Paris is quite simply an irresistible travel destination. As the largest city in France, Paris is a destination filled with cultural attractions, opulent shops, and some of the world's best gastronomy. From its Celtic beginnings in 4200BC, to the French revolution, Paris has a fascinating history, very much reflected in the cosmopolitan city it is today, where artistic flair and high society living exist side by side.
Here's a short guide on some of our favourite locations in Paris, hopefully you will find it useful when choosing where to book your holiday apartment:
Staying in le Marais
By choosing to stay in a holiday apartment in the Marais
area of Paris, you will automatically immerse yourself in one of the city's most historically rich areas. From the 13th century onwards, Marais was home to France's aristocrats, and over the past 800 years it has developed a vibrant Jewish community. Today, Marais is exceedingly cosmopolitan, and as such it is home to Paris's trendiest restaurant and bar scene. If you want to experience Marais as it was during the pre-revolutionary period, head for the Cognacq-Jay Museum. The museum is filled with portraits from France's finest early modern artists, as well as the furniture used by Parisian artistocrats.
About Paris St Germain
If you want to be perfectly located for Paris's main attractions, designer shops, and finest restaurants, choose an apartment in a St Germain
. Those who stay in St Germain automatically enjoy easy access to St. Sulpice, one of Paris's most famous churches. By paying a visit to St. Sulpice, you can climb the stairs and step inside the 7000 pipe organ. Once you have exhausted yourself with St. Germain's cultural marvels, you can rest and grab a bite to eat in Les Deux Magots
, one of Paris's most famous cafes. If you fancy experiencing Parisian fashion at its finest, you will not be disappointed. St Germain is home to designer stores like Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, as well as a litany of smaller Parisian boutiques. Despite its primarily designer vibe, St. Germain is able to cater to the tastes and budgets of all who stay there.
For those who want to experience bohemian Paris, Montmartre is the perfect destination. Montmartre stretches across a 130 metre high hill, which is littered with artists selling their latest pieces. As Montmartre is known for its quirky and surprising atmosphere, it should come as no surprise that it is home to one of the world's few city-based vineyards. Rue Saint-Vincent produces 500 litres of wine per year, and is open to tours and tasting sessions. Undoubtedly, the primary attraction in the region of Montmartre is The Moulin Rouge. Since the 19th century, The Moulin Rouge
has entertained revellers with some of the world's most beautiful and talented dancers. Today, those staying in Montmartre can head there for dinner, drinks, and shows both at lunchtime and in the evening.
Regardless of what you expect from Paris, you can rest assured that this magnificent city will deliver. Choosing a Paris holiday apartment will allow you, and those you travel with, to enjoy one of Europe's most spectacular destinations like a local!