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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 $165 per night

This weekend

From $330 per night

Next weekend

From $199 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language French
Average weekend price $238 per night
Average weekday price $240 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Great city with lots of "must see" things ie...

May 30, 2023

Great city with lots of "must see" things ie Eiffel tower , louvre, arc d triomph and several museums . Shopping and café/restaurants is totally another 3 or 4 days should be good (even then it will be a packed itenary, especially if you include nocturnal stuff like moulin rouge , river cruise with dinner etc.) if you need to include places outside Paris like Versailles or lorrie valley etc. then you need more days. There are plenty of guided tours like booking .com etc. so book and prepare early as it can get crowded at times. getting around with hop on off bus , metro or the good old UBER which in fact is very convenient. people are very friendly and its easy to get around only thing which you cannot completely factor is the weather. but in summer there is plenty of sunny days for outdoor stuff

milind United Arab Emirates

Paris is a marvellous city.

May 29, 2023

Paris is a marvellous city. Make sure to visit Sainte Chapelle, Versailles and Sacré Coeur. Walking towards the Eiffel Tower from Ecole Militaire in my opinion gives the best view of the hugeness of the tower. If visiting on a budget don't buy coffee on either the Rue Rivoli or the Champs Elysées. If not on a budget then they're ideal places.

Patricia United Kingdom

Getting into the attractions are hard.

May 28, 2023

Getting into the attractions are hard. Save your money and be careful with the tours. We missed several due to a lack of good clear directions as where to go and meet the guide pack less and take money. Buy more there.

Anonymous United States of America

In the whole Paris, especially on Chapmes Elysee, using...

May 28, 2023

In the whole Paris, especially on Chapmes Elysee, using tripods without municipality acreditation is forbidden, even for amatour photography. I was almost arrested. As a result I had to put my camera on the ground.

ADAM Poland

Most of the waiters/servers at restaurants, even people...

May 28, 2023

Most of the waiters/servers at restaurants, even people who work at the metro stations are rude, arrogant not very helpful at all. Even if we translate what we are saying from english to french, they will turn you away with their hand actions like go away. So I think 1 visit in Paris is enough never comeback.

Anonymous Philippines

Beautiful city!

May 28, 2023

Beautiful city! It’s charming, fun and romantic. There are so many things to do here. We like having dinner on river boat/ cruise, watching sunset, sightseeing Paris view. However, there are so crowded and more rude and aggressive tourists. Still, I want to go back there again.

Anonymous United States of America

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