) has distinct elevations with great panoramic views over Paris, including views of the Sacre Coeu. A Parisians'with a gorgeous manicured garden, lake and cliff formation in the centre (accessible) this is a spectacular park you would not expect to find in the middle of Paris.  MAP

2. Belleville Hill

Up on the slopes of Les Hauts de Belleville in Paris' (19th - an area largest uncovered but residential and beautiful and known as an artists neighbourhood), there are great views over the city from rue Piat and rue des Envierges, which lead to the modern but charming Parc de Belleville - you’ll be hard pushed to find a better skyscape than the one rolling below the Parc de Belleville. MAP

4. Arc de Triomphe

Admire Paris' grand avenues and the breathtaking panorama from one of the famous monuments in Paris. 360 degree views from Champs Elysees, to the Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, Monparnasse and to the La Defense.  Open daily for visits and climbs approx 9euro for adults. MAP

5. La Vue

La Ultimate View, for night time aperitif hour that is! This cosmopolitan classy chic bar located at the top of the Concorde Lafayette Hotel (17th), stirs up killer cocktails and DJs spin cool sounds, while you watch the city sparkle. MAP 

6. Centre Pompidou


A Museum with a View! Magnificent view on top of the Centre Pompidou, Paris' Museum of Contemporary Art holds some amazing exhibitions year round and for a bite, a drink or a moment to admire Paris head upstairs to the museum's panoramic French-fusion restaurant, admire the capital's steely rooftops and contemplate the art you've just admired, cocktail in hand. MAP

7. Tulieries Ferris Wheel


Playtime with a View! Be childlike for a moment and ride the Ferris Wheel (glace in hand) in the middle of the Tuileries garden. The view going round is naturally spectacular and giddying. MAP

8. Lafayette Rooftop


Shopping with a View! The grand departments store you will get lost in, is a must see, must shop til you drop experience - Upstairs is a wonderful rooftop cafe La Terrass. Nothing feels better than an empty wallet, bags of new purchases, a drink in hand and a Paris view. MAP

Not to forget la view from le Eiffel, of course! 

Merry Christmas!
de Petite Paris