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As the birthplace of the Age of Enlightenment and a constant trendsetter in the world of fashion, Paris has cemented itself as one of the world's must-see cities. In a country known for exceptional food, style and culture, the capital delivers on all three counts.

The city is split into 20 districts (known as 'arrondissements'), which all display their own character. Le Marais (in the fourth arrondissement) is famed for its medieval, meandering lanes, full of traditional patisseries and chic boutiques. The area is also home to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame, considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture.

The seventh arrondissement is home to some of Paris' most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and Musée d'Orsay. Neighbouring districts also have plenty to offer, such as the famous Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opéra Garnier. In the centre of Paris you'll find the world-famous Musée du Louvre, home to tens of thousands of works of art, including da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'. Further outside the city, but still worth a visit, are the mysterious Catacombs and the Château de Versailles.

Each French city takes pride in its cuisine and Paris is no exception, offering some of the world's best food. You'll find everything from three-Michelin-starred establishments like Restaurant Guy Savoy, to laid-back bistros like La Mascotte.

Offering fun for visitors of all ages, Disneyland Paris is located to the east of the city, in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallée and can be reached easily by train.

Tonight

From £65 per night

Next weekend

From £129 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.45
Language French
Average weekend price £188 per night
Average weekday price £195 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Paris

8.0

Plenty to see in close enough proximity to each other that...

14 August 2022

Plenty to see in close enough proximity to each other that was easy to reach by walking or metro trains. Great food too, but avoid the touristy areas for a proper authentic experience. Be sure to book key attractions well in advance to avoid lines!

Laura
Laura Australia
8.0

August very hot for family with wheelchair.

14 August 2022

August very hot for family with wheelchair. We will come again at a different time of the year. Also, we found that people did not give way to wheelchair users. Most people did not show any regard or common courtesy. This was disappointing.

Rifat
Rifat United Kingdom
10

I had a pretty good idea what I wanted to see, like...

14 August 2022

I had a pretty good idea what I wanted to see, like Eiffeltower, Louvre..... and it was super easy to do it all. We only took the Metro once the first day and twice the second day., everything is in walking distance, which makes it really nice. Paris is such a lovely city with so much history and I definitely want to come back to explore more.

Renate
Renate Canada
6.0

The Louvre Museum is wonderful!

13 August 2022

The Louvre Museum is wonderful! Be prepared to spend the entire day there because there is so much to see. Also have a map on you as soon as you get in, because it's easy to get lost. Go on a Friday, as their hours are extended. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Very easy to get there by subway. The Eiffel Tower was OK, too many people, and many were very rude. The Arc de Triomphe was pretty cool, but walking up the stairs, be prepared to climb a LOT of stairs, and once you go up, you can't turn around and go back down. If you take a taxi, make sure you take a taxi! If anyone approaches you to ask if you need a taxi, they are scammers, because taxi drivers aren't allowed to approach you. We ended up spending about 45 euro more than we would have if we'd taken a taxi to our hotel. The restaurants we went to were fantastic!

Tami
Tami United States
10

Paris is a beautiful, vibrant and busy city.

13 August 2022

Paris is a beautiful, vibrant and busy city. The metro infrastructure is very good. I recommend spending some time before you arrive watching some videos on how to use it - and esp how to buy a ticket! Food is on the expensive side here I think but that's everywhere I suppose nowadays. We spent six days here. I strongly recommend to plan your trip! Create an itinery of places you'd like to viisit and on what days. Use Tripadvisor for this. If you want' to visit the Eiffel Tower or other major attractions - book in advance!!! Those who book either the lifts or the stairs have a much, much shorter waiting time than (like us,) just turned up. This wasn't on my itinery cause I've always had a fear of going up there. But I did it! (2nd floor). We had a 3hr wait between 12-3pm. The city is quite safe to venture out at night. If travelling by metro BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS! MEN: DON'T PUT YOUR WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET! Carry a front zxipped bag.

Martyn
Martyn United Kingdom
8.0

We enjoyed getting a quick view of the sites.

13 August 2022

We enjoyed getting a quick view of the sites. We should have stayed a little longer, as we didn't have time to shop or tour the museums like we would have liked. The coffee and espressos were lovely!

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