0.7 miles from downtown
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 Seine River. 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 downtown
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 magnificent glass roof and floor. Later in the day, the area becomes eerily quiet when the 9-to-5 workers clear out. Rue Sainte-Anne has many Japanese restaurants to explore.
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0.2 miles from downtown
The 4th arrondissement is brimming with galleries, covered walkways and museums. For a dose of culture, head to the Carnavalet Museum, the Picasso Museum or the Métiers Art Museum, which is set in the priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. Relax in Square du Temple or enjoy Les Enfants Rouges, a local ethnic market.
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0.7 miles from downtown
The culturally vibrant 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 downtown
Paris's 6th arrondissement is bordered by the Seine to the north, and Boulevard Montparnasse to the south. Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore served spirits to Hemingway and Sartre, and today they 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 downtown
The 7th arrondissement is elegant, traditional, and made of money. 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 downtown
Paris’ famous shopping strip attracts both locals and tourists to its mix of high-end and brand-name stores. Head to 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 downtown
The 9th arrondissement is the city's music hub, with countless theaters, music halls and museums, especially those around Faubourg-Montmartre. This area is home to the Folies Bergère, an enduringly popular entertainment spot since the Roaring Twenties. For shopping, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are huge department stores.
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1.3 miles from downtown
Paris’ ethnically diverse 10th arrondissement is a densely populated center of trade and commerce. Château Rouge is an area filled with stores 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 in the summer.
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1.2 miles from downtown
Bastille is packed with cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, and the famous roundabout. Take the metro to République, a 300-yard-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 theater, an important events venue.
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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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.06|
|Average weekend price||$170 per night|
|Average weekday price||$179 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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