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

The city is split into 20 districts ("arrondissements"), each with its own distinct vibe. Le Marais (in the 4th arrondissement) is famous for its narrow, medieval streets full of traditional bakeries and chic boutiques. The area is also home to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture.

The 7th arrondissement is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d'Orsay. Neighboring districts have plenty to offer, too, like the iconic Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Opéra Garnier. In the center of Paris, you'll find the world-famous Musée du Louvre, featuring tens of thousands of classic artworks including da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." Right outside the city are the mysterious Catacombs and the Château de Versailles.

Paris, like every French city, takes pride in its cuisine and offers some of the world's best food. You'll find everything from 3-Michelin-star spots like Restaurant Guy Savoy to laid-back bistros like La Mascotte.

Promising fun for all ages, Disneyland Paris is in the eastern suburb Marne-la-Vallée, just a quick train ride from the center.

Tonight

From $51 per night

Next weekend

From $1,160 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language French
Average weekend price $170 per night
Average weekday price $179 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Paris

10

Beautiful city with lots to see and do and fantastic public...

May 21, 2022

Beautiful city with lots to see and do and fantastic public transport. Just €10 on the train that runs direct from CdG to the city centre. Ok some areas are pricey but you can still find reasonably priced accommodation in Latin quarter with great travel connections to all main tourist sites of Paris highly recommend

Di
Di United Kingdom
8.0

Paris is a beautiful place with plenty to do.

May 21, 2022

Paris is a beautiful place with plenty to do. We had a great time. That said, Day one I was the victim of a pick pocket on the subway. I lost everything except my passport. Do yourself a favor and set up an apple tap and go on your phone. It was a life saver.

James
James United States of America
10

Paris has a lot of beautiful places as well as culture.

May 20, 2022

Paris has a lot of beautiful places as well as culture. You can go to tourist spots early in the morning to get nice pictures when there are less people around. Using the metro is a very good way to move around the city. Just make sure you are fit enough to walk up multiple stairs every day. Download offline maps and metro app. Paris is actually safe, you just need to be constantly alert with the safety of your belongings. Learn about scams in the city from youtube to avoid being scammed!

Amirul
Amirul Malaysia
10

I have been to Paris about 4 times.

May 20, 2022

I have been to Paris about 4 times. What I noticed this time, and didn't like, was the sheer number of bikes and especially motorised scooters on the pavements! Even when they were in their own lanes, lots of them don't stop for the people crossing signs, so just be very careful and aware of them everywhere.

Susan
Susan United Kingdom
10

Red Bus tour helped to see everything of note while on a...

May 20, 2022

Red Bus tour helped to see everything of note while on a relatively short visit. Hopping on and off at will. Favourite visit was the inside of the Opera House which was awe inspiring. Metro quite easy to use and a Tourist ticket, allowing travel within the tourist area, is available for 1 or more days. Booking the Eiffel tower at a given time was a good idea and reduced the queuing time. The view from the top was spectacular. I loved the street restaurants, most of which have menu's under printed with an English translation.

Tony
Tony United Kingdom
8.0

City has a beatiful architecture and history.

May 20, 2022

City has a beatiful architecture and history. The cons are most of the local restaurants do not have a english menu and local people are not keen to talk english .For public transportation Navigo for a week duration definately should be bought.

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