The Parisian Apartment: A Sunny Escape

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The Parisian Apartment

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy day is travel planning. One part research, one part daydreaming and you can be transported to the ends of the earth with a few clicks of a mouse.

I’ve had the pleasure of researching some favorite spots in Italy and Paris for our upcoming summer holiday. Though we finally made our choice of an apartment in Paris I want to share a few lovely Parisian apartments I discovered along the way.

Let’s just call it eye candy of the travel variety.

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This chic apartment in St. Germain has that expansive terrace pictured above.

Gorgeous French windows in our centrally located Paris apartment rental

I’ve spotted themes of rich jewel tones, brilliant hues and even fluorescent shades in Parisian apartments.

Pretty Paris rental living room with original, ornate fireplace (decorative only

 

Sofa in our Paris apartment converts into a comfortable double bed at night
Sit back and enjoy the a movie on the flat-screen TV in the living room
The iconic windows…. French doors or windows embellished with intricate ironwork and a swath of silk drapery. So classically french and a must for my favorite Parisian apartment ideal.

 

Sunny Paris apartment bedroom with view of the Eiffel Tower

 

Stunning view of the Eiffel Tower from the living room and bedroom
 The views in Paris are spectacular. How about the Eiffel tower with your morning mimosa?

 

Toast your Eiffel Tower view with a glass of bubbles!
Or by candlelight?

 

Decorate your apartment with fresh flowers from our favorite Rue Cler florist
Find these amazing views in a perfect location!

 

My favorite mix is modern with a retro or vintage flair. I love this classic fireplace and ornate crystal chandelier combined with the modern lucite tables and graphic rug.

 

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Paris vacation rental living room with flat-screen TV, DVD player and sofa bed

 

En suite bathroom with antique tub in our one bedroom Paris vacation rental

Is there anything missing in the photo? French doors, a view, fresh flowers, candle light, champagne, a clawfoot tub with rose petals, silk curtains and the classic ironwork on the balcony. I guess the only thing missing is us.

You go first!

View from the bedroom to the spectacular en suite bathroom

 

Wow! The evening view of the Eiffel Tower from your en suite bathroom!

Oui, simply add the Eiffel tower and you have Parisian perfection.

Romantic bedroom with extra-wide queen size bed and luxury linens

The shower and sink in our Left Bank Paris apartment en suite bathroom

I love a chandelier in the bathroom.

Dazzling close-up shot of the nightly light show on the Eiffel Tower

You can stay here with these swoon worthy  Eiffel Tower Views.

I’m a big fan of the simplicity of sleek and modern design. Can you just imagine the views from here? The double sliders are amazing for city gazing.

 

 

Living Room with Dining Nook in the Background
More vibrant hues and unusual color combinations.

 

Inside this Historic Palace
A classic courtyard beauty.

 

Gracious living area with French Windows

 

 

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We flirted with this chic little studio once.

 

 

And why not dream of a staying in a French Chateau someday?

Find your favorites at

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I hope you enjoyed a sunny escape to a few quintessential Parisian apartments today.

Where are you off to next?

xx,

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For more on traveling in Paris here and here

If you are more into the hotel scene these are a few of my recommendations for Paris:

 

 

 

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Heather Lindstrom

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24 comments

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I loved all of these apartments! We rented an apartment when we stayed in Paris last year. My 1st requirement was that it felt “totally French”. It seems all of these apartments meet that requirement! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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Thanks for stopping by, Angelina. Your trip sounds amazing. It seems it’s not difficult to capture that “totally French” feel with these beauties! xx

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These are very lovely spaces focusing on Paris. The one with the Eiffel Tower in the background in dreamy. Jess just went to a French café, and she said it was just like being in Paris.

Happy Easter to you, friend.

love, ~Sheri

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Fabulous I hope to get there someday!

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I’m just sure you will, Karolyn. It will be amazing! xx

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What beautiful places. Paris is such a magical city!

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wow…great tips…I am pinning for our next trip. We haven’t used this company before so thanks!!!
Mary Ann

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GOOD MORNING!
If it’s an EASY TASK can you give me the link to the ZINC mirror and checked curtains SPOT close to the end of your POST!
LUCKY YOU……….ITALY and FRANCE in one JAUNT!
Wishing YOU a WONDERFUL TRIP full of ADVENTURE and NO WALLETS STOLLEN!!!!!!!!!

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Heather, I shared this on my blog today. Loved the links! Happy weekend. xo Kim

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Thank you sweet Kim! xx

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I do love how air bnb and home away and the like have widened the choices and lowered prices – I can see you in all of those choices! x

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Thank you, Naomi! Each apartment is so unique and charming. Sometimes it is difficult to choose. ;)
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Ah Heather, what can I say after that jaw-dropping display of my favorite place on earth? I’ve been dreaming of Paris lately, just yearning to see the gray buildings as a backdrop against the pink blooms and other colors of Paris. These apartments are the epitome of French classic chic. ENJOY your planning mon amie! Anita

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Isn’t it dreamy to have a peek inside these quintessential Parisian apartments, Anita? Putting this post together had me virtually visiting Paris for a day or 2. So perfect! Happy weekend, dear Anita.
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YES! Now this is the way to go. For me, I think a vacay is the time to splurge. Not for everyone of course. Love all of your preferences. Thanks! And I know you and your guy choose a lot of great places to live it up! A big applause. We only live once!

Jane

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I so agree with your perspective, Jane. I save up to splurge a bit on vacation. Aren’t these gorgeous?
Happy weekend!
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Now I’m dreaming of Paris…gorgeous images!

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Dreamy indeed! xx

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OOO la la!!! Oui!! Oui!!! Positively gorgeous. Everyone!! Have a great weekend!!

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Thanks sweet Katie! xx

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Love your choices Heather! So many dream locations and beautiful apartments. We are trying to decide to go to Paris this summer. We have twice rented Paris apartments. I find all of them to be so well appointed and I love the tall windows they mostly all have. We did our first rental through VRBO. The second was Paris Address. I like them the most as they are based in Paris and meet you at the property which is nice. Our apartment was on Il de Cite near Notre Dame in a circular street facing a park called Place Delphine. Little restaurants lined the park, but it was still quiet and in the heart of the city. I can’t wait to check out all your choices. Have a good day! xo Kim

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Il de Cite is would be such a beautiful part of the city in which to stay. We have typically stayed in the 6th or 7th. Always near the Seine.
I hope you do make it to Paris this summer. We will cap off our trip to Italy with a visit to Paris in July. Wouldn’t it be fun to be there at the same time?
xx

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LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’d be romantically content in any one of those! Italy and France are on my bucket list.

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Me too, Shelly! Put them at the top of your bucket list. I know you will absolutely adore Italy and France!
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Love to hear from you!