As some of you may already know, my sweetie gave me a trip to Europe for my Christmas present this past year, Paris nonetheless. And we have decided on April, because apparently, "Springtime in Paris is for lovers" -says James....such a romantic I have huh ladies?? ;)
Well I have been on the hunt for accommodations, and since you can't seem to get a decent hotel room for less than $350 per night-- I've (we've?) decided to do an apartment rental, hey when in Rome right? It is way more cost effective, and I've never been a 'go on vacation to stay in the room' kind of gal, so i just need a place to shower and sleep. Sooo, I did some research and I'm pretty certain that I'll be moving to Paris people....what I found is nothing short of amazing. Have any of you ever done an apartment rental versus a hotel stay?
The first apartment comes in a 850 euros = $1115/7 days. It's in the trendy part of town called Le Marais and it screams authentic Bohemian to me. Take a look at those floors wouldya???
|Good Morning Paris!!!!|
|This fireplace slays me..|
|Dying over this floor people...does this not totally remind you of the kitchen from Ratatouille?|
The next one is a little bit higher located on the west side of the city, comes in at about $1300 for a week.
|These molding on plaster inspire me to be a little more French...even though my best friend says my house looks like France threw up in it. What can I say? I have a flare for the dramatic glamour :) And check out those floors! C'mon!!! I die.|
|I'd never leave this spot, cafe anyone?|
|Oui, se vous plait.|
|Too bad they had to modernize this beauty with a TV in front of the fireplace.|
And this one I'm pushing hard for--- At a whopping $780/7 days, and a TWO MINUTE walk from the Louvre, in the most desirable district....this sweet little loft.
|I'm pretty positive that this is an Ikea kitchen, but isn't that counter top so French? :)|
|The living area, with its original stone walls and beams.|
|How adorable is this?|
And one more to beat you down with....at a VERY affordable $640 for the week. Owned by an interior designer who lives nearby and would be delighted to show you the secrets of the neighborhood.
|Why are French stairwells so much more beautiful than ours? Perhaps the absence of landings?|
|Never to small of place for some marble|
|Would'ja check out that grass cloth flooring??? Gah!|
All apartments are available from Paristay, which I found to be the most wallet-friendly options, but you can also find some amazing ones through these websites as well....talk about eye candy!