I’ve travelled back to Paris countless times, dragging my multiple suitcases up countless stairs to then gasp at just how much smaller the room is than the photos on booking,com . I have some absolute horror stories too but we will save those for another day. There are many exceptional hotels in the city, there are also many that are very underwhelming on arrival. But this time, and for the second time in my life, I booked an apartment with Paris Perfect and it was nothing short of exceptional.
We stayed at their Chateauneuf apartment on rue de grenelle in the 7eme, my favourite neighbourhood in Paris. The apartment was wonderfully haussmanian with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a living room large enough for a party. Paris Perfect strike theperfect balance between luxurious and comfortable – their interiors are understated, practical but also, absolutely chic. From my bed every night, I watched the Eiffel tower sparkle – which really had me sinking into sleep with more joy than I ever have.
Rue de Grenelle is such a quaint street – quiet, beautiful and lined with wonderful restaurants, a bakery plus a supermarket. We ate twice at Gusto Italia 218 and my assistant and I are still talking about the pasta we had . The Paris Perfect offices too are just a step away, which made leaving our luggage (6 suitcases totalling over 200 kilos) after check out incredibly easy. Champ de Mars is in walking distant and if you look down many streets in this area, you’ll be greeted by incredible views of the Eiffel tower. La Fontaine de Mars is one of my favourite restaurants in Paris, it’s been in the family for over 3 generations. I love to shoot at this restaurant too, imagine a Wes Anderson spin on a Parisian bistro – it’s so wonderfully retro, and just a street away from the apartment (the photo below on the right is taken outside of the restaurant)