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Visit Paris

As well as being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is a bustling and exciting metropolis.

When you walk down the avenues and boulevards of Paris, everything you could possibly want is always just a few steps away. From legendary galleries and museums whose names are renowned across the world, like The Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, to striking modern buildings and great places to shop and explore, the city offers endless opportunities.

More than two million people reside in the French capital, making it a remarkably diverse place where you can find an enchanting blend of historical and cultural influences. Even if you're here for just a brief stay, you can find so many different sides of Parisian culture just by wandering from street to street.

Of course the Paris skyline is famous throughout the world in its own right, lined with iconic buildings that you'll recognise from countless paintings and photographs. From the medieval religious grandeur of Notre Dame cathedral to the civic showpieces of Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding photo opportunities.

Venture out of the centre of town to the bohemian Montmartre district, home of the Moulin Rouge as well as the graceful Basilique du Sacre Coeur greeting you at the top of the famous steps. When you look out across the city from this vantage point, you'll see the towering modernist structure La Grande Arche among the rather different, glittering buildings that make up the city's La Défense business district.

The best way to get around the city is to use the Paris Metro system, a quick and cheap means of transport. Or you may prefer to explore the city on foot, losing yourself amid the beautiful buildings and down the narrow side-streets. Walking down the bustling Champs-Elysées is a thrill in itself, whilst the cosy bars of Le Marais and the charming spots you'll find in St-Germain-de-Prés and St-Michel are all worth taking the time to explore.

And of course no visit to Paris would be complete without enjoying a taste of the two things the French capital is most enduringly famous for: food and fashion. Whether you find yourself craving a coffee and a croissant at a pavement café or a fine dining experience at one of the city's myriad of great restaurants, you won’t be disappointed. And then when you've mustered up enough energy to go exploring the shops, head for the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré where you'll find some of the world's leading fashion houses.

Where to stay in Paris

Paris City Centre, Paris, France

Paris City Centre

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral and charming cafes, there's plenty to explore in Paris City Centre. Top attractions like Palais Royal and Louvre Museum are major draws. Catch the metro at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station or Louvre - Rivoli Station to see more of the city.

Paris City Centre
Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris which includes a square or plaza and modern architecture as well as a large group of people

Marais

4.5/5Wonderful!(134 area reviews)

Admire historic and architectural marvels and visit one of the largest museums of modern art in Europe in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements of Paris.

Marais
Montmartre featuring views and a city

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(126 area reviews)

This elevated quarter to the north of Paris is home to the architectural masterpiece that sits at the highest point in the city on the top of the hill.

Montmartre
8th Arrondissement which includes a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(380 area reviews)

Featuring the most famous street in Paris, this district is strongly linked to Napoleon’s rise and France’s dark years of revolution. 

8th Arrondissement
6th Arrondissement featuring a statue or sculpture and a park

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(97 area reviews)

Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.

6th Arrondissement
Les Invalides which includes heritage architecture and street scenes as well as a large group of people

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(212 area reviews)

Visit this district’s well-known attraction, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and its other superb historic buildings and museums.

7th Arrondissement

Top hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ibis Paris CDG Airport
ibis Paris CDG Airport
3 out of 5
3 Rue de Bruxelles, BP 11122, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
Rs5,662
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Usines Centre Outlet Shopping Mall and Paris ...

3.9/5Good! (5,292 reviews)

"Beautiful spot! Nice welcoming staff! Great choice of restaurants! Lovely bar!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

ibis Paris CDG Airport
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
4 out of 5
7 Rue de Rome, Roissypole, Terminal 3, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs5,734
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (4,864 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at this location. I recommend this place!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
2 out of 5
Disneyland® Paris, 60 Avenue De La Fosse Des Pressoirs, Magny-le-Hongre
Rs4,838
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Situated in Magny-le-Hongre, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Disney Village and Walt ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,674 reviews)

"Large room quick check in and automatic check out clean"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris

Popular things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(1,388 reviews)

This iconic landmark is the image that comes to mind whenever the city of Paris is mentioned.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,162 reviews)

Climb to the top of this grand historic monument for a spectacular view over the beating heart of Paris.

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

4.5/5(656 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Disneyland® Paris and find out why this is a popular theme park in Chessy. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this family-friendly area.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(985 reviews)

With its iconic glass pyramid, this Parisian landmark is one of the world's most significant artistic centres.

Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

4/5(373 reviews)

Whether you fell in love with the film or are a fan of the iconic architecture, don’t miss one of the greatest stage shows and most well-known landmarks in Paris.

Notre-Dame
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Notre-Dame

4/5(1,104 reviews)

A famous work of French gothic architecture, which is a renowned place of worship and rich in religious and artistic heritage.

Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

Metro strike action was troublesome, stranded in stations and trains changing final destination during the trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

Lovely place for couples, honeymoon .

5/5 - Excellent

Debbie

Jan 16, 2020

A beautiful city and although warned you need to be careful about pickpockets, we never felt unsafe. The street sellers were generally very pleasant and not too pushy, accepting a non merci when given.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

would have been easier to explore if metro was fully running but Paris small enough to walk around

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

All public transport on strike

4/5 - Good

Dylan

Jan 11, 2020

Paris is a beautiful city with many attractions for a visitor. It is expensive compared to others but offers a unique experience and is especially good for food. Transport can be unpredictable though, especially with striking at the moment.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Paris

8 Tours Dedicated to Historic Women
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8 Tours Dedicated to Historic Women

From astounding authors to fearless freedom fighters, see how women from all over the globe have been changing the course of history for centuries.

10 Things You Can Only Buy in Paris
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10 Things You Can Only Buy in Paris

Discover unique items you’ll only find in Paris, from sumptuous chocolate and confections to antique books.

The Top 8 Museums in Paris
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The Top 8 Museums in Paris

To truly have the Paris experience, you need to live through its art. Visiting one of the city’s art museums is a great way to understand the city.

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