It is a real nightmare to find the perfect hotel in Paris. There are plenty of websites who will provide thousands of recommendations. Some of them offer more than 2,000 hotels in Paris with special deals or cheap packages. They are very useful tools but it remains difficult to figure out which hotel YOU need based on what you want to experience. 

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Paris Hotels - Boutique-Hotels

We personally spend several weeks a year selecting boutique hotels and visiting them to finally select only ten of them that match our criteria:

  • They are all lovely boutique hotels with a few number of rooms (15 to 30).
  • The boutique hotels we select have all a particular charm in their architecture and decoration.
  • The owners and their staff are helpful and paying attention to their travelers’ needs.
  • The rooms are comfortable with queen size beds or twin beds.
  •  Last but not least, they follow the 3 rules to choose a hotel in Paris: Location, Location & Location.  The boutique-hotels we selected are perfectly located in different central districts of Paris to explore the ravishing city.

Paris Best Districts

You will be able to choose between staying on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter or on the Right Bank of the Seine River in Le Marais, 5 minutes away from the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

For the nostalgic of the semester abroad in the Sorbonne University, we can offer accommodation in Saint Germain des Prés.

If you are more fascinated by the French fashion and want to be close to the Eiffel Tower, some of our Paris boutique hotels are located near Etoile and less than 5 minute walk to the Champs Elysées.

Get more details on our Paris Map.

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Apartment Rental in the heart of Paris

If you would like to live like a Parisian, you may consider a private apartment rental in Paris. Renting an apartment in Paris is a great accommodation solution for all types of independent travelers: families, couples, friends, etc.

Following the exponential evolution of apartment rental in all the touristic cities in the world, Paris has suffered a lot. Some entire blocks and neighborhoods have been transformed into apartment rental districts loosing all the charm of the capital city of France. Paris mayor has drastically stopped this evolution and many rental agencies have been bankrupted : be very careful if you pay ahead for a unit rental in Paris. 

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We know the best tips to make the most of your stay in Paris. Then, we will also be happy to craft the rest of your itinerary whether you would like to explore Normandy, the Loire Valley, Provence, Bordeaux or Burgundy wine regions, etc. 

 

Crafting your days visiting Paris

Laura and Emilie are very happy to plan each of your days exploring Paris depending on:

  • What you may already know about Paris and what you wish to discover
  • Specific neighborhoods, museums, attractions you heard about
  • Experiences you would like to enjoy while in Paris
  • The type of food you like

If you don't know, we are happy to make recommendations for you to have the best time. 

 

Self-drive tours in France including a few days in Paris :

 

Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 4780
Region
in Paris, Loire Valley, Dordogne & Basque Country

From Paris to Toulouse, this trip will allow you to explore these unique regions by the backroads. Take the time to visit some of the hidden castles of the Loire Valley, enjoy duck confit in Dordogne, and discover the typical villages of the Basque Country.

Villages & Markets Tours
Countryside Tours
Duration
10 days
Price
US$ 3300
Region
in Paris & Provence

Explore two very typical and stunning regions of France and get a real feel for our beautiful country.

Countryside Tours
Art & Museums Tours
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3920
Region
in Paris, Somme, North, Verdun & Alsace

In 13 days, this tour will take you from Paris to the Somme region, and on to Lille at the Belgium border. You will then drive your way south-east to the Verdun area and the surrounding WWI sites. You will end your journey in Alsace, on the border with Germany. A great way to discover Northern France !

Heritage & History Tours
Art & Museums Tours

Our Travelers’ Reviews

Pam
Dear Emilie, Thank you so much for all you did to make our vacation fantastic. From the initial planning, the guide book, and all the accommodations and plans, everything was fabulous! Our trip was made better because of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Leslie
There are not enough superlatives for our experience with Emilie. Prompt correspondence and thorough questions led to the perfect vacation for my family. Her choice of hotels in Paris and Provence were exactly what I would have chosen on my own. Her tour guide recommendations were spot on. The fact that she arranged all of our transfers, train …
Sandra
My husband and I prefer to travel independently not on tours but I am getting tired of doing all of the planning. Emilie did an excellent job of planning the trip. I gave input on the type of hotels and the places that we wanted to see and she took care of the details. The hotels that she picked were outstanding. All but one day we followed her …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Dina & Jim
from the US
Who just received their travel pack at home
Kelsey
from the US
With her hosts at the B&B in the Loire Valley
Ann & Jim
From the US
In Amboise castle by the Loire river
Tracey & Sandra
From the US
In Provence...
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley
Sheena & Anna
From the US
In Provence
Harry & Caroline
From Australia
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Carole & Paul
from the US
Wine Tasting...
Dan & Kim
From the US
Romantic time in Paris...
Lis, Mervyn & Stephen
from Australia
On the Riviera
Shirley
from Canada
In lavender fields in Provence
Jane & Ron
From Canada
Visiting the Opéra Garnier, in Paris

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