Our Stay in a Romantic Parisian Apartment
Every now and then the opportunity arises to experience something truly memorable while traveling. Our stay in this romantic Parisian apartment was just that. My blogger friend, Corey Amaro, and her French Husband, Yann, created the classic Parisian apartment, back in 2013, with their renovation of his long owned apartment. In this light-filled pied-à-terre, on Rue du Chateau in the 14th Arrondissement in Paris, you will find all the Parisian romance you are seeking.
With sparkling crystal chandeliers, vintage velvet couches, luxurious linens, time-worn books, a pastel collection of vintage plates, whimsical accents like a jaunty top hat, and a touch of animal print, the details of this apartment are charming. The skeleton wall, meticulously restored, is a nod to the early history of this charming space.
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Corey purchased most of the antique pieces at Porte Vanves brocante nearby. It is a picture perfect market that she encouraged us to explore during our visit and we did. I will share more of our visit to the brocante, as well as other Parisian adventures, in an upcoming post.
The elegant bathroom gleamed as though lit from within with marble and shine. There are TWO (count them!) crystal chandeliers. You can't help but feel "slightly French" preparing for the day in this beautiful space. Corey has feathered the nest with all the creature comforts of home. Fluffy, fragrant white towels, every bath essential you could imagine, and delicious smelling French toiletries. This is surely a glimpse into the elegant and well-stocked Parisian home.
The bedroom is plush with luxurious linens, light filtering curtains, romantic sconce lighting, and charming details. The often photographed 'wall of maps' was a labor of love for Corey and is the perfect accent for this quintessential Parisian apartment.
This apartment is located in a true Parisian neighborhood, just as promised. Everything you want or need is easily reached by foot. The boulangerie, the café and bars just across the street, as well as fresh fruit stands, market, butcher, bistro, wine and cheese shops are within a short stroll. The metro line, #13 Pernety, is just a couple of blocks away and it is a direct line to the Champs Elysee and central Paris. This multi-cultural neighborhood adds to the unique Parisian charm of staying in the 14th.
Our time in Paris was just what we hoped it would be. Days started with a few quick few steps to the boulangerie across the street for café crèmes and croissants, strolling the neighborhoods, catching the metro to our typical haunts in the heart of Paris. A morning at Musee D'Orsay, lunch at our favorite St. Germain Cafe, a sunset ride on the Bateau Mouche on the Seine. If we weren't out late at a local café we enjoyed the cool evenings, windows thrown wide, enjoying a glass of wine in the shadows, watching the locals gather at the neighborhood bar just across the street. Sublime Parisian life!
If you are looking for a truly Parisian life experience, a stay at this romantic Parisian apartment is all the inspiration you need. If you are planning a trip to Paris, I have a number of recommendations to make your trip picture perfect. Contact me at Curated Travel.
Thank you to Corey and Yann for making our stay at your romantic Parisian apartment unforgettable.
*All Images Heather Lindstrom