0.7 miles from city centre
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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0.8 miles from city centre
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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0.2 miles from city centre
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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0.7 miles from city centre
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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0.9 miles from city centre
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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1.6 miles from city centre
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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1.3 miles from city centre
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 = £8.45|
|Average weekend price||£188 per night|
|Average weekday price||£195 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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