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Rent a charming or luxury Paris apartment, enjoy the city of lights and fall in love again. Romantic spots, beautiful strolls, world-wide known landmarks to visit, fancy restaurants, trendy night-clubs, luxury stores… No matter what you are looking for, you will find it in Paris, by yourself or with the aid of our concierge service.

Map of Villas in Paris

Introducing

City of Love

Paris acquired it reputation of city of love in the early 1900s, principally thanks to Americans who visited France, an open-minded country, tolerant to public displays of affection, where they were given a whole new scenery. Opposed to the puritan England and free from poverty and communism unlike Spain or Eastern Europe, France was the country known for its cabarets such as Folies Bergères or the Moulin Rouge and its romantic cafés and restaurants. Therefore, with such casualness and libertinism, Paris became the capital of love.

City of Fashion

The reputation of Paris as a city of fashion probably started in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the king’s court’s fashion had a big influence in Europe. In the 19th and 20th centuries, different kinds of clothes were invented in Paris. A lot of fashion designers were from Paris or studied there, and gave their names to famous brands, such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier or Christian Louboutin.

City of Art

Home to some of the world’s greatest museums and galleries, in particular the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris has seen some of the most talented artists of all times like Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jean Metzinger… Today, Paris still attracts a lot of new artists whose talent await to be known.

History and Culture

From Iron Age to Renaissance

The history of Paris, has started over 10 000 years ago during the Iron age when  the Parisii, settled on the Ile de la cite . Then,the city grew from a small Mesolithic settlement to the largest city and capital of France.

Between 58 and 53 before JC, Jules Caesar tried to invade the Gaul. The Parisii and Romans then started a war in which parisii fought bravely and desesperately: this will become the battle of Lutetia.During the 5th century, Germans invasions became intensive which led to the gradual collapse of the Roman Empire.

By 1500, After many wars and plague invasion, Paris had regained its old prosperity, and the population once again reached 250,000. Each new king of France added buildings, bridges and fountains to embellish his capital, many in the new Renaissance style imported from Italy.

Paris today

In the first part of the 21st century, the vitality of the Paris economy made it an important financial center and influential global city. The Paris region had a 2012 GDP of 612 billion euros.

Tourism was an important part of the Paris economy. In 2013, the city of Paris welcomed 29.3 million tourists, the largest number of whom came from the United States

The Paris region received 32.3 million visitors in 2013, putting the region just ahead of London as the world’s top tourist destination region

Christianity

Christianity was introduced into Paris in the middle of the 3rd century . According to tradition, it was brought by Saint Denis, the Bishop of the Parisii, who, was arrested by the Roman prefect Fescennius. When he refused to renounce his faith, he was beheaded on Mount Mercury. According to the tradition, Saint Denis picked up his head and carried it to a secret Christian cemetery. The hill where he was executed, Mount Mercury, later became the Mountain of Martyrs (Mons Martyrum), eventually Montmartre

Culture

In 2013 the Louvre was the most-visited art museum in the world, and the Centre George Pompidou was the most-visited museum of modern art.

A new national museum, The Musee du Quai Branly, opened in 2006 to showcase the indigenous art of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas.

A new private museum, the Contemporary Art museum of the Louis Vitton Foundation, opened on October 2014 in the Bois de Boulogne

On 14 January 2015 President Hollande inaugurated a new symphony hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The hall opened with a performance of Faure’s Requiem, played to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shottings which took place in the city a week earlier

Things to do

Moulin Rouge and Le Crazy Horse 

The show at Le Moulin Rouge involves around 40 female and male dancers on stage dancing all together. They are dressed in consumes ranging from flamboyant ostrich feathers to transparent silk to colorful military uniforms. The performances make for a wonderful experience, transporting one back to the days of the late 19th century La Belle Époque and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Cruise down the River Seine 

There is something absolutely magical about gliding down a river on a boat and enjoying all the beauty around. There are large number of companies that run boat tours down the river. If you would like to get a really luxurious experience, then find a company which offers dinner and  drinks. You will be able to enjoy spectacular architecture of Paris while having a dinner on the Seine.

Hight Tea in Style 

Nothing screams luxury in the afternoon quite like High Tea, and there a few famous places to take some high tea in Paris to make you feel like an early 20th century aristocrat in no time. For example, The Ritz is one of the best places in the city to enjoy some high tea. The Four Seasons is also offering a variety of tea assortments, thus everyone will be able to find something to suit their needs.

Places to see

The Eiffel Tower

It’s almost impossible visiting Paris without climbing on the top of the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889 for the Paris Universal Exhibition World fair and in order to mark the centennial of the French revolution, this tower designed by Gustave Eiffel is the most emblematic monument in Paris. With 324 meters in height, it is the tallest building in the French capital. Enjoy the panoramic view from its third floor and admire the beauty of the city.

Avenue des Champs Elysees 

Famous for the parades of July the 14th, l’Avenue des Champs Elysées is a must-see in Paris. It links some of the most known places, like the Arch of Triumph and the Louvre Museum. With almost two kilometres in length, you will find there some of the most renowned shops of the country.

Arch of Triumph

Located on the centre of the Charles de Gaulle’s place, the Arch of Triumph is one of the most impressive and moving monuments in Paris. Commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his victory at Austerlitz, it pays homage to the soldiers of Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars. On its peak, you will have an unique view of the 12 avenues converging to the Charles de Gaulle’s place.

Louvre Museum

Located on the eastern end of the Avenue des Champs Elysées, the Louvre Museum holds one of the most important art collections, with more than 35,000 works from around the world and throughout history. But the most famous piece of art in this legendary museum is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Each day, 15,000 visitors come to admire La Joconde’s mysterious smile.

To see and to be seen

Restaurant Guy Savoy 

Paris has long been considered the gastronomical capital of the world, and it is said by many that Restaurant Guy Savoy is the gastronomical capital of Paris. This is a 3 star Michelin restaurant includes all that could be wished from such a highly-rated destination. You will be able to enjoy an excellent service, luxury atmosphere, and of course amazing cuisine. It is highly recommended to try signature dishes that include Savoy’s artichoke soup dressed with black truffle shavings and accompanies by brioche slathered with truffle butter, and the chocolate orb dessert with warm mango. 

Sip a cocktail in a secret hideaway 

One ultimate Parisian escape. On the top of the secret stairway in the heart of Montmartre, located in the very private garden of a boutique hotel, Le Tres Particulier is a refreshing summer hideaway. Just beyond the black iron gate and intimate salon sits a small bar that opened onto a flagstone courtyard, where cafe tables, wrought iron chairs and tapestried settees are scattered amid the greenery to create an enchanting secret garden. Reservation for this place is essential.

Visit Josephine 

Explore one of Paris’s best kept secrets: Josephine. Relatively new opened at the beginning of 2013, this little den opens a chic wine bar, distinguished wines and rare whiskies. The decor of this chic bar is inspired by the sensual Josephine Baker and avant-garde American tattoo artists of the 1940s. When you will enter the bar, you will notice stunning wooden shelves displaying bottles of wind and Japanese whiskies.

51 Villas in Paris