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France: This website has a selection of beautiful holiday homes to rent in France: French Maison.
French Lessons:VoulezVouloz offers French lessons and private French tuition across the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. They will send an expert tutor to your home, work place or favourite cafe. Get ready for your next trip to Paris, with Perfectly Paris and VoulezVouloz! Special offer: Mention Perfectly Paris when you book and receive $10 off your next French lesson. Visit their site at www.voulezvouloz.com
French Phrases & Translation Link: Lingo24 offers a collection of English-French useful phrases for travelers.
Languedoc: We love Christine's cute French house in the Minervois wine region which can sleep up to four people: Cute French House.
Nice: Le Douzy is a unique two bedroom apartment ideally located in the old town of Nice on the French Riviera and can sleep up to six people.
Art: Gina Strumpf's paintings represent the passion she feels in her subject matter. She is drawn to patterns of light and shadow but also enjoys figurative work as well as her ever popular Horses! She loves painting En Plein Air and traveling when ever possible to new and exciting locations. She works in her studio in Charlotte, NC and her door is always open. I have had the pleasure to add two of her paintings to my home - take a look at her work on her website: http://ginastrumpfstudio.com/
Art: Montmartre artist, Larbi Khattabi, was born and raised in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. He paints contemporary art, urban landscapes and portraits of old Paris. Larbi uses black to bring out the colours and light in his work. In addition to his paintings and drawings, he also does black and white portraits at a very reasonable price.
You can see Larbi's work on his site: www.artistepeintrelarbi.com. Larbi has a diverse style so there is something that will appeal to almost everyone. I adore looking around my apartment seeing many of his paintings on my walls.
Art: Born near Paris, Olivier Anicet studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Modernes de Paris (ESAM) and at the Centre de Formation d'Arts Appliqués (CFDAA). He now lives and works in Paris. Olivier Anicet is an artist in motion. His never ending interest in reality, of near and far, is constantly enriched with travels, current events or his environment from which he draws his inspiration. See his work. I am fortunate to have his work adorning my walls as well.
Clothing: For unique, hand-printed clothing, visit planetlovedesigns.com.
Clothing: A love for vintage inspired, whimsical pieces led Jordan de Ruiter to create her clothing line. She started her eponymous label to cater to fun and feminine women who are inspired to play dress up in their everyday lives.
Food: There is a great new site for those of you who love food and to cook with many recipes and tips. You can even submit your favourite food ideas if you like: www.greatfood.ie
Music: Ittai, the owner of Rooftop Vista has many talents. He has painted and drew some of the pictures in his apartment but his real talent lies in music. Not only does he compose, arrange and preform his songs, he also teaches. Visit www.ittairosenbaum.com and listen to samples of his music.
Graham Brown: If you are an 'arm chair traveller', take a look at photographs taken by a PerfectlyParis client at www.photograham.com.
Joe Estes: Here is a lovely collection of photos taken by American photographer, Paris lover and dear friend, Joe Estes.
Lauren Greenwald: Many of our interior photos have been taken by Lauren Greenwald. She was born in Georgia and has lived up and down the East Coast of the US before living to France for a number of years. With a background in art history and architecture, Lauren's passions lean towards travel, landscapes, architecture, and interiors. She photographs people, but rarely. You may see her work at www.laurengreenwald.com.
Robert Munoz: An amateur photographer based in Seattle, Washington, Robert Munoz has many images of Paris, among other subjects, on his website: www.robertmunozphotography.net. The banner used at the top of the PerfectlyParis website was created from four photos taken by Robert.
Sandi Wheaton: Here are some wonderful photos taken by a friend I went to high school with, Sandi Wheaton: www.sandiwheaton.com Sandi does both places and people. She has taken photos of Japan, Spain, Miami, the Grand Cayman and more. Hopefully, she will do some Paris shots soon!
Sivan Askayo: Sivan is a freelance photo journalist and travel photographer who photographs what she loves - Kids, Food, Travel, Street Art and as a City Dweller, she also photographs the dynamics of the places she is in. Sivan's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally plus she has been involved with emerging Artists groups both in New York and in Tel Aviv. You can see a collection of her wonderful work on her website: www.sivanaskayo.com
Sophie Leberre: Sophie Le Berre grew up in France and started photography when she moved to New York in the beginning of the 90's. Photography seemed the best way to catch all that the amazing city had to offer...the light, the architecture and the great cultural mix. Being an autodidact she enrolled at the "New York School of Visual Arts" to study dark room procedure. At the same time she worked in the New York night life which gave her countless opportunities to meet and photograph a multitude of fascinating personalities. Three years later she moved back to Paris and started as a photo fashion editor. She worked alongside famous, international photographers such as Jean Batiste Mondino and Ellen von Unwerth in fashion advertising. Progressively she gave up styling and turned exclusively to photography. Her graceful, graphic and poetic world along with her refined sense of fashion have seduced not only magazines such as "Dealer de Luxe", "Madame Figaro" and "Marie Claire enfants", but also major clients such as Le Coq Sportif, Tara Jarmon and Les Nereides. Visit Sophie's website: www.sophieleberre.com
CondeNast Traveler: The well known magazine, CondeNast Traveler has a wonderful tool called 'The Top Travel Specialists'. You can search, by destination and activity, for the right travel specialist. PerfectlyParis is honoured to be listed under the VILLA SPECIALISTS if you search under EUROPE or click here for our profile. Visit their site: www.cntraveler.com
Cranky Concierge Air Travel Assistance: Cranky Concierge can help with all of your air travel needs from travel planning all the way through flight monitoring and assistance if something goes wrong. Their airline experts are available to help 24 hours a day. Flight monitoring for your trip to Paris starts at only US$30 each way per itinerary (not per person). Learn more at crankyconcierge.com.
Italy: Dreaming of renting a villa in Italy? Contact our friend, Patrice Salezze Papavero Villa Rentals.
St. Martin-Sint Maarten, Caribbean: If you want to visit the island of St. Martin, contact our friend, Marilyn Pulito St. Martin villa rentals.
Wandering Educators: This is the #1 website for educators who travel. An international community of traveling educators, WanderingEducators is a resource for discovering extraordinary travel destinations, fascinating people, global artists and photographers, among our many published articles.
Vacation Rentals in Paris:
SPLM: A number of Paris rental companies have gotten together to form an association in an effort to set down standards within the Paris rental business. Our goal is to bring together businesses with common standards for people staying at our apartments - whether it be for business, pleasure or temporary relocation. PerfectlyParis is proud to be a member of the SPLM (Syndicat des Professionnels de la Location Meublee) and you can find out more information about our association and its members on the SPLM website at www.splm-france.fr .
Feels Like Home in Paris: Paris vacation apartment rentals with a personal touch. From studio to four bedroom. Hotels give you a room. We give you a home.
Frenchy Rentals: Paula enjoys helping independent travelers find their perfect Parisian vacation apartment for short and long stays in the City of Light. Visit her site and drop her an email!
Haven in Paris: Short-term vacation and corporate rentals Paris, Provence & Tuscany. All apartments and villas personally chosen by Haven in Paris staff. High speed Internet in all Paris apartments. Computers in most apartments. Luxury villas in Provence and Tuscany.
Lets Paris: Stephanie has a few lovely apartments in the 9th and 18th plus she is the owner of the Cassis apartment.
Paris Rental Connections: Vacation & short term rentals of privately owned apartments. Located in central Paris. Visit Paris Rental Connections.
Paris Rentals by Ruben: Paris Rentals by Ruben was founded by Ruben Elmaleh, a specialist in the service industry (restaurants and hotels) for more than 20 years. Ruben's team is multi-lingual and provides personal attention for travelers and Paris apartment owners alike.
Paris Weekender: Paris Weekender is a blog about planning your weekends in Paris and your weekend getaways throughout Europe. Through food and wine, new friends and old, exploring and photographing hidden corners of Paris, hiking and driving along the coast and in the mountains, our goal is to discover the best of France. Paris Weekender offers practical tips for visitors and for expats, as well as a glimpse into expat life in the City of Lights. On top of Abby's wonderful blog, she also has a fabulous apartment she rents out in the Marais.
Une Chambre a Montmartre: Contact Claire for a unique and charming bed and breakfast in Montmartre. If you are looking for a short stay of a night or two, she can accommodate you.
SARL PerfectlyParis, 8 Square de Clignancourt 75018 Paris