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

Kris & Kristina
Thank you so much Emilie for all your hard work on our anniversary trip to St. Emilion and the Loire Valley! We had such a great time and everything you planned for us was just perfect. Having traveled to Paris and Nice many times, this was our first time exploring the countryside and we had a blast. We cannot thank you enough for everything! Kris …
Carol
We have just returned from a road trip around France and with Emilie's help, we had one of the best trips we've ever had. We travel extensively and I normally do my own research and bookings because we don't like using formal , organised tours and we were looking for advice on self driving holidays in France. Emilie's attention to detail is …
Chuck
Emilie was a great help in planning our trip and the accommodations and recommendations were excellent and well thought out. Unless you speak French and know the countryside, this is the best company for you to use to have a superb vacation and I would use them again anytime. They give you options so you can do what you like, but help with the …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Amy
from the US
Enjoying a great view in Burgundy
Dina & Jim
from the US
Who just received their travel pack at home
Patricia, Brandon, Alyssa & Anika
from Canada
in a cellar in the Loire Valley
David
From the US
Celebrating his 80th birthday at a cooking class in Burgundy
Tonya & Robert
From the US
In Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Naomi
From the US
In Villandry gardens in the Loire Valley
Ginette, Craig, Bev & Dan again
from the US
Having breakfast on their private terrace near Aix en Provence
Darlene & Howard
from the US
At Emilie's parents with Jeanne & Pauline (our daughters)
Rory & Mike
From the US
Enjoying a romantic moment
Scott & Linda
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Deborah & Richard
from the US
On Omaha Beach, Normandy

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