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  • Orange-Maple Glazed Pears with Vanilla Crème Fraiche

    Orange-Maple Glazed Pears with Vanilla Crème Fraiche

    This is the kind of desert you’ll never have to feel guilty about eating because it’s made with fresh fruit! At least that’s what you can tell yourself as you savor the tender pears, luscious vanilla cream and crunchy almonds. This simple, rustic recipe allows each separate ingredient to shine, making for the perfect after-dinner treat!

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  • Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

    Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

    Lamb meat has a distinct, but mild and light texture and subtle flavor, which makes it a perfect choice for a variety of dishes. This recipe using lamb chops involves marinating in garlic and herbs and then fried, and serving together with a warm white bean salad and oven-baked tomatoes, finished with a persillade, which is a simple dressing, made out of fresh parsley and basil, garlic, lemon and olive oil.

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  • Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

    Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

    There’s nothing more French than a baguette sandwich eaten outdoors, so whether you’ll be picnicking in the Jardin du Luxembourg or in your own backyard, this baguette sandwich recipe will have you feeling the French spirit in no time! Have you heard of the quintessential Niçoise salad? Well, this is the sandwich version!

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  • Our Paris Perfect Stay on Rue Cler

    Our Paris Perfect Stay on Rue Cler

    Perched above the legendary gourmet food market street of Rue Cler, and situated mere blocks away from the sparkling river Seine and glittering Eiffel Tower, we couldn’t think of a more perfect location for a mother-daughter getaway than the Syrah apartment. Come see what it’s like to stay in this lovely area and live like a local Parisian.

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  • The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    Pastry shops and bakeries abound in Paris – there’s practically one on every street corner. Since we love the 7th arrondissement so much, and know that many of our guests prefer to stay in this area near the Eiffel Tower, we’ve compiled a list of the best pastry shops along Rue Saint Dominique!

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  • Our Paris Perfect Stay on Rue Cler

    Our Paris Perfect Stay on Rue Cler

    Perched above the legendary gourmet food market street of Rue Cler, and situated mere blocks away from the sparkling river Seine and glittering Eiffel Tower, we couldn’t think of a more perfect location for a mother-daughter getaway than the Syrah apartment. Come see what it’s like to stay in this lovely area and live like a local Parisian.

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  • The Perfect Paris Apartment for 8 People!

    The Perfect Paris Apartment for 8 People!

    Take a look at the beautiful updates to the Châteauneuf, a large apartment that accommodates up to 8 people and offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. For a family, a group of women, or two families it is ideal – with loads of space, a gorgeous kitchen, living room and location across the street from the Champs de Mars gardens and Eiffel Tower.

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  • The Best of Rue Montorgeuil – Historic Market Street in the Center of Paris!

    The Best of Rue Montorgeuil – Historic Market Street in the Center of Paris!

    Unique shopping, varied dining options, great food stores and a rich history – rue Montorgeuil has it all! Come take a little tour around this central market street located near the Louvre and Centre Pompidou. Be sure to bookmark this convenient list for your future trip to Paris; we promise it’ll come in handy!

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  • 5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    It’s common knowledge that the Louvre is filled with masterpieces – the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo,” just to name two – but has anyone ever told you which rooms to visit in the Louvre? This list will show you where to find the most incredible spaces inside the museum that combine beautiful artworks with stunning architecture!

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  • New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    We’re thrilled to introduce our newest Paris experience custom designed for our guests! On your next trip to Paris, learn from the best with our Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Class with Chef Philippe Excoffier. We’ve collaborated to craft a cooking class we know our guests will adore – it’s unique, personal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a top Paris chef!

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  • Can’t Wait! Exclusive Cooking Class with Philippe Excoffier Coming Soon!

    Can’t Wait! Exclusive Cooking Class with Philippe Excoffier Coming Soon!

    We recently had lunch at Philippe Excoffier’s excellent restaurant in the 7th arrondissement – and it was fabulous as always! The timing was amazing since we are about to launch a brand new exclusive offer for Paris Perfect guests – regular gourmet cooking lessons themed around seasonal products! Watch this space for more details on these exciting new weekly courses coming soon.

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  • Dramatic Décor Transformation in the Bandol Apartment!

    Dramatic Décor Transformation in the Bandol Apartment!

    From bold and masculine with lots of black, to more bright and Parisian with pops of blue and green, the Bandol apartment has had an interesting design journey. Come see what Maddy changed in the space, using primarily furniture and accessories she already had in storage! It’s a budget makeover that makes a big impact!

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  • What it’s Really Like to Buy & Renovate a Paris Apartment

    What it’s Really Like to Buy & Renovate a Paris Apartment

    Finding, purchasing, renovating AND decorating a Paris apartment from 6,000 miles away?! Seems impossible – but it’s totally doable! The owners of the beautiful Monthelie apartment answer all your burning questions, from creative inspiration to logistical issues. If you’re considering buying in Paris, you’ll definitely want to read this interview first!

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  • 5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

    Antique buttons, delicate fabrics and luscious wools – Paris has so many amazing craft stores to explore! If you love picking up little creative treasures as unique souvenirs while you travel, you’ll absolutely love these locations. Here are 5 of our favorite craft stores in Paris in which to spend an inspiring afternoon!

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  • Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Almost 400 years ago, a little candle company was established in Paris on Rue Saint Honoré, providing candles to the royal court and parishes throughout the city. Cire Trudon now specializes in scented candles: thoughtfully formulated aromas that will transport you to a different time and place, each with its own personality and narrative.

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  • Win a Copy of Paris in Bloom!

    Win a Copy of Paris in Bloom!

    To share the beauty of spring in Paris, we’re giving away three copies of the gorgeous new book Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane, a talented travel and floral photographer. Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a copy of this stunning new book about Paris. It is truly a delight for anyone who loves the City of Light … and blossoms!

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  • Some Interesting Facts About the Place du Tertre

    Some Interesting Facts About the Place du Tertre

    The hilltop neighborhood of Montmartre is steeped in quaint charm, exciting history and artistic tradition. Filling every square inch of the Place du Tertre – the main square of the old village that once existed here – are artists selling paintings, portraits, caricatures and silhouettes. Keep reading to find out more about this picturesque square!

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  • How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

    How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

    Paris simply wouldn’t be Paris without its bakeries and pastry shops; they’re a necessity of French life. Not sampling all the amazing things they have to offer during your trip would be a crime against humanity! That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to order at a French bakery, including tips & tricks that only the locals know!

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  • Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Settling into a new city can be difficult, especially when it comes to the locals-only stuff like shopping for groceries! That’s why we’ve put together this super handy list of all the places to stock up on food in Paris, from traditional open-air markets and specialized shops to the most popular supermarket chains!

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  • When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    The royal gardens of Versailles are a magnificent sight to behold. They seem to stretch into infinity, with their perfectly symmetrical maze-like hedges – but you haven’t truly experienced the gardens until you’ve seen them during a Musical Fountain show! From April through October, the fountains, grottos and groves of Versailles will spring to life once more!

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  • Fabulous Art & Photography Events Taking Paris by Storm!

    Fabulous Art & Photography Events Taking Paris by Storm!

    Right now, Paris is getting ready for an avalanche of Art & Photography events! Not only are the museums of Paris putting on incredible exhibitions, but all throughout the city you’ll find art markets, fairs and city-wide celebrations. Here is a handy list of all the best local art events happening this Spring-Summer 2017!

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  • The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    Pastry shops and bakeries abound in Paris – there’s practically one on every street corner. Since we love the 7th arrondissement so much, and know that many of our guests prefer to stay in this area near the Eiffel Tower, we’ve compiled a list of the best pastry shops along Rue Saint Dominique!

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  • My Quest for the Best Strawberries in France

    My Quest for the Best Strawberries in France

    A special French strawberry called Gariguettes are very similar in size, shape, and overall appearance to Spanish strawberries, but sweeter and juicier.

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  • Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

    Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

    Lamb meat has a distinct, but mild and light texture and subtle flavor, which makes it a perfect choice for a variety of dishes. This recipe using lamb chops involves marinating in garlic and herbs and then fried, and serving together with a warm white bean salad and oven-baked tomatoes, finished with a persillade, which is a simple dressing, made out of fresh parsley and basil, garlic, lemon and olive oil.

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  • Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

    Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

    There’s nothing more French than a baguette sandwich eaten outdoors, so whether you’ll be picnicking in the Jardin du Luxembourg or in your own backyard, this baguette sandwich recipe will have you feeling the French spirit in no time! Have you heard of the quintessential Niçoise salad? Well, this is the sandwich version!

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  • Spoil Your Mom this Mother’s Day with a Trip to Paris!

    Spoil Your Mom this Mother’s Day with a Trip to Paris!

    Special offers, last-minute discounts, Mother’s Day, late spring blossoms, great weather and springtime events – there are literally hundreds of good reasons to visit Paris during the month of May! Don’t wait a minute longer to transform your lofty Parisian dreams into a tangible, real experience – there’s no better time than right NOW!

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  • Save 25% During our Mother’s Day Sale at the Paris Perfect Store!

    Save 25% During our Mother’s Day Sale at the Paris Perfect Store!

    Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year? It’s coming up soon! There’s still time to order her something special as a memory of that special Paris vacation or to celebrate an upcoming trip to the City of Light. And if you order by May 3rd, you’ll receive 25% off our handpicked collection of Paris prints, custom linens and beautiful gifts!

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  • Paris Real Estate Update – Interview With Our Resident Expert

    Paris Real Estate Update – Interview With Our Resident Expert

    If you’ve been dreaming of owning your very own Parisian property, then it’s a good idea to become acquainted with the current state of the market – and that’s where our resident expert comes in! Madelyn is here to answer all the questions you didn’t even know you had about Paris real estate in 2017.

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  • Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Gorgeous Paris Apartment for Sale in the Elegant 1st Arrondissement!

    Searching for your dream apartment in Paris? We’ve found a stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with an excellent setting in the exclusive 1st arrondissement very near the beautiful Palais Royal gardens, Louvre and outstanding shopping and dining. This is the perfect setting for savoring the regal life in the City of Light!

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