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

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
2 out of 5
10 Rue de la Belle Borne, Tremblay-en-France, Roissy, 93290
The price is €35 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
€35
per night
2 Dec - 3 Dec
Stay at this hotel in Tremblay-en-France. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Aeroville Shopping Center and Circuit Carole Moto ...
3.9/5 Good! (610 reviews)
"The receptionist was kind and helpful which felt quite welcoming. The hotel is close to 3 bus stops which made it relatively easy to travel around Paris. However, one of the cleaning staff placed my clean undies on the floor which I thought was rude and strange."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
ibis Paris CDG Airport
ibis Paris CDG Airport
3 out of 5
3 Rue de Bruxelles, BP 11122, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, 93290
Fully refundable
The price is €93 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec
€93
per night
24 Dec - 25 Dec
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly hotel in Tremblay-en-France. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,614 reviews)
"The hotel's location is excellent, just a minute from the airport terminal. Despite a long line for check-in, the staff was very quick, and it did not take long. The room was clean, and the bathroom needed some upgrade, but it was clean, and the water in the shower was hot. The only weird thing that ..."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

ibis Paris CDG Airport
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
4 out of 5
30 A rue d'Alsace, Paris, 75010
The price is €143 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
€143
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Good place to start from/to CDG airport
"The Hotel is very nice and clean,The location is very good, (close to Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord station). Easily get to/from GDC airport (50 min. transit). We stayed there for that reason so we can conveniently to check-in, drop off our luggage and explore Paris(via Metro). Nonetheless surrounding ..."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
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.
Résidence du Parc Val d'Europe
Résidence du Parc Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
2 rue Edouard Buffard, near Disneyland Paris, Montevrain, Seine-et-Marne, 77144
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Montevrain. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.4/5 Good! (5,509 reviews)
Good Day Trip
"Very nice place to stay. Just 10 minutes from Disneyland."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

Résidence du Parc Val d'Europe
Les Jardins du Marais
Les Jardins du Marais
4 out of 5
74 Rue Amelot, Paris, Paris, 75011
Stay at this 4-star spa residence in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,227 reviews)
"Been there before.Love their location . Great breahfast."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Les Jardins du Marais
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
4 out of 5
1, rue des Grands Pres, Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, 77700
Stay at this 4-star spa residence in Chessy. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,254 reviews)
Great place to stay
"Great hotel, spa facilities were really good, shuttle to and from Disney made really easy. Massive shopping mall with lots kf food options very close by. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2022

Relais Spa Val d'Europe
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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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...