Top things to do in Paris

Attractions, tours and activities in Paris

Recommended museums in Paris

Where to discover culture and the arts in Paris

Paris: the city's best neighbourhoods

Find a great area to stay in Paris

About Paris

Including tips for the best time to visit Paris

As the birthplace of the Age of Enlightenment and a constant trendsetter in the world of fashion, Paris has cemented itself as one of the world's must-see cities. In a country known for exceptional food, style and culture, the capital delivers on all three counts.

The city is split into 20 districts (known as 'arrondissements'), which all display their own character. Le Marais (in the fourth arrondissement) is famed for its medieval, meandering lanes, full of traditional patisseries and chic boutiques. The area is also home to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame, considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture.

The seventh arrondissement is home to some of Paris' most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and Musée d'Orsay. Neighbouring districts also have plenty to offer, such as the famous Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opéra Garnier. In the centre of Paris you'll find the world-famous Musée du Louvre, home to tens of thousands of works of art, including da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'. Further outside the city, but still worth a visit, are the mysterious Catacombs and the Château de Versailles.

Each French city takes pride in its cuisine and Paris is no exception, offering some of the world's best food. You'll find everything from three-Michelin-starred establishments like Restaurant Guy Savoy, to laid-back bistros like La Mascotte.

Offering fun for visitors of all ages, Disneyland Paris is located to the east of the city, in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallée and can be reached easily by train.

Tonight

From £39 per night

This weekend

From £78 per night

Next weekend

From £74 per night

Most popular time to visit February–April
Cheapest time to visit November–January
Local currency € 10 = £8.62
Language French
Average weekend price £99 per night
Average weekday price £105 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

Points of interest in Paris

Stay near the top sightseeing spots in Paris

Latest articles featuring Paris

Inspiration and insider tips for what to do in Paris

12 Parisian foods packed with ‘je ne sais quoi’

From pâtisserie delights to indulgent savoury dishes – these are Paris’ unmissable eats.

paris food

Dining in Paris: top tips from locals

We asked locals about the best places to eat in Paris. Find out what they said.

paris vegan-food video

A seasonal guide to Paris

Paris is the queen of all seasons, so you'll have something to do whenever you go.

paris seasonal-travel winter-travel summer-travel fall-travel autumn-travel

Top 10 hotels with the best WiFi in Paris

Ahh Paris, city of love, wine, music, and truly spectacular WiFi.

paris wifi technology

Bucket List / Budget List: Paris

First-timer or old hand, Paris will steal your heart every time, whatever you’re spending.

paris citybreak fashion beaches ducasse luxury

Paris reviews

What other travellers say about Paris

10

Paris, for the 10th time was Perfect!

27 August 2017

Paris, for the 10th time was Perfect!. This is not so much a review of Paris, but a Warning about the hotel we stayed at. Hotel Little Regina:89 Boulevard De Strasbourg, 10th arr., 75010 Paris, France –. Site picture is NOT what you get. It is a Bait-and-Switch. You think you are getting one room, BUT, Nooooooo.If you want to feel like you are in a terrorist prison cell, then this is the place for you. It was sooooo tiny. They stuck in a second bed adjacent to the window, so access to the closet and shelves could only be gained by climbing up on the bed.The WC was at another end of the unit, so to get to it, you would have to negotiate around a night stand, then a corner, IN THE DARK!(I had to buy a flashlight for my Mother so she wouldn't stub her toes in the night).The oscillating fan could only be used from the corner, so no fresh air,no AC.In the double-bed, since my husband slept in the "Aisle" spot, I was up against the wall. Nice on a hot August night with the fan blowing hot air on you because you can't open the window because the person sleeping next to it will be kept awake by the street noise traffic.Even the Wi-Fi didn't work, had to go to the lobby to use when doing pre-checkin for airport.Charged for an extra day of VAT even though we left early.The best part of the Hotel Little Regina was leaving. So if you want a really small squashed rat-hole, with a maze-like configuration, this this is the place for you. TIP: Check out the online sites. There are sooooo many other places around there that they will treat you nice, value you business, give you a little respect, and, not as expensive. 10th time in Paris, worst hotel Ever! Stay Away from this place.

Judy
Judy Canada
10

This was my 3rd trip to Paris, and the best one, largely...

1 November 2016

This was my 3rd trip to Paris, and the best one, largely because the 1st arr. where we stayed was a much better area and there was so much to do/walk around/see, including many dining options. My friend and I were only there barely 24 hours, and it was not difficult to make the most of our time. I really enjoyed my first experience eating at Le Souffle, never had eaten souffles made like this before. My friend and I enjoy most of the shops along Rue St Honore, and while metro stations are a bit of a walk, getting to other areas is still manageable. The restaurant Giaio Mia is a longtime favorite and the third time dining there for dinner did not disappoint, highly recommended (as are reservations). Hotel de Vendome is a bit pricey but worth it, especially if you can get a deal on an upgraded room -- very charming boutique hotel and amenities with wonderful staff.

Deborah
Deborah United States
10

I stayed in two hotels in Paris, both on the Left Bank.

27 October 2016

I stayed in two hotels in Paris, both on the Left Bank. If my trip hadn't been broken up with other locations outside of Paris I might have rented an apartment which I have done in the past. I lived on Rue Vaneau in 1964-65. A lot has changed. The location of the Hotel Vaneau was great, the mattress was great, the bathroom was lovely and the front desk was nice and helpful. I took the bus for the first time which is really fun. The metro doesn't teach one the streets so it was fun to take the bus #39( I think) right over to the Louvre-----and watch everyone---all of the time----the children, the dogs, etc. Paris is always great even if the weather isn't . And, Bon Marche is so close along with the Grande Epicerie. Restaurant Petit Lutece straight across on Rue de Sevres. I did love the Left Bank Hotel on Rue de L'Ancienne Comedie. What a location!! Charming rooms, helpful people at the desk. Two minutes from Eric Kayser, the boulangerie----pain du chocolate. Yum. Yum about everything in Paris. Been home a week and am ready to go back.

Frances
Frances United States
8.0

Paris is nice, especially when it is your first time to...

22 October 2016

Paris is nice, especially when it is your first time to visit the country. The iconic tower was magnificent. I like the food, museums, and the structures. I enjoyed a lot in Disneyland and the hotel that we stayed near Disneyland (B&B Disneyland Hotel). However there are things that I didn't like which are: I don't feel that it is safe especially during night. Pickpockets are a lot so you have to be careful always with your belongings. There are beggars along the street and no have place to stay. Their trains are not clean.

NixChixtheTraveler
NixChixtheTraveler United Arab Emirates
8.0

Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower I have always wanted to see...

1 September 2016

Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower I have always wanted to see and they did not dissappoint. Paris is full of interesting places, buildings and parks. Walking the wide vibrant streets of Paris is a joy. The Metro system is great for getting places and very cheap. Food away from the main attractions was very good and reasonable in price especially the Indian Restaurant close to the hotel. Hotel Des Batignolles is a lovely place to stay, it is very clean and comfortable. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Bedroom needs a mirror and tea and coffee facilities. I would stay again.

Anonymous Ireland
10

Having travelled to Paris previously whereby I saw and...

12 July 2016

Having travelled to Paris previously whereby I saw and visited all the major 'tourist attractions' (including Monet's Garden and Versailles (which are both worth seeing, however, a day trip out of Paris), I ventured off the beaten track a little this time and booked a group of local guides (very French) and saw the local hidden sights.... The secret passageways, Montmarte, Macaroon cooking school (and I did the Louvre again because you just can't over-do the Louvre) and I went to bars and restaurants and cafes that the 'locals' haunt. It was a different experience and one that introduced me to so much more than previously. I actually did not even walk the Champs Elysse! I stayed in the Marais District (4th Arr)- so French indeed - and found that I walked to so many gorgeous little restaurants (try Chez Julian, Ralph Lauren Cafe) and fashion boutiques that most tourists would not frequent. I also stayed in a little boutique hotel with a Bar next door (normally I choose the grand 5 star style) and it was a really lovely experience to chat to all the staff each day and have a drink with the other guests in the Hotel (only 8 rooms in the Hotel). I recommend this style of visit to Paris if you have already ticked the major attractions previously and you want to experience another side to Paris.

Suzanne
Suzanne Australia

Popular places to stay in Paris

Stay in some of the best accommodation Paris has to offer

Other attractions and activities in Paris

More things to see and do in Paris

gogless