Welcome to parishortstay’s blog

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Welcome to the City of Lights and its historical center, where every major location can be reached by foot, within a time range of 10 to 30 minutes. parishortstay’s apartments are located between the 1st (Concorde, Madeleine, Tuileries) and the 17th (Monceau, Courcelles) arrondissements. Major activities will be sight-seeing, museums, street walking and architectural discoveries, shopping and food.


All indwellings come with free wifi, appliances, fresh bed sheets, towels and one set of keys (the key to the apartment and a grip with street door code or chip). Check in time is from 4PM (16:00) and check out time is before 10AM (10:00) and a couple of rentals can be checked in 24/24, as the key is available in a safe locker outside the apartment.


This blog will provide parishortstay’s guests with local and seasonal information on what to do and how to do it. So book your parisian apartment for a few days and enjoy your stay in Paris, France with parishortstay.

(Recipe) Sweet Potato Gratin

COOKING WITH BENOIT : Sweet Potato Gratin (Gratin Dauphinois de Patate Douce)

Sweet Potato Gratin by Cooking with Benoit
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    INFO :

  • For 4 guests
  • Ingredients :
    – 2 sweet potatoes
    – 3 garlic heads
    – 1 cup of cream
    – 3 tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese
    – Powdered nutmeg
    – salt, pepper
  • Use a gratin dish and cook for 40 minutes in a 170°C/340°F pre heated oven.
Ingredients for the Sweet Potato Gratin
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1/ Pour oil in the gratin dish and oil its surface and inner sides.

Oil tha pan / Cooking with Benoit
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2/ Chop garlic.

Chop garlic
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3/ Peel and slice the sweet potatoes in thin slices.

Peel and slice sweet potatoes
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4/ Put garlic and sweet potatoes in the gratin dish.

Mix garlic and sweet potatoes in the gratin dish
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5/ Pour the cream on top of it and mix everything together.

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6/ Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix again.

Season with nutmeg
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Season with salt and mix
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7/ Cover with a generous layer of shredded Parmesan cheese and put in a pre heated oven for 40mns (Temp. 170°C/340°F).

Cooking with Benoit
Sweet Potato Gratin by Cooking with Benoit

How to storage your luggage in Paris

Citylocker facility
Citylocker facility
It’s your 1st day in Paris and you can’t check in right now, because your rental is not quite ready yet ? What about getting rid of your luggage first and enjoy this day of visit anyway ? There are several safe and available storage options in Paris, for all sizes of bags and suitcases and rates. Here’s a selection of locations and websites that might help you out.


Automated storage cases are available in local Paris railway stations :

1/ Rates (for a 24 hours fee) :
– 5,50€ a small box
– 7,50€ a middle size box
– 9,50€ a big box
Beyond 24 hours, it’s an extra 5€ per extra 24 hours period of time.
(Disclaimer : don’t leave any valuable in the safe boxes.)

2/ Locations
– Gare de l’Est (East railway station) :
Métro level, near the bakery Paul. 07:30AM to 10:30PM, 7 days a week.
– Gare de Lyon (Lyon railway station) :
Hall 3, level -1, exit rue de Bercy. 06:15AM to 10PM, 7 days a week.
– Gare Montparnasse (Montparnasse railway station) :
Level +1 (entresol) near Beauty Bubble shop. 07:00AM to 11PM, 7 days a week.
– Gare du Nord (North railway station) :
Level -1, near the car rentals, by the taxi exit. 06:15AM to 11:15PM, 7 days a week.
– Gare d’Austerlitz (Austerlitz railway station) :
Porte 27 Cour Muséum. 07:00AM to 11:30PM, 7 days a week.



You want to visit Paris city center and do not know what to do with your luggage ? With Nannybag’s network of hotels and stores, you can find and book a secured luggage storage in Paris. This service is available 24/7 from €1/hour.
Nannybag’s luggage storage service is also available near Paris railway stations : Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare de l’Est, Gare d’Austerlitz and Gare Montparnasse.



Book cases online, in one of the four storage facilities in the center of Paris.

1/ City Locker Gare du Nord : 9 Rue des Deux Gares, 75010 Paris
Metro stations Gare de l’Est (lines 4, 5 and 7), Gare du Nord (lines 4, 5 and RER B and D), Gare Magenta (line RER E)
Nearby Paris Nord railwail station, Paris East railwail station, Montmartre, Sacré Coeur church.

2/ City Locker Marais : 82 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
Metro stations Arts-et-métiers (lines 3 and 11), Réaumur-Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4)
Nearby Beaubourg Georges Pompidou musuem, Picasso Museum, Carnavalet Museum, the Marais area

3/ City Locker Saint-Germain-des-Prés : 6 rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris
Metro stations Maubert-Mutualité (line 10), Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame (lines 4 and RER B and C)
Nearby Panthéon, rue Mouffetard, the Jardin des Plantes and Luxembourg gardens, Ile Saint Louis, Place Saint Michel, Saint Germain des Prés.

4/ City Locker Madeleine : 33 rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris
Metro stations Madeleine (lines 8, 12 and 14), Auber (line RER A)
Nearby Opéra, Madeleine, railwail station Saint Lazare, Galeries Lafayettes and Printemps department stores, les Grands boulevards, Pinacothèque de Paris, the Olympia venue, the Opéra de Paris (Palais Garnier).



1. Drop your luggage in one of our 50 drop-off points in the Ile-de-France area (including Paris).
2. Enjoy your luggage-free day. We will deliver your luggage in a pick-up point of your choice.
3. Pick up your luggage back whenever and wherever you want at the pick-up point you chose.

Rate : 25€ (2 items included) + 10€ per additional item



1. Find and book luggage storage : Enter a destination, select a duration and the number of luggage that you want to store. Then choose a merchant who will store your belongings safely.
2. Drop-off your belongings : Once your storage is booked and paid online, go to the shop to safely leave your bags. Be confident! We insure your luggage against theft, loss and deterioration risks.
3. Enjoy your free time : Our merchants take care of your belongings. You can now enjoy your stay with complete peace of mind.

(Recipe) Beef Burgundy

COOKING WITH BENOIT : Beef Burgundy (Boeuf bourguignon)

Burgundy Beef
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    INFO :

  • For 4 guests
  • Ingredients :
    – 2lb of beef for stew
    – 0,5lb of lardon
    – 1 big white onion
    – 1 tablespoon of flour
    – 2 tablespoon of olive oil
    – 1 bouquet garni (thyme, bay leaves, sage)
    – 1 bottle of pinot noir
    – 0,5lb of portobello mushroom
    – 2 carrots
    – salt, pepper, parsley
  • Use a cast iron pot and cook for 140 minutes on a stove.

1/ Pour the olive oil in the dutch oven on vivid fire and sauté the lardon, then the beef for 10 minutes.
Pour the olive oil in the dutch oven on vivid fire
Sauté the lardon
Sauté the beef

2/ Chop the white onion and put it in the pan, stir and add a generous tablespoon of flour. Stir again and keep it cooking for an extra 5 minutes.
Chop the white onion and put it in the pan
Add a generous tablespoon of flour and stir well.

3/ Pour the full bottle of pinot noir and add a cup of water. Turn the fire down to low and cover it for an hour.
Pour the full bottle of pinot noir.
Add a cup of water

4/ Chop the carrots and the mushrooms, and add them to the pan with the “bouquet garni”, parsley, salt and pepper (to taste). Stir and cover it onto low fire for an extra hour.
Chop the mushrooms and add them to the pot.
Chop the carrots and add them with the

(Event) Rendez-vous aux jardins (june 2nd to 4th, 2017)

The fifteenth edition of the Meetings (Appointments) in gardens is about “Sharing in the garden” : sharings of spaces, of garden, of seeds or plants, but also sharing of knowledge, know-how, of moments of pleasure, discovery…

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Source : Rendez-vous aux jardins

    INFO :

  • Event “Rendez-vous aux jardins”
  • June 2nd to june 4th 2017

Official trailer for “Rendez-vous aux jardins” par Rendez-vous aux Jardins


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