La Vie de Paris
Live like a Parisian on your next trip to the City of Lights with Paris Luxe Apartments.
April 21, 2011
The Coco is an apartment on the island of Ile Saint Louis with views overlooking the river Seine.
Even the most seasoned travelers get homesick sometimes—even in Paris. But it doesn’t need to be that way. A New York company called Paris Luxe Apartments attempts to ease that feeling abroad by offering a home away from home. As an alternative to the standard hotel stay, the company’s luxury apartments come stocked with every accoutrement a traveler could need and helps them feel like a local while steps from landmarks like the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and Trocadéro Square.
At the time of booking, resident concierge Rik Gitlin plans the entire trip with you to ensure that it is personalized and organized in advance. The service ensures that cultural differences are understood and all necessary travel items are available at the moment of arrival. (Gitlin will also negotiate a 10 percent discount on your activities, such as a wine tasting in Normandy.) Reservations [http://www.parisluxeapt.com/location.html#18] require a minimum three-night stay with rates starting at $2,997 for a one-bedroom. There are also options for longer trips up to three months or a private mansion in the Marais for $25,000.