Now that flights have resumed to Paris, we can put that unpronounceable volcano on the back burner for a second to focus on more pressing matters–namely–planning your trip to a Paris vacation rental.
The City of Lights’ rep as a magnet for romantics is well-deserved. Who wouldn’t want to be stealing kisses with her lover by the Seine, or peering out a juliet balcony into those glorious wide boulevards and cafe-dotted rues?
It’s a city as engaging as a blushing bride walking down the aisle–right down to her silk satin pumps. All who see her are mesmerized.
If you’re the adventurous type, adding steps to that pedometer (and movies to that Flip camera) will be more important than spending your time indoors. That said, a clean flat, comfy bed and view could be all you need to make the most out of your trip.
For all that and more, consider the studio apartment featured above, listed at a reasonable 750 euros a week. The spotless space boasts a king-sized bed, Nespresso coffee maker, Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV and glimpse of other rooftops in the Left Bank. It’s only a three-minute walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg and a five minute-walk from the Latin Quarter, a lively patch of Paris known for its bistros and the local students who frequent them.
If Mother Nature brings on another volcanic eruption and you happen to be stuck in Paris, the upside is there could be worse places in the world to be stranded, and an English speaker is just a phone call away, should you not know the French for, “Where can I buy paper towels?”
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.