Monday, June 27, 2016

le NEW Summer Apartment in Paris :)

le Summer a Paris
+ Petite B&Bs or apartments

Cosy mornings waking up to the sounds of an awakening city, smells of buttery croissants, and a lovely Parisian friend waiting to greet you, serve you lavish breakfasts and help you plan your perfect Paris days; is the aim of our game. Our boutique service/website of over 120 handpicked Paris homes promise authentic family homes with professional style and services.

B&B + apartments STILL AVAILABLE for July & August!

DELUXE Paris Apartment

Ile Saint Louis (4eme) on the Seine
* 2 bedrooms for up to 4 guests

Welcome to a historic 17thC luxury home on the Island Saint Louis, in the middle of the Seine river, minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Quartier Latin, Jardin Luxembourg, Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, Tuileries jardin and more.

The home is in one of the most famous mansions 'Hotel Charron' on the Ile, historically listed and now family owned, making it a safe, exclusive, rare find of beauty, traditional Parisian features and furnished family heirlooms yet with modern touches and comforts.

100 square meters of living space with 6 windows overlooking a gorgeous tranquil rose garden, two bedrooms, a comfortable bathroom, a large living and dining area 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.

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NEW Paris home by the Seine, St Germain Rue Gite-le-Cour! BOOK NOW

Available this August

Maries' B&B483
A luxury, historic, boutique apartment on the Seine river - 2 bedroom, bath, lounge, separate kitchen, dining.

Location: 6eme, St-Germain-des-Pres

This is a unique, charming home designed by an architect to maximize space and light for a comfortable stylish stay in Paris, tucked down a tranquil street right off the Seine River, in the St Germain des Pres, moments walk to Notre Dame, The Islands, the Latin Quarter, the Hotel de ville, the Marais, Louvre, basically all attractions and main attractions and  neighbourhoods are an easy walk.

One bedroom, lounge room that can be converted into a separate bedroom complete with rolling doors for privacy and separation from the rest of the home, fully equipped kitchen, dining and bathroom.

CLICK HERE to see this apartment in full detail on our website
EMAIL US to enquire/BOOK

Monday, June 13, 2016

Australian travel service with a Petite Pulse - Paris and Lisbon B&B apartments!

B&B Service with a Petite PULSE!

What started with just 24 Paris homes, Australian run specialty service Petite Paris has now grown to 120 unique, handpicked, exclusive Paris B&Bs and apartments for Australian travellers (and 26 NEW Lisbon B&Bs).

This figure may not seem as impressive today as it might have only 5 years ago when the service first launch in 2010 (even then 24 was impressive), not with the surge of saavy automatic online booking services offering tens of thousands of homes per city.

So for a solo independent run small Australian service, where homes are sought in person and where guests are booked into homes manually through a one-on-one personal email service, Petite is a feat and fight of good old classic service and good old Aussie determination to rise above the rest and remain, despite the changing times.  (Images of the newest addition to the Petite Paris website, a deluxe historic home on the Seine river banks - click here)

Regina Ferreira, founder and owner of Petite B&Bs runs the service entirely and works to remind travellers of the assurance, quality and warmth of real human services; and to ensure the service stands out for all these reasons which set’s in apart from the rest.

Visiting Paris each year for 2 months at a time, Regina personally seeks out unique Paris B&B homes while inspecting existing homes. She registers them with the Paris Tourism Office to be officially approved and classified B&Bs that meet the Paris Tourism Bureau’s strict criteria of quality, service, safety and authenticity for B&Bs. All hosts have at least 10 years experience, must serve fresh breakfasts and interact with guests for cultural exchange experiences ie conversations, planning itineraries, language lessons, guided walks and more.

Having intimate knowledge of each Petite Paris home and it’s host, Regina is well equipped to advise her guests in person which home is right for them. Great lengths and commitment of time and work are given to every guest to ensure they are well serviced and well placed in Paris, in homes that are polished, professional and legitimate B&Bs. It is Paris after all, the home and origin of human hospitality!

The online descriptions are transparent and complete. If a home has an awkward entry, low lighting, non-allergic pillows, or if a baby lives next door, it is all written.

Making up the hat-trick service is the free travel advice from someone who is ‘like a local’. With each booking comes an abundance of invaluable city tips, recommendations and general help from Regina whose experience and passion for Paris and the B&B industry comes from a place of human generosity and kindness. She believes everything (worth experiencing) is about the interactions we have with one another and the Petite Paris service is one that even in the midst of the technological booking revolution, reminds us that human service and care is still out there if we want it, to satisfy us in ways the new services never could.

View the full Petite Paris B&B catalogue @

NEW Petitebnbs website (for Lisbon B&Bs) Coming SOON


Thursday, June 9, 2016

NEW French BEACHHOUSE in Trouville-sur-mer, Normandy, 2 hrs from PARIS!

French BEACH Home

Le chant des Mouettes at the Beach

Just 2 hours direct train from Paris, in quaint fishermans resort beach town of Trouville-su-mer, lives our NEW charming B&B. Normandy, France.

109euro p/n for 1-2 guests
includes breakfasts

EMAIL US to enquire or Book

Relax and unwind in this cosy and utterly charming home-away-from-home, a lovely B&B in a typical fisherman house in Trouville Sur Mer, offered to one  or two guests by Lisette your charming, generous and attentive hostess and guide to Trouville.

Here you will enjoy French country charm, with guests private bedroom and private bathroom, right next door to the seaside and in the centre of the fishing village, a great getaway from the city in a quaint French village. Breakfast is served daily by Lisette, homemade, fresh and delicious.

EMAIL US to enquire or Book

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

Monday, June 6, 2016

A DIY Walking Tour in Paris - Bastille 11eme, where to go, what to do, where to eat, drink and dance!

Petite Pariscope
'Monthly Paris Tips'

DIY Walking Tour - 11eme
Discovering le Bastille neighbourhood of Paris

The 11eme of Paris is an area that will leave you spoilt for choice on which amazing bar to hit, which restaurant, which cuisine, which club, live jazz show or nightclub. An international cuisine hot spot and bustling area known for its nightlife and green areas.

9am Cafes des Phares - begin with a coffee (after breakfast at your B&B of course), at the very heart of bustling Place de la Bastille at the famous Colonne de Juliet intersection - a monument commemorating the Revolution of 1830. MAP

10am Promenade Plantee - take a walk along Paris' highline. An old abandoned railway converted into a garden strip that runs for 6km giving you a birds eye perspective of Paris. Many places to sit MAP

11.30am Marche d'Aligre - A true neighborhood market, so vibrant and bustling. Open six days, the produce is affordable, the selection diverse, and the vendors highly engaging. The outdoor stalls open 9am-12:30pm only.  On weekends the market expands to vendors on various side streets. MAP

12pm Le Baron Rouge - Pre-lunch drinks at this nearby classic bistrot famous for having the largest selections of wines in Paris, and the funnest atmosphere where patrons spill out onto the street being served wine with charcuterie boards if you wish to nibble, street musicians playing and all is a beautiful blur of wine and wine glasses MAP

12.30pm Ble Sucre - a pit stop before lunch at this famous Patisserie famous for the best Madeleines in Paris. Buy a few to takeaway  MAP

1pm Bistrot Paul Bert - Lunch at this typical Paris bistro with old posters on the walls, a cosy home atmosphere and a busy kitchen. Try the pork cutlet with wholegrain mustard and the famous Paris-Brest for dessert. NOT for the faint hearted or vegetarians this is a meat lovers bistrot. Lunch fixed price approx 18euro. Or Dinner 36euro. MAP

3pm Edith Piaf Museum - You can't really take much more that 3 steps in Paris without the sounds of the famous Edith Piaf so you may as well take the trip to the far north of the 11th arrondissement to enter the museum and private apartment of Edith, and enter the universe of the singer famous for 'La Vie en Rose' - MAP
(psst nearby La Bague de Kenza, specialising in fragrant, sticky-sweet Algerian pastries MAP)

4pm Pere Lechaise- With some time to spare before aperitif hour and dinner,  enjoy an afternoon stroll through the worlds most famous and romantic cemetary, through its labyrinth of beautiful paths, enjoy the amazing display of headstones and sit and enjoy your pastries MAP

5.30pm Le Perchoir/Onze Bar - Aperitif hour at one of these 2 very different spots. Le Perchoir is a rooftop cosmpolitan bar with spectacular  rooftop views and Onze a dark regular bar with a grittier edge to it. Both friendly and delicious! Perchoir MAP. Onze MAP

6.30pm Le Chateaubriand - Dinner at one of the hottest neo-bistrot tables in town, this soberly decorated spot offers very original menus (changes daily) with unlikely combinations  Eg. Frois Gras in miso soup, teriyaki salmon with berries and beetroot  MAP

8pm Rue Oberkampf - after dinner head to this street for a glimpse of the fun and often rowdy nightlife it is known for. Lined with tempting bar after tempting bar. MAP

9pm Les Disquaries - A hip cocktail bar for amazing live local bands (and DJS) to dance the night away. A small space that can get crowded (and fun). Check the website for gigs - MAP

Midnight - end the day strolling down Rue de la Roquette poking in at all the little obscure and beautiful laneways and bars, heading towards Place de la Bastille, where we began :)


Friday, June 3, 2016

NEW Provence Villa, AVAILABLE NOW from L'Apartment - 2016 and 2017 in France


in Provence!

Welcome to Villa Margaux in Provence, southern France a lovely fully equipped charming rural home comprising of 4 bedrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons

FROM 1100euro per week - 8pax.
CLICK HERE to view on our website


Summer/Autumn 2016
ALL DATES in 2017

EMAIL us to enquire or book

Our  home is located in the Parc du Verdon region of Provence, in the ‘Haut (Green) Var’, not far from the deepest canyon in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon and the stunning lake Sainte Croix. Further abroad, Villa Margaux is situated a one-hour drive from the French Riviera, Cannes, Toulon, Marseille and Aix en Provence.

Enjoy lazing around in the private pool, savouring the surroundings or discovering the true Provence by experiencing the sights and smells that delight the senses at one of the eclectic local markets. Enjoy meals on the summer terrace with a view of the undulating Haut-Var landscape, or eat locally in one of the many restaurants with some of the finest cuisine the world has to offer.

Nearby the Villa, you will discover charming Provençal villages, olive trees, wildflowers, lavender fields, vineyards, rivers, lakes and hills with open views of picturesque panoramas.

CLICK HERE to view on our website
EMAIL us to enquire or book

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Still our BEST, highest Rated bnb B&B in Paris :) Marais 3eme

Marais Magnificent

Giseles boutique B&B

STILL our highest rated
B&B apartment
in Paris!

August, September & October

Full 5star B&B service
@ 134euro p/night for 2 guests

INCLUDES breakfasts, bottle of French wine on arrival. daily cleaning, afternoon teas, Paris Guide ebooks, French audio lesson, City advice daily and more  

WHY is this our highest rated B&B?

* Heart of the city:
Most sought after trendy historic, bustling Marais (3eme) close to all major attractions on foot.
* Impeccable style: Traditional antique and homey interior.
* Space & privacy: 2 guest bedrooms each with private bathroom, guests private lounge with balcony and Notre Dame views.
* Breakfasts are lavish feasts of fresh gourmet goods.
* Superior Service: Gisele is an absolute gem; a mature professional, friendly, attentive and generous host who loves to meet travellers, make them at home in her home, offer invaluable secret city tips, help plan their Paris days.

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