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Travelling around Paris, in France and around the world

Day trips

Paris "intra muros" has enough to offer for a short stay or your first visit.

If you stay long enough or have been here many times and already know your "classics", you may want to enjoy new discoveries around Paris.

You have many Castles and Museums that are easy day trips or 1-night stay by car or train.


When we have extra time together, I can help you organize some day -trips or weekend-trips from Paris.


Or after Paris, you’d like to enjoy some days elsewhere in France ?

You have wonderful regions to discover besides Paris.

Why not extending your stay in France ?


When we have extra time together, I can help you organize your  visit with some  History, landmark sites,  local food, lodging.

I am developing a net of nice, welcoming and quality BnBs in France.

When you book one of them on  my recommendation (and vice versa), you will enjoy a friendly surprise.

I will be happy to share with you Regions, their touristy places, their food and wine specialties.



  •  From Normandy to Brittany, Bordeaux, South West and  Pays Basque.
  • From Burgundy to Loire Valley , or Lyon
  • From Metz and Nancy to Alsace, Jura, Alps, Savoie
  • From Marseille and Aix en Provence, to Provence,   French Riviera, and Camargue.                   


Recommended BnB in France

La baguenaude  Marciac, recommended by Key2paris

- Gers, Marciac Rose Marie at La Baguenaude maison d'hôtes de charme dédiée à la détente avec son jardin clos de murs en pierre, son patio et sa piscine au sel.




Rix Mill recommended by Key2paris

Burgundy In the heart of the triangle Chablis, Sancerre, Beaune.

 Rix Mill and key2paris : we like to offer much more than a roof... Come to both of us and you'll get the best of both worlds : Country life and city . We'll  propose some special deals when you visit both of us. Do not forget to mention it when you book.

« Rix Mill : serenity, tranquility, the perfect place to unwind, think, create,…and discover Burgundy. »


Provence : Nyons Saint Rimbert

Several facilities on the property. Can host from 4 to 16/20 people

Nyons is well known for its olives. ( AOC). Close to Lavender fields, vineyards, orchards, “national” park Baronnies, "Gorges" canyons, Roman ruins, in Vaison. Property has a swimming pool, tennis court. There are some hiking trails, "VTT"  mountain bikes  and  paragliding facilities nearby.


Normandy countryside Grand Gite de Hyaumet,  Gancourt

You stayed a few days at key2paris and would like to join other friends or family, invite all your French friends ? This is the perfect spot in Normandy, countryside, 90 mn from Paris. Large property for rent from a weekend to a whole Summer. All you need for inside and outside activities for adults and children, touristy visits, food and markets.



French Alps, Arc 1800 Ruitor 410. Large apartment recently renovated with taste, in a famous French Alps Ski resort. Perfect for 6/8 p can host a maximum of 10 people. At the bottom of the slopes, pedestrian village (no cars), shops, restaurants. Summer activities as well. Available all year round.


Travelling through your taste buds

 We can share a regional "table d'Hôtes" in Paris!



Travelling the World


I  joined a group of passionate B&B owners all over the world.

Ant thanks to my own contacts made other connections as well.


  • All of us preparing nice breakfasts for you to start a great day.


  • All of us, being passionate about what we do


  • All happy to do our best for our guests


 Besides these essential common grounds, we are all different:                                                                             

- some in cities, some in the wilderness.                         

- some offering art, music, photography, history, some offering bird watching, whale watching, , trekking.

- some with only B&B bedrooms some with bedrooms and self-catered chalets                                                

- some with trendy decor, some with country like surroundings                                                                  

- some accepting pets, some not.                                       

- some proud to cook for their guests, some preferring to recommend nice restaurants.

So if you travel the world, have a look at the links below.


Contact the owner on key2paris behalf.


You will receive, as all their guests, a great welcome but on top you’ll have a nice surprise.

as I’ll do here for any guest booking a minimum of 4 nights on behalf of one of these B&B.


The list will extend but this is already a good start for you to enjoy traveling the planet ...


Recommended BnB around the world

The Pharmacy BnB in Hydra recommended by Key2paris



in Hydra, the "pedestrian island"  book at the old Pharmacy. The Pharmacy  is still operating, but the joining house is now run as a BnB by a family member. House is a few steps from harbour, quiet, filled with antique furniture. You have a full kitchen at your disposal, a sunny terrace with view on the sea, a shady garden. Friendly welcome.  +30 697 301 1548



Italy, Roma

La Scalinatella

Conveniently located near the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica and a short walk to the Colosseum, this BnB is casual yet comfortable. Friendly and caring welcome with Italian breakfast included. Affordable, tariff.


 Italy, Narni ( Umbria, Terni) La Maison Elodie

Half way between Roma and Perugia, ( 1H 17 by car, 50mn by train),  in the Medieval village that inspired the "Chronicles of Narnia" and host of  an annual  Medieval celebration and a Summer festival. Can host 8 people. Broadband internet and WIFI . Contact my friend Claudia upon my recommendation on her Facebook page or email her


Heron's nest in NC, USA visited key2paris
Heron's nest in NC, USA visited key2paris

Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, Heron's nest, Private Studio apartment. Meroe and Bob will welcome you personally when they do not travel the world and tasting gourmet food. Contact them at or +1 910 524 7770 / +1 910 524 7771

I had the pleasure to host them in Paris and we discovered we share same quality standards and love for good food.


Birmingham Manor in Stratford Ontario recommended by Key2paris


Birmingham Manor : Birmingham Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, home of the world famous Stratford Festival. Our BnB  offers spacious rooms with modern amenities and delicious breakfasts ( great Gluten free and Vegan recipes are available)


North of Johannesburgh recommended by Key2paris


- North of Johannesburgh  Lynda at  Ninety North









key2paris recommends places run by Lynda Van Niekerk in South Africa

Your Wildlife Reserve, Lavumisa District, eSwatini

Royal Jozini Private Game



Some Hotels recommendations in Paris


Just a couple of days in Paris ?  Don't need a kitchen ? Would like to have your bedroom done everyday ? Don't need some personal services and exchanging with a local ?


 Hotel Crayon almost on rue du Louvre. Nice Boutique Hotel, friendly team

Hotel Bachaumont on rue Bachaumont. Recently opened. Luxury address

Hotel Chopin in the Passage des Panoramas. fun location, nice team, reasonable tariff

Hotel Saint Marc in the Opera Comqie neighborhood. Guests like it very much.


Would you  like to try the left bank for a couple of nights ?  Contact Ian on my behalf (He is a  friend of mines)  at Hotel Saint Christophe. Bilingual and bicultural family.