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Live Independently and Do Your Own Thing!

When you come to Paris for a few days, you can either follow the tourists to the greatest monuments, museums, restaurants and places, or find your own way to Paris’s best-kept secrets and discover Paris like an insider.

When staying in one of our Paris apartment rentals, you will find that it has many conveniences – one being that you will be able to experience the city as a resident. Since all of our apartments are located in the most desirable areas of the city you will be walking distance or a quick metro ride to the places on your “Paris bucket list”. In each apartment you will find a tailor-made apartment guidebook featuring the desirable hidden delights of your neighborhood but below is a list to get you started…

The Passages of Paris

Follow your nose to the aromatic Indian restaurants in the Passage Brady, the colorful art shops in the Galerie Vivienne, and one of our favorites, the Galerie Véro-Dodat which takes its name from two butchers. 

Véro-Dodat, 1 rue Bouloi, 75001, Métro Palais Royal

Place du Marché Sainte Catherine

Situated in the place of an old convent, this square is a parenthesis of charm and quietness. It is located in the heart of the Marais, the arrondissement for many Paris apartment rentals. 

Just off the rue St Antoine, Métro St Paul

Ile St Louis

Taste the delicious ice-creams of Berthillon on the Ile Saint Louis. Three generations of this family have been creating the most incredible ice-creams! Get ready to stand in line in front of their shops!

All over the Ile St Louis, Métro Pont Marie, Cité

Parc Monceau

It is hard to believe that this lovely park was created on a former gypsum quarry. A popular destination for Parisians on weekends and a great place to escape from the tourist traps!

75019, Métro Monceau

Coupole du Printemps

The Coupole of the Printemps, on the 6th floor of the famous department store, is a chef d’oeuvre of Art Nouveau. During WWII, it was dismantled and pieces of the stained glass were hidden.

Bd Haussman, 75008, Métro Havre Caumartin


This busy Belle Epoque restaurant serves hundreds of meals a day to the budget-minded in a top-notch décor and ambiance. Surprising value for money served by "typical" French waiters ;-)

7 Faubourg Montmartre, 75009, Métro Grands Boulevards

Canal Saint-Martin

One of Napoleon’s better ideas, now a favorite spot with local families on Sundays and popular in the evenings with trendy young Parisians. 

Best to start at rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010, Métro République

La Coulée Verte

A former railway track atop the Viaduc des Arts, replaced by a treelined promenade. Beneath the Promenade, the arches of the Viaduc are home to craftspeople and restaurants. 

Start at Bastille

Cirque d'Hiver

Cirque d’Hiver is a beautiful indoor circus still in use. Take your kids there, they will love it! You will, too. We recommend that you book in advance.

110 rue Amelot, 78011, Métro Filles du Calvaire

Cité des Fleurs

When this charming little alley was built, each owner had to plant three flowering trees in his garden. A surprising country lane in a working class area of Paris.

1 rue Guy Môquet, 75017, Métro Brochant