Paris has my heart. No matter how quite a few occasions I go to I fall in enjoy all more than once more. This year I ticked a thing off my Paris bucket list I have been pondering about for years – staying in a Paris Ideal Apartment. I 1st heard about this exclusive collection of decked out Parisian apartments with views of the Eiffel Tower from my pal and author Kat Lawrence (she wrote 1 of my favourite Paris books – Paris Dreaming) and have been myself dreaming of staying ever because.
The Ideal Paris Apartment
After I had decided this was the trip that I would ultimately make my dream of living inside a Parisian apartment a reality, the difficult decision started: which apartment to opt for!? The Paris Ideal internet site has so quite a few gorgeous apartments to opt for from that my toughest choice was selecting just 1. I settled on the St Emilion apartment in the 7th arrondissement, with an remarkable close-up view of the Eiffel Tower.
This apartment was providing a specific discounted price (the ideal way to locate a discount on these apartments is by booking in low season or signing up for the newsletter and waiting for final minute bargains). The apartment was large, filled with light and of course had the most remarkable view of the Eiffel Tower from the living space windows. The windows opened up to a compact landing on the other hand there was however no balcony/terrace (a bucket list moment I’ll save for the subsequent trip!)
Staying in the 7th Arrondissement
1 of the hardest choices when travelling to Paris for the 1st time is deciding on an arrondissement. My extended time pal and fellow Francophile Faye lived in Paris for some time and wrote an post detailing the ideal Paris neighbourhoods to keep in and what every single arrondissement has to supply.
The 7th is of course residence to the iron lady herself, the Eiffel Tower. Even though this apartment and arrondissement has terrific views of Paris’ most renowned icon, it is not the ideal neighbourhood for restaurants and cafes. Having said that what it lacks in numbers it tends to make up for in high-quality, with two of my favourite cafes nearby: Coutume Cafe and Carette Cafe. If you pop by the latter be positive to attempt their salted caramel macarons (I’ve dubbed them the ideal in town).
Items to Know Just before you Rent
Renting an apartment for a brief keep in Paris is 1 of the ideal strategies to practical experience the city. You come to understand your favourite cafes, bakeries and the familiar stroll residence following a extended day of sightseeing. Right here are a handful of factors to note ahead of you book an apartment in Paris:
Select a central place – there is so considerably to see and do in Paris and the city is vast. Select a neighbourhood close to the attractions you want to go to to take out the time and work of darting across the city.
Take into consideration your arrival time – I landed in Paris on a Sunday but fortunately the concierge group (who meet you at the apartment to show you the ropes) operate 7 days at Paris Ideal. They do on the other hand charge an out of hours charge if you arrive late in the evenings.
Split the fees – Numerous of the apartments I shortlisted ahead of selecting mine have been two bedrooms and some even three bedrooms. If you can go to with close friends or loved ones, the cost of the apartment reduces substantially!
Satisfied travels in Paris!