Luxury Apartment Rentals for a Vacation in Paris
Vacationing in Paris at any time of the year is a rich and exciting experience. If you are traveling with kids, or planning to make short trips to surrounding areas with Paris as your base, luxury apartment rentals are a good alternative to hotels. You’re still in the heart of things but with much more privacy and flexibility.
The world’s top tourist destination
Paris is the world’s leading tourist destination, with 32.2 million tourists checking into hotels in the Ile-de-France region in 2013. The largest number of visits were from the UK, followed by the Americans, Germans and Italians. The number of visitors from China and the Middle East has also increased. All told, there were 16.06 million international overnight visitors to Paris in 2015. In 2014, there were 15.56 million.
The downside is that tourist attractions and hotels are crowded and the staff are busy and rushed. Luxury apartment rentals offer a comfortable alternative to crowded and impersonal hotels, and you have a chance to experience the city as a resident rather than a tourist.
Tourist attractions in Paris and beyond
Beyond Paris, tourist attractions include the wine country, the Cote d’Azur, the French Alps, the Loire Valley with its chateaux and much else. With its historical monuments and heritage, culture, foods and wines, Some things to see and do on your trip to Paris and beyond:
- At the Les Mur des Je t?aime, or the Wall of Love, in Montmartre you can learn how to say I Love You in 250 languages. The small park was created in 2005 and has become a meeting place.
- The Galeries Lafayette is a department store where you can find the latest fashions, jewellery household furnishings and gourmet food. The Bordeauxtheque has around 1,200 Bordeaux wines, so you can be sure of finding a bottle of wine to go the evening meal.
- Skiing and hiking in the French Alps: The French Alps are home to some of the most famous ski resort towns, like Chamonix, St. Gervais, Albertville, Grenoble and Annecy. France is actually the leading skiing destination in the world, with 55 million skier days sold. In the summer, the French Alps are popular for hiking and mountaineering trips.
- Wine tourism: The major wine producing regions are a popular destination, with 24 million visitors each year. Wine tourism, not surprisingly, is one of the most dynamic industries in the country. You can combine your visit with a stay in a real chateau, or join the workers at the vineyards celebrating the harvest.
With so much to see and do, you need at least a couple of weeks to do justice to Paris and its surrounding regions. Luxury apartment rentals in Paris can serve as your home base as you and your fame explore all the wonderful things the City of Light has to offer.