Thursday, March 31, 2016

Paris Celebrity Tours - Not your usual Touristy Tour!!

Paris Celebrity Tours

 Original and exciting cultural Paris tours and experiences.

This is not a touristy tour. No headsets or pink unbrellas. These are intimate tours for art lovers who want to experience Paris through its fantastic artistic culture. Be led by 6 native Parisians to secret bars and courtyards, mythical places, celebrity neighbourhoods, homes and haunts, while hearing amazing and funny stories.

From 20euro p/person
(duration approx 2-3hrs)

* Mythical tours:
St Germain des Pres, Montparnasse, Montmartre, Pigalle or the  Palais Royal
Jazz Tours
* Cinema Tours
* Fashion & Shopping Tours
* Treasure Hunts!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Paris - B&B on SALE


WAS 144euro p/night
NOW 115euro p/night 
for TWO guests including BREAKFAST 

email us to enquire/Book:
Visit the webspage for more details about this home: HERE

 A private entry Guest suite with guests double bedroom with 10m2 balcony with gorgeous views of the Sacre Coeur Basilica and bastille, guests lounge/study room, prvate ensuite bathroom, and breakfast served daily in the kitchen. Free wifi, bottle of wine on arrival, and copies of our 250page insider guides to Paris.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Authentic French village life - NEW home in France!

NEW French Country home in the Sth of France

A converted 4 bedroom Barn-Makers home in the heart of Autignac Village


Welcome to our 4 bedroom converted wine-makers barn-house with roof top terrace, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, 3 bathrooms, and all the essential amenities - wifi, heat/air, washer, TV, cable, equipped kitchen etc.

Languedoc is a popular holiday destination thanks to its amazing weather, having 300 days of Summer a year. It is also the largest wine producing area in France and shows off some of the countries most picturesque quintessential medieval villages, historic sights and natural wonders.

Our French home sits right in the heart of the region between the rolling hills and the Mediterranean. Guests are promised a diverse, charming and authentic experience of French village life, with the beaches lifenearby and Spain only 3 hours drive away.


$850AU per week (negotiable)
For 1 - 8 guests

EMAIL US to enquire/BOOK:

CLICK HERE to see this home in full detail on our website

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Where to Live in Paris. Take our QUIZ!!

Which Paris Neighbourhood is right for you?

The touristic Paris? the literary heart of Paris? the artistic village? the bohemian chic Paris? the historic quartier? the upscale luxe-ville? the shopping district? iconic Paris? Residential Paris or Provincial Paris?


Or Contact us for advice:



'What Kind of Parisian are you?

...find out which Paris B&B is right for you!..

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Paris perspectives! Eiffel Views!

Get an Eyeful of l'Eiffel

A few new spots to set up your Eiffel shots!

1. Palais de Tokyo


They say so much about this fantastic contemporary art Museum in Paris; all except that it has perhaps the most magnificent head on view of the Eiffel MAP
Check out the exhibitions HERE

2. Passerelle Debilly

Away from vehicles and heavy pedestrian traffic, this concrete bridge is perfect for those looking for more privacy while still reaping the rewards of amazing Eiffel Tower views. MAP

3. Maison de Balzac Museum

Gorgeous green surrounds in a tranquil garden at The Maison de Balzac - a writer's house museum in the former residence of French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). MAP

4. Rue Saint Dominique

One of the many streets around the 7eme where the Eiffel pokes out suddenly at so many turns


Monday, March 21, 2016

Style and Service in Paris - a unique home!

Chantal's 5star quality boutique B&B
 (2eme - Madeleine)

Guests will enjoy impeccable style and surrounds in this gorgeous Parisian home, polished perfect service by Chantal (the most wonderful, warm, attentive and hospitable B&B host with 10 years experience) and prime proximity to all of Paris' main attractions.

The guests private bedroom is large and at the entry of the home assuring privacy and independence to come and go easily, it has an ensuite and all the fine touches of a quality B&B - tea /coffee making facilities, robe, slippers, iron, wifi, towels and linens and toiletries.

144euro p/night for 2 guest
breakfasts welcome bottle of French wine and/or Macarons,
Paris Guide Ebooks and French audio online lesson and more

Breakfast is freshly purchased each morning and prepared for you. Chantal only buys from the best organic boulangeries and shops in Paris and loves to prepare decadent and generous feasts to her guests while showering them with plenty of Paris secrets and tips.

This is a warm inviting home in Paris where guests get to live with a local in a professional yet friendly environment, for a authentic and full cultural immersion experience in Paris.

EMAIL US to enquire/Book:
Click HERE to read more about this B&B

Friday, March 18, 2016

Where the Parisians Go... Exclusive! NEW! Feature!

Petite Pariscope
Monthly city tips and advice


'WHERE the Parisians Go...'

The first photograph of a human ever taken was in Paris (by Louis Daguerre in 1838 of a shoe polisher). The world has been obsessed with Parisians ever since; what they do, say, wear, eat and for visitors in Paris, where they go.

With 46 million visitors in 2015 it is no surprise Parisians like to keep some places to themselves. But there are Parisians who want to share their secrets. Petite Paris B&B hosts with 10-15 years B&B experience break the 'code' on exclusive hidden spots near their B&Bs in Paris.

Maxime, an Interior Decorator, lives in a converted artists home in the 19th, a tranquil part of Paris with an authentic village feel; and offers a guest suite with Petite Paris. Nearby is hilltop village 'Butte Bergeyre' accessible only by 3 staircases, with panoramic views of Paris and a delightful secret vineyard and vegetable garden to make your own. ‘There are even Parisians who do not know this place’ says Maxime. Pull up a garden chair, open a bottle of wine, gaze at the view and give a nod of knowing appreciation to the few Parisians there. This is where you go to
ESCAPE like a Parisian.
View Maximes B&B home HERE

 Despite what entertainment tells us, Parisians are not sitting around drinking Dom Perignon, eating Laduree macarons and staring out their window at the Eiffel, they are enjoying a romantic quiet life of food, art, community and international culture. Oh and French country side - read on!

Helene, an art lover and decorator, offers guests a romantic suite in her home and the opportunity to be
ARTISTIC like a Parisian. Instead of the Art Museums Helene leads guests to Ateliers Rose Selavy (website) where Parisians go to draw, paint (nude models) sculpt, sew, collage, anything creative or simply observe artists at work.
View Helenes B&B home HERE

Or for a unique local museum experience, La Maison Loo is a favourite Eastern art museum amongst the locals, located in a Chinese Pagoda, a structure that stands out amongst the Haussmann's

Jozsef, lives in the 10eme in the up-and-coming bohemian district of St Martin Canal. Nearby he spills about Le Comptoir General (website), a jewel of a nightspot and Parisian hangout with eclectic style, djs, outdoor courtyard and live bands. Sip a cocktail perched on a well travelled old suitcase, browse witchcraft cabinets or talk to Parisian bobo lounging on a barber’s chair in the African hair salon. This is where you go to
PARTY like a Parisian
 View Jozsef's B&B home HERE

Parisians escape to the countryside without ever having to leave the city. Secret flowering laneways and passages lead you to Provence and one quick portal is via Rue des Thermopyles in the 14th and the labyrinth of streets around it. Martine’s B&B home (a Sorbonne University teacher) is seconds from ‘Provence’. Walk to this heavenly hideaway where nearby is la Cite Bauer where neighbours sit and chat on their doorstep. The 14th is
where you go to PROVENCE
View Martine's B&B home HERE

Where Parisians go for ENTERTAINMENT is the classic La Pantheon Palace cinemas in the 5eme, Latin Quarter. But dinner first! Jacqueline, a B&B professional offers French and Italian cooking lessons in her home and loves sharing meals with guests. She also recommends a locals favourite La Cappanina - a popular Italian restaurant with beautiful terrace. It sits on that winding street Rue de la Montagne, where Hemingway and his buddies pick up Owen Wilson on the steps of St Etienne du Mont. After dinner head to Pantheon Palace, this is where Parisians go to EAT
 View Jacqueline's B&B home HERE

Madness and magic go together in Paris; Parisians love the mysterieux and to be both amused and dubious. In a little corner of the 20th, Anne points you towards a secret near her B&B home; a curious caravan decorated with mystic imagery sits very appropriately at the entry of Pere Lachaise cemetery. It is the home of Altiz, a fortune teller and tarot card reader. 10euro will get you a very quirky memorable experience with Altiz, a world traveller born inside a caravan on a fairground, and your future. This is
where Parisians go for a little MAGIC!!
View Anne B&B home HERE

Parisians shop in unique, chic and affordable Parisian fashion boutiques in charming local neighbourhoods. Marie-Christine is your guide to the REAL Marais shopping district, the ‘Haut Marais’ -
where the Parisians  go to SHOP. Tangles of streets behind rue Bretagne and rue Charlot with boutiques selling up and coming labels and Parisian classics for that effortless Parisian “bobo” look. Visit Caravane for home wares.
View Marie's B&B home HERE

Those who stay with Natacha in her rooftop B&B are usually looking for a more authentic experience of Paris away from the touristic areas; and nearby are two such spots. The Parc des Buttes Chaumont, which means one thing to most Parisians: drinks at Rosa Bonheur, the infamous watering hole for a bottle of house rose - this is
where Parisians go to DRINK. And the Petite Ceinture a 19mile belt of abandoned railway with community garden cared for by 450 community members. Among flowerbeds Parisians settle into chairs to read or play a game of scrabble. There is a chic café La Recyclerie and art events are held here. This is where Parisians go for COMMUNITY and NATURE.
View Natacha's B&B home HERE

Peet is a chef, TV personality and professional local B&B host leading guests to some of his favourite local gourmet shops in the 10th. Rue Faubourg-St Denis is an area not often talked about yet ‘where all cultural and ethnic differences live together in harmony combined with very trendy places to eat and drink’. This is where Parisians go for INTERNATIONAL CUISINE for authentic Indian, African and Middle Eastern food.
View Peets B&B home HERE

Visit Petite Paris B&Bs to book more than just a home in Paris; but a doorway into the Parisians Paris and go where the Parisians go:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eiffel View Paris B&B home - SALE!!!

SEPT to DEC 2016

Our Exclusive Eiffel B&B
(images as featured above - and below)

A historic B&B arms reach from the eiffel tower, balcony views from the bedroom and lounge.

WAS 225euro p/night for 2 including breakfasts

NOW 185euro!!
+ bottle of French wine on arrival
for Stays: September to December 2016


Click HERE to see this B&B on our website

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Petite B&Bs - Lison, Portugal - NEW apartments and B&Bs

NEW Petite B&B

Our B&B Service now includes the sunny capital of Portugal
(only 2hrs flight from Paris :)

An old abandoned 18th Century coach building, loving restored and converted into 2 charming self contained apartments
AVAILABLE NOW for booking for 2016!

From 90euro p/night for 2 guests!

Retaining ancient brick, ceilings, stone sinks, arched doorways and more original features, guests will be blown away at the old-world nostalgic romantic ambience of our 2 new homes.

Each home has 1 bedroom, full equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge room and all essential amenities for a comfortable and independent stay in Lisbon.

This is quintessential historic Lisbon at its best!  On arrival you will receive a bottle of Portuguese wine to enjoy, free wifi, and breakfast can be served at request daily.

Located in the historic centre of Lisbon, the 'Alfama' village, you will be minutes walk to the famous St Jorge Castel with its hilltop sweeping views of the city and 2 mins to downtown and the commercial square as well as the famous Square Rossio and bustling cosmopolitan Avenida Liberdade.

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NEW Lisbon B&B #2

A historic restored family-run boutique B&B home offering 5 guest suites (from single to double and superior rooms) in an exclusive part of Lisbon near iconic Marques Pombal and the cosmopolitan strip Avenida Liberdade. A short 10 min walk takes you downtown to the heart of the city.

AVAILABLE NOW for booking for 2016!

From 55euro p/night for 2 guests!

Guests are welcome to enjoy the communal Kitchen to prepare breakfasts and snacks (or they may request breakfast served) Free wifi through the home, bathroom with towels and linens provided.

Petite Lisbon: expertly selected and inspected authentic real family-style B&Bs and homes, for a complete cultural immersion experience.


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