When we stayed in Paris, I decided that staying in an apartment would be the way to go. I had heard great things about the difference it could make in your trip. Having a place to rest your head that was more of a home was very appealing to me. I have been to Paris several times and my best trips were spent with a friend who lived there for a few years in an amazing apartment just steps from the Tuleries Gardens. Both times I stayed with her I really felt like Paris could be home for me. I knew the neighborhood and where I could eat comfortably as well as the great shopping that was near by.
This time I wanted to stay as close as possible to the neighborhood that I knew. Maybe not my best choice. I struggled to find an apartment that worked for 3 of us in the 1st Arr.
We settled in an apartment from A la Carte Paris in the 17th. It was perfect for us, clean, comfortable and it had a cute little kitchen and a large bathroom. The view was perfectly wonderful and the neighborhood divine. Shopping was super close and quite good. Even a small outdoor market several days a week, we were able to buy fresh food everyday and really enjoy all that Paris had to offer.
It made the trip and gave us the feeling of home! I learned a thing or two about Paris and it's neighborhoods, there is more than one great place in the city and maybe I should give them all a try.
images by christina for greige