Monday, June 30, 2014

Paris with a view for bed and breakfast

coucou...may we direct your paris attention to...B&B371 Moniques home in Paris with superb Paris views.

If what yu want is to live in a REAL residential part of Paris, beautiful and tranquil, where you can escape the tourist masses and enjoy village life with local Parisians, enjoying the locals food stores and markets, parcs and overall a genuine paris experience then this home is ideal PLUS its superb inside too. 180degree views, of the eiffel and the sacre couer a real rarity and luxury in Paris. completely private for guests with a main guest room with double bedroom for 2 guests OR for 3 or 4 guests with the lounge room acting as a second bedroom...extra fancy detail, lift doors open right into the lounge...hello Paris penthouse... :)

The Terrace and Views

The Lounge Room/Dining

The Main bedroom

The 2nd bedroom/lounge room with sofa bed

125euro per night for 1 or 2 guests INCLUDING breakfast.
160euro per night for 3 guests including breakfast
180euro per night for 4 guests including breakfast


View the B&B on our website HERE

 B&B bargain!! hehe enquire with us for availabilites:

Friday, June 27, 2014

NEW Paris Abode, 11eme

Introducing our NEW Petite Paris B&B private apartment, a superb sunny, balcony views, 2 bedroom private apartment with breakfast included :) Up to 5 guests! C'est Superb!!

1/2 per: EU150 p/n
3 per: EU170 p/n
4 per: EU185 p/n

Inclusive service fees/taxes 
Breakfast ingredients
Wifi Internet access
3 nights minimum


Welcome to a real ‘home from home’ in the heart of Paris in an authentic Haussmann apartment with a large balcony and sunny street and skyline Paris views. Altogether in a quaint, desirable typically Parisian neighbourhood that is within walking distance to the Marais, the Canal Saint Martin, Bastille, the famous Boulevard Richard Lenoir Markets and more. Prime and practical positioning to reach all of Paris and in an apartment this is bright, spacious, harmonious equipped with all you need for a comfortable private apartment stay with capacity for up to 5 guests over 2 bedrooms, with a kitchen/diner and private bathroom - and parents can find a spare baby bed if need. 

Breakfast is included though not prepare or served the ingredients are left for guest in their kitchen and fridge to prepare each morning at guests leisure. Staying at Pascals B&B is just like living in your own home and in the apartment next door is your hosts home, so whilst enjoying your own space in this B&B private Apartment - an ideal way to enjoy the fantastic city in complete freedom - guests till benefit from a local Parisian host offering tips and advice about the city of lights. Our hospitable and attentive host Pascal has been offering his apartment to travellers for over 10 years and is Parisian origin. He welcomes you with simplicity, warmth and attention to make you love Paris and want to come back...à la B&B Pascal!! He is a wealth of Paris knowledge and takes great care in keeping his B&B apartment in absolutely wonderful presentation and cleanliness. 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

finger on the Paris pulse

Bonjour sweet blogger friends and followers, Paris lovers and B&B travellers :) 

We're getting back in the swing of things having returned to Australia last week, catch up on lost zzz's and in our waking moments fantasising/pretending we are still wining dining and croissant crunching in Paris. 
But yes its back to hard work, le siesta is well and truly over, and we're back in Sydney, after 2 months living in Paris, but we always keep an eye on her...even from afar we live, breathe see Paris only :D Crazy but c'est vrai :) So we will only continue to bring Paris to you everyday with our B&B news, special offers, city news and beautiful photos :) 

But oh sigh, we want to go back in the land of cheese and croissants, wine and cafes for real...  2 months is never enough and nothing but a Parisian tease haha... but each year we return the stay seems to get longer and longer - so we have happy confidence one day we may very well stay for 6 months sojourns instead or more - le yay!!!! 

Plus we have secured (a huge productive 2 month feat of)
32 NEW Paris B&Bs and Apartments 
for our unique boutique website
We will blog post each new home as they are added to our website :) Here is a peak at some newbies being added in the next 48 hours :) 

But onward we go, back in our homeland and for very good reason, to be 'true' a local connection to Paris for all our Australian followers, (and of course other international guests and friends that have stumbled upon us we do not exclude anyone)... and that means a lot of work with the local Australian media to keep up the publicity and education about travelling to Paris and what B&Bs (our B&Bs) are all about, educating all downunder about authentic travel experiences and basically to be able to say 'yes we are in Australia' where we can also be a voice and friendly face to many guests seeking true personable service when booking a home in Paris... we also hope to participate in this years French Festivals around Australia, so far Brisbane and Melbourne!  :) and of course to keep on keeping on with the Paris love, B&B bookings, work, blogging and facebooking... 

Click HERE for our facebook page

So while we may not be in Paris but we always have the finger on the pulse on al things Paris, via our B&B partner in Paris who is the seeker of our very fine Paris B&Bs and apartments - so plenty of bits of news and information, latest trends will continue to come your way :) So stay with us ESPECIALLY for the launch of our third edition  'Petite Paris City Guide eBook' - coming out August 2014. With all our up to date insider information from the past 2 months we're set to produce the best Paris virtual guide ebook for you :) For the current edition (still current) visit our online bookshop HERE (only 7.99)

Pssst, coucou and don't forget we also have a sister website L'Apartment - home, chateaux, cottage, maisons and B&B rentals in the South of France and in the Nth of France.

As featured in Australian Travel papers nationwide :)  

For availabilities for our Petite Paris or Lovely L'Apartment French homes email us at: 

MERCI et bonne nuit :) 

a Paris Studio for July and August 2014

Bienvenue to our lovely quaint studio apartment in the lovely latin Quarter of Paris. 

Prime practical position, near the fanous rue mouffetard, as well as close walk to Odeon, Muee Cluny, Grand Mosque de Paris, St Germain and the Seine.

This studio is utterly superb with double bed, kitchette, rooftop views, mezanine for a 3rd person, and a bright, happy and Parisian atmosphere to call your own. 

We have very Few dates left available for July: 2nd-7th, 15th - 16th, and 25th -28th!
For August availabilites: 4th - 13th and 26th - 31st! 
Contact us to book it or check further dates you will ADORE it!!  EMAIL: 
To read more about the studio visit our webpage here:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Secret Passages of Paris

Secret Passages of Paris

The passages are old-fashioned shopping malls from the late 1700s and early 1800s that provided cover from rain, mud and horses for the chic shopping ladies of yesteryear. There is something special about these secret little passageways. Walking into each one feels like you are unwrapping a different gift. There are ones that silently slide off major streets revealing hidden gems under coloured, colourful galleries.

Find Addresses of Paris Passages click - here

The most famous passage is Vivienne in the 2nd Arrondissement and possibly my favourite with its spectacular mosaic tiles and great shopping - the modern art gallery is found here as well as a fabulous florist, a killer tea salon A Priori The, and a book store of rare finds, Bistro Vivienne, a fine wine shop and the creme de la creme is Jean Paul Guaultier - and more.

Passage Colbert is also beautiful, possibly more grand than Vivienne and here is the brasserie Le Grand Colbert, from the movie 'Something's Gotta Give'. Utterly romantic!

Panoramas Passage is the oldest with many restaurants and cafes and a fabulous engraver.

Jouffroy Passage specialises in toys and a great needlepoint shop, old movie posters, Lebanese pastries and the wax museum of Paris, Musée Grévin is here.

Verdeau Passages specialise in antiques, comics, musical instruments and engravings), among others.

The funkiest passage is Passage Brady, which is chock-full of Indian and Pakistani restaurants. Some recommended restos here which may be a bit too shabby for some tastes.

Find Addresses of Paris Passages click - here

There’s also number of notable restaurants in the passages, like the Michelin-starred Passage 53 and the eclectic back-alley Au Passage.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

budget B&B, steps from Paris - a garden home

Calling all budget travellers
Close to Porte Maillot, the bed and breakfast offered by Danièle is located just outside Paris in the city of Levallois Perret. Paris is only a few minutes walk from there, and the subway is five minutes’ walk. This B&B put at your disposal has a beautiful terrace filled with plants and flowers. Your bedroom opens on to this terrace which guarantees you tranquility and a peaceful nights rest. Danièle is a very friendly host, she will receive you as friends coming from distant places. She will be happy to offer you a welcome drink on your arrival and give you  plenty of information during your stay.

View the B&B on our website HERE
ONLY 110euro per night for 2 guests 
includes BREAKFAST!!

 95euro per night - 1 person
115euro per night - 2 persons

View the location, photo gallery and description online:

Your host
Your host, Danièle, was born in the Loire Valley castles area, but she has lived in Paris since her childhood. She lives alone with her cat Simpson.

Danièle loves Paris and she knows it very well. She will be able to give you good advice on where to go, apart from the main tourist centres, to see the hidden unspoilt places. She is very friendly and will receive you as true friends from afar. 
Your host’s area

This bed and breakfast is the only one of our accommodations, which is not located inside Paris. We accepted it among the rare accommodations that we select for our clients because: - it is only a few minutes walk from the border of Paris, in a very Parisian, smart and lively district, with many restaurants and cafés, as well as food shops.- it is less expensive than other equivalent accommodations located inside Paris.- Danièle, the host, is extremely friendly. 

The building where Danièle lives is three minutes’ walk from the subway station Louise Michel at Levallois-Perret, and ten minutes’ walk from Paris at Porte Maillot.

It is easy to access with public transportation, in particular with Air France buses which come from the airports to Porte Maillot.

Your host accommodation

Danièle’s apartment is located on the ground floor of the building and has a private terrace of 30 square meters, completely surrounded by plants and flowers.

Upon entry into the apartment, is the living room and a dining room with an American style kitchen. This main room gives access to the terrace, bathroom, toilets and to Danièle’s private parts of the apartment. 

The guest room is very independent as you have an access via the terrace; You are free to access the terrace and to the main room of the apartment as much as you want.

Your bedroom N° 410
The bedroom which is offered by Danièle is approximately 14 square meters, with a French window which opens on to the large terrace.

It is furnished with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) with a new mattress a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There is a piano in the bedroom, you can play it if you like.

A set for warm drinks is at your disposal in the bedroom, as well as documentation and tourist books on Paris and some dictionaries.

The bathroom and toilets
The bathroom has to be shared with your host, but she will always give you priority use. 
It is equipped with a shower and a sink. Bath products and bath towels will be at your disposal, as well as a hair dryer. 
Toilets are in separate room. They also are to be shared with Danièle.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Patisserie pleasures de Paris

Patisserie Boulangerie Pleasures
We have gorged on old and new favourites:

1. Du Pain et des Idees - 10eme

Highly recommended by our B&B hosts in the area and deservedly so... We devoured L'Escargot aux Pralines, Le Chausson à la Pomme Fraiche, Tarte aux Pommes, and take away Corn bread (made only once a week on Wednesdays) ...Nothing could be cosier that a paris patisserie and watching the rain fall in Paris

34 Rue Yves Toudic 75010 MAP

2. Delmontel Au
A newly discovered local place in Montmartre servng the best baguettes we have ever had to date in Paris. This is serious, we're throwing our hands up and declaring its Delmontel for 'les meilleures baguettes de Paris' (The best baguettes in Paris). No other boulangerie makes me run to its door to get the fresh batch like Delmontel does ha!!

and lets talk about the cakes. Pure perfection. This is what art looks and tastes like people. go there. There is one on rue Damremont in Montmartre but 2 other locations too, two in the 9th and 17th.

au Revoir, until next month...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

paris, is all about le food...

Just a foodie feature on Paris below and to your right some new and some old places we've enjoyed as usual, and in the last month - enjoy! 

Manger - 'to eat'
Paris. It's all about le Food


Petite Paris, in our 6th annual Parisian sojourn living in Paris 2 months each year; collecting exclusive Paris B&B apartments and digging deep into the city to unearth city secrets and latest locales; this year we've being led into the foodie scene even deeper by a local travel writer (watch out for a fab new article about Paris, food and Paris food) and we've been eating their way through every nook and cobblestone crevice and can say (or burp)...Paris is still/always ‘all about the food’ i.e Manger – to Eat!

It seems the crème de la crème of Paris’ young new and old reputable chefs have their eye on the 10th district of Paris, launching new modern meets classic cool eating ventures . Here are a few treasures in the area (listed below), we have also secured 10 new B&B apartments in the 10th and we're also welcoming in 2015 a B&B/Gourmet package for groups and tours in the 10th (see details above)

Bon appetit, where to EAT!

1. Gourmand promenade at Rue Saint Marthe in the 11th – stashed between Boulevard de la Villette hospital, this bumpy street has a bohemian charm quite unique in its kind. Find a line up of reputable chefs and their restaurants and specialty shops.

La Tete dans le Olives (head in the olives) provides to the best restaurants in Paris (including the Plaza Athenee Ducasse) capers, pink pepper, olive oil, products from Sicily.

La Sardine
is a tasty sit down choice with lovely terrace,

La Contre Etiquette is a new generation wine cellar, rich in natural wines and small take away products and Jambo a little ethnic eatery is a must in any rising bohemian hood. quaint, aromatic and exclusive Rwandan restaurant.

2. Le Comptoir de Brice – the cities new best burgers et frites are known by all Parisians to be here in this bright casual eatery opened by Brice Morvent, semi-finalist of Top Chef in 2010, at St Martin in the 10th. Approx 15euro. 33 Rue du Chateau d’Eau 75010

3. Abri - Despite the scruffy 10th locale, this shop works thanks to chef Okiyama’s Franco-Japanese food. See Hermès ties at noon, and later it’s bobos with stubble and tattoos. Enjoy Asian palate and aesthetics, vividly fresh seasoned dishes and Paris’s best sandwich—tonkatsu pork, kimchi omelet, melted cheese, and umami-heavy sauce on toast. 92 rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière. Six-course dinner $50.

4. Bones: In the hipster-packed 11th, Australian chef James Henry revamped a former Irish pub back to its brick walls. Making his own sausage, butter, and bread, his simple, satisfying cooking recalls solid, wholesome workingmen’s food - good meat, vegetables, and potatoes. Try: roasted pigeon with potatoes and kale. 43 rue Godefroy Cavaignac. Set menus from $52.