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Paris – The 1st Arrondissement

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Tulieries Gardens

One of Paris’ twenty unique arrondissements (districts), the 1st arrondissement is one of the smallest and least populated in the city, but remains one of the best places to rent a Paris apartment vacation rental.  Housing both the Louvre and the Tulieries Gardens, the majority of the district is situated on the right bank of the Seine River with a small portion lying on the west end of the Ile de la Cite.  Other than these famous landmarks, the rest of the district is mostly a center for commerce which also attracts a large number of travelers to the area.

The most obvious advantage of having a Paris short term rental in the first arrondissement is probably the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre.  For those people who have already been to see the colossal museum, seeing it all in one day, or even two days, is next to impossible.  The museum holds over 35,000 historical objects that cover over 650,000 square feet, so if the Louvre is the focus of your trip to Paris, having a Paris Apartment Rental within walking distance is a wise choice.

Originally the site of the historical Tulieries Palace, the Tulieries Gardens may not always attract the majority of the tourist population, but the area is quiet, central, monumental, and beautifully landscaped making it a great place to rent a Paris vacation apartment.   The gardens connect the Louvre Museum Palace to the Arc de Triomphe with a 5 km walk featuring beautifully landscaped plant life & lawns, and historical fountains, basins and statues.  There are also a number of cafes and kiosks where visitors can rest and enjoy a baguette sandwich.  On a sunny day in Paris, there may not be a better place to relax and enjoy the city.

For visitors to Paris that don’t have the luxury of being on vacation, the first arrondissement is also a perfectly centralized location to stay for business.  Short term Paris apartments located in this district give business travelers easy access to almost any location within the city and the area is probably the most peaceful location to come home to after a long day’s work.   Whether your trip to Paris is for business or pleasure, the first arrondissement is an ideal location that will not disappoint.

Honeymoon in Paris

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The city of Paris is a bright spot in the universe where love flourishes, artists find inspiration, and cultural trends are set. Anyone will immediately fall in love with the city with a stroll down the Seine or a night spent marveling at the sparkling city from atop the Montmartre hill.

It is no surprise that couples across the globe dream of spending their honeymoon in the City of Light. Surprisingly, one of the least expensive options for newlyweds to enjoy the “moveable feast” is through a stay in one of the many Paris vacation rentals. This enables a certain amount of freedom for the traveler, while cutting some of the typical travel costs.
When planning a trip to Paris, it is necessary to decide which neighborhood, or arrondissement, to stay in. The 1st arrondissement is on the right bank of the Seine and is the home of the Louvre and immaculately manicured Tuileries. For those looking to stay in a rich part of Paris, this neighborhood is perfect. The views of the Eiffel Tower are spectacular and the Arc du Triomphe is only a short walk from almost anywhere in the arrondissement. Time spent in a Paris vacation apartment in the 1st would offer a rich experience of the royal beauty in the city.
Alternatively, honeymooners might imagine their ideal trip to Paris spent in the favorite haunts of Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Left Bank. In that case, a Paris short term rental in the 5th or 6th arrondissement would be ideal. These neighborhoods contain the bohemian Latin Quarter, La Sorbonne, and a café on every corner. The charming streets, lined with boutiques and chapels, lead up to the Seine and provide views of Notre Dame de Paris. The bars and pubs that are nestled into the neighborhood boulevards and avenues provide a wonderfully relaxing nightlife atmosphere. There is a certain romantic quality to this area that makes it perfect for honeymooners.
Paris in the spring is a cliché for a reason, but Paris’ beauty is not diminished in the summer’s heat, autumn’s falling foliage, or winter’s bite. Any newlyweds planning their honeymoon in the city will not regret the decision, especially if they decide to stay in a Paris holiday apartment. It adds ease to the trip, cuts down on food expenses, and gives the allusion of owning a bit of the beauty that is Paris.