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A short break in the French capital is the perfect tonic; arrive feeling jaded and after a few hours you’ll be filled with va-va-voom!

Paris is often said to be the most romantic city in the world. Hugging the banks of the River Seine, it is divided into twenty districts, known as arrondissements, each with its own distinct atmosphere and share of interesting attractions. From the medieval charm of Le Marais to the bohemian Left Bank, the quaint artists’ quarter of Montmartre to the ultra-fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Près, the blend of ancient and modern is seamless.

This compact city is easy to get around on foot, with a public transport system that’s simple to use and drops you conveniently close to all the main sights. The famous Paris Metro has some beautifully designed stations which are well worth a look in their own right, while buses are reliable and cheap. For a romantic alternative, consider catching a boat along the river.

However you choose to explore, you will soon be seduced by the city’s special charms. Window-shop in the fashionable Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to see why Paris is the world capital of haute couture, with labels such as Lanvin, Hermès and Dior presenting their beautiful creations in opulent displays. Then treat yourself to a delicately flavoured macaroon at the famous Ladurée patisserie on the Champs-Elysées or a flaky croissant straight from the oven of a street corner bakery.

As well as being a world-famous shopping destination, Paris is also revered for its culture. Painters, musicians, writers and film directors have all been inspired by its beauty, and its museums and galleries are among the best in the world. Visitors queue for hours just to see the inscrutable smile of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum or the Picasso masterpieces at the National Museum of Modern Art housed on two floors of the iconic Pompidou Centre. The Palais Garnier is an opulent setting for performances of opera and ballet, while the Musée d’Orsay houses its priceless collection of French Impressionist paintings in a beautifully converted former railway station.

No visit to Paris would be complete without taking the lift to the top level of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy panoramic views across the whole city before heading for the champagne bar to drink a toast to romance.

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Where to stay in Paris

Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris featuring modern architecture and a square or plaza as well as a large group of people

Marais

4.5/5Wonderful!(144 area reviews)

Travellers love Marais for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Paul Station or Saint-Sebastien - Froissart Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Hotel de Ville and Picasso Museum.

Marais
Montmartre which includes a city and views

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(137 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Montmartre, you might enjoy attractions like Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Place du Tertre. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Abbesses Station to see more of the city.

Montmartre
7th Arrondissement featuring a city and street scenes

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(240 area reviews)

7th Arrondissement is highly notable for its charming cafes, and you might want to visit top sights like Les Invalides and Rue Cler. See more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Varenne Station or La Tour-Maubourg Station.

7th Arrondissement
8th Arrondissement which includes a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(411 area reviews)

Travellers love 8th Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Philippe du Roule Station or Miromesnil Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Champs-Elysees and Grand Palais.

8th Arrondissement
9th Arrondissement featuring street scenes as well as a small group of people

9th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(458 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafes and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in 9th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Galeries Lafayette and Grevin Museum, and jump on the metro at Saint-Georges Station or Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Station to see more of the city.

9th Arrondissement
1st Arrondissement

1st Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(286 area reviews)

Palais Royal and Louvre Museum are a few top attractions in 1st Arrondissement. Hop around the city on the metro at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station or Louvre - Rivoli Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, charming cafes and popular shops.

1st Arrondissement

Top hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
B&B Hotel At Disneyland® Paris
B&B Hotel At Disneyland® Paris
2 out of 5
Disneyland® Paris, 60 Avenue De La Fosse Des Pressoirs, Magny-le-Hongre
The price is €66 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Magny-le-Hongre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Golf Disneyland Paris. Disney Village and Walt Disney ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,616 reviews)

"Over all the place is amazing, beautiful and clean! However the morning eggs tasted like rubber and the transportation coming back from the parks was ridiculous!! We ended up walking back to the hotel (30 minute walk) b/c that was faster then waiting for a bus to come back and possibly not get on! ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

B&B Hotel At Disneyland® Paris
Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
The price is €78 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

This family-friendly Serris residence is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La Vallee Village. Disneyland® Paris and Golf ...

4/5Very Good! (3,645 reviews)

"i enjoyed my stay very much, customer service was brilliant."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is €149 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

This family-friendly Magny-le-Hongre hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Golf Disneyland Paris. Disney Village ...

3.9/5Good! (1,646 reviews)

"Hotel was very clean and the hotel is fantastic for children off all ages. The staff were very helpful and friendly and is close to Disney where a shuttle bus runs back and forward every 20 minutes. We could not fault anything about our experience at the Explorers hotel and would certainly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Explorers Hotel

Holiday Rentals in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
The price is €78 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

This family-friendly Serris residence is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La Vallee Village. Disneyland® Paris and Golf ...

4/5Very Good! (3,645 reviews)

"i enjoyed my stay very much, customer service was brilliant."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Hipark By Adagio Serris-Val d'Europe
Aparthotel Adagio Marne la Vallée Val d'Europe
Aparthotel Adagio Marne la Vallée Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
The price is €71 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

This family-friendly Serris residence is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Val d'Europe, Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La Vallee Village. ...

3.7/5Good! (2,062 reviews)

"Stayed August 2nd for 5 nights and after reading all the negative reviews, I was pleased to see it wasn't as bad as some said. Covid has had an effect on the facilities available but the pool was open which was a massive bonus for us.Yes it could do with a little tidying and a splash of paint in ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Marne la Vallée Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
4 out of 5
1, rue des Grands Pres, Chessy, Seine-et-Marne
The price is €135 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in the heart of Chessy, this spa residence is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,940 reviews)

"Luxurious and immaculate Hotel. Close to Shops, Restaurants & Disneyland Paris. Attentive staff very enjoyable stay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Relais Spa Val d'Europe

Popular places to visit in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(1,466 reviews)

The views from the top of this iconic symbol of Paris are an unmissable highlight of any visit.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(1,042 reviews)

One of the world’s biggest and best art collections is housed in one of Paris’s most beautiful buildings.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,233 reviews)

This iconic Parisian landmark commemorates one of Napoleon’s most famous victories and offers panoramic views from the top.

La Machine du Moulin Rouge
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge

4/5(395 reviews)

Whether you fell in love with the film or are a fan of the iconic architecture, don’t miss one of the greatest stage shows and most well-known landmarks in Paris.

Palais Garnier
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Palais Garnier

4.5/5(386 reviews)

Attend a performance, browse museum exhibits and marvel at the opulent design of one of the world’s most celebrated opera houses. 

Champs-Elysees
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Champs-Elysees

4.5/5(629 reviews)

Sublime architectural sites and some of the best shopping in Paris ensure that you can happily spend a day or two exploring this famous street. 

Top things to do in Paris

Disneyland® Paris Tickets
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Disneyland® Paris Tickets

€79
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

€39
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Audio Tour
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Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Audio Tour

€74
Per adult
Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
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Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

€99
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
River Seine Sightseeing Cruise
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River Seine Sightseeing Cruise

€15
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Louvre Semi Private: Comprehensive tour with Skip the line
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Louvre Semi Private: Comprehensive tour with Skip the line

€69
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend