As one of the most exquisite capital cities in the world, Paris is a hub of entertainment, decadent architecture and stunning scenery. With a wealth of idyllic homes and apartments available for home exchange when visiting the area, you might find yourself struggling to decide on which one to choose. Paris boasts several cool neighbourhoods to stay in during your visit and to help you make your selection, here are a few recommendations.

Are you fascinated by the “City of Light”? You’re not alone. Paris is the world’s most visited city for good reason. And it’s not just because of the sweet aroma of brioches or the cobbled streets that have been witness to centuries of history and culture. Care to escape the crowds of Paris without missing out on the real flavor of the city? Living like a Paris local through HomeExchange, you’re already well on your way to a rich and personal experience. And now we’ve assembled a list…

When Magalie (aka Petite Planète) and her partner, who live in a 48-square-meter flat in Paris, received an exchange request with a large and beautiful house in Australia, they just couldn’t believe it was real. When two couples exchange their homes and their lifestyles, here is what happens. “One day, we received this home exchange offer. A mistake?”

Amanda recently moved to an apartment in Long Beach, California and needed a way to celebrate her 30th birthday. Her budget was limited, and it was an important birthday to celebrate. As soon as she learned about HomeExchange, Amanda started making plans.

In Part 1 of this blog, we listed 5 of the most popular destinations on HomeExchange.com. Here are 5 more top travel destinations to fuel your imagination even further. Your travel dreams are only limited by your imagination. Just imagine yourself here. Paris Ah, Paris. The City of Lights and the City of Love, definitely on the list of dream destinations. It’s not hard to picture yourself here, is it? Imagine looking out from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or at the city lights from the top…

By Paige Bradley Frost As an American family living in Paris – with ties to both US coasts – we make it a point to visit “home” at least once a year. But it didn’t take long to realize that the cost of international airfare (especially to California) was going to put swank hotels and vacation rentals out of reach. Extended stays with family and friends weren’t always feasible. Enter the solution: HomeExchange.com

Certain places on the planet just stand out. They make you walk a little slower, inhale a little deeper, and linger a little longer. Check out our list of destinations you should exchange to at least once in your life, and get ready to live like a local with HomeExchange.com in every single one. 1. Paris photo credit: Fuad Babayev via photopin cc It’s nearly impossible not to get swept up in the City of Light’s romantic atmosphere while strolling the cobblestone streets and getting wonderfully lost. As the…

Speakeasies first appeared during the United States prohibition era of the 1920s and largely faded away not long after, but if you look closely, you can still find hidden bars and restaurants all over the world. Here are five of our favorite secret restaurants – some are tricky to find, but all are totally worth the effort! L’etage de Pastavino Paris If you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t look past La Bottega Pastavino, an ordinary Italian deli on a busy street in Paris’s Saint Germain district. But wander past…

Our members exchange homes of all shapes and sizes, from cozy apartments to sprawling estates and everything in between. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the most design-centric listings on HomeExchange.com. Which one is your favorite? 1. Paris, France The owners of this Parisian spot are a photographer and a street artist, so it’s no wonder the space is infused throughout with unique, creative touches.   2. Gothenburg, Sweden This beautifully modern, kid-friendly home is close to the sea and the city, surrounded by nature. –…