Monday, May 30, 2016

NEW Paris Apartment on la Seine (6eme) St Germain, Available to book NOW!

Summer vibes in Paris
+ Petite B&Bs or apartments

L'ete (Summer) is here; and with Summer comes open shutters, balmy breezes and wispy curtains, breakfasts, coffee or wine on beautiful terraces and picnics in secret gardens or by the Seine... & Summery Paris B&Bs and apartments STILL AVAILABLE for June, July and August!! 

DELUXE Paris Apartment

St Germain-des-Pres (6eme) on the Seine
* 2 bedrooms for up to 4 guests

Welcome to a historic 17thC luxury home in the St-Germain, right on the Seine river, 5 mins from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Quartier Latin, Jardin Luxembourg, Musee d'Orsay and more.

With views of the Saint Chapelle from the windows the building was originally a private family mansion and still today only 2 other families occupy it, making it a safe, exclusive, rare find of beauty, traditional Parisian features and furnished family heirlooms.

90 square meters of living space with two bedrooms, a comfortable bathroom, a large living and dining area, a study/work room, and a modern, fully equipped kitchen.

Delphine our host and homeowner loves to share her apartment with people who will love and cherish it as much as she does.

Click HERE
to see this apartment on our website
EMAIL US to enquire or book

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Authenticity on a Budget - cheap eats in Paris!

REAL Paris City Tips!

Authenticity on a Budget!

PARIS Cheap Eats!
Paris dining doesn't have to be enjoyed at the ritziest of restaurants or belle époque brassieres, in fact many of the best traditional meals or treats are found at casual, cool, cheap eateries. You don’t have to compromise quality or quantity for good value, delicious, authentic fare, if you know where to go...


Le Comptoir du Relais: 

The notoriously popular & pricey brasserie makes the BEST and CHEAPEST ‘Croque’ in Paris. Go figure! Cheap dining in style on a bustling people-watching corner. 9 Carrefour de l’Odeon 75006 Metro: Odeon MAP



Breizh Café:

A Creperie café with breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert flavours, from 7.50euro to just over 10euro for fancier varieties. Delicious high quality ingredients. Located in the central 3rd district. TRY: Galette Buckwheat Noir. 109 rue Vieuille Temple 75003 Metro: Saint Sebastian-Froissart  MAP


La Gabin: 
A small, family-run restaurant in an unassuming street behind the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre. Classic, delicious and inexpensive French fare – 20euro fixed price menu: appetizer, main course and wine or dessert. 25 Rue Lambert 75018 Metro: Lamarck MAP

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A home on the river seine in Paris. available this Summer - August! 2 bedroom private!

Available this August, a historic antique professional B&B home in Paris 


1. Carols B&B242
Luxury historic 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment on la Seine.
Location: 4eme, Ile Saint Louis

As seen in: the ESCAPE Travel, SMH Traveller, The weekend Australian, Virgin Voyeur.
This is a an antique, stylish, 5star impeccable home with complete B&B professional services,

Gourmet fresh and generous breakfasts served daily, free bottle of French wine on arrival, free wifi, Paris City Guide insider ebook for iphones/ipads and more.

CLICK HERE to see this B&B apartment in full detail on our website

BUY our Petite Paris
City Guide eBook

ONLY $4.99

for ipads, iphones and tablets

Our ultimate insider guide to the best of Paris' unique and diverse cafes, restaurants, best boulangeries, chocolateries, coffee spots, breakfasts, markets, shops, parcs, museums and more. Listed by Arrondissement - complete with google map links and closest metro stops, so you can navigate on the go, on the streets of Paris

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and/or BUY IT

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

July or August in Paris? A B&B home on SALE

a REAL Paris home


Fabiens B&B suite

With Montmartre views!
ON SALE now for July and August in Paris

WAS 147euro

NOW 115euro

for 2

includes breakfasts, wine on arrival, free wifi and Paris insider guide ebooks

A B&B suite with balcony and views across Paris, minutes walk to Marais and the bustling centre attraction of Paris, yet in a quiet residential tranquil village with its own cafe, boulangeries, brasseries and bar life!! Paris this Summer anyone? 

August Availability in Paris 5eme Latin Quarter apartment!

Available this August in PARIS

Marie's Paris Apartment #285

A sunny Summer 2 bedroom apartment with sunny balcony views, minutes walk to the Seine

Location: 5eme, Latin Quartier
EMAIL us to enquire or BOOK

Located in front of the beautiful Jardin des plantes, steps from the Seine River, Marie-Françoise welcomes you to an unhosted apartment just for you, close to her own home upstairs in the same building, making her easy to reach and always available for help.

On foot reach famous Rue Mouffetard (oldest open street market - a cobblestone lane way of endless gourmet fresh food and wine stores, cafes, restaurants bars), the Maubert weekly markets,  the picturesque Place Contrescarpe for endless cups of coffees or wine; and bustling Odeon and boulevard St Germain.

In this private and self contained loft style 2 bedroom apartment with 2 double beds and an extra loft space for 2 more young guests, you will have at your feet a private terrace (7m2) giving way to a green and quiet garden of the residence overlooking the peaceful inner courtyard. A full bathroom, kitchenette with breakfast ingredients left for you and a welcome bottle of wine, a lounge/dining room that also opens out onto a flowering terrace.

Calm and in the full heart of Paris, this accommodation is perfect for your family especially if you seek privacy and independence in a self contained home yet you also seek the assistance of a warm, friendly hostess to offer you invaluable city advice and recommendations. At Marie Francoise’s home guests are welcomed as friends, she is a warm, welcoming, professional and experienced host.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Where the Parisians GO!

'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 andrue 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 DRINKAnd 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 10thRue 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:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Paris with a panoramic view home, only 99euro per night

Natacha's B&B home

99euro p/night for 1 guest
109euro p/night for 2 guests

including breakfasts
+ bottle of French wine on arrival

Paris with a Panoramic View! A gorgeous family home, a converted professional B&B suite awaits you! With huge terrace balcony and sweeping views to enjoy day or night, coffee to wine time, guests enjoy an entire suite with bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and breakfast served daily ny Natacha our amazing hostess who will welcome you like family and ensure you are always comfortable, happy and well informed about what to do and see in Paris. 

Enquiries/Bookings HERE
Visit this B&Bs Webpage HERE

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MAY SALE in Paris 99eu 2 guests - 1 bedroom apartment


For this stylish, bright, spacious one bedroom, fully self contained 
FOR MAY 2016

Location: Marais/Canal StMartin
1-2 guests 99euro per night
3 guests 119euro per night

INCLUDES bottle of WINE on arrival, Paris Guide Ebooks & more

AVAILABLE 19th - 23rd MAY
AVAILABLE 26th to 30th MAY