It’s probably no surprise to anyone that a vacation to France has made it onto more than one dreamer’s bucket list. From the Eiffel Tower to its world-famous museums, there is more than enough to see and do in Paris alone to keep a visitor entertained for weeks on end. Luckily, at the end of the day, weary travelers have almost limitless options when it comes to choosing where they lay their heads each night. Quaint B&B’s, and charming hotels dot the city’s landscape, and for those wishing to immerse themselves into the culture more deeply, holiday apartments provide all of the creature comforts of home for an extended stay.
Many times it is simply more economical for adventurers to seek out longer-term rentals. Particularly in situations where a trip might be combined with work, or perhaps Paris has been chosen as a jumping off point, or home base for a more extensive trip through Europe. Private apartment rentals are an attractive option in this regard as they offer a more customizable environment, more room, and more freedom to come and go as you please. Not having to worry about the hassles of re-booking expensive hotel rooms, making scheduled meal times, or needing to tip someone every time you reach for a towel leaves you with more time to relax and enjoy your stay on your own terms.
Here is a quick look at some of the options available to travelers visiting the City of Love. Each place offers a different type of hospitality to help you plan your trip just the way you like.
When it comes to booking a stay in one of the many stylish, and luxurious hotels of Paris, there are almost as many options to choose from as there are sights to see. You will find small, privately owned motels that provide you with Old World charm, and the unique fingerprint of the proprietor, to large scale and popularly known hospitality chains that cater to travellers every whim. Some of the most extravagant establishments offer Five Star dining and deluxe accommodations designed to please and impress more discerning vacationers. You may need to do a bit of investigating to find the right fit for your personal dream vacation, but your choices are limitless.
The B&B is one the more romantic options for honeymooners, lovers and anyone wanting to add something special to an important anniversary. Travelers looking for a bit more pampering from their vacation will love the “welcome home” atmosphere that most B&B owners offer. The bed and breakfast experience also offers a more personal touch with the local French culture. Home cooked meals are provided, where guests discuss their itineraries and get real insider information from their hosts about where to find the best wine bar or restaurant. The hosts may even let you in on local secret gems, and which tourist traps to avoid. This option is great for anyone looking for a touch of personality on his or her European adventure.
If you are spending more than a few days then it makes sense to book a holiday rental in Paris. It actually works out to be more economical to rent an apartment, and you will get the experience of living in Paris as opposed to being somewhere purely for tourists. Apartment style living is great for travelers who are looking for a bit more personal freedom than the average tourist.
Apartments vary in size and cost and are plentiful. Most provide traveling tenants the unique opportunity to come and go as they please, just as they would in their own home. Owners usually furnish their rentals with modern amenities like internet and cable tv, and all furnishings are provided. Apartments also let visitors prepare food they buy from local markets in a private kitchen.
Regardless of how you imagine your romantic vacation in Paris, a perfect getaway is waiting to be discovered that will push your experience beyond our expectations.