Paris

Travel Guide
Eiffel Tower showing heritage architecture, a sunset and a monument

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

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
The price is €85 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park, Aeroville Shopping Center and Usines Centre Outlet ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,140 reviews)
"We had an early departure from the airport, hence the selection of this hotel. The airport free train, adjacent to the property, alleviated the morning chaos of getting to the airport. The room was clean , and modern. Not many dining options near the hotel, but didn’t cause a problem. The morning ..."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel
Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel
4 out of 5
The price is €346 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
This family-friendly Chessy hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Val d'Europe and Disneyland® Paris. Disney Village and Walt ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"This hotel is amazing. Very clean, staff are amazing and so so helpful and welcoming. I wouldn't even say I'm a big marvel fan but I thoroughly enjoyed staying here and exploring all the marvel details. Room was so clean, comfy bed, comfy seats, free coffee in the room and we were lucky to get a ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel
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 €99 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,438 reviews)
"Staff was great; concept was new to us but we liked it. Would have been nice if there were a workout facility"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
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Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
The price is €95 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
This family-friendly Serris residence is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of La Vallee Village and Disneyland® Paris. Golf Disneyland Paris is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...
4/5Very Good! (3,681 reviews)
"Some of the employees were very nice"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
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 €157 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
This family-friendly Paris residence is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Ile de la Cite, Luxembourg Gardens and Forum des Halles. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,696 reviews)
"Great location. Very nice staff and good aize room. Was in the studio with a kitchenette. Room was comfortable however needs a carpet change. The whole hotel carpet should be redone. Their breakfast was packaged due to covid and while it contains ‘continental’ items, you’re better off walking around ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Citadines Les Halles Paris
Citadines Les Halles Paris
4 out of 5
4 Rue Des Innocents, Paris, Paris
The price is €148 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Paris City Center, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Forum des Halles and Ile de la Cite. Luxembourg Gardens and Grands Boulevards are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,188 reviews)
"excellent location, friendly staff, would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

Citadines Les Halles Paris
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