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Paris
Travel Guide

Eiffel Tower which includes a monument, heritage architecture and a sunset

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

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
The price is Rs6,511 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park, Aeroville Shopping Center and Usines Centre Outlet ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,581 reviews)
"It's convenient for the airport. The hotel is clean and friendly."

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is Rs11,506 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
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! (1,398 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
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is Rs13,712 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orsay Museum and Le Bon Marche. Tuileries Garden and Saint-Sulpice Church are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"I had a very nice stay at the K&K hotel. The hotel staff was very professional and friendly. I got a very nice view, balcony room upgrade. The breakfast boxes at the mornings were very nice. Location perfect. I had a late check out without even asking for it which was the best end of my stay. Highly ..."

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2021

K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
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.
Appart'City Confort Paris Villejuif
Appart'City Confort Paris Villejuif
3 out of 5
The price is Rs5,326 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Situated near the airport, this residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Maison des Examens, Paris Catacombs and AccorHotels Arena. Place d'Italie and Parc Montsouris ...
3.6/5Good! (479 reviews)
"Very clean. Close to the metro and close to shops."

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Appart'City Confort Paris Villejuif
All Suites Appart Hôtel Orly Rungis
All Suites Appart Hôtel Orly Rungis
3 out of 5
16 rue du Pont des Halles, Rungis, Val-de-Marne
The price is Rs4,179 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Situated near the airport, this residence is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Rungis International Market and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Belle Épine Shopping Center. Paris Expo ...
3.8/5Good! (938 reviews)
"It was a great experience! The close proximity to the Orly Airport. The food places around were very limited due to the area. It was a quiet place for business and leisure relaxation. A free shuttle takes you directly to the airport. Which is a A ! The kitchen area had all what you needed. It has ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

All Suites Appart Hôtel Orly Rungis
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
74 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris
The price is Rs25,099 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Located in Paris City Center, this luxury residence is within a 5-minute walk of Champs-Elysees, Lido, and Avenue Montaigne. Arc de Triomphe and Rue du Faubourg ...
4.2/5Excellent! (339 reviews)
"Half the price of Marriott next door. Excellent location. Very friendly reception staff. Room was amazing. Great veiw. Huge comfy bed. Balcony. Free WiFi, usb charging point. Magnificent bathroom. Kitchen was very usable. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
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.

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Reviews of Paris

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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

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16 Mar 2020

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

4/5 - Good

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15 Mar 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Mar 2020

Architecture, History, Restaurants, Total atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

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14 Mar 2020

Lovely

4/5 - Good

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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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