Paris travel tips

My practical informations to organize and make a success of your trip in Paris : useful addresses, cultural news, major Parisian monuments, recipes, climate description, or even a transport service to assure your transfer to/from airports and train station to my flats.

Useful Paris

In this section, you will find all our answers to questions often asked about Paris: opening times for shops, budget, tips, taxes, remission of duty, post, language, transports, bank holidays, health and medical emergency, etc. With these very useful informations, Paris and the French way of living will have no secrets for you !

Cultural news

Tourists in Paris

In Paris, most of the museums regularly organize temporary exhibitions to make you discover exceptional works added to their own permanent collection. Here is my selection of exhibitions to come, contemporary art, primitive or exotic, paintings or even sculptures not to miss. It's on now and it's on ParisFlatRent !

Museums and monuments

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel tower, Louvre museum, Orsay museum, Notre Dame's cathedral, Château de Versailles, Paris has hundreds of monuments and museums of international acknowledgment. To help you in your trip's preparation, I made a tourism guide for major Parisian touristic sites with opening timetables, rates, etc.

Family outings

Family outings

How to keep children busy when traveling in a city you don't know ? To help parents, we gathered many original outing ideas for all the family and all budgets. Gardens, zoos, science, circus, everybody will make the most of their holiday in Paris.

Roland Garros

Short term rental offer in Paris during the tennis tournament at Roland Garros

You dream of attending the French Open and cheer your favorite tennis players on clay in Paris ? To know everything about this legendary tounament (rates, info and reservations), but also discover the availability of our apartments during the fortnight, here is our special section dedicated to Roland Garros. Follow the guide !

Maps and plans of parisian transports

Traffic signs in Paris

Map of the underground network, bus or even major touristic sites, download, print and bring them along with you to quickly find your way. Regularly updated, I invite you to consult my interactive map of Paris on Google Map which localizes each flat, good addresses and major touristic sites.

User guide of the Paris metro

Underground entrances in Paris

Fast, safe and economical, the underground is THE most efficient way of transport around Paris. Thanks to its numerous interconnections, you can cross the city from museums to monuments very simply. This user guide shows you how it works, different rates and available passes along with many practical informations.

Vélib : self service bike hiring in Paris

Vélib'

Put in place in 2007, Vélib' is an incredible self service bike hiring system. In Paris, several hundred automatic stations, distant of 300 meters from one another, will allow you to hire a bike 24h/24 and 7D/7 with a starting price of 1 euro per day ! A unique occasion to discover Paris by bike. Just hire one in a station and drop it off in another.

Paris and its weather

Notre Dame Cathedral

All year around Paris benefits from a very pleasant climate favorable to walks. The mild winter and bearable temperatures in summer enables you to stay there twelve month a year with no restrictions. To know about the weather forecast of your holiday in Paris, this guide will inform you of temperatures and precipitations according to months and seasons.

Wine tastings

Glasses of wine

Strong of its incredible diversity of terroirs and appellations, France is known as "the country of wine". So why not enjoy your stay in Paris to initiate yourself to wine tasting ? A unique opportunity to taste representative wines of French regions, understand their manufacturing secrets and learn the wine vocabulary with a sommelier.

Cooking recipes

Beetroot carpaccio

Each of my flats disposes of a fully equipped kitchen with of course crockery, pans and cutlery. Thanks to the numerous shops, you will be able to prepare meals just like at home. Here are a few ideas of simple recipes to make. A modern French style cooking, tainted with my Italian background. Bon appétit !

A New Year's eve in Paris

A New Year's eve in Paris

You will have the pleasure to spend New Year's eve in Paris but haven't planed anything yet ? Cabarets, restaurants, cruise on the river Seine ? Here are all the good tips, but also practical informations to avoid traps and make a success of your eve in Paris and get a good start to the new year. Follow the guide !

Shuttle from/to your flat

Shuttle from/to your flat

You wish to book in advance a shuttle to assure your transfer from / to your apartment ? Our partner Parishuttle will fetch you at the airport or train station of your choice and will drop you off to your flat in the best possible delays. You will appreciate the punctuality and quality of their service with very competitive rates.