Paris stimulates the senses, demanding to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelt. From romance along the Seine to landscapes on bus-sized canvases to the pick-an-ism types in cafes monologuing on the use of garlic or the finer points of Jerry Lewis, Paris is the essence of all things French.
Gaze rapturously at its breezy boulevards, impressive monuments, great works of art and magic lights. Savour its gourmet selection of cheese, chocolate, wine and seafood. Feel the wind in your face as you rollerblade through Bastille, or a frisson of fear and pleasure atop the Eiffel Tower. As the old song says, Paris is at its best in springtime, even if it is sometimes a little wet. Anyway, you can visit Paris any time of a year.
Many of Paris' significant sights are strung along its river, and its quartiers each have their own distinct personalities, so you can experience a lot without covering much ground. The museums, monuments and the two islands are a magnet for visitors but it can be just as rewarding to wander.
Whatever your tastes, you'll never be bored in Paris. Music lovers can bounce from grand opera to smoky little jazz clubs to cabaret and end the night with some uplifting house or salsa. The cinema and theatre options are boundless, and the exhausted can recover in a series of stylish bars. Among activities that you can do in Paris are: boating, skating, bowling, gym, swimming. Paris is a sublime place to shop, whether you're someone who can afford Lacroix or just an impecunious leche-vitrine (window licker).
There's a huge variety of accommodation in Paris, ranging from sumptuous palaces and converted 17th-century townhouses to poky little holes where you wouldn't tether your dog. Make the effort to look around - if you dig you'll find character and charm without bankrupting yourself. And book early. Another place to stay during your holidays are Paris Vacation Apartments.
Paris Vacation Apartments are dedicated to giving you a real Paris living experience and unique vacation, one that you would never have staying in a hotel.
By renting one of the beautiful Paris Vacation apartments, you will live like a Parisian and feel part of an authentic French neighborhood. We will be there to personally meet you and settle you into the apartment, answer questions, make reservations and help out in any way we can. You will be greeted with fresh flowers, French wine and croissants.
Renting Paris Vacation apartments can be a great alternative to staying in a hotel. An apartment rental is a good choice if:
- you're interested in staying in a more residential neighborhood to get a flavor of life in Paris
- you're traveling with a group or family and will need more than one room
- you enjoy having a kitchenette to prepare meals using local ingredients
- weekly maid service is sufficient
- you are planning on an extended stay and want to save money.
There are many different apartment rental agencies. In some cases the apartments are private residences where the owners will vacate their apartment while you visit. In other cases, they are units designed for rental that are rented year round. Here are some questions to ask when choosing a rental apartment.
France is an expensive country. Traveling to Paris will cost you a lot. But there is always unique Paris vacation packages including hotels, walking tours, Paris cabarets, discount travel and other things.