Monday, July 25, 2016

Petite Paris B&B apartment LOVE!!!

The apartment was brilliant thank you, both the service and the apartment. Mum loves it and so did we. The location was fantastic and especially because the Football was in so much quieter up the hill. The metro was so close as was Cafes the small supermarket and even the pharmacy. I hope to one day book again. Lisette was lovely. Thanks again so much for your lovely self ❤️ I have added some pics.
Thanks again

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Paris studio Review - walk to Le Marais!! Live in Tranquility!

 A Studio in Paris! in the heart of the bustling historic MARAIS, walking distance to all sights and centre. Yet down a typical tranquil laneway for peaceful nights rest! 
ONLY 110euro p/night for 2 guests 
OR 740euro per week

Feedback love for our Studio in the Marais (ONLY 110euro per night or 740euro per week) "Dear Regina, We were delighted to stay rue Chapon! perfect location in 3rd Arrondissement and walking distance for us to many interesting spots in Paris and le Marais and Centre Pompidou! The studio is small but with a kitchennette perfect for Breakfast (well supplied with coffee, tea, butter, jam and milk)! I just had to walk to a great bakery close by every morning and we were ready to explore Paris! The studio was also quiet and comfortable! Definitely next time we go to Paris we will stay there! Many thanks for you kind assistance, Warm regards Elisabeth & Jack"



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Paris comes to Melbourne, Australia

Paris in Melbourne

Gontran Cherrier


Lucky Melbourne folk! Our favourite Boulanger in Paris (also winner of best Paris Boulangerie) Gontran Cherrier opens his first Australian store in Collingwood at 122 Smith Street MAP
Signature cakes and breads have not lost their crispy deliciousness crossing the seas - yes we have already flown down to try them. Cafe too with breakfast and lunch menus, delicious, fresh and inexpensive. But beware of $5 croissants, they're worth it! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

The perfect place to stay in Paris - is Not a hotel or someones random home

The perfect place to stay in Paris ... 
Midway between a generic hotel and someones spare rooms lies a GEM of an accommodation service :) 

Petite Paris B&Bs

In Paris if you don't want another generic hotel and rather have the local experience and expertise, a home listing website sounds perfect! But what's missing from Airbnb (sorry-not-sorry to point fingers) 

1. No one to inspect homes 
2. no one to maintain quality control 
3. No standard or selection criteria 
4. no customer service/ help if things go wrong 
5. No human help in the booking process. 


Paris travellers dont be blind to the the risks of such sites, as tempting, trendy or easy as they seem, we hope you remember good old fashion booking services, personal human run services who CARE about the homes they list (personally seek, select and manage) because we care about our guests and giving the BEST 100% professional polished boutique B&B service and care while still being in a REAL home. 

That's what Petite Paris is! only the most unique small selection of authentic homes, quality homes w 100% style, service satisfaction with Parisian hosts who have been in the PROFESSIONAL B&B world over 10 years. And why would you want to stay anywhere less than Parisian!!. Afterall it is the birth place of B&B classic hospitality :) We really are the perfect midpoint between stiff hotel and someones unclean house or room. As you were... thanks for listening!AND VISIT THE WEBSITE

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summer in Paris - Boutique B&B available August!

Available August

Anne's B&B424

A professional boutique B&B with charm and 5star service.

Location: 10eme, Garde du Nord, Galleries Lafayette

Welcome to our polished perfect and professional bnb home, specially renovated to suit the B&B service and run by our most loyal, experienced mature bnb hosts Anne-Claude. With entire guests suite consisting of bedroom, guests lounge and library, bathroom, dining.

On foot reach famous Galleries Lafayette Department store, Opera Garnier, Rue Montorgueil and more.

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

INSIDR Paris - ultimate smartphone for Paris travellers

To get the most of your stay in Paris, we'd recommend booking the INSIDR service on the website

INSIDR will deliver a connected smartphone to your apartment upon arrival. The ultimate digital guide to help you navigate Paris from the main tourist sites to authentic local secret places. We've personally tested the product and highly recommend it!

Key advantages:
  • * Connectivity with unlimited locals calls, 4G data, WIFI hotspot to connect your own devices
  • * Discovery of the ‘real’ Paris with Maps of highlighted recommendations
  • * Direct access to a community of Parisians happy to share their insider perspectives
  • * Selection of the innovative services, from a dinner with locals to a tour of Paris in a vintage car

Monday, July 4, 2016

DIY Walking Tour of Paris - 12eme arrondissement, The REAL Paris

Petite Pariscope
'Monthly Paris Tips'

DIY Walking Tour - 12eme
Discovering the 12eme /Bercy neighbourhood of Paris

The 11eme of Paris is a gem waiting to be explored. An authentic Paris neighborhood with all the quaintness and charm (and local bustling cafe life) like any other area but with less tourists. A tranquil place to enjoy the real and unexpected Paris, a greenery Paris, a magical and hidden historic Paris. On us!

9am Boulangerie Bo - begin with a coffee (after breakfast at your B&B of course), and take some crispy pastry treats at the beautiful Boulangerie Bo - famous for its Millefueille, pistachio danish and Chocolate tart (get extras to take away) MAP

9.30am Rue Crimeaux -  That not-so-secret street that pops up in the 'unusual places of Paris' lists - and that is a MUST to be seen. Colourful strip of historic homes will have you feeling like you are in a typical pastel coloured provence village. MAP

10am Parc de Bercy
- The fascinating Le Parc de Bercy is a group of three connecting gardens featuring fishponds, dunes, 95 rose varieties, open lawn areas shaded by tall trees, small pavilions, covered seating, playground, carousel, secluded spaces, small hills, sunken sitting areas. A cosy place to sit and enjoy the greenery. The lake house often has exhibitions too.  MAP

11.30am Bercy Village - Just off the Parc de Bercy is Becy village, a newly developed chic covered shopping strip "Cour Saint Emilion" with many restaurants, bars and cafes built into the old wine warehouses  MAP

12.30pm Lunch at Les Caveaus de Reuilly  - MAP
Enjoy a cheese charcuterie plate at Les Caves de Reuilly. We love this place and rate it the friendliest outdoor casual terrace. Close to Bercy yet an out-of-the-way location in Paris ensuring an ambience worlds apart from the bustle and hype of central neighbourhoods: here instead are bands of quality-conscious, budget-conscious Parisians, enjoying honest, inexpensive (wide selection) wine and each other’s company. French craft beer too.

1.30pm Coffee at Felix Cafe - Just up from for Les Caves de Reuilly enjoy a post lunch coffee at this typically charming brasserie. You may get lucky with a live band performance, or sit inside for a gorgeous atmosphere - MAP

2.30pm Jardin de Reuilly - Paul Pernin - this garden and public park is just off the promenade plantee (Paris' landscaped highline walk along the old Bastille to Vincennes railway). In Summer it is a gorgeous place to sit in the sun along with the other Parisians with wine. MAP

4pm Le Musee de Arts Forains - A unique carnival museum, quite literally a fairground held in an old winehouse in Bercy village with funfair objects, 16 fair stalls and restored attractions, merry-go-rounds, carousels, German swings, hundred-year-old bicycles, Japanese billiards, amusement rides, the famous Parisian waiter race and more, objects dating 1850-1950. MAP

6pm Le Baron Rouge - Aperitif hour = 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 and street musicians MAP

7pm Le Train Bleu - We're gong to let the picture do ALL the talk for this one. But we will add: classic French Fare, delicious, suprisingly not expensive and child friendly, located in the Gare De Lyon train station and open 7.30am - 11pm daily MAP

Or TRY: La Biche au Bois - a perfect intimate French bistrot serving French dishes at bargain prices, if you’re looking for the rare combination of good food and atmosphere, and modest prices, no tourists, intimacy, family feel. MAP

9pm  NUBA Paris - Cheekily cross the Seine to what is technically the 13th arrondissement to this Seine-side rooftop bar, a modern design venue with buzzing atmosphere, lounge areas. live music MAP

Petit Bain - For some live music and concerts (and rooftop bar) on a floating 'boat'. Fun, atmospheric and unusual. Check their website for shows MAP

Friday, July 1, 2016

August Availability - Historic Apartment in Paris - on la seine!

Ile Saint Louis Lovely

Carols boutique private apartment with breakfast delivered daily.

STILL our most booked and grandest
B&B apartment
in Paris!

As seen in: the ESCAPE Travel, SMH Traveller, The weekend Australian, Virgin Voyeur.

August, September & October

Full 5star B&B service
@ 209euro p/night for 2 guests

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

WHY is this our highest rated B&B?

* Heart of the city:
Most prestigious prime location, middle of the Seine river, all major attractions on foot.
* Impeccable style: Traditional antique and charming interior.
* Space & privacy: The entire apartment is for private use of guests only, 2 guest bedrooms 2 bathrooms, lounge to relax in and dining room where breakfasts are served to you daily.
* Breakfasts are lavish feasts of fresh gourmet goods. Delivered and prepared in the apartment by our bnb hostess.
* Superior Service: Carol is an absolute gem; a mature professional, friendly, attentive and generous host who loves to meet travellers, offer invaluable secret city tips and advice

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