Friday, February 28, 2014

FINAL CALL. Paris Apartment SALE!!

4 Weeks left in MARCH = 
4 WEEKS left to take advantage of our 

Petite Paris 

Travellers receive discounts off the nightly rates of Paris B&Bs and Apartments.
Anywhere from 10-30euro off PER NIGHT!

From November to March 

See some of the last remaining homes available for March discounts BELOW!!!

B&B422 - Click here to see it:

B&B84 - Click here to see it:

B&B400 - Click here to see it:

B&B361 - Click here to see it:

B&B368 - Click here to see it:

B&B350 - Click here to see it:

B&B413 - Click here to see it:

B&B268 - Click here to see it:


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chocolates and Picnics in Paris

Un Dimanche a Paris
A Valentines Day Treat

A chocolate concept store, pastry store - a complete showcase of chocolate. Un Dimanche à Paris features a large chocolate shop, and exhibition kitchen, a tea salon, and a full-scale restaurant complete with swank lunch and dinner menu. And that’s just on the first floor.

Climb the stairs and you’ll find a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and enormous tasting area, with comfy sofas and a cocktail lounge manned by a barman (with the world’s slimmest waistline), mixing up elixirs and potions designed to help you appreciate and understand chocolate to its fullest.

Go for
some chocolat chaud and a pot of tea, along with a little selection of pastries - a line up of moist puddle of ganache, a petit éclair filled with chocolate, a pistachio macaron, and a perfect, tangy little lemon tartlet topped with a kiss of crunchy meringue. Also known for their chocolate tablets.

4-6-8 Cour du Commerce Saint André - Paris 6ème

Paris App


Picnic delights or bottles of wine delivered to you anywhere in Paris.

Gourmand baskets complete with cheeses, bread, cold cuts, wine OR simply order a bottle of Wine whilst sitting on the seine. Delivered to you the old-skool way - on a bike.

Great for last minute entertaining too. The L'appero app is a Paris-based smartphone app that promises to deliver gourmet apéritifs in under 45 minutes. Built for foodies desperately in need of refreshments and snacks, L'appero finds users through GPS to drop off luxe care package.

Using the L'appero Android or iOS app, users can get things like wine, beer, cheese, ham, olives and tapenades delivered to them. L'appero also includes everything needed to enjoy the food such as glassware and towels. Users can choose between different box sets depending on how many people they plan on entertaining.

Download the App HERE

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

a Paris Apartment Feature

Feature B&B
An ideal guesthouse for families 

Features: In a grand traditional historic building, built 1870, hosted by 2 lovely Parisians hosts, is your charming antique Louis IV Style apartment reminiscent of french castles.

With 2 guest bedrooms (one with a double bed and another with each with private guest bathrooms, a cosy shared living space, all located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

Breakfast served daily by your hosts.

Lovely Garden for the children to play or adults to relax in

125euro p/night for 2 guests
235euro p/night for 4 guests

See this B&B ONLINE here

Monday, February 24, 2014

a french lesson you will never forget!


A petite Paris

Introducing you to:

'a french lesson you will never forget'
- Paddington, Sydney -

Our new partners 


offer a complete gourmet experience of:

g r a m m a r +

+ gastronomy

Learn French
experience French culture
enjoy French festivals and events
French classes at the markets
indulge in flavors of French cuisine
- cafe and restaurant excursions
and recipe/cooking classes


Next Term Starts

Mon 28 April - Sat 28 June

Intensive classes

April semester break - beginners, advanced + HSC preparation

Mon 14 April - Thu 17 April


Visit the website:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pariscope - New cafes, restaurants and shops

Putting on our Pariscope we discover some cool New and 'Old-new' venues 

1. Cafe Kitsune

The spot, a sliver of space along the tiny Galerie de Montpensier, a sleek corridor fitted with wooden countertops and a mirrored wall, home to a Marzocco coffee machine that brews Brazilian beans, plus gluten-free cookies from nearby Noglu and the Palais Royal is the backdrop! MAP

2. Picnic Places
3 Places for a traditional Paris picnic or an impromptu brunch of chocolates from either Henri Le Roux (Salted butter caramel specialist) or Jean-Paul Hevin

Square d'Ajaccio

If you walk around the Invalides, or if you go to the Rodin Museum, absolutely make a detour to the beautiful small public garden Square d’Ajaccio, next to the Esplanade des Invalides. This little green space in the 7th offers you a sumptuous romantic setting with large trees filling the garden (plane tree, horse chestnut, tulip tree), some of which are centenaries. MAP

Square Lambert

A lovely locals favourite! Manicured park amidst heavenly Haussmans this park is split into three areas: the children’s play area with swings and slides, a sandpit with a circular shelter for wet weather and an open-air theatre. Like many art deco-era parks, the main wall is embellished with monumental sculptures – in this case of dancing children, by sculptor Auguste Guénot (1882-1966) and Victor Peter’s 1938 statue (Les Oursons), which shows two young bears fighting. MAP

Palais Royal

After grabbing a coffee and cakes from Kitsune cafe (see above) head to the famous and must see Palace Jardins (gardens) Nab one of the comfortable metal chairs. Once in chair, all that's left to do is sit back, crack the spine of a book or notebook, then completely ignore it in favor of soaking in all that symmetry, harmony, and people watching. MAP

3. Lunch Love
A local haunt, a fresh salad spot and a winter warmer...  


In the 11th, is a locals joint, and incredible area for food and bars that is often over looked by visitors MAP

The Rose Bakery

for wholefood salads, which sometimes you miss in Paris. MAP

Chez Georges


 In winter, it’s to the classic Chez Georges for bread, buttered sole and raspberries served with whipped cream. MAP

4. Shop til You Drop Paris
Sidestep Celine and discover what is entirely unique to Paris

Archie Noire

This shop offers a selection of design objects from the 30′s to the 80′s. Prices are reasonable. 19 rue Victor Massé MAP
La Boutika

Indie retailer who sells movies that we don’t find at the big stores, including French Films. There are also books, posters, and great movies for children. MAP

Comptoir de L'Image 

One hidden treasure and a paradise for any magazine or book lover. About the size of a postage stamp, every nook and cranny is filled to the brim; Paris Vogue, Numero, Dutch, vintage designer look books– it seems like every uber-cool publication can be found among the rare fashion and photography books here. MAP

MORE recommendations in our website: HERE 
AND in the Petite Paris City Guide eBook: click HERE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Petite Paris. Human not Machines!!

A B&B Focus
                    We're Human Beings not Auto Machines

In it’s forth year of operation, Petite Paris is Australia’s only locally run, trusted service offering Paris B&Bs and apartments directly and specifically for travellers. and carefully selected homes chosen for their unique and quintessential Parisian qualities by professionals who have been in the B&B industry for over 2 decades.


Quality is at the core of the selection, not quantity. Unlike many owner-direct websites that are difficult to filter the ‘goodies’ from the ‘baddies’. Petite Paris’ 100 rare homes are sourced via local word of mouth through a network of experienced and professional hosts (Parisians) who offer very intimate, authentic and attentive B&B services. Petite Paris B&B apartments must meet a very strict quality of charter based on French tourism standards and requirements.


When asking the question: ‘Should I book an apartment owner direct or via a booking service’ Petite Paris’ settles the argument. It’s all about personal selection first, the maintenance of upkeep and continued quality assurance. We keep track of this on a personal level. AND customers can rest assured knowing the 'Petite' customer service professionals know all the listed B&Bs first hand and can confidently recommend and advise guests of true experiences on behalf of homeowners. There is a real sense of trustworthiness in dealing with an experienced 'middleman' so to speak rather than owner direct.

From the Petite Paris team. "We are human-beings, not auto-machines!"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

a medieval village and maison villa

Explore Uzes, France
Stay at villa ‘Maison de Mathilde’

Discover one of France's most famed enchanting medieval villages and stay in our NEW 4 bedroom villa in the centre of the town as featured on the L'Apartment website. Details for both this gorgeous village and villa are provided below. Enjoy, and  contact us for more information and availabilities for your travel dates in France

Uzès is located amidst the picturesque hills and valleys of Provence, 30mins north of Nîmes, 30mins west of Avignon, 1hr from Montpellier. (1hr TGV from Paris) and lies at the source of the Eure River in Languedoc.

With limited car access, the vibrant old town is full of medieval streets for wandering and exploring by foot or bicycle and provides an abundance of restaurants, bars and chic stores and the famous historic market is on Wednesday and Saturday. The town abounds with original features, restored and preserved to enjoy today. 

Uzès boasts a Mediterranean climate with typical southern European vegetation with olive trees and vineyards. With 250-300 days of sun a year, temperatures reach 40°C in summer, starting in May, extends to October.

The farmers market in Place aux Herbes (pictured) with its fountain, arcades and terrace cafes, is bustling with activity. Local producers offer various products; olive oil, local wines, cheese, nougat, seafood from the Mediterranean, fresh organic poultry and vegetables, meats from Cévennes and herbs from Provence, plus cloths of the region and plenty of tourist delights.



Historic sites include the Pont du Gard, Château des Ducs d’Uzès, the Saint-Théodorit Cathedral, St. Quentin-la-Poterie and the Fenestrelle Tower are popular attractions. 

Surrounding villages have wonderful distinct goods like olives, apricots, wine, cherries, peaches and truffles. Bakeries, markets, medical facilities, cinema, supermarkets, chemists, banks, currency office and post office are all available.

Skiing (in winter), canoeing and kayaking (in summer) available 1 hour north. As well as hiking, cycling, horse riding, swimming, golf and hot air ballooning.

Visit Uzes and stay in stunning 4bedroom villa: Maison de Mathilde, located on rue Sigalon, a charming laneway with a little cinema and a short stroll from the famous historical Uzès shops. Recently modernized and superbly furnished, it combines heritage and culture with self-contained modern comforts. 

3 floors of spacious living with 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining area, large terrace, al-fresco dining, BBQ, a private stone wall garden and in-ground swimming pool. Heating/cooling, wifi, TV, laundry and linen provided.

Meet-and-greet contact upon arrival
Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and stove
Inviting lounge area with TV and Wi-Fi
Heating and cooling (including bedrooms)
Fabulous outdoor dining area, garden and lawn
Ground floor toilet

Ist floor – 2 spacious bedrooms with queen beds and toilet
2nd floor – 2 bedrooms (each with 2 single beds that can be converted to king size) and a shared bathroom

Laundry with Washer & Dryer
Iron & Ironing Board
Hair Dryer
Swimming Pool
BBQ facilities
Linen provided
Convenient underground parking nearby

RATES: FROM 1200euro for 1 week stay – up to 8 guests (or from 240euro per night)

Visit the home on the L’Apartment website for more details, rates and booking terms:

For more information or booking enquiries please contact Regina Ferreira at Petite Pr:

Petite Pr is an Australian ‘travel’ publicity and accommodation booking service. Pr:, Petite Paris ( and NEW L’Apartment (