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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 Center, Paris, France

Paris City Center

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

Palais Royal and Louvre Museum are a few top attractions in Paris City Center. Hop around the city on the metro at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station or Louvre - Rivoli Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, stunning cathedral and charming cafes.

Paris City Center
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!(144 area reviews)

Travellers love Marais for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Paul Station or Saint-Sebastien - Froissart Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Canal Saint-Martin and Picasso Museum.

Marais
Montmartre featuring views and a city

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(137 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Montmartre, you might enjoy attractions like Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Place du Tertre. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Abbesses Station to see more of the city.

Montmartre
8th Arrondissement which includes a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(411 area reviews)

Travellers love 8th Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Philippe du Roule Station or Miromesnil Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Champs-Elysees and Grand Palais.

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

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

Known for its beautiful gardens and charming cafes, there's plenty to explore in 6th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Sulpice Church, and jump on the metro at Saint-Sulpice Station or Rennes Station to see more of the city.

6th Arrondissement
7th Arrondissement featuring street scenes and a city

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(240 area reviews)

7th Arrondissement is highly notable for its charming cafes, and you might want to visit top sights like Les Invalides and Rue Cler. See more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Varenne Station or La Tour-Maubourg Station.

7th Arrondissement

Top hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
5 Rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise
Rs6,332
per night
18 Apr-19 Apr

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center. Usines ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,488 reviews)

"There was a long waiting time at checkin when I arrived"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express 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
Rs5,917
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr

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! (5,131 reviews)

"The hotel is an interesting experience, though you'll want to be comfortable with high tech. The one drawback is that the bathroom pod in the room is a bit lacking in privacy."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris

Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ile de la Cite and Sainte Chapelle. Notre-Dame and Sorbonne University are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,278 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay. The service was very exceptional and nice."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris

Popular things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(1,466 reviews)

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

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

4.5/5(684 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Disneyland® Paris and see why people love this theme park in Chessy. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this romantic area.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(1,042 reviews)

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

Val d'Europe
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Val d'Europe

4.5/5(106 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Val d'Europe, a favourite shopping spot in Paris. Visit the theme park and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,233 reviews)

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

La Machine du Moulin Rouge
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge

4/5(395 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.

Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

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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...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Can't wait to come back!

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