Aside from plonking yourselves on one of the ubiquitous London-style red double deckers (which at Pad à Terre we certainly do not recommend), one of the best ways to familiarise yourselves with the city during your stay at one of our holiday flats in Paris is to follow a walking-tour itinerary. The following Paris tour has a bit of 'romantic' twist to it. We have added transport links (if you insist) but suggest that taking your time to walk the distance is far more rewarding.
Set off early in the morning from your Paris holiday flat. Start at Métro Trocadéro on the place for a view of the Eiffel Tower. If you are staying at one of our Paris vacation apartments in the 6th, you are a little closer. Next stop, the Musée Rodin. To get there, you can either skip down the steps, across the bridge (back towards you Paris apartments 6th), under the tower and through the Champ de Mars or take aerial metro line Paris 6 which passes over the Pont Bir-Hakeim (remember Last Tango in Paris?), changing at La Motte-Piquet Grenelle and getting out at La Tour-Maubourg. Once at the museum, walk through the gardens to find the Jardin de Varenne café, a perfect spot for breakfast, complete with birdsong (not guaranteed though). That is of course if you did not already tuck into a croissant in your Paris holiday flat.
Hop on the no. 82 bus, on boulevard des Invalides opposite rue de Babylone which takes you all the way to the Jardin de Luxembourg. Get off at the Guynemer Vavin stop and wander through the Italianate park in search of the Medici Fountain, a favourite lovers' trysting spot. Skirt around the Palais du Luxembourg and take one of the roads north into St-Germain-des-Prés. From here you can either walk back to your holiday flats Paris or if you are at one of our Paris apartments 6th - walk!
Pad à Terre offers the advantages of renting from private owners underpinned by the service and standards of a professional company
Pad à Terre is a registered French company dedicated to vacation rentals since 1999. We don't do this on the side and offer the standard of accommodation and service you should expect only from a professional business.
We privately own all apartments. This makes us highly streamlined from a cost perspective. We don't rely on commission that you pay.
Apartments designed by an architect for the vacation rental market. Only in the best areas of town. We offer 4 - 5 star boutique hotel accommodation at a fraction of the price
We embrace hotel standards of welcoming you as a guest and looking after you. Professional cleaning. Top quality bed and bath linens. You'll be met at your apartment by a trained and professional agent
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