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    • You are entering into a short-term rental agreement with a travel agency. We work with a partner company in France who provides quality vacation rental apartments.

      When you are ready to rent you will sign a contract. You can access a form rental contract by clicking here

    • Your first payment of ½ of the amount due is paid along with your contract. We accept payment by check or credit card. If you pay be credit card you will sign a credit card authorization form.

      Your second payment is due 60 days before your arrival date.

    • Yes, up to 60 days before your arrival date. There is a 100-dollar administration charge. After that the reservation cannot be cancelled.

    • One of our agents will meet you at an agreed upon time in front of your apartment building.

    • Every eve apartment will have complete utility services including water, electricity, gas, heating and WIFI.

      It will equipped with:

      Hair Dryer

      Iron and Ironing Board


      Coffee Maker

      Linens and Towels


    • Your apartment has:

      Liquid soap

      Dishwasher tablets

      Rubbish bags

      Washing machine detergent tablets


      Kitchen Paper Towels

      Toilet paper

      If you run out of an item then please be sure to replace it

    • While some visitors leave behind basic items such as salt, sugar and cooking oil there is no way of knowing whether any will be there when you check in. This presents a great opportunity to go grocery shopping in Paris, always a treat.

    • Your agent will provide you with an emergency phone number upon check in. You can call that number until 9 in the evening and starting at 8 in the morning.

      If for any reason you are unable to reach the repair service then contact our Paris manager, Thierry Charbonnier. Thierry can be reached by sending him a text message (called SMS in France) at: 6-0955-1586.

    • You should bring enough money for your first day of travel and transportation from the airport (see the discussion above). After that use the ATM machines that are everywhere in Paris. Your US debit card will work there (but you may wish to let your bank know before you go). While you will be charged a transaction fee but it still works out better than changing dollars to Euros in the US or at the airport. And since it is a fee per transaction, you can save a little by withdrawing money less frequently in large amounts. As with any big city pay attention when withdrawing money and don’t let the Parisian’s crowd you when you are using an ATM. They often will.

    • Mostly yes and a little but important no. First find out whether your credit card has a chip on the front (most don’t and ask your bank if in doubt). Then find out whether your bank charges you a foreign transaction fee (this again is per transaction and can add up fast). At writing Capital One does not charge this fee on several of their cards, the key is to find out in advance. Let your bank know you are traveling in Europe; they are likely to freeze your card if you don’t.

      Back to your card. If you have a chip you can use the credit card anywhere. If you don’t, it will in most places (and you will get some pushback but it will) except automatic machines. This is important because you often need a credit card to by metro or RER tickets. So if you are planning a train ride have chip card or cash

    • Unless you are moving on a short-term trip contact your carrier and get an international plan. For example, ATT has both voice and data plans. It is not cheap but in the end run you have your phone, your phone number and it works.

    • It depends. In taxis tips are not expected but if service is good then round it up.

      What about restaurants? In France your tip (a service charge) is included in your bill, good service or not. If service is good then round up your bill by a few euros. That will be fine.

    • Paris is a big urban city and like any metropolitan area it has crime. Particularly pick pockets, a subject we have regretfully covered in a previous blog

      While crime can’t be avoided in big cities it can be minimized. Simple rules help:

      -Pay attention to your surroundings, especially on the metro and in crowded areas.

      -Don’t carry valuables unless you have to.

      -Limit the amount of cash and number of credit cards you carry. Don’t haul your passport around.

      -If someone tries to distract you this is a warning sign that something is about to go wrong. Thieves routinely work in pairs.

      -Don’t be afraid to yell if something does go wrong. Thieves don’t want attention.

      In the end run it is common sense. A dark street and a tourist makes for a target.

      Safe journeys.