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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

Top hotels in Paris

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
4 out of 5
7 Rue de Rome, Roissypole, Terminal 3, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
The price is €89 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Parc Asterix. Stade ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,047 reviews)

"The staff was so friendly and helpful, the location is convenient if you have an early flight. The room itself was small but very chic and modern. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is €104 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb

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! (1,567 reviews)
Ideal place for families

"A great hotel for those with kids. Plenty for the kids to do. Not keen on the branding of the hotel now, looks a bit tacky, but it’s more geared up for those with kids so it may appeal to those. Had a good pizza at the pool side. The pool and play areas look really good and also has a nice outdoor ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Explorers Hotel
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4 out of 5
Roissypole, Rue de Rome, BP16461, Roissy CDG Cedex, Tremblay-en-France, Val-d'Oise
The price is €95 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Usines Centre Outlet Shopping Mall, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and Paris-Le-Bourget. ...

3.8/5Good! (1,051 reviews)

"It was very clean and the staff was really friendly and kind, the breakfast was great and i even took your taxi to go to the airport he was very nice"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Paris

Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
4 out of 5
28 Boulevard d'Indochine, Paris
The price is €64 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in 19th Arrondissement, this residence is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Philharmonie de Paris, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Palais Garnier and Notre-Dame. Arc de ...

4/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

"All kitchen amenities were in a very good condition. Security level at the property is good. It is just the room service for house keeping/ changing sheets & towels to be reconsidered since it is only done once in every 8 days☹️"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Hipark by Adagio Paris La Villette
Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
3 out of 5
37 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris, Paris
The price is €110 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Paris City Center, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Saint-Martin, Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges. Place de la Bastille and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,162 reviews)

"Nice hotel, others I spoke to in the lobby paid less for some reason. The room was clean but some of the linen we’re stained."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
4 out of 5
53 Ter Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, Paris
The price is €145 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

This family-friendly Paris residence is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Pont Neuf, Les Halles and Notre-Dame. Rue de Rivoli and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,656 reviews)

"Room was spacious and had everything we needed. Location was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 58.28746177370031%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.79204892966361%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.0244648318042815%
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2 - Disappointing 1.3149847094801224%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Apr 2020

Took 2 weekends in Paris in summer 2019 - loved it! The hotel was fantastic. Eurostar from St Pancras was so easy. Cafes and restaurants in Paris were wonderful. We avoided the usually tourist traps and explored the city by foot - 100% recommend!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Loved the Marais quarter. Know Paris well so didn’t feel need to do lots of touristy things.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Integrated transport system makes Paris easy to get around and getting to places of interest is pretty straightforward.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Architecture, History, Restaurants, Total atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Very nice city with excellent food and wine, will definitely visit again. Do your search well when you book a place to stay...