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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 £54 per night

Next weekend

From £145 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit February–April
Local currency € 10 = £8.43
Language French
Average weekend price £114 per night
Average weekday price £115 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Paris

10

Nice stay in Paris.

18 October 2021

Nice stay in Paris..food was good. Good weather...Stayed in China town with many good places to eat..had a good holiday...next year we will go back to Paris..will stay at the same location Ibis Hotel....Metro was very fast and easy..but very crowded during the weekdays...

Henk
Henk Netherlands
10

Be sure and check out the Musée Carnavalet if you want to...

10 October 2021

Be sure and check out the Musée Carnavalet if you want to learn the history of this beautiful city. Also check out the best bakery in town, Du Pain et Des Idées. It's in the Canal St. Martin neighborhood. And Bouillon Julien, the best bouillon out of many to choose from.

Tsering
Tsering
6.0

Here’s my observation for first time Paris as an American.

10 October 2021

Here’s my observation for first time Paris as an American. Don’t drive in Paris. Suck it up and use taxis, or Metro. Very busy city! I mean seriously congested. I don’t recommend driving in Paris! We saw a motor bike accident-paramedics were doing heart resuscitation on the man. So sad. Not sure he survived. Electric scooters don’t honor stoplights. Bicycles everywhere! Do the Hop On Hop Off Bus. Well worth it. Eiffel Tower lights twinkle at night for 10 minutes on the hour. French don’t give you eye contact and don’t acknowledge you but the servers, taxi drivers and tour guides were all friendly. Parisians dress very nice and don’t wear hats and sunglasses. Keep your baseball hat at home.

Debbie
Debbie United States
10

So this was my 5th time in Paris and I never get tired of it...

8 October 2021

So this was my 5th time in Paris and I never get tired of it or bored. There is always something to see, somewhere to visit, someplace to try and it's one of the best walking cities I know. Go and have fun, be open to adventure and exploration. My only real negative comment about Paris is that there are no ramps in the Metro and to carry luggage up, then down, then up and right back down is very hard. They need to add more escalators both up and down and more metal ramps on every Metro staircase to get luggage up and down with out hurting yourself.

Julie
Julie United States
10

This was about our 6th trip to Paris.

7 October 2021

This was about our 6th trip to Paris. However, we managed to see many new sights and a few of our former favorites. Recommend: Musee Nissim de Camondo (former Jewish house preserved, sadly the family was killed WWII), Musee Jacquemart-Andre (castle looking bldg with many works of art by the masters and has period furniture, too), Passage des Panoramas and another Passage across the street, Montmartre area for the Cimetiere de Montmartre, and, of course, we visited the Louvre (got advance tickets to skip the line). Love the Museum d'Orsay but decided to see the Louvre instead ... 3 days of rain limited our outside walking (Sept 11-16). Walked by the Eiffel Tower and was surprised at all the changes in the park area. Paris, as always, will delight.

Suzanne
Suzanne United States
6.0

Paris has amazing historical and cultural sites worth...

2 October 2021

Paris has amazing historical and cultural sites worth visiting. Cafes were available everywhere. Parisians are not particularly welcoming and quick to complain there aren’t enough tourists. A nice greeting and attempt to smile might give tourists a reason to stay longer given the many sites to visit. We could have stayed longer but we were ready to leave. The attitudes were annoying. The metro is great.

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