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Many visitors head straight for the Louvre, but it's worth exploring the other landmarks, museums, shops, restaurants and bars that make up this small district on the right bank of the River Seine. The area also includes the western part of the Île de la Cité. Don’t miss the Orangerie Museum, Sainte Chapelle or the Palais Royal Gardens.
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Paris’s 2nd “arrondissement” is an eclectic mix of cuisine and commerce. Shop underneath the covered walkways of Passages Couverts and visit Galerie Vivienne to see the resplendent glass roof and floor. Later in the day, there's an eerie quietness to the area when the 9-to-5 workers clear out. Rue Sainte-Anne has many Japanese restaurants.
Places to stay from US$47 per night
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Ye Olde Paris! This area serves up a taste of medieval Paris. Start at Hôtel de Ville and gaze up at the Renaissance-style city hall from the 14th century. Picture yourself in wig and tights, and amble under the vaulted arcades of Place des Vosges like it’s 1599. Then return to modern times at the Pompidou Centre, and pour over cutting-edge art.
Places to stay from US$46 per night
0.7 miles from city centre
The cultured Latin Quarter envelops the 5th and 6th arrondissements on the left bank. There's an abundance of bistros and jazz bars scattered around the Saint-Michel Fountain. The Pantheon is a monument devoted to French national heroes. The area is typically filled with students from the Sorbonne, Paris' oldest university.
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0.9 miles from city centre
Paris' 6th arrondissement is bordered by the Seine to the north and Boulevard Montparnasse to the south. Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore provided libation for Hemingway and Sartre, and today welcome celebrities and tourists. The Luxembourg Gardens are filled with sunbathers in summer, and Paris’s Jazz scene thrives in the basement clubs.
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1.9 miles from city centre
The 7th arrondissement is elegant, bourgeois ... and stinking rich. Hôtel des Invalides is a museum complex dedicated to French military history. Walk down Rue Saint Dominique to Paris's iconic tower – buy a ticket and up you go! Along the streets, you'll find typically French bakeries and brasseries with street-side seating.
Places to stay from US$62 per night
2.2 miles from city centre
Paris’s famous shopping strip attracts prosperous locals and tourists to its mix of high-end and high-street shops. Head toward Parc Monceau to see the famous rotunda, or relax on the banks of the Seine. The area is also home to government buildings including the President's home, Le Palais de l’Elysée, and the Ministère de l’Intérieur.
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1.6 miles from city centre
The 9th arrondissement is the city's music hub – home to countless theatres, music halls and museums, especially those around Faubourg-Montmartre. This area is home to the Folies Bergère, a enduringly popular entertainment spot since the Roaring Twenties. For shopping, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are enormous department stores.
Places to stay from US$29 per night
1.3 miles from city centre
Paris’s ethnically diverse 10th arrondissement is a densely populated centre of trade and commerce. Château Rouge is an area filled with shops selling African goods and Gare du Nord is its Indian counterpart. There are plenty of budget bars and restaurants and the banks of Canal Saint Martin are popular picnic spots during summer.
Places to stay from US$26 per night
1.2 miles from city centre
Bastille is filled with cafés, restaurants and nightclubs – and the famous roundabout. Take the metro to République, a 280 metre-long square that contains the famous Statue de la République and doubles as a popular hangout for rollerbladers. Take Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire to the Cirque d'Hiver Theatre, an important events venue.
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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.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||February–April|
|Local currency||€ 1 = US$1.17|
|Average weekend price||US$153 per night|
|Average weekday price||US$151 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
Paris is a wonderful, large city. There is so much to do you cannot possibly do it all. Remember to try to speak some French, and always say Bonjour/Bonsoir. Be polite. I definitely recommend the Catacombs, the Eiffel tower just before sunset - you can get coffee, or beer on the lower decks and watch the city shift to dark. I felt safe as solo traveler, even pretty late in all the arr's near the Seine.
We loved the sacre coeur area and the river cruise. Paris overall has improved a lot as a City as from our last stay we noticed that is much cleaner now. Getting around is very easy with the Metro (buy day tickets). Overall, in terms of culinary experience, it is a bit on the high side, considering the offering do not always carry value for ones money. Do extra research when dinning. Bakeries are great, French and Parisians are remarkable bakers. Try to avoid Trocadero Gardens in the evening especially weekends, they get too crowded.
I have been to Paris so many times because I was flight crew. I try to get back often now. I never get bored in Paris. There is always so much to do and see. I do a restaurant list for eating at a reasonable price in Paris. I always go back and check out those on my list. This time I did Bistro XVI Avenue. Just as good as I remembered.
Stayed a couple od days in Paris. Glad to see most people observing Covid regulations. All bars, restaurants checked our Covid vaccinations, lots of sani cream available, masks worn properly by the majority.
I’m a Marriott platinum member and bypassed all those properties to stay at this one. This hotel is right in the heart of everything. The decor is outdated but with a little renovation this will be the most beautiful hotel. Staff are so nice and friendly. I will be back! Rooftop bar is the best. My room also gave the Eiffel Tower snd was small but traveling alone was all I needed. Beds were comfortable.
Be aware in the metro there are a million stairs and a lot of walking to connect to various lines. If you are older with Arthritis you will find this difficult. Also was shocked to find it very difficult to find Boulangeries and patisseries. They don't make religiueuses or pudding diplomatique no more. Also hard to find French restaurants. However it is so lovely to see Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur at night. Would strongly recommend getting a metro pass that you can use for several days to hop in and out of Metro and buses and just gad about. Also take the tour of the Paris Opera House. So opulent. Paris is the best city to wander in and always feels so magical. I was there to see friends so it is different then being a tourist. Go to Breakfast in America when you are there! at 4 Rue de Malher in Le Marais.
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