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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.


From $52 per night

This weekend

From $105 per night

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From $94 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.21
Language French
Average weekend price $144 per night
Average weekday price $137 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Majestic city, beautiful center with many attractions.

April 14, 2021

Majestic city, beautiful center with many attractions. Unfortunately, the museums and attractions were closed and we could not visit them. The Tuileries Gardens are my favorite! I hope that on my next visit to Paris, I will have the opportunity to climb the Eiffel Tower, visit Versailles, the Louvre Museum and see the Champs Elysees in all its glory!

Victoria Bulgaria

Paris, for the 10th time was Perfect!

August 27, 2017

Paris, for the 10th time was Perfect!. This is not so much a review of Paris, but a Warning about the hotel we stayed at. Hotel Little Regina:89 Boulevard De Strasbourg, 10th arr., 75010 Paris, France –. Site picture is NOT what you get. It is a Bait-and-Switch. You think you are getting one room, BUT, Nooooooo.If you want to feel like you are in a terrorist prison cell, then this is the place for you. It was sooooo tiny. They stuck in a second bed adjacent to the window, so access to the closet and shelves could only be gained by climbing up on the bed.The WC was at another end of the unit, so to get to it, you would have to negotiate around a night stand, then a corner, IN THE DARK!(I had to buy a flashlight for my Mother so she wouldn't stub her toes in the night).The oscillating fan could only be used from the corner, so no fresh air,no AC.In the double-bed, since my husband slept in the "Aisle" spot, I was up against the wall. Nice on a hot August night with the fan blowing hot air on you because you can't open the window because the person sleeping next to it will be kept awake by the street noise traffic.Even the Wi-Fi didn't work, had to go to the lobby to use when doing pre-checkin for airport.Charged for an extra day of VAT even though we left early.The best part of the Hotel Little Regina was leaving. So if you want a really small squashed rat-hole, with a maze-like configuration, this this is the place for you. TIP: Check out the online sites. There are sooooo many other places around there that they will treat you nice, value you business, give you a little respect, and, not as expensive. 10th time in Paris, worst hotel Ever! Stay Away from this place.

Judy Canada

It's one of the cities that you must see.

April 18, 2017

It's one of the cities that you must see. It's too big and there are too many places to see so plan your trip carefully. Disneyland is great for kids but be patient, lines are too long sometimes! There are plenty descriptions of places to visit in Paris so I'll not mention them here. Choose hotel near Metro station!

sgrgic Serbia

This was my 3rd trip to Paris, and the best one, largely...

November 1, 2016

This was my 3rd trip to Paris, and the best one, largely because the 1st arr. where we stayed was a much better area and there was so much to do/walk around/see, including many dining options. My friend and I were only there barely 24 hours, and it was not difficult to make the most of our time. I really enjoyed my first experience eating at Le Souffle, never had eaten souffles made like this before. My friend and I enjoy most of the shops along Rue St Honore, and while metro stations are a bit of a walk, getting to other areas is still manageable. The restaurant Giaio Mia is a longtime favorite and the third time dining there for dinner did not disappoint, highly recommended (as are reservations). Hotel de Vendome is a bit pricey but worth it, especially if you can get a deal on an upgraded room -- very charming boutique hotel and amenities with wonderful staff.

Deborah United States of America

I stayed in two hotels in Paris, both on the Left Bank.

October 27, 2016

I stayed in two hotels in Paris, both on the Left Bank. If my trip hadn't been broken up with other locations outside of Paris I might have rented an apartment which I have done in the past. I lived on Rue Vaneau in 1964-65. A lot has changed. The location of the Hotel Vaneau was great, the mattress was great, the bathroom was lovely and the front desk was nice and helpful. I took the bus for the first time which is really fun. The metro doesn't teach one the streets so it was fun to take the bus #39( I think) right over to the Louvre-----and watch everyone---all of the time----the children, the dogs, etc. Paris is always great even if the weather isn't . And, Bon Marche is so close along with the Grande Epicerie. Restaurant Petit Lutece straight across on Rue de Sevres. I did love the Left Bank Hotel on Rue de L'Ancienne Comedie. What a location!! Charming rooms, helpful people at the desk. Two minutes from Eric Kayser, the boulangerie----pain du chocolate. Yum. Yum about everything in Paris. Been home a week and am ready to go back.

Frances United States of America

Paris is nice, especially when it is your first time to...

October 22, 2016

Paris is nice, especially when it is your first time to visit the country. The iconic tower was magnificent. I like the food, museums, and the structures. I enjoyed a lot in Disneyland and the hotel that we stayed near Disneyland (B&B Disneyland Hotel). However there are things that I didn't like which are: I don't feel that it is safe especially during night. Pickpockets are a lot so you have to be careful always with your belongings. There are beggars along the street and no have place to stay. Their trains are not clean.

NixChixtheTraveler United Arab Emirates

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