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Many visitors head straight for the Louvre, but it's worth exploring the other landmarks, museums, shops, restaurants and bars that make up this small district on the right bank of the River Seine. The area also includes the western part of the Île de la Cité. Don’t miss the Orangerie Museum, Sainte Chapelle or the Palais Royal Gardens.
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Paris’s 2nd “arrondissement” is an eclectic mix of cuisine and commerce. Shop underneath the covered walkways of Passages Couverts and visit Galerie Vivienne to see the resplendent glass roof and floor. Later in the day, there's an eerie quietness to the area when the 9-to-5 workers clear out. Rue Sainte-Anne has many Japanese restaurants.
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Ye Olde Paris! This area serves up a taste of medieval Paris. Start at Hôtel de Ville and gaze up at the Renaissance-style city hall from the 14th century. Picture yourself in wig and tights, and amble under the vaulted arcades of Place des Vosges like it’s 1599. Then return to modern times at the Pompidou Centre, and pour over cutting-edge art.
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The cultured Latin Quarter envelops the 5th and 6th arrondissements on the left bank. There's an abundance of bistros and jazz bars scattered around the Saint-Michel Fountain. The Pantheon is a monument devoted to French national heroes. The area is typically filled with students from the Sorbonne, Paris' oldest university.
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Paris' 6th arrondissement is bordered by the Seine to the north and Boulevard Montparnasse to the south. Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore provided libation for Hemingway and Sartre, and today welcome celebrities and tourists. The Luxembourg Gardens are filled with sunbathers in summer, and Paris’s Jazz scene thrives in the basement clubs.
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1.9 miles from city centre
The 7th arrondissement is elegant, bourgeois ... and stinking rich. Hôtel des Invalides is a museum complex dedicated to French military history. Walk down Rue Saint Dominique to Paris's iconic tower – buy a ticket and up you go! Along the streets, you'll find typically French bakeries and brasseries with street-side seating.
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2.2 miles from city centre
Paris’s famous shopping strip attracts prosperous locals and tourists to its mix of high-end and high-street shops. Head toward Parc Monceau to see the famous rotunda, or relax on the banks of the Seine. The area is also home to government buildings including the President's home, Le Palais de l’Elysée, and the Ministère de l’Intérieur.
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The 9th arrondissement is the city's music hub – home to countless theatres, music halls and museums, especially those around Faubourg-Montmartre. This area is home to the Folies Bergère, a enduringly popular entertainment spot since the Roaring Twenties. For shopping, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are enormous department stores.
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Paris’s ethnically diverse 10th arrondissement is a densely populated centre of trade and commerce. Château Rouge is an area filled with shops selling African goods and Gare du Nord is its Indian counterpart. There are plenty of budget bars and restaurants and the banks of Canal Saint Martin are popular picnic spots during summer.
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1.2 miles from city centre
Bastille is filled with cafés, restaurants and nightclubs – and the famous roundabout. Take the metro to République, a 280 metre-long square that contains the famous Statue de la République and doubles as a popular hangout for rollerbladers. Take Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire to the Cirque d'Hiver Theatre, an important events venue.
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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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.67|
|Average weekend price||£166 per night|
|Average weekday price||£166 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
Paris is a beautiful city but also kind of strenuous. So many people, so much traffic. Take care of yourself when crossing the street. Don't rely on the traffic light showing green - chances are you might get hit by a car anyway because hardly anyone takes care of a red light. Too many aggressive beggars prowling the streets trying to cheat you.
Paris is always enjoyable and the apartment is well located to reach most well-known city sights. For future visitors, there is a very market-type eatery called Marche of the Red Children, having many different food stalls. The address is 33 rue Charlot Paris 3 (100 metres from rue Bretagne. This is 10 mins from Les Patios.
Despite cost Paris is incredible. Try to find accommodation in your preferred arrondissement to avoid too much travel. Go for a traditional street rather than new build apartment. Buy a day pass (Navigo) for tube and bus.
Paris is everything it is made out to be so prepare yourself to be excited, overwhelmed, intoxicated with pure adventure. It's tempting to do everything at once- you will crash and burn. Create thematic days: A day to shop, a day to taste the Parisian culinary delights, a day for sight seeing (Make these two as there is just a lot to cover!) The metro is your best friend. Taxis are painfully expensive.
One of the world's great cities. Frankly [short of a beach, tho' Paris Plage does make a serious effort] it has everytjing you could want. I come here at least once a year and could happily spend more time every time.
Paris was great! with nice historical attractions and amenities. although it too crowded when we visited the place but still it was lovely. The Eiffel Tower still amazes me as well as the Arc de Triomphe. There was still a lot of more interesting art in Louvre Museum not on the the Mona Lisa painting. Disneyland Paris was so magical brings out the kid in you. mode of transportation was not that bad but there could be more English speakers in the ticket booth to accommodate the tourist.
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