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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 US$79 per night

This weekend

From US$167 per night

Next weekend

From US$147 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit February–April
Local currency € 1 = US$1.17
Language French
Average weekend price US$153 per night
Average weekday price US$151 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Paris

10

Paris is a wonderful, large city.

22 September 2021

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.

Scott
Scott United States
10

We loved the sacre coeur area and the river cruise.

17 September 2021

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.

Flyin_Kat
Flyin_Kat Malta
10

I have been to Paris so many times because I was flight crew.

15 September 2021

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.

Sarah Woodruff Watkins
Sarah Woodruff Watkins United States
8.0

Stayed a couple od days in Paris.

8 September 2021

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.

Helen
Helen Australia
10

I’m a Marriott platinum member and bypassed all those...

6 September 2021

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.

Kristen
Kristen United States
10

Be aware in the metro there are a million stairs and a lot...

3 September 2021

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.

Eva
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