Romance is in the air. Literally. Multiple airlines are boasting European specials through March (including Valentine's Day!). This has me thinking of going myself...I mean with the husband. Wouldn't it be dreamy? (so Back to the Future of me to say that I know). It would be a different experience if an apartment in a residential neighborhood were the choice of lodging than say the JW Marriott on Champs Elysses. A petit chateau (do they come in "petit" I wonder?) in Provence wouldn't be too shabby either :)
Here are some great sites for booking your next furnished apartment or chateau in France. I gleaned these from the actual (not online) classifieds section of a major French newspaper in hopes they would be less touristy than other sites you might find. They are all fantastic sites and all worth perusing.
Option 1, click here. Option 2, click here. Option 3, click here. Option 4, click here.
One more thing, if you are heading to France with your kiddies in tow, click here to read this wonderful article in Cookie about managing Paris with kids. I'm bookmarking this one for sure! The pictures included in the magazine article are delectable but the online article is sans photos so if you see a Cookie mag at a market near you, pick one up and glance at the lovely photographs of children playing in Paris. So lovely!
Note: Cookie just informed me that there are in fact pictures from the spread online. View them here.