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-Honouré where you'll find some of the world's leading fashion houses.

Where to stay in Paris

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
2 out of 5
10 Rue de la Belle Borne, Tremblay-en-France, Roissy, 93290
The price is Rs3,710 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Tremblay-en-France. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Aeroville Shopping Center and Circuit Carole Moto ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (99 reviews)
"Nice place and cool people."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris, 75015
The price is Rs29,918 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Beautiful view from room!"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
4 out of 5
30 A rue d'Alsace, Paris, 75010
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,509 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,132 reviews)
"The staff is really nice and great spot to catch a train early in the morning"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
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.
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
5 out of 5
6 Boulevard De Neuilly, Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, 92400
The price is Rs13,122 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Courbevoie. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (522 reviews)
"Nice and spacious"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2022

Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
74 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, 75008
The price is Rs38,241 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (387 reviews)
"Two story, spacious, and clean room. Hotel was centrally located to many tourist destinations. Comfortable beds. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris, Paris, 75015
The price is Rs13,691 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,019 reviews)
"It’s a great location, the only prpblem AC was not working and it tales time to fix ot."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
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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