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The Luxury Travel Book has announced the third instalment of its ‘Behind the Scenes’ concierge service, set to launch in Paris this summer. Following the success of their ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours in Venice and Rome, this latest offering will allow guests to bypass the usual tourist traps and discover charming corners of the French capital usually only frequented by the locals.
Guided tours and recommendations will see guests visit lesser-known areas, such as the edgy bars and boutiques of the hip 20th arrondissement, the Marais, the thriving epicentre of Paris’ LGBT and Jewish communities and Rue-Saint Anne, the central area known as ‘Little Tokyo’, for its abundance of Japanese eateries serving Sake, Sushi and Okonomiyaki.
The Luxury Travel Book has a stunning range of properties ranging from luxury vacation apartments (available for short term rental on the Ile St Louis) to palatial pads just off the Champs Elysées, with a property to suit every taste.
Pont Royal, 7e
Pont Royal is an elegantly renovated apartment close to both the famous Saint Germain des Prés and the Musée d’Orsay. The apartment has one bedroom with king-sized bed and its own private bathroom, combining beautiful original features with modern comforts. The price includes French wine and croissants upon arrival, and staples in the kitchen. This is the perfect Parisian getaway for those looking to explore the city.
Palais Royal Gardens, 1e
Palais Royal Gardens is a spectacular, newly renovated, three-bedroom rental apartment in the very heart of central Paris, directly on the gardens of the historic Palais Royal and a short walk across the beautiful gardens from the Louvre. The apartment has two bathrooms, a huge living room with stunning views of the park and a separate dining room that can welcome 12 guests. Everything in the apartment has been modernised to give maximum comfort and convenience while maintaining traditional 18th century charm. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV and French wine and croissants upon arrival.
Rates for Palais Royal Gardens, sleeping six to eight in three bedrooms, for a week self-catered start at €4,620 (£4,082*).
Quai d’Orléans 1, 4e
The stunning Quai d’Orléans 1 two-bedroom apartment, situated in a quiet side street on the romantic Ile St Louis, benefits from fabulous views of the Seine, the Left Bank, Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral. The Ile St Louis enjoys a village atmosphere and offers a variety of restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, while top Paris attractions including the Pompidou Centre, the Louvre, the Marais and the Latin Quarter are all within walking distance. Set within the former home of Parisian nobility, the apartment retains its historical charm, with high ceilings, panelled walls, crystal chandeliers and antique furnishings throughout.
Rates for Quai d’Orléans 1, sleeping four in two bedrooms, for a week self-catered start at €5,390 (£4,762*).
*Prices in pound sterling accurate on date on publication.