My Stay In Paris With RentParis

2nd December 2015

A few weeks ago, I was invited by RentParis to stay a couple of nights in one of the most romantic cities in the world. I had been putting off writing this post as it felt insensitive at the time, but now it feels right. I want to share how Paris has so much to offer and that we mustn’t let what happened put us off from going to the city we love!

Thanks to RentParis we stayed in a cute 4 bedroom compact, cosy apartment right in the heart of the Marais, we couldn’t have asked for more. Le Marais is by far my favourite area and as we know it, Paris is always the perfect excuse for a romantic getaway…

View from our apartment... Always something captivating about these Parisian buildings. View from our apartment… Always something captivating about these Parisian buildings. I have this thing with floors... Always love a good rug! I have this thing with floors… Always love a good rug!

Upon our arrival to the apartment we were greeted by Fabrice de Simone & Jean-Pierre Fichet, the directors of RentParis who made us feel totally at home. They showed us around the apartment and suggested all the best places to visit during our stay. In fact RentParis is not only your normal rental service as they provide the whole package. Prior to my journey they sent me a pdf of suggested places to eat in all of the arrondisements. There’s no denying that I am a bit of a geek at heart and love nothing more than planning my days, so this was perfect!

We stayed on Rue Rambuteau which was fantastic, everything you could imagine was on that street! Fabrice recommended we eat at Le Hangar restaurant on our first evening. He actually sent me a text message on my phone suggesting the place, which is part of the RentParis service. Taking up the offer we decided to give it a try, after all there’s nothing better than taking advice from a local. Le Hangar restaurant is a small quaint restaurant near le Centre Pompidou. It was very busy with many locals which is always a good sign! If there is one thing to recommend here it’s got to be the chocolate gateaux, it literally melts in your mouth and a generous portion at that. Chocolate always gets my vote!

The most delicious chocolate gateaux from the Hangar restaurant. The most delicious chocolate gateaux from the Hangar restaurant.

The next day after enjoying a walk around the Palais Royale and le Louvre we decided to have lunch at Breizh Café. I’ve always read rave reviews of this place and am happy to say they deserve every single one. We queued for a good 10/15 minutes as the place was buzzing. This famous creperie offers both sweet & savory and what’s even more fab is that you have the choice of also buckwheat pancakes – which was perfect as my husband is wheat intolerant; Trust me, being in the land of carbs it can be a little problematic.

Le Louvre, Paris

Tour Eiffel

Tour Eiffel

Another restaurant we decided to try was Le Potager du Marais. We thought after all the indulging it was good to try some healthy vegan food. We were pleasantly surprised and put this at the top of our favourite meals in Paris.

If you’re feeling something sweet then I suggest you make a visit to Le Pain de Sucre. Think melt-in-the-mouth macarons, delicious fluffy pastries and so much more to drool over.

Pain de Sucre Pain de Sucre

If you are planning a trip to Paris then I highly recommend RentParis. Friendly, amazing service and the perfect way to discover the city not as a typical tourist. Make sure to check them out for some great deals right in the heart of the city!

*I was invited on this trip by RentParis all views are my own.


  1. Karen

    2nd December 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my. That looks like a fantastic trip. Such great pics too! I always stay in apartments on breaks and holidays as I much prefer the vibe. A hotel is ok for a night, but for a proper break a place to call home is much nicer. OH would love to try Paris too. I will have a look at RentParis with him tonight!x

    1. Arianna Trapani

      2nd December 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks lovely! Paris is just so romantic and beautiful! Definitely check RentParis out 😉 Hope you find something xxx

  2. Kimberly Duran

    2nd December 2015 at 5:31 pm

    What a fabulous trip and I love your pics – they have such a soft romantic feel to them, perfect for the city of love! I know this is practically a crime but I have yet to go to Paris (sob sob) so will definitely keep RentParis in mind for the future, so much nicer having an apartment than staying in a hotel! xx

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:15 pm

      So true Kimberly, I love staying at apartments just more chilled and relaxed and makes the trip more personal! xxx

  3. karen jones

    2nd December 2015 at 5:44 pm

    What a beautiful apartment and stunning photography. I am yet to visit Paris, maybe one day. Xx

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:09 pm

      When you do you will love it! xx

  4. Rachel

    4th December 2015 at 11:13 am

    Glad you had a nice time, it looks really nice! I’m another ‘not yet been to Paris’ commentator 😉

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Oh wow Rachel! Well when you do go you will absolutely love it – guaranteed! A x

  5. Stacey Sheppard

    4th December 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I have an ongoing love affair with Paris having lived there for a year whilst at University. I lived in the 7th Arondissement right opposite the Louvre…very lucky! I’ve been back many times and can’t wait to take my girls when they are older. Will definitely check out RentParis before my next trip.

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Wow had no Idea you live there Stacey! I absolutely adore Paris, it’s just so beautiful! A x

  6. Laura

    6th December 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Magical photographs 🙂 RentParis sounds fantastic and love all the help they gave you during your stay. A great post. Laura x

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Laura! they really are fantastic and sooooo friendly! Definitely give them a try if you ever go to Paris 😉

      A x

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