A Few Hidden Gems in Paris

There’s an entire universe of culturally-magnificent attractions in Paris, France, “The City of Lights.” What allures most families to Paris is its unique old-world elegance, charm, and extravagance. Take a well-deserved step back in time this spring with an escape to Paris. Start and finish each day inside one of our luxurious Paris vacation rentals. Elite Destination Homes has three genuinely stunning luxury apartments: Rue du Four, Rue Saints Peres, and Le Triomphe.

Huitrerie Régis

A trip to Paris is incomplete without a traditional meal inside a trendy oyster bar. Just down the street from our lavish, comfortable 6th arrondissement Paris vacation rentals, you’ll discover arguably the most underrated restaurant in the city: Huitrerie Régis. Indulge in the best locally-sourced oysters in Paris, perfectly paired with a hand-selected regional wine. This tiny, hip oyster bar is gaining a following among locals, but tourists haven’t discovered the allure yet.

La Derniere Goutte (The Last Drop)

If you’re staying in one of our Left Bank homes, check out this simple yet rewarding gem, La Derniere Goutte, the area’s best liquor store. Browse through hundreds of award-winning bottles of French vino. Then enjoy your purchase inside a historic yet chic vacation rental as the day’s last beam of sunshine dissipates.

Eugène Delacroix Museum

While thousands of tourists flock to the ever-popular Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Arc de Triomphe, the Eugène Delacroix Museum remains a peaceful and beautiful locale for art and history lovers. Learn about the life of famous French romance painter Eugène Delacroix inside his last apartment. This quiet museum features over 1,300 drawings, prints, manuscripts, objects, and paintings, including “The Death of Sardanapalus.” An easy walk from our apartments, the museum is very close to the Église de Saint Germain des Prés and famous cafés frequented by intellectuals, past and present.

Coutume Café

A quiet place to enjoy a delicious latte early in the morning is Coutume Café, a short stroll or bicycle ride from Rue du Four and Rue Saints Peres. Coutume Café has exposed, aged walls, ancient beams, and, of course, perfectly-roasted French coffee. Locals come for the coffee but stay for the unique breakfast concoctions.

La Cuisine de Philippe (Philippe’s Kitchen)

One of our favorite small restaurants in all of Paris is steps from Luxembourg Gardens and only a six-minute walk from Rue du Four. La Cuisine de Philippe is home to some of the best French dishes in the city. Philippe’s Kitchen is known for their mouthwatering soufflé, veal kidneys, and seabass fillets.

Luxury Vacation Apartments in Paris

Elite Destination Homes has a handful of elegant, newly-renovated vacation rentals within walking distance of the very best tourist attractions in Paris, including the chic yet charming Rue Saints Peres. We also have two marvelously-crafted waterfront homes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Eze, France, a half day’s train ride from Paris. Give us a call today at 1-651-389-3843 to learn more about our luxurious Paris vacation rentals as well as Europe travel tips.

3 Classic Attractions in Paris

Eiffel Tower

You don’t have to be an adult to truly appreciate the beauty of the Eiffel Tower, especially under the stars. This iconic monument stands over 1,000 feet above the ground near the beautiful Seine. Take a lift to the tower’s summit for a breathtaking view of the sprawling “City of Love.”

Louvre Museum

Approximately four kilometers downriver from the Eiffel Tower rests the world’s best museum: the Louvre. Avoid long lines by purchasing tickets ahead of time. With pre-purchased tickets, the museum guarantees entrance within 30 minutes. The Louvre Museum is home to the famous Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, and, of course, Pei’s Pyramid.

Catacombs of Paris

There are over 130 museums and hundreds of popular attractions within Paris’ city limits, thus making it difficult to select only three family-friendly tourist attractions in Paris. We could’ve included Palais Garnier, Arc de Triomphe, Musée d’Orsay, or the Notre-Dame Cathedral, but in the end, families with teenagers always gravitate toward the Catacombs of Paris. At the Catacombs of Paris, you’ll venture into Paris’ underworld. Discover the remains of over six million Parisians, learn about the area’s unsettling history, and marvel at the unique underground architecture.