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Paris
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Paris

Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is Rs12,009 per night from 30 Mar to 31 Mar

This family-friendly Magny-le-Hongre hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Golf Disneyland Paris. Disney Village ...

3.9/5Good! (1,485 reviews)
Ideal place for families

"A great hotel for those with kids. Plenty for the kids to do. Not keen on the branding of the hotel now, looks a bit tacky, but it’s more geared up for those with kids so it may appeal to those. Had a good pizza at the pool side. The pool and play areas look really good and also has a nice outdoor ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Explorers Hotel
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
The price is Rs7,170 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Parc Asterix. Stade ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,926 reviews)

"The staff was so friendly and helpful, the location is convenient if you have an early flight. The room itself was small but very chic and modern. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4 out of 5
Roissypole, Rue de Rome, BP16461, Roissy CDG Cedex, Tremblay-en-France, Val-d'Oise
The price is Rs7,903 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Usines Centre Outlet Shopping Mall, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and Paris-Le-Bourget. ...

3.8/5Good! (1,000 reviews)

"When I arrived no one was at the reception, staff was sleeping may be, I was looking for help but no one help me , i waited about 15 mn before they Shaw up, it was bad experience as I was sick with fresh surgery, I couldn’t pick up my luggage from outside, just a nice driver helped me out, his name ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2021

Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Paris

Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
9 Allée du Verger, Roissy-en-France
The price is Rs4,495 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Paris Nord Villepinte ...

3.9/5Good! (332 reviews)

"I rarely post a review about things in general but this time I was so enthusiastic about this place that I felt it was fair enough to encourage this type of business practice: the client’s satisfaction! Very spacious, room very well designed with very convenient amenities (dishwasher, microwave, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
4 out of 5
28 Boulevard d'Indochine, Paris
The price is Rs5,188 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in 19th Arrondissement, this residence is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Philharmonie de Paris, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Palais Garnier and Notre-Dame. Arc de ...

4/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

"All kitchen amenities were in a very good condition. Security level at the property is good. It is just the room service for house keeping/ changing sheets & towels to be reconsidered since it is only done once in every 8 days☹️"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
Sejours et Affaires Serris Rive Gauche
Sejours et Affaires Serris Rive Gauche
2 out of 5
The price is Rs4,592 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Situated in Serris, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Disney Village and Walt Disney Studios Park are ...

3.8/5Good! (1,326 reviews)
Good Value for money

"Wonderful stay clean and plenty of space"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

Sejours et Affaires Serris Rive Gauche
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Paris

Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 58.28746177370031%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.79204892966361%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.0244648318042815%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.3149847094801224%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.581039755351682%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Apr 2020

Took 2 weekends in Paris in summer 2019 - loved it! The hotel was fantastic. Eurostar from St Pancras was so easy. Cafes and restaurants in Paris were wonderful. We avoided the usually tourist traps and explored the city by foot - 100% recommend!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Loved the Marais quarter. Know Paris well so didn’t feel need to do lots of touristy things.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Integrated transport system makes Paris easy to get around and getting to places of interest is pretty straightforward.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Architecture, History, Restaurants, Total atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Very nice city with excellent food and wine, will definitely visit again. Do your search well when you book a place to stay...

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