Petite B&Bs was born of a love of B&Bs, genuine travel experiences found in intimate Bed and Breakfast environments that promised a more fulfilling cultural experience than regular hotels and, a love of Paris. Director, Regina Ferreira from Sydney Australia, began the Australian based service in 2009 after staying in a B&B in Paris in 2007, her first B&B experience which changed her entire perspective on accommodation and travel and how a city should and deserves to be experienced - through the eyes of a local!
Since that visit Regina started Australia’s first booking service for Paris B&B apartments, working with Parisian homeowners and hosts to create a convivial and authentic accommodation experience for Australian travelers in their real Parisian homes. The service launched with a humble 12 homes and today boasts a boutique handpicked catalogue of nearly 100 homes as Regina has continually pursued only the best Bed and Breakfasts in Paris to offer to discerning travellers seeking real Parisian experiences.
Today, the Petite B&B service has also expanded to Portugal, Regina's native homeland, with B&Bs and apartments in Lisbon and Porto - and the clientele has expanded to US and European guests and travelers who trust in Regina and her small team of B&B experts, selection of quality homes and hosts.
The tireless efforts made to ensure all accommodations follow strict criteria of quality and taste is an ongoing romance and regular inspections are undertaken for each Bed and Breakfast and Paris apartment by Regina and her small team of B&B experts. Visiting Paris each year for 2 months at a time, Regina and her team personally seeks out unique Paris B&B homes while inspecting existing homes. She registers them with the respective city council B&B registries to be officially approved and classified B&Bs. All hosts have at least 10 years experience, must serve fresh breakfasts and interact with guests for cultural exchange experiences ie conversations, planning itineraries, language lessons, guided walks and more.
Having intimate knowledge of each Petite Paris home and it’s host, Regina is well equipped to advise her guests in person which home is right for them. Great lengths and commitment of time and work are given to every guest to ensure they are well serviced and well placed in Paris, in homes that are polished, professional and legitimate B&Bs. It is Paris after all, the home and origin of human hospitality.
Regina’s last 12 years of extensive and diverse travels have given her experience necessary to identify quality ‘homely’ homes and worldly Parisian and Portuguese hosts that will offer discerning travellers the intimate cultural immersion experiences that they are looking for. Her expertise also lies in identifying guests individual needs and matching them to the best B&B or private home in a personalized capacity as well as offering invaluable Paris and Lisbon insider travel tips and information. Read more about the service and Regina's BIO in our official 'ABOUT US' page on the website.
The homes are real Parisian and Portuguese homes with a local natives in traditional B&B environments OR they are entire private homes that have been happily given up their owners to guests so they can enjoy a real home that is also independent and private.
The Petite Paris service is personable and prompt. Acting as a medium between travellers and Parisian or Portuguese Hosts/Apartment owners, we happily help organise your stay in Paris through direct communication throughout the entire B&B selection and booking process. From initial contact to final selection, our aim is help find the right apartment for you.
The nature of the service is to provide genuine Parisian experiences that allow you to connect with locals on a ‘real’ level. The selection process also provides the real human interaction lacking in modern online booking systems, for quality and assurance, one-on-one communication. Though an AUTOMATIC BOOKING system is in place for those who wish to book independently online.
For guests looking to learn more about the B&B Home stay style of accommodation and experience, read our blog guide 'How to Stay in a B&B - what to Expect when staying in someone's Home'.
The selection of homes are diverse and includes romantic suites, historic mansions, luxurious apartments as well as simple B&B’s with very friendly hosts. Hosts include artists, theatre directors, interior decorators, antique dealers, actors/actresses, event producers, radio personalities, families, single hosts and more. There are unhosted apartments for those who prefer to live alone too.
Visit our other general information pages:
ABOUT Petite B&B HOMES / Home-stay experience
ABOUT Petite B&Bs Service
ABOUT Petite B&B HOSTS